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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Developer
Rank 401 397 340
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -57
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 215 182 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.34% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.37% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 99 154
Average daily rate
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£361 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £237 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £32.50 £22.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £50.00 £76.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +32.35%

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Applications Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 August 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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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 +8 200 £365 +4.28% 88
London +10 72 £425 -4.22% 20
South East -2 45 £300 -8.04% 19
Hampshire 0 19 £300 -8.74% 2
City of London +19 18 £450 -18.25% 10
West Midlands +10 18 £350 +59.09% 7
South West -42 15 £350 +21.73% 5
East of England -23 14 £395 +37.39% 4
Birmingham +8 11 £350 - 4
East Midlands +5 10 £275 +22.22% 9
Scotland -16 10 £325 +4.83% 9
Berkshire +6 8 £375 +70.45% 1
Yorkshire +5 8 £350 +11.11% 6
West Yorkshire +4 8 £350 +11.11% 6
North West -11 8 £375 +11.11% 17
Leeds +3 7 - - 5
Buckinghamshire +1 7 £285 -40.00% 2
Surrey -3 7 £225 -33.82% 5
Cambridgeshire -4 6 £375 +17.18% 2
Dorset - 6 £250 -
Cheltenham -2 5 - -
Gloucestershire -20 5 - -
Edinburgh - 5 £350 - 4
Slough +7 4 £375 +70.45%
Leicestershire +7 4 £275 +22.22% 2
Milton Keynes -2 4 - -
Cambridge -8 4 £425 +70.00% 1
Suffolk -8 4 - -
Glasgow -9 4 £320 +4.91% 3
Oxfordshire - 4 £220 - 8

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

1 147 (40.50%) SQL
2 145 (39.94%) JavaScript
3 134 (36.91%) .NET
4 130 (35.81%) HTML
5 128 (35.26%) C#
6 105 (28.93%) CSS
7 95 (26.17%) Java
8 85 (23.42%) SQL Server
9 80 (22.04%) Oracle
10 77 (21.21%) ASP.NET
11 69 (19.01%) MVC
12 65 (17.91%) Web Services
12 65 (17.91%) XML
13 61 (16.80%) jQuery
14 58 (15.98%) Finance
15 56 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
15 56 (15.43%) Mobile App
16 55 (15.15%) Microsoft
17 54 (14.88%) Windows
18 47 (12.95%) HTML5
19 46 (12.67%) TDD
20 43 (11.85%) Spring
21 40 (11.02%) Android
22 39 (10.74%) Apple iOS
22 39 (10.74%) WCF
23 38 (10.47%) OO
24 35 (9.64%) UNIX
25 34 (9.37%) PL/SQL
25 34 (9.37%) Ajax
26 33 (9.09%) Visual Studio

