Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 20 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.

Programmer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 105 90
Rank change year-on-year -1 -15 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 9 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.46% 0.12% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.12% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 14
Bristol median daily rate £463 £430 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.68% +32.15% -18.75%
10th Percentile £421 £404 £193
90th Percentile £484 £444 £418
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate - - £170.00
South West median hourly rate £15.50 - £107.25

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 1858 1603 1651
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.91% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1267 1139 1217
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £235
90th Percentile £525 £550 £536
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 79 83
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 £50.25 £47.50 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +22.00% -9.09% +37.50%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in Bristol

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Programmer in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Programmer in Bristol

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programmer in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 4 (44.44%) Finance
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
1 4 (44.44%) PHP
1 4 (44.44%) MySQL
1 4 (44.44%) CSS
1 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
1 4 (44.44%) GitLab
1 4 (44.44%) PhpStorm
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Base SAS
2 3 (33.33%) RAD
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) SAS
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (33.33%) Web Design
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) MS Access
3 2 (22.22%) VBA
3 2 (22.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (22.22%) SAS Macro
4 1 (11.11%) Actionable Insight
4 1 (11.11%) Innovative Thinking
4 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) PROC SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

Programmer 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 3 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) MySQL
2 3 (33.33%) Base SAS
3 2 (22.22%) MS Access
3 2 (22.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
1 4 (44.44%) GitLab
1 4 (44.44%) PhpStorm
2 1 (11.11%) ProC
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) CSS
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) RAD
1 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (33.33%) Web Design
2 1 (11.11%) Actionable Insight
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Data Management
2 1 (11.11%) Innovative Thinking
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
1 4 (44.44%) PHP
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) SAS Macro
3 2 (22.22%) VBA
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Netezza
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) SAP