The median contractor rate for a Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Developer
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 582 661 732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 22.57% 22.75% 23.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.70% 23.59% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 445 503
Median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £293 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 11
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £54.25 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2456 2802 2989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.23% 96.42% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1815 1867
Median daily rate £386 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 182 147
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.22 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.90 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the South West

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 Developer in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in the South West

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the South West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in the South West

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in the South West

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the South West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in the South West

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 Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +1 204 £400 +10.34% 107
Wiltshire -3 91 £413 +17.85% 42
Gloucestershire +1 82 £400 - 39
Devon -1 65 £373 -0.66% 30
Somerset -2 49 £350 +7.69% 38
Dorset +4 34 £325 -20.00% 26
Cornwall 0 12 £288 -11.53% 5
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 South West region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 523 (41.18%) JavaScript
2 475 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
3 429 (33.78%) HTML
4 394 (31.02%) C#
5 389 (30.63%) CSS
6 386 (30.39%) .NET
7 358 (28.19%) SQL
8 342 (26.93%) Java
9 264 (20.79%) SQL Server
10 246 (19.37%) MVC
11 217 (17.09%) ASP.NET
12 213 (16.77%) AngularJS
13 196 (15.43%) Finance
14 194 (15.28%) Scrum
15 187 (14.72%) Security Cleared
16 186 (14.65%) HTML5
17 183 (14.41%) Microsoft
18 182 (14.33%) jQuery
19 159 (12.52%) Spring
20 158 (12.44%) Git (software)
21 151 (11.89%) TDD
22 141 (11.10%) Business Intelligence
22 141 (11.10%) Web Services
23 140 (11.02%) Oracle
24 136 (10.71%) Front End Development
25 131 (10.31%) XML
26 116 (9.13%) REST
27 115 (9.06%) Web Development
28 111 (8.74%) SC Cleared
29 105 (8.27%) Hibernate

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 91 (7.17%) SharePoint
2 51 (4.02%) CMS
3 36 (2.83%) SharePoint 2013
4 30 (2.36%) Apache
4 30 (2.36%) IIS
5 26 (2.05%) Tomcat
6 25 (1.97%) Sitecore CMS
7 23 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
8 22 (1.73%) WebLogic
9 21 (1.65%) Confluence
10 18 (1.42%) Drupal
11 16 (1.26%) Mule
12 15 (1.18%) Mule ESB
13 14 (1.10%) WordPress
14 13 (1.02%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.94%) ColdFusion
15 12 (0.94%) JBoss
16 11 (0.87%) Apache Spark
17 10 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 45 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.47%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.16%) LaTeX
3 2 (0.16%) MS Office
4 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.079%) InDesign
4 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 53 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 46 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.79%) Magento
4 9 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.55%) SAP CO
6 7 (0.55%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.31%) Maximo
8 4 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.24%) SAP MDG
10 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.079%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.079%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 66 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 12 (0.94%) GitHub
6 10 (0.79%) PaaS
7 9 (0.71%) OpenShift
8 8 (0.63%) Office 365
9 7 (0.55%) SaaS
10 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.24%) Heroku
11 3 (0.24%) Slack
12 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.079%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.079%) Boomi
13 1 (0.079%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.079%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.079%) IaaS
13 1 (0.079%) IBM Blueworks
13 1 (0.079%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.97%) Internet
2 24 (1.89%) HTTP
3 7 (0.55%) Intranet
4 5 (0.39%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.31%) AMQP
5 4 (0.31%) LDAP
5 4 (0.31%) VoIP
5 4 (0.31%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.24%) Skype
7 2 (0.16%) Modbus
7 2 (0.16%) SSH
8 1 (0.079%) Firewall
8 1 (0.079%) SMTP
8 1 (0.079%) SSL
8 1 (0.079%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (20.79%) SQL Server
2 84 (6.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 74 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
4 71 (5.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 64 (5.04%) Oracle Database
6 58 (4.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 56 (4.41%) Relational Database
8 55 (4.33%) MySQL
9 47 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
9 47 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 45 (3.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 40 (3.15%) NoSQL
12 31 (2.44%) MongoDB
13 29 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
14 27 (2.13%) Big Data
15 22 (1.73%) Hadoop
16 21 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
17 17 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
18 15 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
19 14 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 158 (12.44%) Git (software)
2 100 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 83 (6.54%) Visual Studio
4 72 (5.67%) Jenkins
5 51 (4.02%) Cucumber
6 46 (3.62%) Selenium
7 45 (3.54%) JIRA
8 44 (3.46%) Maven
9 41 (3.23%) JUnit
10 30 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 29 (2.28%) TeamCity
12 27 (2.13%) Ant
12 27 (2.13%) Bitbucket
13 25 (1.97%) Gradle
14 24 (1.89%) SpecFlow
14 24 (1.89%) Subversion
15 21 (1.65%) Jasmine
16 19 (1.50%) Grunt
17 18 (1.42%) Mockito
18 15 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
General
1 196 (15.43%) Finance
2 70 (5.51%) Telecoms
3 64 (5.04%) Marketing
4 61 (4.80%) Electronics
5 56 (4.41%) Manufacturing
6 50 (3.94%) Banking
7 40 (3.15%) Advertising
8 14 (1.10%) Retail
9 10 (0.79%) Back Office
10 9 (0.71%) Games
11 7 (0.55%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.16%) Billing
12 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.079%) Automotive
13 1 (0.079%) Avionics
13 1 (0.079%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.079%) International Banking
13 1 (0.079%) Local Government
13 1 (0.079%) Publishing
13 1 (0.079%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 429 (33.78%) HTML
2 389 (30.63%) CSS
3 386 (30.39%) .NET
4 217 (17.09%) ASP.NET
5 213 (16.77%) AngularJS
6 186 (14.65%) HTML5
7 182 (14.33%) jQuery
8 159 (12.52%) Spring
9 141 (11.10%) Web Services
10 131 (10.31%) XML
11 116 (9.13%) REST
12 105 (8.27%) Hibernate
13 102 (8.03%) CSS3
14 101 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
15 91 (7.17%) .NET Framework
16 81 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web API
17 77 (6.06%) JSON
17 77 (6.06%) RESTful
17 77 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 76 (5.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 98 (7.72%) User Experience
2 45 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (2.20%) Mobile App
4 23 (1.81%) W3C
5 14 (1.10%) N-Tier
6 12 (0.94%) Algorithms
6 12 (0.94%) Computer Science
7 11 (0.87%) Management Information System
8 9 (0.71%) Digital Media
9 8 (0.63%) Data Structures
9 8 (0.63%) iPad
10 7 (0.55%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.55%) NHS
11 6 (0.47%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.39%) Graphic Design
12 5 (0.39%) Internet of Things
12 5 (0.39%) iPhone
13 4 (0.31%) Animation
13 4 (0.31%) AS400
13 4 (0.31%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 75 (5.91%) Windows
2 63 (4.96%) Linux
3 43 (3.39%) Unix
4 25 (1.97%) Android
5 23 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.34%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.87%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.24%) CentOS
11 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.079%) AIX
12 1 (0.079%) Debian
12 1 (0.079%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.079%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.079%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.079%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (19.37%) MVC
3 194 (15.28%) Scrum
4 151 (11.89%) TDD
5 141 (11.10%) Business Intelligence
6 136 (10.71%) Front End Development
7 115 (9.06%) Web Development
8 79 (6.22%) Unit Testing
9 77 (6.06%) BDD
10 66 (5.20%) OO
10 66 (5.20%) Software Engineering
11 62 (4.88%) Open Source
12 61 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
13 59 (4.65%) CRM
13 59 (4.65%) Migration
14 54 (4.25%) Microservices
14 54 (4.25%) Programme Management
15 53 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
16 46 (3.62%) ETL
16 46 (3.62%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 523 (41.18%) JavaScript
2 394 (31.02%) C#
3 358 (28.19%) SQL
4 342 (26.93%) Java
5 87 (6.85%) Python
6 74 (5.83%) T-SQL
7 69 (5.43%) PL/SQL
8 63 (4.96%) PHP
9 52 (4.09%) C++
10 43 (3.39%) C
11 33 (2.60%) VB.NET
12 31 (2.44%) Ruby
13 26 (2.05%) Scala
14 22 (1.73%) Groovy
15 17 (1.34%) Perl
16 15 (1.18%) ActionScript
17 14 (1.10%) ABAP
18 12 (0.94%) Apex Code
18 12 (0.94%) Bash Shell
19 11 (0.87%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 187 (14.72%) Security Cleared
2 111 (8.74%) SC Cleared
3 61 (4.80%) DV Cleared
4 33 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 28 (2.20%) Degree
6 8 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
7 6 (0.47%) BC Cleared
7 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.24%) HNC
8 3 (0.24%) HND
9 2 (0.16%) ISEB
9 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.16%) MCDBA
9 2 (0.16%) MCITP
9 2 (0.16%) MCPD
9 2 (0.16%) MCSA
9 2 (0.16%) MCSD
9 2 (0.16%) MCSE
10 1 (0.079%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.079%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.91%) QA
2 12 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.39%) Basel II
5 5 (0.39%) ISO 14001
5 5 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.31%) WCAG
7 1 (0.079%) HL7
7 1 (0.079%) IFRS
7 1 (0.079%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.079%) SDET
7 1 (0.079%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (4.80%) Docker
2 5 (0.39%) LXC
3 4 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.31%) Varnish
4 2 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.079%) Firmware
5 1 (0.079%) HDFS
5 1 (0.079%) KVM
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.079%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.39%) Ansible
2 5 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.24%) Oozie
4 2 (0.16%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.16%) vRealize
5 1 (0.079%) CloudHub
5 1 (0.079%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.079%) Kibana
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.079%) Puppet
5 1 (0.079%) SELinux
Vendors
1 183 (14.41%) Microsoft
2 140 (11.02%) Oracle
3 70 (5.51%) SAP
4 37 (2.91%) Sitecore
5 23 (1.81%) Xamarin
6 20 (1.57%) Apple
7 15 (1.18%) Google
8 14 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (0.94%) IBM
10 11 (0.87%) Sencha
10 11 (0.87%) Tableau
11 10 (0.79%) Adobe
12 9 (0.71%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.55%) Cloudera
13 7 (0.55%) webMethods
14 6 (0.47%) Unisys
14 6 (0.47%) Zend
15 3 (0.24%) hybris
15 3 (0.24%) JD Edwards
15 3 (0.24%) Splunk
Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Michael Bailey Associates
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £330 - £360 per day + flexible working hours
Posted: 5 days ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Weston-Super-Mare, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £225 - £285 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago