The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 4 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 95 84 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 19.92% 18.58% 18.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.99% 20.14% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 39 50
Average daily rate
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£390 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 10
Average hourly rate £35.61 £22.66 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.16% -33.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £9.23 £27.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.12 £33.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Developer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
432 417 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 90.57% 92.26% 97.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 198 247
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 63 76
Average hourly rate £24.12 £16.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.75% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £38.70 £38.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 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
Southend-on-Sea +5 14 £460 +162.85% 3
Chelmsford +5 8 £300 +20.00% 2
Basildon -1 5 £488 +43.38% 2
Saffron Walden - 5 - - 1
Colchester -9 4 £281 - 6
Brentwood -2 2 £450 - 2
Loughton - 1 - - 1
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Wickford - - - - 1
Witham - - - - 1
Halstead - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Braintree - - - -
Chigwell - - - -
Developer
East of England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 97 (51.60%) SQL
2 91 (48.40%) HTML
3 78 (41.49%) JavaScript
4 76 (40.43%) Java
4 76 (40.43%) CSS
5 69 (36.70%) C#
5 69 (36.70%) .NET
6 64 (34.04%) SQL Server
7 59 (31.38%) XML
8 49 (26.06%) MVC
9 45 (23.94%) ASP.NET
10 44 (23.40%) TDD
11 41 (21.81%) PL/SQL
11 41 (21.81%) UNIX
12 40 (21.28%) Oracle
13 38 (20.21%) Web Development
14 35 (18.62%) Relational Database
15 34 (18.09%) Microsoft
16 32 (17.02%) Spring
17 31 (16.49%) Linux
18 30 (15.96%) JBoss
18 30 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
18 30 (15.96%) jQuery
18 30 (15.96%) HTML5
19 29 (15.43%) MySQL
20 27 (14.36%) Web Services
20 27 (14.36%) Hibernate
21 26 (13.83%) Windows
22 25 (13.30%) LDAP
23 24 (12.77%) Ajax

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 15 (7.98%) WebSphere
2 13 (6.91%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.38%) WebLogic
3 12 (6.38%) CMS
3 12 (6.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (5.32%) Umbraco
5 6 (3.19%) IIS
6 5 (2.66%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.13%) Apache
7 4 (2.13%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.53%) WordPress
9 1 (0.53%) Node.js
9 1 (0.53%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.53%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.53%) GlassFish
Applications
1 16 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.72%) InfoPath
3 3 (1.60%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.06%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.53%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.06%) SaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Force.com
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (13.30%) LDAP
2 7 (3.72%) HTTP
3 5 (2.66%) Internet
4 4 (2.13%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.53%) SAN
5 1 (0.53%) Intranet
5 1 (0.53%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (34.04%) SQL Server
2 35 (18.62%) Relational Database
3 29 (15.43%) MySQL
4 21 (11.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (9.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (8.51%) MariaDB
8 15 (7.98%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (6.91%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (4.79%) Oracle Database
12 7 (3.72%) Ingres
12 7 (3.72%) Data Mart
13 5 (2.66%) DTS
13 5 (2.66%) MongoDB
14 3 (1.60%) Neo4j
15 2 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 2 (1.06%) RDBMS
16 1 (0.53%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 19 (10.11%) Visual Studio
2 13 (6.91%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.85%) Ant
4 10 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.19%) MSTest
5 6 (3.19%) Rhino Mocks
5 6 (3.19%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.13%) Subversion
6 4 (2.13%) Maven
6 4 (2.13%) QUnit
7 3 (1.60%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.06%) JUnit
8 2 (1.06%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.06%) JIRA
8 2 (1.06%) NUnit
9 1 (0.53%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.53%) Selenium
9 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.53%) Moq
General
1 18 (9.57%) Finance
2 7 (3.72%) Legal
3 6 (3.19%) Automotive
4 4 (2.13%) Publishing
5 3 (1.60%) Marketing
6 2 (1.06%) Banking
6 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.06%) Front Office
6 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (48.40%) HTML
2 76 (40.43%) CSS
3 69 (36.70%) .NET
4 59 (31.38%) XML
5 45 (23.94%) ASP.NET
6 32 (17.02%) Spring
7 30 (15.96%) jQuery
7 30 (15.96%) HTML5
8 27 (14.36%) Web Services
8 27 (14.36%) Hibernate
9 24 (12.77%) Ajax
9 24 (12.77%) WPF
10 22 (11.70%) JAAS
10 22 (11.70%) .NET Framework
11 21 (11.17%) J2EE
12 20 (10.64%) JSON
12 20 (10.64%) WCF
13 18 (9.57%) Spring MVC
13 18 (9.57%) JPA
14 17 (9.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.23%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (3.19%) Visualisation
3 5 (2.66%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.66%) Web 2.0
4 4 (2.13%) Biology
4 4 (2.13%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.60%) Open Source
6 2 (1.06%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.53%) iPad
7 1 (0.53%) Life Science
7 1 (0.53%) iPhone
7 1 (0.53%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 41 (21.81%) UNIX
2 31 (16.49%) Linux
3 26 (13.83%) Windows
4 19 (10.11%) Mac OS X
5 8 (4.26%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.72%) Solaris
7 6 (3.19%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.13%) Android
9 3 (1.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (26.06%) MVC
2 44 (23.40%) TDD
3 38 (20.21%) Web Development
4 30 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (11.17%) SOA
6 20 (10.64%) Scrum
7 19 (10.11%) OO
7 19 (10.11%) Unit Testing
8 16 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (8.51%) RUP
9 12 (6.38%) Migration
9 12 (6.38%) MVVM
10 11 (5.85%) Responsive Web Design
10 11 (5.85%) Content Management
11 10 (5.32%) Validation
11 10 (5.32%) B2C
12 9 (4.79%) RAD
12 9 (4.79%) Dimensional Modelling
13 8 (4.26%) Kanban
13 8 (4.26%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 97 (51.60%) SQL
2 78 (41.49%) JavaScript
3 76 (40.43%) Java
4 69 (36.70%) C#
5 41 (21.81%) PL/SQL
6 16 (8.51%) VB
6 16 (8.51%) T-SQL
7 13 (6.91%) XAML
7 13 (6.91%) VB6
8 9 (4.79%) Shell Script
8 9 (4.79%) VBA
9 8 (4.26%) C++
10 6 (3.19%) PHP
11 3 (1.60%) COBOL
11 3 (1.60%) ABAP
11 3 (1.60%) PL/1
12 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.06%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.06%) C
13 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (6.91%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.26%) Sun Certification
2 8 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.19%) Degree
4 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (21.28%) Oracle
2 34 (18.09%) Microsoft
3 30 (15.96%) JBoss
4 13 (6.91%) FatWire
5 10 (5.32%) IBM
6 8 (4.26%) DevExpress
7 7 (3.72%) AccuRev
7 7 (3.72%) Sun
8 5 (2.66%) Adobe
9 4 (2.13%) Twitter
10 2 (1.06%) SAP
10 2 (1.06%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.06%) Software AG
10 2 (1.06%) webMethods
11 1 (0.53%) ICL
11 1 (0.53%) Google
11 1 (0.53%) Actuate
11 1 (0.53%) Apple
11 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.53%) Vignette
Loughton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Essex
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Essex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Colchester
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £120 - £170 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Southend on Sea
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £495 - 500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Essex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £ Negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago