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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 53 47 61
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 312 309 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.35% 3.32% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.18% 4.22% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 165 142
Median daily rate £375 £348 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% -8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 25 32
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.28 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.92 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
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
7459 7329 6781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.16% 78.67% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4580 4179 3772
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 258 277
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 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 27 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 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 -10 83 £360 +10.09% 41
Kent +16 43 £650 +92.59% 3
Surrey -19 34 £415 +12.54% 56
Oxfordshire +7 32 £420 -1.17% 28
Berkshire -14 32 £425 +21.42% 32
West Sussex -14 27 £375 +36.36% 6
East Sussex +10 21 £300 - 7
Middlesex +11 20 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire 0 17 £340 -10.81% 9
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 194 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (31.99%) Linux
3 188 (31.49%) C++
4 187 (31.32%) C
5 170 (28.48%) Java
6 137 (22.95%) TDD
7 119 (19.93%) SQL
8 102 (17.09%) C#
9 99 (16.58%) JavaScript
10 98 (16.42%) HTML
11 97 (16.25%) Multithreading
12 86 (14.41%) Python
13 81 (13.57%) Security Cleared
14 77 (12.90%) .NET
14 77 (12.90%) Scrum
15 74 (12.40%) CSS
15 74 (12.40%) Windows
16 73 (12.23%) OO
17 67 (11.22%) Subversion
17 67 (11.22%) SC Cleared
17 67 (11.22%) UML
18 65 (10.89%) Embedded C
19 63 (10.55%) Unix
20 61 (10.22%) Oracle
21 57 (9.55%) Telecoms
22 55 (9.21%) HTML5
23 54 (9.05%) DevOps
23 54 (9.05%) Degree
24 53 (8.88%) Web Services
25 52 (8.71%) Finance

Software Engineering
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 35 (5.86%) Cloud Foundry
1 35 (5.86%) Node.js
2 26 (4.36%) OpenStack
3 9 (1.51%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.34%) JBoss
5 6 (1.01%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.01%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.84%) Apache
6 5 (0.84%) Confluence
6 5 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.50%) CMS
7 3 (0.50%) Drupal
8 2 (0.34%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.34%) WordPress
9 1 (0.17%) nginx
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.17%) Zope
Applications
1 6 (1.01%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.84%) Simulink
3 4 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.67%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Magento
1 3 (0.50%) SAP R/3
2 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.17%) Primavera
3 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (5.53%) PaaS
3 24 (4.02%) Heroku
4 8 (1.34%) Google Play
5 7 (1.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 6 (1.01%) Bluemix
6 6 (1.01%) SaaS
7 5 (0.84%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.34%) Force.com
9 2 (0.34%) GitHub
10 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.03%) LTE
2 27 (4.52%) Wireless
3 18 (3.02%) HTTP
4 15 (2.51%) DVB
5 12 (2.01%) Bluetooth
6 11 (1.84%) 3G
7 10 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (1.51%) 3GPP
8 9 (1.51%) Diameter Protocol
8 9 (1.51%) Fibre Channel
8 9 (1.51%) GSM
8 9 (1.51%) PPP
8 9 (1.51%) RANAP
8 9 (1.51%) RS-232
8 9 (1.51%) RTP
8 9 (1.51%) SAN
8 9 (1.51%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.51%) UMTS
9 8 (1.34%) FCoE
9 8 (1.34%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.36%) NoSQL
3 25 (4.19%) Apache Cassandra
4 24 (4.02%) Redis
5 15 (2.51%) MongoDB
6 14 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.84%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.51%) MySQL
8 9 (1.51%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.17%) Big Data
9 7 (1.17%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.01%) DataStage
11 5 (0.84%) KDB
12 4 (0.67%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.67%) Ingres
12 4 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 67 (11.22%) Subversion
2 48 (8.04%) ClearCase
3 47 (7.87%) Git (software)
4 44 (7.37%) GoogleTest
5 42 (7.04%) NUnit
6 37 (6.20%) Ant
7 34 (5.70%) CppUnit
8 31 (5.19%) Jenkins
9 27 (4.52%) Visual Studio
10 18 (3.02%) Gradle
10 18 (3.02%) JUnit
10 18 (3.02%) Rational DOORS
11 17 (2.85%) Eclipse
11 17 (2.85%) Maven
12 12 (2.01%) Android Studio
12 12 (2.01%) JIRA
12 12 (2.01%) Rational Rhapsody
12 12 (2.01%) Trac
13 10 (1.68%) Cucumber
13 10 (1.68%) Selenium
General
1 57 (9.55%) Telecoms
2 52 (8.71%) Finance
3 27 (4.52%) Electronics
4 22 (3.69%) Aerospace
5 14 (2.35%) Avionics
6 13 (2.18%) Automotive
7 11 (1.84%) Legal
7 11 (1.84%) Retail
8 10 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.68%) Publishing
9 6 (1.01%) Banking
9 6 (1.01%) Marketing
9 6 (1.01%) Military
10 5 (0.84%) Front Office
11 4 (0.67%) Games
12 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.17%) Back Office
13 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 300 (50.25%) Software Engineer
2 238 (39.87%) Developer
3 71 (11.89%) C++ Software Engineer
3 71 (11.89%) Embedded Engineer
