Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 26 May 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.

Software Developer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 92 83
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 17 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.99% 0.68% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.71% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 18
Bristol median daily rate £375 £353 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +8.46% +0.78%
10th Percentile £327 £331 £293
90th Percentile £525 £398 £412
South West median daily rate £375 £353 £375
% change year-on-year +6.38% -6.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £35.00 -
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.78% +9.03%

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 1,642 1,555 1,677
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 95.63% 96.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,048 1,054 1,174
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £236
90th Percentile £525 £538 £517
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 56 82
Bristol median hourly rate £18.75 £21.09 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.10% -39.74% +100.00%
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.81 £12.28
90th Percentile £47.00 £46.60 £52.03
South West median hourly rate £26.99 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.97% +1.33% +85.78%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Bristol

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Bristol

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Bristol over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in Bristol

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) .NET
3 9 (52.94%) HTML
3 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
4 8 (47.06%) C#
4 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
4 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
4 8 (47.06%) CSS
4 8 (47.06%) MVC
4 8 (47.06%) jQuery
5 7 (41.18%) Oracle
6 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
7 5 (29.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (29.41%) Electronics
8 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
8 4 (23.53%) Finance
8 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
8 4 (23.53%) SAP
8 4 (23.53%) Marketing
8 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (23.53%) Scrum
8 4 (23.53%) Programme Management
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (23.53%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
9 3 (17.65%) Node.js
9 3 (17.65%) REST
9 3 (17.65%) AngularJS

Software 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 (5.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (5.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (29.41%) Electronics
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
2 4 (23.53%) Marketing
2 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) HTML
3 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
3 8 (47.06%) CSS
3 8 (47.06%) jQuery
4 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (29.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
5 3 (17.65%) Node.js
5 3 (17.65%) REST
6 2 (11.76%) Angular 2
6 2 (11.76%) JSON
6 2 (11.76%) SOAP
6 2 (11.76%) XML
7 1 (5.88%) Classic ASP
7 1 (5.88%) Pthreads
7 1 (5.88%) RESTful
7 1 (5.88%) STL
7 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) CPLD
1 1 (5.88%) CUDA
1 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
1 1 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) MVC
3 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (23.53%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (23.53%) Programme Management
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Software Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.76%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) OOD
5 2 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (5.88%) BDD
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.88%) Microservices
6 1 (5.88%) Signal Processing
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) SOLID
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 8 (47.06%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) C++
3 2 (11.76%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) VB
4 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) Xamarin