Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 67 83
Rank change year-on-year +14 +16 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 58 40 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.20% 2.33% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.35% 2.44% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 4
Bristol median daily rate £363 £424 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.45% +25.56% -18.18%
10th Percentile £255 £313 £313
90th Percentile £475 £488 £401
South West median daily rate £360 £365 £344
% change year-on-year -1.37% +6.18% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 14
Bristol median hourly rate £45.00 £46.75 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +11.31% +2.44%
10th Percentile £26.25 £34.78 £27.01
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £52.50
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88% +1.19%

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 1,730 1,642 1,770
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.47% 96.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,113 1,124 1,250
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £255 £225 £238
90th Percentile £525 £525 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 56 76
Bristol median hourly rate £31.23 £23.84 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.01% -26.65% +85.71%
10th Percentile £12.93 £11.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.88 £46.60 £47.63
South West median hourly rate £33.50 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.99% +10.00% +66.67%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 55 (94.83%) Software Engineering
2 36 (62.07%) C++
3 30 (51.72%) C
4 25 (43.10%) UML
5 23 (39.66%) Security Cleared
6 22 (37.93%) SC Cleared
6 22 (37.93%) Linux
7 18 (31.03%) Rational Rhapsody
8 16 (27.59%) Rational DOORS
9 15 (25.86%) Wireshark
10 14 (24.14%) Ada
10 14 (24.14%) GDB
11 12 (20.69%) Integration Testing
11 12 (20.69%) MATLAB
12 11 (18.97%) Simulink
12 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (15.52%) Java
13 9 (15.52%) JavaScript
14 7 (12.07%) C#
14 7 (12.07%) Scenario Testing
15 6 (10.34%) Ada 95
15 6 (10.34%) Validation
15 6 (10.34%) Embedded C
15 6 (10.34%) HTML
15 6 (10.34%) CSS
16 5 (8.62%) OO
16 5 (8.62%) PHP
16 5 (8.62%) Windows
16 5 (8.62%) Eclipse
17 4 (6.90%) Python

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 (1.72%) Apache
1 1 (1.72%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (18.97%) Simulink
2 2 (3.45%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) Wireshark
2 3 (5.17%) Wireless
3 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.45%) Firewall
3 2 (3.45%) HTTP
3 2 (3.45%) Junos
3 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.72%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.72%) IPsec
4 1 (1.72%) RS-232
4 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.72%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.72%) GIS
2 1 (1.72%) JasperReports
2 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (31.03%) Rational Rhapsody
2 16 (27.59%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (24.14%) GDB
4 5 (8.62%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.45%) JIRA
5 2 (3.45%) NetBeans
5 2 (3.45%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (1.72%) Ant
6 1 (1.72%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.72%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.72%) FishEye
6 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.72%) Hudson
6 1 (1.72%) JUnit
6 1 (1.72%) Maven
6 1 (1.72%) Subversion
6 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.45%) Electronics
1 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.72%) Military
2 1 (1.72%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) CSS
1 6 (10.34%) HTML
2 3 (5.17%) CSS3
2 3 (5.17%) RESTful
2 3 (5.17%) STL
3 2 (3.45%) Pthreads
3 2 (3.45%) Qt
3 2 (3.45%) REST
4 1 (1.72%) .NET
4 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.72%) Ajax
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.72%) GWT
4 1 (1.72%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.72%) HTML5
4 1 (1.72%) JSON
4 1 (1.72%) OAuth
4 1 (1.72%) SOAP
4 1 (1.72%) Swing
4 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (5.17%) CPLD
2 3 (5.17%) CUDA
2 3 (5.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (5.17%) iPad
2 3 (5.17%) iPhone
2 3 (5.17%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.17%) Robotics
2 3 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.45%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (3.45%) 3D Printing
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.72%) Digital TV
4 1 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 22 (37.93%) Linux
2 5 (8.62%) Windows
3 3 (5.17%) Android
3 3 (5.17%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.17%) FreeRTOS
3 3 (5.17%) SafeRTOS
3 3 (5.17%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.72%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Nucleus RTOS
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (94.83%) Software Engineering
2 25 (43.10%) UML
3 12 (20.69%) Integration Testing
4 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.07%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (10.34%) Validation
7 5 (8.62%) OO
8 3 (5.17%) Computer Security
8 3 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.17%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (5.17%) Mathematics
8 3 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (5.17%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (5.17%) SDLC
8 3 (5.17%) Signal Processing
8 3 (5.17%) Software Architecture
9 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.45%) TDD
9 2 (3.45%) Unit Testing
10 1 (1.72%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 36 (62.07%) C++
2 30 (51.72%) C
3 14 (24.14%) Ada
4 12 (20.69%) MATLAB
5 9 (15.52%) Java
5 9 (15.52%) JavaScript
6 7 (12.07%) C#
7 6 (10.34%) Ada 95
7 6 (10.34%) Embedded C
8 5 (8.62%) PHP
9 4 (6.90%) Python
10 3 (5.17%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.72%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.72%) Java 8
11 1 (1.72%) Rust
Qualifications
1 23 (39.66%) Security Cleared
2 22 (37.93%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) Def Stans
1 2 (3.45%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.45%) MISRA
1 2 (3.45%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.72%) ARP4754
2 1 (1.72%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Firmware
2 2 (3.45%) Docker
3 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (5.17%) Apple
1 3 (5.17%) HP
2 2 (3.45%) Juniper
3 1 (1.72%) Adobe
3 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.72%) Google
3 1 (1.72%) Siemens