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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Development Engineer
Rank 600 587 535
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 13 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.009% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.010% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 12
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£351 £374 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% +31.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £424 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £352 £313 £263
% change year-on-year
+12.49% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.53 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.53 - -

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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 13 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 3 July 2015. 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 -27 7 £350 -6.47% 8
Scotland - 6 £352 -
Erskine - 5 £352 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £352 -
London -10 4 £350 -19.72% 4
South East -13 1 - - 2
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Hook - 1 - -

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 13 (48.15%) Java
2 10 (37.04%) C#
3 8 (29.63%) C++
3 8 (29.63%) Perl
3 8 (29.63%) XML
3 8 (29.63%) UNIX
3 8 (29.63%) Windows
4 7 (25.93%) HP
4 7 (25.93%) REXX
4 7 (25.93%) Tcl
4 7 (25.93%) XSD
4 7 (25.93%) SQL
4 7 (25.93%) VBScript
4 7 (25.93%) Change Management
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (25.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (25.93%) MSI
4 7 (25.93%) WinForms
4 7 (25.93%) Validation
4 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Performance Management
4 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
4 7 (25.93%) WMI
4 7 (25.93%) WPF
4 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
4 7 (25.93%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 6 (22.22%) jQuery
5 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 6 (22.22%) STL

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Intranet
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
2 1 (3.70%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MSI
2 1 (3.70%) NUnit
2 1 (3.70%) Maven
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (7.41%) Electronics
1 2 (7.41%) Automotive
1 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Dutch Language
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) XML
2 7 (25.93%) XSD
2 7 (25.93%) WinForms
2 7 (25.93%) WPF
3 6 (22.22%) jQuery
3 6 (22.22%) Swing
3 6 (22.22%) STL
4 3 (11.11%) .NET
5 2 (7.41%) Classic ASP
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
5 2 (7.41%) CSS
5 2 (7.41%) Web Services
5 2 (7.41%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (7.41%) HTML
5 2 (7.41%) Ajax
6 1 (3.70%) Spring
6 1 (3.70%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Grid Computing
2 1 (3.70%) Derivative
2 1 (3.70%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Market Risk
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) UNIX
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Android
4 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Change Management
1 7 (25.93%) Validation
1 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
1 7 (25.93%) Performance Management
2 4 (14.81%) Multithreading
2 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
3 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 2 (7.41%) MVC
5 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.70%) OOP
5 1 (3.70%) OO
5 1 (3.70%) ETL
5 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Software Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) BDD
5 1 (3.70%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Low Latency
5 1 (3.70%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Java
2 10 (37.04%) C#
3 8 (29.63%) C++
3 8 (29.63%) Perl
4 7 (25.93%) SQL
4 7 (25.93%) VBScript
4 7 (25.93%) REXX
4 7 (25.93%) Tcl
4 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
5 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 4 (14.81%) C
7 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
8 2 (7.41%) Embedded C
8 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.70%) Python
9 1 (3.70%) Embedded C++
9 1 (3.70%) Scala
9 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
9 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 7 (25.93%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) HP
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.70%) DataSynapse
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