The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Software Development Engineer 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 Development Engineer
Rank 258 273 238
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 5 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.058% 0.031% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.032% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Median daily rate £375 £275 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +14.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £330 £240
% change year-on-year
+11.74% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £12.82 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+290.01% -69.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.35 £33.55 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+17.28% -21.05%
Software Development Engineer
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 Development Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Software Development Engineer in the job title.

Software Development Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Development Engineer
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 Development Engineer across the South East region.

Software Development Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Software Development Engineer
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 Development Engineer across the South East region.

Software Development Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Software Development Engineer
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 Development Engineer 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
Surrey +5 2 £363 +31.81%
Berkshire - 2 £388 - 1
Buckinghamshire +15 1 - -
Software Development Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Software Development Engineer 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 Development Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (57.14%) C
2 7 (50.00%) C++
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) Java
4 5 (35.71%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) STB
4 5 (35.71%) Digital TV
4 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
4 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (28.57%) HTTP
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) Perl
5 4 (28.57%) HTML
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) Python
6 3 (21.43%) SOA
6 3 (21.43%) MPEG
6 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
6 3 (21.43%) DVB
6 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
6 3 (21.43%) NoSQL
6 3 (21.43%) Node.js
6 3 (21.43%) REST
6 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
6 3 (21.43%) Embedded Software Development

Software Development Engineer 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 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) HTTP
2 3 (21.43%) DVB
3 1 (7.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) InfluxDB
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) Fiddler
3 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Vagrant
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) HTML5
2 3 (21.43%) Node.js
2 3 (21.43%) REST
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) JSON
3 2 (14.29%) RESTful
3 2 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Digital TV
1 5 (35.71%) STB
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) MPEG
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (7.14%) HACMP
3 1 (7.14%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (7.14%) AIX
4 1 (7.14%) CentOS
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (7.14%) HPUX
4 1 (7.14%) NetWare
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
4 1 (7.14%) VMS
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) SOA
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) Software Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) User Stories
5 2 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
6 1 (7.14%) Refactoring
6 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.14%) V-Model
6 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C
2 7 (50.00%) C++
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) Perl
6 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) Python
7 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
7 2 (14.29%) Tcl
8 1 (7.14%) Go
8 1 (7.14%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Docker
2 1 (7.14%) GPFS
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Grafana
1 1 (7.14%) Kubernetes
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Borland
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) SaltStack
2 1 (7.14%) Veritas
2 1 (7.14%) VMware