Period
to 19 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 207 182 188
Rank change year-on-year -25 +6 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 18 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.28% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.34% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 4
South West median daily rate £360 £310 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -17.33% -
10th Percentile £305 £305 £281
90th Percentile £380 £425 £434
England median daily rate £525 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £37.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.21% +0.67% -9.64%
10th Percentile £40.30 £33.83 £36.25
90th Percentile £48.50 £42.68 £38.75
England median hourly rate £51.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +13.33% -6.25%

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 6,022 4,999 5,080
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 94.97% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,885 3,134 3,302
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £252 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 246 367
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -9.09% -13.39%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.19 £18.39
% change year-on-year +2.80% -1.06% -0.62%

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 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 19 January 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
Bristol -20 3 £425 +6.25% 12
Dorset +3 2 £370 - 12
Wiltshire - 2 - - 3
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 6
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 18 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (77.78%) C++
3 13 (72.22%) Computer Science
3 13 (72.22%) Degree
4 12 (66.67%) Mathematics
4 12 (66.67%) Validation
5 11 (61.11%) Multithreading
6 10 (55.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (55.56%) Electronics
7 3 (16.67%) Windows
7 3 (16.67%) OO
7 3 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) ARP4754
8 2 (11.11%) Python
8 2 (11.11%) Linux
8 2 (11.11%) C
8 2 (11.11%) Java
8 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
8 2 (11.11%) OOD
8 2 (11.11%) IBM
8 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 2 (11.11%) MATLAB
8 2 (11.11%) Requirements Management
8 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (5.56%) NetBeans
9 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
9 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.56%) NetBeans
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (55.56%) Electronics
2 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.56%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.56%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (5.56%) J2SE
1 1 (5.56%) MFC
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
1 1 (5.56%) STL
1 1 (5.56%) WCF
1 1 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (72.22%) Computer Science
3 12 (66.67%) Mathematics
3 12 (66.67%) Validation
4 11 (61.11%) Multithreading
5 3 (16.67%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) OOD
6 2 (11.11%) Requirements Management
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (5.56%) Deployment Automation
7 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (5.56%) SOLID
7 1 (5.56%) UML
7 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) C++
2 2 (11.11%) C
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) MATLAB
2 2 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) Ada
3 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Degree
2 10 (55.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ARP4754
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) IBM
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft