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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
England / South East
Rank 77 64 62
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 188 250 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.63% 2.99% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 3.74% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 126 160
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £275 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £530 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £366 £363
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 24
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.17%

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
5742 6683 7230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.25% 80.03% 78.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3378 4020 3991
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 292 239
Median hourly rate £38.50 £44.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.48% +78.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 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 -30 46 £339 +12.91% 58
Surrey +22 29 £525 +48.93% 30
Oxfordshire +21 26 £550 +46.66% 15
Buckinghamshire -7 21 £370 +1.36% 17
West Sussex +12 19 £416 -22.91% 7
Berkshire +1 19 £388 - 40
Middlesex +6 12 £350 +2.94%
East Sussex +8 7 - - 9
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 193 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (34.70%) Java
3 143 (32.65%) C++
4 126 (28.77%) Linux
5 101 (23.06%) Scrum
6 88 (20.09%) C
7 85 (19.41%) Security Cleared
8 84 (19.18%) C#
9 82 (18.72%) TDD
10 80 (18.26%) Web Services
11 76 (17.35%) SC Cleared
12 72 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
12 72 (16.44%) JavaScript
13 71 (16.21%) Python
14 70 (15.98%) SQL
15 65 (14.84%) HTML
16 55 (12.56%) Git (software)
16 55 (12.56%) Spring
17 52 (11.87%) Subversion
17 52 (11.87%) RESTful
17 52 (11.87%) .NET
17 52 (11.87%) CSS
18 50 (11.42%) OO
19 49 (11.19%) Unix
20 48 (10.96%) JIRA
21 46 (10.50%) Unit Testing
21 46 (10.50%) XML
22 45 (10.27%) Windows
23 44 (10.05%) Degree
24 43 (9.82%) Amazon AWS

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 32 (7.31%) Confluence
2 30 (6.85%) JBoss
3 23 (5.25%) WebSphere
4 21 (4.79%) Tomcat
5 19 (4.34%) WebSphere Application Server
6 17 (3.88%) Apache
7 16 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (2.97%) OpenStack
9 12 (2.74%) Cloud Foundry
10 11 (2.51%) WebSphere Process Server
11 10 (2.28%) Alfresco
11 10 (2.28%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.37%) CMS
12 6 (1.37%) nginx
13 5 (1.14%) Apache Solr
13 5 (1.14%) Jetty
13 5 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (1.14%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.91%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.91%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (3.42%) MS Office
2 7 (1.60%) Simulink
3 6 (1.37%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.46%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.23%) MS Project
6 1 (0.23%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.23%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.23%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 43 (9.82%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (5.25%) PaaS
4 16 (3.65%) GitHub
5 9 (2.05%) Heroku
6 8 (1.83%) Amazon S3
6 8 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
7 7 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.37%) Amazon Kinesis
8 6 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.14%) SaaS
10 2 (0.46%) Office 365
11 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.94%) GSM
1 26 (5.94%) LTE
1 26 (5.94%) UMTS
2 25 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 23 (5.25%) VoIP
4 22 (5.02%) Asterisk PBX
4 22 (5.02%) Diameter Protocol
4 22 (5.02%) PBX
4 22 (5.02%) RANAP
4 22 (5.02%) RTP
5 16 (3.65%) HTTP
6 7 (1.60%) LAN
6 7 (1.60%) WAN
7 6 (1.37%) Ethernet
7 6 (1.37%) IP Telephony
7 6 (1.37%) SAN
8 5 (1.14%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.91%) 4G
9 4 (0.91%) Internet
9 4 (0.91%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.16%) MySQL
3 18 (4.11%) NoSQL
4 16 (3.65%) MongoDB
5 12 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (2.28%) Big Data
7 9 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (2.05%) Couchbase
7 9 (2.05%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.05%) Redis
8 8 (1.83%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.14%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.91%) MS Access
11 4 (0.91%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.91%) Snowflake Schema
11 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 55 (12.56%) Git (software)
2 52 (11.87%) Subversion
3 48 (10.96%) JIRA
4 43 (9.82%) Jenkins
5 32 (7.31%) Maven
6 31 (7.08%) JUnit
7 25 (5.71%) Cucumber
7 25 (5.71%) GDB
7 25 (5.71%) Selenium
8 24 (5.48%) GCC
9 23 (5.25%) Trac
10 16 (3.65%) Gradle
10 16 (3.65%) Mockito
11 15 (3.42%) Ant
11 15 (3.42%) Visual Studio
12 12 (2.74%) Gatling
13 11 (2.51%) NUnit
13 11 (2.51%) SoapUI
14 9 (2.05%) Eclipse
15 8 (1.83%) GoogleTest
General
1 36 (8.22%) Finance
2 30 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 27 (6.16%) Publishing
4 22 (5.02%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.42%) Aerospace
6 12 (2.74%) Military
7 11 (2.51%) Retail
8 6 (1.37%) Banking
9 4 (0.91%) Automotive
9 4 (0.91%) Electronics
10 3 (0.68%) Games
11 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.23%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.23%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 207 (47.26%) Software Engineer
2 168 (38.36%) Developer
3 66 (15.07%) C++ Software Engineer
4 60 (13.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 48 (10.96%) Java Developer
6 42 (9.59%) Java Engineer
7 40 (9.13%) Java Software Engineer
8 36 (8.22%) Software Developer
9 30 (6.85%) Java Software Developer
10 28 (6.39%) Project Manager
11 24 (5.48%) C++ Developer
11 24 (5.48%) Linux Developer
12 22 (5.02%) Embedded Engineer
12 22 (5.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 21 (4.79%) Architect
13 21 (4.79%) C# Software Engineer
13 21 (4.79%) SQL Developer
14 20 (4.57%) Linux Engineer
15 19 (4.34%) Senior Software Engineer
16 18 (4.11%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (18.26%) Web Services
2 65 (14.84%) HTML
3 55 (12.56%) Spring
4 52 (11.87%) .NET
4 52 (11.87%) CSS
4 52 (11.87%) RESTful
5 46 (10.50%) XML
6 39 (8.90%) STL
7 38 (8.68%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 38 (8.68%) HTML5
8 29 (6.62%) Node.js
9 24 (5.48%) REST
10 23 (5.25%) AngularJS
11 22 (5.02%) Java EE
11 22 (5.02%) JSON
12 18 (4.11%) CSS3
12 18 (4.11%) jQuery
13 17 (3.88%) ASP.NET
13 17 (3.88%) J2EE
14 15 (3.42%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.94%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.42%) User Experience
4 12 (2.74%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.74%) Economics
5 11 (2.51%) Embedded Systems
6 10 (2.28%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.83%) Derivative
8 7 (1.60%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.37%) Cryptography
10 4 (0.91%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.91%) Device Driver
10 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.91%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.91%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
11 3 (0.68%) Digital TV
11 3 (0.68%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.68%) STB
11 3 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 126 (28.77%) Linux
2 49 (11.19%) Unix
3 45 (10.27%) Windows
4 11 (2.51%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.14%) Android
7 4 (0.91%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.68%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.68%) Windows CE
8 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.46%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.46%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.23%) CentOS
10 1 (0.23%) Debian
10 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (23.06%) Scrum
3 82 (18.72%) TDD
4 72 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (11.42%) OO
6 46 (10.50%) Unit Testing
7 42 (9.59%) Multithreading
8 41 (9.36%) UML
9 35 (7.99%) Open Source
10 34 (7.76%) DevOps
10 34 (7.76%) Web Development
11 33 (7.53%) BDD
11 33 (7.53%) Kanban
12 32 (7.31%) High Availability
13 30 (6.85%) Pair Programming
13 30 (6.85%) Project Management
13 30 (6.85%) User Stories
14 27 (6.16%) Continuous Delivery
15 25 (5.71%) Cross-Platform Development
15 25 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (34.70%) Java
2 143 (32.65%) C++
3 88 (20.09%) C
4 84 (19.18%) C#
5 72 (16.44%) JavaScript
6 71 (16.21%) Python
7 70 (15.98%) SQL
8 34 (7.76%) Perl
8 34 (7.76%) Scala
9 31 (7.08%) Ruby
10 21 (4.79%) Ada
11 20 (4.57%) Bash Shell
11 20 (4.57%) Groovy
12 14 (3.20%) Embedded C
13 12 (2.74%) MATLAB
14 10 (2.28%) Go
15 8 (1.83%) Embedded C++
15 8 (1.83%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.83%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 85 (19.41%) Security Cleared
2 76 (17.35%) SC Cleared
3 44 (10.05%) Degree
4 6 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.37%) MCTS
4 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (0.91%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.91%) PMP
6 2 (0.46%) MCP
7 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.79%) QA
2 7 (1.60%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.14%) PA-DSS
3 5 (1.14%) SLA
4 3 (0.68%) ISO13485
4 3 (0.68%) MISRA
5 2 (0.46%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.46%) DO-254
5 2 (0.46%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.23%) ISO26262
6 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.74%) Docker
3 9 (2.05%) vSphere
4 6 (1.37%) Firmware
4 6 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.68%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (2.05%) Puppet
2 6 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.91%) Ansible
4 3 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (0.68%) Marathon
4 3 (0.68%) Mesos
5 1 (0.23%) Grafana
5 1 (0.23%) Kibana
5 1 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.23%) SCCM
5 1 (0.23%) SCOM
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 39 (8.90%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.53%) Cisco
3 29 (6.62%) Oracle
4 14 (3.20%) VMware
5 12 (2.74%) Atlassian
6 9 (2.05%) IBM
6 9 (2.05%) Red Hat
7 8 (1.83%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.14%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.91%) SAP
9 4 (0.91%) Talend
10 3 (0.68%) Hortonworks
10 3 (0.68%) HP
11 2 (0.46%) Actel
11 2 (0.46%) Freescale
11 2 (0.46%) Google
11 2 (0.46%) QNX
11 2 (0.46%) RedGate
11 2 (0.46%) SaltStack
11 2 (0.46%) Telelogic
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