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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 87 71 79
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 51 75 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.73% 2.42% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 2.52% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 35 22
Median daily rate £338 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £275 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 25
Median hourly rate £42.13 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.88% +4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £32.54 £34.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.55 £55.00 £42.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.35 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.87% -
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
2813 2971 2847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.39% 95.84% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1818 1920 1850
Median daily rate £365 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 199 183
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Somerset +2 16 £375 +66.66% 11
Bristol -5 13 £338 -18.18% 6
Gloucestershire -8 6 £425 +40.49% 12
Dorset -6 5 £313 +4.16% 5
Wiltshire -7 5 £310 -4.61% 2
Devon +6 4 - - 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 151 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 92 (60.93%) C++
3 58 (38.41%) Java
4 56 (37.09%) C
5 55 (36.42%) UML
5 55 (36.42%) Security Cleared
6 45 (29.80%) SC Cleared
7 39 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (24.50%) Linux
9 34 (22.52%) OO
10 28 (18.54%) Aerospace
11 25 (16.56%) Rational DOORS
12 22 (14.57%) Scrum
12 22 (14.57%) Ada
13 19 (12.58%) C#
13 19 (12.58%) Visual Studio
14 16 (10.60%) SQL
14 16 (10.60%) Spring
15 14 (9.27%) Rational Rhapsody
15 14 (9.27%) SDLC
15 14 (9.27%) Web Services
16 13 (8.61%) JavaScript
17 12 (7.95%) VxWorks
17 12 (7.95%) Device Driver
17 12 (7.95%) Subversion
17 12 (7.95%) Requirements Analysis
17 12 (7.95%) Test Scripting
17 12 (7.95%) MISRA
18 11 (7.28%) MFC
18 11 (7.28%) STL

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 (6.62%) Apache
2 9 (5.96%) Confluence
3 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.66%) CMS
4 1 (0.66%) GemFire
Applications
1 4 (2.65%) FrameMaker
1 4 (2.65%) MS Office
2 3 (1.99%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.99%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) GitHub
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.96%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.30%) Wireless
3 7 (4.64%) Broadband
4 3 (1.99%) ASN.1
4 3 (1.99%) Bluetooth
5 2 (1.32%) DVB
5 2 (1.32%) HbbTV
5 2 (1.32%) Internet
6 1 (0.66%) Modbus
6 1 (0.66%) Profibus
6 1 (0.66%) RS-232
6 1 (0.66%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.62%) Big Data
1 10 (6.62%) MySQL
2 8 (5.30%) Neo4j
3 7 (4.64%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.64%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.97%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.97%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.31%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.31%) OrientDB
6 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (16.56%) Rational DOORS
2 19 (12.58%) Visual Studio
3 14 (9.27%) Rational Rhapsody
4 12 (7.95%) Subversion
5 10 (6.62%) JIRA
6 8 (5.30%) Jenkins
7 7 (4.64%) Git (software)
8 6 (3.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (3.97%) Bitbucket
8 6 (3.97%) Eclipse
9 5 (3.31%) GDB
10 4 (2.65%) NetBeans
11 3 (1.99%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.32%) CppUnit
12 2 (1.32%) GCC
12 2 (1.32%) JUnit
12 2 (1.32%) MSTest
13 1 (0.66%) ClearCase
13 1 (0.66%) Mockito
13 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (18.54%) Aerospace
2 7 (4.64%) Military
3 6 (3.97%) Finance
4 5 (3.31%) Avionics
4 5 (3.31%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.65%) Automotive
5 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.99%) Electronics
6 3 (1.99%) Games
7 1 (0.66%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.60%) Spring
2 14 (9.27%) Web Services
3 11 (7.28%) MFC
3 11 (7.28%) STL
4 8 (5.30%) HTML
4 8 (5.30%) XML
5 7 (4.64%) CSS
5 7 (4.64%) Java EE
5 7 (4.64%) RESTful
6 6 (3.97%) .NET
6 6 (3.97%) Apache Camel
6 6 (3.97%) Apache CXF
6 6 (3.97%) Middleware
7 5 (3.31%) EJB
7 5 (3.31%) JSF
8 4 (2.65%) JSON
8 4 (2.65%) JSON-LD
8 4 (2.65%) OAuth2
9 3 (1.99%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.99%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.95%) Device Driver
2 8 (5.30%) User Experience
3 6 (3.97%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.97%) Wiki
4 5 (3.31%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (3.31%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (2.65%) Cybercrime
5 4 (2.65%) Semantic Web
6 3 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.32%) DTV
7 2 (1.32%) IPTV
7 2 (1.32%) MPEG
7 2 (1.32%) Replication
7 2 (1.32%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.66%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.66%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.66%) SCADA
8 1 (0.66%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.66%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 37 (24.50%) Linux
2 12 (7.95%) VxWorks
3 10 (6.62%) Windows
4 7 (4.64%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (3.97%) Nucleus RTOS
6 4 (2.65%) Unix
7 3 (1.99%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.99%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.66%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 55 (36.42%) UML
3 39 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (22.52%) OO
5 22 (14.57%) Scrum
6 14 (9.27%) SDLC
7 12 (7.95%) Requirements Analysis
7 12 (7.95%) Test Scripting
8 10 (6.62%) DevOps
8 10 (6.62%) OOD
8 10 (6.62%) Open Source
8 10 (6.62%) Time Management
9 9 (5.96%) Unit Testing
10 8 (5.30%) Embedded Software Development
11 7 (4.64%) Requirements Management
11 7 (4.64%) Software Testing
12 6 (3.97%) Information Management
12 6 (3.97%) Integration Testing
12 6 (3.97%) Multithreading
12 6 (3.97%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 92 (60.93%) C++
2 58 (38.41%) Java
3 56 (37.09%) C
4 22 (14.57%) Ada
5 19 (12.58%) C#
6 16 (10.60%) SQL
7 13 (8.61%) JavaScript
8 11 (7.28%) Embedded C++
8 11 (7.28%) Python
9 10 (6.62%) Embedded C
10 9 (5.96%) Ada 95
11 8 (5.30%) MATLAB
12 7 (4.64%) Ruby
13 6 (3.97%) PL/SQL
13 6 (3.97%) Scala
13 6 (3.97%) VC++
14 4 (2.65%) Delphi
14 4 (2.65%) Groovy
14 4 (2.65%) VB.NET
15 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (36.42%) Security Cleared
2 45 (29.80%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.96%) DV Cleared
4 8 (5.30%) Degree
5 5 (3.31%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.95%) MISRA
2 10 (6.62%) MISRA C
3 9 (5.96%) DO-178B
4 6 (3.97%) ISO 9001
5 5 (3.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.32%) OIPF
6 2 (1.32%) SLA
7 1 (0.66%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.66%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.66%) QA
7 1 (0.66%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Docker
1 1 (0.66%) Firmware
1 1 (0.66%) Shibboleth
1 1 (0.66%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) OpenAM
2 1 (0.66%) Ansible
2 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.66%) Mesos
2 1 (0.66%) OpenSSO
2 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.66%) Puppet
2 1 (0.66%) Sun Identity Manager
2 1 (0.66%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 10 (6.62%) Oracle
2 9 (5.96%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.97%) Luciad
4 5 (3.31%) Perforce
5 3 (1.99%) Serena
6 2 (1.32%) Broadcom
6 2 (1.32%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.66%) Google
7 1 (0.66%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.66%) Sun
7 1 (0.66%) VMware
7 1 (0.66%) Wonderware
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