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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 49 66 40
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -26
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 109 46 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.50% 2.06% 3.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.91% 2.91% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 18 42
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£375 £331 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £266 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £434 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 46
Average hourly rate £38.20 £36.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -6.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.62 £12.75 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.66 £41.75 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £38.56
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.23%
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
2220 1579 2179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 71.38% 70.74% 68.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1478 1039 1299
Average daily rate £380 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 69 156
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.23 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.48% -44.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £8.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 +15 44 £375 +11.11% 21
Gloucestershire -2 30 £340 - 13
Somerset -6 15 £290 -10.76% 8
Wiltshire -19 7 £413 +35.24% 5
Dorset +4 4 £275 - 15
Cornwall - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 5
Avon - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 76 (31.54%) Java
2 65 (26.97%) Security Cleared
3 58 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (21.58%) C++
5 50 (20.75%) Linux
6 43 (17.84%) PHP
6 43 (17.84%) SC Cleared
7 42 (17.43%) HTML
8 41 (17.01%) C
9 40 (16.60%) JavaScript
10 39 (16.18%) SQL
11 38 (15.77%) CSS
12 37 (15.35%) UML
12 37 (15.35%) Scrum
13 36 (14.94%) OO
14 34 (14.11%) Rational DOORS
15 31 (12.86%) DO-178B
16 30 (12.45%) MySQL
17 29 (12.03%) .NET
18 28 (11.62%) Web Services
18 28 (11.62%) Zend
19 27 (11.20%) C#
19 27 (11.20%) Telecoms
20 26 (10.79%) Degree
21 25 (10.37%) Spring
21 25 (10.37%) Apache
22 24 (9.96%) Zend Framework
22 24 (9.96%) jQuery
23 23 (9.54%) Configuration Management
24 22 (9.13%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 25 (10.37%) Apache
2 18 (7.47%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.32%) SAS
4 3 (1.24%) IIS
5 2 (0.83%) Apache Qpid
5 2 (0.83%) Drupal
5 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.41%) CICS
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (0.41%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.41%) CMS
6 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.41%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (4.15%) Simulink
2 8 (3.32%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.32%) MS Project
3 4 (1.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.66%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.07%) BASE24
3 2 (0.83%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.41%) Summit
4 1 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.41%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.41%) Shopify
4 1 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.90%) SaaS
2 6 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.49%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.07%) GitHub
4 4 (1.66%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.66%) Heroku
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.49%) LTE
2 5 (2.07%) 3G
2 5 (2.07%) ATM
3 4 (1.66%) Wireless
3 4 (1.66%) SSH
3 4 (1.66%) GSM
3 4 (1.66%) HTTP
4 3 (1.24%) DVB
4 3 (1.24%) Internet
4 3 (1.24%) UMTS
4 3 (1.24%) 4G
5 2 (0.83%) AMQP
5 2 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.83%) SSL
6 1 (0.41%) RTP
6 1 (0.41%) Intranet
6 1 (0.41%) SAN
6 1 (0.41%) SMS
6 1 (0.41%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.45%) MySQL
2 10 (4.15%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.32%) Oracle Discoverer
4 6 (2.49%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.07%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.24%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.41%) MS Access
8 1 (0.41%) DB2
8 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.41%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 34 (14.11%) Rational DOORS
2 17 (7.05%) Git (software)
3 15 (6.22%) PHPUnit
4 11 (4.56%) JUnit
5 9 (3.73%) Eclipse
6 8 (3.32%) Selenium
7 5 (2.07%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.66%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.66%) RSpec
8 4 (1.66%) JIRA
8 4 (1.66%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (1.66%) Sublime Text
8 4 (1.66%) LabVIEW
8 4 (1.66%) ClearCase
9 3 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.83%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.83%) Valgrind
10 2 (0.83%) Metasploit
10 2 (0.83%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.41%) PowerBuilder
General
1 27 (11.20%) Telecoms
2 22 (9.13%) Avionics
3 21 (8.71%) Finance
4 14 (5.81%) Aerospace
4 14 (5.81%) Electronics
5 10 (4.15%) Marketing
5 10 (4.15%) Automotive
5 10 (4.15%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.73%) Military
7 2 (0.83%) Retail
7 2 (0.83%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.41%) Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 134 (55.60%) Software Engineer
2 91 (37.76%) Developer
3 31 (12.86%) Java Developer
4 23 (9.54%) PHP Developer
5 16 (6.64%) Software Developer
6 15 (6.22%) Analyst
7 14 (5.81%) Senior Software Engineer
8 12 (4.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 11 (4.56%) Java Software Engineer
9 11 (4.56%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (4.15%) Architect
11 9 (3.73%) Programmer
11 9 (3.73%) Test Engineer
11 9 (3.73%) C++ Developer
12 8 (3.32%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (3.32%) Business Analyst
13 7 (2.90%) Senior Business Analyst
13 7 (2.90%) Senior Developer
14 6 (2.49%) Principal Engineer
14 6 (2.49%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (17.43%) HTML
2 38 (15.77%) CSS
3 29 (12.03%) .NET
4 28 (11.62%) Web Services
5 25 (10.37%) Spring
6 24 (9.96%) Zend Framework
6 24 (9.96%) jQuery
7 20 (8.30%) HTML5
8 19 (7.88%) J2EE
9 18 (7.47%) REST
10 16 (6.64%) XML
11 11 (4.56%) SOAP
11 11 (4.56%) LAMP
11 11 (4.56%) Ruby on Rails
12 9 (3.73%) Hibernate
13 7 (2.90%) Apache CXF
14 6 (2.49%) .NET Framework
14 6 (2.49%) Servlets
15 5 (2.07%) JSP
15 5 (2.07%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.15%) Embedded Systems
1 10 (4.15%) DTV
2 8 (3.32%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.49%) Device Driver
4 5 (2.07%) EFT
4 5 (2.07%) Firmware
4 5 (2.07%) Tandem
5 4 (1.66%) Streaming Video
6 3 (1.24%) Open Source
6 3 (1.24%) Social Media
7 2 (0.83%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.83%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.83%) Physics
7 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.83%) IPTV
7 2 (0.83%) MPEG
7 2 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 50 (20.75%) Linux
2 19 (7.88%) Windows
3 16 (6.64%) CentOS
4 15 (6.22%) UNIX
5 6 (2.49%) Fedora
6 5 (2.07%) VxWorks
7 4 (1.66%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.24%) Nucleus RTOS
8 3 (1.24%) Android
8 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (15.35%) UML
2 37 (15.35%) Scrum
3 36 (14.94%) OO
4 23 (9.54%) Configuration Management
5 21 (8.71%) TDD
5 21 (8.71%) Validation
6 20 (8.30%) Automated Testing
6 20 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (8.30%) Time Management
7 19 (7.88%) OOP
7 19 (7.88%) Requirements Analysis
8 15 (6.22%) Refactoring
9 13 (5.39%) Requirements Management
9 13 (5.39%) Software Testing
9 13 (5.39%) Unit Testing
10 12 (4.98%) Change Control
11 11 (4.56%) Project Management
11 11 (4.56%) Integration Testing
11 11 (4.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 76 (31.54%) Java
2 52 (21.58%) C++
3 43 (17.84%) PHP
4 41 (17.01%) C
5 40 (16.60%) JavaScript
6 39 (16.18%) SQL
7 27 (11.20%) C#
8 22 (9.13%) Python
8 22 (9.13%) PHP5
9 21 (8.71%) Ruby
10 20 (8.30%) MATLAB
11 19 (7.88%) Embedded C
12 7 (2.90%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.90%) Assembly Language
13 6 (2.49%) Perl
13 6 (2.49%) Ada
14 4 (1.66%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.24%) VC++
15 3 (1.24%) Delphi
15 3 (1.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (26.97%) Security Cleared
2 43 (17.84%) SC Cleared
3 26 (10.79%) Degree
4 20 (8.30%) DV Cleared
5 12 (4.98%) ISEB
6 6 (2.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.49%) HND
7 2 (0.83%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.86%) DO-178B
2 7 (2.90%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.41%) DO-160
System Software
1 3 (1.24%) vCloud
1 3 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.83%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 28 (11.62%) Zend
2 18 (7.47%) Oracle
3 14 (5.81%) IBM
4 12 (4.98%) SAP
5 8 (3.32%) Casewise
5 8 (3.32%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.32%) HP
6 6 (2.49%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.66%) Wind River
7 4 (1.66%) Serena
8 3 (1.24%) JBoss
8 3 (1.24%) VMware
8 3 (1.24%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.83%) Coverity
9 2 (0.83%) QNX
9 2 (0.83%) Cisco
10 1 (0.41%) Cognos
10 1 (0.41%) Remedy
10 1 (0.41%) Intel
10 1 (0.41%) Borland
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