The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £348 per day in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 28 28
Rank change year-on-year +4 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.77% 1.95% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 2.00% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £348 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.20% +4.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +3.28% +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.35% +5.87%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 126 250 184
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 96.92% 97.66% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 171 107
Median daily rate £400 £385 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +17.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £190 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 19
Median hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £30.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.66% -1.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.50 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 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
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 3 months to 24 June 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
Poole - 1 £348 - 8
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) Qt
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Bluetooth
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) OpenGL
2 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
2 1 (33.33%) 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Bluetooth
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) OpenGL
1 1 (33.33%) Qt
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) WinForms
1 1 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) EMC
Poole
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