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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Developer
Rank 342 368 370
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 289 305 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.55% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.59% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 194 185
Median daily rate £418 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +4.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Median hourly rate £28.25 £45.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.22% +57.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £45.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-64.44% +57.89%

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -13 246 £418 +4.37% 88
London +21 118 £441 +0.85% 23
South East -27 34 £350 -17.64% 20
East of England +3 26 £425 +13.33% 12
City of London -2 26 £445 +6.26% 5
South West +28 24 £373 - 8
Wales +13 24 £550 +70.54% 1
Swansea - 16 £550 -
West Wales - 16 £550 -
Yorkshire +21 14 £380 -5.00% 2
Bedfordshire - 13 £450 - 2
Hampshire +14 10 £336 -10.40% 7
Scotland +8 10 £325 -3.70% 4
North West -10 10 £400 +17.64% 4
Bedford - 10 £450 -
Leeds +14 9 £380 -5.00% 1
West Yorkshire +14 9 £380 -5.00% 1
East Midlands +4 7 £400 - 11
West Midlands -20 7 £350 -17.64% 6
Gloucestershire +7 6 £398 - 1
South Wales +1 6 £540 +67.44% 1
West Sussex -3 6 £350 -37.77%
Manchester -7 6 £425 +30.76% 2
Tyne and Wear -40 6 £275 -14.72% 1
North East -40 6 £275 -14.72% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 6 £275 -14.72% 1
Dorset - 6 £338 - 6
Bournemouth - 6 £338 - 6
Hertfordshire +2 5 £375 +15.38% 1
East Grinstead - 5 £350 -

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 238 (42.73%) JavaScript
2 192 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (34.29%) Java
4 171 (30.70%) HTML
5 142 (25.49%) SQL
6 137 (24.60%) C#
7 134 (24.06%) .NET
8 131 (23.52%) CSS
9 127 (22.80%) AngularJS
10 124 (22.26%) Finance
11 102 (18.31%) SQL Server
12 101 (18.13%) HTML5
13 96 (17.24%) Mobile App
14 92 (16.52%) Android
15 76 (13.64%) Security Cleared
16 75 (13.46%) Web Services
17 71 (12.75%) XML
18 70 (12.57%) Apple iOS
19 68 (12.21%) Oracle
20 66 (11.85%) CSS3
21 62 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
22 56 (10.05%) SC Cleared
22 56 (10.05%) MVC
23 55 (9.87%) ASP.NET
23 55 (9.87%) jQuery
23 55 (9.87%) Git (software)
24 54 (9.69%) Open Source
24 54 (9.69%) Relational Database
25 53 (9.52%) Microsoft
25 53 (9.52%) TDD

