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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 57 52 66
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 24 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.37% 0.16% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 0.17% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £350 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -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
947 572 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.58% 91.37% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 387 491
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 £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 43 60
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -54.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £25.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (60.71%) PHP
3 32 (57.14%) Zend
4 28 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 23 (41.07%) MVC
6 21 (37.50%) Symfony
7 12 (21.43%) HTML
7 12 (21.43%) Web Services
8 10 (17.86%) Java
8 10 (17.86%) JavaScript
8 10 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (16.07%) jQuery
9 9 (16.07%) CSS
10 8 (14.29%) Zend Framework
11 7 (12.50%) HTML5
11 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce
11 7 (12.50%) SQL
11 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
12 6 (10.71%) .NET
12 6 (10.71%) MySQL
12 6 (10.71%) C#
12 6 (10.71%) PHP5
13 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
13 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (8.93%) VB
13 5 (8.93%) C
13 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (7.14%) Finance

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) SAS
3 1 (1.79%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) MySQL
3 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (5.36%) SQLite
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.36%) PHPUnit
3 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.79%) Selenium
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (37.50%) Symfony
2 12 (21.43%) HTML
2 12 (21.43%) Web Services
3 9 (16.07%) CSS
3 9 (16.07%) jQuery
4 8 (14.29%) Zend Framework
5 7 (12.50%) HTML5
6 6 (10.71%) .NET
7 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
7 4 (7.14%) CSS3
8 3 (5.36%) Apache CXF
8 3 (5.36%) REST
8 3 (5.36%) JSON
8 3 (5.36%) Spring
8 3 (5.36%) SOAP
9 2 (3.57%) J2EE
9 2 (3.57%) ADO.NET
9 2 (3.57%) Ajax
9 2 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) User Experience
2 3 (5.36%) Replication
3 2 (3.57%) E-Learning
3 2 (3.57%) iPhone
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) iPad
4 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Linux
1 3 (5.36%) Android
2 2 (3.57%) CentOS
2 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 23 (41.07%) MVC
4 10 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 4 (7.14%) TDD
6 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Refactoring
7 3 (5.36%) Android Development
7 3 (5.36%) ITIL
7 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.36%) OO
7 3 (5.36%) Migration
8 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.57%) Information Security
8 2 (3.57%) iOS Development
8 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.79%) OO PHP
9 1 (1.79%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 34 (60.71%) PHP
2 10 (17.86%) Java
2 10 (17.86%) JavaScript
3 7 (12.50%) SQL
4 6 (10.71%) C#
4 6 (10.71%) PHP5
5 5 (8.93%) C
5 5 (8.93%) VB
6 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.57%) C++
7 2 (3.57%) Apex Code
7 2 (3.57%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.57%) Ruby
8 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
1 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 32 (57.14%) Zend
2 2 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.79%) Teradata