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 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 70 55
Rank change year-on-year +2 -15  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 232 255 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.04% 2.86% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 3.49% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 145 162
Median daily rate £430 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £298 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 41 31
Median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.32% +5.62%  

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 6343 7314 7622
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.05% 81.98% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3719 4473 4397
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 272 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 24 June 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 +19 82 £432 +11.35% 32
Oxfordshire -1 35 £500 +11.11% 25
Surrey -6 30 £380 +1.33% 37
Berkshire +21 25 £350 -24.32% 33
Buckinghamshire -1 24 £475 +39.70% 7
West Sussex +16 16 £442 +17.76% 11
East Sussex -1 16 £335 +31.37% 7
Middlesex -1 1 £385 +6.80%
Kent -22 1 - - 6
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 201 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (27.83%) C++
3 103 (24.29%) Java
4 101 (23.82%) TDD
4 101 (23.82%) Continuous Integration
5 97 (22.88%) Linux
6 94 (22.17%) JavaScript
7 81 (19.10%) Scrum
8 75 (17.69%) Test Automation
9 74 (17.45%) Security Cleared
10 72 (16.98%) C
11 68 (16.04%) C#
11 68 (16.04%) SQL
11 68 (16.04%) Amazon AWS
12 66 (15.57%) HTML
13 65 (15.33%) Web Services
13 65 (15.33%) Git (software)
14 64 (15.09%) DevOps
15 63 (14.86%) Python
16 62 (14.62%) SC Cleared
17 60 (14.15%) CSS
18 52 (12.26%) OO
19 51 (12.03%) Microservices
20 47 (11.08%) Node.js
21 44 (10.38%) Docker
21 44 (10.38%) Spring
22 43 (10.14%) BDD
22 43 (10.14%) AngularJS
23 42 (9.91%) Unit Testing
23 42 (9.91%) Windows

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 15 (3.54%) Cloud Foundry
1 15 (3.54%) JBoss
2 13 (3.07%) Apache
3 12 (2.83%) OpenStack
4 9 (2.12%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.12%) Confluence
5 5 (1.18%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.18%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.94%) IIS
6 4 (0.94%) MS Project Server
6 4 (0.94%) nginx
6 4 (0.94%) NServiceBus
6 4 (0.94%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.71%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.47%) WildFly
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.24%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.47%) Simulink
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.24%) OrCAD
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.36%) Magento
2 6 (1.42%) LabWindows
3 4 (0.94%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.71%) Siebel CRM
5 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 68 (16.04%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (5.42%) SaaS
3 16 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (3.07%) PaaS
5 9 (2.12%) Bluemix
5 9 (2.12%) IBM Cloud
6 8 (1.89%) GitHub
7 4 (0.94%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.94%) Google Play
8 3 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.71%) IaaS
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.47%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.01%) TCP/IP
2 16 (3.77%) HTTP
3 13 (3.07%) Asterisk PBX
3 13 (3.07%) Diameter Protocol
3 13 (3.07%) GSM
3 13 (3.07%) LTE
3 13 (3.07%) PBX
3 13 (3.07%) RANAP
3 13 (3.07%) RTP
3 13 (3.07%) SSL
3 13 (3.07%) UMTS
3 13 (3.07%) VoIP
3 13 (3.07%) Wireshark
4 10 (2.36%) GGSN
4 10 (2.36%) MGW
4 10 (2.36%) SGSN
5 9 (2.12%) DNS
5 9 (2.12%) Firewall
5 9 (2.12%) HTTPS
5 9 (2.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.78%) MongoDB
2 22 (5.19%) MySQL
3 21 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (4.95%) SQL Server
4 19 (4.48%) NoSQL
5 15 (3.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (3.30%) Big Data
6 14 (3.30%) Oracle BI EE
7 11 (2.59%) Oracle Database
8 10 (2.36%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.65%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.18%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.94%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.94%) Redis
13 3 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.71%) Oracle OWB
13 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 65 (15.33%) Git (software)
2 28 (6.60%) Jenkins
3 26 (6.13%) Subversion
4 25 (5.90%) JIRA
5 21 (4.95%) Eclipse
6 15 (3.54%) Maven
6 15 (3.54%) Selenium
6 15 (3.54%) Talend Open Studio
7 14 (3.30%) GCC
7 14 (3.30%) GDB
7 14 (3.30%) IntelliJ
7 14 (3.30%) JUnit
7 14 (3.30%) Trac
7 14 (3.30%) Visual Studio
8 13 (3.07%) Gradle
8 13 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (2.59%) Grunt
9 11 (2.59%) gulp
10 8 (1.89%) Protractor
10 8 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
General
1 29 (6.84%) Finance
2 20 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.01%) Military
3 17 (4.01%) Publishing
4 15 (3.54%) Aerospace
5 14 (3.30%) Electronics
6 7 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.42%) Automotive
7 6 (1.42%) Avionics
7 6 (1.42%) Games
7 6 (1.42%) Marketing
8 5 (1.18%) Banking
8 5 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 162 (38.21%) Developer
2 147 (34.67%) Software Engineer
3 41 (9.67%) Java Developer
4 39 (9.20%) C++ Software Engineer
5 26 (6.13%) Senior Software Engineer
5 26 (6.13%) Software Developer
6 25 (5.90%) Embedded Engineer
7 21 (4.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 21 (4.95%) Senior Developer
8 18 (4.25%) JavaScript Developer
9 17 (4.01%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 16 (3.77%) Analyst
10 16 (3.77%) Architect
11 15 (3.54%) .NET Developer
11 15 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
12 14 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
13 13 (3.07%) Senior Software Developer
13 13 (3.07%) SQL Developer
14 12 (2.83%) C# Software Engineer
14 12 (2.83%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (15.57%) HTML
2 65 (15.33%) Web Services
3 60 (14.15%) CSS
4 47 (11.08%) Node.js
5 44 (10.38%) Spring
6 43 (10.14%) AngularJS
7 35 (8.25%) .NET
8 34 (8.02%) XML
9 32 (7.55%) RESTful
10 29 (6.84%) JSON
11 28 (6.60%) HTML5
12 19 (4.48%) CSS3
12 19 (4.48%) J2EE
13 18 (4.25%) REST
14 16 (3.77%) Elastic Stack
14 16 (3.77%) Hibernate
14 16 (3.77%) Spring Boot
15 15 (3.54%) jQuery
16 14 (3.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 14 (3.30%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.95%) Computer Science
2 20 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.12%) User Experience
3 9 (2.12%) Video on Demand
4 8 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.65%) Cloud Native
5 7 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.18%) Cyber Attack
6 5 (1.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (0.94%) CMDB
7 4 (0.94%) Life Science
8 3 (0.71%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.71%) RIA
9 2 (0.47%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.47%) Derivative
9 2 (0.47%) Fintech
9 2 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 97 (22.88%) Linux
2 42 (9.91%) Windows
3 27 (6.37%) Unix
4 12 (2.83%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.59%) Android
6 10 (2.36%) CentOS
7 9 (2.12%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (23.82%) Continuous Integration
2 101 (23.82%) TDD
3 81 (19.10%) Scrum
4 75 (17.69%) Test Automation
5 64 (15.09%) DevOps
6 52 (12.26%) OO
7 51 (12.03%) Microservices
8 43 (10.14%) BDD
9 42 (9.91%) Unit Testing
10 38 (8.96%) SOA
11 37 (8.73%) Kanban
12 36 (8.49%) Open Source
13 33 (7.78%) Configuration Management
14 31 (7.31%) Web Development
15 30 (7.08%) MVC
15 30 (7.08%) Pair Programming
16 28 (6.60%) Multithreading
16 28 (6.60%) SDLC
17 23 (5.42%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 118 (27.83%) C++
2 103 (24.29%) Java
3 94 (22.17%) JavaScript
4 72 (16.98%) C
5 68 (16.04%) C#
5 68 (16.04%) SQL
6 63 (14.86%) Python
7 32 (7.55%) PHP
8 22 (5.19%) Perl
9 21 (4.95%) Ruby
10 20 (4.72%) Ada
11 18 (4.25%) PL/SQL
12 17 (4.01%) Scala
13 15 (3.54%) Go
13 15 (3.54%) Groovy
14 13 (3.07%) Embedded C
15 11 (2.59%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.18%) Apple Swift
16 5 (1.18%) Objective-C
16 5 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 74 (17.45%) Security Cleared
2 62 (14.62%) SC Cleared
3 24 (5.66%) Degree
4 8 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (1.89%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.94%) CSQA
5 4 (0.94%) PMP
6 3 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.71%) ISEB
6 3 (0.71%) MCTS
6 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.71%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.24%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.08%) QA
2 7 (1.65%) MISRA
3 5 (1.18%) DO-178B
3 5 (1.18%) IEC 62304
4 3 (0.71%) ISO 13485
4 3 (0.71%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.71%) PMO
4 3 (0.71%) SLA
5 2 (0.47%) MIL-STD-1553
6 1 (0.24%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 44 (10.38%) Docker
2 9 (2.12%) KVM
2 9 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.12%) Xen
3 3 (0.71%) Firmware
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 18 (4.25%) Ansible
2 16 (3.77%) Puppet
3 13 (3.07%) Grafana
4 12 (2.83%) Kubernetes
5 11 (2.59%) logstash
5 11 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (2.36%) Kibana
6 10 (2.36%) Terraform
7 6 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (1.42%) Mesos
8 3 (0.71%) Marathon
9 1 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 34 (8.02%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.31%) Oracle
3 15 (3.54%) Talend
4 14 (3.30%) Red Hat
5 13 (3.07%) Cisco
6 11 (2.59%) IBM
6 11 (2.59%) SAP
7 10 (2.36%) VMware
8 9 (2.12%) SaltStack
8 9 (2.12%) Splunk
9 8 (1.89%) Google
10 7 (1.65%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.65%) New Relic
11 5 (1.18%) Adobe
11 5 (1.18%) HP
11 5 (1.18%) webMethods
12 4 (0.94%) Citrix
12 4 (0.94%) Infor
12 4 (0.94%) Jaspersoft
13 3 (0.71%) Freescale
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