The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bristol region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 63 66 67
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 7 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.79% 0.45% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.47% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Median daily rate £325 £320 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +13.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £320 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £320 £286
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -2.09%
Software 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
849 848 849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 96.37% 94.64% 93.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 600 582
Median daily rate £365 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 36 38
Median hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £80.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bristol region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 14 (58.33%) HTML
1 14 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 13 (54.17%) .NET
2 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
3 12 (50.00%) CSS
3 12 (50.00%) MVC
4 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
4 11 (45.83%) C#
4 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET
6 9 (37.50%) jQuery
7 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (29.17%) Web Services
9 6 (25.00%) OO
9 6 (25.00%) Python
9 6 (25.00%) Java
9 6 (25.00%) Scrum
9 6 (25.00%) TDD
10 5 (20.83%) Web Development
10 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
10 5 (20.83%) BDD
10 5 (20.83%) Finance
10 5 (20.83%) J2EE
11 4 (16.67%) Oracle
11 4 (16.67%) Sybase
11 4 (16.67%) WebLogic
11 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
11 4 (16.67%) SAP
11 4 (16.67%) Perl
11 4 (16.67%) SQL

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) JBoss
1 4 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 4 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (12.50%) CMS
2 3 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (12.50%) Umbraco
3 1 (4.17%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) IaaS
2 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Broadband
1 2 (8.33%) DVB
1 2 (8.33%) HbbTV
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Electronics
2 4 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 4 (16.67%) Marketing
2 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) HTML
2 13 (54.17%) .NET
3 12 (50.00%) CSS
4 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET
5 9 (37.50%) jQuery
6 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (29.17%) Web Services
8 5 (20.83%) J2EE
9 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
9 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
9 4 (16.67%) Entity Framework
9 4 (16.67%) GWT
9 4 (16.67%) JSON
10 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (12.50%) Dojo
10 3 (12.50%) HTML5
11 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (8.33%) XML
12 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 1 (4.17%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) User Experience
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) DTV
2 2 (8.33%) IPTV
2 2 (8.33%) MPEG
2 2 (8.33%) Video on Demand
3 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
1 4 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) MVC
2 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) OO
3 6 (25.00%) Scrum
3 6 (25.00%) TDD
4 5 (20.83%) BDD
4 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Web Development
5 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 4 (16.67%) High Availability
5 4 (16.67%) OOD
5 4 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (12.50%) Build Automation
6 3 (12.50%) Content Management
6 3 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 11 (45.83%) C#
3 6 (25.00%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) Python
4 4 (16.67%) Perl
4 4 (16.67%) Ruby
4 4 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.17%) C
6 1 (4.17%) C++
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
6 1 (4.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) OIPF
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Google
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) SAP
2 4 (16.67%) Sybase
3 3 (12.50%) Sitecore