The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
UK / England
Rank 71 62 90
Rank change year-on-year -9 +28  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1294 1539 1109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.10% 3.14% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.72% 3.78% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 856 621
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 208 113
Median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +9.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £32.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34805 40691 38449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.96% 80.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23041 27009 24200
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1001 1126
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in England

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineering in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in England

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in England

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in England

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in England

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 580 £500 - 437
South East -34 192 £425 +13.33% 180
South West -3 131 £433 +8.58% 106
East of England +4 117 £405 +1.25% 137
Yorkshire +43 96 £400 +14.28% 73
North West -24 66 £406 -4.41% 77
East Midlands +16 44 £338 -10.00% 38
West Midlands -43 38 £440 +10.00% 28
North East +8 33 £350 +21.73% 8
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 1408 (51.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1025 (37.45%) Java
3 707 (25.83%) TDD
4 693 (25.32%) JavaScript
5 676 (24.70%) Scrum
6 568 (20.75%) Linux
7 528 (19.29%) C#
8 510 (18.63%) SQL
9 483 (17.65%) C++
10 480 (17.54%) HTML
11 451 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
12 423 (15.45%) Web Services
13 415 (15.16%) Python
14 403 (14.72%) .NET
15 389 (14.21%) CSS
15 389 (14.21%) BDD
16 380 (13.88%) OO
17 362 (13.23%) Git (software)
18 356 (13.01%) C
19 352 (12.86%) Finance
20 347 (12.68%) DevOps
21 322 (11.76%) Security Cleared
22 313 (11.44%) REST
23 277 (10.12%) Degree
24 274 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
25 269 (9.83%) Node.js
25 269 (9.83%) Jenkins
26 268 (9.79%) HTML5
27 267 (9.76%) Spring
28 252 (9.21%) AngularJS

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 127 (4.64%) Confluence
2 116 (4.24%) Apache
3 102 (3.73%) Apache Spark
4 62 (2.27%) JBoss
5 56 (2.05%) WebSphere
6 52 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
7 49 (1.79%) Tomcat
8 31 (1.13%) WebLogic
9 30 (1.10%) CMS
9 30 (1.10%) NServiceBus
10 27 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 22 (0.80%) OpenStack
12 21 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 20 (0.73%) nginx
14 19 (0.69%) Apache Pig
15 17 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
16 16 (0.58%) SharePoint
17 13 (0.47%) IIS
17 13 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
18 11 (0.40%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 91 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 39 (1.42%) Simulink
3 32 (1.17%) MS Office
4 14 (0.51%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.18%) MS Project
7 5 (0.18%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.11%) SPSS
9 2 (0.073%) TargetLink
10 1 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.037%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.037%) HipChat
10 1 (0.037%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.037%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.037%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 11 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.26%) LabWindows
2 7 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.15%) Magento
4 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.11%) OpenCart
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.11%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.11%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.073%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.073%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 2 (0.073%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.073%) Primavera
6 2 (0.073%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.073%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.073%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.037%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 274 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (1.86%) SaaS
4 45 (1.64%) PaaS
5 40 (1.46%) GitHub
6 37 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (1.21%) Slack
8 31 (1.13%) Amazon S3
9 26 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
9 26 (0.95%) IaaS
10 25 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
11 18 (0.66%) Heroku
12 17 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
15 9 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
16 8 (0.29%) Bluemix
16 8 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
17 7 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
18 6 (0.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 139 (5.08%) HTTP
2 106 (3.87%) TCP/IP
3 72 (2.63%) Internet
4 50 (1.83%) SSL
5 29 (1.06%) Firewall
6 27 (0.99%) LTE
7 26 (0.95%) GSM
7 26 (0.95%) UMTS
8 24 (0.88%) VoIP
9 23 (0.84%) Asterisk PBX
9 23 (0.84%) Bluetooth
9 23 (0.84%) RTP
10 22 (0.80%) Diameter Protocol
10 22 (0.80%) PBX
10 22 (0.80%) RANAP
11 19 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (0.66%) Ethernet
12 18 (0.66%) Wireshark
13 16 (0.58%) DNS
13 16 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 161 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 159 (5.81%) MongoDB
3 159 (5.81%) MySQL
4 143 (5.22%) Big Data
5 136 (4.97%) Relational Database
6 121 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
7 106 (3.87%) Hadoop
8 95 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
9 52 (1.90%) Oracle Database
10 40 (1.46%) RDBMS
11 37 (1.35%) Apache Hive
12 34 (1.24%) Redis
13 28 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
14 26 (0.95%) OLTP
14 26 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
15 20 (0.73%) Neo4j
15 20 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 19 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
17 18 (0.66%) HBase
Development Applications
1 362 (13.23%) Git (software)
2 269 (9.83%) Jenkins
3 230 (8.40%) JIRA
4 139 (5.08%) JUnit
5 131 (4.79%) Selenium
6 127 (4.64%) Cucumber
7 121 (4.42%) Visual Studio
8 102 (3.73%) Subversion
9 96 (3.51%) Maven
10 85 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 63 (2.30%) Jasmine
12 61 (2.23%) Eclipse
13 58 (2.12%) Rational DOORS
14 52 (1.90%) Grunt
15 50 (1.83%) gulp
16 48 (1.75%) SoapUI
17 47 (1.72%) TeamCity
18 43 (1.57%) WebDriver
19 42 (1.53%) Gradle
19 42 (1.53%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 352 (12.86%) Finance
2 175 (6.39%) Banking
3 77 (2.81%) Retail
4 73 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 65 (2.37%) Games
6 57 (2.08%) Investment Banking
7 54 (1.97%) Manufacturing
8 52 (1.90%) Front Office
9 49 (1.79%) Aerospace
10 48 (1.75%) Electronics
11 38 (1.39%) Marketing
11 38 (1.39%) Publishing
12 28 (1.02%) Automotive
12 28 (1.02%) Military
13 22 (0.80%) Back Office
14 14 (0.51%) Advertising
15 12 (0.44%) Avionics
16 11 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.29%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1269 (46.36%) Developer
2 872 (31.86%) Software Engineer
3 389 (14.21%) Java Developer
4 152 (5.55%) Java Engineer
5 150 (5.48%) C++ Software Engineer
6 144 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 141 (5.15%) .NET Developer
8 133 (4.86%) C# Developer
9 131 (4.79%) Embedded Engineer
10 129 (4.71%) Java Software Engineer
11 127 (4.64%) JavaScript Developer
12 124 (4.53%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 123 (4.49%) Agile Developer
14 116 (4.24%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 116 (4.24%) Software Developer
15 109 (3.98%) Senior Software Engineer
16 105 (3.84%) C++ Developer
17 100 (3.65%) Architect
18 97 (3.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 88 (3.22%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 480 (17.54%) HTML
2 423 (15.45%) Web Services
3 403 (14.72%) .NET
4 389 (14.21%) CSS
5 313 (11.44%) REST
6 269 (9.83%) Node.js
7 268 (9.79%) HTML5
8 267 (9.76%) Spring
9 252 (9.21%) AngularJS
10 251 (9.17%) RESTful
11 216 (7.89%) XML
12 158 (5.77%) React
13 152 (5.55%) Hibernate
14 150 (5.48%) CSS3
15 142 (5.19%) ASP.NET
16 140 (5.12%) jQuery
17 132 (4.82%) JSON
18 123 (4.49%) J2EE
18 123 (4.49%) SOAP
19 86 (3.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 230 (8.40%) Computer Science
2 182 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (3.54%) User Experience
4 88 (3.22%) Algorithms
5 65 (2.37%) Mobile App
6 50 (1.83%) Data Structures
7 42 (1.53%) Derivative
8 40 (1.46%) Management Information System
9 39 (1.42%) Embedded Systems
10 34 (1.24%) Fintech
11 32 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
12 31 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 25 (0.91%) Virtual Team
14 24 (0.88%) Fixed Income
15 23 (0.84%) Clustering
16 20 (0.73%) Client/Server
16 20 (0.73%) Data Centre
16 20 (0.73%) Device Driver
16 20 (0.73%) Equity Derivative
17 18 (0.66%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 568 (20.75%) Linux
2 228 (8.33%) Unix
3 217 (7.93%) Windows
4 120 (4.38%) Apple iOS
5 114 (4.17%) Android
6 82 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (1.06%) Windows Server
8 25 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
9 24 (0.88%) Ubuntu
10 18 (0.66%) VME
11 15 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (0.51%) Windows 7
12 14 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (0.44%) CoreOS
13 12 (0.44%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.40%) CentOS
14 11 (0.40%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 10 (0.37%) Solaris
16 5 (0.18%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.18%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1408 (51.44%) Agile Software Development
2 707 (25.83%) TDD
3 676 (24.70%) Scrum
4 451 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
5 389 (14.21%) BDD
6 380 (13.88%) OO
7 347 (12.68%) DevOps
8 250 (9.13%) Kanban
9 235 (8.59%) SDLC
10 233 (8.51%) Unit Testing
11 227 (8.29%) Microservices
11 227 (8.29%) MVC
12 208 (7.60%) Open Source
13 186 (6.80%) E-Commerce
14 180 (6.58%) Continuous Delivery
15 176 (6.43%) Automated Testing
16 169 (6.17%) UML
17 158 (5.77%) Configuration Management
18 156 (5.70%) Mentoring
19 155 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1025 (37.45%) Java
2 693 (25.32%) JavaScript
3 528 (19.29%) C#
4 510 (18.63%) SQL
5 483 (17.65%) C++
6 415 (15.16%) Python
7 356 (13.01%) C
8 242 (8.84%) Scala
9 152 (5.55%) Ruby
10 133 (4.86%) Perl
11 113 (4.13%) Embedded C
12 91 (3.32%) PHP
13 68 (2.48%) Bash Shell
14 67 (2.45%) Groovy
15 63 (2.30%) Ada
16 62 (2.27%) PowerShell
17 56 (2.05%) MATLAB
18 50 (1.83%) T-SQL
19 47 (1.72%) Shell Script
20 42 (1.53%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 322 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 277 (10.12%) Degree
3 195 (7.12%) SC Cleared
4 70 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 30 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 18 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 17 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (0.44%) ISEB
9 11 (0.40%) PhD
10 10 (0.37%) PMP
10 10 (0.37%) RHCE
11 9 (0.33%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.29%) HND
13 7 (0.26%) MCTS
14 6 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.22%) MBA
14 6 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.18%) HNC
15 5 (0.18%) MCSE
16 4 (0.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (7.64%) QA
2 25 (0.91%) PCI DSS
3 14 (0.51%) MISRA
4 13 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.47%) SDET
5 11 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (0.37%) ISO26262
6 10 (0.37%) MiFID
7 9 (0.33%) JSP 440
7 9 (0.33%) MISRA C
7 9 (0.33%) PMO
7 9 (0.33%) SLA
8 7 (0.26%) DO-178B
9 5 (0.18%) PA-DSS
10 4 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.15%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.15%) ISO13485
11 3 (0.11%) TickIT
12 2 (0.073%) JTAG
System Software
1 207 (7.56%) Docker
2 39 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (0.77%) Active Directory
5 17 (0.62%) Firmware
6 13 (0.47%) HDFS
7 9 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.15%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.15%) vSphere
11 3 (0.11%) LXC
11 3 (0.11%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.11%) Snort
12 2 (0.073%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.073%) KVM
13 1 (0.037%) BusyBox
13 1 (0.037%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.037%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.037%) Xen
Systems Management
1 107 (3.91%) Ansible
1 107 (3.91%) Puppet
2 84 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (1.32%) Kubernetes
4 26 (0.95%) Terraform
5 25 (0.91%) Mesos
6 22 (0.80%) Kibana
7 16 (0.58%) Salt
8 14 (0.51%) Graphite
9 13 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
10 10 (0.37%) Oozie
11 7 (0.26%) Nagios
12 6 (0.22%) Grafana
12 6 (0.22%) HockeyApp
12 6 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.22%) logstash
12 6 (0.22%) Rancher
13 4 (0.15%) Marathon
13 4 (0.15%) Packer
13 4 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 250 (9.13%) Oracle
2 178 (6.50%) Microsoft
3 68 (2.48%) Red Hat
4 50 (1.83%) VMware
5 49 (1.79%) Atlassian
6 44 (1.61%) Google
7 42 (1.53%) IBM
8 38 (1.39%) Cisco
9 32 (1.17%) Adobe
10 28 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
11 27 (0.99%) SAP
12 25 (0.91%) HP
13 23 (0.84%) WorldPay
14 20 (0.73%) New Relic
15 18 (0.66%) ICL
15 18 (0.66%) Sitecore
16 17 (0.62%) Sybase
17 15 (0.55%) Talend
18 13 (0.47%) hybris
18 13 (0.47%) Zend
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Highly competitive salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Software Personnel International Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Please call for details.
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Flexi Working (Some WFH)
Posted: Yesterday
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
LA International
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £620 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: Yesterday
Dursley, Gloucestershire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £340 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £445 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + working inside IR35
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Rate: £35 - 50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £550.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
PCR
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago