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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 56 75 68
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 99 65 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.20% 2.25% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.41% 2.43% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 20 13
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£411 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £289 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £511 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 28 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +24.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.54 £33.84 £20.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.98 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +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
2901 2680 1922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.88% 92.89% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1852 1762 1150
Average daily rate £374 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 165 127
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +18.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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
Somerset +29 35 £225 -56.09% 3
Bristol +17 35 £413 +17.85% 37
Gloucestershire -19 12 £301 -15.14% 12
Dorset +1 5 £300 - 6
Wiltshire -4 4 £325 -36.58% 2
Devon -5 2 - - 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 173 (93.01%) Software Engineering
2 78 (41.94%) C++
3 60 (32.26%) C
4 59 (31.72%) Java
5 57 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (26.88%) UML
7 46 (24.73%) C#
8 43 (23.12%) HTML
8 43 (23.12%) Security Cleared
9 35 (18.82%) SC Cleared
10 34 (18.28%) JavaScript
11 31 (16.67%) .NET
11 31 (16.67%) CSS
12 30 (16.13%) SQL
12 30 (16.13%) Embedded C
13 29 (15.59%) OO
14 28 (15.05%) Linux
15 26 (13.98%) Scrum
15 26 (13.98%) REST
16 25 (13.44%) Apache
16 25 (13.44%) Web Services
17 24 (12.90%) Aerospace
18 23 (12.37%) Requirements Analysis
18 23 (12.37%) Git (software)
19 22 (11.83%) E-Commerce
19 22 (11.83%) Rational DOORS
20 21 (11.29%) Windows
20 21 (11.29%) TDD
21 20 (10.75%) Objective-C
21 20 (10.75%) API Integration

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 25 (13.44%) Apache
2 16 (8.60%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.38%) Node.js
4 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.30%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.23%) 3G
2 6 (3.23%) IPsec
3 5 (2.69%) VoIP
4 3 (1.61%) WAN
4 3 (1.61%) HTTP
4 3 (1.61%) ATM
4 3 (1.61%) ASN.1
4 3 (1.61%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.61%) LAN
5 2 (1.08%) 2G
5 2 (1.08%) X.509
5 2 (1.08%) Wireless
5 2 (1.08%) GPRS
5 2 (1.08%) GSM
6 1 (0.54%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.54%) Broadband
6 1 (0.54%) Internet
6 1 (0.54%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.45%) MySQL
3 5 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.08%) MS Access
4 2 (1.08%) Big Data
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.54%) SQLite
5 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (12.37%) Git (software)
2 22 (11.83%) Rational DOORS
3 17 (9.14%) Visual Studio
4 10 (5.38%) Subversion
5 9 (4.84%) Eclipse
5 9 (4.84%) PHPUnit
6 4 (2.15%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (1.61%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.61%) ClearCase
7 3 (1.61%) ClearQuest
8 2 (1.08%) Toad
8 2 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.08%) JIRA
9 1 (0.54%) Selenium
9 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Blend
9 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.54%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.54%) GCC
9 1 (0.54%) GDB
General
1 24 (12.90%) Aerospace
2 13 (6.99%) Finance
3 7 (3.76%) Automotive
3 7 (3.76%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.76%) Electronics
4 6 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.69%) Avionics
6 3 (1.61%) Billing
7 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Military
7 1 (0.54%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (23.12%) HTML
2 31 (16.67%) .NET
2 31 (16.67%) CSS
3 26 (13.98%) REST
4 25 (13.44%) Web Services
5 19 (10.22%) JSP
5 19 (10.22%) HTML5
6 18 (9.68%) ASP.NET
7 17 (9.14%) Spring
8 14 (7.53%) jQuery
8 14 (7.53%) Apache Camel
9 11 (5.91%) Cocoa Touch
9 11 (5.91%) Apache CXF
9 11 (5.91%) Cocoa
10 9 (4.84%) JSON
10 9 (4.84%) Zend Framework
10 9 (4.84%) Android SDK
10 9 (4.84%) Doctrine
11 5 (2.69%) XML
11 5 (2.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.38%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (3.23%) Smartcard
4 4 (2.15%) DTV
4 4 (2.15%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.15%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.61%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.08%) Physics
6 2 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.08%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.54%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.54%) SystemC
7 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.54%) MPEG
7 1 (0.54%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.54%) IPTV
7 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.05%) Linux
2 21 (11.29%) Windows
3 11 (5.91%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.84%) Android
4 9 (4.84%) CentOS
5 7 (3.76%) Windows 8
6 6 (3.23%) Windows CE
7 4 (2.15%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (1.61%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.08%) UNIX
9 2 (1.08%) VxWorks
9 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.54%) Windows XP Embedded
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (93.01%) Software Engineering
2 57 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (26.88%) UML
4 29 (15.59%) OO
5 26 (13.98%) Scrum
6 23 (12.37%) Requirements Analysis
7 22 (11.83%) E-Commerce
8 21 (11.29%) TDD
9 20 (10.75%) API Integration
10 18 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (9.68%) Information Management
11 16 (8.60%) Embedded Software Development
12 15 (8.06%) Web Development
12 15 (8.06%) Configuration Management
13 14 (7.53%) Integration Testing
13 14 (7.53%) Time Management
14 11 (5.91%) iOS Development
14 11 (5.91%) Automated Testing
15 10 (5.38%) Refactoring
15 10 (5.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 78 (41.94%) C++
2 60 (32.26%) C
3 59 (31.72%) Java
4 46 (24.73%) C#
5 34 (18.28%) JavaScript
6 30 (16.13%) SQL
6 30 (16.13%) Embedded C
7 20 (10.75%) Objective-C
8 13 (6.99%) Python
9 12 (6.45%) Ada
10 11 (5.91%) Apple Swift
11 10 (5.38%) PHP
12 8 (4.30%) Embedded C++
13 6 (3.23%) VB.NET
13 6 (3.23%) PL/SQL
14 4 (2.15%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.61%) Perl
16 2 (1.08%) Delphi
16 2 (1.08%) VC++
16 2 (1.08%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 43 (23.12%) Security Cleared
2 35 (18.82%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.30%) Degree
4 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.54%) HND
5 1 (0.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.99%) DO-178B
2 3 (1.61%) DO-254
3 1 (0.54%) TickIT
3 1 (0.54%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (1.61%) Firmware
2 1 (0.54%) GPFS
2 1 (0.54%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.54%) Puppet
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 14 (7.53%) Luciad
2 12 (6.45%) Serena
3 9 (4.84%) Zend
4 7 (3.76%) Oracle
5 6 (3.23%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.15%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.61%) Google
7 3 (1.61%) Wind River
8 2 (1.08%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.54%) Green Hills
9 1 (0.54%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.54%) QNX
9 1 (0.54%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.54%) Adobe
9 1 (0.54%) SAP
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