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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 24 35 35
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 44 39 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 5.11% 4.67% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.58% 5.92% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 3
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£413 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £304 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +3.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
669 659 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 77.70% 78.83% 65.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 465 205
Average daily rate £390 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 37 6
Average hourly rate £37.04 £25.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.16% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.02 £16.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £42.50
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 29 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 29 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 60 (81.08%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.59%) Git (software)
3 31 (41.89%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (37.84%) TDD
4 28 (37.84%) JavaScript
4 28 (37.84%) PHP
5 26 (35.14%) Linux
6 25 (33.78%) HTML
6 25 (33.78%) MySQL
7 24 (32.43%) Mentoring
8 22 (29.73%) CentOS
8 22 (29.73%) HTML5
8 22 (29.73%) jQuery
9 20 (27.03%) Zend
9 20 (27.03%) Automated Testing
9 20 (27.03%) Finance
9 20 (27.03%) Java
9 20 (27.03%) Apache
10 19 (25.68%) E-Commerce
10 19 (25.68%) Scrum
10 19 (25.68%) Doctrine
11 16 (21.62%) PHPUnit
11 16 (21.62%) Zend Framework
11 16 (21.62%) Refactoring
12 13 (17.57%) Objective-C
12 13 (17.57%) REST
13 12 (16.22%) SQL
14 10 (13.51%) CSS
15 9 (12.16%) JSON
16 8 (10.81%) Selenium

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 20 (27.03%) Apache
2 5 (6.76%) Node.js
3 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) SaaS
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (33.78%) MySQL
2 6 (8.11%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.70%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.35%) Big Data
6 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.35%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 33 (44.59%) Git (software)
2 16 (21.62%) PHPUnit
3 8 (10.81%) Selenium
4 4 (5.41%) JIRA
5 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.05%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.70%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.35%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.35%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (1.35%) Behat
7 1 (1.35%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.35%) JMeter
General
1 20 (27.03%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Electronics
3 4 (5.41%) Marketing
3 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (43.24%) Software Engineer
2 24 (32.43%) Developer
3 9 (12.16%) Senior Software Engineer
3 9 (12.16%) PHP Developer
4 6 (8.11%) Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Android Software Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Agile Business Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.41%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.05%) AWS Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Tester
7 3 (4.05%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) QA Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Automation Engineer
9 1 (1.35%) iOS Developer
9 1 (1.35%) Agile Project Manager
9 1 (1.35%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (33.78%) HTML
2 22 (29.73%) HTML5
2 22 (29.73%) jQuery
3 19 (25.68%) Doctrine
4 16 (21.62%) Zend Framework
5 13 (17.57%) REST
6 10 (13.51%) CSS
7 9 (12.16%) JSON
8 7 (9.46%) Cocoa Touch
8 7 (9.46%) Cocoa
9 6 (8.11%) .NET
9 6 (8.11%) Web Services
10 5 (6.76%) Android SDK
11 4 (5.41%) Spring
11 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET
11 4 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (5.41%) Apache Camel
12 3 (4.05%) Laravel
12 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (4.05%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) User Experience
1 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) DTV
3 3 (4.05%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.05%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.70%) Physics
4 2 (2.70%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.35%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 26 (35.14%) Linux
2 22 (29.73%) CentOS
3 8 (10.81%) Apple iOS
4 5 (6.76%) Android
5 4 (5.41%) Windows
6 2 (2.70%) Fedora
6 2 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (81.08%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (41.89%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (37.84%) TDD
4 24 (32.43%) Mentoring
5 20 (27.03%) Automated Testing
6 19 (25.68%) E-Commerce
6 19 (25.68%) Scrum
7 16 (21.62%) Refactoring
8 8 (10.81%) MVC
8 8 (10.81%) iOS Development
9 7 (9.46%) SDLC
9 7 (9.46%) Open Source
9 7 (9.46%) Test Scripting
10 5 (6.76%) User Stories
10 5 (6.76%) Android Development
10 5 (6.76%) Business Analysis
11 4 (5.41%) Software Testing
11 4 (5.41%) Programme Management
11 4 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
11 4 (5.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.84%) JavaScript
1 28 (37.84%) PHP
2 20 (27.03%) Java
3 13 (17.57%) Objective-C
4 12 (16.22%) SQL
5 8 (10.81%) Ruby
5 8 (10.81%) C#
5 8 (10.81%) Apple Swift
6 4 (5.41%) C++
7 3 (4.05%) Python
7 3 (4.05%) Ada
8 2 (2.70%) PHP5
8 2 (2.70%) C
8 2 (2.70%) GLSL
9 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.35%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.35%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.35%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.76%) ISEB
3 3 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.05%) HND
3 3 (4.05%) Degree
4 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) JTAG
2 1 (1.35%) BS25999
Vendors
1 20 (27.03%) Zend
2 4 (5.41%) Atlassian
2 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
2 4 (5.41%) SAP
3 3 (4.05%) Serena
4 1 (1.35%) QNX
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