The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Developer
Rank 362 356 329
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -27
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 278 272 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.53% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.56% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 153 186
Average daily rate £399 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 14
Average hourly rate £40.88 £28.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.42% -12.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £28.50 £28.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.13 £28.50 £41.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.88 £28.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.42% -12.30%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Applications Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Applications Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Developer within the UK.

Applications Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Applications Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Developer within the UK.

Applications Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +15 263 £400 +6.66% 139
London -3 96 £400 -5.88% 43
South East +11 38 £400 +25.00% 22
North West -10 25 £360 +2.85% 12
West Midlands -2 23 £400 +6.66% 13
North East -12 20 £325 -7.14% 3
East Midlands -2 18 £375 +22.44% 7
South West -2 17 £500 +42.85% 19
Tyne and Wear -17 14 £325 -7.14% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 14 £325 -7.14% 3
Shropshire -5 13 £400 -20.00% 1
Leicestershire +2 12 £324 - 2
Telford -8 12 £400 -20.00% 1
City of London +33 11 £400 -18.36% 14
Berkshire +4 11 £400 +28.00% 6
East of England 0 11 £275 -8.33% 7
Scotland -10 11 £325 -13.33% 10
Leicester - 11 £248 - 1
Manchester -18 10 £325 +4.00% 2
West Yorkshire -5 9 £369 -1.66% 10
Yorkshire -11 9 £369 -1.66% 13
Gloucestershire +5 8 £630 +85.29% 5
Leeds -13 8 £363 -9.37% 9
Edinburgh -13 8 £325 -13.33% 2
Reading -4 7 £400 +72.04% 1
Cheshire -5 7 £379 -24.25% 6
Oxfordshire +8 6 £325 - 3
Birmingham -1 6 £395 -17.22% 3
Durham - 6 £335 -
Hampshire +8 5 £453 +37.12% 4

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Applications 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 Applications Developer in their job title.

1 191 (32.65%) Java
2 170 (29.06%) JavaScript
3 160 (27.35%) HTML
3 160 (27.35%) SQL
4 152 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
5 138 (23.59%) .NET
6 131 (22.39%) Apple iOS
7 111 (18.97%) Mobile App
8 109 (18.63%) C#
9 105 (17.95%) SQL Server
10 104 (17.78%) CSS
11 102 (17.44%) Oracle
12 100 (17.09%) iOS Development
13 99 (16.92%) Android
13 99 (16.92%) Finance
14 86 (14.70%) HTML5
15 81 (13.85%) AngularJS
16 79 (13.50%) Windows
16 79 (13.50%) Android Development
17 72 (12.31%) Microsoft
18 68 (11.62%) C++
18 68 (11.62%) jQuery
19 66 (11.28%) MVC
20 64 (10.94%) Objective-C
21 62 (10.60%) Web Services
22 57 (9.74%) XML
22 57 (9.74%) ASP.NET
23 55 (9.40%) Security Cleared
24 54 (9.23%) RESTful
24 54 (9.23%) TDD

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Applications 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 Applications Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 43 (7.35%) Node.js
2 28 (4.79%) IIS
3 22 (3.76%) WebSphere
4 18 (3.08%) WebLogic
5 17 (2.91%) Tomcat
6 12 (2.05%) Apache
7 11 (1.88%) CMS
8 9 (1.54%) JBoss
8 9 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
9 8 (1.37%) OpenStack
10 7 (1.20%) SharePoint
11 6 (1.03%) CICS
11 6 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.85%) Documentum
12 5 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.68%) Facebook Platform
13 4 (0.68%) Mule
13 4 (0.68%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.51%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.56%) MS Office
3 3 (0.51%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.34%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.17%) InDesign
5 1 (0.17%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
1 15 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (2.05%) Oracle Payables
4 11 (1.88%) Oracle Receivables
5 8 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (1.37%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.85%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.68%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.51%) Maximo
8 3 (0.51%) OpenText Process Suite
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.34%) OpenText MBPM
9 2 (0.34%) PeopleSoft CRM
10 1 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
10 1 (0.17%) Kondor
10 1 (0.17%) Misys Opics
10 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.88%) GitHub
4 10 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.03%) Heroku
5 6 (1.03%) PaaS
6 3 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.51%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.17%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.17%) IaaS
8 1 (0.17%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.08%) HTTP
2 9 (1.54%) SSL
3 8 (1.37%) Bluetooth
4 6 (1.03%) DNS
4 6 (1.03%) FTP
4 6 (1.03%) WinSCP
5 3 (0.51%) Internet
5 3 (0.51%) PPP
5 3 (0.51%) PPTP
6 2 (0.34%) Firewall
6 2 (0.34%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.34%) NFC
6 2 (0.34%) SNMP
7 1 (0.17%) 2G
7 1 (0.17%) 4G
7 1 (0.17%) Intranet
7 1 (0.17%) LTE
7 1 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.79%) MongoDB
3 27 (4.62%) MySQL
3 27 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 27 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (2.91%) Oracle Database
7 16 (2.74%) MS Access
8 14 (2.39%) DB2
9 11 (1.88%) NoSQL
9 11 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.71%) Big Data
10 10 (1.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 9 (1.54%) CouchDB
12 8 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (1.20%) SQLite
14 6 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 45 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 34 (5.81%) Visual Studio
3 25 (4.27%) Subversion
4 22 (3.76%) Eclipse
5 18 (3.08%) Maven
6 17 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (2.91%) Xcode
7 13 (2.22%) Jenkins
8 12 (2.05%) JIRA
8 12 (2.05%) Oracle Forms
9 11 (1.88%) Ant
9 11 (1.88%) Vagrant
9 11 (1.88%) WiX
10 9 (1.54%) Grunt
11 8 (1.37%) Jasmine
11 8 (1.37%) JUnit
11 8 (1.37%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.20%) AccuRev
12 7 (1.20%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
General
1 99 (16.92%) Finance
2 34 (5.81%) Banking
3 22 (3.76%) Marketing
4 15 (2.56%) Retail
5 13 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.05%) Publishing
7 9 (1.54%) Games
8 8 (1.37%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.85%) Front Office
10 4 (0.68%) Advertising
10 4 (0.68%) Automotive
10 4 (0.68%) Back Office
10 4 (0.68%) Local Government
10 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.51%) Law
12 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.34%) Legal
13 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (27.35%) HTML
2 138 (23.59%) .NET
3 104 (17.78%) CSS
4 86 (14.70%) HTML5
5 81 (13.85%) AngularJS
6 68 (11.62%) jQuery
7 62 (10.60%) Web Services
8 57 (9.74%) ASP.NET
8 57 (9.74%) XML
9 54 (9.23%) RESTful
10 41 (7.01%) CSS3
11 38 (6.50%) REST
12 33 (5.64%) Ajax
13 32 (5.47%) Spring
13 32 (5.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 26 (4.44%) .NET Framework
15 25 (4.27%) Android SDK
15 25 (4.27%) SOAP
16 24 (4.10%) WCF
17 22 (3.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 111 (18.97%) Mobile App
2 38 (6.50%) User Experience
3 31 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.22%) Social Media
6 12 (2.05%) Algorithms
7 9 (1.54%) Blackberry
7 9 (1.54%) NHS
8 8 (1.37%) Animation
8 8 (1.37%) EPoS
8 8 (1.37%) iPhone
8 8 (1.37%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.03%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (1.03%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.03%) VSAM
10 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.85%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.85%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.85%) Statistics
10 5 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 131 (22.39%) Apple iOS
2 99 (16.92%) Android
3 79 (13.50%) Windows
4 43 (7.35%) Linux
5 38 (6.50%) Unix
6 18 (3.08%) Windows Phone
7 13 (2.22%) Windows 10
8 10 (1.71%) AIX
8 10 (1.71%) Windows Server
8 10 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.54%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.03%) MVS
11 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.51%) BlackBerry OS
13 3 (0.51%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.51%) Solaris
13 3 (0.51%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (17.09%) iOS Development
3 79 (13.50%) Android Development
4 66 (11.28%) MVC
5 54 (9.23%) TDD
6 50 (8.55%) Scrum
7 42 (7.18%) OO
8 36 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (5.81%) Web Development
10 33 (5.64%) SDLC
11 32 (5.47%) Software Engineering
12 30 (5.13%) Web Application Development
13 28 (4.79%) E-Commerce
13 28 (4.79%) Unit Testing
14 25 (4.27%) Mobile Application Development
15 20 (3.42%) Open Source
16 18 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
16 18 (3.08%) Workflow
17 16 (2.74%) Mobile Development
17 16 (2.74%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 191 (32.65%) Java
2 170 (29.06%) JavaScript
3 160 (27.35%) SQL
4 109 (18.63%) C#
5 68 (11.62%) C++
6 64 (10.94%) Objective-C
7 48 (8.21%) Apple Swift
8 36 (6.15%) PHP
9 35 (5.98%) PL/SQL
10 31 (5.30%) Shell Script
11 25 (4.27%) C
11 25 (4.27%) Python
12 23 (3.93%) VB.NET
13 17 (2.91%) T-SQL
13 17 (2.91%) VB
13 17 (2.91%) VBA
14 16 (2.74%) Perl
15 14 (2.39%) Ruby
16 10 (1.71%) Scala
17 8 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 55 (9.40%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.62%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.42%) Degree
3 20 (3.42%) DV Cleared
4 5 (0.85%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.17%) OCA
6 1 (0.17%) OCAJ
6 1 (0.17%) OCP
6 1 (0.17%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.34%) QA
2 2 (0.34%) SLA
3 1 (0.17%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (1.20%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (0.85%) Firmware
2 5 (0.85%) Varnish
3 4 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.68%) Docker
3 4 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.51%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.17%) NFS
6 1 (0.17%) Samba
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (1.71%) Uchiwa
2 9 (1.54%) Graphite
2 9 (1.54%) Puppet
3 8 (1.37%) Packer
4 7 (1.20%) Grafana
5 6 (1.03%) Terraform
6 5 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.68%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.34%) SCCM
9 1 (0.17%) Control-M
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.17%) QRadar
9 1 (0.17%) SCOM
9 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 102 (17.44%) Oracle
2 72 (12.31%) Microsoft
3 25 (4.27%) IBM
4 17 (2.91%) Google
5 16 (2.74%) Xamarin
6 12 (2.05%) MuleSoft
7 10 (1.71%) Apple
8 9 (1.54%) Atlassian
8 9 (1.54%) ForgeRock
8 9 (1.54%) Sun
9 8 (1.37%) HP
10 7 (1.20%) Adobe
10 7 (1.20%) WorldPay
11 6 (1.03%) CA
11 6 (1.03%) Micro Focus
12 5 (0.85%) Capita
12 5 (0.85%) OpenText
13 4 (0.68%) Axway
13 4 (0.68%) MobileIron
13 4 (0.68%) VMware
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