The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Developer
Rank 404 394 361
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -33
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 196 184 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.36% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.39% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 107 127
Average daily rate
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£365 £315 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.05% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £234 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.96% +10.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 182 £369 +17.14% 95
London +7 73 £425 +10.74% 22
South East -4 33 £285 -10.93% 16
City of London +16 16 £475 +15.15% 10
East of England -13 16 £385 +20.31% 7
Hampshire -4 14 £285 -10.93% 3
South West -33 13 £350 +33.33% 8
Scotland -17 12 £350 +14.75% 8
West Midlands -14 11 £350 +21.73% 9
Yorkshire +2 10 £350 +11.11% 11
West Yorkshire +3 9 £350 +11.11% 10
East Midlands -1 8 £200 -11.11% 2
Leeds -1 8 - - 4
Surrey -2 7 £225 -43.75% 6
North West -12 7 £350 +23.89% 15
Edinburgh -13 7 £363 - 5
Cheltenham -2 6 - -
Berkshire -6 6 £375 +30.43% 1
Cambridgeshire -11 6 £375 +17.18% 5
Gloucestershire -13 6 - - 3
Birmingham +2 5 £350 +4.47% 4
Buckinghamshire -3 5 £350 -28.20%
North East - 5 £438 - 6
Milton Keynes +1 4 - -
Hertfordshire 0 4 £398 - 2
Cambridge -9 4 £425 +70.00%
Dorset - 4 £250 -
Suffolk - 4 - -
Cheshire +2 3 £350 +40.00% 7
Northamptonshire -1 3 £200 -39.84%

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 154 (41.18%) SQL
2 142 (37.97%) .NET
3 139 (37.17%) JavaScript
4 130 (34.76%) C#
5 129 (34.49%) HTML
6 107 (28.61%) CSS
7 95 (25.40%) Java
8 86 (22.99%) SQL Server
9 83 (22.19%) Oracle
10 78 (20.86%) ASP.NET
11 76 (20.32%) XML
12 69 (18.45%) Web Services
13 62 (16.58%) jQuery
14 61 (16.31%) MVC
15 57 (15.24%) Microsoft
16 55 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
17 52 (13.90%) Finance
17 52 (13.90%) Mobile App
18 51 (13.64%) Windows
19 47 (12.57%) HTML5
20 46 (12.30%) Spring
21 41 (10.96%) Apple iOS
22 40 (10.70%) Android
22 40 (10.70%) TDD
23 38 (10.16%) OO
24 36 (9.63%) Ajax
25 33 (8.82%) WCF
26 32 (8.56%) PL/SQL
27 31 (8.29%) Visual Studio
28 30 (8.02%) UNIX

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 14 (3.74%) IIS
2 11 (2.94%) WebLogic
3 10 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.14%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.14%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.60%) Mule
5 6 (1.60%) Apache
5 6 (1.60%) MQSeries
6 5 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.34%) LiveCycle
7 4 (1.07%) Node.js
8 3 (0.80%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.80%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.80%) CMS
8 3 (0.80%) Drupal
9 2 (0.53%) Lync
9 2 (0.53%) Confluence
9 2 (0.53%) WordPress
9 2 (0.53%) Moodle
9 2 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (6.68%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.67%) MS Office
3 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.53%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (5.08%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.67%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (2.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (1.87%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (1.60%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (1.60%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (1.34%) TRIRIGA
7 4 (1.07%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.80%) SAP PM
8 3 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle ASCP
10 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.27%) Summit
10 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.27%) Towers Watson Igloo
10 1 (0.27%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.07%) SaaS
3 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.80%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.41%) HTTP
1 9 (2.41%) Internet
2 3 (0.80%) VPN
3 2 (0.53%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.53%) SSH
3 2 (0.53%) NFC
3 2 (0.53%) SSL
3 2 (0.53%) FTP
4 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.27%) LAN
4 1 (0.27%) WAN
4 1 (0.27%) Firewall
4 1 (0.27%) Extranet
4 1 (0.27%) Intranet
4 1 (0.27%) Telnet
4 1 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (22.99%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (5.08%) Oracle Database
4 17 (4.55%) MySQL
5 16 (4.28%) Relational Database
6 15 (4.01%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
8 10 (2.67%) NoSQL
9 9 (2.41%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.87%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.60%) MS Access
11 6 (1.60%) DB2
12 5 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (1.07%) Data Mining
13 4 (1.07%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 31 (8.29%) Visual Studio
2 24 (6.42%) Subversion
3 19 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (4.81%) Jenkins
4 18 (4.81%) Git (software)
5 15 (4.01%) Maven
6 10 (2.67%) JIRA
7 9 (2.41%) Eclipse
8 8 (2.14%) NUnit
8 8 (2.14%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (2.14%) JUnit
9 5 (1.34%) PhoneGap
9 5 (1.34%) Ant
9 5 (1.34%) PHPUnit
9 5 (1.34%) Mockito
9 5 (1.34%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.07%) DbUnit
10 4 (1.07%) TestNG
10 4 (1.07%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 52 (13.90%) Finance
2 12 (3.21%) Banking
3 7 (1.87%) Investment Banking
3 7 (1.87%) Marketing
4 6 (1.60%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.60%) Games
4 6 (1.60%) Legal
5 5 (1.34%) Automotive
5 5 (1.34%) Law
5 5 (1.34%) Retail
6 4 (1.07%) General Ledger
6 4 (1.07%) Front Office
6 4 (1.07%) Advertising
7 3 (0.80%) Publishing
7 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.80%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.53%) Billing
8 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (37.97%) .NET
2 129 (34.49%) HTML
3 107 (28.61%) CSS
4 78 (20.86%) ASP.NET
5 76 (20.32%) XML
6 69 (18.45%) Web Services
7 62 (16.58%) jQuery
8 47 (12.57%) HTML5
9 46 (12.30%) Spring
10 36 (9.63%) Ajax
11 33 (8.82%) WCF
12 27 (7.22%) SOAP
13 24 (6.42%) .NET Framework
14 22 (5.88%) REST
14 22 (5.88%) JSON
14 22 (5.88%) CSS3
15 21 (5.61%) XSLT
15 21 (5.61%) J2EE
16 18 (4.81%) Hibernate
16 18 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.90%) Mobile App
2 11 (2.94%) Blackberry
2 11 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.14%) Open Source
4 6 (1.60%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.60%) VLE
5 5 (1.34%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.34%) NHS
5 5 (1.34%) iPhone
6 4 (1.07%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.07%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.80%) LIMS
7 3 (0.80%) iPad
8 2 (0.53%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.53%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.53%) Pocket PC
8 2 (0.53%) Derivative
8 2 (0.53%) Psychology
8 2 (0.53%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 51 (13.64%) Windows
2 41 (10.96%) Apple iOS
3 40 (10.70%) Android
4 30 (8.02%) UNIX
5 17 (4.55%) Linux
6 8 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.14%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.34%) Windows Phone
7 5 (1.34%) Windows CE
8 4 (1.07%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.53%) Solaris
10 2 (0.53%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.27%) AIX
11 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.27%) CentOS
11 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (16.31%) MVC
2 55 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (10.70%) TDD
4 38 (10.16%) OO
5 24 (6.42%) Android Development
5 24 (6.42%) iOS Development
6 21 (5.61%) Web Development
6 21 (5.61%) Unit Testing
7 19 (5.08%) Web Application Development
8 18 (4.81%) Migration
8 18 (4.81%) Scrum
8 18 (4.81%) SOA
9 15 (4.01%) Mobile Application Development
10 14 (3.74%) Data Modelling
10 14 (3.74%) OOP
11 13 (3.48%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (3.48%) Software Engineering
12 12 (3.21%) MVVM
12 12 (3.21%) CRM
13 11 (2.94%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 154 (41.18%) SQL
2 139 (37.17%) JavaScript
3 130 (34.76%) C#
4 95 (25.40%) Java
5 32 (8.56%) PL/SQL
6 29 (7.75%) PHP
7 19 (5.08%) VB.NET
8 17 (4.55%) T-SQL
9 14 (3.74%) PHP5
9 14 (3.74%) VB
10 13 (3.48%) Objective-C
10 13 (3.48%) Python
11 12 (3.21%) C++
12 10 (2.67%) Perl
12 10 (2.67%) C
13 9 (2.41%) VBA
13 9 (2.41%) Scala
14 7 (1.87%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.07%) VBScript
15 4 (1.07%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 28 (7.49%) Degree
2 20 (5.35%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.34%) OCPJP
5 4 (1.07%) MCITP
6 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.27%) MCSD
7 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.87%) QA
2 4 (1.07%) SLA
3 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.27%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (0.53%) Varnish
2 1 (0.27%) NFS
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.27%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 5 (1.34%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.53%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.27%) SCCM
3 1 (0.27%) SCOM
3 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 83 (22.19%) Oracle
2 57 (15.24%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.21%) JBoss
4 7 (1.87%) Apple
4 7 (1.87%) Google
5 6 (1.60%) SAP
5 6 (1.60%) Sybase
6 5 (1.34%) WSO2
6 5 (1.34%) Adobe
6 5 (1.34%) HP
6 5 (1.34%) RedDot
6 5 (1.34%) Zend
6 5 (1.34%) Sencha
7 4 (1.07%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.07%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.80%) MobileIron
8 3 (0.80%) Cisco
8 3 (0.80%) IBM
8 3 (0.80%) Lotus
9 2 (0.53%) Capita
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day 3-6 month contract
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
University of Leeds
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Eclipse I.T. Recruitment
Rate: £ Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
University of Leeds
Rate: From £30,728 to £36,661 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago