Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 573 463 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 29.07% 27.22% 24.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.63% 28.67% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 345 334
Bristol median daily rate £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% - -3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £273 £270
90th Percentile £500 £525 £438
South West median daily rate £390 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +11.43% -3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Bristol median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +361.11% -81.05%
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £33.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +27.82% -21.76% +6.25%

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 1871 1615 1632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.94% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1282 1144 1202
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £235
90th Percentile £525 £550 £538
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 80 82
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +48.48% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.03 £47.50 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +50.00%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 184 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (30.89%) C#
3 175 (30.54%) .NET
4 174 (30.37%) JavaScript
5 157 (27.40%) HTML
6 146 (25.48%) CSS
7 134 (23.39%) SQL
8 132 (23.04%) Finance
9 124 (21.64%) SQL Server
10 121 (21.12%) MVC
11 103 (17.98%) ASP.NET
12 98 (17.10%) AngularJS
13 91 (15.88%) Business Intelligence
14 85 (14.83%) Java
15 75 (13.09%) ASP.NET Web API
16 73 (12.74%) jQuery
17 71 (12.39%) Scrum
17 71 (12.39%) Microsoft
18 65 (11.34%) Git (software)
19 63 (10.99%) REST
20 61 (10.65%) TDD
21 57 (9.95%) Marketing
22 55 (9.60%) PHP
23 54 (9.42%) SOAP
23 54 (9.42%) ASP.NET MVC
23 54 (9.42%) React
24 53 (9.25%) Oracle
25 51 (8.90%) Digital Marketing
26 47 (8.20%) SAP
26 47 (8.20%) Telecoms

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 22 (3.84%) CMS
2 14 (2.44%) SAS
3 13 (2.27%) Drupal
3 13 (2.27%) Umbraco
4 11 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
5 10 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (1.57%) Apache
6 9 (1.57%) WordPress
7 8 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.52%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.52%) Confluence
9 3 (0.52%) IIS
9 3 (0.52%) Jetty
9 3 (0.52%) Mule
9 3 (0.52%) Mule ESB
9 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.35%) Kentico
Applications
1 11 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.44%) Cognos TM1
3 10 (1.75%) Magento
4 8 (1.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 40 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.14%) GitHub
4 7 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.22%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
5 6 (1.05%) Office 365
6 3 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.35%) Firebase
7 2 (0.35%) SaaS
8 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.17%) PaaS
8 1 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.70%) Bluetooth
1 4 (0.70%) SMS
2 3 (0.52%) HTTP
2 3 (0.52%) Skype
3 2 (0.35%) Intranet
4 1 (0.17%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (21.64%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (4.71%) MySQL
5 26 (4.54%) Oracle Database
6 25 (4.36%) Relational Database
7 22 (3.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (3.32%) NoSQL
9 15 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (2.09%) MS Access
11 10 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (1.75%) MongoDB
12 8 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (1.40%) QlikView
13 7 (1.22%) Base SAS
14 6 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 6 (1.05%) Power BI
14 6 (1.05%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 65 (11.34%) Git (software)
2 28 (4.89%) Visual Studio
3 23 (4.01%) Jenkins
3 23 (4.01%) Maven
4 14 (2.44%) JIRA
4 14 (2.44%) TeamCity
5 11 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.57%) Mockito
6 9 (1.57%) webpack
7 8 (1.40%) GitLab
7 8 (1.40%) Grunt
7 8 (1.40%) SonarQube
7 8 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (1.22%) Bitbucket
8 7 (1.22%) gulp
8 7 (1.22%) NUnit
8 7 (1.22%) PhpStorm
9 6 (1.05%) Ant
9 6 (1.05%) JUnit
10 5 (0.87%) ProC
General
1 132 (23.04%) Finance
2 57 (9.95%) Marketing
3 47 (8.20%) Telecoms
4 46 (8.03%) Electronics
5 44 (7.68%) Manufacturing
6 39 (6.81%) Banking
7 9 (1.57%) Law
8 6 (1.05%) Advertising
9 4 (0.70%) Automotive
10 3 (0.52%) Back Office
10 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.52%) Local Government
11 2 (0.35%) Retail
12 1 (0.17%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (30.54%) .NET
2 157 (27.40%) HTML
3 146 (25.48%) CSS
4 103 (17.98%) ASP.NET
5 98 (17.10%) AngularJS
6 75 (13.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 73 (12.74%) jQuery
8 63 (10.99%) REST
9 54 (9.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 54 (9.42%) React
9 54 (9.42%) SOAP
10 40 (6.98%) HTML5
11 38 (6.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 34 (5.93%) JSON
13 33 (5.76%) Node.js
14 32 (5.58%) CSS3
15 30 (5.24%) Web Services
16 26 (4.54%) Sass
17 24 (4.19%) RESTful
18 18 (3.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.68%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (4.36%) Mobile App
3 16 (2.79%) User Experience
4 15 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.09%) Virtual Team
6 8 (1.40%) Blog
6 8 (1.40%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.22%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.22%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.87%) Robotics
9 4 (0.70%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.70%) iPad
10 3 (0.52%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.35%) EPoS
11 2 (0.35%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.35%) Social Media
12 1 (0.17%) 3D Graphics
12 1 (0.17%) NHS
12 1 (0.17%) SCORM
12 1 (0.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (5.93%) Linux
2 22 (3.84%) Android
3 19 (3.32%) Apple iOS
4 16 (2.79%) Windows
5 10 (1.75%) Unix
6 5 (0.87%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.35%) Debian
7 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (21.12%) MVC
3 91 (15.88%) Business Intelligence
4 71 (12.39%) Scrum
5 61 (10.65%) TDD
6 51 (8.90%) Digital Marketing
7 44 (7.68%) OO
7 44 (7.68%) Programme Management
7 44 (7.68%) Web Development
8 41 (7.16%) Front End Development
9 37 (6.46%) BDD
9 37 (6.46%) Software Engineering
10 36 (6.28%) SDLC
11 35 (6.11%) OOD
12 31 (5.41%) Microservices
13 28 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (4.89%) CRM
13 28 (4.89%) ETL
14 26 (4.54%) Unit Testing
15 22 (3.84%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 177 (30.89%) C#
2 174 (30.37%) JavaScript
3 134 (23.39%) SQL
4 85 (14.83%) Java
5 55 (9.60%) PHP
6 32 (5.58%) Python
7 31 (5.41%) T-SQL
8 27 (4.71%) VBA
9 16 (2.79%) Scala
10 11 (1.92%) Apex Code
10 11 (1.92%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.92%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.75%) C++
12 9 (1.57%) Objective-C
13 8 (1.40%) ES6
14 6 (1.05%) Apple Swift
14 6 (1.05%) Ruby
14 6 (1.05%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.87%) C
15 5 (0.87%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (5.24%) Security Cleared
2 25 (4.36%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.40%) Degree
4 2 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (2.09%) Docker
2 3 (0.52%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.35%) Puppet
3 1 (0.17%) Ansible
3 1 (0.17%) HockeyApp
3 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.17%) Rancher
Vendors
1 71 (12.39%) Microsoft
2 53 (9.25%) Oracle
3 47 (8.20%) SAP
4 22 (3.84%) Cognos
5 19 (3.32%) Sitecore
5 19 (3.32%) Tableau
6 15 (2.62%) IBM
7 12 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.92%) Adobe
9 10 (1.75%) Blue Prism
10 8 (1.40%) Coverity
11 7 (1.22%) Teradata
12 6 (1.05%) Netezza
12 6 (1.05%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.87%) Pegasus
14 4 (0.70%) Apple
14 4 (0.70%) Google
15 3 (0.52%) Atlassian
15 3 (0.52%) Nintex
15 3 (0.52%) TIBCO