Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £409 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 442 411 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 25.76% 25.03% 22.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.00% 26.23% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 275 280
Bristol median daily rate £409 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £289 £263
90th Percentile £513 £544 £450
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 11
Bristol median hourly rate - £38.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -10.00%
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year - -5.33% +17.36%

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 1,637 1,567 1,691
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.43% 96.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,046 1,067 1,187
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £257 £232 £238
90th Percentile £525 £525 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 57 77
Bristol median hourly rate £20.97 £31.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.35% -11.43% +100.00%
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.00 £11.55
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.51 £52.25
South West median hourly rate £28.50 £38.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -25.97% +4.05% +83.30%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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.

1 168 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (36.20%) JavaScript
3 155 (35.07%) HTML
4 132 (29.86%) CSS
5 116 (26.24%) SQL
6 113 (25.57%) C#
7 108 (24.43%) .NET
8 103 (23.30%) SQL Server
9 99 (22.40%) Finance
10 98 (22.17%) Java
11 85 (19.23%) MVC
12 60 (13.57%) HTML5
13 59 (13.35%) jQuery
13 59 (13.35%) Unit Testing
14 58 (13.12%) AngularJS
15 57 (12.90%) REST
16 56 (12.67%) ASP.NET
17 51 (11.54%) Git (software)
18 50 (11.31%) Oracle
19 46 (10.41%) Microsoft
19 46 (10.41%) Scrum
19 46 (10.41%) CSS3
20 45 (10.18%) Microsoft Azure
20 45 (10.18%) TDD
21 44 (9.95%) PHP
21 44 (9.95%) Web Services
21 44 (9.95%) Microservices
22 43 (9.73%) Front End Development
23 42 (9.50%) Banking
24 41 (9.28%) ASP.NET Web API

