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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 50 52 70
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 22 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.37% 0.80% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 0.89% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £353 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £453 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+0.29% -0.29%
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
862 562 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.99% 90.35% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 374 514
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 40 53
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 40 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (58.18%) PHP
3 30 (54.55%) Zend
4 28 (50.91%) Unit Testing
5 24 (43.64%) MVC
6 21 (38.18%) Symfony
7 12 (21.82%) Web Services
8 10 (18.18%) Java
9 9 (16.36%) HTML
9 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (14.55%) C#
10 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
10 8 (14.55%) SQL
10 8 (14.55%) .NET
10 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
10 8 (14.55%) CSS
11 7 (12.73%) E-Commerce
12 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET
12 6 (10.91%) PHP5
12 6 (10.91%) jQuery
12 6 (10.91%) Zend Framework
13 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (9.09%) VB
13 5 (9.09%) C
13 5 (9.09%) TDD
13 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
14 4 (7.27%) Finance
14 4 (7.27%) SharePoint

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) SAS
2 1 (1.82%) Drupal
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (7.27%) MySQL
4 3 (5.45%) SQLite
4 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.64%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.82%) NUnit
3 1 (1.82%) Subversion
3 1 (1.82%) Selenium
3 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.82%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.82%) MSTest
3 1 (1.82%) PHPUnit
3 1 (1.82%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.82%) Moq
3 1 (1.82%) xUnit.net
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.18%) Symfony
2 12 (21.82%) Web Services
3 9 (16.36%) HTML
4 8 (14.55%) .NET
4 8 (14.55%) CSS
5 6 (10.91%) Zend Framework
5 6 (10.91%) jQuery
5 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET
6 4 (7.27%) REST
6 4 (7.27%) HTML5
7 3 (5.45%) CSS3
7 3 (5.45%) Apache CXF
7 3 (5.45%) Spring
7 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
7 3 (5.45%) JSON
7 3 (5.45%) SOAP
8 2 (3.64%) J2EE
8 2 (3.64%) ADO.NET
8 2 (3.64%) Ajax
8 2 (3.64%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Replication
1 3 (5.45%) User Experience
2 2 (3.64%) iPad
2 2 (3.64%) E-Learning
2 2 (3.64%) iPhone
2 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) Open Source
3 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Android
2 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.91%) Unit Testing
3 24 (43.64%) MVC
4 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (12.73%) E-Commerce
6 5 (9.09%) TDD
6 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.45%) Android Development
7 3 (5.45%) ITIL
7 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.45%) OO
7 3 (5.45%) Migration
7 3 (5.45%) Scrum
8 2 (3.64%) Information Security
8 2 (3.64%) iOS Development
8 2 (3.64%) Refactoring
8 2 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.64%) Automated Testing
8 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (58.18%) PHP
2 10 (18.18%) Java
3 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.55%) C#
3 8 (14.55%) SQL
4 6 (10.91%) PHP5
5 5 (9.09%) C
5 5 (9.09%) VB
6 3 (5.45%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.64%) C++
7 2 (3.64%) Apex Code
7 2 (3.64%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.64%) Ruby
8 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
1 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 30 (54.55%) Zend
2 2 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.82%) Teradata
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle
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