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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
England / South East
Rank 79 45 52
Rank change year-on-year -34 +7  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 192 356 332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.45% 3.86% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 4.75% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 185 155
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £530 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 68 31
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6398 7492 7766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.51% 81.26% 79.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3690 4606 4268
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 268 277
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -25 66 £450 +30.62% 46
Surrey +7 36 £380 -14.60% 33
Oxfordshire +1 26 £450 +24.13% 29
Buckinghamshire -9 25 £350 -6.66% 14
Berkshire +7 21 £406 -4.41% 38
West Sussex -14 9 £290 -22.66% 10
Middlesex +5 4 £560 +64.70%
East Sussex -3 3 £225 -33.82% 2
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 189 (45.43%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (29.81%) Java
3 123 (29.57%) C++
4 97 (23.32%) Linux
4 97 (23.32%) Scrum
5 95 (22.84%) Continuous Integration
6 91 (21.88%) TDD
7 79 (18.99%) C#
8 76 (18.27%) Security Cleared
9 71 (17.07%) JavaScript
10 69 (16.59%) Python
11 68 (16.35%) C
12 64 (15.38%) SC Cleared
13 62 (14.90%) Web Services
14 61 (14.66%) SQL
15 57 (13.70%) OO
16 55 (13.22%) Git (software)
17 54 (12.98%) HTML
17 54 (12.98%) DevOps
18 52 (12.50%) Unit Testing
19 47 (11.30%) Subversion
19 47 (11.30%) Windows
20 44 (10.58%) .NET
20 44 (10.58%) Spring
21 41 (9.86%) JIRA
22 40 (9.62%) CSS
22 40 (9.62%) XML
23 38 (9.13%) Unix
24 36 (8.65%) Jenkins
25 35 (8.41%) Multithreading

Software Engineering
Top Related 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 21 (5.05%) Confluence
2 19 (4.57%) JBoss
3 17 (4.09%) WebSphere
4 13 (3.13%) Apache
5 11 (2.64%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (2.64%) WebSphere Process Server
6 10 (2.40%) Alfresco
7 8 (1.92%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.68%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (0.96%) NServiceBus
10 4 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.96%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.72%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.72%) IIS
11 3 (0.72%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.48%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.48%) nginx
13 1 (0.24%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (2.40%) MS Office
2 6 (1.44%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.72%) Magento
2 2 (0.48%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 35 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.29%) SaaS
3 13 (3.13%) PaaS
4 12 (2.88%) GitHub
4 12 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (0.96%) Google Play
6 3 (0.72%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.72%) IaaS
7 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.48%) Heroku
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.24%) Asana
8 1 (0.24%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.25%) GSM
1 26 (6.25%) LTE
1 26 (6.25%) UMTS
2 23 (5.53%) VoIP
3 22 (5.29%) Asterisk PBX
3 22 (5.29%) Diameter Protocol
3 22 (5.29%) PBX
3 22 (5.29%) RANAP
3 22 (5.29%) RTP
4 20 (4.81%) TCP/IP
5 16 (3.85%) HTTP
6 12 (2.88%) Wireshark
7 8 (1.92%) Bluetooth
8 7 (1.68%) Ethernet
8 7 (1.68%) GGSN
8 7 (1.68%) LAN
8 7 (1.68%) MGW
8 7 (1.68%) SGSN
8 7 (1.68%) WAN
9 6 (1.44%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.97%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.73%) MySQL
3 13 (3.13%) Big Data
3 13 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 12 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.16%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.92%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.68%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.96%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.96%) MS Access
10 4 (0.96%) Neo4j
10 4 (0.96%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.96%) Snowflake Schema
10 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 55 (13.22%) Git (software)
2 47 (11.30%) Subversion
3 41 (9.86%) JIRA
4 36 (8.65%) Jenkins
5 26 (6.25%) GDB
6 25 (6.01%) GCC
7 24 (5.77%) Maven
7 24 (5.77%) Trac
8 21 (5.05%) JUnit
9 18 (4.33%) Gradle
9 18 (4.33%) Selenium
10 17 (4.09%) Visual Studio
11 14 (3.37%) Cucumber
11 14 (3.37%) Eclipse
12 13 (3.13%) Ant
13 12 (2.88%) Mockito
14 11 (2.64%) NUnit
15 8 (1.92%) GoogleTest
15 8 (1.92%) Protractor
15 8 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (7.45%) Finance
1 31 (7.45%) Telecoms
2 24 (5.77%) Publishing
3 16 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 16 (3.85%) Military
4 11 (2.64%) Aerospace
5 8 (1.92%) Retail
6 7 (1.68%) Banking
6 7 (1.68%) Electronics
7 5 (1.20%) Automotive
7 5 (1.20%) Games
8 3 (0.72%) Marketing
9 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.24%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 186 (44.71%) Software Engineer
2 149 (35.82%) Developer
3 47 (11.30%) C++ Software Engineer
4 43 (10.34%) Java Developer
5 33 (7.93%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 30 (7.21%) Software Developer
7 29 (6.97%) Java Engineer
7 29 (6.97%) Java Software Engineer
8 24 (5.77%) Embedded Engineer
9 22 (5.29%) Senior Software Engineer
10 21 (5.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 19 (4.57%) Java Software Developer
12 18 (4.33%) C# Developer
12 18 (4.33%) Project Manager
13 17 (4.09%) C# Software Engineer
14 15 (3.61%) .NET Developer
15 13 (3.13%) Senior Developer
16 11 (2.64%) C++ Developer
16 11 (2.64%) Linux Developer
16 11 (2.64%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (14.90%) Web Services
2 54 (12.98%) HTML
3 44 (10.58%) .NET
3 44 (10.58%) Spring
4 40 (9.62%) CSS
4 40 (9.62%) XML
5 33 (7.93%) RESTful
6 27 (6.49%) STL
7 26 (6.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 26 (6.25%) Node.js
8 25 (6.01%) HTML5
9 23 (5.53%) REST
10 19 (4.57%) AngularJS
10 19 (4.57%) Java EE
11 18 (4.33%) JSON
12 14 (3.37%) J2EE
13 12 (2.88%) jQuery
13 12 (2.88%) LESS
14 11 (2.64%) Apache Camel
14 11 (2.64%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.53%) Computer Science
3 16 (3.85%) User Experience
4 11 (2.64%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.40%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.92%) Derivative
6 8 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.20%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.20%) Life Science
8 4 (0.96%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.96%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.96%) STB
9 3 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.72%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (0.72%) Digital TV
9 3 (0.72%) IVR
9 3 (0.72%) MPEG
9 3 (0.72%) RIA
9 3 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 97 (23.32%) Linux
2 47 (11.30%) Windows
3 38 (9.13%) Unix
4 13 (3.13%) Android
5 10 (2.40%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.40%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.96%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 3 (0.72%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.48%) CentOS
9 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.48%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (45.43%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (23.32%) Scrum
3 95 (22.84%) Continuous Integration
4 91 (21.88%) TDD
5 57 (13.70%) OO
6 54 (12.98%) DevOps
7 52 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 35 (8.41%) Multithreading
9 33 (7.93%) UML
10 32 (7.69%) Pair Programming
11 31 (7.45%) Microservices
12 29 (6.97%) SOA
13 27 (6.49%) Open Source
14 26 (6.25%) BDD
14 26 (6.25%) Kanban
14 26 (6.25%) Project Management
15 23 (5.53%) Cross-Platform Development
15 23 (5.53%) Migration
16 22 (5.29%) MVC
16 22 (5.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 124 (29.81%) Java
2 123 (29.57%) C++
3 79 (18.99%) C#
4 71 (17.07%) JavaScript
5 69 (16.59%) Python
6 68 (16.35%) C
7 61 (14.66%) SQL
8 25 (6.01%) Scala
9 23 (5.53%) Ruby
10 22 (5.29%) Ada
11 18 (4.33%) Perl
12 13 (3.13%) Groovy
12 13 (3.13%) PHP
13 12 (2.88%) Embedded C
14 10 (2.40%) T-SQL
15 9 (2.16%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.68%) Ada 83
16 7 (1.68%) Ada 95
16 7 (1.68%) PowerShell
17 6 (1.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 76 (18.27%) Security Cleared
2 64 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.49%) Degree
4 7 (1.68%) MCTS
4 7 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.96%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.72%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.72%) PMP
6 3 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.24%) ISEB
8 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.85%) QA
2 6 (1.44%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.96%) ISO13485
3 4 (0.96%) PA-DSS
4 3 (0.72%) MISRA
5 1 (0.24%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.24%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.24%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
System Software
1 20 (4.81%) Docker
2 15 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (1.20%) Firmware
5 3 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.48%) vSphere
7 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (1.68%) Puppet
2 6 (1.44%) Mesos
3 5 (1.20%) Ansible
3 5 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.72%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (0.72%) Marathon
4 3 (0.72%) Terraform
5 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.48%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.24%) Grafana
6 1 (0.24%) Kibana
6 1 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 33 (7.93%) Cisco
2 28 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 20 (4.81%) Oracle
4 16 (3.85%) VMware
5 9 (2.16%) IBM
6 7 (1.68%) Atlassian
6 7 (1.68%) Talend
7 6 (1.44%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.20%) Google
9 3 (0.72%) Hortonworks
9 3 (0.72%) Jaspersoft
9 3 (0.72%) SAP
9 3 (0.72%) Siebel
9 3 (0.72%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.48%) Atmel
10 2 (0.48%) BMC
10 2 (0.48%) Freescale
10 2 (0.48%) HP
10 2 (0.48%) RedGate
10 2 (0.48%) SaltStack
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Rate: Unspecified Please call for details.
Posted: Yesterday
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