Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Software Engineer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 - 102
Rank change year-on-year - +102 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 5 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.27% - 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% - 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Bristol median daily rate £400 - £375
10th Percentile £375 - £328
90th Percentile £425 - £423
South West median daily rate £310 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -17.33% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £37.75 £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +0.67% -9.64% +27.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1,785 1,480 1,608
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.93% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,180 1,017 1,172
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £220 £226 £240
90th Percentile £525 £558 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 76 87
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +28.95% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.34 £12.30
90th Percentile £57.00 £47.50 £48.50
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% -15.38% +62.50%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in Bristol

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in Bristol

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, Senior Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) Mule
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (60.00%) Spring
2 3 (60.00%) Maven
2 3 (60.00%) Gerrit
2 3 (60.00%) REST
2 3 (60.00%) Talend
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (60.00%) Apache Camel
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
2 3 (60.00%) ETL
2 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (60.00%) JBoss
2 3 (60.00%) JUnit
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) SMS
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) JBoss
1 3 (60.00%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SMS
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (60.00%) Gerrit
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) JUnit
1 3 (60.00%) Maven
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (60.00%) Apache Camel
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) REST
2 3 (60.00%) Spring
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) ETL
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Python
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Talend