The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 12544 12969 12323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.18% 22.77% 23.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.47% 24.03% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8893 9075 8220
Median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 117 122
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.04 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.74% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £18.14 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £37.48 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.73% +7.84%

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
51263 53972 50323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33277 34146 30521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1541 2015 2042
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Developer in the job title.

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 24 July 2016.

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 24 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 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 0 11815 £420 +5.00% 3980
London -1 5783 £450 - 1666
South East 0 1733 £390 +8.71% 618
City of London 0 1105 £463 -2.63% 327
Yorkshire 0 916 £388 +15.82% 291
North West +2 890 £375 +4.16% 387
South West 0 742 £350 - 268
West Yorkshire 0 664 £400 +21.21% 202
West Midlands -1 659 £375 +15.38% 264
Leeds -1 537 £400 +21.21% 155
East of England -2 471 £375 +4.16% 257
Manchester +1 469 £375 +7.14% 224
Scotland -1 461 £350 -6.66% 107
East Midlands 0 364 £350 +9.37% 158
Hampshire +3 331 £350 +6.06% 177
Surrey +1 271 £425 +9.67% 107
Bristol 0 239 £356 -5.00% 97
Oxfordshire 0 235 £400 - 70
Berkshire -7 230 £388 +9.15% 97
Edinburgh -2 219 £360 +2.85% 25
North East -12 198 £375 +7.14% 62
Cheshire +1 195 £400 +9.58% 72
Birmingham 0 186 £375 +7.14% 88
Tyne and Wear -10 185 £373 -2.93% 53
West Sussex -1 181 £425 +17.24% 27
Cambridgeshire 0 179 £375 +7.14% 134
Glasgow +1 172 £335 -4.28% 59
Buckinghamshire 0 160 £350 - 53
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 160 £375 -7.97% 40
Oxford 0 156 £400 -2.79% 37

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 9542 (37.87%) Agile Software Development
2 9240 (36.67%) JavaScript
3 7885 (31.29%) HTML
4 7813 (31.00%) Java
5 7033 (27.91%) CSS
6 6342 (25.17%) SQL
7 5543 (22.00%) C#
8 5459 (21.66%) .NET
9 4861 (19.29%) TDD
10 4268 (16.94%) SQL Server
11 4110 (16.31%) AngularJS
12 4066 (16.13%) HTML5
13 3867 (15.35%) Finance
14 3684 (14.62%) MVC
15 3252 (12.90%) jQuery
16 3187 (12.65%) Scrum
17 3057 (12.13%) Oracle
18 2982 (11.83%) Web Services
19 2768 (10.98%) CSS3
20 2761 (10.96%) Web Development
21 2622 (10.40%) ASP.NET
22 2619 (10.39%) Spring
23 2565 (10.18%) Front End Development
24 2551 (10.12%) Git (software)
25 2531 (10.04%) OO
26 2381 (9.45%) Linux
27 2353 (9.34%) XML
28 2316 (9.19%) REST
29 2293 (9.10%) Microsoft
30 2107 (8.36%) BDD

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
1 900 (3.57%) CMS
2 807 (3.20%) SharePoint
3 566 (2.25%) JBoss
4 563 (2.23%) Tomcat
5 552 (2.19%) Apache
6 431 (1.71%) WebSphere
7 371 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
8 369 (1.46%) Apache Spark
8 369 (1.46%) WebLogic
9 338 (1.34%) IIS
10 313 (1.24%) WordPress
11 298 (1.18%) Drupal
12 285 (1.13%) Confluence
13 234 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
14 215 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
15 197 (0.78%) Umbraco
16 192 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 178 (0.71%) SAS
18 171 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
19 157 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 865 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 301 (1.19%) Photoshop
3 186 (0.74%) MS Office
4 94 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
5 69 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 52 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 46 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 42 (0.17%) MS Visio
9 34 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 18 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
11 16 (0.063%) MS Project
12 15 (0.060%) InDesign
13 13 (0.052%) GIMP
14 11 (0.044%) Fireworks
15 9 (0.036%) SPSS
16 8 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
17 7 (0.028%) Doxygen
17 7 (0.028%) Gliffy
17 7 (0.028%) Simulink
18 5 (0.020%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 515 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 211 (0.84%) Magento
3 152 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 145 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 108 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
6 90 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
7 82 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
8 67 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
9 47 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
10 44 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
11 43 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
12 33 (0.13%) RMDS
13 32 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
14 30 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
14 30 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
15 29 (0.12%) ION MarketView
15 29 (0.12%) Markit EDM
16 28 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
17 27 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
18 24 (0.095%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 907 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
2 750 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 404 (1.60%) GitHub
4 169 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 146 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
6 143 (0.57%) SaaS
7 108 (0.43%) Office 365
8 91 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 87 (0.35%) PaaS
10 83 (0.33%) Google Play
11 66 (0.26%) Amazon S3
12 51 (0.20%) Heroku
13 49 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
14 48 (0.19%) Google Analytics
14 48 (0.19%) Google App Engine
15 38 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
15 38 (0.15%) Boomi
16 33 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
17 30 (0.12%) IaaS
18 29 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 744 (2.95%) HTTP
2 264 (1.05%) Internet
3 190 (0.75%) Network Security
4 133 (0.53%) SSL
5 131 (0.52%) LDAP
6 102 (0.40%) TCP/IP
7 88 (0.35%) Intranet
8 72 (0.29%) DNS
9 65 (0.26%) FTP
10 62 (0.25%) HTTPS
11 55 (0.22%) SNMP
12 36 (0.14%) Bluetooth
13 34 (0.13%) Firewall
14 30 (0.12%) AMQP
15 28 (0.11%) Skype
15 28 (0.11%) SSH
16 27 (0.11%) DVB
16 27 (0.11%) Kerberos
17 19 (0.075%) SAN
18 17 (0.067%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4268 (16.94%) SQL Server
2 1399 (5.55%) MySQL
3 1376 (5.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1214 (4.82%) MongoDB
5 1190 (4.72%) Relational Database
5 1190 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1124 (4.46%) NoSQL
7 1067 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
8 990 (3.93%) Oracle Database
9 721 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 643 (2.55%) Hadoop
11 637 (2.53%) Big Data
12 615 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
13 555 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
14 534 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
15 429 (1.70%) RDBMS
16 400 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
17 362 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
18 321 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
19 306 (1.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2551 (10.12%) Git (software)
2 1252 (4.97%) Jenkins
3 1174 (4.66%) Subversion
4 1110 (4.40%) Maven
5 1024 (4.06%) JUnit
6 984 (3.90%) Visual Studio
7 902 (3.58%) JIRA
8 716 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
9 667 (2.65%) Cucumber
10 651 (2.58%) Grunt
11 644 (2.56%) Selenium
12 517 (2.05%) gulp
13 505 (2.00%) Eclipse
14 399 (1.58%) Jasmine
15 391 (1.55%) Mockito
16 373 (1.48%) Gradle
17 303 (1.20%) TeamCity
18 296 (1.17%) Ant
19 288 (1.14%) NUnit
20 219 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3867 (15.35%) Finance
2 1964 (7.79%) Banking
3 817 (3.24%) Front Office
4 693 (2.75%) Retail
5 622 (2.47%) Investment Banking
6 560 (2.22%) Marketing
7 393 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 306 (1.21%) Games
9 275 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 253 (1.00%) Advertising
11 252 (1.00%) Publishing
12 195 (0.77%) Back Office
13 192 (0.76%) Financial Institution
14 188 (0.75%) Electronics
15 130 (0.52%) Legal
16 118 (0.47%) Law
17 71 (0.28%) Automotive
18 70 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
19 65 (0.26%) Retail Banking
20 37 (0.15%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7885 (31.29%) HTML
2 7033 (27.91%) CSS
3 5459 (21.66%) .NET
4 4110 (16.31%) AngularJS
5 4066 (16.13%) HTML5
6 3252 (12.90%) jQuery
7 2982 (11.83%) Web Services
8 2768 (10.98%) CSS3
9 2622 (10.40%) ASP.NET
10 2619 (10.39%) Spring
11 2353 (9.34%) XML
12 2316 (9.19%) REST
13 1904 (7.56%) Node.js
14 1767 (7.01%) RESTful
15 1585 (6.29%) JSON
16 1335 (5.30%) SOAP
17 1316 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1275 (5.06%) React
19 1202 (4.77%) Hibernate
20 1194 (4.74%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1393 (5.53%) User Experience
2 998 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 832 (3.30%) Mobile App
4 583 (2.31%) Computer Science
5 525 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 406 (1.61%) Derivative
7 363 (1.44%) Visualisation
8 357 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 301 (1.19%) Algorithms
10 297 (1.18%) Fixed Income
11 276 (1.10%) Digital Media
12 267 (1.06%) iPad
13 225 (0.89%) Data Structures
14 216 (0.86%) Equities
15 204 (0.81%) NHS
16 196 (0.78%) Data Integration
16 196 (0.78%) Mathematics
17 171 (0.68%) Management Information System
18 170 (0.67%) Fintech
19 167 (0.66%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2381 (9.45%) Linux
2 1615 (6.41%) Unix
3 1217 (4.83%) Windows
4 819 (3.25%) Apple iOS
5 791 (3.14%) Android
6 191 (0.76%) Windows Server
7 178 (0.71%) Mac OS X
8 151 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 72 (0.29%) AIX
10 67 (0.27%) Windows Phone
11 51 (0.20%) Solaris
12 49 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 47 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
14 40 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 40 (0.16%) Ubuntu
14 40 (0.16%) Windows 10
15 33 (0.13%) VME
15 33 (0.13%) zOS
16 32 (0.13%) CentOS
16 32 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9542 (37.87%) Agile Software Development
2 4861 (19.29%) TDD
3 3684 (14.62%) MVC
4 3187 (12.65%) Scrum
5 2761 (10.96%) Web Development
6 2565 (10.18%) Front End Development
7 2531 (10.04%) OO
8 2107 (8.36%) BDD
9 2030 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
10 1674 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
11 1480 (5.87%) E-Commerce
12 1470 (5.83%) Software Engineering
13 1465 (5.81%) Unit Testing
14 1267 (5.03%) ETL
15 1116 (4.43%) Open Source
16 1069 (4.24%) CRM
17 1024 (4.06%) SDLC
18 974 (3.87%) Multithreading
19 926 (3.67%) Pair Programming
20 900 (3.57%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9240 (36.67%) JavaScript
2 7813 (31.00%) Java
3 6342 (25.17%) SQL
4 5543 (22.00%) C#
5 1864 (7.40%) PHP
6 1740 (6.90%) Python
7 1307 (5.19%) C++
8 1246 (4.94%) Scala
9 1219 (4.84%) T-SQL
10 1009 (4.00%) PL/SQL
11 974 (3.87%) Ruby
12 629 (2.50%) C
13 493 (1.96%) Perl
14 472 (1.87%) Shell Script
15 459 (1.82%) Objective-C
16 414 (1.64%) VB.NET
17 390 (1.55%) VB
18 380 (1.51%) VBA
19 315 (1.25%) Apple Swift
20 306 (1.21%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1474 (5.85%) Security Cleared
2 998 (3.96%) Degree
3 893 (3.54%) SC Cleared
4 318 (1.26%) DV Cleared
5 157 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 101 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 63 (0.25%) PhD
8 49 (0.19%) Sun Certification
9 37 (0.15%) BC Cleared
10 28 (0.11%) MCSD
10 28 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
11 25 (0.099%) ISEB
12 23 (0.091%) MCITP
13 22 (0.087%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (0.079%) DBS Check
15 18 (0.071%) HND
15 18 (0.071%) MCTS
16 17 (0.067%) ISTQB
17 15 (0.060%) MCP
17 15 (0.060%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 484 (1.92%) QA
2 176 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 155 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 59 (0.23%) WCAG
5 54 (0.21%) SLA
6 49 (0.19%) WAI
7 31 (0.12%) SDET
8 29 (0.12%) Solvency II
9 24 (0.095%) MiFID
10 21 (0.083%) HL7
11 15 (0.060%) ISO 9001
12 14 (0.056%) ISO 14001
13 13 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 12 (0.048%) PCI DSS
15 11 (0.044%) MISRA
15 11 (0.044%) SEPA
16 10 (0.040%) GCP
17 7 (0.028%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 6 (0.024%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 5 (0.020%) DO-178B
System Software
1 469 (1.86%) Docker
2 154 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 66 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 58 (0.23%) HDFS
5 43 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 42 (0.17%) Apache Flume
7 29 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 28 (0.11%) Varnish
9 23 (0.091%) vSphere
10 13 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 13 (0.052%) Firmware
11 9 (0.036%) Time Sharing Option
12 8 (0.032%) GeoWebCache
12 8 (0.032%) GlusterFS
12 8 (0.032%) iptables
12 8 (0.032%) Platform Symphony
13 7 (0.028%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.024%) Ceph
14 6 (0.024%) etcd
14 6 (0.024%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 272 (1.08%) Puppet
2 123 (0.49%) Ansible
3 114 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 62 (0.25%) Kubernetes
5 50 (0.20%) Control-M
6 48 (0.19%) Kibana
6 48 (0.19%) Packer
7 40 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
8 39 (0.15%) Tivoli
9 36 (0.14%) Graphite
10 29 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 29 (0.12%) Terraform
11 28 (0.11%) Consul
11 28 (0.11%) Oozie
11 28 (0.11%) Uchiwa
12 27 (0.11%) Grafana
13 24 (0.095%) HP Quality Center
13 24 (0.095%) logstash
14 20 (0.079%) Hadoop YARN
15 19 (0.075%) Mesos
Vendors
1 3057 (12.13%) Oracle
2 2293 (9.10%) Microsoft
3 497 (1.97%) Google
4 495 (1.96%) SAP
5 467 (1.85%) IBM
6 398 (1.58%) Adobe
7 296 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
8 292 (1.16%) Sitecore
9 274 (1.09%) Informatica
10 257 (1.02%) ServiceNow
11 253 (1.00%) Sybase
12 201 (0.80%) Zend
13 186 (0.74%) Tableau
14 161 (0.64%) Red Hat
15 149 (0.59%) TIBCO
16 147 (0.58%) Apple
17 143 (0.57%) Cognos
18 135 (0.54%) Atlassian
19 129 (0.51%) VMware
20 126 (0.50%) Talend
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Brighton, East Sussex
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Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
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Recann
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Searchability
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London
Ebury
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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London
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