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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 151 130 105
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 116 146 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.30% 1.55% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.63% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 80 88
Median daily rate £360 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 23
Median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.71 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
8423 8943 8664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.66% 95.02% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5002 5113 4698
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 £255 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 431 445
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 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 1 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 -8 24 £355 +8.06% 22
Surrey +5 19 £381 +10.50% 22
Middlesex +9 17 £350 -
Oxfordshire +6 15 £450 +7.78% 10
Kent +13 14 £750 +122.22%
West Sussex -13 9 £365 +32.72% 14
East Sussex +3 7 £255 -15.00% 4
Berkshire -14 5 £375 +56.25% 12
Buckinghamshire +3 4 £330 +1.53% 7
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 288 (97.96%) Software Engineering
2 133 (45.24%) C
3 125 (42.52%) C++
4 115 (39.12%) Linux
5 96 (32.65%) Java
6 69 (23.47%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (21.77%) SQL
8 63 (21.43%) Multithreading
9 60 (20.41%) TDD
10 51 (17.35%) Telecoms
11 50 (17.01%) Embedded C
12 47 (15.99%) C#
13 45 (15.31%) Windows
14 44 (14.97%) Oracle
15 38 (12.93%) UML
16 37 (12.59%) HTML
17 36 (12.24%) Unix
18 35 (11.90%) Perl
18 35 (11.90%) Scrum
18 35 (11.90%) Embedded Software Development
19 34 (11.56%) OO
20 33 (11.22%) Subversion
21 32 (10.88%) Python
22 31 (10.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
23 30 (10.20%) JavaScript
24 29 (9.86%) .NET
24 29 (9.86%) STL
24 29 (9.86%) LTE
25 28 (9.52%) Web Services
26 26 (8.84%) Finance

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 18 (6.12%) Cloud Foundry
2 14 (4.76%) OpenStack
3 10 (3.40%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.06%) JBoss
5 7 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.38%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.34%) IIS
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.70%) Simulink
2 4 (1.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.34%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.78%) PaaS
3 15 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (4.42%) Heroku
5 6 (2.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (1.36%) SaaS
7 3 (1.02%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.68%) Force.com
8 2 (0.68%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.86%) LTE
2 21 (7.14%) Wireless
3 15 (5.10%) HTTP
4 13 (4.42%) DVB
5 10 (3.40%) 3G
5 10 (3.40%) RS-232
5 10 (3.40%) TCP/IP
6 9 (3.06%) 3GPP
6 9 (3.06%) PPP
7 8 (2.72%) Diameter Protocol
7 8 (2.72%) GSM
7 8 (2.72%) RANAP
7 8 (2.72%) RTP
7 8 (2.72%) UMTS
7 8 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (2.04%) AMQP
9 2 (0.68%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.68%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.68%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 14 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.74%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (3.06%) Redis
5 6 (2.04%) DataStage
5 6 (2.04%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.70%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.70%) MySQL
6 5 (1.70%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.68%) GIS
8 1 (0.34%) Big Data
8 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.34%) HBase
8 1 (0.34%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 33 (11.22%) Subversion
2 23 (7.82%) Git (software)
3 22 (7.48%) Visual Studio
4 19 (6.46%) ClearCase
5 15 (5.10%) Jenkins
6 14 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
7 12 (4.08%) GoogleTest
7 12 (4.08%) NUnit
7 12 (4.08%) Rational Rhapsody
8 11 (3.74%) Eclipse
8 11 (3.74%) JUnit
9 10 (3.40%) Ant
9 10 (3.40%) Trac
10 9 (3.06%) CppUnit
11 7 (2.38%) Maven
12 6 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.70%) Cucumber
13 5 (1.70%) Hudson
13 5 (1.70%) Selenium
14 4 (1.36%) Mockito
General
1 51 (17.35%) Telecoms
2 26 (8.84%) Finance
3 22 (7.48%) Electronics
4 13 (4.42%) Avionics
5 9 (3.06%) Aerospace
6 8 (2.72%) Automotive
7 5 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.70%) Publishing
8 4 (1.36%) Legal
9 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.68%) Games
9 2 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.59%) HTML
2 31 (10.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 29 (9.86%) .NET
3 29 (9.86%) STL
4 28 (9.52%) Web Services
5 22 (7.48%) REST
5 22 (7.48%) Spring
6 20 (6.80%) HTML5
6 20 (6.80%) XML
7 19 (6.46%) RabbitMQ
8 16 (5.44%) .NET Framework
9 14 (4.76%) CSS
9 14 (4.76%) Node.js
10 13 (4.42%) RESTful
11 11 (3.74%) Ruby on Rails
12 10 (3.40%) AngularJS
13 9 (3.06%) JSON
14 8 (2.72%) jQuery
14 8 (2.72%) WPF
15 7 (2.38%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.48%) Embedded Systems
2 18 (6.12%) Digital TV
2 18 (6.12%) VHDL
3 14 (4.76%) STB
4 11 (3.74%) Derivative
5 10 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.40%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.40%) MPEG
6 6 (2.04%) Cloud Native
6 6 (2.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (1.70%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.70%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.36%) Clustering
8 4 (1.36%) HACMP
9 3 (1.02%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (1.02%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.02%) Contactless
9 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.02%) Physics
10 2 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 115 (39.12%) Linux
2 45 (15.31%) Windows
3 36 (12.24%) Unix
4 10 (3.40%) Android
5 5 (1.70%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.70%) CentOS
5 5 (1.70%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (1.70%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.36%) AIX
6 4 (1.36%) HPUX
6 4 (1.36%) NetWare
6 4 (1.36%) Solaris
7 3 (1.02%) VxWorks
7 3 (1.02%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.02%) Windows CE
7 3 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.34%) VMS
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (97.96%) Software Engineering
2 69 (23.47%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (21.43%) Multithreading
4 60 (20.41%) TDD
5 38 (12.93%) UML
6 35 (11.90%) Embedded Software Development
6 35 (11.90%) Scrum
7 34 (11.56%) OO
8 25 (8.50%) DevOps
9 23 (7.82%) Continuous Delivery
10 22 (7.48%) SOA
11 17 (5.78%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (5.10%) OOD
13 14 (4.76%) Cross-Platform Development
14 13 (4.42%) Project Management
14 13 (4.42%) Requirements Analysis
14 13 (4.42%) SDLC
14 13 (4.42%) Software Architecture
15 12 (4.08%) Configuration Management
15 12 (4.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 133 (45.24%) C
2 125 (42.52%) C++
3 96 (32.65%) Java
4 64 (21.77%) SQL
5 50 (17.01%) Embedded C
6 47 (15.99%) C#
7 35 (11.90%) Perl
8 32 (10.88%) Python
9 30 (10.20%) JavaScript
10 26 (8.84%) Ruby
11 23 (7.82%) Bash Shell
12 17 (5.78%) Go
13 11 (3.74%) PL/SQL
14 10 (3.40%) PHP
15 9 (3.06%) Ada
16 7 (2.38%) MATLAB
16 7 (2.38%) Shell Script
16 7 (2.38%) Tcl
17 6 (2.04%) Ada 95
18 5 (1.70%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 23 (7.82%) Degree
1 23 (7.82%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.36%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.34%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.40%) DO-178B
2 6 (2.04%) MISRA
3 4 (1.36%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.34%) HL7
5 1 (0.34%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.34%) ISO13485
System Software
1 18 (6.12%) Docker
2 12 (4.08%) vSphere
3 4 (1.36%) GPFS
4 3 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.68%) Xen
5 2 (0.68%) XenServer
6 1 (0.34%) Firmware
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (4.42%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.68%) everRun
3 1 (0.34%) Ansible
3 1 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.34%) Grafana
3 1 (0.34%) Mesos
3 1 (0.34%) Puppet
3 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (14.97%) Oracle
2 12 (4.08%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.40%) IBM
4 8 (2.72%) Telelogic
5 5 (1.70%) QNX
5 5 (1.70%) VMware
6 4 (1.36%) Freescale
6 4 (1.36%) Veritas
7 3 (1.02%) HP
8 2 (0.68%) Compaq
8 2 (0.68%) EMC
8 2 (0.68%) Hitachi
8 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.68%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.34%) Borland
9 1 (0.34%) Google
9 1 (0.34%) Informatica
9 1 (0.34%) Pega
9 1 (0.34%) Perforce
9 1 (0.34%) webMethods
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