The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 49 75 44
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -31
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 112 40 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.68% 1.86% 3.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.05% 2.63% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 15 30
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£350 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £319 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £570 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 8 41
Average hourly rate £38.25 £37.25 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.68% -4.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.84 £29.03 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.75 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2217 1520 2100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.81% 70.80% 69.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1485 991 1282
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 69 125
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Engineering
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 48 £350 +5.66% 20
Gloucestershire +12 28 £340 - 8
Somerset -16 14 £290 -10.76% 13
Wiltshire -7 10 £310 -29.14% 14
Dorset +7 4 £275 - 12
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - - 4
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 66 (29.46%) Java
2 58 (25.89%) Security Cleared
3 53 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (19.64%) C++
5 41 (18.30%) Linux
6 39 (17.41%) SC Cleared
7 38 (16.96%) PHP
7 38 (16.96%) CSS
8 37 (16.52%) HTML
9 36 (16.07%) JavaScript
10 35 (15.63%) SQL
11 34 (15.18%) OO
12 33 (14.73%) UML
13 30 (13.39%) C
14 29 (12.95%) Rational DOORS
15 27 (12.05%) DO-178B
15 27 (12.05%) Scrum
15 27 (12.05%) Spring
15 27 (12.05%) .NET
16 26 (11.61%) Degree
16 26 (11.61%) Telecoms
17 25 (11.16%) C#
17 25 (11.16%) Zend
18 24 (10.71%) PHP5
18 24 (10.71%) Web Services
19 23 (10.27%) Apache
19 23 (10.27%) Time Management
20 22 (9.82%) Zend Framework
21 20 (8.93%) Python
21 20 (8.93%) MATLAB

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 23 (10.27%) Apache
2 17 (7.59%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.57%) SAS
4 4 (1.79%) Apache Qpid
5 3 (1.34%) Drupal
6 2 (0.89%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.89%) IIS
7 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.45%) CICS
7 1 (0.45%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.45%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.45%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (4.46%) Simulink
2 8 (3.57%) MS Project
2 8 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.34%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.34%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.34%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (2.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.79%) BASE24
3 2 (0.89%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.45%) Summit
4 1 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.23%) SaaS
2 4 (1.79%) GitHub
3 3 (1.34%) Heroku
3 3 (1.34%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.89%) Trello
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.68%) LTE
2 5 (2.23%) 3G
3 4 (1.79%) Wireless
3 4 (1.79%) ATM
3 4 (1.79%) GSM
3 4 (1.79%) AMQP
4 3 (1.34%) 4G
4 3 (1.34%) Internet
4 3 (1.34%) UMTS
4 3 (1.34%) DVB
4 3 (1.34%) SSH
5 2 (0.89%) HTTP
5 2 (0.89%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.45%) SAN
6 1 (0.45%) VoIP
6 1 (0.45%) SMS
6 1 (0.45%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.45%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.45%) GPRS
6 1 (0.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.48%) MySQL
2 11 (4.91%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.57%) Oracle Discoverer
4 7 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.79%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.45%) Big Data
8 1 (0.45%) DB2
8 1 (0.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 29 (12.95%) Rational DOORS
2 14 (6.25%) JUnit
3 10 (4.46%) Git (software)
4 9 (4.02%) PHPUnit
4 9 (4.02%) Eclipse
5 7 (3.13%) Selenium
6 6 (2.68%) FitNesse
6 6 (2.68%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.79%) ClearCase
7 4 (1.79%) JIRA
7 4 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.79%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.34%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (1.34%) Sublime Text
8 3 (1.34%) RSpec
8 3 (1.34%) NetBeans
8 3 (1.34%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.89%) Valgrind
9 2 (0.89%) PhoneGap
9 2 (0.89%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 26 (11.61%) Telecoms
2 18 (8.04%) Avionics
3 16 (7.14%) Finance
4 11 (4.91%) Electronics
5 9 (4.02%) Military
5 9 (4.02%) Aerospace
5 9 (4.02%) Automotive
6 8 (3.57%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.57%) Marketing
7 2 (0.89%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.45%) Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 124 (55.36%) Software Engineer
2 87 (38.84%) Developer
3 29 (12.95%) Java Developer
4 19 (8.48%) Senior Software Engineer
4 19 (8.48%) PHP Developer
5 18 (8.04%) Software Developer
6 16 (7.14%) Analyst
7 11 (4.91%) Systems Engineer
7 11 (4.91%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 10 (4.46%) Programmer
9 9 (4.02%) Architect
10 8 (3.57%) Business Analyst
10 8 (3.57%) Test Engineer
10 8 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (3.57%) Java Software Engineer
11 7 (3.13%) C++ Developer
11 7 (3.13%) Senior Business Analyst
11 7 (3.13%) Web Developer
12 6 (2.68%) Senior Developer
12 6 (2.68%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.96%) CSS
2 37 (16.52%) HTML
3 27 (12.05%) .NET
3 27 (12.05%) Spring
4 24 (10.71%) Web Services
5 22 (9.82%) Zend Framework
6 18 (8.04%) jQuery
6 18 (8.04%) J2EE
7 16 (7.14%) REST
8 15 (6.70%) HTML5
9 14 (6.25%) XML
10 9 (4.02%) Hibernate
10 9 (4.02%) SOAP
11 8 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 7 (3.13%) Apache CXF
13 6 (2.68%) .NET Framework
13 6 (2.68%) LAMP
13 6 (2.68%) ASP.NET
14 5 (2.23%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.36%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (3.57%) DTV
3 7 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.23%) Firmware
4 5 (2.23%) Device Driver
5 4 (1.79%) Streaming Video
5 4 (1.79%) Tandem
5 4 (1.79%) EFT
5 4 (1.79%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.34%) iPad
6 3 (1.34%) iPhone
7 2 (0.89%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.89%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (0.89%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.89%) MPEG
7 2 (0.89%) IPTV
7 2 (0.89%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.89%) Physics
8 1 (0.45%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.30%) Linux
2 18 (8.04%) Windows
3 14 (6.25%) UNIX
3 14 (6.25%) CentOS
4 5 (2.23%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.23%) Fedora
4 5 (2.23%) Android
5 4 (1.79%) VxWorks
6 3 (1.34%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.89%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.89%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (15.18%) OO
3 33 (14.73%) UML
4 27 (12.05%) Scrum
5 23 (10.27%) Time Management
6 20 (8.93%) Validation
7 19 (8.48%) Automated Testing
7 19 (8.48%) Configuration Management
8 18 (8.04%) TDD
9 17 (7.59%) Requirements Analysis
10 15 (6.70%) Refactoring
10 15 (6.70%) OOP
11 12 (5.36%) MVC
11 12 (5.36%) Requirements Management
11 12 (5.36%) Software Testing
11 12 (5.36%) Web Development
11 12 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (4.91%) Unit Testing
12 11 (4.91%) Project Management
12 11 (4.91%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 66 (29.46%) Java
2 44 (19.64%) C++
3 38 (16.96%) PHP
4 36 (16.07%) JavaScript
5 35 (15.63%) SQL
6 30 (13.39%) C
7 25 (11.16%) C#
8 24 (10.71%) PHP5
9 20 (8.93%) MATLAB
9 20 (8.93%) Python
10 17 (7.59%) Ruby
11 13 (5.80%) Embedded C
12 7 (3.13%) VB.NET
12 7 (3.13%) Perl
13 6 (2.68%) Assembly Language
14 5 (2.23%) Ada
15 3 (1.34%) VB
15 3 (1.34%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.89%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.89%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 58 (25.89%) Security Cleared
2 39 (17.41%) SC Cleared
3 26 (11.61%) Degree
4 18 (8.04%) DV Cleared
5 11 (4.91%) ISEB
6 5 (2.23%) HND
6 5 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.05%) DO-178B
2 8 (3.57%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) DO-160
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.34%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.89%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 25 (11.16%) Zend
2 14 (6.25%) Oracle
3 12 (5.36%) IBM
4 10 (4.46%) SAP
5 8 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.57%) Casewise
6 7 (3.13%) HP
7 5 (2.23%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.34%) VMware
8 3 (1.34%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.89%) Coverity
9 2 (0.89%) Wind River
9 2 (0.89%) Cisco
9 2 (0.89%) Serena
9 2 (0.89%) QNX
10 1 (0.45%) ESRI
10 1 (0.45%) Remedy
10 1 (0.45%) Telerik
10 1 (0.45%) Google
10 1 (0.45%) Intel
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