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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 38 42 70
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +28
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 140 111 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.54% 3.87% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.01% 5.13% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 56 17
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£375 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £285 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £474 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 33 9
Average hourly rate £42.75 £40.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.54 £34.27 £24.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +6.66%
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
2330 2162 1452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.60% 75.36% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1557 1439 915
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 112 64
Average hourly rate £38.00 £33.84 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% +31.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.87 £16.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +4 50 £413 +17.85% 61
Somerset +32 44 £338 -6.89% 15
Gloucestershire -15 17 £315 -3.07% 19
Wiltshire +6 13 £325 -7.14% 4
Dorset -3 3 £305 - 12
Devon -6 2 - - 5
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 98 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (35.91%) C++
3 85 (32.82%) Java
4 65 (25.10%) C
4 65 (25.10%) C#
4 65 (25.10%) Security Cleared
5 59 (22.78%) UML
6 54 (20.85%) HTML
7 53 (20.46%) SQL
8 49 (18.92%) .NET
9 47 (18.15%) Scrum
10 45 (17.37%) JavaScript
11 43 (16.60%) SC Cleared
12 38 (14.67%) Web Services
13 37 (14.29%) CSS
14 36 (13.90%) Linux
14 36 (13.90%) TDD
15 35 (13.51%) OO
16 33 (12.74%) Apache
16 33 (12.74%) Embedded C
16 33 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (12.36%) E-Commerce
18 31 (11.97%) Git (software)
19 28 (10.81%) REST
19 28 (10.81%) Windows
20 26 (10.04%) SQL Server
20 26 (10.04%) Requirements Analysis
21 25 (9.65%) Aerospace
21 25 (9.65%) ASP.NET
21 25 (9.65%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 33 (12.74%) Apache
2 21 (8.11%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.25%) Node.js
4 2 (0.77%) IIS
4 2 (0.77%) JBoss
5 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.39%) DNN
5 1 (0.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (1.16%) MS Office
2 2 (0.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.77%) SaaS
3 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.32%) 3G
2 6 (2.32%) IPsec
3 3 (1.16%) HTTP
3 3 (1.16%) ASN.1
3 3 (1.16%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.16%) Wireless
4 2 (0.77%) X.509
4 2 (0.77%) 2G
4 2 (0.77%) GPRS
4 2 (0.77%) GSM
4 2 (0.77%) VoIP
5 1 (0.39%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.39%) Broadband
5 1 (0.39%) DVB
5 1 (0.39%) Internet
5 1 (0.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.04%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.34%) MySQL
3 7 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (2.32%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.54%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 3 (1.16%) Big Data
8 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.77%) MS Access
8 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.77%) SQLite
8 2 (0.77%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.39%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (11.97%) Git (software)
2 23 (8.88%) Rational DOORS
3 20 (7.72%) Visual Studio
4 12 (4.63%) Eclipse
5 10 (3.86%) Subversion
5 10 (3.86%) PHPUnit
6 8 (3.09%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (2.70%) JIRA
7 7 (2.70%) Selenium
8 4 (1.54%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (1.54%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.16%) ClearQuest
9 3 (1.16%) ClearCase
9 3 (1.16%) JUnit
10 2 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.77%) Toad
10 2 (0.77%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (0.77%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.77%) Cucumber
General
1 25 (9.65%) Aerospace
2 24 (9.27%) Finance
3 15 (5.79%) Electronics
4 11 (4.25%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.25%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.70%) Automotive
6 6 (2.32%) Avionics
7 5 (1.93%) Marketing
7 5 (1.93%) Military
8 3 (1.16%) Billing
9 2 (0.77%) Retail
10 1 (0.39%) Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 174 (67.18%) Software Engineer
2 58 (22.39%) Developer
3 24 (9.27%) Senior Software Engineer
4 20 (7.72%) Java Software Engineer
4 20 (7.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 15 (5.79%) Analyst
6 13 (5.02%) .NET Developer
7 11 (4.25%) SQL Developer
8 10 (3.86%) Java Developer
9 9 (3.47%) Android Software Engineer
10 8 (3.09%) C++ Software Engineer
10 8 (3.09%) C# Software Engineer
10 8 (3.09%) Software Developer
10 8 (3.09%) PL/SQL Developer
10 8 (3.09%) .NET Software Engineer
11 7 (2.70%) Architect
11 7 (2.70%) Business Analyst
11 7 (2.70%) C# Developer
11 7 (2.70%) Agile Business Analyst
12 6 (2.32%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (20.85%) HTML
2 49 (18.92%) .NET
3 38 (14.67%) Web Services
4 37 (14.29%) CSS
5 28 (10.81%) REST
6 25 (9.65%) HTML5
6 25 (9.65%) ASP.NET
7 23 (8.88%) JSP
8 22 (8.49%) Spring
9 19 (7.34%) Apache Camel
10 18 (6.95%) jQuery
11 14 (5.41%) JSON
12 13 (5.02%) Doctrine
13 12 (4.63%) Apache CXF
13 12 (4.63%) XML
14 11 (4.25%) Cocoa
14 11 (4.25%) Cocoa Touch
15 10 (3.86%) Android SDK
15 10 (3.86%) Zend Framework
16 7 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.72%) Management Information System
2 15 (5.79%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.63%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (3.47%) Algorithms
5 8 (3.09%) DTV
5 8 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.70%) User Experience
6 7 (2.70%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.32%) Smartcard
8 5 (1.93%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.93%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.16%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.77%) Physics
10 2 (0.77%) CAN bus
10 2 (0.77%) iPad
10 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.39%) SystemC
11 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.90%) Linux
2 28 (10.81%) Windows
3 14 (5.41%) CentOS
4 13 (5.02%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.86%) Windows CE
5 10 (3.86%) Android
6 7 (2.70%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.93%) UNIX
8 4 (1.54%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (1.16%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.77%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.39%) Fedora
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.39%) Windows XP Embedded
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (22.78%) UML
3 47 (18.15%) Scrum
4 36 (13.90%) TDD
5 35 (13.51%) OO
6 33 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (12.36%) E-Commerce
8 26 (10.04%) Requirements Analysis
9 20 (7.72%) Automated Testing
9 20 (7.72%) API Integration
10 19 (7.34%) Mentoring
10 19 (7.34%) Information Management
11 18 (6.95%) MVC
12 17 (6.56%) Configuration Management
12 17 (6.56%) Web Development
12 17 (6.56%) Integration Testing
13 16 (6.18%) Time Management
13 16 (6.18%) SDLC
13 16 (6.18%) Embedded Software Development
14 12 (4.63%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 93 (35.91%) C++
2 85 (32.82%) Java
3 65 (25.10%) C
3 65 (25.10%) C#
4 53 (20.46%) SQL
5 45 (17.37%) JavaScript
6 33 (12.74%) Embedded C
7 22 (8.49%) Objective-C
8 20 (7.72%) PHP
9 17 (6.56%) Python
10 12 (4.63%) Ada
10 12 (4.63%) Apple Swift
10 12 (4.63%) PL/SQL
11 9 (3.47%) Ruby
12 8 (3.09%) Embedded C++
12 8 (3.09%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.54%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.54%) Perl
14 3 (1.16%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (25.10%) Security Cleared
2 43 (16.60%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.18%) Degree
4 13 (5.02%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.93%) ISEB
6 3 (1.16%) PMP
6 3 (1.16%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.16%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.39%) HND
7 1 (0.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.41%) DO-178B
2 2 (0.77%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) JTAG
3 1 (0.39%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (0.77%) Firmware
1 2 (0.77%) GPFS
1 2 (0.77%) Ceph
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.77%) Puppet
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (7.34%) Oracle
2 15 (5.79%) Luciad
3 13 (5.02%) Zend
4 12 (4.63%) Serena
5 8 (3.09%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.93%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.93%) SAP
6 5 (1.93%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.54%) i2
8 3 (1.16%) Wind River
8 3 (1.16%) Google
9 2 (0.77%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.39%) Green Hills
10 1 (0.39%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.39%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.39%) QNX
10 1 (0.39%) Infragistics
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Posted: 3 hours ago
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