The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 12790 11176 12898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.25% 23.00% 21.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.12% 24.87% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8505 7234 7956
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 217 279
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.97 £17.31 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 11707 £375 - 4684
London 0 6145 £425 - 1837
City of London +1 1683 £450 - 632
South East -1 1683 £343 -2.14% 752
South West 0 724 £325 - 367
East of England 0 720 £350 +7.69% 370
Yorkshire +1 672 £320 +6.66% 382
Scotland -1 663 £350 +3.70% 189
North West 0 647 £325 - 479
West Midlands 0 552 £315 -3.07% 236
West Yorkshire +1 478 £325 +8.33% 268
East Midlands 0 382 £313 +4.16% 196
Berkshire -4 382 £350 -3.78% 138
Leeds 0 377 £325 +12.06% 175
Manchester 0 370 £325 +8.33% 253
Hampshire -3 360 £325 -1.51% 139
Surrey +1 331 £375 +7.14% 163
Edinburgh +2 273 £350 +8.94% 62
Glasgow 0 270 £350 +9.37% 80
Bristol +1 259 £325 +3.58% 127
Cambridgeshire +1 223 £330 +3.12% 147
Buckinghamshire +1 189 £330 +10.00% 54
Hertfordshire 0 175 £369 -7.81% 90
Reading 0 171 £350 -4.10% 72
Wales +2 169 £400 +23.07% 72
Birmingham 0 155 £300 -7.69% 69
Wiltshire +1 151 £350 +11.11% 43
Essex -2 145 £355 +23.47% 41
Cheshire +1 144 £350 - 111
North East -1 143 £278 -2.63% 61

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 7364 (31.02%) JavaScript
2 7295 (30.73%) HTML
3 6883 (28.99%) SQL
4 6735 (28.37%) .NET
5 6475 (27.27%) C#
6 6242 (26.29%) CSS
7 5732 (24.14%) Java
8 5573 (23.47%) SQL Server
9 4178 (17.60%) jQuery
10 3693 (15.55%) Finance
11 3669 (15.45%) MVC
12 3652 (15.38%) ASP.NET
13 3446 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
14 3324 (14.00%) HTML5
15 3274 (13.79%) TDD
16 3216 (13.55%) Oracle
17 3068 (12.92%) XML
18 2747 (11.57%) OO
19 2642 (11.13%) Web Services
20 2316 (9.75%) PHP
21 2233 (9.41%) CSS3
22 2225 (9.37%) Microsoft
23 2215 (9.33%) Scrum
24 2143 (9.03%) Banking
25 1980 (8.34%) Spring
26 1830 (7.71%) Linux
27 1769 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
28 1731 (7.29%) SQL Server 2008
29 1688 (7.11%) MySQL
30 1625 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1251 (5.27%) SharePoint
2 967 (4.07%) CMS
3 550 (2.32%) Node.js
4 508 (2.14%) Apache
5 479 (2.02%) Tomcat
6 468 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 456 (1.92%) Drupal
8 356 (1.50%) IIS
9 333 (1.40%) WebSphere
10 319 (1.34%) SAS
11 315 (1.33%) WebLogic
12 290 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
13 271 (1.14%) WordPress
14 239 (1.01%) Umbraco
15 218 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
16 178 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
17 154 (0.65%) Adobe CQ
18 129 (0.54%) Apache Solr
19 112 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
20 109 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 913 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 367 (1.55%) Photoshop
3 271 (1.14%) MS Office
4 127 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
5 101 (0.43%) InfoPath
6 65 (0.27%) PowerPivot
7 62 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
8 60 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 49 (0.21%) Fireworks
10 44 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
11 42 (0.18%) MS Visio
12 22 (0.093%) Acrobat
13 20 (0.084%) MS Project
14 10 (0.042%) InDesign
14 10 (0.042%) Mingle
15 9 (0.038%) PaintShop Pro
16 8 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
17 7 (0.029%) Final Cut Pro
18 6 (0.025%) AutoCAD
18 6 (0.025%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 296 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 225 (0.95%) Magento
3 106 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 99 (0.42%) Markit EDM
5 95 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 95 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
6 80 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
7 78 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 69 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
9 66 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
10 61 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
11 54 (0.23%) Google Analytics
12 50 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
13 45 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
14 38 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
15 36 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
16 34 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 32 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
18 31 (0.13%) Tridion
19 30 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 236 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 161 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 160 (0.67%) SaaS
4 82 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 65 (0.27%) Force.com
6 54 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 50 (0.21%) GitHub
8 35 (0.15%) Heroku
9 28 (0.12%) Amazon S3
10 26 (0.11%) Google App Engine
11 21 (0.088%) Office 365
12 12 (0.051%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (0.051%) Rackspace Cloud
13 11 (0.046%) PaaS
14 10 (0.042%) Joyent
15 6 (0.025%) MailChimp
15 6 (0.025%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.025%) IaaS
16 5 (0.021%) Trello
17 3 (0.013%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 391 (1.65%) HTTP
2 382 (1.61%) Internet
3 207 (0.87%) Intranet
4 146 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 107 (0.45%) LDAP
6 76 (0.32%) SSL
7 52 (0.22%) DNS
8 47 (0.20%) FTP
9 39 (0.16%) HTTPS
10 30 (0.13%) Kerberos
11 29 (0.12%) Extranet
12 28 (0.12%) SMTP
13 27 (0.11%) SNMP
14 24 (0.10%) AMQP
14 24 (0.10%) Network Security
14 24 (0.10%) SAN
15 22 (0.093%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (0.088%) X.509
17 14 (0.059%) NFC
17 14 (0.059%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5573 (23.47%) SQL Server
2 1731 (7.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1688 (7.11%) MySQL
4 1625 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1453 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1356 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
7 1126 (4.74%) Relational Database
8 930 (3.92%) Oracle Database
9 808 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 700 (2.95%) SQL Server 2005
11 600 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
12 531 (2.24%) RDBMS
13 528 (2.22%) MongoDB
14 459 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
15 433 (1.82%) NoSQL
16 337 (1.42%) OLAP
17 295 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
18 263 (1.11%) QlikView
19 258 (1.09%) DB2
20 231 (0.97%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1245 (5.24%) Subversion
2 1218 (5.13%) Visual Studio
3 1207 (5.08%) Git (software)
4 735 (3.10%) Maven
5 655 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 600 (2.53%) JUnit
7 508 (2.14%) Jenkins
8 500 (2.11%) Eclipse
9 353 (1.49%) NUnit
10 323 (1.36%) Ant
11 312 (1.31%) Cucumber
12 298 (1.26%) JIRA
13 290 (1.22%) Selenium
14 241 (1.02%) TeamCity
15 219 (0.92%) Hudson
16 189 (0.80%) Xcode
17 176 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
18 174 (0.73%) Jasmine
19 173 (0.73%) Mockito
20 141 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 3693 (15.55%) Finance
2 2143 (9.03%) Banking
3 1005 (4.23%) Front Office
4 988 (4.16%) Investment Banking
5 741 (3.12%) Retail
6 450 (1.90%) Marketing
7 425 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 287 (1.21%) Games
9 261 (1.10%) Publishing
10 206 (0.87%) Back Office
11 200 (0.84%) Advertising
12 178 (0.75%) Financial Institution
13 167 (0.70%) Manufacturing
14 158 (0.67%) Legal
15 85 (0.36%) Electronics
15 85 (0.36%) Billing
16 74 (0.31%) Automotive
17 67 (0.28%) Retail Banking
18 64 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
19 62 (0.26%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7295 (30.73%) HTML
2 6735 (28.37%) .NET
3 6242 (26.29%) CSS
4 4178 (17.60%) jQuery
5 3652 (15.38%) ASP.NET
6 3324 (14.00%) HTML5
7 3068 (12.92%) XML
8 2642 (11.13%) Web Services
9 2233 (9.41%) CSS3
10 1980 (8.34%) Spring
11 1624 (6.84%) Ajax
12 1518 (6.39%) WCF
13 1507 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1194 (5.03%) Hibernate
15 1183 (4.98%) JSON
16 1178 (4.96%) .NET Framework
17 1082 (4.56%) J2EE
18 1008 (4.25%) WPF
19 950 (4.00%) SOAP
20 911 (3.84%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 696 (2.93%) Mobile App
2 643 (2.71%) Derivative
3 640 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 623 (2.62%) Open Source
5 552 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 357 (1.50%) Fixed Income
7 344 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 299 (1.26%) NHS
9 252 (1.06%) iPad
10 239 (1.01%) Equities
11 222 (0.94%) iPhone
12 216 (0.91%) Digital Media
13 215 (0.91%) Data Integration
14 200 (0.84%) W3C
15 188 (0.79%) N-Tier
16 178 (0.75%) Social Media
17 176 (0.74%) Client/Server
18 166 (0.70%) Credit Risk
19 157 (0.66%) Visualisation
20 152 (0.64%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1830 (7.71%) Linux
2 1562 (6.58%) Windows
3 1511 (6.36%) UNIX
4 822 (3.46%) Android
5 796 (3.35%) Apple iOS
6 194 (0.82%) Solaris
7 130 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 112 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 91 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 85 (0.36%) Windows Phone
11 78 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 72 (0.30%) AIX
13 70 (0.29%) Windows 8
14 56 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 48 (0.20%) Windows XP
16 37 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
17 35 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
18 34 (0.14%) Ubuntu
19 30 (0.13%) CentOS
20 29 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3669 (15.45%) MVC
2 3446 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
3 3274 (13.79%) TDD
4 2747 (11.57%) OO
5 2215 (9.33%) Scrum
6 1769 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
7 1352 (5.69%) Web Development
8 1305 (5.50%) E-Commerce
9 1213 (5.11%) Unit Testing
10 1183 (4.98%) ETL
11 1150 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
12 1105 (4.65%) BDD
13 997 (4.20%) Software Engineering
14 963 (4.06%) Multithreading
15 888 (3.74%) OOP
16 858 (3.61%) SOA
17 750 (3.16%) Responsive Web Design
18 724 (3.05%) Workflow
19 703 (2.96%) Migration
20 699 (2.94%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7364 (31.02%) JavaScript
2 6883 (28.99%) SQL
3 6475 (27.27%) C#
4 5732 (24.14%) Java
5 2316 (9.75%) PHP
6 1440 (6.07%) T-SQL
7 1419 (5.98%) C++
8 1113 (4.69%) PL/SQL
9 982 (4.14%) Python
10 799 (3.37%) VB.NET
11 797 (3.36%) Ruby
12 634 (2.67%) Perl
13 586 (2.47%) VBA
14 503 (2.12%) C
15 497 (2.09%) VB
16 477 (2.01%) Scala
17 377 (1.59%) Objective-C
18 366 (1.54%) Shell Script
19 280 (1.18%) PHP5
20 219 (0.92%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1140 (4.80%) Degree
2 843 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 572 (2.41%) SC Cleared
4 155 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 139 (0.59%) DV Cleared
6 44 (0.19%) MCTS
6 44 (0.19%) Sun Certification
7 36 (0.15%) MCSD
8 32 (0.13%) ISEB
9 29 (0.12%) ISTQB
10 28 (0.12%) MCITP
11 27 (0.11%) PhD
12 17 (0.072%) OCPJP
13 14 (0.059%) CTC Cleared
13 14 (0.059%) MCP
14 13 (0.055%) MCAD
14 13 (0.055%) BC Cleared
15 11 (0.046%) SAS Certification
16 9 (0.038%) MBA
16 9 (0.038%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 499 (2.10%) QA
2 76 (0.32%) Data Quality
3 75 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 56 (0.24%) SLA
5 32 (0.13%) WAI
6 31 (0.13%) WCAG
6 31 (0.13%) HL7
7 25 (0.11%) Basel III
8 17 (0.072%) Solvency II
9 15 (0.063%) EMIR
10 14 (0.059%) CRD IV
11 13 (0.055%) Section 508
11 13 (0.055%) Dodd-Frank
11 13 (0.055%) ISO 14001
11 13 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (0.038%) PCI DSS
13 7 (0.029%) Basel II
14 6 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 6 (0.025%) TickIT
15 5 (0.021%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 108 (0.45%) Active Directory
2 57 (0.24%) Varnish
3 22 (0.093%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.072%) VMware ESX
5 13 (0.055%) Platform Symphony
6 9 (0.038%) Squid
7 8 (0.034%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.029%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.025%) VirtualBox
9 6 (0.025%) NFS
10 5 (0.021%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.021%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.017%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.013%) KVM
12 3 (0.013%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.008%) Cronacle
13 2 (0.008%) Xen
13 2 (0.008%) LiteSpeed
13 2 (0.008%) XenApp
13 2 (0.008%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 104 (0.44%) Puppet
2 89 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
3 65 (0.27%) Control-M
4 25 (0.11%) Nagios
5 22 (0.093%) SCCM
5 22 (0.093%) Oracle Identity Management
6 16 (0.067%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 15 (0.063%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 15 (0.063%) Capistrano
8 14 (0.059%) SCOM
8 14 (0.059%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (0.059%) Tivoli
9 11 (0.046%) Vagrant
10 9 (0.038%) Oozie
11 6 (0.025%) CA Endevor
11 6 (0.025%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.021%) Netcool
12 5 (0.021%) Munin
13 4 (0.017%) OpenSSO
14 3 (0.013%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3216 (13.55%) Oracle
2 2225 (9.37%) Microsoft
3 531 (2.24%) Zend
4 470 (1.98%) SAP
5 463 (1.95%) Adobe
6 449 (1.89%) JBoss
7 425 (1.79%) Business Objects
8 420 (1.77%) Sybase
9 321 (1.35%) Google
10 305 (1.28%) Cognos
11 303 (1.28%) IBM
12 277 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
13 270 (1.14%) Informatica
14 224 (0.94%) Sitecore
15 211 (0.89%) Twitter
16 180 (0.76%) TIBCO
17 141 (0.59%) Facebook
18 138 (0.58%) Apple
19 106 (0.45%) Talend
20 103 (0.43%) hybris
Hampshire
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Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gloucestershire
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London
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Gloucestershire
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London
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Rate: £350 per day
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London
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Rate: £345 per day
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London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
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London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Lorien Resourcing
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
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West London
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Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £370 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £430 per day
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City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 per day - 6 month contract
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City, London
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Rate: £450 - £525 per day
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