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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 60 59 61
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 270 275 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.17% 2.90% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.98% 3.75% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 153 94
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £281 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 29 47
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £45.50 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £39.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.82% +5.40%
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
6781 7326 6354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.55% 77.29% 74.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4156 4012 3382
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 240 268
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £45.00 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 9 February 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 +8 101 £300 -14.28% 48
Berkshire +20 39 £394 +5.00% 38
Buckinghamshire +20 32 £365 -5.80% 13
Surrey -26 32 £366 +8.49% 28
Kent +6 20 £350 - 12
West Sussex +6 11 £375 +29.31% 14
Middlesex +5 11 £345 -1.49% 2
East Sussex +2 7 £370 +13.84% 15
Oxfordshire -17 6 £390 -4.87% 23
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 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.

1 216 (39.85%) C++
2 213 (39.30%) Linux
3 185 (34.13%) Agile Software Development
4 170 (31.37%) C
5 129 (23.80%) Python
6 116 (21.40%) Java
7 108 (19.93%) Multithreading
8 106 (19.56%) OO
9 102 (18.82%) C#
10 96 (17.71%) SQL
11 94 (17.34%) Subversion
12 91 (16.79%) Security Cleared
13 90 (16.61%) UML
14 86 (15.87%) TDD
15 75 (13.84%) Windows
16 74 (13.65%) JavaScript
17 73 (13.47%) SC Cleared
18 71 (13.10%) Unix
19 70 (12.92%) HTML
19 70 (12.92%) .NET
19 70 (12.92%) Scrum
20 68 (12.55%) Unit Testing
21 66 (12.18%) OOD
22 64 (11.81%) Degree
23 62 (11.44%) NUnit
23 62 (11.44%) Configuration Management
24 61 (11.25%) CSS
25 60 (11.07%) ClearCase
25 60 (11.07%) Project Management
25 60 (11.07%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 18 (3.32%) Node.js
2 17 (3.14%) Tomcat
3 10 (1.85%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.66%) JBoss
5 7 (1.29%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.92%) Apache
7 4 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.74%) CMS
7 4 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.74%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.55%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (0.37%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.37%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.37%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.18%) Drupal
10 1 (0.18%) nginx
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.18%) WordPress
10 1 (0.18%) Zope
Applications
1 8 (1.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.29%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.29%) Simulink
3 6 (1.11%) MS Project
4 4 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.74%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.74%) Primavera
2 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.37%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) BASE24
4 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.18%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.11%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (0.74%) PaaS
6 3 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.55%) Heroku
6 3 (0.55%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.18%) GitHub
7 1 (0.18%) SaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.32%) TCP/IP
1 18 (3.32%) Wireless
2 17 (3.14%) LTE
3 14 (2.58%) DVB
3 14 (2.58%) Internet
4 13 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (2.21%) HTTP
6 9 (1.66%) UMTS
7 8 (1.48%) ATM
7 8 (1.48%) Diameter Protocol
7 8 (1.48%) GSM
7 8 (1.48%) LDAP
7 8 (1.48%) RANAP
7 8 (1.48%) RTP
8 6 (1.11%) Modbus
8 6 (1.11%) SSH
8 6 (1.11%) UPnP
8 6 (1.11%) ZigBee
9 5 (0.92%) Firewall
9 5 (0.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.51%) MySQL
2 19 (3.51%) Oracle Database
3 16 (2.95%) NoSQL
4 14 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (2.03%) Big Data
7 10 (1.85%) Hadoop
7 10 (1.85%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.48%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.29%) Data Mining
10 6 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.11%) Ingres
10 6 (1.11%) Redis
11 4 (0.74%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.55%) Oracle Exadata
13 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 94 (17.34%) Subversion
2 62 (11.44%) NUnit
3 60 (11.07%) ClearCase
4 59 (10.89%) GoogleTest
5 44 (8.12%) Git (software)
6 43 (7.93%) Ant
7 42 (7.75%) CppUnit
8 34 (6.27%) Visual Studio
9 26 (4.80%) JIRA
10 24 (4.43%) Cucumber
11 22 (4.06%) Jenkins
12 20 (3.69%) Eclipse
13 14 (2.58%) JUnit
14 13 (2.40%) Rational DOORS
15 10 (1.85%) Selenium
15 10 (1.85%) SpecFlow
16 9 (1.66%) Jasmine
16 9 (1.66%) Moq
16 9 (1.66%) Trac
17 8 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (7.01%) Telecoms
2 33 (6.09%) Finance
3 27 (4.98%) Electronics
4 22 (4.06%) Retail
5 16 (2.95%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.40%) Aerospace
7 12 (2.21%) Military
8 10 (1.85%) Avionics
9 9 (1.66%) Automotive
10 8 (1.48%) Marketing
11 6 (1.11%) Games
11 6 (1.11%) Legal
12 4 (0.74%) Banking
13 2 (0.37%) Billing
13 2 (0.37%) Local Government
13 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 262 (48.34%) Software Engineer
2 209 (38.56%) Developer
3 74 (13.65%) C++ Software Engineer
4 62 (11.44%) Embedded Engineer
4 62 (11.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 45 (8.30%) Software Developer
6 41 (7.56%) C Developer
7 39 (7.20%) C Software Engineer
8 36 (6.64%) C++ Developer
9 34 (6.27%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 31 (5.72%) Java Developer
11 30 (5.54%) Java Engineer
12 28 (5.17%) C# Developer
12 28 (5.17%) Java Software Engineer
13 27 (4.98%) C/C++ Software Engineer
14 25 (4.61%) Senior Software Engineer
15 24 (4.43%) .NET Developer
15 24 (4.43%) Python Developer
16 22 (4.06%) Linux Engineer
17 19 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (12.92%) .NET
1 70 (12.92%) HTML
2 61 (11.25%) CSS
3 45 (8.30%) REST
4 42 (7.75%) Web Services
5 38 (7.01%) XML
6 36 (6.64%) HTML5
7 31 (5.72%) Spring
8 27 (4.98%) WPF
9 25 (4.61%) jQuery
10 21 (3.87%) Sass
11 20 (3.69%) AngularJS
12 19 (3.51%) Qt
13 18 (3.32%) .NET Framework
13 18 (3.32%) Entity Framework
13 18 (3.32%) JSON
13 18 (3.32%) SOAP
13 18 (3.32%) STL
14 17 (3.14%) ASP.NET
14 17 (3.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (7.01%) Derivative
3 33 (6.09%) Computer Science
4 29 (5.35%) User Experience
5 25 (4.61%) Embedded Systems
6 22 (4.06%) Device Driver
7 16 (2.95%) Management Information System
8 15 (2.77%) Mobile App
9 13 (2.40%) STB
10 9 (1.66%) VHDL
11 8 (1.48%) DTV
12 7 (1.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 7 (1.29%) Physics
13 6 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.92%) Animation
14 5 (0.92%) Mathematics
15 4 (0.74%) CAN bus
15 4 (0.74%) DataPower
15 4 (0.74%) Smart Meter
15 4 (0.74%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 213 (39.30%) Linux
2 75 (13.84%) Windows
3 71 (13.10%) Unix
4 25 (4.61%) Android
5 16 (2.95%) Apple iOS
6 15 (2.77%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (1.29%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.11%) Solaris
9 5 (0.92%) AIX
9 5 (0.92%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.92%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.92%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.55%) CentOS
10 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.37%) Debian
11 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.37%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (34.13%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (19.93%) Multithreading
3 106 (19.56%) OO
4 90 (16.61%) UML
5 86 (15.87%) TDD
6 70 (12.92%) Scrum
7 68 (12.55%) Unit Testing
8 66 (12.18%) OOD
9 62 (11.44%) Configuration Management
10 60 (11.07%) Project Management
11 53 (9.78%) Integration Testing
11 53 (9.78%) Requirements Analysis
12 52 (9.59%) Memory Management
13 47 (8.67%) SDLC
14 46 (8.49%) System Integration Testing
15 44 (8.12%) Use Case
16 43 (7.93%) Continuous Integration
17 40 (7.38%) BDD
18 33 (6.09%) MVC
19 29 (5.35%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 216 (39.85%) C++
2 170 (31.37%) C
3 129 (23.80%) Python
4 116 (21.40%) Java
5 102 (18.82%) C#
6 96 (17.71%) SQL
7 74 (13.65%) JavaScript
8 52 (9.59%) Embedded C
9 20 (3.69%) PHP
10 17 (3.14%) Embedded C++
11 15 (2.77%) Bash Shell
12 14 (2.58%) PL/SQL
12 14 (2.58%) Ruby
13 12 (2.21%) Ada
14 11 (2.03%) Objective-C
15 10 (1.85%) Perl
16 8 (1.48%) Ada 95
16 8 (1.48%) Shell Script
17 7 (1.29%) MATLAB
18 6 (1.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 91 (16.79%) Security Cleared
2 73 (13.47%) SC Cleared
3 64 (11.81%) Degree
4 6 (1.11%) ISEB
5 5 (0.92%) OCA
5 5 (0.92%) OCP
5 5 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (0.74%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.55%) APMP
7 3 (0.55%) MCTS
8 2 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.18%) OCAJ
9 1 (0.18%) OCMJD
9 1 (0.18%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.18%) OCPJWCD
9 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.18%) PMP
9 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.48%) DO-178B
2 7 (1.29%) QA
3 6 (1.11%) MISRA
4 5 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.92%) TickIT
5 4 (0.74%) ISO26262
6 3 (0.55%) FedRAMP
6 3 (0.55%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.18%) COBIT
8 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.18%) SDET
System Software
1 14 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.11%) Docker
3 5 (0.92%) Oracle Clusterware
3 5 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.55%) vSphere
6 2 (0.37%) Firmware
6 2 (0.37%) zsh
7 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.18%) GPFS
7 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (0.92%) Data Guard
1 5 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 5 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (0.74%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (0.74%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.74%) Puppet
3 3 (0.55%) vRealize
4 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.18%) Ansible
5 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 43 (7.93%) Oracle
2 38 (7.01%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.32%) IBM
4 16 (2.95%) VMware
5 14 (2.58%) HP
6 12 (2.21%) Cisco
7 9 (1.66%) Tableau
8 7 (1.29%) CA
9 6 (1.11%) Apple
9 6 (1.11%) SAP
10 5 (0.92%) ION Trading
11 4 (0.74%) Adobe
11 4 (0.74%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.74%) Sybase
11 4 (0.74%) Trillium
11 4 (0.74%) Veritas
12 3 (0.55%) ArcSight
12 3 (0.55%) BMC
12 3 (0.55%) Informatica
12 3 (0.55%) NetApp
Crawley
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £45 - £52 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £35 - 45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Tonbridge, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £40 to £50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £45 to £50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
West Sussex
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
West Sussex
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £35 - 45 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Hampshire
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Southampton
aap3
Rate: market rate
Posted: 25 days ago
Kent
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Berkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago