Period
to 23 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 81 59
Rank change year-on-year +13 -22 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 64 31 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.98% 1.64% 2.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.11% 1.72% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 28 37
Bristol median daily rate £475 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £375 £385 £423
90th Percentile £575 £491 £598
South West median daily rate £463 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +8.82% -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 2,057 1,798 1,474
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 94.93% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,450 1,192 1,016
Bristol median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
10th Percentile £263 £219 £230
90th Percentile £575 £525 £558
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 62 74
Bristol median hourly rate £36.30 £17.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.43% -28.57% +32.43%
10th Percentile £14.13 £11.76 £12.20
90th Percentile £61.04 £57.88 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -9.09% -19.12%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019, 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%) JavaScript
2 37 (57.81%) .NET
3 35 (54.69%) ASP.NET
4 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (45.31%) HTML
5 28 (43.75%) C#
6 26 (40.63%) SQL Server
7 20 (31.25%) MVC
7 20 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
8 19 (29.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 19 (29.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (28.13%) CSS
10 16 (25.00%) E-Commerce
11 15 (23.44%) SQL
11 15 (23.44%) React
12 14 (21.88%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (20.31%) Microservices
13 13 (20.31%) AngularJS
13 13 (20.31%) SOLID
14 12 (18.75%) Finance
14 12 (18.75%) Scrum
14 12 (18.75%) Unit Testing
15 11 (17.19%) Git (software)
16 10 (15.63%) Marketing
17 9 (14.06%) Node.js
18 8 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
18 8 (12.50%) Programme Management
18 8 (12.50%) Manufacturing
18 8 (12.50%) Electronics
18 8 (12.50%) Telecoms

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%) Confluence
1 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 20 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (29.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.56%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) HTTP
2 3 (4.69%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.56%) Extranet
3 1 (1.56%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.81%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.38%) Subversion
3 5 (7.81%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (7.81%) TeamCity
4 4 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.69%) SonarQube
5 3 (4.69%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (3.13%) WebSpeed
7 1 (1.56%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.56%) JIRA
7 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 10 (15.63%) Marketing
3 8 (12.50%) Electronics
3 8 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 8 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.13%) Advertising
4 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (57.81%) .NET
2 35 (54.69%) ASP.NET
3 29 (45.31%) HTML
4 19 (29.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 18 (28.13%) CSS
6 15 (23.44%) React
7 14 (21.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (20.31%) AngularJS
9 9 (14.06%) Node.js
10 5 (7.81%) .NET Core
10 5 (7.81%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (7.81%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (6.25%) HTML5
11 4 (6.25%) jQuery
11 4 (6.25%) SOAP
12 3 (4.69%) Angular 2
12 3 (4.69%) JSON
12 3 (4.69%) REST
12 3 (4.69%) Sass
13 2 (3.13%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (3.13%) Smart City
2 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Linux
1 5 (7.81%) Mac OS X
1 5 (7.81%) Unix
2 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.56%) Android
3 1 (1.56%) Windows
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.25%) MVC
3 16 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 13 (20.31%) Microservices
4 13 (20.31%) SOLID
5 12 (18.75%) Scrum
5 12 (18.75%) Unit Testing
6 8 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (12.50%) Front End Development
6 8 (12.50%) Programme Management
7 7 (10.94%) Test Automation
7 7 (10.94%) Web Development
8 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
8 5 (7.81%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (7.81%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (7.81%) OO
8 5 (7.81%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (7.81%) Visualisation
8 5 (7.81%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 44 (68.75%) JavaScript
2 28 (43.75%) C#
3 15 (23.44%) SQL
4 8 (12.50%) Python
5 6 (9.38%) Java
6 5 (7.81%) Ruby
7 4 (6.25%) ES6
8 3 (4.69%) Java 8
9 2 (3.13%) OpenEdge ABL
9 2 (3.13%) Progress 4GL
9 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.13%) VBA
10 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.56%) PHP
10 1 (1.56%) PHP 5
10 1 (1.56%) PHP 7
10 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) KVM
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) SAP
2 4 (6.25%) Atlassian
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.69%) Cisco
3 3 (4.69%) Juniper
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle
4 2 (3.13%) Progress
5 1 (1.56%) Google
5 1 (1.56%) Tableau
5 1 (1.56%) Talend
5 1 (1.56%) Xamarin