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 24 June 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.

Software Engineering
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 83 90
Rank change year-on-year +16 +7  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1386 1349 1178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.26% 2.73% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 3.27% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 864 727
Median daily rate £463 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 122 115
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.50% +5.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.60 £34.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £54.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.32% +5.62%  

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 35981 41220 41210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.49% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23640 27663 26906
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 964 1142
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.05 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +13 659 £525 +5.00% 452
South East +2 232 £430 +7.50% 167
South West +13 109 £400 - 100
East of England +18 95 £475 +5.55% 145
Yorkshire +23 93 £400 - 76
North West +1 79 £431 +1.47% 71
East Midlands +27 57 £350 -22.22% 34
North East +68 32 £345 -30.30% 11
West Midlands -38 27 £400 -3.61% 37
Midlands +9 1 - - 72
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1371 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
2 982 (36.63%) Java
3 715 (26.67%) TDD
4 666 (24.84%) JavaScript
5 622 (23.20%) Scrum
6 576 (21.48%) Linux
7 546 (20.37%) C#
8 524 (19.54%) Test Automation
9 517 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
10 498 (18.58%) SQL
11 471 (17.57%) C++
12 429 (16.00%) .NET
13 427 (15.93%) HTML
14 416 (15.52%) Python
15 411 (15.33%) DevOps
16 391 (14.58%) Git (software)
17 379 (14.14%) OO
18 364 (13.58%) Finance
19 359 (13.39%) CSS
20 358 (13.35%) C
21 355 (13.24%) Web Services
22 336 (12.53%) BDD
23 327 (12.20%) AngularJS
24 311 (11.60%) Microservices
25 303 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
26 294 (10.97%) Spring
27 289 (10.78%) Jenkins
28 275 (10.26%) MVC
29 273 (10.18%) Security Cleared
30 261 (9.74%) Node.js

Software Engineering
Co-occurring 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
1 119 (4.44%) Apache
2 109 (4.07%) Apache Spark
3 97 (3.62%) Confluence
4 72 (2.69%) JBoss
5 71 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
6 62 (2.31%) Tomcat
7 35 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
7 35 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 33 (1.23%) NServiceBus
8 33 (1.23%) WebSphere
9 32 (1.19%) CMS
10 31 (1.16%) WebLogic
11 20 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 19 (0.71%) OpenStack
13 18 (0.67%) nginx
14 16 (0.60%) Apache Pig
15 14 (0.52%) SharePoint
16 13 (0.48%) Apache Solr
16 13 (0.48%) IIS
17 12 (0.45%) Mule
Applications
1 46 (1.72%) Simulink
2 34 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.22%) Doxygen
7 6 (0.22%) TargetLink
8 5 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.037%) HipChat
11 1 (0.037%) OrCAD
11 1 (0.037%) SPSS
11 1 (0.037%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 16 (0.60%) LabWindows
2 11 (0.41%) Magento
3 6 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.11%) OpenCart
5 3 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.11%) Siebel CRM
6 2 (0.075%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 2 (0.075%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.075%) OpenText Process Suite
6 2 (0.075%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.075%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.075%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.075%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.037%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.037%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.037%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 303 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (1.94%) PaaS
3 52 (1.94%) SaaS
4 51 (1.90%) GitHub
5 48 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
6 29 (1.08%) IaaS
7 28 (1.04%) Slack
8 22 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
8 22 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
10 19 (0.71%) Amazon S3
11 18 (0.67%) Bluemix
