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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 145 191 180
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 102 81 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.34% 0.85% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 0.90% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 46 38
Median daily rate £425 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £288 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £413 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 5
Median hourly rate £38.75 £44.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.42% +4.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.34
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.07%
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
7153 9040 9386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.66% 94.84% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5231 5142
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 510 506
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.77 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +14.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 December 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 +17 29 £309 -3.43% 33
Oxfordshire - 19 £600 - 9
Surrey +30 16 £463 +65.17% 10
Berkshire +1 13 £340 -15.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +18 8 £388 +10.71% 4
Kent +5 5 £600 +88.97% 2
West Sussex +15 3 £400 +10.34% 5
Home Counties - 3 - -
East Sussex +7 2 £375 -
Middlesex -6 2 £399 +13.92% 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 59 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (36.77%) Java
3 52 (33.55%) C#
4 50 (32.26%) JavaScript
4 50 (32.26%) .NET
5 47 (30.32%) SQL
6 42 (27.10%) MVC
7 40 (25.81%) Scrum
7 40 (25.81%) C++
8 39 (25.16%) Linux
8 39 (25.16%) Software Engineering
9 33 (21.29%) Python
10 31 (20.00%) AngularJS
11 30 (19.35%) HTML
12 29 (18.71%) TDD
13 28 (18.06%) C
14 27 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (16.13%) ASP.NET
15 25 (16.13%) Windows
16 24 (15.48%) Unit Testing
17 23 (14.84%) Security Cleared
18 22 (14.19%) SC Cleared
18 22 (14.19%) Unix
19 21 (13.55%) XML
20 20 (12.90%) SQL Server
21 19 (12.26%) Web Services
21 19 (12.26%) Microsoft
21 19 (12.26%) Spring
22 17 (10.97%) Degree
22 17 (10.97%) CSS

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 11 (7.10%) JBoss
2 10 (6.45%) Apache
3 9 (5.81%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.81%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (5.81%) WebSphere Process Server
4 7 (4.52%) Alfresco
5 6 (3.87%) Drupal
5 6 (3.87%) OpenStack
5 6 (3.87%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.58%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (2.58%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.94%) CMS
9 2 (1.29%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.29%) IIS
9 2 (1.29%) SilverStripe
10 1 (0.65%) nginx
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) Simulink
3 1 (0.65%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (9.03%) PaaS
3 12 (7.74%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (7.10%) GitHub
5 4 (2.58%) Heroku
6 3 (1.94%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.29%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.65%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.10%) HTTP
2 5 (3.23%) AMQP
2 5 (3.23%) LAN
3 4 (2.58%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.29%) Wireless
5 1 (0.65%) DSL
5 1 (0.65%) DVB
5 1 (0.65%) Internet
5 1 (0.65%) LDAP
5 1 (0.65%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.39%) MySQL
3 6 (3.87%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (3.23%) Redis
5 4 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.94%) Big Data
6 3 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.94%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.29%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.29%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.29%) HBase
7 2 (1.29%) MS Access
7 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.29%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.65%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 15 (9.68%) Maven
1 15 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 14 (9.03%) JUnit
3 12 (7.74%) Cucumber
3 12 (7.74%) Eclipse
4 10 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 10 (6.45%) Mockito
5 9 (5.81%) Jasmine
6 8 (5.16%) Ant
6 8 (5.16%) Git (software)
6 8 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (4.52%) Subversion
8 6 (3.87%) GoCD
9 5 (3.23%) JIRA
10 4 (2.58%) GoogleTest
10 4 (2.58%) NUnit
10 4 (2.58%) Selenium
11 3 (1.94%) ClearCase
11 3 (1.94%) CppUnit
11 3 (1.94%) JMeter
General
1 12 (7.74%) Finance
2 8 (5.16%) Publishing
3 7 (4.52%) Banking
4 5 (3.23%) Aerospace
4 5 (3.23%) Games
5 4 (2.58%) Electronics
5 4 (2.58%) Retail
6 2 (1.29%) Advertising
6 2 (1.29%) French Language
6 2 (1.29%) German Language
6 2 (1.29%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.29%) Legal
6 2 (1.29%) Military
6 2 (1.29%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.65%) Automotive
7 1 (0.65%) Avionics
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (32.26%) .NET
2 31 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 30 (19.35%) HTML
4 25 (16.13%) ASP.NET
5 21 (13.55%) XML
6 19 (12.26%) Spring
6 19 (12.26%) Web Services
7 17 (10.97%) CSS
8 15 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (9.03%) jQuery
10 12 (7.74%) JSON
10 12 (7.74%) RESTful
11 11 (7.10%) Java EE
12 10 (6.45%) HTML5
12 10 (6.45%) WCF
13 9 (5.81%) React
13 9 (5.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (5.16%) .NET Framework
15 7 (4.52%) MFC
16 6 (3.87%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.52%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.87%) Client/Server
2 6 (3.87%) Replication
3 5 (3.23%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.58%) Derivative
5 2 (1.29%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.29%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.29%) iPhone
5 2 (1.29%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.29%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.29%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.29%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.29%) Statistics
5 2 (1.29%) User Experience
6 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.65%) FMCG
6 1 (0.65%) IVR
6 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (25.16%) Linux
2 25 (16.13%) Windows
3 22 (14.19%) Unix
4 3 (1.94%) Android
5 2 (1.29%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.29%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.29%) Windows CE
5 2 (1.29%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.65%) MVS
6 1 (0.65%) Solaris
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (27.10%) MVC
3 40 (25.81%) Scrum
4 39 (25.16%) Software Engineering
5 29 (18.71%) TDD
6 27 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (15.48%) Unit Testing
8 16 (10.32%) DevOps
9 15 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (9.68%) Web Development
10 13 (8.39%) Multithreading
10 13 (8.39%) OO
11 12 (7.74%) Configuration Management
12 11 (7.10%) BDD
12 11 (7.10%) UML
13 10 (6.45%) Microservices
13 10 (6.45%) Migration
13 10 (6.45%) Pair Programming
13 10 (6.45%) SOLID
14 9 (5.81%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 57 (36.77%) Java
2 52 (33.55%) C#
3 50 (32.26%) JavaScript
4 47 (30.32%) SQL
5 40 (25.81%) C++
6 33 (21.29%) Python
7 28 (18.06%) C
8 17 (10.97%) PHP
9 14 (9.03%) Go
9 14 (9.03%) Ruby
10 10 (6.45%) Bash Shell
11 9 (5.81%) F#
12 6 (3.87%) Haskell
12 6 (3.87%) OCaml
12 6 (3.87%) Rust
12 6 (3.87%) VB
12 6 (3.87%) VB.NET
13 5 (3.23%) Scala
13 5 (3.23%) T-SQL
13 5 (3.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (14.84%) Security Cleared
2 22 (14.19%) SC Cleared
3 17 (10.97%) Degree
4 1 (0.65%) ISEB
4 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.58%) SDET
2 2 (1.29%) DO-178B
2 2 (1.29%) MISRA
2 2 (1.29%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.65%) ISO13485
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (8.39%) Docker
2 4 (2.58%) vSphere
3 3 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (5.81%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.65%) Ansible
2 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.03%) Oracle
3 7 (4.52%) Telerik
4 6 (3.87%) Google
5 3 (1.94%) IBM
5 3 (1.94%) VMware
6 1 (0.65%) Avaya
6 1 (0.65%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.65%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.65%) SAP
6 1 (0.65%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.65%) Splunk
6 1 (0.65%) Sun
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