Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 46 49
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 86 69 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.24% 3.84% 3.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.06% 4.62% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 31
Bristol median daily rate £438 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £325 £270 £315
90th Percentile £625 £538 £575
South West median daily rate £445 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +11.24% -2.44% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 17
Bristol median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% -8.14%
10th Percentile £41.25 £37.00 £27.86
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £52.30
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year -5.56% +6.51% -0.59%

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 1,701 1,493 1,480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 83.92% 83.08% 84.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,142 1,001 1,072
Bristol median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £250
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 42 70
Bristol median hourly rate £42.50 £29.54 £29.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.90% -0.22% +17.23%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.39 £12.00
90th Percentile £68.75 £49.50 £46.05
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.07% +8.57% -5.41%

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 25 September 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 25 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 31 (36.05%) C
1 31 (36.05%) Security Cleared
2 29 (33.72%) SC Cleared
3 27 (31.40%) C++
3 27 (31.40%) UML
4 26 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (29.07%) Linux
6 20 (23.26%) Rational DOORS
7 18 (20.93%) Ada
8 17 (19.77%) Rational Rhapsody
9 16 (18.60%) MATLAB
10 15 (17.44%) GDB
10 15 (17.44%) Wireshark
11 14 (16.28%) CSS
11 14 (16.28%) JavaScript
12 13 (15.12%) Java
12 13 (15.12%) Simulink
13 12 (13.95%) .NET
13 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
13 12 (13.95%) HTML
13 12 (13.95%) C#
13 12 (13.95%) Integration Testing
14 9 (10.47%) Technical Analysis
14 9 (10.47%) PHP
14 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET
14 9 (10.47%) Validation
14 9 (10.47%) Scenario Testing
15 8 (9.30%) Ada 95
15 8 (9.30%) MVC
15 8 (9.30%) Microsoft

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 (4.65%) Umbraco
2 3 (3.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.33%) IIS
4 1 (1.16%) Apache
4 1 (1.16%) CMS
4 1 (1.16%) JBoss
4 1 (1.16%) SAS
4 1 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (15.12%) Simulink
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.16%) GitHub
3 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.44%) Wireshark
2 3 (3.49%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (3.49%) Wireless
3 2 (2.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.33%) Firewall
3 2 (2.33%) HTTP
3 2 (2.33%) Junos
4 1 (1.16%) Extranet
4 1 (1.16%) SSL
4 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.49%) GIS
3 3 (3.49%) MySQL
4 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.33%) SSDT
5 1 (1.16%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.16%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.16%) JasperReports
5 1 (1.16%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (23.26%) Rational DOORS
2 17 (19.77%) Rational Rhapsody
3 15 (17.44%) GDB
4 5 (5.81%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.65%) Maven
6 3 (3.49%) Mockito
6 3 (3.49%) SonarQube
6 3 (3.49%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.33%) NetBeans
7 2 (2.33%) PostCSS
7 2 (2.33%) Rational Team Concert
7 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.16%) Ant
8 1 (1.16%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.16%) Grunt
8 1 (1.16%) JUnit
8 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (5.81%) Aerospace
2 3 (3.49%) Automotive
3 2 (2.33%) Electronics
3 2 (2.33%) Law
4 1 (1.16%) Avionics
4 1 (1.16%) Back Office
4 1 (1.16%) Finance
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Military
4 1 (1.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 50 (58.14%) Software Engineer
2 22 (25.58%) Developer
3 9 (10.47%) C++ Software Engineer
3 9 (10.47%) Software Test Engineer
3 9 (10.47%) Test Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) .NET Developer
4 8 (9.30%) Ada Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Ada Software Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Embedded Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) PHP Developer
7 5 (5.81%) Architect
7 5 (5.81%) C Software Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Applications Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Embedded C Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (3.49%) iOS Software Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.28%) CSS
2 12 (13.95%) .NET
2 12 (13.95%) HTML
3 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET
4 6 (6.98%) .NET Framework
5 5 (5.81%) jQuery
5 5 (5.81%) SOAP
6 4 (4.65%) CSS3
6 4 (4.65%) Middleware
6 4 (4.65%) React
6 4 (4.65%) REST
7 3 (3.49%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.49%) JSR 170
7 3 (3.49%) OSGi
7 3 (3.49%) RESTful
7 3 (3.49%) Symfony
7 3 (3.49%) Web Services
8 2 (2.33%) LAMP
8 2 (2.33%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.49%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) iPad
3 3 (3.49%) iPhone
3 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.49%) User Experience
4 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.16%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.07%) Linux
2 7 (8.14%) Windows
3 3 (3.49%) Android
3 3 (3.49%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.49%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.33%) FreeRTOS
4 2 (2.33%) SafeRTOS
4 2 (2.33%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.16%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (1.16%) Unix
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.40%) UML
2 26 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (13.95%) Integration Testing
4 9 (10.47%) Scenario Testing
4 9 (10.47%) Technical Analysis
4 9 (10.47%) Validation
5 8 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (9.30%) MVC
5 8 (9.30%) Software Architecture
6 6 (6.98%) TDD
6 6 (6.98%) Web Development
7 5 (5.81%) Content Management
7 5 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.81%) OO
7 5 (5.81%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (5.81%) Refactoring
7 5 (5.81%) Scrum
7 5 (5.81%) Unit Testing
8 4 (4.65%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (4.65%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 31 (36.05%) C
2 27 (31.40%) C++
3 18 (20.93%) Ada
4 16 (18.60%) MATLAB
5 14 (16.28%) JavaScript
6 13 (15.12%) Java
7 12 (13.95%) C#
8 9 (10.47%) PHP
9 8 (9.30%) Ada 95
10 6 (6.98%) Embedded C
11 5 (5.81%) Python
12 4 (4.65%) SQL
13 3 (3.49%) Apple Swift
13 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
14 2 (2.33%) Fortran
15 1 (1.16%) Assembly Language
15 1 (1.16%) Embedded C++
15 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
15 1 (1.16%) Ruby
15 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (36.05%) Security Cleared
2 29 (33.72%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.81%) Degree
4 3 (3.49%) ISEB
5 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.16%) CCNA
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.16%) MCSA
6 1 (1.16%) MCSE
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.16%) OCA
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) ARP4754
2 2 (2.33%) Def Stans
2 2 (2.33%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.33%) MISRA
2 2 (2.33%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.16%) BS25999
3 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.16%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.16%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Docker
2 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) Ansible
2 2 (2.33%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.33%) Puppet
2 2 (2.33%) Terraform
3 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.65%) Adobe
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle
3 3 (3.49%) Apple
3 3 (3.49%) IBM
4 2 (2.33%) Coverity
4 2 (2.33%) Juniper
4 2 (2.33%) MathWorks
5 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco
5 1 (1.16%) Google
5 1 (1.16%) hybris
5 1 (1.16%) Siemens
5 1 (1.16%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.16%) VMware
5 1 (1.16%) Zend