Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 656 572 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 29.68% 29.15% 28.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.05% 30.74% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 413 347
Bristol median daily rate £425 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +6.16% +1.39%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £274
90th Percentile £538 £493 £525
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £365
% change year-on-year +9.68% +6.16% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Bristol median hourly rate £61.50 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.71% +2.41% +361.11%
10th Percentile £56.85 £41.25 £41.25
90th Percentile £69.00 £44.75 £41.75
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £42.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +10.59% +8.28% -8.19%

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 2,113 1,861 1,584
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 94.85% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,463 1,255 1,107
Bristol median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £263 £213 £236
90th Percentile £550 £525 £556
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 63 81
Bristol median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.29% -27.08% +50.00%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.80 £12.00
90th Percentile £64.75 £50.20 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £25.88
% change year-on-year +27.27% +6.28% -13.75%

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 18 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Bristol over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018. 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 - 1 £450 -
Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 310 (47.26%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (38.26%) JavaScript
3 205 (31.25%) .NET
4 191 (29.12%) HTML
5 184 (28.05%) SQL
6 181 (27.59%) C#
7 173 (26.37%) CSS
8 162 (24.70%) SQL Server
9 158 (24.09%) Java
10 137 (20.88%) MVC
11 129 (19.66%) ASP.NET
12 128 (19.51%) Finance
13 124 (18.90%) TDD
14 122 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
15 115 (17.53%) Oracle
16 99 (15.09%) Git (software)
17 95 (14.48%) Scrum
18 90 (13.72%) Business Intelligence
19 82 (12.50%) OO
19 82 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
20 81 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
21 78 (11.89%) Amazon AWS
21 78 (11.89%) AngularJS
22 74 (11.28%) MySQL
23 69 (10.52%) jQuery
24 67 (10.21%) Microsoft
25 66 (10.06%) Node.js
26 61 (9.30%) Unit Testing
27 60 (9.15%) Web Development
28 59 (8.99%) Microservices

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 47 (7.16%) WebLogic
2 45 (6.86%) Tomcat
3 42 (6.40%) OpenStack
3 42 (6.40%) WebSphere
4 21 (3.20%) Apache Spark
5 16 (2.44%) CMS
6 14 (2.13%) Confluence
6 14 (2.13%) Umbraco
7 9 (1.37%) Drupal
8 7 (1.07%) SAS
9 6 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.91%) WordPress
10 5 (0.76%) EPiServer
10 5 (0.76%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.46%) Apache
12 3 (0.46%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.46%) JBoss
13 2 (0.30%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.30%) Moodle
Applications
1 20 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.46%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
4 2 (0.30%) InDesign
4 2 (0.30%) SPSS
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.90%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.30%) Shopify
4 1 (0.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.15%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.15%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.15%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 122 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (11.89%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (2.90%) npm
4 12 (1.83%) NuGet
5 9 (1.37%) SaaS
6 6 (0.91%) GitHub
7 3 (0.46%) Office 365
8 2 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.15%) Google Play
9 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.15%) Serverless
9 1 (0.15%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.34%) HTTP
2 7 (1.07%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (0.61%) OpenFlow
4 3 (0.46%) Internet
5 2 (0.30%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.30%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.15%) Extranet
6 1 (0.15%) Firewall
6 1 (0.15%) Intranet
6 1 (0.15%) IPsec
6 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (24.70%) SQL Server
2 74 (11.28%) MySQL
3 46 (7.01%) NoSQL
3 46 (7.01%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (3.96%) Hadoop
7 24 (3.66%) Oracle Database
7 24 (3.66%) Relational Database
7 24 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (3.35%) Power BI
9 18 (2.74%) Big Data
10 14 (2.13%) MS Access
10 14 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
11 11 (1.68%) MariaDB
11 11 (1.68%) Qlik Sense
11 11 (1.68%) QlikView
11 11 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (1.52%) Apache Hive
13 9 (1.37%) HBase
Development Applications
1 99 (15.09%) Git (software)
2 42 (6.40%) MSTest
2 42 (6.40%) NUnit
3 40 (6.10%) Jenkins
4 29 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (4.12%) Subversion
6 25 (3.81%) JIRA
7 24 (3.66%) Maven
8 20 (3.05%) JUnit
8 20 (3.05%) Visual Studio
9 15 (2.29%) Eclipse
9 15 (2.29%) XMLUnit
10 14 (2.13%) Selenium
11 13 (1.98%) SpecFlow
12 12 (1.83%) Moq
12 12 (1.83%) SonarQube
12 12 (1.83%) xUnit.net
13 11 (1.68%) Hudson
14 9 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
14 9 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 128 (19.51%) Finance
2 57 (8.69%) Telecoms
3 53 (8.08%) Marketing
4 48 (7.32%) Electronics
5 47 (7.16%) Manufacturing
6 33 (5.03%) Banking
7 8 (1.22%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.22%) Law
8 6 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
8 6 (0.91%) Retail
9 3 (0.46%) Advertising
9 3 (0.46%) Automotive
9 3 (0.46%) Back Office
9 3 (0.46%) Legal
10 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.30%) Games
11 1 (0.15%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (31.25%) .NET
2 191 (29.12%) HTML
3 173 (26.37%) CSS
4 129 (19.66%) ASP.NET
5 82 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 78 (11.89%) AngularJS
7 69 (10.52%) jQuery
8 66 (10.06%) Node.js
9 56 (8.54%) React
10 54 (8.23%) RESTful
11 53 (8.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 51 (7.77%) REST
13 48 (7.32%) .NET Framework
13 48 (7.32%) HTML5
14 45 (6.86%) Spring
15 42 (6.40%) JSON
16 35 (5.34%) SOAP
16 35 (5.34%) Web Services
17 33 (5.03%) XML
18 29 (4.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.99%) Greenfield Project
2 30 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (1.68%) User Experience
5 10 (1.52%) Digital Media
6 8 (1.22%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.22%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.07%) NHS
8 6 (0.91%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.76%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.61%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.46%) Fintech
11 3 (0.46%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.30%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.30%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.30%) MPEG
12 2 (0.30%) SCORM
12 2 (0.30%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 46 (7.01%) Linux
2 15 (2.29%) Apple iOS
3 14 (2.13%) Android
3 14 (2.13%) Unix
4 7 (1.07%) Mac OS X
4 7 (1.07%) Windows
5 2 (0.30%) VMS
5 2 (0.30%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.15%) Solaris
6 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (47.26%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (20.88%) MVC
3 124 (18.90%) TDD
4 95 (14.48%) Scrum
5 90 (13.72%) Business Intelligence
6 82 (12.50%) OO
7 81 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
8 61 (9.30%) Unit Testing
9 60 (9.15%) Web Development
10 59 (8.99%) Microservices
11 50 (7.62%) Migration
12 48 (7.32%) Test Automation
13 47 (7.16%) Digital Marketing
13 47 (7.16%) Programme Management
14 46 (7.01%) Front End Development
14 46 (7.01%) Problem-Solving
15 36 (5.49%) E-Commerce
16 33 (5.03%) BDD
17 32 (4.88%) DevOps
18 30 (4.57%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 251 (38.26%) JavaScript
2 184 (28.05%) SQL
3 181 (27.59%) C#
4 158 (24.09%) Java
5 50 (7.62%) PHP
6 30 (4.57%) Scala
7 29 (4.42%) Python
8 25 (3.81%) Ruby
9 23 (3.51%) T-SQL
10 22 (3.35%) VBA
11 18 (2.74%) Java 8
12 16 (2.44%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.68%) Apple Swift
14 10 (1.52%) ES6
15 9 (1.37%) C++
15 9 (1.37%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.91%) C
17 5 (0.76%) PHP 5
17 5 (0.76%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.61%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (8.23%) Security Cleared
2 43 (6.55%) SC Cleared
3 10 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (1.37%) Degree
5 5 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.61%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.07%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.76%) HL7
3 4 (0.61%) QA
4 1 (0.15%) ARP4754
4 1 (0.15%) GDPR
System Software
1 36 (5.49%) Docker
2 4 (0.61%) KVM
3 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 48 (7.32%) Ansible
2 47 (7.16%) Opscode Chef
2 47 (7.16%) Puppet
3 19 (2.90%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 115 (17.53%) Oracle
2 67 (10.21%) Microsoft
3 49 (7.47%) SAP
4 27 (4.12%) Tableau
5 15 (2.29%) Google
6 10 (1.52%) Teradata
7 9 (1.37%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.22%) Cisco
8 8 (1.22%) Hortonworks
8 8 (1.22%) Juniper
9 6 (0.91%) Adobe
10 5 (0.76%) Perforce
10 5 (0.76%) Ruckus Wireless
11 4 (0.61%) IBM
11 4 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.61%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.46%) Cognos
12 3 (0.46%) Progress
13 2 (0.30%) Coverity
13 2 (0.30%) Pega