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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 42 43 53
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 116 128 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.89% 4.27% 3.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.23% 5.56% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 54 23
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£388 £339 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.39% -1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 20
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £33.25 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
2219 2303 1453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.39% 76.87% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1513 903
Average daily rate £400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 120 69
Average hourly rate £36.45 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £14.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Bristol +2 41 £413 +26.92% 32
Somerset +29 24 £250 -36.50% 17
Gloucestershire -12 23 £405 -1.81% 10
Dorset -4 7 £315 - 14
Wiltshire -14 7 £364 -1.35% 8
Devon -3 3 - - 6
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 87 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (35.14%) C++
3 73 (32.88%) Java
4 62 (27.93%) C
5 51 (22.97%) Security Cleared
6 50 (22.52%) Linux
7 48 (21.62%) C#
8 43 (19.37%) HTML
9 42 (18.92%) JavaScript
10 40 (18.02%) UML
11 37 (16.67%) Git (software)
12 36 (16.22%) .NET
13 35 (15.77%) SQL
14 34 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (13.96%) SC Cleared
15 31 (13.96%) Scrum
16 30 (13.51%) PHP
16 30 (13.51%) Finance
17 29 (13.06%) Embedded C
17 29 (13.06%) MySQL
18 28 (12.61%) Windows
18 28 (12.61%) HTML5
19 27 (12.16%) jQuery
19 27 (12.16%) Apache
19 27 (12.16%) TDD
20 26 (11.71%) OO
20 26 (11.71%) Web Services
21 25 (11.26%) Mentoring
22 23 (10.36%) CentOS
22 23 (10.36%) Rational DOORS

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 27 (12.16%) Apache
2 8 (3.60%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.80%) Node.js
4 3 (1.35%) JBoss
5 1 (0.45%) Confluence
5 1 (0.45%) DNN
5 1 (0.45%) CMS
5 1 (0.45%) IIS
5 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (0.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.35%) SaaS
3 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.70%) TCP/IP
1 6 (2.70%) 3G
2 4 (1.80%) IPsec
2 4 (1.80%) ASN.1
3 2 (0.90%) GPRS
3 2 (0.90%) GSM
3 2 (0.90%) Wireless
3 2 (0.90%) 2G
3 2 (0.90%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.45%) DLNA
4 1 (0.45%) Network Security
4 1 (0.45%) Multicast
4 1 (0.45%) Internet
4 1 (0.45%) DVB
4 1 (0.45%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.45%) Broadband
4 1 (0.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.06%) MySQL
2 22 (9.91%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.60%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.80%) Big Data
7 3 (1.35%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.90%) MS Access
8 2 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.90%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.90%) SQLite
9 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.45%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 37 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 23 (10.36%) Rational DOORS
3 20 (9.01%) Visual Studio
4 17 (7.66%) PHPUnit
5 11 (4.95%) Eclipse
6 10 (4.50%) Subversion
6 10 (4.50%) Selenium
7 6 (2.70%) JIRA
7 6 (2.70%) Rational Rhapsody
8 5 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.25%) ClearQuest
8 5 (2.25%) ClearCase
9 4 (1.80%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.35%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.35%) JUnit
11 2 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.90%) Toad
11 2 (0.90%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.45%) GCC
12 1 (0.45%) WiX
General
1 30 (13.51%) Finance
2 17 (7.66%) Electronics
3 16 (7.21%) Aerospace
4 12 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.41%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.15%) Automotive
6 6 (2.70%) Avionics
7 5 (2.25%) Marketing
8 4 (1.80%) Military
9 3 (1.35%) Billing
10 1 (0.45%) Games
10 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Retail
10 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 136 (61.26%) Software Engineer
2 53 (23.87%) Developer
3 26 (11.71%) Senior Software Engineer
4 16 (7.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 11 (4.95%) Java Developer
5 11 (4.95%) PHP Developer
5 11 (4.95%) Analyst
6 9 (4.05%) Java Software Engineer
7 8 (3.60%) C++ Software Engineer
7 8 (3.60%) .NET Software Engineer
8 7 (3.15%) C# Software Engineer
8 7 (3.15%) .NET Developer
8 7 (3.15%) C++ Developer
8 7 (3.15%) Software Developer
9 6 (2.70%) Senior Developer
9 6 (2.70%) C# Developer
9 6 (2.70%) Team Leader
9 6 (2.70%) Technical Team Leader
9 6 (2.70%) AWS Developer
10 5 (2.25%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (19.37%) HTML
2 36 (16.22%) .NET
3 28 (12.61%) HTML5
4 27 (12.16%) jQuery
5 26 (11.71%) Web Services
6 22 (9.91%) CSS
7 20 (9.01%) ASP.NET
7 20 (9.01%) Doctrine
8 17 (7.66%) Zend Framework
8 17 (7.66%) REST
9 13 (5.86%) Spring
10 11 (4.95%) JSP
11 10 (4.50%) JSON
12 9 (4.05%) Apache Camel
12 9 (4.05%) XML
13 8 (3.60%) Hibernate
14 7 (3.15%) SOAP
15 6 (2.70%) Cocoa
15 6 (2.70%) Cocoa Touch
16 5 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.41%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.95%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.50%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (4.05%) Mathematics
5 7 (3.15%) Open Source
5 7 (3.15%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.70%) DTV
6 6 (2.70%) Smartcard
6 6 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.25%) User Experience
8 4 (1.80%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.35%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.35%) Physics
9 3 (1.35%) Device Driver
9 3 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.90%) CAN bus
11 1 (0.45%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 50 (22.52%) Linux
2 28 (12.61%) Windows
3 23 (10.36%) CentOS
4 10 (4.50%) Windows CE
5 8 (3.60%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.15%) Windows 8
6 7 (3.15%) Android
7 4 (1.80%) UNIX
7 4 (1.80%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (1.35%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.90%) Fedora
9 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.45%) Windows XP Embedded
10 1 (0.45%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (18.02%) UML
3 34 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (13.96%) Scrum
5 27 (12.16%) TDD
6 26 (11.71%) OO
7 25 (11.26%) Mentoring
8 21 (9.46%) E-Commerce
8 21 (9.46%) Automated Testing
9 19 (8.56%) Requirements Analysis
10 17 (7.66%) Refactoring
11 16 (7.21%) Configuration Management
12 15 (6.76%) MVC
12 15 (6.76%) Embedded Software Development
12 15 (6.76%) Integration Testing
13 12 (5.41%) Information Management
14 10 (4.50%) OOD
14 10 (4.50%) Programme Management
15 9 (4.05%) Test Scripting
15 9 (4.05%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (35.14%) C++
2 73 (32.88%) Java
3 62 (27.93%) C
4 48 (21.62%) C#
5 42 (18.92%) JavaScript
6 35 (15.77%) SQL
7 30 (13.51%) PHP
8 29 (13.06%) Embedded C
9 17 (7.66%) Python
10 12 (5.41%) Objective-C
11 10 (4.50%) Ada
12 9 (4.05%) Ruby
13 7 (3.15%) Apple Swift
13 7 (3.15%) VB.NET
13 7 (3.15%) Embedded C++
14 5 (2.25%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.80%) T-SQL
16 3 (1.35%) Bash Shell
16 3 (1.35%) VB
16 3 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 51 (22.97%) Security Cleared
2 31 (13.96%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.56%) Degree
4 15 (6.76%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.15%) ISEB
6 5 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.80%) HND
8 3 (1.35%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.90%) PMP
9 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.45%) CITP
10 1 (0.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.31%) DO-178B
2 4 (1.80%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) JTAG
3 1 (0.45%) BS25999
3 1 (0.45%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (0.90%) Firmware
1 2 (0.90%) GPFS
1 2 (0.90%) Ceph
2 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (0.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (9.46%) Zend
2 11 (4.95%) Serena
3 9 (4.05%) Oracle
4 7 (3.15%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.25%) Google
6 5 (2.25%) Luciad
6 5 (2.25%) SAP
7 4 (1.80%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.35%) Wind River
8 3 (1.35%) Borland
9 2 (0.90%) i2
9 2 (0.90%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.45%) Green Hills
10 1 (0.45%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.45%) Infragistics
10 1 (0.45%) QNX
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