Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 59 78
Rank change year-on-year -21 +19 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 30 45 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.60% 2.93% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 3.08% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 37 22
Bristol median daily rate £425 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £385 £423 £319
90th Percentile £493 £598 £436
South West median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 -
% change year-on-year -2.17% - -

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 1,781 1,460 1,577
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 94.99% 96.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,182 1,005 1,148
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £221 £230 £244
90th Percentile £525 £562 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 74 84
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +32.43% +12.12%
10th Percentile £11.76 £12.20 £12.15
90th Percentile £57.88 £47.50 £47.05
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% -15.38% +62.50%

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 22 January 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 22 January 2018, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) TDD
3 15 (50.00%) Java
4 14 (46.67%) BDD
5 11 (36.67%) C#
6 10 (33.33%) Microservices
7 9 (30.00%) DevOps
7 9 (30.00%) GitHub
8 8 (26.67%) NoSQL
8 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
8 8 (26.67%) MVC
8 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
9 7 (23.33%) .NET
9 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
9 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
10 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 5 (16.67%) HTML
11 5 (16.67%) CSS
11 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (16.67%) CQRS
11 5 (16.67%) User Experience
12 4 (13.33%) React
12 4 (13.33%) Public Cloud
12 4 (13.33%) Spring Boot
12 4 (13.33%) Aurelia
12 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement

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 2 (6.67%) Liferay
2 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) GitHub
2 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.33%) Google Play
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) NoSQL
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.67%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (3.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.33%) Maven
3 3 (10.00%) JIRA
4 2 (6.67%) Android Studio
4 2 (6.67%) Ant
4 2 (6.67%) Bitbucket
4 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.67%) Gradle
4 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.67%) Selenium
4 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Back Office
2 2 (6.67%) Electronics
2 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.67%) Marketing
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
1 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
1 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (16.67%) CSS
3 5 (16.67%) HTML
4 4 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 4 (13.33%) Aurelia
4 4 (13.33%) Node.js
4 4 (13.33%) React
4 4 (13.33%) REST
4 4 (13.33%) SOAP
4 4 (13.33%) Spring Boot
5 3 (10.00%) J2EE
5 3 (10.00%) RESTful
5 3 (10.00%) Spring
6 2 (6.67%) Akka
6 2 (6.67%) JMS
6 2 (6.67%) Sass
6 2 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) User Experience
2 4 (13.33%) Blog
2 4 (13.33%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Android
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) TDD
3 14 (46.67%) BDD
4 10 (33.33%) Microservices
5 9 (30.00%) DevOps
6 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
6 8 (26.67%) MVC
7 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (16.67%) CQRS
8 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (13.33%) High Availability
8 4 (13.33%) Kanban
8 4 (13.33%) Scrum
9 3 (10.00%) Android Development
9 3 (10.00%) Dashboard Development
9 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 2 (6.67%) Functional Programming
10 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
10 2 (6.67%) Software Architecture
10 2 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (36.67%) C#
3 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.33%) Apex Code
5 3 (10.00%) SQL
6 2 (6.67%) Scala
7 1 (3.33%) Apple Swift
7 1 (3.33%) ES6
7 1 (3.33%) ES7
7 1 (3.33%) Kotlin
7 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (6.67%) hybris
2 2 (6.67%) SAP
2 2 (6.67%) Tableau
3 1 (3.33%) Apple
3 1 (3.33%) Cognos
3 1 (3.33%) Google
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft