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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 46 60 28
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -32
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 121 62 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.70% 2.63% 5.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.11% 3.77% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 22 55
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£438 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £420 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 38
Average hourly rate £39.00 £33.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.29% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £27.50 £32.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.15 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
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
2368 1645 1817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.48% 69.73% 68.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1618 1077 1079
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 111 116
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +23 58 £419 +11.66% 25
Gloucestershire -1 16 £563 +27.84% 18
Wiltshire -9 14 £420 +42.37% 9
Somerset -5 12 £505 +68.33% 7
Devon -8 9 £600 +50.00% 7
Dorset -11 7 £443 +31.11% 18
Cornwall - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 112 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (36.95%) Java
3 84 (33.73%) Linux
4 70 (28.11%) HTML
5 69 (27.71%) JavaScript
6 68 (27.31%) C++
7 63 (25.30%) SQL
8 59 (23.69%) PHP
9 57 (22.89%) HTML5
10 56 (22.49%) MySQL
11 55 (22.09%) C
12 53 (21.29%) Continuous Integration
12 53 (21.29%) Security Cleared
13 52 (20.88%) jQuery
14 51 (20.48%) Git (software)
14 51 (20.48%) Apache
14 51 (20.48%) Finance
15 46 (18.47%) Zend
16 45 (18.07%) CentOS
17 44 (17.67%) Doctrine
17 44 (17.67%) Scrum
18 43 (17.27%) Zend Framework
19 42 (16.87%) PHPUnit
20 40 (16.06%) Mentoring
20 40 (16.06%) Automated Testing
21 39 (15.66%) Refactoring
22 33 (13.25%) Oracle
23 32 (12.85%) UML
24 29 (11.65%) Windows
25 27 (10.84%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 51 (20.48%) Apache
2 10 (4.02%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.81%) JBoss
4 2 (0.80%) Node.js
4 2 (0.80%) IIS
4 2 (0.80%) SAS
4 2 (0.80%) CMS
5 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.40%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.81%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.80%) MS Project
3 2 (0.80%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Simulink
4 1 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.61%) BASE24
3 3 (1.20%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.40%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.40%) Magento
4 1 (0.40%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.41%) GitHub
2 4 (1.61%) SaaS
2 4 (1.61%) Heroku
2 4 (1.61%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.01%) TCP/IP
1 5 (2.01%) Internet
2 4 (1.61%) ATM
2 4 (1.61%) GSM
2 4 (1.61%) DVB
2 4 (1.61%) SSH
2 4 (1.61%) LTE
3 3 (1.20%) NAS
3 3 (1.20%) Wireless
3 3 (1.20%) UMTS
3 3 (1.20%) 3G
3 3 (1.20%) SAN
3 3 (1.20%) HTTP
4 2 (0.80%) SSL
4 2 (0.80%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.80%) AMQP
5 1 (0.40%) DLNA
5 1 (0.40%) VSAT
5 1 (0.40%) ASN.1
5 1 (0.40%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (22.49%) MySQL
2 10 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (4.02%) MongoDB
3 9 (3.61%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.21%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.01%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.01%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.01%) DB2
5 5 (2.01%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.61%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.61%) CouchDB
7 3 (1.20%) HBase
7 3 (1.20%) Voldemort
7 3 (1.20%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (0.80%) Big Data
9 1 (0.40%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 51 (20.48%) Git (software)
2 42 (16.87%) PHPUnit
3 23 (9.24%) Rational DOORS
4 13 (5.22%) Selenium
5 11 (4.42%) Eclipse
6 8 (3.21%) ClearCase
6 8 (3.21%) JUnit
7 7 (2.81%) SoapUI
8 6 (2.41%) Rational Rhapsody
8 6 (2.41%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (2.41%) ClearQuest
8 6 (2.41%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.01%) Subversion
9 5 (2.01%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.01%) PVCS
10 4 (1.61%) RSpec
10 4 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (1.61%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (1.61%) Sublime Text
General
1 51 (20.48%) Finance
2 26 (10.44%) Electronics
3 19 (7.63%) Telecoms
4 17 (6.83%) Aerospace
5 15 (6.02%) Manufacturing
6 14 (5.62%) Avionics
7 11 (4.42%) Marketing
8 5 (2.01%) Retail
9 4 (1.61%) Military
9 4 (1.61%) Automotive
10 2 (0.80%) Law
10 2 (0.80%) Back Office
11 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 125 (50.20%) Software Engineer
2 86 (34.54%) Developer
3 30 (12.05%) PHP Developer
4 24 (9.64%) Java Developer
5 15 (6.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 14 (5.62%) Test Engineer
7 11 (4.42%) C++ Developer
7 11 (4.42%) Software Developer
7 11 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
7 11 (4.42%) PHP Zend Developer
8 9 (3.61%) Architect
8 9 (3.61%) Java Software Engineer
9 7 (2.81%) C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (2.81%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (2.81%) Analyst
9 7 (2.81%) Technical Architect
9 7 (2.81%) C++/Java Developer
10 6 (2.41%) Programmer
11 5 (2.01%) Senior Developer
12 4 (1.61%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (28.11%) HTML
2 57 (22.89%) HTML5
3 52 (20.88%) jQuery
4 44 (17.67%) Doctrine
5 43 (17.27%) Zend Framework
6 27 (10.84%) CSS
7 22 (8.84%) Web Services
8 19 (7.63%) .NET
9 17 (6.83%) XML
9 17 (6.83%) Middleware
10 16 (6.43%) J2EE
11 15 (6.02%) Spring
12 13 (5.22%) Hibernate
13 11 (4.42%) JSP
14 8 (3.21%) LAMP
14 8 (3.21%) Ajax
14 8 (3.21%) JSON
15 7 (2.81%) Spring MVC
15 7 (2.81%) JAXB
15 7 (2.81%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.62%) Management Information System
2 13 (5.22%) DTV
2 13 (5.22%) Open Source
3 11 (4.42%) Device Driver
4 8 (3.21%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.81%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (2.81%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.41%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.01%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.01%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.61%) Social Media
8 4 (1.61%) User Experience
8 4 (1.61%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.61%) MPEG
8 4 (1.61%) EFT
8 4 (1.61%) Physics
8 4 (1.61%) Tandem
9 3 (1.20%) Streaming Video
9 3 (1.20%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 84 (33.73%) Linux
2 45 (18.07%) CentOS
3 29 (11.65%) Windows
4 20 (8.03%) UNIX
5 9 (3.61%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (2.81%) Android
7 6 (2.41%) VxWorks
7 6 (2.41%) Nucleus RTOS
8 5 (2.01%) zOS
9 4 (1.61%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.61%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.20%) Fedora
11 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (21.29%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (17.67%) Scrum
4 40 (16.06%) Automated Testing
4 40 (16.06%) Mentoring
5 39 (15.66%) Refactoring
6 32 (12.85%) UML
7 23 (9.24%) OO
8 21 (8.43%) Requirements Analysis
9 20 (8.03%) TDD
10 18 (7.23%) Software Testing
10 18 (7.23%) Validation
11 16 (6.43%) Configuration Management
12 15 (6.02%) Project Management
12 15 (6.02%) Information Management
13 13 (5.22%) Embedded Software Development
14 12 (4.82%) Test Scripting
15 11 (4.42%) SOA
15 11 (4.42%) OOP
16 10 (4.02%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (36.95%) Java
2 69 (27.71%) JavaScript
3 68 (27.31%) C++
4 63 (25.30%) SQL
5 59 (23.69%) PHP
6 55 (22.09%) C
7 24 (9.64%) C#
8 23 (9.24%) Python
9 19 (7.63%) Embedded C
10 13 (5.22%) Ruby
11 9 (3.61%) Bash Shell
11 9 (3.61%) PL/SQL
11 9 (3.61%) Perl
12 8 (3.21%) Embedded C++
13 7 (2.81%) PHP5
13 7 (2.81%) Delphi
13 7 (2.81%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.61%) VC++
15 3 (1.20%) VB
15 3 (1.20%) Ada
Qualifications
1 53 (21.29%) Security Cleared
2 27 (10.84%) SC Cleared
3 20 (8.03%) Degree
4 16 (6.43%) DV Cleared
5 12 (4.82%) ISEB
6 10 (4.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (3.61%) HND
8 4 (1.61%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.80%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.40%) CITP
10 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.82%) DO-178B
2 4 (1.61%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) BS25999
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) JTAG
3 1 (0.40%) DO-160
System Software
1 4 (1.61%) Firmware
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.20%) Puppet
1 3 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 46 (18.47%) Zend
2 33 (13.25%) Oracle
3 15 (6.02%) IBM
4 14 (5.62%) SAP
5 8 (3.21%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.21%) Google
6 5 (2.01%) Sun
6 5 (2.01%) Borland
7 4 (1.61%) HP
8 3 (1.20%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.20%) Cognos
9 2 (0.80%) Serena
9 2 (0.80%) Casewise
9 2 (0.80%) Wind River
10 1 (0.40%) Atmel
10 1 (0.40%) Sony
10 1 (0.40%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.40%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.40%) NorthgateArinso
10 1 (0.40%) EMC
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