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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 40 51 51
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 148 63 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.39% 2.92% 3.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.99% 4.12% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 22 40
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£400 £313 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £373 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 29
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £12.75 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £42.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
2471 1528 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.32% 70.87% 68.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1675 1021 1233
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 89 154
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.55 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the South West region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
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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
Bristol +20 67 £400 +14.28% 49
Gloucestershire 0 22 £338 - 27
Somerset 0 14 £340 +29.52% 23
Dorset -2 13 - - 18
Wiltshire -17 12 £416 +34.27% 13
Devon -16 11 £600 +71.42% 6
Cornwall - - - - 1
Avon - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 107 (41.80%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (33.59%) Java
3 76 (29.69%) Linux
4 61 (23.83%) C++
5 59 (23.05%) Security Cleared
6 58 (22.66%) SQL
7 56 (21.88%) C
8 54 (21.09%) PHP
9 53 (20.70%) HTML
10 52 (20.31%) JavaScript
11 47 (18.36%) Scrum
12 44 (17.19%) MySQL
12 44 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (16.02%) jQuery
14 40 (15.63%) HTML5
15 39 (15.23%) Oracle
16 38 (14.84%) SC Cleared
17 37 (14.45%) Zend
18 36 (14.06%) Apache
19 35 (13.67%) Finance
20 34 (13.28%) Automated Testing
20 34 (13.28%) CentOS
21 33 (12.89%) Git (software)
21 33 (12.89%) UML
22 32 (12.50%) Zend Framework
23 31 (12.11%) Refactoring
23 31 (12.11%) C#
24 30 (11.72%) CSS
24 30 (11.72%) Web Services
25 27 (10.55%) PHPUnit

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (14.06%) Apache
2 14 (5.47%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.91%) SAS
4 7 (2.73%) JBoss
5 3 (1.17%) IIS
6 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.39%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.39%) CMS
6 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.39%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (3.91%) MS Project
1 10 (3.91%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.34%) Simulink
3 4 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.56%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.78%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (4.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.56%) BASE24
3 3 (1.17%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.39%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.39%) Magento
4 1 (0.39%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.13%) SaaS
2 7 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.95%) GitHub
4 4 (1.56%) Heroku
4 4 (1.56%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.95%) LTE
2 4 (1.56%) SSH
2 4 (1.56%) ATM
2 4 (1.56%) GSM
2 4 (1.56%) Internet
2 4 (1.56%) 3G
3 3 (1.17%) DVB
3 3 (1.17%) Wireless
3 3 (1.17%) UMTS
3 3 (1.17%) HTTP
3 3 (1.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.78%) SSL
4 2 (0.78%) SAN
4 2 (0.78%) NAS
4 2 (0.78%) 4G
5 1 (0.39%) AMQP
5 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.39%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.39%) VSAT
5 1 (0.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (17.19%) MySQL
2 10 (3.91%) Oracle Discoverer
3 9 (3.52%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (2.73%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.73%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.73%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.95%) DB2
7 3 (1.17%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.17%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.78%) HBase
8 2 (0.78%) Big Data
8 2 (0.78%) Voldemort
8 2 (0.78%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.78%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.39%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 33 (12.89%) Git (software)
2 27 (10.55%) PHPUnit
3 24 (9.38%) Rational DOORS
4 13 (5.08%) Selenium
5 10 (3.91%) Eclipse
6 8 (3.13%) JUnit
7 7 (2.73%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.73%) SoapUI
8 6 (2.34%) ClearCase
8 6 (2.34%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.95%) PVCS
9 5 (1.95%) Subversion
9 5 (1.95%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.56%) RSpec
10 4 (1.56%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (1.56%) Sublime Text
10 4 (1.56%) NetBeans
10 4 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (1.17%) Ant
General
1 35 (13.67%) Finance
2 22 (8.59%) Telecoms
2 22 (8.59%) Avionics
3 20 (7.81%) Electronics
4 16 (6.25%) Aerospace
5 14 (5.47%) Marketing
6 12 (4.69%) Manufacturing
7 8 (3.13%) Automotive
8 6 (2.34%) Military
9 5 (1.95%) Retail
10 2 (0.78%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 134 (52.34%) Software Engineer
2 89 (34.77%) Developer
3 32 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 25 (9.77%) PHP Developer
5 16 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 16 (6.25%) Analyst
5 16 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 14 (5.47%) Test Engineer
7 13 (5.08%) Architect
8 12 (4.69%) Senior Software Engineer
8 12 (4.69%) C++ Developer
9 11 (4.30%) Java Software Engineer
10 10 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (3.91%) Business Analyst
10 10 (3.91%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (3.91%) PHP Zend Developer
11 9 (3.52%) Senior Business Analyst
12 8 (3.13%) Senior Developer
12 8 (3.13%) Programmer
13 7 (2.73%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (20.70%) HTML
2 41 (16.02%) jQuery
3 40 (15.63%) HTML5
4 32 (12.50%) Zend Framework
5 30 (11.72%) CSS
5 30 (11.72%) Web Services
6 24 (9.38%) .NET
7 23 (8.98%) Spring
8 20 (7.81%) J2EE
9 17 (6.64%) XML
10 14 (5.47%) Middleware
10 14 (5.47%) REST
11 12 (4.69%) LAMP
12 10 (3.91%) Hibernate
12 10 (3.91%) SOAP
13 8 (3.13%) JSP
14 7 (2.73%) Servlets
14 7 (2.73%) EJB
14 7 (2.73%) JSF
14 7 (2.73%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.47%) Device Driver
1 14 (5.47%) DTV
2 13 (5.08%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.52%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.52%) Open Source
5 5 (1.95%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (1.95%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.95%) Mathematics
5 5 (1.95%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.95%) Streaming Video
6 4 (1.56%) Tandem
6 4 (1.56%) EFT
6 4 (1.56%) Social Media
7 3 (1.17%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.17%) MPEG
7 3 (1.17%) Physics
8 2 (0.78%) SCADA
8 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.78%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 76 (29.69%) Linux
2 34 (13.28%) CentOS
3 24 (9.38%) Windows
4 21 (8.20%) UNIX
5 10 (3.91%) Embedded Linux
6 8 (3.13%) VxWorks
7 7 (2.73%) Fedora
8 6 (2.34%) Nucleus RTOS
9 5 (1.95%) zOS
10 4 (1.56%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.56%) Android
11 3 (1.17%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (41.80%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (18.36%) Scrum
3 44 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (13.28%) Automated Testing
5 33 (12.89%) UML
6 31 (12.11%) Refactoring
7 26 (10.16%) OO
8 24 (9.38%) Time Management
8 24 (9.38%) Mentoring
9 21 (8.20%) Validation
10 20 (7.81%) Requirements Analysis
11 19 (7.42%) TDD
11 19 (7.42%) Project Management
12 18 (7.03%) Configuration Management
13 16 (6.25%) Software Testing
14 15 (5.86%) Unit Testing
15 13 (5.08%) OOP
16 11 (4.30%) PRINCE2
16 11 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (4.30%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 86 (33.59%) Java
2 61 (23.83%) C++
3 58 (22.66%) SQL
4 56 (21.88%) C
5 54 (21.09%) PHP
6 52 (20.31%) JavaScript
7 31 (12.11%) C#
8 22 (8.59%) Embedded C
9 21 (8.20%) Python
10 16 (6.25%) Ruby
11 15 (5.86%) PHP5
12 9 (3.52%) MATLAB
13 8 (3.13%) Delphi
13 8 (3.13%) PL/SQL
14 7 (2.73%) VB.NET
15 6 (2.34%) Embedded C++
15 6 (2.34%) Assembly Language
15 6 (2.34%) Perl
15 6 (2.34%) VC++
15 6 (2.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 59 (23.05%) Security Cleared
2 38 (14.84%) SC Cleared
3 21 (8.20%) Degree
4 16 (6.25%) ISEB
5 14 (5.47%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (3.13%) HND
8 4 (1.56%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.78%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.38%) DO-178B
2 4 (1.56%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.39%) DO-160
System Software
1 5 (1.95%) Firmware
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) Puppet
1 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (15.23%) Oracle
2 37 (14.45%) Zend
3 17 (6.64%) SAP
4 16 (6.25%) IBM
5 10 (3.91%) Casewise
6 9 (3.52%) Microsoft
7 7 (2.73%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.95%) Sun
9 4 (1.56%) HP
10 3 (1.17%) Cognos
10 3 (1.17%) Google
10 3 (1.17%) Wind River
11 2 (0.78%) Coverity
11 2 (0.78%) Serena
11 2 (0.78%) QNX
12 1 (0.39%) ESRI
12 1 (0.39%) Sony
12 1 (0.39%) Cisco
12 1 (0.39%) EMC
12 1 (0.39%) Intel
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