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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 46 29 45
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 27 45 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.88% 5.17% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.84% 6.80% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £526 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £41.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
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
704 662 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.21% 76.00% 73.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 473 319
Average daily rate £400 £380 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 12
Average hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% -48.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £15.70 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £33.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 55 (77.46%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (49.30%) TDD
3 28 (39.44%) JavaScript
4 26 (36.62%) E-Commerce
5 25 (35.21%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (33.80%) Git (software)
7 23 (32.39%) HTML
7 23 (32.39%) REST
8 22 (30.99%) Objective-C
9 21 (29.58%) Scrum
9 21 (29.58%) API Integration
10 17 (23.94%) HTML5
11 16 (22.54%) Linux
12 15 (21.13%) CSS
12 15 (21.13%) JSON
13 14 (19.72%) Automated Testing
13 14 (19.72%) PHP
14 13 (18.31%) Node.js
14 13 (18.31%) Mentoring
15 12 (16.90%) iOS Development
15 12 (16.90%) Apple Swift
15 12 (16.90%) Apple iOS
15 12 (16.90%) Apache
16 11 (15.49%) Java
16 11 (15.49%) C#
16 11 (15.49%) MySQL
16 11 (15.49%) Cocoa
16 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
16 11 (15.49%) Cocoa Touch
17 10 (14.08%) Android SDK

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 13 (18.31%) Node.js
2 12 (16.90%) Apache
3 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.82%) Confluence
4 1 (1.41%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.41%) SaaS
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) Broadband
1 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.82%) DVB
2 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.49%) MySQL
2 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.45%) MongoDB
4 5 (7.04%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.41%) SQLite
6 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.41%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 24 (33.80%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.45%) PHPUnit
3 5 (7.04%) JIRA
4 4 (5.63%) Selenium
5 2 (2.82%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.41%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.41%) GDB
6 1 (1.41%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.41%) Behat
6 1 (1.41%) JBehave
General
1 10 (14.08%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Electronics
3 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (61.97%) Software Engineer
2 19 (26.76%) Developer
3 10 (14.08%) Android Software Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) Analyst
4 6 (8.45%) .NET Developer
4 6 (8.45%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) PHP Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Java Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) QA Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Hardware Engineer
8 1 (1.41%) .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (1.41%) Python Developer
8 1 (1.41%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 1 (1.41%) Embedded C Engineer
8 1 (1.41%) C Software Engineer
8 1 (1.41%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (1.41%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (32.39%) HTML
1 23 (32.39%) REST
2 17 (23.94%) HTML5
3 15 (21.13%) CSS
3 15 (21.13%) JSON
4 11 (15.49%) Cocoa
4 11 (15.49%) Cocoa Touch
5 10 (14.08%) Android SDK
6 9 (12.68%) Doctrine
6 9 (12.68%) .NET
6 9 (12.68%) jQuery
7 8 (11.27%) Web Services
8 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET
8 6 (8.45%) Zend Framework
9 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (5.63%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (5.63%) Apache Camel
11 3 (4.23%) Laravel
11 3 (4.23%) Symfony
12 2 (2.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.04%) DTV
2 5 (7.04%) User Experience
2 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.04%) Data Structures
2 5 (7.04%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.82%) MPEG
3 2 (2.82%) IPTV
3 2 (2.82%) Video on Demand
3 2 (2.82%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.54%) Linux
2 12 (16.90%) Apple iOS
3 10 (14.08%) Android
4 9 (12.68%) CentOS
5 3 (4.23%) Windows
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.41%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (77.46%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (49.30%) TDD
3 26 (36.62%) E-Commerce
4 25 (35.21%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (29.58%) Scrum
5 21 (29.58%) API Integration
6 14 (19.72%) Automated Testing
7 13 (18.31%) Mentoring
8 12 (16.90%) iOS Development
9 10 (14.08%) Android Development
9 10 (14.08%) MVC
10 7 (9.86%) Refactoring
11 5 (7.04%) Business Analysis
11 5 (7.04%) Unit Testing
11 5 (7.04%) User Stories
11 5 (7.04%) Open Source
11 5 (7.04%) SDLC
12 4 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (5.63%) Test Scripting
12 4 (5.63%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 28 (39.44%) JavaScript
2 22 (30.99%) Objective-C
3 14 (19.72%) PHP
4 12 (16.90%) Apple Swift
5 11 (15.49%) C#
5 11 (15.49%) Java
6 5 (7.04%) Python
6 5 (7.04%) Ruby
7 3 (4.23%) Ada
7 3 (4.23%) C
8 2 (2.82%) C++
8 2 (2.82%) SQL
9 1 (1.41%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.41%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.41%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) TickIT
1 2 (2.82%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) Zend
2 4 (5.63%) Atlassian
3 3 (4.23%) Serena
4 2 (2.82%) VMware
4 2 (2.82%) SAP
4 2 (2.82%) HP
4 2 (2.82%) Dell
5 1 (1.41%) QNX
5 1 (1.41%) Thunderhead
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle
Bristol, Avon
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago