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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 95 55 88
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 47 95 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.63% 2.89% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 3.03% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 34 24
Median daily rate £375 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £279 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £425 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 42 17
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% +4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.15 £33.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
2724 3134 3055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.52% 95.49% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1776 1995 1957
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 222 172
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Gloucestershire +3 18 £440 +22.22% 20
Wiltshire -1 7 £455 +63.96% 3
Somerset -8 7 £375 +20.96% 6
Bristol -15 7 - - 18
Devon +9 4 - - 3
Dorset -4 2 £300 - 5
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 63 (52.94%) C++
3 47 (39.50%) Java
4 45 (37.82%) C
5 36 (30.25%) UML
5 36 (30.25%) Security Cleared
6 33 (27.73%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (25.21%) OO
8 27 (22.69%) Linux
8 27 (22.69%) SC Cleared
9 22 (18.49%) Ada
10 20 (16.81%) Aerospace
11 18 (15.13%) Rational DOORS
12 17 (14.29%) Scrum
13 16 (13.45%) Spring
14 15 (12.61%) C#
15 14 (11.76%) SQL
16 13 (10.92%) Windows
16 13 (10.92%) Embedded C
17 12 (10.08%) Open Source
18 11 (9.24%) DevOps
18 11 (9.24%) Visual Studio
18 11 (9.24%) JavaScript
19 10 (8.40%) Embedded C++
19 10 (8.40%) Neo4j
19 10 (8.40%) Embedded Systems
20 9 (7.56%) Confluence
20 9 (7.56%) Big Data
20 9 (7.56%) DV Cleared
20 9 (7.56%) Requirements Analysis

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 9 (7.56%) Apache
1 9 (7.56%) Confluence
2 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.84%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.84%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.84%) CMS
3 1 (0.84%) GemFire
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Simulink
2 2 (1.68%) MS Office
3 1 (0.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.84%) GitHub
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.04%) Wireless
2 5 (4.20%) Bluetooth
3 3 (2.52%) Broadband
3 3 (2.52%) Internet
4 2 (1.68%) ASN.1
4 2 (1.68%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.84%) AMQP
5 1 (0.84%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.40%) Neo4j
2 9 (7.56%) Big Data
2 9 (7.56%) MySQL
3 6 (5.04%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (5.04%) OrientDB
3 6 (5.04%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.04%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.52%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.68%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 18 (15.13%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (9.24%) Visual Studio
3 9 (7.56%) JIRA
4 8 (6.72%) Rational Rhapsody
5 7 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.88%) Subversion
6 6 (5.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (5.04%) Bitbucket
6 6 (5.04%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.36%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.36%) NetBeans
8 2 (1.68%) GCC
8 2 (1.68%) GDB
8 2 (1.68%) JUnit
9 1 (0.84%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.84%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.84%) CppUnit
9 1 (0.84%) Gradle
9 1 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.84%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (16.81%) Aerospace
2 6 (5.04%) Finance
3 4 (3.36%) Automotive
3 4 (3.36%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.52%) Games
4 3 (2.52%) Military
5 2 (1.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.84%) Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.45%) Spring
2 9 (7.56%) MFC
2 9 (7.56%) Web Services
3 7 (5.88%) Java EE
3 7 (5.88%) RESTful
3 7 (5.88%) STL
4 6 (5.04%) .NET
4 6 (5.04%) EJB
4 6 (5.04%) JSF
4 6 (5.04%) JSON
4 6 (5.04%) JSON-LD
4 6 (5.04%) OAuth2
5 5 (4.20%) HTML
6 4 (3.36%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.36%) CSS
6 4 (3.36%) SAML
6 4 (3.36%) XML
7 3 (2.52%) OpenEmbedded
7 3 (2.52%) PyQt
7 3 (2.52%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.40%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (5.04%) Cyberthreat
2 6 (5.04%) Device Driver
2 6 (5.04%) Semantic Web
2 6 (5.04%) User Experience
2 6 (5.04%) Wiki
3 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.84%) Cybercrime
4 1 (0.84%) Replication
4 1 (0.84%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 27 (22.69%) Linux
2 13 (10.92%) Windows
3 5 (4.20%) Unix
4 3 (2.52%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (2.52%) VxWorks
4 3 (2.52%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.84%) Android
6 1 (0.84%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 36 (30.25%) UML
3 33 (27.73%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (25.21%) OO
5 17 (14.29%) Scrum
6 12 (10.08%) Open Source
7 11 (9.24%) DevOps
8 9 (7.56%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (6.72%) Configuration Management
9 8 (6.72%) OOD
9 8 (6.72%) SDLC
10 7 (5.88%) E-Commerce
10 7 (5.88%) Time Management
11 6 (5.04%) Integration Testing
11 6 (5.04%) ITIL
11 6 (5.04%) Service Delivery
11 6 (5.04%) TDD
12 5 (4.20%) OOP
12 5 (4.20%) SOA
12 5 (4.20%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 63 (52.94%) C++
2 47 (39.50%) Java
3 45 (37.82%) C
4 22 (18.49%) Ada
5 15 (12.61%) C#
6 14 (11.76%) SQL
7 13 (10.92%) Embedded C
8 11 (9.24%) JavaScript
9 10 (8.40%) Embedded C++
10 7 (5.88%) Python
10 7 (5.88%) Ruby
11 6 (5.04%) Delphi
11 6 (5.04%) MATLAB
11 6 (5.04%) PL/SQL
11 6 (5.04%) Scala
12 4 (3.36%) Ada 95
12 4 (3.36%) Assembly Language
13 3 (2.52%) VB.NET
13 3 (2.52%) VC++
14 2 (1.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (30.25%) Security Cleared
2 27 (22.69%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.56%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.36%) Degree
5 1 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) DO-178B
2 4 (3.36%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.36%) MISRA
3 1 (0.84%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.84%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.84%) QA
3 1 (0.84%) SLA
3 1 (0.84%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.84%) Firmware
2 1 (0.84%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) OpenAM
2 3 (2.52%) OpenSSO
2 3 (2.52%) Sun Identity Manager
3 1 (0.84%) Ansible
3 1 (0.84%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.84%) Mesos
3 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.84%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (6.72%) Oracle
2 7 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.36%) ForgeRock
4 3 (2.52%) Perforce
4 3 (2.52%) Sun
5 2 (1.68%) Borland
5 2 (1.68%) Luciad
5 2 (1.68%) Serena
6 1 (0.84%) Broadcom
6 1 (0.84%) Murex
6 1 (0.84%) VMware
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