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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 13230 12704 12246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.19% 24.44% 23.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.57% 26.36% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9238 8490 7872
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £558 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 166 240
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.40 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.40 £51.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.67 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.37% -3.80%

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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
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 £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 12020 £400 +6.66% 4518
London 0 6580 £438 +2.94% 1540
South East -1 1726 £350 +3.70% 782
City of London 0 1636 £450 - 537
North West +1 761 £328 +4.16% 583
Scotland 0 760 £375 +15.38% 203
South West -1 714 £360 +12.50% 414
East of England 0 650 £375 +15.38% 299
Yorkshire 0 575 £325 +8.33% 402
West Midlands -1 426 £325 +8.33% 251
Manchester 0 399 £325 - 310
West Yorkshire +1 391 £338 +12.50% 232
Edinburgh +1 387 £375 +15.38% 77
Berkshire 0 348 £363 +3.57% 120
Hampshire -5 347 £340 +4.19% 185
East Midlands -1 340 £325 +8.33% 164
Surrey +2 332 £361 +6.25% 134
Leeds 0 279 £350 +16.66% 138
Glasgow +1 231 £350 +12.00% 83
Bristol -1 228 £375 +15.38% 122
Wales 0 204 £350 +16.66% 79
Oxfordshire 0 184 £400 +23.07% 113
North East 0 184 £358 +17.11% 65
Cambridgeshire 0 180 £330 +1.53% 107
Buckinghamshire -3 180 £350 +7.69% 46
Hertfordshire 0 170 £340 +4.61% 64
Cheshire +2 164 £350 +9.37% 148
Gloucestershire +1 161 £385 +28.33% 87
Essex +3 148 £425 +14.55% 58
Reading +1 148 £380 +8.57% 49

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8255 (31.45%) JavaScript
2 8226 (31.34%) HTML
3 7700 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7245 (27.60%) SQL
5 6912 (26.33%) CSS
6 6908 (26.32%) Java
7 6535 (24.89%) .NET
8 6445 (24.55%) C#
9 4851 (18.48%) SQL Server
10 4071 (15.51%) TDD
11 4040 (15.39%) jQuery
12 4011 (15.28%) MVC
13 3911 (14.90%) HTML5
14 3855 (14.69%) Finance
15 3550 (13.52%) Oracle
16 3449 (13.14%) ASP.NET
17 3369 (12.83%) XML
18 3101 (11.81%) OO
19 3067 (11.68%) Web Services
20 2572 (9.80%) Microsoft
21 2554 (9.73%) CSS3
22 2515 (9.58%) Linux
23 2450 (9.33%) Scrum
24 2354 (8.97%) Banking
25 2286 (8.71%) PHP
26 2111 (8.04%) Spring
27 1954 (7.44%) Git (software)
28 1925 (7.33%) UNIX
29 1900 (7.24%) AngularJS
30 1768 (6.73%) MySQL

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1189 (4.53%) SharePoint
2 1057 (4.03%) CMS
3 850 (3.24%) Node.js
4 712 (2.71%) Apache
5 522 (1.99%) Tomcat
6 501 (1.91%) JBoss
7 455 (1.73%) WebSphere
8 423 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 413 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 377 (1.44%) IIS
11 371 (1.41%) SAS
12 357 (1.36%) Drupal
13 343 (1.31%) WebLogic
14 294 (1.12%) WordPress
15 264 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
16 238 (0.91%) Umbraco
17 200 (0.76%) Adobe CQ
18 158 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
19 152 (0.58%) Confluence
20 141 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 954 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 422 (1.61%) Photoshop
3 300 (1.14%) MS Office
4 171 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
5 104 (0.40%) InfoPath
6 102 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 83 (0.32%) MS Visio
8 54 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
9 50 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 48 (0.18%) PowerPivot
11 40 (0.15%) MS Project
11 40 (0.15%) Fireworks
12 24 (0.091%) Adobe Captivate
13 11 (0.042%) Doxygen
14 9 (0.034%) DOC1
14 9 (0.034%) SPSS
15 8 (0.030%) GIMP
16 7 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
16 7 (0.027%) Acrobat
17 6 (0.023%) Maya
Business Applications
1 586 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 228 (0.87%) Magento
3 147 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 116 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 105 (0.40%) Markit EDM
6 101 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 83 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
8 79 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 73 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
10 56 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
11 54 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
12 53 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
13 46 (0.18%) Google Analytics
14 42 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
15 41 (0.16%) ION MarketView
16 40 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
17 39 (0.15%) RMDS
18 35 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
18 35 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
19 33 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 311 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 249 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 134 (0.51%) GitHub
4 125 (0.48%) SaaS
5 113 (0.43%) Force.com
6 112 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
7 88 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 74 (0.28%) Office 365
9 72 (0.27%) PaaS
10 69 (0.26%) Amazon S3
11 42 (0.16%) Heroku
12 24 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (0.061%) Google App Engine
14 15 (0.057%) Amazon SQS
15 11 (0.042%) MailChimp
16 10 (0.038%) Joyent
17 9 (0.034%) Basecamp
17 9 (0.034%) Amazon EMR
17 9 (0.034%) Amazon ELB
17 9 (0.034%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 734 (2.80%) HTTP
2 393 (1.50%) Internet
3 230 (0.88%) Intranet
4 221 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 135 (0.51%) LDAP
6 104 (0.40%) DNS
7 87 (0.33%) SSL
8 65 (0.25%) FTP
9 58 (0.22%) HTTPS
10 54 (0.21%) VPN
10 54 (0.21%) Firewall
11 44 (0.17%) Extranet
12 43 (0.16%) AMQP
13 41 (0.16%) SSH
14 35 (0.13%) SAN
15 31 (0.12%) SMTP
16 26 (0.099%) SNMP
16 26 (0.099%) Radio Access Network
17 24 (0.091%) DVB
18 23 (0.088%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4851 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 1768 (6.73%) MySQL
3 1462 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1368 (5.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1358 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 1318 (5.02%) Relational Database
7 1294 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
8 957 (3.65%) Oracle Database
9 694 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 674 (2.57%) MongoDB
11 566 (2.16%) NoSQL
12 559 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
13 480 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
14 457 (1.74%) QlikView
15 456 (1.74%) RDBMS
16 407 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
17 385 (1.47%) Big Data
18 328 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
19 319 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
20 289 (1.10%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1954 (7.44%) Git (software)
2 1494 (5.69%) Subversion
3 1116 (4.25%) Visual Studio
4 824 (3.14%) Maven
5 771 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 688 (2.62%) JUnit
7 656 (2.50%) Jenkins
8 524 (2.00%) Eclipse
9 510 (1.94%) JIRA
10 448 (1.71%) Cucumber
11 435 (1.66%) Selenium
12 363 (1.38%) NUnit
13 360 (1.37%) Jasmine
14 346 (1.32%) Ant
15 321 (1.22%) Grunt
16 244 (0.93%) Xcode
17 233 (0.89%) TeamCity
18 220 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
19 216 (0.82%) Hudson
20 199 (0.76%) Mockito
General
1 3855 (14.69%) Finance
2 2354 (8.97%) Banking
3 1149 (4.38%) Front Office
4 1045 (3.98%) Investment Banking
5 726 (2.77%) Retail
6 605 (2.30%) Marketing
7 376 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 315 (1.20%) Games
9 311 (1.18%) Publishing
10 310 (1.18%) Advertising
11 218 (0.83%) Manufacturing
12 207 (0.79%) Back Office
13 194 (0.74%) Legal
14 161 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 115 (0.44%) Electronics
16 56 (0.21%) Automotive
17 49 (0.19%) German Language
18 46 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
19 45 (0.17%) Retail Banking
20 43 (0.16%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8226 (31.34%) HTML
2 6912 (26.33%) CSS
3 6535 (24.89%) .NET
4 4040 (15.39%) jQuery
5 3911 (14.90%) HTML5
6 3449 (13.14%) ASP.NET
7 3369 (12.83%) XML
8 3067 (11.68%) Web Services
9 2554 (9.73%) CSS3
10 2111 (8.04%) Spring
11 1900 (7.24%) AngularJS
12 1517 (5.78%) Ajax
13 1498 (5.71%) WCF
14 1461 (5.57%) JSON
15 1445 (5.50%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1403 (5.34%) REST
17 1352 (5.15%) .NET Framework
18 1288 (4.91%) J2EE
19 1283 (4.89%) Hibernate
20 1187 (4.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1188 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1077 (4.10%) User Experience
3 811 (3.09%) Open Source
4 761 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 706 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 705 (2.69%) Computer Science
7 473 (1.80%) Fixed Income
8 462 (1.76%) Derivative
9 328 (1.25%) Visualisation
10 316 (1.20%) Data Structures
11 308 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
12 301 (1.15%) iPad
13 293 (1.12%) iPhone
14 287 (1.09%) NHS
15 263 (1.00%) Algorithms
16 254 (0.97%) Equities
17 224 (0.85%) Mathematics
18 222 (0.85%) Data Integration
19 210 (0.80%) W3C
20 205 (0.78%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2515 (9.58%) Linux
2 1925 (7.33%) UNIX
3 1466 (5.58%) Windows
4 993 (3.78%) Apple iOS
5 909 (3.46%) Android
6 316 (1.20%) Mac OS X
7 137 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 130 (0.50%) Solaris
9 121 (0.46%) CentOS
10 106 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 91 (0.35%) Windows Phone
12 79 (0.30%) Ubuntu
13 76 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 75 (0.29%) Windows 7
15 60 (0.23%) AIX
16 51 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
17 45 (0.17%) Windows 8
18 36 (0.14%) SUSE
19 34 (0.13%) Windows XP
20 31 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7700 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4071 (15.51%) TDD
3 4011 (15.28%) MVC
4 3101 (11.81%) OO
5 2450 (9.33%) Scrum
6 1767 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
7 1644 (6.26%) Continuous Integration
8 1612 (6.14%) E-Commerce
9 1562 (5.95%) Web Development
10 1504 (5.73%) BDD
11 1368 (5.21%) Unit Testing
12 1306 (4.98%) ETL
13 1091 (4.16%) Multithreading
14 1049 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
15 997 (3.80%) Software Engineering
16 970 (3.70%) SOA
17 954 (3.63%) CRM
18 859 (3.27%) Data Modelling
19 853 (3.25%) Migration
20 832 (3.17%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 8255 (31.45%) JavaScript
2 7245 (27.60%) SQL
3 6908 (26.32%) Java
4 6445 (24.55%) C#
5 2286 (8.71%) PHP
6 1624 (6.19%) C++
7 1406 (5.36%) T-SQL
8 1376 (5.24%) Python
9 1354 (5.16%) PL/SQL
10 954 (3.63%) Ruby
11 636 (2.42%) VBA
12 602 (2.29%) VB.NET
13 587 (2.24%) Scala
14 579 (2.21%) Perl
15 522 (1.99%) Objective-C
16 498 (1.90%) C
17 477 (1.82%) Shell Script
18 418 (1.59%) VB
19 283 (1.08%) PowerShell
20 278 (1.06%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1260 (4.80%) Degree
2 1174 (4.47%) Security Cleared
3 769 (2.93%) SC Cleared
4 184 (0.70%) DV Cleared
5 122 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 55 (0.21%) Sun Certification
7 39 (0.15%) PhD
8 35 (0.13%) MCITP
9 32 (0.12%) MCTS
10 28 (0.11%) BC Cleared
11 21 (0.080%) ISEB
12 16 (0.061%) SAS Certification
13 13 (0.050%) MCSD
13 13 (0.050%) MCSE
14 12 (0.046%) HND
15 11 (0.042%) OCPJP
16 10 (0.038%) ISTQB
16 10 (0.038%) CTC Cleared
17 8 (0.030%) MCSA
18 7 (0.027%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 687 (2.62%) QA
2 56 (0.21%) ISO 9001
3 49 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 42 (0.16%) WCAG
5 37 (0.14%) SLA
6 23 (0.088%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.080%) WAI
8 16 (0.061%) ISO 14001
9 15 (0.057%) HL7
10 11 (0.042%) Solvency II
11 10 (0.038%) Basel III
12 8 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 7 (0.027%) COREP
13 7 (0.027%) ISO 8583
14 6 (0.023%) GAAP
15 5 (0.019%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (0.019%) SNOMED CT
15 5 (0.019%) DO-178B
15 5 (0.019%) Dodd-Frank
16 4 (0.015%) FINREP
System Software
1 108 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 57 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (0.16%) Varnish
4 35 (0.13%) Docker
5 27 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
6 18 (0.069%) Shibboleth
7 17 (0.065%) HDFS
8 16 (0.061%) VirtualBox
9 13 (0.050%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 11 (0.042%) Apache Flume
11 9 (0.034%) VMware ESX
12 8 (0.030%) Oracle RMAN
12 8 (0.030%) vCloud
13 7 (0.027%) vSphere
13 7 (0.027%) Firmware
13 7 (0.027%) Hyper-V
14 6 (0.023%) NFS
14 6 (0.023%) VMware ESXi
15 4 (0.015%) KVM
15 4 (0.015%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 235 (0.90%) Puppet
2 154 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
3 76 (0.29%) Vagrant
4 57 (0.22%) Control-M
5 36 (0.14%) Ansible
6 26 (0.099%) HP Quality Center
7 23 (0.088%) Capistrano
8 21 (0.080%) Oracle Identity Management
9 19 (0.072%) Tivoli
10 16 (0.061%) Oozie
10 16 (0.061%) OpenSSO
11 14 (0.053%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 14 (0.053%) SCCM
11 14 (0.053%) logstash
12 12 (0.046%) Graylog2
12 12 (0.046%) Nagios
13 11 (0.042%) Kibana
13 11 (0.042%) Hyperic
14 10 (0.038%) SCOM
15 9 (0.034%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 3550 (13.52%) Oracle
2 2572 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 514 (1.96%) Zend
4 458 (1.74%) Adobe
5 446 (1.70%) SAP
6 440 (1.68%) IBM
7 405 (1.54%) Business Objects
8 404 (1.54%) Sybase
9 373 (1.42%) Google
10 358 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
11 323 (1.23%) Informatica
12 275 (1.05%) Cognos
13 231 (0.88%) TIBCO
14 227 (0.86%) Sitecore
15 217 (0.83%) Twitter
16 170 (0.65%) Red Hat
17 148 (0.56%) Facebook
18 139 (0.53%) Tableau
19 122 (0.46%) EPiServer
20 109 (0.42%) hybris
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