Period
to 23 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 559 440 410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 27.71% 25.55% 25.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.93% 26.68% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 310 279
Bristol median daily rate £450 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.92% -1.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £286
90th Percentile £575 £492 £544
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £376
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.38% +0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 7
Bristol median hourly rate £60.00 - £37.50
10th Percentile £52.90 - £35.35
90th Percentile £64.75 - £42.10
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -6.98%

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 1,932 1,649 1,536
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 95.76% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,322 1,081 1,041
Bristol median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +4.83%
10th Percentile £275 £255 £233
90th Percentile £588 £523 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 59 67
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -13.58% -38.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.64 £10.85
90th Percentile £60.13 £46.05 £46.58
South West median hourly rate £36.98 £23.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +57.34% -32.86% -6.67%

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 23 April 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Bristol over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in Bristol

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Bristol region over the 6 months to 23 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth - 2 £363 -
Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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.

1 245 (43.83%) JavaScript
2 230 (41.14%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (31.66%) HTML
4 173 (30.95%) CSS
5 157 (28.09%) Java
6 150 (26.83%) SQL
7 147 (26.30%) .NET
8 131 (23.43%) C#
9 125 (22.36%) Finance
10 110 (19.68%) SQL Server
11 99 (17.71%) Git (software)
12 95 (16.99%) TDD
13 94 (16.82%) MVC
14 87 (15.56%) Microsoft
14 87 (15.56%) RESTful
15 86 (15.38%) AngularJS
15 86 (15.38%) Scrum
16 79 (14.13%) jQuery
17 77 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
18 73 (13.06%) Spring
18 73 (13.06%) Microsoft Azure
19 71 (12.70%) Oracle
20 69 (12.34%) Web Services
21 68 (12.16%) ASP.NET
22 67 (11.99%) REST
23 64 (11.45%) Security Cleared
24 61 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
25 60 (10.73%) Linux
26 58 (10.38%) Jenkins
27 57 (10.20%) 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 26 (4.65%) Confluence
2 22 (3.94%) Apache Spark
3 18 (3.22%) Apache
3 18 (3.22%) CMS
4 17 (3.04%) Umbraco
5 13 (2.33%) JBoss
5 13 (2.33%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.79%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.61%) Drupal
8 8 (1.43%) SAS
9 7 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (1.07%) WordPress
11 5 (0.89%) Mule
11 5 (0.89%) Mule ESB
11 5 (0.89%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.72%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.36%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.18%) Notepad++
2 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 38 (6.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (4.47%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (1.43%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.36%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.18%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 73 (13.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (5.01%) Dynamics 365
3 27 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (1.97%) Serverless
6 10 (1.79%) Azure Functions
7 9 (1.61%) SaaS
8 7 (1.25%) GitHub
9 6 (1.07%) Office 365
10 5 (0.89%) npm
11 3 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.36%) IBM Blueworks
13 1 (0.18%) Amazon Alexa
13 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.18%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.18%) Google Play
13 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.72%) HTTP
2 3 (0.54%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.36%) Internet
4 1 (0.18%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.18%) Intranet
4 1 (0.18%) OpenFlow
4 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (19.68%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 32 (5.72%) Hadoop
4 23 (4.11%) MySQL
5 22 (3.94%) Big Data
6 21 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (3.58%) Power BI
8 19 (3.40%) Oracle Database
9 17 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (2.86%) NoSQL
11 14 (2.50%) DB2
11 14 (2.50%) MongoDB
12 13 (2.33%) HBase
12 13 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (2.15%) Oracle Database 12c
