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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 26 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 6 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 2.39% 2.12% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 2.82% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£275 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £43.00 £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.86% +5.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -6.57%
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
180 142 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 71.71% 75.13% 73.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 76 130
Average daily rate £375 £393 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £283 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 20
Average hourly rate £15.75 £21.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £12.66 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 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
Dorchester - 1 - - 3
Poole - - - - 4
Wareham - - - -
Weymouth - - - - 4
Bournemouth - - - - 6
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) MATLAB
3 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 6 (42.86%) Validation
3 6 (42.86%) Military
3 6 (42.86%) Requirements Management
3 6 (42.86%) Degree
3 6 (42.86%) UML
3 6 (42.86%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (28.57%) Device Driver
4 4 (28.57%) DO-178B
4 4 (28.57%) C
4 4 (28.57%) C++
5 3 (21.43%) Middleware
5 3 (21.43%) VxWorks
5 3 (21.43%) Nucleus RTOS
5 3 (21.43%) Avionics
5 3 (21.43%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Signal Processing
6 2 (14.29%) Java
6 2 (14.29%) Linux
7 1 (7.14%) LabVIEW
7 1 (7.14%) Electronics
7 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
7 1 (7.14%) WPF
7 1 (7.14%) wxWidgets
7 1 (7.14%) Telerik
7 1 (7.14%) OpenMP
7 1 (7.14%) UNIX

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (7.14%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (42.86%) Military
2 3 (21.43%) Avionics
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 7 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Principal Systems Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) OpenMP
2 1 (7.14%) WPF
2 1 (7.14%) wxWidgets
2 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (7.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (7.14%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Device Driver
2 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) VxWorks
1 3 (21.43%) Nucleus RTOS
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 6 (42.86%) Validation
1 6 (42.86%) Requirements Management
1 6 (42.86%) UML
2 3 (21.43%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Signal Processing
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Parallel Programming
4 1 (7.14%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) MATLAB
2 4 (28.57%) C
2 4 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded C++
4 1 (7.14%) Delphi
4 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Intel
1 1 (7.14%) Borland
1 1 (7.14%) Telerik
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