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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
England / South East
Rank 149 125 148
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 93 135 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.30% 1.62% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.72% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 55 73
Median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 20
Median hourly rate £41.64 £46.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.45% +16.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £38.50 £32.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £43.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +12.17%

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
6675 7841 8696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.32% 94.22% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3855 4600 4711
Median daily rate £401 £392 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.16% +4.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 408 427
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -19 19 £400 +21.21% 24
Surrey +12 17 £400 +77.77% 10
Oxfordshire +11 15 £600 +34.07% 8
Berkshire +11 11 £345 -10.51% 18
Middlesex +7 10 £355 +4.41%
Buckinghamshire +5 10 £313 -26.47% 8
East Sussex +4 4 - - 3
West Sussex +4 2 £419 +11.76% 3
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 207 (97.18%) Software Engineering
2 118 (55.40%) C++
3 89 (41.78%) Java
4 88 (41.31%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (37.56%) Linux
6 73 (34.27%) C
7 51 (23.94%) TDD
8 48 (22.54%) Scrum
9 44 (20.66%) SQL
10 43 (20.19%) OO
11 42 (19.72%) C#
12 39 (18.31%) Subversion
12 39 (18.31%) STL
12 39 (18.31%) Python
13 38 (17.84%) Spring
13 38 (17.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 36 (16.90%) Security Cleared
15 35 (16.43%) HTML
16 34 (15.96%) Web Services
17 30 (14.08%) JavaScript
17 30 (14.08%) SC Cleared
17 30 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
18 28 (13.15%) Multithreading
18 28 (13.15%) Unix
19 27 (12.68%) Perl
19 27 (12.68%) Unit Testing
20 26 (12.21%) JUnit
20 26 (12.21%) Publishing
20 26 (12.21%) Cucumber
21 25 (11.74%) HTML5

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 22 (10.33%) WebSphere
2 20 (9.39%) JBoss
3 18 (8.45%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (8.45%) Tomcat
3 18 (8.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (5.16%) WebSphere Process Server
5 10 (4.69%) Alfresco
6 9 (4.23%) Apache
6 9 (4.23%) WebLogic
7 8 (3.76%) OpenStack
8 6 (2.82%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (2.82%) nginx
9 5 (2.35%) Apache Solr
9 5 (2.35%) Confluence
9 5 (2.35%) Jetty
10 3 (1.41%) Apache Pig
10 3 (1.41%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (3.29%) Simulink
2 1 (0.47%) Stateflow
2 1 (0.47%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.80%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.04%) GitHub
3 12 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.76%) Amazon S3
4 8 (3.76%) Amazon SQS
5 6 (2.82%) PaaS
6 5 (2.35%) Heroku
7 4 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.94%) SaaS
9 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.80%) VoIP
2 22 (10.33%) Asterisk PBX
2 22 (10.33%) Diameter Protocol
2 22 (10.33%) GSM
2 22 (10.33%) LTE
2 22 (10.33%) PBX
2 22 (10.33%) RANAP
2 22 (10.33%) RTP
2 22 (10.33%) UMTS
3 12 (5.63%) HTTP
4 10 (4.69%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.35%) Wireshark
6 4 (1.88%) Bluetooth
6 4 (1.88%) DVB
7 3 (1.41%) 802.15
7 3 (1.41%) RFID
7 3 (1.41%) Wireless
7 3 (1.41%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.94%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.94%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.57%) MongoDB
2 13 (6.10%) NoSQL
3 11 (5.16%) SQL Server
4 9 (4.23%) MySQL
5 7 (3.29%) Big Data
5 7 (3.29%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.35%) Redis
7 4 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.88%) Couchbase
7 4 (1.88%) Neo4j
8 3 (1.41%) Apache Accumulo
8 3 (1.41%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.41%) OrientDB
9 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.47%) GIS
10 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 39 (18.31%) Subversion
2 26 (12.21%) Cucumber
2 26 (12.21%) JUnit
3 25 (11.74%) GDB
4 24 (11.27%) GCC
5 23 (10.80%) Trac
6 22 (10.33%) Git (software)
7 21 (9.86%) Jenkins
8 20 (9.39%) Maven
9 16 (7.51%) Mockito
10 10 (4.69%) JIRA
10 10 (4.69%) Visual Studio
11 7 (3.29%) Ant
11 7 (3.29%) NUnit
11 7 (3.29%) Selenium
12 6 (2.82%) Gradle
13 5 (2.35%) Mercurial
14 4 (1.88%) CppUnit
14 4 (1.88%) GoogleTest
14 4 (1.88%) Vagrant
General
1 26 (12.21%) Publishing
2 24 (11.27%) Telecoms
3 15 (7.04%) Aerospace
3 15 (7.04%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.69%) Military
5 7 (3.29%) Finance
6 4 (1.88%) Electronics
7 3 (1.41%) Automotive
8 2 (0.94%) Retail
9 1 (0.47%) Avionics
9 1 (0.47%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (18.31%) STL
2 38 (17.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 38 (17.84%) Spring
3 35 (16.43%) HTML
4 34 (15.96%) Web Services
5 25 (11.74%) HTML5
6 22 (10.33%) XML
7 21 (9.86%) RESTful
8 19 (8.92%) CSS
9 18 (8.45%) .NET
10 17 (7.98%) JSON
11 16 (7.51%) REST
12 14 (6.57%) Java EE
13 11 (5.16%) Node.js
14 10 (4.69%) EJB
15 8 (3.76%) jQuery
16 7 (3.29%) AngularJS
16 7 (3.29%) J2EE
17 6 (2.82%) XSLT
18 5 (2.35%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.10%) Computer Science
2 10 (4.69%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (2.82%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.35%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.35%) User Experience
5 4 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.88%) Derivative
5 4 (1.88%) Device Driver
5 4 (1.88%) Digital TV
5 4 (1.88%) MPEG
5 4 (1.88%) STB
6 3 (1.41%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.41%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (1.41%) Wiki
7 2 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.94%) IVR
7 2 (0.94%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.94%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.47%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 80 (37.56%) Linux
2 28 (13.15%) Unix
3 22 (10.33%) Windows
4 2 (0.94%) Android
4 2 (0.94%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.94%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.47%) CentOS
5 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.47%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (97.18%) Software Engineering
2 88 (41.31%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (23.94%) TDD
4 48 (22.54%) Scrum
5 43 (20.19%) OO
6 30 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (13.15%) Multithreading
8 27 (12.68%) Unit Testing
9 24 (11.27%) BDD
9 24 (11.27%) Cross-Platform Development
9 24 (11.27%) UML
10 22 (10.33%) Web Development
11 18 (8.45%) High Availability
11 18 (8.45%) Open Source
11 18 (8.45%) Pair Programming
12 17 (7.98%) DevOps
13 14 (6.57%) Configuration Management
14 12 (5.63%) Requirements Analysis
15 11 (5.16%) BPEL
15 11 (5.16%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 118 (55.40%) C++
2 89 (41.78%) Java
3 73 (34.27%) C
4 44 (20.66%) SQL
5 42 (19.72%) C#
6 39 (18.31%) Python
7 30 (14.08%) JavaScript
8 27 (12.68%) Perl
9 20 (9.39%) Ada
10 17 (7.98%) Ruby
11 14 (6.57%) Bash Shell
12 13 (6.10%) Embedded C
12 13 (6.10%) Scala
13 11 (5.16%) MATLAB
14 5 (2.35%) Ada 83
14 5 (2.35%) Ada 95
14 5 (2.35%) Embedded C++
14 5 (2.35%) Go
14 5 (2.35%) Tcl
15 4 (1.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (16.90%) Security Cleared
2 30 (14.08%) SC Cleared
3 21 (9.86%) Degree
4 5 (2.35%) MCTS
4 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.41%) MISRA
1 3 (1.41%) SDET
2 2 (0.94%) DO-178B
2 2 (0.94%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.47%) ISO26262
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (2.82%) Docker
2 5 (2.35%) vSphere
3 4 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (1.41%) Firmware
5 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.41%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.94%) Puppet
4 1 (0.47%) Ansible
4 1 (0.47%) Grafana
4 1 (0.47%) Kibana
4 1 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 22 (10.33%) Cisco
2 20 (9.39%) Oracle
3 9 (4.23%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.88%) VMware
5 3 (1.41%) Hortonworks
5 3 (1.41%) IBM
6 2 (0.94%) HP
6 2 (0.94%) QNX
6 2 (0.94%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe
7 1 (0.47%) Alias
7 1 (0.47%) Avaya
7 1 (0.47%) Citrix
7 1 (0.47%) Google
7 1 (0.47%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.47%) Luciad
7 1 (0.47%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.47%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.47%) Sophos
7 1 (0.47%) webMethods
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