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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 51 47 64
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 20 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.30% 0.82% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 0.91% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 6
Average daily rate
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£413 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £353 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £305
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 £20.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-48.38% -8.82%
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
803 548 837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.41% 89.54% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 355 526
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 £265 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 52
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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
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 August 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 34 (70.83%) PHP
2 32 (66.67%) Zend
3 24 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 23 (47.92%) MVC
5 19 (39.58%) Symfony
6 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (20.83%) Java
8 9 (18.75%) PHP5
8 9 (18.75%) Zend Framework
9 8 (16.67%) HTML
10 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
10 7 (14.58%) SQL
10 7 (14.58%) CSS
10 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (12.50%) jQuery
11 6 (12.50%) Web Services
11 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
12 5 (10.42%) VB
12 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
12 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
13 4 (8.33%) Open Source
13 4 (8.33%) REST
13 4 (8.33%) Finance
13 4 (8.33%) C#
13 4 (8.33%) .NET
13 4 (8.33%) MySQL
13 4 (8.33%) SharePoint

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) SAS
2 1 (2.08%) Drupal
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (8.33%) MySQL
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.08%) NUnit
3 1 (2.08%) Subversion
3 1 (2.08%) Selenium
3 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.08%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.08%) MSTest
3 1 (2.08%) PHPUnit
3 1 (2.08%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (2.08%) Moq
3 1 (2.08%) xUnit.net
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (39.58%) Symfony
2 9 (18.75%) Zend Framework
3 8 (16.67%) HTML
4 7 (14.58%) CSS
5 6 (12.50%) Web Services
5 6 (12.50%) jQuery
6 4 (8.33%) REST
6 4 (8.33%) .NET
6 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
7 3 (6.25%) Spring
7 3 (6.25%) SOAP
7 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
7 3 (6.25%) HTML5
7 3 (6.25%) Apache CXF
8 2 (4.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (4.17%) LINQ to SQL
8 2 (4.17%) Haml
8 2 (4.17%) Sass
8 2 (4.17%) CSS3
8 2 (4.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Open Source
2 3 (6.25%) Replication
3 2 (4.17%) E-Learning
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 23 (47.92%) MVC
3 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.25%) TDD
6 3 (6.25%) Migration
6 3 (6.25%) ITIL
6 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.25%) OO
7 2 (4.17%) Scrum
7 2 (4.17%) Information Security
7 2 (4.17%) Automated Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Refactoring
7 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.08%) Web Development
8 1 (2.08%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.08%) Domain-Driven Design
8 1 (2.08%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (70.83%) PHP
2 10 (20.83%) Java
3 9 (18.75%) PHP5
4 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.58%) SQL
5 5 (10.42%) VB
6 4 (8.33%) C#
7 3 (6.25%) C
7 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
8 2 (4.17%) Apex Code
8 2 (4.17%) Ruby
9 1 (2.08%) VBA
Vendors
1 32 (66.67%) Zend
2 2 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.08%) Teradata
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle