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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 29 50
Rank change year-on-year -8 +21  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 125 169 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.81% 5.81% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.90% 7.29% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 52 25
Median daily rate £450 £399 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 71 38
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.29% +8.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.00 £32.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +8.33%  

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 2117 2317 2460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.42% 79.59% 78.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 1532 1584
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 136 88
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Gloucestershire +1 31 £500 +17.64% 17
Bristol -1 26 £420 +12.00% 28
Somerset -9 21 £450 +38.46% 15
Devon +4 18 £450 +4.04% 5
Wiltshire -10 11 £383 -17.74% 17
Dorset -3 2 £328 +2.34% 12
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 116 (42.96%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (37.78%) Security Cleared
3 98 (36.30%) C++
4 92 (34.07%) Java
5 85 (31.48%) C#
6 80 (29.63%) C
7 77 (28.52%) Scrum
8 53 (19.63%) UML
9 51 (18.89%) SC Cleared
10 45 (16.67%) DV Cleared
10 45 (16.67%) Linux
11 43 (15.93%) .NET
12 42 (15.56%) SDLC
13 40 (14.81%) OO
14 38 (14.07%) SQL Server
15 36 (13.33%) SQL
15 36 (13.33%) Python
16 35 (12.96%) JavaScript
16 35 (12.96%) Oracle
17 34 (12.59%) HTML
18 30 (11.11%) Windows
19 27 (10.00%) ASP.NET
20 26 (9.63%) Embedded C
21 25 (9.26%) Validation
21 25 (9.26%) Software Testing
22 24 (8.89%) Degree
22 24 (8.89%) Integration Testing
22 24 (8.89%) Rational DOORS
23 23 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
23 23 (8.52%) Automated Testing

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 9 (3.33%) JBoss
2 8 (2.96%) NServiceBus
3 7 (2.59%) Apache
4 6 (2.22%) CMS
4 6 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.85%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.48%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.48%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.48%) Confluence
6 4 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.11%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.11%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.74%) Drupal
8 2 (0.74%) IIS
9 1 (0.37%) ATG Dynamo
9 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.37%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.33%) Simulink
3 3 (1.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.33%) SaaS
3 8 (2.96%) Amazon S3
3 8 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.59%) IaaS
4 7 (2.59%) PaaS
5 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.37%) GitHub
6 1 (0.37%) Office 365
6 1 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.33%) Bluetooth
3 5 (1.85%) Internet
3 5 (1.85%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.11%) Firewall
4 3 (1.11%) Wireless
5 2 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.74%) Modbus
6 1 (0.37%) HTTP
6 1 (0.37%) LAN
6 1 (0.37%) NAS
6 1 (0.37%) RS-485
6 1 (0.37%) SAN
6 1 (0.37%) Skype
6 1 (0.37%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.41%) Hadoop
3 14 (5.19%) Big Data
4 12 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.59%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.22%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.48%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.11%) Apache Accumulo
9 3 (1.11%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.11%) MySQL
10 2 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.74%) DB2
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.74%) OrientDB
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (8.89%) Rational DOORS
2 21 (7.78%) Git (software)
3 20 (7.41%) Selenium
4 17 (6.30%) JIRA
5 15 (5.56%) Eclipse
5 15 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (5.19%) Cucumber
6 14 (5.19%) Jenkins
6 14 (5.19%) Rational Rhapsody
7 13 (4.81%) JUnit
8 7 (2.59%) Subversion
9 6 (2.22%) Ant
9 6 (2.22%) GDB
9 6 (2.22%) Maven
9 6 (2.22%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.48%) NetBeans
11 4 (1.48%) SpecFlow
12 3 (1.11%) Bitbucket
12 3 (1.11%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (7.41%) Finance
2 18 (6.67%) Aerospace
3 9 (3.33%) Electronics
4 7 (2.59%) Banking
4 7 (2.59%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.85%) Marketing
6 4 (1.48%) Games
6 4 (1.48%) Military
7 3 (1.11%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.74%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) International Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 137 (50.74%) Software Engineer
2 66 (24.44%) Developer
3 34 (12.59%) Embedded Engineer
3 34 (12.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 33 (12.22%) C++ Software Engineer
5 25 (9.26%) Java Developer
5 25 (9.26%) Java Engineer
6 22 (8.15%) Java Software Engineer
7 15 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 15 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
8 14 (5.19%) C# Software Engineer
9 13 (4.81%) Systems Engineer
9 13 (4.81%) Test Engineer
10 10 (3.70%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 10 (3.70%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 10 (3.70%) Software Developer
11 9 (3.33%) C# Developer
11 9 (3.33%) Integration Engineer
11 9 (3.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
12 8 (2.96%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (15.93%) .NET
2 34 (12.59%) HTML
3 27 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 20 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 20 (7.41%) REST
4 20 (7.41%) Web Services
4 20 (7.41%) XML
5 19 (7.04%) CSS
6 17 (6.30%) .NET Framework
7 16 (5.93%) Hibernate
8 13 (4.81%) EJB
9 12 (4.44%) J2EE
9 12 (4.44%) WPF
10 11 (4.07%) AngularJS
10 11 (4.07%) JSF
11 10 (3.70%) JPA
11 10 (3.70%) jQuery
11 10 (3.70%) Spring
12 9 (3.33%) EJB 3.0
12 9 (3.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.81%) User Experience
2 9 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (2.96%) Device Driver
4 6 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.22%) RIA
5 4 (1.48%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.48%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.48%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.11%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.11%) Wiki
7 2 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.74%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.74%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.74%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.37%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.37%) Home Automation
8 1 (0.37%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 45 (16.67%) Linux
2 30 (11.11%) Windows
3 8 (2.96%) Unix
4 7 (2.59%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (2.22%) Android
5 6 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.74%) CentOS
7 2 (0.74%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.37%) AIX
8 1 (0.37%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (42.96%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (28.52%) Scrum
3 53 (19.63%) UML
4 42 (15.56%) SDLC
5 40 (14.81%) OO
6 25 (9.26%) Software Testing
6 25 (9.26%) Validation
7 24 (8.89%) Integration Testing
8 23 (8.52%) Automated Testing
8 23 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (8.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 22 (8.15%) MVC
9 22 (8.15%) Time Management
9 22 (8.15%) Unit Testing
10 20 (7.41%) TDD
11 19 (7.04%) DevOps
12 18 (6.67%) Requirements Management
12 18 (6.67%) Test Automation
13 17 (6.30%) Mathematics
14 16 (5.93%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 98 (36.30%) C++
2 92 (34.07%) Java
3 85 (31.48%) C#
4 80 (29.63%) C
5 36 (13.33%) Python
5 36 (13.33%) SQL
6 35 (12.96%) JavaScript
7 26 (9.63%) Embedded C
8 21 (7.78%) Embedded C++
9 15 (5.56%) Ada
10 13 (4.81%) MATLAB
11 10 (3.70%) Perl
12 6 (2.22%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.85%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.85%) Delphi
13 5 (1.85%) PHP
13 5 (1.85%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.48%) Apex Code
14 4 (1.48%) Groovy
14 4 (1.48%) Lua
Qualifications
1 102 (37.78%) Security Cleared
2 51 (18.89%) SC Cleared
3 45 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 24 (8.89%) Degree
5 6 (2.22%) ISEB
6 5 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.85%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.37%) CISSP
8 1 (0.37%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.37%) GCIA
8 1 (0.37%) GCIH
8 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.37%) MCITP
8 1 (0.37%) MCSE
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.37%) RHCE
8 1 (0.37%) SANS
8 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.15%) QA
2 5 (1.85%) DO-178B
3 3 (1.11%) Def Stans
3 3 (1.11%) MISRA
3 3 (1.11%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.74%) PMO
5 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.48%) Docker
2 3 (1.11%) Firmware
2 3 (1.11%) Snort
3 2 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.37%) BusyBox
4 1 (0.37%) LXC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.11%) Ansible
2 2 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.74%) Kibana
2 2 (0.74%) Nessus
2 2 (0.74%) Oozie
2 2 (0.74%) QRadar
3 1 (0.37%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.37%) Puppet
3 1 (0.37%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 35 (12.96%) Oracle
2 19 (7.04%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.48%) Cloudera
3 4 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (1.48%) Serena
4 3 (1.11%) IBM
4 3 (1.11%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.11%) SAP
4 3 (1.11%) Wind River
5 2 (0.74%) ATG
5 2 (0.74%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.74%) CheckPoint
5 2 (0.74%) Cisco
5 2 (0.74%) Citrix
5 2 (0.74%) EMC
5 2 (0.74%) HP
5 2 (0.74%) Intel
5 2 (0.74%) Intel Security
5 2 (0.74%) Sencha
5 2 (0.74%) VMware
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £46 to £50 per hour + Dep On Exp
Posted: 2 hours ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: £44 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dyson
Posted: Yesterday
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Dursley, Gloucestershire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 5 days ago