The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 23 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 53.49% 44.44% 26.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 53.49% 61.54% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 1
Average daily rate
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£413 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -2.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Developer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Home Counties 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
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
43 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 100.00% 72.22% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 2
Average daily rate £413 £350 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £363 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Home Counties

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Home Counties region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 October 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 29 (87.88%) SQL
2 21 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (51.52%) UNIX
3 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (51.52%) Unit Testing
4 12 (36.36%) T-SQL
4 12 (36.36%) PL/SQL
4 12 (36.36%) Oracle
4 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 12 (36.36%) Oracle Database
5 11 (33.33%) ETL
5 11 (33.33%) Data Integration
5 11 (33.33%) Pentaho
5 11 (33.33%) Teradata
5 11 (33.33%) Data Analysis
6 10 (30.30%) Visualisation
6 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (30.30%) Dimensional Modelling
6 10 (30.30%) MicroStrategy
6 10 (30.30%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (30.30%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (21.21%) Relational Database
7 7 (21.21%) RDBMS
7 7 (21.21%) MVC
7 7 (21.21%) CSS
7 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
7 7 (21.21%) XML
8 6 (18.18%) Spring
8 6 (18.18%) Maven
8 6 (18.18%) Ajax

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 6 (18.18%) Apache
1 6 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 3 (9.09%) OpenEdge
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 12 (36.36%) Oracle Database
2 11 (33.33%) Pentaho
3 7 (21.21%) RDBMS
3 7 (21.21%) Relational Database
4 6 (18.18%) MySQL
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Ant
1 6 (18.18%) JUnit
1 6 (18.18%) Eclipse
1 6 (18.18%) IntelliJ
1 6 (18.18%) Subversion
1 6 (18.18%) Maven
1 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 6 (18.18%) Mockito
General
1 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
1 6 (18.18%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Games
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) CSS
1 7 (21.21%) XML
2 6 (18.18%) HTML
2 6 (18.18%) JDBC
2 6 (18.18%) JSP
2 6 (18.18%) SOAP
2 6 (18.18%) Web Services
2 6 (18.18%) Spring
2 6 (18.18%) Ajax
2 6 (18.18%) JSON
2 6 (18.18%) REST
3 1 (3.03%) CSS3
3 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.03%) jQuery
3 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) Cocoa
3 1 (3.03%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 10 (30.30%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) UNIX
2 6 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (51.52%) Unit Testing
3 11 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 11 (33.33%) ETL
4 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (30.30%) Dimensional Modelling
4 10 (30.30%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (30.30%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (21.21%) MVC
6 6 (18.18%) Scrum
6 6 (18.18%) TDD
6 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 6 (18.18%) BDD
7 1 (3.03%) iOS Development
7 1 (3.03%) Data Architecture
7 1 (3.03%) OO
Programming Languages
1 29 (87.88%) SQL
2 12 (36.36%) T-SQL
2 12 (36.36%) PL/SQL
3 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
4 6 (18.18%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Oracle
2 11 (33.33%) Teradata
3 10 (30.30%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft