Period
to 25 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 77 72
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 30 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.75% 1.70% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 1.78% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 17
Bristol median daily rate £375 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +25.00% -15.00%
10th Percentile £296 £313 £300
90th Percentile £475 £488 £418
South West median daily rate £375 £425 £340
% change year-on-year -11.76% +25.00% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 11
Bristol median hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.11% -10.10% +20.73%
10th Percentile £26.25 £36.88 £36.25
90th Percentile £48.25 £53.75 £52.50
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +8.97%

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 1,642 1,521 1,649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 95.72% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,078 1,033 1,174
Bristol median daily rate £400 £378 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +4.14% -3.33%
10th Percentile £256 £230 £228
90th Percentile £520 £550 £500
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 65 81
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £20.18 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.28% -38.85% +94.12%
10th Percentile £11.64 £10.78 £12.50
90th Percentile £46.05 £46.61 £52.25
South West median hourly rate £24.50 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -33.78% -1.33% +78.57%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 25 April 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 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (53.33%) C++
3 14 (46.67%) C
4 10 (33.33%) UML
5 9 (30.00%) Linux
5 9 (30.00%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (16.67%) HTML
7 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (16.67%) Wireshark
7 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (16.67%) GDB
8 4 (13.33%) Embedded C
8 4 (13.33%) Firmware
8 4 (13.33%) Validation
8 4 (13.33%) C#
8 4 (13.33%) PHP
8 4 (13.33%) Python
8 4 (13.33%) Eclipse
8 4 (13.33%) MATLAB
8 4 (13.33%) Simulink
9 3 (10.00%) OO
9 3 (10.00%) CSS
9 3 (10.00%) STL
9 3 (10.00%) Java
9 3 (10.00%) VxWorks
9 3 (10.00%) Robotics

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 (3.33%) JBoss
1 1 (3.33%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Simulink
2 2 (6.67%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) IaaS
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Wireshark
2 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.33%) HTTP
3 1 (3.33%) RS-232
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (16.67%) GDB
2 5 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (13.33%) Eclipse
4 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.33%) Artifactory
5 1 (3.33%) Gerrit
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) JUnit
5 1 (3.33%) Maven
5 1 (3.33%) MSBuild
5 1 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.33%) RSpec
5 1 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.33%) Subversion
5 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) CSS
2 3 (10.00%) STL
3 2 (6.67%) CSS3
3 2 (6.67%) Pthreads
3 2 (6.67%) REST
3 2 (6.67%) RESTful
4 1 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Camel
4 1 (3.33%) HTML5
4 1 (3.33%) jQuery
4 1 (3.33%) JSON
4 1 (3.33%) LAMP
4 1 (3.33%) SOAP
4 1 (3.33%) Spring
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) CPLD
1 3 (10.00%) CUDA
1 3 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 3 (10.00%) Robotics
2 2 (6.67%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (6.67%) iPad
2 2 (6.67%) iPhone
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.33%) Digital TV
3 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.33%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) FreeRTOS
2 3 (10.00%) SafeRTOS
2 3 (10.00%) VxWorks
3 2 (6.67%) Android
3 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.33%) Windows
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (33.33%) UML
3 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Validation
5 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.00%) OO
5 3 (10.00%) Signal Processing
6 2 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (6.67%) Mathematics
6 2 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Software Architecture
7 1 (3.33%) Continuous Deployment
7 1 (3.33%) DevOps
7 1 (3.33%) ETL
7 1 (3.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (3.33%) SDLC
7 1 (3.33%) SOA
7 1 (3.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) C++
2 14 (46.67%) C
3 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.33%) C#
4 4 (13.33%) Embedded C
4 4 (13.33%) MATLAB
4 4 (13.33%) PHP
4 4 (13.33%) Python
5 3 (10.00%) Java
6 2 (6.67%) Apple Swift
7 1 (3.33%) Ada
7 1 (3.33%) Ada 95
7 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) IEC 61508
1 1 (3.33%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Ansible
1 1 (3.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Apple
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Siemens
2 1 (3.33%) Talend