13 12 (2.15%) QlikView
14 11 (1.97%) Apache Hive
15 10 (1.79%) Qlik Sense
16 7 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 99 (17.71%) Git (software)
2 58 (10.38%) Jenkins
3 44 (7.87%) Maven
4 36 (6.44%) JIRA
5 33 (5.90%) Subversion
6 24 (4.29%) JUnit
7 22 (3.94%) Visual Studio
8 21 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (3.40%) Visual Studio Team System
10 18 (3.22%) Eclipse
11 17 (3.04%) Hudson
12 11 (1.97%) IntelliJ
12 11 (1.97%) SonarQube
13 10 (1.79%) TeamCity
14 8 (1.43%) Gerrit
15 6 (1.07%) Ant
15 6 (1.07%) Bitbucket Server
15 6 (1.07%) ProC
15 6 (1.07%) webpack
16 5 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 125 (22.36%) Finance
2 50 (8.94%) Marketing
3 47 (8.41%) Telecoms
4 46 (8.23%) Electronics
5 44 (7.87%) Manufacturing
6 37 (6.62%) Banking
7 12 (2.15%) Law
8 7 (1.25%) Legal
9 4 (0.72%) Advertising
10 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.54%) Automotive
10 3 (0.54%) Back Office
11 2 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (31.66%) HTML
2 173 (30.95%) CSS
3 147 (26.30%) .NET
4 87 (15.56%) RESTful
5 86 (15.38%) AngularJS
6 79 (14.13%) jQuery
7 73 (13.06%) Spring
8 69 (12.34%) Web Services
9 68 (12.16%) ASP.NET
10 67 (11.99%) REST
11 57 (10.20%) ASP.NET Web API
12 56 (10.02%) HTML5
13 44 (7.87%) React
14 40 (7.16%) XML
15 39 (6.98%) Ruby on Rails
16 38 (6.80%) SOAP
17 36 (6.44%) Hibernate
18 35 (6.26%) CSS3
18 35 (6.26%) Node.js
19 33 (5.90%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.59%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (2.33%) User Experience
3 10 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.25%) Video\Live Streaming
5 6 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (0.89%) Client/Server
6 5 (0.89%) Virtual Team
7 4 (0.72%) Data Structures
7 4 (0.72%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.54%) Fintech
8 3 (0.54%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.54%) W3C
9 2 (0.36%) AS400
9 2 (0.36%) Digital TV
9 2 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.36%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.36%) MPEG
9 2 (0.36%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 60 (10.73%) Linux
2 24 (4.29%) Unix
3 11 (1.97%) Mac OS X
4 6 (1.07%) Windows
5 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.72%) Android
7 2 (0.36%) VMS
8 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (41.14%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (16.99%) TDD
3 94 (16.82%) MVC
4 86 (15.38%) Scrum
5 77 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
6 61 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (9.66%) Front End Development
7 54 (9.66%) Web Development
8 52 (9.30%) Test Automation
9 51 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
10 47 (8.41%) CRM
11 46 (8.23%) OO
12 44 (7.87%) Digital Marketing
12 44 (7.87%) Programme Management
13 38 (6.80%) Waterfall
14 37 (6.62%) BDD
15 34 (6.08%) Microservices
16 33 (5.90%) Responsive Web Design
17 32 (5.72%) Configuration Management
17 32 (5.72%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 245 (43.83%) JavaScript
2 157 (28.09%) Java
3 150 (26.83%) SQL
4 131 (23.43%) C#
5 50 (8.94%) Ruby
6 47 (8.41%) Scala
7 40 (7.16%) PHP
8 33 (5.90%) T-SQL
9 29 (5.19%) Python
10 25 (4.47%) Java 8
11 16 (2.86%) PowerShell
12 14 (2.50%) PL/SQL
13 13 (2.33%) C++
13 13 (2.33%) ES6
14 9 (1.61%) PHP 5
14 9 (1.61%) VBA
15 6 (1.07%) PROC SQL
15 6 (1.07%) VB
16 4 (0.72%) C
16 4 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 64 (11.45%) Security Cleared
2 53 (9.48%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.40%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (0.89%) Degree
5 2 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.61%) QA
2 7 (1.25%) PSD2
3 5 (0.89%) HL7
4 2 (0.36%) IFRS
5 1 (0.18%) ARP4754
5 1 (0.18%) MISRA
5 1 (0.18%) MISRA C
System Software
1 37 (6.62%) Docker
2 17 (3.04%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.72%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.18%) KVM
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (3.40%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.97%) Ansible
3 5 (0.89%) Kibana
3 5 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.89%) Puppet
3 5 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.54%) Terraform
5 2 (0.36%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 87 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 71 (12.70%) Oracle
3 47 (8.41%) SAP
4 25 (4.47%) Google
5 9 (1.61%) Sitecore
5 9 (1.61%) Tableau
6 8 (1.43%) IBM
7 7 (1.25%) Hortonworks
8 4 (0.72%) ForgeRock
8 4 (0.72%) Perforce
8 4 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.54%) Teradata
10 2 (0.36%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.36%) Borland
11 1 (0.18%) hybris
11 1 (0.18%) Pega
11 1 (0.18%) Ruckus Wireless
11 1 (0.18%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.18%) Talend
11 1 (0.18%) Xamarin