The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Applications Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Developer
Rank 338 350 371
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +21
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 339 324 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.58% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.61% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 203 148
Median daily rate £399 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.06% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.07% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 5
Median hourly rate £43.50 £34.13 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.47% -14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.53 £27.78 £38.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £40.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%

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
50276 53000 51116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32796 33319 31430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1494 2025 2060
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Applications Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Applications Developer in the job title.

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 26 June 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
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 26 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 315 £400 +10.34% 98
London +6 122 £448 +6.86% 27
South East +25 56 £375 +7.14% 20
North West +6 41 £396 +8.42% 11
South West -2 24 £400 +8.10% 7
Scotland +4 23 £324 +29.50% 2
East Midlands +8 21 £341 +13.75% 10
City of London +47 20 £400 - 5
West Midlands -12 19 £370 +18.40% 5
Hampshire +20 18 £335 - 3
Leicestershire +16 18 £333 +33.00% 2
Leicester +8 17 £333 +33.00%
Cheshire -3 13 £475 +35.71%
Preston +13 12 £348 -4.13% 1
Lancashire +8 12 £348 -4.13% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £403 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 12 £403 - 1
North East - 12 £403 - 1
Gloucestershire +4 10 £450 +42.85% 3
Chester -5 10 £475 +35.71%
Berkshire -10 10 £313 -6.71% 4
West Sussex -13 10 £450 +24.13%
Yorkshire -42 10 £389 +21.56% 8
East of England +10 8 £375 +6.38% 9
Crawley +7 8 £450 +24.13%
Warwickshire -2 8 £386 - 1
Manchester -12 8 £389 +3.60% 7
Renfrewshire -31 8 £300 - 1
Erskine -33 8 £300 - 1
Merseyside - 8 £385 - 2

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, Applications Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Applications Developer in the job title.

1 241 (36.57%) JavaScript
2 191 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (27.77%) HTML
4 162 (24.58%) Java
5 154 (23.37%) SQL
6 151 (22.91%) .NET
7 150 (22.76%) C#
8 144 (21.85%) SQL Server
9 130 (19.73%) CSS
10 117 (17.75%) HTML5
11 106 (16.08%) Finance
12 105 (15.93%) Oracle
12 105 (15.93%) AngularJS
13 98 (14.87%) Mobile App
14 93 (14.11%) Security Cleared
15 87 (13.20%) Windows
16 82 (12.44%) jQuery
17 81 (12.29%) Android
18 80 (12.14%) Apple iOS
19 78 (11.84%) Web Services
20 76 (11.53%) MVC
21 74 (11.23%) Git (software)
22 73 (11.08%) Microsoft
23 68 (10.32%) Software Engineering
24 65 (9.86%) RESTful
25 61 (9.26%) XML
26 59 (8.95%) Android Development
26 59 (8.95%) iOS Development
27 57 (8.65%) CSS3
27 57 (8.65%) ASP.NET

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (3.95%) OpenStack
2 20 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 18 (2.73%) IIS
4 16 (2.43%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.43%) WebLogic
5 14 (2.12%) Apache
6 13 (1.97%) CMS
7 10 (1.52%) Mule
8 9 (1.37%) JBoss
9 6 (0.91%) GeoServer
10 5 (0.76%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.61%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
12 3 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.46%) Drupal
12 3 (0.46%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (0.30%) Captiva
13 2 (0.30%) Confluence
13 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.03%) MS Office
3 3 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.15%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (3.49%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (2.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (2.12%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.46%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.30%) Maximo
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.30%) PeopleSoft CRM
8 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.15%) Misys Opics
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 42 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (4.70%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.52%) GitHub
5 6 (0.91%) Google Play
6 4 (0.61%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.61%) Boomi
6 4 (0.61%) iPaaS
7 3 (0.46%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.30%) Bluemix
8 2 (0.30%) TestFlight
9 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.15%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.15%) IaaS
9 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.97%) HTTP
2 11 (1.67%) Internet
3 6 (0.91%) HTTPS
3 6 (0.91%) LDAP
4 5 (0.76%) SSL
5 3 (0.46%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.46%) Network Security
6 2 (0.30%) NFC
6 2 (0.30%) Skype
6 2 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.15%) 4G
7 1 (0.15%) DNS
7 1 (0.15%) MQTT
7 1 (0.15%) WEP
7 1 (0.15%) Wireless
7 1 (0.15%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (21.85%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.10%) Relational Database
3 22 (3.34%) MongoDB
4 20 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (2.88%) Oracle Database
6 18 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (2.43%) MySQL
9 15 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (1.97%) DB2
11 12 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (1.67%) MS Access
12 11 (1.67%) NoSQL
12 11 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (1.52%) CouchDB
14 9 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (1.37%) RDBMS
15 8 (1.21%) Big Data
15 8 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 74 (11.23%) Git (software)
2 46 (6.98%) Visual Studio
3 28 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (4.10%) Vagrant
5 15 (2.28%) git-flow
5 15 (2.28%) Jasmine
5 15 (2.28%) jspm
6 14 (2.12%) Subversion
7 13 (1.97%) Oracle APEX
7 13 (1.97%) Xcode
8 12 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
9 11 (1.67%) Gradle
10 10 (1.52%) JIRA
10 10 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 9 (1.37%) Grunt
11 9 (1.37%) Protractor
12 8 (1.21%) JUnit
12 8 (1.21%) Maven
13 7 (1.06%) Ant
13 7 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
General
1 106 (16.08%) Finance
2 42 (6.37%) Banking
3 18 (2.73%) Marketing
4 17 (2.58%) Retail
5 16 (2.43%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.82%) Local Government
8 10 (1.52%) Games
9 9 (1.37%) Legal
9 9 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.21%) Advertising
11 7 (1.06%) Law
12 5 (0.76%) Back Office
12 5 (0.76%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.46%) Publishing
14 2 (0.30%) Electronics
14 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.30%) Front Office
15 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.15%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (27.77%) HTML
2 151 (22.91%) .NET
3 130 (19.73%) CSS
4 117 (17.75%) HTML5
5 105 (15.93%) AngularJS
6 82 (12.44%) jQuery
7 78 (11.84%) Web Services
8 65 (9.86%) RESTful
9 61 (9.26%) XML
10 57 (8.65%) ASP.NET
10 57 (8.65%) CSS3
11 55 (8.35%) Node.js
12 54 (8.19%) JSON
13 43 (6.53%) REST
14 37 (5.61%) .NET Framework
15 32 (4.86%) Spring
16 30 (4.55%) SOAP
17 28 (4.25%) ELK Stack
17 28 (4.25%) Sensu
18 27 (4.10%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 98 (14.87%) Mobile App
2 35 (5.31%) User Experience
3 15 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (1.97%) Computer Science
4 13 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.52%) Data Structures
5 10 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.37%) Animation
6 9 (1.37%) Digital Media
6 9 (1.37%) iPhone
6 9 (1.37%) Mobile Banking
7 8 (1.21%) iPad
7 8 (1.21%) Mathematics
7 8 (1.21%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.06%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.06%) Augmented Reality
9 6 (0.91%) GPGPU
9 6 (0.91%) Mainframe
9 6 (0.91%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 87 (13.20%) Windows
2 81 (12.29%) Android
3 80 (12.14%) Apple iOS
4 55 (8.35%) Linux
5 32 (4.86%) Windows 10
6 27 (4.10%) Windows Phone
7 19 (2.88%) Unix
8 18 (2.73%) AIX
9 11 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
11 7 (1.06%) Windows Server
12 5 (0.76%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.46%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (11.53%) MVC
3 68 (10.32%) Software Engineering
4 59 (8.95%) Android Development
4 59 (8.95%) iOS Development
5 54 (8.19%) Web Development
6 52 (7.89%) Scrum
7 41 (6.22%) Unit Testing
8 39 (5.92%) Mobile Development
8 39 (5.92%) TDD
9 36 (5.46%) DevOps
9 36 (5.46%) Service Management
10 26 (3.95%) OO
11 25 (3.79%) CRM
11 25 (3.79%) SDLC
12 24 (3.64%) Web Application Development
13 23 (3.49%) Front End Development
13 23 (3.49%) Identity Access Management
14 22 (3.34%) BDD
14 22 (3.34%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 241 (36.57%) JavaScript
2 162 (24.58%) Java
3 154 (23.37%) SQL
4 150 (22.76%) C#
5 40 (6.07%) Objective-C
6 37 (5.61%) C++
6 37 (5.61%) PL/SQL
7 36 (5.46%) T-SQL
8 34 (5.16%) Shell Script
9 32 (4.86%) Apple Swift
10 31 (4.70%) Ruby
10 31 (4.70%) VB
11 29 (4.40%) PHP
12 26 (3.95%) Python
13 23 (3.49%) VB.NET
14 19 (2.88%) VBA
15 18 (2.73%) C
16 15 (2.28%) ECMAScript
16 15 (2.28%) ES6
17 13 (1.97%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 93 (14.11%) Security Cleared
2 55 (8.35%) SC Cleared
3 36 (5.46%) DV Cleared
4 12 (1.82%) Degree
5 3 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.30%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.15%) CISA
7 1 (0.15%) CISM
7 1 (0.15%) CISSP
7 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.52%) QA
2 5 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (0.76%) SLA
3 1 (0.15%) BS7666
3 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.15%) SDET
3 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.30%) Docker
4 1 (0.15%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.15%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.15%) Varnish
4 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (4.55%) Puppet
2 28 (4.25%) Uchiwa
3 27 (4.10%) Graphite
4 26 (3.95%) Packer
5 13 (1.97%) Grafana
6 12 (1.82%) Consul
6 12 (1.82%) Terraform
7 6 (0.91%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.76%) QRadar
9 3 (0.46%) Control-M
10 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.30%) SCCM
11 1 (0.15%) Ansible
11 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.15%) CloudHub
11 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.15%) Salt
11 1 (0.15%) SCOM
11 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 105 (15.93%) Oracle
2 73 (11.08%) Microsoft
3 36 (5.46%) MuleSoft
4 35 (5.31%) Google
5 30 (4.55%) ForgeRock
6 29 (4.40%) Atlassian
7 24 (3.64%) IBM
8 12 (1.82%) WSO2
9 10 (1.52%) Apple
9 10 (1.52%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.21%) Informatica
10 8 (1.21%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.06%) HP
11 7 (1.06%) SAP
12 6 (0.91%) New Relic
13 5 (0.76%) ION Trading
13 5 (0.76%) Serena
13 5 (0.76%) Sybase
14 4 (0.61%) Adobe
14 4 (0.61%) Cognos
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