The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Developer
Rank 412 429 337
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -92
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 169 124 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.26% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.28% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 70 117
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£350 £336 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% +3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £259 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.52% +2.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 13
Average hourly rate £34.13 £38.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.43 £21.48 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.83 £39.78 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.13 £38.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% +16.66%
Applications Developer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Applications Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Developer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Developer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Applications Developer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Developer across the England region.

Applications Developer Daily Rate Trend in England

Applications Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Developer across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Applications Developer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Applications Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Developer across the England region.

Applications Developer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Applications Developer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +6 68 £413 +4.43% 31
Yorkshire +11 35 £323 +2.38% 22
South East -10 20 £363 +38.09% 38
South West +21 15 £325 +0.77% 10
North West -26 9 £364 +3.92% 5
East Midlands -9 8 £250 -9.09% 3
East of England +3 7 £325 +8.33% 15
West Midlands -5 7 £360 +7.46% 2
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Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Applications Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Developer in their job title.

1 148 (45.96%) .NET
2 123 (38.20%) C#
3 121 (37.58%) SQL Server
4 106 (32.92%) JavaScript
5 102 (31.68%) SQL
6 89 (27.64%) HTML
7 74 (22.98%) CSS
8 72 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
9 71 (22.05%) MVC
10 66 (20.50%) Web Services
10 66 (20.50%) Java
11 61 (18.94%) XML
11 61 (18.94%) Mobile App
12 60 (18.63%) Microsoft
13 59 (18.32%) ASP.NET
14 56 (17.39%) Finance
15 53 (16.46%) Apple iOS
15 53 (16.46%) Android
16 52 (16.15%) WCF
17 50 (15.53%) Windows
18 43 (13.35%) jQuery
19 42 (13.04%) .NET Framework
19 42 (13.04%) HTML5
20 41 (12.73%) Oracle
21 35 (10.87%) Visual Studio
22 34 (10.56%) OO
23 32 (9.94%) Android Development
24 30 (9.32%) iOS Development
25 29 (9.01%) SQL Server 2008
25 29 (9.01%) Security Cleared

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Applications Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (8.07%) BizTalk Server
2 18 (5.59%) CMS
3 17 (5.28%) IIS
4 11 (3.42%) Umbraco
5 10 (3.11%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.48%) Apache
6 8 (2.48%) MQSeries
7 7 (2.17%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.86%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (1.24%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.24%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.24%) EPiServer CMS
9 4 (1.24%) Node.js
9 4 (1.24%) Sitefinity
10 3 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.93%) JBoss
11 2 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.62%) Mule
Applications
1 19 (5.90%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.11%) MS Office
3 3 (0.93%) Doxygen
3 3 (0.93%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.62%) MS Project
4 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) FastStats
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.31%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 10 (3.11%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.80%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.24%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (1.24%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (1.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.62%) Maximo
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle iStore
6 1 (0.31%) Unica
6 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.93%) Google App Engine
2 3 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.62%) SaaS
3 2 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.31%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.31%) Office 365
4 1 (0.31%) Heroku
4 1 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.48%) Internet
2 6 (1.86%) HTTP
3 4 (1.24%) Bluetooth
3 4 (1.24%) ZigBee
4 3 (0.93%) Intranet
5 2 (0.62%) SSL
6 1 (0.31%) SNMP
6 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.31%) SSH
6 1 (0.31%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (37.58%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (5.90%) MySQL
5 14 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (2.17%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.17%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.86%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.55%) OLTP
8 5 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.93%) DB2
11 2 (0.62%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 35 (10.87%) Visual Studio
2 22 (6.83%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (3.73%) Subversion
5 10 (3.11%) Ant
6 9 (2.80%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 7 (2.17%) Mercurial
7 7 (2.17%) Eclipse
7 7 (2.17%) Maven
8 6 (1.86%) Xcode
8 6 (1.86%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (1.55%) JIRA
10 4 (1.24%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.24%) NUnit
10 4 (1.24%) Rational Rose
10 4 (1.24%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.93%) ERwin
11 3 (0.93%) Android Studio
12 2 (0.62%) JDeveloper
12 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 56 (17.39%) Finance
2 11 (3.42%) Banking
3 9 (2.80%) Front Office
4 8 (2.48%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.86%) Marketing
6 5 (1.55%) French Language
6 5 (1.55%) Law
7 4 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.24%) Advertising
7 4 (1.24%) Games
7 4 (1.24%) Automotive
8 3 (0.93%) Retail
8 3 (0.93%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.62%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Publishing
10 1 (0.31%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (45.96%) .NET
2 89 (27.64%) HTML
3 74 (22.98%) CSS
4 66 (20.50%) Web Services
5 61 (18.94%) XML
6 59 (18.32%) ASP.NET
7 52 (16.15%) WCF
8 43 (13.35%) jQuery
9 42 (13.04%) .NET Framework
9 42 (13.04%) HTML5
10 29 (9.01%) REST
11 26 (8.07%) Ajax
12 25 (7.76%) JSON
12 25 (7.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 20 (6.21%) iOS SDK
14 19 (5.90%) Entity Framework
15 18 (5.59%) CSS3
15 18 (5.59%) RESTful
15 18 (5.59%) WinForms
16 17 (5.28%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 61 (18.94%) Mobile App
2 16 (4.97%) Computer Science
2 16 (4.97%) N-Tier
3 15 (4.66%) User Experience
4 12 (3.73%) Open Source
5 11 (3.42%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.80%) iPhone
6 9 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.17%) Derivative
8 6 (1.86%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.55%) iPad
9 5 (1.55%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.55%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.55%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.93%) Kindle
10 3 (0.93%) Social Media
10 3 (0.93%) NHS
10 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.62%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 53 (16.46%) Apple iOS
1 53 (16.46%) Android
2 50 (15.53%) Windows
3 24 (7.45%) Linux
4 23 (7.14%) UNIX
5 12 (3.73%) Solaris
6 8 (2.48%) Windows Phone
7 6 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.93%) BlackBerry OS
8 3 (0.93%) Windows Phone 8
8 3 (0.93%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.62%) Debian
9 2 (0.62%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.62%) VME
9 2 (0.62%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.31%) CentOS
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (22.05%) MVC
3 34 (10.56%) OO
4 32 (9.94%) Android Development
5 30 (9.32%) iOS Development
6 26 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (7.76%) TDD
8 23 (7.14%) SOA
8 23 (7.14%) Workflow
9 22 (6.83%) Software Engineering
9 22 (6.83%) Mobile Application Development
10 20 (6.21%) Web Application Development
11 18 (5.59%) Web Development
12 17 (5.28%) Migration
13 16 (4.97%) Scrum
13 16 (4.97%) Mobile Development
14 13 (4.04%) OOP
15 12 (3.73%) ITIL
15 12 (3.73%) Time Management
16 11 (3.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 123 (38.20%) C#
2 106 (32.92%) JavaScript
3 102 (31.68%) SQL
4 66 (20.50%) Java
5 23 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 21 (6.52%) C++
7 20 (6.21%) VB.NET
8 18 (5.59%) PHP
9 14 (4.35%) Objective-C
9 14 (4.35%) Python
9 14 (4.35%) Perl
10 11 (3.42%) C
11 10 (3.11%) VB
11 10 (3.11%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.17%) XPath
12 7 (2.17%) XQuery
12 7 (2.17%) VBA
13 4 (1.24%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.93%) PHP5
14 3 (0.93%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 29 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.21%) Degree
4 4 (1.24%) OCPJP
5 3 (0.93%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.93%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.31%) MCITP
7 1 (0.31%) MCAD
7 1 (0.31%) MCSD
7 1 (0.31%) SSCP
7 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.55%) QA
2 4 (1.24%) SLA
3 3 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.62%) Samba
1 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.55%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.24%) AirWatch
3 3 (0.93%) Control-M
4 1 (0.31%) Puppet
4 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 60 (18.63%) Microsoft
2 41 (12.73%) Oracle
3 15 (4.66%) Google
4 12 (3.73%) Sybase
5 10 (3.11%) EPiServer
6 9 (2.80%) Apple
6 9 (2.80%) IBM
6 9 (2.80%) Xamarin
7 5 (1.55%) Facebook
7 5 (1.55%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.55%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (1.24%) Sun
8 4 (1.24%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.24%) Sencha
9 3 (0.93%) Twitter
9 3 (0.93%) Wonderware
9 3 (0.93%) Adobe
9 3 (0.93%) Informatica
9 3 (0.93%) Business Objects
9 3 (0.93%) MobileIron
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