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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 66 68 71
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.66% 0.45% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.47% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £440 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £400 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £400 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
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
847 855 887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.80% 95.85% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 629 612
Median daily rate £368 £389 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% +7.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 46 43
Median hourly rate £22.75 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.87% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.41 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £27.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 September 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 9 (56.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
2 5 (31.25%) Spring
2 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) Mobile Development
3 4 (25.00%) Analytics
3 4 (25.00%) REST
3 4 (25.00%) Python
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) Web Development
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) PHP
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
4 3 (18.75%) Liferay
4 3 (18.75%) RESTful
4 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
5 2 (12.50%) Heroku
5 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 2 (12.50%) Rapid Prototyping
5 2 (12.50%) Use Case
5 2 (12.50%) Express
5 2 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (12.50%) Node.js
5 2 (12.50%) PhoneGap
5 2 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (12.50%) ZeroMQ
5 2 (12.50%) OAuth2

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 3 (18.75%) Liferay
2 2 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (12.50%) OpenStack
3 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) JBoss
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Heroku
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
1 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
1 5 (31.25%) Spring
2 4 (25.00%) REST
3 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
3 3 (18.75%) RESTful
4 2 (12.50%) .NET
4 2 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (12.50%) CSS
4 2 (12.50%) Express
4 2 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (12.50%) J2EE
4 2 (12.50%) JSON
4 2 (12.50%) MEAN Stack
4 2 (12.50%) Node.js
4 2 (12.50%) OAuth2
4 2 (12.50%) PhoneGap
4 2 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (12.50%) XML
4 2 (12.50%) ZeroMQ
5 1 (6.25%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Minimum Viable Product
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Mobile Development
1 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) Analytics
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Web Development
4 2 (12.50%) Mobile First
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Prototyping
4 2 (12.50%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (12.50%) Use Case
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Data Entry
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Machine Learning
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) UML
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (18.75%) PHP
5 2 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (6.25%) C
6 1 (6.25%) C++
6 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
6 1 (6.25%) Scala
6 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) Remedy