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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Developer
Rank 373 389 360
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -29
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 206 166 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.35% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.37% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 96 132
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£375 £341 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% +0.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £32.50 £22.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £50.00 £87.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +36.36%
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
47054 44428 49354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.49% 92.75% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29070 26959 28367
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1936 2487
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +21 76 £425 -4.22% 23
South East +9 42 £300 -7.33% 23
South West -42 18 £350 +22.80% 5
West Midlands -3 17 £350 +45.83% 9
East of England -22 15 £395 +37.39% 5
Yorkshire +4 10 £350 +11.11% 11
East Midlands +5 9 £275 +22.22% 8
North West -5 8 £375 +27.11% 13
North East - 5 £438 - 3
Applications Developer
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Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (39.09%) JavaScript
1 129 (39.09%) SQL
2 118 (35.76%) .NET
3 117 (35.45%) HTML
4 116 (35.15%) C#
5 93 (28.18%) CSS
6 86 (26.06%) Java
7 77 (23.33%) SQL Server
8 73 (22.12%) Oracle
9 72 (21.82%) ASP.NET
10 64 (19.39%) MVC
11 61 (18.48%) Web Services
12 58 (17.58%) XML
13 54 (16.36%) Mobile App
14 51 (15.45%) jQuery
15 50 (15.15%) Finance
15 50 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
16 47 (14.24%) Windows
16 47 (14.24%) Microsoft
17 45 (13.64%) HTML5
18 40 (12.12%) TDD
19 38 (11.52%) Spring
20 37 (11.21%) Android
20 37 (11.21%) Apple iOS
21 35 (10.61%) OO
22 34 (10.30%) WCF
23 29 (8.79%) PHP
23 29 (8.79%) UNIX
24 28 (8.48%) PL/SQL
24 28 (8.48%) Visual Studio

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 15 (4.55%) IIS
2 9 (2.73%) WebLogic
2 9 (2.73%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.42%) Apache
3 8 (2.42%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.82%) MQSeries
4 6 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (1.52%) Node.js
6 4 (1.21%) OpenEdge
7 3 (0.91%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.61%) CMS
8 2 (0.61%) Lync
8 2 (0.61%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.61%) WorkSite
8 2 (0.61%) Drupal
8 2 (0.61%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.61%) Mule
8 2 (0.61%) WordPress
8 2 (0.61%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 22 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.03%) 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 19 (5.76%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.12%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.12%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (2.12%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (1.82%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (1.82%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (1.21%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.91%) Oracle ASCP
5 3 (0.91%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (0.91%) TRIRIGA
5 3 (0.91%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.61%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.30%) BASE24
7 1 (0.30%) Summit
7 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.21%) SaaS
3 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.91%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.64%) HTTP
2 8 (2.42%) Internet
3 4 (1.21%) SSH
4 3 (0.91%) VPN
5 2 (0.61%) DNS
5 2 (0.61%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.61%) SSL
5 2 (0.61%) NFC
6 1 (0.30%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.30%) SAN
6 1 (0.30%) Extranet
6 1 (0.30%) Telnet
6 1 (0.30%) ATM
6 1 (0.30%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.15%) MySQL
2 17 (5.15%) Oracle Database
3 16 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
4 15 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
6 10 (3.03%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (2.12%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.82%) MS Access
8 6 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (1.52%) DB2
9 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.21%) OLAP
10 4 (1.21%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (8.48%) Visual Studio
2 19 (5.76%) Subversion
3 18 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (5.15%) Git (software)
4 17 (5.15%) Jenkins
5 16 (4.85%) Maven
6 9 (2.73%) JIRA
6 9 (2.73%) JUnit
7 8 (2.42%) NUnit
7 8 (2.42%) PHPUnit
8 7 (2.12%) Cucumber
8 7 (2.12%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (1.52%) Mocha
10 5 (1.52%) Jasmine
11 4 (1.21%) Mockito
11 4 (1.21%) Grunt
11 4 (1.21%) DbUnit
11 4 (1.21%) Ant
11 4 (1.21%) TestNG
General
1 50 (15.15%) Finance
2 13 (3.94%) Banking
3 7 (2.12%) Games
4 6 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.52%) Retail
5 5 (1.52%) Legal
5 5 (1.52%) Marketing
6 4 (1.21%) Law
6 4 (1.21%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.21%) General Ledger
6 4 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.21%) Advertising
6 4 (1.21%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.91%) Publishing
7 3 (0.91%) Front Office
8 2 (0.61%) Electronics
8 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.61%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (35.76%) .NET
2 117 (35.45%) HTML
3 93 (28.18%) CSS
4 72 (21.82%) ASP.NET
5 61 (18.48%) Web Services
6 58 (17.58%) XML
7 51 (15.45%) jQuery
8 45 (13.64%) HTML5
9 38 (11.52%) Spring
10 34 (10.30%) WCF
11 26 (7.88%) Ajax
12 23 (6.97%) SOAP
13 21 (6.36%) CSS3
14 19 (5.76%) Hibernate
14 19 (5.76%) .NET Framework
15 18 (5.45%) J2EE
15 18 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (5.15%) REST
16 17 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 16 (4.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 54 (16.36%) Mobile App
2 14 (4.24%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.42%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.12%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.12%) Open Source
5 6 (1.82%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.21%) NHS
6 4 (1.21%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.21%) VLE
6 4 (1.21%) iPhone
7 3 (0.91%) Pocket PC
7 3 (0.91%) Derivative
7 3 (0.91%) Animation
7 3 (0.91%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.91%) Clustering
7 3 (0.91%) LIMS
7 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.61%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.61%) DTV
8 2 (0.61%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 47 (14.24%) Windows
2 37 (11.21%) Android
2 37 (11.21%) Apple iOS
3 29 (8.79%) UNIX
4 15 (4.55%) Linux
5 7 (2.12%) Windows 8
5 7 (2.12%) Windows Phone
6 6 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.91%) Solaris
8 3 (0.91%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.91%) Windows CE
8 3 (0.91%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.61%) VMS
10 1 (0.30%) CentOS
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (19.39%) MVC
2 50 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (12.12%) TDD
4 35 (10.61%) OO
5 22 (6.67%) Web Development
6 20 (6.06%) Migration
7 19 (5.76%) Android Development
8 18 (5.45%) iOS Development
9 17 (5.15%) Mobile Application Development
9 17 (5.15%) Scrum
9 17 (5.15%) Unit Testing
10 15 (4.55%) Web Application Development
11 14 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (3.94%) Data Migration
12 13 (3.94%) Data Modelling
12 13 (3.94%) SOA
12 13 (3.94%) BDD
13 12 (3.64%) Software Engineering
14 11 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (3.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 129 (39.09%) JavaScript
1 129 (39.09%) SQL
2 116 (35.15%) C#
3 86 (26.06%) Java
4 29 (8.79%) PHP
5 28 (8.48%) PL/SQL
6 17 (5.15%) PHP5
7 16 (4.85%) VB.NET
8 15 (4.55%) T-SQL
9 11 (3.33%) Python
9 11 (3.33%) C++
9 11 (3.33%) Objective-C
10 9 (2.73%) C
10 9 (2.73%) Perl
10 9 (2.73%) VB
11 6 (1.82%) Scala
12 5 (1.52%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.52%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.21%) Ruby
13 4 (1.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (6.97%) Degree
2 18 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.21%) OCPJP
4 4 (1.21%) MCITP
5 3 (0.91%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.42%) QA
2 2 (0.61%) SLA
2 2 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.91%) NFS
2 2 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (0.61%) Varnish
3 1 (0.30%) Openswan
3 1 (0.30%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 5 (1.52%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 73 (22.12%) Oracle
2 47 (14.24%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.12%) Sybase
3 7 (2.12%) Apple
3 7 (2.12%) Google
3 7 (2.12%) Zend
4 5 (1.52%) RedDot
4 5 (1.52%) HP
4 5 (1.52%) SAP
4 5 (1.52%) JBoss
5 4 (1.21%) Xamarin
6 3 (0.91%) MobileIron
6 3 (0.91%) ServiceNow
6 3 (0.91%) VMware
6 3 (0.91%) Cisco
6 3 (0.91%) IBM
6 3 (0.91%) Sencha
7 2 (0.61%) Syclo
7 2 (0.61%) Appcelerator
7 2 (0.61%) Lotus
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