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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 63 86 50
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 82 59 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.61% 1.83% 3.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.79% 1.98% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 36
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£325 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £286 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 26
Average hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.70 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £40.95 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
2942 2977 2209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.63% 92.25% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1824 1810 1306
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 181 149
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.05 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 +26 20 £275 - 12
Gloucestershire -13 20 £365 -27.00% 4
Bristol -1 13 £325 -3.70% 30
Wiltshire +15 11 £328 - 5
Dorset +3 7 £255 - 6
Devon +4 5 - - 8
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 128 (87.67%) Software Engineering
2 62 (42.47%) C++
3 54 (36.99%) C
4 47 (32.19%) Linux
5 42 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (27.40%) Java
7 34 (23.29%) UML
8 31 (21.23%) C#
9 30 (20.55%) HTML
10 29 (19.86%) Security Cleared
11 28 (19.18%) Embedded C
12 27 (18.49%) JavaScript
13 26 (17.81%) .NET
13 26 (17.81%) Rational DOORS
14 25 (17.12%) Python
15 22 (15.07%) Electronics
15 22 (15.07%) SC Cleared
16 21 (14.38%) Windows
17 20 (13.70%) OO
17 20 (13.70%) jQuery
18 19 (13.01%) Apache
19 18 (12.33%) MySQL
19 18 (12.33%) SQL
20 17 (11.64%) Finance
20 17 (11.64%) Git (software)
20 17 (11.64%) Embedded Software Development
21 16 (10.96%) HTML5
21 16 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
21 16 (10.96%) Requirements Analysis
21 16 (10.96%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (13.01%) Apache
2 4 (2.74%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.68%) Node.js
3 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.11%) 3G
2 5 (3.42%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.74%) IPsec
4 3 (2.05%) ASN.1
5 2 (1.37%) 2G
5 2 (1.37%) GPRS
5 2 (1.37%) GSM
5 2 (1.37%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.68%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.68%) Broadband
6 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.68%) Wireless
6 1 (0.68%) DVB
6 1 (0.68%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.33%) MySQL
2 14 (9.59%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.37%) MS Access
4 2 (1.37%) SQLite
5 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.68%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 26 (17.81%) Rational DOORS
2 17 (11.64%) Git (software)
3 15 (10.27%) PHPUnit
4 14 (9.59%) Visual Studio
5 9 (6.16%) Subversion
5 9 (6.16%) Rational Rhapsody
6 8 (5.48%) ClearQuest
6 8 (5.48%) ClearCase
7 6 (4.11%) GoogleTest
7 6 (4.11%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.37%) Toad
8 2 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.68%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Blend
9 1 (0.68%) GCC
9 1 (0.68%) JIRA
9 1 (0.68%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (15.07%) Electronics
2 17 (11.64%) Finance
3 15 (10.27%) Aerospace
4 12 (8.22%) Automotive
5 10 (6.85%) Manufacturing
6 8 (5.48%) Telecoms
7 6 (4.11%) Avionics
8 3 (2.05%) Billing
9 2 (1.37%) Military
10 1 (0.68%) Banking
10 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.55%) HTML
2 26 (17.81%) .NET
3 20 (13.70%) jQuery
4 16 (10.96%) HTML5
5 15 (10.27%) Web Services
5 15 (10.27%) Zend Framework
5 15 (10.27%) Doctrine
6 14 (9.59%) ASP.NET
7 11 (7.53%) JSP
8 10 (6.85%) CSS
9 8 (5.48%) GWT
10 7 (4.79%) Spring
10 7 (4.79%) Hibernate
11 5 (3.42%) SOAP
11 5 (3.42%) REST
12 4 (2.74%) OpenGL
13 3 (2.05%) XML
13 3 (2.05%) Middleware
14 2 (1.37%) XSL
14 2 (1.37%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.48%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.79%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (4.11%) Smartcard
4 5 (3.42%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.05%) Physics
5 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.37%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.37%) CAN bus
6 2 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.37%) DTV
6 2 (1.37%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) Open Source
7 1 (0.68%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.68%) STB
7 1 (0.68%) SCADA
7 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.68%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 47 (32.19%) Linux
2 21 (14.38%) Windows
3 15 (10.27%) CentOS
4 9 (6.16%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (4.79%) Windows 8
6 6 (4.11%) Windows CE
7 3 (2.05%) UNIX
7 3 (2.05%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.37%) Android
8 2 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.68%) Windows XP Embedded
9 1 (0.68%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (87.67%) Software Engineering
2 42 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (23.29%) UML
4 20 (13.70%) OO
5 17 (11.64%) Embedded Software Development
6 16 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (10.96%) Requirements Analysis
6 16 (10.96%) Configuration Management
7 14 (9.59%) Mentoring
7 14 (9.59%) Refactoring
8 13 (8.90%) Automated Testing
8 13 (8.90%) Integration Testing
9 12 (8.22%) Scrum
10 10 (6.85%) Test Automation
11 9 (6.16%) Test Scripting
11 9 (6.16%) Information Management
12 8 (5.48%) Requirements Engineering
13 7 (4.79%) OOD
13 7 (4.79%) Change Control
13 7 (4.79%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (42.47%) C++
2 54 (36.99%) C
3 40 (27.40%) Java
4 31 (21.23%) C#
5 28 (19.18%) Embedded C
6 27 (18.49%) JavaScript
7 25 (17.12%) Python
8 18 (12.33%) SQL
9 16 (10.96%) PHP
10 11 (7.53%) Ada
11 6 (4.11%) Embedded C++
12 5 (3.42%) VB.NET
13 4 (2.74%) T-SQL
13 4 (2.74%) PL/SQL
14 3 (2.05%) Bash Shell
14 3 (2.05%) Perl
15 2 (1.37%) MATLAB
15 2 (1.37%) Delphi
15 2 (1.37%) GLSL
16 1 (0.68%) VB6
Qualifications
1 29 (19.86%) Security Cleared
2 22 (15.07%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.22%) Degree
4 4 (2.74%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.90%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.68%) JTAG
2 1 (0.68%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.68%) Firmware
1 1 (0.68%) Ceph
1 1 (0.68%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.68%) Puppet
1 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (10.27%) Zend
2 14 (9.59%) Google
3 10 (6.85%) Serena
4 5 (3.42%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.42%) Borland
5 4 (2.74%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.74%) Oracle
6 3 (2.05%) Wind River
7 2 (1.37%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.68%) Green Hills
8 1 (0.68%) HP
8 1 (0.68%) SAP
8 1 (0.68%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
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