Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 86 75
Rank change year-on-year +6 -11 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 32 16 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.70% 1.03% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.08% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 22
Bristol median daily rate £400 £428 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +23.91% -13.75%
10th Percentile £270 £313 £300
90th Percentile £475 £569 £424
South West median daily rate £388 £400 £360
% change year-on-year -3.13% +11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Bristol median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.19% +2.86%
South West median hourly rate £42.25 £41.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +1.81% -1.19% +7.69%

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 1,785 1,480 1,608
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.93% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,180 1,017 1,172
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £220 £226 £240
90th Percentile £525 £558 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 76 87
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +28.95% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.34 £12.30
90th Percentile £57.00 £47.50 £48.50
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% -15.38% +62.50%

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 20 January 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 32 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (50.00%) C++
2 16 (50.00%) UML
3 14 (43.75%) Rational Rhapsody
4 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
4 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
4 13 (40.63%) C
5 12 (37.50%) Linux
6 11 (34.38%) Rational DOORS
7 10 (31.25%) GDB
7 10 (31.25%) Wireshark
8 9 (28.13%) C#
9 8 (25.00%) Java
9 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 8 (25.00%) .NET
10 7 (21.88%) HTML
10 7 (21.88%) Spring
11 6 (18.75%) Web Services
11 6 (18.75%) JUnit
11 6 (18.75%) SQL
11 6 (18.75%) Python
11 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
11 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
12 5 (15.63%) AngularJS
12 5 (15.63%) REST
13 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (12.50%) Maven
13 4 (12.50%) MVC
13 4 (12.50%) Scrum
13 4 (12.50%) Microsoft

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 (9.38%) JBoss
1 3 (9.38%) Mule
2 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.25%) IaaS
3 2 (6.25%) PaaS
4 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) Wireshark
2 2 (6.25%) SMS
3 1 (3.13%) DHCP
3 1 (3.13%) DNS
3 1 (3.13%) HTTP
3 1 (3.13%) SSL
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (3.13%) CouchDB
1 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Rational Rhapsody
2 11 (34.38%) Rational DOORS
3 10 (31.25%) GDB
4 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
4 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
4 6 (18.75%) JUnit
5 4 (12.50%) Maven
6 3 (9.38%) Eclipse
6 3 (9.38%) Gerrit
6 3 (9.38%) Mockito
6 3 (9.38%) Moq
7 2 (6.25%) MSBuild
7 2 (6.25%) Subversion
8 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (3.13%) Gradle
8 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
8 1 (3.13%) RSpec
8 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
8 1 (3.13%) VectorCAST
General
1 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Military
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 7 (21.88%) HTML
2 7 (21.88%) Spring
3 6 (18.75%) Web Services
4 5 (15.63%) AngularJS
4 5 (15.63%) REST
5 4 (12.50%) CSS
5 4 (12.50%) jQuery
6 3 (9.38%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (9.38%) Apache Camel
6 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
6 3 (9.38%) Hibernate
6 3 (9.38%) Java EE
6 3 (9.38%) JSON
6 3 (9.38%) WCF
6 3 (9.38%) WPF
7 2 (6.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (6.25%) React
7 2 (6.25%) RESTful
8 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Algorithms
1 2 (6.25%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Native
2 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) Unix
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (50.00%) UML
3 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.50%) MVC
3 4 (12.50%) Scrum
4 3 (9.38%) ETL
4 3 (9.38%) OOD
4 3 (9.38%) SOA
4 3 (9.38%) TDD
4 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.25%) DevOps
5 2 (6.25%) Mathematics
5 2 (6.25%) OO
5 2 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (6.25%) Prototyping
5 2 (6.25%) SDLC
5 2 (6.25%) Structured Programming
6 1 (3.13%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) C++
2 13 (40.63%) C
3 9 (28.13%) C#
4 8 (25.00%) Java
4 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (18.75%) Python
5 6 (18.75%) SQL
6 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.25%) Perl
6 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.13%) Groovy
7 1 (3.13%) Kotlin
7 1 (3.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) MISRA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Docker
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Rancher
2 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (3.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Talend
3 1 (3.13%) VMware