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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 69 59 54
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 80 50 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.37% 2.36% 3.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 2.55% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 32
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £253 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £370 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 38
Average hourly rate £35.63 £34.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.77% -8.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £12.75 £32.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.80 £43.25
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
3166 1959 2802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.78% 92.36% 93.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2060 1252 1589
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 168 243
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.70% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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
Bristol -8 29 £400 +30.08% 31
Dorset +2 15 £450 +150.00% 6
Wiltshire -20 11 £413 +33.06% 6
Somerset -2 10 £290 +13.17% 16
Gloucestershire -14 8 £300 - 16
Cornwall - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 2
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (89.26%) Software Engineering
2 57 (38.26%) Linux
3 48 (32.21%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (30.20%) C++
5 44 (29.53%) Security Cleared
6 40 (26.85%) C
7 36 (24.16%) SC Cleared
8 32 (21.48%) UML
9 31 (20.81%) HTML
9 31 (20.81%) Java
9 31 (20.81%) DO-178B
10 30 (20.13%) JavaScript
11 29 (19.46%) Rational DOORS
12 26 (17.45%) Avionics
13 24 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (16.11%) PHP
14 23 (15.44%) Apache
15 21 (14.09%) Embedded C
15 21 (14.09%) MySQL
15 21 (14.09%) HTML5
16 20 (13.42%) Zend
16 20 (13.42%) Zend Framework
17 19 (12.75%) jQuery
18 17 (11.41%) CentOS
18 17 (11.41%) PHPUnit
18 17 (11.41%) Finance
18 17 (11.41%) Scrum
18 17 (11.41%) OO
19 16 (10.74%) Electronics
19 16 (10.74%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 23 (15.44%) Apache
2 5 (3.36%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.67%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.67%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.67%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.03%) Simulink
2 4 (2.68%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (2.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.67%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.67%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.68%) Amazon S3
1 4 (2.68%) Heroku
1 4 (2.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.36%) Internet
2 4 (2.68%) 3G
2 4 (2.68%) SSH
2 4 (2.68%) GSM
2 4 (2.68%) LTE
3 3 (2.01%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.01%) UMTS
4 2 (1.34%) DVB
5 1 (0.67%) Wireless
5 1 (0.67%) HTTP
5 1 (0.67%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.67%) VPN
5 1 (0.67%) SSL
5 1 (0.67%) Intranet
5 1 (0.67%) SMS
5 1 (0.67%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.67%) GPRS
5 1 (0.67%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.09%) MySQL
2 6 (4.03%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (4.03%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.68%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.67%) Big Data
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 29 (19.46%) Rational DOORS
2 17 (11.41%) PHPUnit
3 16 (10.74%) Git (software)
4 7 (4.70%) Eclipse
5 5 (3.36%) ClearCase
6 4 (2.68%) Subversion
6 4 (2.68%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.68%) PVCS
6 4 (2.68%) RSpec
6 4 (2.68%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (2.68%) Sublime Text
6 4 (2.68%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.01%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (2.01%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.34%) Selenium
8 2 (1.34%) NetBeans
8 2 (1.34%) Ant
8 2 (1.34%) ClearQuest
8 2 (1.34%) LabVIEW
8 2 (1.34%) GoogleTest
General
1 26 (17.45%) Avionics
2 17 (11.41%) Finance
3 16 (10.74%) Electronics
4 15 (10.07%) Aerospace
5 10 (6.71%) Automotive
5 10 (6.71%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.36%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.36%) Military
7 4 (2.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.81%) HTML
2 21 (14.09%) HTML5
3 20 (13.42%) Zend Framework
4 19 (12.75%) jQuery
5 14 (9.40%) .NET
5 14 (9.40%) CSS
6 12 (8.05%) Middleware
7 9 (6.04%) Web Services
8 8 (5.37%) XML
9 7 (4.70%) Spring
10 6 (4.03%) JSP
10 6 (4.03%) wxWidgets
11 5 (3.36%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (3.36%) REST
12 4 (2.68%) Backbone.js
12 4 (2.68%) Ajax
12 4 (2.68%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (2.68%) J2EE
12 4 (2.68%) AngularJS
13 3 (2.01%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.72%) Device Driver
2 12 (8.05%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (4.70%) DTV
4 6 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.68%) Streaming Video
5 4 (2.68%) CAN bus
5 4 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.01%) MPEG
7 2 (1.34%) Physics
7 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.67%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.67%) Chemistry
8 1 (0.67%) RIA
8 1 (0.67%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.67%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.67%) Open Source
8 1 (0.67%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.67%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 57 (38.26%) Linux
2 17 (11.41%) CentOS
3 12 (8.05%) Embedded Linux
4 10 (6.71%) Windows
5 7 (4.70%) VxWorks
6 6 (4.03%) Nucleus RTOS
7 5 (3.36%) UNIX
8 4 (2.68%) Android
8 4 (2.68%) Mac OS
9 3 (2.01%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (89.26%) Software Engineering
2 48 (32.21%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (21.48%) UML
4 24 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (11.41%) OO
5 17 (11.41%) Scrum
6 14 (9.40%) Validation
7 13 (8.72%) Configuration Management
7 13 (8.72%) Integration Testing
8 12 (8.05%) Automated Testing
8 12 (8.05%) Refactoring
8 12 (8.05%) Mentoring
9 11 (7.38%) Embedded Software Development
9 11 (7.38%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (6.71%) TDD
10 10 (6.71%) OOP
10 10 (6.71%) Change Control
11 8 (5.37%) Test Scripting
11 8 (5.37%) Requirements Management
12 7 (4.70%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 45 (30.20%) C++
2 40 (26.85%) C
3 31 (20.81%) Java
4 30 (20.13%) JavaScript
5 24 (16.11%) PHP
6 21 (14.09%) Embedded C
7 14 (9.40%) SQL
8 13 (8.72%) C#
9 12 (8.05%) Python
10 7 (4.70%) MATLAB
11 6 (4.03%) VC++
12 5 (3.36%) Ruby
12 5 (3.36%) Ada
12 5 (3.36%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.68%) Embedded C++
13 4 (2.68%) Assembly Language
14 3 (2.01%) Delphi
14 3 (2.01%) VB.NET
15 2 (1.34%) PHP5
15 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 44 (29.53%) Security Cleared
2 36 (24.16%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.71%) Degree
4 2 (1.34%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.34%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.67%) ISEB
5 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (20.81%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.68%) Firmware
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 20 (13.42%) Zend
2 9 (6.04%) Oracle
3 6 (4.03%) IBM
4 4 (2.68%) SAP
4 4 (2.68%) Google
5 3 (2.01%) Wind River
6 2 (1.34%) Serena
7 1 (0.67%) Cognos
7 1 (0.67%) NorthgateArinso
7 1 (0.67%) Coverity
7 1 (0.67%) EMC
7 1 (0.67%) Intel
7 1 (0.67%) Software AG
7 1 (0.67%) Siemens
7 1 (0.67%) Sony
7 1 (0.67%) QNX
7 1 (0.67%) ESRI
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