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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 31 41 45
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 148 136 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.34% 4.24% 3.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.74% 5.26% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 66 63
Median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 20
Median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.95 £37.50 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £44.00 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.95 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.37%
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
2196 2584 2499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.28% 80.55% 76.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1490 1804 1691
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 109 123
Median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £20.63 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Gloucestershire +20 47 £440 +8.64% 19
Bristol +10 31 £450 +28.57% 24
Somerset +7 29 £350 -12.50% 12
Wiltshire +11 19 £490 +22.50% 3
Devon +7 5 £480 +17.73% 2
Cornwall - 5 £300 - 1
Dorset -4 2 £325 -18.75% 5
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 110 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (32.83%) Security Cleared
3 79 (29.81%) Scrum
4 75 (28.30%) C++
5 70 (26.42%) Java
6 69 (26.04%) C#
7 59 (22.26%) SQL
8 58 (21.89%) C
9 57 (21.51%) .NET
10 47 (17.74%) Linux
11 44 (16.60%) DV Cleared
12 42 (15.85%) UML
12 42 (15.85%) SQL Server
13 41 (15.47%) OO
13 41 (15.47%) SC Cleared
14 40 (15.09%) Python
15 30 (11.32%) JavaScript
15 30 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (10.94%) ASP.NET
16 29 (10.94%) Windows
16 29 (10.94%) Finance
17 28 (10.57%) SDLC
18 27 (10.19%) Selenium
18 27 (10.19%) DevOps
19 26 (9.81%) REST
19 26 (9.81%) TDD
19 26 (9.81%) Automated Testing
20 25 (9.43%) Unit Testing
21 24 (9.06%) Git (software)
21 24 (9.06%) HTML

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 10 (3.77%) Apache
2 9 (3.40%) OpenStack
3 7 (2.64%) Confluence
3 7 (2.64%) NServiceBus
4 6 (2.26%) Apache Solr
4 6 (2.26%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.89%) CMS
6 4 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.13%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.13%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.13%) IIS
7 3 (1.13%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.38%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.38%) ATG Dynamo
9 1 (0.38%) Drupal
9 1 (0.38%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.40%) Simulink
3 3 (1.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.26%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.89%) TestFlight
5 2 (0.75%) IaaS
5 2 (0.75%) SaaS
6 1 (0.38%) GitHub
6 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.15%) TCP/IP
2 10 (3.77%) Internet
3 6 (2.26%) Firewall
4 5 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (1.51%) Wireless
6 2 (0.75%) AMQP
6 2 (0.75%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.75%) MQTT
7 1 (0.38%) LAN
7 1 (0.38%) NAS
7 1 (0.38%) RS-485
7 1 (0.38%) SAN
7 1 (0.38%) Skype
7 1 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (15.85%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.79%) MongoDB
3 17 (6.42%) Hadoop
4 15 (5.66%) Big Data
5 13 (4.91%) Relational Database
6 11 (4.15%) MySQL
6 11 (4.15%) NoSQL
7 10 (3.77%) OrientDB
8 8 (3.02%) Neo4j
9 5 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (1.89%) CouchDB
9 5 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.89%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.89%) SQLite
10 4 (1.51%) Apache Accumulo
10 4 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.13%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.13%) SSDT
12 2 (0.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 27 (10.19%) Selenium
2 24 (9.06%) Git (software)
3 20 (7.55%) Jenkins
3 20 (7.55%) JIRA
4 17 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (5.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 14 (5.28%) Cucumber
5 14 (5.28%) Rational DOORS
6 12 (4.53%) Ant
7 11 (4.15%) Maven
7 11 (4.15%) Visual Studio
8 9 (3.40%) Eclipse
9 8 (3.02%) JUnit
10 6 (2.26%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.89%) ClearCase
11 5 (1.89%) JMeter
11 5 (1.89%) LoadRunner
11 5 (1.89%) Selenium IDE
11 5 (1.89%) Subversion
11 5 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (10.94%) Finance
2 16 (6.04%) Aerospace
3 10 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.40%) Banking
4 9 (3.40%) Electronics
5 8 (3.02%) Marketing
6 6 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.13%) Avionics
8 2 (0.75%) Automotive
8 2 (0.75%) Back Office
8 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.75%) Military
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) International Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 121 (45.66%) Software Engineer
2 73 (27.55%) Developer
3 25 (9.43%) Java Engineer
4 24 (9.06%) Java Software Engineer
5 22 (8.30%) Embedded Engineer
6 21 (7.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 20 (7.55%) .NET Developer
8 19 (7.17%) Test Engineer
9 18 (6.79%) C++ Software Engineer
10 16 (6.04%) Software Developer
11 15 (5.66%) Integration Engineer
12 14 (5.28%) Senior Developer
13 13 (4.91%) Senior Software Engineer
14 12 (4.53%) Systems Engineer
14 12 (4.53%) Test and Integration Engineer
15 11 (4.15%) Java Developer
16 10 (3.77%) Analyst
16 10 (3.77%) Architect
16 10 (3.77%) C# Developer
17 9 (3.40%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (21.51%) .NET
2 29 (10.94%) ASP.NET
3 26 (9.81%) REST
4 24 (9.06%) HTML
5 22 (8.30%) Web Services
6 19 (7.17%) CSS
7 18 (6.79%) .NET Framework
8 17 (6.42%) Spring
9 16 (6.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (5.28%) JSON
11 12 (4.53%) AngularJS
11 12 (4.53%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (3.77%) HTML5
13 9 (3.40%) WPF
14 8 (3.02%) jQuery
14 8 (3.02%) Middleware
14 8 (3.02%) RESTful
14 8 (3.02%) XML
15 7 (2.64%) ActiveMQ
15 7 (2.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.15%) Mathematics
1 11 (4.15%) Physics
1 11 (4.15%) User Experience
2 10 (3.77%) Cyberthreat
2 10 (3.77%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.02%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (2.26%) Device Driver
6 6 (2.26%) Semantic Web
6 6 (2.26%) Wiki
7 4 (1.51%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.13%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.13%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.75%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.75%) iPhone
9 2 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.75%) RIA
9 2 (0.75%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 47 (17.74%) Linux
2 29 (10.94%) Windows
3 20 (7.55%) Unix
4 10 (3.77%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.13%) Android
5 3 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.13%) Windows CE
6 2 (0.75%) CentOS
6 2 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.38%) AIX
7 1 (0.38%) Solaris
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (29.81%) Scrum
3 42 (15.85%) UML
4 41 (15.47%) OO
5 30 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (10.57%) SDLC
7 27 (10.19%) DevOps
8 26 (9.81%) Automated Testing
8 26 (9.81%) TDD
9 25 (9.43%) Unit Testing
10 20 (7.55%) ITIL
10 20 (7.55%) MVC
11 19 (7.17%) Validation
12 18 (6.79%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (6.79%) Open Source
12 18 (6.79%) Test Automation
13 17 (6.42%) Integration Testing
14 16 (6.04%) Kanban
14 16 (6.04%) Software Testing
15 15 (5.66%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 75 (28.30%) C++
2 70 (26.42%) Java
3 69 (26.04%) C#
4 59 (22.26%) SQL
5 58 (21.89%) C
6 40 (15.09%) Python
7 30 (11.32%) JavaScript
8 21 (7.92%) Embedded C
9 19 (7.17%) Embedded C++
10 17 (6.42%) Ada
11 9 (3.40%) MATLAB
11 9 (3.40%) Perl
12 8 (3.02%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.64%) PHP
13 7 (2.64%) PL/SQL
14 6 (2.26%) Objective-C
14 6 (2.26%) Ruby
14 6 (2.26%) Shell Script
14 6 (2.26%) T-SQL
14 6 (2.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 87 (32.83%) Security Cleared
2 44 (16.60%) DV Cleared
3 41 (15.47%) SC Cleared
4 21 (7.92%) Degree
5 7 (2.64%) ISEB
6 6 (2.26%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.75%) CISSP
9 1 (0.38%) CLAS
9 1 (0.38%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.38%) GCIA
9 1 (0.38%) GCIH
9 1 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.38%) MCITP
9 1 (0.38%) MCSE
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.38%) RHCE
9 1 (0.38%) SANS
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.53%) QA
2 9 (3.40%) DO-178B
3 3 (1.13%) MISRA
4 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.38%) JTAG
5 1 (0.38%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.38%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (4.53%) Docker
2 6 (2.26%) Snort
3 4 (1.51%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.38%) Firmware
4 1 (0.38%) LXC
4 1 (0.38%) vCloud
4 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (4.15%) Ansible
2 5 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.89%) Nessus
2 5 (1.89%) OpenAM
2 5 (1.89%) QRadar
3 4 (1.51%) OpenSSO
3 4 (1.51%) Sun Identity Manager
4 2 (0.75%) Oozie
4 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.75%) Puppet
5 1 (0.38%) Kibana
5 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.38%) Mesos
5 1 (0.38%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 23 (8.68%) Oracle
2 22 (8.30%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.89%) Atlassian
3 5 (1.89%) CheckPoint
3 5 (1.89%) Cisco
3 5 (1.89%) Citrix
3 5 (1.89%) Cloudera
3 5 (1.89%) ForgeRock
3 5 (1.89%) HP
3 5 (1.89%) Intel Security
3 5 (1.89%) SAP
3 5 (1.89%) ScanSafe
4 4 (1.51%) Sun
5 3 (1.13%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.75%) Borland
6 2 (0.75%) EMC
6 2 (0.75%) IBM
6 2 (0.75%) Murex
6 2 (0.75%) Remedy
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