The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
England / South West
Rank 79 90 94
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 58 59 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.26% 2.01% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 2.09% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 17
Median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £407 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 19
Median hourly rate £41.50 £42.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £32.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £56.53 £46.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.82 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-1.60% +8.97%

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
2455 2818 2917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.71% 95.82% 96.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1609 1924 1868
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 149 195
Median hourly rate £26.63 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.15 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +19 20 £350 - 10
Gloucestershire +7 14 £433 +1.76% 14
Devon +12 6 £480 +17.73% 2
Bristol -5 6 £425 +25.00% 20
Wiltshire 0 5 £400 +11.11% 10
Dorset -7 1 £325 - 5
Cornwall - 1 - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 129 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 72 (55.81%) C++
3 48 (37.21%) Security Cleared
4 47 (36.43%) C
5 40 (31.01%) Java
6 39 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (28.68%) C#
7 37 (28.68%) OO
8 29 (22.48%) UML
9 28 (21.71%) SC Cleared
10 27 (20.93%) SQL
11 24 (18.60%) Scrum
12 22 (17.05%) Linux
13 20 (15.50%) Embedded C
14 18 (13.95%) Python
15 17 (13.18%) Embedded C++
15 17 (13.18%) Windows
16 16 (12.40%) Rational DOORS
17 15 (11.63%) DV Cleared
18 14 (10.85%) Time Management
19 13 (10.08%) Spring
19 13 (10.08%) Aerospace
19 13 (10.08%) Ada
20 12 (9.30%) JavaScript
21 11 (8.53%) .NET
21 11 (8.53%) Oracle
21 11 (8.53%) JIRA
22 10 (7.75%) Multithreading
22 10 (7.75%) SQL Server
22 10 (7.75%) Apache

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (7.75%) Apache
2 6 (4.65%) Confluence
3 5 (3.88%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.10%) CMS
4 4 (3.10%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.33%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.33%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.78%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Simulink
2 5 (3.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.78%) IaaS
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.78%) PaaS
1 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.75%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.33%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.55%) Internet
4 1 (0.78%) AMQP
4 1 (0.78%) LAN
4 1 (0.78%) MQTT
4 1 (0.78%) RS-485
4 1 (0.78%) Skype
4 1 (0.78%) Wireless
4 1 (0.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.98%) Big Data
3 8 (6.20%) Hadoop
4 7 (5.43%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.88%) MySQL
5 5 (3.88%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.88%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.88%) OrientDB
6 4 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.10%) Neo4j
6 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.33%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.55%) Apache Accumulo
8 2 (1.55%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (12.40%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (8.53%) JIRA
3 9 (6.98%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (6.20%) Eclipse
5 6 (4.65%) Ant
6 5 (3.88%) Bitbucket
6 5 (3.88%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.88%) Maven
6 5 (3.88%) Selenium
7 4 (3.10%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.33%) JUnit
8 3 (2.33%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.33%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (2.33%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.78%) GDB
9 1 (0.78%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.78%) Subversion
9 1 (0.78%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 13 (10.08%) Aerospace
2 8 (6.20%) Finance
3 7 (5.43%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.88%) Electronics
5 3 (2.33%) Automotive
5 3 (2.33%) Military
5 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.55%) Games
6 2 (1.55%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.08%) Spring
2 11 (8.53%) .NET
3 9 (6.98%) HTML
4 7 (5.43%) ASP.NET
4 7 (5.43%) EJB
5 6 (4.65%) Java EE
5 6 (4.65%) MFC
5 6 (4.65%) Qt
5 6 (4.65%) XML
6 5 (3.88%) CSS
6 5 (3.88%) J2EE
6 5 (3.88%) JSF
7 4 (3.10%) ADO.NET
7 4 (3.10%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.10%) Hibernate
7 4 (3.10%) JSP
7 4 (3.10%) Web Services
8 3 (2.33%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.33%) PyQt
8 3 (2.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.20%) Device Driver
1 8 (6.20%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (3.88%) User Experience
2 5 (3.88%) Wiki
3 4 (3.10%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.33%) RIA
5 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.55%) Semantic Web
5 2 (1.55%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.78%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.78%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.78%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.78%) STB
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.05%) Linux
2 17 (13.18%) Windows
3 7 (5.43%) Unix
4 5 (3.88%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (2.33%) Windows CE
6 2 (1.55%) Android
6 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.78%) AIX
7 1 (0.78%) CentOS
7 1 (0.78%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 39 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (28.68%) OO
4 29 (22.48%) UML
5 24 (18.60%) Scrum
6 14 (10.85%) Time Management
7 10 (7.75%) DevOps
7 10 (7.75%) Multithreading
8 8 (6.20%) Open Source
8 8 (6.20%) TDD
9 7 (5.43%) OOA/OOD
9 7 (5.43%) SDLC
9 7 (5.43%) Validation
10 6 (4.65%) Change Control
10 6 (4.65%) OOD
10 6 (4.65%) Programme Management
10 6 (4.65%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (3.88%) Configuration Management
11 5 (3.88%) ITIL
11 5 (3.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 72 (55.81%) C++
2 47 (36.43%) C
3 40 (31.01%) Java
4 37 (28.68%) C#
5 27 (20.93%) SQL
6 20 (15.50%) Embedded C
7 18 (13.95%) Python
8 17 (13.18%) Embedded C++
9 13 (10.08%) Ada
10 12 (9.30%) JavaScript
11 7 (5.43%) MATLAB
12 5 (3.88%) Bash Shell
12 5 (3.88%) PL/SQL
12 5 (3.88%) Ruby
12 5 (3.88%) VB.NET
13 4 (3.10%) Lua
13 4 (3.10%) Scala
14 3 (2.33%) Assembly Language
14 3 (2.33%) Delphi
14 3 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (37.21%) Security Cleared
2 28 (21.71%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.63%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.33%) ISEB
4 3 (2.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.88%) DO-178B
2 4 (3.10%) MISRA
3 2 (1.55%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.78%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (2.33%) Docker
2 2 (1.55%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.78%) BusyBox
Systems Management
1 3 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.55%) OpenAM
2 2 (1.55%) OpenSSO
2 2 (1.55%) Sun Identity Manager
3 1 (0.78%) Ansible
3 1 (0.78%) Kibana
3 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (8.53%) Oracle
2 7 (5.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.33%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.33%) Cloudera
3 3 (2.33%) HP
4 2 (1.55%) Borland
4 2 (1.55%) EMC
4 2 (1.55%) ForgeRock
4 2 (1.55%) Renesas
4 2 (1.55%) SAP
4 2 (1.55%) Sun
5 1 (0.78%) ATG
5 1 (0.78%) BEA
5 1 (0.78%) Google
5 1 (0.78%) Intel
5 1 (0.78%) Luciad
5 1 (0.78%) Motorola
5 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.78%) Serena
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