The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 45 41 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 124 146 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.45% 4.41% 3.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.66% 5.75% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 61 62
Median daily rate £400 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 49 17
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £35.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £32.50 £33.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £45.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Software Engineering
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2189 2540 2604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.57% 76.71% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1695 1733
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 137 86
Median hourly rate £38.00 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £25.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £48.00 £40.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Software Engineering
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 Engineering across the South West region.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Software Engineering
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 Engineering across the South West region.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 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 41 £406 +9.06% 14
Bristol 0 34 £519 +29.68% 21
Somerset +3 18 £353 -6.00% 10
Wiltshire +10 12 £500 +80.18% 9
Devon +8 6 - - 8
Dorset +1 4 £350 +16.66% 11
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 98 (42.79%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (32.75%) Scrum
3 64 (27.95%) C++
4 62 (27.07%) Java
5 59 (25.76%) Security Cleared
6 57 (24.89%) C
7 51 (22.27%) SQL
8 48 (20.96%) UML
9 47 (20.52%) C#
10 42 (18.34%) Linux
11 41 (17.90%) .NET
12 34 (14.85%) OO
13 31 (13.54%) SC Cleared
14 30 (13.10%) DV Cleared
15 28 (12.23%) JavaScript
15 28 (12.23%) SQL Server
15 28 (12.23%) Finance
15 28 (12.23%) TDD
16 27 (11.79%) Python
16 27 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (10.92%) SDLC
17 25 (10.92%) Ada
18 23 (10.04%) Web Services
18 23 (10.04%) Spring
18 23 (10.04%) DevOps
19 22 (9.61%) Unit Testing
19 22 (9.61%) REST
20 21 (9.17%) Oracle
20 21 (9.17%) HTML
21 20 (8.73%) ASP.NET

Software Engineering
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 11 (4.80%) Apache
2 7 (3.06%) Confluence
3 6 (2.62%) Apache Solr
3 6 (2.62%) OpenStack
4 5 (2.18%) NServiceBus
5 3 (1.31%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.31%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.87%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.87%) IIS
7 1 (0.44%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.44%) CMS
7 1 (0.44%) Drupal
7 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.44%) GemFire
7 1 (0.44%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (3.93%) Simulink
2 7 (3.06%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.31%) MS Office
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (2.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.62%) Amazon S3
2 6 (2.62%) TestFlight
3 2 (0.87%) GitHub
3 2 (0.87%) SaaS
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.49%) Bluetooth
2 7 (3.06%) Internet
3 6 (2.62%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.62%) Wireless
4 3 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (1.31%) Firewall
5 2 (0.87%) AMQP
5 2 (0.87%) MQTT
6 1 (0.44%) DAB
6 1 (0.44%) GPRS
6 1 (0.44%) GSM
6 1 (0.44%) NFC
6 1 (0.44%) OFDM
6 1 (0.44%) Skype
6 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.44%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.86%) MongoDB
2 18 (7.86%) MySQL
3 17 (7.42%) Big Data
4 13 (5.68%) Hadoop
4 13 (5.68%) Relational Database
5 12 (5.24%) OrientDB
6 11 (4.80%) Neo4j
7 10 (4.37%) NoSQL
8 7 (3.06%) Oracle Database
8 7 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (2.62%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (2.62%) CouchDB
9 6 (2.62%) SQLite
10 5 (2.18%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.31%) SSDT
12 2 (0.87%) Apache Accumulo
12 2 (0.87%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.87%) HBase
12 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (8.73%) JIRA
1 20 (8.73%) Selenium
2 19 (8.30%) Rational DOORS
3 17 (7.42%) Git (software)
4 14 (6.11%) Jenkins
5 13 (5.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 13 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (4.37%) Cucumber
6 10 (4.37%) Visual Studio
7 9 (3.93%) Maven
8 8 (3.49%) Ant
9 7 (3.06%) Bitbucket
9 7 (3.06%) Eclipse
9 7 (3.06%) JUnit
10 5 (2.18%) ClearCase
10 5 (2.18%) JMeter
10 5 (2.18%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (1.31%) LoadRunner
11 3 (1.31%) Subversion
11 3 (1.31%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (12.23%) Finance
2 19 (8.30%) Aerospace
3 13 (5.68%) Banking
4 11 (4.80%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.49%) Marketing
6 7 (3.06%) Electronics
6 7 (3.06%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.75%) Automotive
7 4 (1.75%) Avionics
8 3 (1.31%) Military
9 2 (0.87%) Back Office
10 1 (0.44%) Games
10 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 108 (47.16%) Software Engineer
2 64 (27.95%) Developer
3 21 (9.17%) Java Engineer
3 21 (9.17%) Java Software Engineer
4 19 (8.30%) .NET Developer
5 18 (7.86%) Software Developer
6 16 (6.99%) Test Engineer
7 14 (6.11%) C++ Software Engineer
7 14 (6.11%) Embedded Engineer
8 13 (5.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 13 (5.68%) Integration Engineer
9 12 (5.24%) Architect
9 12 (5.24%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.80%) Java Developer
10 11 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (4.37%) Ada Engineer
11 10 (4.37%) Ada Software Engineer
11 10 (4.37%) Test and Integration Engineer
12 9 (3.93%) ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (3.49%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.90%) .NET
2 23 (10.04%) Spring
2 23 (10.04%) Web Services
3 22 (9.61%) REST
4 21 (9.17%) HTML
5 20 (8.73%) ASP.NET
5 20 (8.73%) CSS
6 15 (6.55%) JSON
7 12 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (4.80%) AngularJS
8 11 (4.80%) RESTful
9 10 (4.37%) Middleware
10 9 (3.93%) .NET Framework
10 9 (3.93%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (3.49%) EJB
11 8 (3.49%) Java EE
11 8 (3.49%) SOAP
12 7 (3.06%) JSF
12 7 (3.06%) JSON-LD
12 7 (3.06%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.24%) Embedded Systems
1 12 (5.24%) User Experience
2 10 (4.37%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (3.49%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.06%) Semantic Web
4 7 (3.06%) Wiki
5 6 (2.62%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.18%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.18%) Physics
7 3 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.31%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.87%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.87%) NHS
8 2 (0.87%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.44%) CESG
9 1 (0.44%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.44%) Telematics
9 1 (0.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 42 (18.34%) Linux
2 19 (8.30%) Windows
3 13 (5.68%) Unix
4 9 (3.93%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.31%) VxWorks
5 3 (1.31%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (42.79%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (32.75%) Scrum
3 48 (20.96%) UML
4 34 (14.85%) OO
5 28 (12.23%) TDD
6 27 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (10.92%) SDLC
8 23 (10.04%) DevOps
9 22 (9.61%) Unit Testing
10 18 (7.86%) Automated Testing
10 18 (7.86%) E-Commerce
10 18 (7.86%) MVC
10 18 (7.86%) TOGAF
11 17 (7.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (7.42%) PRINCE2
11 17 (7.42%) Test Automation
12 16 (6.99%) ITIL
12 16 (6.99%) Open Source
12 16 (6.99%) Use Case
13 15 (6.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 64 (27.95%) C++
2 62 (27.07%) Java
3 57 (24.89%) C
4 51 (22.27%) SQL
5 47 (20.52%) C#
6 28 (12.23%) JavaScript
7 27 (11.79%) Python
8 25 (10.92%) Ada
9 15 (6.55%) Embedded C
10 11 (4.80%) PL/SQL
11 10 (4.37%) Ruby
12 9 (3.93%) Embedded C++
12 9 (3.93%) MATLAB
13 7 (3.06%) Apple Swift
13 7 (3.06%) Objective-C
13 7 (3.06%) Perl
14 6 (2.62%) Assembly Language
14 6 (2.62%) Scala
14 6 (2.62%) Shell Script
15 5 (2.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (25.76%) Security Cleared
2 31 (13.54%) SC Cleared
3 30 (13.10%) DV Cleared
4 20 (8.73%) Degree
5 4 (1.75%) ISEB
5 4 (1.75%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.44%) CISSP
6 1 (0.44%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.80%) DO-178B
2 10 (4.37%) QA
3 5 (2.18%) MISRA
4 2 (0.87%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.87%) SEPA
4 2 (0.87%) TickIT
5 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.44%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.44%) JTAG
5 1 (0.44%) MISRA C
System Software
1 9 (3.93%) Docker
2 4 (1.75%) Shibboleth
3 3 (1.31%) Snort
4 1 (0.44%) Firmware
4 1 (0.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (3.49%) Ansible
2 5 (2.18%) OpenAM
3 4 (1.75%) OpenSSO
3 4 (1.75%) Sun Identity Manager
4 3 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.31%) Nessus
4 3 (1.31%) QRadar
5 2 (0.87%) Oozie
5 2 (0.87%) Puppet
6 1 (0.44%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.44%) Mesos
6 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (9.17%) Oracle
2 13 (5.68%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.18%) ForgeRock
3 5 (2.18%) SAP
4 4 (1.75%) Sun
5 3 (1.31%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.31%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.31%) Cisco
5 3 (1.31%) Citrix
5 3 (1.31%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.31%) HP
5 3 (1.31%) Intel Security
5 3 (1.31%) ScanSafe
6 2 (0.87%) Borland
6 2 (0.87%) Murex
6 2 (0.87%) Serena
7 1 (0.44%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.44%) EMC
7 1 (0.44%) IBM
7 1 (0.44%) Red Hat
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