The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 53 49 64
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 335 340 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.48% 3.37% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.37% 4.33% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 164 132
Average daily rate £375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 31 35
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% -7.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.10 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
Software Engineering
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7658 7859 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.47% 77.84% 74.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4727 4423 3895
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 285 278
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Engineering
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 Engineering across the South East region.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Software Engineering
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 Engineering across the South East region.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -5 97 £349 -0.28% 50
Kent +15 52 £550 - 4
Surrey -27 40 £420 +15.86% 62
Berkshire -12 33 £425 +17.24% 25
West Sussex -1 30 £375 +29.31% 24
Buckinghamshire +1 23 £375 +10.70% 15
East Sussex +5 20 £313 +4.16% 5
Oxfordshire -3 18 £375 -3.22% 26
Middlesex +7 15 £350 +2.94%
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Engineering.

1 199 (33.79%) C++
2 197 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
3 186 (31.58%) Linux
4 179 (30.39%) C
5 150 (25.47%) Java
6 122 (20.71%) TDD
7 111 (18.85%) SQL
8 107 (18.17%) Multithreading
9 101 (17.15%) Python
10 97 (16.47%) JavaScript
11 95 (16.13%) C#
12 90 (15.28%) HTML
13 89 (15.11%) Security Cleared
14 82 (13.92%) Subversion
15 79 (13.41%) OO
16 77 (13.07%) .NET
17 76 (12.90%) CSS
18 75 (12.73%) UML
18 75 (12.73%) Windows
19 73 (12.39%) SC Cleared
20 72 (12.22%) Scrum
21 68 (11.54%) Unix
22 66 (11.21%) Embedded C
23 60 (10.19%) Unit Testing
24 58 (9.85%) Telecoms
25 55 (9.34%) Oracle
26 54 (9.17%) Degree
27 52 (8.83%) ClearCase
28 51 (8.66%) Project Management
28 51 (8.66%) DevOps

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (5.77%) Cloud Foundry
2 30 (5.09%) Node.js
3 26 (4.41%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.02%) JBoss
5 6 (1.02%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.85%) Apache
7 3 (0.51%) CMS
7 3 (0.51%) Drupal
8 2 (0.34%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.34%) Confluence
8 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.34%) WordPress
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.17%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.17%) nginx
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.17%) Zope
Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (0.68%) MS Excel
1 4 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (0.68%) Photoshop
1 4 (0.68%) Simulink
2 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Magento
1 3 (0.51%) SAP R/3
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Primavera
3 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (5.26%) PaaS
3 29 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (3.90%) Heroku
5 6 (1.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 6 (1.02%) Bluemix
5 6 (1.02%) SaaS
6 5 (0.85%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.34%) Force.com
7 2 (0.34%) GitHub
8 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.09%) LTE
2 27 (4.58%) Wireless
3 12 (2.04%) DVB
3 12 (2.04%) HTTP
4 11 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (1.70%) 3G
6 9 (1.53%) 3GPP
6 9 (1.53%) Diameter Protocol
6 9 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
6 9 (1.53%) GSM
6 9 (1.53%) PPP
6 9 (1.53%) RANAP
6 9 (1.53%) RTP
6 9 (1.53%) SAN
6 9 (1.53%) UMTS
7 8 (1.36%) FCoE
7 8 (1.36%) Internet
7 8 (1.36%) iSCSI
8 7 (1.19%) RS-232
8 7 (1.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.07%) Apache Cassandra
2 24 (4.07%) Redis
3 20 (3.40%) NoSQL
4 17 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (1.87%) Hadoop
5 11 (1.87%) MongoDB
5 11 (1.87%) MySQL
6 9 (1.53%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.19%) Big Data
7 7 (1.19%) Data Mining
8 6 (1.02%) DataStage
9 4 (0.68%) Ingres
9 4 (0.68%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.34%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.34%) KDB
11 2 (0.34%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 82 (13.92%) Subversion
2 52 (8.83%) ClearCase
3 50 (8.49%) GoogleTest
4 48 (8.15%) NUnit
5 45 (7.64%) Git (software)
6 40 (6.79%) Ant
7 37 (6.28%) CppUnit
8 31 (5.26%) Jenkins
9 24 (4.07%) Visual Studio
10 19 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
11 18 (3.06%) Eclipse
12 17 (2.89%) JIRA
12 17 (2.89%) Maven
13 16 (2.72%) JUnit
14 14 (2.38%) Cucumber
15 12 (2.04%) Trac
16 11 (1.87%) Rational Rhapsody
16 11 (1.87%) Selenium
17 10 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 10 (1.70%) Gradle
General
1 58 (9.85%) Telecoms
2 48 (8.15%) Finance
3 28 (4.75%) Electronics
4 23 (3.90%) Aerospace
5 15 (2.55%) Avionics
6 12 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.87%) Automotive
7 11 (1.87%) Retail
8 10 (1.70%) Legal
9 7 (1.19%) Publishing
10 6 (1.02%) Banking
10 6 (1.02%) Marketing
11 5 (0.85%) Games
11 5 (0.85%) Military
12 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.34%) Billing
13 2 (0.34%) Front Office
14 1 (0.17%) Back Office
14 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 299 (50.76%) Software Engineer
2 228 (38.71%) Developer
3 80 (13.58%) C++ Software Engineer
4 71 (12.05%) Embedded Engineer
4 71 (12.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 53 (9.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 51 (8.66%) Software Developer
7 44 (7.47%) Java Engineer
8 39 (6.62%) C++ Developer
9 38 (6.45%) Java Software Engineer
10 37 (6.28%) C Developer
10 37 (6.28%) C Software Engineer
11 35 (5.94%) .NET Developer
11 35 (5.94%) Linux Engineer
12 34 (5.77%) Java Developer
13 31 (5.26%) C# Developer
14 27 (4.58%) C# .NET Developer
15 25 (4.24%) C++ Software Developer
15 25 (4.24%) Web Developer
16 23 (3.90%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (15.28%) HTML
2 77 (13.07%) .NET
3 76 (12.90%) CSS
4 46 (7.81%) HTML5
5 44 (7.47%) Web Services
6 36 (6.11%) jQuery
7 35 (5.94%) RabbitMQ
8 34 (5.77%) REST
9 33 (5.60%) .NET Framework
9 33 (5.60%) ASP.NET
10 32 (5.43%) XML
11 31 (5.26%) CSS3
12 30 (5.09%) Spring
13 26 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC
13 26 (4.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 25 (4.24%) AngularJS
14 25 (4.24%) Entity Framework
14 25 (4.24%) WPF
15 24 (4.07%) STL
16 22 (3.74%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.60%) Derivative
3 32 (5.43%) Embedded Systems
4 29 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 26 (4.41%) User Experience
6 18 (3.06%) VHDL
7 17 (2.89%) Mobile App
8 16 (2.72%) Device Driver
9 13 (2.21%) DTV
10 12 (2.04%) STB
11 8 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.19%) Data Centre
12 7 (1.19%) MPEG
12 7 (1.19%) Visualisation
13 6 (1.02%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.02%) Management Information System
13 6 (1.02%) Mathematics
14 5 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 4 (0.68%) Physics
15 4 (0.68%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 186 (31.58%) Linux
2 75 (12.73%) Windows
3 68 (11.54%) Unix
4 28 (4.75%) Android
5 12 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.87%) AIX
7 8 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.02%) CentOS
8 6 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.85%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.51%) HPUX
10 3 (0.51%) NetWare
10 3 (0.51%) Solaris
10 3 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.51%) Windows CE
10 3 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (20.71%) TDD
3 107 (18.17%) Multithreading
4 79 (13.41%) OO
5 75 (12.73%) UML
6 72 (12.22%) Scrum
7 60 (10.19%) Unit Testing
8 51 (8.66%) DevOps
8 51 (8.66%) Project Management
9 47 (7.98%) Integration Testing
10 46 (7.81%) OOD
11 44 (7.47%) Configuration Management
12 43 (7.30%) Memory Management
12 43 (7.30%) MVC
12 43 (7.30%) Requirements Analysis
13 42 (7.13%) Web Development
14 41 (6.96%) System Integration Testing
15 40 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (6.79%) Use Case
16 35 (5.94%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 199 (33.79%) C++
2 179 (30.39%) C
3 150 (25.47%) Java
4 111 (18.85%) SQL
5 101 (17.15%) Python
6 97 (16.47%) JavaScript
7 95 (16.13%) C#
8 66 (11.21%) Embedded C
9 41 (6.96%) Ruby
10 37 (6.28%) Bash Shell
11 29 (4.92%) Perl
12 28 (4.75%) Go
12 28 (4.75%) PHP
13 17 (2.89%) Embedded C++
14 15 (2.55%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.53%) Shell Script
16 8 (1.36%) Ada
17 7 (1.19%) MATLAB
18 6 (1.02%) Ada 95
18 6 (1.02%) ES6
Qualifications
1 89 (15.11%) Security Cleared
2 73 (12.39%) SC Cleared
3 54 (9.17%) Degree
4 4 (0.68%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.51%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.51%) PMP
6 2 (0.34%) OCA
6 2 (0.34%) OCP
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.17%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.17%) OCAJ
7 1 (0.17%) PhD
7 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.21%) DO-178B
2 8 (1.36%) QA
3 7 (1.19%) MISRA
4 6 (1.02%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.85%) TickIT
6 4 (0.68%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.17%) ISO26262
8 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 21 (3.57%) vSphere
2 18 (3.06%) Docker
3 16 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.19%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.51%) Firmware
5 3 (0.51%) GPFS
5 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.34%) Xen
6 2 (0.34%) XenServer
6 2 (0.34%) zsh
Systems Management
1 14 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.53%) Puppet
2 9 (1.53%) SCCM
3 8 (1.36%) SCOM
4 4 (0.68%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.51%) Ansible
5 3 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.51%) vRealize
6 2 (0.34%) Cacti
6 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.34%) Nagios
6 2 (0.34%) SELinux
7 1 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.17%) Graphite
7 1 (0.17%) Kibana
7 1 (0.17%) logstash
7 1 (0.17%) Mesos
7 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.17%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 55 (9.34%) Oracle
2 27 (4.58%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.07%) VMware
4 21 (3.57%) IBM
5 19 (3.23%) HP
6 12 (2.04%) Veritas
7 9 (1.53%) SAP
8 7 (1.19%) CA
8 7 (1.19%) Cisco
8 7 (1.19%) Telelogic
9 5 (0.85%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.68%) Adobe
10 4 (0.68%) QNX
11 3 (0.51%) Ab Initio
11 3 (0.51%) ArcSight
11 3 (0.51%) BMC
11 3 (0.51%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.51%) Freescale
11 3 (0.51%) NetApp
11 3 (0.51%) Serena
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