Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 29 35
Rank change year-on-year -21 +6 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 107 401 275
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 4.22% 6.30% 5.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.98% 7.40% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 150 118
Median daily rate £450 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £209 £313 £305
90th Percentile £550 £613 £563
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +9.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 98 52
Median hourly rate £46.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -2.30%
10th Percentile £40.50 £38.75 £35.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% +8.14% +0.58%

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 2,150 5,420 4,574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.81% 85.10% 84.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,333 3,409 2,806
Median daily rate £475 £450 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +8.11% +5.38%
10th Percentile £311 £293 £270
90th Percentile £638 £625 £563
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 310 223
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £15.35 £13.25 £12.35
90th Percentile £51.27 £52.60 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +16.28% -6.81%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Software Engineering in the South West

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in the South West over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in the South West

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in the South West

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Software Engineering in the South West over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 -25 28 £450 - 47
Wiltshire +14 27 £450 -1.37% 8
Gloucestershire -8 25 £500 +11.11% 19
Devon +8 14 £500 +25.00% 7
Somerset +12 6 £450 -18.18% 12
Dorset -1 5 - - 10
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 49 (45.79%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (36.45%) C
3 38 (35.51%) C++
4 35 (32.71%) Java
5 34 (31.78%) Security Cleared
6 30 (28.04%) Python
7 29 (27.10%) Linux
8 26 (24.30%) Scrum
8 26 (24.30%) SC Cleared
9 18 (16.82%) JIRA
9 18 (16.82%) JavaScript
9 18 (16.82%) C#
10 17 (15.89%) UML
11 16 (14.95%) Git (software)
12 12 (11.21%) React
12 12 (11.21%) SQL
12 12 (11.21%) Azure
13 11 (10.28%) AWS
13 11 (10.28%) Confluence
13 11 (10.28%) Rational Rhapsody
13 11 (10.28%) Atlassian
13 11 (10.28%) Windows
13 11 (10.28%) Web Services
13 11 (10.28%) Docker
14 10 (9.35%) .NET
14 10 (9.35%) Finance
14 10 (9.35%) Spring
14 10 (9.35%) Rational DOORS
15 9 (8.41%) Kafka
15 9 (8.41%) AngularJS

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 11 (10.28%) Confluence
2 5 (4.67%) Apache
3 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.80%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.87%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.93%) IIS
5 1 (0.93%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.87%) Sketch
2 1 (0.93%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.21%) Azure
2 11 (10.28%) AWS
3 2 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.87%) GCP
3 2 (1.87%) Office 365
3 2 (1.87%) Serverless
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.93%) AWS Fargate
4 1 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.93%) npm
4 1 (0.93%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.93%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.67%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.87%) 5G
2 2 (1.87%) Wireless
3 1 (0.93%) DHCP
3 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.93%) RS-232
3 1 (0.93%) RS-485
3 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.74%) Big Data
2 4 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.80%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.87%) Apache Accumulo
4 2 (1.87%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.87%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.87%) HBase
4 2 (1.87%) MySQL
5 1 (0.93%) DB2
5 1 (0.93%) JasperReports
5 1 (0.93%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 18 (16.82%) JIRA
2 16 (14.95%) Git (software)
3 11 (10.28%) Rational Rhapsody
4 10 (9.35%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (8.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (8.41%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.61%) Rational Team Concert
7 5 (4.67%) NetBeans
8 4 (3.74%) Bitbucket
8 4 (3.74%) Maven
9 3 (2.80%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.80%) GDB
9 3 (2.80%) JUnit
9 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.87%) CppUnit
10 2 (1.87%) DbUnit
10 2 (1.87%) GoogleTest
10 2 (1.87%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.87%) jMock
10 2 (1.87%) Mockito
General
1 10 (9.35%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Public Sector
2 5 (4.67%) Publishing
3 4 (3.74%) Aerospace
3 4 (3.74%) Law
4 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.87%) Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Electronics
5 2 (1.87%) Military
6 1 (0.93%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 67 (62.62%) Software Engineer
2 28 (26.17%) Developer
3 14 (13.08%) C++ Software Engineer
3 14 (13.08%) Embedded Engineer
3 14 (13.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 12 (11.21%) Software Developer
5 10 (9.35%) Java Developer
6 9 (8.41%) Java Engineer
6 9 (8.41%) Python Engineer
6 9 (8.41%) Python Software Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) Java Software Engineer
8 7 (6.54%) C Software Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 4 (3.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 4 (3.74%) Java Software Developer
11 4 (3.74%) Windows Engineer
12 3 (2.80%) C++/Java Developer
12 3 (2.80%) DV Cleared Java Developer
12 3 (2.80%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.21%) React
2 11 (10.28%) Web Services
3 10 (9.35%) .NET
3 10 (9.35%) Spring
4 9 (8.41%) AngularJS
4 9 (8.41%) Kafka
5 8 (7.48%) HTML
5 8 (7.48%) REST
5 8 (7.48%) Spring Boot
6 7 (6.54%) CSS
6 7 (6.54%) Node.js
7 6 (5.61%) J2EE
7 6 (5.61%) jQuery
7 6 (5.61%) Yocto
8 5 (4.67%) Flask
8 5 (4.67%) XML
9 4 (3.74%) CORBA
10 3 (2.80%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.80%) HTML5
10 3 (2.80%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (4.67%) TMS320
2 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.80%) User Experience
3 2 (1.87%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.87%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.93%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.93%) Clustering
4 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (0.93%) NHS
4 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.93%) VHDL
4 1 (0.93%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.10%) Linux
2 11 (10.28%) Windows
3 8 (7.48%) Unix
4 6 (5.61%) FreeRTOS
5 4 (3.74%) ThreadX
6 3 (2.80%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.93%) Android
7 1 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (45.79%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (24.30%) Scrum
3 17 (15.89%) UML
4 9 (8.41%) DevOps
5 8 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (6.54%) Configuration Management
6 7 (6.54%) Microservices
6 7 (6.54%) OO
6 7 (6.54%) Project Delivery
7 6 (5.61%) Analytics
7 6 (5.61%) OOD
8 5 (4.67%) Mentoring
8 5 (4.67%) Migration
8 5 (4.67%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (4.67%) Sequence Diagram
8 5 (4.67%) TDD
8 5 (4.67%) Test Automation
9 4 (3.74%) API Design
9 4 (3.74%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 4 (3.74%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 39 (36.45%) C
2 38 (35.51%) C++
3 35 (32.71%) Java
4 30 (28.04%) Python
5 18 (16.82%) C#
5 18 (16.82%) JavaScript
6 12 (11.21%) SQL
7 6 (5.61%) Embedded C
8 5 (4.67%) Java 8
8 5 (4.67%) Scala
8 5 (4.67%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.74%) Embedded C++
9 4 (3.74%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.80%) Assembly Language
10 3 (2.80%) Haskell
11 2 (1.87%) Go
11 2 (1.87%) Rust
12 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.93%) GLSL
12 1 (0.93%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 34 (31.78%) Security Cleared
2 26 (24.30%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.61%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.67%) Degree
5 2 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.93%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) MISRA
1 5 (4.67%) MISRA C
2 2 (1.87%) JTAG
2 2 (1.87%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) Def Stans
System Software
1 11 (10.28%) Docker
2 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.80%) Firmware
2 3 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.87%) HDFS
3 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.87%) vSphere
3 2 (1.87%) XenApp
4 1 (0.93%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.74%) Ansible
2 3 (2.80%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.80%) Prometheus
2 3 (2.80%) SCCM
3 2 (1.87%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (1.87%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.93%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (0.93%) Puppet
4 1 (0.93%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.93%) SCOM
4 1 (0.93%) SCSM
4 1 (0.93%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (10.28%) Atlassian
2 8 (7.48%) Oracle
3 5 (4.67%) IBM
4 4 (3.74%) Google
4 4 (3.74%) VMware
5 3 (2.80%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.87%) Atmel
6 2 (1.87%) Cisco
6 2 (1.87%) Citrix
6 2 (1.87%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.87%) NetIQ
6 2 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.93%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.93%) Dell
7 1 (0.93%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.93%) SAP
7 1 (0.93%) Sybase
7 1 (0.93%) Wind River
7 1 (0.93%) YouTube