Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 74 75
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 454 471 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.70% 2.82% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 3.42% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 257 277
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +14.86% +5.71%
10th Percentile £331 £298 £246
90th Percentile £575 £561 £520
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 81 107
South East median hourly rate £45.39 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £32.50 £33.75 £35.50
90th Percentile £53.88 £52.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +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 13930 13767 15584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.73% 82.56% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8344 8295 9308
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £536
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 556 610
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.80 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.13 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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 +4 174 £475 +5.56% 76
Hampshire +3 119 £425 +6.25% 57
Surrey -6 84 £425 +3.98% 38
Oxfordshire +14 65 £500 +2.56% 45
Berkshire -17 58 £425 -5.56% 25
Buckinghamshire -3 52 £485 +21.25% 6
West Sussex -23 33 £438 +19.86% 10
East Sussex +21 30 £353 -6.00% 6
Kent -15 7 £675 +12.50% 3
Home Counties - 2 - -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 220 (48.46%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (27.75%) Linux
3 116 (25.55%) Java
4 111 (24.45%) JavaScript
5 110 (24.23%) C++
6 106 (23.35%) Scrum
7 84 (18.50%) TDD
8 79 (17.40%) HTML
8 79 (17.40%) CSS
9 77 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
10 73 (16.08%) Test Automation
10 73 (16.08%) Amazon AWS
11 69 (15.20%) C
12 68 (14.98%) Git (software)
13 67 (14.76%) C#
14 63 (13.88%) SQL
15 60 (13.22%) Web Services
15 60 (13.22%) Windows
15 60 (13.22%) AngularJS
16 56 (12.33%) Security Cleared
17 53 (11.67%) DevOps
18 52 (11.45%) Python
18 52 (11.45%) .NET
19 51 (11.23%) OO
20 48 (10.57%) Degree
21 47 (10.35%) Node.js
22 45 (9.91%) Web Development
22 45 (9.91%) Kanban
23 44 (9.69%) Microsoft
24 43 (9.47%) SC Cleared

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 16 (3.52%) Cloud Foundry
2 15 (3.30%) Apache Spark
3 13 (2.86%) Confluence
3 13 (2.86%) WebLogic
4 12 (2.64%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.20%) Apache
6 9 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.54%) JBoss
7 7 (1.54%) OpenStack
7 7 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.88%) Jupyter
8 4 (0.88%) Liferay
8 4 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (0.88%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.66%) nginx
10 2 (0.44%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.44%) SAS
11 1 (0.22%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.22%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (2.64%) Simulink
2 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.66%) Autodesk Inventor
5 3 (0.66%) MicroStation
5 3 (0.66%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.22%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.76%) Magento
2 3 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.44%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 73 (16.08%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (6.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (5.29%) PaaS
4 12 (2.64%) OpenShift
5 10 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (1.54%) Serverless
8 6 (1.32%) GitHub
9 5 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (1.10%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.10%) IaaS
10 4 (0.88%) Bluemix
10 4 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
10 4 (0.88%) SaaS
11 3 (0.66%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.44%) npm
12 2 (0.44%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.41%) TCP/IP
2 14 (3.08%) Wireshark
3 11 (2.42%) Firewall
3 11 (2.42%) GSM
3 11 (2.42%) VoIP
4 10 (2.20%) Asterisk PBX
4 10 (2.20%) Diameter Protocol
4 10 (2.20%) GGSN
4 10 (2.20%) LTE
4 10 (2.20%) MGW
4 10 (2.20%) PBX
4 10 (2.20%) RANAP
4 10 (2.20%) RTP
4 10 (2.20%) SGSN
4 10 (2.20%) UMTS
5 9 (1.98%) Bluetooth
5 9 (1.98%) HTTP
5 9 (1.98%) Internet
5 9 (1.98%) Tactical Data Link
5 9 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.05%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (5.29%) MongoDB
4 19 (4.19%) Big Data
5 18 (3.96%) Hadoop
6 17 (3.74%) Relational Database
7 15 (3.30%) NoSQL
8 13 (2.86%) MySQL
9 11 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.76%) Apache Hive
10 8 (1.76%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.88%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.88%) JasperReports
13 4 (0.88%) Pentaho
13 4 (0.88%) Redis
14 3 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
15 2 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 2 (0.44%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 68 (14.98%) Git (software)
2 30 (6.61%) JIRA
3 27 (5.95%) Subversion
3 27 (5.95%) Visual Studio
4 25 (5.51%) Jenkins
4 25 (5.51%) Rational DOORS
5 23 (5.07%) Maven
6 22 (4.85%) Selenium
6 22 (4.85%) Talend Open Studio
7 18 (3.96%) Eclipse
7 18 (3.96%) JUnit
8 17 (3.74%) IntelliJ
9 16 (3.52%) Grunt
9 16 (3.52%) gulp
10 15 (3.30%) Cucumber
11 14 (3.08%) GDB
12 11 (2.42%) Ant
12 11 (2.42%) GCC
12 11 (2.42%) Rational Rhapsody
13 10 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (5.07%) Finance
2 17 (3.74%) Automotive
2 17 (3.74%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.08%) Banking
4 12 (2.64%) Military
4 12 (2.64%) Publishing
5 10 (2.20%) Electronics
6 9 (1.98%) Games
7 8 (1.76%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.54%) Avionics
9 6 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.32%) Retail
10 4 (0.88%) French Language
11 2 (0.44%) Marketing
12 1 (0.22%) Advertising
12 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 192 (42.29%) Software Engineer
2 157 (34.58%) Developer
3 47 (10.35%) Embedded Engineer
4 46 (10.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 39 (8.59%) C++ Software Engineer
6 36 (7.93%) Senior Software Engineer
7 33 (7.27%) Java Developer
8 28 (6.17%) JavaScript Developer
9 27 (5.95%) Linux Engineer
10 26 (5.73%) DevOps Engineer
11 24 (5.29%) Senior Developer
12 23 (5.07%) Software Developer
13 22 (4.85%) AWS Engineer
14 20 (4.41%) AWS Developer
15 16 (3.52%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 15 (3.30%) .NET Developer
16 15 (3.30%) Agile Developer
17 14 (3.08%) AWS Software Engineer
17 14 (3.08%) SQL Developer
18 13 (2.86%) Big Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (17.40%) CSS
1 79 (17.40%) HTML
2 60 (13.22%) AngularJS
2 60 (13.22%) Web Services
3 52 (11.45%) .NET
4 47 (10.35%) Node.js
5 33 (7.27%) jQuery
6 30 (6.61%) HTML5
6 30 (6.61%) Spring
7 29 (6.39%) CSS3
7 29 (6.39%) XML
8 28 (6.17%) React
9 23 (5.07%) RESTful
10 22 (4.85%) JSON
11 20 (4.41%) Hibernate
12 17 (3.74%) Play Framework
12 17 (3.74%) REST
12 17 (3.74%) SOAP
13 14 (3.08%) LESS
13 14 (3.08%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.49%) Computer Science
2 32 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.52%) Cloud Native
4 14 (3.08%) User Experience
5 13 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (1.76%) Life Science
8 7 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.88%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.88%) Internet of Things
10 4 (0.88%) Semantic Web
11 3 (0.66%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.66%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.66%) EMV
11 3 (0.66%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.66%) Tandem
11 3 (0.66%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.44%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 126 (27.75%) Linux
2 60 (13.22%) Windows
3 39 (8.59%) Unix
4 15 (3.30%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.86%) Android
5 13 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (1.54%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.10%) VxWorks
8 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.88%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.66%) CentOS
10 2 (0.44%) VMS
11 1 (0.22%) Debian
11 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (48.46%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (23.35%) Scrum
3 84 (18.50%) TDD
4 77 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
5 73 (16.08%) Test Automation
6 53 (11.67%) DevOps
7 51 (11.23%) OO
8 45 (9.91%) Kanban
8 45 (9.91%) Web Development
9 43 (9.47%) Unit Testing
10 41 (9.03%) Microservices
11 38 (8.37%) MVC
12 37 (8.15%) Continuous Delivery
12 37 (8.15%) SDLC
12 37 (8.15%) SOA
13 35 (7.71%) BDD
13 35 (7.71%) UML
14 31 (6.83%) Open Source
15 29 (6.39%) Pair Programming
16 27 (5.95%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (25.55%) Java
2 111 (24.45%) JavaScript
3 110 (24.23%) C++
4 69 (15.20%) C
5 67 (14.76%) C#
6 63 (13.88%) SQL
7 52 (11.45%) Python
8 31 (6.83%) Scala
9 24 (5.29%) Ruby
10 23 (5.07%) Groovy
11 21 (4.63%) PHP
11 21 (4.63%) PL/SQL
12 20 (4.41%) Go
13 19 (4.19%) Ada
14 18 (3.96%) Embedded C
15 14 (3.08%) MATLAB
16 9 (1.98%) Perl
17 6 (1.32%) R
17 6 (1.32%) T-SQL
18 5 (1.10%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 56 (12.33%) Security Cleared
2 48 (10.57%) Degree
3 43 (9.47%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.88%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.44%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.44%) CSQA
8 2 (0.44%) ISEB
8 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.44%) PMP
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.93%) QA
2 19 (4.19%) MISRA
3 7 (1.54%) DO-178B
4 5 (1.10%) IEC 62304
4 5 (1.10%) ISO 26262
4 5 (1.10%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.10%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.44%) MIL-STD-1553
5 2 (0.44%) PMO
5 2 (0.44%) SLA
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 40 (8.81%) Docker
2 5 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.88%) Firmware
3 4 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.66%) KVM
4 3 (0.66%) Xen
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (3.30%) Puppet
1 15 (3.30%) Terraform
2 7 (1.54%) Ansible
3 6 (1.32%) Grafana
3 6 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.10%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.10%) logstash
5 4 (0.88%) Kibana
5 4 (0.88%) Mesos
6 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (9.69%) Microsoft
2 40 (8.81%) Oracle
3 22 (4.85%) Talend
4 13 (2.86%) New Relic
5 11 (2.42%) Cisco
5 11 (2.42%) Google
6 8 (1.76%) Atlassian
6 8 (1.76%) Hortonworks
7 7 (1.54%) IBM
7 7 (1.54%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.32%) Citrix
9 5 (1.10%) VMware
10 4 (0.88%) Infor
10 4 (0.88%) MuleSoft
10 4 (0.88%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.88%) SAP
10 4 (0.88%) Splunk
10 4 (0.88%) Tableau
10 4 (0.88%) WSO2
11 3 (0.66%) SaltStack