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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
England / South East
Rank 75 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 202 279 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.65% 3.25% 3.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 4.02% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 138 155
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 50 31
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £35.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.65 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +12.82%

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
6133 6948 7637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.52% 80.97% 78.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3617 4286 4183
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 272 252
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 -18 60 £425 +41.66% 46
Oxfordshire +20 31 £500 +42.85% 29
Buckinghamshire -3 28 £350 -8.49% 16
Berkshire +8 25 £406 -2.10% 33
Surrey +4 25 £430 +10.96% 19
Middlesex +8 12 £360 +2.85% 1
West Sussex -12 11 £415 +10.66% 15
East Sussex +4 6 - - 5
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 195 (44.02%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (32.05%) Java
3 135 (30.47%) C++
4 118 (26.64%) Linux
5 102 (23.02%) Scrum
6 91 (20.54%) TDD
7 86 (19.41%) Continuous Integration
8 82 (18.51%) C#
9 81 (18.28%) C
10 76 (17.16%) Web Services
11 75 (16.93%) Security Cleared
12 71 (16.03%) Python
13 70 (15.80%) SQL
14 66 (14.90%) SC Cleared
15 64 (14.45%) JavaScript
16 61 (13.77%) HTML
17 58 (13.09%) Git (software)
18 54 (12.19%) OO
19 51 (11.51%) CSS
20 50 (11.29%) Unix
20 50 (11.29%) DevOps
21 49 (11.06%) .NET
21 49 (11.06%) Spring
22 48 (10.84%) Subversion
22 48 (10.84%) Multithreading
22 48 (10.84%) Unit Testing
23 47 (10.61%) RESTful
24 44 (9.93%) Windows
24 44 (9.93%) XML
25 43 (9.71%) STL

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 (5.87%) Confluence
2 24 (5.42%) JBoss
3 21 (4.74%) WebSphere
4 16 (3.61%) WebSphere Application Server
5 15 (3.39%) Apache
6 12 (2.71%) OpenStack
6 12 (2.71%) Tomcat
7 11 (2.48%) Cloud Foundry
7 11 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (2.48%) WebSphere Process Server
8 10 (2.26%) Alfresco
9 8 (1.81%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.58%) Apache Spark
11 6 (1.35%) CMS
12 5 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (1.13%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.90%) nginx
13 4 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.68%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.68%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 11 (2.48%) MS Office
2 7 (1.58%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.90%) Simulink
4 3 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.45%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.23%) MS Project
6 1 (0.23%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.23%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.23%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.23%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.80%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.29%) PaaS
4 17 (3.84%) SaaS
5 13 (2.93%) GitHub
6 9 (2.03%) Heroku
7 6 (1.35%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.90%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.90%) Google Play
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle CX
10 1 (0.23%) Asana
10 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.23%) IaaS
10 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.32%) GSM
1 28 (6.32%) LTE
1 28 (6.32%) UMTS
2 25 (5.64%) VoIP
3 24 (5.42%) Asterisk PBX
3 24 (5.42%) Diameter Protocol
3 24 (5.42%) PBX
3 24 (5.42%) RANAP
3 24 (5.42%) RTP
3 24 (5.42%) TCP/IP
4 17 (3.84%) HTTP
5 9 (2.03%) Wireshark
6 8 (1.81%) Bluetooth
7 7 (1.58%) LAN
7 7 (1.58%) WAN
8 6 (1.35%) Ethernet
8 6 (1.35%) IP Telephony
8 6 (1.35%) SAN
9 4 (0.90%) GGSN
9 4 (0.90%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.87%) MySQL
3 18 (4.06%) NoSQL
4 14 (3.16%) Big Data
5 12 (2.71%) MongoDB
6 10 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (2.26%) Redis
7 9 (2.03%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.58%) Couchbase
9 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (0.90%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.90%) MS Access
11 4 (0.90%) Neo4j
11 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.90%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.90%) Snowflake Schema
11 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 58 (13.09%) Git (software)
2 48 (10.84%) Subversion
3 42 (9.48%) JIRA
4 35 (7.90%) Jenkins
5 28 (6.32%) GDB
5 28 (6.32%) Maven
6 27 (6.09%) GCC
6 27 (6.09%) JUnit
7 26 (5.87%) Trac
8 21 (4.74%) Selenium
9 20 (4.51%) Cucumber
9 20 (4.51%) Gradle
10 16 (3.61%) Ant
11 14 (3.16%) Visual Studio
12 13 (2.93%) Mockito
13 12 (2.71%) Eclipse
14 11 (2.48%) NUnit
15 8 (1.81%) Gatling
15 8 (1.81%) GoogleTest
15 8 (1.81%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (7.45%) Finance
2 32 (7.22%) Telecoms
3 25 (5.64%) Publishing
4 18 (4.06%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.71%) Aerospace
5 12 (2.71%) Military
6 9 (2.03%) Retail
7 7 (1.58%) Banking
7 7 (1.58%) Electronics
8 4 (0.90%) Automotive
9 3 (0.68%) Games
9 3 (0.68%) Marketing
10 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.23%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 217 (48.98%) Software Engineer
2 170 (38.37%) Developer
3 67 (15.12%) C++ Software Engineer
4 59 (13.32%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 45 (10.16%) Java Developer
6 37 (8.35%) Software Developer
7 35 (7.90%) Java Engineer
7 35 (7.90%) Java Software Engineer
8 27 (6.09%) Java Software Developer
9 25 (5.64%) Linux Developer
10 24 (5.42%) C++ Developer
10 24 (5.42%) Senior Software Engineer
11 23 (5.19%) Architect
11 23 (5.19%) Embedded Engineer
11 23 (5.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 23 (5.19%) SQL Developer
12 20 (4.51%) C# Software Engineer
12 20 (4.51%) Project Manager
13 19 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
14 18 (4.06%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (17.16%) Web Services
2 61 (13.77%) HTML
3 51 (11.51%) CSS
4 49 (11.06%) .NET
4 49 (11.06%) Spring
5 47 (10.61%) RESTful
6 44 (9.93%) XML
7 43 (9.71%) STL
8 42 (9.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 31 (7.00%) HTML5
10 26 (5.87%) Node.js
11 23 (5.19%) REST
12 21 (4.74%) Java EE
13 19 (4.29%) JSON
14 18 (4.06%) AngularJS
15 17 (3.84%) jQuery
16 14 (3.16%) CSS3
16 14 (3.16%) XSLT
17 13 (2.93%) ASP.NET
17 13 (2.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.97%) Computer Science
3 18 (4.06%) User Experience
4 12 (2.71%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.48%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.26%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.81%) Derivative
9 7 (1.58%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.13%) Life Science
11 4 (0.90%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.90%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.68%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (0.68%) Device Driver
12 3 (0.68%) Digital TV
12 3 (0.68%) IVR
12 3 (0.68%) MPEG
12 3 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 118 (26.64%) Linux
2 50 (11.29%) Unix
3 44 (9.93%) Windows
4 12 (2.71%) Android
5 11 (2.48%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.58%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.90%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.45%) CentOS
10 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.45%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.45%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (44.02%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (23.02%) Scrum
3 91 (20.54%) TDD
4 86 (19.41%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (12.19%) OO
6 50 (11.29%) DevOps
7 48 (10.84%) Multithreading
7 48 (10.84%) Unit Testing
8 37 (8.35%) UML
9 32 (7.22%) BDD
10 29 (6.55%) Open Source
10 29 (6.55%) Pair Programming
10 29 (6.55%) Web Development
11 27 (6.09%) High Availability
11 27 (6.09%) Kanban
12 26 (5.87%) Cross-Platform Development
12 26 (5.87%) Project Management
13 25 (5.64%) Microservices
14 24 (5.42%) SOA
15 23 (5.19%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 142 (32.05%) Java
2 135 (30.47%) C++
3 82 (18.51%) C#
4 81 (18.28%) C
5 71 (16.03%) Python
6 70 (15.80%) SQL
7 64 (14.45%) JavaScript
8 35 (7.90%) Perl
9 33 (7.45%) Scala
10 28 (6.32%) Ruby
11 20 (4.51%) Ada
12 18 (4.06%) Groovy
13 16 (3.61%) Bash Shell
14 12 (2.71%) Embedded C
15 11 (2.48%) Go
15 11 (2.48%) PHP
16 9 (2.03%) Shell Script
16 9 (2.03%) T-SQL
17 7 (1.58%) Ada 83
17 7 (1.58%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 75 (16.93%) Security Cleared
2 66 (14.90%) SC Cleared
3 30 (6.77%) Degree
4 7 (1.58%) MCTS
4 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.68%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.45%) MCP
7 2 (0.45%) PMP
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.06%) QA
2 7 (1.58%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.13%) PA-DSS
4 4 (0.90%) ISO13485
5 2 (0.45%) MISRA
5 2 (0.45%) SLA
6 1 (0.23%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.23%) ISO26262
6 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.23%) MISRA C
System Software
1 17 (3.84%) Docker
2 13 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.03%) vSphere
4 6 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (1.13%) Firmware
6 3 (0.68%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (1.58%) Puppet
2 5 (1.13%) Mesos
2 5 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.90%) Ansible
4 3 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (0.68%) Marathon
5 2 (0.45%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.23%) Grafana
6 1 (0.23%) Kibana
6 1 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 35 (7.90%) Cisco
2 32 (7.22%) Oracle
3 30 (6.77%) Microsoft
4 13 (2.93%) VMware
5 9 (2.03%) Atlassian
5 9 (2.03%) IBM
6 8 (1.81%) Xamarin
7 7 (1.58%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.13%) Google
8 5 (1.13%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.90%) SAP
9 4 (0.90%) Talend
10 3 (0.68%) Hortonworks
10 3 (0.68%) Jaspersoft
11 2 (0.45%) BMC
11 2 (0.45%) Freescale
11 2 (0.45%) HP
11 2 (0.45%) RedGate
11 2 (0.45%) SaltStack
11 2 (0.45%) TIBCO
Kent
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
IntaPeople
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 4 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley
Spectrum IT
Posted: 7 days ago