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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 21 33 32
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 7 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 3.07% 0.86% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.24% 0.90% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.33%
Job Titles Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
216 221 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 94.74% 95.26% 93.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 129 163
Average daily rate £350 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 27
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -31.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 1 August 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
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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 - - - - 2
Dorchester - - - -
Poole - - - - 1
Sherborne - - - -
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 7 (77.78%) DO-178B
2 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Avionics
3 4 (44.44%) C++
3 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) C
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Middleware
5 2 (22.22%) VxWorks
5 2 (22.22%) MATLAB
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) Validation
5 2 (22.22%) LabVIEW
5 2 (22.22%) Device Driver
5 2 (22.22%) Nucleus RTOS
5 2 (22.22%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) CAN bus
5 2 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (22.22%) Signal Processing
6 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (11.11%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (11.11%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (11.11%) WPF
6 1 (11.11%) Telerik
6 1 (11.11%) OpenMP
6 1 (11.11%) Parallel Programming
6 1 (11.11%) MVVM
6 1 (11.11%) UNIX

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) LabVIEW
1 2 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (44.44%) Avionics
2 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (11.11%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (11.11%) Task Parallel Library
2 1 (11.11%) WPF
2 1 (11.11%) OpenMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Device Driver
1 2 (22.22%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) VxWorks
2 2 (22.22%) Nucleus RTOS
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Signal Processing
4 1 (11.11%) Parallel Programming
4 1 (11.11%) MVVM
4 1 (11.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) C
3 2 (22.22%) MATLAB
3 2 (22.22%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Telerik
1 1 (11.11%) Intel
1 1 (11.11%) Borland
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