11 18 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
12 16 (0.60%) OpenShift
13 15 (0.56%) Twilio
14 12 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
15 9 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
17 6 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 115 (4.29%) HTTP
2 112 (4.18%) TCP/IP
3 76 (2.83%) SSL
4 44 (1.64%) Internet
5 38 (1.42%) Firewall
6 26 (0.97%) DNS
6 26 (0.97%) Wireshark
7 23 (0.86%) Bluetooth
8 17 (0.63%) Link 16
8 17 (0.63%) Network Security
9 16 (0.60%) Ethernet
9 16 (0.60%) LAN
9 16 (0.60%) WAN
9 16 (0.60%) Wireless
10 15 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (0.52%) Asterisk PBX
12 13 (0.48%) FlexRay
12 13 (0.48%) LTE
12 13 (0.48%) RANAP
12 13 (0.48%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (8.17%) NoSQL
2 213 (7.94%) MongoDB
3 209 (7.80%) SQL Server
4 170 (6.34%) MySQL
5 147 (5.48%) Relational Database
6 135 (5.04%) Big Data
7 112 (4.18%) Apache Cassandra
7 112 (4.18%) PostgreSQL
8 111 (4.14%) Hadoop
9 51 (1.90%) Apache Hive
10 47 (1.75%) Redis
11 42 (1.57%) Oracle Database
12 37 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
12 37 (1.38%) RDBMS
13 27 (1.01%) HBase
13 27 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 23 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 22 (0.82%) RavenDB
16 20 (0.75%) Impala
17 18 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 391 (14.58%) Git (software)
2 289 (10.78%) Jenkins
3 180 (6.71%) JIRA
4 117 (4.36%) Selenium
5 112 (4.18%) Visual Studio
6 106 (3.95%) JUnit
7 91 (3.39%) Maven
7 91 (3.39%) Subversion
8 85 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 82 (3.06%) TeamCity
10 80 (2.98%) Eclipse
11 74 (2.76%) Rational DOORS
12 71 (2.65%) Cucumber
13 52 (1.94%) gulp
13 52 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
14 51 (1.90%) Grunt
15 50 (1.86%) Rational Rhapsody
16 45 (1.68%) IntelliJ
17 44 (1.64%) Jasmine
17 44 (1.64%) WebDriver
General
1 364 (13.58%) Finance
2 215 (8.02%) Banking
3 94 (3.51%) Front Office
4 75 (2.80%) Investment Banking
5 59 (2.20%) Retail
6 55 (2.05%) Electronics
7 51 (1.90%) Aerospace
8 47 (1.75%) Automotive
9 39 (1.45%) Telecoms
10 37 (1.38%) Military
11 35 (1.31%) Manufacturing
12 33 (1.23%) Games
12 33 (1.23%) Marketing
13 28 (1.04%) Avionics
14 23 (0.86%) Publishing
15 19 (0.71%) Back Office
16 16 (0.60%) Advertising
17 9 (0.34%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1268 (47.30%) Developer
2 842 (31.41%) Software Engineer
3 376 (14.02%) Java Developer
4 204 (7.61%) .NET Developer
5 184 (6.86%) C# Developer
6 152 (5.67%) C++ Software Engineer
7 145 (5.41%) Embedded Engineer
8 133 (4.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 128 (4.77%) Senior Developer
10 127 (4.74%) JavaScript Developer
11 118 (4.40%) Software Developer
12 117 (4.36%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 113 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
14 111 (4.14%) Architect
15 109 (4.07%) Agile Developer
15 109 (4.07%) Java Engineer
16 107 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
17 103 (3.84%) Senior Software Engineer
18 99 (3.69%) Java Software Engineer
19 98 (3.66%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 429 (16.00%) .NET
2 427 (15.93%) HTML
3 359 (13.39%) CSS
4 355 (13.24%) Web Services
5 327 (12.20%) AngularJS
6 294 (10.97%) Spring
7 261 (9.74%) Node.js
8 252 (9.40%) REST
9 250 (9.32%) HTML5
10 217 (8.09%) RESTful
11 195 (7.27%) React
12 168 (6.27%) XML
13 166 (6.19%) ASP.NET
14 133 (4.96%) Hibernate
15 130 (4.85%) J2EE
16 129 (4.81%) jQuery
17 128 (4.77%) JSON
18 117 (4.36%) CSS3
19 105 (3.92%) SOAP
20 95 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 196 (7.31%) Computer Science
2 170 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 139 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
4 112 (4.18%) User Experience
5 88 (3.28%) Algorithms
6 68 (2.54%) Mobile App
7 61 (2.28%) Data Structures
8 60 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 47 (1.75%) Fintech
10 43 (1.60%) Derivative
11 40 (1.49%) Fixed Income
12 37 (1.38%) Embedded Systems
13 36 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
14 30 (1.12%) Virtual Team
15 29 (1.08%) Clustering
16 28 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
17 24 (0.90%) Device Driver
17 24 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 24 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
17 24 (0.90%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 576 (21.48%) Linux
2 231 (8.62%) Windows
3 198 (7.39%) Unix
