The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 56 52 56
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 21 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.17% 0.63% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 0.70% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £40.15
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -19.04%
Senior 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
917 572 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 94.73% 90.65% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 384 419
Average daily rate £375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 41 50
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title.

1 28 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (58.54%) PHP
3 22 (53.66%) Zend
4 18 (43.90%) Unit Testing
5 17 (41.46%) MVC
6 15 (36.59%) Symfony
7 13 (31.71%) HTML
8 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
9 10 (24.39%) HTML5
10 9 (21.95%) jQuery
10 9 (21.95%) CSS
10 9 (21.95%) Web Services
11 8 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (17.07%) E-Commerce
13 6 (14.63%) MySQL
13 6 (14.63%) TDD
13 6 (14.63%) CSS3
14 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
14 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
14 5 (12.20%) Java
15 4 (9.76%) C#
15 4 (9.76%) .NET
15 4 (9.76%) Linux
15 4 (9.76%) Web Development
15 4 (9.76%) JSON
15 4 (9.76%) PHPUnit
15 4 (9.76%) Zend Framework
15 4 (9.76%) User Experience
15 4 (9.76%) PHP5
16 3 (7.32%) Responsive Web Design

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.32%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) GitHub
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) MySQL
2 3 (7.32%) SQLite
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.76%) PHPUnit
3 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.44%) Selenium
General
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) Symfony
2 13 (31.71%) HTML
3 10 (24.39%) HTML5
4 9 (21.95%) jQuery
4 9 (21.95%) CSS
4 9 (21.95%) Web Services
5 6 (14.63%) CSS3
6 4 (9.76%) .NET
6 4 (9.76%) JSON
6 4 (9.76%) Zend Framework
7 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.88%) SOAP
7 2 (4.88%) Ajax
7 2 (4.88%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (4.88%) Spring
7 2 (4.88%) REST
7 2 (4.88%) Haml
7 2 (4.88%) Sass
8 1 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) User Experience
2 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.88%) E-Learning
2 2 (4.88%) Open Source
2 2 (4.88%) iPad
2 2 (4.88%) iPhone
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) Android
2 3 (7.32%) CentOS
3 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (43.90%) Unit Testing
3 17 (41.46%) MVC
4 8 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (17.07%) E-Commerce
6 6 (14.63%) TDD
7 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.76%) Web Development
9 3 (7.32%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (7.32%) Android Development
10 2 (4.88%) SOA
10 2 (4.88%) Scrum
10 2 (4.88%) Information Security
10 2 (4.88%) Refactoring
10 2 (4.88%) Automated Testing
10 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (4.88%) iOS Development
11 1 (2.44%) Analytics
11 1 (2.44%) OO PHP
11 1 (2.44%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24 (58.54%) PHP
2 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.20%) Java
4 4 (9.76%) C#
4 4 (9.76%) PHP5
5 3 (7.32%) SQL
6 2 (4.88%) C++
6 2 (4.88%) C
6 2 (4.88%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.88%) Ruby
7 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
1 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 22 (53.66%) Zend
2 1 (2.44%) Teradata
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