The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 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
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 12061 12101 12786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.86% 25.08% 24.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.26% 27.06% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8241 8182 8113
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 136 271
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £20.00 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £53.75 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Developer
UK

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%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Developer Daily Rate Trend in England

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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 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 0 6640 £425 - 1720
South East -1 1618 £350 - 750
East of England 0 752 £363 +3.57% 310
South West 0 751 £350 +8.10% 346
North West 0 691 £325 +1.56% 568
Yorkshire 0 532 £325 +6.55% 381
West Midlands 0 521 £325 +8.33% 277
East Midlands -2 306 £325 +8.33% 175
North East +1 159 £350 +7.69% 87
Midlands -1 34 £375 -7.63% 4
South Coast - 1 - -
Developer
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Developer
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For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited 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 Developer in their job title.

1 7479 (31.94%) JavaScript
2 7369 (31.47%) HTML
3 6837 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
4 6241 (26.65%) SQL
5 6237 (26.63%) CSS
6 6052 (25.84%) C#
7 6048 (25.83%) .NET
8 5658 (24.16%) Java
9 4580 (19.56%) SQL Server
10 3795 (16.21%) MVC
11 3684 (15.73%) jQuery
12 3593 (15.34%) TDD
13 3485 (14.88%) HTML5
14 3424 (14.62%) ASP.NET
15 3311 (14.14%) Finance
16 3027 (12.93%) Oracle
17 2886 (12.32%) OO
18 2877 (12.29%) XML
19 2706 (11.56%) Web Services
20 2342 (10.00%) PHP
21 2281 (9.74%) CSS3
22 2271 (9.70%) Scrum
23 2224 (9.50%) Microsoft
24 2210 (9.44%) Linux
25 2023 (8.64%) Banking
26 1857 (7.93%) Spring
27 1747 (7.46%) MySQL
28 1721 (7.35%) Git (software)
29 1619 (6.91%) E-Commerce
30 1591 (6.79%) Business Intelligence

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 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1041 (4.45%) SharePoint
2 972 (4.15%) CMS
3 715 (3.05%) Node.js
4 627 (2.68%) Apache
5 445 (1.90%) Tomcat
6 391 (1.67%) WebSphere
6 391 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 388 (1.66%) IIS
8 350 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 334 (1.43%) Drupal
10 316 (1.35%) WebLogic
11 276 (1.18%) Umbraco
12 271 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
13 270 (1.15%) WordPress
14 258 (1.10%) SAS
15 181 (0.77%) Adobe CQ
16 180 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
17 127 (0.54%) Confluence
18 115 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
19 110 (0.47%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 875 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 420 (1.79%) Photoshop
3 268 (1.14%) MS Office
4 180 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
5 106 (0.45%) InfoPath
6 74 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 63 (0.27%) MS Visio
8 48 (0.20%) Fireworks
9 47 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
10 45 (0.19%) PowerPivot
11 38 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 19 (0.081%) MS Project
13 18 (0.077%) Adobe Captivate
14 11 (0.047%) Doxygen
15 9 (0.038%) DOC1
16 7 (0.030%) SPSS
16 7 (0.030%) Acrobat
17 6 (0.026%) InDesign
18 5 (0.021%) GIMP
19 4 (0.017%) Maya
Business Applications
1 471 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 238 (1.02%) Magento
3 179 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
4 115 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 90 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 84 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
7 74 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
8 63 (0.27%) Markit EDM
9 59 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 52 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
11 47 (0.20%) RMDS
12 45 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
13 44 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
13 44 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
13 44 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
14 42 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
15 36 (0.15%) ION MarketView
15 36 (0.15%) Google Analytics
16 31 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
17 29 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 293 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 232 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 141 (0.60%) SaaS
4 122 (0.52%) GitHub
5 116 (0.50%) Force.com
6 93 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
7 87 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
8 71 (0.30%) Office 365
9 59 (0.25%) PaaS
10 50 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 35 (0.15%) Heroku
12 25 (0.11%) Google App Engine
13 18 (0.077%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (0.043%) MailChimp
15 9 (0.038%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (0.038%) Rackspace Cloud
16 8 (0.034%) SuccessFactors
16 8 (0.034%) Google Compute Engine
17 6 (0.026%) Basecamp
17 6 (0.026%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 592 (2.53%) HTTP
2 399 (1.70%) Internet
3 201 (0.86%) Intranet
3 201 (0.86%) TCP/IP
4 116 (0.50%) LDAP
5 89 (0.38%) DNS
6 74 (0.32%) SSL
7 54 (0.23%) FTP
8 53 (0.23%) SSH
9 49 (0.21%) VPN
10 43 (0.18%) HTTPS
10 43 (0.18%) Extranet
11 38 (0.16%) Firewall
12 36 (0.15%) SMTP
13 34 (0.15%) SAN
14 30 (0.13%) SNMP
15 23 (0.098%) AMQP
15 23 (0.098%) Multicast
16 20 (0.085%) VoIP
17 19 (0.081%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4580 (19.56%) SQL Server
2 1747 (7.46%) MySQL
3 1318 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1316 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 1300 (5.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1127 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
7 1069 (4.56%) Relational Database
8 824 (3.52%) Oracle Database
9 697 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 538 (2.30%) MongoDB
11 517 (2.21%) NoSQL
12 487 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
13 434 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
14 404 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
15 355 (1.52%) Big Data
16 350 (1.49%) QlikView
17 332 (1.42%) RDBMS
18 267 (1.14%) OLAP
19 261 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
20 260 (1.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1721 (7.35%) Git (software)
2 1352 (5.77%) Subversion
3 992 (4.24%) Visual Studio
4 676 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 668 (2.85%) Maven
6 557 (2.38%) JUnit
7 504 (2.15%) Jenkins
8 462 (1.97%) Eclipse
9 434 (1.85%) JIRA
10 393 (1.68%) Cucumber
11 379 (1.62%) Selenium
12 309 (1.32%) NUnit
13 302 (1.29%) Ant
14 263 (1.12%) TeamCity
15 249 (1.06%) Jasmine
16 246 (1.05%) Grunt
17 230 (0.98%) Xcode
18 180 (0.77%) Hudson
19 173 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
20 165 (0.70%) PHPUnit
General
1 3311 (14.14%) Finance
2 2023 (8.64%) Banking
3 1031 (4.40%) Front Office
4 957 (4.09%) Investment Banking
5 700 (2.99%) Retail
6 599 (2.56%) Marketing
7 373 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 309 (1.32%) Games
9 281 (1.20%) Publishing
10 273 (1.17%) Advertising
11 235 (1.00%) Manufacturing
12 230 (0.98%) Back Office
13 178 (0.76%) Legal
14 167 (0.71%) Financial Institution
15 125 (0.53%) Electronics
16 51 (0.22%) Automotive
17 49 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
18 45 (0.19%) Billing
19 36 (0.15%) Retail Banking
19 36 (0.15%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7369 (31.47%) HTML
2 6237 (26.63%) CSS
3 6048 (25.83%) .NET
4 3684 (15.73%) jQuery
5 3485 (14.88%) HTML5
6 3424 (14.62%) ASP.NET
7 2877 (12.29%) XML
8 2706 (11.56%) Web Services
9 2281 (9.74%) CSS3
10 1857 (7.93%) Spring
11 1565 (6.68%) AngularJS
12 1450 (6.19%) WCF
13 1420 (6.06%) Ajax
14 1409 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1254 (5.35%) JSON
16 1222 (5.22%) .NET Framework
17 1123 (4.80%) REST
18 1118 (4.77%) Hibernate
19 1028 (4.39%) RESTful
20 1020 (4.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 969 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
2 964 (4.12%) User Experience
3 718 (3.07%) Open Source
4 696 (2.97%) Mobile App
5 683 (2.92%) Computer Science
6 645 (2.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 412 (1.76%) Fixed Income
8 377 (1.61%) Derivative
9 318 (1.36%) iPad
10 305 (1.30%) iPhone
11 285 (1.22%) Visualisation
12 281 (1.20%) Data Structures
13 259 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
14 240 (1.02%) Algorithms
15 225 (0.96%) NHS
16 204 (0.87%) Data Integration
17 202 (0.86%) Equities
18 195 (0.83%) W3C
19 194 (0.83%) Mathematics
20 188 (0.80%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2210 (9.44%) Linux
2 1548 (6.61%) UNIX
3 1400 (5.98%) Windows
4 933 (3.98%) Apple iOS
5 841 (3.59%) Android
6 237 (1.01%) Mac OS X
7 125 (0.53%) Solaris
8 116 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 111 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 86 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 85 (0.36%) CentOS
12 83 (0.35%) Windows 7
13 68 (0.29%) Windows Phone
14 63 (0.27%) Windows 8
15 58 (0.25%) AIX
16 50 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
17 48 (0.20%) Windows XP
18 47 (0.20%) Ubuntu
19 42 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
20 27 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6837 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
2 3795 (16.21%) MVC
3 3593 (15.34%) TDD
4 2886 (12.32%) OO
5 2271 (9.70%) Scrum
6 1619 (6.91%) E-Commerce
7 1591 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
8 1408 (6.01%) Web Development
9 1374 (5.87%) BDD
10 1337 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
11 1279 (5.46%) Unit Testing
12 1159 (4.95%) ETL
13 991 (4.23%) Software Engineering
14 935 (3.99%) Multithreading
15 891 (3.80%) Responsive Web Design
16 832 (3.55%) OOP
17 801 (3.42%) CRM
18 750 (3.20%) SOA
19 713 (3.04%) Migration
20 699 (2.98%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 7479 (31.94%) JavaScript
2 6241 (26.65%) SQL
3 6052 (25.84%) C#
4 5658 (24.16%) Java
5 2342 (10.00%) PHP
6 1404 (6.00%) C++
7 1255 (5.36%) T-SQL
8 1206 (5.15%) Python
9 1061 (4.53%) PL/SQL
10 820 (3.50%) Ruby
11 613 (2.62%) VB.NET
12 530 (2.26%) Scala
13 504 (2.15%) Objective-C
14 501 (2.14%) VBA
15 491 (2.10%) C
16 448 (1.91%) Perl
17 369 (1.58%) VB
17 369 (1.58%) Shell Script
18 286 (1.22%) PHP5
19 235 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1191 (5.09%) Degree
2 908 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 612 (2.61%) SC Cleared
4 140 (0.60%) DV Cleared
5 111 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 44 (0.19%) Sun Certification
7 38 (0.16%) MCITP
8 34 (0.15%) PhD
9 27 (0.12%) MCTS
10 19 (0.081%) BC Cleared
11 18 (0.077%) MCSE
12 16 (0.068%) MCSD
13 13 (0.056%) ISEB
14 10 (0.043%) SAS Certification
15 9 (0.038%) OCPJP
15 9 (0.038%) CTC Cleared
16 8 (0.034%) ISTQB
16 8 (0.034%) HND
16 8 (0.034%) MCSA
17 6 (0.026%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 654 (2.79%) QA
2 55 (0.23%) ISO 9001
3 45 (0.19%) SLA
3 45 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 29 (0.12%) WCAG
5 17 (0.073%) Basel III
6 16 (0.068%) HL7
7 15 (0.064%) ISO 14001
8 14 (0.060%) WAI
8 14 (0.060%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.060%) Solvency II
9 8 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.021%) SNOMED CT
10 5 (0.021%) DO-178B
10 5 (0.021%) EMIR
10 5 (0.021%) COREP
11 4 (0.017%) FINREP
11 4 (0.017%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.013%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.013%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 109 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 39 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (0.14%) Varnish
4 23 (0.098%) Oracle RAC
5 22 (0.094%) Docker
6 14 (0.060%) VirtualBox
6 14 (0.060%) Shibboleth
7 13 (0.056%) HDFS
8 11 (0.047%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.038%) vCloud
10 8 (0.034%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.034%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (0.030%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.026%) Firmware
12 6 (0.026%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.026%) KVM
13 5 (0.021%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 5 (0.021%) NFS
14 4 (0.017%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 4 (0.017%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 161 (0.69%) Puppet
2 121 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (0.23%) Vagrant
4 45 (0.19%) Control-M
5 29 (0.12%) Oozie
6 26 (0.11%) OpenSSO
7 25 (0.11%) Capistrano
8 19 (0.081%) HP Quality Center
9 18 (0.077%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 15 (0.064%) Tivoli
11 14 (0.060%) Ansible
12 12 (0.051%) SCCM
12 12 (0.051%) Oracle Identity Management
13 11 (0.047%) WMI
14 10 (0.043%) SCOM
14 10 (0.043%) Graylog2
15 7 (0.030%) logstash
15 7 (0.030%) Nagios
15 7 (0.030%) YUM
16 6 (0.026%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 3027 (12.93%) Oracle
2 2224 (9.50%) Microsoft
3 575 (2.46%) Zend
4 423 (1.81%) Adobe
5 411 (1.76%) SAP
6 392 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 371 (1.58%) JBoss
8 361 (1.54%) IBM
9 350 (1.49%) Google
10 344 (1.47%) Business Objects
11 319 (1.36%) Sybase
12 301 (1.29%) Informatica
13 246 (1.05%) Sitecore
14 240 (1.02%) Cognos
15 184 (0.79%) Twitter
16 157 (0.67%) TIBCO
17 154 (0.66%) Facebook
18 137 (0.59%) Red Hat
19 130 (0.56%) EPiServer
20 117 (0.50%) hybris
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