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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Developer
Rank 399 366 351
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 182 208 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.41% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.45% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 138 109
Average daily rate
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£350 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
-12.30% -

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 -48 150 £350 -6.66% 85
London -14 52 £388 -15.98% 20
South East -24 31 £328 +0.76% 21
North West -2 17 £380 +12.59% 4
Hampshire -7 12 £355 -5.33% 5
Berkshire +2 11 £313 +6.38% 5
South West -39 11 £370 -1.33% 7
City of London +6 10 £363 -23.68% 10
East of England -3 10 £288 +27.77% 6
Scotland -14 10 £360 +2.85% 4
West Midlands -25 10 £375 +11.11% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne +12 7 £350 +40.00% 3
Tyne and Wear +8 7 £350 +40.00% 3
East Midlands +2 7 £375 +27.65% 4
North East 0 7 £350 +40.00% 4
Yorkshire -8 7 £350 +3.70% 11
Wales - 7 £320 - 1
Reading +6 6 £233 -2.10% 4
Cambridgeshire -7 5 £288 +27.77% 1
Manchester -7 5 £313 -16.66% 4
Gloucestershire -10 5 £370 - 3
Edinburgh -11 5 £313 -10.71% 3
Cambridge - 5 £288 - 1
Merseyside - 5 £408 -
West Yorkshire -12 4 £375 +25.00% 4
Buckinghamshire - 4 £260 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £260 -
Liverpool - 4 £408 -
Hertfordshire +12 3 - - 2
Cheshire +5 3 £500 +66.66%

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 136 (36.56%) .NET
2 117 (31.45%) JavaScript
3 113 (30.38%) C#
4 107 (28.76%) SQL Server
5 104 (27.96%) HTML
6 102 (27.42%) SQL
7 83 (22.31%) Java
8 74 (19.89%) CSS
9 68 (18.28%) Finance
10 66 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
11 60 (16.13%) ASP.NET
12 57 (15.32%) Oracle
13 55 (14.78%) MVC
14 53 (14.25%) Apple iOS
15 48 (12.90%) Web Services
16 47 (12.63%) HTML5
16 47 (12.63%) Mobile App
17 45 (12.10%) jQuery
17 45 (12.10%) Windows
18 43 (11.56%) Security Cleared
19 42 (11.29%) OO
20 41 (11.02%) XML
20 41 (11.02%) Android
21 40 (10.75%) Microsoft
22 34 (9.14%) SC Cleared
22 34 (9.14%) iOS Development
23 32 (8.60%) UNIX
23 32 (8.60%) PHP
24 31 (8.33%) WCF
25 30 (8.06%) TDD

