The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 91 69
Rank change year-on-year +13 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 62 50 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.27% 1.66% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 1.74% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 36
South West median daily rate £375 £338 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18%  
10th Percentile £316 £301 £263
90th Percentile £438 £393 £438
England median daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 27
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £42.13 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.75% -0.88%  
10th Percentile £41.55 £31.75 £32.54
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £42.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% -0.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2617 2872 3003
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.72% 95.38% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5318 6450 6581
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
10th Percentile £225 £213 £213
90th Percentile £525 £563 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 432 794
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +57.14%  
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £44.75 £43.83
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 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
Bristol +5 25 £374 +10.74% 23
Gloucestershire +21 20 £425 - 7
Somerset -15 6 £415 +10.66% 7
Devon -5 5 £358 -
Wiltshire -5 2 £400 +29.03% 5
Dorset +4 1 £348 +11.20% 15
Cornwall - 1 - -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 132 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 69 (52.27%) C++
3 49 (37.12%) C
4 40 (30.30%) UML
5 36 (27.27%) Java
6 34 (25.76%) C#
6 34 (25.76%) Security Cleared
7 33 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
7 33 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (23.48%) Rational Rhapsody
9 30 (22.73%) Linux
10 27 (20.45%) OO
10 27 (20.45%) SC Cleared
11 22 (16.67%) MATLAB
12 21 (15.91%) Integration Testing
13 19 (14.39%) SDLC
14 18 (13.64%) Embedded C
15 17 (12.88%) Simulink
15 17 (12.88%) Configuration Management
15 17 (12.88%) Ada
16 16 (12.12%) Python
16 16 (12.12%) Scrum
17 15 (11.36%) JavaScript
18 14 (10.61%) Wireshark
18 14 (10.61%) GDB
19 12 (9.09%) Windows
20 11 (8.33%) Eclipse
20 11 (8.33%) Embedded C++
20 11 (8.33%) Aerospace
20 11 (8.33%) Spring

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 4 (3.03%) Apache
2 3 (2.27%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.52%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.52%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.76%) CMS
4 1 (0.76%) Drupal
Applications
1 17 (12.88%) Simulink
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.03%) IaaS
2 3 (2.27%) PaaS
3 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.52%) SaaS
4 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.61%) Wireshark
2 9 (6.82%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.76%) Modbus
3 1 (0.76%) MQTT
3 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.55%) MySQL
2 5 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.03%) Big Data
3 4 (3.03%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.03%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.52%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.52%) DB2
4 2 (1.52%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.52%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.76%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 31 (23.48%) Rational Rhapsody
3 14 (10.61%) GDB
4 11 (8.33%) Eclipse
4 11 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 7 (5.30%) NetBeans
6 5 (3.79%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.03%) JIRA
8 3 (2.27%) Maven
9 2 (1.52%) Subversion
9 2 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.52%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.76%) jMock
10 1 (0.76%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.76%) Mockito
10 1 (0.76%) Selenium
10 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.76%) WATIR
10 1 (0.76%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 5 (3.79%) Electronics
2 5 (3.79%) Games
3 4 (3.03%) Finance
3 4 (3.03%) Military
4 3 (2.27%) Automotive
4 3 (2.27%) Banking
4 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.52%) Retail
6 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.33%) Spring
2 10 (7.58%) HTML
3 8 (6.06%) .NET
4 7 (5.30%) AngularJS
4 7 (5.30%) CSS
4 7 (5.30%) Hibernate
4 7 (5.30%) Web Services
5 6 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 6 (4.55%) JPA
5 6 (4.55%) REST
5 6 (4.55%) SOAP
6 5 (3.79%) Apache Camel
6 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (3.79%) Node.js
6 5 (3.79%) OpenGL
6 5 (3.79%) React
6 5 (3.79%) XML
7 3 (2.27%) HTML5
7 3 (2.27%) Qt
7 3 (2.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.79%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.03%) Algorithms
2 4 (3.03%) Device Driver
3 3 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (2.27%) RIA
3 3 (2.27%) User Experience
4 2 (1.52%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.52%) Vector Graphics
4 2 (1.52%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.76%) CCTV
5 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.73%) Linux
2 12 (9.09%) Windows
3 4 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (1.52%) Android
4 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.76%) Unix
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 40 (30.30%) UML
3 33 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (20.45%) OO
5 21 (15.91%) Integration Testing
6 19 (14.39%) SDLC
7 17 (12.88%) Configuration Management
8 16 (12.12%) Scrum
9 11 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (7.58%) Requirements Analysis
11 8 (6.06%) Multithreading
11 8 (6.06%) Time Management
12 7 (5.30%) TDD
13 6 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (4.55%) Mathematics
13 6 (4.55%) MVC
13 6 (4.55%) OOD
14 5 (3.79%) Mentoring
14 5 (3.79%) Software Delivery
14 5 (3.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 69 (52.27%) C++
2 49 (37.12%) C
3 36 (27.27%) Java
4 34 (25.76%) C#
5 22 (16.67%) MATLAB
6 18 (13.64%) Embedded C
7 17 (12.88%) Ada
8 16 (12.12%) Python
9 15 (11.36%) JavaScript
10 11 (8.33%) Embedded C++
11 9 (6.82%) SQL
12 8 (6.06%) Ada 95
13 4 (3.03%) Assembly Language
14 3 (2.27%) Delphi
15 2 (1.52%) Objective-C
15 2 (1.52%) Pascal
15 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.76%) Groovy
16 1 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (25.76%) Security Cleared
2 27 (20.45%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.55%) Degree
4 5 (3.79%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) DO-178B
1 8 (6.06%) IEC 62304
2 7 (5.30%) Def Stans
2 7 (5.30%) MISRA
2 7 (5.30%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.76%) DO-254
3 1 (0.76%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.52%) Docker
2 1 (0.76%) Firmware
2 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Ansible
1 1 (0.76%) Consul
1 1 (0.76%) Graphite
1 1 (0.76%) Kibana
1 1 (0.76%) logstash
1 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.76%) Puppet
1 1 (0.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (5.30%) Oracle
2 6 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.79%) Luciad
3 5 (3.79%) Serena
4 4 (3.03%) Wind River
5 3 (2.27%) Sencha
6 2 (1.52%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.52%) Freescale
7 1 (0.76%) ATG
7 1 (0.76%) BEA
7 1 (0.76%) Borland
7 1 (0.76%) EMC
7 1 (0.76%) IBM
7 1 (0.76%) Splunk
7 1 (0.76%) VMware
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