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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Developer
Rank 336 323 379
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +56
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 342 330 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.61% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.64% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 220 139
Median daily rate £384 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £516 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 5
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £33.60 £23.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.82%

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
50823 51340 50433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33235 31856 31169
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2031 2115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +2 329 £385 +10.00% 101
London -16 114 £404 -2.06% 30
South East +5 67 £355 +1.42% 17
North West -6 31 £389 +7.24% 7
Hampshire +28 28 £340 - 2
South West +1 28 £384 +13.62% 6
East Midlands +16 26 £321 +7.08% 9
West Midlands -5 24 £370 +19.35% 10
Leicestershire +14 21 £333 +33.00% 5
Leicester +7 20 £333 +33.00% 3
Yorkshire -32 18 £400 +24.03% 8
City of London +37 16 £395 -1.25% 5
West Yorkshire -26 14 £400 +25.00% 8
Tyne and Wear - 13 £385 - 1
North East - 13 £385 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £385 - 1
Scotland -8 12 £345 +41.53% 6
West Sussex -24 12 £425 +17.24%
Preston +13 11 £345 -4.82% 1
Lancashire +11 11 £345 -4.82% 2
Leeds -21 11 £400 +29.03% 7
Shropshire - 11 £370 -
Cheshire -7 10 £475 +35.71% 1
East of England +5 9 £375 +15.38% 13
Berkshire -12 9 £313 -10.71% 1
Telford - 9 £370 -
Warwickshire 0 8 £397 - 2
Gloucestershire 0 7 £385 +20.31% 4
Chester -6 7 £475 +35.71%
Buckinghamshire +14 6 £350 -12.50% 2

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 238 (37.84%) JavaScript
2 184 (29.25%) HTML
3 168 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
4 151 (24.01%) .NET
5 148 (23.53%) SQL
6 144 (22.89%) Java
7 141 (22.42%) C#
8 132 (20.99%) SQL Server
9 128 (20.35%) CSS
10 121 (19.24%) HTML5
11 99 (15.74%) Mobile App
12 97 (15.42%) Finance
13 93 (14.79%) AngularJS
14 90 (14.31%) Oracle
15 89 (14.15%) Windows
16 84 (13.35%) Apple iOS
17 83 (13.20%) MVC
17 83 (13.20%) Security Cleared
18 81 (12.88%) jQuery
19 78 (12.40%) Microsoft
19 78 (12.40%) Android
20 70 (11.13%) Git (software)
21 68 (10.81%) Web Services
22 64 (10.17%) RESTful
22 64 (10.17%) iOS Development
23 59 (9.38%) Software Engineering
24 58 (9.22%) ASP.NET
25 57 (9.06%) XML
25 57 (9.06%) Android Development
26 56 (8.90%) Linux

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 54 (8.59%) Node.js
2 26 (4.13%) OpenStack
3 24 (3.82%) WebSphere
4 17 (2.70%) IIS
5 15 (2.38%) Apache
5 15 (2.38%) WebLogic
6 14 (2.23%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.75%) CMS
8 10 (1.59%) Mule
9 9 (1.43%) JBoss
10 6 (0.95%) GeoServer
11 5 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.64%) Facebook Platform
12 4 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.64%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
13 3 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.48%) CICS
13 3 (0.48%) Documentum
13 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.02%) MS Office
3 3 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (3.34%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (2.23%) Oracle Applications
2 14 (2.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.64%) Oracle iProcurement
4 4 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (0.48%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.32%) Maximo
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.32%) PeopleSoft CRM
7 1 (0.16%) Misys Opics
7 1 (0.16%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 45 (7.15%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (4.93%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (1.91%) GitHub
5 5 (0.79%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.64%) Boomi
6 4 (0.64%) CloudFront
6 4 (0.64%) iPaaS
7 3 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.48%) Google Play
8 2 (0.32%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.16%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.16%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.16%) IaaS
9 1 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.23%) HTTP
2 9 (1.43%) Internet
3 6 (0.95%) HTTPS
3 6 (0.95%) LDAP
3 6 (0.95%) SSL
4 4 (0.64%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.48%) FTP
5 3 (0.48%) Network Security
5 3 (0.48%) WinSCP
6 2 (0.32%) NFC
6 2 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.16%) 4G
7 1 (0.16%) DNS
7 1 (0.16%) DVB
7 1 (0.16%) MQTT
7 1 (0.16%) Skype
7 1 (0.16%) Wireless
7 1 (0.16%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (20.99%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.13%) MongoDB
3 24 (3.82%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (3.02%) MySQL
5 19 (3.02%) Oracle Database
6 18 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (2.70%) DB2
7 17 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (2.23%) MS Access
9 13 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.91%) CouchDB
11 11 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
15 7 (1.11%) GIS
15 7 (1.11%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.95%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 70 (11.13%) Git (software)
2 43 (6.84%) Visual Studio
3 27 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (4.29%) Vagrant
4 16 (2.54%) git-flow
4 16 (2.54%) Jasmine
4 16 (2.54%) jspm
4 16 (2.54%) Subversion
4 16 (2.54%) Xcode
5 13 (2.07%) JIRA
5 13 (2.07%) Maven
6 12 (1.91%) Eclipse
7 11 (1.75%) Karma Test Runner
8 10 (1.59%) Gradle
8 10 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
9 9 (1.43%) JUnit
9 9 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (1.27%) Ant
10 8 (1.27%) Protractor
10 8 (1.27%) WiX
General
1 97 (15.42%) Finance
2 37 (5.88%) Banking
3 20 (3.18%) Marketing
4 19 (3.02%) Retail
5 14 (2.23%) Local Government
6 10 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.27%) Advertising
7 8 (1.27%) Games
7 8 (1.27%) Legal
8 7 (1.11%) Law
9 6 (0.95%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.79%) Back Office
10 5 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.79%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.48%) Publishing
12 1 (0.16%) Front Office
12 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.16%) International Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (29.25%) HTML
2 151 (24.01%) .NET
3 128 (20.35%) CSS
4 121 (19.24%) HTML5
5 93 (14.79%) AngularJS
6 81 (12.88%) jQuery
7 68 (10.81%) Web Services
8 64 (10.17%) RESTful
9 58 (9.22%) ASP.NET
10 57 (9.06%) XML
11 54 (8.59%) CSS3
12 51 (8.11%) JSON
13 45 (7.15%) REST
14 36 (5.72%) .NET Framework
15 31 (4.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 29 (4.61%) Spring
17 28 (4.45%) ELK Stack
17 28 (4.45%) Sensu
18 27 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
18 27 (4.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 99 (15.74%) Mobile App
2 35 (5.56%) User Experience
3 19 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.07%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.59%) iPhone
5 10 (1.59%) Mobile Banking
6 9 (1.43%) Animation
7 8 (1.27%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.27%) iPad
8 7 (1.11%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.11%) Visualisation
9 6 (0.95%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.79%) Digital Media
10 5 (0.79%) Social Media
11 4 (0.64%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.64%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 89 (14.15%) Windows
2 84 (13.35%) Apple iOS
3 78 (12.40%) Android
4 56 (8.90%) Linux
5 34 (5.41%) Windows 10
6 29 (4.61%) Windows Phone
7 20 (3.18%) Unix
8 19 (3.02%) AIX
9 9 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
10 7 (1.11%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.79%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.48%) MVS
13 3 (0.48%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (13.20%) MVC
3 64 (10.17%) iOS Development
4 59 (9.38%) Software Engineering
5 57 (9.06%) Android Development
6 54 (8.59%) Scrum
7 46 (7.31%) Web Development
8 41 (6.52%) Mobile Development
9 39 (6.20%) Unit Testing
10 38 (6.04%) TDD
11 35 (5.56%) Service Management
12 33 (5.25%) DevOps
13 27 (4.29%) SDLC
13 27 (4.29%) Web Application Development
14 25 (3.97%) OO
15 24 (3.82%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (3.66%) CRM
17 22 (3.50%) Identity Access Management
18 21 (3.34%) Front End Development
19 19 (3.02%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 238 (37.84%) JavaScript
2 148 (23.53%) SQL
3 144 (22.89%) Java
4 141 (22.42%) C#
5 43 (6.84%) Objective-C
6 36 (5.72%) C++
6 36 (5.72%) T-SQL
7 35 (5.56%) Apple Swift
7 35 (5.56%) Shell Script
8 33 (5.25%) PHP
9 32 (5.09%) PL/SQL
10 30 (4.77%) Ruby
11 29 (4.61%) Python
12 28 (4.45%) VB
13 24 (3.82%) VB.NET
14 21 (3.34%) VBA
15 19 (3.02%) C
16 17 (2.70%) ECMAScript
17 16 (2.54%) ES6
18 15 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 83 (13.20%) Security Cleared
2 47 (7.47%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.25%) DV Cleared
4 12 (1.91%) Degree
5 3 (0.48%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.16%) CISA
7 1 (0.16%) CISM
7 1 (0.16%) CISSP
7 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.59%) QA
2 7 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.79%) SLA
4 1 (0.16%) BS7666
4 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (0.64%) Time Sharing Option
1 4 (0.64%) Varnish
2 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.16%) Cygwin
3 1 (0.16%) Docker
3 1 (0.16%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 30 (4.77%) Puppet
2 28 (4.45%) Uchiwa
3 27 (4.29%) Graphite
4 26 (4.13%) Packer
5 13 (2.07%) Grafana
6 12 (1.91%) Terraform
7 6 (0.95%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.79%) QRadar
9 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.32%) SCCM
10 1 (0.16%) Ansible
10 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.16%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.16%) Control-M
10 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.16%) Salt
10 1 (0.16%) SCOM
10 1 (0.16%) WMI
Vendors
1 90 (14.31%) Oracle
2 78 (12.40%) Microsoft
3 36 (5.72%) Google
4 33 (5.25%) MuleSoft
5 29 (4.61%) Atlassian
6 27 (4.29%) ForgeRock
7 23 (3.66%) IBM
8 13 (2.07%) Apple
9 12 (1.91%) WSO2
10 8 (1.27%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.95%) New Relic
11 6 (0.95%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.79%) Adobe
12 5 (0.79%) HP
12 5 (0.79%) ION Trading
12 5 (0.79%) SAP
12 5 (0.79%) Sybase
13 4 (0.64%) Axway
13 4 (0.64%) CA
13 4 (0.64%) Dell
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