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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 79 60 51
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 71 46 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.13% 2.06% 3.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 2.21% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 36
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£375 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £251 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £325 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 39
Average hourly rate £35.63 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £12.75 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £41.90 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
3111 2078 2873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.48% 92.93% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2018 1324 1678
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 166 244
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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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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
Bristol +2 20 £400 +30.08% 14
Dorset +6 14 £363 +101.38% 8
Somerset -4 12 £290 +13.17% 10
Gloucestershire -13 12 £350 - 6
Wiltshire -21 5 £361 +17.47% 7
Cornwall - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 3
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 132 (92.96%) Software Engineering
2 47 (33.10%) Security Cleared
3 46 (32.39%) Linux
4 44 (30.99%) C++
5 41 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (26.76%) C
7 36 (25.35%) SC Cleared
7 36 (25.35%) DO-178B
8 35 (24.65%) Rational DOORS
9 33 (23.24%) Java
10 32 (22.54%) UML
11 24 (16.90%) Embedded C
11 24 (16.90%) Avionics
12 23 (16.20%) JavaScript
12 23 (16.20%) HTML
13 20 (14.08%) PHP
14 19 (13.38%) OO
15 18 (12.68%) Apache
16 17 (11.97%) Configuration Management
16 17 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (11.27%) Integration Testing
17 16 (11.27%) HTML5
17 16 (11.27%) Zend
17 16 (11.27%) Zend Framework
17 16 (11.27%) Scrum
17 16 (11.27%) MySQL
18 15 (10.56%) .NET
19 14 (9.86%) Finance
19 14 (9.86%) Git (software)
19 14 (9.86%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 18 (12.68%) Apache
2 5 (3.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.70%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.70%) Drupal
3 1 (0.70%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (0.70%) CICS
3 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.70%) IIS
3 1 (0.70%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 9 (6.34%) Simulink
2 4 (2.82%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (2.82%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.70%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.70%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.82%) Heroku
1 4 (2.82%) Amazon S3
1 4 (2.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.82%) Internet
1 4 (2.82%) 3G
1 4 (2.82%) GSM
1 4 (2.82%) SSH
1 4 (2.82%) LTE
2 3 (2.11%) UMTS
3 2 (1.41%) DVB
3 2 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.70%) 4G
4 1 (0.70%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.70%) SSL
4 1 (0.70%) SMS
4 1 (0.70%) HTTP
4 1 (0.70%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.70%) GPRS
4 1 (0.70%) Wireless
4 1 (0.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.27%) MySQL
2 4 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.82%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.70%) Big Data
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.70%) DB2
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 35 (24.65%) Rational DOORS
2 14 (9.86%) Git (software)
3 13 (9.15%) PHPUnit
4 6 (4.23%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.82%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.82%) RSpec
5 4 (2.82%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (2.82%) Sublime Text
6 3 (2.11%) JIRA
6 3 (2.11%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.41%) LabVIEW
7 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.41%) Subversion
7 2 (1.41%) Selenium
8 1 (0.70%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.70%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.70%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.70%) MSTest
8 1 (0.70%) Moq
General
1 24 (16.90%) Avionics
2 14 (9.86%) Finance
3 13 (9.15%) Aerospace
3 13 (9.15%) Telecoms
4 12 (8.45%) Electronics
5 11 (7.75%) Automotive
6 6 (4.23%) Manufacturing
7 5 (3.52%) Marketing
8 3 (2.11%) Military
9 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.20%) HTML
2 16 (11.27%) HTML5
2 16 (11.27%) Zend Framework
3 15 (10.56%) .NET
4 12 (8.45%) jQuery
5 11 (7.75%) CSS
6 8 (5.63%) Web Services
7 7 (4.93%) Spring
8 6 (4.23%) REST
8 6 (4.23%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (3.52%) wxWidgets
9 5 (3.52%) JSP
9 5 (3.52%) J2EE
10 4 (2.82%) Middleware
10 4 (2.82%) XML
10 4 (2.82%) Java EE
10 4 (2.82%) Backbone.js
10 4 (2.82%) AngularJS
11 3 (2.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (2.11%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.75%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (6.34%) Device Driver
3 7 (4.93%) DTV
3 7 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.11%) CAN bus
4 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.11%) Streaming Video
4 3 (2.11%) Firmware
5 2 (1.41%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.41%) MPEG
5 2 (1.41%) IPTV
6 1 (0.70%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.70%) Open Source
6 1 (0.70%) RIA
6 1 (0.70%) Chemistry
6 1 (0.70%) CCTV
6 1 (0.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.70%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.70%) VSAM
6 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 46 (32.39%) Linux
2 12 (8.45%) Windows
2 12 (8.45%) CentOS
3 8 (5.63%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (4.23%) UNIX
5 4 (2.82%) VxWorks
5 4 (2.82%) Android
5 4 (2.82%) Mac OS
6 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.11%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (92.96%) Software Engineering
2 41 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (22.54%) UML
4 19 (13.38%) OO
5 17 (11.97%) Configuration Management
5 17 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (11.27%) Integration Testing
6 16 (11.27%) Scrum
7 14 (9.86%) Change Control
8 13 (9.15%) OOP
9 12 (8.45%) Validation
9 12 (8.45%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (7.04%) TDD
11 9 (6.34%) Automated Testing
11 9 (6.34%) Mentoring
12 8 (5.63%) Refactoring
12 8 (5.63%) Requirements Management
13 7 (4.93%) Embedded Software Development
14 6 (4.23%) SysML
14 6 (4.23%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.99%) C++
2 38 (26.76%) C
3 33 (23.24%) Java
4 24 (16.90%) Embedded C
5 23 (16.20%) JavaScript
6 20 (14.08%) PHP
7 13 (9.15%) C#
8 10 (7.04%) Python
8 10 (7.04%) MATLAB
9 8 (5.63%) Ruby
10 7 (4.93%) SQL
11 6 (4.23%) Ada
11 6 (4.23%) VC++
12 5 (3.52%) Assembly Language
13 4 (2.82%) Embedded C++
14 3 (2.11%) PHP5
14 3 (2.11%) VB.NET
14 3 (2.11%) Delphi
14 3 (2.11%) Perl
15 2 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (33.10%) Security Cleared
2 36 (25.35%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.63%) Degree
3 8 (5.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.70%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (25.35%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) vCloud
1 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.70%) SCOrch
1 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (11.27%) Zend
2 9 (6.34%) IBM
3 5 (3.52%) Oracle
3 5 (3.52%) SAP
4 4 (2.82%) Serena
4 4 (2.82%) Wind River
5 3 (2.11%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.41%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.70%) Coverity
7 1 (0.70%) NorthgateArinso
7 1 (0.70%) Telerik
7 1 (0.70%) HP
7 1 (0.70%) Intel
7 1 (0.70%) Software AG
7 1 (0.70%) Cognos
7 1 (0.70%) VMware
7 1 (0.70%) Siemens
7 1 (0.70%) QNX
7 1 (0.70%) ESRI
7 1 (0.70%) Sony
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Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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