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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 201 219 185
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 57 48 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.65% 0.50% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.53% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 30
Median daily rate £400 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £258 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £418 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 3
Median hourly rate £44.00 £39.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.39% -7.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
8311 9063 8668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.20% 94.85% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4966 5337 4682
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 £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 426 432
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 19 £335 +1.51% 33
Surrey -7 8 £450 +89.47% 7
Buckinghamshire +19 6 £463 +21.71% 2
Oxfordshire +5 6 £463 +15.62% 7
Berkshire -1 5 £463 +39.62% 18
Middlesex -5 4 £360 +2.85%
West Sussex -4 3 - - 2
Kent +13 2 £255 -38.55% 1
East Sussex +3 2 £349 +29.16% 2
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 70 (48.61%) Java
2 63 (43.75%) Linux
3 58 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (36.81%) Software Engineering
5 46 (31.94%) JavaScript
5 46 (31.94%) C++
6 45 (31.25%) HTML
7 42 (29.17%) C#
8 38 (26.39%) CSS
9 36 (25.00%) Python
10 34 (23.61%) MVC
11 33 (22.92%) Security Cleared
12 26 (18.06%) Subversion
12 26 (18.06%) C
13 25 (17.36%) Scrum
13 25 (17.36%) Spring
14 24 (16.67%) SC Cleared
14 24 (16.67%) Configuration Management
15 23 (15.97%) SQL
16 21 (14.58%) TDD
16 21 (14.58%) Git (software)
17 20 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (13.89%) Ruby
17 20 (13.89%) HTML5
18 19 (13.19%) .NET
18 19 (13.19%) PHP
18 19 (13.19%) Web Services
19 18 (12.50%) Ajax
19 18 (12.50%) JSON
19 18 (12.50%) Scala

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 (8.33%) Confluence
2 9 (6.25%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (5.56%) OpenStack
4 6 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (3.47%) CMS
6 3 (2.08%) Apache
6 3 (2.08%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.08%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.39%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.39%) JBoss
8 1 (0.69%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.69%) IIS
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) LaTeX
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 15 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.17%) Amazon Kinesis
4 5 (3.47%) PaaS
5 4 (2.78%) Heroku
6 3 (2.08%) Bluemix
7 2 (1.39%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.69%) Force.com
8 1 (0.69%) GitHub
8 1 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.69%) Office 365
8 1 (0.69%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.69%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.03%) HTTP
2 7 (4.86%) SAN
3 3 (2.08%) DVB
3 3 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.08%) Wireless
4 2 (1.39%) Internet
4 2 (1.39%) LDAP
4 2 (1.39%) SNMP
5 1 (0.69%) DSL
5 1 (0.69%) LAN
5 1 (0.69%) Modbus
5 1 (0.69%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.03%) Relational Database
2 12 (8.33%) MySQL
2 12 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (3.47%) Redis
5 4 (2.78%) Big Data
5 4 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.08%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.39%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.39%) HBase
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.69%) Cloudera CDH
8 1 (0.69%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.69%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.69%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.69%) Parquet
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (18.06%) Subversion
2 21 (14.58%) Git (software)
3 16 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 13 (9.03%) JIRA
4 13 (9.03%) JUnit
5 10 (6.94%) Visual Studio
6 9 (6.25%) Ant
6 9 (6.25%) ClearCase
6 9 (6.25%) Eclipse
7 7 (4.86%) NUnit
7 7 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (4.17%) CppUnit
8 6 (4.17%) GoogleTest
9 5 (3.47%) Jasmine
9 5 (3.47%) Selenium
9 5 (3.47%) WiX
10 4 (2.78%) QUnit
11 2 (1.39%) Maven
11 2 (1.39%) NetBeans
12 1 (0.69%) Xcode
General
1 13 (9.03%) Finance
2 12 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.86%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.78%) Automotive
4 4 (2.78%) Banking
5 3 (2.08%) Electronics
6 2 (1.39%) Retail
7 1 (0.69%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (31.25%) HTML
2 38 (26.39%) CSS
3 25 (17.36%) Spring
4 20 (13.89%) HTML5
5 19 (13.19%) .NET
5 19 (13.19%) Web Services
6 18 (12.50%) Ajax
6 18 (12.50%) JSON
6 18 (12.50%) REST
7 17 (11.81%) RESTful
7 17 (11.81%) Spring MVC
7 17 (11.81%) XML
8 15 (10.42%) ASP.NET
8 15 (10.42%) jQuery
9 14 (9.72%) Ruby on Rails
10 13 (9.03%) AngularJS
10 13 (9.03%) CSS3
10 13 (9.03%) Django
11 12 (8.33%) Guice
11 12 (8.33%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.86%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.17%) Derivative
2 6 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (2.78%) Algorithms
3 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.78%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.08%) STB
4 3 (2.08%) User Experience
5 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.39%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.39%) Replication
5 2 (1.39%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.69%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.69%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.69%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.69%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.69%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.69%) Social Media
6 1 (0.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 63 (43.75%) Linux
2 14 (9.72%) Unix
3 13 (9.03%) Windows
4 3 (2.08%) Android
4 3 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.08%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.39%) CentOS
5 2 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.39%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.39%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.39%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (36.81%) Software Engineering
3 34 (23.61%) MVC
4 25 (17.36%) Scrum
5 24 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 21 (14.58%) TDD
7 20 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (11.81%) Web Development
9 16 (11.11%) Open Source
9 16 (11.11%) UML
10 14 (9.72%) Multithreading
11 13 (9.03%) Automated Testing
12 11 (7.64%) OO
13 10 (6.94%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (6.94%) OWASP
13 10 (6.94%) Unit Testing
14 9 (6.25%) DevOps
14 9 (6.25%) Validation
15 8 (5.56%) OOD
16 7 (4.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (48.61%) Java
2 46 (31.94%) C++
2 46 (31.94%) JavaScript
3 42 (29.17%) C#
4 36 (25.00%) Python
5 26 (18.06%) C
6 23 (15.97%) SQL
7 20 (13.89%) Ruby
8 19 (13.19%) PHP
9 18 (12.50%) Scala
10 10 (6.94%) Perl
11 8 (5.56%) Go
12 5 (3.47%) Embedded C
13 4 (2.78%) Bash Shell
14 3 (2.08%) Embedded C++
15 2 (1.39%) Apple Swift
15 2 (1.39%) PL/SQL
15 2 (1.39%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.39%) Tcl
15 2 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 24 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.94%) Degree
4 8 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.39%) DO-178B
1 2 (1.39%) MISRA
System Software
1 6 (4.17%) vSphere
2 4 (2.78%) Docker
3 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.69%) Firmware
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.39%) Kibana
1 2 (1.39%) logstash
1 2 (1.39%) Nagios
1 2 (1.39%) Zenoss
2 1 (0.69%) Graphite
2 1 (0.69%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.69%) Netcool
2 1 (0.69%) Puppet
2 1 (0.69%) StatsD
Vendors
1 14 (9.72%) Google
2 10 (6.94%) Oracle
3 6 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.47%) VMware
5 2 (1.39%) Zend
6 1 (0.69%) IBM
6 1 (0.69%) QNX
6 1 (0.69%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.69%) Telerik
6 1 (0.69%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.69%) Twitter
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