The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 41 47 40
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 31 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.54% 1.95% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.64% 2.49% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £910 £390 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.90% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.72 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
668 683 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 76.26% 78.33% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 473 294
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 15
Average hourly rate £41.00 £24.00 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.83% +73.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.28 £28.10 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineering across the Bristol region.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Bristol region.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 64 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (55.32%) Linux
3 48 (51.06%) JavaScript
3 48 (51.06%) Git (software)
4 47 (50.00%) HTML
5 46 (48.94%) PHP
5 46 (48.94%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (46.81%) jQuery
7 43 (45.74%) MySQL
8 41 (43.62%) CentOS
9 40 (42.55%) Zend
9 40 (42.55%) HTML5
9 40 (42.55%) Apache
10 39 (41.49%) Doctrine
11 38 (40.43%) PHPUnit
11 38 (40.43%) Zend Framework
12 37 (39.36%) Mentoring
12 37 (39.36%) Java
13 36 (38.30%) Refactoring
14 35 (37.23%) Automated Testing
15 32 (34.04%) Finance
16 28 (29.79%) SQL
17 14 (14.89%) TDD
18 11 (11.70%) Scrum
19 10 (10.64%) Middleware
19 10 (10.64%) Oracle
19 10 (10.64%) Selenium
19 10 (10.64%) Security Cleared
20 9 (9.57%) Windows
20 9 (9.57%) CSS

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 40 (42.55%) Apache
2 3 (3.19%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.13%) SAS
4 1 (1.06%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) MS Project
1 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.13%) SaaS
1 2 (2.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) Internet
1 3 (3.19%) DVB
2 2 (2.13%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.13%) AMQP
3 1 (1.06%) DLNA
3 1 (1.06%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.06%) HTTP
3 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (45.74%) MySQL
2 7 (7.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (7.45%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.19%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.06%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.06%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 48 (51.06%) Git (software)
2 38 (40.43%) PHPUnit
3 10 (10.64%) Selenium
4 7 (7.45%) Eclipse
4 7 (7.45%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (5.32%) PVCS
7 4 (4.26%) Subversion
7 4 (4.26%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (3.19%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.19%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.13%) Maven
9 2 (2.13%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.13%) Ant
9 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.13%) NetBeans
9 2 (2.13%) Hudson
9 2 (2.13%) Behat
9 2 (2.13%) GitLab
10 1 (1.06%) PhpStorm
General
1 32 (34.04%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Electronics
3 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.19%) Marketing
5 2 (2.13%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.06%) Law
6 1 (1.06%) Military
Job Titles
1 43 (45.74%) Developer
2 40 (42.55%) Software Engineer
3 24 (25.53%) PHP Developer
4 9 (9.57%) Senior Software Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) PHP Zend Developer
6 7 (7.45%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Tester
8 4 (4.26%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.19%) Analyst
9 3 (3.19%) C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Senior PHP Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Lead Software Engineer
10 2 (2.13%) Senior Test Engineer
10 2 (2.13%) Senior Business Analyst
10 2 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (2.13%) Business Analyst
10 2 (2.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (50.00%) HTML
2 44 (46.81%) jQuery
3 40 (42.55%) HTML5
4 39 (41.49%) Doctrine
5 38 (40.43%) Zend Framework
6 10 (10.64%) Middleware
7 9 (9.57%) CSS
8 7 (7.45%) XML
8 7 (7.45%) JSON
8 7 (7.45%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (5.32%) Spring
9 5 (5.32%) .NET
10 3 (3.19%) DOM
10 3 (3.19%) Web Services
10 3 (3.19%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (3.19%) Ajax
10 3 (3.19%) Spring MVC
11 2 (2.13%) GWT
11 2 (2.13%) REST
11 2 (2.13%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) DTV
2 4 (4.26%) MPEG
2 4 (4.26%) Open Source
3 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.19%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.19%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.13%) SCADA
4 2 (2.13%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.13%) Physics
5 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.06%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.06%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.06%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.06%) iDTV
5 1 (1.06%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.06%) STB
Operating Systems
1 52 (55.32%) Linux
2 41 (43.62%) CentOS
3 9 (9.57%) Windows
4 4 (4.26%) UNIX
5 3 (3.19%) Android
6 2 (2.13%) Fedora
7 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (48.94%) Continuous Integration
3 37 (39.36%) Mentoring
4 36 (38.30%) Refactoring
5 35 (37.23%) Automated Testing
6 14 (14.89%) TDD
7 11 (11.70%) Scrum
8 9 (9.57%) Validation
9 8 (8.51%) Information Management
9 8 (8.51%) Test Scripting
10 6 (6.38%) V-Model
10 6 (6.38%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.38%) BDD
10 6 (6.38%) Test Planning
10 6 (6.38%) Software Testing
10 6 (6.38%) MVC
10 6 (6.38%) SOA
11 4 (4.26%) Unit Testing
12 3 (3.19%) Digital Marketing
12 3 (3.19%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 48 (51.06%) JavaScript
2 46 (48.94%) PHP
3 37 (39.36%) Java
4 28 (29.79%) SQL
5 8 (8.51%) C++
6 6 (6.38%) C
6 6 (6.38%) C#
7 4 (4.26%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.26%) Python
7 4 (4.26%) Ruby
8 3 (3.19%) PHP5
8 3 (3.19%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.13%) GLSL
9 2 (2.13%) Ada
9 2 (2.13%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.13%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.06%) VC++
10 1 (1.06%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.57%) ISEB
3 7 (7.45%) Degree
4 6 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (6.38%) HND
5 3 (3.19%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.19%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.06%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Firmware
Vendors
1 40 (42.55%) Zend
2 10 (10.64%) Oracle
3 4 (4.26%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.19%) SAP
5 2 (2.13%) Serena
5 2 (2.13%) Casewise
5 2 (2.13%) Google
6 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
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