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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 51 74 70
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 106 69 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.24% 2.27% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.47% 2.43% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 23 14
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£360 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £289 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 22 12
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.94 £14.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £38.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +12.67%
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
3058 2837 2001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.37% 93.20% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1958 1853 1220
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 166 137
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.36 £40.00 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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
Somerset +24 35 £225 -43.92% 10
Bristol +15 35 £413 +17.85% 32
Gloucestershire -11 13 £314 -11.61% 22
Wiltshire +3 10 £325 -21.21% 3
Dorset -5 6 £300 +9.09% 5
Devon - 1 - - 7
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

1 171 (91.94%) Software Engineering
2 74 (39.78%) C++
3 67 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (30.65%) Java
5 51 (27.42%) UML
6 45 (24.19%) C
6 45 (24.19%) HTML
6 45 (24.19%) Security Cleared
7 41 (22.04%) C#
8 38 (20.43%) SC Cleared
9 36 (19.35%) JavaScript
10 33 (17.74%) CSS
10 33 (17.74%) Linux
11 32 (17.20%) SQL
11 32 (17.20%) OO
12 30 (16.13%) Scrum
13 27 (14.52%) TDD
13 27 (14.52%) Apache
14 26 (13.98%) Requirements Analysis
14 26 (13.98%) REST
15 24 (12.90%) Git (software)
15 24 (12.90%) .NET
16 23 (12.37%) E-Commerce
17 22 (11.83%) Web Services
17 22 (11.83%) Embedded C
17 22 (11.83%) Rational DOORS
18 21 (11.29%) API Integration
18 21 (11.29%) Objective-C
18 21 (11.29%) Aerospace
18 21 (11.29%) JSP

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 27 (14.52%) Apache
2 18 (9.68%) Tomcat
3 12 (6.45%) Node.js
4 2 (1.08%) Confluence
5 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.54%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (1.61%) MS Office
2 2 (1.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.76%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.23%) 3G
2 6 (3.23%) IPsec
3 5 (2.69%) VoIP
4 3 (1.61%) WAN
4 3 (1.61%) HTTP
4 3 (1.61%) ATM
4 3 (1.61%) LAN
5 2 (1.08%) 2G
5 2 (1.08%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.08%) DVB
5 2 (1.08%) X.509
5 2 (1.08%) Wireless
5 2 (1.08%) Broadband
5 2 (1.08%) GPRS
5 2 (1.08%) GSM
6 1 (0.54%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.84%) MySQL
3 3 (1.61%) SQLite
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.08%) Big Data
4 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 22 (11.83%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (7.53%) Visual Studio
4 9 (4.84%) Eclipse
5 8 (4.30%) PHPUnit
6 5 (2.69%) Subversion
6 5 (2.69%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.15%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (1.61%) ClearCase
8 3 (1.61%) JIRA
8 3 (1.61%) ClearQuest
9 2 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.08%) Selenium
10 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Blend
10 1 (0.54%) Maven
10 1 (0.54%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.54%) GDB
10 1 (0.54%) WiX
10 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (11.29%) Aerospace
2 12 (6.45%) Finance
3 10 (5.38%) Electronics
4 8 (4.30%) Automotive
5 7 (3.76%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.23%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.08%) Avionics
8 1 (0.54%) Military
8 1 (0.54%) Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (24.19%) HTML
2 33 (17.74%) CSS
3 26 (13.98%) REST
4 24 (12.90%) .NET
5 22 (11.83%) Web Services
6 21 (11.29%) JSP
7 20 (10.75%) HTML5
8 17 (9.14%) Spring
9 16 (8.60%) ASP.NET
10 14 (7.53%) Apache Camel
11 12 (6.45%) jQuery
12 11 (5.91%) Apache CXF
12 11 (5.91%) JSON
12 11 (5.91%) Cocoa
12 11 (5.91%) Cocoa Touch
13 10 (5.38%) Android SDK
14 8 (4.30%) Doctrine
14 8 (4.30%) Zend Framework
15 6 (3.23%) XML
16 5 (2.69%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.30%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.30%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (3.76%) DTV
4 3 (1.61%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.61%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.08%) IPTV
5 2 (1.08%) MPEG
5 2 (1.08%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.08%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.08%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.54%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.54%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.54%) SystemC
6 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.74%) Linux
2 20 (10.75%) Windows
3 11 (5.91%) Apple iOS
4 10 (5.38%) Android
5 8 (4.30%) CentOS
5 8 (4.30%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (2.15%) Windows CE
7 2 (1.08%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.54%) UNIX
8 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.54%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (91.94%) Software Engineering
2 67 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (27.42%) UML
4 32 (17.20%) OO
5 30 (16.13%) Scrum
6 27 (14.52%) TDD
7 26 (13.98%) Requirements Analysis
8 23 (12.37%) E-Commerce
9 21 (11.29%) API Integration
10 20 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (9.68%) Information Management
11 18 (9.68%) Web Development
12 15 (8.06%) Time Management
13 13 (6.99%) Configuration Management
14 11 (5.91%) Embedded Software Development
14 11 (5.91%) iOS Development
15 10 (5.38%) Android Development
15 10 (5.38%) Integration Testing
15 10 (5.38%) Automated Testing
16 9 (4.84%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 74 (39.78%) C++
2 57 (30.65%) Java
3 45 (24.19%) C
4 41 (22.04%) C#
5 36 (19.35%) JavaScript
6 32 (17.20%) SQL
7 22 (11.83%) Embedded C
8 21 (11.29%) Objective-C
9 16 (8.60%) Python
10 11 (5.91%) Ada
10 11 (5.91%) Apple Swift
11 9 (4.84%) PHP
12 7 (3.76%) Embedded C++
12 7 (3.76%) VB.NET
13 6 (3.23%) PL/SQL
14 4 (2.15%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.61%) Perl
16 2 (1.08%) Tcl
17 1 (0.54%) MATLAB
17 1 (0.54%) VC++
Qualifications
1 45 (24.19%) Security Cleared
2 38 (20.43%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.45%) Degree
4 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.08%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.76%) DO-178B
2 3 (1.61%) DO-254
2 3 (1.61%) TickIT
2 3 (1.61%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (1.61%) Firmware
2 2 (1.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.54%) GPFS
3 1 (0.54%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 2 (1.08%) Puppet
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (7.53%) Luciad
2 9 (4.84%) Serena
3 8 (4.30%) Zend
3 8 (4.30%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.23%) Oracle
5 3 (1.61%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.61%) Google
6 2 (1.08%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.08%) VMware
6 2 (1.08%) HP
6 2 (1.08%) Dell
7 1 (0.54%) Borland
7 1 (0.54%) Wind River
7 1 (0.54%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.54%) QNX
7 1 (0.54%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.54%) SAP
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe
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Posted: 20 days ago
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