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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Developer
Rank 413 429 383
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -46
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 192 171 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.34% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 90 121
Average daily rate
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£363 £370 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 12
Average hourly rate £33.25 £39.63 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.08% -8.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.78 £38.20 £30.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £39.63 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-6.62% +20.07%

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
51835 49864 44801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.59% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 32680 30673 25940
Average daily rate £400 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.52% -1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1944 1967 2098
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.51 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

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 29 June 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
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 29 June 2015.

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 29 June 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 -6 179 £350 -3.78% 83
London -18 64 £401 -5.76% 23
Yorkshire +7 43 £320 +1.58% 15
West Yorkshire +13 39 £325 +3.17% 12
South East -15 23 £375 -6.25% 20
Leeds -10 22 £320 +1.58% 11
South West +10 18 £315 -10.00% 3
Bradford - 13 £325 - 1
East of England -3 12 £330 -8.33% 8
Surrey +3 8 £425 - 7
Scotland -14 8 £256 -32.11% 2
City of London -15 8 £400 -11.11% 5
West Midlands -3 7 £400 +14.28% 4
East Midlands -8 7 £250 -9.09% 1
Leicestershire - 7 £250 - 1
Buckinghamshire +2 6 £313 -10.71% 2
West Sussex - 6 £363 - 2
Leicester - 6 £250 -
North West -25 5 £375 +11.11% 6
Reigate +5 4 £425 -
Wales +3 4 £425 -
Edinburgh +1 4 £256 -35.93% 1
Kent 0 4 - - 6
Gloucestershire -5 4 £315 -
Hertfordshire -8 4 £330 -16.98%
North Yorkshire - 4 £265 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 4 £225 - 4
York - 4 £265 - 2
South Wales - 4 £425 -
Cambridge - 4 £225 - 3

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 173 (46.88%) .NET
2 147 (39.84%) C#
3 143 (38.75%) SQL Server
4 124 (33.60%) SQL
5 115 (31.17%) JavaScript
6 93 (25.20%) HTML
6 93 (25.20%) MVC
7 86 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
8 82 (22.22%) ASP.NET
9 81 (21.95%) CSS
10 80 (21.68%) Web Services
11 73 (19.78%) XML
11 73 (19.78%) Java
12 70 (18.97%) Finance
13 68 (18.43%) Microsoft
13 68 (18.43%) WCF
14 60 (16.26%) Mobile App
15 57 (15.45%) Windows
16 54 (14.63%) Oracle
17 53 (14.36%) .NET Framework
18 52 (14.09%) Android
19 49 (13.28%) jQuery
20 47 (12.74%) Apple iOS
21 41 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
22 39 (10.57%) Visual Studio
23 38 (10.30%) HTML5
24 33 (8.94%) Security Cleared
24 33 (8.94%) JSON
25 32 (8.67%) OO
26 31 (8.40%) SQL Server 2008

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 25 (6.78%) BizTalk Server
2 24 (6.50%) IIS
3 20 (5.42%) CMS
4 14 (3.79%) Umbraco
5 13 (3.52%) WebLogic
5 13 (3.52%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.44%) OpenEdge
7 8 (2.17%) Apache
7 8 (2.17%) MQSeries
8 6 (1.63%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.08%) EPiServer CMS
10 4 (1.08%) Node.js
10 4 (1.08%) Sitefinity
10 4 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.08%) MS Project Server
10 4 (1.08%) JBoss
11 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 22 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.17%) MS Office
3 4 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.08%) MS Project
3 4 (1.08%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.81%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.81%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.27%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 8 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.90%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.81%) Maximo
5 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle iStore
5 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.27%) Unica
6 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.81%) Google App Engine
2 3 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.54%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Heroku
4 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.27%) Office 365
4 1 (0.27%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.90%) Internet
2 6 (1.63%) HTTP
3 4 (1.08%) Bluetooth
3 4 (1.08%) ZigBee
4 3 (0.81%) SSL
5 2 (0.54%) Intranet
5 2 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.54%) Network Security
5 2 (0.54%) LDAP
6 1 (0.27%) SNMP
6 1 (0.27%) Extranet
6 1 (0.27%) 3G
6 1 (0.27%) 2G
6 1 (0.27%) SSH
6 1 (0.27%) 4G
6 1 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (38.75%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (6.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (5.15%) MySQL
5 15 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (2.44%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.44%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.17%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (1.90%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.08%) Oracle9i Database
11 4 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (10.57%) Visual Studio
2 22 (5.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (5.15%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.44%) Subversion
4 9 (2.44%) WebSpeed
5 8 (2.17%) Ant
5 8 (2.17%) JIRA
6 7 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (1.90%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 6 (1.63%) Mercurial
7 6 (1.63%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.63%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.36%) Xcode
9 4 (1.08%) NUnit
9 4 (1.08%) Rational Rose
10 3 (0.81%) Toad
10 3 (0.81%) JDeveloper
10 3 (0.81%) ERwin
10 3 (0.81%) MSI
10 3 (0.81%) Android Studio
General
1 70 (18.97%) Finance
2 19 (5.15%) Banking
3 11 (2.98%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.71%) Front Office
5 8 (2.17%) Games
6 7 (1.90%) Marketing
7 6 (1.63%) Law
8 5 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.36%) Advertising
8 5 (1.36%) French Language
8 5 (1.36%) Retail
9 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.08%) Automotive
10 3 (0.81%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.27%) Back Office
12 1 (0.27%) Electronics
12 1 (0.27%) Legal
12 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (46.88%) .NET
2 93 (25.20%) HTML
3 82 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 81 (21.95%) CSS
5 80 (21.68%) Web Services
6 73 (19.78%) XML
7 68 (18.43%) WCF
8 53 (14.36%) .NET Framework
9 49 (13.28%) jQuery
10 41 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 38 (10.30%) HTML5
12 33 (8.94%) JSON
13 30 (8.13%) REST
14 26 (7.05%) Entity Framework
14 26 (7.05%) Ajax
15 21 (5.69%) WinForms
15 21 (5.69%) AngularJS
16 19 (5.15%) SOAP
16 19 (5.15%) WPF
17 18 (4.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 60 (16.26%) Mobile App
2 20 (5.42%) N-Tier
3 15 (4.07%) Client/Server
4 14 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.52%) User Experience
6 8 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.17%) Derivative
7 7 (1.90%) iPhone
7 7 (1.90%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.36%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.36%) Social Media
8 5 (1.36%) iPad
9 4 (1.08%) EPoS
9 4 (1.08%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.81%) W3C
10 3 (0.81%) Kindle
10 3 (0.81%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.81%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 57 (15.45%) Windows
2 52 (14.09%) Android
3 47 (12.74%) Apple iOS
4 24 (6.50%) Linux
5 20 (5.42%) UNIX
6 10 (2.71%) Solaris
7 8 (2.17%) Windows Phone
8 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.81%) Windows Phone 8
10 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.81%) BlackBerry OS
11 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.27%) AIX
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (25.20%) MVC
2 86 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (8.67%) OO
4 31 (8.40%) Android Development
5 29 (7.86%) TDD
6 28 (7.59%) Software Engineering
7 27 (7.32%) iOS Development
8 25 (6.78%) Mobile Application Development
9 24 (6.50%) Web Application Development
9 24 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (5.96%) Workflow
11 21 (5.69%) SOA
11 21 (5.69%) Web Development
12 20 (5.42%) SDLC
13 19 (5.15%) Migration
13 19 (5.15%) Scrum
14 16 (4.34%) E-Commerce
14 16 (4.34%) Unit Testing
15 15 (4.07%) Project Management
15 15 (4.07%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 147 (39.84%) C#
2 124 (33.60%) SQL
3 115 (31.17%) JavaScript
4 73 (19.78%) Java
5 27 (7.32%) C++
5 27 (7.32%) VB.NET
6 25 (6.78%) PL/SQL
7 15 (4.07%) Perl
8 14 (3.79%) C
8 14 (3.79%) Python
9 13 (3.52%) PHP
10 12 (3.25%) T-SQL
11 11 (2.98%) VBA
12 10 (2.71%) Objective-C
12 10 (2.71%) VB
13 7 (1.90%) XQuery
13 7 (1.90%) XPath
14 5 (1.36%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.36%) VBScript
15 3 (0.81%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 33 (8.94%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.05%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.34%) Degree
4 4 (1.08%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.08%) OCPJP
5 3 (0.81%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.54%) MCSD
6 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.27%) MCAD
7 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.63%) SLA
2 5 (1.36%) QA
3 3 (0.81%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.54%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (1.36%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (0.81%) AirWatch
2 3 (0.81%) Control-M
3 2 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 68 (18.43%) Microsoft
2 54 (14.63%) Oracle
3 16 (4.34%) Google
4 12 (3.25%) EPiServer
5 11 (2.98%) Sybase
6 10 (2.71%) IBM
6 10 (2.71%) Apple
6 10 (2.71%) Xamarin
7 6 (1.63%) MicroStrategy
8 5 (1.36%) VMware
8 5 (1.36%) Facebook
9 4 (1.08%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.08%) Sun
10 3 (0.81%) Business Objects
10 3 (0.81%) Epicor
10 3 (0.81%) Adobe
10 3 (0.81%) Wonderware
10 3 (0.81%) Zend
10 3 (0.81%) Twitter
10 3 (0.81%) MobileIron
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