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 15 (4.13%) IIS
2 11 (3.03%) WebLogic
3 9 (2.48%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.48%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.20%) Apache
4 8 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.65%) MQSeries
5 6 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (1.65%) Node.js
6 4 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.10%) OpenEdge
7 3 (0.83%) Drupal
7 3 (0.83%) Mule
7 3 (0.83%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.55%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.55%) Lync
8 2 (0.55%) WordPress
8 2 (0.55%) LiveCycle
8 2 (0.55%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (6.89%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.75%) MS Office
3 3 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.55%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (5.51%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.75%) Oracle Receivables
3 9 (2.48%) Oracle General Ledger
3 9 (2.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (2.48%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (2.20%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (1.65%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.83%) Oracle ASCP
8 3 (0.83%) SAP PM
8 3 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.83%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (0.83%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.83%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.83%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.28%) BASE24
9 1 (0.28%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.10%) SaaS
3 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.83%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.58%) HTTP
2 8 (2.20%) Internet
3 4 (1.10%) SSH
4 3 (0.83%) VPN
5 2 (0.55%) DNS
5 2 (0.55%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.55%) SSL
5 2 (0.55%) NFC
5 2 (0.55%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.28%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.28%) Extranet
6 1 (0.28%) Telnet
6 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.28%) SAN
6 1 (0.28%) ATM
6 1 (0.28%) LAN
6 1 (0.28%) WAN
6 1 (0.28%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (23.42%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 21 (5.79%) Oracle Database
3 19 (5.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (4.96%) MySQL
5 17 (4.68%) Relational Database
6 15 (4.13%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (3.03%) NoSQL
8 10 (2.75%) MongoDB
9 9 (2.48%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (1.93%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (1.65%) MS Access
13 5 (1.38%) DB2
13 5 (1.38%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.10%) Data Mining
14 4 (1.10%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 33 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 22 (6.06%) Subversion
3 20 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (5.23%) Maven
5 18 (4.96%) Git (software)
6 17 (4.68%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.75%) JIRA
8 9 (2.48%) JUnit
9 8 (2.20%) Eclipse
9 8 (2.20%) NUnit
9 8 (2.20%) PHPUnit
10 7 (1.93%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (1.65%) Ant
12 4 (1.10%) TestNG
12 4 (1.10%) Mockito
12 4 (1.10%) Mocha
12 4 (1.10%) DbUnit
12 4 (1.10%) Grunt
12 4 (1.10%) Jasmine
General
1 58 (15.98%) Finance
2 19 (5.23%) Banking
3 7 (1.93%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.93%) Games
3 7 (1.93%) Investment Banking
3 7 (1.93%) General Ledger
4 5 (1.38%) Marketing
4 5 (1.38%) Retail
4 5 (1.38%) Legal
5 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.10%) Advertising
5 4 (1.10%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.10%) Front Office
5 4 (1.10%) Law
6 3 (0.83%) Publishing
7 2 (0.55%) Electronics
7 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.55%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (36.91%) .NET
2 130 (35.81%) HTML
3 105 (28.93%) CSS
4 77 (21.21%) ASP.NET
5 65 (17.91%) Web Services
5 65 (17.91%) XML
6 61 (16.80%) jQuery
7 47 (12.95%) HTML5
8 43 (11.85%) Spring
9 39 (10.74%) WCF
10 34 (9.37%) Ajax
11 25 (6.89%) .NET Framework
12 24 (6.61%) SOAP
12 24 (6.61%) CSS3
13 21 (5.79%) Hibernate
14 20 (5.51%) J2EE
15 18 (4.96%) JSON
15 18 (4.96%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (4.96%) REST
16 17 (4.68%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.43%) Mobile App
2 14 (3.86%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.75%) Open Source
4 9 (2.48%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.93%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.65%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.10%) NHS
7 4 (1.10%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.10%) VLE
7 4 (1.10%) iPhone
7 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.83%) Pocket PC
8 3 (0.83%) Derivative
8 3 (0.83%) Animation
8 3 (0.83%) Clustering
8 3 (0.83%) Equities
8 3 (0.83%) LIMS
9 2 (0.55%) W3C
9 2 (0.55%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.55%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 54 (14.88%) Windows
2 40 (11.02%) Android
3 39 (10.74%) Apple iOS
4 35 (9.64%) UNIX
5 18 (4.96%) Linux
6 8 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.93%) Windows 8
7 7 (1.93%) Windows Phone
8 5 (1.38%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.83%) Solaris
9 3 (0.83%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.83%) Windows CE
9 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.83%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.55%) VMS
10 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.28%) CentOS
11 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (19.01%) MVC
2 56 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (12.67%) TDD
4 38 (10.47%) OO
5 22 (6.06%) Web Development
5 22 (6.06%) Unit Testing
6 21 (5.79%) Android Development
7 20 (5.51%) Migration
8 19 (5.23%) Scrum
8 19 (5.23%) iOS Development
9 18 (4.96%) Mobile Application Development
10 17 (4.68%) SOA
11 16 (4.41%) Web Application Development
12 15 (4.13%) BDD
12 15 (4.13%) OOP
13 14 (3.86%) Data Modelling
13 14 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (3.58%) Data Migration
15 12 (3.31%) Software Engineering
15 12 (3.31%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 147 (40.50%) SQL
2 145 (39.94%) JavaScript
3 128 (35.26%) C#
4 95 (26.17%) Java
5 34 (9.37%) PL/SQL
6 32 (8.82%) PHP
7 19 (5.23%) T-SQL
7 19 (5.23%) VB.NET
8 17 (4.68%) PHP5
9 12 (3.31%) VB
9 12 (3.31%) Python
10 11 (3.03%) Perl
10 11 (3.03%) C++
10 11 (3.03%) Objective-C
11 8 (2.20%) C
12 7 (1.93%) VBA
12 7 (1.93%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.65%) Scala
13 6 (1.65%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (7.16%) Degree
2 22 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.13%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.38%) OCPJP
5 4 (1.10%) MCITP
6 3 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.28%) MCSD
7 1 (0.28%) CCNP
7 1 (0.28%) CCNA
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.20%) QA
2 2 (0.55%) SLA
2 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.83%) NFS
2 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (0.55%) Shibboleth
2 2 (0.55%) Varnish
3 1 (0.28%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 5 (1.38%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.55%) CA SiteMinder
2 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 80 (22.04%) Oracle
2 55 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.20%) Google
4 7 (1.93%) Zend
4 7 (1.93%) Sybase
4 7 (1.93%) JBoss
5 6 (1.65%) SAP
5 6 (1.65%) Apple
6 5 (1.38%) HP
6 5 (1.38%) RedDot
6 5 (1.38%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.10%) Sencha
7 4 (1.10%) IBM
8 3 (0.83%) Cisco
8 3 (0.83%) VMware
8 3 (0.83%) MobileIron
8 3 (0.83%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.55%) WSO2
9 2 (0.55%) Telerik
9 2 (0.55%) Capita
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