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 2 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
2 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 13166 13070 13321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.32% 24.45% 23.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.34% 26.36% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8597 8614 8464
Average daily rate
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£383 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £250
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 113 167 272
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £20.00 £17.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%

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
51961 49585 53705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.02% 92.76% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31503 29488 30138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2141 2629
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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
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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 11919 £388 - 4604
London 0 6487 £425 - 1851
South East -1 1618 £350 - 666
City of London 0 1572 £450 - 685
East of England 0 751 £350 +2.94% 294
South West 0 741 £350 +7.69% 338
Scotland +1 702 £375 +7.14% 206
North West 0 697 £325 +1.96% 554
Yorkshire 0 555 £325 +8.33% 377
West Midlands 0 549 £325 +8.33% 238
West Yorkshire -1 393 £325 +8.33% 212
Manchester 0 376 £325 - 326
Hampshire -3 351 £350 +6.06% 135
Berkshire -1 334 £363 +3.57% 109
East Midlands -2 299 £315 +5.00% 200
Glasgow 0 296 £375 +15.38% 96
Edinburgh +2 277 £375 +15.38% 67
Surrey +2 263 £363 -3.33% 131
Leeds 0 236 £320 +6.66% 118
Cambridgeshire 0 220 £325 - 105
Hertfordshire 0 207 £350 - 73
Bristol -1 204 £375 +25.00% 110
Birmingham 0 189 £350 +16.66% 78
Wales +3 167 £325 +4.83% 77
Reading +3 155 £356 -5.00% 45
Cheshire 0 152 £325 +8.33% 104
Gloucestershire -1 149 £350 -3.44% 43
Buckinghamshire -5 140 £350 -2.77% 57
North East +3 131 £350 +8.94% 87
East Sussex 0 130 £275 -24.13% 48

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 7999 (31.60%) JavaScript
2 7925 (31.31%) HTML
3 6823 (26.95%) SQL
4 6710 (26.51%) CSS
5 6557 (25.90%) .NET
6 6480 (25.60%) C#
7 6344 (25.06%) Java
8 5166 (20.41%) SQL Server
9 4017 (15.87%) jQuery
10 3985 (15.74%) MVC
11 3879 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
12 3747 (14.80%) TDD
13 3711 (14.66%) Finance
14 3706 (14.64%) ASP.NET
15 3668 (14.49%) HTML5
16 3312 (13.08%) Oracle
17 3255 (12.86%) XML
18 3020 (11.93%) OO
19 2979 (11.77%) Web Services
20 2423 (9.57%) PHP
21 2413 (9.53%) Microsoft
22 2382 (9.41%) CSS3
23 2285 (9.03%) Linux
24 2278 (9.00%) Scrum
25 2201 (8.69%) Banking
26 2116 (8.36%) Spring
27 1796 (7.09%) MySQL
28 1725 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
29 1669 (6.59%) UNIX
30 1663 (6.57%) Git (software)

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 1178 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 1029 (4.06%) CMS
3 715 (2.82%) Node.js
4 633 (2.50%) Apache
5 481 (1.90%) Tomcat
6 439 (1.73%) WebSphere
7 427 (1.69%) IIS
8 425 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 365 (1.44%) Drupal
10 357 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 346 (1.37%) WebLogic
12 332 (1.31%) SAS
13 293 (1.16%) Umbraco
14 288 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
15 284 (1.12%) WordPress
16 201 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
17 166 (0.66%) Adobe CQ
18 144 (0.57%) Confluence
19 111 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
19 111 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 945 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 433 (1.71%) Photoshop
3 259 (1.02%) MS Office
4 187 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
5 132 (0.52%) InfoPath
6 71 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 62 (0.24%) PowerPivot
8 48 (0.19%) Fireworks
9 46 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
9 46 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
10 41 (0.16%) MS Visio
11 23 (0.091%) MS Project
12 10 (0.040%) Acrobat
13 9 (0.036%) InDesign
14 8 (0.032%) DOC1
15 7 (0.028%) SPSS
15 7 (0.028%) Doxygen
16 5 (0.020%) GIMP
17 4 (0.016%) AutoCAD
17 4 (0.016%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 444 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 232 (0.92%) Magento
3 185 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 114 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 109 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
6 96 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
7 92 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 89 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
9 82 (0.32%) Markit EDM
10 64 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
11 60 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
12 58 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
13 57 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
14 50 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
15 46 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
16 42 (0.17%) RMDS
17 38 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
18 36 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
19 35 (0.14%) Google Analytics
20 27 (0.11%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 298 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 244 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 167 (0.66%) SaaS
4 115 (0.45%) Force.com
5 111 (0.44%) GitHub
6 110 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 76 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 69 (0.27%) Office 365
9 52 (0.21%) PaaS
10 42 (0.17%) Amazon S3
11 34 (0.13%) Heroku
12 29 (0.11%) Google App Engine
13 17 (0.067%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (0.051%) Rackspace Cloud
15 9 (0.036%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.032%) SuccessFactors
16 8 (0.032%) Google Compute Engine
17 6 (0.024%) IaaS
17 6 (0.024%) CloudFront
18 3 (0.012%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 650 (2.57%) HTTP
2 418 (1.65%) Internet
3 222 (0.88%) Intranet
4 197 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 131 (0.52%) LDAP
6 88 (0.35%) DNS
7 75 (0.30%) SSL
8 58 (0.23%) FTP
9 53 (0.21%) SSH
10 46 (0.18%) VPN
11 44 (0.17%) Extranet
12 41 (0.16%) SAN
13 40 (0.16%) HTTPS
13 40 (0.16%) SMTP
14 35 (0.14%) Firewall
15 29 (0.11%) Multicast
16 27 (0.11%) SNMP
17 22 (0.087%) AMQP
18 20 (0.079%) VoIP
19 19 (0.075%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5166 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 1796 (7.09%) MySQL
3 1518 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1468 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1432 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1249 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
7 1207 (4.77%) Relational Database
8 885 (3.50%) Oracle Database
9 756 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 572 (2.26%) MongoDB
11 554 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
12 525 (2.07%) NoSQL
13 507 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
14 455 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
15 406 (1.60%) RDBMS
16 371 (1.47%) QlikView
17 366 (1.45%) Big Data
18 289 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
19 277 (1.09%) OLAP
20 274 (1.08%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1663 (6.57%) Git (software)
2 1425 (5.63%) Subversion
3 1119 (4.42%) Visual Studio
4 789 (3.12%) Maven
5 708 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 619 (2.45%) JUnit
7 536 (2.12%) Jenkins
8 526 (2.08%) Eclipse
9 457 (1.81%) JIRA
10 438 (1.73%) Selenium
11 414 (1.64%) Cucumber
12 315 (1.24%) Ant
13 308 (1.22%) NUnit
14 275 (1.09%) Jasmine
15 272 (1.07%) TeamCity
16 235 (0.93%) Grunt
17 223 (0.88%) Xcode
18 221 (0.87%) Hudson
19 197 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
20 169 (0.67%) Mockito
General
1 3711 (14.66%) Finance
2 2201 (8.69%) Banking
3 1051 (4.15%) Front Office
4 994 (3.93%) Investment Banking
5 751 (2.97%) Retail
6 604 (2.39%) Marketing
7 395 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 309 (1.22%) Games
9 294 (1.16%) Advertising
10 291 (1.15%) Publishing
11 248 (0.98%) Back Office
12 244 (0.96%) Manufacturing
13 183 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 173 (0.68%) Legal
15 126 (0.50%) Electronics
16 61 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
17 59 (0.23%) Automotive
18 52 (0.21%) Billing
19 48 (0.19%) Multimedia
19 48 (0.19%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7925 (31.31%) HTML
2 6710 (26.51%) CSS
3 6557 (25.90%) .NET
4 4017 (15.87%) jQuery
5 3706 (14.64%) ASP.NET
6 3668 (14.49%) HTML5
7 3255 (12.86%) XML
8 2979 (11.77%) Web Services
9 2382 (9.41%) CSS3
10 2116 (8.36%) Spring
11 1546 (6.11%) WCF
12 1515 (5.98%) AngularJS
13 1488 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1485 (5.87%) Ajax
15 1341 (5.30%) JSON
16 1291 (5.10%) .NET Framework
17 1250 (4.94%) Hibernate
18 1178 (4.65%) REST
19 1167 (4.61%) J2EE
20 1058 (4.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 741 (2.93%) Open Source
2 715 (2.82%) Mobile App
3 697 (2.75%) Computer Science
4 655 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 430 (1.70%) Fixed Income
6 405 (1.60%) Derivative
7 327 (1.29%) iPad
8 301 (1.19%) iPhone
9 289 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
10 266 (1.05%) Visualisation
11 237 (0.94%) NHS
12 226 (0.89%) Equities
13 212 (0.84%) W3C
14 200 (0.79%) Credit Risk
15 199 (0.79%) Data Integration
16 192 (0.76%) Social Media
16 192 (0.76%) Mathematics
17 177 (0.70%) Digital Media
18 173 (0.68%) Management Information System
19 172 (0.68%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2285 (9.03%) Linux
2 1669 (6.59%) UNIX
3 1550 (6.12%) Windows
4 973 (3.84%) Apple iOS
5 852 (3.37%) Android
6 263 (1.04%) Mac OS X
7 154 (0.61%) Solaris
8 133 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 104 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 91 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 84 (0.33%) Windows 7
12 74 (0.29%) AIX
13 71 (0.28%) Windows Phone
14 68 (0.27%) CentOS
15 67 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 45 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
17 43 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
18 42 (0.17%) Windows XP
19 36 (0.14%) Ubuntu
20 31 (0.12%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3985 (15.74%) MVC
2 3879 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
3 3747 (14.80%) TDD
4 3020 (11.93%) OO
5 2278 (9.00%) Scrum
6 1725 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
7 1634 (6.45%) E-Commerce
8 1546 (6.11%) Web Development
9 1480 (5.85%) Unit Testing
10 1410 (5.57%) BDD
11 1358 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
12 1221 (4.82%) ETL
13 1016 (4.01%) Software Engineering
14 965 (3.81%) Multithreading
15 939 (3.71%) Responsive Web Design
16 932 (3.68%) OOP
17 868 (3.43%) SOA
18 783 (3.09%) CRM
19 750 (2.96%) Migration
20 742 (2.93%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7999 (31.60%) JavaScript
2 6823 (26.95%) SQL
3 6480 (25.60%) C#
4 6344 (25.06%) Java
5 2423 (9.57%) PHP
6 1468 (5.80%) C++
7 1367 (5.40%) T-SQL
8 1198 (4.73%) PL/SQL
9 1174 (4.64%) Python
10 808 (3.19%) Ruby
11 724 (2.86%) VB.NET
12 593 (2.34%) VBA
13 545 (2.15%) Scala
14 543 (2.14%) Perl
15 525 (2.07%) C
16 486 (1.92%) Objective-C
17 446 (1.76%) VB
18 437 (1.73%) Shell Script
19 326 (1.29%) PHP5
20 252 (1.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1220 (4.82%) Degree
2 941 (3.72%) Security Cleared
3 656 (2.59%) SC Cleared
4 146 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 123 (0.49%) DV Cleared
6 45 (0.18%) Sun Certification
7 44 (0.17%) MCITP
8 39 (0.15%) PhD
9 36 (0.14%) MCTS
10 31 (0.12%) MCSD
11 22 (0.087%) ISEB
12 20 (0.079%) ISTQB
13 19 (0.075%) BC Cleared
14 18 (0.071%) MCSE
15 12 (0.047%) OCPJP
15 12 (0.047%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.047%) CTC Cleared
16 11 (0.043%) SAS Certification
17 7 (0.028%) HND
18 6 (0.024%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 676 (2.67%) QA
2 70 (0.28%) ISO 9001
3 53 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 48 (0.19%) WCAG
5 46 (0.18%) SLA
6 25 (0.099%) WAI
7 23 (0.091%) HL7
8 19 (0.075%) ISO 14001
9 17 (0.067%) Basel III
10 14 (0.055%) Solvency II
11 13 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 12 (0.047%) PCI DSS
13 7 (0.028%) ISO 8583
14 6 (0.024%) CRD IV
14 6 (0.024%) Dodd-Frank
15 5 (0.020%) COREP
15 5 (0.020%) EMIR
15 5 (0.020%) SNOMED CT
16 4 (0.016%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 4 (0.016%) DO-178B
System Software
1 124 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 40 (0.16%) Varnish
3 33 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.075%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (0.063%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.063%) HDFS
6 14 (0.055%) VirtualBox
6 14 (0.055%) Shibboleth
7 13 (0.051%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.051%) Docker
8 9 (0.036%) vCloud
9 7 (0.028%) KVM
10 6 (0.024%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.020%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.020%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.016%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 3 (0.012%) NFS
13 3 (0.012%) Cronacle
13 3 (0.012%) ACF2
13 3 (0.012%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 141 (0.56%) Puppet
2 121 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (0.24%) Control-M
4 40 (0.16%) Vagrant
5 28 (0.11%) OpenSSO
6 26 (0.10%) Oozie
7 22 (0.087%) Capistrano
8 20 (0.079%) Tivoli
9 19 (0.075%) HP Quality Center
10 17 (0.067%) Ansible
11 12 (0.047%) SCCM
11 12 (0.047%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 11 (0.043%) WMI
13 9 (0.036%) Nagios
13 9 (0.036%) SCOM
14 7 (0.028%) OpenAM
15 6 (0.024%) YUM
15 6 (0.024%) Oracle Identity Management
15 6 (0.024%) CA Endevor
16 5 (0.020%) Graylog2
Vendors
1 3312 (13.08%) Oracle
2 2413 (9.53%) Microsoft
3 637 (2.52%) Zend
4 491 (1.94%) JBoss
5 480 (1.90%) SAP
6 479 (1.89%) Adobe
7 432 (1.71%) IBM
8 420 (1.66%) Sybase
9 411 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
10 387 (1.53%) Business Objects
11 343 (1.35%) Google
12 307 (1.21%) Cognos
13 295 (1.17%) Informatica
14 267 (1.05%) Sitecore
15 206 (0.81%) Twitter
16 157 (0.62%) Facebook
17 138 (0.55%) Red Hat
18 131 (0.52%) TIBCO
19 128 (0.51%) ATG
20 122 (0.48%) EPiServer
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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