The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 11865 11944 11299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 23.78% 23.11% 23.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.08% 24.37% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8517 8505 7690
Median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 108 118
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.02 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.80% +5.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.45 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.81% +10.14%
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
47309 49013 46162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31081 31699 28498
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1424 1848 1899
Median hourly rate £17.31 £16.83 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Developer in the job title.

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 5815 £450 - 1739
South East 0 1719 £390 +9.09% 624
Yorkshire 0 931 £385 +14.92% 289
North West +2 891 £375 +3.44% 446
South West 0 738 £350 - 274
West Midlands -1 662 £370 +13.84% 270
East of England -1 483 £375 +4.16% 240
East Midlands +1 361 £350 +11.11% 174
North East -9 203 £375 +7.14% 62
Midlands -9 15 £418 +4.37% 5
Developer
UK

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 8955 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 8657 (36.67%) JavaScript
3 7450 (31.56%) HTML
4 7203 (30.51%) Java
5 6626 (28.07%) CSS
6 5870 (24.86%) SQL
7 5205 (22.05%) C#
8 5122 (21.70%) .NET
9 4569 (19.35%) TDD
10 3947 (16.72%) SQL Server
11 3897 (16.51%) AngularJS
12 3868 (16.38%) HTML5
13 3585 (15.18%) Finance
14 3450 (14.61%) MVC
15 2949 (12.49%) jQuery
16 2940 (12.45%) Scrum
17 2863 (12.13%) Oracle
18 2772 (11.74%) Web Services
19 2642 (11.19%) CSS3
20 2533 (10.73%) Web Development
21 2463 (10.43%) ASP.NET
22 2457 (10.41%) Front End Development
23 2446 (10.36%) Git (software)
24 2404 (10.18%) Spring
25 2281 (9.66%) OO
26 2228 (9.44%) Linux
27 2177 (9.22%) REST
28 2156 (9.13%) Microsoft
29 2152 (9.12%) XML
30 2007 (8.50%) BDD

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 869 (3.68%) CMS
2 773 (3.27%) SharePoint
3 531 (2.25%) Tomcat
4 499 (2.11%) Apache
5 468 (1.98%) JBoss
6 390 (1.65%) WebSphere
7 377 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
8 365 (1.55%) Apache Spark
9 351 (1.49%) WebLogic
10 312 (1.32%) IIS
11 311 (1.32%) WordPress
12 286 (1.21%) Drupal
13 265 (1.12%) Confluence
14 224 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
15 198 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
16 192 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 182 (0.77%) Umbraco
18 158 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
19 156 (0.66%) Mule
20 150 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 824 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 286 (1.21%) Photoshop
3 173 (0.73%) MS Office
4 91 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
5 68 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 51 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 40 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 40 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 34 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 17 (0.072%) OmniGraffle
10 16 (0.068%) MS Project
11 14 (0.059%) InDesign
12 11 (0.047%) GIMP
13 10 (0.042%) Fireworks
14 9 (0.038%) Adobe Captivate
15 8 (0.034%) SPSS
16 7 (0.030%) Doxygen
17 6 (0.025%) Simulink
18 5 (0.021%) PaintShop Pro
19 3 (0.013%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 505 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 209 (0.89%) Magento
3 150 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 141 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 111 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 83 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
7 79 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
8 58 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
9 50 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
10 39 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
11 35 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
12 33 (0.14%) RMDS
13 32 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
14 30 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
14 30 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
15 29 (0.12%) ION MarketView
16 27 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
17 26 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
18 20 (0.085%) Eloqua
18 20 (0.085%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 899 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
2 736 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 408 (1.73%) GitHub
4 168 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 145 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 137 (0.58%) SaaS
7 103 (0.44%) Office 365
8 91 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 88 (0.37%) PaaS
10 82 (0.35%) Google Play
11 64 (0.27%) Amazon S3
12 49 (0.21%) Heroku
13 48 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
14 47 (0.20%) Google App Engine
15 46 (0.19%) Google Analytics
16 37 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
16 37 (0.16%) Boomi
17 32 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
18 28 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
18 28 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 696 (2.95%) HTTP
2 252 (1.07%) Internet
3 189 (0.80%) Network Security
4 115 (0.49%) LDAP
4 115 (0.49%) SSL
5 84 (0.36%) Intranet
6 83 (0.35%) TCP/IP
7 72 (0.30%) DNS
8 57 (0.24%) HTTPS
9 45 (0.19%) FTP
10 42 (0.18%) SNMP
11 35 (0.15%) Bluetooth
12 31 (0.13%) AMQP
12 31 (0.13%) Firewall
13 25 (0.11%) DVB
14 24 (0.10%) Kerberos
15 22 (0.093%) Skype
16 21 (0.089%) SSH
17 18 (0.076%) SAN
18 15 (0.064%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3947 (16.72%) SQL Server
2 1352 (5.73%) MySQL
3 1321 (5.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1149 (4.87%) MongoDB
5 1128 (4.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1063 (4.50%) Relational Database
7 1032 (4.37%) NoSQL
8 1003 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
9 918 (3.89%) Oracle Database
10 688 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 642 (2.72%) Hadoop
12 624 (2.64%) Big Data
13 546 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
14 540 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
15 494 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
16 384 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
17 337 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
18 336 (1.42%) RDBMS
19 275 (1.16%) QlikView
20 272 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2446 (10.36%) Git (software)
2 1153 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 1077 (4.56%) Subversion
4 978 (4.14%) Maven
5 937 (3.97%) JUnit
6 906 (3.84%) Visual Studio
7 804 (3.41%) JIRA
8 679 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 641 (2.72%) Grunt
10 561 (2.38%) Cucumber
11 513 (2.17%) gulp
12 512 (2.17%) Selenium
13 428 (1.81%) Eclipse
14 377 (1.60%) Jasmine
15 372 (1.58%) Mockito
16 305 (1.29%) Gradle
17 289 (1.22%) TeamCity
18 271 (1.15%) Ant
19 258 (1.09%) NUnit
20 209 (0.89%) Mocha
General
1 3585 (15.18%) Finance
2 1837 (7.78%) Banking
3 757 (3.21%) Front Office
4 679 (2.88%) Retail
5 604 (2.56%) Investment Banking
6 541 (2.29%) Marketing
7 378 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 297 (1.26%) Games
9 251 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 242 (1.03%) Advertising
10 242 (1.03%) Publishing
11 190 (0.80%) Financial Institution
12 179 (0.76%) Electronics
13 178 (0.75%) Back Office
14 111 (0.47%) Law
15 91 (0.39%) Legal
16 69 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 67 (0.28%) Automotive
18 61 (0.26%) Retail Banking
19 37 (0.16%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7450 (31.56%) HTML
2 6626 (28.07%) CSS
3 5122 (21.70%) .NET
4 3897 (16.51%) AngularJS
5 3868 (16.38%) HTML5
6 2949 (12.49%) jQuery
7 2772 (11.74%) Web Services
8 2642 (11.19%) CSS3
9 2463 (10.43%) ASP.NET
10 2404 (10.18%) Spring
11 2177 (9.22%) REST
12 2152 (9.12%) XML
13 1841 (7.80%) Node.js
14 1658 (7.02%) RESTful
15 1502 (6.36%) JSON
16 1247 (5.28%) React
17 1226 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1205 (5.10%) SOAP
19 1129 (4.78%) Sass
20 1109 (4.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1311 (5.55%) User Experience
2 920 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 807 (3.42%) Mobile App
4 538 (2.28%) Computer Science
5 505 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 381 (1.61%) Derivative
7 352 (1.49%) Visualisation
8 323 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 295 (1.25%) Fixed Income
10 283 (1.20%) Algorithms
11 272 (1.15%) Digital Media
12 236 (1.00%) iPad
13 208 (0.88%) Data Structures
14 204 (0.86%) Equities
15 200 (0.85%) Data Integration
16 187 (0.79%) NHS
17 179 (0.76%) Mathematics
18 173 (0.73%) Fintech
19 153 (0.65%) Management Information System
20 150 (0.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2228 (9.44%) Linux
2 1397 (5.92%) Unix
3 1088 (4.61%) Windows
4 765 (3.24%) Apple iOS
5 738 (3.13%) Android
6 171 (0.72%) Windows Server
7 170 (0.72%) Mac OS X
8 146 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 66 (0.28%) AIX
10 63 (0.27%) Windows Phone
11 52 (0.22%) Solaris
12 47 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 44 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
14 41 (0.17%) Ubuntu
15 40 (0.17%) Windows 10
16 34 (0.14%) CentOS
16 34 (0.14%) VME
17 31 (0.13%) zOS
18 30 (0.13%) Mac OS
18 30 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8955 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 4569 (19.35%) TDD
3 3450 (14.61%) MVC
4 2940 (12.45%) Scrum
5 2533 (10.73%) Web Development
6 2457 (10.41%) Front End Development
7 2281 (9.66%) OO
8 2007 (8.50%) BDD
9 1864 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
10 1557 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
11 1431 (6.06%) E-Commerce
12 1324 (5.61%) Software Engineering
13 1290 (5.46%) Unit Testing
14 1194 (5.06%) ETL
15 1030 (4.36%) CRM
16 1013 (4.29%) Open Source
17 912 (3.86%) Multithreading
18 894 (3.79%) Pair Programming
19 876 (3.71%) SDLC
20 861 (3.65%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 8657 (36.67%) JavaScript
2 7203 (30.51%) Java
3 5870 (24.86%) SQL
4 5205 (22.05%) C#
5 1785 (7.56%) PHP
6 1606 (6.80%) Python
7 1221 (5.17%) C++
8 1210 (5.13%) Scala
9 1144 (4.85%) T-SQL
10 946 (4.01%) Ruby
11 911 (3.86%) PL/SQL
12 599 (2.54%) C
13 458 (1.94%) Shell Script
14 430 (1.82%) Objective-C
15 381 (1.61%) VB.NET
16 363 (1.54%) VB
17 358 (1.52%) VBA
18 336 (1.42%) Perl
19 304 (1.29%) ES6
20 297 (1.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1352 (5.73%) Security Cleared
2 912 (3.86%) Degree
3 810 (3.43%) SC Cleared
4 302 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 146 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 98 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 61 (0.26%) PhD
8 47 (0.20%) Sun Certification
9 31 (0.13%) BC Cleared
10 27 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
11 26 (0.11%) MCSD
12 24 (0.10%) ISEB
13 23 (0.097%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (0.097%) MCITP
14 20 (0.085%) DBS Check
15 18 (0.076%) HND
16 16 (0.068%) ISTQB
17 15 (0.064%) MCP
17 15 (0.064%) MCSE
17 15 (0.064%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 440 (1.86%) QA
2 148 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 131 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 48 (0.20%) WAI
5 46 (0.19%) SLA
6 33 (0.14%) SDET
7 30 (0.13%) Solvency II
8 27 (0.11%) WCAG
9 24 (0.10%) MiFID
10 17 (0.072%) HL7
11 12 (0.051%) ISO 14001
11 12 (0.051%) ISO 9001
11 12 (0.051%) PCI DSS
12 10 (0.042%) GCP
12 10 (0.042%) MISRA
13 9 (0.038%) SEPA
14 6 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 6 (0.025%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (0.021%) DO-178B
16 4 (0.017%) GAAP
System Software
1 462 (1.96%) Docker
2 123 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 69 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
4 58 (0.25%) HDFS
5 42 (0.18%) Apache Flume
6 34 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 30 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 28 (0.12%) Varnish
9 22 (0.093%) vSphere
10 14 (0.059%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 12 (0.051%) Firmware
12 8 (0.034%) GlusterFS
12 8 (0.034%) iptables
12 8 (0.034%) Platform Symphony
13 7 (0.030%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.025%) Ceph
14 6 (0.025%) etcd
14 6 (0.025%) Hyper-V
15 5 (0.021%) flannel
16 4 (0.017%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 272 (1.15%) Puppet
2 113 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
3 92 (0.39%) Ansible
4 62 (0.26%) Kubernetes
5 51 (0.22%) Control-M
6 46 (0.19%) Kibana
7 43 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
8 42 (0.18%) Packer
9 39 (0.17%) Tivoli
10 34 (0.14%) Graphite
11 31 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 31 (0.13%) Terraform
12 28 (0.12%) Consul
12 28 (0.12%) Uchiwa
13 27 (0.11%) Grafana
14 26 (0.11%) Oozie
15 23 (0.097%) logstash
16 20 (0.085%) HP Quality Center
17 19 (0.080%) Hadoop YARN
17 19 (0.080%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2863 (12.13%) Oracle
2 2156 (9.13%) Microsoft
3 485 (2.05%) Google
4 446 (1.89%) SAP
5 415 (1.76%) IBM
6 377 (1.60%) Adobe
7 285 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
8 283 (1.20%) Sitecore
9 259 (1.10%) Informatica
10 246 (1.04%) ServiceNow
11 203 (0.86%) Zend
12 189 (0.80%) Sybase
13 182 (0.77%) Tableau
14 147 (0.62%) Red Hat
15 146 (0.62%) TIBCO
16 141 (0.60%) Apple
17 135 (0.57%) Atlassian
18 129 (0.55%) Cognos
19 120 (0.51%) MuleSoft
20 115 (0.49%) Talend
Chichester, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 10 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East London
Salt
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 16 hours ago
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £300 per day 3 Months Initial Contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lennon Wright
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Salt
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500 - 550 per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
First Point
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Technology People UK
Rate: ££ day rates dependent on your exp
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Posted: Yesterday