The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 3 months to 28 June 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
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 53 43
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 112 104 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.09% 3.47% 3.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.99% 4.40% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 48 75
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £304 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 37 28
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.42% -0.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £31.25 £32.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £54.05 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.50% +5.62%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2243 2364 2422
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.92% 78.91% 78.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5200 5507 5650
Median daily rate £400 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £613 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 283 297
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £19.75 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £46.20 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the South West

Software Engineering
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 Engineering in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in the South West

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the South West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in the South West

Software Engineering
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 Engineering in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in the South West

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the South West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in the South West

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 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 +1 30 £449 +12.18% 47
Devon +8 25 £375 -28.57% 2
Gloucestershire +20 24 £425 +21.42% 11
Somerset -17 12 £424 +13.00% 13
Wiltshire -10 7 £400 -27.27% 8
Dorset +5 3 £348 +6.92% 18
Cornwall - 1 - -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South West region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 100 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (34.60%) C++
3 79 (33.33%) Java
4 73 (30.80%) Security Cleared
5 67 (28.27%) C
6 57 (24.05%) Scrum
7 55 (23.21%) C#
8 52 (21.94%) Linux
8 52 (21.94%) UML
9 43 (18.14%) Test Automation
10 41 (17.30%) SC Cleared
11 40 (16.88%) SDLC
11 40 (16.88%) Python
12 39 (16.46%) JavaScript
12 39 (16.46%) HTML
12 39 (16.46%) Rational DOORS
13 36 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
13 36 (15.19%) OO
14 33 (13.92%) SQL
15 32 (13.50%) Rational Rhapsody
16 29 (12.24%) Git (software)
16 29 (12.24%) QA
17 28 (11.81%) TDD
18 27 (11.39%) Integration Testing
18 27 (11.39%) CSS
19 25 (10.55%) Oracle
20 23 (9.70%) .NET
20 23 (9.70%) MATLAB
20 23 (9.70%) REST
21 22 (9.28%) DV Cleared

