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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 3 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 118 81 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 22.39% 18.33% 19.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.37% 19.10% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 43 78
Average daily rate £388 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £214 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £443 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 5
Average hourly rate £36.50 £38.75 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +13.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.09 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.00% +7.96%
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
505 424 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 95.83% 95.93% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 236 327
Average daily rate £400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 60 66
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.55 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 9 February 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
Brentwood -1 15 £301 -0.47% 6
Colchester +10 12 £388 - 3
Southend-on-Sea -1 10 £555 +73.43% 2
Basildon 0 8 - - 2
Chelmsford 0 8 £325 +44.44% 4
Chigwell - 4 £350 - 1
Thurrock - 2 £250 -
Developer
East of England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 98 (41.88%) SQL
2 80 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (32.48%) HTML
4 75 (32.05%) Java
5 73 (31.20%) SQL Server
6 58 (24.79%) Web Services
6 58 (24.79%) XML
7 54 (23.08%) TDD
8 53 (22.65%) JavaScript
9 51 (21.79%) .NET
10 48 (20.51%) HTML5
11 46 (19.66%) CSS
12 44 (18.80%) C#
13 43 (18.38%) SOA
13 43 (18.38%) Finance
14 42 (17.95%) J2EE
15 39 (16.67%) SOAP
15 39 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 39 (16.67%) REST
16 38 (16.24%) Oracle
17 36 (15.38%) Scrum
18 35 (14.96%) ASP.NET
19 34 (14.53%) Unix
20 31 (13.25%) MVC
20 31 (13.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 29 (12.39%) AccuRev
21 29 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
22 28 (11.97%) Middleware
23 27 (11.54%) TopLink
23 27 (11.54%) JSON

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 15 (6.41%) WebSphere
2 14 (5.98%) CMS
3 8 (3.42%) Apache ServiceMix
3 8 (3.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (2.56%) JBoss
5 5 (2.14%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.71%) Apache
6 4 (1.71%) GlassFish
6 4 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.71%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.71%) WebLogic Portal
6 4 (1.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.28%) IIS
7 3 (1.28%) Node.js
7 3 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.71%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.28%) Magento
2 3 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.43%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.43%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.43%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.99%) SaaS
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.42%) HTTP
2 7 (2.99%) SSL
2 7 (2.99%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.56%) FTP
4 2 (0.85%) Firewall
4 2 (0.85%) SAN
5 1 (0.43%) iBeacon
5 1 (0.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (31.20%) SQL Server
2 39 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (13.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (6.41%) MySQL
7 14 (5.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (5.56%) Relational Database
9 8 (3.42%) DB2
9 8 (3.42%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (3.42%) WebFOCUS
10 7 (2.99%) Big Data
10 7 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (2.56%) Oracle Database
12 5 (2.14%) DataStage
12 5 (2.14%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.28%) MongoDB
13 3 (1.28%) Neo4j
13 3 (1.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (12.39%) AccuRev
2 27 (11.54%) Jenkins
3 24 (10.26%) Git (software)
4 20 (8.55%) Subversion
5 16 (6.84%) Ant
6 10 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (3.42%) Eclipse
7 8 (3.42%) JUnit
8 7 (2.99%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.56%) Checkstyle
9 6 (2.56%) FindBugs
9 6 (2.56%) SoapUI
9 6 (2.56%) TestDirector
10 5 (2.14%) Maven
11 3 (1.28%) EasyMock
11 3 (1.28%) Mockito
11 3 (1.28%) NUnit
11 3 (1.28%) Selenium
11 3 (1.28%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 2 (0.85%) Xcode
General
1 43 (18.38%) Finance
2 21 (8.97%) Marketing
3 20 (8.55%) Manufacturing
4 18 (7.69%) Automotive
5 10 (4.27%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.85%) Banking
7 8 (3.42%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.71%) Games
8 4 (1.71%) Legal
9 2 (0.85%) Retail
9 2 (0.85%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (32.48%) HTML
2 58 (24.79%) Web Services
2 58 (24.79%) XML
3 51 (21.79%) .NET
4 48 (20.51%) HTML5
5 46 (19.66%) CSS
6 42 (17.95%) J2EE
7 39 (16.67%) REST
7 39 (16.67%) SOAP
8 35 (14.96%) ASP.NET
9 28 (11.97%) Middleware
10 27 (11.54%) JSON
10 27 (11.54%) TopLink
11 23 (9.83%) jQuery
12 21 (8.97%) CSS3
13 19 (8.12%) WCF
14 18 (7.69%) Ajax
14 18 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (7.26%) Hibernate
15 17 (7.26%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.42%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.56%) User Experience
4 5 (2.14%) Replication
4 5 (2.14%) VAX
5 4 (1.71%) Clustering
5 4 (1.71%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.71%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.85%) Blog
6 2 (0.85%) CAN bus
6 2 (0.85%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.85%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.85%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (0.85%) Life Science
6 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.85%) Statistics
6 2 (0.85%) VHDL
6 2 (0.85%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.53%) Unix
2 26 (11.11%) Windows
3 19 (8.12%) Linux
4 8 (3.42%) Solaris
5 7 (2.99%) Android
5 7 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.99%) Mac OS X
6 6 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.14%) VMS
7 5 (2.14%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (23.08%) TDD
3 43 (18.38%) SOA
4 36 (15.38%) Scrum
5 31 (13.25%) MVC
6 29 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (10.68%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (10.68%) ETL
8 24 (10.26%) OO
8 24 (10.26%) Open Source
9 21 (8.97%) Kanban
9 21 (8.97%) User Stories
10 15 (6.41%) Web Development
11 13 (5.56%) Software Engineering
12 12 (5.13%) Migration
12 12 (5.13%) Responsive Web Design
13 11 (4.70%) B2C
13 11 (4.70%) CRM
13 11 (4.70%) Data Migration
14 10 (4.27%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (41.88%) SQL
2 75 (32.05%) Java
3 53 (22.65%) JavaScript
4 44 (18.80%) C#
5 26 (11.11%) PL/SQL
6 21 (8.97%) T-SQL
7 15 (6.41%) C++
8 11 (4.70%) PHP
9 9 (3.85%) COBOL
10 8 (3.42%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.56%) Objective-C
11 6 (2.56%) Ruby
11 6 (2.56%) Scala
12 5 (2.14%) DCL
13 4 (1.71%) JCL
14 3 (1.28%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.28%) Python
14 3 (1.28%) REXX
15 2 (0.85%) ANSI C
15 2 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (4.70%) Degree
2 5 (2.14%) Sun Certification
3 4 (1.71%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.27%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.71%) SLA
3 2 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.85%) JTAG
4 1 (0.43%) COBIT
4 1 (0.43%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (8.12%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (8.12%) Puppet
2 8 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (16.24%) Oracle
2 26 (11.11%) WSO2
3 13 (5.56%) Google
4 12 (5.13%) IBM
5 9 (3.85%) HP
6 8 (3.42%) DevExpress
7 6 (2.56%) FatWire
7 6 (2.56%) Microsoft
7 6 (2.56%) Rally
7 6 (2.56%) Teradata
8 5 (2.14%) Adobe
8 5 (2.14%) Sun
8 5 (2.14%) Tableau
9 3 (1.28%) WorldPay
10 2 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.43%) Omniture
11 1 (0.43%) Sage
11 1 (0.43%) Sencha
11 1 (0.43%) Siebel
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