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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Developer
Rank 413 343 323
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 192 245 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.47% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.51% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 149 166
Average daily rate
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£375 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.78% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £31.00 £28.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £39.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +21.21%

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
52738 47909 50224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.70% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33149 28976 28331
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2109 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
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 30 October 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
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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 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 -79 168 £375 - 97
London -6 64 £425 +6.25% 20
South East -30 35 £350 +8.52% 26
West Midlands -2 22 £350 -5.40% 4
City of London +19 17 £425 +6.18% 6
South West -54 16 £394 +5.00% 9
Birmingham -1 13 £425 -
Scotland +4 12 £400 +23.07%
East Midlands +7 10 £350 +21.73% 5
Berkshire +3 9 £375 +56.25% 4
Hampshire -23 9 £350 +2.33% 7
Wiltshire -7 8 £413 +12.55% 6
Buckinghamshire -8 8 £260 -18.75% 4
North West -25 8 £359 +19.58% 16
Northern Ireland - 8 £221 -
County Antrim - 8 £221 -
Belfast - 8 £221 -
Swindon 0 7 £456 +24.48% 2
Edinburgh - 7 £450 -
Slough - 6 £375 -
Northamptonshire -4 5 £375 +66.66% 2
East of England -42 5 £475 +26.66% 6
Dorset - 5 £375 -
Glasgow 0 4 - -
Leeds -6 4 £388 -3.12% 5
West Yorkshire -14 4 £388 +3.33% 5
Yorkshire -16 4 £388 +3.33% 7
Manchester -10 3 £400 +33.33% 7
Oxfordshire -17 3 - - 2
Lancashire -21 3 £328 - 1

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 134 (34.72%) JavaScript
2 130 (33.68%) SQL
3 120 (31.09%) HTML
4 118 (30.57%) .NET
5 114 (29.53%) C#
6 106 (27.46%) Java
7 87 (22.54%) SQL Server
7 87 (22.54%) CSS
8 76 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
8 76 (19.69%) Oracle
9 70 (18.13%) ASP.NET
10 69 (17.88%) MVC
11 67 (17.36%) Finance
12 60 (15.54%) Web Services
12 60 (15.54%) Mobile App
13 52 (13.47%) jQuery
14 50 (12.95%) Windows
15 48 (12.44%) HTML5
16 47 (12.18%) XML
17 46 (11.92%) Android
18 45 (11.66%) Apple iOS
19 42 (10.88%) PL/SQL
20 41 (10.62%) TDD
21 40 (10.36%) Microsoft
22 39 (10.10%) UNIX
23 38 (9.84%) PHP
23 38 (9.84%) WCF
24 35 (9.07%) Spring
25 31 (8.03%) OO
26 29 (7.51%) Visual Studio

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 21 (5.44%) IIS
2 13 (3.37%) OpenEdge
3 12 (3.11%) WebLogic
4 10 (2.59%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.59%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.33%) Apache
6 8 (2.07%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.81%) Node.js
7 7 (1.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (1.81%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.30%) JBoss
9 4 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.78%) Drupal
10 3 (0.78%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.52%) LiveLink
11 2 (0.52%) CMS
11 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.52%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.30%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) SPSS
3 2 (0.52%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 19 (4.92%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (3.11%) Oracle Receivables
3 11 (2.85%) Oracle Payables
3 11 (2.85%) Oracle General Ledger
3 11 (2.85%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (1.81%) TRIRIGA
6 6 (1.55%) Oracle iProcurement
7 5 (1.30%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.78%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle ASCP
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle HRMS
10 2 (0.52%) BASE24
10 2 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.26%) Temenos T24
11 1 (0.26%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.04%) Google App Engine
3 3 (0.78%) GitHub
3 3 (0.78%) SaaS
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.89%) HTTP
2 7 (1.81%) Internet
3 6 (1.55%) SSH
4 4 (1.04%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.04%) DNS
5 3 (0.78%) PuTTY
5 3 (0.78%) SAN
6 2 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.52%) FTP
6 2 (0.52%) ATM
6 2 (0.52%) SSL
6 2 (0.52%) NFC
7 1 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.26%) 4G
7 1 (0.26%) LTE
7 1 (0.26%) S/MIME
7 1 (0.26%) VoIP
7 1 (0.26%) SMTP
7 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (22.54%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.74%) Oracle Database
3 24 (6.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (5.44%) MySQL
5 18 (4.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (3.37%) Relational Database
7 11 (2.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (2.85%) MongoDB
8 10 (2.59%) NoSQL
9 8 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (2.07%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.55%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.55%) DB2
11 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.30%) Ingres
12 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (1.04%) Oracle Discoverer
13 4 (1.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 29 (7.51%) Visual Studio
2 24 (6.22%) Git (software)
3 18 (4.66%) Maven
4 16 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (3.89%) Jenkins
6 12 (3.11%) Subversion
7 10 (2.59%) JUnit
7 10 (2.59%) PHPUnit
8 7 (1.81%) JIRA
8 7 (1.81%) NUnit
8 7 (1.81%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.81%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (1.55%) Ant
9 6 (1.55%) Mercurial
9 6 (1.55%) Hudson
10 5 (1.30%) Grunt
10 5 (1.30%) Bower
10 5 (1.30%) Jasmine
10 5 (1.30%) Mocha
11 4 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 67 (17.36%) Finance
2 22 (5.70%) Banking
3 9 (2.33%) General Ledger
3 9 (2.33%) Front Office
4 8 (2.07%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.07%) Games
4 8 (2.07%) Retail
5 6 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.30%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.30%) Legal
7 4 (1.04%) Advertising
7 4 (1.04%) Publishing
7 4 (1.04%) Marketing
8 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) Military
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (31.09%) HTML
2 118 (30.57%) .NET
3 87 (22.54%) CSS
4 70 (18.13%) ASP.NET
5 60 (15.54%) Web Services
6 52 (13.47%) jQuery
7 48 (12.44%) HTML5
8 47 (12.18%) XML
9 38 (9.84%) WCF
10 35 (9.07%) Spring
11 27 (6.99%) J2EE
12 25 (6.48%) Ajax
13 23 (5.96%) .NET Framework
14 22 (5.70%) RESTful
14 22 (5.70%) SOAP
15 21 (5.44%) Hibernate
16 20 (5.18%) CSS3
17 19 (4.92%) WPF
18 16 (4.15%) JSON
18 16 (4.15%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 60 (15.54%) Mobile App
2 19 (4.92%) User Experience
2 19 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.89%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.11%) Open Source
6 8 (2.07%) iPhone
7 6 (1.55%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.55%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.55%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.30%) Clustering
9 4 (1.04%) EMV
9 4 (1.04%) Equities
9 4 (1.04%) VLE
9 4 (1.04%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.04%) Animation
10 3 (0.78%) Pocket PC
10 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.52%) W3C
11 2 (0.52%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 50 (12.95%) Windows
2 46 (11.92%) Android
3 45 (11.66%) Apple iOS
4 39 (10.10%) UNIX
5 24 (6.22%) Linux
6 9 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.07%) Windows Phone
8 6 (1.55%) Windows Mobile
9 5 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.04%) VMS
10 4 (1.04%) Solaris
10 4 (1.04%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.78%) Windows Phone 8
11 3 (0.78%) VME
11 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.78%) Windows CE
12 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.52%) AIX
13 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (17.88%) MVC
3 41 (10.62%) TDD
4 31 (8.03%) OO
5 28 (7.25%) Migration
5 28 (7.25%) Android Development
6 26 (6.74%) iOS Development
7 21 (5.44%) SOA
8 20 (5.18%) Unit Testing
9 19 (4.92%) Scrum
10 17 (4.40%) Data Modelling
11 16 (4.15%) Web Development
11 16 (4.15%) Mobile Application Development
12 14 (3.63%) Configuration Management
13 13 (3.37%) BDD
14 12 (3.11%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (3.11%) Data Migration
14 12 (3.11%) Web Application Development
15 11 (2.85%) Content Management
15 11 (2.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 134 (34.72%) JavaScript
2 130 (33.68%) SQL
3 114 (29.53%) C#
4 106 (27.46%) Java
5 42 (10.88%) PL/SQL
6 38 (9.84%) PHP
7 20 (5.18%) Objective-C
7 20 (5.18%) VB.NET
8 15 (3.89%) T-SQL
9 14 (3.63%) Perl
9 14 (3.63%) C++
9 14 (3.63%) Python
10 13 (3.37%) PHP5
11 10 (2.59%) C
12 9 (2.33%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.33%) VB
13 8 (2.07%) VBScript
13 8 (2.07%) VBA
14 7 (1.81%) Ruby
15 6 (1.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (7.51%) Degree
2 28 (7.25%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.44%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.30%) OCPJP
5 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.04%) MCITP
6 3 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.26%) CCNP
7 1 (0.26%) CCNA
7 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.59%) QA
2 4 (1.04%) SLA
3 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.30%) NFS
2 4 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.52%) Varnish
3 2 (0.52%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 5 (1.30%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.04%) Puppet
3 1 (0.26%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 76 (19.69%) Oracle
2 40 (10.36%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.07%) Sybase
3 8 (2.07%) Google
4 7 (1.81%) Zend
4 7 (1.81%) IBM
4 7 (1.81%) RedDot
5 6 (1.55%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.30%) SAP
6 5 (1.30%) VMware
7 4 (1.04%) Open Text
8 3 (0.78%) MobileIron
8 3 (0.78%) Syclo
8 3 (0.78%) Cognos
8 3 (0.78%) ILOG
8 3 (0.78%) Lotus
8 3 (0.78%) Apple
8 3 (0.78%) HP
9 2 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.52%) Perforce
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