The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 13295 13010 13468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.08% 24.66% 23.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.36% 26.59% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8810 8615 8411
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 160 284
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.45 £17.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £55.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 12029 £390 +2.63% 4545
London 0 6575 £425 - 1718
South East 0 1635 £350 - 689
City of London 0 1608 £450 - 622
East of England 0 762 £363 +3.57% 280
South West 0 742 £350 +7.69% 356
Scotland +1 703 £375 +7.14% 195
North West 0 686 £325 +2.36% 551
Yorkshire 0 545 £325 +7.43% 414
West Midlands 0 530 £325 +8.33% 263
West Yorkshire 0 382 £325 +4.00% 249
Manchester 0 366 £325 - 312
Hampshire -2 358 £350 +6.06% 157
Berkshire -1 329 £363 +3.57% 124
East Midlands -1 305 £325 +4.83% 189
Glasgow 0 296 £375 +15.38% 90
Edinburgh +2 275 £388 +19.23% 60
Surrey +2 275 £375 +3.44% 150
Leeds 0 231 £325 +8.33% 154
Hertfordshire 0 223 £350 +3.70% 74
Bristol -1 211 £370 +23.33% 114
Cambridgeshire 0 191 £325 -3.70% 106
Birmingham 0 189 £350 +16.66% 68
Wales +1 188 £325 +3.17% 92
North East +5 157 £350 +7.69% 85
Reading +2 152 £375 - 45
Gloucestershire -1 152 £381 +22.98% 54
Cheshire -1 148 £325 +8.33% 116
Buckinghamshire -6 142 £345 -4.16% 59
Oxfordshire 0 139 £325 -7.14% 76

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8123 (31.43%) JavaScript
2 8080 (31.26%) HTML
3 7378 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
4 6910 (26.73%) SQL
5 6840 (26.46%) CSS
6 6590 (25.50%) .NET
7 6546 (25.33%) Java
8 6527 (25.25%) C#
9 5087 (19.68%) SQL Server
10 4095 (15.84%) MVC
11 4030 (15.59%) jQuery
12 3878 (15.00%) TDD
13 3747 (14.50%) Finance
14 3731 (14.43%) HTML5
15 3718 (14.38%) ASP.NET
16 3369 (13.03%) Oracle
17 3322 (12.85%) XML
18 3154 (12.20%) OO
19 3043 (11.77%) Web Services
20 2466 (9.54%) PHP
21 2448 (9.47%) Microsoft
22 2432 (9.41%) CSS3
23 2402 (9.29%) Scrum
24 2381 (9.21%) Linux
25 2231 (8.63%) Banking
26 2176 (8.42%) Spring
27 1837 (7.11%) MySQL
28 1794 (6.94%) Git (software)
29 1759 (6.81%) UNIX
30 1742 (6.74%) Business Intelligence

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1196 (4.63%) SharePoint
2 1036 (4.01%) CMS
3 749 (2.90%) Node.js
4 664 (2.57%) Apache
5 489 (1.89%) Tomcat
6 463 (1.79%) WebSphere
7 438 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 437 (1.69%) IIS
9 395 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 356 (1.38%) Drupal
11 345 (1.33%) WebLogic
12 328 (1.27%) SAS
13 300 (1.16%) Umbraco
14 293 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
15 281 (1.09%) WordPress
16 192 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
17 180 (0.70%) Adobe CQ
18 156 (0.60%) Confluence
19 118 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
20 112 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 954 (3.69%) MS Excel
2 437 (1.69%) Photoshop
3 274 (1.06%) MS Office
4 190 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
5 129 (0.50%) InfoPath
6 76 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 62 (0.24%) MS Visio
8 52 (0.20%) PowerPivot
9 51 (0.20%) Fireworks
10 47 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
11 30 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
12 26 (0.10%) MS Project
13 10 (0.039%) Doxygen
14 8 (0.031%) Acrobat
14 8 (0.031%) DOC1
15 7 (0.027%) InDesign
15 7 (0.027%) SPSS
16 5 (0.019%) Maya
16 5 (0.019%) GIMP
17 4 (0.015%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 477 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 246 (0.95%) Magento
3 187 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 121 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 107 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 92 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
7 90 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
8 87 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 83 (0.32%) Markit EDM
10 66 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
11 61 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
12 60 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
13 59 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
14 52 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
15 47 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
16 46 (0.18%) RMDS
17 40 (0.15%) Google Analytics
17 40 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
18 37 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
19 32 (0.12%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 309 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 246 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 160 (0.62%) SaaS
4 127 (0.49%) GitHub
5 120 (0.46%) Force.com
6 103 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 93 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 74 (0.29%) Office 365
9 62 (0.24%) PaaS
10 48 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 36 (0.14%) Heroku
12 29 (0.11%) Google App Engine
13 19 (0.074%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (0.035%) MailChimp
14 9 (0.035%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (0.035%) Rackspace Cloud
15 8 (0.031%) SuccessFactors
15 8 (0.031%) Google Compute Engine
16 6 (0.023%) CloudFront
16 6 (0.023%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 691 (2.67%) HTTP
2 422 (1.63%) Internet
3 226 (0.87%) Intranet
4 205 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 132 (0.51%) LDAP
6 95 (0.37%) DNS
7 76 (0.29%) SSL
8 61 (0.24%) FTP
9 54 (0.21%) SSH
10 48 (0.19%) VPN
11 47 (0.18%) Extranet
12 45 (0.17%) HTTPS
13 39 (0.15%) SMTP
13 39 (0.15%) Firewall
14 37 (0.14%) SAN
15 34 (0.13%) AMQP
16 31 (0.12%) SNMP
17 27 (0.10%) Multicast
18 21 (0.081%) VoIP
19 20 (0.077%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5087 (19.68%) SQL Server
2 1837 (7.11%) MySQL
3 1483 (5.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 1440 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1419 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1285 (4.97%) Relational Database
7 1239 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
8 907 (3.51%) Oracle Database
9 735 (2.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 608 (2.35%) MongoDB
11 546 (2.11%) NoSQL
12 538 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
13 475 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
14 462 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
15 429 (1.66%) RDBMS
16 389 (1.51%) QlikView
17 364 (1.41%) Big Data
18 296 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
19 280 (1.08%) OLAP
20 272 (1.05%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1794 (6.94%) Git (software)
2 1511 (5.85%) Subversion
3 1117 (4.32%) Visual Studio
4 817 (3.16%) Maven
5 714 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 637 (2.46%) JUnit
7 565 (2.19%) Jenkins
8 534 (2.07%) Eclipse
9 484 (1.87%) JIRA
10 440 (1.70%) Selenium
11 428 (1.66%) Cucumber
12 330 (1.28%) Ant
13 306 (1.18%) NUnit
14 300 (1.16%) Jasmine
15 275 (1.06%) TeamCity
16 261 (1.01%) Grunt
17 241 (0.93%) Xcode
18 219 (0.85%) Hudson
19 199 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
20 169 (0.65%) PHPUnit
General
1 3747 (14.50%) Finance
2 2231 (8.63%) Banking
3 1086 (4.20%) Front Office
4 996 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 754 (2.92%) Retail
6 620 (2.40%) Marketing
7 395 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 322 (1.25%) Games
9 301 (1.16%) Advertising
10 296 (1.15%) Publishing
11 246 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 233 (0.90%) Back Office
13 184 (0.71%) Financial Institution
14 182 (0.70%) Legal
15 133 (0.51%) Electronics
16 56 (0.22%) Automotive
17 55 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
18 46 (0.18%) German Language
18 46 (0.18%) Billing
19 40 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8080 (31.26%) HTML
2 6840 (26.46%) CSS
3 6590 (25.50%) .NET
4 4030 (15.59%) jQuery
5 3731 (14.43%) HTML5
6 3718 (14.38%) ASP.NET
7 3322 (12.85%) XML
8 3043 (11.77%) Web Services
9 2432 (9.41%) CSS3
10 2176 (8.42%) Spring
11 1629 (6.30%) AngularJS
12 1565 (6.05%) WCF
13 1540 (5.96%) Ajax
14 1483 (5.74%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1402 (5.42%) JSON
16 1317 (5.10%) .NET Framework
17 1303 (5.04%) Hibernate
18 1239 (4.79%) REST
19 1213 (4.69%) J2EE
20 1103 (4.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1051 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
2 1039 (4.02%) User Experience
3 814 (3.15%) Open Source
4 732 (2.83%) Mobile App
5 712 (2.75%) Computer Science
6 695 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 430 (1.66%) Fixed Income
8 413 (1.60%) Derivative
9 333 (1.29%) iPad
10 317 (1.23%) iPhone
11 297 (1.15%) Visualisation
12 285 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
13 241 (0.93%) NHS
14 236 (0.91%) Equities
15 204 (0.79%) Data Integration
16 203 (0.79%) W3C
16 203 (0.79%) Mathematics
17 202 (0.78%) Credit Risk
18 189 (0.73%) Social Media
19 184 (0.71%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2381 (9.21%) Linux
2 1759 (6.81%) UNIX
3 1556 (6.02%) Windows
4 998 (3.86%) Apple iOS
5 895 (3.46%) Android
6 302 (1.17%) Mac OS X
7 146 (0.56%) Solaris
8 138 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 117 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 92 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 91 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 81 (0.31%) CentOS
13 75 (0.29%) AIX
14 70 (0.27%) Windows Phone
15 65 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 49 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
17 48 (0.19%) Windows XP
18 46 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
19 42 (0.16%) Ubuntu
20 25 (0.097%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7378 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
2 4095 (15.84%) MVC
3 3878 (15.00%) TDD
4 3154 (12.20%) OO
5 2402 (9.29%) Scrum
6 1742 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
7 1674 (6.48%) E-Commerce
8 1585 (6.13%) Web Development
9 1479 (5.72%) Unit Testing
10 1465 (5.67%) BDD
11 1437 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
12 1236 (4.78%) ETL
13 1031 (3.99%) Software Engineering
14 1007 (3.90%) Multithreading
15 969 (3.75%) Responsive Web Design
16 942 (3.64%) OOP
17 899 (3.48%) SOA
18 826 (3.20%) CRM
19 774 (2.99%) Migration
20 767 (2.97%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8123 (31.43%) JavaScript
2 6910 (26.73%) SQL
3 6546 (25.33%) Java
4 6527 (25.25%) C#
5 2466 (9.54%) PHP
6 1508 (5.83%) C++
7 1352 (5.23%) T-SQL
8 1253 (4.85%) Python
9 1218 (4.71%) PL/SQL
10 872 (3.37%) Ruby
11 679 (2.63%) VB.NET
12 590 (2.28%) Scala
13 575 (2.22%) VBA
14 550 (2.13%) Perl
15 521 (2.02%) C
16 513 (1.98%) Objective-C
17 442 (1.71%) Shell Script
18 419 (1.62%) VB
19 308 (1.19%) PHP5
20 259 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1241 (4.80%) Degree
2 988 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 680 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 142 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 135 (0.52%) DV Cleared
6 50 (0.19%) Sun Certification
7 43 (0.17%) MCITP
8 39 (0.15%) PhD
9 35 (0.14%) MCTS
10 28 (0.11%) MCSD
11 21 (0.081%) BC Cleared
12 19 (0.074%) MCSE
13 14 (0.054%) ISEB
14 13 (0.050%) CTC Cleared
15 12 (0.046%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.046%) OCPJP
16 11 (0.043%) SAS Certification
17 8 (0.031%) MCSA
18 7 (0.027%) HND
19 6 (0.023%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 704 (2.72%) QA
2 64 (0.25%) ISO 9001
3 48 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 47 (0.18%) WCAG
5 43 (0.17%) SLA
6 25 (0.097%) WAI
7 20 (0.077%) HL7
8 19 (0.074%) ISO 14001
9 18 (0.070%) Basel III
10 15 (0.058%) Solvency II
11 14 (0.054%) PCI DSS
12 10 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.023%) EMIR
14 5 (0.019%) DO-178B
14 5 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 5 (0.019%) SNOMED CT
15 4 (0.015%) Dodd-Frank
15 4 (0.015%) COREP
16 3 (0.012%) ISO 8583
16 3 (0.012%) GxP
System Software
1 118 (0.46%) Active Directory
2 45 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (0.14%) Varnish
4 20 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (0.062%) Docker
6 15 (0.058%) VirtualBox
7 14 (0.054%) HDFS
7 14 (0.054%) Shibboleth
8 12 (0.046%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.035%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.035%) vCloud
10 7 (0.027%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (0.023%) Apache Flume
11 6 (0.023%) KVM
12 5 (0.019%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.015%) NFS
13 4 (0.015%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (0.015%) VMware ESX
14 3 (0.012%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.012%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 162 (0.63%) Puppet
2 127 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (0.22%) Control-M
4 48 (0.19%) Vagrant
5 28 (0.11%) OpenSSO
6 27 (0.10%) Capistrano
7 26 (0.10%) Oozie
8 22 (0.085%) Ansible
9 21 (0.081%) HP Quality Center
10 20 (0.077%) Tivoli
11 17 (0.066%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 16 (0.062%) SCCM
13 13 (0.050%) Oracle Identity Management
14 11 (0.043%) WMI
15 10 (0.039%) Graylog2
16 9 (0.035%) Nagios
16 9 (0.035%) SCOM
17 8 (0.031%) OpenAM
18 6 (0.023%) Hyperic
18 6 (0.023%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 3369 (13.03%) Oracle
2 2448 (9.47%) Microsoft
3 602 (2.33%) Zend
4 527 (2.04%) JBoss
5 474 (1.83%) SAP
6 458 (1.77%) Adobe
7 452 (1.75%) IBM
8 424 (1.64%) Sybase
9 407 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
10 391 (1.51%) Business Objects
11 366 (1.42%) Google
12 312 (1.21%) Informatica
13 296 (1.15%) Cognos
14 263 (1.02%) Sitecore
15 218 (0.84%) Twitter
16 159 (0.62%) Facebook
17 157 (0.61%) Red Hat
18 140 (0.54%) TIBCO
19 130 (0.50%) EPiServer
20 122 (0.47%) hybris
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Hampshire
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networx
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South East
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