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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 58 38 52
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 98 147 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.21% 4.58% 3.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 5.93% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 89 60
Median daily rate £405 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £286 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 26
Median hourly rate £42.13 £42.75 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.46% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.29 £33.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.35 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
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
2381 2480 2359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.04% 77.26% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1593 1662 1584
Median daily rate £388 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 111 104
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.76 £15.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Bristol -18 28 £400 -3.03% 22
Gloucestershire +8 23 £400 +26.98% 36
Somerset -6 17 £375 +7.14% 18
Devon +19 12 £500 - 4
Wiltshire -5 9 £550 +69.23% 7
Dorset -1 6 £325 +6.55% 11
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 103 (39.77%) C++
2 98 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (32.82%) Java
4 83 (32.05%) Security Cleared
5 82 (31.66%) Scrum
6 76 (29.34%) UML
7 67 (25.87%) C
8 59 (22.78%) Linux
9 53 (20.46%) SC Cleared
10 44 (16.99%) OO
10 44 (16.99%) C#
11 41 (15.83%) JavaScript
12 38 (14.67%) SQL
12 38 (14.67%) SDLC
13 31 (11.97%) .NET
14 29 (11.20%) CSS
15 28 (10.81%) HTML
15 28 (10.81%) Aerospace
15 28 (10.81%) DV Cleared
16 26 (10.04%) Degree
16 26 (10.04%) Ada
17 24 (9.27%) Finance
17 24 (9.27%) SQL Server
18 23 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
19 22 (8.49%) JIRA
19 22 (8.49%) Rational DOORS
19 22 (8.49%) DevOps
19 22 (8.49%) Web Services
20 21 (8.11%) Python
20 21 (8.11%) MySQL

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 13 (5.02%) Confluence
2 12 (4.63%) Apache
3 5 (1.93%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.54%) Apache Pig
5 3 (1.16%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.39%) CMS
6 1 (0.39%) GemFire
6 1 (0.39%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.39%) IIS
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (2.70%) Simulink
2 5 (1.93%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.16%) MS Office
4 1 (0.39%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.54%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.54%) TestFlight
4 2 (0.77%) SaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.39%) GitHub
5 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.86%) Wireless
2 9 (3.47%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.70%) Internet
4 6 (2.32%) Bluetooth
5 5 (1.93%) Broadband
6 3 (1.16%) Firewall
6 3 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.77%) ASN.1
7 2 (0.77%) HTTP
7 2 (0.77%) MQTT
7 2 (0.77%) SAN
8 1 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.39%) DAB
8 1 (0.39%) GPRS
8 1 (0.39%) GSM
8 1 (0.39%) Network Security
8 1 (0.39%) NFC
8 1 (0.39%) OFDM
8 1 (0.39%) RS-232
8 1 (0.39%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.11%) MySQL
2 21 (8.11%) Relational Database
3 16 (6.18%) Big Data
4 15 (5.79%) MongoDB
5 12 (4.63%) OrientDB
5 12 (4.63%) RDBMS
6 11 (4.25%) Neo4j
7 8 (3.09%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.09%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.09%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.54%) Apache Accumulo
8 4 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.54%) CouchDB
8 4 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.54%) SQLite
9 3 (1.16%) SSDT
10 2 (0.77%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.77%) HBase
Development Applications
1 22 (8.49%) JIRA
1 22 (8.49%) Rational DOORS
2 19 (7.34%) Visual Studio
3 17 (6.56%) Git (software)
3 17 (6.56%) Selenium
4 15 (5.79%) Jenkins
5 14 (5.41%) Cucumber
6 13 (5.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (4.63%) Subversion
8 10 (3.86%) Bitbucket
8 10 (3.86%) Rational Rhapsody
9 8 (3.09%) Eclipse
10 6 (2.32%) JUnit
10 6 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.54%) ClearCase
11 4 (1.54%) Maven
11 4 (1.54%) NetBeans
12 3 (1.16%) Ant
12 3 (1.16%) JMeter
12 3 (1.16%) Vagrant
General
1 28 (10.81%) Aerospace
2 24 (9.27%) Finance
3 14 (5.41%) Banking
4 9 (3.47%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.09%) Electronics
5 8 (3.09%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.70%) Avionics
7 5 (1.93%) Marketing
8 4 (1.54%) Automotive
8 4 (1.54%) Games
8 4 (1.54%) Military
9 1 (0.39%) Billing
9 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 136 (52.51%) Software Engineer
2 67 (25.87%) Developer
3 28 (10.81%) C++ Software Engineer
4 25 (9.65%) Java Engineer
4 25 (9.65%) Java Software Engineer
5 21 (8.11%) Software Developer
6 20 (7.72%) Test Engineer
7 18 (6.95%) Java Developer
8 17 (6.56%) .NET Developer
8 17 (6.56%) Embedded Engineer
8 17 (6.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 14 (5.41%) Architect
9 14 (5.41%) Senior Developer
9 14 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (5.02%) Integration Engineer
11 12 (4.63%) Ada Engineer
11 12 (4.63%) Ada Software Engineer
12 11 (4.25%) C++ Developer
12 11 (4.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 10 (3.86%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.97%) .NET
2 29 (11.20%) CSS
3 28 (10.81%) HTML
4 22 (8.49%) Web Services
5 21 (8.11%) Spring
6 15 (5.79%) ASP.NET
6 15 (5.79%) REST
7 12 (4.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (4.63%) Middleware
7 12 (4.63%) RESTful
8 11 (4.25%) MFC
8 11 (4.25%) STL
9 9 (3.47%) AngularJS
9 9 (3.47%) Java EE
9 9 (3.47%) JSON
9 9 (3.47%) XML
10 8 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (3.09%) EJB
10 8 (3.09%) HTML5
10 8 (3.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.72%) User Experience
2 10 (3.86%) Device Driver
2 10 (3.86%) Wiki
3 9 (3.47%) Embedded Systems
4 8 (3.09%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.93%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.93%) Semantic Web
7 4 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.54%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (1.54%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.16%) Cybercrime
8 3 (1.16%) Physics
9 2 (0.77%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.77%) Replication
10 1 (0.39%) CESG
10 1 (0.39%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 59 (22.78%) Linux
2 20 (7.72%) Windows
3 9 (3.47%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (3.09%) Unix
5 6 (2.32%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.32%) VxWorks
6 5 (1.93%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.16%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.77%) Nucleus RTOS
8 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.39%) Android
9 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (31.66%) Scrum
3 76 (29.34%) UML
4 44 (16.99%) OO
5 38 (14.67%) SDLC
6 23 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (8.49%) DevOps
8 20 (7.72%) MVC
8 20 (7.72%) PRINCE2
8 20 (7.72%) TDD
9 19 (7.34%) Integration Testing
9 19 (7.34%) Use Case
10 18 (6.95%) TOGAF
11 17 (6.56%) ITIL
11 17 (6.56%) Test Automation
12 16 (6.18%) Open Source
13 15 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (5.79%) Time Management
14 14 (5.41%) E-Commerce
14 14 (5.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 103 (39.77%) C++
2 85 (32.82%) Java
3 67 (25.87%) C
4 44 (16.99%) C#
5 41 (15.83%) JavaScript
6 38 (14.67%) SQL
7 26 (10.04%) Ada
8 21 (8.11%) Python
9 17 (6.56%) Embedded C++
10 16 (6.18%) Embedded C
10 16 (6.18%) Ruby
11 12 (4.63%) MATLAB
12 11 (4.25%) PL/SQL
13 9 (3.47%) Scala
14 8 (3.09%) Perl
15 7 (2.70%) Groovy
15 7 (2.70%) T-SQL
16 6 (2.32%) Ada 95
17 4 (1.54%) Apple Swift
17 4 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 83 (32.05%) Security Cleared
2 53 (20.46%) SC Cleared
3 28 (10.81%) DV Cleared
4 26 (10.04%) Degree
5 4 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.16%) CISSP
7 2 (0.77%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.77%) GCIA
7 2 (0.77%) GCIH
7 2 (0.77%) SANS
8 1 (0.39%) CLAS
8 1 (0.39%) HND
8 1 (0.39%) ISEB
8 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.25%) DO-178B
2 8 (3.09%) QA
3 7 (2.70%) ISO 9001
3 7 (2.70%) MISRA
4 5 (1.93%) MISRA C
5 4 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.54%) SEPA
6 3 (1.16%) Def Stans
6 3 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.77%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.77%) SLA
7 2 (0.77%) TickIT
8 1 (0.39%) ECSS
System Software
1 3 (1.16%) Docker
1 3 (1.16%) Snort
2 2 (0.77%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.77%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.39%) Firmware
3 1 (0.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (1.54%) Ansible
2 3 (1.16%) OpenAM
2 3 (1.16%) Puppet
3 2 (0.77%) Kibana
3 2 (0.77%) Oozie
3 2 (0.77%) OpenSSO
3 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.77%) RSA enVision
3 2 (0.77%) Sun Identity Manager
4 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.39%) Mesos
4 1 (0.39%) Nessus
4 1 (0.39%) QRadar
Vendors
1 21 (8.11%) Oracle
2 16 (6.18%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.93%) Perforce
3 5 (1.93%) Splunk
4 4 (1.54%) SAP
5 3 (1.16%) ForgeRock
5 3 (1.16%) Luciad
5 3 (1.16%) Serena
6 2 (0.77%) ArcSight
6 2 (0.77%) Broadcom
6 2 (0.77%) LogRhythm
6 2 (0.77%) Murex
6 2 (0.77%) Sun
7 1 (0.39%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.39%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco
7 1 (0.39%) Citrix
7 1 (0.39%) Google
7 1 (0.39%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1 - £1000 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Rate: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Team Jobs
Rate: From £35 to £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £53 to £55 per hour Dep On Exp
Posted: 9 hours ago