Period
to 16 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Brighton during the 6 months to 16 October 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Engineer
East Sussex > Brighton
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 51 54
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brighton 0.86% 0.27% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.28% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Brighton median daily rate £350 - £300
East Sussex median daily rate £353 £315 £370
% change year-on-year +11.90% -14.86% +37.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Brighton median hourly rate £42.50 - -
East Sussex median hourly rate £42.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Brighton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Brighton
Contract vacancies in Brighton with a recognized job title 338 357 505
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.13% 97.28% 98.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 204 359
Brighton median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £237 £263 £225
90th Percentile £500 £539 £538
East Sussex median daily rate £375 £400 £355
% change year-on-year -6.25% +12.68% +14.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 13
Brighton median hourly rate £24.25 £17.17 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.23% -8.08% +29.95%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.08 £12.40
90th Percentile £115.63 £24.60 £23.40
East Sussex median hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year +85.71% -1.41% +14.52%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Brighton

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Brighton.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Brighton

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineer in Brighton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Brighton

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Brighton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Brighton over the 6 months to 16 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Brighton

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Brighton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Brighton

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 16 October 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Brighton region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) Big Data
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Gradle
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) MQTT
3 1 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (33.33%) MISRA C
3 1 (33.33%) MISRA
3 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) Serverless
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Brighton 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (33.33%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (33.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Gradle
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (33.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 1 (33.33%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) MISRA
1 1 (33.33%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware