Period
to 20 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 20 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 109 -
Rank change year-on-year -13 - +103
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.19% 0.26% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Bristol median daily rate £425 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
South West median daily rate £345 £310 £350
% change year-on-year +11.29% -11.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £42.63 - -
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £33.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +34.85% -12.00% -9.64%

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 2,015 1,861 1,604
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.00% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,365 1,270 1,139
Bristol median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - -
10th Percentile £258 £213 £231
90th Percentile £538 £525 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 61 79
Bristol median hourly rate £37.55 £17.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.57% -28.57% +48.48%
10th Percentile £15.47 £11.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £64.06 £50.25 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% +20.00% -9.09%

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly 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 November 2018, Senior Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (50.00%) Aerospace
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) ARP4754
3 2 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Hudson
4 1 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) FishEye
4 1 (25.00%) Avionics
4 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA

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 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) JBoss
1 1 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (25.00%) GIS
1 1 (25.00%) JasperReports
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (25.00%) Ant
2 1 (25.00%) ClearQuest
2 1 (25.00%) CruiseControl
2 1 (25.00%) FishEye
2 1 (25.00%) Hudson
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (25.00%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) Ajax
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Flex
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) AWT
1 1 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) GWT
1 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (25.00%) JMS
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Swing
1 1 (25.00%) WCF
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (50.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (25.00%) Decision-Making
4 1 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Information Exploitation
4 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (25.00%) SOLID
4 1 (25.00%) UML
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) MATLAB
1 2 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Java 8
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ARP4754
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Adobe
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (25.00%) Google