The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 75 78 57
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 68 37 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.23% 1.72% 2.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 1.84% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £258 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £600 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 42
Average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.84 £12.40 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.30 £47.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.02% -4.00%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2835 2016 2832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.10% 93.90% 93.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1858 1255 1699
Average daily rate £360 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 135 190
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Engineer
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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
Gloucestershire +3 21 £355 +51.06% 8
Bristol -8 19 £350 +20.17% 9
Somerset -14 10 £401 +10.68% 6
Wiltshire -12 8 £361 +3.21% 6
Dorset +8 5 £275 - 7
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - - 2
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 124 (96.88%) Software Engineering
2 38 (29.69%) Security Cleared
3 34 (26.56%) C++
4 28 (21.88%) UML
4 28 (21.88%) DO-178B
5 27 (21.09%) Linux
5 27 (21.09%) C
6 26 (20.31%) Java
6 26 (20.31%) SC Cleared
7 24 (18.75%) Rational DOORS
7 24 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (16.41%) PHP
9 19 (14.84%) Avionics
10 16 (12.50%) Zend
10 16 (12.50%) Zend Framework
11 15 (11.72%) Telecoms
12 13 (10.16%) MATLAB
12 13 (10.16%) JavaScript
12 13 (10.16%) HTML
12 13 (10.16%) Windows
12 13 (10.16%) OO
12 13 (10.16%) PHP5
13 12 (9.38%) .NET
13 12 (9.38%) Embedded C
14 11 (8.59%) Configuration Management
14 11 (8.59%) Scrum
14 11 (8.59%) C#
14 11 (8.59%) Ruby
15 10 (7.81%) DV Cleared
15 10 (7.81%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 10 (7.81%) Apache
2 2 (1.56%) Drupal
3 1 (0.78%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.78%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.78%) IIS
3 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.78%) CICS
3 1 (0.78%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (7.03%) Simulink
2 3 (2.34%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (2.34%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) Amazon S3
1 3 (2.34%) Heroku
1 3 (2.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.13%) GSM
1 4 (3.13%) 3G
1 4 (3.13%) LTE
2 3 (2.34%) Internet
2 3 (2.34%) SSH
2 3 (2.34%) UMTS
3 2 (1.56%) HTTP
3 2 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.56%) DVB
4 1 (0.78%) Wireless
4 1 (0.78%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.78%) 4G
4 1 (0.78%) SAN
4 1 (0.78%) SMS
4 1 (0.78%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.78%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.47%) MySQL
2 3 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.34%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.78%) DB2
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) Big Data
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (18.75%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (4.69%) FitNesse
3 4 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.13%) LabVIEW
3 4 (3.13%) PHPUnit
4 3 (2.34%) RSpec
4 3 (2.34%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.34%) ClearCase
4 3 (2.34%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.34%) JIRA
4 3 (2.34%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (2.34%) Sublime Text
5 2 (1.56%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (1.56%) Selenium
5 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.78%) MSTest
6 1 (0.78%) Moq
6 1 (0.78%) Valgrind
General
1 19 (14.84%) Avionics
2 15 (11.72%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.03%) Automotive
4 7 (5.47%) Finance
4 7 (5.47%) Electronics
5 6 (4.69%) Aerospace
6 4 (3.13%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.34%) Military
7 3 (2.34%) Marketing
8 1 (0.78%) Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.50%) Zend Framework
2 13 (10.16%) HTML
3 12 (9.38%) .NET
4 9 (7.03%) CSS
5 7 (5.47%) Web Services
5 7 (5.47%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (5.47%) HTML5
6 5 (3.91%) REST
7 4 (3.13%) Django
7 4 (3.13%) jQuery
7 4 (3.13%) Spring
7 4 (3.13%) J2EE
8 3 (2.34%) XML
8 3 (2.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (2.34%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 3 (2.34%) Backbone.js
8 3 (2.34%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.56%) RESTful
9 2 (1.56%) FFmpeg
9 2 (1.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.81%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (3.91%) DTV
2 5 (3.91%) Device Driver
3 4 (3.13%) Firmware
4 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.34%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.56%) IPTV
5 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.56%) MPEG
5 2 (1.56%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.78%) RIA
6 1 (0.78%) iPhone
6 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.78%) iPad
6 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.78%) CCTV
6 1 (0.78%) Physics
6 1 (0.78%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.09%) Linux
2 13 (10.16%) Windows
3 9 (7.03%) CentOS
4 7 (5.47%) UNIX
5 3 (2.34%) VxWorks
5 3 (2.34%) Mac OS
5 3 (2.34%) Android
5 3 (2.34%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.56%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (96.88%) Software Engineering
2 28 (21.88%) UML
3 24 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (10.16%) OO
5 11 (8.59%) Configuration Management
5 11 (8.59%) Scrum
6 10 (7.81%) OOP
6 10 (7.81%) Change Control
7 9 (7.03%) Validation
7 9 (7.03%) Automated Testing
7 9 (7.03%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (7.03%) Time Management
8 8 (6.25%) Refactoring
8 8 (6.25%) Integration Testing
8 8 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (5.47%) Requirements Management
9 7 (5.47%) TDD
10 5 (3.91%) Change Management
10 5 (3.91%) SysML
10 5 (3.91%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.56%) C++
2 27 (21.09%) C
3 26 (20.31%) Java
4 21 (16.41%) PHP
5 13 (10.16%) JavaScript
5 13 (10.16%) MATLAB
5 13 (10.16%) PHP5
6 12 (9.38%) Embedded C
7 11 (8.59%) C#
7 11 (8.59%) Ruby
8 10 (7.81%) Python
9 7 (5.47%) SQL
10 5 (3.91%) Ada
10 5 (3.91%) Assembly Language
11 4 (3.13%) Perl
12 3 (2.34%) VB.NET
12 3 (2.34%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.56%) Delphi
13 2 (1.56%) VC++
13 2 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (29.69%) Security Cleared
2 26 (20.31%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.81%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (0.78%) ISEB
5 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (21.88%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.34%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (12.50%) Zend
2 8 (6.25%) IBM
3 5 (3.91%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.34%) HP
4 3 (2.34%) Oracle
4 3 (2.34%) SAP
4 3 (2.34%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.34%) VMware
5 2 (1.56%) Serena
5 2 (1.56%) Wind River
6 1 (0.78%) 3PAR
6 1 (0.78%) Telerik
6 1 (0.78%) Coverity
6 1 (0.78%) JBoss
6 1 (0.78%) Cognos
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco
6 1 (0.78%) Intel
6 1 (0.78%) Borland
6 1 (0.78%) QNX
6 1 (0.78%) ESRI
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