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 23 (6.18%) OpenEdge
2 16 (4.30%) IIS
3 14 (3.76%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (3.49%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.69%) CMS
6 9 (2.42%) MQSeries
7 8 (2.15%) Apache
7 8 (2.15%) Node.js
8 7 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (1.88%) JBoss
9 6 (1.61%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.34%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.34%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.08%) MS Project Server
11 4 (1.08%) Sitefinity
12 3 (0.81%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 24 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.23%) MS Office
3 6 (1.61%) MS Project
4 5 (1.34%) 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%) GIMP
8 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (3.49%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (2.96%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (2.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.61%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (1.61%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (1.08%) TRIRIGA
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.81%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle iStore
7 2 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.27%) BASE24
8 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.27%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.27%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.27%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.27%) SaaS
2 1 (0.27%) GitHub
2 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.42%) HTTP
2 6 (1.61%) Internet
3 3 (0.81%) Intranet
3 3 (0.81%) SSH
4 2 (0.54%) PuTTY
4 2 (0.54%) SAN
4 2 (0.54%) DNS
4 2 (0.54%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.27%) VPN
5 1 (0.27%) PPP
5 1 (0.27%) ATM
5 1 (0.27%) GPRS
5 1 (0.27%) PSTN
5 1 (0.27%) VoIP
5 1 (0.27%) SMTP
5 1 (0.27%) FTP
5 1 (0.27%) 2G
5 1 (0.27%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (28.76%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (5.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (5.65%) MySQL
5 15 (4.03%) Oracle Database
6 13 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.88%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.34%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.08%) MS Access
11 3 (0.81%) Ingres
11 3 (0.81%) DB2
11 3 (0.81%) OLTP
11 3 (0.81%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.81%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 29 (7.80%) Visual Studio
2 24 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (5.91%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.76%) WebSpeed
5 11 (2.96%) Subversion
6 8 (2.15%) Maven
7 7 (1.88%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (1.88%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 6 (1.61%) NUnit
8 6 (1.61%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.34%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.34%) Xcode
10 4 (1.08%) JDeveloper
10 4 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.81%) Grunt
11 3 (0.81%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.81%) Ant
11 3 (0.81%) JUnit
11 3 (0.81%) Hudson
General
1 68 (18.28%) Finance
2 20 (5.38%) Banking
3 13 (3.49%) Front Office
4 6 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.34%) General Ledger
5 5 (1.34%) Retail
6 4 (1.08%) Legal
6 4 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.81%) Law
8 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.54%) Publishing
8 2 (0.54%) Games
8 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.54%) Marketing
9 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (36.56%) .NET
2 104 (27.96%) HTML
3 74 (19.89%) CSS
4 60 (16.13%) ASP.NET
5 48 (12.90%) Web Services
6 47 (12.63%) HTML5
7 45 (12.10%) jQuery
8 41 (11.02%) XML
9 31 (8.33%) WCF
10 28 (7.53%) .NET Framework
11 25 (6.72%) Ajax
12 20 (5.38%) CSS3
13 18 (4.84%) WPF
14 17 (4.57%) iOS SDK
14 17 (4.57%) AngularJS
15 16 (4.30%) REST
15 16 (4.30%) J2EE
16 15 (4.03%) Spring
16 15 (4.03%) RESTful
17 13 (3.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.63%) Mobile App
2 21 (5.65%) User Experience
3 15 (4.03%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.03%) iPhone
4 14 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.15%) iPad
7 7 (1.88%) EMV
7 7 (1.88%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.61%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.61%) New Media
9 5 (1.34%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.34%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.34%) Open Source
10 4 (1.08%) Graphic Design
10 4 (1.08%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (1.08%) Equities
11 3 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.81%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.81%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 53 (14.25%) Apple iOS
2 45 (12.10%) Windows
3 41 (11.02%) Android
4 32 (8.60%) UNIX
5 27 (7.26%) Linux
6 10 (2.69%) Solaris
7 7 (1.88%) VME
8 6 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.34%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.81%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.54%) VMS
11 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.54%) Debian
11 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.27%) CentOS
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (14.78%) MVC
3 42 (11.29%) OO
4 34 (9.14%) iOS Development
5 30 (8.06%) TDD
6 24 (6.45%) SOA
6 24 (6.45%) Android Development
7 21 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (5.38%) Migration
9 19 (5.11%) Scrum
10 16 (4.30%) Web Development
10 16 (4.30%) Unit Testing
10 16 (4.30%) Web Application Development
11 15 (4.03%) Workflow
11 15 (4.03%) ITIL
12 12 (3.23%) Software Engineering
13 11 (2.96%) Content Management
13 11 (2.96%) Time Management
14 10 (2.69%) OOP
14 10 (2.69%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (31.45%) JavaScript
2 113 (30.38%) C#
3 102 (27.42%) SQL
4 83 (22.31%) Java
5 32 (8.60%) PHP
6 28 (7.53%) PL/SQL
7 25 (6.72%) Objective-C
8 22 (5.91%) VB.NET
9 19 (5.11%) VB
10 15 (4.03%) C++
11 13 (3.49%) Perl
11 13 (3.49%) VBA
12 12 (3.23%) Python
13 11 (2.96%) VB6
14 10 (2.69%) C
15 9 (2.42%) COBOL
16 8 (2.15%) T-SQL
17 7 (1.88%) VBScript
17 7 (1.88%) XPath
18 6 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (11.56%) Security Cleared
2 34 (9.14%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.18%) Degree
4 3 (0.81%) VCP4
5 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.27%) SSCP
6 1 (0.27%) MCITP
6 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.42%) QA
2 7 (1.88%) SLA
3 6 (1.61%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) HL7
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (0.54%) NFS
2 2 (0.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.54%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (0.81%) Puppet
2 2 (0.54%) Control-M
3 1 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 57 (15.32%) Oracle
2 40 (10.75%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.23%) IBM
4 10 (2.69%) Sybase
5 7 (1.88%) Sitecore
6 6 (1.61%) Google
6 6 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.34%) Apple
8 4 (1.08%) Adobe
8 4 (1.08%) Sencha
8 4 (1.08%) VMware
8 4 (1.08%) Facebook
8 4 (1.08%) Twitter
9 3 (0.81%) Serena
9 3 (0.81%) Remedy
9 3 (0.81%) Micro Focus
9 3 (0.81%) Wonderware
9 3 (0.81%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.81%) Business Objects
9 3 (0.81%) BMC
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