The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bristol region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 24 43 34
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 49 7 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.15% 1.28% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.10% 1.77% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 4 15
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£350 £320 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -39.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £305 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £334 £680
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% -3.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
605 396 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.91% 72.53% 72.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 268 383
Average daily rate £375 £358 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.74% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 34
Average hourly rate £21.50 £36.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.49% +47.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £13.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Software Engineering
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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 30 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 44 (58.67%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.00%) PHP
3 24 (32.00%) Zend
3 24 (32.00%) PHP5
4 22 (29.33%) Zend Framework
5 20 (26.67%) Time Management
6 18 (24.00%) Java
7 17 (22.67%) CSS
8 16 (21.33%) HTML
9 15 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 15 (20.00%) Refactoring
10 14 (18.67%) TDD
10 14 (18.67%) Spring
10 14 (18.67%) MySQL
10 14 (18.67%) CentOS
11 13 (17.33%) jQuery
11 13 (17.33%) SQL
11 13 (17.33%) Linux
12 12 (16.00%) JavaScript
12 12 (16.00%) Scrum
13 11 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (13.33%) Unit Testing
14 10 (13.33%) REST
14 10 (13.33%) Finance
14 10 (13.33%) Web Services
14 10 (13.33%) Apache
15 9 (12.00%) ISEB
16 8 (10.67%) IBM
16 8 (10.67%) MVC
16 8 (10.67%) Validation

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 10 (13.33%) Apache
2 7 (9.33%) SAS
3 5 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.33%) Node.js
4 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Visio
1 7 (9.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (5.33%) BASE24
3 1 (1.33%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) ATM
2 2 (2.67%) Internet
2 2 (2.67%) DVB
3 1 (1.33%) 4G
3 1 (1.33%) LTE
3 1 (1.33%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.33%) Wireless
3 1 (1.33%) SMS
3 1 (1.33%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.33%) GPRS
3 1 (1.33%) GSM
3 1 (1.33%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) MySQL
2 7 (9.33%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) PHPUnit
2 6 (8.00%) Selenium
2 6 (8.00%) FitNesse
3 4 (5.33%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.67%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.33%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.33%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.33%) JBehave
5 1 (1.33%) Subversion
5 1 (1.33%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.33%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.33%) NetBeans
5 1 (1.33%) JUnit
5 1 (1.33%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (13.33%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Electronics
3 5 (6.67%) Marketing
3 5 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 37 (49.33%) Software Engineer
1 37 (49.33%) Developer
2 18 (24.00%) PHP Developer
3 11 (14.67%) Java Developer
4 10 (13.33%) Senior Software Engineer
5 8 (10.67%) Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) Business Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) Senior Business Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Architect
8 4 (5.33%) Web Developer
8 4 (5.33%) PHP Web Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Java Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Java Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.00%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (29.33%) Zend Framework
2 17 (22.67%) CSS
3 16 (21.33%) HTML
4 14 (18.67%) Spring
5 13 (17.33%) jQuery
6 10 (13.33%) REST
6 10 (13.33%) Web Services
7 7 (9.33%) Apache CXF
7 7 (9.33%) HTML5
7 7 (9.33%) SOAP
8 6 (8.00%) J2EE
9 5 (6.67%) LAMP
9 5 (6.67%) Servlets
10 4 (5.33%) .NET
11 3 (4.00%) CSS3
12 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
12 2 (2.67%) XML
12 2 (2.67%) DOM
12 2 (2.67%) Java EE
12 2 (2.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) DTV
2 4 (5.33%) EFT
2 4 (5.33%) Tandem
3 2 (2.67%) MPEG
3 2 (2.67%) Streaming Video
3 2 (2.67%) IPTV
4 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.67%) CentOS
2 13 (17.33%) Linux
3 5 (6.67%) Fedora
4 4 (5.33%) UNIX
5 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (58.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (26.67%) Time Management
3 15 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 15 (20.00%) Refactoring
4 14 (18.67%) TDD
5 12 (16.00%) Scrum
6 11 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (13.33%) Unit Testing
8 8 (10.67%) MVC
8 8 (10.67%) Validation
8 8 (10.67%) Test Scripting
9 7 (9.33%) Data Analysis
9 7 (9.33%) Business Analysis
9 7 (9.33%) Project Management
9 7 (9.33%) OO
9 7 (9.33%) UML
9 7 (9.33%) PRINCE2
10 5 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (6.67%) Software Testing
10 5 (6.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (44.00%) PHP
2 24 (32.00%) PHP5
3 18 (24.00%) Java
4 13 (17.33%) SQL
5 12 (16.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (9.33%) Python
7 5 (6.67%) Ruby
7 5 (6.67%) C
8 4 (5.33%) C#
8 4 (5.33%) C++
9 2 (2.67%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.33%) VC++
10 1 (1.33%) Fortran
10 1 (1.33%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.33%) Pascal
10 1 (1.33%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 9 (12.00%) ISEB
2 6 (8.00%) Degree
3 4 (5.33%) HND
3 4 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (32.00%) Zend
2 8 (10.67%) IBM
3 7 (9.33%) Casewise
3 7 (9.33%) Oracle
4 5 (6.67%) SAP
4 5 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.33%) HP
6 1 (1.33%) JBoss
6 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
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