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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Developer
Rank 394 371 349
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -22
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 199 193 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.40% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.44% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 110 137
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% +7.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 11
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.94 £14.00 £17.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.90 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -1.47%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -30 181 £325 -10.95% 105
London -63 66 £400 +5.26% 25
South East -19 28 £261 -20.83% 23
City of London -17 24 £391 +20.38% 5
West Midlands +1 22 £316 +47.09% 7
Scotland -11 15 £325 -7.14% 8
North West -16 13 £350 +12.00% 11
South West -21 13 £323 -18.35% 7
East of England -32 11 £275 -23.61% 17
Yorkshire -12 9 £315 -4.54% 5
Berkshire -15 9 £238 -38.70% 1
East Midlands -4 8 £275 -19.11% 4
Leeds -12 8 £315 -4.54% 2
West Yorkshire -23 8 £315 -4.54% 3
North East - 8 £250 - 6
Reading -3 7 £238 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £250 - 4
Tyne and Wear - 7 £250 - 4
East Sussex - 7 £288 - 2
Glasgow +10 6 £358 +2.14% 5
Warwickshire - 6 £300 -
Hertfordshire -3 5 £250 - 4
Manchester -8 5 £325 +15.55% 4
Cheshire -13 5 £350 +5.26% 4
Derbyshire - 5 £275 - 2
Wiltshire - 5 £323 - 3
Surrey -8 4 £400 -5.88% 5
Staffordshire - 4 £250 - 1
Essex - 4 - - 1
Hampshire -8 3 £325 +3.33% 1

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 158 (40.31%) .NET
2 149 (38.01%) JavaScript
3 138 (35.20%) SQL
4 122 (31.12%) HTML
5 114 (29.08%) C#
6 108 (27.55%) CSS
7 97 (24.74%) ASP.NET
8 89 (22.70%) SQL Server
9 88 (22.45%) Java
10 85 (21.68%) XML
11 80 (20.41%) Microsoft
12 78 (19.90%) Oracle
13 68 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
14 65 (16.58%) Web Services
14 65 (16.58%) MVC
15 63 (16.07%) jQuery
16 62 (15.82%) Windows
17 61 (15.56%) Mobile App
18 58 (14.80%) HTML5
19 57 (14.54%) Finance
20 55 (14.03%) Scrum
21 52 (13.27%) OO
22 46 (11.73%) Relational Database
22 46 (11.73%) Apple iOS
23 43 (10.97%) ASP.NET MVC
23 43 (10.97%) Android
24 42 (10.71%) Ajax
24 42 (10.71%) JSON
25 40 (10.20%) SOAP
26 39 (9.95%) MS Excel

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (5.61%) Node.js
2 10 (2.55%) Apache
2 10 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.04%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.79%) CMS
5 6 (1.53%) Mule
6 5 (1.28%) LiveCycle
7 4 (1.02%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.02%) IIS
7 4 (1.02%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.77%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.77%) Drupal
9 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.51%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.51%) Moodle
9 2 (0.51%) Confluence
9 2 (0.51%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.26%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 39 (9.95%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.04%) MS Office
3 3 (0.77%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Maya
5 1 (0.26%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 17 (4.34%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (2.81%) TRIRIGA
3 10 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (2.30%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.51%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.26%) SAP FI-CA
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.26%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 1 (0.26%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) SaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.28%) Internet
2 3 (0.77%) VPN
3 2 (0.51%) DNS
3 2 (0.51%) SAN
3 2 (0.51%) Intranet
4 1 (0.26%) SSL
4 1 (0.26%) Extranet
4 1 (0.26%) RTCP
4 1 (0.26%) RTP
4 1 (0.26%) Firewall
4 1 (0.26%) Wireless
4 1 (0.26%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.26%) LDAP
4 1 (0.26%) Broadband
4 1 (0.26%) GSM
4 1 (0.26%) SMS
4 1 (0.26%) SMTP
4 1 (0.26%) FTP
4 1 (0.26%) HTTP
4 1 (0.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (22.70%) SQL Server
2 46 (11.73%) Relational Database
3 31 (7.91%) RDBMS
4 24 (6.12%) NoSQL
5 23 (5.87%) MongoDB
6 18 (4.59%) Oracle Database
7 17 (4.34%) Oracle Reports
8 16 (4.08%) MySQL
8 16 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.53%) MS Access
14 6 (1.53%) EDRMS
14 6 (1.53%) Oracle BI EE
14 6 (1.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (8.16%) Visual Studio
2 24 (6.12%) Subversion
3 18 (4.59%) Git (software)
3 18 (4.59%) Eclipse
4 16 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (2.81%) PhoneGap
5 11 (2.81%) Jenkins
6 10 (2.55%) Oracle Forms
6 10 (2.55%) JIRA
7 9 (2.30%) Maven
8 8 (2.04%) Xcode
9 4 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (1.02%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.77%) NUnit
10 3 (0.77%) Ant
10 3 (0.77%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.51%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (0.51%) Mockito
11 2 (0.51%) Mocha
11 2 (0.51%) JUnit
General
1 57 (14.54%) Finance
2 22 (5.61%) Banking
3 10 (2.55%) Retail
3 10 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.04%) Automotive
4 8 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.79%) Law
6 5 (1.28%) Legal
6 5 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.28%) Games
7 4 (1.02%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.02%) Electronics
7 4 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.02%) Marketing
8 3 (0.77%) Front Office
8 3 (0.77%) Local Government
8 3 (0.77%) Billing
9 2 (0.51%) Publishing
9 2 (0.51%) German Language
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (40.31%) .NET
2 122 (31.12%) HTML
3 108 (27.55%) CSS
4 97 (24.74%) ASP.NET
5 85 (21.68%) XML
6 65 (16.58%) Web Services
7 63 (16.07%) jQuery
8 58 (14.80%) HTML5
9 43 (10.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 42 (10.71%) Ajax
10 42 (10.71%) JSON
11 40 (10.20%) SOAP
12 31 (7.91%) Spring
13 29 (7.40%) WCF
14 28 (7.14%) REST
15 26 (6.63%) JSF
15 26 (6.63%) J2EE
16 24 (6.12%) .NET Framework
17 21 (5.36%) CSS3
17 21 (5.36%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 61 (15.56%) Mobile App
2 26 (6.63%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.08%) iPhone
4 13 (3.32%) Blackberry
5 10 (2.55%) N-Tier
5 10 (2.55%) GIS
6 9 (2.30%) iPad
7 7 (1.79%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.53%) LLPG
9 5 (1.28%) NHS
9 5 (1.28%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.02%) Open Source
10 4 (1.02%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.77%) Streaming Video
11 3 (0.77%) Streaming Media
11 3 (0.77%) DTV
11 3 (0.77%) Derivative
11 3 (0.77%) Physics
11 3 (0.77%) Wiki
11 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.82%) Windows
2 46 (11.73%) Apple iOS
3 43 (10.97%) Android
4 16 (4.08%) UNIX
5 12 (3.06%) Linux
6 11 (2.81%) Windows 8
7 9 (2.30%) Windows Phone
8 5 (1.28%) Windows CE
9 4 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.77%) BlackBerry OS
10 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.51%) Solaris
12 1 (0.26%) AIX
12 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.26%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (16.58%) MVC
3 55 (14.03%) Scrum
4 52 (13.27%) OO
5 39 (9.95%) TDD
6 34 (8.67%) Web Development
6 34 (8.67%) iOS Development
7 29 (7.40%) Unit Testing
8 27 (6.89%) Web Application Development
8 27 (6.89%) Android Development
9 22 (5.61%) CRM
10 19 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (4.34%) Mobile Application Development
12 16 (4.08%) OOP
13 15 (3.83%) Multithreading
14 14 (3.57%) Time Management
14 14 (3.57%) Project Management
15 12 (3.06%) Workflow
15 12 (3.06%) SOA
15 12 (3.06%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 149 (38.01%) JavaScript
2 138 (35.20%) SQL
3 114 (29.08%) C#
4 88 (22.45%) Java
5 31 (7.91%) VB
6 30 (7.65%) PHP
7 29 (7.40%) PL/SQL
8 26 (6.63%) VB.NET
9 18 (4.59%) C++
10 17 (4.34%) Objective-C
11 15 (3.83%) T-SQL
12 14 (3.57%) VBA
13 10 (2.55%) Python
14 9 (2.30%) C
14 9 (2.30%) Perl
15 8 (2.04%) VBScript
15 8 (2.04%) VB6
16 7 (1.79%) Scala
17 5 (1.28%) Shell Script
18 4 (1.02%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 28 (7.14%) Degree
2 19 (4.85%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.02%) MCSD
6 3 (0.77%) CEH
6 3 (0.77%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.26%) MCTS
7 1 (0.26%) MCITP
7 1 (0.26%) MCPD
7 1 (0.26%) MCP
7 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.81%) QA
2 6 (1.53%) SLA
3 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) HL7
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
1 2 (0.51%) VMware Server
1 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.26%) Openswan
2 1 (0.26%) KVM
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.26%) Xen
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.26%) NFS
2 1 (0.26%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (0.51%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (0.26%) SCCM
2 1 (0.26%) SCOM
2 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 80 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 78 (19.90%) Oracle
3 17 (4.34%) JBoss
4 14 (3.57%) Adobe
5 13 (3.32%) SAP
6 11 (2.81%) Apple
7 10 (2.55%) Sencha
8 7 (1.79%) ESRI
8 7 (1.79%) Sybase
9 6 (1.53%) Lagan
9 6 (1.53%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.28%) WSO2
10 5 (1.28%) Civica
10 5 (1.28%) Google
10 5 (1.28%) Sage
11 4 (1.02%) IBM
12 3 (0.77%) Symbian
12 3 (0.77%) Business Objects
12 3 (0.77%) Cognos
12 3 (0.77%) Lotus
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £40 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £130 - £170 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Norfolk
Experis IT
Rate: £280 - £320 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £330 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Dundee
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago