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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 41 49 56
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 146 117 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.36% 3.70% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.77% 5.07% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 61 21
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£356 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £290 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £526 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 22 17
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £34.87 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.95 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
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
2532 2308 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.70% 72.99% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1697 1522 1050
Average daily rate £400 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 89 71
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Somerset +24 47 £350 +20.68% 11
Gloucestershire -5 29 £363 +8.20% 34
Bristol -18 27 £375 -6.25% 22
Wiltshire +12 20 £325 -21.21% 12
Dorset +4 9 £300 +9.09% 13
Devon -1 3 - - 12
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 110 (41.20%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (38.20%) C++
3 81 (30.34%) Java
4 77 (28.84%) C#
5 74 (27.72%) Security Cleared
6 71 (26.59%) UML
7 69 (25.84%) SQL
8 66 (24.72%) HTML
9 54 (20.22%) .NET
10 53 (19.85%) JavaScript
10 53 (19.85%) Scrum
11 48 (17.98%) SC Cleared
12 47 (17.60%) OO
13 45 (16.85%) SQL Server
13 45 (16.85%) CSS
14 42 (15.73%) C
15 41 (15.36%) Windows
16 37 (13.86%) Apache
17 36 (13.48%) TDD
18 35 (13.11%) Git (software)
19 34 (12.73%) Linux
20 33 (12.36%) E-Commerce
21 32 (11.99%) Web Services
22 31 (11.61%) ASP.NET
23 28 (10.49%) JSP
23 28 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
24 27 (10.11%) REST
24 27 (10.11%) Visual Studio
24 27 (10.11%) Tomcat
24 27 (10.11%) Requirements Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 37 (13.86%) Apache
2 27 (10.11%) Tomcat
3 14 (5.24%) Node.js
4 9 (3.37%) IIS
5 7 (2.62%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.75%) JBoss
6 2 (0.75%) Confluence
7 1 (0.37%) DNN
7 1 (0.37%) Liferay
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 9 (3.37%) MS Office
1 9 (3.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.75%) SaaS
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.87%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.12%) HTTP
2 3 (1.12%) Wireless
3 2 (0.75%) IPsec
3 2 (0.75%) SNMP
3 2 (0.75%) Broadband
3 2 (0.75%) VoIP
3 2 (0.75%) DVB
3 2 (0.75%) X.509
4 1 (0.37%) Internet
4 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.37%) Network Security
4 1 (0.37%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (16.85%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.49%) MySQL
3 9 (3.37%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.62%) SQLite
5 6 (2.25%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.87%) Big Data
7 4 (1.50%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.50%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 3 (1.12%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.75%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 35 (13.11%) Git (software)
2 27 (10.11%) Visual Studio
3 24 (8.99%) Rational DOORS
4 17 (6.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (4.87%) Eclipse
6 10 (3.75%) JIRA
7 8 (3.00%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (2.25%) Selenium
8 6 (2.25%) PHPUnit
9 5 (1.87%) Subversion
10 4 (1.50%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.12%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (1.12%) Rational Functional Tester
11 3 (1.12%) JUnit
11 3 (1.12%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.75%) Ant
12 2 (0.75%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.75%) TestComplete
12 2 (0.75%) Maven
12 2 (0.75%) NetBeans
General
1 22 (8.24%) Aerospace
2 20 (7.49%) Finance
3 16 (5.99%) Electronics
4 9 (3.37%) Automotive
4 9 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.00%) Military
6 5 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.50%) Marketing
8 3 (1.12%) Avionics
9 2 (0.75%) Retail
10 1 (0.37%) Back Office
10 1 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 168 (62.92%) Software Engineer
2 72 (26.97%) Developer
3 20 (7.49%) Java Software Engineer
4 19 (7.12%) .NET Developer
5 18 (6.74%) SQL Developer
6 16 (5.99%) Java Developer
7 13 (4.87%) C++ Software Engineer
8 12 (4.49%) Analyst
9 11 (4.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 10 (3.75%) C# Developer
10 10 (3.75%) Android Software Engineer
11 9 (3.37%) Senior Software Engineer
11 9 (3.37%) Software Developer
12 8 (3.00%) PL/SQL Developer
12 8 (3.00%) .NET Software Engineer
13 7 (2.62%) Architect
13 7 (2.62%) Business Analyst
13 7 (2.62%) Agile Business Analyst
14 6 (2.25%) C# Software Engineer
14 6 (2.25%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (24.72%) HTML
2 54 (20.22%) .NET
3 45 (16.85%) CSS
4 32 (11.99%) Web Services
5 31 (11.61%) ASP.NET
6 28 (10.49%) JSP
7 27 (10.11%) REST
8 23 (8.61%) HTML5
9 20 (7.49%) Apache Camel
9 20 (7.49%) Spring
10 15 (5.62%) JSON
11 14 (5.24%) jQuery
12 12 (4.49%) Apache CXF
13 11 (4.12%) Cocoa Touch
13 11 (4.12%) WCF
13 11 (4.12%) Cocoa
13 11 (4.12%) XML
14 10 (3.75%) .NET Framework
14 10 (3.75%) Android SDK
15 9 (3.37%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.61%) Computer Science
2 18 (6.74%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.75%) DTV
4 9 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.62%) Data Structures
5 7 (2.62%) User Experience
5 7 (2.62%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (1.87%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.87%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.12%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.75%) IPTV
8 2 (0.75%) MPEG
8 2 (0.75%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.75%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.75%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.75%) iPad
8 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.37%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.36%) Windows
2 34 (12.73%) Linux
3 12 (4.49%) Apple iOS
4 10 (3.75%) Android
5 9 (3.37%) CentOS
6 8 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.25%) Windows CE
8 5 (1.87%) UNIX
8 5 (1.87%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.37%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (41.20%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (26.59%) UML
3 53 (19.85%) Scrum
4 47 (17.60%) OO
5 36 (13.48%) TDD
6 33 (12.36%) E-Commerce
7 28 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (10.11%) Requirements Analysis
9 25 (9.36%) Web Development
10 24 (8.99%) Automated Testing
11 22 (8.24%) Time Management
12 21 (7.87%) MVC
12 21 (7.87%) API Integration
13 17 (6.37%) Mentoring
13 17 (6.37%) Information Management
14 16 (5.99%) Unit Testing
14 16 (5.99%) SDLC
15 15 (5.62%) Multithreading
16 14 (5.24%) Refactoring
17 12 (4.49%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (38.20%) C++
2 81 (30.34%) Java
3 77 (28.84%) C#
4 69 (25.84%) SQL
5 53 (19.85%) JavaScript
6 42 (15.73%) C
7 22 (8.24%) Objective-C
8 19 (7.12%) Embedded C
9 15 (5.62%) PHP
9 15 (5.62%) Python
10 12 (4.49%) PL/SQL
10 12 (4.49%) Apple Swift
11 9 (3.37%) Ruby
11 9 (3.37%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.62%) Ada
12 7 (2.62%) Perl
13 5 (1.87%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.87%) Embedded C++
14 4 (1.50%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.12%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 74 (27.72%) Security Cleared
2 48 (17.98%) SC Cleared
3 24 (8.99%) Degree
4 12 (4.49%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.25%) ISEB
6 4 (1.50%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.12%) PMP
7 3 (1.12%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.62%) DO-178B
2 4 (1.50%) QA
3 3 (1.12%) TickIT
4 1 (0.37%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (1.12%) Firmware
1 3 (1.12%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.75%) GPFS
2 2 (0.75%) Ceph
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.12%) Puppet
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (9.36%) Oracle
2 21 (7.87%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.62%) Luciad
4 9 (3.37%) Zend
5 8 (3.00%) Serena
6 5 (1.87%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.50%) SAP
7 4 (1.50%) i2
8 3 (1.12%) Borland
8 3 (1.12%) VMware
8 3 (1.12%) ESRI
9 2 (0.75%) HP
9 2 (0.75%) Dell
9 2 (0.75%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.75%) IBM
9 2 (0.75%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.37%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.37%) Sun
10 1 (0.37%) QNX
10 1 (0.37%) Infragistics
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Venn Group
Rate: £40 - £45 Per Hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £44 to £46 per hour Dep On Exp
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £30 to £36 per hour 6 months + work from home
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: 5 days ago
Westbury, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £40.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 12 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £46 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £43 - £46 per hour + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago