The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Development Engineer
Rank 581 547 576
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 13 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.045% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.049% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 1
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£240 £291 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.59% -16.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.72% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -37 12 £240 -18.64% 8
South East -7 6 £240 - 3
London +14 5 £441 +10.12% 1
East Sussex - 4 £240 - 1
Berkshire 0 2 £313 - 1
Reading +7 1 £313 -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
South Shields - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
North Shields - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 3
Eastbourne - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harwich - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Dorset - - - -
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 3
Essex - - - -

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) C++
3 7 (36.84%) HTML
3 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 7 (36.84%) CSS
4 6 (31.58%) Java
4 6 (31.58%) C#
5 5 (26.32%) .NET
5 5 (26.32%) OO
5 5 (26.32%) Linux
5 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
5 5 (26.32%) Degree
5 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
5 5 (26.32%) HTML5
6 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) MVC
7 3 (15.79%) HTTP
7 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
7 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
7 3 (15.79%) C
7 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (15.79%) CSS3
8 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
8 2 (10.53%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (10.53%) Selenium
8 2 (10.53%) WordPress

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (10.53%) WordPress
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (5.26%) LTE
3 1 (5.26%) 4G
3 1 (5.26%) LDAP
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
3 1 (5.26%) SSL
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) DSL
3 1 (5.26%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.26%) HBase
2 1 (5.26%) Redis
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JUnit
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) FitNesse
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.26%) Mockito
2 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.26%) Capybara
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.26%) Maven
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Games
1 1 (5.26%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) CSS
1 7 (36.84%) HTML
2 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) HTML5
3 3 (15.79%) CSS3
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) WinRT
4 1 (5.26%) Direct3D
4 1 (5.26%) Guava
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) Spring
4 1 (5.26%) Ajax
4 1 (5.26%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) WPF
4 1 (5.26%) RESTful
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (5.26%) STB
3 1 (5.26%) IPTV
3 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX
4 1 (5.26%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) OpenWrt
4 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) OO
1 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
2 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Scrum
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) MVC
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) OOD
4 2 (10.53%) Kanban
4 2 (10.53%) BDD
4 2 (10.53%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Build Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Web Application Development
5 1 (5.26%) Android Development
5 1 (5.26%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C++
2 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) Java
3 6 (31.58%) C#
4 3 (15.79%) C
5 2 (10.53%) PHP5
5 2 (10.53%) PHP
5 2 (10.53%) SQL
6 1 (5.26%) VBA
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded C
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++
6 1 (5.26%) XAML
6 1 (5.26%) AWK
6 1 (5.26%) Ruby
6 1 (5.26%) XPath
6 1 (5.26%) Groovy
6 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.26%) Scala
6 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.26%) sed
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle