Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 45 54
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 80 82 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.78% 4.16% 3.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.45% 5.05% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 32
Bristol median daily rate £444 £411 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.90% -8.61% +20.00%
10th Percentile £348 £301 £313
90th Percentile £625 £567 £589
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 14
Bristol median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% -11.63%
10th Percentile £41.25 £36.25 £27.31
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.63 £51.59
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% -2.35%

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 1,799 1,625 1,493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 85.02% 82.49% 85.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,220 1,104 1,073
Bristol median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £255
90th Percentile £538 £531 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 45 73
Bristol median hourly rate £41.50 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.21% +12.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £15.44 £12.43 £12.00
90th Percentile £67.63 £49.00 £46.40
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £29.60
% change year-on-year +18.66% +18.24% -22.11%

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 15 November 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 15 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in Bristol

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (33.75%) Security Cleared
3 23 (28.75%) SC Cleared
4 22 (27.50%) Linux
5 20 (25.00%) C
5 20 (25.00%) C++
6 19 (23.75%) UML
7 16 (20.00%) Ada
8 15 (18.75%) Java
8 15 (18.75%) JavaScript
8 15 (18.75%) Rational DOORS
9 14 (17.50%) MATLAB
10 13 (16.25%) C#
10 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
10 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (15.00%) Integration Testing
11 12 (15.00%) Rational Rhapsody
11 12 (15.00%) .NET
12 11 (13.75%) CSS
12 11 (13.75%) Simulink
13 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 10 (12.50%) HTML
13 10 (12.50%) Validation
13 10 (12.50%) Ada 95
14 9 (11.25%) Wireshark
14 9 (11.25%) GDB
14 9 (11.25%) Scrum
14 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET
15 8 (10.00%) Windows
15 8 (10.00%) Software Architecture

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 (3.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 3 (3.75%) IIS
1 3 (3.75%) Umbraco
2 2 (2.50%) Confluence
2 2 (2.50%) SAS
3 1 (1.25%) Apache
3 1 (1.25%) JBoss
3 1 (1.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (13.75%) Simulink
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.50%) npm
4 1 (1.25%) GitHub
4 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.25%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.50%) Firewall
2 2 (2.50%) HTTP
2 2 (2.50%) Junos
2 2 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.50%) Wireless
3 1 (1.25%) Extranet
3 1 (1.25%) IPsec
3 1 (1.25%) SSL
3 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.50%) GIS
3 5 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.75%) MySQL
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.75%) SSDT
5 1 (1.25%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.25%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.25%) JasperReports
5 1 (1.25%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (18.75%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (15.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 9 (11.25%) GDB
4 7 (8.75%) Jenkins
5 5 (6.25%) JIRA
5 5 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.00%) Maven
7 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.75%) Mockito
7 3 (3.75%) SonarQube
8 2 (2.50%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.50%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.50%) NetBeans
8 2 (2.50%) Rational Team Concert
8 2 (2.50%) Redmine
9 1 (1.25%) Ant
9 1 (1.25%) ClearQuest
9 1 (1.25%) JUnit
9 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.00%) Aerospace
2 3 (3.75%) Automotive
3 2 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Avionics
4 1 (1.25%) Back Office
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Finance
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (53.75%) Software Engineer
2 22 (27.50%) Developer
3 10 (12.50%) Ada Engineer
3 10 (12.50%) Ada Software Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.50%) C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Software Test Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Test Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Architect
6 5 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) PHP Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Applications Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Development Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Software Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.00%) .NET
2 11 (13.75%) CSS
3 10 (12.50%) HTML
4 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET
5 7 (8.75%) Middleware
5 7 (8.75%) React
6 6 (7.50%) .NET Framework
7 5 (6.25%) Node.js
7 5 (6.25%) SOAP
8 4 (5.00%) jQuery
8 4 (5.00%) RESTful
9 3 (3.75%) Castle Windsor
9 3 (3.75%) CSS3
9 3 (3.75%) JSR 170
9 3 (3.75%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (3.75%) OSGi
9 3 (3.75%) REST
9 3 (3.75%) WCF
9 3 (3.75%) WebCenter
9 3 (3.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.75%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.75%) User Experience
5 2 (2.50%) iPad
5 2 (2.50%) iPhone
5 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.50%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.25%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.25%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.25%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.50%) Linux
2 8 (10.00%) Windows
3 4 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.50%) Android
4 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.25%) FreeRTOS
5 1 (1.25%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (1.25%) SafeRTOS
5 1 (1.25%) Unix
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (23.75%) UML
3 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 10 (12.50%) Validation
6 9 (11.25%) Scrum
7 8 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (10.00%) Software Architecture
8 7 (8.75%) Microservices
8 7 (8.75%) MVC
9 6 (7.50%) Content Management
9 6 (7.50%) Mathematics
9 6 (7.50%) Scenario Testing
9 6 (7.50%) TDD
9 6 (7.50%) Technical Analysis
9 6 (7.50%) User Stories
9 6 (7.50%) Web Development
10 5 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (6.25%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.00%) C
1 20 (25.00%) C++
2 16 (20.00%) Ada
3 15 (18.75%) Java
3 15 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 14 (17.50%) MATLAB
5 13 (16.25%) C#
6 10 (12.50%) Ada 95
7 7 (8.75%) PHP
8 6 (7.50%) Python
9 5 (6.25%) SQL
10 4 (5.00%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.75%) Embedded C
11 3 (3.75%) Fortran
12 2 (2.50%) Apple Swift
13 1 (1.25%) Assembly Language
13 1 (1.25%) Embedded C++
13 1 (1.25%) ES6
13 1 (1.25%) Java 8
13 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (33.75%) Security Cleared
2 23 (28.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.50%) Degree
4 3 (3.75%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.75%) ISEB
5 1 (1.25%) CCNA
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.25%) MCSA
5 1 (1.25%) MCSE
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.25%) OCA
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) ARP4754
2 2 (2.50%) Def Stans
2 2 (2.50%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.50%) MISRA
2 2 (2.50%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.25%) BS25999
3 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.25%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.25%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 6 (7.50%) Docker
2 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) Ansible
2 4 (5.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.50%) Puppet
3 2 (2.50%) Terraform
4 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle
3 4 (5.00%) Adobe
3 4 (5.00%) IBM
4 2 (2.50%) Apple
4 2 (2.50%) Coverity
4 2 (2.50%) Juniper
5 1 (1.25%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco
5 1 (1.25%) Google
5 1 (1.25%) hybris
5 1 (1.25%) VMware