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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 48 44 43
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 16 28 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.86% 3.35% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 3.63% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £502 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.64%
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
810 771 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 94.08% 92.22% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 542 288
Average daily rate £375 £368 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 51 36
Average hourly rate £18.82 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.54% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £12.95 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.74 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015, 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 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) Java
2 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (37.50%) PHP
3 15 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 12 (30.00%) MVC
5 11 (27.50%) Responsive Web Design
6 10 (25.00%) Web Design
6 10 (25.00%) HTTP
6 10 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 10 (25.00%) Zend
6 10 (25.00%) Subversion
6 10 (25.00%) Ruby
6 10 (25.00%) Visualisation
6 10 (25.00%) PHP5
7 9 (22.50%) SQL
7 9 (22.50%) Relational Database
8 8 (20.00%) Symfony
8 8 (20.00%) Unit Testing
9 7 (17.50%) Doctrine
10 6 (15.00%) Open Source
10 6 (15.00%) Apple iOS
10 6 (15.00%) Web Services
11 5 (12.50%) HTML
11 5 (12.50%) .NET
11 5 (12.50%) Finance
11 5 (12.50%) HTML5
11 5 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (12.50%) Marketing
11 5 (12.50%) TDD

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (7.50%) Mule
2 2 (5.00%) CMS
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Node.js
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.00%) MySQL
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.50%) SQLite
4 1 (2.50%) MS Access
4 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 10 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.50%) Xcode
3 1 (2.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
1 5 (12.50%) Marketing
2 4 (10.00%) Electronics
2 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Games
3 1 (2.50%) Publishing
3 1 (2.50%) Automotive
3 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) Symfony
2 7 (17.50%) Doctrine
3 6 (15.00%) Web Services
4 5 (12.50%) HTML
4 5 (12.50%) .NET
4 5 (12.50%) HTML5
5 4 (10.00%) RESTful
5 4 (10.00%) iOS SDK
6 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
6 3 (7.50%) CSS
6 3 (7.50%) XML
6 3 (7.50%) J2EE
6 3 (7.50%) LAMP
6 3 (7.50%) Hibernate
6 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (7.50%) JPA
6 3 (7.50%) jQuery
6 3 (7.50%) Spring
6 3 (7.50%) Spring MVC
7 2 (5.00%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Visualisation
2 4 (10.00%) DTV
3 2 (5.00%) iPhone
3 2 (5.00%) iPad
3 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) MVC
3 11 (27.50%) Responsive Web Design
4 10 (25.00%) Web Design
4 10 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 8 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Open Source
7 5 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (12.50%) TDD
8 4 (10.00%) Programme Management
8 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (10.00%) OO
8 4 (10.00%) iOS Development
9 3 (7.50%) Web Development
9 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
10 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.00%) Android Development
11 1 (2.50%) Quantitative Risk Management
11 1 (2.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) Java
1 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (37.50%) PHP
3 10 (25.00%) Ruby
3 10 (25.00%) PHP5
4 9 (22.50%) SQL
5 3 (7.50%) C#
5 3 (7.50%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.50%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.50%) SSCP
2 1 (2.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.50%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Zend
2 4 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (2.50%) Netbiscuits
3 1 (2.50%) Kony
3 1 (2.50%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.50%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Apple
3 1 (2.50%) Appcelerator
3 1 (2.50%) Volantis
3 1 (2.50%) Google