Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 39 44
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 397 276 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.17% 5.01% 4.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.25% 5.90% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 108 101
South West median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £310
90th Percentile £620 £563 £488
England median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 56 52
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.24% -5.56% +6.51%
10th Percentile £38.94 £35.13 £33.28
90th Percentile £54.88 £48.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £46.50 £43.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +8.14% -2.27% +4.14%

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 5,473 4,681 4,580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.06% 85.03% 84.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,426 2,898 2,898
South West median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £269 £250
90th Percentile £625 £563 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 223 200
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.75 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +2.52% +4.61%
10th Percentile £13.33 £12.80 £12.98
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +16.28% -10.42% +2.13%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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
Gloucestershire +12 135 £450 -8.86% 69
Bristol +21 127 £425 +6.25% 84
Wiltshire -19 68 £438 +2.94% 35
Dorset +6 22 £345 -17.86% 49
Devon 0 19 £438 -23.25% 19
Somerset -25 9 £550 +35.38% 22
Cornwall - 2 £400 - 8
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 224 (56.42%) C++
2 162 (40.81%) C
3 157 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
4 144 (36.27%) Security Cleared
5 130 (32.75%) Linux
6 111 (27.96%) SC Cleared
7 105 (26.45%) Java
8 80 (20.15%) C#
9 77 (19.40%) UML
10 67 (16.88%) DevOps
11 61 (15.37%) Windows
11 61 (15.37%) Python
12 60 (15.11%) .NET
13 58 (14.61%) Rational DOORS
14 52 (13.10%) JavaScript
14 52 (13.10%) Microsoft
15 47 (11.84%) DV Cleared
16 46 (11.59%) Rational Rhapsody
17 45 (11.34%) Scrum
18 44 (11.08%) Web Services
19 40 (10.08%) Node.js
20 39 (9.82%) Degree
21 38 (9.57%) OO
21 38 (9.57%) TDD
22 33 (8.31%) Aerospace
22 33 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
23 32 (8.06%) Oracle
23 32 (8.06%) Embedded C
23 32 (8.06%) Computer Science
23 32 (8.06%) Git (software)

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 16 (4.03%) JBoss
2 15 (3.78%) Confluence
3 3 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.50%) CMS
4 2 (0.50%) Jetty
4 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.02%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (2.02%) Inkscape
3 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.01%) Windchill
5 3 (0.76%) Simulink
6 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Magento
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.26%) Azure Stack
4 5 (1.26%) SaaS
5 4 (1.01%) Serverless
6 2 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.50%) npm
6 2 (0.50%) PaaS
6 2 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.25%) Akamai
7 1 (0.25%) Apigee
7 1 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.25%) Office 365
7 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.55%) Ethernet
2 24 (6.05%) TCP/IP
3 17 (4.28%) Wireshark
4 8 (2.02%) DNS
5 6 (1.51%) 3G
5 6 (1.51%) 4G
5 6 (1.51%) 5G
5 6 (1.51%) Internet
5 6 (1.51%) LTE
6 5 (1.26%) Bluetooth
6 5 (1.26%) RS-232
6 5 (1.26%) RS-485
6 5 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.01%) Network Security
7 4 (1.01%) WebEx
8 3 (0.76%) VPN
8 3 (0.76%) Wireless
9 2 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.50%) HTTP
9 2 (0.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.28%) Hadoop
2 15 (3.78%) MongoDB
3 12 (3.02%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.77%) SQL Server
5 8 (2.02%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.76%) Big Data
7 5 (1.26%) MySQL
8 4 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.76%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.50%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.50%) Bigtable
10 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.50%) QlikView
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 58 (14.61%) Rational DOORS
2 46 (11.59%) Rational Rhapsody
3 32 (8.06%) Git (software)
4 29 (7.30%) Visual Studio
5 25 (6.30%) NetBeans
6 24 (6.05%) JIRA
7 23 (5.79%) Jenkins
8 22 (5.54%) Eclipse
9 17 (4.28%) GDB
10 16 (4.03%) Cucumber
11 10 (2.52%) Rational Team Concert
12 9 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (2.27%) LoadRunner
13 8 (2.02%) HP UFT
14 6 (1.51%) GoogleTest
14 6 (1.51%) Selenium
15 5 (1.26%) Maven
16 3 (0.76%) C++Builder
16 3 (0.76%) JUnit
16 3 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 33 (8.31%) Aerospace
2 31 (7.81%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.79%) Manufacturing
4 18 (4.53%) Finance
4 18 (4.53%) Military
5 17 (4.28%) Avionics
6 13 (3.27%) Electronics
7 9 (2.27%) Banking
7 9 (2.27%) Law
8 8 (2.02%) Automotive
9 7 (1.76%) Retail
10 6 (1.51%) Publishing
11 4 (1.01%) Advertising
12 3 (0.76%) Marketing
13 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.25%) Front Office
13 1 (0.25%) Games
13 1 (0.25%) Legal
13 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 255 (64.23%) Software Engineer
2 75 (18.89%) Embedded Engineer
3 72 (18.14%) C++ Software Engineer
4 70 (17.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 51 (12.85%) Developer
6 26 (6.55%) Java Engineer
7 25 (6.30%) Java Software Engineer
8 19 (4.79%) C# Software Engineer
9 16 (4.03%) C Software Engineer
9 16 (4.03%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 16 (4.03%) Senior Software Engineer
9 16 (4.03%) Software Developer
10 15 (3.78%) Embedded C Engineer
10 15 (3.78%) Java Developer
11 14 (3.53%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
12 13 (3.27%) Analyst
12 13 (3.27%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
13 12 (3.02%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 12 (3.02%) Embedded C Software Engineer
13 12 (3.02%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (15.11%) .NET
2 44 (11.08%) Web Services
3 40 (10.08%) Node.js
4 27 (6.80%) AngularJS
5 21 (5.29%) React
6 20 (5.04%) XML
7 18 (4.53%) REST
8 17 (4.28%) Hibernate
9 15 (3.78%) Spring
10 14 (3.53%) EJB
11 13 (3.27%) HTML
11 13 (3.27%) Qt
12 12 (3.02%) CORBA
13 10 (2.52%) ActiveX
13 10 (2.52%) CSS
13 10 (2.52%) DirectX
13 10 (2.52%) MFC
13 10 (2.52%) OpenGL
13 10 (2.52%) Redux
14 9 (2.27%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
2 16 (4.03%) TMS320
3 15 (3.78%) Embedded Systems
4 13 (3.27%) Digital Media
5 12 (3.02%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.02%) Device Driver
7 8 (2.02%) State Machine
8 6 (1.51%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.51%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.26%) User Experience
10 4 (1.01%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (1.01%) Life Science
10 4 (1.01%) Taxonomies
10 4 (1.01%) VHDL
11 3 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.50%) ASIC
12 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 130 (32.75%) Linux
2 61 (15.37%) Windows
3 27 (6.80%) Unix
4 17 (4.28%) Embedded Linux
5 13 (3.27%) FreeRTOS
6 12 (3.02%) Windows Server
7 10 (2.52%) ThreadX
8 4 (1.01%) Android
8 4 (1.01%) CentOS
9 3 (0.76%) Solaris
10 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.50%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.50%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.25%) Debian
11 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.25%) VMS
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (19.40%) UML
3 67 (16.88%) DevOps
4 45 (11.34%) Scrum
5 38 (9.57%) OO
5 38 (9.57%) TDD
6 33 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (8.06%) Computer Science
8 29 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (5.79%) Cybersecurity
9 23 (5.79%) Validation
10 22 (5.54%) Configuration Management
10 22 (5.54%) Mathematics
10 22 (5.54%) Software Testing
11 21 (5.29%) Requirements Analysis
11 21 (5.29%) Unit Testing
12 20 (5.04%) Embedded Software Development
12 20 (5.04%) SDLC
12 20 (5.04%) Software Architecture
13 19 (4.79%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 224 (56.42%) C++
2 162 (40.81%) C
3 105 (26.45%) Java
4 80 (20.15%) C#
5 61 (15.37%) Python
6 52 (13.10%) JavaScript
7 32 (8.06%) Embedded C
8 27 (6.80%) SQL
9 22 (5.54%) PowerShell
10 21 (5.29%) Embedded C++
11 18 (4.53%) Ruby
12 15 (3.78%) Bash Shell
13 12 (3.02%) Assembly Language
13 12 (3.02%) Java 8
13 12 (3.02%) VB
14 10 (2.52%) GLSL
14 10 (2.52%) HLSL
14 10 (2.52%) PHP
15 9 (2.27%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.76%) Ada
Qualifications
1 144 (36.27%) Security Cleared
2 111 (27.96%) SC Cleared
3 47 (11.84%) DV Cleared
4 39 (9.82%) Degree
5 17 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (3.27%) Oracle Certification
8 11 (2.77%) CCNA
8 11 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (2.27%) MCP
9 9 (2.27%) MCSA
9 9 (2.27%) MCSE
9 9 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.02%) OCP
10 8 (2.02%) SAP Certification
11 5 (1.26%) ISTQB
11 5 (1.26%) OCA
12 3 (0.76%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.04%) QA
2 17 (4.28%) DO-178B
3 15 (3.78%) MISRA
4 12 (3.02%) MISRA C
5 5 (1.26%) HMG Infosec
5 5 (1.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.26%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.76%) IEC 61508
6 3 (0.76%) NIST
6 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.25%) DO-254
7 1 (0.25%) GDPR
7 1 (0.25%) IEC 61131
7 1 (0.25%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.25%) IFRS
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.25%) RMADS
7 1 (0.25%) TickIT
System Software
1 27 (6.80%) Docker
2 13 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.02%) Firmware
4 4 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.76%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.50%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.25%) XenApp
7 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (6.80%) Ansible
2 17 (4.28%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.77%) PowerCLI
3 11 (2.77%) Puppet
4 9 (2.27%) HP ALM
4 9 (2.27%) vCenter Server
5 8 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.01%) SCOM
7 4 (1.01%) Terraform
8 3 (0.76%) Marathon
8 3 (0.76%) Mesos
8 3 (0.76%) Nagios
8 3 (0.76%) Salt
8 3 (0.76%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.50%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.50%) Packer
10 1 (0.25%) Kibana
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 52 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.06%) Oracle
3 26 (6.55%) Atlassian
4 14 (3.53%) Cisco
4 14 (3.53%) VMware
5 12 (3.02%) SAP
5 12 (3.02%) Serena
6 11 (2.77%) Google
7 9 (2.27%) HP
7 9 (2.27%) IBM
8 8 (2.02%) Adobe
9 7 (1.76%) Borland
10 6 (1.51%) Tableau
11 5 (1.26%) Apple
12 4 (1.01%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.76%) CA Agile Central
13 3 (0.76%) Embarcadero
13 3 (0.76%) Freescale
13 3 (0.76%) Wind River
14 2 (0.50%) hybris