Software Engineering
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 10 (4.22%) NServiceBus
2 7 (2.95%) Apache Pig
2 7 (2.95%) JBoss
3 6 (2.53%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.11%) Apache
5 4 (1.69%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.27%) Drupal
6 3 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.84%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.84%) CMS
7 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.42%) Confluence
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 18 (7.59%) Simulink
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) OpenText Process Suite
1 2 (0.84%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.38%) IaaS
2 8 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.38%) SaaS
3 7 (2.95%) PaaS
4 6 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.69%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.84%) GitHub
6 2 (0.84%) Office 365
7 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.33%) Wireshark
2 9 (3.80%) Bluetooth
3 3 (1.27%) Internet
3 3 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.84%) Firewall
4 2 (0.84%) HTTP
4 2 (0.84%) Modbus
4 2 (0.84%) SMS
5 1 (0.42%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.75%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (6.33%) Hadoop
4 14 (5.91%) Big Data
5 7 (2.95%) Apache Hive
6 6 (2.53%) MySQL
6 6 (2.53%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.11%) Apache Accumulo
8 4 (1.69%) HBase
8 4 (1.69%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.27%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.84%) DB2
10 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.42%) OrientDB
11 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.42%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 39 (16.46%) Rational DOORS
2 32 (13.50%) Rational Rhapsody
3 29 (12.24%) Git (software)
4 16 (6.75%) Eclipse
4 16 (6.75%) Jenkins
5 15 (6.33%) GDB
6 13 (5.49%) Vagrant
7 11 (4.64%) Selenium
8 10 (4.22%) JIRA
9 8 (3.38%) JUnit
9 8 (3.38%) NetBeans
9 8 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.11%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.11%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.27%) Maven
11 3 (1.27%) Subversion
11 3 (1.27%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.84%) Ant
12 2 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.84%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (6.33%) Aerospace
2 9 (3.80%) Finance
3 7 (2.95%) Electronics
4 6 (2.53%) Games
5 4 (1.69%) Banking
5 4 (1.69%) Military
6 3 (1.27%) Automotive
6 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.84%) Retail
8 1 (0.42%) Marketing
8 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 132 (55.70%) Software Engineer
2 71 (29.96%) Developer
3 37 (15.61%) C++ Software Engineer
4 26 (10.97%) Java Developer
5 25 (10.55%) Embedded Engineer
6 24 (10.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 21 (8.86%) Java Engineer
8 19 (8.02%) Java Software Engineer
9 13 (5.49%) .NET Developer
9 13 (5.49%) Software Developer
10 12 (5.06%) Python Developer
11 11 (4.64%) Ada Engineer
11 11 (4.64%) Ada Software Engineer
11 11 (4.64%) C# Software Engineer
12 9 (3.80%) ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (3.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 7 (2.95%) C++ Developer
15 6 (2.53%) C# Developer
15 6 (2.53%) Senior Software Engineer
15 6 (2.53%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (16.46%) HTML
2 27 (11.39%) CSS
3 23 (9.70%) .NET
3 23 (9.70%) REST
4 21 (8.86%) Web Services
4 21 (8.86%) XML
5 17 (7.17%) ASP.NET
6 16 (6.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (5.91%) Hibernate
7 14 (5.91%) WPF
8 13 (5.49%) JPA
9 12 (5.06%) Spring
10 11 (4.64%) .NET Framework
10 11 (4.64%) JSON
11 10 (4.22%) EJB
11 10 (4.22%) J2EE
12 9 (3.80%) Ajax
12 9 (3.80%) AngularJS
12 9 (3.80%) jQuery
12 9 (3.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.80%) User Experience
2 8 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.95%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.11%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.69%) Device Driver
5 4 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (1.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.27%) RIA
6 3 (1.27%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.84%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (0.84%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.84%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.84%) Vector Graphics
7 2 (0.84%) W3C
8 1 (0.42%) CCTV
8 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.42%) Smart Home
8 1 (0.42%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 52 (21.94%) Linux
2 22 (9.28%) Windows
3 10 (4.22%) Unix
4 7 (2.95%) Mac OS
5 4 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.27%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.84%) Android
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (24.05%) Scrum
3 52 (21.94%) UML
4 43 (18.14%) Test Automation
5 40 (16.88%) SDLC
6 36 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (15.19%) OO
7 28 (11.81%) TDD
8 27 (11.39%) Integration Testing
9 21 (8.86%) Configuration Management
9 21 (8.86%) Continuous Delivery
10 20 (8.44%) MVC
10 20 (8.44%) Pair Programming
11 19 (8.02%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (8.02%) Unit Testing
12 18 (7.59%) Requirements Analysis
13 17 (7.17%) Open Source
14 16 (6.75%) DevOps
14 16 (6.75%) Translating Business Requirements
15 13 (5.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 82 (34.60%) C++
2 79 (33.33%) Java
3 67 (28.27%) C
4 55 (23.21%) C#
5 40 (16.88%) Python
6 39 (16.46%) JavaScript
7 33 (13.92%) SQL
8 23 (9.70%) MATLAB
9 20 (8.44%) Ada
10 19 (8.02%) Embedded C
11 11 (4.64%) Embedded C++
12 8 (3.38%) Ada 95
13 5 (2.11%) Delphi
14 4 (1.69%) Assembly Language
14 4 (1.69%) Groovy
14 4 (1.69%) Perl
14 4 (1.69%) PHP
14 4 (1.69%) Ruby
15 3 (1.27%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.27%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 73 (30.80%) Security Cleared
2 41 (17.30%) SC Cleared
3 22 (9.28%) DV Cleared
4 17 (7.17%) Degree
5 7 (2.95%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.27%) ISEB
7 3 (1.27%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.84%) CISSP
8 2 (0.84%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.84%) GCIA
8 2 (0.84%) GCIH
8 2 (0.84%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.24%) QA
2 8 (3.38%) DO-178B
2 8 (3.38%) IEC 62304
3 7 (2.95%) Def Stans
3 7 (2.95%) MISRA
3 7 (2.95%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.84%) WCAG
5 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.42%) DO-254
5 1 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (5.91%) Docker
2 7 (2.95%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.84%) Firmware
3 2 (0.84%) Snort
4 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.95%) Ansible
2 5 (2.11%) Oozie
3 3 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.27%) Puppet
4 2 (0.84%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 2 (0.84%) Kibana
4 2 (0.84%) RSA enVision
5 1 (0.42%) Consul
5 1 (0.42%) Graphite
5 1 (0.42%) logstash
5 1 (0.42%) SCCM
5 1 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (10.55%) Oracle
2 11 (4.64%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.11%) Cloudera
3 5 (2.11%) Luciad
3 5 (2.11%) Serena
4 4 (1.69%) Sencha
4 4 (1.69%) Wind River
5 3 (1.27%) Freescale
5 3 (1.27%) Splunk
6 2 (0.84%) ArcSight
6 2 (0.84%) Borland
6 2 (0.84%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (0.84%) ESRI
6 2 (0.84%) IBM
6 2 (0.84%) LogRhythm
6 2 (0.84%) OpenText
7 1 (0.42%) BEA
7 1 (0.42%) Embarcadero
7 1 (0.42%) EMC
7 1 (0.42%) MathWorks
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