Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 84 89
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 31 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.63% 1.23% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.29% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 12
Bristol median daily rate £463 £350 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.14% +10.67% -12.76%
10th Percentile £357 £313 £278
90th Percentile £575 £385 £349
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £35.00 -
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year -5.26% +12.43% +10.46%

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 1,829 1,634 1,688
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 95.78% 96.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,232 1,094 1,195
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £231
90th Percentile £525 £525 £550
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 55 78
Bristol median hourly rate £37.55 £31.00 £29.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.13% +4.73% +69.14%
10th Percentile £15.00 £11.70 £11.60
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.83 £45.08
South West median hourly rate £37.25 £36.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year +2.76% +11.54% +44.44%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (67.74%) .NET
3 20 (64.52%) SQL Server
4 19 (61.29%) C#
4 19 (61.29%) ASP.NET
5 18 (58.06%) MVC
6 15 (48.39%) JavaScript
6 15 (48.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (32.26%) Microservices
7 10 (32.26%) SOLID
7 10 (32.26%) HTML
7 10 (32.26%) E-Commerce
8 9 (29.03%) CSS
9 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
10 7 (22.58%) Finance
10 7 (22.58%) jQuery
10 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (19.35%) Oracle
12 5 (16.13%) Electronics
12 5 (16.13%) TeamCity
12 5 (16.13%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (16.13%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (12.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (12.90%) Node.js
13 4 (12.90%) Marketing
13 4 (12.90%) Digital Marketing
13 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
13 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing

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 (3.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (9.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (3.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (64.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) MS Access
3 1 (3.23%) Power BI
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (16.13%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Electronics
3 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
3 4 (12.90%) Marketing
3 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (67.74%) .NET
2 19 (61.29%) ASP.NET
3 15 (48.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (32.26%) HTML
5 9 (29.03%) CSS
6 7 (22.58%) jQuery
7 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (16.13%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (12.90%) Node.js
8 4 (12.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (12.90%) XML
9 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
9 3 (9.68%) JSON
10 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
10 2 (6.45%) Angular 2
10 2 (6.45%) REST
10 2 (6.45%) SOAP
11 1 (3.23%) Pthreads
11 1 (3.23%) RESTful
11 1 (3.23%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Fintech
2 1 (3.23%) CPLD
2 1 (3.23%) CUDA
2 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
2 1 (3.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (58.06%) MVC
3 10 (32.26%) E-Commerce
3 10 (32.26%) Microservices
3 10 (32.26%) SOLID
4 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (12.90%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
5 3 (9.68%) Scrum
5 3 (9.68%) Software Delivery
5 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.45%) BDD
6 2 (6.45%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 2 (6.45%) OO
6 2 (6.45%) OOD
6 2 (6.45%) TDD
6 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.45%) Web Development
7 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.23%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) C#
2 15 (48.39%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.68%) C++
3 3 (9.68%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) Python
4 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) VB
5 1 (3.23%) VBA
5 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Xamarin