Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 52 48
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4 -16
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 70 50 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.73% 3.11% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.67% 3.75% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 35
Bristol median daily rate £450 £450 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -10.00%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £620 £605 £533
South West median daily rate £400 £420 £395
% change year-on-year -4.76% +6.33% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 10
Bristol median hourly rate - £44.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% +7.03%
South West median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year - -3.49% +10.26%

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 1,500 1,335 1,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.83% 82.92% 82.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 980 920 1,036
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.19%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 52 50
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -19.35% -19.48%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.07 £12.95
90th Percentile £49.50 £48.53 £52.28
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £39.27
% change year-on-year -17.33% -4.51% +33.12%

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 17 February 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

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 30 (42.86%) Java
2 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (25.71%) Jenkins
4 17 (24.29%) Scrum
5 16 (22.86%) JavaScript
6 15 (21.43%) C++
7 14 (20.00%) Linux
7 14 (20.00%) UML
8 13 (18.57%) C#
8 13 (18.57%) Rational Rhapsody
9 12 (17.14%) HTML
9 12 (17.14%) TDD
9 12 (17.14%) Maven
9 12 (17.14%) SC Cleared
9 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
10 11 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (15.71%) BDD
11 10 (14.29%) REST
11 10 (14.29%) Mockito
11 10 (14.29%) Unit Testing
11 10 (14.29%) C
11 10 (14.29%) SQL
11 10 (14.29%) Law
12 9 (12.86%) CSS
12 9 (12.86%) jQuery
12 9 (12.86%) Kanban
12 9 (12.86%) Wireshark
12 9 (12.86%) GDB
12 9 (12.86%) Rational DOORS
12 9 (12.86%) Sonatype Nexus

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 (11.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (5.71%) Apache Spark
3 3 (4.29%) CMS
3 3 (4.29%) JBoss
3 3 (4.29%) Mule
4 2 (2.86%) Drupal
4 2 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.43%) Apache
5 1 (1.43%) Confluence
5 1 (1.43%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.43%) nginx
5 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) ENOVIA
1 2 (2.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) GitHub
2 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.43%) IaaS
4 1 (1.43%) PaaS
4 1 (1.43%) Serverless
4 1 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) Wireshark
2 3 (4.29%) Bluetooth
3 2 (2.86%) SMS
3 2 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.43%) DHCP
4 1 (1.43%) DNS
4 1 (1.43%) Internet
4 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.86%) Jackrabbit
2 2 (2.86%) MySQL
2 2 (2.86%) Redis
3 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.43%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (25.71%) Jenkins
2 13 (18.57%) Rational Rhapsody
3 12 (17.14%) Maven
4 10 (14.29%) Mockito
5 9 (12.86%) GDB
5 9 (12.86%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (12.86%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (11.43%) Git (software)
6 8 (11.43%) SonarQube
7 5 (7.14%) JUnit
8 4 (5.71%) Eclipse
9 3 (4.29%) Gerrit
10 2 (2.86%) Appium
10 2 (2.86%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.86%) Moq
10 2 (2.86%) Selenium
10 2 (2.86%) WebDriver
11 1 (1.43%) Gradle
11 1 (1.43%) JIRA
11 1 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 10 (14.29%) Law
2 8 (11.43%) Finance
3 5 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (47.14%) Developer
2 27 (38.57%) Software Engineer
3 10 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.57%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Salesforce Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Scala Developer
8 3 (4.29%) .NET Software Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Lead Developer
8 3 (4.29%) QA Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Consultant
9 2 (2.86%) Java Software Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Lead C# Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Lead Java Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Senior C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.14%) HTML
2 10 (14.29%) REST
3 9 (12.86%) CSS
3 9 (12.86%) jQuery
4 8 (11.43%) JSR 170
4 8 (11.43%) OSGi
4 8 (11.43%) PowerMock
5 7 (10.00%) .NET
5 7 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 6 (8.57%) Spring
6 6 (8.57%) Web Services
7 5 (7.14%) React
7 5 (7.14%) RESTful
8 4 (5.71%) Kafka
9 3 (4.29%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (4.29%) Apache Camel
9 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
9 3 (4.29%) D3.js
10 2 (2.86%) Hibernate
10 2 (2.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.86%) User Experience
4 1 (1.43%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.43%) CPLD
4 1 (1.43%) CUDA
4 1 (1.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (4.29%) Android
3 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.86%) Windows
4 1 (1.43%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.43%) Unix
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (24.29%) Scrum
3 14 (20.00%) UML
4 12 (17.14%) TDD
5 11 (15.71%) BDD
5 11 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 9 (12.86%) Kanban
8 7 (10.00%) Microservices
9 6 (8.57%) Coaching
9 6 (8.57%) Mentoring
9 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
10 5 (7.14%) Functional Programming
10 5 (7.14%) MVC
10 5 (7.14%) OO
11 4 (5.71%) Asset Management
11 4 (5.71%) Configuration Management
11 4 (5.71%) Information Management
11 4 (5.71%) Risk Management
12 3 (4.29%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (42.86%) Java
2 16 (22.86%) JavaScript
3 15 (21.43%) C++
4 13 (18.57%) C#
5 10 (14.29%) C
5 10 (14.29%) SQL
6 6 (8.57%) Python
7 5 (7.14%) Apex Code
7 5 (7.14%) Scala
8 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.86%) Go
8 2 (2.86%) PHP
8 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.43%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.43%) Groovy
9 1 (1.43%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.43%) Ruby
9 1 (1.43%) Tcl
9 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (17.14%) SC Cleared
1 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.57%) Degree
3 2 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.43%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) Docker
2 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Firmware
2 1 (1.43%) Varnish
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Ansible
2 2 (2.86%) Puppet
2 2 (2.86%) Terraform
3 1 (1.43%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.43%) Rancher
3 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Adobe
1 8 (11.43%) Coverity
2 6 (8.57%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.29%) Sitecore
3 3 (4.29%) Talend
4 2 (2.86%) Google
5 1 (1.43%) New Relic
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle
5 1 (1.43%) VMware