Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
South West > Bristol
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 54 56
Rank change year-on-year +11 +2 -28
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 82 59 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.17% 3.49% 3.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.23% 4.19% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 43
Bristol median daily rate £411 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.61% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £301 £313 £313
90th Percentile £567 £590 £438
South West median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 2
Bristol median hourly rate £42.50 £40.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -6.40% -9.47%
10th Percentile £36.25 £30.25 £40.70
90th Percentile £47.63 £51.98 £46.90
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1568 1407 1387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.72% 83.16% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1063 1019 1080
Bristol median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £535
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 66 37
Bristol median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +31.58% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.93 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £46.25 £48.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +47.17%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Bristol

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineering in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Bristol

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Bristol over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Bristol

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 34 (41.46%) Java
2 26 (31.71%) C++
3 25 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (24.39%) C#
5 19 (23.17%) UML
5 19 (23.17%) Rational Rhapsody
6 18 (21.95%) Linux
6 18 (21.95%) JavaScript
7 17 (20.73%) C
7 17 (20.73%) Jenkins
8 16 (19.51%) Rational DOORS
8 16 (19.51%) SC Cleared
8 16 (19.51%) Security Cleared
8 16 (19.51%) Scrum
9 14 (17.07%) HTML
10 13 (15.85%) .NET
10 13 (15.85%) Unit Testing
11 12 (14.63%) Wireshark
11 12 (14.63%) Maven
11 12 (14.63%) TDD
11 12 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (14.63%) GDB
12 11 (13.41%) Mockito
12 11 (13.41%) CSS
13 10 (12.20%) Web Services
13 10 (12.20%) Python
13 10 (12.20%) SQL
13 10 (12.20%) OO
13 10 (12.20%) Finance
13 10 (12.20%) BDD

Software Engineering
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 8 (9.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (3.66%) CMS
2 3 (3.66%) Drupal
2 3 (3.66%) JBoss
2 3 (3.66%) Mule
3 2 (2.44%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.22%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.22%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.66%) GitHub
3 3 (3.66%) IaaS
4 2 (2.44%) PaaS
4 2 (2.44%) Serverless
5 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.22%) SaaS
5 1 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.63%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.44%) SMS
3 1 (1.22%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.22%) DHCP
3 1 (1.22%) DNS
3 1 (1.22%) HTTP
3 1 (1.22%) LDAP
3 1 (1.22%) SSL
3 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.66%) MySQL
2 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.44%) Jackrabbit
3 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.22%) Big Data
4 1 (1.22%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.22%) Redis
4 1 (1.22%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (23.17%) Rational Rhapsody
2 17 (20.73%) Jenkins
3 16 (19.51%) Rational DOORS
4 12 (14.63%) GDB
4 12 (14.63%) Maven
5 11 (13.41%) Mockito
6 10 (12.20%) Git (software)
7 8 (9.76%) SonarQube
7 8 (9.76%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (7.32%) JUnit
9 4 (4.88%) Moq
10 3 (3.66%) Eclipse
10 3 (3.66%) Gerrit
10 3 (3.66%) Subversion
10 3 (3.66%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (2.44%) Appium
11 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
11 2 (2.44%) Selenium
11 2 (2.44%) WebDriver
12 1 (1.22%) webpack
General
1 10 (12.20%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Banking
3 5 (6.10%) Law
4 2 (2.44%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.22%) Automotive
5 1 (1.22%) Electronics
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Military
5 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 37 (45.12%) Developer
3 12 (14.63%) C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) C# Developer
4 6 (7.32%) C++ Developer
4 6 (7.32%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.10%) Salesforce Developer
5 5 (6.10%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) .NET Software Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) C# Software Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.66%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.66%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (3.66%) Lead Developer
7 3 (3.66%) QA Engineer
8 2 (2.44%) C++ Software Developer
8 2 (2.44%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (2.44%) Lead Java Developer
8 2 (2.44%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.07%) HTML
2 13 (15.85%) .NET
3 11 (13.41%) CSS
4 10 (12.20%) jQuery
4 10 (12.20%) REST
4 10 (12.20%) Web Services
5 9 (10.98%) React
6 8 (9.76%) JSR 170
6 8 (9.76%) OSGi
6 8 (9.76%) PowerMock
7 7 (8.54%) AngularJS
7 7 (8.54%) Spring
8 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET
8 5 (6.10%) Node.js
9 4 (4.88%) Backbone.js
9 4 (4.88%) Ember.js
9 4 (4.88%) RESTful
10 3 (3.66%) Apache Camel
10 3 (3.66%) CSS3
10 3 (3.66%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.88%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.66%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.22%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.95%) Linux
2 8 (9.76%) Windows
3 4 (4.88%) Unix
4 2 (2.44%) Android
5 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (23.17%) UML
3 16 (19.51%) Scrum
4 13 (15.85%) Unit Testing
5 12 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (14.63%) TDD
6 10 (12.20%) BDD
6 10 (12.20%) OO
7 9 (10.98%) Kanban
7 9 (10.98%) MVC
8 6 (7.32%) Coaching
8 6 (7.32%) Configuration Management
8 6 (7.32%) Mathematics
8 6 (7.32%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.10%) Integration Testing
9 5 (6.10%) Microservices
9 5 (6.10%) Test Automation
10 4 (4.88%) Asset Management
10 4 (4.88%) Information Management
10 4 (4.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (41.46%) Java
2 26 (31.71%) C++
3 20 (24.39%) C#
4 18 (21.95%) JavaScript
5 17 (20.73%) C
6 10 (12.20%) Python
6 10 (12.20%) SQL
7 5 (6.10%) Apex Code
8 4 (4.88%) MATLAB
9 3 (3.66%) Perl
9 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.44%) PHP
10 2 (2.44%) Scala
11 1 (1.22%) Ada
11 1 (1.22%) Delphi
11 1 (1.22%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.22%) Groovy
11 1 (1.22%) Tcl
11 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (19.51%) SC Cleared
1 16 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) MISRA
2 1 (1.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Docker
2 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) Ansible
2 2 (2.44%) Puppet
3 1 (1.22%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.22%) Rancher
3 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (1.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (9.76%) Adobe
1 8 (9.76%) Coverity
2 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.32%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.66%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.66%) Talend
5 1 (1.22%) IBM
5 1 (1.22%) New Relic
5 1 (1.22%) SAP
5 1 (1.22%) VMware