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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 50 80 28
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -52
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 102 44 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.20% 1.79% 6.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.42% 2.50% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 21 59
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£413 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £662 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 12 35
Average hourly rate £39.00 £33.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.41% -10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £31.91 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.40% -1.33%
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
2310 1760 1762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.39% 71.78% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1127 1105
Average daily rate £413 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 98 95
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Bristol +24 40 £400 +14.28% 31
Gloucestershire +4 24 £680 +23.63% 22
Dorset -4 11 £255 - 30
Somerset +1 9 £460 +53.33% 17
Devon -6 5 - - 8
Wiltshire -7 5 £458 +55.08% 11
Cornwall - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 109 (44.67%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (37.70%) Java
3 83 (34.02%) Linux
4 75 (30.74%) C++
5 66 (27.05%) JavaScript
6 64 (26.23%) HTML
7 60 (24.59%) C
8 59 (24.18%) PHP
8 59 (24.18%) SQL
9 57 (23.36%) MySQL
10 54 (22.13%) Security Cleared
10 54 (22.13%) Git (software)
11 53 (21.72%) Continuous Integration
12 52 (21.31%) Finance
13 51 (20.90%) jQuery
13 51 (20.90%) HTML5
14 48 (19.67%) Apache
15 47 (19.26%) CentOS
15 47 (19.26%) Zend
16 44 (18.03%) Doctrine
17 43 (17.62%) Zend Framework
18 42 (17.21%) PHPUnit
18 42 (17.21%) Scrum
19 41 (16.80%) Mentoring
20 39 (15.98%) Refactoring
21 38 (15.57%) Automated Testing
22 34 (13.93%) Windows
22 34 (13.93%) Oracle
23 29 (11.89%) C#
24 28 (11.48%) UML

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 48 (19.67%) Apache
2 9 (3.69%) Tomcat
2 9 (3.69%) JBoss
3 2 (0.82%) SAS
4 1 (0.41%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.41%) Node.js
4 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (0.41%) CMS
4 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.82%) MS Project
3 1 (0.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.82%) BASE24
2 2 (0.82%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.41%) Magento
3 1 (0.41%) Shopify
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.05%) SaaS
2 4 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.05%) Internet
1 5 (2.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.23%) NAS
2 3 (1.23%) ASN.1
2 3 (1.23%) DVB
2 3 (1.23%) SAN
2 3 (1.23%) HTTP
3 2 (0.82%) ATM
3 2 (0.82%) SSL
3 2 (0.82%) AMQP
4 1 (0.41%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.41%) Multicast
4 1 (0.41%) DLNA
4 1 (0.41%) Wireless
4 1 (0.41%) Intranet
4 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.41%) VPN
4 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.41%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (23.36%) MySQL
2 9 (3.69%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (2.87%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.46%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.05%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.05%) DB2
7 4 (1.64%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.64%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.64%) CouchDB
7 4 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.23%) Voldemort
8 3 (1.23%) IBM InfoSphere
8 3 (1.23%) HBase
8 3 (1.23%) MS Access
9 2 (0.82%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 54 (22.13%) Git (software)
2 42 (17.21%) PHPUnit
3 19 (7.79%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (4.10%) Eclipse
4 10 (4.10%) Visual Studio
4 10 (4.10%) JUnit
4 10 (4.10%) Selenium
5 9 (3.69%) SoapUI
5 9 (3.69%) Subversion
6 7 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.87%) Rational Rhapsody
6 7 (2.87%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.87%) ClearCase
6 7 (2.87%) ClearQuest
7 5 (2.05%) PVCS
8 4 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (1.23%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.23%) Axure RP
9 3 (1.23%) Metasploit
9 3 (1.23%) GoogleTest
General
1 52 (21.31%) Finance
2 25 (10.25%) Electronics
3 17 (6.97%) Aerospace
4 14 (5.74%) Telecoms
4 14 (5.74%) Manufacturing
5 12 (4.92%) Avionics
6 11 (4.51%) Marketing
7 4 (1.64%) Automotive
7 4 (1.64%) Military
7 4 (1.64%) Retail
8 3 (1.23%) Billing
9 2 (0.82%) Law
9 2 (0.82%) Back Office
10 1 (0.41%) Games
10 1 (0.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 117 (47.95%) Software Engineer
2 84 (34.43%) Developer
3 30 (12.30%) PHP Developer
4 25 (10.25%) Java Developer
5 14 (5.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 13 (5.33%) Test Engineer
7 11 (4.51%) PHP Zend Developer
8 10 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (4.10%) Senior Software Engineer
8 10 (4.10%) C++ Software Engineer
8 10 (4.10%) C++ Developer
9 9 (3.69%) C++/Java Developer
9 9 (3.69%) Architect
10 7 (2.87%) Technical Architect
10 7 (2.87%) Software Developer
11 6 (2.46%) Analyst
11 6 (2.46%) Java Software Engineer
12 5 (2.05%) Programmer
12 5 (2.05%) Senior Developer
13 4 (1.64%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (26.23%) HTML
2 51 (20.90%) jQuery
2 51 (20.90%) HTML5
3 44 (18.03%) Doctrine
4 43 (17.62%) Zend Framework
5 25 (10.25%) Web Services
6 22 (9.02%) .NET
7 20 (8.20%) XML
7 20 (8.20%) CSS
8 17 (6.97%) Spring
9 16 (6.56%) Hibernate
9 16 (6.56%) J2EE
10 15 (6.15%) Middleware
11 10 (4.10%) JSP
12 9 (3.69%) JSON
12 9 (3.69%) JPA
12 9 (3.69%) EJB 3.0
12 9 (3.69%) PrimeFaces
12 9 (3.69%) JAX-RS
12 9 (3.69%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.15%) Management Information System
2 13 (5.33%) Open Source
2 13 (5.33%) DTV
3 12 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.69%) Mathematics
4 9 (3.69%) Device Driver
5 7 (2.87%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.05%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (2.05%) Physics
7 5 (2.05%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.64%) MPEG
8 4 (1.64%) Social Media
9 3 (1.23%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.23%) SCADA
9 3 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.23%) User Experience
9 3 (1.23%) Streaming Video
9 3 (1.23%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (1.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 83 (34.02%) Linux
2 47 (19.26%) CentOS
3 34 (13.93%) Windows
4 18 (7.38%) UNIX
5 9 (3.69%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (2.87%) Android
7 5 (2.05%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.05%) zOS
8 4 (1.64%) VxWorks
8 4 (1.64%) Fedora
8 4 (1.64%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.64%) Nucleus RTOS
9 3 (1.23%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.82%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.41%) Windows XP Embedded
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (44.67%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (21.72%) Continuous Integration
3 42 (17.21%) Scrum
4 41 (16.80%) Mentoring
5 39 (15.98%) Refactoring
6 38 (15.57%) Automated Testing
7 28 (11.48%) UML
8 21 (8.61%) Requirements Analysis
8 21 (8.61%) OO
9 19 (7.79%) TDD
10 17 (6.97%) Software Testing
11 16 (6.56%) Information Management
12 15 (6.15%) Project Management
13 14 (5.74%) Configuration Management
13 14 (5.74%) Embedded Software Development
14 13 (5.33%) Validation
15 11 (4.51%) Integration Testing
15 11 (4.51%) SOA
16 10 (4.10%) MVC
17 9 (3.69%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 92 (37.70%) Java
2 75 (30.74%) C++
3 66 (27.05%) JavaScript
4 60 (24.59%) C
5 59 (24.18%) PHP
5 59 (24.18%) SQL
6 29 (11.89%) C#
7 24 (9.84%) Python
8 22 (9.02%) Embedded C
9 9 (3.69%) Ruby
9 9 (3.69%) Delphi
9 9 (3.69%) Embedded C++
10 8 (3.28%) Bash Shell
10 8 (3.28%) PHP5
11 7 (2.87%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.87%) Perl
12 6 (2.46%) VB.NET
13 5 (2.05%) Ada
14 3 (1.23%) VB
14 3 (1.23%) VC++
Qualifications
1 54 (22.13%) Security Cleared
2 25 (10.25%) SC Cleared
3 22 (9.02%) Degree
4 18 (7.38%) DV Cleared
5 9 (3.69%) ISEB
6 7 (2.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (2.46%) HND
8 3 (1.23%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.82%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.41%) CITP
10 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.74%) DO-178B
2 4 (1.64%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) JTAG
3 1 (0.41%) BS25999
System Software
1 4 (1.64%) Firmware
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.23%) Puppet
1 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (19.26%) Zend
2 34 (13.93%) Oracle
3 14 (5.74%) SAP
4 9 (3.69%) Google
4 9 (3.69%) IBM
5 7 (2.87%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.05%) Serena
6 5 (2.05%) Borland
6 5 (2.05%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.05%) Sun
7 3 (1.23%) Wind River
8 2 (0.82%) HP
8 2 (0.82%) Cognos
8 2 (0.82%) Casewise
9 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.41%) Atmel
9 1 (0.41%) NorthgateArinso
9 1 (0.41%) Sony
9 1 (0.41%) Siemens
9 1 (0.41%) Software AG
Dorset
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £39 to £42 per hour + Dep On Exp
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Kainos
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £28 - £36 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per month
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £30 - 35 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Engineering
Rate: Market
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Dorset
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £255 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £42 - £46 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Poole
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago