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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 22 49 42
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 61 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.61% 1.86% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.83% 2.52% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 7 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £319 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £375 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £36.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 - £35.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 - £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
691 515 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 74.86% 73.68% 63.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 362 289
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 £305 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 25
Average hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 75 (66.96%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (50.89%) Linux
3 54 (48.21%) PHP
4 53 (47.32%) JavaScript
4 53 (47.32%) HTML
5 50 (44.64%) jQuery
5 50 (44.64%) Git (software)
6 49 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
7 48 (42.86%) MySQL
8 46 (41.07%) Zend
8 46 (41.07%) HTML5
9 45 (40.18%) CentOS
9 45 (40.18%) Apache
10 44 (39.29%) Doctrine
11 42 (37.50%) Java
11 42 (37.50%) PHPUnit
11 42 (37.50%) Zend Framework
12 39 (34.82%) Refactoring
12 39 (34.82%) Finance
12 39 (34.82%) Mentoring
13 38 (33.93%) Automated Testing
14 31 (27.68%) SQL
15 18 (16.07%) Scrum
16 15 (13.39%) Validation
17 13 (11.61%) TDD
17 13 (11.61%) CSS
18 12 (10.71%) Oracle
18 12 (10.71%) Test Scripting
19 11 (9.82%) Selenium
19 11 (9.82%) ISEB

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 45 (40.18%) Apache
2 5 (4.46%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.68%) SAS
4 2 (1.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (2.68%) MS Project
1 3 (2.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (2.68%) BASE24
2 1 (0.89%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.89%) Magento
2 1 (0.89%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) SaaS
1 3 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.79%) GitHub
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) ATM
1 3 (2.68%) DVB
1 3 (2.68%) Internet
2 2 (1.79%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.79%) AMQP
3 1 (0.89%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.89%) LTE
3 1 (0.89%) DLNA
3 1 (0.89%) GPRS
3 1 (0.89%) GSM
3 1 (0.89%) HTTP
3 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.89%) VPN
3 1 (0.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (42.86%) MySQL
2 8 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.68%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.89%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.89%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.89%) Big Data
6 1 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 50 (44.64%) Git (software)
2 42 (37.50%) PHPUnit
3 11 (9.82%) Selenium
4 6 (5.36%) Eclipse
4 6 (5.36%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.46%) Subversion
5 5 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.46%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (4.46%) PVCS
6 4 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (2.68%) Ant
8 2 (1.79%) NetBeans
8 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.79%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.79%) Hudson
8 2 (1.79%) Behat
8 2 (1.79%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.79%) Maven
8 2 (1.79%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.79%) GitLab
General
1 39 (34.82%) Finance
2 7 (6.25%) Electronics
3 6 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.68%) Marketing
4 3 (2.68%) Retail
4 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.79%) Back Office
5 2 (1.79%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.89%) Military
6 1 (0.89%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 53 (47.32%) Developer
2 45 (40.18%) Software Engineer
3 31 (27.68%) PHP Developer
4 11 (9.82%) PHP Zend Developer
5 10 (8.93%) Java Developer
6 6 (5.36%) Test Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.57%) Analyst
8 4 (3.57%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Lead Software Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) Head of Software Engineering
9 3 (2.68%) Senior PHP Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Tester
9 3 (2.68%) Senior Business Analyst
10 2 (1.79%) Software Developer
10 2 (1.79%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (1.79%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (47.32%) HTML
2 50 (44.64%) jQuery
3 46 (41.07%) HTML5
4 44 (39.29%) Doctrine
5 42 (37.50%) Zend Framework
6 13 (11.61%) CSS
7 10 (8.93%) Middleware
8 8 (7.14%) Spring
9 7 (6.25%) JSON
9 7 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (6.25%) XML
9 7 (6.25%) .NET
9 7 (6.25%) LAMP
10 5 (4.46%) Web Services
11 4 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (3.57%) Spring MVC
12 3 (2.68%) Ajax
12 3 (2.68%) REST
12 3 (2.68%) DOM
12 3 (2.68%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.25%) DTV
2 6 (5.36%) Open Source
3 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.57%) MPEG
4 4 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.57%) Social Media
5 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.68%) Tandem
5 3 (2.68%) Streaming Video
5 3 (2.68%) EFT
6 2 (1.79%) SCADA
6 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.89%) Statistics
7 1 (0.89%) STB
7 1 (0.89%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.89%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.89%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 57 (50.89%) Linux
2 45 (40.18%) CentOS
3 9 (8.04%) Windows
4 5 (4.46%) UNIX
5 3 (2.68%) Android
5 3 (2.68%) Fedora
6 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (66.96%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 39 (34.82%) Refactoring
3 39 (34.82%) Mentoring
4 38 (33.93%) Automated Testing
5 18 (16.07%) Scrum
6 15 (13.39%) Validation
7 13 (11.61%) TDD
8 12 (10.71%) Test Scripting
9 9 (8.04%) Waterfall
10 8 (7.14%) V-Model
10 8 (7.14%) Information Management
10 8 (7.14%) Software Testing
10 8 (7.14%) Test Planning
11 7 (6.25%) MVC
12 6 (5.36%) SOA
12 6 (5.36%) UML
13 5 (4.46%) BDD
13 5 (4.46%) Project Management
14 4 (3.57%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (48.21%) PHP
2 53 (47.32%) JavaScript
3 42 (37.50%) Java
4 31 (27.68%) SQL
5 9 (8.04%) C
6 8 (7.14%) C#
6 8 (7.14%) C++
7 6 (5.36%) Python
7 6 (5.36%) PHP5
8 5 (4.46%) Embedded C
9 4 (3.57%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.57%) Ruby
10 3 (2.68%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.79%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.79%) VC++
12 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.89%) Perl
12 1 (0.89%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 11 (9.82%) ISEB
2 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.04%) Degree
4 8 (7.14%) HND
4 8 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.68%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.89%) Firmware
Vendors
1 46 (41.07%) Zend
2 12 (10.71%) Oracle
3 7 (6.25%) IBM
4 3 (2.68%) Casewise
4 3 (2.68%) SAP
4 3 (2.68%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.68%) HP
5 2 (1.79%) Google
6 1 (0.89%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft
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