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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 33 57 32
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -25
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 40 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.57% 1.30% 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.16% 1.68% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 7 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +10.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £44.22 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.40% -1.33%
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
649 594 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 74.09% 77.24% 68.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 409 271
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 30 13
Average hourly rate £44.44 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.76% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 January 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 30 January 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 76 (71.03%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (55.14%) Linux
3 54 (50.47%) PHP
4 53 (49.53%) Git (software)
5 52 (48.60%) JavaScript
6 51 (47.66%) HTML
6 51 (47.66%) jQuery
6 51 (47.66%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (45.79%) MySQL
8 47 (43.93%) CentOS
9 46 (42.99%) Zend
10 45 (42.06%) Apache
11 44 (41.12%) Java
11 44 (41.12%) HTML5
11 44 (41.12%) Doctrine
12 42 (39.25%) PHPUnit
12 42 (39.25%) Zend Framework
13 41 (38.32%) Finance
14 40 (37.38%) Mentoring
15 39 (36.45%) Refactoring
16 38 (35.51%) Automated Testing
17 28 (26.17%) SQL
18 19 (17.76%) Scrum
19 16 (14.95%) TDD
20 11 (10.28%) Oracle
20 11 (10.28%) CSS
21 10 (9.35%) Middleware
21 10 (9.35%) Degree
21 10 (9.35%) Security Cleared
22 9 (8.41%) Selenium

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 45 (42.06%) Apache
2 6 (5.61%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.87%) SAS
4 1 (0.93%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) MS Project
1 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.93%) Magento
2 1 (0.93%) Shopify
2 1 (0.93%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.74%) SaaS
1 4 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) DVB
1 3 (2.80%) Internet
2 2 (1.87%) AMQP
3 1 (0.93%) DLNA
3 1 (0.93%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.93%) ATM
3 1 (0.93%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.93%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (45.79%) MySQL
2 8 (7.48%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (7.48%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.74%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.80%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.93%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.93%) Big Data
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.93%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 53 (49.53%) Git (software)
2 42 (39.25%) PHPUnit
3 9 (8.41%) Selenium
4 7 (6.54%) Jenkins
4 7 (6.54%) Eclipse
5 6 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (4.67%) PVCS
7 4 (3.74%) Subversion
7 4 (3.74%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (2.80%) Ant
9 2 (1.87%) NetBeans
9 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.87%) Maven
9 2 (1.87%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.87%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.87%) Hudson
9 2 (1.87%) Behat
9 2 (1.87%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.87%) GitLab
10 1 (0.93%) PhpStorm
General
1 41 (38.32%) Finance
2 7 (6.54%) Electronics
2 7 (6.54%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.74%) Marketing
3 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.87%) Back Office
4 2 (1.87%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.87%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Law
5 1 (0.93%) Military
Job Titles
1 53 (49.53%) Developer
2 41 (38.32%) Software Engineer
3 30 (28.04%) PHP Developer
4 11 (10.28%) Java Developer
4 11 (10.28%) PHP Zend Developer
5 5 (4.67%) Test Engineer
5 5 (4.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (4.67%) Senior Developer
6 4 (3.74%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (3.74%) Lead Software Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) Head of Software Engineering
7 3 (2.80%) Senior PHP Developer
7 3 (2.80%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) Analyst
7 3 (2.80%) Tester
8 2 (1.87%) Business Analyst
8 2 (1.87%) Software Developer
8 2 (1.87%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (1.87%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (47.66%) HTML
1 51 (47.66%) jQuery
2 44 (41.12%) HTML5
2 44 (41.12%) Doctrine
3 42 (39.25%) Zend Framework
4 11 (10.28%) CSS
5 10 (9.35%) Middleware
6 9 (8.41%) Spring
7 8 (7.48%) LAMP
8 7 (6.54%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (6.54%) JSON
8 7 (6.54%) XML
9 5 (4.67%) .NET
10 4 (3.74%) Servlets
10 4 (3.74%) Web Services
10 4 (3.74%) Spring MVC
10 4 (3.74%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (2.80%) RESTful
11 3 (2.80%) Ajax
11 3 (2.80%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.48%) DTV
2 7 (6.54%) Open Source
3 5 (4.67%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.74%) MPEG
4 4 (3.74%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.74%) Social Media
5 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.80%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.87%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (1.87%) Physics
6 2 (1.87%) SCADA
6 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.93%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.93%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.93%) STB
Operating Systems
1 59 (55.14%) Linux
2 47 (43.93%) CentOS
3 9 (8.41%) Windows
4 4 (3.74%) Fedora
4 4 (3.74%) UNIX
5 3 (2.80%) Android
6 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (71.03%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (47.66%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (37.38%) Mentoring
4 39 (36.45%) Refactoring
5 38 (35.51%) Automated Testing
6 19 (17.76%) Scrum
7 16 (14.95%) TDD
8 9 (8.41%) Validation
9 8 (7.48%) Information Management
10 7 (6.54%) Waterfall
10 7 (6.54%) Test Scripting
10 7 (6.54%) MVC
11 6 (5.61%) SOA
11 6 (5.61%) Software Testing
11 6 (5.61%) Unit Testing
11 6 (5.61%) BDD
11 6 (5.61%) V-Model
11 6 (5.61%) Test Planning
12 5 (4.67%) E-Commerce
12 5 (4.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (50.47%) PHP
2 52 (48.60%) JavaScript
3 44 (41.12%) Java
4 28 (26.17%) SQL
5 9 (8.41%) C++
6 7 (6.54%) PHP5
6 7 (6.54%) C
7 6 (5.61%) Python
8 5 (4.67%) Ruby
8 5 (4.67%) C#
9 4 (3.74%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.80%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.80%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.87%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.87%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.87%) GLSL
12 1 (0.93%) VC++
12 1 (0.93%) Ada
12 1 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (9.35%) Degree
1 10 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.48%) ISEB
3 6 (5.61%) HND
3 6 (5.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.87%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.93%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.93%) Firmware
Vendors
1 46 (42.99%) Zend
2 11 (10.28%) Oracle
3 5 (4.67%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.74%) SAP
5 2 (1.87%) Google
5 2 (1.87%) Casewise
6 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.93%) IBM
6 1 (0.93%) Serena
6 1 (0.93%) HP
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