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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 71 83 91
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 73 68 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.62% 2.13% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.75% 2.22% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 28
Median daily rate £418 £355 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.60% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £416 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £372 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.45% +6.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 16
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £37.50 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £43.75 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.50%
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
2652 3057 3162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.05% 95.77% 96.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1744 2073 2029
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 152 230
Median hourly rate £20.13 £20.63 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.42% -1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Gloucestershire +17 26 £425 +46.55% 11
Somerset +24 18 £350 -6.66% 6
Bristol -1 9 £425 +25.00% 8
Wiltshire +3 8 £390 +8.33% 3
Devon +7 4 £480 +17.73% 1
Cornwall - 3 £275 - 1
Dorset -2 2 £325 - 6
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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.

1 121 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 60 (49.59%) C++
3 42 (34.71%) Security Cleared
4 41 (33.88%) C
5 36 (29.75%) Java
6 35 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (28.10%) OO
8 31 (25.62%) C#
9 24 (19.83%) SQL
9 24 (19.83%) UML
9 24 (19.83%) SC Cleared
10 21 (17.36%) Scrum
11 17 (14.05%) Linux
11 17 (14.05%) Embedded C
12 16 (13.22%) Embedded C++
12 16 (13.22%) Python
13 14 (11.57%) Windows
13 14 (11.57%) Rational DOORS
13 14 (11.57%) DV Cleared
14 13 (10.74%) Ada
15 12 (9.92%) Spring
15 12 (9.92%) Aerospace
16 11 (9.09%) JavaScript
16 11 (9.09%) Time Management
17 10 (8.26%) JIRA
17 10 (8.26%) Embedded Systems
17 10 (8.26%) Open Source
17 10 (8.26%) .NET
17 10 (8.26%) Oracle
17 10 (8.26%) DevOps

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 8 (6.61%) Apache
2 6 (4.96%) Confluence
3 5 (4.13%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.31%) CMS
5 3 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.83%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.83%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (6.61%) Simulink
2 5 (4.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.83%) IaaS
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.83%) PaaS
1 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.96%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.65%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.65%) Internet
3 1 (0.83%) AMQP
3 1 (0.83%) LAN
3 1 (0.83%) MQTT
3 1 (0.83%) RS-485
3 1 (0.83%) Skype
3 1 (0.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.79%) Big Data
2 7 (5.79%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.96%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.96%) Neo4j
4 5 (4.13%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.13%) MySQL
4 5 (4.13%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.13%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.13%) OrientDB
5 4 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.65%) Apache Accumulo
6 2 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.83%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (11.57%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (8.26%) JIRA
3 9 (7.44%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (4.13%) Ant
5 5 (4.13%) Bitbucket
6 4 (3.31%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.31%) Maven
6 4 (3.31%) Selenium
7 3 (2.48%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.48%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.48%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.48%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.65%) JUnit
9 1 (0.83%) Gradle
9 1 (0.83%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 12 (9.92%) Aerospace
2 7 (5.79%) Finance
3 6 (4.96%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.13%) Electronics
5 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.65%) Automotive
6 2 (1.65%) Marketing
6 2 (1.65%) Military
7 1 (0.83%) Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.92%) Spring
2 10 (8.26%) .NET
3 7 (5.79%) HTML
4 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.13%) Web Services
5 5 (4.13%) XML
6 4 (3.31%) ADO.NET
6 4 (3.31%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.31%) EJB
6 4 (3.31%) Java EE
6 4 (3.31%) JSF
6 4 (3.31%) JSON
6 4 (3.31%) JSON-LD
6 4 (3.31%) MFC
6 4 (3.31%) OAuth2
6 4 (3.31%) Qt
6 4 (3.31%) RESTful
6 4 (3.31%) SAML
7 3 (2.48%) PyQt
7 3 (2.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.26%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (4.96%) Device Driver
3 5 (4.13%) Wiki
4 4 (3.31%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (3.31%) Semantic Web
4 4 (3.31%) User Experience
5 3 (2.48%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.65%) RIA
6 2 (1.65%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.83%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.83%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.83%) STB
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.05%) Linux
2 14 (11.57%) Windows
3 6 (4.96%) Unix
4 3 (2.48%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (2.48%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.83%) AIX
5 1 (0.83%) CentOS
5 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 35 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (28.10%) OO
4 24 (19.83%) UML
5 21 (17.36%) Scrum
6 11 (9.09%) Time Management
7 10 (8.26%) DevOps
7 10 (8.26%) Open Source
8 7 (5.79%) OOA/OOD
8 7 (5.79%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (5.79%) SDLC
9 6 (4.96%) Multithreading
9 6 (4.96%) OOD
9 6 (4.96%) TDD
10 5 (4.13%) Change Control
10 5 (4.13%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (4.13%) ITIL
10 5 (4.13%) Programme Management
10 5 (4.13%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 60 (49.59%) C++
2 41 (33.88%) C
3 36 (29.75%) Java
4 31 (25.62%) C#
5 24 (19.83%) SQL
6 17 (14.05%) Embedded C
7 16 (13.22%) Embedded C++
7 16 (13.22%) Python
8 13 (10.74%) Ada
9 11 (9.09%) JavaScript
10 7 (5.79%) MATLAB
11 5 (4.13%) Bash Shell
11 5 (4.13%) PL/SQL
11 5 (4.13%) Ruby
11 5 (4.13%) VB.NET
12 4 (3.31%) Delphi
12 4 (3.31%) Scala
13 3 (2.48%) Assembly Language
13 3 (2.48%) Perl
14 2 (1.65%) Lua
Qualifications
1 42 (34.71%) Security Cleared
2 24 (19.83%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.57%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.48%) ISEB
4 3 (2.48%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) DO-178B
2 3 (2.48%) MISRA
3 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.83%) MISRA C
System Software
1 4 (3.31%) Shibboleth
2 3 (2.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.31%) OpenAM
1 4 (3.31%) OpenSSO
1 4 (3.31%) Sun Identity Manager
2 3 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.83%) Ansible
3 1 (0.83%) Kibana
3 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (8.26%) Oracle
2 7 (5.79%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.31%) ForgeRock
3 4 (3.31%) Sun
4 3 (2.48%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.48%) Cloudera
4 3 (2.48%) HP
5 2 (1.65%) Borland
5 2 (1.65%) EMC
5 2 (1.65%) Renesas
5 2 (1.65%) SAP
6 1 (0.83%) Google
6 1 (0.83%) Intel
6 1 (0.83%) Luciad
6 1 (0.83%) Motorola
6 1 (0.83%) Murex
6 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
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