The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 49 55 48
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 26 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.82% 1.00% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.01% 1.10% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £218 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £358 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Average hourly rate £48.13 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.38 - £35.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
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
865 634 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.72% 90.70% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 431 399
Average daily rate £385 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 51 51
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 45 (97.83%) Software Engineering
2 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (58.70%) HTML
2 27 (58.70%) JavaScript
3 24 (52.17%) Linux
4 23 (50.00%) Apache
4 23 (50.00%) PHP
4 23 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (47.83%) jQuery
5 22 (47.83%) MySQL
6 21 (45.65%) HTML5
6 21 (45.65%) Git (software)
7 20 (43.48%) PHPUnit
7 20 (43.48%) CentOS
7 20 (43.48%) Zend
7 20 (43.48%) Zend Framework
7 20 (43.48%) Doctrine
8 16 (34.78%) Mentoring
9 15 (32.61%) Refactoring
10 14 (30.43%) Automated Testing
10 14 (30.43%) Finance
11 10 (21.74%) Java
12 7 (15.22%) Oracle
12 7 (15.22%) UML
12 7 (15.22%) Middleware
12 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
13 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
13 6 (13.04%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (13.04%) Validation

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 23 (50.00%) Apache
2 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.17%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) DVB
1 3 (6.52%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.17%) GPRS
2 1 (2.17%) GSM
2 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.17%) VPN
2 1 (2.17%) Wireless
2 1 (2.17%) ZigBee
2 1 (2.17%) LTE
2 1 (2.17%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (47.83%) MySQL
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 21 (45.65%) Git (software)
2 20 (43.48%) PHPUnit
3 6 (13.04%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (8.70%) Subversion
4 4 (8.70%) PVCS
5 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
5 3 (6.52%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (4.35%) Ant
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (2.17%) ClearCase
7 1 (2.17%) JUnit
7 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.17%) ClearQuest
7 1 (2.17%) LabVIEW
7 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.17%) NetBeans
7 1 (2.17%) Maven
7 1 (2.17%) Hudson
7 1 (2.17%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (30.43%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Electronics
3 2 (4.35%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Automotive
4 1 (2.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (58.70%) HTML
2 22 (47.83%) jQuery
3 21 (45.65%) HTML5
4 20 (43.48%) Zend Framework
4 20 (43.48%) Doctrine
5 7 (15.22%) Middleware
6 6 (13.04%) CSS
6 6 (13.04%) XML
7 5 (10.87%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (8.70%) .NET
9 3 (6.52%) DOM
10 2 (4.35%) Spring MVC
10 2 (4.35%) JSON
10 2 (4.35%) Java EE
10 2 (4.35%) Ajax
10 2 (4.35%) Spring
10 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
10 2 (4.35%) JSP
11 1 (2.17%) Web Services
11 1 (2.17%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) MPEG
1 4 (8.70%) DTV
2 3 (6.52%) Streaming Video
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) iDTV
4 1 (2.17%) STB
4 1 (2.17%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.17%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (52.17%) Linux
2 20 (43.48%) CentOS
3 3 (6.52%) Android
4 1 (2.17%) UNIX
4 1 (2.17%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (97.83%) Software Engineering
2 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (34.78%) Mentoring
5 15 (32.61%) Refactoring
6 14 (30.43%) Automated Testing
7 7 (15.22%) UML
8 6 (13.04%) Validation
9 5 (10.87%) Change Management
9 5 (10.87%) TDD
9 5 (10.87%) Information Management
9 5 (10.87%) SysML
9 5 (10.87%) Requirements Management
9 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
10 3 (6.52%) Scrum
11 2 (4.35%) Software Architecture
11 2 (4.35%) Multithreading
11 2 (4.35%) MVC
11 2 (4.35%) SOA
11 2 (4.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 27 (58.70%) JavaScript
2 23 (50.00%) PHP
3 10 (21.74%) Java
4 6 (13.04%) C++
5 5 (10.87%) C
5 5 (10.87%) C#
6 3 (6.52%) Python
6 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.52%) SQL
6 3 (6.52%) Embedded C
7 2 (4.35%) VC++
7 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.17%) Perl
8 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.17%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) Zend
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle
3 5 (10.87%) IBM
4 1 (2.17%) Google
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