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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 65 40 49
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 10 35 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.09% 3.85% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 4.03% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 30 10
Median daily rate - £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +9.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
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
886 868 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 96.62% 95.49% 95.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 641 537
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £249 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 34
Median hourly rate £25.50 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.21% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £36.60 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 2016.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 28 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (60.71%) C++
3 12 (42.86%) C
4 10 (35.71%) Ada
5 9 (32.14%) Linux
6 8 (28.57%) UML
7 6 (21.43%) OO
7 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
7 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Python
8 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
8 5 (17.86%) MATLAB
8 5 (17.86%) Aerospace
8 5 (17.86%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (17.86%) Rational Rhapsody
8 5 (17.86%) Ada 95
9 4 (14.29%) OOP
9 4 (14.29%) SysML
10 3 (10.71%) Degree
10 3 (10.71%) VxWorks
10 3 (10.71%) HTML
10 3 (10.71%) Java
10 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
10 3 (10.71%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
10 3 (10.71%) GDB
11 2 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
11 2 (7.14%) Broadcom
11 2 (7.14%) CSS

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Broadband
1 1 (3.57%) DVB
1 1 (3.57%) HbbTV
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (17.86%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (10.71%) GDB
3 1 (3.57%) JUnit
3 1 (3.57%) Mockito
General
1 5 (17.86%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.57%) Automotive
2 1 (3.57%) Avionics
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) HTML
2 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 2 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.57%) Dojo
3 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.57%) HTML5
3 1 (3.57%) Java EE
3 1 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.57%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) Spring
3 1 (3.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Device Driver
1 2 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Digital TV
2 1 (3.57%) IPTV
2 1 (3.57%) MPEG
2 1 (3.57%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (28.57%) UML
3 6 (21.43%) OO
4 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
4 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
5 4 (14.29%) OOP
5 4 (14.29%) SysML
6 3 (10.71%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
8 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.57%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (3.57%) Microservices
8 1 (3.57%) MVC
8 1 (3.57%) Process Management
8 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.57%) Prototyping
8 1 (3.57%) Scrum
8 1 (3.57%) Threat Analysis
8 1 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) C++
2 12 (42.86%) C
3 10 (35.71%) Ada
4 5 (17.86%) Ada 95
4 5 (17.86%) MATLAB
4 5 (17.86%) Python
5 3 (10.71%) Java
5 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.14%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.57%) C#
7 1 (3.57%) SQL
7 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) DO-178B
1 1 (3.57%) MISRA
1 1 (3.57%) MISRA C
1 1 (3.57%) OIPF
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Broadcom
1 2 (7.14%) Serena
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft