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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 70 59 87
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +28
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 258 291 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.91% 3.04% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 3.80% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 154 121
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £453 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £355 £345
% change year-on-year
+15.49% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 21
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £36.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.52 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
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
7215 7650 6941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.31% 79.98% 76.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4362 4548 3824
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 246 251
Median hourly rate £39.50 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.58% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 68 £415 +22.96% 39
Surrey +6 41 £375 +10.70% 46
Berkshire +2 41 £475 +35.71% 30
Oxfordshire +1 28 £450 +2.27% 24
Middlesex +9 24 £350 - 1
West Sussex -7 19 £365 +12.74% 10
Buckinghamshire +9 14 £425 - 11
East Sussex +7 10 £375 +13.63% 9
M4 Corridor - 6 - -
Kent +1 5 £503 +48.88% 9
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 209 (34.89%) Java
2 203 (33.89%) Linux
3 201 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
4 190 (31.72%) C++
5 189 (31.55%) C
6 139 (23.21%) TDD
7 120 (20.03%) SQL
8 96 (16.03%) HTML
9 95 (15.86%) Multithreading
10 94 (15.69%) JavaScript
11 92 (15.36%) C#
12 90 (15.03%) Python
13 86 (14.36%) Security Cleared
14 84 (14.02%) Oracle
15 82 (13.69%) Windows
16 77 (12.85%) SC Cleared
17 76 (12.69%) Scrum
18 71 (11.85%) OO
19 69 (11.52%) Unix
19 69 (11.52%) UML
20 68 (11.35%) .NET
21 66 (11.02%) CSS
22 63 (10.52%) Degree
23 61 (10.18%) Continuous Integration
24 54 (9.02%) MVC
25 53 (8.85%) Subversion
26 52 (8.68%) Web Services
27 51 (8.51%) Finance
28 50 (8.35%) Ruby
28 50 (8.35%) HTML5

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 (5.34%) Cloud Foundry
2 28 (4.67%) OpenStack
3 9 (1.50%) JBoss
4 8 (1.34%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.17%) Confluence
5 7 (1.17%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.00%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.83%) Apache
8 3 (0.50%) CMS
8 3 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.50%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.33%) Drupal
9 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.17%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.34%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.83%) Simulink
3 4 (0.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.17%) MS Office
4 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Magento
2 2 (0.33%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (5.84%) PaaS
3 22 (3.67%) Heroku
4 8 (1.34%) Google Play
4 8 (1.34%) SaaS
5 7 (1.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 6 (1.00%) Bluemix
7 5 (0.83%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.67%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.33%) Force.com
9 2 (0.33%) GitHub
9 2 (0.33%) Office 365
10 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.01%) LTE
2 21 (3.51%) Wireless
3 20 (3.34%) HTTP
4 13 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.84%) Bluetooth
5 11 (1.84%) RS-232
6 10 (1.67%) DVB
7 9 (1.50%) 3G
7 9 (1.50%) Fibre Channel
7 9 (1.50%) SAN
8 8 (1.34%) 3GPP
8 8 (1.34%) FCoE
8 8 (1.34%) iSCSI
8 8 (1.34%) PPP
9 7 (1.17%) AMQP
10 6 (1.00%) Internet
11 5 (0.83%) RANAP
11 5 (0.83%) RTP
11 5 (0.83%) UMTS
11 5 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 24 (4.01%) SQL Server
3 20 (3.34%) Apache Cassandra
3 20 (3.34%) MongoDB
4 19 (3.17%) Redis
5 17 (2.84%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.34%) MySQL
7 12 (2.00%) RDBMS
8 11 (1.84%) KDB
8 11 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.34%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.17%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.00%) DataStage
12 5 (0.83%) Big Data
12 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.50%) GIS
14 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.33%) MariaDB
14 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 53 (8.85%) Subversion
2 45 (7.51%) Git (software)
3 40 (6.68%) Jenkins
4 37 (6.18%) ClearCase
5 35 (5.84%) GoogleTest
6 32 (5.34%) NUnit
7 30 (5.01%) Ant
8 26 (4.34%) CppUnit
9 22 (3.67%) JUnit
9 22 (3.67%) Maven
10 19 (3.17%) Gradle
10 19 (3.17%) Visual Studio
11 17 (2.84%) Rational DOORS
12 15 (2.50%) Eclipse
13 13 (2.17%) JIRA
14 10 (1.67%) Cucumber
14 10 (1.67%) Rational Rhapsody
15 9 (1.50%) Android Studio
15 9 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (1.50%) Selenium
General
1 51 (8.51%) Finance
2 46 (7.68%) Telecoms
3 21 (3.51%) Aerospace
4 18 (3.01%) Electronics
5 12 (2.00%) Avionics
5 12 (2.00%) Retail
6 11 (1.84%) Automotive
6 11 (1.84%) Front Office
7 10 (1.67%) Publishing
8 9 (1.50%) Military
9 7 (1.17%) Legal
9 7 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.00%) Banking
11 4 (0.67%) Marketing
12 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.50%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) Back Office
13 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.17%) French Language
13 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 263 (43.91%) Software Engineer
2 251 (41.90%) Developer
3 64 (10.68%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 62 (10.35%) Embedded Engineer
5 61 (10.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 60 (10.02%) C++ Software Engineer
7 54 (9.02%) Java Engineer
7 54 (9.02%) Software Developer
8 47 (7.85%) Java Developer
8 47 (7.85%) Java Software Engineer
9 46 (7.68%) C++ Developer
10 38 (6.34%) .NET Developer
11 33 (5.51%) C# Developer
11 33 (5.51%) C++ Software Developer
11 33 (5.51%) Linux Engineer
12 32 (5.34%) SQL Developer
13 31 (5.18%) C Developer
14 30 (5.01%) Oracle Developer
15 27 (4.51%) Linux Developer
16 25 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (16.03%) HTML
2 68 (11.35%) .NET
3 66 (11.02%) CSS
4 52 (8.68%) Web Services
5 50 (8.35%) HTML5
5 50 (8.35%) REST
6 41 (6.84%) XML
7 40 (6.68%) ASP.NET
7 40 (6.68%) Spring
8 37 (6.18%) AngularJS
9 35 (5.84%) jQuery
10 34 (5.68%) RabbitMQ
10 34 (5.68%) RESTful
11 32 (5.34%) .NET Framework
11 32 (5.34%) JSON
12 30 (5.01%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 28 (4.67%) Node.js
13 28 (4.67%) STL
14 27 (4.51%) CSS3
15 24 (4.01%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.18%) Computer Science
2 29 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.84%) Embedded Systems
3 28 (4.67%) Derivative
4 21 (3.51%) User Experience
5 17 (2.84%) VHDL
6 16 (2.67%) Algorithms
7 15 (2.50%) Visualisation
8 14 (2.34%) Device Driver
8 14 (2.34%) Mobile App
9 12 (2.00%) Digital TV
9 12 (2.00%) Hedge funds
9 12 (2.00%) Statistics
10 11 (1.84%) STB
11 10 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.50%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 8 (1.34%) Mathematics
13 8 (1.34%) MPEG
14 7 (1.17%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 203 (33.89%) Linux
2 82 (13.69%) Windows
3 69 (11.52%) Unix
4 27 (4.51%) Android
5 11 (1.84%) AIX
6 9 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.50%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.34%) CentOS
8 7 (1.17%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (0.83%) VxWorks
9 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.50%) HPUX
10 3 (0.50%) NetWare
10 3 (0.50%) Solaris
10 3 (0.50%) Windows CE
10 3 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (23.21%) TDD
3 95 (15.86%) Multithreading
4 76 (12.69%) Scrum
5 71 (11.85%) OO
6 69 (11.52%) UML
7 61 (10.18%) Continuous Integration
8 54 (9.02%) MVC
9 48 (8.01%) DevOps
10 47 (7.85%) Unit Testing
11 44 (7.35%) Web Development
12 41 (6.84%) Integration Testing
13 39 (6.51%) Project Management
14 38 (6.34%) Open Source
15 36 (6.01%) Configuration Management
16 34 (5.68%) Continuous Delivery
16 34 (5.68%) Requirements Analysis
17 33 (5.51%) SOA
18 31 (5.18%) E-Commerce
18 31 (5.18%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 209 (34.89%) Java
2 190 (31.72%) C++
3 189 (31.55%) C
4 120 (20.03%) SQL
5 94 (15.69%) JavaScript
6 92 (15.36%) C#
7 90 (15.03%) Python
8 50 (8.35%) Ruby
9 49 (8.18%) Embedded C
10 48 (8.01%) Perl
11 36 (6.01%) Bash Shell
12 29 (4.84%) Go
13 21 (3.51%) PHP
14 20 (3.34%) Embedded C++
15 18 (3.01%) Shell Script
16 14 (2.34%) Scala
17 13 (2.17%) VB
18 10 (1.67%) MATLAB
19 8 (1.34%) Ada
19 8 (1.34%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 86 (14.36%) Security Cleared
2 77 (12.85%) SC Cleared
3 63 (10.52%) Degree
4 4 (0.67%) DV Cleared
4 4 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.50%) HND
6 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.33%) PMP
7 1 (0.17%) CISSP
7 1 (0.17%) HNC
7 1 (0.17%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.17%) MCP
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.17%) PhD
7 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.84%) QA
2 12 (2.00%) DO-178B
3 7 (1.17%) MISRA
4 4 (0.67%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.33%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.33%) JTAG
6 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.17%) DO-254
6 1 (0.17%) HL7
6 1 (0.17%) ISO13485
6 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (3.51%) Docker
2 20 (3.34%) vSphere
3 12 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.17%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.50%) Firmware
6 3 (0.50%) GPFS
7 2 (0.33%) Xen
7 2 (0.33%) XenServer
8 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (2.50%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.84%) SCCM
3 10 (1.67%) SCOM
3 10 (1.67%) Tivoli
4 9 (1.50%) Puppet
5 5 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 3 (0.50%) Ansible
7 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
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%) SELinux
9 1 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.17%) Grafana
9 1 (0.17%) logstash
9 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.17%) StatsD
9 1 (0.17%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 84 (14.02%) Oracle
2 33 (5.51%) Microsoft
3 20 (3.34%) VMware
4 19 (3.17%) IBM
5 15 (2.50%) Google
6 14 (2.34%) HP
7 12 (2.00%) Veritas
8 8 (1.34%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.34%) Telelogic
9 7 (1.17%) CA
10 6 (1.00%) Freescale
11 5 (0.83%) QNX
11 5 (0.83%) Serena
12 3 (0.50%) Ab Initio
12 3 (0.50%) ArcSight
12 3 (0.50%) Capita
12 3 (0.50%) SAP
12 3 (0.50%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.33%) Apple
13 2 (0.33%) New Relic
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