The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 56 49
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.38% 2.26% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 2.33% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Median daily rate £275 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.28% -8.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 514 602 496
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 97.35% 97.10% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 362 311
Median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 36
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.40 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -0.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in West Sussex

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineer in West Sussex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in West Sussex

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in West Sussex

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Sussex region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) Grafana
4 1 (25.00%) Gatling
4 1 (25.00%) Redux
4 1 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (25.00%) Google
4 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) Life Science
4 1 (25.00%) Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) Grunt
4 1 (25.00%) Play Framework
4 1 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (25.00%) Sublime Text
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (25.00%) Docker
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Kibana

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) JBoss
1 1 (25.00%) nginx
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
1 1 (25.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Ant
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (25.00%) Gatling
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Grunt
1 1 (25.00%) gulp
1 1 (25.00%) IntelliJ
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Sublime Text
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) J2SE
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) JSP
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) Play Framework
2 1 (25.00%) React
2 1 (25.00%) Redux
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Servlets
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Microservices
2 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (25.00%) Groovy
3 1 (25.00%) Haskell
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Scala
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO13485
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Grafana
1 1 (25.00%) Kibana
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe
1 1 (25.00%) Google
1 1 (25.00%) webMethods
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