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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 51 64 88
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 95 79 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.24% 2.52% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.37% 2.63% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 19
Average daily rate £350 £405 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £315 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 27 18
Average hourly rate £42.45 £41.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.53% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.38 £34.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £47.00 £40.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
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
2819 3002 3019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 96.24% 95.94% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1801 1850 1844
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 175 183
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.12 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.93% +11.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +17 28 £319 +15.90% 4
Gloucestershire +7 19 £425 +4.93% 7
Bristol +2 18 £350 -15.15% 12
Wiltshire +2 15 £310 -5.34% 4
Dorset -4 5 - - 5
Devon +3 4 £399 - 3
Cornwall - 2 - - 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 164 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 94 (57.32%) C++
3 63 (38.41%) Java
4 61 (37.20%) Security Cleared
5 55 (33.54%) C
6 54 (32.93%) UML
7 49 (29.88%) SC Cleared
8 47 (28.66%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (23.17%) OO
10 37 (22.56%) Linux
11 34 (20.73%) Scrum
12 30 (18.29%) C#
13 26 (15.85%) Aerospace
14 24 (14.63%) Rational DOORS
15 22 (13.41%) JavaScript
15 22 (13.41%) SQL
15 22 (13.41%) Visual Studio
16 20 (12.20%) Web Services
17 18 (10.98%) Ada
18 17 (10.37%) SQL Server
18 17 (10.37%) .NET
19 16 (9.76%) Degree
20 15 (9.15%) Spring
20 15 (9.15%) Requirements Analysis
20 15 (9.15%) HTML
20 15 (9.15%) Python
20 15 (9.15%) TCP/IP
20 15 (9.15%) SDLC
21 14 (8.54%) Microsoft
22 13 (7.93%) Embedded C

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (6.10%) Apache
1 10 (6.10%) Confluence
2 2 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.44%) FrameMaker
1 4 (2.44%) MS Office
2 3 (1.83%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.22%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.15%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.49%) Broadband
3 6 (3.66%) HbbTV
3 6 (3.66%) Wireless
4 4 (2.44%) DVB
4 4 (2.44%) Internet
5 3 (1.83%) ASN.1
5 3 (1.83%) Bluetooth
5 3 (1.83%) HTTP
6 1 (0.61%) Modbus
6 1 (0.61%) Profibus
6 1 (0.61%) RS-232
6 1 (0.61%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.37%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.93%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.10%) MySQL
4 8 (4.88%) Big Data
5 7 (4.27%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (3.66%) Neo4j
6 6 (3.66%) OrientDB
6 6 (3.66%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (14.63%) Rational DOORS
2 22 (13.41%) Visual Studio
3 12 (7.32%) Rational Rhapsody
4 11 (6.71%) Jenkins
4 11 (6.71%) JIRA
4 11 (6.71%) Subversion
5 9 (5.49%) Cucumber
6 7 (4.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (4.27%) Bitbucket
7 6 (3.66%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.05%) GDB
8 5 (3.05%) Git (software)
8 5 (3.05%) NetBeans
9 4 (2.44%) JUnit
9 4 (2.44%) Moq
9 4 (2.44%) NUnit
9 4 (2.44%) Rhino Mocks
9 4 (2.44%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.83%) CppUnit
11 2 (1.22%) MSTest
General
1 26 (15.85%) Aerospace
2 8 (4.88%) Military
3 7 (4.27%) Finance
3 7 (4.27%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.66%) Automotive
4 6 (3.66%) Avionics
4 6 (3.66%) Electronics
5 4 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.83%) Games
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.20%) Web Services
2 17 (10.37%) .NET
3 15 (9.15%) HTML
3 15 (9.15%) Spring
4 12 (7.32%) XML
5 11 (6.71%) MFC
5 11 (6.71%) STL
6 10 (6.10%) ASP.NET
7 9 (5.49%) CSS
7 9 (5.49%) RESTful
7 9 (5.49%) WCF
8 8 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (4.88%) Java EE
9 7 (4.27%) Apache Camel
9 7 (4.27%) Apache CXF
10 6 (3.66%) .NET Framework
10 6 (3.66%) EJB
10 6 (3.66%) Entity Framework
10 6 (3.66%) JSF
10 6 (3.66%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.32%) Device Driver
1 12 (7.32%) User Experience
2 9 (5.49%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.88%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (4.27%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.27%) Wiki
5 6 (3.66%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (3.66%) DTV
6 4 (2.44%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.44%) Cybercrime
6 4 (2.44%) IPTV
6 4 (2.44%) MPEG
6 4 (2.44%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.22%) Replication
7 2 (1.22%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.61%) Physics
8 1 (0.61%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.56%) Linux
2 13 (7.93%) Windows
3 11 (6.71%) VxWorks
4 7 (4.27%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (3.66%) Nucleus RTOS
6 4 (2.44%) Unix
7 3 (1.83%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.83%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.61%) Android
8 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 54 (32.93%) UML
3 47 (28.66%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (23.17%) OO
5 34 (20.73%) Scrum
6 15 (9.15%) Requirements Analysis
6 15 (9.15%) SDLC
7 12 (7.32%) MVC
7 12 (7.32%) Test Scripting
8 11 (6.71%) OOD
8 11 (6.71%) Time Management
9 10 (6.10%) Unit Testing
10 9 (5.49%) BDD
10 9 (5.49%) DevOps
10 9 (5.49%) Integration Testing
11 8 (4.88%) Configuration Management
11 8 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (4.88%) Embedded Software Development
11 8 (4.88%) Multithreading
11 8 (4.88%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 94 (57.32%) C++
2 63 (38.41%) Java
3 55 (33.54%) C
4 30 (18.29%) C#
5 22 (13.41%) JavaScript
5 22 (13.41%) SQL
6 18 (10.98%) Ada
7 15 (9.15%) Python
8 13 (7.93%) Embedded C
9 12 (7.32%) Embedded C++
9 12 (7.32%) Ruby
10 8 (4.88%) MATLAB
11 7 (4.27%) Ada 95
11 7 (4.27%) PL/SQL
11 7 (4.27%) Scala
12 6 (3.66%) VC++
13 5 (3.05%) T-SQL
13 5 (3.05%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.83%) Delphi
14 3 (1.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (37.20%) Security Cleared
2 49 (29.88%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.76%) Degree
4 11 (6.71%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.05%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.93%) MISRA
2 11 (6.71%) MISRA C
3 9 (5.49%) DO-178B
4 6 (3.66%) ISO 9001
5 5 (3.05%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (2.44%) OIPF
7 2 (1.22%) SLA
8 1 (0.61%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.61%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.61%) QA
8 1 (0.61%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 14 (8.54%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.71%) Oracle
3 7 (4.27%) Luciad
4 5 (3.05%) Perforce
5 4 (2.44%) Serena
6 2 (1.22%) Broadcom
7 1 (0.61%) Google
7 1 (0.61%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.61%) Wonderware
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