The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 171 132 134
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 94 151 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.06% 1.58% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.67% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 76 66
Median daily rate £360 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 17
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
Software 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
8355 9057 8549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.31% 94.71% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4984 5289 4622
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 372 426 430
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.37 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software 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 Engineer across the South East region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Software 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 Engineer across the South East region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Software 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 Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 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 -14 20 £360 +9.09% 16
Middlesex +7 18 £350 -
Oxfordshire +2 13 £450 +5.88% 7
Surrey -5 13 £381 +11.31% 16
West Sussex -8 10 £365 +32.72% 6
Berkshire -13 9 £375 +56.25% 17
Kent +6 5 £503 +48.88% 2
East Sussex +6 4 £388 +13.97% 6
Buckinghamshire +2 2 £378 +31.30% 6
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, Software 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 261 (97.75%) Software Engineering
2 124 (46.44%) C
3 121 (45.32%) C++
4 105 (39.33%) Linux
5 93 (34.83%) Java
6 66 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (22.10%) TDD
8 58 (21.72%) Multithreading
9 55 (20.60%) SQL
10 44 (16.48%) C#
10 44 (16.48%) Oracle
10 44 (16.48%) Embedded C
11 43 (16.10%) Telecoms
12 41 (15.36%) Windows
13 38 (14.23%) HTML
14 35 (13.11%) Perl
15 34 (12.73%) Scrum
16 32 (11.99%) Unix
16 32 (11.99%) UML
17 31 (11.61%) Python
17 31 (11.61%) JavaScript
17 31 (11.61%) Embedded Software Development
18 30 (11.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 29 (10.86%) Web Services
20 28 (10.49%) STL
21 27 (10.11%) .NET
22 26 (9.74%) OO
23 25 (9.36%) Ruby
24 24 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
24 24 (8.99%) LTE

Software 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 17 (6.37%) Cloud Foundry
2 14 (5.24%) OpenStack
3 9 (3.37%) JBoss
4 8 (3.00%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.62%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.25%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.37%) IIS
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.87%) Simulink
2 4 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.12%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.37%) MS Office
4 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.99%) PaaS
3 14 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (4.87%) Heroku
5 6 (2.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (1.50%) SaaS
7 3 (1.12%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.75%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.75%) Force.com
8 2 (0.75%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.99%) LTE
2 19 (7.12%) Wireless
3 14 (5.24%) HTTP
4 12 (4.49%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.75%) DVB
5 10 (3.75%) RS-232
6 9 (3.37%) 3G
7 8 (3.00%) 3GPP
7 8 (3.00%) PPP
8 6 (2.25%) AMQP
9 5 (1.87%) Diameter Protocol
9 5 (1.87%) GSM
9 5 (1.87%) RANAP
9 5 (1.87%) RTP
9 5 (1.87%) UMTS
9 5 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.12%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.75%) Broadband
11 2 (0.75%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.49%) NoSQL
2 10 (3.75%) Apache Cassandra
2 10 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.37%) Redis
4 6 (2.25%) DataStage
5 5 (1.87%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.87%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.87%) MySQL
5 5 (1.87%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.12%) GIS
7 2 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.37%) Big Data
8 1 (0.37%) HBase
8 1 (0.37%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 24 (8.99%) Subversion
2 20 (7.49%) Visual Studio
3 19 (7.12%) Git (software)
4 14 (5.24%) ClearCase
5 13 (4.87%) Jenkins
6 12 (4.49%) Rational DOORS
7 11 (4.12%) JUnit
8 10 (3.75%) Rational Rhapsody
9 9 (3.37%) Eclipse
10 7 (2.62%) Ant
10 7 (2.62%) GoogleTest
10 7 (2.62%) Trac
11 6 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (2.25%) Maven
11 6 (2.25%) NUnit
12 5 (1.87%) CppUnit
12 5 (1.87%) Cucumber
13 4 (1.50%) Mockito
13 4 (1.50%) Selenium
14 3 (1.12%) JIRA
General
1 43 (16.10%) Telecoms
2 20 (7.49%) Finance
3 15 (5.62%) Electronics
4 10 (3.75%) Avionics
5 9 (3.37%) Aerospace
6 8 (3.00%) Automotive
7 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.50%) Publishing
8 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.75%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.37%) French Language
9 1 (0.37%) Games
9 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (14.23%) HTML
2 30 (11.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 29 (10.86%) Web Services
4 28 (10.49%) STL
5 27 (10.11%) .NET
6 24 (8.99%) Spring
7 21 (7.87%) XML
8 19 (7.12%) RabbitMQ
9 18 (6.74%) HTML5
9 18 (6.74%) REST
10 16 (5.99%) .NET Framework
11 14 (5.24%) CSS
12 13 (4.87%) Node.js
12 13 (4.87%) RESTful
13 11 (4.12%) Ruby on Rails
14 10 (3.75%) AngularJS
14 10 (3.75%) JSON
15 9 (3.37%) jQuery
16 7 (2.62%) SOAP
16 7 (2.62%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.24%) Embedded Systems
2 16 (5.99%) VHDL
3 15 (5.62%) Digital TV
4 11 (4.12%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.12%) STB
5 9 (3.37%) MPEG
6 7 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.25%) Cloud Native
7 6 (2.25%) Derivative
7 6 (2.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 5 (1.87%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.87%) Device Driver
9 3 (1.12%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (1.12%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.12%) Clustering
9 3 (1.12%) Contactless
9 3 (1.12%) HACMP
9 3 (1.12%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.75%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.75%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 105 (39.33%) Linux
2 41 (15.36%) Windows
3 32 (11.99%) Unix
4 7 (2.62%) Android
5 5 (1.87%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.87%) CentOS
5 5 (1.87%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (1.87%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.12%) AIX
6 3 (1.12%) HPUX
6 3 (1.12%) NetWare
6 3 (1.12%) Solaris
6 3 (1.12%) VxWorks
6 3 (1.12%) Windows CE
6 3 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.37%) VMS
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (97.75%) Software Engineering
2 66 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (22.10%) TDD
4 58 (21.72%) Multithreading
5 34 (12.73%) Scrum
6 32 (11.99%) UML
7 31 (11.61%) Embedded Software Development
8 26 (9.74%) OO
9 23 (8.61%) Continuous Delivery
10 22 (8.24%) DevOps
11 19 (7.12%) SOA
12 14 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (4.49%) Migration
13 12 (4.49%) SDLC
14 11 (4.12%) Cross-Platform Development
14 11 (4.12%) Microservices
14 11 (4.12%) OOD
14 11 (4.12%) Requirements Analysis
15 10 (3.75%) Unit Testing
15 10 (3.75%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 124 (46.44%) C
2 121 (45.32%) C++
3 93 (34.83%) Java
4 55 (20.60%) SQL
5 44 (16.48%) C#
5 44 (16.48%) Embedded C
6 35 (13.11%) Perl
7 31 (11.61%) JavaScript
7 31 (11.61%) Python
8 25 (9.36%) Ruby
9 20 (7.49%) Bash Shell
10 17 (6.37%) Go
11 10 (3.75%) PHP
12 8 (3.00%) Ada
12 8 (3.00%) Tcl
13 7 (2.62%) MATLAB
13 7 (2.62%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.87%) Assembly Language
14 5 (1.87%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.50%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 24 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.24%) Degree
3 19 (7.12%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.00%) DO-178B
2 5 (1.87%) MISRA
3 4 (1.50%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.75%) JTAG
5 1 (0.37%) HL7
5 1 (0.37%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.37%) ISO13485
System Software
1 17 (6.37%) Docker
2 12 (4.49%) vSphere
3 3 (1.12%) GPFS
4 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.75%) Xen
4 2 (0.75%) XenServer
5 1 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (4.49%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.75%) everRun
3 1 (0.37%) Ansible
3 1 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.37%) Grafana
3 1 (0.37%) Mesos
3 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (16.48%) Oracle
2 8 (3.00%) Telelogic
3 7 (2.62%) IBM
3 7 (2.62%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.25%) Freescale
5 5 (1.87%) QNX
6 3 (1.12%) Veritas
6 3 (1.12%) VMware
7 2 (0.75%) HP
7 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.75%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.37%) Borland
8 1 (0.37%) CA
8 1 (0.37%) Compaq
8 1 (0.37%) EMC
8 1 (0.37%) Google
8 1 (0.37%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.37%) Perforce
8 1 (0.37%) Red Hat
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