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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 84 48 58
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 60 91 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.81% 3.91% 2.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 4.15% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 38 29
Average daily rate £350 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 27
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £32.00 £34.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3057 2195 3363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.30% 94.37% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1307 1959
Average daily rate £350 £340 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 147 243
Average hourly rate £19.66 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +8 20 £500 - 12
Bristol -3 19 £338 +14.89% 25
Wiltshire -39 10 £325 +18.18% 7
Somerset -15 3 - - 14
Dorset -19 1 - - 8
Devon - 1 - - 4
Cornwall - - - - 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 85 (94.44%) Software Engineering
2 34 (37.78%) Security Cleared
3 31 (34.44%) C++
4 24 (26.67%) Linux
5 20 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (21.11%) Java
6 19 (21.11%) Degree
7 18 (20.00%) Telecoms
8 17 (18.89%) MATLAB
8 17 (18.89%) C
8 17 (18.89%) OOP
9 15 (16.67%) OO
9 15 (16.67%) PHP
9 15 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
10 14 (15.56%) Multithreading
11 13 (14.44%) SC Cleared
11 13 (14.44%) DO-178B
12 12 (13.33%) PHP5
12 12 (13.33%) Zend
12 12 (13.33%) Zend Framework
13 11 (12.22%) UML
13 11 (12.22%) Signal Processing
14 10 (11.11%) Python
14 10 (11.11%) Embedded C
15 9 (10.00%) Automated Testing
16 8 (8.89%) DV Cleared
16 8 (8.89%) Avionics
16 8 (8.89%) Configuration Management
16 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
17 7 (7.78%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (7.78%) Apache
2 2 (2.22%) Drupal
3 1 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.11%) CICS
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.11%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.11%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Simulink
1 3 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) HTTP
2 4 (4.44%) Internet
3 2 (2.22%) OpenFlow
3 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.22%) DVB
4 1 (1.11%) SAN
4 1 (1.11%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) MySQL
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.11%) DB2
4 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (7.78%) FitNesse
3 5 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.33%) LabVIEW
4 3 (3.33%) JIRA
5 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.11%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.11%) Subversion
6 1 (1.11%) Xcode
6 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.11%) Selenium
6 1 (1.11%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.11%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (1.11%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 18 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.89%) Avionics
3 6 (6.67%) Aerospace
4 4 (4.44%) Automotive
5 3 (3.33%) Electronics
6 2 (2.22%) Military
6 2 (2.22%) Finance
7 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.11%) Games
7 1 (1.11%) Banking
7 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.33%) Zend Framework
2 6 (6.67%) .NET
3 5 (5.56%) CSS
3 5 (5.56%) HTML
4 4 (4.44%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (4.44%) Django
4 4 (4.44%) Web Services
5 3 (3.33%) XML
5 3 (3.33%) RESTful
6 2 (2.22%) J2EE
6 2 (2.22%) DOM
7 1 (1.11%) OpenGL
7 1 (1.11%) Spring
7 1 (1.11%) XSLT
7 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.11%) Struts
7 1 (1.11%) POSIX
7 1 (1.11%) GWT
7 1 (1.11%) Dojo
7 1 (1.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.33%) DTV
3 2 (2.22%) Physics
3 2 (2.22%) IPTV
3 2 (2.22%) MPEG
3 2 (2.22%) Firmware
3 2 (2.22%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.11%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.11%) VSAM
4 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.11%) iPad
4 1 (1.11%) iPhone
4 1 (1.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.67%) Linux
2 7 (7.78%) CentOS
3 6 (6.67%) Windows
4 4 (4.44%) UNIX
5 2 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.11%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.11%) Solaris
6 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (94.44%) Software Engineering
2 20 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (18.89%) OOP
4 15 (16.67%) OO
5 14 (15.56%) Multithreading
6 11 (12.22%) UML
6 11 (12.22%) Signal Processing
7 9 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 8 (8.89%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.78%) Time Management
9 7 (7.78%) Refactoring
10 6 (6.67%) Integration Testing
11 5 (5.56%) Validation
11 5 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (5.56%) Change Control
12 4 (4.44%) Service Management
13 3 (3.33%) TDD
13 3 (3.33%) Release Management
13 3 (3.33%) SysML
13 3 (3.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (34.44%) C++
2 19 (21.11%) Java
3 17 (18.89%) MATLAB
3 17 (18.89%) C
4 15 (16.67%) PHP
5 12 (13.33%) PHP5
6 10 (11.11%) Python
6 10 (11.11%) Embedded C
7 7 (7.78%) Ruby
8 6 (6.67%) SQL
8 6 (6.67%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.44%) Perl
9 4 (4.44%) C#
10 3 (3.33%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.33%) Assembly Language
10 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.22%) Ada
11 2 (2.22%) VBScript
11 2 (2.22%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 34 (37.78%) Security Cleared
2 19 (21.11%) Degree
3 13 (14.44%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.44%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.22%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (13.33%) Zend
2 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.78%) HP
4 5 (5.56%) Oracle
5 3 (3.33%) VMware
5 3 (3.33%) IBM
5 3 (3.33%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.22%) Serena
7 1 (1.11%) SAP
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco
7 1 (1.11%) Borland
7 1 (1.11%) Intel
7 1 (1.11%) JBoss
7 1 (1.11%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.11%) Wind River
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £39 to £42 per hour Dep on Exp
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Engineering
Rate: £38 - £42 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 35 Per Hour Contract
Posted: 9 days ago
Yeovil
Jam Recruitment
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago