Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 80 62
Rank change year-on-year +25 -18 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 664 437 610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.88% 2.73% 3.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.57% 3.27% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 266 340
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +10.61% +11.07%
10th Percentile £325 £299 £293
90th Percentile £575 £588 £563
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 59 119
South East median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £17.25 £32.50 £30.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £77.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.15% +2.35% +6.25%

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 14,538 13,363 15,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.05% 83.36% 82.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,634 7,748 9,483
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £562 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 516 573
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £19.95 £24.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.33% -17.08% +11.65%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.60 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.38 £51.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +13.50%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +25 248 £450 - 222
Hampshire -13 140 £450 +3.45% 103
Surrey +18 136 £450 +18.42% 90
Oxfordshire +26 103 £450 -4.26% 112
Berkshire +38 92 £435 +16.00% 87
West Sussex +41 75 £450 +16.88% 36
Buckinghamshire +3 53 £525 +20.00% 23
East Sussex +6 26 £350 +1.08% 22
Kent +32 22 £413 - 17
Middlesex +5 8 £450 -4.71% 1
Isle of Wight - 3 - - 1
Home Counties - 2 £275 -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 300 (45.18%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (31.33%) Java
3 194 (29.22%) C++
4 166 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 165 (24.85%) Linux
6 128 (19.28%) Scrum
7 118 (17.77%) Python
7 118 (17.77%) AngularJS
8 115 (17.32%) C#
9 110 (16.57%) C
10 108 (16.27%) TDD
10 108 (16.27%) Test Automation
11 104 (15.66%) Degree
12 95 (14.31%) SQL
13 94 (14.16%) Git (software)
13 94 (14.16%) DevOps
14 93 (14.01%) Computer Science
15 88 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
15 88 (13.25%) HTML
16 87 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
17 80 (12.05%) QA
18 79 (11.90%) CSS
18 79 (11.90%) Windows
18 79 (11.90%) Web Services
19 77 (11.60%) Continuous Delivery
20 75 (11.30%) Node.js
21 72 (10.84%) Spring
21 72 (10.84%) REST
21 72 (10.84%) Microservices
22 71 (10.69%) OO

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 39 (5.87%) Apache
2 30 (4.52%) Confluence
2 30 (4.52%) JBoss
3 27 (4.07%) Cloud Foundry
4 25 (3.77%) Tomcat
5 20 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (2.41%) Apache Spark
7 13 (1.96%) IIS
8 12 (1.81%) Jupyter
9 10 (1.51%) Jetty
10 8 (1.20%) Apache Solr
10 8 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.90%) CMS
12 5 (0.75%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.60%) Apache ServiceMix
13 4 (0.60%) LiveCycle
14 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.30%) Moodle
14 2 (0.30%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (1.66%) Simulink
2 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.15%) GIMP
5 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.45%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.30%) Primavera
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 87 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.56%) Serverless
4 16 (2.41%) GitHub
5 12 (1.81%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (1.36%) Amazon Kinesis
7 9 (1.36%) SaaS
8 8 (1.20%) PaaS
9 7 (1.05%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.75%) npm
10 5 (0.75%) Yarn
11 4 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.60%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 3 (0.45%) Slack
13 2 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.26%) HTTP
2 12 (1.81%) Link 11
2 12 (1.81%) Link 16
3 11 (1.66%) Wireless
4 10 (1.51%) Firewall
4 10 (1.51%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.36%) LTE
5 9 (1.36%) RS-232
6 7 (1.05%) GSM
6 7 (1.05%) SSL
6 7 (1.05%) UMTS
6 7 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (0.90%) SNMP
7 6 (0.90%) WAN
8 5 (0.75%) Bluetooth
8 5 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (0.75%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.75%) SAN
8 5 (0.75%) VoIP
8 5 (0.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.57%) Big Data
2 35 (5.27%) MongoDB
3 33 (4.97%) NoSQL
4 32 (4.82%) SQL Server
5 28 (4.22%) MySQL
5 28 (4.22%) Relational Database
6 27 (4.07%) Hadoop
7 17 (2.56%) Redis
8 15 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (2.11%) Data Mining
10 12 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 12 (1.81%) HBase
10 12 (1.81%) Parquet
11 7 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.90%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.75%) Neo4j
13 5 (0.75%) Power BI
14 4 (0.60%) KNIME
14 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 94 (14.16%) Git (software)
2 66 (9.94%) JIRA
3 59 (8.89%) Jenkins
4 53 (7.98%) Selenium
5 43 (6.48%) Visual Studio
6 32 (4.82%) Subversion
7 30 (4.52%) JUnit
8 24 (3.61%) Gradle
9 20 (3.01%) Maven
10 18 (2.71%) Eclipse
10 18 (2.71%) Mercurial
10 18 (2.71%) TeamCity
11 17 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (2.41%) SoapUI
12 16 (2.41%) SonarQube
13 15 (2.26%) GDB
13 15 (2.26%) WebDriver
14 13 (1.96%) GCC
14 13 (1.96%) Rational Rhapsody
15 11 (1.66%) Bitbucket
General
1 55 (8.28%) Finance
2 42 (6.33%) Electronics
3 22 (3.31%) Games
3 22 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 19 (2.86%) Banking
5 18 (2.71%) Military
6 17 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.96%) Aerospace
7 13 (1.96%) Marketing
8 9 (1.36%) Automotive
9 8 (1.20%) Retail
10 6 (0.90%) Law
11 5 (0.75%) Avionics
11 5 (0.75%) Publishing
12 4 (0.60%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.15%) German Language
13 1 (0.15%) Legal
13 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 314 (47.29%) Software Engineer
2 257 (38.70%) Developer
3 73 (10.99%) Java Developer
4 68 (10.24%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 64 (9.64%) Embedded Engineer
6 61 (9.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 53 (7.98%) C++ Software Engineer
8 49 (7.38%) Senior Software Engineer
9 45 (6.78%) Java Engineer
10 42 (6.33%) Java Software Engineer
11 41 (6.17%) JavaScript Developer
12 39 (5.87%) JavaScript Engineer
13 30 (4.52%) React Developer
14 29 (4.37%) Senior Developer
14 29 (4.37%) Software Developer
15 27 (4.07%) Analyst
15 27 (4.07%) AWS Engineer
16 26 (3.92%) Node.js Developer
17 24 (3.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 23 (3.46%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (17.77%) AngularJS
2 88 (13.25%) HTML
3 79 (11.90%) CSS
3 79 (11.90%) Web Services
4 75 (11.30%) Node.js
5 72 (10.84%) REST
5 72 (10.84%) Spring
6 61 (9.19%) .NET
7 52 (7.83%) React
8 43 (6.48%) HTML5
8 43 (6.48%) RESTful
8 43 (6.48%) XML
9 38 (5.72%) SOAP
10 36 (5.42%) JSON
11 31 (4.67%) Hibernate
12 30 (4.52%) Kafka
13 28 (4.22%) CSS3
14 23 (3.46%) NumPy
15 22 (3.31%) jQuery
15 22 (3.31%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 93 (14.01%) Computer Science
2 63 (9.49%) User Experience
3 29 (4.37%) Algorithms
4 24 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
5 23 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (3.16%) Embedded Systems
7 17 (2.56%) Mobile App
8 16 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
9 14 (2.11%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.81%) Device Driver
10 12 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.51%) Cloud Native
11 10 (1.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 9 (1.36%) CUDA
13 7 (1.05%) Wiki
14 6 (0.90%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.90%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.90%) PKI
15 5 (0.75%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 165 (24.85%) Linux
2 79 (11.90%) Windows
3 48 (7.23%) Unix
4 20 (3.01%) Android
5 14 (2.11%) Embedded Linux
6 9 (1.36%) VxWorks
6 9 (1.36%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.05%) Debian
9 5 (0.75%) FreeRTOS
10 3 (0.45%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.30%) SafeRTOS
11 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.15%) AIX
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
12 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (45.18%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (19.28%) Scrum
3 108 (16.27%) TDD
3 108 (16.27%) Test Automation
4 94 (14.16%) DevOps
5 88 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
6 77 (11.60%) Continuous Delivery
7 72 (10.84%) Microservices
8 71 (10.69%) OO
8 71 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
9 64 (9.64%) Unit Testing
10 56 (8.43%) Kanban
11 52 (7.83%) BDD
12 51 (7.68%) Mathematics
13 43 (6.48%) SDLC
14 37 (5.57%) User Stories
15 35 (5.27%) E-Commerce
16 34 (5.12%) Continuous Improvement
16 34 (5.12%) Multithreading
16 34 (5.12%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 208 (31.33%) Java
2 194 (29.22%) C++
3 166 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 118 (17.77%) Python
5 115 (17.32%) C#
6 110 (16.57%) C
7 95 (14.31%) SQL
8 52 (7.83%) Scala
9 39 (5.87%) TypeScript
10 38 (5.72%) Embedded C
11 32 (4.82%) Groovy
11 32 (4.82%) Java 8
12 26 (3.92%) Embedded C++
13 21 (3.16%) PL/SQL
14 19 (2.86%) R
15 17 (2.56%) Go
16 16 (2.41%) Ada
17 14 (2.11%) Shell Script
18 12 (1.81%) Bash Shell
19 10 (1.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 104 (15.66%) Degree
2 70 (10.54%) Security Cleared
3 62 (9.34%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (2.11%) ISTQB
5 14 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.75%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.60%) CISSP
9 3 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.30%) APMP
10 2 (0.30%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.30%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.30%) PMP
11 1 (0.15%) ISSAP
11 1 (0.15%) MCP
11 1 (0.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (12.05%) QA
2 15 (2.26%) MISRA
3 9 (1.36%) DO-178B
3 9 (1.36%) MISRA C
4 8 (1.20%) IEC 62304
5 5 (0.75%) GDPR
6 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.30%) DO-254
7 2 (0.30%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.30%) MIL-STD-1553
8 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.15%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.15%) ECSS
8 1 (0.15%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.15%) PMO
8 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (7.23%) Docker
2 16 (2.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 14 (2.11%) HDFS
4 7 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.90%) Firmware
6 4 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.15%) KVM
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.15%) Xen
7 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (6.33%) Ansible
2 34 (5.12%) Terraform
3 29 (4.37%) Puppet
4 26 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
6 15 (2.26%) Kubernetes
7 12 (1.81%) Hadoop YARN
8 10 (1.51%) Cobbler
9 4 (0.60%) Kibana
10 3 (0.45%) Nessus
10 3 (0.45%) Nmap
11 2 (0.30%) Grafana
11 2 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.30%) TeamSite
12 1 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.15%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.15%) logstash
12 1 (0.15%) SELinux
Vendors
1 40 (6.02%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.12%) Oracle
3 17 (2.56%) Atlassian
4 15 (2.26%) HP
5 12 (1.81%) Tableau
6 11 (1.66%) Cisco
6 11 (1.66%) VMware
7 9 (1.36%) Google
7 9 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.20%) Talend
9 7 (1.05%) Adobe
10 6 (0.90%) Blue Prism
10 6 (0.90%) IBM
11 5 (0.75%) Automation Anywhere
11 5 (0.75%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.75%) UiPath
12 4 (0.60%) BMC
12 4 (0.60%) QNX
12 4 (0.60%) Remedy
12 4 (0.60%) SAP