Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £368 per day in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Engineer
South West > Dorset
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 40 31
Rank change year-on-year +15 -9 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 17 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 5.59% 1.36% 2.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.72% 1.41% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Dorset median daily rate £368 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +27.27% -
10th Percentile £223 £300 £263
90th Percentile £406 £386 £288
South West median daily rate £369 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -1.67% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 6
Dorset median hourly rate £41.15 - £37.50
10th Percentile £37.36 - £33.75
90th Percentile £48.75 - £41.25
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Dorset
Contract vacancies in Dorset with a recognized job title 297 426 401
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.70% 96.60% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 290 204
Dorset median daily rate £418 £363 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.17% -0.82% +9.10%
10th Percentile £175 £195 £163
90th Percentile £500 £513 £534
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 65
Dorset median hourly rate £38.96 £15.26 £41.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +155.32% -63.00% +146.65%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.75 £11.45
90th Percentile £48.75 £32.50 £44.50
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +50.00%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Dorset

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineer in Dorset.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Dorset

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Dorset over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Dorset

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Dorset.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Dorset

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Dorset over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineer in Dorset

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Weymouth 0 6 - - 1
Bournemouth +12 2 £294 -18.97% 4
Poole - 1 £348 - 3
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Dorset region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (88.24%) C++
3 14 (82.35%) OO
4 11 (64.71%) Linux
5 10 (58.82%) Visual Studio
5 10 (58.82%) Java
6 9 (52.94%) Eclipse
6 9 (52.94%) NetBeans
7 8 (47.06%) Degree
7 8 (47.06%) Computer Science
7 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
7 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
8 7 (41.18%) Data Extraction
8 7 (41.18%) UML
9 6 (35.29%) Multithreading
10 5 (29.41%) Windows
10 5 (29.41%) .NET
10 5 (29.41%) C#
11 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (17.65%) Rational Rhapsody
13 2 (11.76%) Embedded Software Development
13 2 (11.76%) Xamarin
13 2 (11.76%) Android
13 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
13 2 (11.76%) C
14 1 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
14 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
14 1 (5.88%) 3D Graphics
14 1 (5.88%) Games
14 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Visual Studio
2 9 (52.94%) Eclipse
2 9 (52.94%) NetBeans
3 3 (17.65%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.88%) Games
1 1 (5.88%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) OpenGL
2 1 (5.88%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (82.35%) OO
3 7 (41.18%) Data Extraction
3 7 (41.18%) UML
4 6 (35.29%) Multithreading
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.88%) BDD
7 1 (5.88%) Multithreaded Programming
7 1 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (5.88%) OOD
7 1 (5.88%) Structured Programming
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) C++
2 10 (58.82%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) C
5 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Degree
1 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
1 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Xamarin
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat