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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 37 52 42
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 35 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.09% 2.19% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.38% 2.35% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 1
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£413 £350 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +35.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +0.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +8.10%
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
799 723 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.34% 93.17% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 520 283
Average daily rate £375 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 42 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £35.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 43 (89.58%) Software Engineering
2 32 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (43.75%) TDD
3 21 (43.75%) Git (software)
4 20 (41.67%) REST
4 20 (41.67%) API Integration
4 20 (41.67%) Objective-C
5 19 (39.58%) HTML
5 19 (39.58%) JavaScript
5 19 (39.58%) E-Commerce
6 18 (37.50%) HTML5
6 18 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (22.92%) Apple Swift
7 11 (22.92%) Apple iOS
7 11 (22.92%) Cocoa Touch
7 11 (22.92%) iOS Development
7 11 (22.92%) Automated Testing
7 11 (22.92%) Cocoa
8 10 (20.83%) Apache
8 10 (20.83%) PHP
8 10 (20.83%) Linux
8 10 (20.83%) Node.js
8 10 (20.83%) Refactoring
9 9 (18.75%) Zend
9 9 (18.75%) Zend Framework
9 9 (18.75%) jQuery
9 9 (18.75%) PHPUnit
9 9 (18.75%) Android
9 9 (18.75%) CentOS
9 9 (18.75%) Android SDK

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (20.83%) Apache
1 10 (20.83%) Node.js
2 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.08%) Broadband
2 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.08%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) MySQL
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 9 (18.75%) PHPUnit
3 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.08%) GDB
4 1 (2.08%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (2.08%) Behat
4 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.08%) JIRA
4 1 (2.08%) Selenium
4 1 (2.08%) PhpStorm
4 1 (2.08%) GitLab
4 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (41.67%) REST
2 19 (39.58%) HTML
3 18 (37.50%) HTML5
4 11 (22.92%) Cocoa Touch
4 11 (22.92%) Cocoa
5 9 (18.75%) CSS
5 9 (18.75%) Android SDK
5 9 (18.75%) Doctrine
5 9 (18.75%) JSON
5 9 (18.75%) Zend Framework
5 9 (18.75%) jQuery
6 1 (2.08%) JSP
6 1 (2.08%) OpenGL
6 1 (2.08%) .NET
6 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.08%) WinForms
6 1 (2.08%) NHibernate
6 1 (2.08%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.08%) MPEG
2 1 (2.08%) DTV
2 1 (2.08%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (2.08%) IPTV
2 1 (2.08%) Physics
2 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.08%) Video on Demand
2 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Apple iOS
2 10 (20.83%) Linux
3 9 (18.75%) Android
3 9 (18.75%) CentOS
4 2 (4.17%) UNIX
5 1 (2.08%) Windows
5 1 (2.08%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (89.58%) Software Engineering
2 32 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (43.75%) TDD
4 20 (41.67%) API Integration
5 19 (39.58%) E-Commerce
6 18 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (22.92%) Automated Testing
7 11 (22.92%) iOS Development
8 10 (20.83%) Refactoring
9 9 (18.75%) Scrum
9 9 (18.75%) Mentoring
9 9 (18.75%) Android Development
10 4 (8.33%) Integration Testing
10 4 (8.33%) Test Scripting
10 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
11 2 (4.17%) OOD
12 1 (2.08%) ETL
12 1 (2.08%) UML
12 1 (2.08%) OO
12 1 (2.08%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) Objective-C
2 19 (39.58%) JavaScript
3 11 (22.92%) Apple Swift
4 10 (20.83%) PHP
5 5 (10.42%) C
6 4 (8.33%) C++
6 4 (8.33%) Ada
7 2 (4.17%) C#
8 1 (2.08%) Java
8 1 (2.08%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.08%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.08%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.08%) Python
8 1 (2.08%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Degree
1 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) DO-254
2 1 (2.08%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Zend
2 4 (8.33%) Serena
3 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.08%) QNX
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle
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