Period
to 25 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wiltshire during the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 107 79 74
Rank change year-on-year -28 -5 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 18 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.94% 0.56% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.59% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 6
Wiltshire median daily rate £431 £419 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +9.48% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £324 £348
90th Percentile £488 £538 £433
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £418
% change year-on-year +3.23% -7.19% +22.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Wiltshire median hourly rate £45.00 £39.25 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.65% +0.64% +7.59%
10th Percentile £39.60 £36.68 £30.75
90th Percentile £48.00 £41.23 £47.45
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £41.33 £42.50
% change year-on-year +8.89% -2.76% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies in Wiltshire with a recognized job title 1,804 1,011 1,295
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.01% 93.87% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,206 696 881
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £276 £213
90th Percentile £650 £619 £565
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £376
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.38% +0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 13 31
Wiltshire median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.64% -28.57% +10.00%
10th Percentile £14.41 £13.90 £14.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £40.95 £42.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +45.83% -23.81% -16.00%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Wiltshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineer in Wiltshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Wiltshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Wiltshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Wiltshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Wiltshire

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 25 March 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
Swindon -18 7 £450 - 3
Salisbury - 7 £431 - 2
Chippenham - 2 £325 - 6
Warminster +1 1 - -
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wiltshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) C
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) .NET
4 3 (16.67%) C++
4 3 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) Selenium
4 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 3 (16.67%) SDET
5 2 (11.11%) User Experience
5 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
5 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) VBA
5 2 (11.11%) C#
5 2 (11.11%) Linux
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (11.11%) Embedded C
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Redux
5 2 (11.11%) GraphQL

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.56%) Power BI
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
1 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.56%) Back Office
1 1 (5.56%) Law
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) GraphQL
2 2 (11.11%) Redux
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) React
3 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) SDET
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.11%) BDD
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) Cross-Platform Development
5 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) ITSM
5 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
5 1 (5.56%) Network Management
5 1 (5.56%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C
2 3 (16.67%) C++
2 3 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Embedded C
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) VBA
4 1 (5.56%) Ada
4 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) DO-178B
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) BMC
2 1 (5.56%) Remedy
2 1 (5.56%) Tableau