Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 88 58
Rank change year-on-year +23 -30 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 561 393 610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.35% 2.51% 3.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 3.03% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 225 333
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £329 £295 £263
90th Percentile £586 £615 £563
England median daily rate £500 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.05% +8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 65 124
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £20.00 £32.50 £31.71
90th Percentile £59.50 £77.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,131 12,981 14,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.27% 82.97% 82.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,300 7,513 9,060
South East median daily rate £433 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.22% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £260 £250
90th Percentile £588 £565 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 521 585
South East median hourly rate £21.25 £22.50 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -15.41% +23.43%
10th Percentile £10.51 £11.06 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.25 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +13.58%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the South East

Software Engineering
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 Engineering in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in the South East

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the South East over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in the South East

Software Engineering
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 Engineering in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in the South East

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the South East over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in the South East

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 April 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 +28 215 £450 - 215
Hampshire -7 113 £450 +5.88% 106
Berkshire +45 101 £434 +11.94% 94
Surrey -9 95 £435 +1.16% 62
Oxfordshire +12 79 £450 -5.26% 87
West Sussex +30 72 £510 +33.77% 26
Buckinghamshire -27 35 £475 +28.38% 34
East Sussex +18 32 £350 +6.06% 25
Kent - 18 - - 13
Middlesex -9 6 £450 +29.50% 1
Home Counties - 3 £275 -
Isle of Wight - 2 - - 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 250 (44.56%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (31.37%) C++
3 150 (26.74%) Java
3 150 (26.74%) Linux
4 141 (25.13%) JavaScript
5 118 (21.03%) Scrum
6 95 (16.93%) Python
6 95 (16.93%) AngularJS
7 94 (16.76%) DevOps
7 94 (16.76%) Test Automation
8 93 (16.58%) Continuous Integration
9 91 (16.22%) TDD
9 91 (16.22%) SQL
10 88 (15.69%) C#
11 87 (15.51%) C
11 87 (15.51%) Degree
12 85 (15.15%) Windows
13 81 (14.44%) Amazon AWS
14 80 (14.26%) QA
15 77 (13.73%) CSS
16 76 (13.55%) HTML
17 75 (13.37%) Git (software)
18 74 (13.19%) Continuous Delivery
19 71 (12.66%) Computer Science
20 67 (11.94%) Security Cleared
21 63 (11.23%) REST
22 62 (11.05%) Microservices
23 61 (10.87%) Node.js
24 60 (10.70%) SC Cleared
24 60 (10.70%) Kanban

Software Engineering
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 28 (4.99%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (4.81%) Confluence
3 26 (4.63%) Apache
4 22 (3.92%) Cloud Foundry
5 20 (3.57%) Apache Spark
5 20 (3.57%) Jupyter
6 17 (3.03%) JBoss
7 9 (1.60%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.43%) IIS
8 8 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (1.43%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.07%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.89%) nginx
11 4 (0.71%) CMS
12 2 (0.36%) Moodle
13 1 (0.18%) Captiva
13 1 (0.18%) GeoServer
13 1 (0.18%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.25%) Simulink
3 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.36%) Autodesk Inventor
5 2 (0.36%) MicroStation
5 2 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.18%) GIMP
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Magento
4 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 81 (14.44%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (7.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.74%) GitHub
4 17 (3.03%) Serverless
5 16 (2.85%) AWS Lambda
6 15 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (1.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (1.78%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.60%) PaaS
10 7 (1.25%) Amazon Kinesis
10 7 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.25%) SaaS
11 6 (1.07%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (1.07%) npm
12 5 (0.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 5 (0.89%) CloudFront
12 5 (0.89%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.89%) Yarn
13 4 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.03%) Link 11
1 17 (3.03%) Link 16
2 14 (2.50%) HTTP
3 11 (1.96%) SSL
4 10 (1.78%) LTE
4 10 (1.78%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.60%) GSM
5 9 (1.60%) UMTS
6 8 (1.43%) Diameter Protocol
6 8 (1.43%) Firewall
6 8 (1.43%) MGW
6 8 (1.43%) RANAP
6 8 (1.43%) SGSN
6 8 (1.43%) VoIP
6 8 (1.43%) Wireless
7 7 (1.25%) Asterisk PBX
7 7 (1.25%) Internet
7 7 (1.25%) PBX
7 7 (1.25%) RTP
8 6 (1.07%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.77%) Big Data
2 29 (5.17%) SQL Server
3 26 (4.63%) MySQL
4 24 (4.28%) MongoDB
5 23 (4.10%) Relational Database
6 22 (3.92%) Data Mining
7 20 (3.57%) Hadoop
8 16 (2.85%) NoSQL
9 15 (2.67%) Redis
10 13 (2.32%) HBase
11 12 (2.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (2.14%) Parquet
12 10 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (1.25%) GIS
14 6 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.71%) Data Lake
15 4 (0.71%) KNIME
15 4 (0.71%) Power BI
16 3 (0.53%) RDBMS
17 2 (0.36%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 75 (13.37%) Git (software)
2 54 (9.63%) JIRA
3 48 (8.56%) Jenkins
4 46 (8.20%) Selenium
5 40 (7.13%) JUnit
6 32 (5.70%) Visual Studio
7 26 (4.63%) GCC
7 26 (4.63%) GDB
8 25 (4.46%) Subversion
9 24 (4.28%) SonarQube
10 21 (3.74%) Gradle
11 20 (3.57%) Maven
12 19 (3.39%) Bitbucket
13 18 (3.21%) Eclipse
14 17 (3.03%) IntelliJ
15 16 (2.85%) Grunt
16 15 (2.67%) Ant
16 15 (2.67%) Cucumber
16 15 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
17 14 (2.50%) SoapUI
General
1 37 (6.60%) Electronics
2 36 (6.42%) Finance
3 28 (4.99%) Games
4 26 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 23 (4.10%) Military
6 17 (3.03%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.14%) Banking
8 11 (1.96%) Aerospace
8 11 (1.96%) Marketing
9 7 (1.25%) Retail
10 6 (1.07%) Publishing
11 5 (0.89%) Automotive
12 4 (0.71%) Digital Economy
12 4 (0.71%) Law
13 2 (0.36%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.18%) Avionics
14 1 (0.18%) German Language
14 1 (0.18%) Legal
14 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 239 (42.60%) Software Engineer
2 210 (37.43%) Developer
3 55 (9.80%) Java Developer
4 51 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
5 46 (8.20%) Embedded Engineer
6 44 (7.84%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 44 (7.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 33 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
8 30 (5.35%) AWS Engineer
9 29 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
10 28 (4.99%) JavaScript Engineer
11 25 (4.46%) Java Engineer
12 23 (4.10%) AWS Developer
12 23 (4.10%) AWS Software Engineer
13 22 (3.92%) Data Scientist
13 22 (3.92%) Java Software Engineer
13 22 (3.92%) Senior Software Engineer
14 21 (3.74%) Senior Developer
15 20 (3.57%) Angular Developer
15 20 (3.57%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (16.93%) AngularJS
2 77 (13.73%) CSS
3 76 (13.55%) HTML
4 63 (11.23%) REST
5 61 (10.87%) Node.js
6 58 (10.34%) Web Services
7 54 (9.63%) XML
8 53 (9.45%) Spring
9 51 (9.09%) .NET
10 40 (7.13%) HTML5
11 38 (6.77%) JSON
11 38 (6.77%) React
12 30 (5.35%) CSS3
12 30 (5.35%) NumPy
13 28 (4.99%) Pandas
13 28 (4.99%) RESTful
14 26 (4.63%) STL
15 25 (4.46%) SOAP
16 24 (4.28%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 24 (4.28%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 71 (12.66%) Computer Science
2 50 (8.91%) User Experience
3 30 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.99%) Algorithms
5 20 (3.57%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.85%) Linux Command Line
7 15 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.67%) Virtual Team
8 12 (2.14%) Life Science
9 10 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.60%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.60%) CUDA
10 9 (1.60%) Device Driver
11 7 (1.25%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 6 (1.07%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.07%) Wiki
13 4 (0.71%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.71%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 150 (26.74%) Linux
2 85 (15.15%) Windows
3 47 (8.38%) Unix
4 14 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
5 12 (2.14%) Android
6 10 (1.78%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.25%) VxWorks
8 6 (1.07%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.07%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.89%) Debian
10 4 (0.71%) FreeRTOS
11 2 (0.36%) VMS
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (44.56%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (21.03%) Scrum
3 94 (16.76%) DevOps
3 94 (16.76%) Test Automation
4 93 (16.58%) Continuous Integration
5 91 (16.22%) TDD
6 74 (13.19%) Continuous Delivery
7 62 (11.05%) Microservices
8 60 (10.70%) Kanban
8 60 (10.70%) Mathematics
9 56 (9.98%) Unit Testing
10 55 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
11 52 (9.27%) OO
12 44 (7.84%) Open Source
13 43 (7.66%) SDLC
14 42 (7.49%) Analytics
15 41 (7.31%) Configuration Management
16 39 (6.95%) BDD
17 36 (6.42%) Data Science
18 33 (5.88%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 176 (31.37%) C++
2 150 (26.74%) Java
3 141 (25.13%) JavaScript
4 95 (16.93%) Python
5 91 (16.22%) SQL
6 88 (15.69%) C#
7 87 (15.51%) C
8 43 (7.66%) Scala
9 34 (6.06%) Java 8
10 27 (4.81%) TypeScript
11 25 (4.46%) R
12 24 (4.28%) Groovy
13 22 (3.92%) Ada
14 21 (3.74%) Embedded C
15 20 (3.57%) PL/SQL
16 13 (2.32%) Go
16 13 (2.32%) Ruby
16 13 (2.32%) Shell Script
17 12 (2.14%) Embedded C++
18 8 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 87 (15.51%) Degree
2 67 (11.94%) Security Cleared
3 60 (10.70%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.43%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.53%) CISSP
7 3 (0.53%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) ISEB
8 1 (0.18%) MCP
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.18%) PhD
8 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (14.26%) QA
2 13 (2.32%) IEC 62304
3 8 (1.43%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.89%) GDPR
5 3 (0.53%) ISO 13485
5 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 3 (0.53%) MISRA
5 3 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.36%) DO-254
6 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.36%) MIL-STD-1553
7 1 (0.18%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.18%) PMO
7 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (6.24%) Docker
2 14 (2.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 13 (2.32%) HDFS
4 6 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.36%) Firmware
7 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (4.99%) Ansible
1 28 (4.99%) Terraform
2 22 (3.92%) Puppet
3 14 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.14%) Hadoop YARN
5 11 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (1.25%) Kibana
7 5 (0.89%) Grafana
8 3 (0.53%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.53%) Nessus
8 3 (0.53%) Nmap
9 2 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.36%) Mesos
9 2 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.36%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 1 (0.18%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.18%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (8.73%) Microsoft
2 28 (4.99%) Oracle
3 20 (3.57%) Tableau
4 13 (2.32%) Cisco
5 12 (2.14%) Atlassian
5 12 (2.14%) HP
6 10 (1.78%) Google
6 10 (1.78%) Talend
7 7 (1.25%) Adobe
7 7 (1.25%) VMware
8 5 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.71%) IBM
9 4 (0.71%) New Relic
10 3 (0.53%) QNX
10 3 (0.53%) webMethods
11 2 (0.36%) Altiris
11 2 (0.36%) Atmel
11 2 (0.36%) Autodesk
11 2 (0.36%) SAP
11 2 (0.36%) Symantec