The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 45 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 13 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.00% 6.81% 5.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.75% 9.39% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 4
Average daily rate
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£378 £300 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £395 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £40.00 £25.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £44.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Software Engineering
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
347 277 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 79.95% 72.51% 67.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 210 122
Average daily rate £385 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 14
Average hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £170.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (41.67%) Java
3 9 (37.50%) C
3 9 (37.50%) Scrum
4 7 (29.17%) Web Services
4 7 (29.17%) TDD
5 6 (25.00%) BDD
5 6 (25.00%) Oracle
5 6 (25.00%) Linux
5 6 (25.00%) SOA
6 5 (20.83%) Embedded C
6 5 (20.83%) SQL
6 5 (20.83%) Puppet
6 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
6 5 (20.83%) User Stories
6 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
6 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
6 5 (20.83%) Algorithms
7 4 (16.67%) Refactoring
7 4 (16.67%) Vagrant
7 4 (16.67%) SpecFlow
7 4 (16.67%) Code Coverage
7 4 (16.67%) MVC
7 4 (16.67%) Subversion
7 4 (16.67%) Ruby
8 3 (12.50%) BPEL
8 3 (12.50%) ESRI
8 3 (12.50%) Device Driver
8 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (4.17%) Joomla!
2 1 (4.17%) WordPress
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
1 1 (4.17%) DVB
1 1 (4.17%) NGN
1 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.17%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
1 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 4 (16.67%) Subversion
3 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.33%) Maven
4 2 (8.33%) Selenium
4 2 (8.33%) Ant
4 2 (8.33%) JUnit
4 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.17%) LabVIEW
5 1 (4.17%) FitNesse
5 1 (4.17%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (4.17%) RSpec
5 1 (4.17%) Mockito
5 1 (4.17%) QUnit
5 1 (4.17%) Hudson
General
1 2 (8.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Architect
6 2 (8.33%) PHP Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) Web Services
2 3 (12.50%) SOAP
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) .NET
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) Spring
3 2 (8.33%) Ajax
3 2 (8.33%) JSON
3 2 (8.33%) Spring MVC
3 2 (8.33%) RESTful
4 1 (4.17%) OpenID
4 1 (4.17%) Nutch
4 1 (4.17%) PostGIS
4 1 (4.17%) Symfony
4 1 (4.17%) jQuery
4 1 (4.17%) JPA
4 1 (4.17%) Drools
4 1 (4.17%) OAuth
4 1 (4.17%) Dojo
4 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Algorithms
2 3 (12.50%) Device Driver
3 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Wiki
3 2 (8.33%) Open Source
3 2 (8.33%) GIS
3 2 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (4.17%) Physics
4 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (4.17%) STB
4 1 (4.17%) MPEG
4 1 (4.17%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (37.50%) Scrum
4 7 (29.17%) TDD
5 6 (25.00%) SOA
5 6 (25.00%) BDD
6 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
6 5 (20.83%) User Stories
7 4 (16.67%) Code Coverage
7 4 (16.67%) MVC
7 4 (16.67%) Refactoring
8 3 (12.50%) BPEL
8 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 2 (8.33%) Workflow
9 2 (8.33%) Validation
9 2 (8.33%) ETL
9 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (8.33%) DevOps
9 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 2 (8.33%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Java
2 9 (37.50%) C
3 5 (20.83%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) Embedded C
4 4 (16.67%) Ruby
5 3 (12.50%) Python
5 3 (12.50%) C++
5 3 (12.50%) PHP
5 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.33%) C#
7 1 (4.17%) Perl
7 1 (4.17%) Groovy
7 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.17%) VirtualBox
2 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Puppet
2 4 (16.67%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) ESRI
3 1 (4.17%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) Embarcadero