The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Applications Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Developer
Rank 331 327 357
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +30
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 358 352 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.63% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.66% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 233 161
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 10
Median hourly rate £38.13 £33.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% +2.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.54 £33.25 £28.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £33.25 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +2.30%

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
52739 52999 51576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.73% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 34376 32174 31581
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1514 2137 2130
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% -0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

Applications Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Applications Developer in the job title.

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 6 May 2016.

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 6 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 349 £375 +7.14% 81
London -58 107 £400 - 22
South East -2 61 £350 - 20
North West +9 40 £370 +5.71% 7
West Midlands +9 39 £370 +19.35% 3
East Midlands +24 32 £334 +2.69% 5
South West +7 27 £400 +18.51% 6
Leicestershire +20 24 £333 +33.00% 3
Yorkshire -3 24 £395 +23.28% 7
Leicester +11 23 £333 +33.00% 1
Hampshire +19 22 £333 -11.33% 3
Shropshire - 21 £370 -
West Yorkshire -5 20 £389 +19.69% 7
Telford - 19 £370 -
Cheshire -2 17 £393 +12.14% 3
City of London +30 15 £400 +3.89% 3
Leeds -7 15 £395 +31.50% 6
North East -26 12 £338 -3.57% 2
Tyne and Wear -32 12 £338 -3.57% 2
West Sussex -18 11 £400 +10.34%
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 11 £338 -3.57% 2
Preston +13 10 £345 -4.82% 2
Lancashire +9 10 £345 -7.07% 2
Chester +4 10 £475 +35.71%
East of England -1 10 £338 +7.14% 8
Berkshire -7 9 £297 -7.34% 6
Gloucestershire +12 8 £463 +35.03% 2
Scotland -6 8 £369 +47.50% 5
Buckinghamshire +16 7 £338 -32.50% 1
Warwickshire +3 7 £386 +45.66%

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, Applications Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Applications Developer in the job title.

1 225 (35.89%) JavaScript
2 182 (29.03%) HTML
3 163 (26.00%) .NET
3 163 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (24.88%) SQL
5 150 (23.92%) Java
6 137 (21.85%) C#
7 135 (21.53%) SQL Server
8 126 (20.10%) HTML5
9 124 (19.78%) CSS
10 116 (18.50%) Mobile App
11 105 (16.75%) Apple iOS
12 98 (15.63%) Finance
13 97 (15.47%) Windows
14 93 (14.83%) AngularJS
15 90 (14.35%) Oracle
16 88 (14.04%) Android
17 87 (13.88%) Microsoft
17 87 (13.88%) MVC
18 82 (13.08%) jQuery
19 80 (12.76%) iOS Development
20 72 (11.48%) Security Cleared
21 71 (11.32%) Web Services
22 67 (10.69%) ASP.NET
23 66 (10.53%) Git (software)
24 65 (10.37%) Android Development
25 63 (10.05%) RESTful
26 61 (9.73%) XML
27 58 (9.25%) Scrum
28 56 (8.93%) Linux

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 53 (8.45%) Node.js
2 25 (3.99%) IIS
2 25 (3.99%) OpenStack
3 24 (3.83%) WebSphere
4 16 (2.55%) Apache
5 15 (2.39%) WebLogic
6 14 (2.23%) CMS
7 10 (1.59%) JBoss
7 10 (1.59%) Mule
8 8 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (1.28%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.96%) CICS
9 6 (0.96%) GeoServer
10 5 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (0.80%) Documentum
11 4 (0.64%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.64%) Facebook Platform
11 4 (0.64%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.64%) Umbraco
Applications
1 38 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.19%) MS Office
3 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.16%) MS Project
4 1 (0.16%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 19 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (2.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (2.07%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.96%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (0.80%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 3 (0.48%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.32%) Maximo
8 2 (0.32%) OpenText Process Suite
8 2 (0.32%) PeopleSoft CRM
9 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
9 1 (0.16%) Misys Opics
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 46 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (4.78%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (2.07%) GitHub
5 6 (0.96%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.80%) CloudFront
7 4 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.64%) Boomi
7 4 (0.64%) Google Play
7 4 (0.64%) iPaaS
8 2 (0.32%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.32%) PaaS
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.16%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.16%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.55%) HTTP
2 9 (1.44%) SSL
3 7 (1.12%) HTTPS
3 7 (1.12%) Internet
4 6 (0.96%) FTP
4 6 (0.96%) LDAP
4 6 (0.96%) WinSCP
5 5 (0.80%) Bluetooth
5 5 (0.80%) DNS
6 2 (0.32%) Firewall
6 2 (0.32%) Network Security
6 2 (0.32%) NFC
6 2 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.16%) 4G
7 1 (0.16%) DVB
7 1 (0.16%) Intranet
7 1 (0.16%) MQTT
7 1 (0.16%) PPTP
7 1 (0.16%) Skype
7 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (21.53%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 27 (4.31%) MongoDB
4 26 (4.15%) Relational Database
4 26 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (3.35%) Oracle Database
7 20 (3.19%) MySQL
8 18 (2.87%) DB2
8 18 (2.87%) MS Access
9 12 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.75%) CouchDB
11 10 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (1.12%) Big Data
14 7 (1.12%) GIS
14 7 (1.12%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 66 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 49 (7.81%) Visual Studio
3 26 (4.15%) Vagrant
4 23 (3.67%) Subversion
5 22 (3.51%) Xcode
6 20 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (2.87%) Maven
8 17 (2.71%) Eclipse
8 17 (2.71%) Jasmine
9 15 (2.39%) git-flow
9 15 (2.39%) jspm
10 13 (2.07%) JIRA
11 10 (1.59%) Gradle
11 10 (1.59%) JUnit
11 10 (1.59%) Karma Test Runner
11 10 (1.59%) WiX
12 9 (1.44%) Ant
13 8 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
13 8 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 98 (15.63%) Finance
2 41 (6.54%) Banking
3 22 (3.51%) Retail
4 21 (3.35%) Marketing
5 14 (2.23%) Local Government
6 9 (1.44%) Advertising
7 8 (1.28%) Games
7 8 (1.28%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.12%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.12%) Legal
9 6 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.96%) Publishing
10 5 (0.80%) Law
10 5 (0.80%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.64%) Back Office
12 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.16%) Front Office
12 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.16%) International Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (29.03%) HTML
2 163 (26.00%) .NET
3 126 (20.10%) HTML5
4 124 (19.78%) CSS
5 93 (14.83%) AngularJS
6 82 (13.08%) jQuery
7 71 (11.32%) Web Services
8 67 (10.69%) ASP.NET
9 63 (10.05%) RESTful
10 61 (9.73%) XML
11 54 (8.61%) CSS3
12 49 (7.81%) REST
13 45 (7.18%) JSON
14 42 (6.70%) .NET Framework
15 36 (5.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 33 (5.26%) WCF
17 32 (5.10%) Entity Framework
18 29 (4.63%) Ajax
18 29 (4.63%) ASP.NET MVC
19 28 (4.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 116 (18.50%) Mobile App
2 39 (6.22%) User Experience
3 21 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (1.91%) iPhone
5 10 (1.59%) Algorithms
5 10 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.59%) iPad
5 10 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.59%) Mobile Banking
6 9 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.44%) Mainframe
6 9 (1.44%) Social Media
7 6 (0.96%) Animation
7 6 (0.96%) Data Structures
7 6 (0.96%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (0.96%) VSAM
8 5 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (0.80%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.64%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 105 (16.75%) Apple iOS
2 97 (15.47%) Windows
3 88 (14.04%) Android
4 56 (8.93%) Linux
5 32 (5.10%) Windows 10
6 27 (4.31%) Windows Phone
7 19 (3.03%) Unix
8 17 (2.71%) AIX
9 11 (1.75%) Windows Server
10 10 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
10 10 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.44%) Windows 7
12 7 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.96%) MVS
13 6 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.48%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (13.88%) MVC
3 80 (12.76%) iOS Development
4 65 (10.37%) Android Development
5 58 (9.25%) Scrum
6 54 (8.61%) Software Engineering
7 48 (7.66%) Web Development
8 44 (7.02%) TDD
9 39 (6.22%) Mobile Development
10 37 (5.90%) Unit Testing
11 34 (5.42%) Service Management
12 33 (5.26%) Web Application Development
13 32 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (4.78%) OO
15 29 (4.63%) DevOps
16 28 (4.47%) SDLC
17 23 (3.67%) Mobile Application Development
18 21 (3.35%) Identity Access Management
19 20 (3.19%) Workflow
20 19 (3.03%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 225 (35.89%) JavaScript
2 156 (24.88%) SQL
3 150 (23.92%) Java
4 137 (21.85%) C#
5 54 (8.61%) Objective-C
6 43 (6.86%) C++
7 41 (6.54%) Apple Swift
8 35 (5.58%) PHP
9 34 (5.42%) Shell Script
10 32 (5.10%) T-SQL
11 30 (4.78%) Python
12 29 (4.63%) Ruby
12 29 (4.63%) VB.NET
13 28 (4.47%) VB
14 24 (3.83%) PL/SQL
15 22 (3.51%) VBA
16 17 (2.71%) C
17 16 (2.55%) ECMAScript
18 14 (2.23%) ES6
18 14 (2.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 72 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 39 (6.22%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.15%) DV Cleared
4 13 (2.07%) Degree
5 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.16%) CISA
5 1 (0.16%) CISM
5 1 (0.16%) CISSP
5 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.16%) OCA
5 1 (0.16%) OCAJ
5 1 (0.16%) OCP
5 1 (0.16%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.44%) QA
2 8 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.48%) SLA
4 1 (0.16%) BS7666
4 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (1.12%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (0.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.64%) Varnish
3 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.16%) Docker
4 1 (0.16%) Firmware
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.16%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 29 (4.63%) Puppet
2 27 (4.31%) Uchiwa
3 26 (4.15%) Graphite
4 25 (3.99%) Packer
5 13 (2.07%) Grafana
6 12 (1.91%) Terraform
7 5 (0.80%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.64%) QRadar
9 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.32%) SCCM
10 1 (0.16%) Ansible
10 1 (0.16%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.16%) Control-M
10 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.16%) Salt
10 1 (0.16%) SCOM
10 1 (0.16%) WMI
Vendors
1 90 (14.35%) Oracle
2 87 (13.88%) Microsoft
3 35 (5.58%) Google
4 32 (5.10%) MuleSoft
5 27 (4.31%) Atlassian
6 26 (4.15%) ForgeRock
7 25 (3.99%) IBM
8 12 (1.91%) WSO2
9 11 (1.75%) Apple
10 10 (1.59%) Xamarin
11 8 (1.28%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.12%) Adobe
12 7 (1.12%) CA
13 6 (0.96%) Micro Focus
13 6 (0.96%) New Relic
14 5 (0.80%) OpenText
14 5 (0.80%) SAP
14 5 (0.80%) Sybase
15 4 (0.64%) Informatica
15 4 (0.64%) Infragistics
London
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Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bournemouth
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Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago