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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 209 227 170
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 54 49 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 0.50% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.53% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 43
Median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
Median hourly rate £42.25 £38.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% -8.82%
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
8141 9236 8644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.95% 95.04% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4923 5536 4802
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 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 428 429
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 August 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 August 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 +10 19 £415 +10.66% 32
Berkshire +9 13 £375 - 13
Buckinghamshire +19 7 £391 -8.05% 1
Oxfordshire -6 4 - - 8
West Sussex -3 3 - - 1
Middlesex -8 3 £360 +2.85%
East Sussex +3 2 £388 +43.51% 5
Surrey -2 2 - - 10
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 73 (51.05%) Java
2 57 (39.86%) Linux
3 55 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (37.06%) Software Engineering
5 49 (34.27%) C++
6 46 (32.17%) JavaScript
7 41 (28.67%) C#
8 39 (27.27%) HTML
9 33 (23.08%) Python
10 32 (22.38%) CSS
11 31 (21.68%) MVC
12 29 (20.28%) Security Cleared
13 27 (18.88%) Scrum
14 25 (17.48%) C
15 24 (16.78%) PHP
15 24 (16.78%) SC Cleared
15 24 (16.78%) TDD
16 23 (16.08%) Subversion
16 23 (16.08%) Web Services
17 22 (15.38%) Configuration Management
17 22 (15.38%) Spring
17 22 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (14.69%) XML
18 21 (14.69%) .NET
18 21 (14.69%) SQL
19 18 (12.59%) JSON
19 18 (12.59%) Ruby
19 18 (12.59%) HTML5
20 17 (11.89%) AngularJS
20 17 (11.89%) jQuery

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 (6.29%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (5.59%) Confluence
2 8 (5.59%) OpenStack
3 6 (4.20%) Apache
3 6 (4.20%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.50%) CMS
4 5 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.80%) Drupal
5 4 (2.80%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.10%) JBoss
7 2 (1.40%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.40%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Office
2 1 (0.70%) Simulink
2 1 (0.70%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.90%) PaaS
4 6 (4.20%) Amazon Kinesis
5 4 (2.80%) Heroku
6 3 (2.10%) Bluemix
6 3 (2.10%) GitHub
6 3 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.10%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.40%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (1.40%) Office 365
8 1 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.70%) Force.com
8 1 (0.70%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.70%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.39%) HTTP
2 3 (2.10%) DVB
2 3 (2.10%) Internet
2 3 (2.10%) SAN
2 3 (2.10%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.10%) Wireless
3 2 (1.40%) AMQP
3 2 (1.40%) LAN
3 2 (1.40%) LDAP
3 2 (1.40%) SNMP
4 1 (0.70%) DSL
4 1 (0.70%) Modbus
4 1 (0.70%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.09%) MySQL
3 10 (6.99%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (3.50%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.50%) Redis
5 4 (2.80%) Big Data
6 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.40%) HBase
7 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.70%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.70%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.70%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.70%) Parquet
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (16.08%) Subversion
2 16 (11.19%) Git (software)
3 13 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 12 (8.39%) Visual Studio
5 10 (6.99%) Eclipse
5 10 (6.99%) JIRA
5 10 (6.99%) JUnit
6 9 (6.29%) Ant
6 9 (6.29%) ClearCase
6 9 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (4.90%) Jasmine
7 7 (4.90%) NUnit
8 6 (4.20%) CppUnit
8 6 (4.20%) GoogleTest
9 5 (3.50%) Selenium
10 3 (2.10%) QUnit
11 2 (1.40%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.40%) Maven
11 2 (1.40%) NetBeans
11 2 (1.40%) WiX
General
1 11 (7.69%) Finance
1 11 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.59%) Aerospace
3 4 (2.80%) Automotive
3 4 (2.80%) Banking
3 4 (2.80%) Electronics
3 4 (2.80%) Retail
4 2 (1.40%) Games
4 2 (1.40%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) French Language
5 1 (0.70%) German Language
5 1 (0.70%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.70%) Military
5 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.70%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (27.27%) HTML
2 32 (22.38%) CSS
3 23 (16.08%) Web Services
4 22 (15.38%) Spring
5 21 (14.69%) .NET
5 21 (14.69%) XML
6 18 (12.59%) HTML5
6 18 (12.59%) JSON
7 17 (11.89%) AngularJS
7 17 (11.89%) jQuery
8 16 (11.19%) REST
9 15 (10.49%) ASP.NET
9 15 (10.49%) RESTful
10 14 (9.79%) Ajax
11 13 (9.09%) Spring MVC
12 11 (7.69%) CSS3
13 10 (6.99%) Node.js
13 10 (6.99%) Ruby on Rails
14 9 (6.29%) SOAP
14 9 (6.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.29%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.20%) Derivative
2 6 (4.20%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.10%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.10%) Replication
4 3 (2.10%) STB
4 3 (2.10%) User Experience
4 3 (2.10%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.40%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.40%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.40%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.40%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.40%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.70%) FMCG
6 1 (0.70%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.70%) iPhone
6 1 (0.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 57 (39.86%) Linux
2 16 (11.19%) Windows
3 15 (10.49%) Unix
4 4 (2.80%) Android
5 3 (2.10%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.10%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.40%) CentOS
6 2 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.40%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.40%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (37.06%) Software Engineering
3 31 (21.68%) MVC
4 27 (18.88%) Scrum
5 24 (16.78%) TDD
6 22 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 22 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (9.79%) Multithreading
7 14 (9.79%) UML
8 13 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (9.09%) OO
9 12 (8.39%) Open Source
9 12 (8.39%) Web Development
10 11 (7.69%) Microservices
11 10 (6.99%) Automated Testing
11 10 (6.99%) DevOps
11 10 (6.99%) OOD
12 9 (6.29%) BDD
12 9 (6.29%) Unit Testing
13 7 (4.90%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (51.05%) Java
2 49 (34.27%) C++
3 46 (32.17%) JavaScript
4 41 (28.67%) C#
5 33 (23.08%) Python
6 25 (17.48%) C
7 24 (16.78%) PHP
8 21 (14.69%) SQL
9 18 (12.59%) Ruby
10 16 (11.19%) Scala
11 10 (6.99%) Go
12 6 (4.20%) Bash Shell
12 6 (4.20%) Embedded C
12 6 (4.20%) Perl
13 3 (2.10%) Embedded C++
13 3 (2.10%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.40%) Haskell
14 2 (1.40%) OCaml
14 2 (1.40%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (20.28%) Security Cleared
2 24 (16.78%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.79%) Degree
4 4 (2.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.10%) DO-178B
1 3 (2.10%) MISRA
2 1 (0.70%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.70%) SDET
2 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.59%) Docker
2 6 (4.20%) vSphere
3 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.70%) Firmware
3 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.50%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.40%) Nagios
2 2 (1.40%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.70%) Kibana
3 1 (0.70%) logstash
3 1 (0.70%) Netcool
3 1 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (9.09%) Oracle
2 12 (8.39%) Google
3 11 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.50%) VMware
5 2 (1.40%) Telerik
5 2 (1.40%) Zend
6 1 (0.70%) IBM
6 1 (0.70%) QNX
6 1 (0.70%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.70%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.70%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.70%) Twitter
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