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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 31 14 21
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 14 27 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.13% 9.03% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.38% 12.05% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 1
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£355 £313 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.60% -11.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +344.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
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
260 224 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 76.70% 74.92% 62.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 157 59
Average daily rate £360 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £625 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 30 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) Scrum
3 15 (37.50%) C
4 14 (35.00%) Java
4 14 (35.00%) Python
4 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (32.50%) Web Services
6 12 (30.00%) SQL
6 12 (30.00%) .NET
7 11 (27.50%) TDD
7 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
7 11 (27.50%) Algorithms
8 10 (25.00%) SoapUI
8 10 (25.00%) Refactoring
8 10 (25.00%) Code Coverage
8 10 (25.00%) C#
8 10 (25.00%) SOAP
9 9 (22.50%) Linux
9 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
9 9 (22.50%) SpecFlow
10 8 (20.00%) Jenkins
10 8 (20.00%) Oracle
10 8 (20.00%) Subversion
11 7 (17.50%) Embedded C
11 7 (17.50%) User Stories
11 7 (17.50%) BDD
12 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
12 6 (15.00%) Ruby
12 6 (15.00%) Wiki
12 6 (15.00%) Test Strategy

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (10.00%) Modbus
1 4 (10.00%) MQTT
2 2 (5.00%) Network Security
2 2 (5.00%) DVB
2 2 (5.00%) UPnP
3 1 (2.50%) NGN
3 1 (2.50%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 9 (22.50%) SpecFlow
2 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
3 8 (20.00%) Subversion
3 8 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.50%) FitNesse
5 3 (7.50%) Hudson
5 3 (7.50%) ClearCase
6 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.50%) JUnit
7 1 (2.50%) NUnit
General
1 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (72.50%) Software Engineer
2 13 (32.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 11 (27.50%) Senior Software Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) Web Services
2 12 (30.00%) .NET
3 10 (25.00%) SOAP
4 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 4 (10.00%) WebSockets
5 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.00%) HTML
6 2 (5.00%) POSIX
6 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.00%) CSS
7 1 (2.50%) MFC
7 1 (2.50%) Ajax
7 1 (2.50%) WCF
7 1 (2.50%) jQuery
7 1 (2.50%) wxWidgets
7 1 (2.50%) Drools
7 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.50%) HTML5
7 1 (2.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (2.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Algorithms
2 6 (15.00%) Wiki
3 4 (10.00%) Device Driver
4 2 (5.00%) STB
4 2 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (5.00%) DTV
5 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Linux
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (2.50%) UNIX
4 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) Scrum
3 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (27.50%) TDD
4 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
5 10 (25.00%) Refactoring
5 10 (25.00%) Code Coverage
6 7 (17.50%) BDD
6 7 (17.50%) User Stories
7 6 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
7 6 (15.00%) SOA
7 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 5 (12.50%) BPEL
8 5 (12.50%) Data Transformation
9 3 (7.50%) DevOps
10 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) C
2 14 (35.00%) Java
2 14 (35.00%) Python
3 12 (30.00%) SQL
4 10 (25.00%) C#
5 7 (17.50%) Embedded C
6 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (15.00%) Ruby
7 2 (5.00%) C++
8 1 (2.50%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Puppet
1 5 (12.50%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle
2 5 (12.50%) ESRI
3 1 (2.50%) BT
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft