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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 31 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 13 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.94% 5.15% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.22% 5.30% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +344.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
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Hampshire

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
308 283 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 93.33% 97.25% 90.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 186 89
Average daily rate £350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 33
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.94 £28.00 £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 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 31 (91.18%) Software Engineering
2 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (44.12%) C
3 15 (44.12%) Python
4 12 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (32.35%) Scrum
5 11 (32.35%) Java
6 10 (29.41%) Web Services
6 10 (29.41%) Code Coverage
6 10 (29.41%) Refactoring
7 9 (26.47%) Algorithms
8 8 (23.53%) TDD
8 8 (23.53%) Subversion
8 8 (23.53%) Linux
8 8 (23.53%) C#
8 8 (23.53%) SQL
9 7 (20.59%) Oracle
9 7 (20.59%) Embedded C
9 7 (20.59%) Jenkins
9 7 (20.59%) User Stories
9 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
10 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
10 6 (17.65%) SoapUI
10 6 (17.65%) SpecFlow
10 6 (17.65%) Wiki
10 6 (17.65%) .NET
10 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
10 6 (17.65%) SOAP
11 5 (14.71%) Windows
11 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 4 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle Spatial
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
1 5 (14.71%) Modbus
1 5 (14.71%) MQTT
2 2 (5.88%) Network Security
2 2 (5.88%) ASN.1
2 2 (5.88%) UPnP
2 2 (5.88%) DVB
3 1 (2.94%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Subversion
2 7 (20.59%) Jenkins
3 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 6 (17.65%) SoapUI
3 6 (17.65%) SpecFlow
4 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 3 (8.82%) ClearCase
5 3 (8.82%) FitNesse
5 3 (8.82%) Hudson
6 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.94%) JUnit
General
1 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) Web Services
2 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 6 (17.65%) SOAP
3 5 (14.71%) AngularJS
3 5 (14.71%) WebSockets
4 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.88%) wxWidgets
5 2 (5.88%) POSIX
5 2 (5.88%) MFC
6 1 (2.94%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Algorithms
2 6 (17.65%) Wiki
3 4 (11.76%) Device Driver
4 2 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (5.88%) STB
4 2 (5.88%) DTV
5 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (2.94%) UNIX
4 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (91.18%) Software Engineering
2 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (32.35%) Scrum
5 10 (29.41%) Code Coverage
5 10 (29.41%) Refactoring
6 8 (23.53%) TDD
7 7 (20.59%) User Stories
7 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
8 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
8 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
9 4 (11.76%) BPEL
9 4 (11.76%) SOA
10 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
10 3 (8.82%) Data Transformation
10 3 (8.82%) BDD
10 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
11 1 (2.94%) UML
11 1 (2.94%) Validation
11 1 (2.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) C
1 15 (44.12%) Python
2 11 (32.35%) Java
3 8 (23.53%) C#
3 8 (23.53%) SQL
4 7 (20.59%) Embedded C
5 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.82%) C++
6 3 (8.82%) Ruby
7 1 (2.94%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
1 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Puppet
1 4 (11.76%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) ESRI
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