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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 67 81 72
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 242 255 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.89% 2.57% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.55% 3.22% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 124 115
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 48 32
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.53 £35.00 £26.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £49.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
6813 7909 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.43% 79.66% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4182 4846 3982
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 270 274
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.09 £21.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +71.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.57 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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
Berkshire +27 53 £450 +28.57% 24
Hampshire -37 48 £450 +21.62% 40
West Sussex +19 33 £365 -29.80% 5
Oxfordshire +9 32 £466 +12.96% 32
Surrey -7 27 £400 - 43
Middlesex +12 20 £350 -10.82%
Buckinghamshire +9 13 £388 -8.82% 10
Kent +9 11 £600 +20.00% 5
East Sussex -11 2 £170 -51.42% 5
Sussex - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 205 (40.59%) Java
2 193 (38.22%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (35.05%) C++
4 173 (34.26%) Linux
5 144 (28.51%) C
6 115 (22.77%) TDD
7 96 (19.01%) Scrum
8 89 (17.62%) SQL
9 84 (16.63%) HTML
10 80 (15.84%) C#
11 78 (15.45%) Web Services
11 78 (15.45%) Security Cleared
12 77 (15.25%) Python
13 76 (15.05%) JavaScript
14 73 (14.46%) SC Cleared
15 72 (14.26%) Multithreading
16 71 (14.06%) Degree
17 66 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
18 63 (12.48%) Windows
19 62 (12.28%) Oracle
20 61 (12.08%) .NET
20 61 (12.08%) OO
21 60 (11.88%) Unix
22 59 (11.68%) RESTful
23 58 (11.49%) UML
24 57 (11.29%) Git (software)
25 55 (10.89%) CSS
26 54 (10.69%) Spring
26 54 (10.69%) Amazon AWS
27 52 (10.30%) Subversion

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 26 (5.15%) Cloud Foundry
2 25 (4.95%) Tomcat
3 22 (4.36%) Confluence
4 20 (3.96%) JBoss
4 20 (3.96%) OpenStack
5 15 (2.97%) WebLogic
5 15 (2.97%) WebSphere
6 11 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (2.18%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (1.78%) Apache
8 6 (1.19%) CMS
8 6 (1.19%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.99%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.99%) Jetty
9 5 (0.99%) nginx
9 5 (0.99%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 11 (2.18%) MS Visio
2 9 (1.78%) Simulink
3 7 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.19%) MS Office
5 5 (0.99%) MS Excel
6 2 (0.40%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.20%) MS Project
7 1 (0.20%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.20%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Magento
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.20%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 54 (10.69%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (7.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (6.73%) PaaS
4 21 (4.16%) Heroku
5 10 (1.98%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.98%) Amazon SQS
6 8 (1.58%) Google Play
6 8 (1.58%) SaaS
7 7 (1.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 6 (1.19%) Amazon Kinesis
8 6 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.79%) GitHub
10 4 (0.79%) Office 365
11 2 (0.40%) Bluemix
11 2 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.20%) Force.com
12 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.37%) HTTP
2 16 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.98%) Bluetooth
4 8 (1.58%) AMQP
4 8 (1.58%) Asterisk PBX
4 8 (1.58%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (1.58%) GSM
4 8 (1.58%) LTE
4 8 (1.58%) PBX
4 8 (1.58%) RANAP
4 8 (1.58%) RTP
4 8 (1.58%) UMTS
4 8 (1.58%) VoIP
5 7 (1.39%) RS-232
6 6 (1.19%) DVB
7 4 (0.79%) FCoE
7 4 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (0.79%) iSCSI
7 4 (0.79%) SAN
7 4 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.74%) NoSQL
2 26 (5.15%) MongoDB
3 21 (4.16%) SQL Server
4 20 (3.96%) Relational Database
5 18 (3.56%) MySQL
6 15 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (2.57%) RDBMS
7 13 (2.57%) Redis
8 10 (1.98%) KDB
9 9 (1.78%) Couchbase
10 7 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.99%) Big Data
12 4 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.79%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.59%) GIS
13 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.40%) DataStage
14 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 57 (11.29%) Git (software)
2 52 (10.30%) Subversion
3 42 (8.32%) Jenkins
4 28 (5.54%) JIRA
4 28 (5.54%) JUnit
5 26 (5.15%) ClearCase
5 26 (5.15%) Maven
6 25 (4.95%) Ant
7 23 (4.55%) GoogleTest
7 23 (4.55%) NUnit
8 21 (4.16%) Visual Studio
9 20 (3.96%) CppUnit
10 18 (3.56%) Gradle
10 18 (3.56%) Selenium
11 14 (2.77%) Cucumber
12 13 (2.57%) Eclipse
13 11 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (1.78%) Android Studio
14 9 (1.78%) Gatling
14 9 (1.78%) Rational DOORS
General
1 49 (9.70%) Finance
2 19 (3.76%) Retail
3 18 (3.56%) Aerospace
3 18 (3.56%) Publishing
3 18 (3.56%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.97%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.57%) Electronics
6 10 (1.98%) Front Office
6 10 (1.98%) Military
7 8 (1.58%) Automotive
7 8 (1.58%) Avionics
8 6 (1.19%) Banking
9 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.40%) Marketing
10 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
10 1 (0.20%) Games
10 1 (0.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 214 (42.38%) Software Engineer
2 213 (42.18%) Developer
3 73 (14.46%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 59 (11.68%) C++ Software Engineer
5 56 (11.09%) Java Engineer
6 55 (10.89%) Java Developer
7 51 (10.10%) Java Software Engineer
8 48 (9.50%) Software Developer
9 39 (7.72%) Java Software Developer
10 37 (7.33%) C++ Developer
11 34 (6.73%) Embedded Engineer
12 33 (6.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 29 (5.74%) C++ Software Developer
14 26 (5.15%) SQL Developer
14 26 (5.15%) Test Engineer
15 25 (4.95%) Linux Engineer
16 23 (4.55%) Architect
16 23 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
17 22 (4.36%) C Developer
17 22 (4.36%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (16.63%) HTML
2 78 (15.45%) Web Services
3 61 (12.08%) .NET
4 59 (11.68%) RESTful
5 55 (10.89%) CSS
6 54 (10.69%) Spring
7 47 (9.31%) XML
8 46 (9.11%) HTML5
9 43 (8.51%) REST
10 40 (7.92%) AngularJS
11 33 (6.53%) JSON
12 29 (5.74%) Node.js
13 26 (5.15%) ASP.NET
13 26 (5.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 26 (5.15%) STL
14 23 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
15 20 (3.96%) RabbitMQ
16 18 (3.56%) CSS3
17 16 (3.17%) .NET Framework
17 16 (3.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.91%) Computer Science
2 37 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.36%) Derivative
3 22 (4.36%) Embedded Systems
4 15 (2.97%) User Experience
5 14 (2.77%) Algorithms
6 13 (2.57%) Visualisation
7 12 (2.38%) Device Driver
8 11 (2.18%) Hedge funds
8 11 (2.18%) Statistics
9 9 (1.78%) Mathematics
10 8 (1.58%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.39%) Contactless
11 7 (1.39%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.39%) Digital TV
11 7 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 7 (1.39%) STB
12 6 (1.19%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.19%) Cryptography
12 6 (1.19%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 173 (34.26%) Linux
2 63 (12.48%) Windows
3 60 (11.88%) Unix
4 17 (3.37%) Android
5 7 (1.39%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.99%) AIX
7 5 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (0.99%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.99%) VxWorks
8 4 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.59%) CentOS
9 3 (0.59%) Windows CE
9 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.20%) Debian
11 1 (0.20%) Fedora
11 1 (0.20%) HPUX
11 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (38.22%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (22.77%) TDD
3 96 (19.01%) Scrum
4 72 (14.26%) Multithreading
5 66 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (12.08%) OO
7 58 (11.49%) UML
8 45 (8.91%) Open Source
8 45 (8.91%) User Stories
8 45 (8.91%) Web Development
9 44 (8.71%) Unit Testing
10 35 (6.93%) MVC
10 35 (6.93%) Project Management
11 34 (6.73%) Continuous Delivery
12 33 (6.53%) Configuration Management
12 33 (6.53%) Integration Testing
13 31 (6.14%) Automated Testing
13 31 (6.14%) DevOps
13 31 (6.14%) High Availability
14 30 (5.94%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 205 (40.59%) Java
2 177 (35.05%) C++
3 144 (28.51%) C
4 89 (17.62%) SQL
5 80 (15.84%) C#
6 77 (15.25%) Python
7 76 (15.05%) JavaScript
8 44 (8.71%) Ruby
9 41 (8.12%) Perl
10 31 (6.14%) Scala
11 30 (5.94%) Bash Shell
12 24 (4.75%) Go
13 23 (4.55%) Embedded C
14 19 (3.76%) Embedded C++
15 15 (2.97%) MATLAB
15 15 (2.97%) Shell Script
15 15 (2.97%) VB
16 14 (2.77%) Ada
17 10 (1.98%) Groovy
17 10 (1.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 78 (15.45%) Security Cleared
2 73 (14.46%) SC Cleared
3 71 (14.06%) Degree
4 7 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.59%) HND
5 3 (0.59%) MCP
5 3 (0.59%) PMP
6 2 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.40%) PhD
7 1 (0.20%) CISSP
7 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.20%) HNC
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.93%) QA
2 10 (1.98%) DO-178B
3 7 (1.39%) MISRA
4 6 (1.19%) SLA
5 3 (0.59%) DO-254
5 3 (0.59%) MISRA C
5 3 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.40%) JTAG
7 1 (0.20%) HL7
7 1 (0.20%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.20%) ISO26262
7 1 (0.20%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 16 (3.17%) Docker
1 16 (3.17%) vSphere
2 7 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.99%) Firmware
4 3 (0.59%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.20%) GPFS
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (1.58%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.39%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.19%) Puppet
4 4 (0.79%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 3 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.59%) SCCM
5 3 (0.59%) SCOM
6 1 (0.20%) Grafana
6 1 (0.20%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 62 (12.28%) Oracle
2 37 (7.33%) Microsoft
3 15 (2.97%) Google
4 11 (2.18%) IBM
5 10 (1.98%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.58%) Cisco
6 8 (1.58%) VMware
7 7 (1.39%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.39%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.19%) HP
8 6 (1.19%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.99%) Veritas
10 4 (0.79%) CA
10 4 (0.79%) Capita
10 4 (0.79%) Freescale
11 3 (0.59%) QNX
11 3 (0.59%) SAP
11 3 (0.59%) Serena
11 3 (0.59%) Telelogic
12 2 (0.40%) Perforce
Oxford
Volt
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £750 per day £500-£750p/d
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley
Spectrum IT
Rate: £40 - £42 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago