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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 74 60 49
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 70 49 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.17% 2.21% 3.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.32% 2.38% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 30
Average daily rate
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£360 £308 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.07% +11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £266 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £529 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 49
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -14.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.97 £12.75 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £42.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
3011 2055 2945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.31% 92.86% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1935 1262 1730
Average daily rate £368 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 163 235
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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
Gloucestershire -11 19 £355 - 6
Bristol -9 16 £400 +30.08% 13
Somerset -3 13 £290 +10.47% 11
Dorset +4 11 £275 - 14
Wiltshire -29 5 £361 +15.60% 3
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - - 5
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 133 (93.66%) Software Engineering
2 47 (33.10%) Security Cleared
3 42 (29.58%) C++
4 38 (26.76%) Linux
5 35 (24.65%) C
5 35 (24.65%) DO-178B
6 34 (23.94%) SC Cleared
7 33 (23.24%) Rational DOORS
8 32 (22.54%) Java
8 32 (22.54%) UML
9 24 (16.90%) Avionics
10 23 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (14.08%) PHP
12 19 (13.38%) JavaScript
12 19 (13.38%) HTML
13 18 (12.68%) OO
13 18 (12.68%) Embedded C
14 17 (11.97%) Telecoms
15 16 (11.27%) Scrum
15 16 (11.27%) Configuration Management
16 15 (10.56%) Zend
16 15 (10.56%) Zend Framework
16 15 (10.56%) Integration Testing
17 14 (9.86%) Windows
17 14 (9.86%) C#
17 14 (9.86%) MySQL
17 14 (9.86%) .NET
18 13 (9.15%) OOP
18 13 (9.15%) Apache
18 13 (9.15%) MATLAB

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 13 (9.15%) Apache
2 4 (2.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.70%) CICS
3 1 (0.70%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.70%) Drupal
3 1 (0.70%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.70%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.70%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (6.34%) Simulink
2 4 (2.82%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (2.82%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.70%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.70%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.82%) Amazon S3
1 4 (2.82%) Heroku
1 4 (2.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.82%) GSM
1 4 (2.82%) 3G
1 4 (2.82%) SSH
1 4 (2.82%) LTE
2 3 (2.11%) Internet
2 3 (2.11%) UMTS
2 3 (2.11%) HTTP
3 2 (1.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.41%) DVB
4 1 (0.70%) Wireless
4 1 (0.70%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.70%) 4G
4 1 (0.70%) SSL
4 1 (0.70%) SAN
4 1 (0.70%) Intranet
4 1 (0.70%) SMS
4 1 (0.70%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.70%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.86%) MySQL
2 4 (2.82%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.70%) DB2
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.70%) Big Data
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (23.24%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (6.34%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.34%) PHPUnit
3 5 (3.52%) Eclipse
3 5 (3.52%) LabVIEW
4 4 (2.82%) RSpec
4 4 (2.82%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.82%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (2.82%) Sublime Text
5 3 (2.11%) JIRA
5 3 (2.11%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.41%) Selenium
6 2 (1.41%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.70%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.70%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.70%) MSTest
7 1 (0.70%) Moq
General
1 24 (16.90%) Avionics
2 17 (11.97%) Telecoms
3 12 (8.45%) Aerospace
4 11 (7.75%) Finance
5 10 (7.04%) Electronics
5 10 (7.04%) 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 19 (13.38%) HTML
2 15 (10.56%) Zend Framework
3 14 (9.86%) .NET
4 12 (8.45%) HTML5
5 11 (7.75%) CSS
6 8 (5.63%) Web Services
6 8 (5.63%) Ruby on Rails
6 8 (5.63%) jQuery
7 6 (4.23%) Spring
7 6 (4.23%) REST
8 5 (3.52%) J2EE
9 4 (2.82%) Middleware
9 4 (2.82%) XML
9 4 (2.82%) JSP
9 4 (2.82%) Django
9 4 (2.82%) Backbone.js
9 4 (2.82%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (2.11%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 3 (2.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.04%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (4.93%) DTV
2 7 (4.93%) Device Driver
3 4 (2.82%) Firmware
4 3 (2.11%) Streaming Video
4 3 (2.11%) CAN bus
5 2 (1.41%) IPTV
5 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.41%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.41%) MPEG
6 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.70%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.70%) VSAM
6 1 (0.70%) RIA
6 1 (0.70%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.70%) Open Source
6 1 (0.70%) CCTV
6 1 (0.70%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 38 (26.76%) Linux
2 14 (9.86%) Windows
3 8 (5.63%) CentOS
4 7 (4.93%) UNIX
5 4 (2.82%) VxWorks
5 4 (2.82%) Mac OS
6 3 (2.11%) Nucleus RTOS
6 3 (2.11%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.11%) Android
7 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (93.66%) Software Engineering
2 32 (22.54%) UML
3 23 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (12.68%) OO
5 16 (11.27%) Configuration Management
5 16 (11.27%) Scrum
6 15 (10.56%) Integration Testing
7 13 (9.15%) OOP
7 13 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (9.15%) Change Control
8 11 (7.75%) Requirements Analysis
8 11 (7.75%) Validation
9 9 (6.34%) TDD
10 8 (5.63%) Requirements Management
11 6 (4.23%) Test Scripting
11 6 (4.23%) Embedded Software Development
11 6 (4.23%) Automated Testing
11 6 (4.23%) SysML
12 5 (3.52%) Programme Management
12 5 (3.52%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 42 (29.58%) C++
2 35 (24.65%) C
3 32 (22.54%) Java
4 20 (14.08%) PHP
5 19 (13.38%) JavaScript
6 18 (12.68%) Embedded C
7 14 (9.86%) C#
8 13 (9.15%) MATLAB
9 12 (8.45%) Ruby
10 11 (7.75%) Python
11 7 (4.93%) SQL
12 6 (4.23%) PHP5
13 5 (3.52%) Assembly Language
13 5 (3.52%) Ada
14 3 (2.11%) Delphi
14 3 (2.11%) Perl
14 3 (2.11%) PowerShell
14 3 (2.11%) VC++
15 2 (1.41%) PL/SQL
15 2 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (33.10%) Security Cleared
2 34 (23.94%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.04%) DV Cleared
4 8 (5.63%) Degree
5 1 (0.70%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) ISEB
5 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (24.65%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.11%) vCloud
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.41%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 15 (10.56%) Zend
2 9 (6.34%) IBM
3 5 (3.52%) SAP
4 4 (2.82%) Oracle
4 4 (2.82%) Serena
4 4 (2.82%) Wind River
5 3 (2.11%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.11%) VMware
5 3 (2.11%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.11%) HP
6 1 (0.70%) Intel
6 1 (0.70%) Software AG
6 1 (0.70%) Borland
6 1 (0.70%) QNX
6 1 (0.70%) ESRI
6 1 (0.70%) Cognos
6 1 (0.70%) Cisco
6 1 (0.70%) Coverity
6 1 (0.70%) Telerik
6 1 (0.70%) 3PAR
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