Period
to 23 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 23 March 2019.

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
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 74 82
Rank change year-on-year -17 +8 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 30 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.50% 1.70% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.79% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 8
Bristol median daily rate £425 £398 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.85% -6.41% +25.00%
10th Percentile £325 £297 £313
90th Percentile £550 £475 £488
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £418
% change year-on-year +3.23% -7.19% +21.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Bristol median hourly rate £45.00 £33.75 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -23.30% -11.11%
10th Percentile £37.80 £26.25 £33.45
90th Percentile £49.25 £46.00 £53.75
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.36% -3.18% -

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 1,924 1,733 1,496
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.06% 95.01% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,324 1,156 1,014
Bristol median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £230
90th Percentile £575 £525 £545
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 60 68
Bristol median hourly rate £31.12 £17.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.80% -20.45% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.65 £11.75 £10.89
90th Percentile £60.00 £46.03 £47.31
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -20.63% -16.00%

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 23 March 2019.

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 23 March 2019.

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 23 March 2019, 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 29 (96.67%) Software Engineering
2 16 (53.33%) Security Cleared
3 12 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (36.67%) C++
4 11 (36.67%) UML
5 10 (33.33%) Ada
5 10 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (26.67%) Java
6 8 (26.67%) Middleware
7 7 (23.33%) Aerospace
7 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
7 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
8 6 (20.00%) HTML
8 6 (20.00%) C
8 6 (20.00%) Ada 95
9 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
9 5 (16.67%) AngularJS
9 5 (16.67%) SQL
9 5 (16.67%) Python
9 5 (16.67%) RESTful
10 4 (13.33%) WebCenter
10 4 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (13.33%) REST
10 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (13.33%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
10 4 (13.33%) Java EE
10 4 (13.33%) BPMN

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 4 (13.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Simulink
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) npm
2 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon Aurora
1 1 (3.33%) GIS
1 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.33%) MySQL
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (13.33%) Maven
3 4 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.33%) GCC
5 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.33%) GitLab
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (3.33%) Redmine
5 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (23.33%) Aerospace
2 3 (10.00%) Automotive
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) Middleware
2 6 (20.00%) HTML
3 5 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 5 (16.67%) RESTful
4 4 (13.33%) Java EE
4 4 (13.33%) JAX-RS
4 4 (13.33%) jQuery
4 4 (13.33%) JSF
4 4 (13.33%) Oracle ADF
4 4 (13.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (13.33%) PrimeFaces
4 4 (13.33%) REST
4 4 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (13.33%) Web Services
4 4 (13.33%) WebCenter
5 2 (6.67%) HTML5
5 2 (6.67%) React
6 1 (3.33%) Doctrine
6 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
6 1 (3.33%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.67%) Digital TV
2 2 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (6.67%) IPTV
2 2 (6.67%) MPEG
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.33%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) Android
3 2 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (96.67%) Software Engineering
2 11 (36.67%) UML
3 10 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.33%) BPMN
6 4 (13.33%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (13.33%) OO
6 4 (13.33%) Software Delivery
6 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
7 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (10.00%) Planning Poker
8 2 (6.67%) Memory Management
8 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
8 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
8 2 (6.67%) Requirements Management
8 2 (6.67%) SysML
8 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) C++
2 10 (33.33%) Ada
3 8 (26.67%) Java
4 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (20.00%) Ada 95
5 6 (20.00%) C
6 5 (16.67%) Python
6 5 (16.67%) SQL
7 3 (10.00%) MATLAB
8 2 (6.67%) C#
9 1 (3.33%) Assembly Language
9 1 (3.33%) Embedded C
9 1 (3.33%) Embedded C++
9 1 (3.33%) PHP
9 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) MISRA
2 1 (3.33%) ARP4754
2 1 (3.33%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.33%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Ansible
1 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) IBM
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) Civica