The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 12822 12957 13311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.14% 24.36% 22.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.06% 26.29% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8380 8520 8471
Average daily rate
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£380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 157 279
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £19.85 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.05 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%

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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer within the UK.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer within the UK.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

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 Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 11624 £388 - 4499
London 0 6326 £425 - 1801
South East -1 1565 £350 - 679
City of London 0 1544 £450 - 661
East of England 0 737 £350 +7.69% 313
South West 0 712 £350 +7.69% 343
North West 0 701 £325 +2.36% 502
Scotland +1 677 £375 +7.14% 187
Yorkshire 0 551 £325 +8.33% 361
West Midlands 0 529 £325 +8.33% 226
West Yorkshire -1 397 £325 +8.33% 200
Manchester 0 365 £325 - 283
Hampshire -3 343 £360 +10.76% 147
Berkshire -3 326 £363 +3.57% 113
East Midlands -2 287 £310 +1.63% 194
Glasgow 0 284 £375 +7.14% 81
Edinburgh +3 271 £375 +15.38% 64
Surrey +2 253 £360 -4.00% 143
Leeds 0 237 £325 +8.33% 124
Cambridgeshire 0 230 £325 -0.76% 101
Bristol -1 198 £368 +22.50% 100
Hertfordshire 0 186 £350 - 85
Birmingham 0 176 £350 +16.66% 67
Wales +3 168 £325 +4.83% 73
Cheshire 0 167 £325 +8.33% 118
Reading +3 148 £363 -3.33% 44
Cambridge 0 141 £350 +9.37% 75
Gloucestershire -1 137 £350 -4.10% 48
North East +3 135 £344 +14.50% 80
Buckinghamshire -7 130 £325 -10.65% 49

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Developer in their job title.

1 8004 (31.74%) JavaScript
2 7912 (31.37%) HTML
3 6826 (27.07%) SQL
4 6723 (26.66%) CSS
5 6609 (26.21%) .NET
6 6499 (25.77%) C#
7 6289 (24.94%) Java
8 5244 (20.79%) SQL Server
9 4060 (16.10%) jQuery
10 3976 (15.77%) MVC
11 3892 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
12 3748 (14.86%) TDD
13 3732 (14.80%) ASP.NET
14 3704 (14.69%) Finance
15 3655 (14.49%) HTML5
16 3236 (12.83%) Oracle
17 3213 (12.74%) XML
18 3017 (11.96%) OO
19 2984 (11.83%) Web Services
20 2453 (9.73%) PHP
21 2385 (9.46%) CSS3
22 2384 (9.45%) Microsoft
23 2250 (8.92%) Scrum
24 2241 (8.89%) Linux
25 2161 (8.57%) Banking
26 2120 (8.41%) Spring
27 1821 (7.22%) MySQL
28 1685 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
29 1645 (6.52%) UNIX
30 1640 (6.50%) E-Commerce

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1197 (4.75%) SharePoint
2 1058 (4.20%) CMS
3 706 (2.80%) Node.js
4 611 (2.42%) Apache
5 465 (1.84%) Tomcat
6 432 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
7 429 (1.70%) IIS
8 404 (1.60%) WebSphere
9 370 (1.47%) Drupal
10 355 (1.41%) WebLogic
11 343 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
12 315 (1.25%) WordPress
13 314 (1.25%) SAS
14 284 (1.13%) Umbraco
15 278 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
16 206 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
17 164 (0.65%) Adobe CQ
18 139 (0.55%) Confluence
19 114 (0.45%) Apache Solr
20 111 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 941 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 431 (1.71%) Photoshop
3 275 (1.09%) MS Office
4 201 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
5 131 (0.52%) InfoPath
6 67 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 61 (0.24%) PowerPivot
8 47 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
9 45 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
10 44 (0.17%) Fireworks
11 43 (0.17%) MS Visio
12 17 (0.067%) MS Project
13 16 (0.063%) Acrobat
14 9 (0.036%) InDesign
14 9 (0.036%) DOC1
15 8 (0.032%) Doxygen
16 7 (0.028%) SPSS
17 5 (0.020%) AutoCAD
17 5 (0.020%) GIMP
18 4 (0.016%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 412 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 246 (0.98%) Magento
3 180 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 111 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 109 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 94 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
7 89 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 87 (0.34%) Markit EDM
9 85 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
10 62 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
11 60 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
12 57 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
13 55 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
14 52 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
15 46 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
16 38 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
16 38 (0.15%) RMDS
17 35 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
17 35 (0.14%) Google Analytics
18 24 (0.095%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 289 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 239 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 173 (0.69%) SaaS
4 116 (0.46%) Force.com
5 111 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 99 (0.39%) GitHub
7 75 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 67 (0.27%) Office 365
9 48 (0.19%) PaaS
10 41 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 36 (0.14%) Heroku
12 27 (0.11%) Google App Engine
13 17 (0.067%) Amazon SQS
14 14 (0.056%) Rackspace Cloud
15 9 (0.036%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.032%) Google Compute Engine
17 7 (0.028%) SuccessFactors
18 6 (0.024%) IaaS
19 5 (0.020%) CloudFront
20 3 (0.012%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 619 (2.45%) HTTP
2 421 (1.67%) Internet
3 219 (0.87%) Intranet
4 202 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 131 (0.52%) LDAP
6 90 (0.36%) DNS
7 76 (0.30%) SSL
8 61 (0.24%) FTP
9 48 (0.19%) SSH
10 44 (0.17%) HTTPS
10 44 (0.17%) Extranet
11 42 (0.17%) VPN
12 41 (0.16%) SAN
13 38 (0.15%) SMTP
14 34 (0.13%) Firewall
15 29 (0.11%) Multicast
16 28 (0.11%) SNMP
17 22 (0.087%) AMQP
18 21 (0.083%) NFC
19 19 (0.075%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5244 (20.79%) SQL Server
2 1821 (7.22%) MySQL
3 1547 (6.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1482 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1445 (5.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1234 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
7 1178 (4.67%) Relational Database
8 875 (3.47%) Oracle Database
9 751 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 582 (2.31%) MongoDB
11 569 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
12 532 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
13 523 (2.07%) NoSQL
14 436 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
15 402 (1.59%) RDBMS
16 364 (1.44%) QlikView
17 351 (1.39%) Big Data
18 288 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
19 269 (1.07%) Hadoop
20 262 (1.04%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1595 (6.32%) Git (software)
2 1399 (5.55%) Subversion
3 1119 (4.44%) Visual Studio
4 814 (3.23%) Maven
5 695 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 631 (2.50%) JUnit
7 551 (2.18%) Jenkins
8 519 (2.06%) Eclipse
9 448 (1.78%) JIRA
10 416 (1.65%) Selenium
11 409 (1.62%) Cucumber
12 313 (1.24%) Ant
13 302 (1.20%) NUnit
14 267 (1.06%) TeamCity
15 264 (1.05%) Jasmine
16 216 (0.86%) Hudson
17 214 (0.85%) Grunt
18 212 (0.84%) Xcode
19 202 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
20 183 (0.73%) Mockito
General
1 3704 (14.69%) Finance
2 2161 (8.57%) Banking
3 1033 (4.10%) Front Office
4 994 (3.94%) Investment Banking
5 761 (3.02%) Retail
6 578 (2.29%) Marketing
7 407 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 306 (1.21%) Games
9 287 (1.14%) Advertising
10 273 (1.08%) Publishing
11 259 (1.03%) Back Office
12 242 (0.96%) Manufacturing
13 177 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 170 (0.67%) Legal
15 122 (0.48%) Electronics
16 64 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
17 58 (0.23%) Billing
18 56 (0.22%) Automotive
19 50 (0.20%) Multimedia
20 48 (0.19%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7912 (31.37%) HTML
2 6723 (26.66%) CSS
3 6609 (26.21%) .NET
4 4060 (16.10%) jQuery
5 3732 (14.80%) ASP.NET
6 3655 (14.49%) HTML5
7 3213 (12.74%) XML
8 2984 (11.83%) Web Services
9 2385 (9.46%) CSS3
10 2120 (8.41%) Spring
11 1536 (6.09%) WCF
12 1511 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1492 (5.92%) Ajax
14 1426 (5.65%) AngularJS
15 1350 (5.35%) JSON
16 1303 (5.17%) .NET Framework
17 1235 (4.90%) Hibernate
18 1143 (4.53%) REST
19 1130 (4.48%) J2EE
20 1039 (4.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 753 (2.99%) Open Source
2 716 (2.84%) Mobile App
3 696 (2.76%) Computer Science
4 634 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 438 (1.74%) Fixed Income
6 422 (1.67%) Derivative
7 328 (1.30%) iPad
8 301 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
9 289 (1.15%) iPhone
10 257 (1.02%) Visualisation
11 251 (1.00%) NHS
12 231 (0.92%) Equities
13 212 (0.84%) W3C
14 209 (0.83%) Credit Risk
15 194 (0.77%) Social Media
16 193 (0.77%) Data Integration
17 187 (0.74%) Mathematics
18 182 (0.72%) Digital Media
19 174 (0.69%) N-Tier
20 162 (0.64%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2241 (8.89%) Linux
2 1645 (6.52%) UNIX
3 1562 (6.19%) Windows
4 949 (3.76%) Apple iOS
5 844 (3.35%) Android
6 245 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 151 (0.60%) Solaris
8 142 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 101 (0.40%) Windows 7
10 96 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 84 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 73 (0.29%) AIX
13 71 (0.28%) Windows Phone
14 65 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 62 (0.25%) CentOS
16 47 (0.19%) Windows XP
17 43 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
18 39 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
19 36 (0.14%) Ubuntu
20 34 (0.13%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3976 (15.77%) MVC
2 3892 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3748 (14.86%) TDD
4 3017 (11.96%) OO
5 2250 (8.92%) Scrum
6 1685 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
7 1640 (6.50%) E-Commerce
8 1549 (6.14%) Web Development
9 1465 (5.81%) Unit Testing
10 1387 (5.50%) BDD
11 1317 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
12 1199 (4.75%) ETL
13 1043 (4.14%) Software Engineering
14 961 (3.81%) Multithreading
15 927 (3.68%) OOP
16 925 (3.67%) Responsive Web Design
17 855 (3.39%) SOA
18 771 (3.06%) Migration
19 746 (2.96%) CRM
20 705 (2.80%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 8004 (31.74%) JavaScript
2 6826 (27.07%) SQL
3 6499 (25.77%) C#
4 6289 (24.94%) Java
5 2453 (9.73%) PHP
6 1470 (5.83%) C++
7 1380 (5.47%) T-SQL
8 1156 (4.58%) Python
9 1155 (4.58%) PL/SQL
10 819 (3.25%) Ruby
11 725 (2.87%) VB.NET
12 603 (2.39%) VBA
13 583 (2.31%) Perl
14 544 (2.16%) C
15 537 (2.13%) Scala
16 468 (1.86%) Objective-C
17 457 (1.81%) VB
18 434 (1.72%) Shell Script
19 332 (1.32%) PHP5
20 269 (1.07%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1226 (4.86%) Degree
2 915 (3.63%) Security Cleared
3 628 (2.49%) SC Cleared
4 143 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 134 (0.53%) DV Cleared
6 47 (0.19%) Sun Certification
7 40 (0.16%) MCITP
8 39 (0.15%) PhD
9 35 (0.14%) MCTS
10 32 (0.13%) MCSD
11 23 (0.091%) ISEB
11 23 (0.091%) BC Cleared
12 21 (0.083%) ISTQB
13 17 (0.067%) MCSE
14 14 (0.056%) OCPJP
15 12 (0.048%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.044%) SAS Certification
17 9 (0.036%) CTC Cleared
18 8 (0.032%) Six Sigma Black Belt
19 7 (0.028%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 664 (2.63%) QA
2 78 (0.31%) ISO 9001
3 53 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 48 (0.19%) WCAG
5 42 (0.17%) SLA
6 25 (0.099%) WAI
7 21 (0.083%) HL7
8 19 (0.075%) ISO 14001
9 18 (0.071%) Basel III
10 16 (0.063%) Solvency II
11 15 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 13 (0.052%) PCI DSS
13 9 (0.036%) CRD IV
14 6 (0.024%) Dodd-Frank
14 6 (0.024%) ISO 8583
15 5 (0.020%) SNOMED CT
15 5 (0.020%) EMIR
16 4 (0.016%) COREP
16 4 (0.016%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 3 (0.012%) GxP
System Software
1 132 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 45 (0.18%) Varnish
3 31 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
5 17 (0.067%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.059%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (0.056%) VirtualBox
7 14 (0.056%) HDFS
8 12 (0.048%) Shibboleth
8 12 (0.048%) Docker
9 8 (0.032%) KVM
10 7 (0.028%) vCloud
11 5 (0.020%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.020%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.020%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.016%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 3 (0.012%) NFS
13 3 (0.012%) Cronacle
13 3 (0.012%) ACF2
13 3 (0.012%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 134 (0.53%) Puppet
2 122 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
3 68 (0.27%) Control-M
4 39 (0.15%) Vagrant
5 26 (0.10%) OpenSSO
6 25 (0.099%) Oozie
7 22 (0.087%) Capistrano
8 20 (0.079%) Tivoli
9 17 (0.067%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (0.056%) Ansible
11 13 (0.052%) Nagios
11 13 (0.052%) SCCM
12 12 (0.048%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 11 (0.044%) WMI
14 7 (0.028%) SCOM
14 7 (0.028%) Oracle Identity Management
14 7 (0.028%) OpenAM
15 6 (0.024%) Graylog2
15 6 (0.024%) CA Endevor
15 6 (0.024%) YUM
Vendors
1 3236 (12.83%) Oracle
2 2384 (9.45%) Microsoft
3 650 (2.58%) Zend
4 499 (1.98%) Adobe
5 486 (1.93%) JBoss
6 474 (1.88%) SAP
7 420 (1.67%) Sybase
8 408 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
9 406 (1.61%) IBM
10 374 (1.48%) Business Objects
11 338 (1.34%) Google
12 300 (1.19%) Cognos
13 271 (1.07%) Sitecore
14 258 (1.02%) Informatica
15 217 (0.86%) Twitter
16 158 (0.63%) Facebook
17 135 (0.54%) TIBCO
18 129 (0.51%) Red Hat
19 128 (0.51%) ATG
20 123 (0.49%) hybris
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