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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 37 51 83
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +32
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 149 106 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.96% 3.28% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.13% 4.37% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 44 26
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £671 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £360 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 36 9
Average hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.17% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £32.30 £28.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £44.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £39.00 £36.98
% change year-on-year
+12.82% +5.46%
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
2432 2428 1849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.88% 75.08% 74.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1711 1607 1163
Average daily rate £380 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 107 99
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £15.48 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the South West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Somerset +21 40 £390 -15.21% 19
Bristol 0 37 £350 -12.50% 48
Gloucestershire +7 23 £425 -36.09% 34
Devon +9 18 £433 - 3
Dorset +4 12 £400 +56.86% 15
Wiltshire +1 11 £364 +11.92% 7
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 123 (44.73%) C++
2 120 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (36.73%) Security Cleared
4 99 (36.00%) C#
5 87 (31.64%) UML
6 85 (30.91%) Java
7 78 (28.36%) Scrum
8 74 (26.91%) SQL
9 70 (25.45%) .NET
10 68 (24.73%) JavaScript
11 65 (23.64%) SQL Server
12 63 (22.91%) SC Cleared
13 54 (19.64%) HTML
14 46 (16.73%) C
15 45 (16.36%) OO
16 43 (15.64%) ASP.NET
17 42 (15.27%) Windows
17 42 (15.27%) Linux
18 41 (14.91%) Team Foundation Server
19 40 (14.55%) Visual Studio
20 38 (13.82%) Web Services
20 38 (13.82%) Microsoft
21 36 (13.09%) Degree
21 36 (13.09%) Unit Testing
22 33 (12.00%) .NET Framework
23 32 (11.64%) Automated Testing
23 32 (11.64%) Oracle
24 29 (10.55%) TCP/IP
24 29 (10.55%) Rational DOORS
25 28 (10.18%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 22 (8.00%) Apache
1 22 (8.00%) IIS
1 22 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.73%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.09%) Confluence
4 2 (0.73%) ArcGIS
4 2 (0.73%) CMS
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.36%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.36%) Drupal
5 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.64%) MS Office
3 4 (1.45%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.36%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (2.91%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.36%) Magento
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.09%) IaaS
4 2 (0.73%) PaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.55%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.00%) Internet
3 6 (2.18%) HbbTV
3 6 (2.18%) HTTP
3 6 (2.18%) LDAP
4 5 (1.82%) Broadband
4 5 (1.82%) Modbus
4 5 (1.82%) Profibus
5 4 (1.45%) Bluetooth
5 4 (1.45%) DVB
6 3 (1.09%) MQTT
6 3 (1.09%) RS-232
6 3 (1.09%) RS-485
6 3 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.73%) SNMP
7 2 (0.73%) Wireless
8 1 (0.36%) ASN.1
8 1 (0.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.00%) Big Data
2 11 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.27%) MySQL
3 9 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.91%) RDBMS
4 8 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.91%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.82%) SSDT
6 4 (1.45%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.09%) SQLite
8 2 (0.73%) GIS
8 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.73%) OrientDB
8 2 (0.73%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 41 (14.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 40 (14.55%) Visual Studio
3 29 (10.55%) Rational DOORS
4 26 (9.45%) Selenium
5 23 (8.36%) Cucumber
6 18 (6.55%) Git (software)
6 18 (6.55%) SpecFlow
7 16 (5.82%) JIRA
8 13 (4.73%) Jenkins
9 9 (3.27%) JUnit
9 9 (3.27%) Maven
9 9 (3.27%) NUnit
10 8 (2.91%) Moq
10 8 (2.91%) Rational Rhapsody
10 8 (2.91%) Rhino Mocks
11 7 (2.55%) Eclipse
11 7 (2.55%) IntelliJ
11 7 (2.55%) Spock
11 7 (2.55%) Subversion
12 3 (1.09%) Bitbucket
General
1 20 (7.27%) Aerospace
2 17 (6.18%) Finance
3 12 (4.36%) Electronics
3 12 (4.36%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.00%) Military
5 10 (3.64%) Avionics
6 4 (1.45%) Automotive
6 4 (1.45%) Banking
6 4 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.09%) Back Office
7 3 (1.09%) Games
7 3 (1.09%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 151 (54.91%) Software Engineer
2 96 (34.91%) Developer
3 46 (16.73%) Java Developer
4 27 (9.82%) Embedded Engineer
4 27 (9.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 23 (8.36%) C# Software Engineer
6 22 (8.00%) Software Developer
7 20 (7.27%) Java Engineer
7 20 (7.27%) Java Software Engineer
8 19 (6.91%) .NET Developer
8 19 (6.91%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 18 (6.55%) C++ Software Engineer
10 16 (5.82%) Senior Software Engineer
10 16 (5.82%) Test Engineer
11 13 (4.73%) C# Developer
11 13 (4.73%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 10 (3.64%) JavaScript Engineer
12 10 (3.64%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 9 (3.27%) Java Software Developer
14 8 (2.91%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (25.45%) .NET
2 54 (19.64%) HTML
3 43 (15.64%) ASP.NET
4 38 (13.82%) Web Services
5 33 (12.00%) .NET Framework
6 23 (8.36%) CSS
7 20 (7.27%) WCF
8 19 (6.91%) Spring
9 17 (6.18%) XML
10 14 (5.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (5.09%) Hibernate
10 14 (5.09%) JSP
11 12 (4.36%) Apache Camel
11 12 (4.36%) RESTful
12 11 (4.00%) Entity Framework
13 10 (3.64%) J2EE
13 10 (3.64%) WPF
14 9 (3.27%) Apache CXF
15 8 (2.91%) MSMQ
15 8 (2.91%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.18%) Computer Science
2 19 (6.91%) User Experience
3 16 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.09%) Client/Server
5 10 (3.64%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (3.27%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.18%) DTV
8 5 (1.82%) SCADA
9 4 (1.45%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.45%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.45%) IPTV
9 4 (1.45%) MPEG
9 4 (1.45%) Smartcard
9 4 (1.45%) Statistics
9 4 (1.45%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.45%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.09%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.09%) Physics
10 3 (1.09%) Wiki
11 2 (0.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 42 (15.27%) Linux
1 42 (15.27%) Windows
2 22 (8.00%) Windows Server
3 21 (7.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (4.00%) Unix
5 8 (2.91%) VxWorks
6 5 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (1.82%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.36%) Android
7 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.36%) Solaris
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (31.64%) UML
3 78 (28.36%) Scrum
4 45 (16.36%) OO
5 36 (13.09%) Unit Testing
6 32 (11.64%) Automated Testing
7 26 (9.45%) TDD
8 23 (8.36%) Time Management
9 21 (7.64%) BDD
9 21 (7.64%) ITIL
9 21 (7.64%) MVC
9 21 (7.64%) Requirements Analysis
9 21 (7.64%) Service Delivery
10 19 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (6.91%) Refactoring
11 16 (5.82%) Test Automation
12 15 (5.45%) Open Source
12 15 (5.45%) Web Development
13 14 (5.09%) Multithreading
13 14 (5.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 123 (44.73%) C++
2 99 (36.00%) C#
3 85 (30.91%) Java
4 74 (26.91%) SQL
5 68 (24.73%) JavaScript
6 46 (16.73%) C
7 25 (9.09%) Python
8 16 (5.82%) Ruby
9 15 (5.45%) Ada
10 11 (4.00%) Embedded C
10 11 (4.00%) PL/SQL
11 9 (3.27%) Groovy
12 7 (2.55%) Ada 95
12 7 (2.55%) Embedded C++
12 7 (2.55%) Perl
13 5 (1.82%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.45%) Delphi
14 4 (1.45%) R
15 3 (1.09%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 101 (36.73%) Security Cleared
2 63 (22.91%) SC Cleared
3 36 (13.09%) Degree
4 24 (8.73%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.45%) ISEB
6 3 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.09%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.73%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.36%) DO-178B
1 12 (4.36%) MISRA
2 11 (4.00%) MISRA C
3 8 (2.91%) ISO 9001
4 7 (2.55%) ISO 14001
5 4 (1.45%) OIPF
6 3 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (1.09%) QA
7 1 (0.36%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (2.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (1.82%) Wonderware InTouch
2 1 (0.36%) Kibana
Vendors
1 38 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 32 (11.64%) Oracle
3 9 (3.27%) Luciad
4 5 (1.82%) ESRI
4 5 (1.82%) Wonderware
5 4 (1.45%) IBM
6 3 (1.09%) Borland
6 3 (1.09%) Serena
6 3 (1.09%) Splunk
7 2 (0.73%) Allen-Bradley
7 2 (0.73%) Google
7 2 (0.73%) Sun
8 1 (0.36%) Adobe
8 1 (0.36%) Perforce
8 1 (0.36%) SAP
8 1 (0.36%) Wind River
Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
AAP3
Rate: £35 - £50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £25.5 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £42 - 46 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
aap3
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 24 days ago
Dorset
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Tewkesbury
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Gloucester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £40 - 46 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Yeovil
aap3
Rate: £35 - £50 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago
Chippenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago