Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £369 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 24 November 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
England > South West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 95 72
Rank change year-on-year -2 -23 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 117 118 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.06% 2.07% 2.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 2.18% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 42 68
South West median daily rate £369 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +0.67% -6.88%
10th Percentile £268 £313 £272
90th Percentile £458 £536 £438
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 47 66
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +4.13%
10th Percentile £35.28 £31.25 £31.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.02 £55.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 5390 5402 6252
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 94.97% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3394 3521 4064
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £206 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 344 397
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.05
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in the South West

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 Software Engineer in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in the South West

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in the South West

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 Software Engineer in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in the South West

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineer in the South West

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 Software Engineer within the South West region over the 6 months to 24 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
Bristol +12 40 £400 -6.98% 18
Gloucestershire -6 24 £500 +15.61% 12
Somerset -6 18 £369 -0.34% 3
Dorset +16 17 £368 +8.89% 13
Devon +2 6 £145 - 1
Wiltshire -8 4 - - 8
Cornwall -10 1 - - 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 South West region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 117 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 64 (54.70%) C++
3 41 (35.04%) Java
3 41 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (32.48%) UML
5 37 (31.62%) C
6 34 (29.06%) Linux
7 29 (24.79%) C#
7 29 (24.79%) Security Cleared
8 28 (23.93%) SC Cleared
9 24 (20.51%) Rational DOORS
9 24 (20.51%) OO
10 21 (17.95%) Rational Rhapsody
11 19 (16.24%) Scrum
11 19 (16.24%) JavaScript
12 18 (15.38%) Spring
13 17 (14.53%) Requirements Analysis
13 17 (14.53%) .NET
14 16 (13.68%) Visual Studio
14 16 (13.68%) Web Services
14 16 (13.68%) Degree
15 15 (12.82%) Aerospace
15 15 (12.82%) Eclipse
15 15 (12.82%) Python
15 15 (12.82%) Computer Science
16 14 (11.97%) Validation
17 13 (11.11%) Git (software)
18 12 (10.26%) Multithreading
18 12 (10.26%) Windows
19 11 (9.40%) SQL

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 3 (2.56%) Apache
1 3 (2.56%) JBoss
1 3 (2.56%) Mule
2 2 (1.71%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Simulink
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.56%) IaaS
3 2 (1.71%) PaaS
4 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.40%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.71%) SMS
2 2 (1.71%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.85%) Broadband
3 1 (0.85%) DHCP
3 1 (0.85%) DNS
3 1 (0.85%) HTTP
3 1 (0.85%) LDAP
3 1 (0.85%) Modbus
3 1 (0.85%) SSL
3 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.42%) Relational Database
1 4 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.85%) CouchDB
3 1 (0.85%) MySQL
3 1 (0.85%) Neo4j
3 1 (0.85%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (20.51%) Rational DOORS
2 21 (17.95%) Rational Rhapsody
3 16 (13.68%) Visual Studio
4 15 (12.82%) Eclipse
5 13 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 11 (9.40%) GDB
6 11 (9.40%) Jenkins
7 9 (7.69%) NetBeans
8 8 (6.84%) Maven
9 6 (5.13%) Gradle
9 6 (5.13%) JUnit
9 6 (5.13%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.42%) Subversion
11 3 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.56%) Gerrit
11 3 (2.56%) Mockito
11 3 (2.56%) Moq
11 3 (2.56%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (1.71%) JIRA
12 2 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (12.82%) Aerospace
2 9 (7.69%) Electronics
3 5 (4.27%) Finance
4 3 (2.56%) Automotive
4 3 (2.56%) Avionics
4 3 (2.56%) Games
4 3 (2.56%) Military
4 3 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.38%) Spring
2 17 (14.53%) .NET
3 16 (13.68%) Web Services
4 10 (8.55%) HTML
4 10 (8.55%) jQuery
5 9 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 7 (5.98%) Apache Camel
6 7 (5.98%) CSS
6 7 (5.98%) J2EE
6 7 (5.98%) JSON
6 7 (5.98%) REST
6 7 (5.98%) RESTful
6 7 (5.98%) Spring Boot
7 6 (5.13%) React
8 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.27%) D3.js
8 5 (4.27%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (4.27%) Qt
9 4 (3.42%) Java EE
9 4 (3.42%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.82%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.27%) Cloud Native
2 5 (4.27%) User Experience
3 2 (1.71%) Algorithms
3 2 (1.71%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.71%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.71%) SCADA
4 1 (0.85%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.85%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (0.85%) Graphic Design
4 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.85%) Life Science
4 1 (0.85%) Semantic Web
4 1 (0.85%) Smart City
4 1 (0.85%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 34 (29.06%) Linux
2 12 (10.26%) Windows
3 2 (1.71%) Android
3 2 (1.71%) Unix
3 2 (1.71%) VxWorks
4 1 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 41 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (32.48%) UML
4 24 (20.51%) OO
5 19 (16.24%) Scrum
6 17 (14.53%) Requirements Analysis
7 14 (11.97%) Validation
8 12 (10.26%) Multithreading
9 11 (9.40%) Embedded Software Development
9 11 (9.40%) Mathematics
10 10 (8.55%) Configuration Management
11 9 (7.69%) Microservices
11 9 (7.69%) Unit Testing
12 7 (5.98%) Data Extraction
12 7 (5.98%) SDLC
12 7 (5.98%) Test Automation
13 6 (5.13%) MVC
13 6 (5.13%) TDD
14 5 (4.27%) DevOps
14 5 (4.27%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 64 (54.70%) C++
2 41 (35.04%) Java
3 37 (31.62%) C
4 29 (24.79%) C#
5 19 (16.24%) JavaScript
6 15 (12.82%) Python
7 11 (9.40%) SQL
8 8 (6.84%) Assembly Language
9 7 (5.98%) Bash Shell
9 7 (5.98%) Embedded C
10 6 (5.13%) Ada
10 6 (5.13%) Groovy
11 5 (4.27%) Kotlin
12 4 (3.42%) MATLAB
13 3 (2.56%) Perl
13 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.71%) Embedded C++
14 2 (1.71%) Scala
15 1 (0.85%) Ada 95
15 1 (0.85%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 29 (24.79%) Security Cleared
2 28 (23.93%) SC Cleared
3 16 (13.68%) Degree
4 6 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.40%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.85%) MISRA
System Software
1 7 (5.98%) Docker
2 2 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.71%) Firmware
3 1 (0.85%) vCloud
3 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.13%) Ansible
1 6 (5.13%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.27%) Rancher
3 2 (1.71%) Puppet
4 1 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.85%) Mesos
4 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 7 (5.98%) CA Agile Central
2 5 (4.27%) Freescale
2 5 (4.27%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.42%) Sencha
3 4 (3.42%) Wind River
4 3 (2.56%) Luciad
4 3 (2.56%) Talend
5 2 (1.71%) Borland
5 2 (1.71%) VMware
5 2 (1.71%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle
6 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.85%) Serena