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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 12532 13310 13177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 24.97% 24.33% 22.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.39% 25.67% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8939 9476 9294
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 155 109
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £18.70 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.63 £39.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
-2.21% +12.29%

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 11615 £425 +3.03% 3911
London 0 6016 £455 +1.11% 1598
South East 0 1551 £400 +6.66% 571
City of London +1 1071 £475 - 305
North West +1 809 £375 - 383
South West 0 703 £370 -0.80% 289
Yorkshire +1 690 £375 - 295
West Midlands -1 625 £375 +7.14% 249
East of England 0 480 £375 - 286
Manchester 0 471 £375 - 230
West Yorkshire +1 454 £380 +1.33% 198
East Midlands 0 433 £365 +4.28% 189
Scotland +2 426 £375 - 139
Leeds +1 380 £400 +6.66% 151
Hampshire 0 316 £411 +17.50% 127
Berkshire +2 302 £400 +6.52% 84
Wales 0 273 £425 +21.42% 42
North East -6 245 £400 +6.66% 37
Edinburgh +4 241 £388 -3.12% 66
Tyne and Wear -6 223 £400 +1.91% 29
Oxfordshire 0 221 £455 +17.41% 86
Bristol 0 219 £365 +4.28% 100
Birmingham 0 215 £388 +14.39% 61
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 209 £400 - 24
South Wales 0 189 £425 +21.42% 29
Surrey -2 181 £413 -2.94% 92
Cambridgeshire 0 176 £350 -5.40% 124
South Yorkshire +1 168 £375 -11.76% 40
Buckinghamshire +1 164 £350 -1.40% 50
Nottinghamshire +8 150 £375 -3.22% 76

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 9855 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
2 9467 (37.42%) JavaScript
3 8044 (31.79%) HTML
4 7633 (30.17%) Java
5 7142 (28.23%) CSS
6 6206 (24.53%) SQL
7 5550 (21.94%) C#
8 5482 (21.67%) .NET
9 4820 (19.05%) TDD
10 4491 (17.75%) AngularJS
11 4106 (16.23%) SQL Server
12 3895 (15.39%) HTML5
13 3811 (15.06%) Finance
14 3695 (14.60%) MVC
15 3363 (13.29%) Scrum
16 3109 (12.29%) jQuery
17 2967 (11.73%) Web Services
18 2795 (11.05%) Git (software)
19 2737 (10.82%) Front End Development
20 2733 (10.80%) Web Development
21 2656 (10.50%) CSS3
22 2629 (10.39%) Oracle
23 2607 (10.30%) ASP.NET
24 2432 (9.61%) Microsoft
25 2384 (9.42%) XML
26 2383 (9.42%) REST
27 2379 (9.40%) Spring
28 2369 (9.36%) OO
29 2361 (9.33%) BDD
30 2121 (8.38%) Continuous Integration

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
1 953 (3.77%) CMS
2 839 (3.32%) SharePoint
3 551 (2.18%) Apache
4 543 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
5 534 (2.11%) Apache Spark
6 517 (2.04%) Tomcat
7 474 (1.87%) JBoss
8 392 (1.55%) WebSphere
9 385 (1.52%) Drupal
10 337 (1.33%) Confluence
11 323 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 300 (1.19%) WordPress
13 296 (1.17%) WebLogic
14 282 (1.11%) IIS
15 255 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
16 232 (0.92%) Umbraco
17 207 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
18 201 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
19 194 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 169 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 859 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 235 (0.93%) Photoshop
3 154 (0.61%) MS Office
4 73 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 54 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 48 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 39 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
8 36 (0.14%) MS Visio
9 34 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 17 (0.067%) InDesign
11 12 (0.047%) Fireworks
12 11 (0.043%) GIMP
13 10 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
14 9 (0.036%) MS Project
14 9 (0.036%) SPSS
15 7 (0.028%) PaintShop Pro
16 6 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
16 6 (0.024%) HipChat
16 6 (0.024%) SketchUp
17 5 (0.020%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 501 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 210 (0.83%) Magento
3 172 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 165 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 125 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
6 76 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
7 74 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
8 71 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
9 65 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
10 50 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 36 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
12 35 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
13 31 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
13 31 (0.12%) RMDS
14 27 (0.11%) Markit EDM
15 26 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
16 22 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
17 21 (0.083%) Oracle General Ledger
17 21 (0.083%) Visualfiles
18 20 (0.079%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1192 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 918 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 494 (1.95%) GitHub
4 171 (0.68%) PaaS
5 170 (0.67%) SaaS
6 162 (0.64%) Office 365
7 143 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
8 120 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
9 91 (0.36%) Heroku
10 87 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 79 (0.31%) IaaS
12 74 (0.29%) Google Play
13 66 (0.26%) Amazon S3
14 65 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
15 62 (0.25%) Google Analytics
16 60 (0.24%) Force.com
17 40 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
18 38 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
19 29 (0.11%) OpenShift
20 27 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 686 (2.71%) HTTP
2 290 (1.15%) Internet
3 126 (0.50%) Intranet
4 113 (0.45%) Network Security
5 107 (0.42%) LDAP
6 92 (0.36%) TCP/IP
7 75 (0.30%) SSL
8 59 (0.23%) Firewall
9 53 (0.21%) HTTPS
10 52 (0.21%) DNS
10 52 (0.21%) FTP
11 44 (0.17%) AMQP
12 43 (0.17%) RTSP
13 37 (0.15%) Kerberos
14 36 (0.14%) MQTT
15 30 (0.12%) SNMP
16 26 (0.10%) SSH
17 24 (0.095%) Skype
18 20 (0.079%) DVB
19 18 (0.071%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4106 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 1399 (5.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1387 (5.48%) MySQL
4 1205 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 1184 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
6 1158 (4.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1127 (4.45%) MongoDB
8 1032 (4.08%) NoSQL
9 794 (3.14%) Big Data
10 763 (3.02%) Oracle Database
11 727 (2.87%) Hadoop
12 690 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
13 681 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 567 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
15 561 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
16 346 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
17 304 (1.20%) RDBMS
18 297 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
19 288 (1.14%) QlikView
20 276 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2795 (11.05%) Git (software)
2 1471 (5.81%) Jenkins
3 1001 (3.96%) Maven
4 995 (3.93%) Subversion
5 933 (3.69%) JIRA
6 884 (3.49%) JUnit
7 881 (3.48%) Visual Studio
8 791 (3.13%) Cucumber
9 761 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
10 657 (2.60%) Selenium
11 622 (2.46%) Grunt
12 521 (2.06%) gulp
13 468 (1.85%) Jasmine
14 445 (1.76%) Eclipse
15 436 (1.72%) Gradle
16 347 (1.37%) Mockito
17 337 (1.33%) TeamCity
18 263 (1.04%) Ant
19 244 (0.96%) WebDriver
20 230 (0.91%) NUnit
General
1 3811 (15.06%) Finance
2 2027 (8.01%) Banking
3 845 (3.34%) Retail
4 729 (2.88%) Investment Banking
5 698 (2.76%) Front Office
6 662 (2.62%) Marketing
7 480 (1.90%) Advertising
8 390 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 355 (1.40%) Games
10 351 (1.39%) Manufacturing
11 310 (1.23%) Publishing
12 223 (0.88%) Back Office
13 191 (0.75%) Electronics
14 151 (0.60%) Financial Institution
15 99 (0.39%) Legal
16 79 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 78 (0.31%) Law
18 64 (0.25%) Automotive
19 57 (0.23%) Retail Banking
20 35 (0.14%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8044 (31.79%) HTML
2 7142 (28.23%) CSS
3 5482 (21.67%) .NET
4 4491 (17.75%) AngularJS
5 3895 (15.39%) HTML5
6 3109 (12.29%) jQuery
7 2967 (11.73%) Web Services
8 2656 (10.50%) CSS3
9 2607 (10.30%) ASP.NET
10 2384 (9.42%) XML
11 2383 (9.42%) REST
12 2379 (9.40%) Spring
13 2085 (8.24%) Node.js
14 1892 (7.48%) RESTful
15 1791 (7.08%) JSON
16 1632 (6.45%) React
17 1243 (4.91%) SOAP
18 1235 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
19 1202 (4.75%) .NET Framework
20 1184 (4.68%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1346 (5.32%) User Experience
2 1016 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
3 705 (2.79%) Mobile App
4 662 (2.62%) Computer Science
5 485 (1.92%) Visualisation
6 424 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 313 (1.24%) Fixed Income
8 299 (1.18%) Derivative
9 298 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 288 (1.14%) Algorithms
11 268 (1.06%) Data Structures
12 220 (0.87%) Equities
13 216 (0.85%) Fintech
14 205 (0.81%) Mathematics
15 193 (0.76%) Digital Media
16 181 (0.72%) Data Integration
17 173 (0.68%) Management Information System
18 166 (0.66%) NHS
19 146 (0.58%) iPad
20 133 (0.53%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2116 (8.36%) Linux
2 1343 (5.31%) Unix
3 1075 (4.25%) Windows
4 908 (3.59%) Android
5 891 (3.52%) Apple iOS
6 182 (0.72%) Mac OS X
7 141 (0.56%) Windows Server
8 120 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 73 (0.29%) Solaris
10 47 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 45 (0.18%) AIX
11 45 (0.18%) Ubuntu
12 44 (0.17%) CentOS
12 44 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 36 (0.14%) Windows Phone
14 28 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
14 28 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
15 23 (0.091%) Mac OS
15 23 (0.091%) VME
16 17 (0.067%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9855 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
2 4820 (19.05%) TDD
3 3695 (14.60%) MVC
4 3363 (13.29%) Scrum
5 2737 (10.82%) Front End Development
6 2733 (10.80%) Web Development
7 2369 (9.36%) OO
8 2361 (9.33%) BDD
9 2121 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
10 1710 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
11 1534 (6.06%) E-Commerce
12 1424 (5.63%) Software Engineering
13 1371 (5.42%) Unit Testing
14 1249 (4.94%) ETL
15 1139 (4.50%) Open Source
16 1039 (4.11%) DevOps
17 950 (3.75%) Microservices
17 950 (3.75%) SDLC
18 883 (3.49%) Pair Programming
19 863 (3.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 9467 (37.42%) JavaScript
2 7633 (30.17%) Java
3 6206 (24.53%) SQL
4 5550 (21.94%) C#
5 1868 (7.38%) PHP
6 1856 (7.34%) Python
7 1368 (5.41%) Scala
8 1179 (4.66%) T-SQL
9 1166 (4.61%) C++
10 886 (3.50%) Ruby
11 830 (3.28%) PL/SQL
12 598 (2.36%) C
13 491 (1.94%) VB.NET
14 450 (1.78%) Objective-C
15 420 (1.66%) Perl
16 391 (1.55%) Shell Script
17 365 (1.44%) Apple Swift
18 359 (1.42%) ES6
19 358 (1.41%) VBA
20 323 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 1381 (5.46%) Security Cleared
2 1004 (3.97%) Degree
3 855 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 236 (0.93%) DV Cleared
5 170 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 91 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 41 (0.16%) DBS Check
8 36 (0.14%) PhD
9 31 (0.12%) Sun Certification
10 28 (0.11%) BC Cleared
11 23 (0.091%) ISEB
11 23 (0.091%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (0.071%) MCITP
12 18 (0.071%) MCSD
13 17 (0.067%) ISTQB
14 15 (0.059%) HND
14 15 (0.059%) MCP
15 14 (0.055%) Oracle Certification
16 13 (0.051%) MCAD
16 13 (0.051%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 628 (2.48%) QA
2 156 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 147 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 93 (0.37%) SDET
5 56 (0.22%) WCAG
6 51 (0.20%) WAI
7 42 (0.17%) MiFID
7 42 (0.17%) SLA
8 33 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 25 (0.099%) FATCA
10 13 (0.051%) Dodd-Frank
11 12 (0.047%) Solvency II
12 11 (0.043%) GCP
13 10 (0.040%) HL7
13 10 (0.040%) ISO 14001
13 10 (0.040%) ISO 9001
13 10 (0.040%) MISRA
14 7 (0.028%) Basel III
14 7 (0.028%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 6 (0.024%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 839 (3.32%) Docker
2 109 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 87 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
4 81 (0.32%) HDFS
5 49 (0.19%) Apache Flume
6 34 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 26 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
8 22 (0.087%) Varnish
9 16 (0.063%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 11 (0.043%) GlusterFS
10 11 (0.043%) Time Sharing Option
11 10 (0.040%) Hyper-V
12 8 (0.032%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 8 (0.032%) vSphere
13 7 (0.028%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.024%) Ceph
14 6 (0.024%) Firmware
14 6 (0.024%) Platform Symphony
15 5 (0.020%) etcd
15 5 (0.020%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 336 (1.33%) Ansible
2 308 (1.22%) Puppet
3 215 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
4 104 (0.41%) Kubernetes
5 63 (0.25%) Terraform
6 62 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
7 50 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 40 (0.16%) Kibana
9 35 (0.14%) Oozie
10 30 (0.12%) logstash
11 28 (0.11%) Control-M
11 28 (0.11%) Tivoli
12 26 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
12 26 (0.10%) Mesos
13 21 (0.083%) OpenAM
14 20 (0.079%) vRealize
15 19 (0.075%) Hadoop YARN
16 17 (0.067%) Nagios
16 17 (0.067%) Packer
17 16 (0.063%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 2629 (10.39%) Oracle
2 2432 (9.61%) Microsoft
3 562 (2.22%) SAP
4 514 (2.03%) Adobe
5 427 (1.69%) Google
6 396 (1.57%) Sitecore
7 356 (1.41%) IBM
8 332 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
9 286 (1.13%) ServiceNow
10 250 (0.99%) Zend
11 245 (0.97%) Sybase
12 207 (0.82%) Xamarin
13 205 (0.81%) Tableau
14 197 (0.78%) Informatica
15 173 (0.68%) hybris
16 165 (0.65%) Cognos
17 142 (0.56%) MuleSoft
17 142 (0.56%) Red Hat
18 133 (0.53%) Talend
19 127 (0.50%) Apple
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per month
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lancashire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6 months rolling
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wiltshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lennon Wright
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
First Point
Rate: £550.00 - £575.00 per day + 12 - 24 months
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 months initially - long-term contract
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago