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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Developer
Rank 412 366 312
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -54
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 173 200 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.41% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.45% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 117 158
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£369 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £279 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +7.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.00 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £48.00 £76.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
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
47746 44723 49333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.50% 92.70% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29832 27516 28197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1916 2493
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +18 64 £404 -10.16% 21
South East -3 46 £285 -12.30% 21
West Midlands -10 17 £350 -2.77% 7
South West -44 15 £350 -6.66% 9
East of England -40 9 £375 - 10
East Midlands +6 7 £275 +22.22% 5
North West -20 5 £400 - 18
Yorkshire -16 4 £375 - 11
North East - 1 £450 - 4
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Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 129 (39.21%) JavaScript
2 125 (37.99%) SQL
3 121 (36.78%) HTML
4 110 (33.43%) C#
5 107 (32.52%) .NET
6 93 (28.27%) CSS
7 92 (27.96%) Java
8 73 (22.19%) Agile Software Development
8 73 (22.19%) SQL Server
9 72 (21.88%) Oracle
9 72 (21.88%) MVC
10 69 (20.97%) ASP.NET
11 57 (17.33%) Web Services
12 55 (16.72%) XML
13 52 (15.81%) Finance
14 48 (14.59%) Mobile App
15 46 (13.98%) jQuery
15 46 (13.98%) HTML5
16 44 (13.37%) Windows
17 42 (12.77%) TDD
18 37 (11.25%) Spring
19 36 (10.94%) PL/SQL
20 35 (10.64%) OO
20 35 (10.64%) Microsoft
21 34 (10.33%) WCF
21 34 (10.33%) UNIX
22 32 (9.73%) PHP
22 32 (9.73%) Android
23 29 (8.81%) Apple iOS
24 26 (7.90%) Hibernate

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (6.38%) IIS
2 11 (3.34%) OpenEdge
3 10 (3.04%) Apache
4 9 (2.74%) WebLogic
4 9 (2.74%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.43%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (1.82%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.52%) Node.js
9 3 (0.91%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.61%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.61%) Lync
10 2 (0.61%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.61%) Drupal
10 2 (0.61%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.61%) Mule
10 2 (0.61%) WordPress
10 2 (0.61%) LiveCycle
10 2 (0.61%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (5.78%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.43%) MS Office
3 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (5.17%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.74%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (2.43%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (2.43%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (1.22%) TRIRIGA
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle ASCP
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.61%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.61%) BASE24
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.30%) Summit
9 1 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.22%) SaaS
3 3 (0.91%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.26%) HTTP
2 8 (2.43%) Internet
3 6 (1.82%) SSH
4 4 (1.22%) DNS
4 4 (1.22%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.91%) VPN
5 3 (0.91%) SAN
5 3 (0.91%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.61%) NFC
6 2 (0.61%) ATM
6 2 (0.61%) SSL
7 1 (0.30%) Telnet
7 1 (0.30%) VoIP
7 1 (0.30%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (22.19%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.99%) Oracle Database
3 16 (4.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (4.86%) MySQL
4 15 (4.56%) Relational Database
5 14 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
5 14 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (2.74%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.43%) Oracle BI EE
8 7 (2.13%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.82%) DB2
10 5 (1.52%) MS Access
10 5 (1.52%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.22%) Ingres
11 4 (1.22%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 23 (6.99%) Visual Studio
2 20 (6.08%) Maven
3 18 (5.47%) Git (software)
4 17 (5.17%) Subversion
5 16 (4.86%) Jenkins
6 12 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (3.04%) PHPUnit
