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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
England / South West
Rank 38 34 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 129 155 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.91% 5.21% 3.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.97% 6.40% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 60 41
Median daily rate £441 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.51% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £324 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £551 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 56 37
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +15.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £32.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +15.03%

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
2162 2422 2488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.33% 81.36% 77.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1434 1657 1630
Median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 117 98
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.84 £20.63 £15.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +2 40 £369 -1.66% 14
Gloucestershire +4 32 £500 +21.21% 13
Bristol -7 18 £425 +15.64% 34
Wiltshire +2 14 £470 +27.89% 6
Devon -4 10 £466 +7.63% 4
Dorset -8 2 £326 - 11
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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.

1 128 (47.58%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (40.89%) Security Cleared
3 93 (34.57%) C++
4 92 (34.20%) C#
5 89 (33.09%) Scrum
6 88 (32.71%) Java
7 78 (29.00%) C
8 53 (19.70%) .NET
8 53 (19.70%) SC Cleared
9 51 (18.96%) DV Cleared
10 50 (18.59%) Linux
10 50 (18.59%) UML
11 49 (18.22%) OO
11 49 (18.22%) Python
12 47 (17.47%) SQL Server
13 44 (16.36%) SQL
14 34 (12.64%) ASP.NET
14 34 (12.64%) SDLC
15 33 (12.27%) Oracle
16 31 (11.52%) JavaScript
16 31 (11.52%) Windows
16 31 (11.52%) Automated Testing
17 30 (11.15%) Software Testing
18 29 (10.78%) Unit Testing
18 29 (10.78%) DevOps
19 28 (10.41%) Validation
19 28 (10.41%) HTML
20 27 (10.04%) TDD
21 25 (9.29%) Selenium
21 25 (9.29%) MVC

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 12 (4.46%) NServiceBus
2 9 (3.35%) Apache
2 9 (3.35%) OpenStack
3 7 (2.60%) JBoss
4 6 (2.23%) CMS
4 6 (2.23%) Confluence
4 6 (2.23%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.86%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.49%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.49%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.12%) IIS
7 3 (1.12%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.74%) Drupal
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.37%) ATG Dynamo
9 1 (0.37%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (7.06%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.60%) Simulink
3 2 (0.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.97%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.12%) IaaS
4 3 (1.12%) PaaS
4 3 (1.12%) SaaS
5 2 (0.74%) GitHub
6 1 (0.37%) Slack
6 1 (0.37%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.83%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.97%) Bluetooth
3 6 (2.23%) Internet
4 4 (1.49%) Firewall
5 3 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.12%) Wireless
6 2 (0.74%) Skype
6 2 (0.74%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.37%) HTTP
7 1 (0.37%) LAN
7 1 (0.37%) NAS
7 1 (0.37%) RS-485
7 1 (0.37%) SAN
7 1 (0.37%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (17.47%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.18%) Hadoop
3 18 (6.69%) Big Data
4 8 (2.97%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.60%) MySQL
5 7 (2.60%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.86%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.49%) Apache Hive
8 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.49%) OrientDB
9 3 (1.12%) Apache Accumulo
10 2 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.74%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.74%) QGIS
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (9.29%) Selenium
2 20 (7.43%) Cucumber
2 20 (7.43%) Rational DOORS
2 20 (7.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (7.06%) Git (software)
3 19 (7.06%) JIRA
4 16 (5.95%) Jenkins
5 11 (4.09%) Eclipse
5 11 (4.09%) JUnit
6 9 (3.35%) Ant
6 9 (3.35%) Visual Studio
7 8 (2.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (2.60%) Maven
8 7 (2.60%) Subversion
9 6 (2.23%) WebDriver
10 5 (1.86%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.86%) LoadRunner
10 5 (1.86%) Rational Rhapsody
10 5 (1.86%) Selenium IDE
10 5 (1.86%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (8.92%) Finance
2 16 (5.95%) Aerospace
3 10 (3.72%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.97%) Electronics
5 7 (2.60%) Marketing
6 6 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.49%) Military
8 3 (1.12%) Banking
8 3 (1.12%) Games
9 2 (0.74%) Automotive
9 2 (0.74%) Back Office
10 1 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.37%) International Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 133 (49.44%) Software Engineer
2 81 (30.11%) Developer
3 31 (11.52%) Embedded Engineer
3 31 (11.52%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 28 (10.41%) C++ Software Engineer
5 26 (9.67%) Java Engineer
6 25 (9.29%) Java Software Engineer
7 23 (8.55%) Java Developer
8 22 (8.18%) .NET Developer
9 19 (7.06%) Test Engineer
10 18 (6.69%) Software Developer
11 14 (5.20%) Senior Software Engineer
11 14 (5.20%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (4.46%) Integration Engineer
12 12 (4.46%) Test and Integration Engineer
13 11 (4.09%) C# Developer
14 10 (3.72%) ASP.NET Developer
14 10 (3.72%) C# Software Engineer
14 10 (3.72%) Embedded C++ Engineer
14 10 (3.72%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (19.70%) .NET
2 34 (12.64%) ASP.NET
3 28 (10.41%) HTML
4 23 (8.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 22 (8.18%) .NET Framework
6 21 (7.81%) CSS
6 21 (7.81%) REST
7 19 (7.06%) XML
8 18 (6.69%) Web Services
9 16 (5.95%) WPF
10 14 (5.20%) Hibernate
10 14 (5.20%) Spring
11 13 (4.83%) EJB
12 11 (4.09%) J2EE
12 11 (4.09%) JSF
13 10 (3.72%) AngularJS
13 10 (3.72%) jQuery
14 9 (3.35%) ActiveMQ
14 9 (3.35%) HTML5
14 9 (3.35%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.58%) Mathematics
1 15 (5.58%) Physics
1 15 (5.58%) User Experience
2 9 (3.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (2.97%) Device Driver
4 7 (2.60%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.86%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (1.86%) RIA
5 5 (1.86%) Wiki
6 4 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.49%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.12%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.12%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.74%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.74%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.74%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (18.59%) Linux
2 31 (11.52%) Windows
3 18 (6.69%) Unix
4 8 (2.97%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.23%) Android
5 6 (2.23%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.74%) CentOS
7 2 (0.74%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.37%) AIX
8 1 (0.37%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.37%) Solaris
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (47.58%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (33.09%) Scrum
3 50 (18.59%) UML
4 49 (18.22%) OO
5 34 (12.64%) SDLC
6 31 (11.52%) Automated Testing
7 30 (11.15%) Software Testing
8 29 (10.78%) DevOps
8 29 (10.78%) Unit Testing
9 28 (10.41%) Validation
10 27 (10.04%) TDD
11 25 (9.29%) MVC
12 24 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (8.92%) Time Management
13 23 (8.55%) Integration Testing
14 21 (7.81%) Kanban
15 18 (6.69%) ITIL
15 18 (6.69%) Requirements Management
16 17 (6.32%) Pair Programming
16 17 (6.32%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 93 (34.57%) C++
2 92 (34.20%) C#
3 88 (32.71%) Java
4 78 (29.00%) C
5 49 (18.22%) Python
6 44 (16.36%) SQL
7 31 (11.52%) JavaScript
8 24 (8.92%) Embedded C
9 19 (7.06%) Embedded C++
10 13 (4.83%) Ada
10 13 (4.83%) Perl
11 8 (2.97%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.97%) MATLAB
12 6 (2.23%) PHP
12 6 (2.23%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.86%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.86%) Ruby
13 5 (1.86%) Scala
14 4 (1.49%) Apex Code
14 4 (1.49%) Lua
Qualifications
1 110 (40.89%) Security Cleared
2 53 (19.70%) SC Cleared
3 51 (18.96%) DV Cleared
4 22 (8.18%) Degree
5 6 (2.23%) ISEB
6 5 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.86%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.37%) CISSP
7 1 (0.37%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.37%) GCIA
7 1 (0.37%) GCIH
7 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.37%) MCITP
7 1 (0.37%) MCSE
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.37%) RHCE
7 1 (0.37%) SANS
7 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.43%) QA
2 5 (1.86%) DO-178B
3 3 (1.12%) MISRA
4 2 (0.74%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.37%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (3.72%) Docker
2 4 (1.49%) Snort
3 2 (0.74%) Firmware
4 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.37%) BusyBox
4 1 (0.37%) LXC
4 1 (0.37%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (2.97%) Ansible
2 5 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.12%) Nessus
3 3 (1.12%) QRadar
4 2 (0.74%) Kibana
4 2 (0.74%) Oozie
5 1 (0.37%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 1 (0.37%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.37%) OpenSSO
5 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.37%) Puppet
5 1 (0.37%) RSA enVision
5 1 (0.37%) Sun Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (12.27%) Oracle
2 16 (5.95%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.60%) Cloudera
4 5 (1.86%) Atlassian
4 5 (1.86%) HP
4 5 (1.86%) SAP
5 4 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.12%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.12%) Cisco
6 3 (1.12%) Citrix
6 3 (1.12%) EMC
6 3 (1.12%) IBM
6 3 (1.12%) Intel Security
6 3 (1.12%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.12%) ScanSafe
6 3 (1.12%) Serena
7 2 (0.74%) ATG
7 2 (0.74%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (0.74%) Freescale
7 2 (0.74%) Renesas
Swindon, Wiltshire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 23 days ago