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 20 (4.52%) Confluence
2 14 (3.17%) Apache Spark
3 13 (2.94%) SAS
3 13 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 12 (2.71%) Drupal
5 10 (2.26%) Umbraco
6 9 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (1.81%) CMS
8 6 (1.36%) Apache
9 5 (1.13%) Kentico
10 4 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.90%) IIS
11 3 (0.68%) Liferay
11 3 (0.68%) WordPress
12 2 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.23%) Mule
13 1 (0.23%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (1.36%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.13%) InVision
3 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.45%) SPSS
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.23%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (4.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.58%) Magento
3 2 (0.45%) Maximo
4 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 45 (10.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.49%) GitHub
4 10 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (1.13%) Serverless
6 4 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (0.90%) npm
7 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.45%) Office 365
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.23%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.23%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.23%) PaaS
8 1 (0.23%) SaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.49%) HTTP
2 3 (0.68%) Bluetooth
2 3 (0.68%) SMS
3 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.23%) Extranet
4 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (23.30%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.88%) MySQL
3 20 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (4.30%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (3.17%) Hadoop
7 13 (2.94%) DB2
8 12 (2.71%) Oracle Database
9 11 (2.49%) NoSQL
9 11 (2.49%) Power BI
10 10 (2.26%) MongoDB
11 9 (2.04%) Base SAS
11 9 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.58%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.58%) Big Data
12 7 (1.58%) QlikView
12 7 (1.58%) Star Schema
13 6 (1.36%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 51 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 27 (6.11%) JIRA
2 27 (6.11%) TeamCity
3 22 (4.98%) Ant
3 22 (4.98%) Jenkins
4 20 (4.52%) Artifactory
4 20 (4.52%) Maven
5 15 (3.39%) Eclipse
6 11 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.58%) Mocha
7 7 (1.58%) SonarQube
7 7 (1.58%) webpack
8 6 (1.36%) Karma Test Runner
8 6 (1.36%) ProC
9 5 (1.13%) gulp
9 5 (1.13%) Jasmine
9 5 (1.13%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.90%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 99 (22.40%) Finance
2 42 (9.50%) Banking
3 27 (6.11%) Marketing
4 22 (4.98%) Electronics
4 22 (4.98%) Manufacturing
4 22 (4.98%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.04%) Law
6 6 (1.36%) Legal
7 5 (1.13%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (0.68%) Advertising
8 3 (0.68%) Retail
9 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (35.07%) HTML
2 132 (29.86%) CSS
3 108 (24.43%) .NET
4 60 (13.57%) HTML5
5 59 (13.35%) jQuery
6 58 (13.12%) AngularJS
7 57 (12.90%) REST
8 56 (12.67%) ASP.NET
9 46 (10.41%) CSS3
10 44 (9.95%) Web Services
11 41 (9.28%) ASP.NET Web API
12 40 (9.05%) SOAP
13 37 (8.37%) ASP.NET MVC
13 37 (8.37%) Spring
13 37 (8.37%) XML
14 36 (8.14%) React
15 35 (7.92%) Node.js
16 29 (6.56%) J2EE
17 28 (6.33%) .NET Framework
18 27 (6.11%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.33%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (6.11%) User Experience
3 20 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.58%) Computer Science
5 4 (0.90%) Mobile App
5 4 (0.90%) Virtual Team
6 3 (0.68%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.68%) Public Cloud
6 3 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.45%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.45%) Fintech
7 2 (0.45%) iPad
7 2 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.45%) Robotics
8 1 (0.23%) Blog
8 1 (0.23%) CPLD
8 1 (0.23%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.23%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.17%) Unix
2 11 (2.49%) Linux
3 10 (2.26%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.13%) Android
4 5 (1.13%) Windows
5 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.23%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (19.23%) MVC
3 59 (13.35%) Unit Testing
4 46 (10.41%) Scrum
5 45 (10.18%) TDD
6 44 (9.95%) Microservices
7 43 (9.73%) Front End Development
8 40 (9.05%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (5.66%) CRM
11 23 (5.20%) OO
12 22 (4.98%) Web Development
13 21 (4.75%) Digital Marketing
13 21 (4.75%) Programme Management
14 20 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (4.30%) BDD
15 19 (4.30%) ETL
16 18 (4.07%) Test Automation
17 17 (3.85%) Software Engineering
17 17 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 160 (36.20%) JavaScript
2 116 (26.24%) SQL
3 113 (25.57%) C#
4 98 (22.17%) Java
5 44 (9.95%) PHP
6 24 (5.43%) Python
7 21 (4.75%) PL/SQL
8 16 (3.62%) Scala
9 13 (2.94%) ES6
9 13 (2.94%) Ruby
10 12 (2.71%) Java 8
10 12 (2.71%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.81%) Apple Swift
11 8 (1.81%) C++
12 6 (1.36%) Groovy
12 6 (1.36%) PROC SQL
12 6 (1.36%) R
12 6 (1.36%) VBA
13 5 (1.13%) C
13 5 (1.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 31 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.11%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.30%) Degree
4 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.23%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.23%) QA
1 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (3.17%) Docker
2 4 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (1.36%) Ansible
2 5 (1.13%) Amdocs OSS
3 3 (0.68%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.45%) Puppet
4 2 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.45%) Terraform
5 1 (0.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 50 (11.31%) Oracle
2 46 (10.41%) Microsoft
3 22 (4.98%) SAP
4 11 (2.49%) Blue Prism
5 8 (1.81%) IBM
6 7 (1.58%) Teradata
7 5 (1.13%) Adobe
7 5 (1.13%) Cramer
7 5 (1.13%) MicroStrategy
7 5 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.90%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.90%) Automation Anywhere
8 4 (0.90%) Cognos
8 4 (0.90%) Google
8 4 (0.90%) Hortonworks
8 4 (0.90%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.68%) Tableau
9 3 (0.68%) Zend
10 2 (0.45%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.45%) WooCommerce