Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £386 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 232 275
Rank change year-on-year -13 +43 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 128 154 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.77% 0.92% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.98% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 79 80
South East median daily rate £386 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +21.21% -5.71%
10th Percentile £302 £261 £267
90th Percentile £525 £592 £438
England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 16
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% -2.94%
10th Percentile £39.00 £32.63 £35.38
90th Percentile £49.55 £48.63 £51.25
England median hourly rate £41.15 £40.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year +0.98% +5.84% +0.65%

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 15783 15735 18560
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 94.00% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9360 9373 10883
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 780 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.45
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -12 52 £419 +4.69% 32
Hampshire +7 41 £334 -0.45% 18
Buckinghamshire -18 24 £500 +17.65% 7
Berkshire +7 22 £400 +6.67% 17
Surrey -28 11 £413 -10.81% 6
East Sussex +6 8 £350 -6.67% 4
West Sussex +1 8 £338 -15.63% 1
Oxfordshire -11 6 £500 -16.67% 8
Kent -13 4 £388 -22.50% 2
Middlesex +5 1 £550 +37.93%
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 63 (49.22%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (42.19%) JavaScript
3 47 (36.72%) C#
4 44 (34.38%) .NET
5 43 (33.59%) Java
6 37 (28.91%) TDD
7 33 (25.78%) HTML
8 30 (23.44%) CSS
9 29 (22.66%) SQL
10 27 (21.09%) Windows
10 27 (21.09%) Software Engineering
11 24 (18.75%) Microsoft
12 23 (17.97%) Linux
12 23 (17.97%) Git (software)
13 22 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
13 22 (17.19%) Web Services
13 22 (17.19%) C++
13 22 (17.19%) ASP.NET
14 21 (16.41%) SQL Server
14 21 (16.41%) AngularJS
15 20 (15.63%) MVC
16 19 (14.84%) Jenkins
17 18 (14.06%) Scrum
18 17 (13.28%) Finance
18 17 (13.28%) XML
18 17 (13.28%) Python
18 17 (13.28%) Degree
18 17 (13.28%) Microsoft Azure
18 17 (13.28%) jQuery
19 16 (12.50%) Spring

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 10 (7.81%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (3.13%) Apache
2 4 (3.13%) CMS
2 4 (3.13%) Confluence
3 3 (2.34%) IIS
3 3 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.56%) Alfresco
4 2 (1.56%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.56%) Documentum
4 2 (1.56%) Drupal
4 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.56%) JBoss
4 2 (1.56%) Liferay
4 2 (1.56%) nginx
4 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.56%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Autodesk Inventor
1 2 (1.56%) MicroStation
1 2 (1.56%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (0.78%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.56%) Maximo
3 1 (0.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (13.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (8.59%) OpenShift
3 11 (8.59%) PaaS
4 10 (7.81%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (3.13%) GitHub
6 2 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.56%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.56%) npm
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.78%) Serverless
7 1 (0.78%) Slack
7 1 (0.78%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.91%) Bluetooth
2 4 (3.13%) DNS
2 4 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.34%) HTTP
3 3 (2.34%) Internet
3 3 (2.34%) Intranet
3 3 (2.34%) Wireless
4 2 (1.56%) IMAP
4 2 (1.56%) MQTT
4 2 (1.56%) Multicast
4 2 (1.56%) SMTP
4 2 (1.56%) SSL
5 1 (0.78%) CTI
5 1 (0.78%) DOCSIS
5 1 (0.78%) Network Security
5 1 (0.78%) RS-232
5 1 (0.78%) RS-485
5 1 (0.78%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.03%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.69%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.91%) Big Data
4 5 (3.91%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.78%) DocumentDB
8 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.78%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (17.97%) Git (software)
2 19 (14.84%) Jenkins
3 12 (9.38%) JIRA
4 9 (7.03%) JUnit
4 9 (7.03%) Visual Studio
5 8 (6.25%) Eclipse
5 8 (6.25%) Selenium
5 8 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (5.47%) Maven
7 4 (3.13%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.34%) Ant
8 3 (2.34%) Gradle
8 3 (2.34%) gulp
8 3 (2.34%) IntelliJ
8 3 (2.34%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (2.34%) Mockito
8 3 (2.34%) Protractor
8 3 (2.34%) Subversion
9 2 (1.56%) NUnit
9 2 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (13.28%) Finance
2 11 (8.59%) Automotive
3 10 (7.81%) Banking
3 10 (7.81%) Retail Banking
4 4 (3.13%) Electronics
5 3 (2.34%) Legal
5 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.56%) Publishing
6 2 (1.56%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.78%) Advertising
7 1 (0.78%) Games
7 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (34.38%) .NET
2 33 (25.78%) HTML
3 30 (23.44%) CSS
4 22 (17.19%) ASP.NET
4 22 (17.19%) Web Services
5 21 (16.41%) AngularJS
6 17 (13.28%) jQuery
6 17 (13.28%) XML
7 16 (12.50%) Spring
8 14 (10.94%) HTML5
8 14 (10.94%) JSON
8 14 (10.94%) RESTful
9 13 (10.16%) Node.js
9 13 (10.16%) REST
10 11 (8.59%) SOAP
10 11 (8.59%) WCF
11 10 (7.81%) .NET Framework
11 10 (7.81%) CSS3
11 10 (7.81%) Hibernate
12 8 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.81%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.13%) Algorithms
2 4 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.13%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (1.56%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (1.56%) Cloud Native
3 2 (1.56%) Device Driver
3 2 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.56%) iPhone
3 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.56%) Wiki
4 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.78%) IPTV
4 1 (0.78%) Life Science
4 1 (0.78%) PKI
4 1 (0.78%) User Experience
4 1 (0.78%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.09%) Windows
2 23 (17.97%) Linux
3 6 (4.69%) Unix
4 4 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.34%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.56%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.78%) Android
7 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (49.22%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (28.91%) TDD
3 27 (21.09%) Software Engineering
4 20 (15.63%) MVC
5 18 (14.06%) Scrum
6 15 (11.72%) DevOps
7 13 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (10.16%) OO
7 13 (10.16%) Pair Programming
7 13 (10.16%) SDLC
8 11 (8.59%) BDD
8 11 (8.59%) Microservices
8 11 (8.59%) Test Automation
9 7 (5.47%) Analytics
9 7 (5.47%) API Development
9 7 (5.47%) OOD
9 7 (5.47%) SOA
9 7 (5.47%) Web Development
10 6 (4.69%) CRM
10 6 (4.69%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 54 (42.19%) JavaScript
2 47 (36.72%) C#
3 43 (33.59%) Java
4 29 (22.66%) SQL
5 22 (17.19%) C++
6 17 (13.28%) Python
7 14 (10.94%) Ruby
8 13 (10.16%) C
9 10 (7.81%) Go
10 8 (6.25%) VB.NET
11 5 (3.91%) Scala
11 5 (3.91%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.34%) Groovy
12 3 (2.34%) PHP
12 3 (2.34%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.56%) Haskell
13 2 (1.56%) Perl
13 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.56%) XPath
14 1 (0.78%) F#
Qualifications
1 17 (13.28%) Degree
2 5 (3.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.25%) QA
2 2 (1.56%) MISRA
2 2 (1.56%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.78%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.78%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 5 (3.91%) Docker
2 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) Kibana
2 2 (1.56%) Grafana
2 2 (1.56%) Puppet
2 2 (1.56%) Terraform
3 1 (0.78%) Ansible
3 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.38%) Google
3 10 (7.81%) Oracle
4 5 (3.91%) IBM
4 5 (3.91%) webMethods
5 4 (3.13%) OpenText
6 3 (2.34%) Software AG
7 2 (1.56%) Apigee
7 2 (1.56%) Autodesk
7 2 (1.56%) Cisco
7 2 (1.56%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.56%) WSO2
8 1 (0.78%) Adobe
8 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.78%) Xamarin