Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wiltshire during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 72 77
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.36% 1.19% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 1.25% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Wiltshire median daily rate £313 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.88% +11.11% -12.73%
10th Percentile £306 £355 £340
90th Percentile £319 £433 £380
South West median daily rate £388 £400 £355
% change year-on-year -3.13% +12.68% -11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
Wiltshire median hourly rate £37.50 £34.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.91% +6.92% -
10th Percentile £36.25 £30.75 £30.95
90th Percentile £38.75 £77.50 £35.90
South West median hourly rate £42.25 £41.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +1.81% -1.19% +5.00%

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 1,037 1,199 1,378
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.44% 95.08% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 830 956
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £281 £215 £223
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 38 49
Wiltshire median hourly rate £27.25 £38.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.22% +24.19% +42.94%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.73 £12.50
90th Percentile £40.08 £47.50 £43.75
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% -15.38% +62.50%

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 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 22 January 2018. 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
Chippenham - 1 - - 3
Devizes - 1 - -
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wiltshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (50.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Qt
4 1 (25.00%) QML
4 1 (25.00%) Modbus
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++
4 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (25.00%) Aerospace

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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Modbus
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) QML
1 1 (25.00%) Qt
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded C
2 2 (50.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared