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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 37 39 42
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 32 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.60% 3.34% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.71% 4.22% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 6
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£413 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £317 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +6.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Software Engineering
South West

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
680 711 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 76.49% 79.18% 66.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 484 240
Average daily rate £390 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 30 10
Average hourly rate £37.74 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.96% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.32 £17.10 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 56 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (47.14%) Git (software)
3 32 (45.71%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (45.71%) Linux
4 31 (44.29%) PHP
5 30 (42.86%) JavaScript
6 27 (38.57%) HTML
6 27 (38.57%) MySQL
6 27 (38.57%) Mentoring
7 26 (37.14%) CentOS
7 26 (37.14%) jQuery
8 25 (35.71%) HTML5
9 24 (34.29%) Zend
9 24 (34.29%) Java
9 24 (34.29%) Apache
10 23 (32.86%) Automated Testing
10 23 (32.86%) Doctrine
11 21 (30.00%) PHPUnit
11 21 (30.00%) Finance
11 21 (30.00%) Zend Framework
11 21 (30.00%) Refactoring
12 18 (25.71%) TDD
13 15 (21.43%) Scrum
13 15 (21.43%) SQL
14 10 (14.29%) E-Commerce
15 8 (11.43%) MVC
15 8 (11.43%) C++
16 7 (10.00%) CSS
16 7 (10.00%) C#
16 7 (10.00%) JSON

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 24 (34.29%) Apache
2 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.86%) Node.js
3 1 (1.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.86%) SaaS
2 1 (1.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.43%) AMQP
2 1 (1.43%) DLNA
2 1 (1.43%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.43%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (38.57%) MySQL
2 6 (8.57%) MongoDB
3 5 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.71%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.43%) Big Data
5 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.43%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 33 (47.14%) Git (software)
2 21 (30.00%) PHPUnit
3 7 (10.00%) Selenium
4 4 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.71%) Eclipse
4 4 (5.71%) JIRA
5 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (2.86%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (1.43%) GitLab
7 1 (1.43%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.43%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.43%) JMeter
7 1 (1.43%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
General
1 21 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Electronics
3 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.86%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.86%) Marketing
5 1 (1.43%) Military
5 1 (1.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (41.43%) Software Engineer
2 27 (38.57%) Developer
3 12 (17.14%) PHP Developer
4 11 (15.71%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Java Developer
5 4 (5.71%) .NET Developer
5 4 (5.71%) Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Business Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) AWS Developer
6 3 (4.29%) Automation Tester
6 3 (4.29%) Tester
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.29%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Android Software Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) QA Engineer
8 1 (1.43%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (1.43%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (38.57%) HTML
2 26 (37.14%) jQuery
3 25 (35.71%) HTML5
4 23 (32.86%) Doctrine
5 21 (30.00%) Zend Framework
6 7 (10.00%) CSS
6 7 (10.00%) JSON
7 6 (8.57%) .NET
7 6 (8.57%) Web Services
7 6 (8.57%) REST
8 5 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (7.14%) Apache Camel
9 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET
10 3 (4.29%) Cocoa
10 3 (4.29%) Spring
10 3 (4.29%) Middleware
10 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (4.29%) Cocoa Touch
11 2 (2.86%) Android SDK
11 2 (2.86%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Open Source
2 4 (5.71%) User Experience
2 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.29%) DTV
3 3 (4.29%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.29%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.86%) Physics
4 2 (2.86%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.43%) STB
5 1 (1.43%) Statistics
5 1 (1.43%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.43%) MPEG
5 1 (1.43%) iDTV
5 1 (1.43%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 32 (45.71%) Linux
2 26 (37.14%) CentOS
3 6 (8.57%) Windows
4 4 (5.71%) Android
5 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.86%) UNIX
6 2 (2.86%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (45.71%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (38.57%) Mentoring
4 23 (32.86%) Automated Testing
5 21 (30.00%) Refactoring
6 18 (25.71%) TDD
7 15 (21.43%) Scrum
8 10 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 8 (11.43%) MVC
10 7 (10.00%) Test Scripting
11 5 (7.14%) SOA
12 4 (5.71%) Validation
12 4 (5.71%) Business Analysis
12 4 (5.71%) Software Testing
12 4 (5.71%) Test Planning
12 4 (5.71%) User Stories
12 4 (5.71%) V-Model
12 4 (5.71%) Waterfall
13 3 (4.29%) BDD
13 3 (4.29%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (44.29%) PHP
2 30 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 24 (34.29%) Java
4 15 (21.43%) SQL
5 8 (11.43%) C++
6 7 (10.00%) C#
6 7 (10.00%) Ruby
7 5 (7.14%) Objective-C
8 4 (5.71%) C
9 3 (4.29%) Python
9 3 (4.29%) Ada
9 3 (4.29%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.86%) GLSL
10 2 (2.86%) PHP5
11 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.43%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.43%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.43%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.57%) ISEB
3 5 (7.14%) Degree
4 4 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.71%) HND
5 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.43%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) BS25999
2 1 (1.43%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Firmware
Vendors
1 24 (34.29%) Zend
2 4 (5.71%) Atlassian
2 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.29%) Serena
4 2 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (1.43%) Google
5 1 (1.43%) QNX
Bristol, Avon
Arrows Group
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Arrows Group
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £275 - 325 per day
Posted: 8 days ago