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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 11624 12058 12546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 23.22% 24.84% 23.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.10% 26.78% 25.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7769 8082 8134
Average daily rate
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£388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 148 262
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £19.90 £17.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
46312 45019 50103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.74% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27333 28780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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 £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1956 2521
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% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 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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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 0 6326 £425 - 1802
South East -1 1565 £350 - 678
East of England 0 737 £350 +7.69% 313
South West 0 712 £350 +7.69% 341
North West 0 701 £325 +2.36% 504
Yorkshire 0 551 £325 +8.33% 361
West Midlands 0 529 £325 +8.33% 226
East Midlands -2 287 £310 +1.63% 194
North East +3 135 £344 +14.50% 81
Midlands -3 26 £350 -22.22% 3
South Coast - - - -
Developer
UK

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 7366 (32.14%) JavaScript
2 7247 (31.62%) HTML
3 6183 (26.97%) CSS
4 6169 (26.91%) SQL
5 6071 (26.49%) .NET
6 6025 (26.28%) C#
7 5460 (23.82%) Java
8 4856 (21.18%) SQL Server
9 3756 (16.39%) jQuery
10 3685 (16.08%) MVC
11 3587 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
12 3520 (15.36%) TDD
13 3488 (15.22%) ASP.NET
14 3405 (14.85%) HTML5
15 3275 (14.29%) Finance
16 2925 (12.76%) Oracle
17 2821 (12.31%) XML
18 2798 (12.21%) OO
19 2674 (11.67%) Web Services
20 2346 (10.23%) PHP
21 2239 (9.77%) CSS3
22 2157 (9.41%) Microsoft
23 2137 (9.32%) Scrum
24 2052 (8.95%) Linux
25 1908 (8.32%) Banking
26 1822 (7.95%) Spring
27 1739 (7.59%) MySQL
28 1578 (6.88%) E-Commerce
29 1556 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
30 1534 (6.69%) Git (software)

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1060 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 985 (4.30%) CMS
3 678 (2.96%) Node.js
4 565 (2.46%) Apache
5 405 (1.77%) Tomcat
6 394 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 392 (1.71%) IIS
8 361 (1.57%) Drupal
9 337 (1.47%) WebSphere
10 333 (1.45%) WebLogic
11 301 (1.31%) WordPress
12 291 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 272 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
14 263 (1.15%) SAS
15 262 (1.14%) Umbraco
16 199 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
17 158 (0.69%) Adobe CQ
18 127 (0.55%) Confluence
19 112 (0.49%) Apache Solr
20 101 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 873 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 414 (1.81%) Photoshop
3 265 (1.16%) MS Office
4 192 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
5 116 (0.51%) InfoPath
6 65 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 58 (0.25%) PowerPivot
8 45 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
9 44 (0.19%) Fireworks
10 43 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
11 39 (0.17%) MS Visio
12 14 (0.061%) Acrobat
13 10 (0.044%) MS Project
14 9 (0.039%) InDesign
14 9 (0.039%) DOC1
15 8 (0.035%) Doxygen
16 7 (0.031%) SPSS
17 5 (0.022%) AutoCAD
17 5 (0.022%) GIMP
18 4 (0.017%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 385 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 239 (1.04%) Magento
3 166 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 107 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 103 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
6 84 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
7 79 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
8 75 (0.33%) Markit EDM
9 58 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
10 55 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 54 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
12 51 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
13 48 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
14 43 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
15 41 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
16 38 (0.17%) RMDS
17 34 (0.15%) Google Analytics
17 34 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
18 32 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
19 24 (0.10%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 278 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 220 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 158 (0.69%) SaaS
4 111 (0.48%) Force.com
5 96 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 96 (0.42%) GitHub
6 73 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
7 58 (0.25%) Office 365
8 48 (0.21%) PaaS
9 41 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 35 (0.15%) Heroku
11 26 (0.11%) Google App Engine
12 16 (0.070%) Amazon SQS
13 14 (0.061%) Rackspace Cloud
14 9 (0.039%) Amazon ELB
15 8 (0.035%) Google Compute Engine
16 7 (0.031%) SuccessFactors
17 5 (0.022%) IaaS
17 5 (0.022%) CloudFront
18 3 (0.013%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 525 (2.29%) HTTP
2 406 (1.77%) Internet
3 192 (0.84%) TCP/IP
4 191 (0.83%) Intranet
5 122 (0.53%) LDAP
6 84 (0.37%) DNS
7 71 (0.31%) SSL
8 57 (0.25%) FTP
9 48 (0.21%) SSH
10 43 (0.19%) Extranet
11 42 (0.18%) HTTPS
12 41 (0.18%) VPN
13 40 (0.17%) SAN
14 38 (0.17%) SMTP
15 33 (0.14%) Firewall
16 26 (0.11%) SNMP
17 25 (0.11%) Multicast
18 22 (0.096%) AMQP
19 21 (0.092%) NFC
20 18 (0.079%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4856 (21.18%) SQL Server
2 1739 (7.59%) MySQL
3 1443 (6.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 1388 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1347 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1125 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
7 984 (4.29%) Relational Database
8 801 (3.49%) Oracle Database
9 720 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 529 (2.31%) MongoDB
11 527 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
12 503 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
13 502 (2.19%) NoSQL
14 388 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
15 341 (1.49%) Big Data
16 322 (1.40%) RDBMS
17 321 (1.40%) QlikView
18 268 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
19 256 (1.12%) OLAP
20 255 (1.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1534 (6.69%) Git (software)
2 1288 (5.62%) Subversion
3 1026 (4.48%) Visual Studio
4 688 (3.00%) Maven
5 647 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 552 (2.41%) JUnit
7 510 (2.22%) Jenkins
8 447 (1.95%) Eclipse
9 415 (1.81%) JIRA
10 382 (1.67%) Cucumber
11 366 (1.60%) Selenium
12 297 (1.30%) NUnit
13 288 (1.26%) Ant
14 262 (1.14%) TeamCity
15 227 (0.99%) Jasmine
16 207 (0.90%) Xcode
17 203 (0.89%) Grunt
18 194 (0.85%) Hudson
19 181 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
20 179 (0.78%) Mockito
General
1 3275 (14.29%) Finance
2 1908 (8.32%) Banking
3 965 (4.21%) Front Office
4 939 (4.10%) Investment Banking
5 721 (3.15%) Retail
6 557 (2.43%) Marketing
7 393 (1.71%) Telecoms
8 294 (1.28%) Games
9 273 (1.19%) Advertising
10 264 (1.15%) Publishing
11 242 (1.06%) Back Office
12 238 (1.04%) Manufacturing
13 164 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 161 (0.70%) Legal
15 120 (0.52%) Electronics
16 62 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 57 (0.25%) Billing
18 55 (0.24%) Automotive
19 47 (0.21%) Multimedia
20 40 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7247 (31.62%) HTML
2 6183 (26.97%) CSS
3 6071 (26.49%) .NET
4 3756 (16.39%) jQuery
5 3488 (15.22%) ASP.NET
6 3405 (14.85%) HTML5
7 2821 (12.31%) XML
8 2674 (11.67%) Web Services
9 2239 (9.77%) CSS3
10 1822 (7.95%) Spring
11 1447 (6.31%) WCF
12 1438 (6.27%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1376 (6.00%) Ajax
14 1355 (5.91%) AngularJS
15 1224 (5.34%) JSON
16 1201 (5.24%) .NET Framework
17 1054 (4.60%) Hibernate
18 1032 (4.50%) REST
19 964 (4.21%) J2EE
20 950 (4.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 699 (3.05%) Open Source
2 687 (3.00%) Mobile App
3 666 (2.91%) Computer Science
4 571 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 425 (1.85%) Fixed Income
6 389 (1.70%) Derivative
7 323 (1.41%) iPad
8 280 (1.22%) iPhone
9 277 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
10 248 (1.08%) NHS
11 241 (1.05%) Visualisation
12 209 (0.91%) W3C
13 199 (0.87%) Equities
14 196 (0.86%) Credit Risk
15 187 (0.82%) Social Media
16 182 (0.79%) Data Integration
17 177 (0.77%) Digital Media
18 172 (0.75%) Mathematics
18 172 (0.75%) N-Tier
19 158 (0.69%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2052 (8.95%) Linux
2 1452 (6.33%) UNIX
3 1414 (6.17%) Windows
4 888 (3.87%) Apple iOS
5 802 (3.50%) Android
6 180 (0.79%) Mac OS X
7 136 (0.59%) Solaris
8 129 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 94 (0.41%) Windows 7
10 85 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 77 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 68 (0.30%) Windows Phone
13 65 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 60 (0.26%) CentOS
15 56 (0.24%) AIX
16 47 (0.21%) Windows XP
17 39 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
18 38 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
19 34 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
19 34 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3685 (16.08%) MVC
2 3587 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3520 (15.36%) TDD
4 2798 (12.21%) OO
5 2137 (9.32%) Scrum
6 1578 (6.88%) E-Commerce
7 1556 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
8 1395 (6.09%) Web Development
9 1309 (5.71%) BDD
10 1280 (5.58%) Unit Testing
11 1217 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
12 1113 (4.86%) ETL
13 987 (4.31%) Software Engineering
14 866 (3.78%) Multithreading
15 859 (3.75%) OOP
16 855 (3.73%) Responsive Web Design
17 720 (3.14%) SOA
18 701 (3.06%) Migration
19 696 (3.04%) CRM
20 675 (2.94%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 7366 (32.14%) JavaScript
2 6169 (26.91%) SQL
3 6025 (26.28%) C#
4 5460 (23.82%) Java
5 2346 (10.23%) PHP
6 1367 (5.96%) C++
7 1294 (5.65%) T-SQL
8 1104 (4.82%) Python
9 1019 (4.45%) PL/SQL
10 778 (3.39%) Ruby
11 676 (2.95%) VB.NET
12 537 (2.34%) VBA
13 520 (2.27%) C
14 475 (2.07%) Perl
15 466 (2.03%) Scala
16 453 (1.98%) Objective-C
17 418 (1.82%) VB
18 359 (1.57%) Shell Script
19 324 (1.41%) PHP5
20 257 (1.12%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1160 (5.06%) Degree
2 830 (3.62%) Security Cleared
3 563 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 132 (0.58%) DV Cleared
5 114 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (0.18%) Sun Certification
7 39 (0.17%) MCITP
8 38 (0.17%) PhD
9 31 (0.14%) MCTS
10 23 (0.10%) ISEB
11 21 (0.092%) ISTQB
12 20 (0.087%) MCSD
13 19 (0.083%) BC Cleared
14 17 (0.074%) MCSE
15 12 (0.052%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.048%) SAS Certification
17 9 (0.039%) OCPJP
17 9 (0.039%) CTC Cleared
18 8 (0.035%) Six Sigma Black Belt
19 7 (0.031%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 604 (2.64%) QA
2 68 (0.30%) ISO 9001
3 49 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 37 (0.16%) SLA
5 32 (0.14%) WCAG
6 19 (0.083%) WAI
6 19 (0.083%) HL7
7 17 (0.074%) Basel III
7 17 (0.074%) ISO 14001
8 16 (0.070%) Solvency II
9 15 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.052%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.039%) CRD IV
12 6 (0.026%) Dodd-Frank
12 6 (0.026%) ISO 8583
13 5 (0.022%) SNOMED CT
13 5 (0.022%) EMIR
14 4 (0.017%) COREP
15 3 (0.013%) FINREP
15 3 (0.013%) GxP
System Software
1 120 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 45 (0.20%) Varnish
3 31 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.079%) Oracle RAC
5 17 (0.074%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.065%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (0.061%) VirtualBox
8 13 (0.057%) HDFS
9 12 (0.052%) Docker
9 12 (0.052%) Shibboleth
10 8 (0.035%) KVM
11 7 (0.031%) vCloud
12 5 (0.022%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.022%) VMware ESX
12 5 (0.022%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.017%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 3 (0.013%) NFS
14 3 (0.013%) Cronacle
14 3 (0.013%) Platform Symphony
15 2 (0.009%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 129 (0.56%) Puppet
2 114 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
3 59 (0.26%) Control-M
4 37 (0.16%) Vagrant
5 25 (0.11%) Oozie
6 24 (0.10%) OpenSSO
7 22 (0.096%) Capistrano
8 18 (0.079%) Tivoli
9 13 (0.057%) Nagios
10 12 (0.052%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 12 (0.052%) SCCM
11 11 (0.048%) HP Quality Center
11 11 (0.048%) WMI
12 10 (0.044%) Ansible
13 7 (0.031%) Oracle Identity Management
13 7 (0.031%) SCOM
13 7 (0.031%) OpenAM
14 6 (0.026%) Graylog2
14 6 (0.026%) YUM
15 4 (0.017%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2925 (12.76%) Oracle
2 2157 (9.41%) Microsoft
3 625 (2.73%) Zend
4 463 (2.02%) Adobe
5 423 (1.85%) SAP
6 390 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
7 352 (1.54%) JBoss
8 338 (1.47%) Business Objects
9 331 (1.44%) Sybase
10 328 (1.43%) IBM
11 323 (1.41%) Google
12 260 (1.13%) Sitecore
13 241 (1.05%) Informatica
14 234 (1.02%) Cognos
15 194 (0.85%) Twitter
16 155 (0.68%) Facebook
17 131 (0.57%) TIBCO
18 125 (0.55%) ATG
19 119 (0.52%) hybris
20 118 (0.51%) EPiServer
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