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 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 30 24 42
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +18
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 48 48 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 5.36% 6.08% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.95% 7.82% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 39 4
Average daily rate
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£413 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £311 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -4.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.69 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.72% +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
691 614 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 77.21% 77.82% 74.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 457 271
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 12
Average hourly rate £41.00 £17.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+134.28% -52.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.20 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 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 29 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 59 (78.67%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (48.00%) TDD
3 31 (41.33%) JavaScript
4 29 (38.67%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (37.33%) Git (software)
6 26 (34.67%) HTML
6 26 (34.67%) E-Commerce
7 23 (30.67%) REST
8 22 (29.33%) Objective-C
9 21 (28.00%) Scrum
9 21 (28.00%) API Integration
10 20 (26.67%) HTML5
11 19 (25.33%) Linux
12 18 (24.00%) PHP
12 18 (24.00%) Automated Testing
13 17 (22.67%) Mentoring
14 16 (21.33%) Apache
15 15 (20.00%) MySQL
15 15 (20.00%) JSON
16 14 (18.67%) CSS
17 13 (17.33%) Java
17 13 (17.33%) Zend
17 13 (17.33%) CentOS
17 13 (17.33%) jQuery
17 13 (17.33%) Doctrine
18 12 (16.00%) Apple Swift
18 12 (16.00%) iOS Development
18 12 (16.00%) Apple iOS
18 12 (16.00%) Node.js
19 11 (14.67%) Cocoa Touch

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 16 (21.33%) Apache
2 12 (16.00%) Node.js
3 2 (2.67%) Confluence
3 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.33%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) Broadband
1 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.67%) DVB
1 2 (2.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.00%) MySQL
2 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.33%) SQLite
5 1 (1.33%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 28 (37.33%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.33%) PHPUnit
3 6 (8.00%) Selenium
4 5 (6.67%) JIRA
5 2 (2.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.67%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.33%) GDB
6 1 (1.33%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.33%) Behat
6 1 (1.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.33%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.33%) JMeter
6 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.33%) JBehave
6 1 (1.33%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Electronics
3 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (62.67%) Software Engineer
2 18 (24.00%) Developer
3 10 (13.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 10 (13.33%) Android Software Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) .NET Developer
4 6 (8.00%) Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) PHP Developer
7 2 (2.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Tester
7 2 (2.67%) Java Developer
7 2 (2.67%) Automation Tester
7 2 (2.67%) QA Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) AWS Developer
8 1 (1.33%) .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (1.33%) Python Developer
8 1 (1.33%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 1 (1.33%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (34.67%) HTML
2 23 (30.67%) REST
3 20 (26.67%) HTML5
4 15 (20.00%) JSON
5 14 (18.67%) CSS
6 13 (17.33%) jQuery
6 13 (17.33%) Doctrine
7 11 (14.67%) Cocoa Touch
7 11 (14.67%) Cocoa
8 10 (13.33%) Zend Framework
8 10 (13.33%) Android SDK
9 8 (10.67%) Web Services
10 7 (9.33%) .NET
11 5 (6.67%) ASP.NET
12 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (5.33%) Apache Camel
12 4 (5.33%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (4.00%) Laravel
13 3 (4.00%) Symfony
14 2 (2.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.67%) User Experience
2 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.67%) Data Structures
2 5 (6.67%) Algorithms
2 5 (6.67%) DTV
3 2 (2.67%) IPTV
3 2 (2.67%) Video on Demand
3 2 (2.67%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.67%) MPEG
4 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.33%) Physics
4 1 (1.33%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.33%) Linux
2 13 (17.33%) CentOS
3 12 (16.00%) Apple iOS
4 10 (13.33%) Android
5 3 (4.00%) Windows
6 1 (1.33%) UNIX
6 1 (1.33%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (78.67%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (48.00%) TDD
3 29 (38.67%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (34.67%) E-Commerce
5 21 (28.00%) Scrum
5 21 (28.00%) API Integration
6 18 (24.00%) Automated Testing
7 17 (22.67%) Mentoring
8 12 (16.00%) iOS Development
9 11 (14.67%) Refactoring
10 10 (13.33%) Android Development
11 8 (10.67%) MVC
12 5 (6.67%) Business Analysis
12 5 (6.67%) Test Scripting
12 5 (6.67%) User Stories
12 5 (6.67%) Open Source
12 5 (6.67%) SDLC
13 4 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (5.33%) Unit Testing
13 4 (5.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 31 (41.33%) JavaScript
2 22 (29.33%) Objective-C
3 18 (24.00%) PHP
4 13 (17.33%) Java
5 12 (16.00%) Apple Swift
6 10 (13.33%) C#
7 6 (8.00%) Ruby
8 4 (5.33%) Python
9 3 (4.00%) Ada
9 3 (4.00%) C++
9 3 (4.00%) C
9 3 (4.00%) SQL
10 1 (1.33%) GLSL
10 1 (1.33%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.33%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.00%) Degree
3 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) ISEB
4 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) JTAG
2 1 (1.33%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Firmware
1 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (17.33%) Zend
2 4 (5.33%) Atlassian
3 3 (4.00%) Serena
4 2 (2.67%) SAP
5 1 (1.33%) HP
5 1 (1.33%) Dell
5 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.33%) QNX
5 1 (1.33%) Thunderhead
5 1 (1.33%) VMware
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle
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