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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 71 86 105
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 77 56 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.64% 1.77% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 1.84% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 8
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £254 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £460 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 10
Average hourly rate £43.34 £37.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.79% +7.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.05 £30.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £44.49 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +0.66%
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
2788 3039 2489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.54% 95.84% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1868 1922 1504
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 172 159
Average hourly rate £31.50 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +15 20 £313 - 12
Bristol +10 19 £333 -11.33% 19
Gloucestershire -2 13 £425 - 9
Dorset +5 9 - - 7
Devon +3 7 £349 - 1
Wiltshire -4 3 £360 +13.38% 1
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 152 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 75 (49.34%) C++
3 52 (34.21%) C#
4 49 (32.24%) UML
5 44 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (26.97%) Security Cleared
7 38 (25.00%) Scrum
7 38 (25.00%) Java
8 35 (23.03%) SC Cleared
9 32 (21.05%) C
9 32 (21.05%) .NET
10 30 (19.74%) SQL
10 30 (19.74%) SQL Server
10 30 (19.74%) Linux
11 29 (19.08%) OO
12 28 (18.42%) JavaScript
13 27 (17.76%) Visual Studio
13 27 (17.76%) Rational DOORS
14 22 (14.47%) HTML
14 22 (14.47%) TCP/IP
15 21 (13.82%) Web Services
16 20 (13.16%) ASP.NET
17 19 (12.50%) Windows
18 17 (11.18%) Microsoft
18 17 (11.18%) Degree
19 16 (10.53%) .NET Framework
19 16 (10.53%) MVC
20 15 (9.87%) Aerospace
20 15 (9.87%) Requirements Analysis
20 15 (9.87%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 8 (5.26%) Apache
2 6 (3.95%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.29%) IIS
3 5 (3.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.32%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.32%) Confluence
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (5.26%) MS Office
2 6 (3.95%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.63%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 8 (5.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.47%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.26%) Internet
3 6 (3.95%) Broadband
3 6 (3.95%) HbbTV
4 4 (2.63%) DVB
5 3 (1.97%) Bluetooth
5 3 (1.97%) HTTP
5 3 (1.97%) RS-232
5 3 (1.97%) RS-485
6 2 (1.32%) Modbus
6 2 (1.32%) Profibus
6 2 (1.32%) SNMP
6 2 (1.32%) Wireless
7 1 (0.66%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.74%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (3.29%) MySQL
4 5 (3.29%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.97%) Big Data
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.32%) SQLite
7 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.66%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.66%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 27 (17.76%) Rational DOORS
1 27 (17.76%) Visual Studio
2 14 (9.21%) SpecFlow
3 12 (7.89%) Cucumber
3 12 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.26%) Moq
4 8 (5.26%) NUnit
4 8 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
4 8 (5.26%) Rhino Mocks
5 6 (3.95%) Eclipse
5 6 (3.95%) Selenium
5 6 (3.95%) Subversion
6 5 (3.29%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.29%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.97%) GDB
7 3 (1.97%) JIRA
8 2 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.32%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.32%) CppUnit
8 2 (1.32%) MSTest
General
1 15 (9.87%) Aerospace
2 10 (6.58%) Finance
2 10 (6.58%) Manufacturing
2 10 (6.58%) Military
3 8 (5.26%) Avionics
3 8 (5.26%) Electronics
4 3 (1.97%) Automotive
4 3 (1.97%) Banking
4 3 (1.97%) Publishing
5 1 (0.66%) Back Office
5 1 (0.66%) Games
5 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.05%) .NET
2 22 (14.47%) HTML
3 21 (13.82%) Web Services
4 20 (13.16%) ASP.NET
5 16 (10.53%) .NET Framework
6 15 (9.87%) WCF
7 12 (7.89%) RESTful
8 11 (7.24%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (7.24%) Entity Framework
9 10 (6.58%) CSS
10 8 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 8 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 8 (5.26%) Gherkin
10 8 (5.26%) MSMQ
10 8 (5.26%) XML
11 7 (4.61%) Spring
12 6 (3.95%) JSP
12 6 (3.95%) NHibernate
12 6 (3.95%) WPF
13 5 (3.29%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.87%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 8 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (5.26%) User Experience
3 6 (3.95%) DTV
4 5 (3.29%) Device Driver
4 5 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.63%) IPTV
5 4 (2.63%) MPEG
5 4 (2.63%) Smartcard
5 4 (2.63%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.32%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.32%) SCADA
6 2 (1.32%) Wiki
7 1 (0.66%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.66%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.66%) Physics
7 1 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.74%) Linux
2 19 (12.50%) Windows
3 8 (5.26%) VxWorks
4 5 (3.29%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (3.29%) Nucleus RTOS
4 5 (3.29%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.66%) Solaris
5 1 (0.66%) Unix
5 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 49 (32.24%) UML
3 44 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (25.00%) Scrum
5 29 (19.08%) OO
6 16 (10.53%) MVC
7 15 (9.87%) Automated Testing
7 15 (9.87%) Requirements Analysis
8 14 (9.21%) Multithreading
9 12 (7.89%) BDD
9 12 (7.89%) OOP
10 11 (7.24%) Time Management
11 10 (6.58%) TDD
11 10 (6.58%) Unit Testing
12 8 (5.26%) E-Commerce
12 8 (5.26%) Kanban
12 8 (5.26%) Programme Management
13 7 (4.61%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (4.61%) Requirements Management
13 7 (4.61%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 75 (49.34%) C++
2 52 (34.21%) C#
3 38 (25.00%) Java
4 32 (21.05%) C
5 30 (19.74%) SQL
6 28 (18.42%) JavaScript
7 14 (9.21%) Ada
8 12 (7.89%) Python
9 11 (7.24%) Embedded C
10 10 (6.58%) Ruby
11 7 (4.61%) Ada 95
11 7 (4.61%) Embedded C++
12 4 (2.63%) Delphi
12 4 (2.63%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.97%) VB
14 2 (1.32%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.32%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.32%) VB6
14 2 (1.32%) VC++
Qualifications
1 41 (26.97%) Security Cleared
2 35 (23.03%) SC Cleared
3 17 (11.18%) Degree
4 4 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.24%) MISRA
2 10 (6.58%) MISRA C
3 9 (5.92%) DO-178B
4 4 (2.63%) OIPF
5 3 (1.97%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.32%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 17 (11.18%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.89%) Oracle
3 5 (3.29%) Luciad
4 4 (2.63%) ESRI
5 3 (1.97%) Borland
5 3 (1.97%) IBM
6 2 (1.32%) Perforce
6 2 (1.32%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.66%) Google
7 1 (0.66%) Serena
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