The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 182 210 165
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 78 64 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.94% 0.65% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.68% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 44 46
Median daily rate £400 £350 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £303 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £391 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
Software Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7800 9372 8783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.69% 94.77% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4751 5634 4840
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 438 463
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +17.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.76 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the South East region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the South East region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hampshire +9 23 £355 +1.42% 33
Berkshire +14 18 £375 +7.14% 16
Buckinghamshire +26 11 £425 +15.64% 5
Surrey +11 7 - - 13
Oxfordshire -10 5 - - 16
Kent - 5 £600 - 1
Home Counties - 3 - -
West Sussex +5 2 - - 3
Middlesex -12 2 £444 +26.78%
East Sussex +2 1 £375 - 4
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 60 (41.38%) Java
2 52 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (35.17%) Linux
4 49 (33.79%) JavaScript
5 48 (33.10%) Software Engineering
6 45 (31.03%) C++
7 42 (28.97%) C#
8 36 (24.83%) HTML
9 34 (23.45%) Python
10 30 (20.69%) Scrum
11 28 (19.31%) SQL
11 28 (19.31%) MVC
12 27 (18.62%) C
13 26 (17.93%) .NET
13 26 (17.93%) TDD
14 25 (17.24%) CSS
15 24 (16.55%) PHP
15 24 (16.55%) AngularJS
16 22 (15.17%) Security Cleared
16 22 (15.17%) Web Services
16 22 (15.17%) Unix
16 22 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (14.48%) XML
18 20 (13.79%) SC Cleared
19 18 (12.41%) Continuous Delivery
20 17 (11.72%) Subversion
20 17 (11.72%) Spring
20 17 (11.72%) Configuration Management
20 17 (11.72%) ASP.NET
20 17 (11.72%) Windows

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (6.21%) Apache
1 9 (6.21%) OpenStack
2 8 (5.52%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (4.83%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.45%) CMS
4 5 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (3.45%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.76%) Drupal
6 3 (2.07%) Confluence
6 3 (2.07%) IIS
6 3 (2.07%) JBoss
7 2 (1.38%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.38%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS Office
2 1 (0.69%) Simulink
2 1 (0.69%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (9.66%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.90%) PaaS
4 5 (3.45%) Heroku
5 3 (2.07%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.38%) Bluemix
6 2 (1.38%) GitHub
6 2 (1.38%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.38%) Office 365
7 1 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.69%) Force.com
7 1 (0.69%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.69%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.59%) HTTP
2 5 (3.45%) AMQP
3 4 (2.76%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.76%) Wireless
4 3 (2.07%) DVB
5 2 (1.38%) Internet
5 2 (1.38%) LAN
5 2 (1.38%) LDAP
5 2 (1.38%) SNMP
6 1 (0.69%) DSL
6 1 (0.69%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.66%) MySQL
3 6 (4.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (4.14%) Redis
4 5 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.07%) Big Data
5 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.38%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.38%) HBase
6 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.69%) Cloudera CDH
7 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.69%) GIS
7 1 (0.69%) Parquet
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (11.72%) Subversion
2 13 (8.97%) Git (software)
3 12 (8.28%) Visual Studio
4 10 (6.90%) Ant
4 10 (6.90%) Eclipse
4 10 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (6.21%) ClearCase
6 8 (5.52%) Jasmine
7 7 (4.83%) NUnit
8 6 (4.14%) CppUnit
8 6 (4.14%) GoogleTest
8 6 (4.14%) Jenkins
8 6 (4.14%) JUnit
9 5 (3.45%) GoCD
9 5 (3.45%) JIRA
10 4 (2.76%) Maven
10 4 (2.76%) Selenium
11 3 (2.07%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.38%) NetBeans
General
1 12 (8.28%) Finance
2 9 (6.21%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.14%) Banking
4 5 (3.45%) Aerospace
4 5 (3.45%) Retail
5 4 (2.76%) Games
6 3 (2.07%) Automotive
6 3 (2.07%) Electronics
7 2 (1.38%) Advertising
7 2 (1.38%) Legal
7 2 (1.38%) Military
8 1 (0.69%) Avionics
8 1 (0.69%) Back Office
8 1 (0.69%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.69%) French Language
8 1 (0.69%) German Language
8 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.69%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (24.83%) HTML
2 26 (17.93%) .NET
3 25 (17.24%) CSS
4 24 (16.55%) AngularJS
5 22 (15.17%) Web Services
6 21 (14.48%) XML
7 17 (11.72%) ASP.NET
7 17 (11.72%) Spring
8 15 (10.34%) jQuery
9 13 (8.97%) JSON
10 11 (7.59%) HTML5
10 11 (7.59%) REST
10 11 (7.59%) RESTful
11 10 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (6.21%) Node.js
13 8 (5.52%) Ajax
13 8 (5.52%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (5.52%) SOAP
13 8 (5.52%) XSLT
14 7 (4.83%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.52%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.14%) Derivative
3 5 (3.45%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.76%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.07%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.07%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.07%) Replication
5 3 (2.07%) STB
5 3 (2.07%) User Experience
6 2 (1.38%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.38%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.38%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.38%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.38%) Statistics
6 2 (1.38%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.38%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.69%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 51 (35.17%) Linux
2 22 (15.17%) Unix
3 17 (11.72%) Windows
4 3 (2.07%) Android
4 3 (2.07%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.38%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.38%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.38%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.38%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.69%) CentOS
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (33.10%) Software Engineering
3 30 (20.69%) Scrum
4 28 (19.31%) MVC
5 26 (17.93%) TDD
6 22 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (12.41%) Continuous Delivery
8 17 (11.72%) Configuration Management
9 15 (10.34%) OO
10 14 (9.66%) Multithreading
10 14 (9.66%) Unit Testing
11 13 (8.97%) UML
12 11 (7.59%) BDD
12 11 (7.59%) Microservices
13 10 (6.90%) DevOps
13 10 (6.90%) SOLID
14 9 (6.21%) OOD
14 9 (6.21%) Web Development
15 7 (4.83%) Project Management
15 7 (4.83%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 60 (41.38%) Java
2 49 (33.79%) JavaScript
3 45 (31.03%) C++
4 42 (28.97%) C#
5 34 (23.45%) Python
6 28 (19.31%) SQL
7 27 (18.62%) C
8 24 (16.55%) PHP
9 16 (11.03%) Ruby
10 15 (10.34%) Go
11 11 (7.59%) Bash Shell
12 10 (6.90%) Scala
13 6 (4.14%) Embedded C
14 5 (3.45%) F#
14 5 (3.45%) Haskell
14 5 (3.45%) OCaml
14 5 (3.45%) Rust
15 4 (2.76%) T-SQL
15 4 (2.76%) VB.NET
16 3 (2.07%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (15.17%) Security Cleared
2 20 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.34%) Degree
4 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.76%) DO-178B
1 4 (2.76%) MISRA
2 2 (1.38%) MISRA C
2 2 (1.38%) SDET
3 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (8.97%) Docker
2 7 (4.83%) vSphere
3 3 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.69%) Firmware
4 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (5.52%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.69%) Nagios
2 1 (0.69%) Netcool
2 1 (0.69%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 14 (9.66%) Oracle
2 12 (8.28%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.21%) Google
4 6 (4.14%) VMware
5 3 (2.07%) IBM
6 2 (1.38%) Telerik
7 1 (0.69%) Avaya
7 1 (0.69%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.69%) SAP
7 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.69%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.69%) Twitter
7 1 (0.69%) Zend
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