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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 56 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 98 124 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.32% 3.98% 4.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.26% 5.13% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 74 60
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £294 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 28 35
Median hourly rate £42.13 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.88% +4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.54 £33.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -
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
2298 2417 2391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.85% 77.62% 79.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1521 1642 1596
Median daily rate £388 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 107 121
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +8.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Bristol -11 26 £413 - 28
Somerset +2 23 £375 +11.11% 15
Gloucestershire -3 16 £350 +9.37% 21
Wiltshire -8 16 £550 +69.23% 3
Dorset -5 8 £325 +6.55% 7
Devon +7 7 - - 5
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 118 (43.70%) C++
2 100 (37.04%) Java
3 97 (35.93%) Security Cleared
4 91 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (32.22%) UML
6 72 (26.67%) Scrum
7 69 (25.56%) C
8 68 (25.19%) SC Cleared
9 61 (22.59%) Linux
10 46 (17.04%) C#
11 44 (16.30%) JavaScript
11 44 (16.30%) OO
12 39 (14.44%) SDLC
13 35 (12.96%) Aerospace
14 34 (12.59%) SQL
15 31 (11.48%) Degree
16 29 (10.74%) HTML
16 29 (10.74%) .NET
17 28 (10.37%) CSS
18 27 (10.00%) Spring
18 27 (10.00%) Web Services
19 26 (9.63%) JIRA
20 25 (9.26%) Rational DOORS
21 24 (8.89%) DV Cleared
21 24 (8.89%) Ada
21 24 (8.89%) Python
22 23 (8.52%) Visual Studio
22 23 (8.52%) SQL Server
22 23 (8.52%) Finance
23 22 (8.15%) DevOps

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 13 (4.81%) Apache
2 12 (4.44%) Confluence
3 3 (1.11%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.74%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.74%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.37%) CMS
5 1 (0.37%) GemFire
5 1 (0.37%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.37%) IIS
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 6 (2.22%) MS Office
2 4 (1.48%) FrameMaker
3 3 (1.11%) Simulink
4 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.11%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.37%) GitHub
4 1 (0.37%) SaaS
4 1 (0.37%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 10 (3.70%) Wireless
3 7 (2.59%) Broadband
3 7 (2.59%) Internet
4 6 (2.22%) Bluetooth
5 4 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.11%) ASN.1
6 3 (1.11%) HTTP
6 3 (1.11%) MQTT
7 2 (0.74%) DVB
7 2 (0.74%) Firewall
7 2 (0.74%) HbbTV
7 2 (0.74%) SAN
8 1 (0.37%) DAB
8 1 (0.37%) GPRS
8 1 (0.37%) GSM
8 1 (0.37%) NFC
8 1 (0.37%) RS-232
8 1 (0.37%) RS-485
8 1 (0.37%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.52%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.67%) MySQL
2 18 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 17 (6.30%) Big Data
4 10 (3.70%) RDBMS
5 9 (3.33%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.33%) Neo4j
5 9 (3.33%) OrientDB
6 7 (2.59%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.22%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.85%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.74%) Apache Accumulo
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.74%) SSDT
11 1 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 26 (9.63%) JIRA
2 25 (9.26%) Rational DOORS
3 23 (8.52%) Visual Studio
4 21 (7.78%) Cucumber
5 18 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 17 (6.30%) Git (software)
7 14 (5.19%) Rational Rhapsody
7 14 (5.19%) Selenium
8 13 (4.81%) Subversion
9 10 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (3.33%) Bitbucket
11 8 (2.96%) Maven
12 7 (2.59%) Eclipse
13 6 (2.22%) IntelliJ
13 6 (2.22%) Spock
14 5 (1.85%) GDB
14 5 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (1.48%) JUnit
15 4 (1.48%) NetBeans
16 2 (0.74%) ClearCase
General
1 35 (12.96%) Aerospace
2 23 (8.52%) Finance
3 14 (5.19%) Banking
4 10 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.96%) Avionics
6 8 (2.96%) Electronics
6 8 (2.96%) Military
7 5 (1.85%) Marketing
8 4 (1.48%) Automotive
8 4 (1.48%) Games
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 151 (55.93%) Software Engineer
2 79 (29.26%) Developer
3 30 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
3 30 (11.11%) Java Engineer
3 30 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
4 28 (10.37%) Java Developer
5 27 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 19 (7.04%) Test Engineer
7 18 (6.67%) Embedded Engineer
7 18 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 16 (5.93%) .NET Developer
9 15 (5.56%) Architect
9 15 (5.56%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 15 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (5.19%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 11 (4.07%) C++ Developer
12 10 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
12 10 (3.70%) Senior Developer
12 10 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
13 9 (3.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.74%) .NET
1 29 (10.74%) HTML
2 28 (10.37%) CSS
3 27 (10.00%) Spring
3 27 (10.00%) Web Services
4 15 (5.56%) Middleware
5 14 (5.19%) ASP.NET
6 13 (4.81%) Apache Camel
7 12 (4.44%) RESTful
7 12 (4.44%) XML
8 11 (4.07%) MFC
8 11 (4.07%) STL
9 10 (3.70%) Apache CXF
9 10 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (3.33%) REST
11 8 (2.96%) Java EE
12 7 (2.59%) AngularJS
12 7 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (2.59%) EJB
13 6 (2.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.78%) User Experience
2 15 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.44%) Device Driver
4 10 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.33%) Wiki
6 6 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.85%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.85%) Mobile Payment
7 5 (1.85%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.48%) Cybercrime
8 4 (1.48%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.48%) Semantic Web
9 3 (1.11%) Physics
10 2 (0.74%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.74%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.74%) Replication
10 2 (0.74%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.74%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 61 (22.59%) Linux
2 20 (7.41%) Windows
3 12 (4.44%) VxWorks
4 9 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (2.22%) Nucleus RTOS
5 6 (2.22%) Unix
6 5 (1.85%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.11%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.37%) Android
9 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (32.22%) UML
3 72 (26.67%) Scrum
4 44 (16.30%) OO
5 39 (14.44%) SDLC
6 22 (8.15%) DevOps
7 20 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
8 19 (7.04%) MVC
8 19 (7.04%) Time Management
9 18 (6.67%) BDD
9 18 (6.67%) TDD
9 18 (6.67%) Use Case
10 17 (6.30%) TOGAF
11 16 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (5.93%) PRINCE2
12 15 (5.56%) Integration Testing
13 14 (5.19%) Open Source
13 14 (5.19%) SOA
13 14 (5.19%) Software Testing
13 14 (5.19%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 118 (43.70%) C++
2 100 (37.04%) Java
3 69 (25.56%) C
4 46 (17.04%) C#
5 44 (16.30%) JavaScript
6 34 (12.59%) SQL
7 24 (8.89%) Ada
7 24 (8.89%) Python
8 17 (6.30%) Embedded C++
9 16 (5.93%) Ruby
10 14 (5.19%) Groovy
11 13 (4.81%) Embedded C
12 10 (3.70%) PL/SQL
13 9 (3.33%) Ada 95
13 9 (3.33%) MATLAB
14 8 (2.96%) Perl
14 8 (2.96%) Scala
15 6 (2.22%) T-SQL
15 6 (2.22%) VC++
16 5 (1.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 97 (35.93%) Security Cleared
2 68 (25.19%) SC Cleared
3 31 (11.48%) Degree
4 24 (8.89%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.74%) CISSP
6 2 (0.74%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.74%) GCIA
6 2 (0.74%) GCIH
6 2 (0.74%) SANS
7 1 (0.37%) HND
7 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.19%) MISRA
2 13 (4.81%) DO-178B
2 13 (4.81%) ISO 9001
3 12 (4.44%) MISRA C
4 8 (2.96%) QA
5 6 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (2.22%) ISO 14001
6 5 (1.85%) SEPA
7 3 (1.11%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.74%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.74%) OIPF
8 2 (0.74%) SLA
8 2 (0.74%) TickIT
9 1 (0.37%) ECSS
System Software
1 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
1 2 (0.74%) Snort
2 1 (0.37%) Docker
2 1 (0.37%) Firmware
2 1 (0.37%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.37%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (1.11%) Puppet
2 2 (0.74%) Ansible
2 2 (0.74%) Kibana
2 2 (0.74%) OpenAM
2 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.74%) RSA enVision
3 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.37%) Mesos
3 1 (0.37%) OpenSSO
3 1 (0.37%) Sun Identity Manager
3 1 (0.37%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 20 (7.41%) Oracle
2 19 (7.04%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.70%) Luciad
4 6 (2.22%) Splunk
5 5 (1.85%) Perforce
6 4 (1.48%) SAP
7 3 (1.11%) Serena
8 2 (0.74%) ArcSight
8 2 (0.74%) Broadcom
8 2 (0.74%) ForgeRock
8 2 (0.74%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.37%) Autodesk
9 1 (0.37%) Google
9 1 (0.37%) Green Hills
9 1 (0.37%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.37%) Sun
9 1 (0.37%) VMware
9 1 (0.37%) Wonderware
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