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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Developer
Rank 432 410 415
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 197 215 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.39% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.42% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 111 98
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£400 £361 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.80% +5.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £248 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.78 £25.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £39.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -16.66%

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -17 188 £400 +9.58% 66
London +7 61 £450 +5.88% 17
South East -16 48 £400 +33.33% 15
Yorkshire -5 32 £400 +14.28% 8
West Yorkshire -7 23 £400 +14.28% 5
Leeds -18 16 £400 - 5
East of England +2 13 £300 -24.05% 3
Hampshire -15 12 £345 +15.00% 6
Oxfordshire -15 12 £475 +115.90% 3
City of London -4 10 £400 -11.11% 4
South West -15 10 £350 - 4
North West -31 8 £430 +14.66% 3
Surrey -3 7 £406 +80.55% 4
Cambridge -3 7 £225 -47.05% 2
Cambridgeshire -5 7 £225 -40.00% 2
East Midlands -10 7 £225 -18.18% 6
West Midlands -11 7 £363 +3.57% 5
Buckinghamshire -11 7 £350 +22.80% 1
Oxford - 7 £550 - 1
Leicestershire +1 6 £225 -18.18% 1
Milton Keynes -6 6 £300 - 1
Scotland -9 6 £275 -15.38%
Bradford - 6 £325 -
Leicester - 6 £225 -
Gloucestershire -3 5 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £88 - 3
Winchester -16 4 £345 +21.05% 1
East Sussex - 4 £425 -
Hertfordshire +2 3 £330 -17.50%
Edinburgh -16 3 £275 -21.42%

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 158 (40.72%) .NET
2 135 (34.79%) SQL
3 131 (33.76%) C#
4 125 (32.22%) SQL Server
5 122 (31.44%) JavaScript
6 105 (27.06%) HTML
7 101 (26.03%) Java
8 99 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
9 90 (23.20%) MVC
10 87 (22.42%) CSS
11 79 (20.36%) ASP.NET
12 76 (19.59%) Web Services
13 69 (17.78%) Mobile App
14 67 (17.27%) Finance
15 66 (17.01%) WCF
16 64 (16.49%) Android
17 60 (15.46%) Apple iOS
17 60 (15.46%) XML
18 58 (14.95%) Oracle
19 54 (13.92%) Windows
19 54 (13.92%) Microsoft
19 54 (13.92%) jQuery
20 47 (12.11%) .NET Framework
21 43 (11.08%) HTML5
21 43 (11.08%) Android Development
22 42 (10.82%) iOS Development
22 42 (10.82%) ASP.NET MVC
23 41 (10.57%) C++
24 37 (9.54%) TDD
25 35 (9.02%) JSON

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (4.90%) CMS
2 17 (4.38%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (4.38%) IIS
3 16 (4.12%) Umbraco
4 13 (3.35%) WebLogic
5 12 (3.09%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.84%) Node.js
7 8 (2.06%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.29%) JBoss
8 5 (1.29%) Apache
9 4 (1.03%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.77%) Drupal
10 3 (0.77%) EPiServer CMS
10 3 (0.77%) Mule
11 2 (0.52%) Lync
11 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.52%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.03%) MS Office
3 3 (0.77%) Doxygen
4 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) FastStats
5 1 (0.26%) MS Project
5 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (2.06%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.77%) Maximo
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.52%) Magento
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.26%) Unica
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) Endur
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.77%) Google App Engine
3 3 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.52%) GitHub
5 1 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.26%) SaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Heroku
5 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.80%) Internet
2 4 (1.03%) Bluetooth
2 4 (1.03%) ZigBee
3 3 (0.77%) SSL
3 3 (0.77%) LDAP
4 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.52%) HTTP
5 1 (0.26%) SNMP
5 1 (0.26%) Extranet
5 1 (0.26%) 3G
5 1 (0.26%) 2G
5 1 (0.26%) SAN
5 1 (0.26%) Network Security
5 1 (0.26%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.26%) FCoE
5 1 (0.26%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.26%) 4G
5 1 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (32.22%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (5.41%) MySQL
4 16 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (3.09%) SQLite
6 11 (2.84%) MongoDB
6 11 (2.84%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.06%) CouchDB
7 8 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.80%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.80%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (1.03%) Oracle9i Database
11 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (6.96%) Visual Studio
2 22 (5.67%) Git (software)
3 14 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (2.58%) JIRA
5 9 (2.32%) Eclipse
6 7 (1.80%) Ant
6 7 (1.80%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.55%) Mercurial
8 5 (1.29%) Android Studio
8 5 (1.29%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (1.29%) Subversion
9 4 (1.03%) MSI
9 4 (1.03%) Rational Rose
9 4 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (1.03%) Xcode
9 4 (1.03%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 3 (0.77%) Mocha
10 3 (0.77%) Sinon.JS
10 3 (0.77%) Toad
10 3 (0.77%) ERwin
General
1 67 (17.27%) Finance
2 19 (4.90%) Banking
3 13 (3.35%) Front Office
4 10 (2.58%) Back Office
5 9 (2.32%) Games
6 8 (2.06%) Retail
7 7 (1.80%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.29%) Advertising
8 5 (1.29%) Publishing
8 5 (1.29%) Marketing
8 5 (1.29%) French Language
8 5 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.03%) Automotive
10 3 (0.77%) Law
11 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.52%) Local Government
12 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (40.72%) .NET
2 105 (27.06%) HTML
3 87 (22.42%) CSS
4 79 (20.36%) ASP.NET
5 76 (19.59%) Web Services
6 66 (17.01%) WCF
7 60 (15.46%) XML
8 54 (13.92%) jQuery
9 47 (12.11%) .NET Framework
10 43 (11.08%) HTML5
11 42 (10.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 35 (9.02%) JSON
13 32 (8.25%) REST
14 27 (6.96%) RESTful
15 26 (6.70%) AngularJS
16 23 (5.93%) Entity Framework
17 21 (5.41%) WPF
18 20 (5.15%) SOAP
18 20 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web API
19 19 (4.90%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 69 (17.78%) Mobile App
2 19 (4.90%) Client/Server
3 17 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.12%) N-Tier
5 12 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.84%) User Experience
6 11 (2.84%) EPoS
7 10 (2.58%) Fixed Income
7 10 (2.58%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.06%) Derivative
9 6 (1.55%) NHS
9 6 (1.55%) Social Media
10 5 (1.29%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.03%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.77%) Semantic Web
12 3 (0.77%) Animation
12 3 (0.77%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.77%) Linked Data
12 3 (0.77%) Life Science
12 3 (0.77%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 64 (16.49%) Android
2 60 (15.46%) Apple iOS
3 54 (13.92%) Windows
4 27 (6.96%) UNIX
5 24 (6.19%) Linux
6 9 (2.32%) Windows Phone
7 5 (1.29%) Solaris
7 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.77%) BlackBerry OS
9 3 (0.77%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.26%) AIX
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (23.20%) MVC
3 43 (11.08%) Android Development
4 42 (10.82%) iOS Development
5 37 (9.54%) TDD
6 32 (8.25%) SDLC
7 30 (7.73%) Web Development
8 29 (7.47%) OO
9 27 (6.96%) Software Engineering
10 26 (6.70%) Mobile Application Development
11 22 (5.67%) E-Commerce
12 20 (5.15%) Unit Testing
13 19 (4.90%) Workflow
13 19 (4.90%) Scrum
14 17 (4.38%) Mobile Development
15 16 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (4.12%) Project Management
16 15 (3.87%) Web Application Development
17 13 (3.35%) Integration Testing
18 12 (3.09%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 135 (34.79%) SQL
2 131 (33.76%) C#
3 122 (31.44%) JavaScript
4 101 (26.03%) Java
5 41 (10.57%) C++
6 28 (7.22%) PL/SQL
7 22 (5.67%) Python
7 22 (5.67%) Perl
8 21 (5.41%) C
8 21 (5.41%) VB.NET
9 19 (4.90%) T-SQL
10 13 (3.35%) PHP
11 12 (3.09%) Objective-C
12 8 (2.06%) Scala
13 7 (1.80%) VBA
13 7 (1.80%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.55%) VB
14 6 (1.55%) Apple Swift
15 5 (1.29%) PowerShell
16 4 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (5.67%) Degree
2 21 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.84%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.55%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.03%) OCPJP
6 3 (0.77%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.52%) MCSD
7 2 (0.52%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.26%) MCSA
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.26%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.26%) MCAD
8 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.29%) SLA
2 2 (0.52%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) HL7
3 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.26%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 5 (1.29%) ITRS Geneos
1 5 (1.29%) AirWatch
2 3 (0.77%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.26%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.26%) Control-M
4 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 58 (14.95%) Oracle
2 54 (13.92%) Microsoft
3 14 (3.61%) EPiServer
3 14 (3.61%) Xamarin
4 13 (3.35%) Google
5 10 (2.58%) WorldPay
6 9 (2.32%) IBM
6 9 (2.32%) Apple
7 8 (2.06%) Sybase
8 6 (1.55%) MicroStrategy
8 6 (1.55%) VMware
9 5 (1.29%) MobileIron
10 4 (1.03%) Zend
11 3 (0.77%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.77%) ILOG
11 3 (0.77%) Epicor
11 3 (0.77%) SAP
11 3 (0.77%) Sun
11 3 (0.77%) Murex
12 2 (0.52%) HP
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