The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bristol region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 55 50 55
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 13 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.55% 2.92% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 3.05% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 14
Median daily rate £338 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £401 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £425 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Median hourly rate £40.75 £41.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £41.00 £37.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.55 £41.00 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.35 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.87% -
Software Engineer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
817 884 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 97.26% 95.57% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 653 561
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £262 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 50
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.74 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bristol region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 Bristol region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (63.33%) C++
3 13 (43.33%) C
4 12 (40.00%) Linux
5 10 (33.33%) Ada
6 9 (30.00%) UML
7 8 (26.67%) Ada 95
8 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
8 6 (20.00%) Python
9 5 (16.67%) SysML
9 5 (16.67%) VxWorks
9 5 (16.67%) GDB
10 4 (13.33%) Degree
10 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
10 4 (13.33%) OOP
10 4 (13.33%) OO
10 4 (13.33%) HTML
10 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
10 4 (13.33%) MATLAB
10 4 (13.33%) Aerospace
11 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
11 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
11 3 (10.00%) MISRA C
11 3 (10.00%) MISRA
12 2 (6.67%) Prototyping
12 2 (6.67%) HbbTV
12 2 (6.67%) OIPF

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) Broadband
2 2 (6.67%) DVB
2 2 (6.67%) HbbTV
3 1 (3.33%) Modbus
3 1 (3.33%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (16.67%) GDB
3 2 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.33%) JUnit
4 1 (3.33%) Mockito
General
1 4 (13.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.33%) Automotive
2 1 (3.33%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.33%) Dojo
3 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.33%) HTML5
3 1 (3.33%) Java EE
3 1 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.33%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) Spring
3 1 (3.33%) WCF
3 1 (3.33%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.67%) Device Driver
1 2 (6.67%) DTV
1 2 (6.67%) IPTV
1 2 (6.67%) MPEG
1 2 (6.67%) Video on Demand
2 1 (3.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.33%) SCADA
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (30.00%) UML
3 5 (16.67%) SysML
4 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (13.33%) OO
4 4 (13.33%) OOP
5 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.67%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
6 2 (6.67%) MVC
6 2 (6.67%) Prototyping
6 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.33%) API Development
7 1 (3.33%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (3.33%) Microservices
7 1 (3.33%) SDLC
7 1 (3.33%) Threat Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) C++
2 13 (43.33%) C
3 10 (33.33%) Ada
4 8 (26.67%) Ada 95
5 6 (20.00%) Python
6 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (13.33%) MATLAB
7 2 (6.67%) C#
8 1 (3.33%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.33%) Java
8 1 (3.33%) SQL
8 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) MISRA
1 3 (10.00%) MISRA C
2 2 (6.67%) OIPF
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Broadcom
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.67%) Serena
2 1 (3.33%) Wonderware