Period
to 22 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 22 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
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 42 73
Rank change year-on-year -11 +31 -23
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 70 53 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 3.76% 4.08% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.37% 4.74% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 23 14
Wiltshire median daily rate £438 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -26.14%
10th Percentile £374 £306 £316
90th Percentile £613 £573 £475
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 5
Wiltshire median hourly rate £45.00 £42.02 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.10% +6.37% +6.04%
10th Percentile £41.25 £35.50 £37.15
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £50.80
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +8.24% -5.56% +6.51%

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,603 1,118 1,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 86.04% 86.00% 87.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,041 742 757
Wiltshire median daily rate £461 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.37% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
90th Percentile £656 £600 £580
South West median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 37 28
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £23.75 £16.60 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.20 £44.35
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +3.66% +3.80% +5.33%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Wiltshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Wiltshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Wiltshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Wiltshire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 22 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
Swindon -11 16 £575 +27.07% 8
Salisbury +2 9 £450 -14.29% 3
Corsham -25 9 £400 -13.51% 3
Chippenham -7 6 £350 - 4
Warminster +1 1 - - 1
Malmesbury - 1 £425 - 1
Software Engineering
South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 46 (65.71%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (44.29%) C
3 29 (41.43%) C++
4 27 (38.57%) Linux
5 21 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 20 (28.57%) Scrum
7 18 (25.71%) UML
7 18 (25.71%) SC Cleared
8 16 (22.86%) PowerShell
9 15 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 15 (21.43%) JIRA
10 14 (20.00%) DevOps
11 13 (18.57%) FreeRTOS
11 13 (18.57%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (18.57%) Confluence
11 13 (18.57%) ThreadX
11 13 (18.57%) Windows
12 12 (17.14%) Cisco
12 12 (17.14%) Validation
13 11 (15.71%) Java
13 11 (15.71%) Reverse Engineering
13 11 (15.71%) Deployment Automation
13 11 (15.71%) Infrastructure Automation
13 11 (15.71%) PowerCLI
13 11 (15.71%) Data Centre
13 11 (15.71%) Windows Server
14 10 (14.29%) Python
14 10 (14.29%) Embedded C
15 9 (12.86%) CCNA
15 9 (12.86%) Cisco Certification

Software Engineering
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 13 (18.57%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) AWS
1 2 (2.86%) GCP
2 1 (1.43%) Akamai
2 1 (1.43%) Apigee
2 1 (1.43%) Azure
2 1 (1.43%) Serverless
2 1 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) Bluetooth
1 1 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (1.43%) DNS
1 1 (1.43%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.43%) Internet
1 1 (1.43%) Intranet
1 1 (1.43%) TETRA
1 1 (1.43%) VPN
1 1 (1.43%) Wireless
1 1 (1.43%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.86%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (2.86%) Big Data
3 2 (2.86%) BigQuery
3 2 (2.86%) Bigtable
3 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.86%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.86%) MySQL
3 2 (2.86%) QlikView
3 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (21.43%) JIRA
2 8 (11.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (10.00%) GoogleTest
4 4 (5.71%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.71%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (4.29%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.86%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (2.86%) Rational Team Concert
7 1 (1.43%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.43%) Rational Rose
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Public Sector
4 3 (4.29%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.29%) Automotive
5 2 (2.86%) Electronics
5 2 (2.86%) Publishing
5 2 (2.86%) Retail
5 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.43%) Law
6 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 20 (28.57%) Embedded Engineer
2 20 (28.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 13 (18.57%) C++ Software Engineer
4 11 (15.71%) C Software Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Architect
5 9 (12.86%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Embedded C Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) PowerShell Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Head of Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) REST
2 7 (10.00%) .NET
3 6 (8.57%) JSON
3 6 (8.57%) JSP
3 6 (8.57%) Web Services
3 6 (8.57%) XML
4 5 (7.14%) SOAP
5 4 (5.71%) .NET Core
6 2 (2.86%) CSS
6 2 (2.86%) HTML
6 2 (2.86%) React
6 2 (2.86%) Yocto
7 1 (1.43%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.43%) CSS3
7 1 (1.43%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.43%) J2EE
7 1 (1.43%) Kendo UI
7 1 (1.43%) OpenCV
7 1 (1.43%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.71%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.86%) Clustering
4 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) TMS320
5 1 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.43%) iPad
5 1 (1.43%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 27 (38.57%) Linux
2 13 (18.57%) FreeRTOS
2 13 (18.57%) ThreadX
2 13 (18.57%) Windows
3 11 (15.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.71%) Unix
5 1 (1.43%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (65.71%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (28.57%) Scrum
3 18 (25.71%) UML
4 14 (20.00%) DevOps
5 13 (18.57%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (17.14%) Validation
7 11 (15.71%) Deployment Automation
7 11 (15.71%) Infrastructure Automation
7 11 (15.71%) Reverse Engineering
8 6 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (8.57%) Microservices
8 6 (8.57%) TOGAF
9 5 (7.14%) Architectural Design
9 5 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 5 (7.14%) Critical Thinking
9 5 (7.14%) DSDM
9 5 (7.14%) Information Security
9 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (7.14%) IT Strategy
9 5 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (44.29%) C
2 29 (41.43%) C++
3 16 (22.86%) PowerShell
4 11 (15.71%) Java
5 10 (14.29%) Embedded C
5 10 (14.29%) Python
6 5 (7.14%) C#
6 5 (7.14%) Embedded C++
7 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.71%) SQL
8 1 (1.43%) Ada
8 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (25.71%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.86%) CCNA
3 9 (12.86%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (12.86%) MCSA
3 9 (12.86%) MCSE
3 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (12.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (7.14%) OCA
4 5 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (4.29%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) HMG Infosec
1 5 (7.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 5 (7.14%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.86%) MISRA
2 2 (2.86%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.43%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.43%) DO-254
3 1 (1.43%) GDPR
3 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.86%) Docker
2 2 (2.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (15.71%) PowerCLI
2 9 (12.86%) vCenter Server
3 6 (8.57%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.86%) Ansible
4 2 (2.86%) Terraform
5 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.43%) Packer
5 1 (1.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.14%) Cisco
3 9 (12.86%) Atlassian
3 9 (12.86%) Oracle
3 9 (12.86%) VMware
4 6 (8.57%) Google
5 2 (2.86%) IBM
5 2 (2.86%) Tableau
5 2 (2.86%) Talend
5 2 (2.86%) Teradata
6 1 (1.43%) Citrix
6 1 (1.43%) Red Hat