The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Development Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Development Engineer in their job title 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 Development Engineer
Rank 595 565 591
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 17 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.040% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.043% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £263 -
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -31.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Software Development Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Software Development Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Development Engineer within the UK.

Software Development Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Software Development Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Development Engineer within the UK.

Software Development Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 15 £240 -12.72% 2
South East +6 8 £240 - 2
London +12 6 £435 +8.75%
East Sussex - 5 £240 -
City of London +28 2 - -
Berkshire +7 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £371 -
Edinburgh - 2 £371 -
Gateshead - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harwich - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Eastbourne - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
North Shields - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
South Shields - - - -
Yateley - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
South West - - - -

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software Development 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 Development Engineer in their job title.

1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) C++
3 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (31.82%) Java
4 7 (31.82%) Linux
5 6 (27.27%) OO
5 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 6 (27.27%) HTML
5 6 (27.27%) CSS
6 5 (22.73%) .NET
6 5 (22.73%) C#
6 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
6 5 (22.73%) Degree
7 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
7 4 (18.18%) HTML5
7 4 (18.18%) Scrum
7 4 (18.18%) MVC
7 4 (18.18%) PHP
8 3 (13.64%) SQL
8 3 (13.64%) Perl
8 3 (13.64%) C
8 3 (13.64%) MySQL
8 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
8 3 (13.64%) Eclipse
8 3 (13.64%) OOD
8 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
8 3 (13.64%) Big Data
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (13.64%) Spring

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software Development 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 Development Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) WordPress
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) VoIP
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
1 1 (4.55%) IPv4
1 1 (4.55%) IPv6
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
1 1 (4.55%) DSL
1 1 (4.55%) DVB
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
1 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
1 1 (4.55%) LTE
1 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MySQL
1 3 (13.64%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) HBase
2 1 (4.55%) Redis
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Hive
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Eclipse
1 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Capybara
2 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) JUnit
3 1 (4.55%) NUnit
3 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.55%) Mockito
3 1 (4.55%) PhantomJS
3 1 (4.55%) RSpec
3 1 (4.55%) JBehave
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Maven
General
1 1 (4.55%) Games
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
1 6 (27.27%) CSS
2 5 (22.73%) .NET
3 4 (18.18%) HTML5
4 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
4 3 (13.64%) Spring
5 2 (9.09%) JSON
5 2 (9.09%) CSS3
5 2 (9.09%) Ajax
5 2 (9.09%) Web Services
6 1 (4.55%) XML
6 1 (4.55%) Struts
6 1 (4.55%) JMS
6 1 (4.55%) Direct3D
6 1 (4.55%) REST
6 1 (4.55%) Play Framework
6 1 (4.55%) Cascading
6 1 (4.55%) Apache Commons
6 1 (4.55%) Guava
6 1 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Open Source
2 2 (9.09%) IPTV
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) STB
3 1 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.55%) Android
4 1 (4.55%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) OO
3 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
4 4 (18.18%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) MVC
5 3 (13.64%) OOD
5 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) Kanban
6 2 (9.09%) Product Management
6 2 (9.09%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Signal Processing
6 2 (9.09%) Validation
6 2 (9.09%) Pair Programming
7 1 (4.55%) UML
7 1 (4.55%) OOP
7 1 (4.55%) TDD
7 1 (4.55%) ETL
7 1 (4.55%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) C++
2 7 (31.82%) Java
3 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 5 (22.73%) C#
5 4 (18.18%) PHP
6 3 (13.64%) SQL
6 3 (13.64%) Perl
6 3 (13.64%) C
7 2 (9.09%) PHP5
7 2 (9.09%) Scala
7 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 2 (9.09%) Ruby
7 2 (9.09%) Python
8 1 (4.55%) XPath
8 1 (4.55%) AWK
8 1 (4.55%) Embedded C
8 1 (4.55%) Embedded C++
8 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
8 1 (4.55%) sed
8 1 (4.55%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco
2 1 (4.55%) VMware
2 1 (4.55%) Juniper