Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 248 233
Rank change year-on-year +44 -15 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 199 132 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.20% 0.78% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.83% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 85 78
South East median daily rate £425 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.92% -0.63% +21.21%
10th Percentile £321 £302 £260
90th Percentile £550 £525 £593
England median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 12
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £33.70 £39.00 £32.63
90th Percentile £53.50 £49.55 £48.63
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £40.75
% change year-on-year +9.36% +0.98% +5.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,590 15,950 15,779
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 94.65% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,399 9,457 9,392
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £226
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 647 784
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -7.38% +7.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £18.16
% change year-on-year -1.39% +3.00% +0.97%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +39 82 £475 +18.75% 90
Hampshire -6 68 £375 +12.44% 72
Berkshire -1 35 £550 +37.50% 33
Surrey -1 26 £425 +3.03% 46
Oxfordshire +30 24 £450 -10.00% 35
Buckinghamshire +21 23 £450 -10.00% 22
West Sussex -2 11 £475 +40.74% 18
Kent +6 5 £425 +9.68% 17
East Sussex -14 3 £320 -8.57% 10
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 81 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (34.67%) C#
3 64 (32.16%) JavaScript
3 64 (32.16%) .NET
4 60 (30.15%) Java
5 56 (28.14%) SQL
6 50 (25.13%) SQL Server
7 45 (22.61%) TDD
8 43 (21.61%) Software Engineering
8 43 (21.61%) AngularJS
9 40 (20.10%) Microsoft
10 39 (19.60%) HTML
11 37 (18.59%) Python
12 33 (16.58%) Node.js
13 32 (16.08%) CSS
14 31 (15.58%) C++
15 30 (15.08%) Linux
15 30 (15.08%) Finance
16 29 (14.57%) Test Automation
16 29 (14.57%) Microsoft Azure
16 29 (14.57%) React
17 27 (13.57%) Scrum
17 27 (13.57%) MVC
17 27 (13.57%) Visual Studio
18 26 (13.07%) SOAP
18 26 (13.07%) ASP.NET
18 26 (13.07%) ASP.NET Web API
19 25 (12.56%) Security Cleared
19 25 (12.56%) Unit Testing
20 24 (12.06%) Git (software)

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 12 (6.03%) Apache Spark
2 8 (4.02%) CMS
3 5 (2.51%) Confluence
3 5 (2.51%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.01%) IIS
5 3 (1.51%) Apache
5 3 (1.51%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.51%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.01%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.01%) JBoss
6 2 (1.01%) Kentico
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.50%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.50%) Jetty
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.50%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.51%) Chatbot
2 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.50%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (2.51%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.01%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 29 (14.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (6.53%) PaaS
4 7 (3.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (3.52%) OpenShift
5 6 (3.02%) IaaS
6 5 (2.51%) Apigee
6 5 (2.51%) SaaS
7 3 (1.51%) GitHub
7 3 (1.51%) Serverless
8 2 (1.01%) Firebase
8 2 (1.01%) npm
8 2 (1.01%) Office 365
9 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.50%) AWS Fargate
9 1 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.50%) Heroku
9 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.50%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.54%) Internet
2 14 (7.04%) TCP/IP
3 11 (5.53%) Firewall
3 11 (5.53%) SSH
4 5 (2.51%) Skype
4 5 (2.51%) SSL
5 4 (2.01%) Network Security
5 4 (2.01%) Wireless
6 3 (1.51%) DNS
6 3 (1.51%) SNMP
7 2 (1.01%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.01%) HTTP
7 2 (1.01%) IMAP
7 2 (1.01%) RFID
7 2 (1.01%) SMTP
8 1 (0.50%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.50%) DHCP
8 1 (0.50%) L2TP
8 1 (0.50%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (25.13%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.54%) Big Data
3 12 (6.03%) Hadoop
4 11 (5.53%) Apache Hive
4 11 (5.53%) Flink
5 9 (4.52%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.52%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.51%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.51%) MySQL
8 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.51%) Power BI
9 3 (1.51%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.51%) SQLite
10 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.50%) HBase
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 27 (13.57%) Visual Studio
2 24 (12.06%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.53%) Jenkins
3 13 (6.53%) JIRA
3 13 (6.53%) Selenium
4 11 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (5.03%) Subversion
6 7 (3.52%) NUnit
7 6 (3.02%) WebDriver
8 5 (2.51%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.51%) JMeter
8 5 (2.51%) JUnit
8 5 (2.51%) Maven
9 4 (2.01%) Bitbucket
9 4 (2.01%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.01%) git-flow
9 4 (2.01%) RSpec
9 4 (2.01%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.51%) NeoLoad
10 3 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 30 (15.08%) Finance
2 11 (5.53%) Legal
3 8 (4.02%) Marketing
4 7 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.51%) Banking
5 5 (2.51%) Electronics
5 5 (2.51%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.01%) Automotive
7 3 (1.51%) Games
7 3 (1.51%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.01%) Avionics
9 1 (0.50%) Advertising
9 1 (0.50%) Law
9 1 (0.50%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (32.16%) .NET
2 43 (21.61%) AngularJS
3 39 (19.60%) HTML
4 33 (16.58%) Node.js
5 32 (16.08%) CSS
6 29 (14.57%) React
7 26 (13.07%) ASP.NET
7 26 (13.07%) ASP.NET Web API
7 26 (13.07%) SOAP
8 22 (11.06%) Web Services
8 22 (11.06%) XML
9 21 (10.55%) jQuery
10 20 (10.05%) .NET Framework
11 19 (9.55%) WCF
12 16 (8.04%) .NET Core
13 14 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (7.04%) REST
14 13 (6.53%) JSON
14 13 (6.53%) Spring
15 12 (6.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.02%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.01%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.01%) Fintech
3 4 (2.01%) Life Science
3 4 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.51%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.51%) Robotics
4 3 (1.51%) User Experience
5 2 (1.01%) CUDA
5 2 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.01%) iPhone
5 2 (1.01%) Replication
5 2 (1.01%) Social Media
5 2 (1.01%) VHDL
6 1 (0.50%) Clustering
6 1 (0.50%) Derivative
6 1 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.08%) Linux
2 19 (9.55%) Windows
3 5 (2.51%) CentOS
3 5 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.51%) Unix
4 3 (1.51%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.01%) Android
5 2 (1.01%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.01%) VxWorks
5 2 (1.01%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.50%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (22.61%) TDD
3 43 (21.61%) Software Engineering
4 29 (14.57%) Test Automation
5 27 (13.57%) MVC
5 27 (13.57%) Scrum
6 25 (12.56%) Unit Testing
7 21 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (10.05%) Analytics
9 17 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (8.54%) OO
9 17 (8.54%) Web Development
10 16 (8.04%) API Development
10 16 (8.04%) Data Analytics
10 16 (8.04%) Microservices
11 15 (7.54%) BDD
11 15 (7.54%) Open Source
11 15 (7.54%) SDET
12 14 (7.04%) ETL
13 13 (6.53%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 69 (34.67%) C#
2 64 (32.16%) JavaScript
3 60 (30.15%) Java
4 56 (28.14%) SQL
5 37 (18.59%) Python
6 31 (15.58%) C++
7 11 (5.53%) C
8 9 (4.52%) Java 8
8 9 (4.52%) T-SQL
8 9 (4.52%) TypeScript
9 7 (3.52%) Scala
10 6 (3.02%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.02%) Embedded C++
10 6 (3.02%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.51%) R
12 4 (2.01%) Go
12 4 (2.01%) Jython
12 4 (2.01%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.01%) Ruby
12 4 (2.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (12.56%) Security Cleared
2 22 (11.06%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.02%) Degree
4 3 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.01%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.04%) QA
2 3 (1.51%) WCAG
3 2 (1.01%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.01%) DO-178B
3 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.01%) MISRA
4 1 (0.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (10.55%) Docker
2 3 (1.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.51%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (3.02%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.51%) Ansible
3 2 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.50%) Grafana
4 1 (0.50%) Graphite
4 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.50%) Puppet
4 1 (0.50%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 40 (20.10%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.54%) Oracle
3 11 (5.53%) Google
4 5 (2.51%) Automation Anywhere
4 5 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (2.51%) ServiceNow
4 5 (2.51%) UiPath
5 3 (1.51%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.51%) Tableau
6 2 (1.01%) Blue Prism
6 2 (1.01%) IBM
6 2 (1.01%) KANA
6 2 (1.01%) SAP
6 2 (1.01%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.01%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.50%) Apple
7 1 (0.50%) Ariba
7 1 (0.50%) Software AG
7 1 (0.50%) webMethods
7 1 (0.50%) Xamarin