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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 49 77 30
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -47
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 106 59 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.39% 2.07% 5.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.55% 2.79% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 34 65
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £418 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.21% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 7 31
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.15 £26.10 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
2330 2113 1789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.58% 74.30% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1518 1288 1133
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 £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 89 76
Average hourly rate £36.40 £24.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.66% -34.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.31 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +12 29 £500 -9.09% 17
Bristol +6 29 £400 +14.28% 37
Dorset +10 14 £255 - 23
Wiltshire -1 13 £325 -13.33% 16
Somerset +4 12 - - 25
Devon -4 4 - - 8
Cornwall - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 94 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (35.98%) C++
3 83 (34.73%) Java
4 82 (34.31%) Linux
5 68 (28.45%) C
6 63 (26.36%) JavaScript
7 60 (25.10%) HTML
8 54 (22.59%) Security Cleared
9 52 (21.76%) SQL
10 50 (20.92%) PHP
10 50 (20.92%) MySQL
10 50 (20.92%) Continuous Integration
11 49 (20.50%) Git (software)
12 47 (19.67%) HTML5
13 45 (18.83%) jQuery
14 43 (17.99%) Finance
15 42 (17.57%) Apache
16 41 (17.15%) CentOS
17 40 (16.74%) Zend
18 39 (16.32%) Doctrine
19 38 (15.90%) Mentoring
19 38 (15.90%) Zend Framework
19 38 (15.90%) PHPUnit
20 36 (15.06%) Refactoring
20 36 (15.06%) Windows
21 35 (14.64%) UML
21 35 (14.64%) Automated Testing
22 31 (12.97%) C#
23 30 (12.55%) Scrum
24 29 (12.13%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 42 (17.57%) Apache
2 6 (2.51%) JBoss
3 5 (2.09%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.84%) SAS
5 1 (0.42%) CMS
5 1 (0.42%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.42%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.42%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.84%) MS Project
2 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.84%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.84%) GitHub
1 2 (0.84%) SaaS
1 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.51%) 3G
1 6 (2.51%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.09%) Internet
3 4 (1.67%) ASN.1
3 4 (1.67%) IPsec
4 3 (1.26%) SAN
4 3 (1.26%) DVB
4 3 (1.26%) NAS
5 2 (0.84%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.84%) AMQP
5 2 (0.84%) GPRS
5 2 (0.84%) GSM
5 2 (0.84%) 2G
6 1 (0.42%) Wireless
6 1 (0.42%) VPN
6 1 (0.42%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.42%) HTTP
6 1 (0.42%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.42%) Broadband
6 1 (0.42%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (20.92%) MySQL
2 8 (3.35%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.93%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (2.93%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.93%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.51%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.67%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.67%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.67%) CouchDB
5 4 (1.67%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.26%) MS Access
6 3 (1.26%) DB2
6 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.26%) Voldemort
6 3 (1.26%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (1.26%) HBase
7 2 (0.84%) Big Data
7 2 (0.84%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 49 (20.50%) Git (software)
2 38 (15.90%) PHPUnit
3 22 (9.21%) Rational DOORS
4 13 (5.44%) Visual Studio
5 11 (4.60%) Subversion
5 11 (4.60%) Selenium
6 9 (3.77%) Eclipse
6 9 (3.77%) ClearQuest
6 9 (3.77%) ClearCase
6 9 (3.77%) Rational Rhapsody
7 7 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (2.93%) Jenkins
8 6 (2.51%) SoapUI
8 6 (2.51%) JUnit
9 5 (2.09%) PVCS
10 4 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (1.67%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.26%) NetBeans
11 3 (1.26%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.26%) Axure RP
General
1 43 (17.99%) Finance
2 23 (9.62%) Electronics
3 15 (6.28%) Aerospace
4 14 (5.86%) Telecoms
5 12 (5.02%) Manufacturing
6 10 (4.18%) Avionics
7 7 (2.93%) Marketing
8 5 (2.09%) Military
9 4 (1.67%) Automotive
10 3 (1.26%) Billing
11 2 (0.84%) Retail
11 2 (0.84%) Law
12 1 (0.42%) Legal
12 1 (0.42%) Games
12 1 (0.42%) Banking
12 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 131 (54.81%) Software Engineer
2 69 (28.87%) Developer
3 25 (10.46%) PHP Developer
4 22 (9.21%) Senior Software Engineer
5 20 (8.37%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 15 (6.28%) Java Developer
7 10 (4.18%) Test Engineer
7 10 (4.18%) C++ Software Engineer
8 9 (3.77%) C++ Developer
8 9 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (3.35%) PHP Zend Developer
9 8 (3.35%) Analyst
10 7 (2.93%) Software Developer
11 6 (2.51%) C++/Java Developer
11 6 (2.51%) Architect
11 6 (2.51%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (2.51%) Senior Developer
12 5 (2.09%) Technical Team Leader
12 5 (2.09%) Team Leader
12 5 (2.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (25.10%) HTML
2 47 (19.67%) HTML5
3 45 (18.83%) jQuery
4 39 (16.32%) Doctrine
5 38 (15.90%) Zend Framework
6 22 (9.21%) Web Services
7 21 (8.79%) .NET
8 17 (7.11%) CSS
8 17 (7.11%) XML
9 14 (5.86%) Hibernate
9 14 (5.86%) Spring
9 14 (5.86%) Middleware
10 11 (4.60%) J2EE
11 10 (4.18%) GWT
11 10 (4.18%) JSP
12 9 (3.77%) JSON
13 8 (3.35%) Ajax
14 7 (2.93%) SOAP
14 7 (2.93%) Oracle Fusion
14 7 (2.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.44%) Management Information System
2 12 (5.02%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.18%) Mathematics
3 10 (4.18%) DTV
4 9 (3.77%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (3.35%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.93%) Device Driver
6 7 (2.93%) Open Source
7 6 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.51%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.09%) Smartcard
8 5 (2.09%) Physics
9 4 (1.67%) MPEG
10 3 (1.26%) Streaming Video
10 3 (1.26%) 3D Graphics
10 3 (1.26%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.26%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.26%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (1.26%) SCADA
10 3 (1.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 82 (34.31%) Linux
2 41 (17.15%) CentOS
3 36 (15.06%) Windows
4 15 (6.28%) UNIX
5 11 (4.60%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (2.93%) Android
7 6 (2.51%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.09%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.67%) VxWorks
9 4 (1.67%) Windows CE
9 4 (1.67%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.26%) Nucleus RTOS
10 3 (1.26%) zOS
11 2 (0.84%) Fedora
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.42%) Windows XP Embedded
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (20.92%) Continuous Integration
3 38 (15.90%) Mentoring
4 36 (15.06%) Refactoring
5 35 (14.64%) UML
5 35 (14.64%) Automated Testing
6 30 (12.55%) Scrum
7 21 (8.79%) Requirements Analysis
7 21 (8.79%) Embedded Software Development
8 18 (7.53%) Information Management
9 17 (7.11%) TDD
9 17 (7.11%) OO
10 15 (6.28%) Configuration Management
11 14 (5.86%) Software Testing
12 13 (5.44%) Project Management
12 13 (5.44%) Validation
13 11 (4.60%) Integration Testing
14 10 (4.18%) Requirements Engineering
15 9 (3.77%) SOA
15 9 (3.77%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 86 (35.98%) C++
2 83 (34.73%) Java
3 68 (28.45%) C
4 63 (26.36%) JavaScript
5 52 (21.76%) SQL
6 50 (20.92%) PHP
7 31 (12.97%) C#
8 27 (11.30%) Python
9 26 (10.88%) Embedded C
10 10 (4.18%) Embedded C++
11 9 (3.77%) Ada
12 8 (3.35%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.93%) Perl
14 6 (2.51%) PL/SQL
14 6 (2.51%) Delphi
14 6 (2.51%) Ruby
15 5 (2.09%) VB.NET
16 4 (1.67%) VC++
17 3 (1.26%) VB
17 3 (1.26%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 54 (22.59%) Security Cleared
2 29 (12.13%) SC Cleared
3 22 (9.21%) Degree
4 19 (7.95%) DV Cleared
5 10 (4.18%) ISEB
6 7 (2.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (2.51%) HND
8 4 (1.67%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.42%) PhD
9 1 (0.42%) VCP4
9 1 (0.42%) CITP
9 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.44%) DO-178B
2 4 (1.67%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) JTAG
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.42%) BS25999
System Software
1 4 (1.67%) Firmware
2 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.26%) Puppet
1 3 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 40 (16.74%) Zend
2 27 (11.30%) Oracle
3 11 (4.60%) Google
4 9 (3.77%) SAP
5 6 (2.51%) Serena
6 5 (2.09%) Borland
6 5 (2.09%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.67%) IBM
7 4 (1.67%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.26%) Sun
8 3 (1.26%) Wind River
9 2 (0.84%) Cognos
9 2 (0.84%) Casewise
10 1 (0.42%) Sony
10 1 (0.42%) Green Hills
10 1 (0.42%) EMC
10 1 (0.42%) i2
10 1 (0.42%) Siemens
10 1 (0.42%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.42%) Atmel
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Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £300 - £650 per day + depending on role
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Posted: 3 days ago
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LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
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Salisbury, Wiltshire
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Rate: £400 per day
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Somerset
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Posted: 7 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
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Devon
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Rate: competitive
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Bath
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