The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
England / South East
Rank 176 181 186
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 71 86 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.92% 0.94% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.99% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 46 34
Median daily rate £325 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.51% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -2.85% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 16
Median hourly rate £50.50 £44.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.77% +29.41%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year -0.58% +25.73%  

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 7239 8654 9158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.09% 94.90% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4089 5298 4876
Median daily rate £401 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.35% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 378 441
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.21 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.38% +9.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 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
Hampshire +9 29 £320 -3.03% 34
Oxfordshire - 15 £388 - 22
Berkshire +28 13 £325 -20.73% 23
Buckinghamshire -2 8 £275 -31.25% 11
Surrey +14 3 £250 - 10
East Sussex +7 2 £413 +26.92% 4
Kent +7 1 £333 +4.72% 2
West Sussex -4 1 £388 -1.58% 8
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 79 (50.64%) C#
2 78 (50.00%) .NET
3 66 (42.31%) SQL
4 61 (39.10%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (33.97%) JavaScript
6 46 (29.49%) MVC
7 41 (26.28%) SQL Server
8 40 (25.64%) Java
9 37 (23.72%) Windows
10 34 (21.79%) HTML
10 34 (21.79%) Scrum
11 30 (19.23%) ASP.NET
11 30 (19.23%) TDD
11 30 (19.23%) Software Engineering
12 28 (17.95%) C++
13 24 (15.38%) Linux
14 23 (14.74%) XML
15 22 (14.10%) jQuery
15 22 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (13.46%) Unit Testing
16 21 (13.46%) CSS
16 21 (13.46%) Visual Studio
16 21 (13.46%) Microsoft
17 20 (12.82%) SC Cleared
17 20 (12.82%) Security Cleared
18 19 (12.18%) AngularJS
19 18 (11.54%) .NET Framework
19 18 (11.54%) HTML5
20 17 (10.90%) ASP.NET MVC
20 17 (10.90%) Spring

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (7.69%) JBoss
1 12 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 12 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
1 12 (7.69%) WebSphere Process Server
2 10 (6.41%) Alfresco
3 4 (2.56%) CMS
3 4 (2.56%) Drupal
3 4 (2.56%) SilverStripe
4 2 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.28%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.28%) IIS
4 2 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.64%) Apache
5 1 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.64%) SAS
5 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.28%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.64%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.69%) GitHub
2 9 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.49%) PaaS
4 3 (1.92%) Google App Engine
4 3 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.92%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.64%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.64%) Heroku
5 1 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.64%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.85%) LAN
2 4 (2.56%) HTTP
3 3 (1.92%) Extranet
3 3 (1.92%) Intranet
4 2 (1.28%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.64%) DVB
5 1 (0.64%) SNMP
5 1 (0.64%) SSH
5 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.64%) Telnet
5 1 (0.64%) UPnP
5 1 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (26.28%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.33%) MySQL
3 9 (5.77%) NoSQL
3 9 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.85%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.92%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.92%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.28%) MS Access
7 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.64%) Big Data
8 1 (0.64%) GIS
8 1 (0.64%) Redis
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (13.46%) Visual Studio
2 17 (10.90%) Maven
3 14 (8.97%) Jenkins
3 14 (8.97%) JUnit
3 14 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (8.33%) Mockito
5 12 (7.69%) Cucumber
6 9 (5.77%) Eclipse
7 6 (3.85%) Git (software)
7 6 (3.85%) JIRA
8 4 (2.56%) Ant
9 3 (1.92%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.92%) Grunt
9 3 (1.92%) gulp
9 3 (1.92%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.92%) JMeter
9 3 (1.92%) NUnit
9 3 (1.92%) Selenium
9 3 (1.92%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.92%) webpack
General
1 12 (7.69%) Publishing
2 7 (4.49%) Finance
3 6 (3.85%) Banking
4 3 (1.92%) Marketing
4 3 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.28%) Advertising
5 2 (1.28%) Electronics
5 2 (1.28%) Retail
6 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.64%) Automotive
6 1 (0.64%) Back Office
6 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.64%) French Language
6 1 (0.64%) Games
6 1 (0.64%) German Language
6 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (50.00%) .NET
2 34 (21.79%) HTML
3 30 (19.23%) ASP.NET
4 23 (14.74%) XML
5 22 (14.10%) jQuery
6 21 (13.46%) CSS
7 19 (12.18%) AngularJS
8 18 (11.54%) .NET Framework
8 18 (11.54%) HTML5
9 17 (10.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (10.90%) Spring
10 15 (9.62%) WCF
10 15 (9.62%) Web Services
11 14 (8.97%) Java EE
12 11 (7.05%) CSS3
12 11 (7.05%) REST
13 10 (6.41%) RESTful
13 10 (6.41%) WPF
14 9 (5.77%) Entity Framework
15 7 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (3.85%) Client/Server
1 6 (3.85%) Computer Science
1 6 (3.85%) Replication
2 4 (2.56%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.56%) User Experience
3 2 (1.28%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.64%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (0.64%) Derivative
4 1 (0.64%) iPhone
4 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.64%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.64%) STB
Operating Systems
1 37 (23.72%) Windows
2 24 (15.38%) Linux
3 9 (5.77%) Unix
4 6 (3.85%) Android
5 3 (1.92%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.64%) MVS
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.64%) Solaris
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (39.10%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (29.49%) MVC
3 34 (21.79%) Scrum
4 30 (19.23%) Software Engineering
4 30 (19.23%) TDD
5 22 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (13.46%) Unit Testing
7 16 (10.26%) DevOps
7 16 (10.26%) SDLC
7 16 (10.26%) Web Development
8 13 (8.33%) Migration
9 12 (7.69%) BPEL
9 12 (7.69%) BPMN
9 12 (7.69%) Pair Programming
10 9 (5.77%) Configuration Management
10 9 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (4.49%) BDD
11 7 (4.49%) UML
12 6 (3.85%) OO
12 6 (3.85%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 79 (50.64%) C#
2 66 (42.31%) SQL
3 53 (33.97%) JavaScript
4 40 (25.64%) Java
5 28 (17.95%) C++
6 15 (9.62%) C
7 14 (8.97%) Python
7 14 (8.97%) VB
8 8 (5.13%) PHP
9 7 (4.49%) Perl
10 6 (3.85%) VB.NET
11 5 (3.21%) T-SQL
11 5 (3.21%) XPath
12 4 (2.56%) F#
12 4 (2.56%) Ruby
13 2 (1.28%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.28%) Go
13 2 (1.28%) Groovy
13 2 (1.28%) VBA
14 1 (0.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (12.82%) SC Cleared
1 20 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.05%) Degree
3 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.64%) ISEB
3 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.28%) ISO13485
1 2 (1.28%) SDET
2 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.56%) Docker
2 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.28%) Puppet
2 1 (0.64%) Ansible
2 1 (0.64%) Kibana
2 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.64%) Marathon
2 1 (0.64%) Mesos
2 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.26%) Oracle
3 10 (6.41%) Telerik
4 4 (2.56%) Google
5 3 (1.92%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.28%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.28%) IBM
6 2 (1.28%) SAP
7 1 (0.64%) Apple
7 1 (0.64%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.64%) Samsung
7 1 (0.64%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.64%) Splunk
7 1 (0.64%) Sun
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