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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 24 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.60% 2.66% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 3.91% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£305 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
146 128 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 77.66% 68.09% 77.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 83 100
Average daily rate £344 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 10
Average hourly rate £41.24 £42.50 £20.01
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.96% +112.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £36.30 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 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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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
Weymouth -5 1 £305 - 2
Bournemouth - 1 £325 - 3
Poole - 1 £275 -
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 15 (75.00%) C#
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) C++
3 10 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 10 (50.00%) C
4 9 (45.00%) UML
4 9 (45.00%) .NET
4 9 (45.00%) Java
4 9 (45.00%) Windows CE
5 8 (40.00%) Subversion
6 7 (35.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 7 (35.00%) Windows 8
7 6 (30.00%) REST
7 6 (30.00%) OOD
7 6 (30.00%) Smartcard
7 6 (30.00%) OO
7 6 (30.00%) Web Services
8 5 (25.00%) SOAP
9 4 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (15.00%) Billing
11 2 (10.00%) Software Architecture
12 1 (5.00%) JNI
12 1 (5.00%) Maven
12 1 (5.00%) Windows XP Embedded
12 1 (5.00%) Degree
12 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
12 1 (5.00%) Physics
12 1 (5.00%) Computer Science

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
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
3 1 (5.00%) Maven
3 1 (5.00%) WiX
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%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) 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%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior C++ Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Development Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) C++ Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) Web Services
2 6 (30.00%) REST
3 5 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (5.00%) WebSockets
4 1 (5.00%) Swing
4 1 (5.00%) JNI
4 1 (5.00%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Smartcard
2 4 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.00%) CAN bus
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.00%) Physics
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
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 9 (45.00%) UML
2 7 (35.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) OO
3 6 (30.00%) OOD
4 2 (10.00%) Software Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Office Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) C#
2 14 (70.00%) C++
3 10 (50.00%) C
4 9 (45.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) SQL
5 1 (5.00%) VBScript
5 1 (5.00%) VB
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) PhD
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) DO-178B