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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
South West / Bristol
Rank 60 45 58
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 6 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.79% 2.20% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 2.28% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 10
Median daily rate £425 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £390 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £45.25 £49.50 £40.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.58% +21.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.45 £42.30 £36.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.05 £50.00 £45.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £43.63 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-3.72% +12.58%

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
729 789 816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 96.30% 96.45% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 579 612
Median daily rate £395 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 44 22
Median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +61.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.63 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 January 2017.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 16 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (50.00%) C
3 7 (43.75%) C++
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) UML
5 4 (25.00%) Python
5 4 (25.00%) Ada
5 4 (25.00%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) Embedded C
6 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
6 3 (18.75%) OO
6 3 (18.75%) TDD
6 3 (18.75%) MATLAB
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (18.75%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (12.50%) REST
7 2 (12.50%) DevOps
7 2 (12.50%) Analytics
7 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) Simulink
7 2 (12.50%) C#
8 1 (6.25%) Delphi
8 1 (6.25%) SQL
8 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
8 1 (6.25%) JUnit
8 1 (6.25%) Unix
8 1 (6.25%) Windows

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
1 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (18.75%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.25%) GDB
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) JUnit
2 1 (6.25%) NetBeans
General
1 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
1 1 (6.25%) Electronics
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Multimedia
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (6.25%) OSGi
2 1 (6.25%) PyQt
2 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (6.25%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Digital TV
1 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (6.25%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) UML
3 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 3 (18.75%) OO
3 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Analytics
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) Memory Management
5 1 (6.25%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) OOP
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) SysML
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C
2 7 (43.75%) C++
3 4 (25.00%) Ada
3 4 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (18.75%) Embedded C
4 3 (18.75%) MATLAB
5 2 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (6.25%) Ada 95
6 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 1 (6.25%) Delphi
6 1 (6.25%) Lua
6 1 (6.25%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Def Stans
1 1 (6.25%) DO-178B
1 1 (6.25%) MISRA
1 1 (6.25%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Serena