The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £374 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 54 50
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 24 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.86% 1.55% 2.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.99% 1.59% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 20
Median daily rate £374 £338 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.74% -18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £328 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £348 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +3.28% +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 1
Median hourly rate £48.50 £40.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.01% -0.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.53% +5.87%  

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 803 818 891
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.82% 97.38% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 583 659
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £240 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 38
Median hourly rate £31.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.42% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £42.00 £37.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 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 26 June 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 38 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 26 (68.42%) Rational Rhapsody
3 23 (60.53%) Rational DOORS
4 20 (52.63%) C++
5 19 (50.00%) Linux
5 19 (50.00%) UML
6 17 (44.74%) Integration Testing
7 16 (42.11%) MATLAB
7 16 (42.11%) Simulink
7 16 (42.11%) C
8 14 (36.84%) Configuration Management
9 13 (34.21%) Java
10 12 (31.58%) Ada
10 12 (31.58%) GDB
11 11 (28.95%) Wireshark
12 8 (21.05%) Windows
13 7 (18.42%) Eclipse
13 7 (18.42%) NetBeans
13 7 (18.42%) Def Stans
13 7 (18.42%) MISRA C
13 7 (18.42%) MISRA
13 7 (18.42%) Ada 95
14 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
14 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
15 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
15 5 (13.16%) Serena
16 4 (10.53%) Mathematics
16 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
16 4 (10.53%) SOAP
16 4 (10.53%) Web Services

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 (2.63%) CMS
1 1 (2.63%) Drupal
Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) IaaS
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) GitHub
2 1 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.63%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.26%) DB2
3 2 (5.26%) MySQL
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (68.42%) Rational Rhapsody
2 23 (60.53%) Rational DOORS
3 12 (31.58%) GDB
4 7 (18.42%) Eclipse
4 7 (18.42%) NetBeans
5 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
6 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.26%) JIRA
7 2 (5.26%) Maven
7 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.63%) Mockito
8 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.26%) Banking
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.63%) Military
2 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) REST
1 4 (10.53%) SOAP
1 4 (10.53%) Web Services
2 3 (7.89%) Hibernate
2 3 (7.89%) Spring
3 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.26%) CSS
3 2 (5.26%) Django
3 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 2 (5.26%) HTML5
3 2 (5.26%) React
3 2 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) .NET
4 1 (2.63%) COM+
4 1 (2.63%) DCOM
4 1 (2.63%) Java SE
4 1 (2.63%) jQuery
4 1 (2.63%) JSON
4 1 (2.63%) Node.js
4 1 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (50.00%) Linux
2 8 (21.05%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (50.00%) UML
3 17 (44.74%) Integration Testing
4 14 (36.84%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.53%) Mathematics
5 4 (10.53%) SDLC
6 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.89%) Mathematical Modelling
6 3 (7.89%) Multithreading
6 3 (7.89%) OO
7 2 (5.26%) Cash Management
7 2 (5.26%) Concurrent Programming
7 2 (5.26%) CRM
7 2 (5.26%) Garbage Collection
7 2 (5.26%) Microservices
7 2 (5.26%) People Management
7 2 (5.26%) TDD
7 2 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) C++
2 16 (42.11%) C
2 16 (42.11%) MATLAB
3 13 (34.21%) Java
4 12 (31.58%) Ada
5 7 (18.42%) Ada 95
6 3 (7.89%) Python
7 2 (5.26%) C#
7 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.63%) Groovy
8 1 (2.63%) PHP
8 1 (2.63%) Scala
8 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.63%) VB
8 1 (2.63%) VB6
8 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) Def Stans
1 7 (18.42%) MISRA
1 7 (18.42%) MISRA C
2 1 (2.63%) DO-254
2 1 (2.63%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Serena
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) VMware