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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
UK
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 11122 11989 11409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 24.85% 24.03% 22.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.23% 25.35% 24.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7919 8448 8080
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 £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 160 108
Median hourly rate £38.88 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.71%

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
42409 47285 47247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.77% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27591 30033 29769
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1731 1882
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 10343 £425 +2.40% 4017
London 0 5412 £475 +2.70% 1601
South East 0 1376 £400 +6.66% 621
City of London 0 943 £475 -2.56% 366
North West 0 691 £375 +3.44% 393
South West 0 628 £375 - 256
Yorkshire +1 609 £373 -0.66% 290
West Midlands -1 518 £375 +6.00% 303
East of England 0 502 £375 +3.44% 287
West Yorkshire +1 422 £375 - 170
Manchester 0 381 £375 +4.16% 222
Scotland 0 373 £363 -3.33% 115
Leeds +1 363 £386 +3.00% 116
East Midlands 0 328 £350 - 208
Berkshire +1 299 £400 +3.22% 127
Hampshire -1 256 £400 +14.28% 128
Edinburgh +2 209 £370 -7.50% 62
North East -3 201 £375 +7.14% 39
Oxfordshire 0 197 £460 +21.05% 98
Bristol -1 192 £400 +14.28% 102
Wales -1 186 £425 +24.08% 49
Tyne and Wear -2 172 £375 +5.63% 30
Cambridgeshire 0 171 £350 -3.44% 115
Buckinghamshire -2 169 £350 -6.66% 60
Birmingham 0 163 £375 +13.20% 98
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 157 £375 +4.16% 23
Surrey -3 151 £425 +1.79% 91
Reading -2 141 £413 +3.12% 44
South Yorkshire 0 139 £363 +3.57% 39
South Wales -1 131 £425 +24.54% 35

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 9536 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
2 8852 (36.55%) JavaScript
3 7479 (30.88%) HTML
4 7252 (29.94%) Java
5 6672 (27.55%) CSS
6 5739 (23.70%) SQL
7 5321 (21.97%) C#
8 5280 (21.80%) .NET
9 4660 (19.24%) TDD
10 4219 (17.42%) AngularJS
11 3897 (16.09%) SQL Server
12 3681 (15.20%) Finance
13 3509 (14.49%) HTML5
14 3460 (14.29%) MVC
15 3322 (13.72%) Scrum
16 2821 (11.65%) jQuery
17 2799 (11.56%) Web Services
18 2738 (11.31%) Git (software)
19 2554 (10.55%) Front End Development
20 2450 (10.12%) Web Development
21 2416 (9.98%) CSS3
22 2415 (9.97%) ASP.NET
23 2377 (9.82%) Microsoft
24 2354 (9.72%) Oracle
25 2301 (9.50%) BDD
26 2288 (9.45%) REST
27 2286 (9.44%) OO
28 2274 (9.39%) Spring
29 2197 (9.07%) XML
30 2063 (8.52%) Linux

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
1 861 (3.56%) CMS
2 746 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 529 (2.18%) Apache Spark
4 524 (2.16%) Apache
5 483 (1.99%) Tomcat
6 468 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
7 387 (1.60%) Drupal
8 385 (1.59%) JBoss
9 367 (1.52%) WebSphere
10 360 (1.49%) Confluence
11 310 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 266 (1.10%) IIS
13 265 (1.09%) WordPress
14 257 (1.06%) WebLogic
15 226 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
16 213 (0.88%) Umbraco
17 191 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 184 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
19 181 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
20 150 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 833 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 192 (0.79%) Photoshop
3 169 (0.70%) MS Office
4 60 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 47 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 42 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 34 (0.14%) MS Visio
8 29 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
9 20 (0.083%) InfoPath
10 19 (0.078%) MS Project
11 15 (0.062%) GIMP
12 10 (0.041%) InDesign
13 8 (0.033%) OmniGraffle
13 8 (0.033%) Pixelmator
14 7 (0.029%) Doxygen
14 7 (0.029%) EngageOne
14 7 (0.029%) InVision
15 6 (0.025%) 3ds Max
15 6 (0.025%) Fireworks
15 6 (0.025%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 500 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 186 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 183 (0.76%) Magento
4 164 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 75 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 72 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
7 62 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
8 48 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
9 46 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 35 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
10 35 (0.14%) RMDS
11 33 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
12 31 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
13 25 (0.10%) Markit EDM
13 25 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
14 24 (0.099%) ION MarketView
15 22 (0.091%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
15 22 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
16 21 (0.087%) Oracle Receivables
17 20 (0.083%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1204 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
2 907 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 500 (2.06%) GitHub
4 185 (0.76%) PaaS
5 164 (0.68%) Office 365
6 162 (0.67%) SaaS
7 107 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
8 106 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
9 104 (0.43%) IaaS
10 94 (0.39%) Heroku
11 72 (0.30%) Amazon S3
12 70 (0.29%) Google Analytics
13 67 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
14 58 (0.24%) Force.com
15 55 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
16 45 (0.19%) Google Play
17 42 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
18 40 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
19 29 (0.12%) OpenShift
20 26 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 673 (2.78%) HTTP
2 284 (1.17%) Internet
3 141 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 138 (0.57%) Intranet
5 85 (0.35%) LDAP
6 84 (0.35%) SSL
7 83 (0.34%) Network Security
8 62 (0.26%) Firewall
9 54 (0.22%) DNS
10 50 (0.21%) AMQP
10 50 (0.21%) FTP
11 48 (0.20%) RTSP
12 45 (0.19%) HTTPS
13 35 (0.14%) MQTT
14 34 (0.14%) Kerberos
14 34 (0.14%) SSH
15 25 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (0.087%) Bluetooth
16 21 (0.087%) Skype
17 20 (0.083%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3897 (16.09%) SQL Server
2 1314 (5.43%) MySQL
3 1292 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1101 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 1083 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1046 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1032 (4.26%) NoSQL
8 998 (4.12%) MongoDB
9 828 (3.42%) Big Data
10 702 (2.90%) Hadoop
11 660 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
12 655 (2.70%) Oracle Database
13 612 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 595 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
15 553 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
16 331 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
17 315 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
18 282 (1.16%) RDBMS
19 266 (1.10%) QlikView
20 252 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2738 (11.31%) Git (software)
2 1438 (5.94%) Jenkins
3 961 (3.97%) JIRA
4 938 (3.87%) Maven
5 904 (3.73%) Subversion
6 780 (3.22%) Visual Studio
7 771 (3.18%) JUnit
8 763 (3.15%) Cucumber
9 724 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 665 (2.75%) Selenium
11 561 (2.32%) Grunt
12 496 (2.05%) gulp
13 454 (1.87%) Jasmine
14 402 (1.66%) Gradle
15 369 (1.52%) Eclipse
16 322 (1.33%) Mockito
17 310 (1.28%) TeamCity
18 269 (1.11%) Ant
19 241 (1.00%) WebDriver
20 230 (0.95%) webpack
General
1 3681 (15.20%) Finance
2 2033 (8.39%) Banking
3 789 (3.26%) Retail
4 741 (3.06%) Investment Banking
5 733 (3.03%) Front Office
6 625 (2.58%) Marketing
7 484 (2.00%) Advertising
8 360 (1.49%) Telecoms
9 342 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 337 (1.39%) Games
11 286 (1.18%) Publishing
12 238 (0.98%) Back Office
13 188 (0.78%) Electronics
14 128 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 97 (0.40%) Legal
16 90 (0.37%) Law
17 75 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 63 (0.26%) Retail Banking
19 59 (0.24%) Automotive
20 37 (0.15%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7479 (30.88%) HTML
2 6672 (27.55%) CSS
3 5280 (21.80%) .NET
4 4219 (17.42%) AngularJS
5 3509 (14.49%) HTML5
6 2821 (11.65%) jQuery
7 2799 (11.56%) Web Services
8 2416 (9.98%) CSS3
9 2415 (9.97%) ASP.NET
10 2288 (9.45%) REST
11 2274 (9.39%) Spring
12 2197 (9.07%) XML
13 2006 (8.28%) Node.js
14 1817 (7.50%) RESTful
15 1637 (6.76%) JSON
16 1598 (6.60%) React
17 1166 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1155 (4.77%) SOAP
19 1141 (4.71%) Sass
20 1138 (4.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1230 (5.08%) User Experience
2 956 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 710 (2.93%) Mobile App
4 647 (2.67%) Computer Science
5 479 (1.98%) Visualisation
6 472 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 363 (1.50%) Fixed Income
8 313 (1.29%) Derivative
9 304 (1.26%) Algorithms
10 283 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
11 257 (1.06%) Fintech
12 255 (1.05%) Data Structures
13 238 (0.98%) Equities
14 206 (0.85%) Mathematics
15 180 (0.74%) Management Information System
16 152 (0.63%) NHS
17 150 (0.62%) Data Integration
18 144 (0.59%) iPad
19 140 (0.58%) Digital Media
20 127 (0.52%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2063 (8.52%) Linux
2 1222 (5.05%) Unix
3 1075 (4.44%) Windows
4 869 (3.59%) Android
5 828 (3.42%) Apple iOS
6 174 (0.72%) Mac OS X
7 129 (0.53%) Windows Server
8 97 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 91 (0.38%) Solaris
10 70 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 66 (0.27%) CentOS
12 41 (0.17%) AIX
13 35 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 34 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 31 (0.13%) Windows Phone
16 28 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
17 26 (0.11%) VME
18 23 (0.095%) Windows Mobile
19 22 (0.091%) Mac OS
19 22 (0.091%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9536 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
2 4660 (19.24%) TDD
3 3460 (14.29%) MVC
4 3322 (13.72%) Scrum
5 2554 (10.55%) Front End Development
6 2450 (10.12%) Web Development
7 2301 (9.50%) BDD
8 2286 (9.44%) OO
9 2005 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
10 1604 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
11 1475 (6.09%) E-Commerce
12 1404 (5.80%) Software Engineering
13 1268 (5.24%) Unit Testing
14 1135 (4.69%) ETL
15 1070 (4.42%) Microservices
16 1065 (4.40%) DevOps
17 1045 (4.31%) Open Source
18 888 (3.67%) SDLC
19 850 (3.51%) Kanban
20 847 (3.50%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 8852 (36.55%) JavaScript
2 7252 (29.94%) Java
3 5739 (23.70%) SQL
4 5321 (21.97%) C#
5 1887 (7.79%) Python
6 1731 (7.15%) PHP
7 1326 (5.48%) Scala
8 1155 (4.77%) C++
9 1107 (4.57%) T-SQL
10 836 (3.45%) Ruby
11 712 (2.94%) PL/SQL
12 542 (2.24%) C
13 474 (1.96%) VB.NET
14 423 (1.75%) Perl
15 397 (1.64%) Objective-C
16 358 (1.48%) Shell Script
17 346 (1.43%) Apple Swift
18 341 (1.41%) VBA
19 340 (1.40%) ES6
20 299 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 1317 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 954 (3.94%) Degree
3 821 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 214 (0.88%) DV Cleared
5 167 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 77 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 60 (0.25%) PhD
8 35 (0.14%) BC Cleared
9 33 (0.14%) Sun Certification
10 29 (0.12%) DBS Check
11 25 (0.10%) ISEB
12 24 (0.099%) ISTQB
13 17 (0.070%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (0.066%) MCSD
15 15 (0.062%) MCITP
16 14 (0.058%) Oracle Certification
17 11 (0.045%) MCP
18 10 (0.041%) HND
18 10 (0.041%) MCAD
18 10 (0.041%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 628 (2.59%) QA
2 142 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 138 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 90 (0.37%) SDET
5 49 (0.20%) MiFID
6 41 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 39 (0.16%) SLA
8 34 (0.14%) WCAG
9 33 (0.14%) WAI
10 25 (0.10%) FATCA
11 23 (0.095%) Dodd-Frank
12 19 (0.078%) EMIR
13 12 (0.050%) ISO 9001
14 11 (0.045%) ISO 14001
14 11 (0.045%) Solvency II
15 10 (0.041%) HL7
16 8 (0.033%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 8 (0.033%) MISRA
17 7 (0.029%) Basel III
17 7 (0.029%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 897 (3.70%) Docker
2 92 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 91 (0.38%) HDFS
4 84 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 47 (0.19%) Apache Flume
6 41 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
8 16 (0.066%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 15 (0.062%) Varnish
10 11 (0.045%) Hyper-V
11 9 (0.037%) Time Sharing Option
12 8 (0.033%) vSphere
13 7 (0.029%) GlusterFS
13 7 (0.029%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 6 (0.025%) Firmware
14 6 (0.025%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.025%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.021%) Corosync
15 5 (0.021%) Squid
15 5 (0.021%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 335 (1.38%) Ansible
2 301 (1.24%) Puppet
3 199 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
4 89 (0.37%) Kubernetes
5 87 (0.36%) Terraform
6 52 (0.21%) Kibana
7 50 (0.21%) Oozie
8 46 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
9 39 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 31 (0.13%) logstash
11 25 (0.10%) Grafana
11 25 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
11 25 (0.10%) Mesos
12 22 (0.091%) Hadoop YARN
13 21 (0.087%) Control-M
14 18 (0.074%) vRealize
15 17 (0.070%) OpenAM
15 17 (0.070%) WMI
16 16 (0.066%) Nagios
17 15 (0.062%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 2377 (9.82%) Microsoft
2 2354 (9.72%) Oracle
3 553 (2.28%) SAP
4 466 (1.92%) Adobe
5 394 (1.63%) Google
6 380 (1.57%) Sitecore
7 326 (1.35%) IBM
8 324 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
9 284 (1.17%) ServiceNow
10 239 (0.99%) Zend
11 224 (0.92%) Tableau
12 206 (0.85%) Sybase
13 201 (0.83%) Xamarin
14 176 (0.73%) hybris
15 150 (0.62%) Cognos
16 146 (0.60%) Informatica
17 139 (0.57%) Red Hat
18 128 (0.53%) TIBCO
19 127 (0.52%) MuleSoft
19 127 (0.52%) Talend
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leicestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable on skill set
Posted: 14 hours ago
Herefordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Venn Group
Rate: £290 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edgware, Middlesex
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day 5 week initial contract
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
South East London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday