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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 196 188 179
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 87 82 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 0.81% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.86% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 46 52
Median daily rate £380 £330 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £275 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £418 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 5
Median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £15.75 £32.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £63.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -2.09%
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
9196 9522 8760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.43% 94.31% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5593 5223 4823
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 460 482
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +7 29 £360 +5.88% 31
Kent -16 14 £318 -11.80% 2
West Sussex -5 13 £441 +37.81% 5
Buckinghamshire +3 6 £325 +3.17% 9
Surrey -8 6 £438 +16.66% 18
Oxfordshire +9 5 - - 15
Middlesex -1 4 £413 +37.50% 1
Berkshire -12 3 £425 +47.82% 18
East Sussex -7 2 £325 +18.18% 4
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 62 (42.47%) Linux
2 56 (38.36%) Java
3 51 (34.93%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (34.93%) Software Engineering
4 48 (32.88%) JavaScript
5 47 (32.19%) C#
6 42 (28.77%) HTML
7 40 (27.40%) C++
8 35 (23.97%) CSS
9 34 (23.29%) Python
10 32 (21.92%) MVC
11 27 (18.49%) Security Cleared
12 26 (17.81%) Scrum
13 24 (16.44%) C
13 24 (16.44%) .NET
14 23 (15.75%) SQL
14 23 (15.75%) Spring
14 23 (15.75%) Ruby
15 22 (15.07%) Automated Testing
15 22 (15.07%) Web Development
15 22 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (15.07%) Git (software)
16 20 (13.70%) Web Services
16 20 (13.70%) Open Source
17 19 (13.01%) Ajax
17 19 (13.01%) PHP
17 19 (13.01%) HTML5
17 19 (13.01%) REST
17 19 (13.01%) Jenkins
18 18 (12.33%) Finance

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 12 (8.22%) Confluence
2 10 (6.85%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (5.48%) Node.js
4 7 (4.79%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.05%) CMS
6 3 (2.05%) IIS
7 2 (1.37%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.68%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.68%) JBoss
8 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) LaTeX
1 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.42%) Heroku
3 5 (3.42%) PaaS
4 4 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.05%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (2.05%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.68%) Force.com
6 1 (0.68%) GitHub
6 1 (0.68%) IaaS
6 1 (0.68%) Office 365
6 1 (0.68%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.90%) HTTP
2 7 (4.79%) SAN
3 5 (3.42%) DVB
4 3 (2.05%) Internet
5 2 (1.37%) H.323
6 1 (0.68%) FTP
6 1 (0.68%) LDAP
6 1 (0.68%) Modbus
6 1 (0.68%) Network Security
6 1 (0.68%) SNMP
6 1 (0.68%) Telepresence
6 1 (0.68%) UPnP
6 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.53%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (3.42%) MySQL
4 5 (3.42%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.74%) Ingres
5 4 (2.74%) Redis
6 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.68%) Big Data
8 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.68%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (15.07%) Git (software)
2 19 (13.01%) Jenkins
3 18 (12.33%) Subversion
4 16 (10.96%) JIRA
5 13 (8.90%) JUnit
6 9 (6.16%) ClearCase
7 7 (4.79%) Eclipse
7 7 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (4.79%) Visual Studio
8 6 (4.11%) WiX
9 5 (3.42%) Jasmine
9 5 (3.42%) NUnit
10 4 (2.74%) Ant
10 4 (2.74%) ClearQuest
10 4 (2.74%) CppUnit
10 4 (2.74%) CruiseControl
10 4 (2.74%) GoogleTest
10 4 (2.74%) Selenium
11 3 (2.05%) Bugzilla
11 3 (2.05%) QUnit
General
1 18 (12.33%) Finance
2 11 (7.53%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.79%) Electronics
4 5 (3.42%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.74%) Legal
6 3 (2.05%) Banking
7 2 (1.37%) Games
7 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.37%) Retail
8 1 (0.68%) Automotive
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (28.77%) HTML
2 35 (23.97%) CSS
3 24 (16.44%) .NET
4 23 (15.75%) Spring
5 20 (13.70%) Web Services
6 19 (13.01%) Ajax
6 19 (13.01%) HTML5
6 19 (13.01%) REST
7 18 (12.33%) JSON
8 17 (11.64%) RESTful
8 17 (11.64%) XML
9 16 (10.96%) ASP.NET
9 16 (10.96%) Django
9 16 (10.96%) Spring MVC
10 14 (9.59%) CSS3
11 13 (8.90%) Guice
11 13 (8.90%) Play Framework
11 13 (8.90%) Ruby on Rails
12 12 (8.22%) AngularJS
12 12 (8.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (4.79%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (4.11%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.42%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.74%) STB
4 4 (2.74%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.05%) DTV
5 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.05%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.37%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.37%) User Experience
7 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.68%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.68%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.68%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.68%) PKI
7 1 (0.68%) Social Media
7 1 (0.68%) Statistics
7 1 (0.68%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 62 (42.47%) Linux
2 9 (6.16%) Windows
3 8 (5.48%) Unix
4 3 (2.05%) Android
4 3 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.37%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.68%) CentOS
6 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (34.93%) Agile Software Development
1 51 (34.93%) Software Engineering
2 32 (21.92%) MVC
3 26 (17.81%) Scrum
4 22 (15.07%) Automated Testing
4 22 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (15.07%) Web Development
5 20 (13.70%) Open Source
6 18 (12.33%) Configuration Management
7 16 (10.96%) TDD
8 13 (8.90%) UML
9 11 (7.53%) OWASP
10 9 (6.16%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (6.16%) DevOps
10 9 (6.16%) Multithreading
10 9 (6.16%) Responsive Web Design
11 8 (5.48%) Validation
11 8 (5.48%) Web Design
12 6 (4.11%) Service Design
12 6 (4.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (38.36%) Java
2 48 (32.88%) JavaScript
3 47 (32.19%) C#
4 40 (27.40%) C++
5 34 (23.29%) Python
6 24 (16.44%) C
7 23 (15.75%) Ruby
7 23 (15.75%) SQL
8 19 (13.01%) PHP
9 15 (10.27%) Scala
10 8 (5.48%) Perl
11 7 (4.79%) Embedded C
11 7 (4.79%) Go
12 6 (4.11%) VB.NET
13 4 (2.74%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.37%) Apple Swift
14 2 (1.37%) Embedded C++
14 2 (1.37%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.68%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 27 (18.49%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.27%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.85%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.79%) Degree
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.37%) FedRAMP
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.11%) vSphere
2 3 (2.05%) Docker
3 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.37%) Kibana
1 2 (1.37%) logstash
2 1 (0.68%) Graphite
2 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.68%) Nagios
2 1 (0.68%) Netcool
2 1 (0.68%) Puppet
2 1 (0.68%) StatsD
2 1 (0.68%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 13 (8.90%) Google
2 4 (2.74%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.05%) IBM
3 3 (2.05%) Oracle
4 1 (0.68%) Lumension
4 1 (0.68%) Perforce
4 1 (0.68%) PTC
4 1 (0.68%) QNX
4 1 (0.68%) Rackspace
4 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.68%) SAP
4 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.68%) VMware
4 1 (0.68%) Zend
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