The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 30 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.

Software Engineering
South East / Middlesex
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 23 15
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 4 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 3.20% 1.26% 4.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 1.49% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Median daily rate £560 £340 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.70% +6.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £48.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +8.33%  

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 Middlesex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 107 134 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 85.60% 84.28% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 97 81
Median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £315 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £528 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 2
Median hourly rate - £48.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +49.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex 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 Middlesex

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Middlesex

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Middlesex over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Middlesex

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 30 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 7 (58.33%) C
1 7 (58.33%) C++
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) HTTP
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) Perl
4 4 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) Ada
4 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) Tcl
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
5 3 (25.00%) User Stories
5 3 (25.00%) STB
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (16.67%) Kanban
6 2 (16.67%) Pair Programming
6 2 (16.67%) Retail
6 2 (16.67%) Digital TV
6 2 (16.67%) DVB
6 2 (16.67%) SOA
6 2 (16.67%) MPEG

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) HTTP
2 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (16.67%) DVB
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (50.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Product Owner
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Product Owner
4 1 (8.33%) System Design Authority
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) HTML5
1 2 (16.67%) Node.js
1 2 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (25.00%) STB
2 2 (16.67%) Digital TV
2 2 (16.67%) MPEG
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 3 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban
4 2 (16.67%) Microservices
4 2 (16.67%) Pair Programming
4 2 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) OOP
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C
1 7 (58.33%) C++
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) Ada
3 4 (33.33%) Perl
3 4 (33.33%) Python
3 4 (33.33%) Tcl
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (8.33%) VMware