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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 60 59 63
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 241 279 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.11% 2.97% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.88% 3.73% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 146 169
Median daily rate £425 £358 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% -0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £520 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 47 32
Median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £32.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £50.00 £43.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £40.70 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.57% +1.75%
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
6208 7486 7618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.14% 79.61% 76.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3698 4411 4285
Median daily rate £420 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 308 286
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.09 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +64.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.49 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.25 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -17 64 £330 +10.00% 48
Surrey +30 45 £450 +23.71% 27
Oxfordshire +12 30 £508 +20.95% 22
West Sussex +12 23 £450 -13.46% 9
Berkshire -1 21 £450 +28.57% 23
Buckinghamshire +7 19 £400 -5.88% 17
Middlesex +8 18 £360 -6.49%
Kent -1 10 £600 +71.42% 2
East Sussex 0 4 - - 7
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 212 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (37.45%) Java
3 169 (35.36%) C++
4 159 (33.26%) Linux
5 119 (24.90%) C
6 108 (22.59%) Scrum
7 99 (20.71%) Security Cleared
8 90 (18.83%) SC Cleared
8 90 (18.83%) TDD
8 90 (18.83%) Python
9 87 (18.20%) SQL
10 80 (16.74%) C#
11 79 (16.53%) JavaScript
12 76 (15.90%) Web Services
13 72 (15.06%) HTML
14 68 (14.23%) Degree
15 62 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
15 62 (12.97%) Unix
15 62 (12.97%) OO
16 59 (12.34%) CSS
16 59 (12.34%) Multithreading
17 58 (12.13%) Windows
17 58 (12.13%) UML
18 55 (11.51%) .NET
18 55 (11.51%) Unit Testing
18 55 (11.51%) Subversion
19 53 (11.09%) Git (software)
20 52 (10.88%) XML
21 51 (10.67%) Spring
22 50 (10.46%) Oracle

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 27 (5.65%) Confluence
2 26 (5.44%) JBoss
3 22 (4.60%) Tomcat
4 18 (3.77%) WebSphere
5 16 (3.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 15 (3.14%) OpenStack
7 14 (2.93%) Apache
8 13 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (2.30%) WebLogic
10 10 (2.09%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (1.46%) Alfresco
11 7 (1.46%) WebSphere Process Server
12 6 (1.26%) CMS
12 6 (1.26%) nginx
12 6 (1.26%) SharePoint
12 6 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (1.05%) Apache Solr
13 5 (1.05%) Jetty
13 5 (1.05%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (2.72%) MS Visio
2 11 (2.30%) MS Office
3 9 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (1.67%) Simulink
5 6 (1.26%) MS Excel
6 4 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.42%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.42%) MS Project
8 1 (0.21%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.21%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 41 (8.58%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (5.23%) PaaS
4 12 (2.51%) GitHub
5 9 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.88%) Heroku
6 8 (1.67%) Amazon S3
6 8 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
6 8 (1.67%) SaaS
7 6 (1.26%) Amazon Kinesis
7 6 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.84%) Office 365
9 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.02%) TCP/IP
2 20 (4.18%) GSM
2 20 (4.18%) LTE
2 20 (4.18%) UMTS
3 17 (3.56%) HTTP
3 17 (3.56%) VoIP
4 16 (3.35%) Asterisk PBX
4 16 (3.35%) Diameter Protocol
4 16 (3.35%) PBX
4 16 (3.35%) RANAP
4 16 (3.35%) RTP
5 5 (1.05%) Internet
6 4 (0.84%) 3G
6 4 (0.84%) DVB
6 4 (0.84%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.84%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.84%) LAN
6 4 (0.84%) SAN
6 4 (0.84%) WAN
6 4 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.28%) MySQL
2 29 (6.07%) SQL Server
3 20 (4.18%) MongoDB
4 18 (3.77%) NoSQL
5 17 (3.56%) Relational Database
6 13 (2.72%) RDBMS
7 10 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (1.88%) Couchbase
8 9 (1.88%) Redis
9 8 (1.67%) Big Data
10 7 (1.46%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.05%) KDB
13 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.63%) HBase
14 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 55 (11.51%) Subversion
2 53 (11.09%) Git (software)
3 45 (9.41%) Jenkins
4 37 (7.74%) JIRA
5 31 (6.49%) JUnit
6 30 (6.28%) Maven
7 26 (5.44%) Ant
8 23 (4.81%) NUnit
8 23 (4.81%) Selenium
9 22 (4.60%) Cucumber
10 20 (4.18%) GoogleTest
11 19 (3.97%) GDB
12 18 (3.77%) ClearCase
12 18 (3.77%) GCC
13 17 (3.56%) CppUnit
13 17 (3.56%) Trac
14 14 (2.93%) Eclipse
15 13 (2.72%) Mockito
15 13 (2.72%) Visual Studio
16 12 (2.51%) Gradle
General
1 38 (7.95%) Finance
2 25 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.02%) Publishing
4 20 (4.18%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.56%) Retail
6 16 (3.35%) Aerospace
7 14 (2.93%) Military
8 8 (1.67%) Electronics
9 6 (1.26%) Banking
10 5 (1.05%) Automotive
10 5 (1.05%) Front Office
11 3 (0.63%) Games
12 2 (0.42%) Avionics
12 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.21%) French Language
13 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 196 (41.00%) Software Engineer
2 180 (37.66%) Developer
3 61 (12.76%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 58 (12.13%) C++ Software Engineer
5 40 (8.37%) Java Developer
6 38 (7.95%) Software Developer
7 35 (7.32%) Java Engineer
8 34 (7.11%) C++ Developer
9 32 (6.69%) Java Software Engineer
10 30 (6.28%) Project Manager
11 27 (5.65%) Java Software Developer
12 24 (5.02%) Architect
12 24 (5.02%) Embedded Engineer
13 23 (4.81%) C++ Software Developer
13 23 (4.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 22 (4.60%) Linux Developer
15 21 (4.39%) Linux Engineer
16 19 (3.97%) SQL Developer
16 19 (3.97%) Test Engineer
17 18 (3.77%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (15.90%) Web Services
2 72 (15.06%) HTML
3 59 (12.34%) CSS
4 55 (11.51%) .NET
5 52 (10.88%) XML
6 51 (10.67%) Spring
7 49 (10.25%) RESTful
8 39 (8.16%) HTML5
9 34 (7.11%) STL
10 33 (6.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 32 (6.69%) AngularJS
11 32 (6.69%) REST
12 28 (5.86%) JSON
13 24 (5.02%) Node.js
14 21 (4.39%) ASP.NET
15 19 (3.97%) jQuery
16 18 (3.77%) CSS3
17 17 (3.56%) J2EE
17 17 (3.56%) Ruby on Rails
18 16 (3.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (7.53%) Computer Science
3 20 (4.18%) Derivative
4 19 (3.97%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (3.56%) User Experience
6 11 (2.30%) Algorithms
7 9 (1.88%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.88%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.67%) Cryptography
9 7 (1.46%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.46%) Economics
9 7 (1.46%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.46%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.26%) Device Driver
10 6 (1.26%) Statistics
10 6 (1.26%) STB
10 6 (1.26%) Visualisation
11 5 (1.05%) Contactless
11 5 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.05%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 159 (33.26%) Linux
2 62 (12.97%) Unix
3 58 (12.13%) Windows
4 11 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.46%) Android
7 6 (1.26%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.42%) CentOS
11 2 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.42%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.21%) Debian
12 1 (0.21%) Fedora
12 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.21%) VMS
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (22.59%) Scrum
3 90 (18.83%) TDD
4 62 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
4 62 (12.97%) OO
5 59 (12.34%) Multithreading
6 58 (12.13%) UML
7 55 (11.51%) Unit Testing
8 40 (8.37%) Open Source
8 40 (8.37%) Project Management
9 38 (7.95%) Configuration Management
10 35 (7.32%) MVC
10 35 (7.32%) User Stories
10 35 (7.32%) Web Development
11 34 (7.11%) High Availability
11 34 (7.11%) Kanban
12 31 (6.49%) Pair Programming
13 29 (6.07%) BDD
13 29 (6.07%) Integration Testing
14 28 (5.86%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 179 (37.45%) Java
2 169 (35.36%) C++
3 119 (24.90%) C
4 90 (18.83%) Python
5 87 (18.20%) SQL
6 80 (16.74%) C#
7 79 (16.53%) JavaScript
8 39 (8.16%) Perl
9 36 (7.53%) Ruby
10 35 (7.32%) Scala
11 23 (4.81%) Bash Shell
12 17 (3.56%) Ada
13 16 (3.35%) VB
14 15 (3.14%) Embedded C
14 15 (3.14%) Embedded C++
14 15 (3.14%) Groovy
15 12 (2.51%) MATLAB
16 11 (2.30%) Shell Script
17 9 (1.88%) Go
18 7 (1.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (20.71%) Security Cleared
2 90 (18.83%) SC Cleared
3 68 (14.23%) Degree
4 9 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.84%) MCTS
7 3 (0.63%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.63%) MCP
7 3 (0.63%) PMP
8 2 (0.42%) HND
9 1 (0.21%) HNC
9 1 (0.21%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.90%) QA
2 6 (1.26%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.26%) SLA
3 3 (0.63%) DO-254
3 3 (0.63%) MISRA
3 3 (0.63%) PA-DSS
4 2 (0.42%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.42%) ISO13485
4 2 (0.42%) JTAG
4 2 (0.42%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.21%) HL7
5 1 (0.21%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.21%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (1.88%) vSphere
2 8 (1.67%) Docker
3 6 (1.26%) Firmware
4 4 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.63%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (1.67%) Puppet
2 6 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.05%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.63%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (0.42%) Ansible
5 2 (0.42%) Grafana
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.42%) SCCM
5 2 (0.42%) SCOM
6 1 (0.21%) Kibana
6 1 (0.21%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 50 (10.46%) Oracle
2 43 (9.00%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.81%) Cisco
4 11 (2.30%) Red Hat
5 10 (2.09%) Atlassian
6 9 (1.88%) VMware
7 8 (1.67%) Xamarin
8 7 (1.46%) IBM
9 6 (1.26%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.05%) Google
11 4 (0.84%) Capita
11 4 (0.84%) HP
11 4 (0.84%) SAP
12 3 (0.63%) Freescale
13 2 (0.42%) Actel
13 2 (0.42%) CA
13 2 (0.42%) Mentor Graphics
13 2 (0.42%) RedGate
13 2 (0.42%) SaltStack
13 2 (0.42%) Xilinx
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