Period
to 17 October 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

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.

Senior Software Engineer
England > South West
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 210 206 195
Rank change year-on-year -4 -11 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 19 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.30% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.33% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 7
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +32.26% +3.33%
10th Percentile £340 £305 £305
90th Percentile £503 £536 £425
England median daily rate £525 £525 £485
% change year-on-year - +8.25% +14.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 1
South West median hourly rate £48.42 £44.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.81% +34.85% -12.00%
England median hourly rate £44.50 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -11.00% +11.11% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 6,098 5,736 5,256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 94.89% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,883 3,527 3,279
South West median daily rate £430 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +11.33% +0.33%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £213
90th Percentile £613 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 298 243
South West median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +15.11% +26.36%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.87 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £49.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.35 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.99% -1.87% +1.08%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in the South West

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in the South West

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Software Engineer in the South West

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in the South West

Senior Software Engineer
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 Senior Software Engineer within the South West region over the 6 months to 17 October 2019. 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
Dorset +10 7 - - 3
Wiltshire -10 7 £438 -20.45%
Bristol +5 2 - - 7
Gloucestershire -16 1 £525 - 8
Senior Software Engineer
England

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, Senior Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (73.68%) C++
3 11 (57.89%) Linux
4 10 (52.63%) UML
4 10 (52.63%) C
5 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (42.11%) Validation
7 7 (36.84%) Scrum
7 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
7 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
8 6 (31.58%) FreeRTOS
8 6 (31.58%) ThreadX
9 5 (26.32%) Degree
9 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
9 5 (26.32%) Ethernet
9 5 (26.32%) GoogleTest
10 4 (21.05%) Eclipse
10 4 (21.05%) Embedded C++
10 4 (21.05%) Mathematics
11 3 (15.79%) QA
11 3 (15.79%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
11 3 (15.79%) Device Driver
11 3 (15.79%) Assembly Language
11 3 (15.79%) Windows
11 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
11 3 (15.79%) Middleware
11 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
11 3 (15.79%) Java
11 3 (15.79%) Embedded Software Development

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (5.26%) CMS
1 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon ECS
2 1 (5.26%) AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (5.26%) Azure Functions
2 1 (5.26%) Azure Stack
2 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Cosmos DB
1 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
1 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) GoogleTest
2 4 (21.05%) Eclipse
3 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.26%) Babel
4 1 (5.26%) Hudson
4 1 (5.26%) NetBeans
4 1 (5.26%) Rational Rose
4 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) jQuery
2 2 (10.53%) Node.js
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Camel
3 1 (5.26%) Django
3 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.26%) Flask
3 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.26%) Java EE
3 1 (5.26%) React
3 1 (5.26%) Redux
3 1 (5.26%) RESTful
3 1 (5.26%) Spring
3 1 (5.26%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Algorithms
1 3 (15.79%) Device Driver
1 3 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) FreeRTOS
2 6 (31.58%) ThreadX
3 3 (15.79%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Windows
4 1 (5.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (52.63%) UML
3 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (42.11%) Validation
5 7 (36.84%) Scrum
6 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
7 4 (21.05%) Mathematics
8 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
8 3 (15.79%) Embedded Software Development
8 3 (15.79%) Matrix Management
8 3 (15.79%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (15.79%) Signal Processing
9 2 (10.53%) Architectural Design
9 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
9 2 (10.53%) Physics
9 2 (10.53%) SOA
10 1 (5.26%) BDD
10 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 1 (5.26%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) C++
2 10 (52.63%) C
3 4 (21.05%) Embedded C++
4 3 (15.79%) Assembly Language
4 3 (15.79%) Java
5 2 (10.53%) C#
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.53%) Python
6 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.26%) SQL
6 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.26%) TypeScript
6 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Kubernetes
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Google
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Sparx