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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 50 43 46
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 114 121 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.85% 3.97% 4.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.90% 5.16% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 60 56
Median daily rate £400 £375 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £298 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 28 34
Median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £34.70 £33.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +1.26%
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
2325 2344 2379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.57% 76.93% 79.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1513 1576 1586
Median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 100 121
Median hourly rate £39.50 £36.50 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.21% +7.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £16.55 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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
Somerset +10 26 £325 +30.00% 10
Bristol -17 26 £400 -3.03% 26
Wiltshire +9 22 £550 +67.93% 1
Gloucestershire -7 18 £350 -13.58% 20
Devon +5 10 £399 - 5
Dorset -10 8 £344 +12.70% 10
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 124 (44.60%) C++
2 109 (39.21%) Java
2 109 (39.21%) Security Cleared
3 98 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (29.86%) UML
5 77 (27.70%) Scrum
6 74 (26.62%) SC Cleared
7 70 (25.18%) C
8 57 (20.50%) Linux
9 49 (17.63%) C#
10 47 (16.91%) OO
11 46 (16.55%) JavaScript
12 45 (16.19%) SQL
13 38 (13.67%) SDLC
14 35 (12.59%) Degree
15 34 (12.23%) HTML
15 34 (12.23%) Aerospace
16 32 (11.51%) .NET
17 31 (11.15%) Python
18 30 (10.79%) Web Services
19 29 (10.43%) CSS
20 28 (10.07%) SQL Server
20 28 (10.07%) Spring
21 27 (9.71%) Visual Studio
21 27 (9.71%) DV Cleared
22 25 (8.99%) JIRA
22 25 (8.99%) Cucumber
22 25 (8.99%) Rational DOORS
22 25 (8.99%) Microsoft
23 23 (8.27%) Ada

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 15 (5.40%) Apache
2 13 (4.68%) Confluence
3 4 (1.44%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.08%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.72%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.36%) CMS
6 1 (0.36%) GemFire
6 1 (0.36%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.36%) IIS
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.16%) MS Excel
1 6 (2.16%) MS Office
2 4 (1.44%) FrameMaker
3 2 (0.72%) Simulink
4 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (1.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.36%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.08%) IaaS
3 2 (0.72%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.36%) GitHub
4 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.68%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.24%) Wireless
3 8 (2.88%) Broadband
4 5 (1.80%) Bluetooth
4 5 (1.80%) HTTP
4 5 (1.80%) Internet
5 4 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.08%) ASN.1
6 3 (1.08%) DVB
6 3 (1.08%) HbbTV
6 3 (1.08%) MQTT
7 2 (0.72%) Firewall
7 2 (0.72%) SAN
8 1 (0.36%) DAB
8 1 (0.36%) LDAP
8 1 (0.36%) Modbus
8 1 (0.36%) Network Security
8 1 (0.36%) NFC
8 1 (0.36%) OFDM
8 1 (0.36%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.55%) Relational Database
3 20 (7.19%) MySQL
4 17 (6.12%) Big Data
5 12 (4.32%) RDBMS
6 9 (3.24%) OrientDB
7 8 (2.88%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (2.52%) Neo4j
9 5 (1.80%) SSDT
10 4 (1.44%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.08%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.08%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.72%) Apache Accumulo
12 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.36%) GIS
13 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (9.71%) Visual Studio
2 25 (8.99%) Cucumber
2 25 (8.99%) JIRA
2 25 (8.99%) Rational DOORS
3 21 (7.55%) Jenkins
4 18 (6.47%) Git (software)
5 17 (6.12%) Selenium
6 14 (5.04%) Rational Rhapsody
6 14 (5.04%) Subversion
7 10 (3.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (3.60%) Bitbucket
8 8 (2.88%) Eclipse
8 8 (2.88%) Maven
9 7 (2.52%) IntelliJ
9 7 (2.52%) Spock
10 6 (2.16%) JUnit
10 6 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.80%) GDB
11 5 (1.80%) NetBeans
12 3 (1.08%) CppUnit
General
1 34 (12.23%) Aerospace
2 19 (6.83%) Finance
3 12 (4.32%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.96%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.60%) Electronics
5 10 (3.60%) Military
6 9 (3.24%) Banking
7 8 (2.88%) Avionics
8 6 (2.16%) Marketing
9 4 (1.44%) Automotive
9 4 (1.44%) Games
10 1 (0.36%) Back Office
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
Job Titles
1 154 (55.40%) Software Engineer
2 83 (29.86%) Developer
3 34 (12.23%) Java Developer
4 31 (11.15%) C++ Software Engineer
4 31 (11.15%) Java Engineer
4 31 (11.15%) Java Software Engineer
5 28 (10.07%) Software Developer
6 19 (6.83%) Embedded Engineer
6 19 (6.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 18 (6.47%) Test Engineer
8 17 (6.12%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 14 (5.04%) .NET Developer
9 14 (5.04%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 11 (3.96%) C++ Developer
11 10 (3.60%) Architect
11 10 (3.60%) Senior Developer
11 10 (3.60%) Senior Software Engineer
11 10 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.24%) C# Developer
12 9 (3.24%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.23%) HTML
2 32 (11.51%) .NET
3 30 (10.79%) Web Services
4 29 (10.43%) CSS
5 28 (10.07%) Spring
6 17 (6.12%) XML
7 15 (5.40%) ASP.NET
8 14 (5.04%) Apache Camel
9 11 (3.96%) Apache CXF
9 11 (3.96%) MFC
9 11 (3.96%) STL
10 10 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (3.60%) Hibernate
10 10 (3.60%) Java EE
10 10 (3.60%) Middleware
10 10 (3.60%) RESTful
11 8 (2.88%) EJB
11 8 (2.88%) JSF
11 8 (2.88%) REST
12 7 (2.52%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.27%) User Experience
2 17 (6.12%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.32%) Device Driver
4 11 (3.96%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.60%) Wiki
6 8 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.52%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (2.16%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.80%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.80%) Mobile Payment
9 5 (1.80%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.44%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.44%) Cybercrime
10 4 (1.44%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.44%) Statistics
10 4 (1.44%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.08%) DTV
11 3 (1.08%) IPTV
11 3 (1.08%) MPEG
11 3 (1.08%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 57 (20.50%) Linux
2 20 (7.19%) Windows
3 12 (4.32%) VxWorks
4 9 (3.24%) Embedded Linux
4 9 (3.24%) Unix
5 6 (2.16%) Nucleus RTOS
6 5 (1.80%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.08%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.36%) Android
9 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (29.86%) UML
3 77 (27.70%) Scrum
4 47 (16.91%) OO
5 38 (13.67%) SDLC
6 22 (7.91%) Requirements Analysis
6 22 (7.91%) Time Management
7 21 (7.55%) DevOps
8 19 (6.83%) BDD
8 19 (6.83%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (6.47%) MVC
9 18 (6.47%) Test Automation
10 17 (6.12%) Software Testing
11 16 (5.76%) Integration Testing
11 16 (5.76%) Unit Testing
12 14 (5.04%) OOD
12 14 (5.04%) TDD
12 14 (5.04%) Web Development
13 13 (4.68%) ITIL
13 13 (4.68%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 124 (44.60%) C++
2 109 (39.21%) Java
3 70 (25.18%) C
4 49 (17.63%) C#
5 46 (16.55%) JavaScript
6 45 (16.19%) SQL
7 31 (11.15%) Python
8 23 (8.27%) Ada
9 19 (6.83%) Ruby
10 17 (6.12%) Embedded C++
11 14 (5.04%) Groovy
12 13 (4.68%) PL/SQL
13 12 (4.32%) Embedded C
14 10 (3.60%) Perl
15 9 (3.24%) Ada 95
15 9 (3.24%) MATLAB
15 9 (3.24%) Scala
16 6 (2.16%) T-SQL
16 6 (2.16%) VC++
17 5 (1.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 109 (39.21%) Security Cleared
2 74 (26.62%) SC Cleared
3 35 (12.59%) Degree
4 27 (9.71%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.72%) CISSP
6 2 (0.72%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.72%) GCIA
6 2 (0.72%) GCIH
6 2 (0.72%) ISEB
6 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.72%) SANS
7 1 (0.36%) HND
7 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.40%) MISRA
2 14 (5.04%) ISO 9001
3 13 (4.68%) DO-178B
3 13 (4.68%) MISRA C
4 9 (3.24%) QA
5 7 (2.52%) ISO 14001
6 6 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (1.80%) SEPA
8 3 (1.08%) Def Stans
8 3 (1.08%) OIPF
9 2 (0.72%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.72%) SLA
9 2 (0.72%) TickIT
10 1 (0.36%) ECSS
System Software
1 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
1 2 (0.72%) Snort
2 1 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.72%) Kibana
1 2 (0.72%) Puppet
1 2 (0.72%) RSA enVision
2 1 (0.36%) Ansible
2 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.36%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 25 (8.99%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.91%) Oracle
3 11 (3.96%) Luciad
4 6 (2.16%) Splunk
5 5 (1.80%) Perforce
5 5 (1.80%) SAP
6 4 (1.44%) Serena
7 2 (0.72%) ArcSight
7 2 (0.72%) Broadcom
7 2 (0.72%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.36%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.36%) Google
8 1 (0.36%) Green Hills
8 1 (0.36%) IBM
8 1 (0.36%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.36%) Wind River
8 1 (0.36%) Wonderware
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