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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Development Engineer
Rank 578 517 576
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +59
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 9 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.057% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.061% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 0
Average daily rate £430 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £263 -
% change year-on-year
+60.95% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 26 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -105 8 £430 +7.50% 11
London -28 4 £450 +12.50% 2
Cambridgeshire -12 3 £430 +63.80% 4
East of England -28 3 £430 +63.80% 4
Cambridge -2 1 £415 +58.09% 4
West Midlands - 1 £275 -
Scotland - - - - 2
Cirencester - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 2
Durham - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Isle of Wight - - - -
North East - - - - 1
South East - - - - 3
South West - - - -
Luton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 2
Worthing - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 28 (66.67%) C#
2 24 (57.14%) OO
3 21 (50.00%) .NET
4 20 (47.62%) Windows
5 18 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (40.48%) Test Automation
7 15 (35.71%) OOD
7 15 (35.71%) C++
8 11 (26.19%) Web Services
8 11 (26.19%) Internet
8 11 (26.19%) Telecoms
8 11 (26.19%) REST
9 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (23.81%) IPTV
9 10 (23.81%) JSON
9 10 (23.81%) Unit Testing
9 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
10 9 (21.43%) Java
10 9 (21.43%) Computer Science
10 9 (21.43%) Selenium
11 8 (19.05%) Degree
12 7 (16.67%) CSS
12 7 (16.67%) HTML
12 7 (16.67%) SQL
13 6 (14.29%) Linux
13 6 (14.29%) UML
13 6 (14.29%) Scrum
13 6 (14.29%) MVC
13 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
13 6 (14.29%) Multithreading

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (4.76%) Node.js
1 2 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) Internet
2 4 (9.52%) HTTP
3 2 (4.76%) NGN
3 2 (4.76%) Network Security
3 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) Firewall
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) DNS
4 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.38%) SSL
4 1 (2.38%) LDAP
4 1 (2.38%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.76%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Selenium
2 5 (11.90%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.14%) JUnit
4 2 (4.76%) MSTest
5 1 (2.38%) NUnit
5 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.38%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.38%) FitNesse
General
1 11 (26.19%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Games
3 1 (2.38%) Electronics
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (50.00%) .NET
2 11 (26.19%) Web Services
2 11 (26.19%) REST
3 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (23.81%) JSON
4 7 (16.67%) CSS
4 7 (16.67%) HTML
5 6 (14.29%) Silverlight
6 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
7 3 (7.14%) HTML5
7 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (7.14%) WCF
7 3 (7.14%) Ajax
8 2 (4.76%) Drools
8 2 (4.76%) WPF
8 2 (4.76%) jQuery
8 2 (4.76%) Backbone.js
8 2 (4.76%) WinRT
8 2 (4.76%) CSS3
9 1 (2.38%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) IPTV
2 9 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.38%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 20 (47.62%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) OO
2 17 (40.48%) Test Automation
3 15 (35.71%) OOD
4 10 (23.81%) Unit Testing
5 6 (14.29%) UML
5 6 (14.29%) Scrum
5 6 (14.29%) MVC
5 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 6 (14.29%) Multithreading
6 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.14%) Validation
7 3 (7.14%) Web Application Development
7 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.76%) SysML
8 2 (4.76%) Web Development
8 2 (4.76%) Load Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Signal Processing
8 2 (4.76%) OOP
8 2 (4.76%) Data Analysis
9 1 (2.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (66.67%) C#
2 15 (35.71%) C++
3 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 9 (21.43%) Java
5 7 (16.67%) SQL
6 3 (7.14%) Python
6 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.76%) XAML
7 2 (4.76%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.38%) VBA
8 1 (2.38%) Perl
8 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) Sun
2 1 (2.38%) Intel
2 1 (2.38%) VMware
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