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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 43 15 23
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 9 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.65% 8.39% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 11.92% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 1
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£345 £306 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.65% -24.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +344.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £36.98 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -1.38%
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
256 193 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 75.29% 70.44% 64.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 133 60
Average daily rate £380 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £170.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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
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 29 January 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 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) C
3 13 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (42.31%) Scrum
5 10 (38.46%) Linux
6 9 (34.62%) Python
6 9 (34.62%) Java
6 9 (34.62%) Code Coverage
6 9 (34.62%) TDD
6 9 (34.62%) Refactoring
7 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
7 8 (30.77%) Web Services
8 7 (26.92%) Oracle
8 7 (26.92%) Test Automation
9 6 (23.08%) Wiki
9 6 (23.08%) User Stories
9 6 (23.08%) Vagrant
9 6 (23.08%) Puppet
9 6 (23.08%) SQL
9 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
9 6 (23.08%) Embedded C
9 6 (23.08%) Subversion
10 5 (19.23%) BPEL
10 5 (19.23%) SOA
10 5 (19.23%) WebLogic
10 5 (19.23%) BDD
10 5 (19.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (19.23%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (19.23%) Algorithms
10 5 (19.23%) Oracle RAC

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 5 (19.23%) WebLogic
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (3.85%) CMS
3 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) Joomla!
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Network Security
1 2 (7.69%) UPnP
1 2 (7.69%) DVB
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 6 (23.08%) Subversion
3 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
4 3 (11.54%) ClearCase
4 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
4 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
4 3 (11.54%) SpecFlow
5 2 (7.69%) Hudson
5 2 (7.69%) FitNesse
5 2 (7.69%) JUnit
6 1 (3.85%) Maven
6 1 (3.85%) Selenium
6 1 (3.85%) RSpec
6 1 (3.85%) Mockito
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (80.77%) Software Engineer
2 12 (46.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Software Integration Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Embedded C Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) C Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) PHP Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) Web Services
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) SOAP
3 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.69%) POSIX
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) Spring
4 1 (3.85%) Ajax
4 1 (3.85%) JTS
4 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.85%) JPA
4 1 (3.85%) Drools
4 1 (3.85%) JSON
4 1 (3.85%) Spring MVC
4 1 (3.85%) RESTful
4 1 (3.85%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Wiki
2 5 (19.23%) Algorithms
3 3 (11.54%) Device Driver
4 2 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (7.69%) STB
4 2 (7.69%) DTV
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (42.31%) Scrum
4 9 (34.62%) Code Coverage
4 9 (34.62%) TDD
4 9 (34.62%) Refactoring
5 7 (26.92%) Test Automation
6 6 (23.08%) User Stories
6 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
7 5 (19.23%) BPEL
7 5 (19.23%) SOA
7 5 (19.23%) BDD
7 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
8 2 (7.69%) DevOps
8 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.69%) MVC
9 1 (3.85%) Validation
9 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.85%) UML
9 1 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) C
2 9 (34.62%) Python
2 9 (34.62%) Java
3 6 (23.08%) SQL
3 6 (23.08%) Embedded C
4 2 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) Embedded C++
5 1 (3.85%) C++
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.85%) Firmware
2 1 (3.85%) Docker
2 1 (3.85%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Vagrant
1 6 (23.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle