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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Development Engineer
Rank 613 603 570
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 12 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.023% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.025% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 14
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£330 £240 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £467 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £240 £269
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -10.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.53 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.53 - £27.50

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
55081 52161 48911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.21% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35197 31609 29039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
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 2038 2020 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Software Development Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Top 18 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 1 September 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 -18 7 £531 +121.35% 1
Renfrewshire - 5 £330 -
Scotland - 5 £330 -
Erskine - 5 £330 -
South East -29 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
London -6 1 £550 +16.40%
North West - 1 £513 -
South West - 1 - -
Gaydon - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £513 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £513 -

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 11 (44.00%) C#
1 11 (44.00%) Java
2 9 (36.00%) C++
2 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) XML
2 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Unit Testing
2 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (32.00%) Performance Management
3 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (32.00%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (32.00%) WMI
3 8 (32.00%) WPF
3 8 (32.00%) XSD
3 8 (32.00%) VBScript
3 8 (32.00%) Change Management
3 8 (32.00%) WinForms
3 8 (32.00%) UNIX
3 8 (32.00%) HP
3 8 (32.00%) REXX
3 8 (32.00%) Tcl
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (32.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (32.00%) MSI
3 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
4 7 (28.00%) Validation
4 7 (28.00%) Perl
5 6 (24.00%) Oracle
5 6 (24.00%) STL
5 6 (24.00%) Swing

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (4.00%) Node.js
2 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Intranet
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) Wireless
2 1 (4.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MSI
2 1 (4.00%) NUnit
2 1 (4.00%) Maven
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.00%) Automotive
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Dutch Language
2 1 (4.00%) Front Office
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) XML
2 8 (32.00%) XSD
2 8 (32.00%) WinForms
2 8 (32.00%) WPF
3 6 (24.00%) STL
3 6 (24.00%) Swing
4 4 (16.00%) HTML
4 4 (16.00%) .NET
4 4 (16.00%) CSS
5 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (8.00%) Classic ASP
6 2 (8.00%) jQuery
6 2 (8.00%) Ajax
7 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
7 1 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (4.00%) Qt
7 1 (4.00%) RESTful
7 1 (4.00%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (4.00%) Web Services
7 1 (4.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Grid Computing
2 1 (4.00%) Equities
2 1 (4.00%) Derivative
2 1 (4.00%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Market Risk
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (32.00%) UNIX
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Unit Testing
2 8 (32.00%) Change Management
2 8 (32.00%) Performance Management
3 7 (28.00%) Validation
4 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.00%) OO
6 2 (8.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (8.00%) BDD
7 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.00%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (4.00%) Low Latency
7 1 (4.00%) Coaching
7 1 (4.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (4.00%) System Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) C#
1 11 (44.00%) Java
2 9 (36.00%) C++
2 9 (36.00%) SQL
3 8 (32.00%) VBScript
3 8 (32.00%) REXX
3 8 (32.00%) Tcl
3 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
4 7 (28.00%) Perl
5 3 (12.00%) C
5 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.00%) Scala
7 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.00%) VB
7 1 (4.00%) Python
7 1 (4.00%) Embedded C
7 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) MCP
4 1 (4.00%) HND
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) MCTS
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 8 (32.00%) WMI
2 1 (4.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) HP
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle
3 4 (16.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) DataSynapse
5 1 (4.00%) IBM
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