The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 28 16 23
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 5 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 2.18% 6.49% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 8.89% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
168 135 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 73.36% 72.97% 67.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 76 101
Average daily rate £401 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £685 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 16
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -7.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Engineering
South West

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 18 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 - - 3
Poole - - - - 5
Wareham - - - -
Wimborne - - - -
Bournemouth - - - - 5
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 15 (83.33%) MATLAB
1 15 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (77.78%) Degree
3 12 (66.67%) C++
4 11 (61.11%) Linux
5 10 (55.56%) Multithreading
5 10 (55.56%) Signal Processing
6 9 (50.00%) OOP
6 9 (50.00%) OO
6 9 (50.00%) Telecoms
7 7 (38.89%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (33.33%) UML
9 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
10 4 (22.22%) Validation
10 4 (22.22%) Military
10 4 (22.22%) Requirements Management
10 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
11 2 (11.11%) System Testing
11 2 (11.11%) C
11 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
11 2 (11.11%) Embedded C
12 1 (5.56%) Embedded C++
12 1 (5.56%) Intel
12 1 (5.56%) Borland
12 1 (5.56%) VxWorks
12 1 (5.56%) Python
12 1 (5.56%) HTTP
12 1 (5.56%) Delphi
12 1 (5.56%) Java
12 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) LabVIEW
General
1 9 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (22.22%) Military
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.56%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Software Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Principal Systems Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
1 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) VxWorks
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Multithreading
1 10 (55.56%) Signal Processing
2 9 (50.00%) OOP
2 9 (50.00%) OO
3 6 (33.33%) UML
4 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
5 4 (22.22%) Validation
5 4 (22.22%) Requirements Management
6 2 (11.11%) System Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.56%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) MATLAB
2 12 (66.67%) C++
3 2 (11.11%) C
3 2 (11.11%) Embedded C
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded C++
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) Delphi
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (77.78%) Degree
3 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Intel
1 1 (5.56%) Borland
Weymouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
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