The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bristol region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 51 48 48
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 19 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.03% 1.56% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 1.67% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 12
Average daily rate £338 £294 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.89% -23.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £270 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £35.50 £36.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £37.50 £37.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
865 598 915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.32% 93.58% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 361 603
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 43 55
Average hourly rate £16.75 £13.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.07% -31.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 24 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (50.00%) PHP
4 12 (46.15%) Zend
4 12 (46.15%) Zend Framework
4 12 (46.15%) PHP5
5 8 (30.77%) Automated Testing
6 7 (26.92%) FitNesse
6 7 (26.92%) Time Management
6 7 (26.92%) CentOS
6 7 (26.92%) Refactoring
6 7 (26.92%) Apache
7 6 (23.08%) Degree
8 5 (19.23%) HTML
8 5 (19.23%) Java
9 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
9 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
9 4 (15.38%) Web Services
9 4 (15.38%) CSS
9 4 (15.38%) HP
9 4 (15.38%) Internet
10 3 (11.54%) DTV
10 3 (11.54%) TDD
10 3 (11.54%) RESTful
11 2 (7.69%) OpenFlow
11 2 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (7.69%) Computer Security
11 2 (7.69%) IPTV
11 2 (7.69%) Streaming Video
11 2 (7.69%) Electronics

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (26.92%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) OpenFlow
2 2 (7.69%) DVB
2 2 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) FitNesse
2 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (3.85%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 2 (7.69%) Electronics
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) Zend Framework
2 5 (19.23%) HTML
3 4 (15.38%) Web Services
3 4 (15.38%) CSS
4 3 (11.54%) RESTful
5 2 (7.69%) XML
5 2 (7.69%) DOM
6 1 (3.85%) J2EE
6 1 (3.85%) Struts
6 1 (3.85%) OpenGL
6 1 (3.85%) Java EE
6 1 (3.85%) Spring
6 1 (3.85%) Ajax
6 1 (3.85%) jQuery
6 1 (3.85%) GWT
6 1 (3.85%) HTML5
6 1 (3.85%) REST
6 1 (3.85%) CSS3
6 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.54%) DTV
3 2 (7.69%) IPTV
3 2 (7.69%) Streaming Video
3 2 (7.69%) MPEG
4 1 (3.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) CentOS
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) Automated Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Time Management
4 7 (26.92%) Refactoring
5 3 (11.54%) TDD
6 2 (7.69%) Computer Security
7 1 (3.85%) UML
7 1 (3.85%) RUP
7 1 (3.85%) ERP
7 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.85%) Scrum
7 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.85%) Web Development
7 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.85%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) PHP
2 12 (46.15%) PHP5
3 5 (19.23%) Java
4 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.69%) C
5 2 (7.69%) C++
5 2 (7.69%) SQL
6 1 (3.85%) Python
6 1 (3.85%) Fortran
6 1 (3.85%) Pascal
6 1 (3.85%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Zend
2 4 (15.38%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) JBoss
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