Period
to 22 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a Web Developer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

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.

Web Developer
England > South West
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 195 157 175
Rank change year-on-year -38 +18 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 21 38 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.35% 0.75% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.79% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 20
South West median daily rate £325 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +2.19% +7.03%
10th Percentile £205 £253 £250
90th Percentile £360 £464 £456
England median daily rate £400 £425 £365
% change year-on-year -5.88% +16.44% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South West median hourly rate - - £48.75
England median hourly rate £41.50 £33.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +22.96% -20.59% -2.86%

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 5,677 4,812 4,950
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.33% 95.17% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,652 2,895 3,173
South West median daily rate £430 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £225
90th Percentile £613 £550 £540
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 264 297
South West median hourly rate £39.75 £27.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.22% -28.95% +1.33%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.66 £11.73
90th Percentile £50.23 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.36 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% -2.63% -2.33%

Web Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Web Developer in the South West

Web 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 Web Developer in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Developer in the South West

Web Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Developer in the South West

Web 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 Web Developer in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Developer in the South West

Web 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 Web Developer within the South West region over the 6 months to 22 May 2019. 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 -8 14 £325 -3.70% 13
Dorset +6 3 £250 - 16
Gloucestershire -19 2 £325 -17.46% 14
Cornwall -2 1 £200 - 1
Somerset -3 1 - - 9
Web Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, Web 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 Web Developer in the job title.

1 20 (95.24%) Web Development
2 16 (76.19%) JavaScript
3 15 (71.43%) PHP
4 13 (61.90%) CSS
5 12 (57.14%) HTML
6 10 (47.62%) MySQL
7 8 (38.10%) Linux
7 8 (38.10%) Apache
7 8 (38.10%) LAMP
8 7 (33.33%) jQuery
8 7 (33.33%) Laravel
9 6 (28.57%) SQL
10 5 (23.81%) C#
10 5 (23.81%) .NET
10 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (23.81%) HTML5
10 5 (23.81%) PHP 5
10 5 (23.81%) Decision-Making
11 4 (19.05%) Sass
12 3 (14.29%) User Stories
12 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (14.29%) WCF
12 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
12 3 (14.29%) Time Management
12 3 (14.29%) Spring
12 3 (14.29%) MVC
12 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
12 3 (14.29%) XML
12 3 (14.29%) OO
12 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving

Web 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 8 (38.10%) Apache
2 2 (9.52%) CMS
2 2 (9.52%) Drupal
3 1 (4.76%) Apache Solr
3 1 (4.76%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.76%) Bundler
2 1 (4.76%) Grunt
2 1 (4.76%) gulp
2 1 (4.76%) PHPUnit
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) webpack
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) CSS
2 12 (57.14%) HTML
3 8 (38.10%) LAMP
4 7 (33.33%) jQuery
4 7 (33.33%) Laravel
5 5 (23.81%) .NET
5 5 (23.81%) HTML5
6 4 (19.05%) Sass
7 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (14.29%) Spring
7 3 (14.29%) WCF
7 3 (14.29%) XML
8 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
8 2 (9.52%) REST
8 2 (9.52%) RESTful
8 2 (9.52%) SOAP
8 2 (9.52%) Symfony
9 1 (4.76%) Handlebars
9 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
1 1 (4.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Web Development
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Decision-Making
3 3 (14.29%) MVC
3 3 (14.29%) OO
3 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (14.29%) Time Management
3 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 3 (14.29%) User Stories
4 2 (9.52%) API Development
4 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.52%) Front End Development
4 2 (9.52%) OO PHP
5 1 (4.76%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) OOP
5 1 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (4.76%) SDLC
5 1 (4.76%) Tech Ops
5 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) JavaScript
2 15 (71.43%) PHP
3 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) C#
4 5 (23.81%) PHP 5
5 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle