Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 54 45
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 58 48 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.38% 2.98% 3.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 3.59% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 38
Bristol median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £313 £313
90th Percentile £623 £575 £510
South West median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 11
Bristol median hourly rate £33.75 £44.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.30% -11.11% +16.47%
10th Percentile £26.25 £36.05 £36.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £53.75 £52.50
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £42.75 £43.09
% change year-on-year -1.75% -0.78% +10.47%

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 1,407 1,338 1,464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 81.99% 83.11% 84.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 904 1,081
Bristol median daily rate £400 £388 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +5.44% -3.29%
10th Percentile £267 £250 £250
90th Percentile £525 £550 £513
South West median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 39 55
Bristol median hourly rate £16.81 £36.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.94% -2.67% +3.02%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.40 £13.40
90th Percentile £46.38 £49.75 £52.40
South West median hourly rate £28.50 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -25.97% -3.75% +25.00%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 17 (29.31%) Java
1 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.59%) C
2 16 (27.59%) C++
3 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
3 11 (18.97%) Linux
4 10 (17.24%) REST
5 9 (15.52%) Jenkins
5 9 (15.52%) UML
5 9 (15.52%) HTML
6 8 (13.79%) Rational Rhapsody
7 7 (12.07%) Git (software)
7 7 (12.07%) RESTful
7 7 (12.07%) PHP
7 7 (12.07%) OO
7 7 (12.07%) Degree
8 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
8 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
8 6 (10.34%) Law
8 6 (10.34%) Validation
8 6 (10.34%) Embedded C
8 6 (10.34%) Python
8 6 (10.34%) Eclipse
8 6 (10.34%) C#
8 6 (10.34%) CSS
8 6 (10.34%) AngularJS
8 6 (10.34%) Docker
9 5 (8.62%) FreeRTOS
9 5 (8.62%) SafeRTOS
9 5 (8.62%) Self-Motivation

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 2 (3.45%) Apache Spark
1 2 (3.45%) JBoss
1 2 (3.45%) Mule
2 1 (1.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.72%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) CMS
2 1 (1.72%) Confluence
2 1 (1.72%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Doxygen
1 3 (5.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) ENOVIA
2 1 (1.72%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.17%) GitHub
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.72%) IaaS
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) PaaS
2 1 (1.72%) Serverless
2 1 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) Wireshark
2 4 (6.90%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.45%) Bluetooth
3 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.72%) HTTP
4 1 (1.72%) Internet
4 1 (1.72%) RS-232
4 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.45%) Redis
3 1 (1.72%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.72%) MySQL
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) Jenkins
2 8 (13.79%) Rational Rhapsody
3 7 (12.07%) Git (software)
4 6 (10.34%) Eclipse
5 5 (8.62%) GDB
5 5 (8.62%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.17%) JIRA
6 3 (5.17%) Maven
7 2 (3.45%) Appium
7 2 (3.45%) Gerrit
7 2 (3.45%) JUnit
7 2 (3.45%) Selenium
7 2 (3.45%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.72%) Mockito
8 1 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.72%) RSpec
8 1 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.72%) Subversion
8 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (10.34%) Law
2 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.72%) Electronics
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (48.28%) Software Engineer
2 19 (32.76%) Developer
3 10 (17.24%) C++ Software Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Java Developer
5 6 (10.34%) Embedded Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Lead Developer
7 3 (5.17%) C Software Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Embedded C Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Salesforce Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Deployment Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Lead C# Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Lead Java Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Python Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) REST
2 9 (15.52%) HTML
3 7 (12.07%) RESTful
4 6 (10.34%) AngularJS
4 6 (10.34%) CSS
5 5 (8.62%) jQuery
5 5 (8.62%) Web Services
6 4 (6.90%) STL
7 3 (5.17%) Hibernate
7 3 (5.17%) J2EE
7 3 (5.17%) JPA
7 3 (5.17%) Pthreads
7 3 (5.17%) React
7 3 (5.17%) Spring
8 2 (3.45%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (3.45%) Apache Camel
8 2 (3.45%) CSS3
8 2 (3.45%) D3.js
8 2 (3.45%) Ember.js
8 2 (3.45%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (6.90%) CPLD
2 4 (6.90%) CUDA
2 4 (6.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.17%) Robotics
4 2 (3.45%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (3.45%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.72%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.72%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.72%) iPad
5 1 (1.72%) iPhone
5 1 (1.72%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.97%) Linux
2 5 (8.62%) FreeRTOS
2 5 (8.62%) SafeRTOS
3 3 (5.17%) Android
4 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.45%) VxWorks
4 2 (3.45%) Windows
5 1 (1.72%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.72%) Unix
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.52%) UML
3 7 (12.07%) OO
4 6 (10.34%) Validation
5 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (8.62%) Integration Testing
5 5 (8.62%) Scrum
5 5 (8.62%) Test Automation
6 4 (6.90%) Microservices
6 4 (6.90%) Signal Processing
6 4 (6.90%) Web Development
7 3 (5.17%) API Development
7 3 (5.17%) BDD
7 3 (5.17%) DevOps
7 3 (5.17%) Functional Programming
7 3 (5.17%) Kanban
7 3 (5.17%) TDD
8 2 (3.45%) Manual Testing
8 2 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (3.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) Java
2 16 (27.59%) C
2 16 (27.59%) C++
3 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.07%) PHP
5 6 (10.34%) C#
5 6 (10.34%) Embedded C
5 6 (10.34%) Python
6 4 (6.90%) SQL
7 3 (5.17%) Apex Code
7 3 (5.17%) MATLAB
7 3 (5.17%) Scala
8 2 (3.45%) Go
9 1 (1.72%) Ada
9 1 (1.72%) Ada 95
9 1 (1.72%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.72%) Java 8
9 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Degree
2 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
2 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.72%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) IEC 61508
1 2 (3.45%) ISO 15765
1 2 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Docker
2 5 (8.62%) Firmware
3 1 (1.72%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.45%) Ansible
2 2 (3.45%) Terraform
3 1 (1.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (6.90%) Google
2 3 (5.17%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.45%) Talend
4 1 (1.72%) Adobe
4 1 (1.72%) Apple
4 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.72%) New Relic
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle
4 1 (1.72%) Siemens