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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 81 65 87
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 59 96 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.11% 2.89% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 3.04% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 37 27
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £308 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 14
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £37.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £32.50 £33.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.87 £45.00 £43.00
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
2647 3155 3223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.50% 95.12% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1701 1991 2081
Median daily rate £360 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 229 181
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 September 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 September 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 +8 27 £440 +18.12% 8
Somerset 0 9 £359 -4.33% 7
Bristol -10 9 £528 +31.87% 15
Wiltshire -3 6 £455 +97.82% 3
Devon +6 3 - - 4
Dorset +2 3 £350 - 5
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 46 (42.20%) C++
3 40 (36.70%) C
4 39 (35.78%) Java
5 34 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (26.61%) Security Cleared
7 27 (24.77%) OO
8 24 (22.02%) UML
9 21 (19.27%) Ada
10 20 (18.35%) Rational DOORS
10 20 (18.35%) Linux
11 18 (16.51%) SC Cleared
12 17 (15.60%) C#
12 17 (15.60%) Spring
13 16 (14.68%) Aerospace
13 16 (14.68%) Scrum
14 15 (13.76%) SQL
15 13 (11.93%) Open Source
16 12 (11.01%) DV Cleared
16 12 (11.01%) DevOps
17 11 (10.09%) Embedded Systems
18 10 (9.17%) Big Data
18 10 (9.17%) Neo4j
18 10 (9.17%) JavaScript
18 10 (9.17%) Windows
18 10 (9.17%) Apache
18 10 (9.17%) Python
18 10 (9.17%) Embedded C
19 9 (8.26%) JIRA
20 8 (7.34%) 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 10 (9.17%) Apache
2 6 (5.50%) Confluence
3 3 (2.75%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.92%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.92%) CMS
4 1 (0.92%) GemFire
4 1 (0.92%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (7.34%) Simulink
2 1 (0.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.92%) GitHub
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.59%) Bluetooth
2 4 (3.67%) Internet
3 3 (2.75%) Wireless
4 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.92%) AMQP
5 1 (0.92%) MQTT
5 1 (0.92%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) Big Data
1 10 (9.17%) Neo4j
2 8 (7.34%) MySQL
3 7 (6.42%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.50%) Hadoop
4 6 (5.50%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (5.50%) OrientDB
4 6 (5.50%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.59%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.67%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 20 (18.35%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (8.26%) JIRA
3 7 (6.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (6.42%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.50%) Bitbucket
4 6 (5.50%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.59%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (2.75%) Ant
6 3 (2.75%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.75%) Maven
6 3 (2.75%) Selenium
6 3 (2.75%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (2.75%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.83%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.83%) GDB
7 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.83%) Subversion
8 1 (0.92%) Mockito
8 1 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (14.68%) Aerospace
2 7 (6.42%) Finance
3 6 (5.50%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.67%) Automotive
5 2 (1.83%) Military
6 1 (0.92%) Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.60%) Spring
2 8 (7.34%) Web Services
3 7 (6.42%) Java EE
3 7 (6.42%) JSON
3 7 (6.42%) JSON-LD
3 7 (6.42%) OAuth2
3 7 (6.42%) RESTful
4 6 (5.50%) .NET
4 6 (5.50%) AngularJS
4 6 (5.50%) EJB
4 6 (5.50%) JSF
5 5 (4.59%) HTML
5 5 (4.59%) MFC
5 5 (4.59%) SAML
6 4 (3.67%) CSS
6 4 (3.67%) J2EE
7 3 (2.75%) PyQt
7 3 (2.75%) STL
7 3 (2.75%) XML
8 2 (1.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (6.42%) Semantic Web
3 6 (5.50%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (5.50%) Wiki
4 4 (3.67%) User Experience
5 2 (1.83%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.35%) Linux
2 10 (9.17%) Windows
3 5 (4.59%) Unix
4 3 (2.75%) VxWorks
4 3 (2.75%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 34 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (24.77%) OO
4 24 (22.02%) UML
5 16 (14.68%) Scrum
6 13 (11.93%) Open Source
7 12 (11.01%) DevOps
8 8 (7.34%) E-Commerce
8 8 (7.34%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (6.42%) OOD
9 7 (6.42%) TDD
9 7 (6.42%) Time Management
10 6 (5.50%) Integration Testing
10 6 (5.50%) ITIL
10 6 (5.50%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (4.59%) High Availability
11 5 (4.59%) OOP
11 5 (4.59%) SOA
11 5 (4.59%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 46 (42.20%) C++
2 40 (36.70%) C
3 39 (35.78%) Java
4 21 (19.27%) Ada
5 17 (15.60%) C#
6 15 (13.76%) SQL
7 10 (9.17%) Embedded C
7 10 (9.17%) JavaScript
7 10 (9.17%) Python
8 6 (5.50%) MATLAB
8 6 (5.50%) PL/SQL
8 6 (5.50%) Ruby
8 6 (5.50%) Scala
9 5 (4.59%) Assembly Language
9 5 (4.59%) Delphi
9 5 (4.59%) Embedded C++
10 4 (3.67%) Ada 95
11 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.83%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.92%) VC++
Qualifications
1 29 (26.61%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.51%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.01%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.75%) ISEB
4 3 (2.75%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) DO-178B
2 5 (4.59%) MISRA
3 1 (0.92%) MISRA C
System Software
1 4 (3.67%) Shibboleth
2 3 (2.75%) Docker
3 1 (0.92%) Firmware
3 1 (0.92%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) OpenAM
2 4 (3.67%) OpenSSO
2 4 (3.67%) Sun Identity Manager
3 3 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.83%) Ansible
5 1 (0.92%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.92%) Mesos
5 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (6.42%) Oracle
2 5 (4.59%) ForgeRock
3 4 (3.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.67%) Sun
4 3 (2.75%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.75%) Cloudera
4 3 (2.75%) HP
5 2 (1.83%) Borland
5 2 (1.83%) Serena
6 1 (0.92%) EMC
6 1 (0.92%) Google
6 1 (0.92%) Luciad
6 1 (0.92%) Murex
6 1 (0.92%) Renesas
6 1 (0.92%) VMware
Weymouth, Dorset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Rate: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago