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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 27 16 22
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 17 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.37% 9.31% 4.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.35% 11.78% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 7
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £313 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £415 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
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
318 297 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 81.75% 78.99% 68.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 219 158
Average daily rate £350 £365 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 21
Average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +142.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.67 £24.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) Oracle
2 11 (42.31%) Oracle Database
3 9 (34.62%) Linux
3 9 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (34.62%) BDD
4 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
5 7 (26.92%) SQL
6 6 (23.08%) Java
6 6 (23.08%) Web Services
6 6 (23.08%) TDD
6 6 (23.08%) Subversion
6 6 (23.08%) SDLC
7 5 (19.23%) User Stories
7 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Scrum
7 5 (19.23%) SpecFlow
7 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
7 5 (19.23%) Manual Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
8 4 (15.38%) GIS
8 4 (15.38%) ESRI
8 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
8 4 (15.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
8 4 (15.38%) Python
8 4 (15.38%) C
8 4 (15.38%) C#
8 4 (15.38%) C++
8 4 (15.38%) Test Management

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (11.54%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (3.85%) WordPress
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Bluetooth
1 1 (3.85%) DVB
1 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.85%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 6 (23.08%) Subversion
3 5 (19.23%) SpecFlow
4 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
5 3 (11.54%) JIRA
5 3 (11.54%) Selenium
5 3 (11.54%) FitNesse
5 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
5 3 (11.54%) Hudson
5 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.85%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
6 1 (3.85%) LabVIEW
General
1 2 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Software Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (15.38%) DBA
3 4 (15.38%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.85%) CRM Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Hardware Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Software Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Web Services
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) SOAP
3 2 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (3.85%) STL
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) SAML
4 1 (3.85%) Motif
4 1 (3.85%) LAMP
4 1 (3.85%) Dojo
4 1 (3.85%) Symfony
4 1 (3.85%) jQuery
4 1 (3.85%) OAuth
4 1 (3.85%) OpenID
4 1 (3.85%) Nutch
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) GIS
2 3 (11.54%) Algorithms
3 2 (7.69%) DTV
4 1 (3.85%) MPEG
4 1 (3.85%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.85%) STB
4 1 (3.85%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Solaris
3 2 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Windows
4 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (34.62%) BDD
3 6 (23.08%) SDLC
3 6 (23.08%) TDD
4 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Scrum
4 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
4 5 (19.23%) User Stories
4 5 (19.23%) Manual Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
5 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (15.38%) DevOps
5 4 (15.38%) Test Management
6 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (11.54%) Coaching
7 2 (7.69%) OO
7 2 (7.69%) ETL
8 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.85%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) Python
3 4 (15.38%) C
3 4 (15.38%) C#
3 4 (15.38%) C++
3 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
4 3 (11.54%) Ruby
4 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (3.85%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) OCP
2 2 (7.69%) OCA
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (15.38%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) ESRI
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Embarcadero