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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 39 48 43
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 38 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.25% 2.41% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.50% 2.57% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 10 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £350 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +20.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £296 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £39.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.87% +9.02%
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
845 739 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 94.41% 93.66% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 542 319
Average daily rate £375 £375 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £257 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £489 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 36 21
Average hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £17.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +0.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.00 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 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 29 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 47 (90.38%) Software Engineering
2 36 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (46.15%) TDD
4 22 (42.31%) HTML
4 22 (42.31%) JavaScript
4 22 (42.31%) Git (software)
4 22 (42.31%) REST
5 21 (40.38%) Objective-C
5 21 (40.38%) API Integration
6 20 (38.46%) E-Commerce
6 20 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (36.54%) HTML5
8 13 (25.00%) Linux
9 11 (21.15%) Apache
9 11 (21.15%) CSS
9 11 (21.15%) Scrum
9 11 (21.15%) Cocoa
9 11 (21.15%) Automated Testing
9 11 (21.15%) Apple iOS
9 11 (21.15%) Node.js
9 11 (21.15%) Cocoa Touch
9 11 (21.15%) iOS Development
9 11 (21.15%) JSON
9 11 (21.15%) Apple Swift
10 10 (19.23%) Refactoring
10 10 (19.23%) Android SDK
10 10 (19.23%) Android Development
10 10 (19.23%) Android
10 10 (19.23%) PHP
11 9 (17.31%) MySQL

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 11 (21.15%) Apache
1 11 (21.15%) Node.js
2 2 (3.85%) Confluence
3 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.92%) Liferay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Broadband
1 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.85%) DVB
1 2 (3.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) MySQL
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (42.31%) Git (software)
2 9 (17.31%) PHPUnit
3 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.85%) JIRA
4 2 (3.85%) Selenium
4 2 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.92%) GDB
5 1 (1.92%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.92%) Behat
5 1 (1.92%) JBehave
5 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.92%) PhpStorm
5 1 (1.92%) GitLab
5 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (42.31%) HTML
1 22 (42.31%) REST
2 19 (36.54%) HTML5
3 11 (21.15%) Cocoa Touch
3 11 (21.15%) JSON
3 11 (21.15%) CSS
3 11 (21.15%) Cocoa
4 10 (19.23%) Android SDK
5 9 (17.31%) Doctrine
5 9 (17.31%) Zend Framework
5 9 (17.31%) jQuery
6 1 (1.92%) .NET
6 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.92%) WinForms
6 1 (1.92%) NHibernate
6 1 (1.92%) Java EE
6 1 (1.92%) JSP
6 1 (1.92%) SOAP
6 1 (1.92%) Web Services
6 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) DTV
2 2 (3.85%) IPTV
2 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.85%) Video on Demand
2 2 (3.85%) Digital Media
2 2 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (3.85%) MPEG
3 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.92%) Physics
3 1 (1.92%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Linux
2 11 (21.15%) Apple iOS
3 10 (19.23%) Android
4 9 (17.31%) CentOS
5 2 (3.85%) Windows
6 1 (1.92%) UNIX
6 1 (1.92%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (90.38%) Software Engineering
2 36 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (46.15%) TDD
4 21 (40.38%) API Integration
5 20 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (38.46%) E-Commerce
6 11 (21.15%) Scrum
6 11 (21.15%) Automated Testing
6 11 (21.15%) iOS Development
7 10 (19.23%) Android Development
7 10 (19.23%) Refactoring
8 9 (17.31%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.77%) Integration Testing
9 3 (5.77%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
10 2 (3.85%) OOD
10 2 (3.85%) UML
10 2 (3.85%) OO
10 2 (3.85%) BDD
11 1 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 22 (42.31%) JavaScript
2 21 (40.38%) Objective-C
3 11 (21.15%) Apple Swift
4 10 (19.23%) PHP
5 5 (9.62%) C
6 4 (7.69%) C++
7 3 (5.77%) Python
7 3 (5.77%) Ada
8 2 (3.85%) Java
8 2 (3.85%) C#
9 1 (1.92%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.92%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.92%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.92%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Degree
1 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) DO-254
2 1 (1.92%) TickIT
2 1 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Firmware
2 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Zend
2 3 (5.77%) Serena
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) HP
3 1 (1.92%) Dell
3 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.92%) QNX
3 1 (1.92%) VMware
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