Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 16 November 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.

Senior Developer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 90 62
Rank change year-on-year +25 -28 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 64 26 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.02% 1.32% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.17% 1.39% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 22 40
Bristol median daily rate £475 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00% +20.85%
10th Percentile £375 £355 £418
90th Percentile £575 £525 £575
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £42.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year - -7.61% -

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 2,019 1,876 1,660
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.42% 95.08% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,364 1,275 1,175
Bristol median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - -
10th Percentile £260 £213 £231
90th Percentile £538 £520 £543
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 58 83
Bristol median hourly rate £37.55 £17.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.57% -28.57% +53.13%
10th Percentile £15.08 £11.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.63 £52.80 £47.30
South West median hourly rate £38.14 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.36% +30.00% -9.09%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Bristol

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Bristol

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Bristol over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in Bristol

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 44 (68.75%) .NET
2 39 (60.94%) JavaScript
3 37 (57.81%) C#
3 37 (57.81%) ASP.NET
4 33 (51.56%) SQL Server
5 32 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (43.75%) HTML
7 26 (40.63%) Microsoft Azure
8 22 (34.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (34.38%) MVC
9 21 (32.81%) Amazon AWS
10 18 (28.13%) E-Commerce
10 18 (28.13%) SQL
11 17 (26.56%) React
12 16 (25.00%) CSS
13 15 (23.44%) SOLID
14 14 (21.88%) Microservices
14 14 (21.88%) ASP.NET Web API
15 13 (20.31%) Unit Testing
16 10 (15.63%) Node.js
17 9 (14.06%) Front End Development
17 9 (14.06%) Scrum
18 8 (12.50%) Finance
18 8 (12.50%) .NET Framework
18 8 (12.50%) Oracle
18 8 (12.50%) AngularJS
19 7 (10.94%) Octopus Deploy
19 7 (10.94%) RabbitMQ
19 7 (10.94%) TeamCity
19 7 (10.94%) Java

Senior 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 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 26 (40.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (32.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (3.13%) HTTP
3 1 (1.56%) Extranet
3 1 (1.56%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (51.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.81%) Power BI
2 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Octopus Deploy
1 7 (10.94%) TeamCity
2 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.69%) SonarQube
3 3 (4.69%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (3.13%) WebSpeed
5 1 (1.56%) Subversion
5 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Marketing
3 3 (4.69%) Electronics
3 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.13%) Advertising
4 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (68.75%) .NET
2 37 (57.81%) ASP.NET
3 28 (43.75%) HTML
4 22 (34.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 17 (26.56%) React
6 16 (25.00%) CSS
7 14 (21.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (15.63%) Node.js
9 8 (12.50%) .NET Framework
9 8 (12.50%) AngularJS
10 7 (10.94%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (6.25%) Redux
11 4 (6.25%) SOAP
12 3 (4.69%) Angular 2
12 3 (4.69%) jQuery
12 3 (4.69%) JSON
12 3 (4.69%) REST
12 3 (4.69%) Web Services
13 2 (3.13%) HTML5
13 2 (3.13%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.13%) Fintech
1 2 (3.13%) Smart City
2 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.56%) Windows
1 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
1 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.38%) MVC
3 18 (28.13%) E-Commerce
4 15 (23.44%) SOLID
5 14 (21.88%) Microservices
6 13 (20.31%) Unit Testing
7 9 (14.06%) Front End Development
7 9 (14.06%) Scrum
8 5 (7.81%) Analytics
8 5 (7.81%) Data Analytics
8 5 (7.81%) OO
9 4 (6.25%) Web Development
10 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.69%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (4.69%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 3 (4.69%) OOD
10 3 (4.69%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (4.69%) Programme Management
11 2 (3.13%) SDLC
11 2 (3.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 39 (60.94%) JavaScript
2 37 (57.81%) C#
3 18 (28.13%) SQL
4 7 (10.94%) Java
5 4 (6.25%) ES6
5 4 (6.25%) Java 8
5 4 (6.25%) Python
6 2 (3.13%) OpenEdge ABL
6 2 (3.13%) Progress 4GL
7 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) KVM
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Oracle
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.69%) Atlassian
3 3 (4.69%) Cisco
3 3 (4.69%) Juniper
3 3 (4.69%) SAP
4 2 (3.13%) Progress
5 1 (1.56%) Tableau
5 1 (1.56%) Talend