Period
to 12 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 12 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.

Software Developer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 90 89
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 39 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.85% 1.39% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 1.46% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 14
Bristol median daily rate £500 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +8.53% -14.00%
10th Percentile £363 £324 £306
90th Percentile £575 £434 £469
South West median daily rate £450 £356 £325
% change year-on-year +26.32% +9.62% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £58.75 - -
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £41.15 £35.50
% change year-on-year +4.50% +15.92% -7.19%

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 2,010 1,846 1,656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.01% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,348 1,252 1,176
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £258 £213 £231
90th Percentile £538 £519 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 57 78
Bristol median hourly rate £37.55 £18.63 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.61% -23.98% +58.06%
10th Percentile £15.12 £11.98 £11.93
90th Percentile £60.63 £53.65 £46.15
South West median hourly rate £39.25 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.77% +30.00% -9.09%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 29 (74.36%) .NET
2 28 (71.79%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 24 (61.54%) SQL Server
4 24 (61.54%) C#
5 20 (51.28%) MVC
6 17 (43.59%) JavaScript
7 16 (41.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (41.03%) Microservices
7 16 (41.03%) SOLID
8 15 (38.46%) E-Commerce
9 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (28.21%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
11 10 (25.64%) Oracle
12 9 (23.08%) React
13 8 (20.51%) AngularJS
14 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (17.95%) Finance
14 7 (17.95%) CSS
14 7 (17.95%) HTML
15 6 (15.38%) Middleware
15 6 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
15 6 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
15 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
15 6 (15.38%) TeamCity
16 5 (12.82%) Oracle Fusion
16 5 (12.82%) jQuery
16 5 (12.82%) WebCenter
16 5 (12.82%) Oracle BPM

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 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (28.21%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.56%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.56%) Extranet
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
1 1 (2.56%) IPsec
1 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.56%) GIS
3 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.56%) MS Access
3 1 (2.56%) Power BI
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
1 6 (15.38%) TeamCity
2 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.56%) JIRA
4 1 (2.56%) Redmine
4 1 (2.56%) Selenium
4 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Electronics
2 4 (10.26%) Manufacturing
2 4 (10.26%) Marketing
2 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Avionics
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (74.36%) .NET
2 26 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 16 (41.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (23.08%) React
5 8 (20.51%) AngularJS
6 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (17.95%) CSS
6 7 (17.95%) HTML
7 6 (15.38%) Middleware
7 6 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (12.82%) jQuery
8 5 (12.82%) Oracle ADF
8 5 (12.82%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (12.82%) WebCenter
9 4 (10.26%) .NET Framework
9 4 (10.26%) RESTful
10 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 3 (7.69%) REST
10 3 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.69%) Fintech
2 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (71.79%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (51.28%) MVC
3 16 (41.03%) Microservices
3 16 (41.03%) SOLID
4 15 (38.46%) E-Commerce
5 5 (12.82%) Content Management
6 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (10.26%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (10.26%) Process Management
6 4 (10.26%) Programme Management
6 4 (10.26%) Software Delivery
6 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
6 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
7 3 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (7.69%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 3 (7.69%) Mathematics
7 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (61.54%) C#
2 17 (43.59%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.26%) SQL
4 2 (5.13%) C++
4 2 (5.13%) Java
4 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.56%) C
5 1 (2.56%) Rust
5 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (7.69%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Ansible
1 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
1 10 (25.64%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) SAP