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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 42 53 40
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 117 107 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.67% 3.23% 4.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.79% 4.20% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 47 51
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£375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £301 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 23
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.27 £30.90 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.22 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
2441 2547 1696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.59% 76.79% 71.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1570 1059
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 £270 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 112 62
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -5 29 £413 -17.50% 13
Bristol -2 25 £375 +11.11% 36
Somerset +10 19 £275 -18.51% 19
Wiltshire 0 16 £326 -13.00% 12
Dorset +8 13 £255 - 16
Devon +5 6 - - 7
Cornwall - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 83 (37.90%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (36.53%) C++
3 76 (34.70%) Java
4 64 (29.22%) C
5 61 (27.85%) Linux
6 51 (23.29%) Security Cleared
7 48 (21.92%) JavaScript
7 48 (21.92%) HTML
8 41 (18.72%) UML
9 40 (18.26%) C#
10 39 (17.81%) Finance
11 38 (17.35%) SQL
12 37 (16.89%) PHP
12 37 (16.89%) Continuous Integration
13 36 (16.44%) Windows
14 35 (15.98%) MySQL
14 35 (15.98%) Git (software)
14 35 (15.98%) HTML5
15 34 (15.53%) jQuery
16 32 (14.61%) .NET
16 32 (14.61%) Apache
17 30 (13.70%) CentOS
17 30 (13.70%) Mentoring
18 29 (13.24%) SC Cleared
18 29 (13.24%) Embedded C
19 28 (12.79%) Scrum
19 28 (12.79%) Zend
19 28 (12.79%) Rational DOORS
20 27 (12.33%) PHPUnit
20 27 (12.33%) Zend Framework

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 32 (14.61%) Apache
2 6 (2.74%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.83%) JBoss
4 1 (0.46%) IIS
4 1 (0.46%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.46%) CMS
4 1 (0.46%) DNN
4 1 (0.46%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.91%) SaaS
2 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.74%) 3G
2 5 (2.28%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.83%) IPsec
3 4 (1.83%) ASN.1
4 2 (0.91%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.91%) 2G
4 2 (0.91%) DVB
4 2 (0.91%) Wireless
4 2 (0.91%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.91%) GPRS
4 2 (0.91%) GSM
4 2 (0.91%) Internet
5 1 (0.46%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.46%) HTTP
5 1 (0.46%) Broadband
5 1 (0.46%) SAN
5 1 (0.46%) Network Security
5 1 (0.46%) NAS
5 1 (0.46%) AMQP
5 1 (0.46%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.98%) MySQL
2 16 (7.31%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.65%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.83%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.37%) Big Data
7 3 (1.37%) MS Access
7 3 (1.37%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (1.37%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.91%) SQLite
8 2 (0.91%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.91%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.46%) Voldemort
9 1 (0.46%) HBase
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 35 (15.98%) Git (software)
2 28 (12.79%) Rational DOORS
3 27 (12.33%) PHPUnit
4 17 (7.76%) Visual Studio
5 10 (4.57%) Eclipse
5 10 (4.57%) Rational Rhapsody
6 9 (4.11%) ClearQuest
6 9 (4.11%) ClearCase
6 9 (4.11%) Subversion
7 6 (2.74%) Selenium
8 5 (2.28%) JIRA
8 5 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.83%) JUnit
9 4 (1.83%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.83%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.37%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.91%) GoogleTest
11 2 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.91%) Toad
12 1 (0.46%) LoadRunner
General
1 39 (17.81%) Finance
2 21 (9.59%) Electronics
3 17 (7.76%) Aerospace
4 15 (6.85%) Manufacturing
5 13 (5.94%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.20%) Automotive
6 7 (3.20%) Avionics
7 6 (2.74%) Marketing
8 4 (1.83%) Military
9 3 (1.37%) Billing
10 2 (0.91%) Law
11 1 (0.46%) Legal
11 1 (0.46%) Games
11 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.46%) Banking
11 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 131 (59.82%) Software Engineer
2 54 (24.66%) Developer
3 26 (11.87%) Senior Software Engineer
4 18 (8.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 15 (6.85%) PHP Developer
6 12 (5.48%) Java Developer
7 10 (4.57%) C++ Software Engineer
8 9 (4.11%) Analyst
9 8 (3.65%) C++ Developer
10 7 (3.20%) C# Software Engineer
10 7 (3.20%) Software Developer
11 6 (2.74%) Java Software Engineer
11 6 (2.74%) C# Developer
11 6 (2.74%) Senior Developer
11 6 (2.74%) Technical Team Leader
11 6 (2.74%) Team Leader
11 6 (2.74%) AWS Developer
12 5 (2.28%) C++/Java Developer
12 5 (2.28%) .NET Developer
12 5 (2.28%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (21.92%) HTML
2 35 (15.98%) HTML5
3 34 (15.53%) jQuery
4 32 (14.61%) .NET
5 27 (12.33%) Zend Framework
5 27 (12.33%) Doctrine
6 24 (10.96%) Web Services
7 15 (6.85%) ASP.NET
7 15 (6.85%) CSS
8 12 (5.48%) JSP
8 12 (5.48%) XML
8 12 (5.48%) Hibernate
9 11 (5.02%) Spring
10 10 (4.57%) GWT
11 7 (3.20%) REST
11 7 (3.20%) JSON
11 7 (3.20%) SOAP
11 7 (3.20%) J2EE
12 5 (2.28%) Ajax
12 5 (2.28%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.57%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (4.11%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.65%) DTV
3 8 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.20%) Algorithms
4 7 (3.20%) Open Source
4 7 (3.20%) Mathematics
5 6 (2.74%) Smartcard
5 6 (2.74%) User Experience
6 4 (1.83%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.37%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (1.37%) Physics
8 2 (0.91%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.91%) MPEG
8 2 (0.91%) CAN bus
8 2 (0.91%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 61 (27.85%) Linux
2 36 (16.44%) Windows
3 30 (13.70%) CentOS
4 10 (4.57%) Windows CE
5 8 (3.65%) UNIX
6 7 (3.20%) Windows 8
7 6 (2.74%) Android
8 4 (1.83%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (1.83%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.37%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.91%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.91%) Fedora
10 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.46%) Windows XP Embedded
11 1 (0.46%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (37.90%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (18.72%) UML
3 37 (16.89%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (13.70%) Mentoring
5 28 (12.79%) Scrum
6 26 (11.87%) Automated Testing
6 26 (11.87%) Refactoring
7 25 (11.42%) OO
8 20 (9.13%) Requirements Analysis
9 18 (8.22%) Configuration Management
9 18 (8.22%) Embedded Software Development
10 16 (7.31%) Integration Testing
11 14 (6.39%) TDD
12 13 (5.94%) Information Management
13 11 (5.02%) MVC
13 11 (5.02%) OOD
13 11 (5.02%) Software Testing
13 11 (5.02%) Requirements Engineering
14 10 (4.57%) Programme Management
15 8 (3.65%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 80 (36.53%) C++
2 76 (34.70%) Java
3 64 (29.22%) C
4 48 (21.92%) JavaScript
5 40 (18.26%) C#
6 38 (17.35%) SQL
7 37 (16.89%) PHP
8 29 (13.24%) Embedded C
9 22 (10.05%) Python
10 10 (4.57%) Ada
11 8 (3.65%) Ruby
11 8 (3.65%) Embedded C++
12 7 (3.20%) VB.NET
13 5 (2.28%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.28%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.83%) Perl
14 4 (1.83%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.91%) VB
15 2 (0.91%) PHP5
15 2 (0.91%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 51 (23.29%) Security Cleared
2 29 (13.24%) SC Cleared
3 21 (9.59%) Degree
4 19 (8.68%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.20%) ISEB
6 5 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.83%) HND
8 3 (1.37%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.46%) PhD
9 1 (0.46%) PMP
9 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.46%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.39%) DO-178B
2 3 (1.37%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) BS25999
3 1 (0.46%) JTAG
3 1 (0.46%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (1.37%) Firmware
2 2 (0.91%) GPFS
2 2 (0.91%) Ceph
3 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.37%) Puppet
2 2 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (12.79%) Zend
2 11 (5.02%) Google
2 11 (5.02%) Oracle
3 10 (4.57%) Serena
4 6 (2.74%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.74%) SAP
4 6 (2.74%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.28%) Borland
6 3 (1.37%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.37%) Wind River
7 2 (0.91%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.91%) i2
8 1 (0.46%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.46%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.46%) Green Hills
8 1 (0.46%) Atmel
South West
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £345 per day + 60pd Expenses
Posted: 14 hours ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Posted: 2 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £32.54 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 23 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 24 days ago