The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Dorset region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 29 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.37% 2.46% 2.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 2.69% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Software Engineer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
213 223 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 97.26% 91.39% 98.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 107 141
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £496 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 45 38
Median hourly rate £14.50 £37.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.81% +131.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Dorset region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Dorset region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, 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 Dorset region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (62.50%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) C++
3 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) UML
4 3 (37.50%) OO
4 3 (37.50%) Windows CE
4 3 (37.50%) C
5 2 (25.00%) Subversion
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Compact Framework
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (12.50%) Apache Spark
6 1 (12.50%) Def Stans
6 1 (12.50%) Big Data
6 1 (12.50%) Kafka
6 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
6 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
6 1 (12.50%) Firmware
6 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 1 (12.50%) TickIT
6 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 1 (12.50%) Finance

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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 (12.50%) Apache Spark
1 1 (12.50%) GemFire
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) CppUnit
3 1 (12.50%) JUnit
3 1 (12.50%) NetBeans
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) .NET Compact Framework
1 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) JavaFX
2 1 (12.50%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (37.50%) C
4 2 (25.00%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Def Stans
1 1 (12.50%) IEC 61508
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
1 1 (12.50%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware