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 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Developer
Rank 415 445 351
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -94
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 193 148 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.27% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.30% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 82 117
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £309
% change year-on-year
+8.52% +4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £21.48 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.78 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +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
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1990 2044 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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 28 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
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 May 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 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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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 +29 176 £363 +3.57% 102
London +29 66 £413 +4.43% 24
Yorkshire +13 41 £323 +2.38% 23
West Yorkshire +16 38 £325 +3.17% 16
South East -9 23 £365 +10.18% 29
Leeds -4 20 £320 +1.58% 11
South West +20 16 £345 +6.97% 5
Bradford - 10 £325 - 3
North West -17 9 £364 +3.92% 6
City of London +5 8 £393 +1.29% 9
East Midlands -3 8 £250 -9.09% 1
East of England +6 7 £325 +8.33% 8
West Midlands -4 7 £360 +7.46% 4
Leicestershire - 7 £250 - 1
Scotland -15 6 £238 -33.56% 7
West Sussex - 6 £363 -
Leicester - 6 £250 -
Surrey +14 5 £431 +4.54% 8
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £375 - 5
Manchester -6 5 £365 +12.30% 2
Cardiff +10 4 £425 +40.49% 1
South Wales +7 4 £425 +40.49% 1
Wales -1 4 £425 +40.49% 1
Berkshire +8 3 £313 +73.37% 6
Milton Keynes +5 3 £375 - 4
Edinburgh +4 3 £238 -40.62% 5
Kent +3 3 - - 4
Gloucestershire -7 3 £320 +6.66% 1
Cheshire -8 3 £394 +12.50% 2
Oxfordshire -12 3 £365 +52.08% 3

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 170 (45.33%) .NET
2 146 (38.93%) SQL Server
3 144 (38.40%) C#
4 117 (31.20%) JavaScript
5 115 (30.67%) SQL
6 97 (25.87%) HTML
7 86 (22.93%) MVC
8 81 (21.60%) CSS
9 78 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
10 75 (20.00%) Web Services
11 74 (19.73%) ASP.NET
12 69 (18.40%) Java
13 67 (17.87%) XML
13 67 (17.87%) Microsoft
14 64 (17.07%) Mobile App
15 63 (16.80%) Finance
16 60 (16.00%) WCF
17 54 (14.40%) Android
17 54 (14.40%) Windows
18 53 (14.13%) Apple iOS
19 51 (13.60%) Oracle
20 48 (12.80%) .NET Framework
21 47 (12.53%) jQuery
22 44 (11.73%) HTML5
23 38 (10.13%) Visual Studio
24 36 (9.60%) Security Cleared
25 35 (9.33%) OO
26 33 (8.80%) ASP.NET MVC
27 31 (8.27%) SQL Server 2008
28 30 (8.00%) SC Cleared

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 26 (6.93%) BizTalk Server
2 23 (6.13%) IIS
3 19 (5.07%) CMS
4 14 (3.73%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.47%) OpenEdge
6 12 (3.20%) Umbraco
7 9 (2.40%) WebLogic
8 8 (2.13%) Apache
8 8 (2.13%) MQSeries
9 6 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.33%) Node.js
11 4 (1.07%) EPiServer CMS
11 4 (1.07%) Sitefinity
11 4 (1.07%) MS Project Server
11 4 (1.07%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.80%) JBoss
12 3 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (6.13%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.93%) MS Office
3 6 (1.60%) MS Project
4 5 (1.33%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.80%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.80%) Doxygen
6 2 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.27%) CATIA
7 1 (0.27%) FastStats
7 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.40%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (1.87%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.07%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (1.07%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (1.07%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.80%) Maximo
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle iStore
6 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.27%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (0.80%) Google App Engine
2 3 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.27%) Office 365
4 1 (0.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.87%) Internet
2 6 (1.60%) HTTP
3 4 (1.07%) ZigBee
3 4 (1.07%) Bluetooth
4 3 (0.80%) Intranet
4 3 (0.80%) SSL
4 3 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.53%) Network Security
6 1 (0.27%) Skype
6 1 (0.27%) PPP
6 1 (0.27%) SNMP
6 1 (0.27%) GPRS
6 1 (0.27%) PSTN
6 1 (0.27%) SSH
6 1 (0.27%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (38.93%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (6.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (4.80%) MySQL
5 16 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (3.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (2.13%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.87%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (1.87%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.60%) OLTP
10 5 (1.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 5 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.80%) DB2
13 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 38 (10.13%) Visual Studio
2 27 (7.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (6.13%) Git (software)
4 13 (3.47%) WebSpeed
5 11 (2.93%) Subversion
6 10 (2.67%) Ant
7 9 (2.40%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 8 (2.13%) Mercurial
9 7 (1.87%) Eclipse
10 6 (1.60%) JIRA
10 6 (1.60%) Maven
10 6 (1.60%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (1.60%) Xcode
11 4 (1.07%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (1.07%) Rational Rose
11 4 (1.07%) NUnit
11 4 (1.07%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.80%) Android Studio
12 3 (0.80%) ERwin
12 3 (0.80%) JDeveloper
General
1 63 (16.80%) Finance
2 16 (4.27%) Banking
3 10 (2.67%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.40%) Front Office
5 7 (1.87%) Marketing
6 5 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.33%) Games
6 5 (1.33%) Law
6 5 (1.33%) French Language
7 4 (1.07%) Automotive
7 4 (1.07%) Advertising
8 3 (0.80%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.80%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.53%) Retail
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (45.33%) .NET
2 97 (25.87%) HTML
3 81 (21.60%) CSS
4 75 (20.00%) Web Services
5 74 (19.73%) ASP.NET
6 67 (17.87%) XML
7 60 (16.00%) WCF
8 48 (12.80%) .NET Framework
9 47 (12.53%) jQuery
10 44 (11.73%) HTML5
11 33 (8.80%) ASP.NET MVC
12 30 (8.00%) Ajax
13 29 (7.73%) JSON
14 28 (7.47%) REST
15 24 (6.40%) Entity Framework
16 21 (5.60%) AngularJS
17 20 (5.33%) iOS SDK
17 20 (5.33%) CSS3
17 20 (5.33%) WinForms
18 19 (5.07%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 64 (17.07%) Mobile App
2 17 (4.53%) N-Tier
2 17 (4.53%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.27%) User Experience
4 11 (2.93%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.40%) iPhone
7 7 (1.87%) Derivative
8 6 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.60%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.33%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.33%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.33%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.33%) iPad
10 4 (1.07%) Social Media
11 3 (0.80%) NHS
11 3 (0.80%) EPoS
11 3 (0.80%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.80%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 54 (14.40%) Android
1 54 (14.40%) Windows
2 53 (14.13%) Apple iOS
3 23 (6.13%) Linux
4 22 (5.87%) UNIX
5 13 (3.47%) Solaris
6 8 (2.13%) Windows Phone
7 6 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.80%) Windows Phone 8
8 3 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.80%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.80%) BlackBerry OS
9 2 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.53%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.53%) Debian
9 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.27%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (22.93%) MVC
2 78 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (9.33%) OO
4 30 (8.00%) Android Development
5 29 (7.73%) iOS Development
6 27 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (7.20%) TDD
7 26 (6.93%) Software Engineering
8 25 (6.67%) Mobile Application Development
9 23 (6.13%) Workflow
9 23 (6.13%) SOA
10 21 (5.60%) Web Application Development
11 20 (5.33%) Web Development
12 18 (4.80%) Migration
12 18 (4.80%) Mobile Development
13 16 (4.27%) Scrum
13 16 (4.27%) SDLC
14 15 (4.00%) Project Management
14 15 (4.00%) OOP
15 13 (3.47%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 144 (38.40%) C#
2 117 (31.20%) JavaScript
3 115 (30.67%) SQL
4 69 (18.40%) Java
5 28 (7.47%) VB.NET
6 27 (7.20%) PL/SQL
7 22 (5.87%) C++
8 18 (4.80%) PHP
9 15 (4.00%) Perl
10 14 (3.73%) Python
10 14 (3.73%) Objective-C
11 13 (3.47%) C
12 12 (3.20%) VBA
13 11 (2.93%) VB
14 10 (2.67%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.87%) XQuery
15 7 (1.87%) XPath
16 4 (1.07%) VBScript
16 4 (1.07%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.07%) VB6
Qualifications
1 36 (9.60%) Security Cleared
2 30 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.33%) Degree
4 4 (1.07%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.07%) OCPJP
4 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.80%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.53%) MCSD
6 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.27%) SSCP
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.27%) MCAD
7 1 (0.27%) MCITP
7 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.33%) QA
2 4 (1.07%) SLA
3 3 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.27%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.53%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (1.33%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.07%) AirWatch
3 3 (0.80%) Control-M
4 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 67 (17.87%) Microsoft
2 51 (13.60%) Oracle
3 16 (4.27%) Google
4 13 (3.47%) Sybase
5 11 (2.93%) EPiServer
6 10 (2.67%) Xamarin
6 10 (2.67%) Apple
7 9 (2.40%) IBM
8 5 (1.33%) Facebook
8 5 (1.33%) MicroStrategy
8 5 (1.33%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.07%) Sun
9 4 (1.07%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.07%) VMware
10 3 (0.80%) MobileIron
10 3 (0.80%) Twitter
10 3 (0.80%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.80%) Adobe
10 3 (0.80%) Informatica
10 3 (0.80%) Epicor
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