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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
England / South East
Rank 166 200 188
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 71 55 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 0.67% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.71% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 33
Median daily rate £420 £316 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.80% -2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £287 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £403 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.73% +21.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%

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
6785 7731 8654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.15% 94.23% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 4531 4709
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 405 424
Median hourly rate £17.06 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.63 £11.42 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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
Oxfordshire - 23 £600 - 15
Hampshire +10 19 £450 +50.00% 33
Berkshire +6 11 £325 -18.75% 12
Buckinghamshire +6 5 £275 - 6
Surrey +15 3 £463 +44.53% 9
West Sussex +5 3 £405 +8.00% 2
East Sussex +8 2 £375 - 1
Middlesex +2 1 £385 -9.41% 1
Kent -5 1 £450 +41.73% 2
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 68 (41.98%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (41.36%) C#
3 65 (40.12%) .NET
4 57 (35.19%) JavaScript
5 55 (33.95%) SQL
6 53 (32.72%) Java
7 50 (30.86%) MVC
8 43 (26.54%) Scrum
9 36 (22.22%) TDD
10 35 (21.60%) Software Engineering
11 32 (19.75%) HTML
12 31 (19.14%) Windows
12 31 (19.14%) Linux
13 30 (18.52%) C++
13 30 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (18.52%) AngularJS
14 28 (17.28%) SQL Server
15 27 (16.67%) ASP.NET
16 26 (16.05%) Python
17 24 (14.81%) XML
17 24 (14.81%) Unit Testing
18 23 (14.20%) C
19 21 (12.96%) Microsoft
19 21 (12.96%) DevOps
20 20 (12.35%) jQuery
21 19 (11.73%) Web Development
21 19 (11.73%) Spring
21 19 (11.73%) PHP
22 18 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
22 18 (11.11%) Web Services

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 13 (8.02%) JBoss
2 12 (7.41%) WebSphere
2 12 (7.41%) WebSphere Application Server
2 12 (7.41%) WebSphere Process Server
3 10 (6.17%) Alfresco
4 8 (4.94%) Drupal
5 7 (4.32%) Apache
6 6 (3.70%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.47%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (2.47%) CMS
7 4 (2.47%) OpenStack
7 4 (2.47%) SilverStripe
8 3 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.85%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.23%) IIS
10 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.62%) SAS
10 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (9.26%) PaaS
3 14 (8.64%) GitHub
4 11 (6.79%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.47%) Heroku
6 3 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.23%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.62%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.79%) HTTP
2 5 (3.09%) AMQP
2 5 (3.09%) LAN
3 2 (1.23%) Extranet
3 2 (1.23%) Intranet
4 1 (0.62%) Internet
4 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.41%) MySQL
3 5 (3.09%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (2.47%) Redis
4 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.23%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.23%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.23%) MS Access
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 17 (10.49%) Maven
2 16 (9.88%) JUnit
3 15 (9.26%) Cucumber
4 14 (8.64%) Visual Studio
5 13 (8.02%) Jenkins
5 13 (8.02%) Mockito
6 9 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (4.94%) Eclipse
7 8 (4.94%) Git (software)
7 8 (4.94%) Jasmine
8 6 (3.70%) GoCD
9 5 (3.09%) JIRA
9 5 (3.09%) Selenium
10 4 (2.47%) Ant
11 3 (1.85%) Gradle
11 3 (1.85%) Grunt
11 3 (1.85%) gulp
11 3 (1.85%) JMeter
11 3 (1.85%) Subversion
11 3 (1.85%) webpack
General
1 12 (7.41%) Finance
2 11 (6.79%) Publishing
3 7 (4.32%) Banking
4 4 (2.47%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.47%) Games
4 4 (2.47%) Retail
5 3 (1.85%) Advertising
5 3 (1.85%) Electronics
6 2 (1.23%) French Language
6 2 (1.23%) German Language
6 2 (1.23%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.23%) Legal
6 2 (1.23%) Marketing
6 2 (1.23%) Military
6 2 (1.23%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.62%) Avionics
7 1 (0.62%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (40.12%) .NET
2 32 (19.75%) HTML
3 30 (18.52%) AngularJS
4 27 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 24 (14.81%) XML
6 20 (12.35%) jQuery
7 19 (11.73%) Spring
8 18 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (11.11%) Web Services
9 16 (9.88%) CSS
10 14 (8.64%) Java EE
11 12 (7.41%) HTML5
11 12 (7.41%) JSON
12 11 (6.79%) RESTful
12 11 (6.79%) WCF
13 10 (6.17%) .NET Framework
14 9 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 8 (4.94%) React
16 7 (4.32%) Laravel
16 7 (4.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.94%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.70%) Client/Server
2 6 (3.70%) Replication
3 5 (3.09%) Virtual Team
4 3 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.85%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.23%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.23%) iPhone
5 2 (1.23%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.23%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.23%) Statistics
5 2 (1.23%) User Experience
6 1 (0.62%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (0.62%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.62%) Derivative
6 1 (0.62%) FMCG
6 1 (0.62%) IVR
6 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.14%) Linux
1 31 (19.14%) Windows
2 15 (9.26%) Unix
3 3 (1.85%) Android
3 3 (1.85%) Windows CE
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.62%) MVS
5 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.62%) Solaris
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (41.98%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (30.86%) MVC
3 43 (26.54%) Scrum
4 36 (22.22%) TDD
5 35 (21.60%) Software Engineering
6 30 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (14.81%) Unit Testing
8 21 (12.96%) DevOps
9 19 (11.73%) Web Development
10 15 (9.26%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (8.64%) SDLC
12 13 (8.02%) BDD
12 13 (8.02%) Migration
12 13 (8.02%) Pair Programming
13 12 (7.41%) BPEL
13 12 (7.41%) BPMN
14 11 (6.79%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (6.79%) Microservices
14 11 (6.79%) OO
15 10 (6.17%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 67 (41.36%) C#
2 57 (35.19%) JavaScript
3 55 (33.95%) SQL
4 53 (32.72%) Java
5 30 (18.52%) C++
6 26 (16.05%) Python
7 23 (14.20%) C
8 19 (11.73%) PHP
9 12 (7.41%) Go
9 12 (7.41%) Ruby
10 11 (6.79%) VB
11 10 (6.17%) Bash Shell
12 9 (5.56%) F#
13 7 (4.32%) XPath
14 6 (3.70%) Haskell
14 6 (3.70%) OCaml
14 6 (3.70%) Rust
14 6 (3.70%) T-SQL
14 6 (3.70%) VB.NET
15 4 (2.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 18 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.49%) Degree
3 1 (0.62%) ISEB
3 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.47%) SDET
2 2 (1.23%) DO-178B
2 2 (1.23%) ISO13485
2 2 (1.23%) MISRA
2 2 (1.23%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (8.64%) Docker
2 4 (2.47%) vSphere
3 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.23%) Puppet
3 1 (0.62%) Ansible
3 1 (0.62%) Marathon
3 1 (0.62%) Mesos
3 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.88%) Oracle
3 8 (4.94%) Telerik
4 6 (3.70%) Google
5 3 (1.85%) IBM
6 2 (1.23%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.23%) SAP
6 2 (1.23%) VMware
7 1 (0.62%) Avaya
7 1 (0.62%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.62%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.62%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.62%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.62%) Splunk
7 1 (0.62%) Sun
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £0 to £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago