Period
to 17 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 202 241 190
Rank change year-on-year +39 -51 +70
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 183 139 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.16% 0.84% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.89% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 80 106
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +4.58% +15.91%
10th Percentile £330 £323 £262
90th Percentile £550 £525 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 5
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% -10.53%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.36% -3.18% -

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 14,863 15,664 14,482
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 94.23% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,965 9,365 8,476
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 588 777
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -8.04%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

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 February 2019.

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 6 months to 17 February 2019. 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 +33 79 £475 +18.75% 124
Hampshire -7 55 £390 -2.50% 63
Berkshire 0 42 £550 +37.50% 48
Surrey +11 34 £475 +86.27% 46
Buckinghamshire +27 21 £450 -10.00% 21
Oxfordshire +41 16 £450 -10.00% 55
West Sussex 0 12 £325 - 18
Kent +12 2 £475 +35.71% 16
East Sussex -16 1 £475 +35.71% 11
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 80 (43.72%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (39.34%) JavaScript
3 67 (36.61%) C#
3 67 (36.61%) .NET
4 66 (36.07%) SQL
5 52 (28.42%) Java
6 50 (27.32%) Python
7 45 (24.59%) SQL Server
8 42 (22.95%) TDD
9 40 (21.86%) HTML
10 39 (21.31%) AngularJS
11 38 (20.77%) Software Engineering
11 38 (20.77%) Microsoft Azure
12 36 (19.67%) Microsoft
13 33 (18.03%) Test Automation
14 31 (16.94%) Linux
15 30 (16.39%) Web Development
16 29 (15.85%) jQuery
17 28 (15.30%) CSS
17 28 (15.30%) Scrum
18 27 (14.75%) React
19 26 (14.21%) Analytics
19 26 (14.21%) MVC
20 25 (13.66%) SOAP
20 25 (13.66%) Node.js
21 24 (13.11%) Data Analytics
21 24 (13.11%) OO
22 23 (12.57%) Security Cleared
22 23 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
23 22 (12.02%) XML

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 15 (8.20%) Apache Spark
2 9 (4.92%) Skype for Business
3 6 (3.28%) Apache
4 5 (2.73%) CMS
5 4 (2.19%) IIS
6 3 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.09%) Confluence
7 2 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.09%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.55%) EPiServer
Applications
1 9 (4.92%) Chatbot
2 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 38 (20.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (7.65%) PaaS
3 10 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.92%) Apigee
4 9 (4.92%) IaaS
5 4 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.64%) GitHub
6 3 (1.64%) Serverless
7 2 (1.09%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.09%) SaaS
8 1 (0.55%) AWS Fargate
8 1 (0.55%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.55%) Heroku
8 1 (0.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.93%) TCP/IP
2 16 (8.74%) Internet
3 15 (8.20%) SSH
4 14 (7.65%) Firewall
5 9 (4.92%) Skype
5 9 (4.92%) SSL
6 6 (3.28%) RFID
7 5 (2.73%) HTTP
8 4 (2.19%) DHCP
8 4 (2.19%) DNS
8 4 (2.19%) L2TP
8 4 (2.19%) MPLS
8 4 (2.19%) Wireless
9 3 (1.64%) Network Security
9 3 (1.64%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.09%) SNMP
11 1 (0.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (24.59%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.93%) Big Data
3 15 (8.20%) Hadoop
4 14 (7.65%) Apache Hive
4 14 (7.65%) Flink
5 8 (4.37%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.73%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.73%) MySQL
7 4 (2.19%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.64%) Power BI
9 2 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.55%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (10.93%) Git (software)
2 18 (9.84%) Selenium
2 18 (9.84%) Visual Studio
3 14 (7.65%) JIRA
4 9 (4.92%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.37%) Moq
6 6 (3.28%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.28%) MSTest
6 6 (3.28%) WebDriver
7 5 (2.73%) JUnit
7 5 (2.73%) NUnit
7 5 (2.73%) RSpec
7 5 (2.73%) Subversion
8 4 (2.19%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.64%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.64%) Gatling
9 3 (1.64%) git-flow
9 3 (1.64%) IntelliJ
9 3 (1.64%) NeoLoad
General
1 16 (8.74%) Legal
2 11 (6.01%) Finance
3 6 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.73%) Games
4 5 (2.73%) Marketing
5 2 (1.09%) Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Automotive
6 1 (0.55%) Law
6 1 (0.55%) Military
6 1 (0.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (36.61%) .NET
2 40 (21.86%) HTML
3 39 (21.31%) AngularJS
4 29 (15.85%) jQuery
5 28 (15.30%) CSS
6 27 (14.75%) React
7 25 (13.66%) Node.js
7 25 (13.66%) SOAP
8 22 (12.02%) XML
9 21 (11.48%) Web Services
10 20 (10.93%) .NET Framework
11 18 (9.84%) RESTful
12 17 (9.29%) ASP.NET Web API
13 16 (8.74%) ASP.NET
14 15 (8.20%) JSON
14 15 (8.20%) Spring
15 14 (7.65%) HTML5
15 14 (7.65%) REST
15 14 (7.65%) Spark Streaming
15 14 (7.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.56%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.83%) EPoS
4 4 (2.19%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.19%) Fintech
4 4 (2.19%) Life Science
4 4 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.19%) User Experience
5 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.55%) Clustering
6 1 (0.55%) CUDA
6 1 (0.55%) Derivative
6 1 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.55%) iPhone
6 1 (0.55%) Replication
6 1 (0.55%) Robotics
6 1 (0.55%) Social Media
6 1 (0.55%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 31 (16.94%) Linux
2 21 (11.48%) Windows
3 9 (4.92%) CentOS
3 9 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.73%) Unix
5 3 (1.64%) Android
6 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (43.72%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (22.95%) TDD
3 38 (20.77%) Software Engineering
4 33 (18.03%) Test Automation
5 30 (16.39%) Web Development
6 28 (15.30%) Scrum
7 26 (14.21%) Analytics
7 26 (14.21%) MVC
8 24 (13.11%) Data Analytics
8 24 (13.11%) OO
9 21 (11.48%) Open Source
9 21 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (11.48%) SDET
9 21 (11.48%) Unit Testing
10 20 (10.93%) BDD
11 16 (8.74%) Data Protection
12 15 (8.20%) ETL
13 14 (7.65%) Big Data Analytics
13 14 (7.65%) Kalman Filter
13 14 (7.65%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 72 (39.34%) JavaScript
2 67 (36.61%) C#
3 66 (36.07%) SQL
4 52 (28.42%) Java
5 50 (27.32%) Python
6 20 (10.93%) C++
7 14 (7.65%) Bash Shell
8 10 (5.46%) C
8 10 (5.46%) PowerShell
9 9 (4.92%) R
10 8 (4.37%) Java 8
10 8 (4.37%) T-SQL
11 7 (3.83%) TypeScript
12 6 (3.28%) Scala
13 5 (2.73%) Ruby
14 3 (1.64%) Jython
15 2 (1.09%) PHP
15 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.55%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (12.57%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.37%) Degree
4 6 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.56%) QA
2 5 (2.73%) WCAG
3 3 (1.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 13 (7.10%) Docker
2 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (3.83%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.73%) Puppet
3 3 (1.64%) HP ALM
3 3 (1.64%) nmon
3 3 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.55%) Grafana
4 1 (0.55%) Graphite
4 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.55%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 36 (19.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.20%) Oracle
3 9 (4.92%) ServiceNow
4 6 (3.28%) Google
5 4 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.64%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.64%) Automation Anywhere
6 3 (1.64%) HP
6 3 (1.64%) Tableau
6 3 (1.64%) UiPath
7 2 (1.09%) IBM
7 2 (1.09%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.09%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.55%) Ariba
8 1 (0.55%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.55%) Zend