Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 44 55
Rank change year-on-year -30 +11 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 59 70 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.84% 3.71% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.34% 4.51% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 29
Bristol median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £550 £620 £605
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +7.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 7
Bristol median hourly rate £46.25 - £44.00
10th Percentile £41.34 - £34.80
90th Percentile £64.75 - £51.65
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +8.43% -1.19% -2.33%

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 1,767 1,553 1,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 85.03% 82.26% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,215 1,020 940
Bristol median daily rate £425 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £294 £260 £240
90th Percentile £575 £538 £544
South West median daily rate £434 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +8.44% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 34 56
Bristol median hourly rate £38.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -30.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.40 £12.34
90th Percentile £63.51 £49.25 £48.13
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +29.03% -17.33% -4.46%

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 16 February 2019.

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

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Bristol over the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 26 (44.07%) Security Cleared
2 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.59%) SC Cleared
3 18 (30.51%) Middleware
4 17 (28.81%) JavaScript
5 16 (27.12%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (25.42%) C
6 15 (25.42%) Java
7 14 (23.73%) C++
8 13 (22.03%) Linux
8 13 (22.03%) UML
9 12 (20.34%) Ada
10 11 (18.64%) HTML
10 11 (18.64%) Validation
11 10 (16.95%) Computer Science
12 9 (15.25%) jQuery
12 9 (15.25%) Aerospace
12 9 (15.25%) MATLAB
12 9 (15.25%) SQL
12 9 (15.25%) Oracle
12 9 (15.25%) Integration Testing
12 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
13 8 (13.56%) Oracle Fusion
13 8 (13.56%) RESTful
13 8 (13.56%) WebCenter
13 8 (13.56%) Oracle BPM
13 8 (13.56%) C#
13 8 (13.56%) IBM
13 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
13 8 (13.56%) Oracle ADF

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 4 (6.78%) Umbraco
1 4 (6.78%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.08%) IIS
3 2 (3.39%) Confluence
3 2 (3.39%) SAS
4 1 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.69%) CMS
4 1 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Simulink
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.08%) npm
4 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.69%) Extranet
2 1 (1.69%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) GIS
2 6 (10.17%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (5.08%) SSDT
5 2 (3.39%) MySQL
6 1 (1.69%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (1.69%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.86%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (10.17%) Maven
3 6 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.47%) JIRA
4 5 (8.47%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.08%) Redmine
5 3 (5.08%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.69%) GitLab
7 1 (1.69%) Gradle
7 1 (1.69%) Grunt
7 1 (1.69%) Mockito
7 1 (1.69%) PostCSS
7 1 (1.69%) Rational Team Concert
7 1 (1.69%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.69%) Subversion
7 1 (1.69%) webpack
General
1 9 (15.25%) Aerospace
2 7 (11.86%) Automotive
3 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.78%) Electronics
5 1 (1.69%) Avionics
5 1 (1.69%) Back Office
5 1 (1.69%) Law
5 1 (1.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (47.46%) Software Engineer
2 24 (40.68%) Developer
3 8 (13.56%) Software Developer
4 7 (11.86%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Algorithm Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Development Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Ada Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Ada Software Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) BPM Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Embedded Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Umbraco Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Agile Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Agile Java Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Angular Developer
7 3 (5.08%) C++ Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Java Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.51%) Middleware
2 11 (18.64%) HTML
3 9 (15.25%) jQuery
4 8 (13.56%) Oracle ADF
4 8 (13.56%) Oracle Fusion
4 8 (13.56%) RESTful
4 8 (13.56%) WebCenter
5 7 (11.86%) React
5 7 (11.86%) Web Services
6 6 (10.17%) Node.js
7 5 (8.47%) .NET
7 5 (8.47%) .NET Framework
7 5 (8.47%) AngularJS
7 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET
7 5 (8.47%) CSS
7 5 (8.47%) Java EE
7 5 (8.47%) JAX-RS
7 5 (8.47%) JSF
7 5 (8.47%) REST
7 5 (8.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.47%) Algorithms
3 4 (6.78%) Client/Server
3 4 (6.78%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.39%) Digital TV
4 2 (3.39%) IPTV
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) MPEG
4 2 (3.39%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.69%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.69%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.03%) Linux
2 3 (5.08%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.39%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.12%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (22.03%) UML
4 11 (18.64%) Validation
5 10 (16.95%) Computer Science
6 9 (15.25%) Integration Testing
7 7 (11.86%) Decision-Making
8 6 (10.17%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (10.17%) Mathematics
8 6 (10.17%) Scrum
8 6 (10.17%) User Stories
9 5 (8.47%) Content Management
9 5 (8.47%) Microservices
9 5 (8.47%) Planning Poker
9 5 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (8.47%) Software Delivery
9 5 (8.47%) Waterfall
10 4 (6.78%) Epics
10 4 (6.78%) Requirements Management
10 4 (6.78%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.81%) JavaScript
2 15 (25.42%) C
2 15 (25.42%) Java
3 14 (23.73%) C++
4 12 (20.34%) Ada
5 9 (15.25%) MATLAB
5 9 (15.25%) SQL
6 8 (13.56%) C#
7 7 (11.86%) Python
8 5 (8.47%) Fortran
9 4 (6.78%) Ada 95
10 3 (5.08%) T-SQL
11 2 (3.39%) PHP
12 1 (1.69%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.69%) Go
12 1 (1.69%) Ruby
12 1 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (44.07%) Security Cleared
2 21 (35.59%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.86%) Degree
4 4 (6.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (6.78%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) ARP4754
2 2 (3.39%) DO-178B
2 2 (3.39%) IEC 61508
2 2 (3.39%) MISRA
3 1 (1.69%) DO-254
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) Kubernetes
2 4 (6.78%) Ansible
3 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) Oracle
2 8 (13.56%) IBM
2 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.69%) Adobe
3 1 (1.69%) Civica
3 1 (1.69%) hybris
3 1 (1.69%) Sitecore