Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Backend Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 16 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.

Backend Developer
England > South West
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 193 199
Rank change year-on-year -20 +6 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Backend Developer 12 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.19% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
South West median daily rate £413 £418 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +38.02% -2.42%
10th Percentile £282 £308 £266
90th Percentile £425 £438 £474
England median daily rate £450 £450 £411
% change year-on-year - +9.42% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,984 5,401 5,530
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 95.32% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,755 3,380 3,580
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 253 343
South West median hourly rate £38.14 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.36% +30.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £11.94 £11.37 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.00 £50.00 £46.45
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.23% +3.89% +1.21%

Backend Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Backend Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Backend Developer in the South West

Backend Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Backend Developer in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Backend Developer in the South West

Backend Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Backend Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Backend Developer in the South West

Backend Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Backend Developer within the South West region over the 6 months to 16 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -10 6 £425 - 2
Somerset - 3 £345 - 5
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 £300 -
Backend Developer
England

Backend Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, Backend 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 South West region featuring Backend Developer in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) Node.js
4 5 (41.67%) TDD
4 5 (41.67%) Front End Development
4 5 (41.67%) GraphQL
5 4 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (33.33%) Vue.js
5 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (33.33%) Legal
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (33.33%) REST
6 3 (25.00%) PHP
6 3 (25.00%) MySQL
6 3 (25.00%) SOAP
7 2 (16.67%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) HTML
7 2 (16.67%) CMS
7 2 (16.67%) CSS
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (16.67%) CSS3
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (16.67%) HTML5
7 2 (16.67%) SDLC
8 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (8.33%) WooCommerce
8 1 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
8 1 (8.33%) Linux Command Line

Backend Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (16.67%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Drupal
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (8.33%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Magento
1 1 (8.33%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SMS
1 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (8.33%) Redis
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Law
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Node.js
2 5 (41.67%) GraphQL
3 4 (33.33%) REST
3 4 (33.33%) Vue.js
4 3 (25.00%) SOAP
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) CSS3
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) HTML5
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
6 1 (8.33%) CakePHP
6 1 (8.33%) DHTML
6 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
6 1 (8.33%) J2EE
6 1 (8.33%) JSON
6 1 (8.33%) JSP
6 1 (8.33%) Laravel
6 1 (8.33%) RESTful
6 1 (8.33%) Spring
6 1 (8.33%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Front End Development
1 5 (41.67%) TDD
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) Microservices
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) OO PHP
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Go
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (8.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) WooCommerce