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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 31 43 52
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 157 116 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.36% 3.75% 3.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.86% 4.81% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 34 45
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £311 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 32 24
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.80 £31.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £43.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
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
2289 2414 2524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.12% 78.02% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1561 1571
Average daily rate £388 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 98 109
Average hourly rate £42.25 £36.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.75% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.88 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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 +19 37 £325 +6.12% 9
Bristol +7 36 £375 - 22
Gloucestershire +9 34 £438 -1.12% 20
Wiltshire +7 26 £550 +68.58% 7
Devon +8 8 £399 - 2
Dorset -5 8 £385 +26.22% 13
Cornwall - 2 - - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 129 (43.43%) C++
2 117 (39.39%) Security Cleared
3 113 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (37.04%) Java
5 86 (28.96%) Scrum
6 82 (27.61%) UML
7 79 (26.60%) SC Cleared
8 67 (22.56%) C
8 67 (22.56%) C#
9 62 (20.88%) JavaScript
10 60 (20.20%) Linux
11 51 (17.17%) SQL
12 48 (16.16%) .NET
13 46 (15.49%) OO
14 41 (13.80%) HTML
14 41 (13.80%) SQL Server
15 40 (13.47%) Degree
16 36 (12.12%) Web Services
17 35 (11.78%) SDLC
18 34 (11.45%) Python
19 32 (10.77%) Aerospace
20 31 (10.44%) ASP.NET
20 31 (10.44%) Microsoft
21 29 (9.76%) User Experience
21 29 (9.76%) CSS
22 28 (9.43%) Visual Studio
22 28 (9.43%) Cucumber
22 28 (9.43%) DV Cleared
23 27 (9.09%) Windows
23 27 (9.09%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 13 (4.38%) Apache
2 12 (4.04%) Confluence
3 5 (1.68%) IIS
3 5 (1.68%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.01%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.67%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.67%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.34%) CMS
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.02%) MS Excel
1 6 (2.02%) MS Office
2 4 (1.35%) FrameMaker
3 2 (0.67%) Simulink
4 1 (0.34%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.01%) IaaS
4 2 (0.67%) PaaS
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.03%) Broadband
2 9 (3.03%) Internet
3 7 (2.36%) Wireless
4 6 (2.02%) HbbTV
4 6 (2.02%) HTTP
5 4 (1.35%) Bluetooth
5 4 (1.35%) DVB
5 4 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.01%) ASN.1
6 3 (1.01%) MQTT
7 2 (0.67%) Firewall
7 2 (0.67%) SAN
8 1 (0.34%) DAB
8 1 (0.34%) LDAP
8 1 (0.34%) Modbus
8 1 (0.34%) Network Security
8 1 (0.34%) NFC
8 1 (0.34%) OFDM
8 1 (0.34%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.80%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.08%) Relational Database
3 19 (6.40%) MySQL
4 16 (5.39%) RDBMS
5 15 (5.05%) Big Data
6 9 (3.03%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (2.69%) OrientDB
8 6 (2.02%) Neo4j
9 5 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.68%) SSDT
10 4 (1.35%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (1.01%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.67%) Apache Accumulo
12 2 (0.67%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 28 (9.43%) Cucumber
1 28 (9.43%) Visual Studio
2 24 (8.08%) Rational DOORS
3 23 (7.74%) JIRA
4 20 (6.73%) Jenkins
5 17 (5.72%) Git (software)
6 16 (5.39%) Selenium
7 12 (4.04%) Rational Rhapsody
7 12 (4.04%) Subversion
7 12 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (3.03%) Bitbucket
9 7 (2.36%) Eclipse
9 7 (2.36%) IntelliJ
9 7 (2.36%) Maven
9 7 (2.36%) Spock
10 5 (1.68%) GDB
10 5 (1.68%) JUnit
10 5 (1.68%) NetBeans
10 5 (1.68%) NUnit
General
1 32 (10.77%) Aerospace
2 17 (5.72%) Finance
3 11 (3.70%) Electronics
4 10 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.03%) Banking
5 9 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.69%) Avionics
6 8 (2.69%) Military
7 6 (2.02%) Automotive
7 6 (2.02%) Games
8 4 (1.35%) Marketing
9 2 (0.67%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 164 (55.22%) Software Engineer
2 95 (31.99%) Developer
3 38 (12.79%) Java Developer
4 31 (10.44%) C++ Software Engineer
4 31 (10.44%) Java Engineer
4 31 (10.44%) Java Software Engineer
5 28 (9.43%) Software Developer
6 23 (7.74%) Embedded Engineer
6 23 (7.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 19 (6.40%) .NET Developer
7 19 (6.40%) Test Engineer
8 17 (5.72%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 17 (5.72%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 12 (4.04%) C# Developer
9 12 (4.04%) Java Software Developer
9 12 (4.04%) Senior Software Engineer
10 11 (3.70%) JavaScript Engineer
10 11 (3.70%) Senior Developer
11 10 (3.37%) Architect
11 10 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (16.16%) .NET
2 41 (13.80%) HTML
3 36 (12.12%) Web Services
4 31 (10.44%) ASP.NET
5 29 (9.76%) CSS
6 27 (9.09%) Spring
7 19 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (5.72%) XML
9 14 (4.71%) Apache Camel
9 14 (4.71%) RESTful
10 13 (4.38%) REST
10 13 (4.38%) WCF
11 11 (3.70%) Apache CXF
11 11 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (3.70%) MFC
11 11 (3.70%) STL
12 10 (3.37%) .NET Framework
12 10 (3.37%) AngularJS
12 10 (3.37%) Hibernate
12 10 (3.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.76%) User Experience
2 22 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.04%) Device Driver
4 11 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (3.03%) Wiki
6 8 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.02%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (2.02%) DTV
8 5 (1.68%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.68%) Mobile Payment
8 5 (1.68%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.35%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.35%) IPTV
9 4 (1.35%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.35%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.35%) MPEG
9 4 (1.35%) Statistics
9 4 (1.35%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 60 (20.20%) Linux
2 27 (9.09%) Windows
3 11 (3.70%) VxWorks
4 9 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
4 9 (3.03%) Unix
5 6 (2.02%) Nucleus RTOS
6 5 (1.68%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.68%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.01%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.67%) Android
8 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (28.96%) Scrum
3 82 (27.61%) UML
4 46 (15.49%) OO
5 35 (11.78%) SDLC
6 27 (9.09%) MVC
7 24 (8.08%) BDD
8 23 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
9 22 (7.41%) Time Management
10 21 (7.07%) Integration Testing
11 20 (6.73%) DevOps
12 19 (6.40%) TDD
12 19 (6.40%) Unit Testing
13 18 (6.06%) Software Testing
13 18 (6.06%) Test Automation
14 15 (5.05%) Web Development
15 14 (4.71%) ITIL
16 13 (4.38%) OOD
16 13 (4.38%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 129 (43.43%) C++
2 110 (37.04%) Java
3 67 (22.56%) C
3 67 (22.56%) C#
4 62 (20.88%) JavaScript
5 51 (17.17%) SQL
6 34 (11.45%) Python
7 22 (7.41%) Ruby
8 19 (6.40%) Ada
9 17 (5.72%) Embedded C++
10 14 (4.71%) Embedded C
10 14 (4.71%) Groovy
11 12 (4.04%) PL/SQL
12 10 (3.37%) Perl
12 10 (3.37%) T-SQL
13 9 (3.03%) MATLAB
13 9 (3.03%) Scala
14 7 (2.36%) Ada 95
15 6 (2.02%) VB.NET
15 6 (2.02%) VC++
Qualifications
1 117 (39.39%) Security Cleared
2 79 (26.60%) SC Cleared
3 40 (13.47%) Degree
4 28 (9.43%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.67%) CISSP
6 2 (0.67%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.67%) GCIA
6 2 (0.67%) GCIH
6 2 (0.67%) ISEB
6 2 (0.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.67%) SANS
7 1 (0.34%) HND
7 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.05%) MISRA
2 13 (4.38%) ISO 9001
2 13 (4.38%) MISRA C
3 12 (4.04%) DO-178B
4 7 (2.36%) ISO 14001
5 6 (2.02%) QA
6 5 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (1.68%) SEPA
7 4 (1.35%) OIPF
8 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.67%) SLA
9 1 (0.34%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.34%) ECSS
9 1 (0.34%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.34%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (1.35%) Firmware
2 2 (0.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (0.67%) Kibana
1 2 (0.67%) RSA enVision
2 1 (0.34%) Ansible
2 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.34%) Puppet
2 1 (0.34%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 31 (10.44%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.42%) Oracle
3 11 (3.70%) Luciad
4 5 (1.68%) Perforce
4 5 (1.68%) Serena
4 5 (1.68%) Splunk
5 3 (1.01%) SAP
6 2 (0.67%) ArcSight
6 2 (0.67%) Broadcom
6 2 (0.67%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe
7 1 (0.34%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.34%) Google
7 1 (0.34%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.34%) IBM
7 1 (0.34%) Wind River
7 1 (0.34%) Wonderware
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