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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Developer
Rank 414 393 338
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -55
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 201 207 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.39% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.42% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 118 163
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£360 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £248 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 11
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +32.35%

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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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
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 16 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 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
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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 -10 183 £362 -3.53% 87
London +20 61 £400 -4.76% 26
South East +4 51 £285 -15.55% 14
South West -35 17 £350 -5.59% 9
Hampshire +3 16 £285 -8.06% 3
West Midlands -10 16 £350 -5.40% 5
City of London +16 15 £365 -8.75% 8
Birmingham +3 13 £350 -5.40% 1
East of England -47 11 £395 +18.79% 6
Berkshire +7 10 £375 +47.78% 2
Scotland -11 10 £350 +7.69% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 9 £220 -53.68%
East Midlands +4 8 £275 +22.22% 6
Slough +4 7 £375 +70.45%
North West -13 7 £375 +11.11% 9
Dorset - 7 £250 -
Leeds +5 6 £375 -6.25% 7
Surrey +1 6 £225 -40.00% 4
West Yorkshire -1 6 £375 - 8
Cambridgeshire -3 6 £375 - 4
Yorkshire -6 6 £375 - 10
Edinburgh - 6 £375 - 1
Leicestershire +6 4 £275 +22.22% 1
Milton Keynes -1 4 - -
Cheltenham -3 4 - -
Oxfordshire -3 4 £220 -43.22% 2
Wiltshire -12 4 £410 +18.58% 4
Cambridge -12 4 £425 +70.00% 4
Gloucestershire -13 4 - -
Glasgow -15 4 £320 +6.66%

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 146 (40.67%) SQL
2 140 (39.00%) JavaScript
3 130 (36.21%) HTML
4 122 (33.98%) .NET
5 118 (32.87%) C#
6 101 (28.13%) Java
6 101 (28.13%) CSS
7 82 (22.84%) Oracle
8 80 (22.28%) SQL Server
9 74 (20.61%) ASP.NET
10 72 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
10 72 (20.06%) MVC
11 61 (16.99%) Finance
12 58 (16.16%) XML
13 57 (15.88%) Web Services
14 52 (14.48%) jQuery
14 52 (14.48%) Mobile App
15 47 (13.09%) Windows
16 45 (12.53%) HTML5
17 42 (11.70%) Microsoft
17 42 (11.70%) TDD
18 41 (11.42%) Spring
19 39 (10.86%) UNIX
19 39 (10.86%) PL/SQL
20 37 (10.31%) OO
20 37 (10.31%) WCF
20 37 (10.31%) Android
21 34 (9.47%) Apple iOS
22 32 (8.91%) PHP
23 29 (8.08%) Ajax

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 19 (5.29%) IIS
2 14 (3.90%) WebLogic
3 10 (2.79%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.79%) OpenEdge
4 9 (2.51%) Apache
4 9 (2.51%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.95%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.95%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (1.67%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.11%) Node.js
7 4 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.84%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.84%) Mule
8 3 (0.84%) Drupal
9 2 (0.56%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.56%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.56%) WorkSite
9 2 (0.56%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (6.69%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.23%) MS Office
3 3 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (5.85%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (3.34%) Oracle Receivables
3 11 (3.06%) Oracle General Ledger
3 11 (3.06%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (2.79%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (2.51%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (1.67%) Oracle iProcurement
7 5 (1.39%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.84%) TRIRIGA
9 3 (0.84%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.84%) Oracle ASCP
9 3 (0.84%) SAP PM
9 3 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.84%) Oracle HRMS
10 2 (0.56%) BASE24
11 1 (0.28%) Summit
11 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.11%) SaaS
3 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.84%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.90%) HTTP
2 8 (2.23%) Internet
3 5 (1.39%) SSH
4 3 (0.84%) VPN
4 3 (0.84%) DNS
4 3 (0.84%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.56%) SSL
5 2 (0.56%) SAN
5 2 (0.56%) ATM
5 2 (0.56%) NFC
5 2 (0.56%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.56%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.28%) Telnet
6 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.28%) LAN
6 1 (0.28%) WAN
6 1 (0.28%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (22.28%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.96%) Oracle Database
3 21 (5.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (4.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (4.74%) Relational Database
5 16 (4.46%) MySQL
6 14 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (2.79%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.79%) NoSQL
8 9 (2.51%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.67%) DB2
10 6 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.39%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.39%) MS Access
12 4 (1.11%) OLAP
12 4 (1.11%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 28 (7.80%) Visual Studio
2 21 (5.85%) Maven
3 19 (5.29%) Subversion
3 19 (5.29%) Git (software)
4 17 (4.74%) Jenkins
5 14 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (2.51%) PHPUnit
6 9 (2.51%) JIRA
6 9 (2.51%) JUnit
7 8 (2.23%) NUnit
8 7 (1.95%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.67%) Ant
9 6 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (1.67%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.39%) Jasmine
10 5 (1.39%) Mocha
10 5 (1.39%) Grunt
10 5 (1.39%) Bower
11 4 (1.11%) Mockito
11 4 (1.11%) DbUnit
General
1 61 (16.99%) Finance
2 23 (6.41%) Banking
3 9 (2.51%) General Ledger
4 7 (1.95%) Games
5 6 (1.67%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.67%) Retail
5 6 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.11%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.11%) Law
6 4 (1.11%) Legal
6 4 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.11%) Advertising
6 4 (1.11%) Marketing
7 3 (0.84%) Publishing
7 3 (0.84%) Front Office
8 2 (0.56%) Electronics
8 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.56%) Automotive
9 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (36.21%) HTML
2 122 (33.98%) .NET
3 101 (28.13%) CSS
4 74 (20.61%) ASP.NET
5 58 (16.16%) XML
6 57 (15.88%) Web Services
7 52 (14.48%) jQuery
8 45 (12.53%) HTML5
9 41 (11.42%) Spring
10 37 (10.31%) WCF
11 29 (8.08%) Ajax
12 26 (7.24%) J2EE
13 25 (6.96%) Hibernate
14 24 (6.69%) SOAP
15 21 (5.85%) .NET Framework
16 19 (5.29%) CSS3
17 18 (5.01%) REST
17 18 (5.01%) ASP.NET MVC
17 18 (5.01%) WPF
18 17 (4.74%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 52 (14.48%) Mobile App
2 18 (5.01%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.46%) User Experience
4 15 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.06%) Open Source
6 9 (2.51%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.67%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.11%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.11%) Clustering
8 4 (1.11%) VLE
8 4 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.11%) iPhone
8 4 (1.11%) Animation
9 3 (0.84%) Pocket PC
9 3 (0.84%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.84%) LIMS
10 2 (0.56%) DTV
10 2 (0.56%) NHS
10 2 (0.56%) W3C
10 2 (0.56%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.09%) Windows
2 39 (10.86%) UNIX
3 37 (10.31%) Android
4 34 (9.47%) Apple iOS
5 21 (5.85%) Linux
6 9 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.95%) Windows Phone
8 6 (1.67%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.39%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.84%) VMS
10 3 (0.84%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.84%) Windows CE
10 3 (0.84%) Solaris
10 3 (0.84%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.28%) CentOS
12 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (20.06%) MVC
1 72 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (11.70%) TDD
3 37 (10.31%) OO
4 23 (6.41%) Web Development
5 21 (5.85%) Migration
5 21 (5.85%) Android Development
6 20 (5.57%) Scrum
7 17 (4.74%) SOA
7 17 (4.74%) Unit Testing
7 17 (4.74%) iOS Development
7 17 (4.74%) Mobile Application Development
8 15 (4.18%) Web Application Development
8 15 (4.18%) BDD
9 14 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (3.90%) Data Modelling
10 13 (3.62%) OOP
11 12 (3.34%) Project Management
11 12 (3.34%) Data Migration
11 12 (3.34%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 146 (40.67%) SQL
2 140 (39.00%) JavaScript
3 118 (32.87%) C#
4 101 (28.13%) Java
5 39 (10.86%) PL/SQL
6 32 (8.91%) PHP
7 16 (4.46%) T-SQL
7 16 (4.46%) VB.NET
7 16 (4.46%) PHP5
8 14 (3.90%) Python
9 12 (3.34%) VB
9 12 (3.34%) Perl
9 12 (3.34%) Objective-C
10 11 (3.06%) C++
11 9 (2.51%) C
12 8 (2.23%) Scala
13 7 (1.95%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.95%) VBScript
13 7 (1.95%) VBA
14 6 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (6.96%) Degree
2 19 (5.29%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.39%) OCPJP
5 4 (1.11%) MCITP
5 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.84%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.28%) CCNP
7 1 (0.28%) CCNA
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.23%) QA
2 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.11%) NFS
2 3 (0.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.56%) Shibboleth
3 2 (0.56%) Varnish
4 1 (0.28%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 5 (1.39%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.84%) Puppet
3 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.28%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 82 (22.84%) Oracle
2 42 (11.70%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.23%) Sybase
3 8 (2.23%) Google
4 7 (1.95%) RedDot
4 7 (1.95%) Zend
4 7 (1.95%) JBoss
5 6 (1.67%) SAP
6 5 (1.39%) IBM
6 5 (1.39%) HP
6 5 (1.39%) Apple
6 5 (1.39%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.11%) VMware
8 3 (0.84%) Lotus
8 3 (0.84%) Cisco
8 3 (0.84%) MobileIron
8 3 (0.84%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.56%) Informatica
9 2 (0.56%) Adobe
9 2 (0.56%) Sun
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £467 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Computer People
Rate: Competitive Day rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £469 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £270 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £145.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago