The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 24 32 36
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 21 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 5.45% 1.56% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.87% 1.62% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £355 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
358 308 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 92.99% 96.25% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 210 153
Average daily rate £340 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £179 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £528 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 39 62
Average hourly rate £26.00 £11.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.27% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.72 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Southampton region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Southampton region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 30 (93.75%) Software Engineering
2 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (40.63%) C
4 12 (37.50%) Linux
5 11 (34.38%) Web Services
5 11 (34.38%) Python
5 11 (34.38%) Scrum
6 9 (28.13%) Java
6 9 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (25.00%) Cucumber
7 8 (25.00%) SQL
7 8 (25.00%) ClearCase
7 8 (25.00%) SOAP
8 7 (21.88%) POSIX
8 7 (21.88%) .NET
8 7 (21.88%) C#
8 7 (21.88%) DTV
8 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
8 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
8 7 (21.88%) SoapUI
8 7 (21.88%) SpecFlow
8 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
9 6 (18.75%) User Stories
9 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
9 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 6 (18.75%) Oracle
10 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
10 5 (15.63%) TDD
10 5 (15.63%) Subversion
11 4 (12.50%) Code Coverage

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) WebLogic
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Spatial
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 4 (12.50%) Modbus
1 4 (12.50%) MQTT
2 2 (6.25%) DVB
2 2 (6.25%) ASN.1
2 2 (6.25%) UPnP
3 1 (3.13%) Network Security
3 1 (3.13%) SSL
3 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) ClearCase
1 8 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (21.88%) SoapUI
2 7 (21.88%) SpecFlow
2 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
2 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
3 5 (15.63%) Subversion
4 3 (9.38%) FitNesse
4 3 (9.38%) Hudson
5 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) Web Services
2 8 (25.00%) SOAP
3 7 (21.88%) .NET
3 7 (21.88%) POSIX
4 4 (12.50%) WebSockets
4 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.25%) wxWidgets
6 2 (6.25%) REST
6 2 (6.25%) MFC
7 1 (3.13%) XML
7 1 (3.13%) JMS
7 1 (3.13%) WSDL
7 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) DTV
2 2 (6.25%) Device Driver
2 2 (6.25%) STB
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Wiki
2 2 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.13%) Firmware
3 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (3.13%) UNIX
4 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (93.75%) Software Engineering
2 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (34.38%) Scrum
4 9 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
6 6 (18.75%) User Stories
7 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
7 5 (15.63%) TDD
8 4 (12.50%) Refactoring
8 4 (12.50%) Code Coverage
8 4 (12.50%) Data Transformation
8 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 3 (9.38%) DevOps
9 3 (9.38%) BDD
9 3 (9.38%) SOA
9 3 (9.38%) BPEL
9 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
11 1 (3.13%) TOGAF
11 1 (3.13%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) C
2 11 (34.38%) Python
3 9 (28.13%) Java
4 8 (25.00%) SQL
5 7 (21.88%) C#
6 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 4 (12.50%) Ruby
8 3 (9.38%) C++
8 3 (9.38%) Embedded C
9 1 (3.13%) Embedded C++
9 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
9 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
1 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Puppet
1 4 (12.50%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) ESRI
3 1 (3.13%) VMware