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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 46 67 38
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -29
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 112 74 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.60% 2.56% 4.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.77% 3.40% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 51
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£363 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £303 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £435 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 10 25
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £12.70 £32.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.45 £40.25 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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
2350 2179 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.47% 75.42% 71.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1514 1312 1088
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 86 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.37 £12.31 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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
Gloucestershire +2 32 £413 -25.00% 12
Bristol -2 22 £375 +7.14% 48
Dorset +14 18 £251 - 20
Somerset +11 15 £275 -16.98% 23
Wiltshire +1 14 £326 -13.00% 15
Devon +5 6 - - 10
Cornwall - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 85 (36.80%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (35.93%) C++
3 79 (34.20%) Java
4 68 (29.44%) Linux
5 64 (27.71%) C
6 58 (25.11%) JavaScript
7 55 (23.81%) HTML
7 55 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 46 (19.91%) SQL
9 45 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (19.05%) C#
11 43 (18.61%) PHP
11 43 (18.61%) MySQL
12 42 (18.18%) Finance
12 42 (18.18%) jQuery
13 41 (17.75%) UML
14 40 (17.32%) Windows
15 39 (16.88%) Git (software)
15 39 (16.88%) HTML5
16 35 (15.15%) CentOS
16 35 (15.15%) Apache
17 34 (14.72%) Mentoring
18 33 (14.29%) Zend
19 32 (13.85%) Zend Framework
19 32 (13.85%) PHPUnit
19 32 (13.85%) Doctrine
20 31 (13.42%) Refactoring
20 31 (13.42%) .NET
21 30 (12.99%) Automated Testing
21 30 (12.99%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 35 (15.15%) Apache
2 4 (1.73%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.73%) JBoss
3 1 (0.43%) IIS
3 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.43%) CMS
3 1 (0.43%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.43%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.87%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.87%) SaaS
2 1 (0.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.60%) 3G
2 5 (2.16%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.73%) IPsec
3 4 (1.73%) ASN.1
3 4 (1.73%) Internet
4 3 (1.30%) DVB
4 3 (1.30%) NAS
4 3 (1.30%) SAN
5 2 (0.87%) GPRS
5 2 (0.87%) GSM
5 2 (0.87%) Wireless
5 2 (0.87%) 2G
5 2 (0.87%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.43%) Network Security
6 1 (0.43%) AMQP
6 1 (0.43%) DLNA
6 1 (0.43%) Multicast
6 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.43%) HTTP
6 1 (0.43%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (18.61%) MySQL
2 13 (5.63%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 7 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.73%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.73%) CouchDB
5 4 (1.73%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.73%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.73%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.30%) Voldemort
6 3 (1.30%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (1.30%) HBase
6 3 (1.30%) MS Access
7 2 (0.87%) DB2
7 2 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.87%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 39 (16.88%) Git (software)
2 32 (13.85%) PHPUnit
3 27 (11.69%) Rational DOORS
4 18 (7.79%) Visual Studio
5 11 (4.76%) Subversion
6 10 (4.33%) Rational Rhapsody
7 9 (3.90%) ClearQuest
7 9 (3.90%) ClearCase
8 8 (3.46%) Eclipse
9 7 (3.03%) Selenium
10 5 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.73%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (1.73%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.73%) PVCS
11 4 (1.73%) JUnit
11 4 (1.73%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.30%) NetBeans
12 3 (1.30%) GoogleTest
12 3 (1.30%) Axure RP
13 2 (0.87%) Hudson
General
1 42 (18.18%) Finance
2 21 (9.09%) Electronics
3 17 (7.36%) Aerospace
4 14 (6.06%) Manufacturing
5 13 (5.63%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.90%) Avionics
7 7 (3.03%) Marketing
8 6 (2.60%) Military
8 6 (2.60%) Automotive
9 3 (1.30%) Billing
10 2 (0.87%) Law
11 1 (0.43%) Legal
11 1 (0.43%) Games
11 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 135 (58.44%) Software Engineer
2 59 (25.54%) Developer
3 26 (11.26%) Senior Software Engineer
4 19 (8.23%) PHP Developer
5 16 (6.93%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 11 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 10 (4.33%) C++ Software Engineer
8 8 (3.46%) C++ Developer
8 8 (3.46%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.03%) Test Engineer
9 7 (3.03%) Analyst
9 7 (3.03%) AWS Developer
10 6 (2.60%) Software Developer
10 6 (2.60%) Architect
10 6 (2.60%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (2.60%) C# Software Engineer
10 6 (2.60%) Team Leader
10 6 (2.60%) Technical Team Leader
11 5 (2.16%) Tester
11 5 (2.16%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (23.81%) HTML
2 42 (18.18%) jQuery
3 39 (16.88%) HTML5
4 32 (13.85%) Doctrine
4 32 (13.85%) Zend Framework
5 31 (13.42%) .NET
6 21 (9.09%) Web Services
7 18 (7.79%) XML
8 17 (7.36%) CSS
9 13 (5.63%) Middleware
10 12 (5.19%) ASP.NET
11 11 (4.76%) Hibernate
12 10 (4.33%) Spring
12 10 (4.33%) GWT
13 9 (3.90%) JSON
13 9 (3.90%) JSP
14 8 (3.46%) Ajax
15 7 (3.03%) J2EE
15 7 (3.03%) SOAP
15 7 (3.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.63%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.33%) DTV
3 9 (3.90%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.90%) Embedded Systems
4 8 (3.46%) Mathematics
5 7 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.60%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.60%) Open Source
6 6 (2.60%) Smartcard
7 5 (2.16%) Physics
8 4 (1.73%) MPEG
8 4 (1.73%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.73%) User Experience
9 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.30%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (1.30%) Streaming Video
9 3 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.87%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 68 (29.44%) Linux
2 40 (17.32%) Windows
3 35 (15.15%) CentOS
4 12 (5.19%) UNIX
5 10 (4.33%) Windows CE
6 7 (3.03%) Windows 8
7 6 (2.60%) Android
8 5 (2.16%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (1.73%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.73%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.30%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.87%) Fedora
11 2 (0.87%) zOS
11 2 (0.87%) Nucleus RTOS
12 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.43%) Windows XP Embedded
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (36.80%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (17.75%) UML
4 34 (14.72%) Mentoring
5 31 (13.42%) Refactoring
6 30 (12.99%) Automated Testing
7 26 (11.26%) Scrum
8 22 (9.52%) OO
9 21 (9.09%) Embedded Software Development
10 20 (8.66%) Requirements Analysis
11 19 (8.23%) Configuration Management
11 19 (8.23%) Information Management
12 15 (6.49%) TDD
12 15 (6.49%) Integration Testing
13 12 (5.19%) OOD
14 11 (4.76%) Software Testing
14 11 (4.76%) Requirements Engineering
15 9 (3.90%) Programme Management
15 9 (3.90%) SOA
15 9 (3.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 83 (35.93%) C++
2 79 (34.20%) Java
3 64 (27.71%) C
4 58 (25.11%) JavaScript
5 46 (19.91%) SQL
6 44 (19.05%) C#
7 43 (18.61%) PHP
8 25 (10.82%) Embedded C
9 24 (10.39%) Python
10 10 (4.33%) Ada
11 9 (3.90%) Bash Shell
11 9 (3.90%) PL/SQL
12 8 (3.46%) Embedded C++
13 7 (3.03%) Ruby
13 7 (3.03%) VB.NET
14 6 (2.60%) Perl
15 5 (2.16%) T-SQL
16 4 (1.73%) Delphi
17 3 (1.30%) VB
18 2 (0.87%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 55 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 30 (12.99%) SC Cleared
3 23 (9.96%) Degree
4 19 (8.23%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.46%) ISEB
6 5 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.73%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.73%) HND
8 1 (0.43%) PhD
8 1 (0.43%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.06%) DO-178B
2 4 (1.73%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) BS25999
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.43%) JTAG
3 1 (0.43%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (1.30%) Firmware
2 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.30%) Puppet
1 3 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.43%) Linux-HA
Vendors
1 33 (14.29%) Zend
2 22 (9.52%) Oracle
3 11 (4.76%) Google
4 9 (3.90%) Serena
5 8 (3.46%) SAP
5 8 (3.46%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.16%) Borland
7 4 (1.73%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.30%) IBM
8 3 (1.30%) Wind River
9 2 (0.87%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.87%) i2
9 2 (0.87%) Sun
10 1 (0.43%) EMC
10 1 (0.43%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.43%) Infragistics
10 1 (0.43%) Green Hills
10 1 (0.43%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.43%) Atmel
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