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 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 75 65 82
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 70 73 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.37% 2.40% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 2.50% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 27 22
Median daily rate £338 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £275 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £418 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £340 £328
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 23
Median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £33.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.90 £55.00 £41.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
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
2831 2918 2823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.67% 95.77% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1815 1858 1843
Median daily rate £368 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 181 188
Median hourly rate £33.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.31% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.37 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 May 2016.

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 31 May 2016.

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 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +7 19 - - 5
Bristol -13 15 £338 -18.18% 12
Wiltshire +5 12 £310 -4.98% 1
Gloucestershire -6 10 £425 +30.76% 15
Devon +2 6 £399 - 1
Dorset -9 5 £325 +8.33% 6
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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.

1 154 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 94 (61.04%) C++
3 61 (39.61%) Java
4 60 (38.96%) Security Cleared
5 57 (37.01%) C
6 56 (36.36%) UML
7 49 (31.82%) SC Cleared
8 40 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (23.38%) OO
10 34 (22.08%) Linux
11 27 (17.53%) Aerospace
11 27 (17.53%) Scrum
12 25 (16.23%) Rational DOORS
13 22 (14.29%) Ada
13 22 (14.29%) SQL
14 21 (13.64%) C#
14 21 (13.64%) Visual Studio
15 15 (9.74%) SDLC
15 15 (9.74%) Web Services
15 15 (9.74%) Spring
16 14 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
16 14 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
17 13 (8.44%) MISRA
17 13 (8.44%) HTML
17 13 (8.44%) Subversion
18 12 (7.79%) Test Scripting
18 12 (7.79%) JavaScript
18 12 (7.79%) XML
18 12 (7.79%) Oracle
18 12 (7.79%) Python

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 11 (7.14%) Apache
2 10 (6.49%) Confluence
3 3 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.65%) CMS
4 1 (0.65%) GemFire
Applications
1 4 (2.60%) FrameMaker
1 4 (2.60%) MS Office
2 3 (1.95%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.30%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) GitHub
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.49%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.19%) Broadband
2 8 (5.19%) Wireless
3 3 (1.95%) ASN.1
3 3 (1.95%) Bluetooth
3 3 (1.95%) DVB
3 3 (1.95%) HbbTV
4 2 (1.30%) HTTP
5 1 (0.65%) Modbus
5 1 (0.65%) Profibus
5 1 (0.65%) RS-232
5 1 (0.65%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.14%) MySQL
2 10 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.84%) Big Data
3 9 (5.84%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (3.90%) Neo4j
5 6 (3.90%) OrientDB
6 3 (1.95%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (16.23%) Rational DOORS
2 21 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 14 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
4 13 (8.44%) Subversion
5 11 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 11 (7.14%) JIRA
6 7 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (4.55%) Bitbucket
6 7 (4.55%) Eclipse
7 5 (3.25%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.25%) GDB
7 5 (3.25%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.25%) NetBeans
8 4 (2.60%) JUnit
9 3 (1.95%) CppUnit
10 2 (1.30%) GCC
10 2 (1.30%) MSTest
11 1 (0.65%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.65%) EasyMock
11 1 (0.65%) Mockito
General
1 27 (17.53%) Aerospace
2 9 (5.84%) Military
3 7 (4.55%) Finance
3 7 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.90%) Avionics
5 4 (2.60%) Automotive
5 4 (2.60%) Electronics
5 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.95%) Games
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.74%) Spring
1 15 (9.74%) Web Services
2 13 (8.44%) HTML
3 12 (7.79%) XML
4 11 (7.14%) MFC
4 11 (7.14%) STL
5 8 (5.19%) .NET
5 8 (5.19%) CSS
5 8 (5.19%) Java EE
6 7 (4.55%) Apache Camel
6 7 (4.55%) Apache CXF
7 6 (3.90%) EJB
7 6 (3.90%) JSF
7 6 (3.90%) Middleware
8 5 (3.25%) RESTful
9 3 (1.95%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.95%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.95%) JSON
9 3 (1.95%) JSP
9 3 (1.95%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.79%) Device Driver
2 8 (5.19%) User Experience
3 7 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.55%) Wiki
4 6 (3.90%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (3.25%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.60%) Cybercrime
7 3 (1.95%) DTV
7 3 (1.95%) IPTV
7 3 (1.95%) MPEG
7 3 (1.95%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.30%) Replication
9 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.65%) SCADA
9 1 (0.65%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.65%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.08%) Linux
2 12 (7.79%) VxWorks
3 11 (7.14%) Windows
4 7 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (3.90%) Nucleus RTOS
6 4 (2.60%) Unix
7 3 (1.95%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.95%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.65%) Android
8 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 56 (36.36%) UML
3 40 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (23.38%) OO
5 27 (17.53%) Scrum
6 15 (9.74%) SDLC
7 14 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
8 12 (7.79%) Test Scripting
9 11 (7.14%) OOD
9 11 (7.14%) Time Management
9 11 (7.14%) Unit Testing
10 9 (5.84%) DevOps
11 8 (5.19%) Embedded Software Development
11 8 (5.19%) Requirements Management
12 7 (4.55%) Information Management
12 7 (4.55%) Open Source
12 7 (4.55%) Software Testing
13 6 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (3.90%) Multithreading
13 6 (3.90%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 94 (61.04%) C++
2 61 (39.61%) Java
3 57 (37.01%) C
4 22 (14.29%) Ada
4 22 (14.29%) SQL
5 21 (13.64%) C#
6 12 (7.79%) JavaScript
6 12 (7.79%) Python
7 11 (7.14%) Embedded C++
8 10 (6.49%) Embedded C
9 9 (5.84%) Ada 95
10 8 (5.19%) MATLAB
10 8 (5.19%) Ruby
11 7 (4.55%) PL/SQL
11 7 (4.55%) Scala
12 6 (3.90%) VC++
13 4 (2.60%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.95%) Delphi
14 3 (1.95%) Groovy
14 3 (1.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (38.96%) Security Cleared
2 49 (31.82%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.49%) Degree
3 10 (6.49%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.44%) MISRA
2 11 (7.14%) MISRA C
3 9 (5.84%) DO-178B
4 6 (3.90%) ISO 9001
5 5 (3.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (1.95%) OIPF
7 2 (1.30%) SLA
8 1 (0.65%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.65%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.65%) QA
8 1 (0.65%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 12 (7.79%) Oracle
2 10 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.55%) Luciad
4 5 (3.25%) Perforce
5 3 (1.95%) Serena
6 2 (1.30%) Broadcom
7 1 (0.65%) Google
7 1 (0.65%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.65%) Wonderware
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Bristol
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Gloucestershire
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Posted: 13 days ago
Yeovil
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