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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 75 75 46
Rank change year-on-year
0 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 80 43 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.43% 1.83% 3.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 1.99% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 25
Average daily rate
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£400 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £253 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 20 40
Average hourly rate £33.00 £34.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £27.50 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.43 £40.15 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
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
3102 2156 2513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.09% 91.55% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2006 1341 1424
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 186 194
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.45% +3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.28 £33.17 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +8 26 £400 +39.13% 10
Wiltshire -1 22 £410 +31.20% 7
Somerset +4 11 £550 - 6
Gloucestershire -11 10 £475 +7.95% 14
Dorset -9 8 - - 5
Devon -9 1 - - 2
Cornwall - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 124 (82.12%) Software Engineering
2 65 (43.05%) Linux
3 52 (34.44%) C++
3 52 (34.44%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (27.81%) Security Cleared
5 40 (26.49%) C
6 37 (24.50%) HTML
7 35 (23.18%) Java
8 34 (22.52%) JavaScript
9 33 (21.85%) SC Cleared
10 30 (19.87%) Rational DOORS
10 30 (19.87%) UML
10 30 (19.87%) Electronics
11 28 (18.54%) Apache
12 26 (17.22%) Python
13 25 (16.56%) HTML5
13 25 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (15.89%) PHP
14 24 (15.89%) MySQL
15 22 (14.57%) jQuery
15 22 (14.57%) Git (software)
16 21 (13.91%) Zend
16 21 (13.91%) Zend Framework
17 20 (13.25%) CentOS
17 20 (13.25%) PHPUnit
17 20 (13.25%) SQL
17 20 (13.25%) DO-178B
17 20 (13.25%) Doctrine
18 19 (12.58%) Scrum
18 19 (12.58%) Embedded C

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 28 (18.54%) Apache
2 7 (4.64%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.66%) Node.js
3 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.66%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.66%) CMS
3 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Photoshop
1 4 (2.65%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.66%) Windchill
2 1 (0.66%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.66%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.66%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.65%) Amazon S3
1 4 (2.65%) Heroku
1 4 (2.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.65%) TCP/IP
1 4 (2.65%) GSM
1 4 (2.65%) Internet
1 4 (2.65%) SSH
1 4 (2.65%) LTE
2 3 (1.99%) 3G
2 3 (1.99%) DVB
2 3 (1.99%) UMTS
3 2 (1.32%) Wireless
4 1 (0.66%) DLNA
4 1 (0.66%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.66%) Intranet
4 1 (0.66%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.66%) Broadband
4 1 (0.66%) GPRS
4 1 (0.66%) SSL
4 1 (0.66%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.66%) HTTP
4 1 (0.66%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.89%) MySQL
2 6 (3.97%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (3.97%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.65%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.66%) SQLite
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 30 (19.87%) Rational DOORS
2 22 (14.57%) Git (software)
3 20 (13.25%) PHPUnit
4 8 (5.30%) ClearCase
4 8 (5.30%) Eclipse
4 8 (5.30%) GoogleTest
5 6 (3.97%) ClearQuest
5 6 (3.97%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (2.65%) PVCS
6 4 (2.65%) Subversion
6 4 (2.65%) RSpec
6 4 (2.65%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.65%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (2.65%) Sublime Text
7 3 (1.99%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (1.99%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.32%) Ant
8 2 (1.32%) NetBeans
8 2 (1.32%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.66%) Hudson
General
1 30 (19.87%) Electronics
2 18 (11.92%) Finance
2 18 (11.92%) Aerospace
2 18 (11.92%) Avionics
3 11 (7.28%) Automotive
4 10 (6.62%) Telecoms
5 8 (5.30%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.31%) Military
7 3 (1.99%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (24.50%) HTML
2 25 (16.56%) HTML5
3 22 (14.57%) jQuery
4 21 (13.91%) Zend Framework
5 20 (13.25%) Doctrine
6 16 (10.60%) CSS
7 14 (9.27%) Middleware
8 11 (7.28%) JSP
9 9 (5.96%) .NET
10 8 (5.30%) Web Services
10 8 (5.30%) XML
11 7 (4.64%) Spring
12 6 (3.97%) Hibernate
12 6 (3.97%) GWT
12 6 (3.97%) wxWidgets
13 5 (3.31%) Oracle Fusion
14 4 (2.65%) Ruby on Rails
14 4 (2.65%) Ajax
14 4 (2.65%) Backbone.js
14 4 (2.65%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.62%) Device Driver
2 7 (4.64%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (4.64%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.64%) DTV
2 7 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.65%) MPEG
3 4 (2.65%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.65%) CAN bus
4 3 (1.99%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.32%) Physics
5 2 (1.32%) Open Source
5 2 (1.32%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.66%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.66%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.66%) STB
6 1 (0.66%) CCTV
6 1 (0.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.66%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 65 (43.05%) Linux
2 20 (13.25%) CentOS
3 16 (10.60%) Embedded Linux
4 11 (7.28%) Windows
5 6 (3.97%) VxWorks
5 6 (3.97%) Nucleus RTOS
6 4 (2.65%) UNIX
6 4 (2.65%) Android
6 4 (2.65%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (82.12%) Software Engineering
2 52 (34.44%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (19.87%) UML
4 25 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (12.58%) Scrum
6 18 (11.92%) OO
7 16 (10.60%) Mentoring
8 15 (9.93%) Refactoring
9 14 (9.27%) Requirements Analysis
9 14 (9.27%) Automated Testing
9 14 (9.27%) Test Automation
10 13 (8.61%) Test Scripting
10 13 (8.61%) Embedded Software Development
11 12 (7.95%) Integration Testing
11 12 (7.95%) Configuration Management
11 12 (7.95%) Validation
12 10 (6.62%) TDD
12 10 (6.62%) Information Management
13 8 (5.30%) OOP
13 8 (5.30%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 52 (34.44%) C++
2 40 (26.49%) C
3 35 (23.18%) Java
4 34 (22.52%) JavaScript
5 26 (17.22%) Python
6 24 (15.89%) PHP
7 20 (13.25%) SQL
8 19 (12.58%) Embedded C
9 10 (6.62%) C#
10 5 (3.31%) Ruby
10 5 (3.31%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.65%) Perl
11 4 (2.65%) VC++
11 4 (2.65%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.99%) Embedded C++
12 3 (1.99%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.99%) Ada
12 3 (1.99%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.32%) Delphi
13 2 (1.32%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 42 (27.81%) Security Cleared
2 33 (21.85%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.27%) Degree
4 2 (1.32%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.25%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.66%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) Firmware
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (13.91%) Zend
2 14 (9.27%) Google
3 9 (5.96%) Oracle
4 6 (3.97%) IBM
5 4 (2.65%) Borland
6 3 (1.99%) SAP
7 2 (1.32%) Serena
7 2 (1.32%) Wind River
8 1 (0.66%) NorthgateArinso
8 1 (0.66%) Siemens
8 1 (0.66%) HP
8 1 (0.66%) EMC
8 1 (0.66%) Intel
8 1 (0.66%) Software AG
8 1 (0.66%) Sony
8 1 (0.66%) Cognos
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