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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 122 110 104
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 159 159 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.74% 1.70% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 1.80% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 82 82
Median daily rate £350 £338 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £277 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.97% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 17 22
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
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
8682 8855 8642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.02% 94.71% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5242 4970 4720
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 £240 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 422 469
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -18 34 £346 +5.17% 18
Kent +10 26 £700 +107.40%
Surrey 0 22 £388 +8.01% 20
Oxfordshire -3 20 £435 +2.35% 9
West Sussex -19 15 £358 +30.00% 5
Middlesex - 15 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire +15 12 £345 +6.15% 5
East Sussex -4 6 £255 -15.00% 4
Berkshire -20 6 £320 +33.33% 13
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 298 (97.70%) Software Engineering
2 135 (44.26%) C
3 134 (43.93%) C++
4 116 (38.03%) Linux
5 89 (29.18%) Java
6 83 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (21.31%) SQL
8 60 (19.67%) TDD
8 60 (19.67%) Multithreading
9 54 (17.70%) Embedded C
10 53 (17.38%) Telecoms
11 50 (16.39%) C#
12 43 (14.10%) Scrum
13 42 (13.77%) Windows
14 40 (13.11%) UML
15 39 (12.79%) Oracle
16 37 (12.13%) Subversion
17 36 (11.80%) HTML
17 36 (11.80%) OO
18 34 (11.15%) Python
19 33 (10.82%) Embedded Software Development
20 32 (10.49%) .NET
21 31 (10.16%) Unix
22 30 (9.84%) Perl
22 30 (9.84%) LTE
22 30 (9.84%) Git (software)
23 29 (9.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
23 29 (9.51%) JavaScript
23 29 (9.51%) Web Services
24 28 (9.18%) 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 (5.90%) Cloud Foundry
2 15 (4.92%) Node.js
3 12 (3.93%) OpenStack
4 9 (2.95%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.62%) JBoss
6 6 (1.97%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.97%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.33%) Zope
Applications
1 5 (1.64%) Simulink
2 4 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.21%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.57%) PaaS
3 13 (4.26%) Heroku
3 13 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (1.31%) SaaS
6 2 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.66%) Force.com
6 2 (0.66%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.84%) LTE
2 23 (7.54%) Wireless
3 15 (4.92%) DVB
4 14 (4.59%) HTTP
5 10 (3.28%) 3G
5 10 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (2.95%) 3GPP
6 9 (2.95%) Diameter Protocol
6 9 (2.95%) GSM
6 9 (2.95%) PPP
6 9 (2.95%) RANAP
6 9 (2.95%) RS-232
6 9 (2.95%) RTP
6 9 (2.95%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.95%) UMTS
7 6 (1.97%) AMQP
8 3 (0.98%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.66%) Broadband
9 2 (0.66%) GPRS
9 2 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.23%) NoSQL
2 17 (5.57%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.93%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (3.28%) Redis
5 6 (1.97%) DataStage
5 6 (1.97%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.64%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.64%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.66%) GIS
7 2 (0.66%) MySQL
7 2 (0.66%) SAP BI
7 2 (0.66%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 37 (12.13%) Subversion
2 30 (9.84%) Git (software)
3 26 (8.52%) Visual Studio
4 20 (6.56%) ClearCase
5 16 (5.25%) Jenkins
6 14 (4.59%) Rational DOORS
7 12 (3.93%) Eclipse
7 12 (3.93%) GoogleTest
7 12 (3.93%) NUnit
7 12 (3.93%) Rational Rhapsody
8 11 (3.61%) Ant
8 11 (3.61%) Trac
9 10 (3.28%) CppUnit
9 10 (3.28%) JUnit
10 7 (2.30%) Maven
11 6 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.64%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.64%) Hudson
12 5 (1.64%) Selenium
13 4 (1.31%) Mockito
General
1 53 (17.38%) Telecoms
2 28 (9.18%) Finance
3 25 (8.20%) Electronics
4 13 (4.26%) Avionics
