The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Essex region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
Rank 5 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 85 113 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 21.85% 23.25% 23.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.79% 24.20% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 77 59
Median daily rate £363 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.31% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 14
Median hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £36.50 £35.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £52.15 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £35.34
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +13.19%

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
373 467 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 95.89% 96.09% 96.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 266 239
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 53 61
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.12% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £63.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Essex region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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
Southend-on-Sea +1 17 £475 -14.41%
Brentwood +2 12 £265 -23.74% 3
Basildon -6 7 £250 -
Colchester -4 2 £375 -3.22% 12
Developer
East of England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 Essex region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 90 (56.25%) Java
2 67 (41.88%) JavaScript
3 59 (36.88%) TDD
4 58 (36.25%) Oracle
5 57 (35.63%) HTML
6 54 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (32.50%) SQL
8 47 (29.38%) XML
9 43 (26.88%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (25.63%) Unix
11 40 (25.00%) JSON
12 35 (21.88%) CSS
13 33 (20.63%) Pair Programming
14 32 (20.00%) Adobe
15 30 (18.75%) Android
16 29 (18.13%) Android Development
17 28 (17.50%) Mobile App
18 27 (16.88%) Apple iOS
18 27 (16.88%) CRM
19 26 (16.25%) SQL Server
19 26 (16.25%) MVC
19 26 (16.25%) Jenkins
19 26 (16.25%) iOS Development
20 25 (15.63%) Web Services
20 25 (15.63%) BusinessObjects
20 25 (15.63%) RESTful
21 23 (14.38%) PHP
22 22 (13.75%) Adobe Campaign
23 21 (13.13%) WebLogic
24 20 (12.50%) Unica

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 21 (13.13%) WebLogic
2 10 (6.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 10 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (4.38%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (4.38%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.38%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.13%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.88%) Confluence
5 3 (1.88%) Mule
5 3 (1.88%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.25%) CMS
6 2 (1.25%) Gentran
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 12 (7.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (13.75%) Adobe Campaign
2 20 (12.50%) Unica
3 14 (8.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (3.75%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (3.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.38%) GitHub
2 12 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.88%) Adobe Analytics
4 7 (4.38%) Office 365
4 7 (4.38%) Yammer
5 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.25%) HTTP
2 1 (0.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) NFC
2 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 25 (15.63%) BusinessObjects
3 15 (9.38%) Oracle Database
4 14 (8.75%) Relational Database
5 13 (8.13%) Oracle Database 10g
6 12 (7.50%) Hadoop
7 9 (5.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 9 (5.63%) Crystal Reports
7 9 (5.63%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (5.63%) Oracle9i Database
7 9 (5.63%) SAP Data Services
8 8 (5.00%) WebFOCUS
9 7 (4.38%) Pentaho
10 4 (2.50%) MongoDB
10 4 (2.50%) MySQL
10 4 (2.50%) Neo4j
10 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (16.25%) Jenkins
2 16 (10.00%) JUnit
3 13 (8.13%) Git (software)
4 11 (6.88%) Gradle
5 10 (6.25%) Calabash
6 7 (4.38%) Android Studio
6 7 (4.38%) Maven
6 7 (4.38%) Selenium
6 7 (4.38%) SoapUI
6 7 (4.38%) Xcode
6 7 (4.38%) XDoclet
7 6 (3.75%) AccuRev
8 5 (3.13%) PVCS
8 5 (3.13%) Subversion
8 5 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.50%) Ant
10 3 (1.88%) CA Gen
10 3 (1.88%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.88%) JIRA
11 2 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (9.38%) Automotive
2 14 (8.75%) Manufacturing
3 13 (8.13%) Finance
4 8 (5.00%) Retail
5 6 (3.75%) Electronics
5 6 (3.75%) Marketing
5 6 (3.75%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.63%) Advertising
6 1 (0.63%) Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (35.63%) HTML
2 47 (29.38%) XML
3 40 (25.00%) JSON
4 35 (21.88%) CSS
5 25 (15.63%) RESTful
5 25 (15.63%) Web Services
6 15 (9.38%) .NET
6 15 (9.38%) Core Animation
6 15 (9.38%) Core Data
6 15 (9.38%) J2EE
6 15 (9.38%) SOAP
7 13 (8.13%) REST
8 12 (7.50%) Android SDK
8 12 (7.50%) AngularJS
9 11 (6.88%) ASP.NET
9 11 (6.88%) EJB
9 11 (6.88%) iOS SDK
10 10 (6.25%) Cocoa
10 10 (6.25%) Spring
11 9 (5.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.50%) Mobile App
2 15 (9.38%) Animation
3 14 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.63%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.38%) iPhone
6 1 (0.63%) BeagleBone
6 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.63%) Robotics
6 1 (0.63%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 41 (25.63%) Unix
2 30 (18.75%) Android
3 27 (16.88%) Apple iOS
4 13 (8.13%) Linux
5 12 (7.50%) Windows
6 3 (1.88%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.25%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.63%) MVS
8 1 (0.63%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (36.88%) TDD
2 54 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (26.88%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (20.63%) Pair Programming
5 29 (18.13%) Android Development
6 27 (16.88%) CRM
7 26 (16.25%) iOS Development
7 26 (16.25%) MVC
8 20 (12.50%) DevOps
9 19 (11.88%) Automated Testing
9 19 (11.88%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (11.25%) B2C
11 16 (10.00%) Software Engineering
12 15 (9.38%) Mentoring
12 15 (9.38%) OO
12 15 (9.38%) OOA/OOD
12 15 (9.38%) OOD
12 15 (9.38%) Scrum
13 14 (8.75%) Analytics
13 14 (8.75%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 90 (56.25%) Java
2 67 (41.88%) JavaScript
3 52 (32.50%) SQL
4 23 (14.38%) PHP
5 18 (11.25%) C#
6 17 (10.63%) C++
7 12 (7.50%) Apple Swift
7 12 (7.50%) Objective-C
7 12 (7.50%) PL/SQL
8 9 (5.63%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.38%) Groovy
10 4 (2.50%) Perl
11 3 (1.88%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.25%) C
13 1 (0.63%) ABAP
13 1 (0.63%) COBOL
13 1 (0.63%) Python
13 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.63%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 13 (8.13%) Degree
2 6 (3.75%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.13%) Sun Certification
4 3 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.88%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 58 (36.25%) Oracle
2 32 (20.00%) Adobe
3 16 (10.00%) SAP
4 14 (8.75%) Microsoft
5 11 (6.88%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (5.63%) IBM
7 7 (4.38%) Infor
8 5 (3.13%) Google
8 5 (3.13%) Sun
9 4 (2.50%) webMethods
9 4 (2.50%) WSO2
10 3 (1.88%) BEA
10 3 (1.88%) Informatica
10 3 (1.88%) Mapbox
10 3 (1.88%) Pega
11 1 (0.63%) IBM Sterling
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