The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
England / South West
Rank 73 72 83
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 67 81 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.47% 2.71% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 2.81% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 11
Median daily rate £425 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £299 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 40 29
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.63 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.57% +15.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £39.75 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £44.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.63 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-2.57% +14.80%

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
2577 2878 3075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.02% 96.16% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1675 1912 1943
Median daily rate £385 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 167 157
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +2 21 £350 +9.80% 13
Gloucestershire -5 11 £433 +8.12% 5
Bristol -6 10 £425 +30.76% 16
Devon 0 8 £480 +37.56% 3
Wiltshire +5 7 £390 +8.33% 8
Dorset -3 1 £328 - 8
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 140 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 76 (54.29%) C++
3 52 (37.14%) C
3 52 (37.14%) C#
3 52 (37.14%) Security Cleared
4 46 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (30.71%) Java
6 36 (25.71%) UML
7 35 (25.00%) OO
8 32 (22.86%) SC Cleared
9 30 (21.43%) Scrum
10 25 (17.86%) SQL
11 24 (17.14%) Linux
12 23 (16.43%) Embedded C
13 20 (14.29%) Python
13 20 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
14 19 (13.57%) Time Management
15 17 (12.14%) Embedded C++
15 17 (12.14%) JavaScript
16 15 (10.71%) Windows
17 14 (10.00%) .NET
18 13 (9.29%) DV Cleared
19 12 (8.57%) HTML
19 12 (8.57%) Oracle
19 12 (8.57%) Ada
20 11 (7.86%) Spring
20 11 (7.86%) JIRA
21 10 (7.14%) Multithreading
21 10 (7.14%) Eclipse
21 10 (7.14%) Aerospace

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.71%) Apache
2 5 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.86%) CMS
3 4 (2.86%) Confluence
3 4 (2.86%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.14%) Apache Pig
4 3 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.14%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Simulink
2 5 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) IaaS
1 3 (2.14%) PaaS
1 3 (2.14%) SaaS
2 1 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.43%) Bluetooth
1 9 (6.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.14%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.71%) Internet
3 1 (0.71%) LAN
3 1 (0.71%) RS-485
3 1 (0.71%) Skype
3 1 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.29%) Big Data
3 6 (4.29%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.86%) MySQL
6 3 (2.14%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.14%) OrientDB
7 2 (1.43%) Apache Accumulo
7 2 (1.43%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.43%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.43%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.71%) DB2
8 1 (0.71%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (7.86%) JIRA
3 10 (7.14%) Eclipse
4 9 (6.43%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 7 (5.00%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (4.29%) Ant
6 6 (4.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (4.29%) Maven
7 5 (3.57%) Selenium
8 4 (2.86%) GDB
8 4 (2.86%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.14%) Bitbucket
9 3 (2.14%) JUnit
9 3 (2.14%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.14%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (2.14%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.43%) NetBeans
11 1 (0.71%) jMock
11 1 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 10 (7.14%) Aerospace
2 7 (5.00%) Finance
2 7 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.57%) Electronics
3 5 (3.57%) Military
4 3 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.43%) Automotive
5 2 (1.43%) Banking
5 2 (1.43%) Games
5 2 (1.43%) Marketing
6 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.71%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.00%) .NET
2 12 (8.57%) HTML
3 11 (7.86%) Spring
4 9 (6.43%) ASP.NET
5 7 (5.00%) CSS
5 7 (5.00%) XML
6 6 (4.29%) AngularJS
6 6 (4.29%) Hibernate
7 5 (3.57%) EJB
7 5 (3.57%) JSP
7 5 (3.57%) MFC
7 5 (3.57%) Qt
7 5 (3.57%) REST
8 4 (2.86%) ADO.NET
8 4 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (2.86%) Java EE
8 4 (2.86%) Web Services
9 3 (2.14%) React
9 3 (2.14%) RESTful
9 3 (2.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.71%) Device Driver
2 7 (5.00%) User Experience
3 5 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (3.57%) RIA
4 3 (2.14%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.14%) Wiki
5 2 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.71%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.71%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.71%) STB
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.14%) Linux
2 15 (10.71%) Windows
3 6 (4.29%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (4.29%) Unix
4 2 (1.43%) Android
4 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.43%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (0.71%) AIX
5 1 (0.71%) CentOS
5 1 (0.71%) OpenWrt
5 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 46 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (25.71%) UML
4 35 (25.00%) OO
5 30 (21.43%) Scrum
6 19 (13.57%) Time Management
7 10 (7.14%) Multithreading
8 9 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (6.43%) SDLC
9 8 (5.71%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.71%) DevOps
10 7 (5.00%) Change Control
10 7 (5.00%) Open Source
10 7 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (5.00%) Software Delivery
10 7 (5.00%) TDD
10 7 (5.00%) Validation
11 6 (4.29%) Integration Testing
11 6 (4.29%) Programme Management
11 6 (4.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (54.29%) C++
2 52 (37.14%) C
2 52 (37.14%) C#
3 43 (30.71%) Java
4 25 (17.86%) SQL
5 23 (16.43%) Embedded C
6 20 (14.29%) Python
7 17 (12.14%) Embedded C++
7 17 (12.14%) JavaScript
8 12 (8.57%) Ada
9 8 (5.71%) MATLAB
10 5 (3.57%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.57%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.86%) Lua
12 3 (2.14%) Assembly Language
12 3 (2.14%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.14%) Ruby
12 3 (2.14%) Scala
13 2 (1.43%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (37.14%) Security Cleared
2 32 (22.86%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.29%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.14%) ISEB
5 3 (2.14%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) DO-178B
1 4 (2.86%) MISRA
2 3 (2.14%) MISRA C
3 2 (1.43%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (2.14%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) BusyBox
2 1 (0.71%) Firmware
2 1 (0.71%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 3 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.71%) Ansible
2 1 (0.71%) Kibana
2 1 (0.71%) OpenAM
2 1 (0.71%) OpenSSO
2 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.71%) Puppet
2 1 (0.71%) Sun Identity Manager
Vendors
1 12 (8.57%) Oracle
2 5 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.86%) Serena
4 3 (2.14%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.14%) Cloudera
4 3 (2.14%) EMC
4 3 (2.14%) HP
5 2 (1.43%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (1.43%) Freescale
5 2 (1.43%) Renesas
5 2 (1.43%) SAP
5 2 (1.43%) Wind River
6 1 (0.71%) BEA
6 1 (0.71%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.71%) Google
6 1 (0.71%) IBM
6 1 (0.71%) Intel
6 1 (0.71%) Luciad
6 1 (0.71%) Motorola
6 1 (0.71%) Sun
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