The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
South West / Dorset
Rank 20 17 16
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 2 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 2.17% 4.78% 7.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 5.95% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £328 £320 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.34% +25.49%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 10
Median hourly rate - £42.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 84 185 196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 91.30% 80.43% 85.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 113 112
Median daily rate £420 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 18
Median hourly rate £10.98 £42.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.85% +31.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.69 £14.40 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £44.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Dorset

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Dorset

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Dorset

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Bournemouth +7 1 £328 +2.34% 3
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 4 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) WPF
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) Threading Building Blocks
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Intel
2 1 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) HOOD
2 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (25.00%) WinForms

Software Engineering
Top Related 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 (25.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Threading Building Blocks
1 1 (25.00%) WCF
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) WinForms
1 1 (25.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) HOOD
1 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (25.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) EMC
1 1 (25.00%) Intel