Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 79 89
Rank change year-on-year -14 +10 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 45 36 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.07% 1.83% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 1.93% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 6
Bristol median daily rate £425 £400 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -6.43% +17.93%
10th Percentile £255 £270 £313
90th Percentile £543 £475 £569
South West median daily rate £388 £369 £400
% change year-on-year +5.08% -7.81% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 7
Bristol median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +1.82%
10th Percentile £41.25 £34.00 £28.46
90th Percentile £49.13 £48.20 £52.30
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £41.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +7.78% -1.76% +2.04%

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 2,081 1,864 1,589
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.59% 94.67% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,442 1,262 1,120
Bristol median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £263 £213 £231
90th Percentile £550 £525 £556
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 62 79
Bristol median hourly rate £36.30 £17.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.43% -28.57% +48.48%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.78 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.63 £50.23 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year +26.13% +4.72% -11.67%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 40 (88.89%) Software Engineering
2 19 (42.22%) C++
3 18 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 15 (33.33%) UML
4 15 (33.33%) Ada
4 15 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 14 (31.11%) C
6 12 (26.67%) Java
6 12 (26.67%) Linux
7 11 (24.44%) Integration Testing
7 11 (24.44%) Rational DOORS
7 11 (24.44%) Rational Rhapsody
8 10 (22.22%) Ada 95
8 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (22.22%) MATLAB
9 9 (20.00%) C#
10 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
10 8 (17.78%) Wireshark
10 8 (17.78%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (15.56%) GDB
11 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (15.56%) Degree
11 7 (15.56%) Simulink
12 6 (13.33%) Python
13 5 (11.11%) Mathematics
13 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
13 5 (11.11%) Docker
14 4 (8.89%) Technical Analysis
14 4 (8.89%) Scenario Testing
14 4 (8.89%) Problem-Solving

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 2 (4.44%) IIS
1 2 (4.44%) SAS
2 1 (2.22%) Apache
2 1 (2.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Simulink
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) npm
2 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.44%) HTTP
2 2 (4.44%) IPsec
2 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.22%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.22%) Firewall
3 1 (2.22%) Junos
3 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) GIS
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Blockchain
2 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.44%) SSDT
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (2.22%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (2.22%) JasperReports
3 1 (2.22%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Rational DOORS
1 11 (24.44%) Rational Rhapsody
2 7 (15.56%) GDB
3 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.44%) JIRA
5 1 (2.22%) Ant
5 1 (2.22%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.22%) CruiseControl
5 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.22%) FishEye
5 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.22%) GitLab
5 1 (2.22%) Hudson
5 1 (2.22%) JUnit
5 1 (2.22%) Maven
5 1 (2.22%) NetBeans
5 1 (2.22%) Redmine
5 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (8.89%) Aerospace
2 3 (6.67%) Automotive
3 2 (4.44%) Electronics
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Avionics
4 1 (2.22%) Finance
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) .NET
1 4 (8.89%) CSS
1 4 (8.89%) HTML
2 3 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.67%) Middleware
2 3 (6.67%) Qt
2 3 (6.67%) React
2 3 (6.67%) RESTful
3 2 (4.44%) Castle Windsor
3 2 (4.44%) CSS3
3 2 (4.44%) Node.js
3 2 (4.44%) OAuth
3 2 (4.44%) SOAP
3 2 (4.44%) WCF
3 2 (4.44%) WPF
4 1 (2.22%) AWT
4 1 (2.22%) JMS
4 1 (2.22%) Swing
4 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) 3D Printing
3 2 (4.44%) iPad
3 2 (4.44%) iPhone
3 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.22%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.22%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.22%) Digital TV
4 1 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.22%) IPTV
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) MPEG
4 1 (2.22%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Android
3 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.22%) FreeRTOS
4 1 (2.22%) SafeRTOS
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (88.89%) Software Engineering
2 15 (33.33%) UML
3 11 (24.44%) Integration Testing
4 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (11.11%) Mathematics
7 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
7 4 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (8.89%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (8.89%) Validation
8 3 (6.67%) Computer Security
8 3 (6.67%) OO
8 3 (6.67%) Requirements Management
8 3 (6.67%) Web Development
9 2 (4.44%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (4.44%) Deployment Automation
9 2 (4.44%) Epics
9 2 (4.44%) Scrum
9 2 (4.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) C++
2 15 (33.33%) Ada
3 14 (31.11%) C
4 12 (26.67%) Java
5 10 (22.22%) Ada 95
5 10 (22.22%) MATLAB
6 9 (20.00%) C#
7 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
8 6 (13.33%) Python
9 3 (6.67%) PHP
10 2 (4.44%) Apple Swift
10 2 (4.44%) Embedded C
10 2 (4.44%) SQL
10 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
11 1 (2.22%) Assembly Language
11 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
11 1 (2.22%) Go
11 1 (2.22%) Java 8
11 1 (2.22%) Rust
11 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (15.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) ARP4754
2 1 (2.22%) Def Stans
2 1 (2.22%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.22%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.22%) MISRA
2 1 (2.22%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) IBM
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) HP
3 2 (4.44%) Apple
4 1 (2.22%) Adobe
4 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco
4 1 (2.22%) Google
4 1 (2.22%) Juniper