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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 52 44 46
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 29 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.86% 1.01% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.06% 1.10% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £308 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.08% -18.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
949 543 845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.59% 90.95% 93.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 365 484
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 42 61
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -50.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £23.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 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 47 (97.92%) Software Engineering
2 30 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (47.92%) HTML
3 23 (47.92%) JavaScript
3 23 (47.92%) PHP
4 22 (45.83%) Linux
4 22 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (41.67%) Apache
6 19 (39.58%) MySQL
6 19 (39.58%) jQuery
6 19 (39.58%) Zend
6 19 (39.58%) Zend Framework
7 17 (35.42%) CentOS
7 17 (35.42%) HTML5
7 17 (35.42%) PHPUnit
8 15 (31.25%) Git (software)
9 13 (27.08%) Finance
10 12 (25.00%) Refactoring
10 12 (25.00%) Automated Testing
10 12 (25.00%) Mentoring
11 10 (20.83%) Java
12 7 (14.58%) Oracle
12 7 (14.58%) UML
13 6 (12.50%) CSS
13 6 (12.50%) XML
13 6 (12.50%) TDD
13 6 (12.50%) Validation
13 6 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (12.50%) Oracle Database
14 5 (10.42%) Rational DOORS

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 20 (41.67%) Apache
2 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) LabWindows
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Internet
2 2 (4.17%) DVB
3 1 (2.08%) LTE
3 1 (2.08%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.08%) Wireless
3 1 (2.08%) 3G
3 1 (2.08%) SMS
3 1 (2.08%) VPN
3 1 (2.08%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.08%) GPRS
3 1 (2.08%) GSM
3 1 (2.08%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (39.58%) MySQL
2 6 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 17 (35.42%) PHPUnit
2 15 (31.25%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.42%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (8.33%) PVCS
4 4 (8.33%) Subversion
5 3 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (6.25%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.17%) Ant
7 1 (2.08%) LabVIEW
7 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.08%) NetBeans
7 1 (2.08%) Maven
7 1 (2.08%) Selenium
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (2.08%) JUnit
7 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.08%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (2.08%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.08%) Hudson
General
1 13 (27.08%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Automotive
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (47.92%) HTML
2 19 (39.58%) jQuery
2 19 (39.58%) Zend Framework
3 17 (35.42%) HTML5
4 6 (12.50%) CSS
4 6 (12.50%) XML
5 5 (10.42%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (10.42%) Spring
5 5 (10.42%) Middleware
6 4 (8.33%) .NET
7 3 (6.25%) Ajax
7 3 (6.25%) Java EE
7 3 (6.25%) Web Services
7 3 (6.25%) DOM
7 3 (6.25%) REST
8 2 (4.17%) JSP
8 2 (4.17%) SOAP
8 2 (4.17%) Spring MVC
8 2 (4.17%) JSON
8 2 (4.17%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) DTV
2 3 (6.25%) Streaming Video
2 3 (6.25%) MPEG
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 22 (45.83%) Linux
2 17 (35.42%) CentOS
3 1 (2.08%) Android
3 1 (2.08%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) Windows
3 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (97.92%) Software Engineering
2 30 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (25.00%) Refactoring
4 12 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 12 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 7 (14.58%) UML
6 6 (12.50%) TDD
6 6 (12.50%) Validation
7 5 (10.42%) Test Scripting
7 5 (10.42%) SysML
7 5 (10.42%) Requirements Management
7 5 (10.42%) Change Management
8 4 (8.33%) Information Management
9 3 (6.25%) Scrum
10 2 (4.17%) MVC
10 2 (4.17%) SOA
10 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
10 2 (4.17%) Time Management
11 1 (2.08%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (47.92%) JavaScript
1 23 (47.92%) PHP
2 10 (20.83%) Java
3 5 (10.42%) C#
4 4 (8.33%) C
5 3 (6.25%) C++
5 3 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.25%) SQL
5 3 (6.25%) Embedded C
6 2 (4.17%) VC++
6 2 (4.17%) Python
6 2 (4.17%) PHP5
7 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.08%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Zend
2 7 (14.58%) Oracle
3 5 (10.42%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
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