3 71 (11.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 55 (9.21%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 54 (9.05%) Java Engineer
6 53 (8.88%) Software Developer
7 47 (7.87%) Java Software Engineer
8 39 (6.53%) Java Developer
9 38 (6.37%) .NET Developer
10 37 (6.20%) C# Developer
11 34 (5.70%) C++ Developer
11 34 (5.70%) Linux Engineer
12 33 (5.53%) C Software Engineer
13 32 (5.36%) C Developer
14 28 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
15 27 (4.52%) SQL Developer
16 25 (4.19%) C# Software Engineer
16 25 (4.19%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (16.42%) HTML
2 77 (12.90%) .NET
3 74 (12.40%) CSS
4 55 (9.21%) HTML5
5 53 (8.88%) Web Services
6 45 (7.54%) REST
7 37 (6.20%) jQuery
8 36 (6.03%) ASP.NET
8 36 (6.03%) RabbitMQ
9 35 (5.86%) .NET Framework
10 33 (5.53%) RESTful
11 32 (5.36%) AngularJS
11 32 (5.36%) Spring
11 32 (5.36%) XML
12 31 (5.19%) CSS3
13 30 (5.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 27 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC
15 26 (4.36%) STL
16 24 (4.02%) JSON
16 24 (4.02%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
1 38 (6.37%) Computer Science
2 30 (5.03%) Derivative
3 28 (4.69%) Embedded Systems
4 21 (3.52%) User Experience
5 18 (3.02%) DTV
5 18 (3.02%) VHDL
6 15 (2.51%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.51%) STB
7 14 (2.35%) Device Driver
8 11 (1.84%) MPEG
8 11 (1.84%) Visualisation
9 9 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.34%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.17%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.17%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.01%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 6 (1.01%) Mathematics
12 6 (1.01%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 191 (31.99%) Linux
2 74 (12.40%) Windows
3 63 (10.55%) Unix
4 34 (5.70%) Android
5 12 (2.01%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.84%) AIX
7 9 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.17%) CentOS
9 6 (1.01%) Windows Server
9 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.84%) VxWorks
10 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.67%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.50%) HPUX
12 3 (0.50%) NetWare
12 3 (0.50%) Solaris
12 3 (0.50%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.50%) Windows CE
12 3 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (22.95%) TDD
3 97 (16.25%) Multithreading
4 77 (12.90%) Scrum
5 73 (12.23%) OO
6 67 (11.22%) UML
7 54 (9.05%) DevOps
8 49 (8.21%) Unit Testing
9 48 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
10 47 (7.87%) Web Development
11 45 (7.54%) Project Management
12 44 (7.37%) MVC
13 42 (7.04%) Integration Testing
14 41 (6.87%) OOD
15 39 (6.53%) Configuration Management
15 39 (6.53%) SOA
16 35 (5.86%) Embedded Software Development
16 35 (5.86%) Memory Management
16 35 (5.86%) Requirements Analysis
16 35 (5.86%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 188 (31.49%) C++
2 187 (31.32%) C
3 170 (28.48%) Java
4 119 (19.93%) SQL
5 102 (17.09%) C#
6 99 (16.58%) JavaScript
7 86 (14.41%) Python
8 65 (10.89%) Embedded C
9 44 (7.37%) Ruby
10 39 (6.53%) Bash Shell
11 38 (6.37%) Perl
12 30 (5.03%) Go
13 27 (4.52%) PHP
14 17 (2.85%) Embedded C++
15 13 (2.18%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.84%) Shell Script
17 9 (1.51%) MATLAB
18 8 (1.34%) Ada
19 7 (1.17%) Scala
20 5 (0.84%) Ada 95
Qualifications
1 81 (13.57%) Security Cleared
2 67 (11.22%) SC Cleared
3 54 (9.05%) Degree
4 4 (0.67%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.50%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.50%) PMP
6 1 (0.17%) CISSP
6 1 (0.17%) HND
6 1 (0.17%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.17%) PhD
6 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.35%) DO-178B
2 12 (2.01%) QA
3 9 (1.51%) MISRA
4 5 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.84%) MISRA C
5 4 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.67%) TickIT
6 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 22 (3.69%) vSphere
2 20 (3.35%) Docker
3 16 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.17%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.50%) GPFS
6 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.34%) Xen
6 2 (0.34%) XenServer
6 2 (0.34%) zsh
7 1 (0.17%) Firmware
7 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (2.68%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.68%) SCCM
3 9 (1.51%) Puppet
3 9 (1.51%) SCOM
4 6 (1.01%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.50%) Ansible
6 3 (0.50%) vRealize
7 2 (0.34%) Cacti
7 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.34%) Nagios
7 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.34%) SELinux
8 1 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.17%) Graphite
8 1 (0.17%) logstash
8 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.17%) StatsD
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.17%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 61 (10.22%) Oracle
2 30 (5.03%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.02%) VMware
4 23 (3.85%) IBM
5 18 (3.02%) HP
6 12 (2.01%) Veritas
7 10 (1.68%) Google
8 9 (1.51%) CA
9 8 (1.34%) SAP
9 8 (1.34%) Telelogic
10 6 (1.01%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.84%) Cisco
11 5 (0.84%) QNX
12 4 (0.67%) Adobe
12 4 (0.67%) Freescale
12 4 (0.67%) Serena
13 3 (0.50%) Ab Initio
13 3 (0.50%) ArcSight
13 3 (0.50%) BMC
13 3 (0.50%) NetApp
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