The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Dorset region.

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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 35 14 23
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.41% 8.02% 3.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 8.15% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 3
Average hourly rate - £32.25 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
- +2.04%
Job Titles Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
224 184 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 92.95% 98.40% 88.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 105 132
Average daily rate £350 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +56.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Dorchester - 1 - - 2
Poole - - - - 4
Wareham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - - 4
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 15 (88.24%) C++
1 15 (88.24%) Software Engineering
2 13 (76.47%) Linux
3 12 (70.59%) Multithreading
4 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
4 11 (64.71%) MATLAB
4 11 (64.71%) OOP
4 11 (64.71%) OO
5 10 (58.82%) Signal Processing
5 10 (58.82%) Degree
6 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
7 4 (23.53%) UML
8 3 (17.65%) C
8 3 (17.65%) Java
8 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
8 3 (17.65%) Embedded C
8 3 (17.65%) SysML
8 3 (17.65%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (11.76%) System Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
9 2 (11.76%) Validation
10 1 (5.88%) LabVIEW
10 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
10 1 (5.88%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
10 1 (5.88%) Electronics
10 1 (5.88%) Python
10 1 (5.88%) HTTP
10 1 (5.88%) Windows

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) LabVIEW
General
1 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
1 1 (5.88%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) VxWorks
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Software Engineering
2 12 (70.59%) Multithreading
3 11 (64.71%) OOP
3 11 (64.71%) OO
4 10 (58.82%) Signal Processing
5 4 (23.53%) UML
6 3 (17.65%) SysML
7 2 (11.76%) System Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Validation
8 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
8 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) C++
2 11 (64.71%) MATLAB
3 3 (17.65%) C
3 3 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) Embedded C
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) Delphi
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++
4 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (58.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Intel
1 1 (5.88%) Borland