The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank - 44 41
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 0 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - 0.51% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.55% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +34.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +0.66%
Software Engineer
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
671 362 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 94.37% 92.82% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 236 179
Average daily rate £375 £365 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +46.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 33
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.40 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.97% -9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.32 £37.45 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Tyne and Wear region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Tyne and Wear region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Server Building
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Change Control
4 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (25.00%) Android
4 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (25.00%) HTTP
4 1 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (25.00%) Web Design
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) OOP

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Server Building
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft