Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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.

Software Engineering
South West > Dorset
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 41 31
Rank change year-on-year +21 -10 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 21 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 7.17% 1.58% 3.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.79% 2.10% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Dorset median daily rate £381 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.93% +16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £342 £300 £274
90th Percentile £406 £453 £370
South West median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 7
Dorset median hourly rate £41.15 - £37.50
10th Percentile £37.36 - £33.75
90th Percentile £48.75 - £43.35
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +6.25%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 239 333 334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 81.57% 75.00% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 241 183
Dorset median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £205 £231 £231
90th Percentile £500 £525 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 50
Dorset median hourly rate £41.15 £22.00 £41.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.05% -46.65% +146.65%
10th Percentile £11.45 £14.25 £24.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £28.65 £46.77
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.77
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.75% +47.70%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Dorset.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Dorset

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Dorset over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 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 +16 5 £381 +5.17% 3
Poole - 1 £348 - 4
Software Engineering
South West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 17 (80.95%) OO
2 14 (66.67%) C++
3 13 (61.90%) Java
4 11 (52.38%) Linux
5 9 (42.86%) Eclipse
5 9 (42.86%) Visual Studio
5 9 (42.86%) NetBeans
6 8 (38.10%) Degree
6 8 (38.10%) Computer Science
6 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
6 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
7 7 (33.33%) UML
7 7 (33.33%) Data Extraction
8 6 (28.57%) Windows
8 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (28.57%) Multithreading
9 5 (23.81%) .NET
9 5 (23.81%) C#
10 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
10 4 (19.05%) HTML
10 4 (19.05%) OOA/OOD
11 3 (14.29%) SOA
11 3 (14.29%) OpenText
11 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
11 3 (14.29%) Ajax
11 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (14.29%) OpenText Process Suite
11 3 (14.29%) N-Tier
11 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
11 3 (14.29%) Process Management

Software Engineering
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:

Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
1 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Eclipse
1 9 (42.86%) NetBeans
1 9 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 3 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
1 1 (4.76%) Military
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Software Engineer
2 12 (57.14%) Developer
3 8 (38.10%) C++ Software Engineer
3 8 (38.10%) Java Developer
4 7 (33.33%) C++ Developer
4 7 (33.33%) C++ Software Developer
4 7 (33.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 7 (33.33%) Software Developer
5 5 (23.81%) C++/Java Developer
5 5 (23.81%) Java Engineer
5 5 (23.81%) Java Software Developer
5 5 (23.81%) Java Software Engineer
6 4 (19.05%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Linux Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
8 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) VB Developer
8 1 (4.76%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 3 (14.29%) Ajax
3 3 (14.29%) DHTML
3 3 (14.29%) Web Services
3 3 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.76%) Classic ASP
4 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
4 1 (4.76%) HTML5
4 1 (4.76%) jQuery
4 1 (4.76%) Node.js
4 1 (4.76%) OpenGL
4 1 (4.76%) Qt
4 1 (4.76%) WinForms
4 1 (4.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Computer Science
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 3 (14.29%) W3C
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) OO
2 7 (33.33%) Data Extraction
2 7 (33.33%) UML
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Multithreading
4 4 (19.05%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (14.29%) Creative Thinking
5 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Process Management
5 3 (14.29%) SDLC
5 3 (14.29%) SOA
6 2 (9.52%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.76%) BDD
7 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.76%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (4.76%) Multithreaded Programming
7 1 (4.76%) MVC
7 1 (4.76%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) C++
2 13 (61.90%) Java
3 5 (23.81%) C#
4 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (9.52%) C
7 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.76%) Embedded C++
7 1 (4.76%) VB
7 1 (4.76%) VB6
7 1 (4.76%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Degree
1 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) OpenText
1 3 (14.29%) Xamarin
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat