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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 22 18 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 11 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 5.07% 6.04% 8.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.83% 8.15% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
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£255 - £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.40% -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
161 135 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 74.19% 74.18% 78.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 61 52
Average daily rate £390 £390 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £180 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £494 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 11
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £20.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.95 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 January 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 - 3 £443 - 11
Bournemouth 0 2 £213 - 6
Weymouth -2 1 - - 1
Dorchester - - - - 1
Ferndown - - - - 1
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (72.73%) C
2 15 (68.18%) C++
3 9 (40.91%) Embedded Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) C#
4 8 (36.36%) Device Driver
5 7 (31.82%) Windows
6 6 (27.27%) Avionics
6 6 (27.27%) DO-178B
7 5 (22.73%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (22.73%) Aerospace
7 5 (22.73%) Subversion
7 5 (22.73%) Linux
7 5 (22.73%) UML
7 5 (22.73%) .NET
7 5 (22.73%) Java
8 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
8 4 (18.18%) VxWorks
8 4 (18.18%) Middleware
8 4 (18.18%) Nucleus RTOS
8 4 (18.18%) wxWidgets
8 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
9 3 (13.64%) Billing
9 3 (13.64%) Smartcard
9 3 (13.64%) Embedded C
9 3 (13.64%) Embedded C++
9 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
10 2 (9.09%) Web Services
10 2 (9.09%) SOAP

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Subversion
2 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (27.27%) Avionics
2 5 (22.73%) Aerospace
3 3 (13.64%) Billing
4 1 (4.55%) Games
4 1 (4.55%) Electronics
4 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Software Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Graphics Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) Middleware
2 4 (18.18%) wxWidgets
3 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) SOAP
3 2 (9.09%) REST
4 1 (4.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (4.55%) GTK+
4 1 (4.55%) OpenGL
4 1 (4.55%) DirectX
4 1 (4.55%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Device Driver
2 3 (13.64%) Smartcard
3 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) CAN bus
4 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.55%) Physics
4 1 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Embedded Linux
2 5 (22.73%) Linux
3 4 (18.18%) VxWorks
3 4 (18.18%) Nucleus RTOS
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 2 (9.09%) Windows CE
4 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.55%) Windows XP Embedded
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Embedded Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) UML
3 2 (9.09%) OO
3 2 (9.09%) OOD
3 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
4 1 (4.55%) Game Development
4 1 (4.55%) Signal Processing
4 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.55%) SysML
4 1 (4.55%) Validation
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) C
2 15 (68.18%) C++
3 8 (36.36%) C#
4 5 (22.73%) Java
5 3 (13.64%) Embedded C
5 3 (13.64%) Embedded C++
6 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.55%) Python
6 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle
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