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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 54 48 46
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 21 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.31% 2.83% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 3.59% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £390 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% -1.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
682 696 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.11% 78.91% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 477 297
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 £275 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 15
Average hourly rate £41.00 £25.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.00% +16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.44 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 April 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 April 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 53 (69.74%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (53.95%) Linux
3 40 (52.63%) JavaScript
4 39 (51.32%) HTML
5 38 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (48.68%) PHP
7 36 (47.37%) jQuery
7 36 (47.37%) Git (software)
8 34 (44.74%) MySQL
9 33 (43.42%) CentOS
10 32 (42.11%) HTML5
10 32 (42.11%) Mentoring
11 31 (40.79%) Zend
11 31 (40.79%) Java
11 31 (40.79%) Apache
12 30 (39.47%) Zend Framework
12 30 (39.47%) PHPUnit
12 30 (39.47%) Doctrine
13 29 (38.16%) Refactoring
14 28 (36.84%) Automated Testing
15 27 (35.53%) Finance
16 22 (28.95%) SQL
17 12 (15.79%) TDD
17 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
18 10 (13.16%) Middleware
19 9 (11.84%) CSS
19 9 (11.84%) Scrum
20 8 (10.53%) Information Management
20 8 (10.53%) C++
21 7 (9.21%) XML

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 31 (40.79%) Apache
2 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.32%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) SaaS
1 2 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) Internet
1 3 (3.95%) DVB
2 2 (2.63%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.32%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.32%) HTTP
3 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.32%) AMQP
3 1 (1.32%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (44.74%) MySQL
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.32%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.32%) Big Data
6 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (47.37%) Git (software)
2 30 (39.47%) PHPUnit
3 6 (7.89%) Selenium
3 6 (7.89%) Eclipse
4 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.26%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.26%) PVCS
5 3 (3.95%) Subversion
6 2 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (2.63%) Hudson
6 2 (2.63%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (2.63%) JIRA
6 2 (2.63%) Maven
6 2 (2.63%) NetBeans
6 2 (2.63%) Ant
6 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.32%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.32%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (35.53%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Electronics
3 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.95%) Marketing
5 2 (2.63%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.32%) Law
6 1 (1.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 35 (46.05%) Software Engineer
2 34 (44.74%) Developer
3 17 (22.37%) PHP Developer
4 12 (15.79%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.58%) AWS Developer
7 4 (5.26%) PHP Zend Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Tester
8 3 (3.95%) C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Automation Tester
9 2 (2.63%) Agile Project Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Senior PHP Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Lead Software Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Project Manager
10 1 (1.32%) Business Analyst
10 1 (1.32%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (51.32%) HTML
2 36 (47.37%) jQuery
3 32 (42.11%) HTML5
4 30 (39.47%) Zend Framework
4 30 (39.47%) Doctrine
5 10 (13.16%) Middleware
6 9 (11.84%) CSS
7 7 (9.21%) XML
7 7 (9.21%) JSON
7 7 (9.21%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (5.26%) .NET
9 3 (3.95%) DOM
9 3 (3.95%) Web Services
9 3 (3.95%) Ajax
9 3 (3.95%) Spring
9 3 (3.95%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (3.95%) Apache Camel
10 2 (2.63%) GWT
10 2 (2.63%) LAMP
10 2 (2.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) DTV
2 4 (5.26%) Open Source
2 4 (5.26%) MPEG
3 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.95%) Streaming Video
3 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.63%) Physics
4 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.63%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.32%) iDTV
5 1 (1.32%) Statistics
5 1 (1.32%) STB
5 1 (1.32%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.32%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.32%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (53.95%) Linux
2 33 (43.42%) CentOS
3 7 (9.21%) Windows
4 2 (2.63%) Android
4 2 (2.63%) Fedora
4 2 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (69.74%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (42.11%) Mentoring
4 29 (38.16%) Refactoring
5 28 (36.84%) Automated Testing
6 12 (15.79%) TDD
7 9 (11.84%) Scrum
8 8 (10.53%) Information Management
9 7 (9.21%) Test Scripting
10 6 (7.89%) SOA
11 5 (6.58%) Validation
12 4 (5.26%) Test Planning
12 4 (5.26%) V-Model
12 4 (5.26%) Waterfall
12 4 (5.26%) Software Testing
12 4 (5.26%) MVC
12 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce
13 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
13 3 (3.95%) Configuration Management
13 3 (3.95%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (52.63%) JavaScript
2 37 (48.68%) PHP
3 31 (40.79%) Java
4 22 (28.95%) SQL
5 8 (10.53%) C++
6 6 (7.89%) C#
7 5 (6.58%) Ruby
8 4 (5.26%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.95%) Ada
9 3 (3.95%) Python
9 3 (3.95%) C
9 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.63%) GLSL
10 2 (2.63%) PHP5
11 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.32%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.32%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.21%) Degree
3 6 (7.89%) ISEB
4 4 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.26%) HND
5 2 (2.63%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.32%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Firmware
Vendors
1 31 (40.79%) Zend
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle
3 4 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.95%) SAP
4 3 (3.95%) Serena
5 2 (2.63%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.63%) Google
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LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Blue Town Online
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Kainos
Posted: 23 days ago