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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Developer
Rank 402 394 357
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -37
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 180 188 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.36% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.39% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 116 111
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £239 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 5
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.98%

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
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 March 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
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 March 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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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 -29 156 £350 - 105
London +3 52 £407 -5.46% 23
South East -14 31 £350 +33.33% 34
Yorkshire -4 15 £350 +3.70% 9
North West -14 15 £364 +3.92% 6
West Midlands -18 13 £375 +13.63% 9
East of England +14 12 £288 +15.00% 12
West Yorkshire -8 12 £350 +16.66% 7
Hampshire -2 11 £350 +13.82% 6
City of London +9 10 £374 -21.31% 8
Berkshire -3 9 £313 +31.57% 3
South West -20 8 £370 -1.33% 8
Cambridgeshire +8 7 £288 - 4
Scotland -17 7 £370 +7.24% 2
Tyne and Wear +11 6 £350 +40.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 6 £350 +40.00%
Cambridge +7 6 £288 - 3
North East +2 6 £350 +40.00%
East Midlands -9 6 £400 +39.13% 4
Reading +4 5 £233 -2.10% 1
Merseyside -10 5 £408 -
Liverpool -9 4 £408 -
Birmingham -9 4 £375 -21.05% 3
Leeds -10 4 £288 - 5
Gloucestershire -11 4 £370 +23.33%
Manchester -13 4 £331 - 4
Hertfordshire +8 3 - - 2
Cheshire +1 3 - - 2
Coventry -1 3 £300 +60.00% 2
Edinburgh -2 3 £325 -7.14% 1

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 151 (40.70%) .NET
2 123 (33.15%) C#
3 117 (31.54%) SQL Server
4 113 (30.46%) JavaScript
5 98 (26.42%) SQL
6 97 (26.15%) HTML
7 78 (21.02%) Java
8 75 (20.22%) CSS
9 68 (18.33%) Finance
10 64 (17.25%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (15.36%) MVC
12 56 (15.09%) ASP.NET
12 56 (15.09%) Apple iOS
13 55 (14.82%) Oracle
14 54 (14.56%) Mobile App
15 52 (14.02%) Web Services
16 50 (13.48%) Microsoft
17 49 (13.21%) jQuery
18 47 (12.67%) Windows
19 45 (12.13%) HTML5
19 45 (12.13%) Android
20 44 (11.86%) Security Cleared
21 41 (11.05%) XML
22 36 (9.70%) OO
22 36 (9.70%) WCF
23 34 (9.16%) SC Cleared
23 34 (9.16%) iOS Development
24 30 (8.09%) .NET Framework
24 30 (8.09%) Visual Studio
25 29 (7.82%) Ajax

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 17 (4.58%) OpenEdge
2 15 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.04%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (4.04%) CMS
3 11 (2.96%) IIS
4 9 (2.43%) MQSeries
4 9 (2.43%) Umbraco
5 8 (2.16%) Node.js
6 7 (1.89%) JBoss
7 6 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.62%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.35%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.35%) Apache
8 5 (1.35%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.08%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.08%) MS Project Server
9 4 (1.08%) Sitefinity
10 3 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.81%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 28 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.23%) MS Office
3 6 (1.62%) MS Project
4 5 (1.35%) InfoPath
5 4 (1.08%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.54%) SPSS
8 1 (0.27%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.27%) CATIA
8 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.27%) GIMP
8 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (2.43%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (1.08%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.81%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle iStore
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.27%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.27%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.54%) SaaS
3 1 (0.27%) Heroku
3 1 (0.27%) GitHub
3 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.27%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.89%) HTTP
1 7 (1.89%) Internet
2 3 (0.81%) Intranet
3 2 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.54%) Network Security
3 2 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.27%) SSL
4 1 (0.27%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.27%) PPP
4 1 (0.27%) SNMP
4 1 (0.27%) GPRS
4 1 (0.27%) PSTN
4 1 (0.27%) SMTP
4 1 (0.27%) FTP
4 1 (0.27%) LTE
4 1 (0.27%) AMQP
4 1 (0.27%) 4G
4 1 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.27%) 2G
4 1 (0.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (31.54%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (6.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (5.39%) MySQL
5 13 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (3.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (2.16%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.35%) OLTP
8 4 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.08%) MS Access
8 4 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.54%) Informix
10 2 (0.54%) DB2
10 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 30 (8.09%) Visual Studio
2 24 (6.47%) Git (software)
2 24 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (4.04%) WebSpeed
4 12 (3.23%) Subversion
5 9 (2.43%) Mercurial
5 9 (2.43%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 7 (1.89%) Ant
7 6 (1.62%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (1.62%) Maven
8 5 (1.35%) JIRA
8 5 (1.35%) Xcode
8 5 (1.35%) NUnit
8 5 (1.35%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (1.08%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.81%) JUnit
10 3 (0.81%) JDeveloper
10 3 (0.81%) Hudson
General
1 68 (18.33%) Finance
2 14 (3.77%) Front Office
2 14 (3.77%) Banking
3 6 (1.62%) Investment Banking
3 6 (1.62%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.08%) Law
4 4 (1.08%) Legal
4 4 (1.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.81%) Retail
5 3 (0.81%) General Ledger
5 3 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (0.81%) Advertising
6 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.54%) Marketing
6 2 (0.54%) French Language
6 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.54%) Games
7 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.27%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (40.70%) .NET
2 97 (26.15%) HTML
3 75 (20.22%) CSS
4 56 (15.09%) ASP.NET
5 52 (14.02%) Web Services
6 49 (13.21%) jQuery
7 45 (12.13%) HTML5
8 41 (11.05%) XML
9 36 (9.70%) WCF
10 30 (8.09%) .NET Framework
11 29 (7.82%) Ajax
12 22 (5.93%) CSS3
13 18 (4.85%) Spring
14 17 (4.58%) iOS SDK
15 16 (4.31%) AngularJS
16 15 (4.04%) REST
16 15 (4.04%) WPF
17 13 (3.50%) RESTful
18 12 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
18 12 (3.23%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 54 (14.56%) Mobile App
2 19 (5.12%) User Experience
3 12 (3.23%) iPhone
4 11 (2.96%) N-Tier
5 10 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.16%) Open Source
7 7 (1.89%) iPad
7 7 (1.89%) EMV
8 6 (1.62%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.62%) New Media
9 5 (1.35%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.35%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.08%) Derivative
10 4 (1.08%) Graphic Design
10 4 (1.08%) 3D Graphics
11 3 (0.81%) Kindle
11 3 (0.81%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.81%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 56 (15.09%) Apple iOS
2 47 (12.67%) Windows
3 45 (12.13%) Android
4 27 (7.28%) UNIX
5 26 (7.01%) Linux
6 13 (3.50%) Solaris
7 7 (1.89%) VME
8 6 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.62%) Windows Phone
9 4 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.54%) Debian
12 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.27%) AIX
12 1 (0.27%) CentOS
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (17.25%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (15.36%) MVC
3 36 (9.70%) OO
4 34 (9.16%) iOS Development
5 28 (7.55%) TDD
6 25 (6.74%) Android Development
7 24 (6.47%) SOA
8 22 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (5.39%) Workflow
10 17 (4.58%) Scrum
11 16 (4.31%) Migration
11 16 (4.31%) Web Development
11 16 (4.31%) Web Application Development
12 15 (4.04%) Unit Testing
12 15 (4.04%) ITIL
13 14 (3.77%) Software Engineering
13 14 (3.77%) Mobile Development
14 12 (3.23%) Time Management
14 12 (3.23%) OOP
15 11 (2.96%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (33.15%) C#
2 113 (30.46%) JavaScript
3 98 (26.42%) SQL
4 78 (21.02%) Java
5 28 (7.55%) PHP
6 25 (6.74%) PL/SQL
7 21 (5.66%) Objective-C
8 18 (4.85%) C++
8 18 (4.85%) VB
8 18 (4.85%) VB.NET
9 16 (4.31%) Perl
10 15 (4.04%) VBA
11 14 (3.77%) Python
12 12 (3.23%) T-SQL
13 11 (2.96%) C
13 11 (2.96%) VB6
14 8 (2.16%) COBOL
15 7 (1.89%) XPath
16 6 (1.62%) XQuery
17 4 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 34 (9.16%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.04%) Degree
4 3 (0.81%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) SSCP
6 1 (0.27%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.27%) MCITP
6 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.89%) SLA
2 6 (1.62%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.35%) QA
4 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) HL7
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.54%) Samba
2 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.81%) Control-M
2 2 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.27%) Puppet
3 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 55 (14.82%) Oracle
2 50 (13.48%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.23%) IBM
4 11 (2.96%) Sybase
5 9 (2.43%) Google
6 8 (2.16%) EPiServer
6 8 (2.16%) Sitecore
7 6 (1.62%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.62%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.35%) Facebook
8 5 (1.35%) Apple
9 4 (1.08%) Sencha
9 4 (1.08%) Adobe
9 4 (1.08%) Twitter
10 3 (0.81%) Business Objects
10 3 (0.81%) BMC
10 3 (0.81%) Informatica
10 3 (0.81%) Wonderware
10 3 (0.81%) Remedy
10 3 (0.81%) Micro Focus
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