The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 210 246 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 24.25% 29.53% 23.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.96% 32.20% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 206 80
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -6.78%
Developer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
809 764 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.42% 91.72% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 527 290
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 53 40
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £13.70 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.19 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the Bristol region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer across the Bristol region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title.

1 159 (38.22%) JavaScript
2 135 (32.45%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (28.61%) SQL
4 115 (27.64%) HTML
5 108 (25.96%) .NET
6 94 (22.60%) MVC
7 93 (22.36%) SQL Server
8 92 (22.12%) jQuery
9 89 (21.39%) CSS
10 85 (20.43%) C#
11 84 (20.19%) Java
12 76 (18.27%) PHP
13 71 (17.07%) Git (software)
14 64 (15.38%) ASP.NET
15 62 (14.90%) Web Services
16 61 (14.66%) HTML5
17 60 (14.42%) Finance
18 52 (12.50%) MySQL
19 49 (11.78%) Business Intelligence
20 47 (11.30%) TDD
21 42 (10.10%) Data Warehouse
22 39 (9.38%) Zend
23 38 (9.13%) ASP.NET MVC
23 38 (9.13%) Linux
23 38 (9.13%) Oracle
24 36 (8.65%) CMS
25 35 (8.41%) Microsoft
26 34 (8.17%) Scrum
27 32 (7.69%) Ruby
27 32 (7.69%) AngularJS

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (8.65%) CMS
2 24 (5.77%) Node.js
3 23 (5.53%) Umbraco
4 18 (4.33%) Drupal
5 17 (4.09%) SharePoint
5 17 (4.09%) Apache
6 13 (3.13%) SAS
7 8 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.44%) Liferay
10 5 (1.20%) ArcGIS
10 5 (1.20%) Mule
11 4 (0.96%) WordPress
12 3 (0.72%) IIS
13 2 (0.48%) Mule ESB
13 2 (0.48%) Confluence
13 2 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.24%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 19 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.68%) MS Project
3 4 (0.96%) MS Office
4 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.96%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.24%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.24%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.20%) SaaS
4 4 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.48%) Force.com
7 1 (0.24%) GitHub
7 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.77%) HTTP
2 4 (0.96%) Intranet
3 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (22.36%) SQL Server
2 52 (12.50%) MySQL
3 42 (10.10%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (7.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (5.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (4.81%) Relational Database
8 16 (3.85%) MS Access
9 14 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (3.13%) MongoDB
11 12 (2.88%) Oracle Database
12 10 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (1.92%) SQLite
14 6 (1.44%) Oracle ODI
14 6 (1.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (1.20%) NoSQL
16 4 (0.96%) QlikView
16 4 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 71 (17.07%) Git (software)
2 24 (5.77%) Subversion
3 20 (4.81%) Visual Studio
3 20 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (3.61%) Selenium
5 12 (2.88%) PHPUnit
6 10 (2.40%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.68%) Jasmine
8 6 (1.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 5 (1.20%) JIRA
9 5 (1.20%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.96%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.96%) Maven
11 3 (0.72%) NUnit
11 3 (0.72%) Xcode
11 3 (0.72%) JUnit
11 3 (0.72%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.72%) RSpec
11 3 (0.72%) Selenium IDE
12 2 (0.48%) MSTest
General
1 60 (14.42%) Finance
2 27 (6.49%) Marketing
3 17 (4.09%) Electronics
3 17 (4.09%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.61%) Banking
6 6 (1.44%) Retail
7 4 (0.96%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.72%) Advertising
8 3 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (27.64%) HTML
2 108 (25.96%) .NET
3 92 (22.12%) jQuery
4 89 (21.39%) CSS
5 64 (15.38%) ASP.NET
6 62 (14.90%) Web Services
7 61 (14.66%) HTML5
8 38 (9.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 32 (7.69%) AngularJS
10 29 (6.97%) Doctrine
11 28 (6.73%) CSS3
12 27 (6.49%) XML
13 20 (4.81%) Spring
14 19 (4.57%) Backbone.js
14 19 (4.57%) Sass
14 19 (4.57%) RESTful
15 18 (4.33%) SOAP
15 18 (4.33%) Symfony
16 14 (3.37%) Ajax
16 14 (3.37%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.29%) Open Source
1 22 (5.29%) Visualisation
2 16 (3.85%) DTV
2 16 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 15 (3.61%) User Experience
4 12 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.16%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.92%) Digital Media
6 8 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.68%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.44%) iPad
9 5 (1.20%) GIS
10 3 (0.72%) FMCG
10 3 (0.72%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.48%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (0.48%) iPhone
11 2 (0.48%) NHS
11 2 (0.48%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.48%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.13%) Linux
2 25 (6.01%) Apple iOS
3 18 (4.33%) CentOS
4 12 (2.88%) Android
5 10 (2.40%) Windows
6 4 (0.96%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.72%) Fedora
7 3 (0.72%) UNIX
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (32.45%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (22.60%) MVC
3 49 (11.78%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (11.30%) TDD
5 34 (8.17%) Scrum
6 30 (7.21%) OO
7 29 (6.97%) Responsive Web Design
8 26 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (6.01%) Software Engineering
9 25 (6.01%) Content Management
10 23 (5.53%) Unit Testing
11 22 (5.29%) ETL
11 22 (5.29%) Web Development
12 20 (4.81%) E-Commerce
12 20 (4.81%) Web Design
12 20 (4.81%) Migration
12 20 (4.81%) iOS Development
13 18 (4.33%) CRM
13 18 (4.33%) Digital Marketing
14 16 (3.85%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (38.22%) JavaScript
2 119 (28.61%) SQL
3 85 (20.43%) C#
4 84 (20.19%) Java
5 76 (18.27%) PHP
6 32 (7.69%) Ruby
7 26 (6.25%) T-SQL
8 25 (6.01%) VBA
9 21 (5.05%) PHP5
10 19 (4.57%) PL/SQL
11 13 (3.13%) VB.NET
12 12 (2.88%) Objective-C
13 9 (2.16%) Apple Swift
14 7 (1.68%) Python
15 5 (1.20%) VB
16 3 (0.72%) C
16 3 (0.72%) XAML
16 3 (0.72%) Apex Code
17 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.48%) VB6
Qualifications
1 22 (5.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.40%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.16%) Degree
4 4 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (0.96%) BC Cleared
4 4 (0.96%) ISEB
4 4 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (0.96%) HND
5 3 (0.72%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.24%) MCITP
7 1 (0.24%) MCP
7 1 (0.24%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.68%) QA
2 5 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.24%) Basel II
3 1 (0.24%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 5 (1.20%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.48%) yum
3 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 39 (9.38%) Zend
2 38 (9.13%) Oracle
3 35 (8.41%) Microsoft
4 21 (5.05%) SAP
5 17 (4.09%) Business Objects
6 13 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.44%) Appcelerator
7 6 (1.44%) Cognos
8 5 (1.20%) ESRI
8 5 (1.20%) hybris
9 4 (0.96%) ForgeRock
9 4 (0.96%) Informatica
9 4 (0.96%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.96%) Teradata
10 3 (0.72%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.48%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.48%) Tableau
11 2 (0.48%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.48%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.48%) Apple
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