Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 534 438 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 28.59% 26.99% 24.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.22% 28.39% 25.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 315 299
Bristol median daily rate £390 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.85% +4.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £269
90th Percentile £510 £525 £425
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 11
Bristol median hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% -15.79%
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £39.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +4.18% -8.14% +6.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1,767 1,543 1,646
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 95.07% 96.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,171 1,063 1,177
Bristol median daily rate £388 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.74% -3.95%
10th Percentile £250 £231 £225
90th Percentile £525 £545 £500
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 75 85
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -15.91% +33.33%
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.55 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.13 £48.25 £51.35
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% -26.67% +78.57%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Bristol

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Bristol

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Bristol over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Bristol

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Bristol

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 166 (31.09%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (28.09%) HTML
3 149 (27.90%) JavaScript
4 142 (26.59%) CSS
5 135 (25.28%) SQL
5 135 (25.28%) .NET
6 127 (23.78%) C#
7 116 (21.72%) Java
8 96 (17.98%) MVC
8 96 (17.98%) Finance
9 81 (15.17%) SQL Server
10 74 (13.86%) Git (software)
11 68 (12.73%) AngularJS
12 65 (12.17%) jQuery
13 63 (11.80%) REST
13 63 (11.80%) ASP.NET
14 62 (11.61%) Business Intelligence
15 59 (11.05%) TDD
16 57 (10.67%) Web Services
17 53 (9.93%) Scrum
18 48 (8.99%) Microsoft
19 44 (8.24%) HTML5
19 44 (8.24%) Microservices
20 43 (8.05%) ASP.NET Web API
20 43 (8.05%) BDD
20 43 (8.05%) Unit Testing
20 43 (8.05%) SOAP
21 42 (7.87%) PHP
22 41 (7.68%) Oracle
22 41 (7.68%) Banking

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 24 (4.49%) CMS
2 16 (3.00%) Umbraco
3 12 (2.25%) Drupal
3 12 (2.25%) SAS
4 11 (2.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (1.87%) Apache Spark
5 10 (1.87%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (1.69%) Apache
6 9 (1.69%) Confluence
6 9 (1.69%) WordPress
7 7 (1.31%) Mule
7 7 (1.31%) Mule ESB
7 7 (1.31%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.12%) IIS
8 6 (1.12%) JBoss
8 6 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.75%) Liferay
10 3 (0.56%) Kentico
10 3 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.43%) Cognos TM1
1 13 (2.43%) Magento
2 9 (1.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 8 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.12%) Amazon AWS
1 38 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.75%) GitHub
3 7 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 3 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (0.56%) SaaS
4 3 (0.56%) Serverless
5 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.37%) npm
5 2 (0.37%) Office 365
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.19%) Firebase
6 1 (0.19%) Google Play
6 1 (0.19%) PaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.31%) Bluetooth
2 5 (0.94%) HTTP
3 4 (0.75%) SMS
4 3 (0.56%) Skype
5 2 (0.37%) Extranet
5 2 (0.37%) Intranet
6 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (15.17%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.37%) Relational Database
3 32 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (5.43%) MySQL
5 27 (5.06%) NoSQL
6 23 (4.31%) MongoDB
7 22 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (2.25%) Oracle Database
12 10 (1.87%) QlikView
13 8 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (1.31%) CouchDB
15 6 (1.12%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 6 (1.12%) DB2
15 6 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (1.12%) Pentaho
15 6 (1.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 74 (13.86%) Git (software)
2 32 (5.99%) Jenkins
3 29 (5.43%) Maven
4 18 (3.37%) JIRA
5 14 (2.62%) SonarQube
5 14 (2.62%) TeamCity
6 12 (2.25%) Visual Studio
7 11 (2.06%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.87%) Mockito
8 10 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (1.69%) Ant
10 8 (1.50%) Grunt
10 8 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (1.31%) gulp
11 7 (1.31%) Mocha
11 7 (1.31%) webpack
12 6 (1.12%) Artifactory
12 6 (1.12%) git-flow
12 6 (1.12%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.12%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 96 (17.98%) Finance
2 41 (7.68%) Banking
3 26 (4.87%) Marketing
4 20 (3.75%) Law
5 18 (3.37%) Telecoms
6 16 (3.00%) Electronics
6 16 (3.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.37%) Advertising
7 2 (0.37%) Back Office
8 1 (0.19%) Automotive
8 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.19%) Games
8 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.19%) Legal
8 1 (0.19%) Retail
8 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (28.09%) HTML
2 142 (26.59%) CSS
3 135 (25.28%) .NET
4 68 (12.73%) AngularJS
5 65 (12.17%) jQuery
6 63 (11.80%) ASP.NET
6 63 (11.80%) REST
7 57 (10.67%) Web Services
8 44 (8.24%) HTML5
9 43 (8.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 43 (8.05%) SOAP
10 41 (7.68%) React
11 40 (7.49%) Spring
12 35 (6.55%) CSS3
13 34 (6.37%) ASP.NET MVC
14 33 (6.18%) Node.js
15 30 (5.62%) RESTful
16 24 (4.49%) .NET Framework
17 23 (4.31%) XML
18 20 (3.75%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.87%) User Experience
2 22 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.00%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.50%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.50%) Data Structures
5 8 (1.50%) Robotics
6 7 (1.31%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.31%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.12%) iPad
8 5 (0.94%) Blog
9 3 (0.56%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.37%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.19%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.19%) DataPower
11 1 (0.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.19%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.19%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.19%) SCORM
11 1 (0.19%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (3.93%) Android
2 17 (3.18%) Apple iOS
3 14 (2.62%) Linux
4 7 (1.31%) Unix
5 6 (1.12%) Windows
6 2 (0.37%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.19%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (31.09%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (17.98%) MVC
3 62 (11.61%) Business Intelligence
4 59 (11.05%) TDD
5 53 (9.93%) Scrum
6 44 (8.24%) Microservices
7 43 (8.05%) BDD
7 43 (8.05%) Unit Testing
8 36 (6.74%) Front End Development
9 34 (6.37%) ETL
9 34 (6.37%) Software Engineering
10 28 (5.24%) Test Automation
11 26 (4.87%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (4.68%) OO
13 22 (4.12%) Web Development
14 21 (3.93%) Analytics
14 21 (3.93%) Digital Marketing
14 21 (3.93%) E-Commerce
15 20 (3.75%) DevOps
16 18 (3.37%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 149 (27.90%) JavaScript
2 135 (25.28%) SQL
3 127 (23.78%) C#
4 116 (21.72%) Java
5 42 (7.87%) PHP
6 39 (7.30%) Python
7 25 (4.68%) Scala
8 17 (3.18%) Ruby
9 14 (2.62%) VBA
10 13 (2.43%) Apex Code
10 13 (2.43%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.25%) T-SQL
12 11 (2.06%) ES6
13 9 (1.69%) VB.NET
14 8 (1.50%) Apple Swift
14 8 (1.50%) Groovy
15 7 (1.31%) Objective-C
15 7 (1.31%) R
16 5 (0.94%) ES7
17 4 (0.75%) Go
Qualifications
1 32 (5.99%) Security Cleared
2 26 (4.87%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.75%) Degree
4 2 (0.37%) Novell Certification
5 1 (0.19%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.25%) QA
2 2 (0.37%) WCAG
3 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (2.06%) Docker
2 1 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.37%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.19%) Ansible
2 1 (0.19%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.19%) Rancher
Vendors
1 48 (8.99%) Microsoft
2 41 (7.68%) Oracle
3 25 (4.68%) Blue Prism
4 21 (3.93%) Cognos
5 19 (3.56%) SAP
6 18 (3.37%) IBM
7 17 (3.18%) Sitecore
7 17 (3.18%) Tableau
8 15 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (2.25%) Adobe
10 8 (1.50%) Coverity
10 8 (1.50%) Teradata
11 5 (0.94%) Netezza
12 4 (0.75%) Google
12 4 (0.75%) Xamarin
13 2 (0.37%) Apple
13 2 (0.37%) Pegasus
13 2 (0.37%) ServiceNow
14 1 (0.19%) EMC
14 1 (0.19%) OpenText