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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Developer
Rank 436 365 314
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -51
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 166 215 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.45% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.48% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 132 157
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£375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £261 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £465 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £31.00 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £39.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%
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
48142 44567 47795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.64% 92.85% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30504 27547 27530
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1966 1930 2372
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Developer across the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Applications Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 October 2014. 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 -16 60 £425 +6.25% 24
South East -20 41 £310 -7.04% 29
West Midlands -4 23 £350 -5.40% 8
South West -54 13 £394 +5.00% 7
North West -27 8 £338 +12.50% 15
East Midlands +3 7 £275 +22.22% 6
East of England -40 6 £475 +26.66% 13
Yorkshire -9 5 £388 +3.33% 9
North East - - - - 4
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Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 119 (35.95%) JavaScript
2 110 (33.23%) SQL
3 109 (32.93%) HTML
4 102 (30.82%) .NET
5 101 (30.51%) C#
6 89 (26.89%) Java
7 80 (24.17%) CSS
8 73 (22.05%) SQL Server
9 70 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
10 66 (19.94%) MVC
11 63 (19.03%) Oracle
12 61 (18.43%) ASP.NET
13 56 (16.92%) Web Services
14 50 (15.11%) Finance
14 50 (15.11%) Mobile App
15 45 (13.60%) Windows
15 45 (13.60%) HTML5
16 44 (13.29%) jQuery
17 42 (12.69%) XML
18 40 (12.08%) TDD
19 37 (11.18%) Android
20 35 (10.57%) Apple iOS
20 35 (10.57%) PHP
20 35 (10.57%) PL/SQL
20 35 (10.57%) Microsoft
21 33 (9.97%) WCF
22 31 (9.37%) Spring
22 31 (9.37%) UNIX
23 29 (8.76%) OO
24 27 (8.16%) Degree

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 21 (6.34%) IIS
2 13 (3.93%) OpenEdge
3 9 (2.72%) Apache
3 9 (2.72%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.42%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.11%) MQSeries
5 7 (2.11%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (2.11%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.81%) Node.js
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.60%) Lync
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.60%) JBoss
7 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.60%) LiveLink
7 2 (0.60%) WorkSite
7 2 (0.60%) Drupal
7 2 (0.60%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.81%) MS Office
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.60%) SPSS
4 1 (0.30%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (4.83%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.72%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (2.42%) Oracle General Ledger
3 8 (2.42%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (2.11%) TRIRIGA
5 6 (1.81%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (1.81%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.91%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.91%) Oracle ASCP
8 3 (0.91%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.60%) BASE24
10 1 (0.30%) Summit
10 1 (0.30%) SAP PM
10 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.91%) SaaS
2 3 (0.91%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.53%) HTTP
2 7 (2.11%) Internet
3 6 (1.81%) SSH
4 4 (1.21%) DNS
4 4 (1.21%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.91%) SAN
5 3 (0.91%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.60%) FTP
6 2 (0.60%) SSL
6 2 (0.60%) ATM
6 2 (0.60%) NFC
7 1 (0.30%) LTE
7 1 (0.30%) 4G
7 1 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.30%) 3G
7 1 (0.30%) Telnet
7 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.30%) 2G
7 1 (0.30%) VoIP
7 1 (0.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (22.05%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.95%) Oracle Database
3 19 (5.74%) MySQL
3 19 (5.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (3.63%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.72%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (2.42%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (2.42%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.42%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (2.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.81%) DB2
10 5 (1.51%) Ingres
10 5 (1.51%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.21%) Oracle Discoverer
11 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 23 (6.95%) Visual Studio
2 17 (5.14%) Maven
