The first table below looks at the demand for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Home Counties region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 10 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 45.45% 19.35% 20.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 50.00% 20.00% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -19.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Job Titles Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 90.91% 96.77% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 20
Average daily rate £425 £320 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £250 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £400 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Developer
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Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

Developer Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 9 (69.23%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (53.85%) UNIX
4 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 6 (46.15%) ETL
4 6 (46.15%) Unit Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Data Integration
5 5 (38.46%) Pentaho
5 5 (38.46%) Data Analysis
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
5 5 (38.46%) T-SQL
5 5 (38.46%) Teradata
5 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 5 (38.46%) PL/SQL
6 4 (30.77%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Visualisation
6 4 (30.77%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (15.38%) Java
8 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
8 1 (7.69%) HTML
8 1 (7.69%) Linux
8 1 (7.69%) Apache
8 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
8 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 1 (7.69%) Ant
8 1 (7.69%) JUnit
8 1 (7.69%) CSS

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) BusinessWare
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
1 5 (38.46%) Pentaho
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.69%) PowerCenter
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Ant
1 1 (7.69%) JUnit
1 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
1 1 (7.69%) IntelliJ
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
1 1 (7.69%) Maven
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Mockito
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) JDBC
1 1 (7.69%) JSP
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) Spring
1 1 (7.69%) Ajax
1 1 (7.69%) JSON
1 1 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Data Integration
2 4 (30.77%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (46.15%) ETL
2 6 (46.15%) Unit Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Data Analysis
4 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Dimensional Modelling
4 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) T-SQL
2 5 (38.46%) PL/SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) Teradata
3 4 (30.77%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (7.69%) Vitria