The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 53 81 58
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 107 69 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.16% 2.13% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.37% 2.28% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 14
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£375 £368 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +19.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 23 23
Average hourly rate £41.50 £36.40 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.01% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £32.97 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.90 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Software Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3175 3026 2090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.88% 93.37% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2014 1950 1285
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 169 167
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the South West region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the South West region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 2 September 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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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
Somerset +16 29 £310 +6.89% 10
Bristol +12 25 £413 +3.12% 18
Gloucestershire -1 22 £350 -1.40% 14
Wiltshire +3 15 £230 -36.33% 4
Dorset -3 9 - - 7
Devon - 2 - - 4
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 170 (92.39%) Software Engineering
2 78 (42.39%) C++
3 60 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (28.80%) UML
5 50 (27.17%) Java
6 49 (26.63%) C#
7 45 (24.46%) Security Cleared
8 43 (23.37%) HTML
9 38 (20.65%) SC Cleared
10 36 (19.57%) OO
11 35 (19.02%) SQL
12 34 (18.48%) C
12 34 (18.48%) CSS
13 32 (17.39%) JavaScript
14 30 (16.30%) Scrum
15 29 (15.76%) Linux
16 27 (14.67%) TDD
17 26 (14.13%) Git (software)
17 26 (14.13%) .NET
17 26 (14.13%) Apache
18 25 (13.59%) Windows
18 25 (13.59%) Rational DOORS
18 25 (13.59%) Requirements Analysis
18 25 (13.59%) REST
19 23 (12.50%) SQL Server
19 23 (12.50%) Visual Studio
20 22 (11.96%) E-Commerce
20 22 (11.96%) Aerospace
21 21 (11.41%) Objective-C
21 21 (11.41%) JSP

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (14.13%) Apache
2 20 (10.87%) Tomcat
3 12 (6.52%) Node.js
4 2 (1.09%) Confluence
5 1 (0.54%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.98%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.72%) VoIP
3 3 (1.63%) WAN
3 3 (1.63%) HTTP
3 3 (1.63%) ATM
3 3 (1.63%) LAN
4 2 (1.09%) Broadband
4 2 (1.09%) SNMP
4 2 (1.09%) DVB
4 2 (1.09%) X.509
4 2 (1.09%) Wireless
4 2 (1.09%) IPsec
5 1 (0.54%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.54%) Internet
5 1 (0.54%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.72%) SQLite
2 5 (2.72%) MySQL
3 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.09%) Big Data
4 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (14.13%) Git (software)
2 25 (13.59%) Rational DOORS
3 23 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 11 (5.98%) Eclipse
5 6 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.72%) PHPUnit
6 5 (2.72%) Subversion
6 5 (2.72%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.63%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (1.63%) JIRA
8 2 (1.09%) Selenium
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.09%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.54%) Behat
9 1 (0.54%) PhpStorm
9 1 (0.54%) GitLab
9 1 (0.54%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.54%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Blend
9 1 (0.54%) Maven
General
1 22 (11.96%) Aerospace
2 11 (5.98%) Electronics
2 11 (5.98%) Finance
3 9 (4.89%) Automotive
4 6 (3.26%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.17%) Military
6 3 (1.63%) Avionics
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.54%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (23.37%) HTML
2 34 (18.48%) CSS
3 26 (14.13%) .NET
4 25 (13.59%) REST
5 21 (11.41%) JSP
6 19 (10.33%) Web Services
7 17 (9.24%) HTML5
8 15 (8.15%) Spring
8 15 (8.15%) ASP.NET
9 14 (7.61%) Apache Camel
10 11 (5.98%) Cocoa Touch
10 11 (5.98%) Cocoa
10 11 (5.98%) JSON
10 11 (5.98%) Apache CXF
11 10 (5.43%) Android SDK
12 8 (4.35%) jQuery
12 8 (4.35%) WCF
13 7 (3.80%) WPF
13 7 (3.80%) MFC
14 5 (2.72%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 13 (7.07%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.80%) DTV
4 6 (3.26%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.63%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.09%) IPTV
6 2 (1.09%) MPEG
6 2 (1.09%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.09%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.54%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.54%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.54%) SystemC
7 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.54%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.76%) Linux
2 25 (13.59%) Windows
3 11 (5.98%) Apple iOS
4 10 (5.43%) Android
5 7 (3.80%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (2.72%) CentOS
7 3 (1.63%) Windows CE
8 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.54%) UNIX
9 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.54%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (92.39%) Software Engineering
2 60 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (28.80%) UML
4 36 (19.57%) OO
5 30 (16.30%) Scrum
6 27 (14.67%) TDD
7 25 (13.59%) Requirements Analysis
8 22 (11.96%) E-Commerce
9 21 (11.41%) API Integration
10 20 (10.87%) Web Development
11 17 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (8.70%) Time Management
12 16 (8.70%) Information Management
13 11 (5.98%) Multithreading
13 11 (5.98%) iOS Development
14 10 (5.43%) Android Development
14 10 (5.43%) MVC
15 9 (4.89%) Integration Testing
15 9 (4.89%) SDLC
15 9 (4.89%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 78 (42.39%) C++
2 50 (27.17%) Java
3 49 (26.63%) C#
4 35 (19.02%) SQL
5 34 (18.48%) C
6 32 (17.39%) JavaScript
7 21 (11.41%) Objective-C
8 16 (8.70%) Embedded C
9 11 (5.98%) Python
9 11 (5.98%) Apple Swift
10 7 (3.80%) Ada
11 6 (3.26%) VB.NET
11 6 (3.26%) PHP
12 5 (2.72%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.17%) Delphi
13 4 (2.17%) Embedded C++
14 3 (1.63%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.09%) Tcl
15 2 (1.09%) Perl
16 1 (0.54%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 45 (24.46%) Security Cleared
2 38 (20.65%) SC Cleared
3 17 (9.24%) Degree
4 2 (1.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.80%) DO-178B
2 3 (1.63%) DO-254
2 3 (1.63%) TickIT
2 3 (1.63%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (1.09%) Firmware
1 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.54%) GPFS
2 1 (0.54%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 2 (1.09%) Puppet
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.61%) Luciad
3 8 (4.35%) Serena
4 5 (2.72%) Zend
4 5 (2.72%) Oracle
5 3 (1.63%) Borland
5 3 (1.63%) ESRI
6 2 (1.09%) IBM
6 2 (1.09%) VMware
6 2 (1.09%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.09%) HP
6 2 (1.09%) Dell
7 1 (0.54%) QNX
7 1 (0.54%) SAP
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe
7 1 (0.54%) Google
7 1 (0.54%) Infragistics
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bath
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £42 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: 8 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 15 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago