The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1723 1743 1806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.73% 20.27% 19.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.29% 21.82% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1054 1041 968
Average daily rate
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£350 £345 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 35 60
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £18.50 £24.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.30 £45.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Developer
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8933 7989 8647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.91% 92.93% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5027 4266 4065
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 497 617
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.12 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.80 £40.00
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 South East

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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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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
Berkshire +1 349 £363 +3.57% 118
Hampshire -5 348 £350 +7.69% 177
Surrey +3 313 £363 +9.84% 165
Oxfordshire 0 179 £371 +14.23% 98
Buckinghamshire -6 155 £350 +2.94% 83
East Sussex 0 120 £310 +24.00% 40
Kent 0 85 £330 +1.53% 50
West Sussex -2 77 £335 -4.28% 35
Middlesex 0 35 £330 -5.71% 7
Thames Valley +2 7 £278 -38.33%
M4 Corridor +1 2 - -
Sussex -5 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 - - 1
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1117 (34.32%) JavaScript
2 1059 (32.53%) HTML
3 945 (29.03%) .NET
4 937 (28.79%) CSS
5 929 (28.54%) SQL
6 900 (27.65%) C#
7 834 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
8 761 (23.38%) SQL Server
9 654 (20.09%) Java
10 640 (19.66%) MVC
11 582 (17.88%) jQuery
12 541 (16.62%) ASP.NET
13 497 (15.27%) XML
14 462 (14.19%) Oracle
15 414 (12.72%) HTML5
16 372 (11.43%) TDD
17 364 (11.18%) Microsoft
18 361 (11.09%) Web Services
19 324 (9.95%) Finance
20 305 (9.37%) OO
21 300 (9.22%) Scrum
22 295 (9.06%) Security Cleared
23 291 (8.94%) PHP
24 284 (8.73%) Linux
25 277 (8.51%) WCF
26 272 (8.36%) MySQL
27 269 (8.26%) Windows
28 268 (8.23%) Spring
29 256 (7.86%) Ajax
29 256 (7.86%) ASP.NET MVC

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 153 (4.70%) SharePoint
2 133 (4.09%) CMS
3 109 (3.35%) Apache
4 101 (3.10%) Node.js
5 84 (2.58%) Tomcat
6 55 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 52 (1.60%) IIS
7 52 (1.60%) WordPress
8 49 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
9 46 (1.41%) Drupal
10 40 (1.23%) SAS
11 38 (1.17%) JBoss
11 38 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
12 34 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
13 31 (0.95%) WebLogic
14 30 (0.92%) Documentum
15 25 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
16 23 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
16 23 (0.71%) Liferay
17 22 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 115 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 84 (2.58%) Photoshop
3 75 (2.30%) MS Office
4 39 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 17 (0.52%) InfoPath
6 16 (0.49%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
9 6 (0.18%) Fireworks
10 5 (0.15%) SPSS
10 5 (0.15%) MS Project
11 3 (0.092%) MS PowerPoint
11 3 (0.092%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.061%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.061%) PaintShop Pro
13 1 (0.031%) Maya
13 1 (0.031%) Simulink
13 1 (0.031%) DOC1
13 1 (0.031%) Blender
13 1 (0.031%) MotionBuilder
Business Applications
1 85 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
4 11 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.28%) Magento
5 9 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.15%) WebTrends
7 5 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.092%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.092%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.061%) TIBCO iProcess
10 2 (0.061%) Misys Midas
10 2 (0.061%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.061%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.061%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.061%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 69 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (0.71%) SaaS
3 19 (0.58%) Force.com
3 19 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (0.52%) Amazon S3
6 11 (0.34%) PaaS
6 11 (0.34%) GitHub
7 5 (0.15%) Office 365
7 5 (0.15%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.12%) Heroku
8 4 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.092%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.031%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.031%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 94 (2.89%) Internet
2 69 (2.12%) HTTP
3 22 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 17 (0.52%) Intranet
5 14 (0.43%) FTP
6 13 (0.40%) DVB
6 13 (0.40%) Radio Access Network
7 11 (0.34%) SSL
8 10 (0.31%) 3G
9 9 (0.28%) DNS
9 9 (0.28%) 2G
10 8 (0.25%) SSH
10 8 (0.25%) Modbus
10 8 (0.25%) MQTT
10 8 (0.25%) Telnet
10 8 (0.25%) SNMP
10 8 (0.25%) LDAP
11 7 (0.22%) SAN
11 7 (0.22%) Network Security
12 6 (0.18%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 761 (23.38%) SQL Server
2 272 (8.36%) MySQL
3 204 (6.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 191 (5.87%) Data Warehouse
5 152 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 150 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 148 (4.55%) Oracle Database
8 95 (2.92%) Relational Database
8 95 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 77 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
10 73 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
11 66 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 65 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
13 55 (1.69%) QlikView
14 50 (1.54%) MongoDB
14 50 (1.54%) DB2
15 48 (1.47%) RDBMS
16 46 (1.41%) NoSQL
17 40 (1.23%) Big Data
18 39 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 200 (6.14%) Subversion
2 182 (5.59%) Git (software)
3 163 (5.01%) Visual Studio
4 125 (3.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 115 (3.53%) Eclipse
6 96 (2.95%) JUnit
7 94 (2.89%) Jenkins
8 86 (2.64%) Maven
9 62 (1.90%) Selenium
10 61 (1.87%) Ant
11 60 (1.84%) JIRA
12 44 (1.35%) NUnit
13 40 (1.23%) Cucumber
14 32 (0.98%) Grunt
15 29 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
16 27 (0.83%) Mockito
17 24 (0.74%) PHPUnit
17 24 (0.74%) Jasmine
18 23 (0.71%) ClearCase
18 23 (0.71%) QUnit
General
1 324 (9.95%) Finance
2 105 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 83 (2.55%) Marketing
4 59 (1.81%) Publishing
5 52 (1.60%) Retail
6 42 (1.29%) Games
7 41 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 39 (1.20%) Banking
9 28 (0.86%) Electronics
10 25 (0.77%) Legal
11 23 (0.71%) Advertising
12 12 (0.37%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.34%) Military
14 10 (0.31%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.31%) Back Office
15 8 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.25%) Spanish Language
16 7 (0.22%) Turkish Language
16 7 (0.22%) General Ledger
16 7 (0.22%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1059 (32.53%) HTML
2 945 (29.03%) .NET
3 937 (28.79%) CSS
4 582 (17.88%) jQuery
5 541 (16.62%) ASP.NET
6 497 (15.27%) XML
7 414 (12.72%) HTML5
8 361 (11.09%) Web Services
9 277 (8.51%) WCF
10 268 (8.23%) Spring
11 256 (7.86%) Ajax
11 256 (7.86%) ASP.NET MVC
12 240 (7.37%) CSS3
13 210 (6.45%) AngularJS
14 202 (6.21%) .NET Framework
15 196 (6.02%) JSON
16 178 (5.47%) REST
17 173 (5.31%) SOAP
18 150 (4.61%) Hibernate
19 144 (4.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 136 (4.18%) Mobile App
2 120 (3.69%) User Experience
3 105 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (3.04%) Open Source
5 68 (2.09%) Computer Science
6 48 (1.47%) iPad
7 46 (1.41%) iPhone
8 40 (1.23%) Data Structures
9 36 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
9 36 (1.11%) DTV
10 35 (1.08%) W3C
10 35 (1.08%) Management Information System
11 33 (1.01%) NHS
11 33 (1.01%) Data Integration
12 32 (0.98%) E-Learning
13 30 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
14 28 (0.86%) GIS
15 27 (0.83%) Client/Server
15 27 (0.83%) Visualisation
16 21 (0.65%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 284 (8.73%) Linux
2 269 (8.26%) Windows
3 192 (5.90%) UNIX
4 134 (4.12%) Apple iOS
5 105 (3.23%) Android
6 34 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (0.80%) Windows 7
8 23 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (0.49%) Solaris
10 12 (0.37%) Debian
11 11 (0.34%) CentOS
11 11 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
12 9 (0.28%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.18%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.12%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 834 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
2 640 (19.66%) MVC
3 372 (11.43%) TDD
4 305 (9.37%) OO
5 300 (9.22%) Scrum
6 243 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
7 194 (5.96%) Web Development
8 189 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
9 187 (5.75%) ETL
10 185 (5.68%) Unit Testing
11 156 (4.79%) SOA
12 148 (4.55%) CRM
13 130 (3.99%) Software Engineering
14 123 (3.78%) E-Commerce
15 119 (3.66%) BDD
16 107 (3.29%) OOP
17 104 (3.20%) Workflow
18 97 (2.98%) Responsive Web Design
19 92 (2.83%) Migration
20 91 (2.80%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1117 (34.32%) JavaScript
2 929 (28.54%) SQL
3 900 (27.65%) C#
4 654 (20.09%) Java
5 291 (8.94%) PHP
6 185 (5.68%) T-SQL
7 160 (4.92%) PL/SQL
8 157 (4.82%) C++
9 139 (4.27%) VB.NET
10 117 (3.59%) C
10 117 (3.59%) Python
11 84 (2.58%) Perl
12 68 (2.09%) Objective-C
13 60 (1.84%) Ruby
14 42 (1.29%) VB
15 41 (1.26%) PHP5
16 35 (1.08%) VBA
16 35 (1.08%) Shell Script
17 31 (0.95%) PowerShell
18 29 (0.89%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 295 (9.06%) Security Cleared
2 214 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 114 (3.50%) Degree
4 32 (0.98%) DV Cleared
5 13 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (0.40%) Sun Certification
6 8 (0.25%) BC Cleared
7 7 (0.22%) SAS Certification
8 4 (0.12%) MCTS
8 4 (0.12%) ISEB
9 3 (0.092%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.092%) MCSA
9 3 (0.092%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.092%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.061%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.031%) CCNP
11 1 (0.031%) CCNA
11 1 (0.031%) HNC
11 1 (0.031%) HND
11 1 (0.031%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (1.72%) QA
2 12 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.28%) SLA
4 8 (0.25%) WCAG
5 7 (0.22%) WAI
5 7 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.12%) HL7
6 4 (0.12%) TickIT
7 2 (0.061%) GxP
7 2 (0.061%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.031%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.031%) DICOM
System Software
1 20 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.31%) VirtualBox
3 9 (0.28%) Docker
4 8 (0.25%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.092%) Shibboleth
6 3 (0.092%) Firmware
6 3 (0.092%) vCloud
6 3 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.061%) vSphere
8 1 (0.031%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.031%) Xen
8 1 (0.031%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 35 (1.08%) Puppet
2 24 (0.74%) Vagrant
3 14 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
4 10 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 7 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (0.18%) SCCM
8 4 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.061%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.061%) SCOM
9 2 (0.061%) Control-M
9 2 (0.061%) Nagios
10 1 (0.031%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.031%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.031%) nmon
10 1 (0.031%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.031%) Ansible
Vendors
1 462 (14.19%) Oracle
2 364 (11.18%) Microsoft
3 78 (2.40%) Google
4 65 (2.00%) Informatica
5 59 (1.81%) IBM
6 56 (1.72%) SAP
7 55 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
8 54 (1.66%) Business Objects
9 53 (1.63%) Twitter
10 44 (1.35%) Zend
11 41 (1.26%) Facebook
12 40 (1.23%) Cognos
12 40 (1.23%) Adobe
13 30 (0.92%) Apple
14 24 (0.74%) Sitecore
15 23 (0.71%) Sencha
16 22 (0.68%) Telerik
17 20 (0.61%) Teradata
17 20 (0.61%) Red Hat
18 18 (0.55%) MicroStrategy
Slough, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per annum for 6 Months
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Godalming, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350
Posted: 6 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300/£350 DOE
Posted: 6 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 - £515 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £1 - £999 per annum + (Negotiable)
Posted: Yesterday