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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 36 35 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 37 38 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.38% 4.37% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.39% 5.66% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 11
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £620 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 0
Average hourly rate £49.50 £44.22 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+12.17% +4.69%
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
687 671 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.30% 77.13% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 509 439
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 9 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £44.44 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.61% +77.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £13.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Bristol region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth - 1 - -
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 23 (44.23%) JavaScript
2 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (30.77%) TDD
3 16 (30.77%) .NET
4 15 (28.85%) SQL Server
4 15 (28.85%) C#
4 15 (28.85%) Python
5 14 (26.92%) MVC
6 13 (25.00%) Web Services
6 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (21.15%) Scrum
9 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
9 10 (19.23%) OO
9 10 (19.23%) E-Commerce
9 10 (19.23%) Ruby
9 10 (19.23%) Degree
9 10 (19.23%) WCF
10 9 (17.31%) Computer Science
10 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (17.31%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (17.31%) .NET Framework
10 9 (17.31%) HTML
10 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
10 9 (17.31%) BDD
10 9 (17.31%) Entity Framework
11 8 (15.38%) Payment Gateway
11 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 8 (15.38%) Rhino Mocks
11 8 (15.38%) Moq

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
2 8 (15.38%) Internet
3 5 (9.62%) Modbus
3 5 (9.62%) Profibus
4 4 (7.69%) Broadband
4 4 (7.69%) DVB
4 4 (7.69%) HbbTV
5 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (7.69%) Big Data
3 4 (7.69%) MySQL
4 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Cucumber
1 8 (15.38%) Moq
1 8 (15.38%) NUnit
1 8 (15.38%) Rhino Mocks
1 8 (15.38%) SpecFlow
2 3 (5.77%) GDB
2 3 (5.77%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.92%) JUnit
4 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (3.85%) Automotive
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
1 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.92%) Electronics
2 1 (1.92%) Retail
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (55.77%) Software Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) C# Software Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) Developer
3 9 (17.31%) JavaScript Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) AWS Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) AWS Software Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) E-Commerce Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Data Scientist
6 4 (7.69%) Python Software Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) SCADA Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) .NET Software Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) DTV Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Embedded Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) PLC Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) PLC SCADA Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.77%) .NET
2 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 13 (25.00%) Web Services
3 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (19.23%) WCF
5 9 (17.31%) .NET Framework
5 9 (17.31%) Entity Framework
5 9 (17.31%) HTML
6 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 8 (15.38%) Gherkin
6 8 (15.38%) MSMQ
6 8 (15.38%) RESTful
7 6 (11.54%) NHibernate
8 5 (9.62%) CSS
9 4 (7.69%) D3.js
10 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
10 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (5.77%) REST
10 3 (5.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Computer Science
2 8 (15.38%) Client/Server
3 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.62%) SCADA
4 4 (7.69%) Algorithms
4 4 (7.69%) DTV
4 4 (7.69%) IPTV
4 4 (7.69%) MPEG
4 4 (7.69%) Statistics
4 4 (7.69%) Video on Demand
4 4 (7.69%) Visualisation
5 3 (5.77%) User Experience
6 2 (3.85%) Mathematics
6 2 (3.85%) Physics
7 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Linux
2 3 (5.77%) VxWorks
3 2 (3.85%) Windows
4 1 (1.92%) Android
4 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.77%) TDD
3 14 (26.92%) MVC
4 11 (21.15%) Scrum
5 10 (19.23%) E-Commerce
5 10 (19.23%) OO
6 9 (17.31%) BDD
7 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
7 8 (15.38%) Kanban
7 8 (15.38%) OOP
8 5 (9.62%) Front End Development
8 5 (9.62%) Software Testing
9 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (7.69%) Data Analysis
9 4 (7.69%) Data Munging
9 4 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
9 4 (7.69%) Linear Algebra
9 4 (7.69%) Machine Learning
9 4 (7.69%) Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) JavaScript
2 15 (28.85%) C#
2 15 (28.85%) Python
3 10 (19.23%) Ruby
4 7 (13.46%) C++
4 7 (13.46%) SQL
5 6 (11.54%) Ada
5 6 (11.54%) Ada 95
6 4 (7.69%) C
6 4 (7.69%) R
7 2 (3.85%) Embedded C
7 2 (3.85%) Java
7 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Degree
2 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) OIPF
2 3 (5.77%) MISRA
2 3 (5.77%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) Wonderware
3 2 (3.85%) Allen-Bradley
4 1 (1.92%) Google
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