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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 4 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 87 152 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 20.47% 29.46% 18.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.96% 30.04% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 84 86
Average daily rate £350 £400 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £450 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.60 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.96 £36.20 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £45.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
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
415 506 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.65% 98.06% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 274 400
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 44 46
Average hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% +37.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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 April 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Basildon +1 11 £300 -20.00% 9
Brentwood -1 6 £355 -4.48% 3
Chigwell - 3 £350 -
Chelmsford -5 1 - - 1
Southend-on-Sea -6 1 £375 -14.28% 5
Hockley - 1 - -
Developer
East of England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 82 (40.20%) SQL
2 69 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (32.84%) SQL Server
4 66 (32.35%) Java
5 57 (27.94%) Web Services
6 55 (26.96%) .NET
7 53 (25.98%) HTML
8 51 (25.00%) XML
9 47 (23.04%) SOA
10 46 (22.55%) REST
11 43 (21.08%) TDD
12 42 (20.59%) SOAP
12 42 (20.59%) C#
13 40 (19.61%) Finance
14 39 (19.12%) CSS
15 37 (18.14%) HTML5
16 36 (17.65%) JavaScript
17 33 (16.18%) Oracle
17 33 (16.18%) MVC
18 32 (15.69%) ASP.NET
18 32 (15.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 30 (14.71%) J2EE
20 29 (14.22%) Open Source
21 27 (13.24%) JSON
21 27 (13.24%) Windows
22 26 (12.75%) Unix
22 26 (12.75%) WSO2
23 25 (12.25%) OO
23 25 (12.25%) Scrum
24 24 (11.76%) Middleware

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 21 (10.29%) WebSphere
2 15 (7.35%) Apache ServiceMix
2 15 (7.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (4.90%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (2.45%) CMS
5 4 (1.96%) Apache
5 4 (1.96%) GlassFish
5 4 (1.96%) IIS
5 4 (1.96%) JBoss
5 4 (1.96%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.96%) WebLogic Portal
5 4 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.47%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.49%) Liferay
8 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.47%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (4.90%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.96%) Magento
3 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.49%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.49%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.98%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.92%) HTTP
2 7 (3.43%) SSL
2 7 (3.43%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.98%) Firewall
3 2 (0.98%) SAN
4 1 (0.49%) Skype
4 1 (0.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (32.84%) SQL Server
2 32 (15.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (10.29%) MySQL
5 20 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (6.86%) DB2
7 11 (5.39%) Relational Database
8 9 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (3.43%) Oracle Database
10 6 (2.94%) DataStage
11 5 (2.45%) Oracle9i Database
12 4 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (1.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.47%) Power BI
14 2 (0.98%) Big Data
14 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.98%) Neo4j
14 2 (0.98%) QlikView
14 2 (0.98%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 16 (7.84%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.86%) AccuRev
2 14 (6.86%) Subversion
3 13 (6.37%) Jenkins
4 10 (4.90%) Ant
4 10 (4.90%) EasyMock
4 10 (4.90%) Mockito
5 7 (3.43%) NUnit
5 7 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.94%) Selenium
6 6 (2.94%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.96%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.96%) Maven
7 4 (1.96%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.98%) Gradle
8 2 (0.98%) JUnit
8 2 (0.98%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.98%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.98%) Xcode
9 1 (0.49%) PVCS
General
1 40 (19.61%) Finance
2 10 (4.90%) Financial Institution
3 8 (3.92%) Automotive
3 8 (3.92%) Marketing
4 6 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.45%) Banking
5 5 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.96%) Games
6 4 (1.96%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (27.94%) Web Services
2 55 (26.96%) .NET
3 53 (25.98%) HTML
4 51 (25.00%) XML
5 46 (22.55%) REST
6 42 (20.59%) SOAP
7 39 (19.12%) CSS
8 37 (18.14%) HTML5
9 32 (15.69%) ASP.NET
10 30 (14.71%) J2EE
11 27 (13.24%) JSON
12 24 (11.76%) Middleware
13 23 (11.27%) jQuery
14 22 (10.78%) .NET Framework
15 21 (10.29%) Ajax
15 21 (10.29%) WCF
16 20 (9.80%) AngularJS
16 20 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC
17 19 (9.31%) Apache Camel
17 19 (9.31%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.39%) User Experience
3 9 (4.41%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.92%) iPad
5 4 (1.96%) Clustering
5 4 (1.96%) Replication
5 4 (1.96%) VAX
6 3 (1.47%) CAN bus
6 3 (1.47%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.98%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.98%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.98%) Statistics
7 2 (0.98%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.49%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.24%) Windows
2 26 (12.75%) Unix
3 21 (10.29%) Linux
4 9 (4.41%) zOS
5 7 (3.43%) Mac OS X
6 6 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.94%) Solaris
7 5 (2.45%) Android
7 5 (2.45%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.96%) VMS
8 4 (1.96%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (23.04%) SOA
3 43 (21.08%) TDD
4 33 (16.18%) MVC
5 29 (14.22%) Open Source
6 25 (12.25%) OO
6 25 (12.25%) Scrum
7 23 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (9.80%) ETL
9 15 (7.35%) Software Engineering
10 13 (6.37%) Kanban
10 13 (6.37%) User Stories
11 10 (4.90%) Data Migration
11 10 (4.90%) Front End Development
11 10 (4.90%) Migration
11 10 (4.90%) Web Development
12 8 (3.92%) CRM
13 7 (3.43%) Data Analysis
13 7 (3.43%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 82 (40.20%) SQL
2 66 (32.35%) Java
3 42 (20.59%) C#
4 36 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 19 (9.31%) T-SQL
6 18 (8.82%) PL/SQL
7 13 (6.37%) C++
8 8 (3.92%) PHP
9 6 (2.94%) Objective-C
9 6 (2.94%) Ruby
10 5 (2.45%) Scala
10 5 (2.45%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.96%) COBOL
11 4 (1.96%) DCL
11 4 (1.96%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.47%) ANSI C
12 3 (1.47%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.47%) C
13 2 (0.98%) Python
13 2 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (4.41%) Degree
2 5 (2.45%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.49%) ISEB
4 1 (0.49%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.90%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.96%) SLA
3 3 (1.47%) JTAG
4 2 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.49%) COBIT
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.49%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.98%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (6.37%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (5.88%) Puppet
3 2 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (16.18%) Oracle
2 26 (12.75%) WSO2
3 21 (10.29%) Google
4 10 (4.90%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.41%) DevExpress
6 7 (3.43%) Teradata
7 6 (2.94%) IBM
8 3 (1.47%) FatWire
8 3 (1.47%) HP
8 3 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.47%) WorldPay
9 2 (0.98%) Adobe
9 2 (0.98%) CA
9 2 (0.98%) Omniture
9 2 (0.98%) Rally
10 1 (0.49%) Infor
10 1 (0.49%) Sage
10 1 (0.49%) SAP
10 1 (0.49%) Sun
10 1 (0.49%) Tableau
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Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Aquent
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