The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Brighton during the 3 months to 29 May 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
3 months to
29 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 - 23
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brighton 1.57% - 5.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% - 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 12
Median daily rate £225 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £399 £340
% change year-on-year -1.56% +17.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.26% +5.31%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Brighton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Brighton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 183 203 220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Brighton 95.81% 98.07% 96.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 109 142
Median daily rate £350 £425 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +33.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £300 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £538 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -18.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year - +8.29%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Brighton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Brighton that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 May 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 29 May 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 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) Games
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Marketing
4 1 (25.00%) ZigBee
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++
4 1 (25.00%) Firmware
4 1 (25.00%) 802.15
4 1 (25.00%) RFID
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) Gradle
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) MQTT
4 1 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation

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 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (25.00%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) 802.15
1 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (25.00%) MQTT
1 1 (25.00%) RFID
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Gradle
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware