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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 66 98 59
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 83 40 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.67% 1.38% 3.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.85% 1.50% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 35
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£300 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £350 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 9 26
Average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £12.65 £32.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.49 £40.00 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
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
2914 2668 2281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.58% 92.35% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1821 1579 1382
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 155 160
Average hourly rate £20.25 £17.00 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.11% +11.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 -3 23 £405 - 7
Somerset - 16 £275 - 16
Dorset +10 14 £255 - 8
Bristol -5 12 £325 -3.70% 23
Wiltshire +11 10 £328 +0.76% 8
Devon - 5 - - 6
Cornwall - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 135 (84.91%) Software Engineering
2 64 (40.25%) C++
3 52 (32.70%) C
3 52 (32.70%) Linux
4 45 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (26.42%) Java
6 35 (22.01%) HTML
6 35 (22.01%) Security Cleared
7 34 (21.38%) UML
8 33 (20.75%) JavaScript
9 31 (19.50%) C#
10 30 (18.87%) Python
11 27 (16.98%) Electronics
11 27 (16.98%) Rational DOORS
12 25 (15.72%) .NET
13 24 (15.09%) Embedded C
13 24 (15.09%) SC Cleared
14 23 (14.47%) jQuery
15 22 (13.84%) SQL
15 22 (13.84%) Windows
16 21 (13.21%) Embedded Software Development
17 20 (12.58%) MySQL
17 20 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
18 18 (11.32%) Apache
19 17 (10.69%) OO
19 17 (10.69%) PHP
19 17 (10.69%) Finance
19 17 (10.69%) HTML5
19 17 (10.69%) Git (software)
19 17 (10.69%) Google

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 18 (11.32%) Apache
2 2 (1.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) CMS
3 1 (0.63%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.63%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.77%) 3G
2 5 (3.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.52%) IPsec
4 3 (1.89%) DVB
4 3 (1.89%) Internet
4 3 (1.89%) ASN.1
5 2 (1.26%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.26%) GPRS
5 2 (1.26%) GSM
5 2 (1.26%) 2G
6 1 (0.63%) Wireless
6 1 (0.63%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.63%) DLNA
6 1 (0.63%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.58%) MySQL
2 12 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.14%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.26%) SQLite
4 2 (1.26%) MS Access
4 2 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (16.98%) Rational DOORS
2 17 (10.69%) Git (software)
3 16 (10.06%) PHPUnit
4 15 (9.43%) Visual Studio
5 10 (6.29%) Rational Rhapsody
6 9 (5.66%) ClearCase
6 9 (5.66%) ClearQuest
6 9 (5.66%) Subversion
7 8 (5.03%) GoogleTest
8 3 (1.89%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (1.89%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.89%) PVCS
9 2 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.26%) Toad
9 2 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.26%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.63%) Ant
10 1 (0.63%) Maven
10 1 (0.63%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 27 (16.98%) Electronics
2 17 (10.69%) Finance
3 16 (10.06%) Aerospace
4 13 (8.18%) Automotive
5 10 (6.29%) Avionics
6 8 (5.03%) Manufacturing
7 7 (4.40%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.52%) Military
9 3 (1.89%) Billing
10 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.63%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (22.01%) HTML
2 25 (15.72%) .NET
3 23 (14.47%) jQuery
4 17 (10.69%) HTML5
5 16 (10.06%) Zend Framework
5 16 (10.06%) Doctrine
6 15 (9.43%) Web Services
7 14 (8.81%) CSS
8 12 (7.55%) ASP.NET
9 10 (6.29%) Middleware
9 10 (6.29%) XML
10 9 (5.66%) JSP
10 9 (5.66%) GWT
11 7 (4.40%) Hibernate
11 7 (4.40%) Spring
12 5 (3.14%) SOAP
12 5 (3.14%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (3.14%) REST
13 4 (2.52%) Ajax
13 4 (2.52%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.92%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.40%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (3.77%) Smartcard
4 5 (3.14%) Physics
4 5 (3.14%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.52%) DTV
5 4 (2.52%) MPEG
5 4 (2.52%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.89%) Streaming Video
6 3 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.26%) CAN bus
7 2 (1.26%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.26%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.26%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.63%) STB
8 1 (0.63%) SCADA
8 1 (0.63%) iDTV
8 1 (0.63%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 52 (32.70%) Linux
2 22 (13.84%) Windows
3 16 (10.06%) CentOS
4 12 (7.55%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (4.40%) Windows 8
6 6 (3.77%) Windows CE
7 3 (1.89%) VxWorks
7 3 (1.89%) UNIX
7 3 (1.89%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.26%) Android
8 2 (1.26%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.63%) Windows XP Embedded
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (84.91%) Software Engineering
2 45 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (21.38%) UML
4 21 (13.21%) Embedded Software Development
5 20 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (10.69%) OO
7 16 (10.06%) Requirements Analysis
7 16 (10.06%) Mentoring
8 15 (9.43%) Refactoring
8 15 (9.43%) Configuration Management
9 14 (8.81%) Automated Testing
9 14 (8.81%) Information Management
9 14 (8.81%) Test Automation
10 12 (7.55%) Integration Testing
10 12 (7.55%) Scrum
11 11 (6.92%) Test Scripting
12 9 (5.66%) Requirements Engineering
12 9 (5.66%) Automation Testing
13 7 (4.40%) OOD
14 6 (3.77%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 64 (40.25%) C++
2 52 (32.70%) C
3 42 (26.42%) Java
4 33 (20.75%) JavaScript
5 31 (19.50%) C#
6 30 (18.87%) Python
7 24 (15.09%) Embedded C
8 22 (13.84%) SQL
9 17 (10.69%) PHP
10 10 (6.29%) Ada
11 7 (4.40%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.52%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.52%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.52%) Embedded C++
12 4 (2.52%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.89%) Perl
14 2 (1.26%) Delphi
14 2 (1.26%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.26%) GLSL
15 1 (0.63%) AWK
Qualifications
1 35 (22.01%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.09%) SC Cleared
3 16 (10.06%) Degree
4 4 (2.52%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) PhD
5 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.81%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.63%) TickIT
2 1 (0.63%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (10.69%) Google
2 16 (10.06%) Zend
3 9 (5.66%) Serena
3 9 (5.66%) Oracle
4 5 (3.14%) Borland
5 4 (2.52%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.89%) Wind River
7 2 (1.26%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.63%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.63%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.63%) HP
8 1 (0.63%) EMC
8 1 (0.63%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.63%) Green Hills
Yeovil, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £37 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
South West England
People Source
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Kainos
Posted: 20 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago
Wiltshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago