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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Developer
Rank 431 373 298
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -75
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 160 190 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.40% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.43% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 124 156
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +11.11%
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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
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 67 £400 -3.08% 14
South East -33 20 £360 +5.26% 14
South West -24 19 £375 - 4
North West -6 13 £338 +12.50% 6
East Midlands +1 12 £350 +3.24% 8
West Midlands -24 12 £375 -11.76% 4
North East -23 6 £328 -34.37% 1
East of England -32 5 - - 3
Yorkshire -7 4 £400 +33.33% 10
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Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 131 (38.53%) JavaScript
2 110 (32.35%) HTML
2 110 (32.35%) SQL
3 108 (31.76%) .NET
4 104 (30.59%) C#
5 83 (24.41%) Java
6 81 (23.82%) SQL Server
7 77 (22.65%) CSS
7 77 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
8 60 (17.65%) MVC
9 58 (17.06%) ASP.NET
10 57 (16.76%) Web Services
11 54 (15.88%) Finance
12 52 (15.29%) Oracle
13 51 (15.00%) HTML5
14 49 (14.41%) Apple iOS
15 48 (14.12%) Windows
15 48 (14.12%) Mobile App
16 44 (12.94%) PHP
17 43 (12.65%) Android
18 42 (12.35%) jQuery
19 40 (11.76%) WCF
20 37 (10.88%) Microsoft
21 36 (10.59%) OO
21 36 (10.59%) TDD
22 35 (10.29%) UNIX
23 34 (10.00%) XML
24 31 (9.12%) MySQL
25 30 (8.82%) Visual Studio
25 30 (8.82%) Degree

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 18 (5.29%) IIS
2 13 (3.82%) OpenEdge
3 12 (3.53%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.65%) Node.js
4 9 (2.65%) Apache
5 8 (2.35%) JBoss
6 7 (2.06%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.06%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (1.47%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.88%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.88%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.88%) CMS
10 2 (0.59%) LiveLink
10 2 (0.59%) Drupal
10 2 (0.59%) WordPress
10 2 (0.59%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.59%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (6.18%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.65%) MS Office
3 2 (0.59%) SPSS
3 2 (0.59%) MS Project
3 2 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.29%) GIMP
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.29%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (3.53%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.65%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (1.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.18%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (1.18%) TRIRIGA
5 3 (0.88%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.59%) BASE24
6 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle ASCP
6 2 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.29%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.29%) TIBCO iProcess
7 1 (0.29%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.88%) GitHub
3 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.59%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.94%) HTTP
2 5 (1.47%) SSH
2 5 (1.47%) Internet
3 4 (1.18%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.18%) DNS
4 3 (0.88%) PuTTY
4 3 (0.88%) SAN
5 2 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.59%) ATM
5 2 (0.59%) SSL
6 1 (0.29%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.29%) 4G
6 1 (0.29%) LTE
6 1 (0.29%) NFC
6 1 (0.29%) S/MIME
6 1 (0.29%) VoIP
6 1 (0.29%) SMTP
6 1 (0.29%) FTP
6 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (23.82%) SQL Server
2 31 (9.12%) MySQL
3 21 (6.18%) Oracle Database
4 17 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (4.12%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.35%) MongoDB
8 8 (2.35%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (2.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.76%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.47%) MS Access
11 5 (1.47%) Ingres
11 5 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (1.18%) DB2
12 4 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (0.88%) JasperReports
13 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (8.82%) Visual Studio
2 27 (7.94%) Git (software)
3 19 (5.59%) Maven
4 18 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (4.41%) Subversion
6 13 (3.82%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.94%) JUnit
7 10 (2.94%) PHPUnit
8 8 (2.35%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.06%) Bower
9 7 (2.06%) Grunt
10 6 (1.76%) Hudson
11 5 (1.47%) Jasmine
11 5 (1.47%) Mocha
12 4 (1.18%) Ant
12 4 (1.18%) Mercurial
12 4 (1.18%) JIRA
13 3 (0.88%) Yeoman
13 3 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (0.88%) NUnit
General
1 54 (15.88%) Finance
2 18 (5.29%) Banking
3 11 (3.24%) Front Office
4 10 (2.94%) Retail
5 8 (2.35%) Games
6 7 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.18%) Legal
7 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.18%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.88%) Marketing
8 3 (0.88%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.88%) Advertising
8 3 (0.88%) Publishing
9 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Billing
10 1 (0.29%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (32.35%) HTML
2 108 (31.76%) .NET
3 77 (22.65%) CSS
4 58 (17.06%) ASP.NET
5 57 (16.76%) Web Services
6 51 (15.00%) HTML5
7 42 (12.35%) jQuery
8 40 (11.76%) WCF
9 34 (10.00%) XML
10 28 (8.24%) Spring
11 26 (7.65%) RESTful
12 24 (7.06%) .NET Framework
13 21 (6.18%) SOAP
14 20 (5.88%) WPF
15 19 (5.59%) Ajax
15 19 (5.59%) CSS3
16 17 (5.00%) Hibernate
17 15 (4.41%) AngularJS
17 15 (4.41%) REST
17 15 (4.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 48 (14.12%) Mobile App
2 24 (7.06%) User Experience
3 16 (4.71%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.82%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.06%) Open Source
7 6 (1.76%) EMV
7 6 (1.76%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.76%) New Media
8 5 (1.47%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.47%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.47%) Clustering
9 4 (1.18%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (1.18%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.18%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.88%) Pocket PC
10 3 (0.88%) Animation
10 3 (0.88%) iPad
10 3 (0.88%) iPhone
10 3 (0.88%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 49 (14.41%) Apple iOS
2 48 (14.12%) Windows
3 43 (12.65%) Android
4 35 (10.29%) UNIX
5 25 (7.35%) Linux
6 7 (2.06%) VME
7 6 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.76%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (1.47%) Windows Phone
8 5 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.18%) Solaris
9 4 (1.18%) VMS
10 3 (0.88%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.88%) Windows Phone 8
10 3 (0.88%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.88%) Windows CE
11 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (17.65%) MVC
3 36 (10.59%) OO
3 36 (10.59%) TDD
4 28 (8.24%) iOS Development
5 25 (7.35%) Migration
6 24 (7.06%) Android Development
7 20 (5.88%) SOA
7 20 (5.88%) Scrum
8 17 (5.00%) Unit Testing
8 17 (5.00%) Web Development
9 16 (4.71%) Mobile Application Development
10 15 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (4.12%) Configuration Management
11 14 (4.12%) Content Management
12 13 (3.82%) Project Management
12 13 (3.82%) Change Management
13 12 (3.53%) ITIL
13 12 (3.53%) Workflow
13 12 (3.53%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 131 (38.53%) JavaScript
2 110 (32.35%) SQL
3 104 (30.59%) C#
4 83 (24.41%) Java
5 44 (12.94%) PHP
6 29 (8.53%) PL/SQL
7 16 (4.71%) Objective-C
7 16 (4.71%) T-SQL
7 16 (4.71%) VB.NET
7 16 (4.71%) Python
8 13 (3.82%) PHP5
8 13 (3.82%) VB
8 13 (3.82%) C++
9 11 (3.24%) Perl
10 10 (2.94%) VB6
11 9 (2.65%) Ruby
11 9 (2.65%) COBOL
12 8 (2.35%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.35%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.06%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (8.82%) Degree
2 28 (8.24%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.29%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.88%) MCITP
5 3 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.29%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.29%) CCNP
6 1 (0.29%) CCNA
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.29%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.65%) QA
2 6 (1.76%) SLA
3 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.88%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (1.47%) NFS
2 4 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.59%) Shibboleth
3 2 (0.59%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (1.18%) Puppet
2 3 (0.88%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 52 (15.29%) Oracle
2 37 (10.88%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.35%) IBM
3 8 (2.35%) Zend
4 7 (2.06%) RedDot
4 7 (2.06%) VMware
5 6 (1.76%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.47%) Google
7 4 (1.18%) Open Text
7 4 (1.18%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.88%) MobileIron
8 3 (0.88%) Sencha
8 3 (0.88%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.88%) Sybase
8 3 (0.88%) SAP
8 3 (0.88%) Informatica
8 3 (0.88%) Lotus
8 3 (0.88%) Micro Focus
9 2 (0.59%) Perforce
9 2 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
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