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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Developer
Rank 416 418 364
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -54
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 193 180 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.33% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.36% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 103 111
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 10
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
- +2.36%

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
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +8 177 £350 +7.69% 105
London -1 62 £393 -1.87% 23
South East -8 26 £363 +39.42% 29
Yorkshire +5 23 £320 +1.58% 11
West Yorkshire -1 19 £325 +3.17% 9
West Midlands -14 15 £375 +13.63% 10
South West +10 14 £368 +13.95% 7
East of England +6 12 £288 -4.16% 14
City of London -6 12 £378 +0.66% 6
East Midlands -1 10 £325 +18.18% 4
North West -24 10 £363 +3.57% 7
Leeds -17 8 £294 -6.74% 8
Cambridgeshire +7 7 £288 - 3
Leicestershire - 7 £250 - 1
Hampshire +6 6 £360 +10.76% 3
Cambridge +4 6 £288 - 2
Scotland -14 6 £370 +8.82% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 5 £350 +40.00%
Tyne and Wear +3 5 £350 +40.00%
North East -6 5 £350 +40.00%
Leicester - 5 £250 -
Bradford - 5 £338 - 1
Birmingham -2 4 £375 -21.05%
Berkshire -8 4 £273 +17.83% 3
Gloucestershire -8 4 £360 +20.00%
Staffordshire -9 4 £413 +71.87% 1
Manchester -15 4 £350 +7.69% 3
Edinburgh +6 3 - - 1
Coventry +5 3 £300 +50.00% 1
Lancashire +5 3 £371 -1.00%

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 159 (43.32%) .NET
2 134 (36.51%) SQL Server
3 130 (35.42%) C#
4 115 (31.34%) JavaScript
5 110 (29.97%) SQL
6 103 (28.07%) HTML
7 83 (22.62%) CSS
8 72 (19.62%) MVC
9 71 (19.35%) Java
10 69 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
11 61 (16.62%) Finance
11 61 (16.62%) Web Services
12 60 (16.35%) ASP.NET
13 57 (15.53%) Microsoft
13 57 (15.53%) Mobile App
14 55 (14.99%) Apple iOS
15 52 (14.17%) XML
15 52 (14.17%) Oracle
16 50 (13.62%) Android
16 50 (13.62%) WCF
16 50 (13.62%) Windows
17 48 (13.08%) jQuery
17 48 (13.08%) HTML5
18 40 (10.90%) Security Cleared
19 37 (10.08%) .NET Framework
19 37 (10.08%) OO
20 35 (9.54%) SQL Server 2008
21 33 (8.99%) Visual Studio
22 31 (8.45%) SC Cleared
22 31 (8.45%) iOS Development

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (6.27%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (4.63%) CMS
3 16 (4.36%) IIS
4 15 (4.09%) OpenEdge
5 14 (3.81%) SharePoint
6 10 (2.72%) Umbraco
7 8 (2.18%) Apache
7 8 (2.18%) MQSeries
8 7 (1.91%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.63%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (1.63%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.63%) Node.js
9 6 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.36%) JBoss
11 4 (1.09%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.09%) EPiServer CMS
11 4 (1.09%) Sitefinity
12 3 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (6.27%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.72%) MS Office
3 5 (1.36%) MS Project
4 4 (1.09%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.09%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.82%) Doxygen
5 3 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.27%) GIMP
7 1 (0.27%) FastStats
7 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.27%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 9 (2.45%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.18%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (1.91%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.09%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (1.09%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.54%) Maximo
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle iStore
7 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.27%) Unica
7 1 (0.27%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.54%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.54%) SaaS
3 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.27%) Office 365
4 1 (0.27%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.18%) Internet
2 6 (1.63%) HTTP
3 4 (1.09%) Bluetooth
3 4 (1.09%) ZigBee
4 3 (0.82%) Intranet
5 2 (0.54%) Network Security
6 1 (0.27%) Skype
6 1 (0.27%) AMQP
6 1 (0.27%) SSH
6 1 (0.27%) GPRS
6 1 (0.27%) PSTN
6 1 (0.27%) SSL
6 1 (0.27%) PPP
6 1 (0.27%) SNMP
6 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (36.51%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (7.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (5.45%) MySQL
5 16 (4.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.63%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.63%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.63%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 5 (1.36%) OLTP
10 4 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.82%) DB2
12 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 33 (8.99%) Visual Studio
2 25 (6.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (6.54%) Git (software)
4 15 (4.09%) Subversion
4 15 (4.09%) WebSpeed
5 8 (2.18%) Ant
5 8 (2.18%) Mercurial
5 8 (2.18%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 7 (1.91%) Maven
6 7 (1.91%) JIRA
7 6 (1.63%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (1.36%) Xcode
8 5 (1.36%) NUnit
9 4 (1.09%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (1.09%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.82%) JDeveloper
11 2 (0.54%) ERwin
11 2 (0.54%) JUnit
11 2 (0.54%) Rational Rose
General
1 61 (16.62%) Finance
2 15 (4.09%) Banking
3 10 (2.72%) Front Office
4 7 (1.91%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.36%) Marketing
5 5 (1.36%) Law
6 4 (1.09%) Games
6 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.82%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.82%) Advertising
8 2 (0.54%) Retail
8 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.54%) Legal
8 2 (0.54%) Automotive
8 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.54%) French Language
8 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (43.32%) .NET
2 103 (28.07%) HTML
3 83 (22.62%) CSS
4 61 (16.62%) Web Services
5 60 (16.35%) ASP.NET
6 52 (14.17%) XML
7 50 (13.62%) WCF
8 48 (13.08%) jQuery
8 48 (13.08%) HTML5
9 37 (10.08%) .NET Framework
10 28 (7.63%) Ajax
11 25 (6.81%) REST
12 22 (5.99%) CSS3
13 21 (5.72%) JSON
14 19 (5.18%) WPF
15 18 (4.90%) AngularJS
15 18 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (4.36%) iOS SDK
16 16 (4.36%) RESTful
16 16 (4.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 57 (15.53%) Mobile App
2 19 (5.18%) User Experience
3 16 (4.36%) Computer Science
4 15 (4.09%) N-Tier
5 12 (3.27%) Open Source
6 10 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.45%) iPhone
8 7 (1.91%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.63%) iPad
10 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.36%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.36%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.36%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.36%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.36%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.09%) 3D Graphics
11 4 (1.09%) Graphic Design
11 4 (1.09%) Derivative
11 4 (1.09%) New Media
12 3 (0.82%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 55 (14.99%) Apple iOS
2 50 (13.62%) Android
2 50 (13.62%) Windows
3 29 (7.90%) UNIX
4 26 (7.08%) Linux
5 12 (3.27%) Solaris
6 8 (2.18%) Windows Phone
7 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.09%) VME
9 3 (0.82%) Windows Phone 8
9 3 (0.82%) BlackBerry OS
9 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.54%) Debian
10 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.27%) CentOS
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.62%) MVC
2 69 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (10.08%) OO
4 31 (8.45%) iOS Development
5 28 (7.63%) Android Development
6 27 (7.36%) TDD
7 24 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (5.99%) Workflow
8 22 (5.99%) SOA
9 19 (5.18%) Web Development
9 19 (5.18%) Mobile Application Development
9 19 (5.18%) Web Application Development
10 18 (4.90%) Software Engineering
10 18 (4.90%) Scrum
11 14 (3.81%) Migration
12 13 (3.54%) Mobile Development
12 13 (3.54%) Unit Testing
12 13 (3.54%) Time Management
12 13 (3.54%) ITIL
13 12 (3.27%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 130 (35.42%) C#
2 115 (31.34%) JavaScript
3 110 (29.97%) SQL
4 71 (19.35%) Java
5 25 (6.81%) PL/SQL
6 23 (6.27%) PHP
7 21 (5.72%) VB.NET
8 18 (4.90%) Objective-C
8 18 (4.90%) VB
9 17 (4.63%) C++
10 13 (3.54%) Python
10 13 (3.54%) Perl
10 13 (3.54%) T-SQL
11 12 (3.27%) VBA
12 11 (3.00%) VB6
13 9 (2.45%) C
14 7 (1.91%) XPath
14 7 (1.91%) XQuery
15 5 (1.36%) COBOL
15 5 (1.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (10.90%) Security Cleared
2 31 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.90%) Degree
4 3 (0.82%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.82%) OCPJP
4 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.54%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) MCITP
6 1 (0.27%) MCAD
6 1 (0.27%) MCSD
6 1 (0.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.09%) SLA
1 4 (1.09%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.27%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (0.54%) Samba
2 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.09%) AirWatch
2 3 (0.82%) Control-M
3 2 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.27%) Puppet
4 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 57 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 52 (14.17%) Oracle
3 13 (3.54%) Google
4 11 (3.00%) Sybase
5 10 (2.72%) IBM
6 9 (2.45%) Xamarin
6 9 (2.45%) EPiServer
7 8 (2.18%) Apple
7 8 (2.18%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.36%) Facebook
8 5 (1.36%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.09%) Adobe
9 4 (1.09%) Sencha
9 4 (1.09%) Twitter
10 3 (0.82%) MobileIron
10 3 (0.82%) Wonderware
10 3 (0.82%) Sun
10 3 (0.82%) BMC
10 3 (0.82%) Informatica
10 3 (0.82%) Business Objects
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