Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 55 48
Rank change year-on-year +15 -7 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 86 58 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.68% 3.36% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.59% 4.06% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 29
Bristol median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -3.03%
10th Percentile £320 £279 £313
90th Percentile £544 £538 £486
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 18
Bristol median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +7.98% -0.61%
10th Percentile £26.25 £35.10 £28.15
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.95 £52.50
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.45
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.65% +1.07%

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 1,538 1,428 1,527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 83.68% 82.64% 83.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,009 964 1,109
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £273 £250 £260
90th Percentile £526 £530 £538
South West median daily rate £413 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 58
Bristol median hourly rate £39.75 £34.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.91% -9.33% +5.63%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.95 £12.00
90th Percentile £54.60 £48.11 £52.19
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%

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 22 July 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 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 36 (41.86%) C
1 36 (41.86%) C++
2 32 (37.21%) UML
3 27 (31.40%) Security Cleared
4 26 (30.23%) SC Cleared
5 25 (29.07%) Linux
6 21 (24.42%) Rational Rhapsody
7 20 (23.26%) Rational DOORS
8 19 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (19.77%) Ada
9 17 (19.77%) GDB
9 17 (19.77%) Wireshark
10 15 (17.44%) MATLAB
11 14 (16.28%) Simulink
11 14 (16.28%) Integration Testing
12 13 (15.12%) CSS
12 13 (15.12%) Java
12 13 (15.12%) JavaScript
13 12 (13.95%) PHP
13 12 (13.95%) HTML
14 9 (10.47%) OO
14 9 (10.47%) Validation
14 9 (10.47%) Scenario Testing
15 8 (9.30%) Embedded C
15 8 (9.30%) Software Architecture
16 7 (8.14%) Degree
16 7 (8.14%) REST
16 7 (8.14%) AngularJS
16 7 (8.14%) Relational Database
16 7 (8.14%) Ada 95

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 3 (3.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.16%) Apache
2 1 (1.16%) CMS
2 1 (1.16%) JBoss
2 1 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (16.28%) Simulink
2 3 (3.49%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.77%) Wireshark
2 4 (4.65%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.49%) Wireless
4 2 (2.33%) Firewall
4 2 (2.33%) HTTP
4 2 (2.33%) Junos
4 2 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.16%) Internet
5 1 (1.16%) RS-232
5 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.16%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.16%) GIS
3 1 (1.16%) JasperReports
3 1 (1.16%) MySQL
3 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (24.42%) Rational Rhapsody
2 20 (23.26%) Rational DOORS
3 17 (19.77%) GDB
4 6 (6.98%) Eclipse
5 5 (5.81%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.65%) Maven
7 3 (3.49%) JIRA
7 3 (3.49%) Mockito
8 2 (2.33%) NetBeans
8 2 (2.33%) PostCSS
8 2 (2.33%) Rational Team Concert
8 2 (2.33%) SonarQube
8 2 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (1.16%) Ant
9 1 (1.16%) ClearQuest
9 1 (1.16%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.16%) JUnit
9 1 (1.16%) Subversion
9 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (3.49%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.33%) Automotive
2 2 (2.33%) Electronics
2 2 (2.33%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Law
3 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.16%) Military
3 1 (1.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 56 (65.12%) Software Engineer
2 17 (19.77%) Developer
3 15 (17.44%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) Software Test Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) Test Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Embedded Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) Ada Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) Ada Software Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) C Software Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.65%) PHP Developer
10 3 (3.49%) Applications Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Embedded C Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) iOS Software Engineer
11 2 (2.33%) Consultant
11 2 (2.33%) Python Developer
11 2 (2.33%) Senior Software Engineer
11 2 (2.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.12%) CSS
2 12 (13.95%) HTML
3 7 (8.14%) AngularJS
3 7 (8.14%) REST
4 6 (6.98%) RESTful
5 4 (4.65%) CSS3
5 4 (4.65%) Hibernate
5 4 (4.65%) STL
5 4 (4.65%) Web Services
6 3 (3.49%) .NET
6 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (3.49%) GWT
6 3 (3.49%) J2EE
6 3 (3.49%) JPA
6 3 (3.49%) jQuery
6 3 (3.49%) JSR 170
6 3 (3.49%) OSGi
6 3 (3.49%) PowerMock
6 3 (3.49%) Pthreads
7 2 (2.33%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (4.65%) CPLD
2 4 (4.65%) CUDA
2 4 (4.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (3.49%) iPad
3 3 (3.49%) iPhone
3 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.49%) Robotics
3 3 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.49%) User Experience
4 2 (2.33%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (2.33%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.16%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.16%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.16%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.07%) Linux
2 5 (5.81%) FreeRTOS
2 5 (5.81%) SafeRTOS
2 5 (5.81%) Windows
3 3 (3.49%) Android
3 3 (3.49%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.49%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.16%) Nucleus RTOS
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.21%) UML
2 19 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (16.28%) Integration Testing
4 9 (10.47%) OO
4 9 (10.47%) Scenario Testing
4 9 (10.47%) Validation
5 8 (9.30%) Software Architecture
6 6 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (5.81%) Microservices
7 5 (5.81%) Scrum
7 5 (5.81%) TDD
7 5 (5.81%) Unit Testing
7 5 (5.81%) Web Development
8 4 (4.65%) BDD
8 4 (4.65%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.65%) Signal Processing
9 3 (3.49%) Coaching
9 3 (3.49%) Kanban
9 3 (3.49%) Mathematics
9 3 (3.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (41.86%) C
1 36 (41.86%) C++
2 17 (19.77%) Ada
3 15 (17.44%) MATLAB
4 13 (15.12%) Java
4 13 (15.12%) JavaScript
5 12 (13.95%) PHP
6 8 (9.30%) Embedded C
7 7 (8.14%) Ada 95
8 6 (6.98%) C#
8 6 (6.98%) Python
9 3 (3.49%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.33%) Java 8
11 1 (1.16%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.16%) ES6
11 1 (1.16%) Go
11 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.16%) R
11 1 (1.16%) Scala
11 1 (1.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (31.40%) Security Cleared
2 26 (30.23%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.14%) Degree
4 3 (3.49%) ISEB
5 1 (1.16%) CCNA
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.16%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.16%) MCSA
5 1 (1.16%) MCSE
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.16%) OCA
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) Def Stans
1 2 (2.33%) IEC 61508
1 2 (2.33%) ISO 15765
1 2 (2.33%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.33%) MISRA
1 2 (2.33%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.16%) ARP4754
System Software
1 5 (5.81%) Firmware
2 4 (4.65%) Docker
3 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.16%) Puppet
2 1 (1.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (4.65%) Adobe
1 4 (4.65%) Google
2 3 (3.49%) Apple
3 2 (2.33%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.33%) Coverity
3 2 (2.33%) Juniper
3 2 (2.33%) MathWorks
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco
4 1 (1.16%) IBM
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle
4 1 (1.16%) Siemens
4 1 (1.16%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.16%) VMware
4 1 (1.16%) Zend