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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 50 53 47
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 23 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.44% 0.92% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 1.01% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.04% -5.33%
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
877 592 832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.10% 90.94% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 407 495
Average daily rate £375 £350 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 39 55
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 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 39 (97.50%) Software Engineering
2 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (52.50%) PHP
4 20 (50.00%) Linux
5 18 (45.00%) Apache
5 18 (45.00%) JavaScript
5 18 (45.00%) HTML
5 18 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (42.50%) Zend
6 17 (42.50%) Zend Framework
6 17 (42.50%) MySQL
7 15 (37.50%) jQuery
7 15 (37.50%) CentOS
7 15 (37.50%) HTML5
7 15 (37.50%) PHPUnit
8 13 (32.50%) Git (software)
9 12 (30.00%) Finance
10 10 (25.00%) Automated Testing
10 10 (25.00%) Refactoring
11 9 (22.50%) Mentoring
12 8 (20.00%) Java
13 7 (17.50%) UML
14 6 (15.00%) Spring
15 5 (12.50%) TDD
15 5 (12.50%) Requirements Management
15 5 (12.50%) SysML
15 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
15 5 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
15 5 (12.50%) C
15 5 (12.50%) Validation

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 18 (45.00%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.50%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) ZigBee
1 1 (2.50%) LTE
1 1 (2.50%) 4G
1 1 (2.50%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.50%) GPRS
1 1 (2.50%) GSM
1 1 (2.50%) SMS
1 1 (2.50%) VPN
1 1 (2.50%) DVB
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
1 1 (2.50%) 3G
1 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (42.50%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 15 (37.50%) PHPUnit
2 13 (32.50%) Git (software)
3 5 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.00%) Subversion
5 1 (2.50%) Selenium
5 1 (2.50%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (2.50%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (2.50%) Ant
5 1 (2.50%) JUnit
5 1 (2.50%) PVCS
5 1 (2.50%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.50%) Bugzilla
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Electronics
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (45.00%) HTML
2 17 (42.50%) Zend Framework
3 15 (37.50%) jQuery
3 15 (37.50%) HTML5
4 6 (15.00%) Spring
5 4 (10.00%) Web Services
5 4 (10.00%) REST
5 4 (10.00%) Java EE
6 3 (7.50%) .NET
6 3 (7.50%) CSS
7 2 (5.00%) Hibernate
7 2 (5.00%) JSP
7 2 (5.00%) SOAP
7 2 (5.00%) J2EE
7 2 (5.00%) Ajax
7 2 (5.00%) Apache CXF
7 2 (5.00%) RESTful
7 2 (5.00%) Spring MVC
8 1 (2.50%) XML
8 1 (2.50%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) DTV
2 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) IPTV
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.50%) MPEG
2 1 (2.50%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) Linux
2 15 (37.50%) CentOS
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.50%) UNIX
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (97.50%) Software Engineering
2 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 10 (25.00%) Refactoring
5 9 (22.50%) Mentoring
6 7 (17.50%) UML
7 5 (12.50%) TDD
7 5 (12.50%) Requirements Management
7 5 (12.50%) SysML
7 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 5 (12.50%) Validation
7 5 (12.50%) Change Management
8 4 (10.00%) Scrum
9 2 (5.00%) MVC
9 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
9 2 (5.00%) Time Management
9 2 (5.00%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) PHP
2 18 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (20.00%) Java
4 5 (12.50%) C
5 4 (10.00%) C++
6 3 (7.50%) C#
6 3 (7.50%) Embedded C
7 2 (5.00%) VC++
7 2 (5.00%) Python
7 2 (5.00%) PHP5
8 1 (2.50%) Fortran
8 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.50%) Assembly Language
8 1 (2.50%) Pascal
8 1 (2.50%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Zend
2 5 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) SAP
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