The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
South West / Bristol
Rank 54 54 60
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 13 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.61% 1.91% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.98% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Median daily rate £450 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
Median hourly rate £44.50 £49.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.10% +20.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.17% +10.38%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 770 860 795
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.42% 96.63% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 600 552
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 41 27
Median hourly rate £23.84 £37.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.42% +170.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.69 £50.00 £95.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineer in Bristol

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (42.86%) C
2 9 (42.86%) C++
2 9 (42.86%) Rational Rhapsody
3 8 (38.10%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (38.10%) Linux
3 8 (38.10%) UML
4 6 (28.57%) Ada
4 6 (28.57%) Java
4 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 5 (23.81%) MATLAB
5 5 (23.81%) Simulink
5 5 (23.81%) GDB
6 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
6 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Multithreading
6 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) C#
6 4 (19.05%) Serena
6 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (19.05%) TDD
6 4 (19.05%) Wireshark
7 3 (14.29%) Spring
7 3 (14.29%) Hibernate
7 3 (14.29%) Windows
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (14.29%) REST
7 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
8 2 (9.52%) Microservices

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Wireshark
2 1 (4.76%) Modbus
2 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) DB2
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Rational Rhapsody
2 8 (38.10%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (23.81%) GDB
4 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
5 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
6 2 (9.52%) JIRA
6 2 (9.52%) Maven
6 2 (9.52%) NetBeans
6 2 (9.52%) TeamCity
7 1 (4.76%) JUnit
7 1 (4.76%) Mockito
7 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Hibernate
1 3 (14.29%) REST
1 3 (14.29%) Spring
2 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
2 2 (9.52%) React
2 2 (9.52%) SOAP
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) COM+
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) DCOM
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) HTML5
3 1 (4.76%) Java SE
3 1 (4.76%) RESTful
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.76%) Digital TV
1 1 (4.76%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (38.10%) UML
3 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Multithreading
4 4 (19.05%) TDD
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.52%) Cash Management
6 2 (9.52%) Concurrent Programming
6 2 (9.52%) Garbage Collection
6 2 (9.52%) Microservices
6 2 (9.52%) OO
7 1 (4.76%) CRM
7 1 (4.76%) DevOps
7 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
7 1 (4.76%) MVC
7 1 (4.76%) Pair Programming
7 1 (4.76%) Scrum
7 1 (4.76%) Yourdon
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C
1 9 (42.86%) C++
2 6 (28.57%) Ada
2 6 (28.57%) Java
3 5 (23.81%) MATLAB
4 4 (19.05%) C#
5 2 (9.52%) Ada 95
5 2 (9.52%) Embedded C
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.52%) Python
6 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.76%) Delphi
6 1 (4.76%) Groovy
6 1 (4.76%) Lua
6 1 (4.76%) Scala
6 1 (4.76%) SQL
6 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.76%) VB
6 1 (4.76%) VBScript
6 1 (4.76%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Def Stans
1 2 (9.52%) MISRA
1 2 (9.52%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Serena
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) VMware
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