The first table below looks at the demand for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bristol region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 67 47 65
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.38% 0.55% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.61% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +1.35%
Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
743 495 791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.99% 90.49% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 317 485
Average daily rate £366 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.64% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 45
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.20 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £43.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Developer
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Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) VBA
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
1 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
1 4 (57.14%) Validation
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
1 4 (57.14%) Business Analysis
1 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) Streaming Video
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) DOM
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Internet
2 3 (42.86%) DTV
3 2 (28.57%) DVB
3 2 (28.57%) Electronics
3 2 (28.57%) MPEG
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) IPTV
4 1 (14.29%) Marketing

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Electronics
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) DOM
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) DTV
1 3 (42.86%) Streaming Video
2 2 (28.57%) IPTV
2 2 (28.57%) MPEG
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Validation
1 4 (57.14%) Business Analysis
1 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) VBA
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Fortran
3 1 (14.29%) Pascal
3 1 (14.29%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) SAP