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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 153 118 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.92% 17.59% 20.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.60% 18.82% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 73 45
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£400 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £286 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 17
Average hourly rate £42.30 £32.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +19.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £23.00 £27.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.45 £40.60 £33.59
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
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
500 627 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 94.52% 93.44% 91.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 355 176
Average daily rate £375 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £185 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 79
Average hourly rate £36.00 £28.66 £30.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.59% -7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015. 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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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 +8 28 £400 +18.51% 2
Brentwood +3 15 £425 +77.08% 4
Chelmsford 0 15 £250 -20.63% 6
Southend-on-Sea 0 12 £438 +17.44% 6
Witham - 1 £225 - 1
Harlow - 1 £200 -
Developer
East of England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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.

1 126 (55.75%) Java
2 114 (50.44%) HTML
3 108 (47.79%) SQL
4 90 (39.82%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (38.50%) XML
6 83 (36.73%) JavaScript
7 82 (36.28%) J2EE
8 78 (34.51%) Web Services
9 76 (33.63%) SQL Server
10 70 (30.97%) CSS
11 67 (29.65%) HTML5
12 55 (24.34%) SOAP
13 52 (23.01%) TDD
14 50 (22.12%) TopLink
15 47 (20.80%) Linux
16 42 (18.58%) .NET
16 42 (18.58%) Relational Database
17 40 (17.70%) UNIX
18 37 (16.37%) Windows
18 37 (16.37%) C#
19 36 (15.93%) Ajax
19 36 (15.93%) REST
20 34 (15.04%) Oracle
21 33 (14.60%) Web Development
22 32 (14.16%) Content Management
23 31 (13.72%) Hibernate
23 31 (13.72%) MVC
24 30 (13.27%) OO
25 28 (12.39%) Solaris
25 28 (12.39%) XHTML

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 26 (11.50%) WebSphere
2 16 (7.08%) SharePoint
2 16 (7.08%) WebLogic
3 15 (6.64%) JBoss
4 13 (5.75%) CMS
5 11 (4.87%) Oracle UPK
6 7 (3.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (3.10%) GlassFish
7 6 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.77%) IIS
8 4 (1.77%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.44%) WordPress
11 1 (0.44%) Node.js
11 1 (0.44%) Drupal
11 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.44%) SAS
11 1 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.44%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.44%) AWD
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.31%) Taleo
2 3 (1.33%) Office 365
3 2 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.44%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.44%) SaaS
4 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.42%) Intranet
2 8 (3.54%) LDAP
3 6 (2.65%) HTTP
4 5 (2.21%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.88%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.88%) Network Security
7 1 (0.44%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.44%) VLAN
7 1 (0.44%) DNS
7 1 (0.44%) SNMP
7 1 (0.44%) DHCP
7 1 (0.44%) Internet
7 1 (0.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (33.63%) SQL Server
2 42 (18.58%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.54%) MySQL
3 8 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.54%) MariaDB
4 7 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.21%) DB2
6 4 (1.77%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.88%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.88%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.44%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 24 (10.62%) Ant
2 23 (10.18%) Eclipse
3 17 (7.52%) SoapUI
4 13 (5.75%) AccuRev
5 10 (4.42%) Visual Studio
6 8 (3.54%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 7 (3.10%) JUnit
8 6 (2.65%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.21%) Maven
10 4 (1.77%) PowerBuilder
10 4 (1.77%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.33%) CA Gen
11 3 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.33%) Selenium
12 1 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (0.44%) GDB
12 1 (0.44%) IntelliJ
General
1 25 (11.06%) Marketing
2 19 (8.41%) Finance
3 15 (6.64%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.42%) Automotive
5 5 (2.21%) Legal
5 5 (2.21%) Banking
6 4 (1.77%) Advertising
7 3 (1.33%) Local Government
8 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.44%) Publishing
9 1 (0.44%) Front Office
9 1 (0.44%) Back Office
9 1 (0.44%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (50.44%) HTML
2 87 (38.50%) XML
3 82 (36.28%) J2EE
4 78 (34.51%) Web Services
5 70 (30.97%) CSS
6 67 (29.65%) HTML5
7 55 (24.34%) SOAP
8 50 (22.12%) TopLink
9 42 (18.58%) .NET
10 36 (15.93%) Ajax
10 36 (15.93%) REST
11 31 (13.72%) Hibernate
12 28 (12.39%) XHTML
13 25 (11.06%) JSF
14 21 (9.29%) ASP.NET
14 21 (9.29%) JAX-RS
15 19 (8.41%) JAX-WS
16 18 (7.96%) PrimeFaces
17 17 (7.52%) Spring
17 17 (7.52%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.31%) E-Learning
2 11 (4.87%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.65%) NHS
4 5 (2.21%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.77%) LIMS
5 4 (1.77%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.77%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.33%) Web 2.0
7 2 (0.88%) User Experience
8 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.44%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.44%) Clustering
8 1 (0.44%) Replication
8 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 47 (20.80%) Linux
2 40 (17.70%) UNIX
3 37 (16.37%) Windows
4 28 (12.39%) Solaris
5 8 (3.54%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.44%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (39.82%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (23.01%) TDD
3 33 (14.60%) Web Development
4 32 (14.16%) Content Management
5 31 (13.72%) MVC
6 30 (13.27%) OO
7 26 (11.50%) Scrum
8 22 (9.73%) B2C
9 20 (8.85%) Digital Marketing
10 19 (8.41%) Validation
10 19 (8.41%) User Stories
11 17 (7.52%) Use Case
12 16 (7.08%) RUP
13 14 (6.19%) SOA
14 11 (4.87%) Web Design
15 10 (4.42%) Responsive Web Design
16 9 (3.98%) Software Engineering
16 9 (3.98%) E-Commerce
17 8 (3.54%) Configuration Management
17 8 (3.54%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 126 (55.75%) Java
2 108 (47.79%) SQL
3 83 (36.73%) JavaScript
4 37 (16.37%) C#
5 16 (7.08%) PL/SQL
6 11 (4.87%) C++
7 8 (3.54%) VB.NET
8 7 (3.10%) VBA
8 7 (3.10%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.65%) VB
10 5 (2.21%) VB6
10 5 (2.21%) JCL
10 5 (2.21%) COBOL
10 5 (2.21%) Perl
11 4 (1.77%) Python
11 4 (1.77%) Embedded C++
11 4 (1.77%) SELCOPY
12 3 (1.33%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.33%) REXX
12 3 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (3.54%) Sun Certification
2 6 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.21%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.21%) CIPD
4 2 (0.88%) Degree
5 1 (0.44%) OCP
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.88%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.44%) Docker
2 1 (0.44%) vSphere
2 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (15.04%) Oracle
2 27 (11.95%) IBM
3 20 (8.85%) Microsoft
4 12 (5.31%) FatWire
5 10 (4.42%) Adobe
6 8 (3.54%) Sun
7 6 (2.65%) Google
8 3 (1.33%) Twitter
9 2 (0.88%) webMethods
9 2 (0.88%) Software AG
9 2 (0.88%) Citrix
9 2 (0.88%) VMware
9 2 (0.88%) Nintex
10 1 (0.44%) Terracotta
10 1 (0.44%) Red Gate
10 1 (0.44%) Omniture
10 1 (0.44%) Serena
10 1 (0.44%) Red Hat
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