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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 40 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 9 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.63% 5.65% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 5.95% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 0
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£380 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +344.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
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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
317 269 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 92.69% 95.05% 89.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 183 83
Average daily rate £360 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £524 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 36
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.13 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 24 (82.76%) Software Engineering
2 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (55.17%) Python
4 15 (51.72%) C
5 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (34.48%) Refactoring
6 10 (34.48%) Code Coverage
7 9 (31.03%) C#
8 8 (27.59%) Linux
8 8 (27.59%) Scrum
8 8 (27.59%) TDD
9 7 (24.14%) Embedded C
9 7 (24.14%) Web Services
9 7 (24.14%) Oracle
9 7 (24.14%) Java
9 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
9 7 (24.14%) User Stories
10 6 (20.69%) Modbus
10 6 (20.69%) AngularJS
10 6 (20.69%) MQTT
10 6 (20.69%) Algorithms
10 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
10 6 (20.69%) WebSockets
10 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
10 6 (20.69%) Windows
10 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
10 6 (20.69%) Subversion
10 6 (20.69%) Wiki
11 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
11 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 4 (13.79%) WebLogic
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle Spatial
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
1 6 (20.69%) Modbus
1 6 (20.69%) MQTT
2 2 (6.90%) Network Security
2 2 (6.90%) DVB
2 2 (6.90%) UPnP
3 1 (3.45%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
2 6 (20.69%) Subversion
3 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
4 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
4 3 (10.34%) Hudson
4 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
4 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
4 3 (10.34%) FitNesse
4 3 (10.34%) ClearCase
5 1 (3.45%) JUnit
General
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) Web Services
2 6 (20.69%) WebSockets
2 6 (20.69%) AngularJS
3 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
3 3 (10.34%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) SOAP
4 2 (6.90%) POSIX
5 1 (3.45%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Wiki
1 6 (20.69%) Algorithms
2 4 (13.79%) Device Driver
3 2 (6.90%) STB
3 2 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.90%) DTV
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Linux
2 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.79%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX
4 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Software Engineering
2 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (34.48%) Refactoring
4 10 (34.48%) Code Coverage
5 8 (27.59%) TDD
5 8 (27.59%) Scrum
6 7 (24.14%) User Stories
7 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
8 4 (13.79%) SOA
8 4 (13.79%) BPEL
8 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
9 3 (10.34%) BDD
10 1 (3.45%) DevOps
10 1 (3.45%) ICONIX
10 1 (3.45%) UML
10 1 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) Python
2 15 (51.72%) C
3 9 (31.03%) C#
4 7 (24.14%) Java
4 7 (24.14%) Embedded C
5 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
6 4 (13.79%) SQL
7 1 (3.45%) C++
7 1 (3.45%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Puppet
1 4 (13.79%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle
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