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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 63 59 48
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 11 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.27% 1.25% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.34% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 6
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +19.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £350 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.72 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
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
795 821 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.12% 93.51% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 567 366
Average daily rate £375 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 40 39
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £29.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 39 (97.50%) Software Engineering
2 26 (65.00%) HTML
3 25 (62.50%) JavaScript
4 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (52.50%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (52.50%) Linux
6 20 (50.00%) PHP
6 20 (50.00%) jQuery
7 19 (47.50%) Git (software)
7 19 (47.50%) HTML5
7 19 (47.50%) MySQL
7 19 (47.50%) Apache
8 18 (45.00%) Doctrine
8 18 (45.00%) PHPUnit
8 18 (45.00%) CentOS
8 18 (45.00%) Zend
8 18 (45.00%) Zend Framework
9 16 (40.00%) Mentoring
10 15 (37.50%) Refactoring
11 14 (35.00%) Automated Testing
12 11 (27.50%) Finance
13 10 (25.00%) Java
14 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
14 7 (17.50%) C++
14 7 (17.50%) CSS
14 7 (17.50%) Middleware
15 6 (15.00%) XML
15 6 (15.00%) Oracle
16 5 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
16 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 19 (47.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Internet
1 3 (7.50%) DVB
2 2 (5.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.50%) DLNA
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (47.50%) MySQL
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (47.50%) Git (software)
2 18 (45.00%) PHPUnit
3 4 (10.00%) PVCS
4 3 (7.50%) Subversion
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.50%) ClearQuest
6 1 (2.50%) NetBeans
6 1 (2.50%) Maven
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.50%) ClearCase
6 1 (2.50%) Ant
6 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (2.50%) Hudson
6 1 (2.50%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (65.00%) HTML
2 20 (50.00%) jQuery
3 19 (47.50%) HTML5
4 18 (45.00%) Doctrine
4 18 (45.00%) Zend Framework
5 7 (17.50%) CSS
5 7 (17.50%) Middleware
6 6 (15.00%) XML
7 5 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (7.50%) DOM
9 2 (5.00%) OpenGL
9 2 (5.00%) Ajax
9 2 (5.00%) JSON
9 2 (5.00%) .NET
10 1 (2.50%) JSP
10 1 (2.50%) Web Services
10 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
10 1 (2.50%) Spring
10 1 (2.50%) JNI
10 1 (2.50%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) MPEG
1 4 (10.00%) DTV
2 3 (7.50%) Streaming Video
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (5.00%) Physics
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) iDTV
4 1 (2.50%) STB
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Linux
2 18 (45.00%) CentOS
3 3 (7.50%) Android
3 3 (7.50%) UNIX
4 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (97.50%) Software Engineering
2 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (52.50%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (40.00%) Mentoring
5 15 (37.50%) Refactoring
6 14 (35.00%) Automated Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Information Management
8 4 (10.00%) TDD
9 2 (5.00%) Scrum
9 2 (5.00%) Integration Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (5.00%) OO
9 2 (5.00%) SOA
9 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.00%) Multithreading
9 2 (5.00%) Software Architecture
10 1 (2.50%) Waterfall
10 1 (2.50%) Automation Testing
10 1 (2.50%) Android Development
10 1 (2.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 20 (50.00%) PHP
3 10 (25.00%) Java
4 7 (17.50%) C++
5 4 (10.00%) C#
6 3 (7.50%) C
6 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
6 3 (7.50%) SQL
7 2 (5.00%) Python
7 2 (5.00%) Ada
7 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.00%) GLSL
8 1 (2.50%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.50%) Perl
8 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.50%) VC++
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Zend
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.00%) Serena
4 1 (2.50%) Google