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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 25 32 42
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 50 40 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 5.70% 4.96% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.24% 6.43% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 35 3
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£413 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +3.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% -1.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
691 622 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 78.79% 77.17% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 444 217
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 34 9
Average hourly rate £37.04 £24.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.18% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.96 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 57 (78.08%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (47.95%) TDD
3 29 (39.73%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (38.36%) Git (software)
4 28 (38.36%) JavaScript
5 26 (35.62%) E-Commerce
6 23 (31.51%) HTML
7 22 (30.14%) Scrum
8 21 (28.77%) Objective-C
8 21 (28.77%) REST
9 20 (27.40%) API Integration
10 19 (26.03%) HTML5
10 19 (26.03%) PHP
11 17 (23.29%) Linux
11 17 (23.29%) Automated Testing
11 17 (23.29%) Mentoring
12 16 (21.92%) MySQL
13 14 (19.18%) Apache
13 14 (19.18%) CentOS
13 14 (19.18%) jQuery
14 13 (17.81%) JSON
14 13 (17.81%) Zend
14 13 (17.81%) CSS
14 13 (17.81%) Doctrine
15 12 (16.44%) Apple Swift
15 12 (16.44%) iOS Development
15 12 (16.44%) Apple iOS
15 12 (16.44%) Java
16 11 (15.07%) Finance
16 11 (15.07%) Refactoring

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 14 (19.18%) Apache
2 10 (13.70%) Node.js
3 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.37%) Broadband
2 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.37%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.92%) MySQL
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.85%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.85%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.48%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.37%) SQLite
5 1 (1.37%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 28 (38.36%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.70%) PHPUnit
3 5 (6.85%) Selenium
4 4 (5.48%) JIRA
5 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.74%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.37%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.37%) GDB
6 1 (1.37%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.37%) Behat
6 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.37%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.37%) JMeter
General
1 11 (15.07%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Electronics
3 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (57.53%) Software Engineer
2 18 (24.66%) Developer
3 9 (12.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 9 (12.33%) Android Software Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) .NET Developer
4 6 (8.22%) Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) PHP Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Automation Tester
8 2 (2.74%) QA Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Tester
8 2 (2.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) AWS Developer
9 1 (1.37%) Senior Technical Tester
9 1 (1.37%) Senior Tester
9 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.51%) HTML
2 21 (28.77%) REST
3 19 (26.03%) HTML5
4 14 (19.18%) jQuery
5 13 (17.81%) Doctrine
5 13 (17.81%) CSS
5 13 (17.81%) JSON
6 11 (15.07%) Cocoa
6 11 (15.07%) Cocoa Touch
7 10 (13.70%) Zend Framework
8 9 (12.33%) Android SDK
9 8 (10.96%) .NET
10 7 (9.59%) Web Services
11 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
12 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (5.48%) Apache Camel
12 4 (5.48%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (4.11%) Laravel
13 3 (4.11%) Symfony
13 3 (4.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.85%) User Experience
2 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Data Structures
2 5 (6.85%) Algorithms
3 4 (5.48%) DTV
4 1 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.37%) IPTV
4 1 (1.37%) Physics
4 1 (1.37%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.37%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.37%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.37%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Linux
2 14 (19.18%) CentOS
3 12 (16.44%) Apple iOS
4 9 (12.33%) Android
5 2 (2.74%) UNIX
5 2 (2.74%) Windows
6 1 (1.37%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.37%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (78.08%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (47.95%) TDD
3 29 (39.73%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (35.62%) E-Commerce
5 22 (30.14%) Scrum
6 20 (27.40%) API Integration
7 17 (23.29%) Mentoring
7 17 (23.29%) Automated Testing
8 12 (16.44%) iOS Development
9 11 (15.07%) Refactoring
10 9 (12.33%) MVC
10 9 (12.33%) Android Development
11 7 (9.59%) SDLC
12 6 (8.22%) Test Scripting
13 5 (6.85%) Unit Testing
13 5 (6.85%) Business Analysis
13 5 (6.85%) User Stories
13 5 (6.85%) Open Source
14 4 (5.48%) Integration Testing
14 4 (5.48%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.36%) JavaScript
2 21 (28.77%) Objective-C
3 19 (26.03%) PHP
4 12 (16.44%) Java
4 12 (16.44%) Apple Swift
5 10 (13.70%) C#
6 7 (9.59%) Ruby
7 4 (5.48%) Ada
7 4 (5.48%) SQL
8 3 (4.11%) C++
8 3 (4.11%) C
8 3 (4.11%) Python
9 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.37%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.37%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.37%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.37%) PHP5
9 1 (1.37%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.11%) Degree
3 2 (2.74%) ISEB
4 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.37%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) Zend
2 4 (5.48%) Atlassian
2 4 (5.48%) Serena
3 3 (4.11%) SAP
3 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.37%) QNX
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle
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