Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 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
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 38 51
Rank change year-on-year -22 +13 +12
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 31 51 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 2.99% 4.03% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 4.61% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 30
West Sussex median daily rate £390 £365 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.85% -1.68% -
10th Percentile £385 £309 £311
90th Percentile £395 £498 £545
South East median daily rate £444 £425 £370
% change year-on-year +4.41% +14.86% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 6
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £48.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -4.00% +19.05%
South East median hourly rate £45.39 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.80% - +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 West Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 919 1107 1054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 88.71% 87.51% 87.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 627 702
West Sussex median daily rate £415 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £271
90th Percentile £570 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 45 30
West Sussex median hourly rate £46.25 £35.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.14% +17.65% +85.94%
10th Percentile £24.02 £19.58 £11.22
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in West Sussex

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in West Sussex

Software Engineering
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 Engineering in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in West Sussex

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 6 months to 19 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
Gatwick +7 18 £390 +7.59% 1
Worthing -13 9 - - 1
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 19 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) Linux
3 16 (51.61%) Scrum
4 15 (48.39%) Test Automation
5 14 (45.16%) C++
6 11 (35.48%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (29.03%) Unit Testing
8 9 (29.03%) Selenium
8 9 (29.03%) Systems Analysis
9 8 (25.81%) DevOps
9 8 (25.81%) Windows
10 7 (22.58%) Degree
10 7 (22.58%) JIRA
10 7 (22.58%) Scala
10 7 (22.58%) Groovy
10 7 (22.58%) C#
10 7 (22.58%) Java
10 7 (22.58%) SDLC
10 7 (22.58%) Gherkin
10 7 (22.58%) Exploratory Testing
11 6 (19.35%) Quality Management
11 6 (19.35%) Code Coverage
11 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
11 6 (19.35%) QMS
11 6 (19.35%) Static Code Analysis
11 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
12 5 (16.13%) Usability Testing
12 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
12 5 (16.13%) Security Testing

Software Engineering
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 5 (16.13%) Confluence
2 2 (6.45%) Apache
2 2 (6.45%) JBoss
2 2 (6.45%) nginx
2 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) GitHub
1 2 (6.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.45%) HTTP
2 2 (6.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Selenium
2 7 (22.58%) JIRA
3 5 (16.13%) Bitbucket
3 5 (16.13%) SoapUI
3 5 (16.13%) SonarQube
4 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.45%) Ant
5 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
5 2 (6.45%) Grunt
5 2 (6.45%) gulp
5 2 (6.45%) IntelliJ
5 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.45%) JUnit
5 2 (6.45%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (6.45%) Protractor
5 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.45%) Sublime Text
5 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
1 1 (3.23%) Avionics
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Software Engineer
2 12 (38.71%) C++ Software Engineer
3 11 (35.48%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (29.03%) Embedded Engineer
4 9 (29.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (25.81%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 8 (25.81%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (19.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (19.35%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 6 (19.35%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 6 (19.35%) Senior DevOps
6 6 (19.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 5 (16.13%) Developer
8 4 (12.90%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (12.90%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 4 (12.90%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (9.68%) Developer in Test
9 3 (9.68%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
10 2 (6.45%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) Gherkin
2 5 (16.13%) RESTful
2 5 (16.13%) Web Services
3 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.45%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) EJB
3 2 (6.45%) Hibernate
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
3 2 (6.45%) HTML5
3 2 (6.45%) J2EE
3 2 (6.45%) J2SE
3 2 (6.45%) jQuery
3 2 (6.45%) JSON
3 2 (6.45%) Node.js
3 2 (6.45%) Play Framework
3 2 (6.45%) REST
3 2 (6.45%) Servlets
3 2 (6.45%) SOAP
3 2 (6.45%) Spring
3 2 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Linux
2 8 (25.81%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) Scrum
3 15 (48.39%) Test Automation
4 11 (35.48%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (29.03%) Systems Analysis
6 9 (29.03%) Unit Testing
7 8 (25.81%) DevOps
8 7 (22.58%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (22.58%) SDLC
9 6 (19.35%) Code Coverage
9 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
9 6 (19.35%) QMS
9 6 (19.35%) Quality Management
9 6 (19.35%) Static Code Analysis
10 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (16.13%) Kanban
10 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
10 5 (16.13%) Security Testing
10 5 (16.13%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) C++
2 7 (22.58%) C#
2 7 (22.58%) Groovy
2 7 (22.58%) Java
2 7 (22.58%) Scala
3 4 (12.90%) C
3 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.68%) Embedded C++
5 2 (6.45%) Haskell
5 2 (6.45%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) Python
5 2 (6.45%) Ruby
5 2 (6.45%) SQL
6 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Degree
2 4 (12.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Grafana
1 2 (6.45%) Kibana
1 2 (6.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Atlassian
2 2 (6.45%) Google
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) webMethods