The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 19 29 16
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 12 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 5.43% 2.21% 6.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.70% 2.98% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£255 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +32.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £42.50 £31.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Software Engineering
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
179 168 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 81.00% 74.34% 74.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 96 78
Average daily rate £400 £401 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £530 £685
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 11
Average hourly rate £32.00 £42.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +32.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 21 April 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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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
Poole - 4 - - 4
Bournemouth - 3 - - 2
Dorchester - - - -
Ferndown - - - -
Weymouth - - - - 1
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 16 (80.00%) C#
2 15 (75.00%) C++
2 15 (75.00%) Windows
3 11 (55.00%) C
4 10 (50.00%) Visual Studio
5 9 (45.00%) .NET
5 9 (45.00%) Windows CE
6 8 (40.00%) Java
6 8 (40.00%) Subversion
7 7 (35.00%) Windows 8
7 7 (35.00%) UML
7 7 (35.00%) Embedded Software Development
8 6 (30.00%) Smartcard
9 5 (25.00%) REST
9 5 (25.00%) OO
9 5 (25.00%) SOAP
9 5 (25.00%) Web Services
9 5 (25.00%) OOD
10 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (15.00%) Billing
10 3 (15.00%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
11 2 (10.00%) Degree
11 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
11 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
11 2 (10.00%) Software Architecture
12 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
12 1 (5.00%) Windows XP Embedded
12 1 (5.00%) DO-178B
12 1 (5.00%) Game Development

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (40.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (15.00%) Billing
2 1 (5.00%) Avionics
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (15.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) C# Software Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Systems Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Systems Developer
6 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Programmer
6 2 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior C++ Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Development Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Graphics Programmer
7 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (5.00%) C++ Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) SOAP
2 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 5 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (5.00%) OpenGL
3 1 (5.00%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Smartcard
2 3 (15.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Physics
4 1 (5.00%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (5.00%) CAN bus
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows CE
3 7 (35.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.00%) Windows XP Embedded
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) UML
1 7 (35.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) OO
2 5 (25.00%) OOD
3 2 (10.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Game Development
4 1 (5.00%) Signal Processing
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) C#
2 15 (75.00%) C++
3 11 (55.00%) C
4 8 (40.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.00%) SQL
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle
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