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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 66 56 65
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 263 295 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.95% 3.13% 2.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 3.93% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 161 153
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £267 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £456 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 33 28
Median hourly rate £43.00 £43.75 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £36.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £47.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -
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
7180 7498 6836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.59% 79.60% 75.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4392 4364 3776
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 242 259
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.44 £13.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 74 £394 +21.15% 41
Surrey -2 39 £375 +5.63% 68
Oxfordshire +5 30 £450 +5.88% 31
Berkshire -8 28 £458 +30.85% 18
Middlesex +12 24 £355 +1.42% 1
Kent +14 18 £750 +122.22% 6
East Sussex +12 17 £255 -15.00% 9
West Sussex -21 16 £375 +15.83% 12
Buckinghamshire -3 11 £340 -28.42% 8
M4 Corridor - 6 - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 215 (35.07%) Linux
2 198 (32.30%) C
3 196 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
4 195 (31.81%) Java
5 187 (30.51%) C++
6 139 (22.68%) TDD
7 126 (20.55%) SQL
8 103 (16.80%) C#
8 103 (16.80%) Multithreading
9 100 (16.31%) HTML
10 98 (15.99%) Python
11 97 (15.82%) JavaScript
12 87 (14.19%) Security Cleared
13 83 (13.54%) Windows
14 79 (12.89%) OO
14 79 (12.89%) Oracle
15 77 (12.56%) Unix
15 77 (12.56%) SC Cleared
16 76 (12.40%) Scrum
17 75 (12.23%) .NET
18 71 (11.58%) CSS
18 71 (11.58%) UML
19 68 (11.09%) Subversion
20 60 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
21 58 (9.46%) Embedded C
22 57 (9.30%) Finance
23 56 (9.14%) Degree
24 55 (8.97%) Telecoms
25 53 (8.65%) Web Services
25 53 (8.65%) Ruby

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 (5.71%) Cloud Foundry
2 29 (4.73%) OpenStack
3 10 (1.63%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.47%) JBoss
5 7 (1.14%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.14%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.82%) Confluence
7 4 (0.65%) Apache
7 4 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.49%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.33%) CMS
9 2 (0.33%) Drupal
9 2 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.16%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.16%) nginx
10 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (0.98%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.82%) Simulink
3 4 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.33%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) MS Office
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Magento
2 2 (0.33%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.16%) Primavera
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (7.99%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (5.87%) PaaS
3 24 (3.92%) Heroku
4 9 (1.47%) SaaS
5 8 (1.31%) Google Play
6 7 (1.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 6 (0.98%) Bluemix
8 5 (0.82%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.33%) Force.com
10 2 (0.33%) GitHub
10 2 (0.33%) Office 365
11 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.73%) LTE
2 23 (3.75%) Wireless
3 22 (3.59%) HTTP
4 14 (2.28%) DVB
5 11 (1.79%) RS-232
6 10 (1.63%) 3G
6 10 (1.63%) Bluetooth
6 10 (1.63%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.47%) 3GPP
7 9 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
7 9 (1.47%) PPP
7 9 (1.47%) SAN
8 8 (1.31%) Diameter Protocol
8 8 (1.31%) FCoE
8 8 (1.31%) GSM
8 8 (1.31%) iSCSI
8 8 (1.31%) RANAP
8 8 (1.31%) RTP
8 8 (1.31%) UMTS
8 8 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.89%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.73%) NoSQL
3 24 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
4 23 (3.75%) Redis
5 20 (3.26%) MongoDB
6 13 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.96%) MySQL
8 11 (1.79%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.63%) KDB
10 9 (1.47%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.31%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.14%) Big Data
13 6 (0.98%) DataStage
14 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (0.65%) RDBMS
16 3 (0.49%) Data Mining
16 3 (0.49%) Ingres
17 2 (0.33%) GIS
17 2 (0.33%) MariaDB
17 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 68 (11.09%) Subversion
2 49 (7.99%) ClearCase
3 46 (7.50%) GoogleTest
4 44 (7.18%) Git (software)
4 44 (7.18%) NUnit
5 39 (6.36%) Ant
6 37 (6.04%) Jenkins
7 36 (5.87%) CppUnit
8 22 (3.59%) JUnit
8 22 (3.59%) Maven
8 22 (3.59%) Visual Studio
9 18 (2.94%) Gradle
9 18 (2.94%) Rational DOORS
10 14 (2.28%) Eclipse
11 12 (1.96%) Android Studio
11 12 (1.96%) Rational Rhapsody
12 11 (1.79%) JIRA
13 10 (1.63%) Cucumber
13 10 (1.63%) Selenium
13 10 (1.63%) Trac
General
1 57 (9.30%) Finance
2 55 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.92%) Electronics
4 19 (3.10%) Aerospace
5 14 (2.28%) Avionics
6 11 (1.79%) Automotive
6 11 (1.79%) Legal
7 10 (1.63%) Front Office
7 10 (1.63%) Publishing
8 8 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.14%) Banking
9 7 (1.14%) Marketing
9 7 (1.14%) Retail
10 5 (0.82%) Military
11 4 (0.65%) Games
12 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 289 (47.15%) Software Engineer
2 261 (42.58%) Developer
3 66 (10.77%) Embedded Engineer
4 65 (10.60%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 64 (10.44%) C++ Software Engineer
6 63 (10.28%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 60 (9.79%) Software Developer
8 58 (9.46%) Java Engineer
9 51 (8.32%) Java Software Engineer
10 48 (7.83%) Java Developer
11 41 (6.69%) C++ Developer
12 40 (6.53%) .NET Developer
13 35 (5.71%) C# Developer
14 34 (5.55%) C Developer
14 34 (5.55%) Linux Engineer
15 30 (4.89%) C++ Software Developer
15 30 (4.89%) SQL Developer
16 28 (4.57%) Oracle Developer
17 27 (4.40%) C# .NET Developer
18 26 (4.24%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (16.31%) HTML
2 75 (12.23%) .NET
3 71 (11.58%) CSS
4 53 (8.65%) HTML5
4 53 (8.65%) Web Services
5 52 (8.48%) REST
6 42 (6.85%) ASP.NET
7 40 (6.53%) XML
8 38 (6.20%) jQuery
9 37 (6.04%) Spring
10 36 (5.87%) RabbitMQ
11 35 (5.71%) .NET Framework
11 35 (5.71%) AngularJS
12 34 (5.55%) RESTful
13 31 (5.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 31 (5.06%) CSS3
13 31 (5.06%) Node.js
14 30 (4.89%) JSON
15 29 (4.73%) STL
16 28 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.53%) Computer Science
2 37 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (5.71%) Derivative
4 27 (4.40%) Embedded Systems
5 21 (3.43%) User Experience
6 18 (2.94%) VHDL
7 16 (2.61%) DTV
8 14 (2.28%) Device Driver
8 14 (2.28%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.28%) STB
8 14 (2.28%) Visualisation
9 13 (2.12%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.79%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.79%) Statistics
11 10 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.63%) MPEG
12 9 (1.47%) Management Information System
13 7 (1.14%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.98%) Cloud Native
14 6 (0.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 215 (35.07%) Linux
2 83 (13.54%) Windows
3 77 (12.56%) Unix
4 29 (4.73%) Android
5 11 (1.79%) AIX
6 9 (1.47%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.31%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.14%) CentOS
9 6 (0.98%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.82%) VxWorks
10 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.49%) HPUX
11 3 (0.49%) NetWare
11 3 (0.49%) Solaris
11 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.49%) Windows CE
11 3 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (22.68%) TDD
3 103 (16.80%) Multithreading
4 79 (12.89%) OO
5 76 (12.40%) Scrum
6 71 (11.58%) UML
7 60 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (8.32%) Unit Testing
9 50 (8.16%) DevOps
9 50 (8.16%) Project Management
10 49 (7.99%) Integration Testing
11 47 (7.67%) MVC
11 47 (7.67%) Web Development
12 43 (7.01%) Configuration Management
13 42 (6.85%) OOD
14 38 (6.20%) Requirements Analysis
15 37 (6.04%) System Integration Testing
15 37 (6.04%) Use Case
16 36 (5.87%) Embedded Software Development
16 36 (5.87%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 198 (32.30%) C
2 195 (31.81%) Java
3 187 (30.51%) C++
4 126 (20.55%) SQL
5 103 (16.80%) C#
6 98 (15.99%) Python
7 97 (15.82%) JavaScript
8 58 (9.46%) Embedded C
9 53 (8.65%) Ruby
10 46 (7.50%) Perl
11 39 (6.36%) Bash Shell
12 30 (4.89%) Go
13 26 (4.24%) PHP
14 20 (3.26%) Embedded C++
15 16 (2.61%) Shell Script
16 12 (1.96%) Scala
17 11 (1.79%) PL/SQL
18 10 (1.63%) MATLAB
19 9 (1.47%) Ada
20 7 (1.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 87 (14.19%) Security Cleared
2 77 (12.56%) SC Cleared
3 56 (9.14%) Degree
4 4 (0.65%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.49%) HND
5 3 (0.49%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.49%) PMP
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.16%) CISSP
7 1 (0.16%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.16%) PhD
7 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.28%) DO-178B
1 14 (2.28%) QA
2 8 (1.31%) MISRA
3 4 (0.65%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.65%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.33%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.33%) TickIT
5 1 (0.16%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.16%) HL7
5 1 (0.16%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 22 (3.59%) vSphere
2 20 (3.26%) Docker
3 15 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.14%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.49%) GPFS
7 2 (0.33%) Firmware
7 2 (0.33%) Xen
7 2 (0.33%) XenServer
8 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (2.61%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.79%) SCCM
3 10 (1.63%) SCOM
3 10 (1.63%) Tivoli
4 9 (1.47%) Puppet
5 5 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.65%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 3 (0.49%) Ansible
7 3 (0.49%) vRealize
8 2 (0.33%) Cacti
8 2 (0.33%) everRun
8 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.33%) Nagios
8 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.33%) SELinux
9 1 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.16%) Grafana
9 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.16%) StatsD
9 1 (0.16%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 79 (12.89%) Oracle
2 32 (5.22%) Microsoft
3 24 (3.92%) IBM
4 23 (3.75%) VMware
5 18 (2.94%) HP
6 15 (2.45%) Google
7 12 (1.96%) Veritas
8 10 (1.63%) CA
9 8 (1.31%) Telelogic
10 7 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.82%) QNX
11 5 (0.82%) SAP
11 5 (0.82%) Serena
12 4 (0.65%) Cisco
12 4 (0.65%) Freescale
13 3 (0.49%) Ab Initio
13 3 (0.49%) ArcSight
13 3 (0.49%) BMC
13 3 (0.49%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.49%) NetApp
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
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Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Bracknell, Berkshire
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Rate: £450.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bagshot, Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
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Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
onezeero.
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
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Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Surrey
TRG
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