Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 603 483 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 29.75% 26.88% 25.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.11% 28.15% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 335 346
Bristol median daily rate £425 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £263
90th Percentile £525 £513 £497
South West median daily rate £413 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +7.84% +9.29% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Bristol median hourly rate £67.50 £43.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.29% +21.53% +300.00%
10th Percentile £63.25 £35.13 £33.00
90th Percentile £69.75 £67.75 £39.00
South West median hourly rate £42.17 £45.00 £39.38
% change year-on-year -6.28% +14.29% -1.56%

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 1,938 1,716 1,664
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 95.49% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,290 1,155 1,182
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £240 £213 £231
90th Percentile £533 £531 £550
South West median daily rate £413 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +8.48% +1.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 50 83
Bristol median hourly rate £40.88 £29.54 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.40% +20.55% +48.48%
10th Percentile £15.46 £11.48 £11.80
90th Percentile £65.10 £51.10 £45.00
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +27.27% +22.22%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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.

1 278 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (38.14%) JavaScript
3 205 (34.00%) HTML
4 182 (30.18%) CSS
5 179 (29.68%) .NET
6 174 (28.86%) C#
7 153 (25.37%) SQL Server
8 143 (23.71%) SQL
9 132 (21.89%) Finance
10 131 (21.72%) MVC
11 127 (21.06%) Java
12 113 (18.74%) Microsoft Azure
13 111 (18.41%) ASP.NET
14 106 (17.58%) Oracle
15 92 (15.26%) TDD
16 86 (14.26%) Git (software)
17 76 (12.60%) OO
18 75 (12.44%) MySQL
18 75 (12.44%) Business Intelligence
19 73 (12.11%) Amazon AWS
20 71 (11.77%) Scrum
21 69 (11.44%) PHP
21 69 (11.44%) jQuery
22 68 (11.28%) HTML5
23 67 (11.11%) Node.js
24 64 (10.61%) AngularJS
25 62 (10.28%) ASP.NET Web API
25 62 (10.28%) Unit Testing
25 62 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
26 56 (9.29%) Web Development

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 51 (8.46%) WebSphere
2 42 (6.97%) OpenStack
2 42 (6.97%) Tomcat
2 42 (6.97%) WebLogic
3 18 (2.99%) Drupal
4 17 (2.82%) Apache Spark
5 15 (2.49%) Confluence
5 15 (2.49%) Umbraco
6 13 (2.16%) CMS
7 9 (1.49%) SAS
8 8 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (1.16%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.83%) Kentico
10 5 (0.83%) WordPress
11 4 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.66%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.50%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.50%) IIS
13 2 (0.33%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.33%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.83%) InVision
4 4 (0.66%) SPSS
5 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.33%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.33%) InDesign
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.00%) Magento
3 5 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.33%) Shopify
5 1 (0.17%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.17%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 113 (18.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (12.11%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.82%) npm
4 12 (1.99%) NuGet
5 8 (1.33%) GitHub
6 5 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.83%) Serverless
7 4 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.66%) Office 365
8 3 (0.50%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.33%) SaaS
9 2 (0.33%) Yarn
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.17%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.65%) HTTP
2 5 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (0.33%) OpenFlow
4 1 (0.17%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.17%) Extranet
4 1 (0.17%) Firewall
4 1 (0.17%) Internet
4 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (25.37%) SQL Server
2 75 (12.44%) MySQL
3 47 (7.79%) PostgreSQL
4 44 (7.30%) NoSQL
5 25 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (3.98%) Hadoop
7 21 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (3.15%) Power BI
9 15 (2.49%) Oracle Database
10 13 (2.16%) Big Data
10 13 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (2.16%) MS Access
11 12 (1.99%) Apache Hive
12 10 (1.66%) HBase
13 9 (1.49%) Base SAS
13 9 (1.49%) DB2
14 8 (1.33%) Qlik Sense
14 8 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
15 7 (1.16%) MariaDB
15 7 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 86 (14.26%) Git (software)
2 43 (7.13%) NUnit
3 42 (6.97%) MSTest
4 26 (4.31%) Jenkins
5 25 (4.15%) JIRA
6 23 (3.81%) TeamCity
7 20 (3.32%) Ant
8 19 (3.15%) Maven
9 17 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (2.65%) Artifactory
11 15 (2.49%) XMLUnit
12 14 (2.32%) Eclipse
12 14 (2.32%) Selenium
12 14 (2.32%) SpecFlow
13 12 (1.99%) Moq
13 12 (1.99%) xUnit.net
14 11 (1.82%) Visual Studio
15 9 (1.49%) SonarQube
16 8 (1.33%) webpack
17 7 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 132 (21.89%) Finance
2 54 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 51 (8.46%) Marketing
4 45 (7.46%) Manufacturing
5 44 (7.30%) Electronics
6 37 (6.14%) Banking
7 9 (1.49%) Retail
8 7 (1.16%) Law
8 7 (1.16%) Legal
9 5 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.50%) Back Office
11 2 (0.33%) Automotive
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) Military
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (34.00%) HTML
2 182 (30.18%) CSS
3 179 (29.68%) .NET
4 111 (18.41%) ASP.NET
5 69 (11.44%) jQuery
6 68 (11.28%) HTML5
7 67 (11.11%) Node.js
8 64 (10.61%) AngularJS
9 62 (10.28%) ASP.NET Web API
10 56 (9.29%) .NET Framework
11 55 (9.12%) React
12 54 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC
13 52 (8.62%) CSS3
14 46 (7.63%) REST
15 44 (7.30%) XML
16 39 (6.47%) SOAP
17 36 (5.97%) JSON
18 31 (5.14%) Web Services
19 30 (4.98%) Entity Framework
20 27 (4.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.97%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (3.65%) User Experience
4 10 (1.66%) Digital Media
5 6 (1.00%) Client/Server
6 5 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 5 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.66%) Fintech
8 3 (0.50%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.33%) CMDB
9 2 (0.33%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.33%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.33%) NHS
9 2 (0.33%) SCORM
9 2 (0.33%) Smart City
9 2 (0.33%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.17%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 21 (3.48%) Linux
2 14 (2.32%) Apple iOS
3 13 (2.16%) Unix
4 7 (1.16%) Android
5 4 (0.66%) Windows
6 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Solaris
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (21.72%) MVC
3 92 (15.26%) TDD
4 76 (12.60%) OO
5 75 (12.44%) Business Intelligence
6 71 (11.77%) Scrum
7 62 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
7 62 (10.28%) Unit Testing
8 56 (9.29%) Web Development
9 54 (8.96%) Front End Development
10 53 (8.79%) Microservices
11 52 (8.62%) Migration
12 44 (7.30%) Digital Marketing
12 44 (7.30%) Programme Management
13 43 (7.13%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (4.64%) E-Commerce
15 27 (4.48%) DevOps
16 26 (4.31%) CRM
16 26 (4.31%) Visualisation
17 25 (4.15%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 230 (38.14%) JavaScript
2 174 (28.86%) C#
3 143 (23.71%) SQL
4 127 (21.06%) Java
5 69 (11.44%) PHP
6 25 (4.15%) Python
6 25 (4.15%) T-SQL
7 16 (2.65%) PL/SQL
7 16 (2.65%) VBA
8 12 (1.99%) Apple Swift
8 12 (1.99%) Scala
9 11 (1.82%) ES6
9 11 (1.82%) Java 8
10 9 (1.49%) Ruby
11 8 (1.33%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.16%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.00%) C
13 6 (1.00%) C++
13 6 (1.00%) PROC SQL
14 4 (0.66%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 41 (6.80%) Security Cleared
2 35 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.49%) Degree
4 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.83%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.17%) GDPR
2 1 (0.17%) QA
System Software
1 29 (4.81%) Docker
2 5 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.33%) KVM
4 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 52 (8.62%) Ansible
2 49 (8.13%) Opscode Chef
2 49 (8.13%) Puppet
3 10 (1.66%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.83%) Amdocs OSS
4 5 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.33%) Terraform
6 1 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 106 (17.58%) Oracle
2 53 (8.79%) Microsoft
3 46 (7.63%) SAP
4 14 (2.32%) Tableau
5 9 (1.49%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.49%) Hortonworks
6 8 (1.33%) Adobe
7 6 (1.00%) Cisco
7 6 (1.00%) Juniper
8 5 (0.83%) Cramer
9 4 (0.66%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.66%) Zend
10 3 (0.50%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (0.50%) Progress
10 3 (0.50%) Ruckus Wireless
10 3 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.50%) WooCommerce
11 2 (0.33%) IBM
11 2 (0.33%) Teradata
11 2 (0.33%) webMethods