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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Developer
Rank 406 373 304
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -69
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 168 190 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.39% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.42% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 132 148
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£360 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £241 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +7.14%

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -43 136 £375 - 102
London +31 53 £400 -15.78% 19
South East -12 28 £319 -10.83% 30
North West +9 16 £375 +11.11% 11
South West -33 15 £320 -14.66% 12
City of London +14 12 £419 -4.28% 11
Berkshire +4 10 £313 -8.08% 9
Scotland -19 10 £375 +7.14% 3
East Midlands +13 8 £313 -0.23% 5
Hampshire -19 8 £340 -17.57% 3
Wales - 8 £320 - 2
Edinburgh -13 7 £375 +7.14%
North East -7 6 £330 -34.00% 2
Gloucestershire -10 6 - - 3
Tyne and Wear - 6 £330 - 1
Reading +12 5 - - 1
Northamptonshire -2 5 £250 +35.13%
Milton Keynes -5 5 £279 -7.08%
Yorkshire -6 5 £400 +33.33% 9
Buckinghamshire -10 5 £279 -7.08%
Merseyside - 5 £408 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £330 - 1
Manchester -2 4 £290 -29.69% 5
West Yorkshire -3 4 £375 +25.00% 7
West Midlands -19 4 £375 -11.76% 5
Somerset - 4 £300 - 4
Liverpool - 4 £408 - 1
Cheshire +4 3 £500 +73.91% 2
Glasgow -1 3 £400 +8.84%
Northampton -2 3 £363 +95.94%

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 120 (32.97%) JavaScript
2 114 (31.32%) .NET
3 107 (29.40%) HTML
4 104 (28.57%) SQL
5 99 (27.20%) C#
6 90 (24.73%) SQL Server
7 87 (23.90%) Java
8 75 (20.60%) CSS
9 73 (20.05%) Agile Software Development
10 66 (18.13%) Finance
11 60 (16.48%) MVC
11 60 (16.48%) Oracle
12 58 (15.93%) ASP.NET
13 53 (14.56%) Web Services
14 51 (14.01%) Apple iOS
15 50 (13.74%) Mobile App
15 50 (13.74%) HTML5
16 47 (12.91%) OO
17 46 (12.64%) Windows
18 45 (12.36%) jQuery
19 42 (11.54%) Android
20 41 (11.26%) PHP
21 38 (10.44%) WCF
22 36 (9.89%) XML
22 36 (9.89%) Microsoft
23 35 (9.62%) Security Cleared
24 34 (9.34%) UNIX
25 33 (9.07%) TDD
25 33 (9.07%) iOS Development
26 31 (8.52%) Visual Studio

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 24 (6.59%) OpenEdge
2 18 (4.95%) IIS
3 12 (3.30%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (2.47%) Node.js
5 8 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.20%) JBoss
5 8 (2.20%) Apache
5 8 (2.20%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.65%) CMS
6 6 (1.65%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.65%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.10%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.10%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.55%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.55%) LiveLink
Applications
1 18 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.20%) MS Office
3 3 (0.82%) MS Project
4 2 (0.55%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.55%) SPSS
5 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.27%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.27%) CATIA
5 1 (0.27%) GIMP
5 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (3.30%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (3.02%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (2.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.37%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (1.37%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (1.37%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (1.37%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (1.10%) TRIRIGA
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle HRMS
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.82%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.55%) BASE24
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.27%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.27%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle ASCP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.82%) GitHub
2 1 (0.27%) SaaS
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.27%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.12%) HTTP
2 6 (1.65%) SSH
3 4 (1.10%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.10%) DNS
4 3 (0.82%) SAN
4 3 (0.82%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.55%) Internet
5 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.55%) ATM
6 1 (0.27%) GPRS
6 1 (0.27%) PSTN
6 1 (0.27%) VoIP
6 1 (0.27%) SMTP
6 1 (0.27%) VPN
6 1 (0.27%) PPP
6 1 (0.27%) FTP
6 1 (0.27%) S/MIME
6 1 (0.27%) Intranet
6 1 (0.27%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (24.73%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.87%) Oracle Database
3 24 (6.59%) MySQL
4 18 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.65%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.65%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.37%) MS Access
8 5 (1.37%) Ingres
8 5 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.37%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.82%) OLTP
10 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.82%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 31 (8.52%) Visual Studio
2 24 (6.59%) Git (software)
2 24 (6.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (4.40%) Maven
4 15 (4.12%) Subversion
5 11 (3.02%) WebSpeed
6 8 (2.20%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.92%) Mercurial
7 7 (1.92%) Bower
7 7 (1.92%) Grunt
8 6 (1.65%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 6 (1.65%) Hudson
8 6 (1.65%) PHPUnit
8 6 (1.65%) JUnit
9 5 (1.37%) Mocha
9 5 (1.37%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.10%) NUnit
10 4 (1.10%) JIRA
10 4 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (1.10%) Cucumber
General
1 66 (18.13%) Finance
2 25 (6.87%) Banking
3 11 (3.02%) Front Office
4 10 (2.75%) Retail
5 6 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.37%) Games
6 5 (1.37%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.10%) Legal
7 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.82%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.55%) Marketing
9 2 (0.55%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (31.32%) .NET
2 107 (29.40%) HTML
3 75 (20.60%) CSS
4 58 (15.93%) ASP.NET
5 53 (14.56%) Web Services
6 50 (13.74%) HTML5
7 45 (12.36%) jQuery
8 38 (10.44%) WCF
9 36 (9.89%) XML
10 24 (6.59%) .NET Framework
11 23 (6.32%) CSS3
12 22 (6.04%) AngularJS
13 21 (5.77%) RESTful
13 21 (5.77%) WPF
14 20 (5.49%) Ajax
15 19 (5.22%) J2EE
15 19 (5.22%) Spring
16 15 (4.12%) Hibernate
16 15 (4.12%) REST
17 13 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (13.74%) Mobile App
2 18 (4.95%) User Experience
3 16 (4.40%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.20%) iPhone
6 8 (2.20%) Open Source
7 7 (1.92%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.92%) EMV
8 6 (1.65%) New Media
9 5 (1.37%) Clustering
9 5 (1.37%) Equities
9 5 (1.37%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.37%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.10%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.10%) Graphic Design
10 4 (1.10%) 3D Graphics
11 3 (0.82%) iPad
11 3 (0.82%) Animation
11 3 (0.82%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.01%) Apple iOS
2 46 (12.64%) Windows
3 42 (11.54%) Android
4 34 (9.34%) UNIX
5 27 (7.42%) Linux
6 7 (1.92%) Solaris
6 7 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.92%) VME
7 6 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.10%) Windows Phone
8 4 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.10%) VMS
9 3 (0.82%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.55%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.55%) Debian
10 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.55%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (20.05%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (16.48%) MVC
3 47 (12.91%) OO
4 33 (9.07%) TDD
4 33 (9.07%) iOS Development
5 26 (7.14%) Android Development
6 22 (6.04%) Migration
7 21 (5.77%) Scrum
8 18 (4.95%) Web Development
8 18 (4.95%) SOA
9 17 (4.67%) Unit Testing
10 13 (3.57%) Web Application Development
11 12 (3.30%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (3.02%) OOP
12 11 (3.02%) Configuration Management
12 11 (3.02%) Workflow
13 10 (2.75%) Content Management
13 10 (2.75%) Software Engineering
13 10 (2.75%) BDD
13 10 (2.75%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 120 (32.97%) JavaScript
2 104 (28.57%) SQL
3 99 (27.20%) C#
4 87 (23.90%) Java
5 41 (11.26%) PHP
6 29 (7.97%) PL/SQL
7 22 (6.04%) VB.NET
8 20 (5.49%) Objective-C
9 16 (4.40%) C++
10 14 (3.85%) Python
10 14 (3.85%) Perl
10 14 (3.85%) VB
11 11 (3.02%) T-SQL
11 11 (3.02%) VBA
11 11 (3.02%) VB6
12 9 (2.47%) COBOL
13 8 (2.20%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.92%) VBScript
14 7 (1.92%) C
14 7 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.14%) Degree
3 24 (6.59%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.10%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.27%) CCNP
6 1 (0.27%) CCNA
6 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.27%) SSCP
6 1 (0.27%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.92%) QA
2 5 (1.37%) SLA
3 3 (0.82%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) HL7
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.37%) NFS
1 5 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.55%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (1.10%) Puppet
2 1 (0.27%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 60 (16.48%) Oracle
2 36 (9.89%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.20%) Sybase
4 7 (1.92%) IBM
4 7 (1.92%) VMware
5 6 (1.65%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.65%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.10%) Google
6 4 (1.10%) Zend
7 3 (0.82%) Informatica
7 3 (0.82%) Micro Focus
7 3 (0.82%) RedDot
7 3 (0.82%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.82%) Sencha
7 3 (0.82%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.55%) Serena
8 2 (0.55%) Open Text
8 2 (0.55%) Perforce
8 2 (0.55%) Apple
8 2 (0.55%) Sun
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