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 3 months to 27 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.

Software Engineering
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 41 44
Rank change year-on-year -14 +3  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 9 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.74% 4.34% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 4.89% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 5
Median daily rate £290 £375 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.66% +29.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £353 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £468 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Median hourly rate £45.87 £41.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.20% +14.58%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

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 West Sussex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 450 532 431
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 87.21% 88.81% 82.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 322 267
Median daily rate £425 £400 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 18
Median hourly rate £45.87 £38.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.37% +7.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £23.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in West Sussex over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in West Sussex

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 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
Worthing +16 3 £488 +2.63%
Crawley +1 2 £278 -26.00% 4
Gatwick -17 2 £216 -42.53% 4
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Java
3 11 (40.74%) Scala
4 10 (37.04%) JIRA
5 9 (33.33%) Selenium
5 9 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 9 (33.33%) DevOps
6 8 (29.63%) Exploratory Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Play Framework
7 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
8 6 (22.22%) C#
8 6 (22.22%) .NET
8 6 (22.22%) Linux
8 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
8 6 (22.22%) Akka
8 6 (22.22%) spray
9 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (18.52%) Gherkin
9 5 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (18.52%) Kanban
9 5 (18.52%) Groovy
9 5 (18.52%) Degree
9 5 (18.52%) C++
9 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
9 5 (18.52%) Scrum
10 4 (14.81%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Validation
10 4 (14.81%) Web Services

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 4 (14.81%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.70%) JBoss
2 1 (3.70%) nginx
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) GitHub
1 1 (3.70%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
2 4 (14.81%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.70%) HTTP
3 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
1 1 (3.70%) Big Data
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.70%) HBase
1 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.70%) OLAP
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) JIRA
2 9 (33.33%) Selenium
3 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 4 (14.81%) Protractor
4 4 (14.81%) SoapUI
4 4 (14.81%) SpecFlow
4 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
5 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.70%) Ant
6 1 (3.70%) Artifactory
6 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.70%) Gatling
6 1 (3.70%) Grunt
6 1 (3.70%) gulp
6 1 (3.70%) IntelliJ
6 1 (3.70%) JUnit
6 1 (3.70%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (3.70%) Sublime Text
6 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Scala Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Software Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Programmer
4 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Software Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) C++ Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Development Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Development Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Engineering Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Java Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Development Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Software Development Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Software Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Play Framework
2 6 (22.22%) .NET
2 6 (22.22%) Akka
2 6 (22.22%) spray
3 5 (18.52%) Gherkin
4 4 (14.81%) RESTful
4 4 (14.81%) Web Services
5 3 (11.11%) CSS
5 3 (11.11%) HTML
6 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
6 2 (7.41%) REST
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.70%) Entity Framework
7 1 (3.70%) J2EE
7 1 (3.70%) JSP
7 1 (3.70%) Node.js
7 1 (3.70%) React
7 1 (3.70%) Redux
7 1 (3.70%) Servlets
7 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Life Science
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
3 3 (11.11%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 9 (33.33%) DevOps
3 8 (29.63%) Exploratory Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (18.52%) Kanban
5 5 (18.52%) Scrum
6 4 (14.81%) API Testing
6 4 (14.81%) BDD
6 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
6 4 (14.81%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (14.81%) Microservices
6 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Security Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
6 4 (14.81%) Usability Testing
6 4 (14.81%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Java
2 11 (40.74%) Scala
3 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
4 6 (22.22%) C#
5 5 (18.52%) C++
5 5 (18.52%) Groovy
6 4 (14.81%) C
7 3 (11.11%) SQL
8 2 (7.41%) Perl
8 2 (7.41%) Python
9 1 (3.70%) Assembly Language
9 1 (3.70%) Embedded C
9 1 (3.70%) Embedded C++
9 1 (3.70%) Haskell
9 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
9 1 (3.70%) Ruby
9 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
9 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) ISO13485
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Grafana
2 1 (3.70%) Kibana
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Atlassian
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Adobe
3 1 (3.70%) Google
3 1 (3.70%) Informatica
3 1 (3.70%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) webMethods