The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bristol region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 49 41 50
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 19 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.41% 1.12% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 1.22% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 3
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£350 £291 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.17% +18.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -1.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.02% -4.00%
Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
735 490 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.27% 91.25% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 319 486
Average daily rate £365 £348 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.03% +4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 44
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.35 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -28.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Engineer
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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
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 25 July 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 36 (97.30%) Software Engineering
2 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (51.35%) PHP
4 16 (43.24%) Zend
4 16 (43.24%) Zend Framework
5 13 (35.14%) PHP5
6 9 (24.32%) HTML
6 9 (24.32%) Apache
6 9 (24.32%) CentOS
7 8 (21.62%) Time Management
7 8 (21.62%) Refactoring
7 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
7 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
8 7 (18.92%) Linux
8 7 (18.92%) UML
9 6 (16.22%) Java
9 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (16.22%) FitNesse
10 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
10 5 (13.51%) SysML
10 5 (13.51%) Requirements Management
10 5 (13.51%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (13.51%) CSS
10 5 (13.51%) IBM
10 5 (13.51%) Change Management
10 5 (13.51%) Finance
10 5 (13.51%) Validation
11 4 (10.81%) TDD
11 4 (10.81%) Spring
11 4 (10.81%) DTV

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (24.32%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) Drupal
2 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) DVB
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) 3G
2 1 (2.70%) Wireless
2 1 (2.70%) ZigBee
2 1 (2.70%) LTE
2 1 (2.70%) 4G
2 1 (2.70%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.70%) GPRS
2 1 (2.70%) GSM
2 1 (2.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) FitNesse
2 5 (13.51%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (8.11%) PHPUnit
4 2 (5.41%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (2.70%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (2.70%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.70%) Selenium
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Electronics
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (43.24%) Zend Framework
2 9 (24.32%) HTML
3 5 (13.51%) CSS
4 4 (10.81%) Web Services
4 4 (10.81%) Spring
4 4 (10.81%) HTML5
4 4 (10.81%) REST
4 4 (10.81%) jQuery
5 2 (5.41%) Apache CXF
5 2 (5.41%) RESTful
5 2 (5.41%) Ajax
5 2 (5.41%) Java EE
5 2 (5.41%) XML
5 2 (5.41%) DOM
5 2 (5.41%) SOAP
5 2 (5.41%) J2EE
6 1 (2.70%) Struts
6 1 (2.70%) OpenGL
6 1 (2.70%) GWT
6 1 (2.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) DTV
2 2 (5.41%) Streaming Video
2 2 (5.41%) IPTV
2 2 (5.41%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) CentOS
2 7 (18.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (97.30%) Software Engineering
2 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (21.62%) Refactoring
3 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
3 8 (21.62%) Time Management
4 7 (18.92%) UML
5 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
6 5 (13.51%) Change Management
6 5 (13.51%) Validation
6 5 (13.51%) SysML
6 5 (13.51%) Requirements Management
7 4 (10.81%) TDD
8 3 (8.11%) Scrum
8 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
9 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (2.70%) Web Development
10 1 (2.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) PHP
2 13 (35.14%) PHP5
3 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
4 6 (16.22%) Java
5 4 (10.81%) C
6 3 (8.11%) C++
7 1 (2.70%) SQL
7 1 (2.70%) Python
7 1 (2.70%) Fortran
7 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.70%) Pascal
7 1 (2.70%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Zend
2 5 (13.51%) IBM
3 2 (5.41%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) JBoss
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