4 112 (4.18%) Apple iOS
5 90 (3.36%) Android
6 86 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (1.27%) Ubuntu
8 29 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
9 23 (0.86%) CentOS
10 16 (0.60%) Windows Server
11 14 (0.52%) CoreOS
12 13 (0.48%) Mac OS
13 12 (0.45%) Solaris
14 11 (0.41%) VxWorks
15 9 (0.34%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.22%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
17 5 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
18 4 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1371 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
2 715 (26.67%) TDD
3 622 (23.20%) Scrum
4 524 (19.54%) Test Automation
5 517 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
6 411 (15.33%) DevOps
7 379 (14.14%) OO
8 336 (12.53%) BDD
9 311 (11.60%) Microservices
10 275 (10.26%) MVC
11 240 (8.95%) Kanban
12 237 (8.84%) SDLC
13 234 (8.73%) Open Source
14 224 (8.36%) Unit Testing
15 211 (7.87%) Pair Programming
16 209 (7.80%) Configuration Management
17 184 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
18 179 (6.68%) Continuous Delivery
19 163 (6.08%) E-Commerce
20 161 (6.01%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 982 (36.63%) Java
2 666 (24.84%) JavaScript
3 546 (20.37%) C#
4 498 (18.58%) SQL
5 471 (17.57%) C++
6 416 (15.52%) Python
7 358 (13.35%) C
8 212 (7.91%) Scala
9 139 (5.18%) Ruby
10 117 (4.36%) Embedded C
11 114 (4.25%) Perl
12 104 (3.88%) PHP
13 98 (3.66%) Groovy
14 65 (2.42%) Ada
14 65 (2.42%) Bash Shell
15 63 (2.35%) MATLAB
16 61 (2.28%) T-SQL
17 57 (2.13%) Apple Swift
18 50 (1.86%) PowerShell
19 44 (1.64%) Go
Qualifications
1 273 (10.18%) Security Cleared
2 237 (8.84%) Degree
3 180 (6.71%) SC Cleared
4 91 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (1.53%) DV Cleared
6 29 (1.08%) ISTQB
7 26 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
8 17 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.41%) ISEB
9 11 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (0.41%) Master's Degree
9 11 (0.41%) PMP
10 10 (0.37%) PMI Certification
10 10 (0.37%) RHCE
11 6 (0.22%) MBA
11 6 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.19%) MCP
13 4 (0.15%) CSQA
13 4 (0.15%) MCSE
14 3 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (8.69%) QA
2 28 (1.04%) MISRA
3 18 (0.67%) MiFID
4 14 (0.52%) IEC 62304
5 13 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.48%) DO-178B
5 13 (0.48%) MISRA C
6 10 (0.37%) MIL-STD-1553
6 10 (0.37%) SLA
7 9 (0.34%) ISO 26262
8 7 (0.26%) Def Stans
8 7 (0.26%) JSP 440
9 6 (0.22%) PMO
10 4 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.15%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.11%) ISO 13485
11 3 (0.11%) MIL-STD-498
11 3 (0.11%) WCAG
12 2 (0.075%) ECSS
System Software
1 250 (9.32%) Docker
2 27 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.63%) Active Directory
4 16 (0.60%) Firmware
5 14 (0.52%) KVM
5 14 (0.52%) Xen
6 12 (0.45%) HDFS
7 8 (0.30%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.30%) VirtualBox
8 7 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.15%) LXC
10 3 (0.11%) Cygwin
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.11%) vSphere
11 2 (0.075%) Snort
11 2 (0.075%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.037%) iptables
12 1 (0.037%) Platform Symphony
12 1 (0.037%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 156 (5.82%) Puppet
2 140 (5.22%) Ansible
3 119 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
4 67 (2.50%) Kubernetes
5 47 (1.75%) Terraform
6 44 (1.64%) Kibana
7 24 (0.90%) Grafana
8 21 (0.78%) logstash
8 21 (0.78%) Mesos
9 17 (0.63%) Rancher
10 14 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (0.52%) Salt
11 11 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
12 9 (0.34%) Graphite
12 9 (0.34%) Oozie
12 9 (0.34%) Packer
12 9 (0.34%) Prometheus
13 8 (0.30%) Marathon
14 7 (0.26%) HockeyApp
15 5 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 260 (9.70%) Oracle
2 198 (7.39%) Microsoft
3 70 (2.61%) Red Hat
4 43 (1.60%) Google
4 43 (1.60%) New Relic
5 40 (1.49%) Atlassian
5 40 (1.49%) VMware
6 31 (1.16%) IBM
6 31 (1.16%) Splunk
7 30 (1.12%) Adobe
8 27 (1.01%) WSO2
9 22 (0.82%) SAP
10 20 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (0.75%) Talend
11 19 (0.71%) Sitecore
11 19 (0.71%) Sybase
12 18 (0.67%) TIBCO
13 16 (0.60%) Cisco
14 15 (0.56%) Zend
15 14 (0.52%) Cloudera
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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