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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 48 47 39
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 24 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.81% 2.40% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.99% 2.59% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £325 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -1.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £37.10 £35.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £39.50 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
803 771 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 94.03% 92.34% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 542 272
Average daily rate £375 £373 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +12.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 51 36
Average hourly rate £18.91 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.05% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.95 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.42 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 2 June 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 32 (94.12%) Software Engineering
2 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (52.94%) Git (software)
4 16 (47.06%) HTML
5 15 (44.12%) JavaScript
5 15 (44.12%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (44.12%) HTML5
6 12 (35.29%) REST
6 12 (35.29%) TDD
6 12 (35.29%) Objective-C
7 11 (32.35%) E-Commerce
7 11 (32.35%) Automated Testing
8 10 (29.41%) Zend
8 10 (29.41%) Zend Framework
8 10 (29.41%) Refactoring
8 10 (29.41%) jQuery
8 10 (29.41%) Linux
8 10 (29.41%) PHP
8 10 (29.41%) MySQL
8 10 (29.41%) Apache
8 10 (29.41%) PHPUnit
8 10 (29.41%) CentOS
8 10 (29.41%) Mentoring
8 10 (29.41%) Doctrine
9 7 (20.59%) Cocoa
9 7 (20.59%) Apple Swift
9 7 (20.59%) iOS Development
9 7 (20.59%) Apple iOS
9 7 (20.59%) Cocoa Touch
10 6 (17.65%) Finance

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 10 (29.41%) Apache
2 5 (14.71%) Node.js
3 1 (2.94%) Confluence
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (52.94%) Git (software)
2 10 (29.41%) PHPUnit
3 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.94%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.94%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (47.06%) HTML
2 15 (44.12%) HTML5
3 12 (35.29%) REST
4 10 (29.41%) Zend Framework
4 10 (29.41%) jQuery
4 10 (29.41%) Doctrine
5 7 (20.59%) Cocoa
5 7 (20.59%) Cocoa Touch
6 6 (17.65%) CSS
7 5 (14.71%) JSON
7 5 (14.71%) Android SDK
8 2 (5.88%) OpenGL
9 1 (2.94%) NHibernate
9 1 (2.94%) WinForms
9 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (5.88%) Physics
2 1 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Linux
1 10 (29.41%) CentOS
2 7 (20.59%) Apple iOS
3 5 (14.71%) Android
4 2 (5.88%) UNIX
5 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (94.12%) Software Engineering
2 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (44.12%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (35.29%) TDD
5 11 (32.35%) E-Commerce
5 11 (32.35%) Automated Testing
6 10 (29.41%) Refactoring
6 10 (29.41%) Mentoring
7 7 (20.59%) iOS Development
8 5 (14.71%) Scrum
8 5 (14.71%) Android Development
9 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
9 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
10 2 (5.88%) OOD
11 1 (2.94%) Automation Testing
11 1 (2.94%) Change Control
11 1 (2.94%) Waterfall
11 1 (2.94%) SDLC
11 1 (2.94%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) JavaScript
2 12 (35.29%) Objective-C
3 10 (29.41%) PHP
4 7 (20.59%) Apple Swift
5 5 (14.71%) C++
6 3 (8.82%) Ada
6 3 (8.82%) C
6 3 (8.82%) C#
7 2 (5.88%) GLSL
8 1 (2.94%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
1 1 (2.94%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Zend
2 3 (8.82%) Serena
3 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.94%) QNX
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