2 17 (5.14%) Git (software)
3 14 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (4.23%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.02%) PHPUnit
4 10 (3.02%) Subversion
4 10 (3.02%) JUnit
5 7 (2.11%) NUnit
5 7 (2.11%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.81%) JIRA
6 6 (1.81%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (1.51%) Ant
7 5 (1.51%) Grunt
7 5 (1.51%) Mocha
7 5 (1.51%) Jasmine
7 5 (1.51%) Bower
8 4 (1.21%) Hudson
8 4 (1.21%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 4 (1.21%) Mockito
General
1 50 (15.11%) Finance
2 14 (4.23%) Banking
3 7 (2.11%) Retail
3 7 (2.11%) Games
3 7 (2.11%) Front Office
4 6 (1.81%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.81%) General Ledger
5 5 (1.51%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.21%) Advertising
6 4 (1.21%) Marketing
6 4 (1.21%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.91%) Legal
8 2 (0.60%) Publishing
8 2 (0.60%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.30%) Billing
9 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (32.93%) HTML
2 102 (30.82%) .NET
3 80 (24.17%) CSS
4 61 (18.43%) ASP.NET
5 56 (16.92%) Web Services
6 45 (13.60%) HTML5
7 44 (13.29%) jQuery
8 42 (12.69%) XML
9 33 (9.97%) WCF
10 31 (9.37%) Spring
11 23 (6.95%) Hibernate
12 22 (6.65%) SOAP
12 22 (6.65%) RESTful
13 21 (6.34%) J2EE
14 20 (6.04%) Ajax
15 19 (5.74%) .NET Framework
16 18 (5.44%) WPF
17 17 (5.14%) CSS3
18 16 (4.83%) JSON
19 15 (4.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 50 (15.11%) Mobile App
2 18 (5.44%) Computer Science
2 18 (5.44%) User Experience
3 14 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.63%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.72%) Open Source
6 6 (1.81%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.81%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.81%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.51%) Clustering
8 4 (1.21%) VLE
8 4 (1.21%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.21%) iPhone
8 4 (1.21%) Animation
9 3 (0.91%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.91%) Pocket PC
10 2 (0.60%) Tandem
10 2 (0.60%) W3C
10 2 (0.60%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.60%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 45 (13.60%) Windows
2 37 (11.18%) Android
3 35 (10.57%) Apple iOS
4 31 (9.37%) UNIX
5 20 (6.04%) Linux
6 8 (2.42%) Windows Phone
7 7 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.81%) Windows Mobile
9 5 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.21%) VMS
10 4 (1.21%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.91%) Windows Phone 8
11 3 (0.91%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.91%) Windows CE
11 3 (0.91%) Solaris
12 2 (0.60%) AIX
12 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.60%) VME
13 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (19.94%) MVC
3 40 (12.08%) TDD
4 29 (8.76%) OO
5 25 (7.55%) Migration
6 21 (6.34%) Android Development
7 19 (5.74%) Scrum
8 18 (5.44%) SOA
9 17 (5.14%) Data Modelling
9 17 (5.14%) iOS Development
10 16 (4.83%) Web Development
11 15 (4.53%) Unit Testing
11 15 (4.53%) Mobile Application Development
12 14 (4.23%) Configuration Management
13 13 (3.93%) Web Application Development
13 13 (3.93%) BDD
14 12 (3.63%) Data Migration
14 12 (3.63%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (3.63%) Software Engineering
15 11 (3.32%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (35.95%) JavaScript
2 110 (33.23%) SQL
3 101 (30.51%) C#
4 89 (26.89%) Java
5 35 (10.57%) PHP
5 35 (10.57%) PL/SQL
6 14 (4.23%) VB.NET
6 14 (4.23%) PHP5
7 13 (3.93%) Perl
8 12 (3.63%) T-SQL
8 12 (3.63%) Objective-C
9 10 (3.02%) Python
9 10 (3.02%) C++
10 9 (2.72%) C
10 9 (2.72%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.42%) VBScript
11 8 (2.42%) VB
12 6 (1.81%) Scala
12 6 (1.81%) Ruby
12 6 (1.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (8.16%) Degree
2 26 (7.85%) Security Cleared
3 20 (6.04%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.21%) OCPJP
4 4 (1.21%) MCITP
4 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.91%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.30%) CCNP
6 1 (0.30%) CCNA
6 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.72%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (1.51%) NFS
2 4 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.60%) Shibboleth
3 2 (0.60%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (1.51%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.21%) Puppet
3 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 63 (19.03%) Oracle
2 35 (10.57%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.11%) RedDot
3 7 (2.11%) Zend
4 6 (1.81%) Google
4 6 (1.81%) IBM
4 6 (1.81%) SAP
5 5 (1.51%) Sybase
5 5 (1.51%) VMware
5 5 (1.51%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.21%) Open Text
6 4 (1.21%) HP
7 3 (0.91%) ILOG
7 3 (0.91%) Lotus
7 3 (0.91%) Cognos
7 3 (0.91%) MobileIron
8 2 (0.60%) Sencha
8 2 (0.60%) Syclo
8 2 (0.60%) Appcelerator
8 2 (0.60%) Capita
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