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 26 February 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
26 Feb 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 11422 12337 11722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.51% 23.75% 22.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.93% 24.99% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8201 8734 7995
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 171 126
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £59.47 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%

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
42416 49363 49659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 95.02% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27693 31769 30532
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 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1656 1924
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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 10627 £425 +3.65% 4265
London 0 5595 £475 +2.70% 1838
South East -1 1459 £400 +6.66% 633
City of London +1 945 £475 -5.00% 410
North West 0 700 £375 +3.44% 439
South West -1 641 £375 - 238
Yorkshire 0 612 £375 +7.14% 314
West Midlands 0 536 £375 - 235
East of England +1 440 £381 +5.17% 296
West Yorkshire 0 426 £400 +6.66% 197
Scotland +2 418 £358 -4.66% 118
Manchester 0 390 £375 +3.02% 242
Leeds 0 380 £400 +6.66% 146
East Midlands 0 366 £363 +11.53% 201
Hampshire +2 271 £390 +11.42% 159
Berkshire 0 263 £406 +8.33% 88
Oxfordshire 0 219 £438 +16.66% 93
Buckinghamshire -1 214 £350 -6.66% 67
Edinburgh +2 208 £375 -6.25% 46
North East 0 206 £350 - 61
Bristol +1 203 £375 +7.14% 82
Surrey -1 195 £413 +3.12% 83
Birmingham 0 172 £400 +23.07% 74
Tyne and Wear 0 164 £350 - 40
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 154 £350 -3.44% 35
Glasgow +2 151 £350 +7.69% 59
Wales -1 146 £425 +13.33% 61
Nottinghamshire +1 141 £368 +13.07% 75
Milton Keynes -2 137 £350 -6.66% 39
Hertfordshire +1 131 £469 +33.92% 73

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 9330 (39.28%) Agile Software Development
2 8671 (36.51%) JavaScript
3 7301 (30.74%) HTML
4 7177 (30.22%) Java
5 6494 (27.34%) CSS
6 5606 (23.60%) SQL
7 5259 (22.14%) C#
8 5211 (21.94%) .NET
9 4546 (19.14%) TDD
10 4069 (17.13%) AngularJS
11 3826 (16.11%) Finance
12 3701 (15.58%) SQL Server
13 3407 (14.35%) HTML5
14 3303 (13.91%) MVC
15 3189 (13.43%) Scrum
16 2798 (11.78%) Git (software)
17 2752 (11.59%) Web Services
18 2619 (11.03%) jQuery
19 2509 (10.56%) Front End Development
20 2421 (10.19%) Microsoft
21 2330 (9.81%) CSS3
22 2321 (9.77%) ASP.NET
23 2312 (9.73%) Oracle
24 2289 (9.64%) REST
25 2284 (9.62%) Spring
26 2253 (9.49%) Web Development
27 2237 (9.42%) OO
28 2170 (9.14%) Linux
29 2149 (9.05%) BDD
30 2131 (8.97%) XML

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
1 848 (3.57%) CMS
2 731 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 540 (2.27%) Apache
4 531 (2.24%) Apache Spark
5 407 (1.71%) Tomcat
6 403 (1.70%) Confluence
7 368 (1.55%) Drupal
7 368 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
8 352 (1.48%) WebSphere
9 307 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 307 (1.29%) JBoss
10 293 (1.23%) WebLogic
11 248 (1.04%) WordPress
12 224 (0.94%) IIS
13 223 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 219 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
15 218 (0.92%) Umbraco
16 171 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
16 171 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
17 138 (0.58%) Mule
Applications
1 823 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 195 (0.82%) Photoshop
3 156 (0.66%) MS Office
4 55 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 52 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 43 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 40 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 22 (0.093%) MS PowerPoint
9 19 (0.080%) MS Project
10 13 (0.055%) InfoPath
11 12 (0.051%) GIMP
12 10 (0.042%) InVision
12 10 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
13 7 (0.029%) Doxygen
13 7 (0.029%) EngageOne
13 7 (0.029%) Fireworks
14 6 (0.025%) 3ds Max
14 6 (0.025%) InDesign
15 5 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
15 5 (0.021%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 545 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 173 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 169 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 153 (0.64%) Magento
5 78 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 67 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
7 45 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 41 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
9 40 (0.17%) ION MarketView
10 35 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 35 (0.15%) RMDS
11 34 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
12 32 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
13 26 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
14 25 (0.11%) Markit EDM
15 23 (0.097%) Unica
16 22 (0.093%) Payment Gateway
17 20 (0.084%) Endur
18 19 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
18 19 (0.080%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1122 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 904 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 481 (2.03%) GitHub
4 185 (0.78%) PaaS
5 170 (0.72%) SaaS
6 169 (0.71%) Office 365
7 125 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 122 (0.51%) IaaS
9 79 (0.33%) Heroku
10 74 (0.31%) Amazon S3
11 71 (0.30%) Google Analytics
12 66 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
13 64 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
14 51 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
15 50 (0.21%) Force.com
16 49 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
17 45 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
18 44 (0.19%) Google Play
19 28 (0.12%) Slack
20 27 (0.11%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 675 (2.84%) HTTP
2 279 (1.17%) Internet
3 156 (0.66%) Intranet
4 146 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 104 (0.44%) SSL
6 72 (0.30%) LDAP
7 63 (0.27%) Firewall
8 57 (0.24%) AMQP
8 57 (0.24%) Network Security
9 53 (0.22%) FTP
10 43 (0.18%) HTTPS
10 43 (0.18%) SSH
11 42 (0.18%) RTSP
12 39 (0.16%) DNS
13 32 (0.13%) Bluetooth
14 31 (0.13%) MQTT
15 30 (0.13%) Skype
16 27 (0.11%) Extranet
17 26 (0.11%) VoIP
18 24 (0.10%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3701 (15.58%) SQL Server
2 1269 (5.34%) MySQL
3 1205 (5.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1117 (4.70%) Relational Database
5 1044 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
6 972 (4.09%) NoSQL
7 965 (4.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 919 (3.87%) MongoDB
9 866 (3.65%) Big Data
10 679 (2.86%) Hadoop
11 668 (2.81%) Oracle Database
12 595 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
13 578 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 575 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
15 514 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
16 325 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
17 323 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
18 284 (1.20%) RDBMS
19 282 (1.19%) QlikView
20 263 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2798 (11.78%) Git (software)
2 1375 (5.79%) Jenkins
3 1033 (4.35%) JIRA
4 928 (3.91%) Maven
5 894 (3.76%) Subversion
6 770 (3.24%) Visual Studio
7 762 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 726 (3.06%) JUnit
9 684 (2.88%) Cucumber
10 667 (2.81%) Selenium
11 515 (2.17%) Grunt
12 470 (1.98%) gulp
13 455 (1.92%) Jasmine
14 389 (1.64%) Gradle
15 374 (1.57%) Eclipse
16 334 (1.41%) Mockito
17 332 (1.40%) TeamCity
18 279 (1.17%) Ant
19 234 (0.99%) NUnit
20 225 (0.95%) webpack
General
1 3826 (16.11%) Finance
2 2126 (8.95%) Banking
3 823 (3.47%) Front Office
4 759 (3.20%) Investment Banking
5 744 (3.13%) Retail
6 609 (2.56%) Marketing
7 471 (1.98%) Advertising
8 372 (1.57%) Telecoms
9 332 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 316 (1.33%) Games
11 262 (1.10%) Publishing
12 232 (0.98%) Back Office
13 206 (0.87%) Electronics
14 144 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 109 (0.46%) Legal
16 77 (0.32%) Law
17 73 (0.31%) Automotive
18 68 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
19 66 (0.28%) Retail Banking
20 39 (0.16%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7301 (30.74%) HTML
2 6494 (27.34%) CSS
3 5211 (21.94%) .NET
4 4069 (17.13%) AngularJS
5 3407 (14.35%) HTML5
6 2752 (11.59%) Web Services
7 2619 (11.03%) jQuery
8 2330 (9.81%) CSS3
9 2321 (9.77%) ASP.NET
10 2289 (9.64%) REST
11 2284 (9.62%) Spring
12 2131 (8.97%) XML
13 1898 (7.99%) Node.js
14 1818 (7.65%) RESTful
15 1625 (6.84%) JSON
16 1622 (6.83%) React
17 1170 (4.93%) .NET Framework
18 1141 (4.80%) SOAP
19 1140 (4.80%) ASP.NET MVC
20 1069 (4.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1245 (5.24%) User Experience
2 938 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 745 (3.14%) Mobile App
4 652 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 537 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 422 (1.78%) Fixed Income
7 352 (1.48%) Algorithms
8 350 (1.47%) Derivative
9 298 (1.25%) Fintech
10 279 (1.17%) Equities
11 260 (1.09%) Data Structures
12 250 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
13 181 (0.76%) Management Information System
14 147 (0.62%) NHS
15 136 (0.57%) iPad
16 127 (0.53%) Market Risk
17 109 (0.46%) Credit Risk
18 107 (0.45%) Digital Media
19 106 (0.45%) N-Tier
20 103 (0.43%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2170 (9.14%) Linux
2 1311 (5.52%) Unix
3 1052 (4.43%) Windows
4 891 (3.75%) Android
5 822 (3.46%) Apple iOS
6 186 (0.78%) Mac OS X
7 114 (0.48%) Windows Server
8 113 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 93 (0.39%) Solaris
10 88 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 65 (0.27%) CentOS
12 45 (0.19%) AIX
13 43 (0.18%) Mac OS
14 31 (0.13%) Windows Phone
15 29 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
16 28 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
17 25 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
18 22 (0.093%) Debian
18 22 (0.093%) Windows 10
19 19 (0.080%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9330 (39.28%) Agile Software Development
2 4546 (19.14%) TDD
3 3303 (13.91%) MVC
4 3189 (13.43%) Scrum
5 2509 (10.56%) Front End Development
6 2253 (9.49%) Web Development
7 2237 (9.42%) OO
8 2149 (9.05%) BDD
9 1921 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
10 1585 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
11 1416 (5.96%) Software Engineering
12 1344 (5.66%) E-Commerce
13 1238 (5.21%) Unit Testing
14 1188 (5.00%) Microservices
15 1130 (4.76%) DevOps
16 1080 (4.55%) ETL
17 973 (4.10%) Open Source
18 934 (3.93%) SDLC
19 819 (3.45%) Analytics
20 814 (3.43%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 8671 (36.51%) JavaScript
2 7177 (30.22%) Java
3 5606 (23.60%) SQL
4 5259 (22.14%) C#
5 1969 (8.29%) Python
6 1556 (6.55%) PHP
7 1247 (5.25%) Scala
8 1169 (4.92%) C++
9 1007 (4.24%) T-SQL
10 840 (3.54%) Ruby
11 698 (2.94%) PL/SQL
12 511 (2.15%) C
13 421 (1.77%) Perl
14 415 (1.75%) VB.NET
15 409 (1.72%) Shell Script
16 391 (1.65%) Objective-C
17 366 (1.54%) ES6
18 356 (1.50%) Apple Swift
19 330 (1.39%) VBA
20 284 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 1225 (5.16%) Security Cleared
2 975 (4.11%) Degree
3 773 (3.25%) SC Cleared
4 195 (0.82%) DV Cleared
5 157 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 71 (0.30%) PhD
7 57 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 41 (0.17%) Sun Certification
9 37 (0.16%) BC Cleared
10 25 (0.11%) ISTQB
11 24 (0.10%) DBS Check
12 21 (0.088%) ISEB
13 18 (0.076%) Oracle Certification
14 15 (0.063%) HNC
15 14 (0.059%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (0.059%) MCSD
16 13 (0.055%) HND
17 12 (0.051%) CTC Cleared
17 12 (0.051%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 11 (0.046%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 653 (2.75%) QA
2 156 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 136 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 86 (0.36%) MiFID
5 74 (0.31%) SDET
6 42 (0.18%) SLA
7 39 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 30 (0.13%) EMIR
9 29 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
10 26 (0.11%) FATCA
10 26 (0.11%) WCAG
11 21 (0.088%) WAI
12 18 (0.076%) HL7
13 14 (0.059%) IFRS
14 13 (0.055%) IFRS 9
15 10 (0.042%) ISO 9001
16 9 (0.038%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 9 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 9 (0.038%) Solvency II
17 8 (0.034%) PMO
System Software
1 905 (3.81%) Docker
2 96 (0.40%) HDFS
3 64 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 60 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 50 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 31 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (0.076%) Oracle RAC
8 16 (0.067%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 16 (0.067%) Varnish
9 15 (0.063%) Shibboleth
10 13 (0.055%) Time Sharing Option
11 9 (0.038%) Firmware
12 8 (0.034%) Hyper-V
13 7 (0.029%) GlusterFS
13 7 (0.029%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 6 (0.025%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.025%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.025%) vSphere
15 5 (0.021%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.017%) NFS
Systems Management
1 317 (1.33%) Ansible
2 295 (1.24%) Puppet
3 195 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
4 77 (0.32%) Kubernetes
5 71 (0.30%) Terraform
6 56 (0.24%) Kibana
7 53 (0.22%) Oozie
8 34 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
9 33 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
10 28 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 27 (0.11%) Control-M
11 27 (0.11%) Grafana
12 25 (0.11%) Mesos
13 23 (0.097%) logstash
14 20 (0.084%) HP Quality Center
14 20 (0.084%) vRealize
15 19 (0.080%) SELinux
15 19 (0.080%) WMI
16 18 (0.076%) OpenAM
17 14 (0.059%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 2421 (10.19%) Microsoft
2 2312 (9.73%) Oracle
3 559 (2.35%) SAP
4 469 (1.97%) Adobe
5 405 (1.71%) Google
6 351 (1.48%) Sitecore
7 320 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 318 (1.34%) ServiceNow
9 312 (1.31%) IBM
10 219 (0.92%) Tableau
11 217 (0.91%) Xamarin
12 203 (0.85%) Sybase
13 195 (0.82%) Zend
14 159 (0.67%) TIBCO
15 140 (0.59%) Red Hat
16 138 (0.58%) hybris
17 124 (0.52%) Informatica
18 123 (0.52%) Cognos
19 119 (0.50%) Cloudera
20 115 (0.48%) Talend
London
Contingency Team
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Contingency Team
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Oliver Thomas Group
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Premier Media
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Premier Media
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Premier Media
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per week
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per week
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £340 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Energon People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £601 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Salt
Rate: £0.00 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per week
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per week
Posted: 2 days ago