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 17 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.87%) IIS
3 11 (1.97%) Apache
4 10 (1.80%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (1.44%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.90%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.72%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.72%) Drupal
8 4 (0.72%) JBoss
9 3 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.36%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.36%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.36%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.36%) Confluence
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 19 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.54%) MS Office
3 2 (0.36%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.18%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.18%) MS Project
4 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.97%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.90%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.54%) OpenText Process Suite
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.18%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.18%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.33%) PaaS
4 8 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.26%) GitHub
6 5 (0.90%) Google Play
6 5 (0.90%) IaaS
7 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.36%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.36%) iTunes
7 2 (0.36%) SaaS
7 2 (0.36%) TestFlight
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.23%) HTTP
2 10 (1.80%) Internet
3 6 (1.08%) Firewall
4 4 (0.72%) DMARC
5 2 (0.36%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.36%) DHCP
5 2 (0.36%) DKIM
5 2 (0.36%) FTP
5 2 (0.36%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.36%) Intranet
5 2 (0.36%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.36%) SMTP
5 2 (0.36%) SSL
5 2 (0.36%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.18%) Broadband
6 1 (0.18%) DNS
6 1 (0.18%) IPv4
6 1 (0.18%) IPv6
6 1 (0.18%) SMS
6 1 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (18.31%) SQL Server
2 54 (9.69%) Relational Database
3 18 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 18 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (2.69%) SQLite
6 14 (2.51%) MySQL
6 14 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (1.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 9 (1.62%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.26%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (1.26%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.08%) Big Data
12 6 (1.08%) MS Access
12 6 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 55 (9.87%) Git (software)
2 40 (7.18%) Visual Studio
3 34 (6.10%) Jenkins
4 19 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (3.23%) gulp
6 17 (3.05%) Maven
7 16 (2.87%) TeamCity
8 14 (2.51%) JIRA
8 14 (2.51%) Subversion
9 13 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
10 12 (2.15%) webpack
11 11 (1.97%) Jasmine
12 10 (1.80%) Selenium
13 9 (1.62%) Grunt
13 9 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
14 8 (1.44%) Ant
15 7 (1.26%) Eclipse
16 6 (1.08%) Mocha
16 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 5 (0.90%) JUnit
General
1 124 (22.26%) Finance
2 41 (7.36%) Banking
3 30 (5.39%) Marketing
4 23 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.59%) Manufacturing
6 17 (3.05%) Games
7 12 (2.15%) Electronics
8 9 (1.62%) Legal
9 8 (1.44%) Retail
10 7 (1.26%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.90%) Back Office
11 5 (0.90%) Front Office
12 3 (0.54%) Advertising
12 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.54%) Law
13 2 (0.36%) Military
14 1 (0.18%) German Language
14 1 (0.18%) Local Government
14 1 (0.18%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (30.70%) HTML
2 134 (24.06%) .NET
3 131 (23.52%) CSS
4 127 (22.80%) AngularJS
5 101 (18.13%) HTML5
6 75 (13.46%) Web Services
7 71 (12.75%) XML
8 66 (11.85%) CSS3
9 55 (9.87%) ASP.NET
9 55 (9.87%) jQuery
10 45 (8.08%) REST
11 44 (7.90%) JSON
11 44 (7.90%) React
11 44 (7.90%) RESTful
12 35 (6.28%) Node.js
13 28 (5.03%) Apache Cordova
13 28 (5.03%) ASP.NET MVC
14 27 (4.85%) ASP.NET Web API
14 27 (4.85%) SOAP
15 24 (4.31%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 96 (17.24%) Mobile App
2 48 (8.62%) User Experience
3 30 (5.39%) Computer Science
4 24 (4.31%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (3.59%) Visualisation
6 19 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (3.23%) Virtual Team
8 13 (2.33%) iPhone
9 10 (1.80%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.26%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.08%) Cryptography
11 6 (1.08%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.90%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.90%) Graphic Design
13 4 (0.72%) Equities
14 3 (0.54%) 3D Graphics
14 3 (0.54%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.54%) iPad
14 3 (0.54%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 92 (16.52%) Android
2 70 (12.57%) Apple iOS
3 48 (8.62%) Windows
4 24 (4.31%) Linux
5 20 (3.59%) Unix
6 5 (0.90%) AIX
6 5 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.72%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.54%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.18%) CentOS
10 1 (0.18%) Solaris
10 1 (0.18%) VME
10 1 (0.18%) webOS
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
3 56 (10.05%) MVC
4 54 (9.69%) Open Source
5 53 (9.52%) TDD
6 49 (8.80%) Android Development
6 49 (8.80%) Scrum
6 49 (8.80%) Web Development
7 44 (7.90%) OO
8 36 (6.46%) Configuration Management
9 35 (6.28%) Web Application Development
10 34 (6.10%) Mobile Development
11 33 (5.92%) iOS Development
12 31 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
13 30 (5.39%) SDLC
13 30 (5.39%) Software Engineering
14 26 (4.67%) BDD
15 25 (4.49%) Unit Testing
16 24 (4.31%) Domain-Driven Design
16 24 (4.31%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 238 (42.73%) JavaScript
2 191 (34.29%) Java
3 142 (25.49%) SQL
4 137 (24.60%) C#
5 35 (6.28%) PL/SQL
6 32 (5.75%) C++
7 31 (5.57%) Python
8 26 (4.67%) ES6
8 26 (4.67%) T-SQL
8 26 (4.67%) VB
9 24 (4.31%) Objective-C
10 22 (3.95%) PHP
11 19 (3.41%) Apple Swift
11 19 (3.41%) VB.NET
12 18 (3.23%) VBA
13 16 (2.87%) Scala
14 13 (2.33%) VB6
15 12 (2.15%) C
16 11 (1.97%) Shell Script
17 7 (1.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 76 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 56 (10.05%) SC Cleared
3 22 (3.95%) Degree
4 10 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (1.62%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.36%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.18%) MCP
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.18%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.08%) QA
2 4 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.18%) MiFID
3 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.18%) SDET
3 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.15%) Docker
3 3 (0.54%) HDFS
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (4.85%) Ansible
2 8 (1.44%) Puppet
3 7 (1.26%) HP Fortify
4 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.54%) Terraform
6 2 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.36%) Control-M
6 2 (0.36%) WSUS
7 1 (0.18%) QRadar
7 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 68 (12.21%) Oracle
2 53 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.13%) SAP
4 22 (3.95%) Xamarin
5 11 (1.97%) Google
5 11 (1.97%) IBM
6 9 (1.62%) Adobe
7 8 (1.44%) HP
7 8 (1.44%) ILOG
8 6 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.90%) Informatica
10 4 (0.72%) Siebel
11 3 (0.54%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.54%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.54%) Sun
11 3 (0.54%) WorldPay
12 2 (0.36%) ForgeRock
12 2 (0.36%) Kony
12 2 (0.36%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.36%) Zend
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