Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Software Engineer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 94 65
Rank change year-on-year +13 -29 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 41 18 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.09% 1.04% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 1.09% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 35
Bristol median daily rate £400 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £279 £313 £313
90th Percentile £470 £588 £438
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £373
% change year-on-year - +0.67% -6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Bristol median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -2.33% -14.00%
10th Percentile £34.00 £29.23 £40.70
90th Percentile £48.20 £52.24 £46.90
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 1860 1653 1656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.05% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1268 1172 1218
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £236
90th Percentile £525 £545 £533
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 82 84
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +53.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £51.95 £47.40 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +26.00% -9.09% +37.50%

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 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 41 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (51.22%) C++
3 18 (43.90%) UML
3 18 (43.90%) Rational Rhapsody
4 15 (36.59%) C
4 15 (36.59%) Rational DOORS
5 13 (31.71%) Linux
6 12 (29.27%) Java
6 12 (29.27%) SC Cleared
6 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
7 11 (26.83%) Wireshark
7 11 (26.83%) GDB
8 9 (21.95%) C#
8 9 (21.95%) Python
9 8 (19.51%) HTML
9 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
9 8 (19.51%) .NET
9 8 (19.51%) Web Services
10 7 (17.07%) SQL
10 7 (17.07%) Spring
10 7 (17.07%) Git (software)
10 7 (17.07%) REST
11 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
11 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (14.63%) JUnit
12 5 (12.20%) CSS
12 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
12 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
12 5 (12.20%) OO
12 5 (12.20%) Mathematics

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 3 (7.32%) JBoss
1 3 (7.32%) Mule
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) Drupal
2 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.32%) IaaS
3 2 (4.88%) PaaS
4 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.88%) SMS
3 1 (2.44%) DHCP
3 1 (2.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) HTTP
3 1 (2.44%) LDAP
3 1 (2.44%) SSL
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (4.88%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.44%) CouchDB
3 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (43.90%) Rational Rhapsody
2 15 (36.59%) Rational DOORS
3 11 (26.83%) GDB
4 7 (17.07%) Git (software)
5 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
5 6 (14.63%) JUnit
6 4 (9.76%) Maven
7 3 (7.32%) Eclipse
7 3 (7.32%) Gerrit
7 3 (7.32%) Mockito
7 3 (7.32%) Moq
7 3 (7.32%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (4.88%) Subversion
9 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.44%) Gradle
9 1 (2.44%) Mercurial
9 1 (2.44%) MSBuild
9 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.44%) VectorCAST
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.44%) Automotive
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Military
2 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) .NET
1 8 (19.51%) HTML
1 8 (19.51%) Web Services
2 7 (17.07%) REST
2 7 (17.07%) Spring
3 5 (12.20%) AngularJS
3 5 (12.20%) CSS
3 5 (12.20%) jQuery
4 3 (7.32%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (7.32%) Apache Camel
4 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.32%) Hibernate
4 3 (7.32%) Java EE
4 3 (7.32%) JSON
4 3 (7.32%) WCF
4 3 (7.32%) WPF
5 2 (4.88%) Django
5 2 (4.88%) Node.js
5 2 (4.88%) React
5 2 (4.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Algorithms
1 2 (4.88%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Cloud Native
2 1 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) Windows
3 2 (4.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 18 (43.90%) UML
3 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
4 5 (12.20%) Mathematics
4 5 (12.20%) OO
5 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
5 4 (9.76%) MVC
5 4 (9.76%) Scrum
5 4 (9.76%) TDD
6 3 (7.32%) ETL
6 3 (7.32%) Mathematical Modelling
6 3 (7.32%) OOD
6 3 (7.32%) SOA
6 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.88%) Prototyping
7 2 (4.88%) SDLC
7 2 (4.88%) Structured Programming
7 2 (4.88%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 21 (51.22%) C++
2 15 (36.59%) C
3 12 (29.27%) Java
4 9 (21.95%) C#
4 9 (21.95%) Python
5 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
6 7 (17.07%) SQL
7 4 (9.76%) MATLAB
8 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
9 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.88%) Perl
10 1 (2.44%) Ada
10 1 (2.44%) Ada 95
10 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.44%) Groovy
10 1 (2.44%) Kotlin
10 1 (2.44%) PHP
10 1 (2.44%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) SC Cleared
1 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) MISRA
1 1 (2.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Docker
2 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Ansible
1 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
1 1 (2.44%) Rancher
1 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Talend
3 1 (2.44%) VMware