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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 43 29
Rank change year-on-year 0 -14  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 30 26 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.54% 3.06% 5.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.34% 3.72% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 37
Median daily rate £449 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.78% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 2
Median hourly rate £48.50 £39.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.56% -4.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.73% +5.62%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 691 699 750
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 81.58% 82.24% 82.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 514 573
Median daily rate £388 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £276 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 19
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +6.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.25 £18.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £44.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 26 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 24 (46.15%) Rational DOORS
3 23 (44.23%) Linux
4 22 (42.31%) C++
5 20 (38.46%) UML
6 19 (36.54%) Integration Testing
7 17 (32.69%) Java
7 17 (32.69%) MATLAB
7 17 (32.69%) Simulink
8 16 (30.77%) Configuration Management
8 16 (30.77%) C
9 12 (23.08%) Windows
9 12 (23.08%) Ada
9 12 (23.08%) GDB
10 11 (21.15%) Wireshark
11 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
11 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
12 8 (15.38%) NetBeans
12 8 (15.38%) Eclipse
13 7 (13.46%) HTML
13 7 (13.46%) Def Stans
13 7 (13.46%) MISRA C
13 7 (13.46%) MISRA
13 7 (13.46%) Ada 95
14 6 (11.54%) SDLC
14 6 (11.54%) CSS
14 6 (11.54%) SOAP
14 6 (11.54%) Web Services
15 5 (9.62%) JavaScript

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 (5.77%) Drupal
2 1 (1.92%) CMS
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (32.69%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.85%) GitHub
2 2 (3.85%) IaaS
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.15%) Wireshark
2 2 (3.85%) Firewall
2 2 (3.85%) HTTP
2 2 (3.85%) Internet
2 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.92%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.85%) DB2
3 2 (3.85%) MySQL
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.92%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 26 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 24 (46.15%) Rational DOORS
3 12 (23.08%) GDB
4 8 (15.38%) Eclipse
4 8 (15.38%) NetBeans
5 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
6 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.77%) JIRA
7 3 (5.77%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.85%) Maven
8 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.92%) Ant
9 1 (1.92%) Mockito
9 1 (1.92%) Selenium
9 1 (1.92%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.92%) Electronics
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Military
3 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (71.15%) Software Engineer
2 10 (19.23%) Ada Engineer
2 10 (19.23%) Ada Software Engineer
2 10 (19.23%) C++ Software Engineer
2 10 (19.23%) Developer
3 3 (5.77%) C Software Engineer
3 3 (5.77%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Analyst
4 2 (3.85%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Azure Software Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) C++ Developer
4 2 (3.85%) Drupal Developer
4 2 (3.85%) Java Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Python Developer
5 1 (1.92%) Governance Manager
5 1 (1.92%) Python Software Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) UI Developer
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) HTML
2 6 (11.54%) CSS
2 6 (11.54%) SOAP
2 6 (11.54%) Web Services
3 5 (9.62%) jQuery
3 5 (9.62%) REST
4 4 (7.69%) Spring
4 4 (7.69%) XML
5 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.77%) Django
5 3 (5.77%) Hibernate
5 3 (5.77%) HTML5
5 3 (5.77%) JSON
5 3 (5.77%) RESTful
6 2 (3.85%) .NET
6 2 (3.85%) Ajax
6 2 (3.85%) React
7 1 (1.92%) COM+
7 1 (1.92%) DCOM
7 1 (1.92%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (1.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (44.23%) Linux
2 12 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (3.85%) Unix
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) UML
2 19 (36.54%) Integration Testing
3 16 (30.77%) Configuration Management
4 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (11.54%) SDLC
6 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.69%) Mathematics
7 4 (7.69%) Microservices
7 4 (7.69%) OO
8 3 (5.77%) Mathematical Modelling
8 3 (5.77%) Multithreading
8 3 (5.77%) Scrum
8 3 (5.77%) TDD
9 2 (3.85%) Concurrent Programming
9 2 (3.85%) CRM
9 2 (3.85%) Information Security
9 2 (3.85%) ITIL
9 2 (3.85%) ITSM
9 2 (3.85%) Service Management
9 2 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 22 (42.31%) C++
2 17 (32.69%) Java
2 17 (32.69%) MATLAB
3 16 (30.77%) C
4 12 (23.08%) Ada
5 7 (13.46%) Ada 95
6 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.69%) PHP
7 4 (7.69%) Python
8 2 (3.85%) C#
8 2 (3.85%) Groovy
8 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.85%) Scala
9 1 (1.92%) Delphi
9 1 (1.92%) Ruby
9 1 (1.92%) SQL
9 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.92%) VB
9 1 (1.92%) VB6
9 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
1 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) CISSP
3 2 (3.85%) CREST Certified
3 2 (3.85%) Degree
3 2 (3.85%) GCIA
3 2 (3.85%) GCIH
3 2 (3.85%) SANS
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) Def Stans
1 7 (13.46%) MISRA
1 7 (13.46%) MISRA C
2 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.92%) DO-254
3 1 (1.92%) PMO
3 1 (1.92%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Snort
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Computer Incident Response Team
1 2 (3.85%) RSA enVision
2 1 (1.92%) Ansible
2 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Serena
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (3.85%) ArcSight
3 2 (3.85%) LogRhythm
3 2 (3.85%) Splunk
4 1 (1.92%) Borland
4 1 (1.92%) Embarcadero
4 1 (1.92%) IBM
4 1 (1.92%) MathWorks
4 1 (1.92%) Talend
4 1 (1.92%) VMware