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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Developer
Rank 429 431 391
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -40
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 206 188 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.37% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 96 112
Average daily rate
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£375 £369 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% +17.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £249 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £289
% change year-on-year
- +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 10
Average hourly rate £34.13 £40.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.68% -3.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.78 £40.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%

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
52752 50560 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.47% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33520 30690 27691
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1927 2009 2145
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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 -12 190 £375 +0.26% 74
London -6 66 £419 +4.68% 22
Yorkshire +9 46 £325 -7.14% 11
West Yorkshire +8 40 £330 -5.71% 10
South East -10 35 £381 +33.77% 13
Leeds -10 26 £375 - 7
East of England +4 16 £300 -20.00% 4
South West +1 16 £350 - 9
Bradford - 11 £325 - 1
Surrey 0 10 £413 +83.33% 4
City of London -13 10 £400 -15.78% 8
Buckinghamshire +2 8 £350 -
Scotland -5 8 £256 -26.78% 2
Milton Keynes +2 7 £300 -
Cambridgeshire 0 7 £225 -40.00%
Cambridge -2 7 £225 -40.00%
Wales +6 5 £425 - 2
West Midlands -3 5 £363 +3.57% 5
Gloucestershire -6 5 £315 - 1
Hampshire -10 5 £325 +14.03% 4
Cardiff - 5 £425 -
South Wales - 5 £425 -
Edinburgh -8 4 £256 -29.31%
Hertfordshire -11 4 £330 -16.98% 2
North West -22 4 £375 +7.14% 5
East Sussex - 4 £425 -
West Sussex - 4 - -
Reigate - 4 £425 -
Sheffield -6 3 £300 -
South Yorkshire -11 3 £300 - 1

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 181 (44.80%) .NET
2 153 (37.87%) C#
3 147 (36.39%) SQL
4 145 (35.89%) SQL Server
5 129 (31.93%) JavaScript
6 99 (24.50%) HTML
7 96 (23.76%) Agile Software Development
8 92 (22.77%) MVC
9 86 (21.29%) Java
10 85 (21.04%) ASP.NET
10 85 (21.04%) CSS
11 79 (19.55%) Web Services
12 75 (18.56%) Finance
13 69 (17.08%) Mobile App
14 67 (16.58%) WCF
14 67 (16.58%) XML
15 65 (16.09%) Microsoft
16 64 (15.84%) Android
17 60 (14.85%) Apple iOS
18 58 (14.36%) jQuery
19 57 (14.11%) Windows
20 56 (13.86%) Oracle
21 55 (13.61%) .NET Framework
22 42 (10.40%) ASP.NET MVC
22 42 (10.40%) HTML5
23 40 (9.90%) Android Development
24 38 (9.41%) iOS Development
24 38 (9.41%) TDD
25 36 (8.91%) JSON
26 35 (8.66%) C++

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 20 (4.95%) CMS
2 19 (4.70%) IIS
2 19 (4.70%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (3.71%) Umbraco
4 14 (3.47%) WebLogic
4 14 (3.47%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.98%) Apache
6 6 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (1.24%) Node.js
7 5 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.24%) JBoss
7 5 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (1.24%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.99%) MS Project Server
8 4 (0.99%) OpenEdge
8 4 (0.99%) Sitefinity
9 3 (0.74%) EPiServer CMS
9 3 (0.74%) Mule
9 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.74%) MQSeries
Applications
1 26 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.98%) MS Office
3 4 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.99%) MS Project
3 4 (0.99%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.74%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.74%) Doxygen
5 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.25%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 8 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (1.98%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.99%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.74%) Maximo
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle iStore
4 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.25%) Magento
5 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.25%) Endur
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.25%) Unica
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.74%) Google App Engine
2 3 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.50%) GitHub
4 1 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Heroku
4 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.72%) Internet
2 4 (0.99%) Bluetooth
2 4 (0.99%) ZigBee
3 3 (0.74%) SSL
3 3 (0.74%) LDAP
4 2 (0.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.50%) Intranet
4 2 (0.50%) Network Security
5 1 (0.25%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.25%) FCoE
5 1 (0.25%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.25%) 4G
5 1 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.25%) SAN
5 1 (0.25%) HTTP
5 1 (0.25%) SNMP
5 1 (0.25%) Extranet
5 1 (0.25%) 3G
5 1 (0.25%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (35.89%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (5.45%) MySQL
4 21 (5.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (3.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (2.97%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.23%) SQLite
9 8 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.98%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.73%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (1.73%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.99%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 33 (8.17%) Visual Studio
2 23 (5.69%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.23%) JIRA
5 8 (1.98%) Subversion
5 8 (1.98%) Ant
6 7 (1.73%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (1.73%) Eclipse
6 7 (1.73%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.49%) Mercurial
7 6 (1.49%) Xcode
8 5 (1.24%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 4 (0.99%) Android Studio
9 4 (0.99%) Rational Rose
9 4 (0.99%) WebSpeed
10 3 (0.74%) Toad
10 3 (0.74%) JDeveloper
10 3 (0.74%) ERwin
10 3 (0.74%) MSI
10 3 (0.74%) Sinon.JS
General
1 75 (18.56%) Finance
2 20 (4.95%) Banking
3 11 (2.72%) Front Office
4 9 (2.23%) Games
4 9 (2.23%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.98%) Back Office
5 8 (1.98%) Retail
6 7 (1.73%) Marketing
7 6 (1.49%) Law
8 5 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.24%) Advertising
8 5 (1.24%) French Language
9 4 (0.99%) Publishing
9 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.99%) Automotive
10 3 (0.74%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
12 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (44.80%) .NET
2 99 (24.50%) HTML
3 85 (21.04%) ASP.NET
3 85 (21.04%) CSS
4 79 (19.55%) Web Services
5 67 (16.58%) XML
5 67 (16.58%) WCF
6 58 (14.36%) jQuery
7 55 (13.61%) .NET Framework
8 42 (10.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 42 (10.40%) HTML5
9 36 (8.91%) JSON
10 33 (8.17%) REST
11 29 (7.18%) Entity Framework
12 27 (6.68%) Ajax
13 21 (5.20%) WinForms
13 21 (5.20%) WPF
13 21 (5.20%) SOAP
14 20 (4.95%) AngularJS
15 18 (4.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 69 (17.08%) Mobile App
2 19 (4.70%) Client/Server
3 18 (4.46%) N-Tier
4 17 (4.21%) User Experience
5 15 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.22%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.23%) EPoS
9 8 (1.98%) Derivative
10 7 (1.73%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.73%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.73%) iPhone
11 6 (1.49%) Social Media
11 6 (1.49%) NHS
12 5 (1.24%) iPad
13 4 (0.99%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.99%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.99%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.74%) Kindle
14 3 (0.74%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 64 (15.84%) Android
2 60 (14.85%) Apple iOS
3 57 (14.11%) Windows
4 28 (6.93%) UNIX
4 28 (6.93%) Linux
5 9 (2.23%) Solaris
6 8 (1.98%) Windows Phone
7 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.74%) BlackBerry OS
8 3 (0.74%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.25%) AIX
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (23.76%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (22.77%) MVC
3 40 (9.90%) Android Development
4 38 (9.41%) iOS Development
4 38 (9.41%) TDD
5 32 (7.92%) OO
6 30 (7.43%) Software Engineering
7 27 (6.68%) Mobile Application Development
8 25 (6.19%) Workflow
9 22 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (5.45%) Unit Testing
9 22 (5.45%) Web Application Development
10 21 (5.20%) SDLC
11 20 (4.95%) Web Development
11 20 (4.95%) Scrum
12 19 (4.70%) Project Management
13 16 (3.96%) Migration
13 16 (3.96%) SOA
13 16 (3.96%) E-Commerce
13 16 (3.96%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 153 (37.87%) C#
2 147 (36.39%) SQL
3 129 (31.93%) JavaScript
4 86 (21.29%) Java
5 35 (8.66%) C++
6 30 (7.43%) PL/SQL
7 23 (5.69%) VB.NET
7 23 (5.69%) Perl
8 22 (5.45%) C
9 20 (4.95%) Python
10 19 (4.70%) T-SQL
11 14 (3.47%) Objective-C
12 13 (3.22%) PHP
13 12 (2.97%) VB
14 11 (2.72%) VBA
15 6 (1.49%) PowerShell
16 5 (1.24%) VBScript
17 4 (0.99%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.99%) VB6
17 4 (0.99%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 28 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.95%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.46%) Degree
4 5 (1.24%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.99%) OCPJP
5 4 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.74%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.50%) MCSD
7 2 (0.50%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.25%) MCSA
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.25%) MCAD
8 1 (0.25%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.73%) SLA
2 6 (1.49%) QA
3 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.25%) HL7
4 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (1.24%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (1.24%) ITRS Geneos
1 5 (1.24%) AirWatch
2 3 (0.74%) Control-M
2 3 (0.74%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 65 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 56 (13.86%) Oracle
3 18 (4.46%) Google
4 13 (3.22%) EPiServer
4 13 (3.22%) IBM
4 13 (3.22%) Xamarin
5 11 (2.72%) Sybase
5 11 (2.72%) Apple
6 6 (1.49%) MicroStrategy
7 5 (1.24%) VMware
7 5 (1.24%) MobileIron
7 5 (1.24%) Facebook
8 4 (0.99%) Zend
8 4 (0.99%) Adobe
9 3 (0.74%) Sun
9 3 (0.74%) SAP
9 3 (0.74%) Epicor
9 3 (0.74%) Wonderware
9 3 (0.74%) Sencha
9 3 (0.74%) Sitecore
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