8 9 (2.74%) NUnit
8 9 (2.74%) JUnit
9 7 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (2.13%) JIRA
9 7 (2.13%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.52%) Mocha
10 5 (1.52%) Jasmine
10 5 (1.52%) Ant
10 5 (1.52%) Grunt
10 5 (1.52%) Bower
11 4 (1.22%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.22%) TestNG
11 4 (1.22%) Mockito
General
1 52 (15.81%) Finance
2 16 (4.86%) Banking
3 7 (2.13%) Retail
3 7 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.13%) Games
4 6 (1.82%) General Ledger
5 4 (1.22%) Marketing
5 4 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.22%) Advertising
5 4 (1.22%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.22%) Front Office
6 3 (0.91%) Legal
6 3 (0.91%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.61%) Publishing
7 2 (0.61%) Electronics
7 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.61%) Automotive
7 2 (0.61%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (36.78%) HTML
2 107 (32.52%) .NET
3 93 (28.27%) CSS
4 69 (20.97%) ASP.NET
5 57 (17.33%) Web Services
6 55 (16.72%) XML
7 46 (13.98%) jQuery
7 46 (13.98%) HTML5
8 37 (11.25%) Spring
9 34 (10.33%) WCF
10 26 (7.90%) Hibernate
11 25 (7.60%) SOAP
11 25 (7.60%) Ajax
12 22 (6.69%) J2EE
13 20 (6.08%) REST
14 18 (5.47%) ASP.NET MVC
14 18 (5.47%) .NET Framework
14 18 (5.47%) RESTful
15 17 (5.17%) WPF
15 17 (5.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 48 (14.59%) Mobile App
2 18 (5.47%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.86%) User Experience
4 15 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.04%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.74%) Open Source
7 6 (1.82%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.82%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.82%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.52%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.52%) Clustering
9 4 (1.22%) VLE
9 4 (1.22%) Animation
9 4 (1.22%) iPhone
10 3 (0.91%) LIMS
10 3 (0.91%) Pocket PC
10 3 (0.91%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.61%) W3C
11 2 (0.61%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.37%) Windows
2 34 (10.33%) UNIX
3 32 (9.73%) Android
4 29 (8.81%) Apple iOS
5 19 (5.78%) Linux
6 7 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.13%) Windows Phone
7 5 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.22%) VMS
8 4 (1.22%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.91%) Windows Phone 8
9 3 (0.91%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.91%) Windows CE
9 3 (0.91%) Solaris
10 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (22.19%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (21.88%) MVC
3 42 (12.77%) TDD
4 35 (10.64%) OO
5 23 (6.99%) Migration
6 21 (6.38%) Scrum
6 21 (6.38%) Web Development
7 18 (5.47%) Android Development
8 16 (4.86%) Data Modelling
8 16 (4.86%) SOA
9 15 (4.56%) Mobile Application Development
9 15 (4.56%) BDD
9 15 (4.56%) Web Application Development
10 14 (4.26%) iOS Development
10 14 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (3.95%) Unit Testing
11 13 (3.95%) Project Management
12 12 (3.65%) Configuration Management
12 12 (3.65%) Data Migration
12 12 (3.65%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 129 (39.21%) JavaScript
2 125 (37.99%) SQL
3 110 (33.43%) C#
4 92 (27.96%) Java
5 36 (10.94%) PL/SQL
6 32 (9.73%) PHP
7 15 (4.56%) PHP5
8 13 (3.95%) T-SQL
8 13 (3.95%) VB.NET
9 12 (3.65%) Perl
9 12 (3.65%) Python
10 11 (3.34%) Objective-C
11 10 (3.04%) C++
11 10 (3.04%) VB
12 9 (2.74%) C
13 8 (2.43%) VBScript
13 8 (2.43%) Bash Shell
14 7 (2.13%) Scala
15 6 (1.82%) Ruby
15 6 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (7.60%) Degree
2 20 (6.08%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.86%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.22%) OCPJP
4 4 (1.22%) MCITP
4 4 (1.22%) 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 (2.74%) QA
2 2 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.52%) NFS
2 4 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.61%) Shibboleth
3 2 (0.61%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (1.52%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.22%) Puppet
3 2 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 72 (21.88%) Oracle
2 35 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.13%) RedDot
3 7 (2.13%) Google
3 7 (2.13%) Zend
4 6 (1.82%) SAP
5 5 (1.52%) JBoss
5 5 (1.52%) Sybase
5 5 (1.52%) HP
5 5 (1.52%) VMware
6 4 (1.22%) IBM
6 4 (1.22%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.91%) Lotus
7 3 (0.91%) MobileIron
7 3 (0.91%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.61%) Open Text
8 2 (0.61%) Apple
8 2 (0.61%) Adobe
8 2 (0.61%) Sun
8 2 (0.61%) WSO2
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