The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in East Sussex with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
South East / East Sussex
Rank 31 29 26
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 3 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 1.45% 3.75% 6.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 4.76% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 12
Median daily rate £225 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.82% +13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +10.38%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in East Sussex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 173 231 270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 83.57% 78.84% 87.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 164 143
Median daily rate £395 £342 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.49% -14.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 19
Median hourly rate £11.00 £28.75 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.73% -15.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in East Sussex citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in East Sussex

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineering in East Sussex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in East Sussex

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in East Sussex

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

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 East Sussex region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Brighton +2 2 £225 -25.00% 2
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 East Sussex region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 6 (75.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) C
2 4 (50.00%) Embedded C++
2 4 (50.00%) Firmware
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) 802.1X
3 3 (37.50%) RFID
3 3 (37.50%) Bluetooth
3 3 (37.50%) Embedded C
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 3 (37.50%) 802.15
3 3 (37.50%) ZigBee
4 2 (25.00%) Games
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Life Science
5 1 (12.50%) Post-Production
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (12.50%) ISO13485
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Android
5 1 (12.50%) Qt
5 1 (12.50%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) GStreamer
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Freescale

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) 802.15
1 3 (37.50%) Bluetooth
1 3 (37.50%) RFID
1 3 (37.50%) Wireless
1 3 (37.50%) ZigBee
General
1 2 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Android Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Games Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Android Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Games Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) 802.1X
2 1 (12.50%) GStreamer
2 1 (12.50%) Qt
2 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Kernel Development
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Post-Production
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) C
2 4 (50.00%) Embedded C++
3 3 (37.50%) Embedded C
4 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO13485
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Freescale