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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 17 22 35
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 29 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 7.71% 4.00% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.93% 5.83% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 0
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£350 £371 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Software Engineering
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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
292 223 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 77.66% 68.62% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 165 121
Average daily rate £355 £413 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.93% +16.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £550 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 34
Average hourly rate £29.25 £11.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+148.93% -63.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £20.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 35 (66.04%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (43.40%) Scrum
3 16 (30.19%) TDD
4 13 (24.53%) C
4 13 (24.53%) Web Services
4 13 (24.53%) Linux
5 12 (22.64%) Python
5 12 (22.64%) SQL
5 12 (22.64%) .NET
6 11 (20.75%) Java
6 11 (20.75%) SOAP
6 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (18.87%) C#
7 10 (18.87%) Cucumber
7 10 (18.87%) SoapUI
8 9 (16.98%) Test Automation
8 9 (16.98%) SpecFlow
8 9 (16.98%) Jenkins
8 9 (16.98%) DevOps
9 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
9 8 (15.09%) BDD
9 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
9 8 (15.09%) Oracle
9 8 (15.09%) DTV
9 8 (15.09%) ClearCase
9 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (13.21%) Subversion
10 7 (13.21%) POSIX
10 7 (13.21%) Configuration Management
10 7 (13.21%) OO

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (7.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle Spatial
2 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.77%) Confluence
4 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
1 4 (7.55%) MQTT
1 4 (7.55%) Modbus
2 2 (3.77%) DVB
2 2 (3.77%) UPnP
2 2 (3.77%) ASN.1
3 1 (1.89%) Network Security
3 1 (1.89%) HTTP
3 1 (1.89%) SSL
3 1 (1.89%) WAN
3 1 (1.89%) IPv4
3 1 (1.89%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) MySQL
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) Big Data
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (18.87%) Cucumber
1 10 (18.87%) SoapUI
2 9 (16.98%) SpecFlow
2 9 (16.98%) Jenkins
3 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
3 8 (15.09%) ClearCase
4 7 (13.21%) Subversion
5 4 (7.55%) PHPUnit
6 3 (5.66%) Hudson
6 3 (5.66%) FitNesse
6 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.77%) JIRA
8 1 (1.89%) NUnit
8 1 (1.89%) JDeveloper
8 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (11.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (56.60%) Software Engineer
2 13 (24.53%) Developer
3 6 (11.32%) Software Developer
3 6 (11.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) ScrumMaster
4 5 (9.43%) Senior Software Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Web Developer
5 4 (7.55%) PHP Developer
5 4 (7.55%) PHP Web Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.66%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.77%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Software Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) Web Services
2 12 (22.64%) .NET
3 11 (20.75%) SOAP
4 7 (13.21%) POSIX
5 6 (11.32%) CSS
5 6 (11.32%) HTML
6 5 (9.43%) .NET Framework
6 5 (9.43%) jQuery
7 4 (7.55%) Zend Framework
7 4 (7.55%) AngularJS
7 4 (7.55%) WebSockets
8 2 (3.77%) XML
8 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
8 2 (3.77%) MFC
8 2 (3.77%) Middleware
8 2 (3.77%) REST
8 2 (3.77%) wxWidgets
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) DTV
2 3 (5.66%) STB
3 2 (3.77%) Device Driver
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) Wiki
3 2 (3.77%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.77%) Kindle
4 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.89%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.89%) Firmware
4 1 (1.89%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Linux
2 6 (11.32%) Windows
3 4 (7.55%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (5.66%) UNIX
5 1 (1.89%) Android
5 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (66.04%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (43.40%) Scrum
3 16 (30.19%) TDD
4 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (16.98%) Test Automation
5 9 (16.98%) DevOps
6 8 (15.09%) BDD
6 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (13.21%) Configuration Management
7 7 (13.21%) OO
8 6 (11.32%) Test Strategy
8 6 (11.32%) User Stories
8 6 (11.32%) Data Transformation
9 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (9.43%) Web Development
9 5 (9.43%) Integration Testing
9 5 (9.43%) OOP
9 5 (9.43%) MVC
9 5 (9.43%) SOA
10 4 (7.55%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) C
2 12 (22.64%) Python
2 12 (22.64%) SQL
3 11 (20.75%) Java
4 10 (18.87%) C#
5 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
6 6 (11.32%) Ruby
7 4 (7.55%) PHP
7 4 (7.55%) PHP5
8 3 (5.66%) Embedded C
8 3 (5.66%) C++
9 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.89%) Korn
10 1 (1.89%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
1 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
1 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Vagrant
1 4 (7.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Oracle
2 5 (9.43%) ESRI
3 4 (7.55%) Zend
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.77%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) BT
5 1 (1.89%) CA