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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Developer
Rank 398 364 298
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -66
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 195 214 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.42% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.45% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 139 163
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £239 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £528 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.04% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +11.11%

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
49661 47331 45270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 31654 28484 25553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2082 2584
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 2014.

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
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 December 2014. 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 -45 163 £375 - 50
London +15 69 £400 +3.15% 12
South East -40 20 £350 +1.15% 6
South West -30 19 £375 - 3
City of London +6 18 £440 +28.46% 4
Scotland -13 16 £388 +13.97% 1
East Midlands +7 13 £350 +3.24% 7
North West +2 13 £338 +12.50% 4
West Midlands -18 12 £375 -11.76% 3
Edinburgh -11 11 £400 +14.28% 1
Northamptonshire -5 10 £350 +89.18% 1
Hampshire -20 7 £360 -4.00% 2
Northampton -7 6 £375 +102.70% 1
Buckinghamshire -19 6 £299 -0.41% 1
North East -23 6 £328 -34.37% 1
Wiltshire - 6 £413 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 6 £328 - 1
Wales - 6 £320 - 1
Swindon - 6 £413 -
Somerset -3 5 £300 +15.38%
Milton Keynes -17 5 £298 -0.83% 1
East of England -25 5 - - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £329 -
Glasgow -6 4 £400 +16.61%
Berkshire -10 4 - -
Gloucestershire -11 4 - - 2
Yorkshire -11 4 £400 +33.33% 9
Manchester -11 4 £268 -28.66%
Warwickshire - 4 £450 - 1
Lancashire - 4 £333 -

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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.

1 138 (35.38%) JavaScript
2 129 (33.08%) SQL
3 124 (31.79%) .NET
4 117 (30.00%) HTML
5 116 (29.74%) C#
6 103 (26.41%) SQL Server
7 92 (23.59%) Java
8 85 (21.79%) CSS
9 81 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
10 68 (17.44%) Oracle
11 65 (16.67%) MVC
11 65 (16.67%) Finance
11 65 (16.67%) ASP.NET
12 56 (14.36%) Web Services
13 55 (14.10%) Apple iOS
14 54 (13.85%) Mobile App
15 52 (13.33%) HTML5
16 48 (12.31%) Android
17 47 (12.05%) jQuery
17 47 (12.05%) Windows
17 47 (12.05%) PHP
18 43 (11.03%) WCF
18 43 (11.03%) UNIX
19 42 (10.77%) OO
20 38 (9.74%) Microsoft
21 37 (9.49%) XML
21 37 (9.49%) TDD
22 34 (8.72%) Visual Studio
22 34 (8.72%) iOS Development
23 32 (8.21%) PL/SQL

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 (4.87%) OpenEdge
2 18 (4.62%) IIS
3 12 (3.08%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.56%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.31%) Apache
5 9 (2.31%) Node.js
6 8 (2.05%) JBoss
6 8 (2.05%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (1.54%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.28%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.03%) CMS
9 4 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.77%) Drupal
10 3 (0.77%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.51%) WordPress
11 2 (0.51%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 22 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.79%) MS Office
3 3 (0.77%) MS Project
4 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.51%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.51%) SPSS
5 1 (0.26%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.26%) CATIA
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) GIMP
5 1 (0.26%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.59%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (2.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (1.79%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (1.54%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (1.54%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (1.28%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (1.03%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.77%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.77%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.77%) Oracle HRMS
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.51%) BASE24
9 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle ASCP
10 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.26%) Remedy AR System
10 1 (0.26%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.77%) GitHub
3 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.51%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.56%) HTTP
2 5 (1.28%) Internet
2 5 (1.28%) SSH
3 4 (1.03%) DNS
3 4 (1.03%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.77%) SAN
4 3 (0.77%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.51%) SSL
5 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.51%) ATM
6 1 (0.26%) GPRS
6 1 (0.26%) PSTN
6 1 (0.26%) VoIP
6 1 (0.26%) SMTP
6 1 (0.26%) FTP
6 1 (0.26%) VPN
6 1 (0.26%) PPP
6 1 (0.26%) S/MIME
6 1 (0.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (26.41%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.95%) MySQL
3 27 (6.92%) Oracle Database
4 21 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 11 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (2.82%) MongoDB
8 9 (2.31%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.79%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.28%) MS Access
10 5 (1.28%) Ingres
11 4 (1.03%) DB2
12 3 (0.77%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.77%) JasperReports
12 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 34 (8.72%) Visual Studio
2 31 (7.95%) Git (software)
3 23 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (5.13%) Maven
5 18 (4.62%) Subversion
6 13 (3.33%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.56%) PHPUnit
7 10 (2.56%) JUnit
8 8 (2.05%) Cucumber
8 8 (2.05%) Mercurial
9 7 (1.79%) Grunt
9 7 (1.79%) Bower
10 6 (1.54%) JIRA
10 6 (1.54%) Hudson
10 6 (1.54%) WebSpeed
11 5 (1.28%) Mocha
11 5 (1.28%) Jasmine
12 4 (1.03%) NUnit
12 4 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
General
1 65 (16.67%) Finance
2 23 (5.90%) Banking
3 12 (3.08%) Front Office
4 10 (2.56%) Retail
5 8 (2.05%) Games
6 7 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.54%) General Ledger
8 5 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.03%) Publishing
9 4 (1.03%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.77%) Legal
10 3 (0.77%) Marketing
11 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.51%) Advertising
11 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Military
12 1 (0.26%) Billing
12 1 (0.26%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (31.79%) .NET
2 117 (30.00%) HTML
3 85 (21.79%) CSS
4 65 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 56 (14.36%) Web Services
6 52 (13.33%) HTML5
7 47 (12.05%) jQuery
8 43 (11.03%) WCF
9 37 (9.49%) XML
10 28 (7.18%) Spring
11 25 (6.41%) .NET Framework
12 24 (6.15%) RESTful
13 23 (5.90%) CSS3
14 22 (5.64%) Ajax
14 22 (5.64%) WPF
15 19 (4.87%) SOAP
16 18 (4.62%) J2EE
16 18 (4.62%) AngularJS
17 17 (4.36%) Hibernate
18 15 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.85%) Mobile App
2 25 (6.41%) User Experience
3 18 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.05%) Open Source
6 7 (1.79%) iPhone
6 7 (1.79%) EMV
7 6 (1.54%) Equities
7 6 (1.54%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.54%) New Media
8 5 (1.28%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.28%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.28%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.28%) Clustering
9 4 (1.03%) Graphic Design
9 4 (1.03%) 3D Graphics
10 3 (0.77%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.77%) Animation
10 3 (0.77%) Pocket PC
Operating Systems
1 55 (14.10%) Apple iOS
2 48 (12.31%) Android
3 47 (12.05%) Windows
4 43 (11.03%) UNIX
5 27 (6.92%) Linux
6 7 (1.79%) Solaris
6 7 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.79%) VME
7 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (1.28%) Windows Phone
9 4 (1.03%) VMS
10 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.77%) Windows CE
10 3 (0.77%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.77%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.51%) Debian
12 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (16.67%) MVC
3 42 (10.77%) OO
4 37 (9.49%) TDD
5 34 (8.72%) iOS Development
6 29 (7.44%) Android Development
7 27 (6.92%) Migration
8 20 (5.13%) Scrum
8 20 (5.13%) Unit Testing
9 19 (4.87%) Web Development
9 19 (4.87%) SOA
10 16 (4.10%) Mobile Application Development
11 15 (3.85%) Workflow
11 15 (3.85%) Configuration Management
11 15 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (3.59%) Content Management
13 13 (3.33%) Project Management
13 13 (3.33%) Change Management
13 13 (3.33%) BDD
14 12 (3.08%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 138 (35.38%) JavaScript
2 129 (33.08%) SQL
3 116 (29.74%) C#
4 92 (23.59%) Java
5 47 (12.05%) PHP
6 32 (8.21%) PL/SQL
7 21 (5.38%) Objective-C
8 20 (5.13%) VB.NET
9 19 (4.87%) T-SQL
10 15 (3.85%) Python
11 14 (3.59%) VB
11 14 (3.59%) PHP5
11 14 (3.59%) Perl
11 14 (3.59%) C++
12 11 (2.82%) VBA
12 11 (2.82%) VB6
13 9 (2.31%) Ruby
13 9 (2.31%) COBOL
14 8 (2.05%) C
14 8 (2.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (8.21%) Security Cleared
2 30 (7.69%) Degree
3 22 (5.64%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.77%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.77%) MCITP
6 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.26%) SSCP
6 1 (0.26%) CCNP
6 1 (0.26%) CCNA
6 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.31%) QA
2 6 (1.54%) SLA
3 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.77%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) HL7
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (1.28%) NFS
2 4 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.51%) Shibboleth
3 2 (0.51%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (1.03%) Puppet
2 3 (0.77%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.26%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 68 (17.44%) Oracle
2 38 (9.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.56%) Sybase
4 8 (2.05%) IBM
4 8 (2.05%) Zend
5 7 (1.79%) RedDot
5 7 (1.79%) VMware
6 6 (1.54%) Google
6 6 (1.54%) Xamarin
7 5 (1.28%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.03%) Open Text
8 4 (1.03%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.77%) Sencha
9 3 (0.77%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.77%) MobileIron
9 3 (0.77%) Lotus
9 3 (0.77%) Micro Focus
9 3 (0.77%) Apple
9 3 (0.77%) Informatica
9 3 (0.77%) SAP
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 12 days ago
London
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Leicestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £39000.00 - £47000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Hightown
Rate: £25,626 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago