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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 63 75 56
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 75 73 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.49% 2.46% 2.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.66% 2.66% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 17
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£409 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.78% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £288 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £508 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 20
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £31.80 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.10 £42.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
2821 2745 1926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.81% 92.64% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1795 1799 1164
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 183 139
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £15.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £42.50 £40.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Bristol +12 24 £413 +26.92% 25
Somerset +31 22 £225 -56.09% 18
Gloucestershire -18 12 £325 -35.00% 9
Dorset +3 4 £300 - 7
Wiltshire -4 4 £326 -36.34% 5
Devon -3 2 - - 4
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 137 (93.84%) Software Engineering
2 59 (40.41%) C++
3 54 (36.99%) C
4 41 (28.08%) Java
5 40 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (23.97%) C#
6 35 (23.97%) UML
7 31 (21.23%) .NET
8 30 (20.55%) HTML
9 28 (19.18%) JavaScript
9 28 (19.18%) Linux
9 28 (19.18%) Embedded C
9 28 (19.18%) Security Cleared
10 23 (15.75%) SC Cleared
11 22 (15.07%) Rational DOORS
12 20 (13.70%) Git (software)
13 19 (13.01%) OO
14 18 (12.33%) Windows
14 18 (12.33%) Web Services
14 18 (12.33%) Visual Studio
14 18 (12.33%) SQL Server
14 18 (12.33%) ASP.NET
14 18 (12.33%) CSS
14 18 (12.33%) REST
15 17 (11.64%) SQL
16 16 (10.96%) HTML5
16 16 (10.96%) Requirements Analysis
17 15 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (10.27%) jQuery
17 15 (10.27%) Aerospace

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 15 (10.27%) Apache
2 5 (3.42%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.42%) Node.js
3 1 (0.68%) Confluence
3 1 (0.68%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Windchill
1 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.11%) 3G
2 5 (3.42%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.74%) IPsec
4 3 (2.05%) ASN.1
5 2 (1.37%) GPRS
5 2 (1.37%) GSM
5 2 (1.37%) 2G
5 2 (1.37%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.68%) Internet
6 1 (0.68%) HTTP
6 1 (0.68%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.90%) MySQL
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.37%) Big Data
4 2 (1.37%) MS Access
4 2 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.68%) SQLite
5 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (15.07%) Rational DOORS
2 20 (13.70%) Git (software)
3 18 (12.33%) Visual Studio
4 10 (6.85%) Subversion
4 10 (6.85%) PHPUnit
5 6 (4.11%) Rational Rhapsody
5 6 (4.11%) Eclipse
6 5 (3.42%) ClearQuest
6 5 (3.42%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.37%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.37%) Toad
7 2 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Blend
8 1 (0.68%) JIRA
8 1 (0.68%) Maven
8 1 (0.68%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.68%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.68%) WiX
General
1 15 (10.27%) Aerospace
2 13 (8.90%) Finance
3 9 (6.16%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.48%) Electronics
5 7 (4.79%) Automotive
6 6 (4.11%) Telecoms
6 6 (4.11%) Avionics
7 3 (2.05%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (21.23%) .NET
2 30 (20.55%) HTML
3 18 (12.33%) Web Services
3 18 (12.33%) ASP.NET
3 18 (12.33%) CSS
3 18 (12.33%) REST
4 16 (10.96%) HTML5
5 15 (10.27%) jQuery
6 10 (6.85%) Doctrine
6 10 (6.85%) JSP
6 10 (6.85%) Spring
6 10 (6.85%) Zend Framework
7 7 (4.79%) Cocoa
7 7 (4.79%) Cocoa Touch
8 5 (3.42%) GWT
8 5 (3.42%) JSON
8 5 (3.42%) Hibernate
8 5 (3.42%) SOAP
8 5 (3.42%) Apache Camel
8 5 (3.42%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.53%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.16%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (4.11%) Smartcard
4 4 (2.74%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.05%) Physics
5 3 (2.05%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.37%) CAN bus
6 2 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.68%) DTV
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.18%) Linux
2 18 (12.33%) Windows
3 10 (6.85%) CentOS
4 7 (4.79%) Windows 8
4 7 (4.79%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.11%) Windows CE
6 5 (3.42%) Android
7 4 (2.74%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (2.05%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.37%) UNIX
9 2 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.68%) Windows XP Embedded
10 1 (0.68%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (93.84%) Software Engineering
2 40 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (23.97%) UML
4 19 (13.01%) OO
5 16 (10.96%) Requirements Analysis
6 15 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (9.59%) E-Commerce
7 14 (9.59%) Scrum
7 14 (9.59%) Configuration Management
7 14 (9.59%) Integration Testing
7 14 (9.59%) Embedded Software Development
8 12 (8.22%) TDD
9 11 (7.53%) Information Management
9 11 (7.53%) Automated Testing
9 11 (7.53%) Mentoring
10 10 (6.85%) SDLC
10 10 (6.85%) Refactoring
11 8 (5.48%) Change Control
12 7 (4.79%) MVC
12 7 (4.79%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 59 (40.41%) C++
2 54 (36.99%) C
3 41 (28.08%) Java
4 35 (23.97%) C#
5 28 (19.18%) JavaScript
5 28 (19.18%) Embedded C
6 17 (11.64%) SQL
7 12 (8.22%) Objective-C
8 10 (6.85%) PHP
8 10 (6.85%) Ada
8 10 (6.85%) Python
9 7 (4.79%) Embedded C++
9 7 (4.79%) Apple Swift
10 6 (4.11%) VB.NET
11 5 (3.42%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.74%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.37%) GLSL
13 2 (1.37%) Delphi
14 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.68%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (19.18%) Security Cleared
2 23 (15.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.79%) Degree
4 2 (1.37%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.90%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.68%) JTAG
2 1 (0.68%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (1.37%) Firmware
2 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Ceph
2 1 (0.68%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Puppet
1 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (7.53%) Serena
2 10 (6.85%) Zend
3 6 (4.11%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.42%) Luciad
4 5 (3.42%) Google
4 5 (3.42%) Oracle
5 4 (2.74%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.05%) Wind River
6 3 (2.05%) Borland
7 2 (1.37%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.68%) Green Hills
8 1 (0.68%) QNX
8 1 (0.68%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.68%) SAP
8 1 (0.68%) Adobe
8 1 (0.68%) HP
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