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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Development Engineer
Rank 602 592 565
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 24 13 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.025% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.027% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 9
Average daily rate £397 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.98% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £375 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £419 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £375 £415
% change year-on-year
-3.66% -9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%

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
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 23 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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 19 £423 +12.66% 12
London +10 9 £435 +16.00% 2
South East +15 7 £400 - 4
Scotland - 5 £343 -
Erskine - 4 £343 -
Renfrewshire - 4 £343 -
City of London - 3 £435 - 1
Staines +11 2 - -
Surrey -5 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Derbyshire - 2 - - 1
Hampshire - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - - 1
Southampton - 2 - -
North West -12 1 £330 -12.00%
Manchester -21 1 £330 -12.00%
Reading - 1 £420 -
West Malling - 1 £380 -
Berkshire - 1 £420 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £415 -
Brighton - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £380 -
East Sussex - 1 - -

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 22 (48.89%) Java
2 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (40.00%) Windows
4 17 (37.78%) C#
5 16 (35.56%) Linux
6 15 (33.33%) SQL
7 13 (28.89%) .NET
7 13 (28.89%) XML
7 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
7 13 (28.89%) Software Engineering
8 12 (26.67%) Degree
8 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 12 (26.67%) C
8 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
9 11 (24.44%) C++
9 11 (24.44%) Git (software)
9 11 (24.44%) Unit Testing
10 10 (22.22%) PowerShell
10 10 (22.22%) HTML
10 10 (22.22%) Web Services
10 10 (22.22%) Eclipse
10 10 (22.22%) OO
10 10 (22.22%) Configuration Management
10 10 (22.22%) Windows Server
11 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 8 (17.78%) Scrum
12 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
12 8 (17.78%) HTML5
12 8 (17.78%) BDD
13 7 (15.56%) REST

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.89%) ArcGIS
2 4 (8.89%) Node.js
2 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.89%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (6.67%) Apache
3 3 (6.67%) IIS
3 3 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (4.44%) CMS
5 1 (2.22%) Apache Pig
5 1 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Office
1 4 (8.89%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) Internet
2 3 (6.67%) HTTP
3 2 (4.44%) DVB
3 2 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.22%) H.323
4 1 (2.22%) IKE
4 1 (2.22%) Intranet
4 1 (2.22%) IPsec
4 1 (2.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) Hadoop
3 5 (11.11%) Apache Hive
4 4 (8.89%) Big Data
4 4 (8.89%) GIS
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.67%) RDBMS
5 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.44%) HBase
6 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.22%) Power BI
7 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Git (software)
2 10 (22.22%) Eclipse
3 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 6 (13.33%) MSI
3 6 (13.33%) Selenium
4 5 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (8.89%) ClearCase
5 4 (8.89%) JIRA
5 4 (8.89%) Mockito
5 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
6 3 (6.67%) JUnit
6 3 (6.67%) Maven
7 2 (4.44%) CruiseControl
7 2 (4.44%) FxCop
7 2 (4.44%) ReSharper
7 2 (4.44%) StyleCop
7 2 (4.44%) Subversion
8 1 (2.22%) StarTeam
8 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Automotive
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Publishing
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) .NET
1 13 (28.89%) XML
2 10 (22.22%) HTML
2 10 (22.22%) Web Services
3 8 (17.78%) HTML5
4 7 (15.56%) CSS
4 7 (15.56%) REST
5 6 (13.33%) WinForms
5 6 (13.33%) WPF
5 6 (13.33%) XSD
6 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 5 (11.11%) Cascading
6 5 (11.11%) jQuery
6 5 (11.11%) RESTful
7 4 (8.89%) AngularJS
7 4 (8.89%) GWT
7 4 (8.89%) J2EE
7 4 (8.89%) JSF
7 4 (8.89%) SOAP
7 4 (8.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.67%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.44%) Clustering
4 2 (4.44%) DTV
4 2 (4.44%) HACMP
4 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.44%) MPEG
4 2 (4.44%) STB
5 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) Windows
2 16 (35.56%) Linux
3 10 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.67%) Unix
6 2 (4.44%) AIX
6 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.44%) HPUX
6 2 (4.44%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.44%) NetWare
6 2 (4.44%) Solaris
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) Software Engineering
3 11 (24.44%) Unit Testing
4 10 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 10 (22.22%) OO
5 8 (17.78%) BDD
5 8 (17.78%) Scrum
6 7 (15.56%) Migration
6 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
7 6 (13.33%) ETL
7 6 (13.33%) Open Source
7 6 (13.33%) Project Management
7 6 (13.33%) TDD
7 6 (13.33%) Web Application Development
8 5 (11.11%) Web Development
9 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.89%) Pair Programming
9 4 (8.89%) Process Management
9 4 (8.89%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (8.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) Java
2 17 (37.78%) C#
3 15 (33.33%) SQL
4 12 (26.67%) C
4 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 11 (24.44%) C++
6 10 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 6 (13.33%) Bash Shell
7 6 (13.33%) VBScript
8 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
8 4 (8.89%) T-SQL
9 3 (6.67%) AWK
9 3 (6.67%) COBOL
9 3 (6.67%) PL/1
9 3 (6.67%) sed
9 3 (6.67%) VB.NET
10 2 (4.44%) Korn
10 2 (4.44%) Objective-C
10 2 (4.44%) Python
10 2 (4.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) Degree
1 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
4 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
4 4 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SDET
2 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.22%) FedRAMP
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.44%) Apache Flume
3 2 (4.44%) GPFS
4 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Oozie
2 3 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) Oracle
3 6 (13.33%) VMware
4 5 (11.11%) HP
5 4 (8.89%) ESRI
5 4 (8.89%) Fujitsu
5 4 (8.89%) Google
5 4 (8.89%) Lumension
5 4 (8.89%) Sophos
6 3 (6.67%) IBM
7 2 (4.44%) Apple
7 2 (4.44%) Compaq
7 2 (4.44%) Coverity
7 2 (4.44%) EMC
7 2 (4.44%) Hitachi
7 2 (4.44%) Veritas
8 1 (2.22%) Cadence
South West England
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