The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 June 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 Developer
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 214 208
Rank change year-on-year +36 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 70 64 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.90% 0.73% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.76% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 31 43
Median daily rate £365 £401 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.86% +21.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £575 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +10.71% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.25 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +21.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.52% +4.48%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7368 8379 8989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.56% 95.03% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4310 4996 5126
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 381 430
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.75% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the South East

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in the South East

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in the South East

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in the South East

Software Developer
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 Developer within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +13 24 £350 +4.47% 28
Oxfordshire -2 11 £418 -9.72% 21
Surrey +4 10 £406 -9.72% 9
Buckinghamshire -11 10 £320 -18.73% 9
Berkshire +23 8 £400 -18.98% 9
West Sussex +22 4 £338 -23.46% 3
Middlesex +8 1 £150 -58.33%
East Sussex -1 1 £225 -35.48%
Kent -5 1 £450 -30.76% 3
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Software Developer 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 South East region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 64 (44.76%) C#
2 55 (38.46%) .NET
3 54 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (35.66%) JavaScript
5 43 (30.07%) SQL
6 42 (29.37%) SQL Server
7 37 (25.87%) C++
8 36 (25.17%) HTML
9 34 (23.78%) Java
10 30 (20.98%) MVC
11 29 (20.28%) Windows
11 29 (20.28%) SDLC
12 28 (19.58%) CSS
13 27 (18.88%) Software Engineering
14 25 (17.48%) ASP.NET
15 24 (16.78%) XML
16 23 (16.08%) TDD
17 22 (15.38%) Microsoft
18 21 (14.69%) Linux
19 20 (13.99%) Python
19 20 (13.99%) Scrum
19 20 (13.99%) jQuery
20 19 (13.29%) .NET Framework
21 18 (12.59%) Security Cleared
21 18 (12.59%) Web Services
21 18 (12.59%) C
22 17 (11.89%) Visual Studio
22 17 (11.89%) OO
22 17 (11.89%) SC Cleared
22 17 (11.89%) Team Foundation Server

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (2.80%) CMS
2 3 (2.10%) Alfresco
2 3 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.40%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.40%) Documentum
3 2 (1.40%) Drupal
3 2 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.40%) IIS
3 2 (1.40%) Liferay
3 2 (1.40%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.70%) Apache
4 1 (0.70%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.70%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.70%) JBoss
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.40%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.70%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.70%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.70%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.40%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.50%) Google App Engine
2 5 (3.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (3.50%) Google Compute Engine
2 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.40%) GitHub
4 1 (0.70%) PaaS
4 1 (0.70%) SaaS
4 1 (0.70%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.80%) Bluetooth
1 4 (2.80%) HTTP
2 3 (2.10%) Extranet
2 3 (2.10%) Intranet
2 3 (2.10%) LAN
3 2 (1.40%) DVB
3 2 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.40%) Wireless
4 1 (0.70%) DNS
4 1 (0.70%) IMAP
4 1 (0.70%) Internet
4 1 (0.70%) SMTP
4 1 (0.70%) SNMP
4 1 (0.70%) SSH
4 1 (0.70%) Telnet
4 1 (0.70%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (29.37%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.99%) MongoDB
3 9 (6.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (5.59%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (4.90%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.20%) MySQL
7 4 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.80%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.40%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.70%) Big Data
10 1 (0.70%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.70%) GIS
10 1 (0.70%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.70%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 17 (11.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 17 (11.89%) Visual Studio
2 16 (11.19%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.59%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.59%) Maven
3 8 (5.59%) Subversion
4 7 (4.90%) Eclipse
5 6 (4.20%) JIRA
6 5 (3.50%) JUnit
7 4 (2.80%) Selenium
8 3 (2.10%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.10%) Mockito
8 3 (2.10%) NUnit
9 2 (1.40%) Ant
9 2 (1.40%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.40%) GitLab
9 2 (1.40%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.40%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.70%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.70%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (4.20%) Finance
1 6 (4.20%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.10%) Banking
2 3 (2.10%) Electronics
2 3 (2.10%) Marketing
3 2 (1.40%) Advertising
3 2 (1.40%) Automotive
3 2 (1.40%) Back Office
3 2 (1.40%) Publishing
3 2 (1.40%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.70%) Billing
4 1 (0.70%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.70%) Games
4 1 (0.70%) Legal
4 1 (0.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (38.46%) .NET
2 36 (25.17%) HTML
3 28 (19.58%) CSS
4 25 (17.48%) ASP.NET
5 24 (16.78%) XML
6 20 (13.99%) jQuery
7 19 (13.29%) .NET Framework
8 18 (12.59%) Web Services
9 17 (11.89%) HTML5
10 16 (11.19%) REST
10 16 (11.19%) WCF
11 14 (9.79%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (9.09%) Entity Framework
12 13 (9.09%) RESTful
13 12 (8.39%) CSS3
13 12 (8.39%) Node.js
13 12 (8.39%) WPF
14 11 (7.69%) AngularJS
14 11 (7.69%) JSON
15 9 (6.29%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.90%) Algorithms
2 5 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.50%) Cyber Attack
3 3 (2.10%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.10%) Replication
3 3 (2.10%) User Experience
4 2 (1.40%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.40%) STB
5 1 (0.70%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (0.70%) Digital TV
5 1 (0.70%) Infotainment
5 1 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.70%) MPEG
5 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.28%) Windows
2 21 (14.69%) Linux
3 5 (3.50%) Android
4 2 (1.40%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.70%) Unix
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (20.98%) MVC
3 29 (20.28%) SDLC
4 27 (18.88%) Software Engineering
5 23 (16.08%) TDD
6 20 (13.99%) Scrum
7 17 (11.89%) OO
8 14 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (9.09%) BDD
9 13 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (9.09%) Test Automation
10 9 (6.29%) Microservices
11 7 (4.90%) SOA
11 7 (4.90%) Unit Testing
12 6 (4.20%) DevOps
12 6 (4.20%) OOP
13 5 (3.50%) CRM
13 5 (3.50%) Migration
13 5 (3.50%) Open Source
13 5 (3.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 64 (44.76%) C#
2 51 (35.66%) JavaScript
3 43 (30.07%) SQL
4 37 (25.87%) C++
5 34 (23.78%) Java
6 20 (13.99%) Python
7 18 (12.59%) C
8 7 (4.90%) VB.NET
9 6 (4.20%) VB
10 5 (3.50%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.80%) Perl
12 3 (2.10%) PHP
12 3 (2.10%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.40%) Embedded C++
13 2 (1.40%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.40%) Ruby
13 2 (1.40%) Scala
14 1 (0.70%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (12.59%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.89%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.99%) Degree
4 2 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.50%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) IEC 62304
2 1 (0.70%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 5 (3.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.20%) Kibana
2 1 (0.70%) Ansible
2 1 (0.70%) Marathon
2 1 (0.70%) Mesos
2 1 (0.70%) Oozie
2 1 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.99%) Oracle
3 5 (3.50%) Google
3 5 (3.50%) IBM
3 5 (3.50%) Telerik
4 4 (2.80%) OpenText
5 3 (2.10%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.40%) Apigee
6 2 (1.40%) Cisco
6 2 (1.40%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.40%) HP
6 2 (1.40%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.40%) Software AG
6 2 (1.40%) webMethods
6 2 (1.40%) WSO2
7 1 (0.70%) Adobe
7 1 (0.70%) Apple
7 1 (0.70%) LabWare
7 1 (0.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
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