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 20 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
England / South East
Rank 146 123 134
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 99 142 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.30% 1.65% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.75% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 53 66
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 19
Median hourly rate £42.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £35.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.80 £49.25 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +14.47%

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
7129 8103 9105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.59% 94.43% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 4928 4868
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 383 426
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 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 -22 21 £400 +22.13% 22
Oxfordshire +14 19 £488 +13.37% 12
Surrey +4 16 £350 +14.28% 8
Berkshire +15 13 £175 -58.20% 13
Buckinghamshire +5 12 £325 -23.52% 6
Middlesex +8 11 £360 +2.85%
East Sussex +1 3 - - 1
West Sussex -15 2 £488 - 7
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 217 (97.31%) Software Engineering
2 113 (50.67%) C++
3 90 (40.36%) Java
4 88 (39.46%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (35.43%) Linux
6 70 (31.39%) C
7 50 (22.42%) TDD
8 48 (21.52%) OO
9 47 (21.08%) SQL
10 45 (20.18%) Scrum
11 43 (19.28%) STL
12 42 (18.83%) C#
12 42 (18.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 41 (18.39%) Python
14 39 (17.49%) Subversion
14 39 (17.49%) Security Cleared
15 34 (15.25%) Spring
15 34 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
16 33 (14.80%) SC Cleared
16 33 (14.80%) HTML
16 33 (14.80%) Web Services
17 31 (13.90%) Multithreading
18 29 (13.00%) Unix
19 28 (12.56%) Perl
19 28 (12.56%) Unit Testing
19 28 (12.56%) GDB
20 27 (12.11%) GCC
21 26 (11.66%) Telecoms
22 25 (11.21%) VoIP
22 25 (11.21%) Trac

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 (8.52%) WebSphere
2 18 (8.07%) JBoss
3 16 (7.17%) WebSphere Application Server
4 12 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (4.93%) Tomcat
5 11 (4.93%) WebSphere Process Server
6 10 (4.48%) Alfresco
7 8 (3.59%) Apache
7 8 (3.59%) OpenStack
8 7 (3.14%) WebLogic
9 6 (2.69%) Apache Spark
10 5 (2.24%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (2.24%) Confluence
11 4 (1.79%) nginx
12 3 (1.35%) Apache Pig
12 3 (1.35%) Apache Solr
12 3 (1.35%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Simulink
2 1 (0.45%) Stateflow
2 1 (0.45%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.42%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.38%) GitHub
3 9 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.69%) Amazon S3
4 6 (2.69%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (2.69%) PaaS
5 5 (2.24%) Heroku
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle CX
6 2 (0.90%) SaaS
7 1 (0.45%) Asana
7 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.45%) Google Play
7 1 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.21%) VoIP
2 24 (10.76%) Asterisk PBX
2 24 (10.76%) Diameter Protocol
2 24 (10.76%) GSM
2 24 (10.76%) LTE
2 24 (10.76%) PBX
2 24 (10.76%) RANAP
2 24 (10.76%) RTP
2 24 (10.76%) UMTS
3 13 (5.83%) HTTP
4 9 (4.04%) TCP/IP
4 9 (4.04%) Wireshark
5 6 (2.69%) Bluetooth
6 4 (1.79%) DVB
6 4 (1.79%) GGSN
6 4 (1.79%) MGW
6 4 (1.79%) SGSN
7 3 (1.35%) 802.15
7 3 (1.35%) RFID
7 3 (1.35%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.38%) NoSQL
2 11 (4.93%) MySQL
2 11 (4.93%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.48%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.04%) Big Data
5 8 (3.59%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (2.24%) Redis
8 4 (1.79%) Neo4j
9 3 (1.35%) Apache Accumulo
9 3 (1.35%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.35%) OrientDB
10 2 (0.90%) GIS
10 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.45%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 39 (17.49%) Subversion
2 28 (12.56%) GDB
3 27 (12.11%) GCC
4 25 (11.21%) Git (software)
4 25 (11.21%) Trac
5 21 (9.42%) JUnit
6 20 (8.97%) Cucumber
7 18 (8.07%) Jenkins
8 16 (7.17%) Maven
9 13 (5.83%) Mockito
10 10 (4.48%) JIRA
10 10 (4.48%) Visual Studio
11 8 (3.59%) Ant
12 7 (3.14%) Eclipse
12 7 (3.14%) NUnit
13 5 (2.24%) Gradle
13 5 (2.24%) Mercurial
13 5 (2.24%) Selenium
14 4 (1.79%) CppUnit
14 4 (1.79%) GoogleTest
General
1 26 (11.66%) Telecoms
2 23 (10.31%) Publishing
3 13 (5.83%) Manufacturing
4 12 (5.38%) Aerospace
5 10 (4.48%) Military
6 9 (4.04%) Finance
7 5 (2.24%) Electronics
8 3 (1.35%) Automotive
8 3 (1.35%) Retail
9 1 (0.45%) Avionics
9 1 (0.45%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (19.28%) STL
2 42 (18.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 34 (15.25%) Spring
4 33 (14.80%) HTML
4 33 (14.80%) Web Services
5 22 (9.87%) CSS
5 22 (9.87%) XML
6 21 (9.42%) HTML5
7 19 (8.52%) RESTful
8 17 (7.62%) .NET
9 15 (6.73%) REST
10 14 (6.28%) Java EE
10 14 (6.28%) JSON
11 12 (5.38%) Node.js
12 8 (3.59%) EJB
12 8 (3.59%) jQuery
13 6 (2.69%) XSLT
14 5 (2.24%) AngularJS
14 5 (2.24%) React
14 5 (2.24%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.48%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.04%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (2.69%) Data Structures
3 6 (2.69%) User Experience
4 5 (2.24%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.79%) Derivative
5 4 (1.79%) Digital TV
5 4 (1.79%) Life Science
5 4 (1.79%) MPEG
5 4 (1.79%) STB
6 3 (1.35%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.35%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (1.35%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.35%) RIA
6 3 (1.35%) Wiki
7 2 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 79 (35.43%) Linux
2 29 (13.00%) Unix
3 21 (9.42%) Windows
4 5 (2.24%) Android
5 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.90%) CentOS
6 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.90%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (97.31%) Software Engineering
2 88 (39.46%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (22.42%) TDD
4 48 (21.52%) OO
5 45 (20.18%) Scrum
6 34 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (13.90%) Multithreading
8 28 (12.56%) Unit Testing
9 25 (11.21%) Cross-Platform Development
10 23 (10.31%) BDD
10 23 (10.31%) UML
11 21 (9.42%) Pair Programming
12 19 (8.52%) Web Development
13 18 (8.07%) DevOps
14 16 (7.17%) High Availability
14 16 (7.17%) Open Source
15 14 (6.28%) Configuration Management
16 13 (5.83%) Migration
16 13 (5.83%) Requirements Analysis
17 12 (5.38%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 113 (50.67%) C++
2 90 (40.36%) Java
3 70 (31.39%) C
4 47 (21.08%) SQL
5 42 (18.83%) C#
6 41 (18.39%) Python
7 28 (12.56%) Perl
8 24 (10.76%) JavaScript
9 19 (8.52%) Ada
10 16 (7.17%) Ruby
11 15 (6.73%) Scala
12 12 (5.38%) Embedded C
13 11 (4.93%) Bash Shell
14 7 (3.14%) MATLAB
14 7 (3.14%) PHP
15 6 (2.69%) Ada 83
15 6 (2.69%) Ada 95
15 6 (2.69%) Go
16 5 (2.24%) Tcl
16 5 (2.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (17.49%) Security Cleared
2 33 (14.80%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.38%) Degree
4 6 (2.69%) MCTS
4 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.35%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) MISRA
2 2 (0.90%) SDET
3 1 (0.45%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.45%) ISO13485
3 1 (0.45%) ISO26262
3 1 (0.45%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (4.48%) Docker
2 5 (2.24%) vSphere
3 4 (1.79%) Firmware
3 4 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.35%) Hadoop YARN
1 3 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.90%) Mesos
2 2 (0.90%) Puppet
3 1 (0.45%) Ansible
3 1 (0.45%) Grafana
3 1 (0.45%) Kibana
3 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 24 (10.76%) Cisco
2 23 (10.31%) Oracle
3 9 (4.04%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.79%) VMware
5 3 (1.35%) Hortonworks
6 2 (0.90%) BMC
6 2 (0.90%) Google
6 2 (0.90%) HP
6 2 (0.90%) IBM
6 2 (0.90%) QNX
6 2 (0.90%) Remedy
6 2 (0.90%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.45%) Adobe
7 1 (0.45%) Avaya
7 1 (0.45%) Citrix
7 1 (0.45%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.45%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.45%) Sophos
7 1 (0.45%) webMethods
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
IntaPeople
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Alliance Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago