Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 15 October 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.

Software Engineer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 70 88
Rank change year-on-year -2 +18 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 53 45 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.57% 2.39% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 2.51% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 4
Bristol median daily rate £406 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +2.56% -5.45%
10th Percentile £255 £274 £316
90th Percentile £484 £473 £600
South West median daily rate £325 £363 £375
% change year-on-year -10.34% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 14
Bristol median hourly rate £45.00 £44.25 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +8.59% -5.23%
10th Percentile £40.95 £34.75 £27.01
90th Percentile £48.88 £50.25 £51.59
South West median hourly rate £43.63 £44.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -0.85% +4.76% -

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 1,964 1,793 1,629
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 95.22% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,307 1,216 1,153
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £234 £215 £230
90th Percentile £532 £528 £550
South West median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 52 80
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.40% +7.07% +54.69%
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.13 £11.98
90th Percentile £59.50 £50.25 £45.33
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £34.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +15.11% +26.36% +8.91%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Bristol

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Bristol

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Bristol over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Bristol

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 Software Engineer in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Bristol

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Bristol over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineer in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 49 (92.45%) Software Engineering
2 28 (52.83%) C++
3 26 (49.06%) Security Cleared
4 24 (45.28%) SC Cleared
4 24 (45.28%) C
5 21 (39.62%) UML
6 20 (37.74%) Linux
7 18 (33.96%) Ada
8 17 (32.08%) Rational DOORS
9 15 (28.30%) Rational Rhapsody
10 14 (26.42%) Wireshark
11 13 (24.53%) Integration Testing
11 13 (24.53%) GDB
12 12 (22.64%) MATLAB
13 11 (20.75%) Java
13 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (18.87%) Ada 95
15 9 (16.98%) Simulink
16 8 (15.09%) C#
17 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
17 7 (13.21%) Scenario Testing
17 7 (13.21%) Technical Analysis
17 7 (13.21%) Embedded Systems
18 6 (11.32%) Windows
19 5 (9.43%) CSS
19 5 (9.43%) Degree
20 4 (7.55%) Docker
20 4 (7.55%) Mathematics
20 4 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
20 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration

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 (1.89%) Apache
1 1 (1.89%) IIS
1 1 (1.89%) JBoss
1 1 (1.89%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) Simulink
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.42%) Wireshark
2 3 (5.66%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (5.66%) Wireless
3 2 (3.77%) Firewall
3 2 (3.77%) Junos
4 1 (1.89%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.89%) HTTP
4 1 (1.89%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Blockchain
1 2 (3.77%) GIS
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (1.89%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.89%) JasperReports
2 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.89%) MySQL
2 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.89%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 17 (32.08%) Rational DOORS
2 15 (28.30%) Rational Rhapsody
3 13 (24.53%) GDB
4 2 (3.77%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.77%) NetBeans
4 2 (3.77%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (1.89%) Ant
5 1 (1.89%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.89%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.89%) FishEye
5 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.89%) GitLab
5 1 (1.89%) Hudson
5 1 (1.89%) JIRA
5 1 (1.89%) JUnit
5 1 (1.89%) Maven
5 1 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
1 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.89%) Automotive
2 1 (1.89%) Avionics
2 1 (1.89%) Electronics
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Military
2 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) CSS
2 4 (7.55%) HTML
3 3 (5.66%) .NET
3 3 (5.66%) CSS3
3 3 (5.66%) RESTful
4 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.77%) Qt
4 2 (3.77%) React
5 1 (1.89%) Ajax
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Flex
5 1 (1.89%) GWT
5 1 (1.89%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.89%) JSON
5 1 (1.89%) LAMP
5 1 (1.89%) OAuth
5 1 (1.89%) SOAP
5 1 (1.89%) Symfony
5 1 (1.89%) WCF
5 1 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (5.66%) iPad
2 3 (5.66%) iPhone
2 3 (5.66%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.77%) 3D Printing
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.89%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 20 (37.74%) Linux
2 6 (11.32%) Windows
3 3 (5.66%) Android
3 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.89%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.89%) FreeRTOS
4 1 (1.89%) Nucleus RTOS
4 1 (1.89%) SafeRTOS
4 1 (1.89%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (92.45%) Software Engineering
2 21 (39.62%) UML
3 13 (24.53%) Integration Testing
4 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (13.21%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (13.21%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.55%) Mathematics
6 4 (7.55%) OO
6 4 (7.55%) Validation
7 3 (5.66%) Computer Security
7 3 (5.66%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (3.77%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (3.77%) DevOps
8 2 (3.77%) Open Source
8 2 (3.77%) Requirements Management
8 2 (3.77%) SDLC
8 2 (3.77%) Software Architecture
8 2 (3.77%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (52.83%) C++
2 24 (45.28%) C
3 18 (33.96%) Ada
4 12 (22.64%) MATLAB
5 11 (20.75%) Java
6 10 (18.87%) Ada 95
7 8 (15.09%) C#
8 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
9 4 (7.55%) Embedded C
9 4 (7.55%) PHP
10 3 (5.66%) Apple Swift
10 3 (5.66%) Python
11 1 (1.89%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.89%) Go
11 1 (1.89%) Java 8
11 1 (1.89%) Rust
11 1 (1.89%) Scala
11 1 (1.89%) SQL
11 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (49.06%) Security Cleared
2 24 (45.28%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) ARP4754
2 2 (3.77%) Def Stans
2 2 (3.77%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.77%) MISRA
2 2 (3.77%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.89%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.89%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) Apple
1 3 (5.66%) HP
2 2 (3.77%) IBM
2 2 (3.77%) Juniper
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) Adobe
3 1 (1.89%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.89%) Google