Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 90 90
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 24 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.21% 1.12% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.18% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 16
Bristol median daily rate £350 £323 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.53% -14.00% +25.00%
South West median daily rate £356 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +9.62% -13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £35.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +15.92% -7.19% +9.29%

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 1876 1612 1663
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 94.94% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1143 1227
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £235
90th Percentile £525 £550 £538
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 79 82
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +48.48% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.03 £47.50 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 19 (79.17%) C#
1 19 (79.17%) .NET
2 18 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (75.00%) jQuery
2 18 (75.00%) AngularJS
3 17 (70.83%) REST
3 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
3 17 (70.83%) ASP.NET
3 17 (70.83%) Scrum
3 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
4 16 (66.67%) MVC
4 16 (66.67%) CSS
4 16 (66.67%) SOAP
4 16 (66.67%) HTML
4 16 (66.67%) JSON
4 16 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 16 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (62.50%) Oracle Database
5 15 (62.50%) Visual Studio
5 15 (62.50%) Oracle
5 15 (62.50%) OO
5 15 (62.50%) OOD
6 12 (50.00%) Finance
7 10 (41.67%) Manufacturing
7 10 (41.67%) Electronics
7 10 (41.67%) Telecoms
7 10 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (41.67%) SAP

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
2 15 (62.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.33%) Maven
3 1 (4.17%) Gradle
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) JUnit
3 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (41.67%) Electronics
2 10 (41.67%) Manufacturing
2 10 (41.67%) Marketing
2 10 (41.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (79.17%) .NET
2 18 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 18 (75.00%) jQuery
3 17 (70.83%) ASP.NET
3 17 (70.83%) REST
4 16 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (66.67%) CSS
4 16 (66.67%) HTML
4 16 (66.67%) JSON
4 16 (66.67%) SOAP
4 16 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (12.50%) RESTful
6 2 (8.33%) Angular 2
6 2 (8.33%) Flask
6 2 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (8.33%) React
6 2 (8.33%) Web Services
7 1 (4.17%) JAX-RS
7 1 (4.17%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Cloud Native
1 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (70.83%) Scrum
2 16 (66.67%) MVC
3 15 (62.50%) OO
3 15 (62.50%) OOD
4 10 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (41.67%) Digital Marketing
4 10 (41.67%) Programme Management
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.33%) Microservices
6 2 (8.33%) TDD
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Acceptance Criteria
7 1 (4.17%) BDD
7 1 (4.17%) Build Automation
7 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.17%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) C#
2 18 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.50%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.17%) Groovy
4 1 (4.17%) Kotlin
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Ansible
1 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.17%) Rancher
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 15 (62.50%) Oracle
3 10 (41.67%) SAP