The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 21 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 2.66% 0.53% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.78% 0.58% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £46.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.60% +41.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
180 173 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 95.74% 92.02% 96.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 104 119
Average daily rate £330 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £153 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 20
Average hourly rate £38.25 £41.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.83% +137.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth - 1 £325 - 1
Poole - 1 £275 -
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 12 (66.67%) C++
3 11 (61.11%) C#
3 11 (61.11%) Windows
4 10 (55.56%) C
5 9 (50.00%) Java
6 8 (44.44%) .NET
6 8 (44.44%) Subversion
7 7 (38.89%) Embedded Software Development
7 7 (38.89%) Windows 8
7 7 (38.89%) Visual Studio
7 7 (38.89%) UML
8 6 (33.33%) Web Services
8 6 (33.33%) Smartcard
8 6 (33.33%) REST
9 5 (27.78%) SOAP
9 5 (27.78%) Windows CE
10 3 (16.67%) OO
10 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
10 3 (16.67%) OOD
10 3 (16.67%) ATM
10 3 (16.67%) LAN
10 3 (16.67%) VoIP
10 3 (16.67%) WAN
10 3 (16.67%) Network Design
10 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 3 (16.67%) Billing
11 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 (16.67%) ATM
1 3 (16.67%) LAN
1 3 (16.67%) VoIP
1 3 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Subversion
2 7 (38.89%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
3 1 (5.56%) WiX
General
1 3 (16.67%) Billing
2 1 (5.56%) Avionics
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) Web Services
2 6 (33.33%) REST
3 5 (27.78%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) WebSockets
4 1 (5.56%) Swing
4 1 (5.56%) JNI
4 1 (5.56%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Smartcard
2 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.56%) Physics
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.56%) CAN bus
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows 8
3 5 (27.78%) Windows CE
4 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP Embedded
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 7 (38.89%) UML
2 7 (38.89%) Embedded Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) OO
3 3 (16.67%) OOD
3 3 (16.67%) Network Design
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.56%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C++
2 11 (61.11%) C#
3 10 (55.56%) C
4 9 (50.00%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) SQL
5 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) PhD
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) DO-178B