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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 126 134 145
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 125 137 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.61% 1.45% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.53% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 64 74
Median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £500 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £372 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.45% +6.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 34 21
Median hourly rate £41.00 £45.75 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.38% +12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.35 £37.65 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.45 £52.80 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
7239 8931 9282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.53% 94.76% 93.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4207 5169 5065
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £260 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 506 510
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.89 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 December 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 +32 26 £400 +39.13% 9
Hampshire -10 26 £425 +14.17% 18
Oxfordshire +2 22 £508 +20.23% 9
Middlesex +6 15 £360 -4.63%
Buckinghamshire +19 12 £320 -36.00% 11
Berkshire +4 9 £345 -10.51% 11
Kent +1 5 £625 - 1
East Sussex +10 4 - -
West Sussex +9 3 £419 +11.76% 5
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 198 (96.59%) Software Engineering
2 116 (56.59%) C++
3 86 (41.95%) Java
4 81 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (39.02%) Linux
6 73 (35.61%) C
7 48 (23.41%) TDD
8 45 (21.95%) Scrum
9 41 (20.00%) Python
10 40 (19.51%) SQL
11 39 (19.02%) C#
12 38 (18.54%) HTML
13 37 (18.05%) Security Cleared
14 36 (17.56%) Spring
15 35 (17.07%) OO
16 34 (16.59%) STL
17 33 (16.10%) Web Services
17 33 (16.10%) JavaScript
17 33 (16.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 32 (15.61%) SC Cleared
19 31 (15.12%) Subversion
20 29 (14.15%) Unix
21 28 (13.66%) Multithreading
22 27 (13.17%) Perl
22 27 (13.17%) XML
23 26 (12.68%) Unit Testing
24 24 (11.71%) Degree
24 24 (11.71%) UML
24 24 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
24 24 (11.71%) RESTful

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 19 (9.27%) WebSphere
2 18 (8.78%) Tomcat
3 17 (8.29%) JBoss
4 15 (7.32%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (7.32%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (4.39%) OpenStack
5 9 (4.39%) WebLogic
6 8 (3.90%) WebSphere Process Server
7 7 (3.41%) Alfresco
8 6 (2.93%) Apache
8 6 (2.93%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (2.93%) nginx
9 5 (2.44%) Apache Solr
9 5 (2.44%) Jetty
10 2 (0.98%) Confluence
11 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.49%) IIS
11 1 (0.49%) Oracle Spatial
11 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (3.90%) Simulink
2 1 (0.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.49%) Stateflow
2 1 (0.49%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.49%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.85%) GitHub
4 8 (3.90%) Amazon S3
4 8 (3.90%) Amazon SQS
5 6 (2.93%) PaaS
6 5 (2.44%) Heroku
7 4 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.98%) SaaS
9 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.78%) VoIP
2 17 (8.29%) Asterisk PBX
2 17 (8.29%) Diameter Protocol
2 17 (8.29%) GSM
2 17 (8.29%) LTE
2 17 (8.29%) PBX
2 17 (8.29%) RANAP
2 17 (8.29%) RTP
2 17 (8.29%) UMTS
3 13 (6.34%) HTTP
4 12 (5.85%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.95%) Bluetooth
5 4 (1.95%) DVB
5 4 (1.95%) Wireless
6 3 (1.46%) 802.15
6 3 (1.46%) RFID
6 3 (1.46%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.98%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.98%) FlexRay
8 1 (0.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.34%) MongoDB
1 13 (6.34%) NoSQL
2 11 (5.37%) MySQL
3 10 (4.88%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.44%) Big Data
4 5 (2.44%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.44%) Redis
5 4 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.95%) Couchbase
5 4 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.98%) GIS
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.49%) HBase
8 1 (0.49%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.49%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 31 (15.12%) Subversion
2 23 (11.22%) Cucumber
2 23 (11.22%) Git (software)
2 23 (11.22%) JUnit
3 20 (9.76%) GDB
4 19 (9.27%) GCC
5 18 (8.78%) Jenkins
5 18 (8.78%) Maven
5 18 (8.78%) Trac
6 13 (6.34%) Mockito
7 9 (4.39%) Ant
7 9 (4.39%) NUnit
7 9 (4.39%) Visual Studio
8 8 (3.90%) Selenium
9 6 (2.93%) ClearCase
9 6 (2.93%) GoogleTest
9 6 (2.93%) Gradle
10 5 (2.44%) CppUnit
10 5 (2.44%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 23 (11.22%) Publishing
2 19 (9.27%) Telecoms
3 15 (7.32%) Aerospace
4 12 (5.85%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.90%) Military
6 5 (2.44%) Finance
7 4 (1.95%) Automotive
7 4 (1.95%) Electronics
8 2 (0.98%) Retail
9 1 (0.49%) Avionics
9 1 (0.49%) Banking
9 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.49%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (18.54%) HTML
2 36 (17.56%) Spring
3 34 (16.59%) STL
4 33 (16.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 33 (16.10%) Web Services
5 27 (13.17%) XML
6 24 (11.71%) RESTful
7 23 (11.22%) HTML5
8 20 (9.76%) JSON
9 19 (9.27%) .NET
9 19 (9.27%) CSS
10 16 (7.80%) REST
11 11 (5.37%) EJB
11 11 (5.37%) Java EE
12 10 (4.88%) Node.js
13 9 (4.39%) jQuery
14 8 (3.90%) AngularJS
15 7 (3.41%) Spring MVC
16 6 (2.93%) J2EE
16 6 (2.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.83%) Computer Science
2 12 (5.85%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.93%) Data Structures
3 6 (2.93%) Derivative
4 4 (1.95%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.95%) Device Driver
4 4 (1.95%) Digital TV
4 4 (1.95%) MPEG
4 4 (1.95%) STB
4 4 (1.95%) User Experience
5 3 (1.46%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.46%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.98%) IVR
6 2 (0.98%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.98%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.49%) Robotics
7 1 (0.49%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 80 (39.02%) Linux
2 29 (14.15%) Unix
3 23 (11.22%) Windows
4 4 (1.95%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.98%) Android
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) CentOS
6 1 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.49%) VMS
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.49%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (96.59%) Software Engineering
2 81 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (23.41%) TDD
4 45 (21.95%) Scrum
5 35 (17.07%) OO
6 28 (13.66%) Multithreading
7 26 (12.68%) Unit Testing
8 24 (11.71%) UML
9 23 (11.22%) BDD
10 22 (10.73%) Web Development
11 19 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (9.27%) Cross-Platform Development
12 18 (8.78%) High Availability
13 16 (7.80%) Configuration Management
13 16 (7.80%) Open Source
14 14 (6.83%) DevOps
14 14 (6.83%) Pair Programming
15 11 (5.37%) MVC
16 10 (4.88%) Continuous Delivery
16 10 (4.88%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 116 (56.59%) C++
2 86 (41.95%) Java
3 73 (35.61%) C
4 41 (20.00%) Python
5 40 (19.51%) SQL
6 39 (19.02%) C#
7 33 (16.10%) JavaScript
8 27 (13.17%) Perl
9 18 (8.78%) Ruby
10 17 (8.29%) Ada
11 14 (6.83%) Bash Shell
11 14 (6.83%) Embedded C
12 11 (5.37%) MATLAB
12 11 (5.37%) Scala
13 6 (2.93%) Embedded C++
13 6 (2.93%) Tcl
14 5 (2.44%) Go
14 5 (2.44%) PHP
15 3 (1.46%) Ada 83
15 3 (1.46%) Ada 95
Qualifications
1 37 (18.05%) Security Cleared
2 32 (15.61%) SC Cleared
3 24 (11.71%) Degree
4 3 (1.46%) MCTS
4 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.98%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.46%) MISRA
1 3 (1.46%) SDET
2 2 (0.98%) DO-178B
2 2 (0.98%) JTAG
2 2 (0.98%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.49%) ISO26262
3 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (2.93%) Docker
2 5 (2.44%) vSphere
3 3 (1.46%) Firmware
3 3 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.98%) Grafana
2 2 (0.98%) Puppet
3 1 (0.49%) Ansible
3 1 (0.49%) Kibana
Vendors
1 21 (10.24%) Oracle
2 17 (8.29%) Cisco
3 9 (4.39%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.46%) Freescale
4 3 (1.46%) IBM
4 3 (1.46%) VMware
5 2 (0.98%) HP
5 2 (0.98%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe
6 1 (0.49%) Alias
6 1 (0.49%) Avaya
6 1 (0.49%) Citrix
6 1 (0.49%) Google
6 1 (0.49%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.49%) Luciad
6 1 (0.49%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.49%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.49%) Sophos
6 1 (0.49%) webMethods
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