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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 157 139 134
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 96 132 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.13% 1.35% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.43% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 45 59
Median daily rate £400 £370 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +10.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 18
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £35.00 £36.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.72 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
7936 9237 8730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.78% 94.71% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4810 5562 4816
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 433 463
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Oxfordshire 0 18 £483 +17.09% 14
Middlesex +7 14 £350 -5.40% 2
West Sussex +5 14 £325 -19.25% 3
Surrey -1 14 £400 +4.57% 18
Hampshire -12 13 £475 +36.10% 18
Berkshire -1 11 £375 -10.71% 11
Buckinghamshire +14 7 £350 -24.32% 3
Kent +5 4 £625 - 2
East Sussex -4 1 - - 3
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 211 (95.91%) Software Engineering
2 116 (52.73%) C++
3 95 (43.18%) Java
4 92 (41.82%) Linux
5 90 (40.91%) C
6 68 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (26.36%) TDD
8 46 (20.91%) Multithreading
8 46 (20.91%) C#
9 45 (20.45%) SQL
9 45 (20.45%) HTML
10 38 (17.27%) Web Services
11 35 (15.91%) JavaScript
12 34 (15.45%) Python
12 34 (15.45%) Scrum
12 34 (15.45%) Spring
13 33 (15.00%) Windows
13 33 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
14 32 (14.55%) Oracle
15 31 (14.09%) .NET
15 31 (14.09%) Perl
16 30 (13.64%) Degree
17 28 (12.73%) Unix
17 28 (12.73%) Git (software)
18 26 (11.82%) RESTful
18 26 (11.82%) HTML5
19 25 (11.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 25 (11.36%) STL
19 25 (11.36%) XML
20 24 (10.91%) OO

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 21 (9.55%) Tomcat
2 16 (7.27%) Cloud Foundry
2 16 (7.27%) WebSphere
3 13 (5.91%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (5.91%) JBoss
3 13 (5.91%) WebLogic
4 11 (5.00%) OpenStack
5 9 (4.09%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.82%) Apache
6 4 (1.82%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.82%) Jetty
6 4 (1.82%) nginx
7 2 (0.91%) Confluence
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.45%) IIS
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (4.09%) Simulink
2 3 (1.36%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.45%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
3 1 (0.45%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.45%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.91%) Heroku
3 13 (5.91%) PaaS
4 9 (4.09%) Amazon S3
4 9 (4.09%) Amazon SQS
5 6 (2.73%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.82%) GitHub
7 2 (0.91%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.45%) Force.com
8 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.82%) TCP/IP
2 14 (6.36%) HTTP
3 7 (3.18%) Asterisk PBX
3 7 (3.18%) Diameter Protocol
3 7 (3.18%) DVB
3 7 (3.18%) GSM
3 7 (3.18%) LTE
3 7 (3.18%) PBX
3 7 (3.18%) RANAP
3 7 (3.18%) RTP
3 7 (3.18%) UMTS
3 7 (3.18%) VoIP
4 6 (2.73%) AMQP
4 6 (2.73%) RS-232
5 2 (0.91%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.91%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.91%) FlexRay
5 2 (0.91%) RS-422
5 2 (0.91%) SNMP
5 2 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.55%) NoSQL
2 10 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 8 (3.64%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.18%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (3.18%) MySQL
4 7 (3.18%) Redis
5 5 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.82%) Couchbase
7 3 (1.36%) Big Data
7 3 (1.36%) DataStage
7 3 (1.36%) GIS
7 3 (1.36%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.45%) HBase
9 1 (0.45%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (12.73%) Git (software)
2 21 (9.55%) Subversion
3 19 (8.64%) Visual Studio
4 17 (7.73%) JUnit
5 15 (6.82%) Jenkins
6 14 (6.36%) Cucumber
7 10 (4.55%) Maven
8 9 (4.09%) ClearCase
9 7 (3.18%) GCC
9 7 (3.18%) GDB
9 7 (3.18%) Rational Rhapsody
9 7 (3.18%) Trac
10 6 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (2.73%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (2.73%) Selenium
11 5 (2.27%) Ant
11 5 (2.27%) Eclipse
11 5 (2.27%) GoogleTest
11 5 (2.27%) NUnit
12 4 (1.82%) Gradle
General
1 17 (7.73%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.36%) Finance
2 14 (6.36%) Publishing
3 12 (5.45%) Aerospace
4 10 (4.55%) Electronics
5 8 (3.64%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.73%) Automotive
6 6 (2.73%) Avionics
7 4 (1.82%) Military
8 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.45%) French Language
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (20.45%) HTML
2 38 (17.27%) Web Services
3 34 (15.45%) Spring
4 31 (14.09%) .NET
5 26 (11.82%) HTML5
5 26 (11.82%) RESTful
6 25 (11.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 25 (11.36%) STL
6 25 (11.36%) XML
7 21 (9.55%) JSON
7 21 (9.55%) REST
8 16 (7.27%) CSS
9 13 (5.91%) .NET Framework
9 13 (5.91%) Node.js
9 13 (5.91%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (5.00%) AngularJS
10 11 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
11 10 (4.55%) EJB
11 10 (4.55%) JMS
12 7 (3.18%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.27%) Embedded Systems
2 14 (6.36%) Computer Science
3 12 (5.45%) Digital TV
4 8 (3.64%) STB
5 7 (3.18%) Device Driver
5 7 (3.18%) MPEG
6 6 (2.73%) Cloud Native
7 5 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.27%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.82%) Derivative
9 3 (1.36%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (1.36%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.91%) CAN bus
10 2 (0.91%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.91%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.91%) Mechatronics
10 2 (0.91%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.91%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.45%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 92 (41.82%) Linux
2 33 (15.00%) Windows
3 28 (12.73%) Unix
4 5 (2.27%) Android
4 5 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.82%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.36%) CentOS
6 3 (1.36%) VxWorks
6 3 (1.36%) Windows CE
6 3 (1.36%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.45%) AIX
7 1 (0.45%) HPUX
7 1 (0.45%) NetWare
7 1 (0.45%) Solaris
7 1 (0.45%) VMS
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (95.91%) Software Engineering
2 68 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (26.36%) TDD
4 46 (20.91%) Multithreading
5 34 (15.45%) Scrum
6 24 (10.91%) OO
7 23 (10.45%) UML
8 20 (9.09%) BDD
8 20 (9.09%) Web Development
9 18 (8.18%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (7.27%) DevOps
10 16 (7.27%) SOA
11 14 (6.36%) Embedded Software Development
12 13 (5.91%) High Availability
13 12 (5.45%) Unit Testing
14 11 (5.00%) Content Enrichment
14 11 (5.00%) Cross-Platform Development
14 11 (5.00%) MVC
14 11 (5.00%) Open Source
15 10 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 116 (52.73%) C++
2 95 (43.18%) Java
3 90 (40.91%) C
4 46 (20.91%) C#
5 45 (20.45%) SQL
6 35 (15.91%) JavaScript
7 34 (15.45%) Python
8 31 (14.09%) Perl
9 22 (10.00%) Ruby
10 20 (9.09%) Embedded C
11 18 (8.18%) Bash Shell
12 15 (6.82%) Go
13 13 (5.91%) Ada
14 12 (5.45%) MATLAB
15 9 (4.09%) Scala
16 8 (3.64%) PHP
17 7 (3.18%) Tcl
18 4 (1.82%) Embedded C++
19 3 (1.36%) Assembly Language
19 3 (1.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (13.64%) Degree
2 20 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 18 (8.18%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.18%) DO-178B
2 5 (2.27%) MISRA
3 3 (1.36%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.91%) JTAG
5 1 (0.45%) HL7
5 1 (0.45%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.45%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.45%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.45%) SDET
System Software
1 16 (7.27%) Docker
2 11 (5.00%) vSphere
3 2 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.45%) Firmware
4 1 (0.45%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 8 (3.64%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.45%) Grafana
Vendors
1 32 (14.55%) Oracle
2 7 (3.18%) Cisco
2 7 (3.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.73%) IBM
4 4 (1.82%) Freescale
5 3 (1.36%) HP
5 3 (1.36%) QNX
5 3 (1.36%) Telelogic
6 2 (0.91%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.45%) Borland
7 1 (0.45%) Google
7 1 (0.45%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.45%) Perforce
7 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.45%) Veritas
7 1 (0.45%) VMware
7 1 (0.45%) Xamarin
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