Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 84 75
Rank change year-on-year +34 -9 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 698 441 472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.22% 2.66% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.90% 3.16% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 244 259
South East median daily rate £486 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +4.41% +14.86%
10th Percentile £330 £329 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £560
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 66 79
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £45.39 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +6.80% -
10th Percentile £37.38 £32.50 £33.75
90th Percentile £51.00 £55.63 £52.50
England median hourly rate £43.75 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -0.57% +3.53% +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 14,248 13,963 13,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.17% 84.16% 84.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,585 8,361 8,433
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £560
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 466 577
South East median hourly rate £28.25 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.56% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.66% +1.39% +4.55%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 +41 253 £450 -5.26% 237
Hampshire +15 188 £518 +22.49% 126
Surrey +21 141 £525 +23.53% 92
Oxfordshire +31 107 £450 -10.00% 112
Berkshire +23 100 £500 +17.65% 76
Buckinghamshire +22 46 £425 -12.37% 49
West Sussex +3 43 £450 +15.38% 38
East Sussex +2 41 £355 +0.71% 40
Kent +15 17 - - 36
Middlesex - 9 £450 - 3
Isle of Wight - 4 - - 1
Home Counties +6 2 - -
Sussex - 1 £470 -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 325 (46.56%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (35.53%) Java
3 186 (26.65%) JavaScript
4 162 (23.21%) C++
5 159 (22.78%) Amazon AWS
6 147 (21.06%) TDD
7 144 (20.63%) C#
8 138 (19.77%) AngularJS
9 130 (18.62%) Linux
10 127 (18.19%) Git (software)
11 123 (17.62%) Scrum
12 120 (17.19%) .NET
13 112 (16.05%) OO
13 112 (16.05%) Spring
14 111 (15.90%) BDD
15 108 (15.47%) Degree
15 108 (15.47%) Computer Science
16 107 (15.33%) Python
17 105 (15.04%) C
18 104 (14.90%) HTML
18 104 (14.90%) Test Automation
19 103 (14.76%) NoSQL
20 101 (14.47%) Unit Testing
21 98 (14.04%) Multithreading
22 97 (13.90%) Problem-Solving
23 96 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
23 96 (13.75%) CSS
24 93 (13.32%) Web Services
25 85 (12.18%) MongoDB
26 84 (12.03%) MVC

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 80 (11.46%) Tomcat
2 71 (10.17%) JBoss
3 60 (8.60%) Jetty
4 32 (4.58%) Confluence
5 31 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (3.15%) Apache
7 15 (2.15%) Apache Solr
8 13 (1.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 12 (1.72%) Apache Spark
10 11 (1.58%) CMS
11 6 (0.86%) Apache ServiceMix
11 6 (0.86%) Drupal
11 6 (0.86%) Jupyter
12 5 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.72%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.43%) Apache Qpid
13 3 (0.43%) IIS
13 3 (0.43%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (2.29%) Simulink
2 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.58%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (0.86%) Remedy AR System
2 6 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.43%) Primavera
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.29%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.29%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 159 (22.78%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (7.02%) Serverless
4 41 (5.87%) AWS Lambda
5 24 (3.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 23 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (3.01%) Amazon S3
8 18 (2.58%) Amazon SQS
9 15 (2.15%) SaaS
10 13 (1.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 13 (1.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 13 (1.86%) CloudFront
11 12 (1.72%) Amazon Kinesis
12 10 (1.43%) PaaS
13 7 (1.00%) IaaS
14 5 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.72%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
16 3 (0.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 3 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.58%) HTTP
2 14 (2.01%) SNMP
3 12 (1.72%) Internet
4 10 (1.43%) Tactical Data Link
4 10 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.43%) Wireless
5 9 (1.29%) Ethernet
6 6 (0.86%) Firewall
6 6 (0.86%) RS-232
7 5 (0.72%) GSM
7 5 (0.72%) LTE
7 5 (0.72%) SSH
8 4 (0.57%) Intranet
8 4 (0.57%) SSL
8 4 (0.57%) UMTS
9 3 (0.43%) MGW
9 3 (0.43%) NAS
9 3 (0.43%) RANAP
9 3 (0.43%) RTP
9 3 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (14.76%) NoSQL
2 85 (12.18%) MongoDB
3 68 (9.74%) Hadoop
4 59 (8.45%) SQL Server
5 34 (4.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 32 (4.58%) MySQL
7 24 (3.44%) Big Data
7 24 (3.44%) Relational Database
8 19 (2.72%) Redis
9 17 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (2.01%) Amazon Aurora
12 9 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (1.29%) Neo4j
13 7 (1.00%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.86%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.86%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.72%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 127 (18.19%) Git (software)
2 63 (9.03%) JIRA
3 54 (7.74%) Visual Studio
4 53 (7.59%) Jenkins
5 44 (6.30%) Subversion
6 31 (4.44%) Mercurial
7 28 (4.01%) Maven
7 28 (4.01%) Selenium
8 25 (3.58%) Eclipse
9 19 (2.72%) ClearCase
9 19 (2.72%) IntelliJ
9 19 (2.72%) JUnit
10 18 (2.58%) Ant
10 18 (2.58%) Rational DOORS
11 16 (2.29%) NUnit
12 15 (2.15%) Gradle
12 15 (2.15%) Rational Rhapsody
13 14 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
14 13 (1.86%) MSTest
15 12 (1.72%) GoogleTest
General
1 60 (8.60%) Finance
2 28 (4.01%) Manufacturing
3 18 (2.58%) Electronics
4 17 (2.44%) Automotive
5 15 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.01%) Avionics
7 12 (1.72%) Marketing
8 11 (1.58%) Aerospace
8 11 (1.58%) Retail
9 9 (1.29%) Games
10 6 (0.86%) Banking
10 6 (0.86%) Legal
11 4 (0.57%) Back Office
11 4 (0.57%) Law
12 3 (0.43%) Military
13 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.29%) Publishing
14 1 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 336 (48.14%) Software Engineer
2 323 (46.28%) Developer
3 118 (16.91%) Java Developer
4 78 (11.17%) Senior Software Engineer
5 56 (8.02%) C++ Software Engineer
6 55 (7.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 50 (7.16%) Embedded Engineer
8 48 (6.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 43 (6.16%) Java Engineer
9 43 (6.16%) Software Developer
10 40 (5.73%) Java Software Engineer
11 37 (5.30%) .NET Developer
12 33 (4.73%) Senior Developer
13 32 (4.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 32 (4.58%) React Developer
14 30 (4.30%) JavaScript Developer
15 28 (4.01%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
16 26 (3.72%) C# Software Engineer
17 24 (3.44%) C# Developer
17 24 (3.44%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (19.77%) AngularJS
2 120 (17.19%) .NET
3 112 (16.05%) Spring
4 104 (14.90%) HTML
5 96 (13.75%) CSS
6 93 (13.32%) Web Services
7 74 (10.60%) Hibernate
8 67 (9.60%) React
9 66 (9.46%) Node.js
10 57 (8.17%) ASP.NET
11 56 (8.02%) HTML5
12 54 (7.74%) REST
13 43 (6.16%) ASP.NET MVC
14 39 (5.59%) RESTful
15 36 (5.16%) jQuery
15 36 (5.16%) Kafka
16 35 (5.01%) JSON
17 34 (4.87%) .NET Core
17 34 (4.87%) WPF
18 32 (4.58%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 108 (15.47%) Computer Science
2 75 (10.74%) Greenfield Project
3 61 (8.74%) User Experience
4 47 (6.73%) Self-Motivation
5 40 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (3.72%) Embedded Systems
7 19 (2.72%) Algorithms
8 16 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.72%) Derivative
10 10 (1.43%) Life Science
11 8 (1.15%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.00%) Device Driver
13 6 (0.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 6 (0.86%) Fintech
13 6 (0.86%) Robotics
14 5 (0.72%) Blog
14 5 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 4 (0.57%) Data Structures
15 4 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
15 4 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 130 (18.62%) Linux
2 68 (9.74%) Windows
3 35 (5.01%) Unix
4 23 (3.30%) Embedded Linux
5 16 (2.29%) Android
6 8 (1.15%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.00%) VxWorks
8 4 (0.57%) Debian
9 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.29%) FreeRTOS
10 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.29%) Robot Operating System
10 2 (0.29%) SafeRTOS
10 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.14%) AIX
11 1 (0.14%) Solaris
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (46.56%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (21.06%) TDD
3 123 (17.62%) Scrum
4 112 (16.05%) OO
5 111 (15.90%) BDD
6 104 (14.90%) Test Automation
7 101 (14.47%) Unit Testing
8 98 (14.04%) Multithreading
9 97 (13.90%) Problem-Solving
10 96 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
11 84 (12.03%) MVC
12 82 (11.75%) DevOps
13 76 (10.89%) Microservices
14 67 (9.60%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 58 (8.31%) Kanban
16 52 (7.45%) Mathematics
17 48 (6.88%) User Stories
18 44 (6.30%) SDLC
19 43 (6.16%) UML
20 42 (6.02%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 248 (35.53%) Java
2 186 (26.65%) JavaScript
3 162 (23.21%) C++
4 144 (20.63%) C#
5 107 (15.33%) Python
6 105 (15.04%) C
7 80 (11.46%) SQL
8 40 (5.73%) Java 8
9 38 (5.44%) Embedded C
10 32 (4.58%) TypeScript
11 29 (4.15%) Scala
12 28 (4.01%) Embedded C++
13 24 (3.44%) Go
14 21 (3.01%) Groovy
15 18 (2.58%) MATLAB
15 18 (2.58%) PHP
16 14 (2.01%) ES6
17 13 (1.86%) Bash Shell
18 11 (1.58%) PowerShell
19 10 (1.43%) R
Qualifications
1 108 (15.47%) Degree
2 59 (8.45%) Security Cleared
3 50 (7.16%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.72%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.57%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.43%) APMP
7 3 (0.43%) CISSP
8 2 (0.29%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.29%) ISEB
8 2 (0.29%) ISSAP
8 2 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.29%) PMP
9 1 (0.14%) MCP
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.14%) PhD
9 1 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.16%) QA
2 25 (3.58%) MISRA
3 16 (2.29%) MISRA C
4 10 (1.43%) DO-178B
5 4 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.57%) GDPR
6 3 (0.43%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.29%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.29%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (7.16%) Docker
2 9 (1.29%) Firmware
3 3 (0.43%) HDFS
3 3 (0.43%) KVM
4 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.29%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 79 (11.32%) Ansible
2 75 (10.74%) Opscode Chef
3 74 (10.60%) Puppet
4 60 (8.60%) Cobbler
5 29 (4.15%) Kubernetes
6 16 (2.29%) Terraform
7 3 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.29%) Grafana
9 1 (0.14%) Consul
9 1 (0.14%) logstash
9 1 (0.14%) SELinux
Vendors
1 57 (8.17%) Microsoft
2 53 (7.59%) Oracle
3 20 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (2.29%) Adobe
5 15 (2.15%) IBM
6 14 (2.01%) Google
7 13 (1.86%) Atlassian
8 11 (1.58%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.43%) Green Hills
10 9 (1.29%) Rackspace
11 7 (1.00%) Tableau
12 6 (0.86%) BMC
12 6 (0.86%) Cisco
12 6 (0.86%) Remedy
13 5 (0.72%) SAP
13 5 (0.72%) Telerik
14 4 (0.57%) Adyen
14 4 (0.57%) Automation Anywhere
14 4 (0.57%) UiPath
14 4 (0.57%) WorldPay