5 12 (3.93%) Aerospace
6 9 (2.95%) Automotive
7 7 (2.30%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.64%) Publishing
9 4 (1.31%) Legal
10 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.66%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.80%) HTML
2 32 (10.49%) .NET
3 29 (9.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 29 (9.51%) Web Services
4 26 (8.52%) STL
5 22 (7.21%) REST
6 21 (6.89%) HTML5
7 20 (6.56%) Spring
8 19 (6.23%) RabbitMQ
9 16 (5.25%) .NET Framework
9 16 (5.25%) CSS
9 16 (5.25%) XML
10 14 (4.59%) WPF
11 12 (3.93%) RESTful
12 10 (3.28%) AngularJS
13 9 (2.95%) Ruby on Rails
14 8 (2.62%) jQuery
15 7 (2.30%) JMS
15 7 (2.30%) JSON
16 6 (1.97%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.54%) Embedded Systems
2 21 (6.89%) DTV
3 18 (5.90%) VHDL
4 17 (5.57%) STB
5 12 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.61%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.61%) Derivative
6 11 (3.61%) MPEG
7 6 (1.97%) Cloud Native
7 6 (1.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 5 (1.64%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.64%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.31%) Clustering
9 4 (1.31%) HACMP
10 3 (0.98%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.98%) Contactless
10 3 (0.98%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.98%) Physics
10 3 (0.98%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 116 (38.03%) Linux
2 42 (13.77%) Windows
3 31 (10.16%) Unix
4 11 (3.61%) Android
5 5 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.64%) CentOS
6 4 (1.31%) AIX
6 4 (1.31%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (1.31%) HPUX
6 4 (1.31%) NetWare
6 4 (1.31%) Solaris
7 3 (0.98%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.98%) VxWorks
7 3 (0.98%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.98%) Windows CE
7 3 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (97.70%) Software Engineering
2 83 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (19.67%) Multithreading
3 60 (19.67%) TDD
4 43 (14.10%) Scrum
5 40 (13.11%) UML
6 36 (11.80%) OO
7 33 (10.82%) Embedded Software Development
8 27 (8.85%) SOA
9 25 (8.20%) DevOps
10 23 (7.54%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (6.23%) Software Architecture
12 15 (4.92%) Cross-Platform Development
12 15 (4.92%) OOD
12 15 (4.92%) Project Management
13 14 (4.59%) Integration Testing
14 13 (4.26%) Requirements Analysis
14 13 (4.26%) System Integration Testing
14 13 (4.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 135 (44.26%) C
2 134 (43.93%) C++
3 89 (29.18%) Java
4 65 (21.31%) SQL
5 54 (17.70%) Embedded C
6 50 (16.39%) C#
7 34 (11.15%) Python
8 30 (9.84%) Perl
9 29 (9.51%) JavaScript
10 25 (8.20%) Bash Shell
11 24 (7.87%) Ruby
12 17 (5.57%) Go
13 11 (3.61%) PL/SQL
14 10 (3.28%) Embedded C++
14 10 (3.28%) PHP
15 8 (2.62%) Ada
16 7 (2.30%) MATLAB
16 7 (2.30%) Shell Script
17 5 (1.64%) Assembly Language
17 5 (1.64%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 23 (7.54%) Degree
2 20 (6.56%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.59%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.31%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.28%) DO-178B
2 6 (1.97%) MISRA
3 4 (1.31%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.33%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (5.90%) Docker
2 12 (3.93%) vSphere
3 4 (1.31%) GPFS
4 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.66%) Xen
4 2 (0.66%) XenServer
5 1 (0.33%) Firmware
5 1 (0.33%) zsh
Systems Management
1 13 (4.26%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.33%) Ansible
2 1 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.33%) Mesos
2 1 (0.33%) Puppet
2 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 39 (12.79%) Oracle
2 11 (3.61%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.28%) IBM
4 8 (2.62%) Telelogic
5 6 (1.97%) VMware
6 5 (1.64%) QNX
7 4 (1.31%) Freescale
7 4 (1.31%) Veritas
8 3 (0.98%) HP
8 3 (0.98%) SAP
9 2 (0.66%) Cisco
9 2 (0.66%) Compaq
9 2 (0.66%) EMC
9 2 (0.66%) Hitachi
9 2 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.66%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.33%) Borland
10 1 (0.33%) Informatica
10 1 (0.33%) Pega
10 1 (0.33%) webMethods
Middlesex
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £1000.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago