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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
England / South East
Rank 167 199 193
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 75 60 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 0.68% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.72% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 35 34
Median daily rate £350 £330 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £297 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 16
Median hourly rate £50.50 £48.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.20% +41.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.88 £35.18
% change year-on-year
-3.13% +24.73%

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
7116 8310 9176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.68% 94.57% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4154 5083 4898
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 389 429
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £53.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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
Hampshire +5 27 £350 +6.06% 34
Oxfordshire - 21 £410 - 22
Berkshire +16 12 £325 -13.33% 10
Buckinghamshire +4 10 £275 -31.25% 11
East Sussex - 3 £413 - 3
Kent +4 2 £391 +23.22% 4
West Sussex -12 1 £405 - 4
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 81 (46.55%) C#
2 77 (44.25%) .NET
3 69 (39.66%) SQL
4 68 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 49 (28.16%) MVC
7 47 (27.01%) Java
8 38 (21.84%) Scrum
9 36 (20.69%) Windows
9 36 (20.69%) Software Engineering
10 35 (20.11%) TDD
10 35 (20.11%) SQL Server
11 34 (19.54%) HTML
12 32 (18.39%) Linux
13 31 (17.82%) ASP.NET
14 28 (16.09%) C++
15 27 (15.52%) AngularJS
16 25 (14.37%) Unit Testing
16 25 (14.37%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (13.79%) XML
18 23 (13.22%) C
18 23 (13.22%) Python
19 21 (12.07%) Microsoft
19 21 (12.07%) Security Cleared
19 21 (12.07%) jQuery
19 21 (12.07%) SC Cleared
20 20 (11.49%) DevOps
21 19 (10.92%) Spring
21 19 (10.92%) Visual Studio
22 18 (10.34%) 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 12 (6.90%) JBoss
1 12 (6.90%) WebSphere
1 12 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
1 12 (6.90%) WebSphere Process Server
2 10 (5.75%) Alfresco
3 4 (2.30%) Apache
3 4 (2.30%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (2.30%) CMS
3 4 (2.30%) Drupal
3 4 (2.30%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.30%) SilverStripe
4 3 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.15%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.15%) IIS
5 2 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.57%) nginx
6 1 (0.57%) SAS
6 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.15%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.57%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (6.90%) GitHub
2 12 (6.90%) PaaS
3 10 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.30%) Heroku
5 3 (1.72%) Google App Engine
5 3 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.72%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.57%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.57%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.17%) HTTP
2 6 (3.45%) LAN
3 4 (2.30%) AMQP
4 3 (1.72%) Extranet
4 3 (1.72%) Intranet
5 2 (1.15%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.57%) DVB
6 1 (0.57%) SNMP
6 1 (0.57%) SSH
6 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.57%) Telnet
6 1 (0.57%) UPnP
6 1 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.11%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.05%) MySQL
3 7 (4.02%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.30%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.30%) Redis
5 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.72%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.72%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.15%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.15%) MS Access
7 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (10.92%) Visual Studio
2 18 (10.34%) Maven
3 15 (8.62%) JUnit
4 13 (7.47%) Cucumber
4 13 (7.47%) Jenkins
4 13 (7.47%) Mockito
5 10 (5.75%) Eclipse
6 9 (5.17%) Git (software)
6 9 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (4.02%) Jasmine
8 6 (3.45%) JIRA
9 5 (2.87%) Ant
9 5 (2.87%) GoCD
9 5 (2.87%) Selenium
10 3 (1.72%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.72%) Grunt
10 3 (1.72%) gulp
10 3 (1.72%) JMeter
10 3 (1.72%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.72%) webpack
General
1 12 (6.90%) Publishing
2 10 (5.75%) Finance
3 8 (4.60%) Banking
4 3 (1.72%) Advertising
4 3 (1.72%) Electronics
4 3 (1.72%) Games
4 3 (1.72%) Marketing
4 3 (1.72%) Retail
5 2 (1.15%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.15%) Dutch Language
5 2 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.57%) Automotive
6 1 (0.57%) Back Office
6 1 (0.57%) French Language
6 1 (0.57%) German Language
6 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Military
6 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (44.25%) .NET
2 34 (19.54%) HTML
3 31 (17.82%) ASP.NET
4 27 (15.52%) AngularJS
5 24 (13.79%) XML
6 21 (12.07%) jQuery
7 19 (10.92%) Spring
8 18 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (10.34%) Web Services
9 16 (9.20%) .NET Framework
9 16 (9.20%) CSS
10 14 (8.05%) Java EE
11 13 (7.47%) HTML5
11 13 (7.47%) WCF
12 12 (6.90%) RESTful
13 10 (5.75%) JSON
14 9 (5.17%) REST
14 9 (5.17%) WPF
15 7 (4.02%) CSS3
15 7 (4.02%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.02%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.45%) Client/Server
2 6 (3.45%) Replication
3 5 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.87%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.30%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.30%) User Experience
4 4 (2.30%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.15%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.57%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.57%) Derivative
6 1 (0.57%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.57%) iPhone
6 1 (0.57%) IVR
6 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.57%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.57%) STB
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.69%) Windows
2 32 (18.39%) Linux
3 14 (8.05%) Unix
4 6 (3.45%) Android
5 3 (1.72%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.57%) MVS
6 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.57%) Solaris
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (28.16%) MVC
3 38 (21.84%) Scrum
4 36 (20.69%) Software Engineering
5 35 (20.11%) TDD
6 25 (14.37%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (14.37%) Unit Testing
7 20 (11.49%) DevOps
8 16 (9.20%) SDLC
8 16 (9.20%) Web Development
9 13 (7.47%) Pair Programming
10 12 (6.90%) BPEL
10 12 (6.90%) BPMN
10 12 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (6.90%) Migration
11 10 (5.75%) Configuration Management
11 10 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (5.17%) BDD
12 9 (5.17%) OO
13 8 (4.60%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (46.55%) C#
2 69 (39.66%) SQL
3 58 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 47 (27.01%) Java
5 28 (16.09%) C++
6 23 (13.22%) C
6 23 (13.22%) Python
7 14 (8.05%) VB
8 12 (6.90%) PHP
9 11 (6.32%) Go
9 11 (6.32%) Ruby
10 9 (5.17%) Bash Shell
11 8 (4.60%) F#
12 6 (3.45%) Perl
12 6 (3.45%) T-SQL
13 5 (2.87%) Haskell
13 5 (2.87%) OCaml
13 5 (2.87%) Rust
13 5 (2.87%) VB.NET
13 5 (2.87%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (12.07%) SC Cleared
1 21 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.05%) Degree
3 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.57%) ISEB
3 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.72%) SDET
2 2 (1.15%) ISO13485
3 1 (0.57%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.57%) MISRA
3 1 (0.57%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.75%) Docker
2 4 (2.30%) vSphere
3 2 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (2.87%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.15%) Puppet
3 1 (0.57%) Ansible
3 1 (0.57%) Marathon
3 1 (0.57%) Mesos
3 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.62%) Oracle
3 10 (5.75%) Telerik
4 6 (3.45%) Google
5 3 (1.72%) IBM
5 3 (1.72%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.15%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.15%) SAP
6 2 (1.15%) VMware
7 1 (0.57%) Apple
7 1 (0.57%) Avaya
7 1 (0.57%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.57%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.57%) Samsung
7 1 (0.57%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.57%) Splunk
7 1 (0.57%) Sun
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Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Premier Media
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
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Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
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Rate: £300 - £340 per day
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