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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 18 13 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 11 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 4.40% 8.93% 3.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.85% 11.72% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £259 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 5
Average hourly rate £43.00 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% -9.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
188 128 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 75.20% 76.19% 79.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 72 123
Average daily rate £365 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £130 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 21
Average hourly rate £24.00 £34.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £15.20 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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
Bournemouth - 1 - - 9
Dorchester - 1 - - 1
Ferndown - - - - 1
Poole - - - - 3
Wareham - - - -
Weymouth - - - - 3
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 11 (73.33%) C
2 10 (66.67%) Device Driver
3 8 (53.33%) DO-178B
4 7 (46.67%) Avionics
4 7 (46.67%) Embedded Software Development
4 7 (46.67%) C++
5 6 (40.00%) Linux
5 6 (40.00%) Middleware
5 6 (40.00%) VxWorks
5 6 (40.00%) Nucleus RTOS
5 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (33.33%) Aerospace
7 4 (26.67%) wxWidgets
8 3 (20.00%) Embedded C
8 3 (20.00%) Embedded C++
8 3 (20.00%) UML
9 2 (13.33%) OO
9 2 (13.33%) Validation
9 2 (13.33%) MATLAB
9 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
10 1 (6.67%) Military
10 1 (6.67%) Requirements Management
10 1 (6.67%) Degree
10 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
10 1 (6.67%) OpenMP
10 1 (6.67%) SysML
10 1 (6.67%) Electronics
10 1 (6.67%) Intel

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (46.67%) Avionics
2 5 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (6.67%) Military
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Software Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Principal Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) Middleware
2 4 (26.67%) wxWidgets
3 1 (6.67%) GTK+
3 1 (6.67%) OpenMP
3 1 (6.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Device Driver
2 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.67%) CAN bus
2 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
1 6 (40.00%) VxWorks
1 6 (40.00%) Nucleus RTOS
2 5 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Embedded Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) UML
3 2 (13.33%) OO
3 2 (13.33%) Validation
3 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Parallel Programming
4 1 (6.67%) Signal Processing
4 1 (6.67%) SysML
4 1 (6.67%) Requirements Management
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) OOD
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C
2 7 (46.67%) C++
3 3 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 3 (20.00%) Embedded C++
4 2 (13.33%) MATLAB
5 1 (6.67%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Intel
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