Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 46 43
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 222 255 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.92% 4.48% 4.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.83% 5.60% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 130 137
South West median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £302 £300 £281
90th Percentile £488 £575 £438
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 60 88
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £34.95 £31.70 £31.78
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.70 £55.00
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4600 4555 5222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.17% 80.08% 79.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2904 3079 3534
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £238 £255
90th Percentile £559 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 267 261
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +41.82%
10th Percentile £12.34 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.19
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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 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 +7 81 £413 -8.33% 41
Gloucestershire -12 33 £430 +1.18% 17
Somerset -11 28 £368 - 4
Dorset +20 22 £375 +7.14% 19
Devon +2 18 £375 -25.00% 2
Wiltshire -9 18 £400 -25.58% 10
Cornwall -12 1 - - 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 92 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (37.84%) Java
3 73 (32.88%) C++
4 55 (24.77%) C#
5 50 (22.52%) JavaScript
5 50 (22.52%) Linux
6 48 (21.62%) Security Cleared
7 45 (20.27%) Scrum
8 42 (18.92%) C
9 40 (18.02%) UML
10 38 (17.12%) SC Cleared
11 33 (14.86%) Unit Testing
11 33 (14.86%) .NET
12 32 (14.41%) Web Services
12 32 (14.41%) OO
13 31 (13.96%) SQL
14 29 (13.06%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (13.06%) Test Automation
15 28 (12.61%) Git (software)
15 28 (12.61%) Python
16 27 (12.16%) HTML
16 27 (12.16%) Jenkins
17 26 (11.71%) jQuery
17 26 (11.71%) Spring
18 25 (11.26%) Microservices
19 24 (10.81%) Rational DOORS
19 24 (10.81%) TDD
20 23 (10.36%) Maven
20 23 (10.36%) Windows
21 22 (9.91%) React

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 8 (3.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 6 (2.70%) Apache
3 5 (2.25%) NServiceBus
4 3 (1.35%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.35%) JBoss
4 3 (1.35%) Mule
5 2 (0.90%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.90%) CMS
5 2 (0.90%) Drupal
5 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.90%) nginx
5 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.45%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.45%) Liferay
6 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.80%) Simulink
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.70%) Serverless
4 5 (2.25%) GitHub
5 4 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.35%) IaaS
7 2 (0.90%) PaaS
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.45%) SaaS
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.95%) Wireshark
2 4 (1.80%) SMS
2 4 (1.80%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.45%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.45%) Broadband
3 1 (0.45%) DHCP
3 1 (0.45%) DNS
3 1 (0.45%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.45%) HTTP
3 1 (0.45%) Internet
3 1 (0.45%) Intranet
3 1 (0.45%) LDAP
3 1 (0.45%) Modbus
3 1 (0.45%) SSL
3 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.50%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.90%) Jackrabbit
4 2 (0.90%) MySQL
4 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.45%) Big Data
5 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.45%) GIS
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.45%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.45%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.45%) Redis
5 1 (0.45%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (12.61%) Git (software)
2 27 (12.16%) Jenkins
3 24 (10.81%) Rational DOORS
4 23 (10.36%) Maven
5 21 (9.46%) Rational Rhapsody
6 18 (8.11%) Visual Studio
7 16 (7.21%) Eclipse
8 12 (5.41%) Gradle
9 11 (4.95%) GDB
9 11 (4.95%) Mockito
10 9 (4.05%) NetBeans
10 9 (4.05%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (3.60%) SonarQube
12 7 (3.15%) JUnit
12 7 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (2.70%) Grunt
13 6 (2.70%) Subversion
13 6 (2.70%) TeamCity
14 4 (1.80%) Cucumber
14 4 (1.80%) Moq
General
1 17 (7.66%) Finance
2 16 (7.21%) Aerospace
3 10 (4.50%) Electronics
4 9 (4.05%) Banking
5 5 (2.25%) Law
6 4 (1.80%) Automotive
6 4 (1.80%) Games
6 4 (1.80%) Military
7 3 (1.35%) Avionics
7 3 (1.35%) Retail
7 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 117 (52.70%) Software Engineer
2 103 (46.40%) Developer
3 32 (14.41%) Java Developer
4 29 (13.06%) C++ Software Engineer
5 23 (10.36%) Java Engineer
5 23 (10.36%) Java Software Engineer
6 20 (9.01%) Software Developer
7 19 (8.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 16 (7.21%) Senior Software Engineer
9 14 (6.31%) C++ Developer
9 14 (6.31%) Java Software Developer
10 13 (5.86%) C# Developer
11 11 (4.95%) .NET Developer
12 10 (4.50%) Embedded Engineer
12 10 (4.50%) JavaScript Developer
12 10 (4.50%) Python Developer
13 9 (4.05%) Full Stack Developer
14 8 (3.60%) C++ Software Developer
14 8 (3.60%) Linux Engineer
15 7 (3.15%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.86%) .NET
2 32 (14.41%) Web Services
3 27 (12.16%) HTML
4 26 (11.71%) jQuery
4 26 (11.71%) Spring
5 22 (9.91%) React
6 21 (9.46%) AngularJS
6 21 (9.46%) CSS
7 16 (7.21%) ASP.NET
8 15 (6.76%) JSON
8 15 (6.76%) Node.js
8 15 (6.76%) RESTful
9 13 (5.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (5.86%) J2EE
9 13 (5.86%) REST
9 13 (5.86%) Spring Boot
10 12 (5.41%) WPF
11 11 (4.95%) D3.js
11 11 (4.95%) KnockoutJS
12 8 (3.60%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.01%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.95%) Cloud Native
3 7 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.25%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.25%) User Experience
6 4 (1.80%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.35%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.35%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.35%) W3C
8 2 (0.90%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.90%) SCADA
9 1 (0.45%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.45%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.45%) Life Science
9 1 (0.45%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 50 (22.52%) Linux
2 23 (10.36%) Windows
3 7 (3.15%) Unix
4 4 (1.80%) Android
5 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.90%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.90%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.45%) AIX
7 1 (0.45%) CentOS
7 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (20.27%) Scrum
3 40 (18.02%) UML
4 33 (14.86%) Unit Testing
5 32 (14.41%) OO
6 29 (13.06%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (13.06%) Test Automation
7 25 (11.26%) Microservices
8 24 (10.81%) TDD
9 22 (9.91%) MVC
10 20 (9.01%) Configuration Management
11 18 (8.11%) Validation
12 17 (7.66%) Requirements Analysis
12 17 (7.66%) SDLC
13 15 (6.76%) Web Development
14 13 (5.86%) BDD
14 13 (5.86%) Kanban
15 12 (5.41%) Mathematics
15 12 (5.41%) Multithreading
16 11 (4.95%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 84 (37.84%) Java
2 73 (32.88%) C++
3 55 (24.77%) C#
4 50 (22.52%) JavaScript
5 42 (18.92%) C
6 31 (13.96%) SQL
7 28 (12.61%) Python
8 10 (4.50%) Embedded C
9 9 (4.05%) Bash Shell
10 8 (3.60%) Assembly Language
11 7 (3.15%) Groovy
12 6 (2.70%) Ada
12 6 (2.70%) Kotlin
13 5 (2.25%) Apex Code
13 5 (2.25%) Scala
14 4 (1.80%) MATLAB
14 4 (1.80%) Perl
15 3 (1.35%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.35%) TypeScript
15 3 (1.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 48 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 38 (17.12%) SC Cleared
3 21 (9.46%) Degree
4 10 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.66%) QA
2 11 (4.95%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.45%) MISRA
System Software
1 14 (6.31%) Docker
2 3 (1.35%) Firmware
3 2 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.90%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.45%) vCloud
4 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (5.86%) Ansible
2 11 (4.95%) Kubernetes
3 10 (4.50%) Rancher
4 7 (3.15%) Puppet
5 6 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.45%) Kibana
6 1 (0.45%) logstash
6 1 (0.45%) Mesos
6 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (3.60%) Adobe
1 8 (3.60%) Coverity
1 8 (3.60%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.15%) CA Agile Central
3 6 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (2.25%) Freescale
5 4 (1.80%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.80%) Sencha
5 4 (1.80%) Wind River
6 3 (1.35%) Luciad
6 3 (1.35%) OpenText
6 3 (1.35%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.35%) Talend
6 3 (1.35%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.90%) Borland
7 2 (0.90%) ESRI
7 2 (0.90%) IBM
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle
7 2 (0.90%) VMware
8 1 (0.45%) SAP