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 August 2016 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 13022 13324 13105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 24.07% 22.81% 23.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.40% 24.04% 24.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9295 9414 8547
Median daily rate £413 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 141 115
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £17.50 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.22 £52.25 £50.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.45 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.48% +7.00%

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
51261 55415 53407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33404 35221 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2084 2091
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 August 2016.

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 August 2016.

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 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 12244 £425 +6.25% 3983
London -1 6109 £450 - 1636
South East +1 1713 £390 +6.12% 577
City of London 0 1085 £463 -5.12% 376
Yorkshire 0 943 £375 +7.14% 301
North West +2 928 £375 - 459
South West 0 701 £350 -2.77% 269
West Midlands -1 674 £353 +6.96% 215
West Yorkshire 0 662 £388 +10.71% 204
Leeds 0 536 £400 +14.28% 143
Manchester +2 506 £375 +3.44% 296
Scotland +2 491 £350 - 107
East of England -1 483 £375 +3.44% 254
East Midlands +1 401 £375 +15.38% 195
Hampshire +4 356 £350 +2.18% 150
Oxfordshire 0 280 £425 +6.25% 69
Edinburgh 0 251 £350 -1.75% 44
Berkshire -5 238 £375 +2.04% 88
Bristol +1 236 £366 +0.34% 88
North East -6 233 £375 +1.69% 68
Surrey 0 229 £425 +6.25% 101
Cheshire +2 216 £350 -6.66% 75
Tyne and Wear -7 201 £370 -12.94% 59
Cambridgeshire 0 191 £375 +7.14% 110
Birmingham 0 184 £375 +10.29% 73
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 184 £375 -11.76% 44
Oxford 0 170 £400 - 36
South Yorkshire +1 166 £375 +7.14% 48
Glasgow +1 159 £350 +2.94% 49
West Sussex -1 158 £400 +10.34% 21

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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 9483 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
2 9205 (36.94%) JavaScript
3 7856 (31.52%) HTML
4 7690 (30.86%) Java
5 6964 (27.95%) CSS
6 6169 (24.76%) SQL
7 5431 (21.79%) C#
8 5348 (21.46%) .NET
9 4803 (19.27%) TDD
10 4211 (16.90%) AngularJS
11 4201 (16.86%) SQL Server
12 4071 (16.34%) HTML5
13 3728 (14.96%) Finance
14 3691 (14.81%) MVC
15 3230 (12.96%) Scrum
16 3191 (12.80%) jQuery
17 2969 (11.91%) Oracle
18 2946 (11.82%) Web Services
19 2787 (11.18%) Web Development
20 2782 (11.16%) CSS3
21 2602 (10.44%) Spring
22 2591 (10.40%) Front End Development
23 2588 (10.39%) ASP.NET
24 2539 (10.19%) Git (software)
25 2424 (9.73%) OO
26 2304 (9.25%) XML
27 2271 (9.11%) Linux
28 2247 (9.02%) REST
29 2193 (8.80%) Microsoft
30 2176 (8.73%) BDD

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
1 937 (3.76%) CMS
2 826 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 605 (2.43%) Tomcat
4 575 (2.31%) JBoss
5 555 (2.23%) Apache
6 468 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
7 436 (1.75%) WebSphere
8 418 (1.68%) Apache Spark
9 332 (1.33%) WebLogic
10 327 (1.31%) IIS
11 313 (1.26%) WordPress
12 305 (1.22%) Drupal
13 281 (1.13%) Confluence
14 256 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
15 242 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 215 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
17 195 (0.78%) Umbraco
18 182 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
19 180 (0.72%) SAS
19 180 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 838 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 282 (1.13%) Photoshop
3 168 (0.67%) MS Office
4 83 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 61 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 51 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 45 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 39 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 35 (0.14%) MS Visio
10 17 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
11 16 (0.064%) InDesign
12 12 (0.048%) MS Project
13 10 (0.040%) GIMP
14 9 (0.036%) Adobe Captivate
15 8 (0.032%) Fireworks
15 8 (0.032%) SPSS
16 7 (0.028%) Doxygen
16 7 (0.028%) PaintShop Pro
17 4 (0.016%) Simulink
18 3 (0.012%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 508 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 201 (0.81%) Magento
3 174 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 144 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 118 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 90 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
7 86 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
8 71 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
9 55 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
10 46 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
11 45 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
12 38 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
13 36 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
14 35 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
15 34 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 30 (0.12%) Markit EDM
17 24 (0.096%) Cognos TM1
17 24 (0.096%) RMDS
18 22 (0.088%) Oracle CRM
19 21 (0.084%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 977 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 791 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 431 (1.73%) GitHub
4 155 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
5 145 (0.58%) SaaS
6 137 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
7 118 (0.47%) Office 365
8 105 (0.42%) PaaS
9 85 (0.34%) Google Play
10 83 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
11 59 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 58 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
13 56 (0.22%) Heroku
14 49 (0.20%) Google Analytics
15 34 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
15 34 (0.14%) Boomi
15 34 (0.14%) Force.com
15 34 (0.14%) IaaS
16 32 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
16 32 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 688 (2.76%) HTTP
2 254 (1.02%) Internet
3 212 (0.85%) Network Security
4 134 (0.54%) LDAP
5 97 (0.39%) SSL
6 88 (0.35%) TCP/IP
7 84 (0.34%) Intranet
8 71 (0.28%) DNS
9 60 (0.24%) FTP
10 55 (0.22%) HTTPS
11 53 (0.21%) SNMP
12 36 (0.14%) AMQP
13 35 (0.14%) Bluetooth
14 31 (0.12%) Kerberos
14 31 (0.12%) SSH
15 29 (0.12%) Firewall
16 25 (0.10%) DVB
17 24 (0.096%) Skype
18 19 (0.076%) VPN
19 15 (0.060%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4201 (16.86%) SQL Server
2 1435 (5.76%) MySQL
3 1359 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1172 (4.70%) MongoDB
5 1144 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1106 (4.44%) Relational Database
7 1046 (4.20%) NoSQL
8 1045 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
9 952 (3.82%) Oracle Database
10 671 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 670 (2.69%) Hadoop
12 645 (2.59%) Big Data
13 617 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
14 599 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
15 532 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
16 372 (1.49%) RDBMS
17 343 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
18 338 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
19 277 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
20 274 (1.10%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2539 (10.19%) Git (software)
2 1349 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 1151 (4.62%) Subversion
4 1112 (4.46%) Maven
5 997 (4.00%) JUnit
6 932 (3.74%) Visual Studio
7 888 (3.56%) JIRA
8 729 (2.93%) Cucumber
9 702 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 651 (2.61%) Grunt
11 625 (2.51%) Selenium
12 512 (2.05%) gulp
13 471 (1.89%) Eclipse
14 408 (1.64%) Jasmine
15 406 (1.63%) Gradle
16 370 (1.48%) Mockito
17 327 (1.31%) TeamCity
18 279 (1.12%) Ant
19 256 (1.03%) NUnit
20 204 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3728 (14.96%) Finance
2 1871 (7.51%) Banking
3 731 (2.93%) Retail
4 700 (2.81%) Front Office
5 612 (2.46%) Investment Banking
6 579 (2.32%) Marketing
7 364 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 310 (1.24%) Games
9 294 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 277 (1.11%) Advertising
11 274 (1.10%) Publishing
12 185 (0.74%) Back Office
12 185 (0.74%) Financial Institution
13 184 (0.74%) Electronics
14 112 (0.45%) Law
14 112 (0.45%) Legal
15 78 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 71 (0.28%) Automotive
17 53 (0.21%) Retail Banking
18 32 (0.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7856 (31.52%) HTML
2 6964 (27.95%) CSS
3 5348 (21.46%) .NET
4 4211 (16.90%) AngularJS
5 4071 (16.34%) HTML5
6 3191 (12.80%) jQuery
7 2946 (11.82%) Web Services
8 2782 (11.16%) CSS3
9 2602 (10.44%) Spring
10 2588 (10.39%) ASP.NET
11 2304 (9.25%) XML
12 2247 (9.02%) REST
13 2039 (8.18%) Node.js
14 1743 (6.99%) RESTful
15 1638 (6.57%) JSON
16 1403 (5.63%) React
17 1300 (5.22%) SOAP
18 1264 (5.07%) ASP.NET MVC
19 1199 (4.81%) J2EE
20 1184 (4.75%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1395 (5.60%) User Experience
2 1004 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
3 749 (3.01%) Mobile App
4 605 (2.43%) Computer Science
5 432 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 357 (1.43%) Derivative
7 356 (1.43%) Visualisation
8 355 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 300 (1.20%) Digital Media
10 288 (1.16%) Algorithms
11 269 (1.08%) Fixed Income
12 241 (0.97%) iPad
13 239 (0.96%) Data Structures
14 192 (0.77%) Mathematics
15 186 (0.75%) Data Integration
16 184 (0.74%) Equities
17 170 (0.68%) Fintech
17 170 (0.68%) NHS
18 158 (0.63%) Management Information System
19 151 (0.61%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2271 (9.11%) Linux
2 1470 (5.90%) Unix
3 1176 (4.72%) Windows
4 821 (3.29%) Apple iOS
5 796 (3.19%) Android
6 168 (0.67%) Windows Server
7 133 (0.53%) Mac OS X
8 130 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 65 (0.26%) AIX
10 62 (0.25%) Solaris
11 58 (0.23%) Windows Phone
12 54 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 44 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 42 (0.17%) Ubuntu
15 39 (0.16%) CentOS
16 32 (0.13%) Windows 10
16 32 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
17 30 (0.12%) VME
18 27 (0.11%) Mac OS
19 26 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9483 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4803 (19.27%) TDD
3 3691 (14.81%) MVC
4 3230 (12.96%) Scrum
5 2787 (11.18%) Web Development
6 2591 (10.40%) Front End Development
7 2424 (9.73%) OO
8 2176 (8.73%) BDD
9 2115 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
10 1596 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
11 1456 (5.84%) E-Commerce
12 1424 (5.71%) Unit Testing
13 1366 (5.48%) Software Engineering
14 1262 (5.06%) ETL
15 1142 (4.58%) Open Source
16 1046 (4.20%) CRM
17 932 (3.74%) Pair Programming
18 927 (3.72%) SDLC
19 883 (3.54%) Multithreading
20 876 (3.52%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 9205 (36.94%) JavaScript
2 7690 (30.86%) Java
3 6169 (24.76%) SQL
4 5431 (21.79%) C#
5 1919 (7.70%) PHP
6 1706 (6.85%) Python
7 1307 (5.24%) Scala
8 1231 (4.94%) C++
9 1167 (4.68%) T-SQL
10 971 (3.90%) Ruby
11 958 (3.84%) PL/SQL
12 599 (2.40%) C
13 453 (1.82%) Objective-C
14 445 (1.79%) Perl
15 439 (1.76%) VB.NET
16 417 (1.67%) Shell Script
17 385 (1.54%) VB
18 356 (1.43%) VBA
19 339 (1.36%) ES6
20 316 (1.27%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1407 (5.65%) Security Cleared
2 973 (3.90%) Degree
3 871 (3.50%) SC Cleared
4 282 (1.13%) DV Cleared
5 157 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 102 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 54 (0.22%) PhD
8 43 (0.17%) Sun Certification
9 31 (0.12%) BC Cleared
10 27 (0.11%) DBS Check
11 26 (0.10%) ISEB
12 21 (0.084%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (0.080%) MCP
14 18 (0.072%) HND
14 18 (0.072%) MCITP
14 18 (0.072%) MCSD
15 17 (0.068%) ISTQB
16 16 (0.064%) Oracle Certification
17 14 (0.056%) MCSE
18 13 (0.052%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 496 (1.99%) QA
2 152 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 144 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 61 (0.24%) WAI
5 60 (0.24%) WCAG
6 54 (0.22%) SDET
7 50 (0.20%) SLA
8 23 (0.092%) Solvency II
9 22 (0.088%) PCI DSS
10 20 (0.080%) MiFID
11 17 (0.068%) ISO 14001
11 17 (0.068%) ISO 9001
12 12 (0.048%) MISRA
13 11 (0.044%) HL7
14 10 (0.040%) GCP
15 7 (0.028%) FATCA
15 7 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 7 (0.028%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 5 (0.020%) DO-178B
16 5 (0.020%) SEPA
System Software
1 566 (2.27%) Docker
2 139 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 87 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
4 67 (0.27%) HDFS
5 53 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 44 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 32 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 24 (0.096%) Varnish
9 16 (0.064%) vSphere
10 15 (0.060%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 10 (0.040%) Firmware
11 10 (0.040%) Time Sharing Option
12 8 (0.032%) iptables
12 8 (0.032%) Platform Symphony
13 7 (0.028%) GeoWebCache
13 7 (0.028%) GlusterFS
13 7 (0.028%) Hyper-V
14 6 (0.024%) Ceph
14 6 (0.024%) etcd
15 5 (0.020%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 284 (1.14%) Puppet
2 183 (0.73%) Ansible
3 149 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 74 (0.30%) Kubernetes
5 50 (0.20%) Control-M
6 49 (0.20%) Kibana
7 46 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
8 41 (0.16%) Tivoli
9 35 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 31 (0.12%) Packer
10 31 (0.12%) Terraform
11 27 (0.11%) logstash
11 27 (0.11%) Oozie
12 23 (0.092%) HP Quality Center
13 22 (0.088%) Grafana
13 22 (0.088%) Nagios
14 20 (0.080%) BladeLogic
14 20 (0.080%) Mesos
15 19 (0.076%) Graphite
15 19 (0.076%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2969 (11.91%) Oracle
2 2193 (8.80%) Microsoft
3 515 (2.07%) SAP
4 458 (1.84%) Google
5 434 (1.74%) IBM
6 418 (1.68%) Adobe
7 338 (1.36%) Sitecore
8 312 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
9 268 (1.08%) ServiceNow
10 253 (1.02%) Sybase
11 244 (0.98%) Informatica
12 225 (0.90%) Zend
13 187 (0.75%) Tableau
14 167 (0.67%) Cognos
15 145 (0.58%) Apple
15 145 (0.58%) Red Hat
16 140 (0.56%) hybris
17 136 (0.55%) Talend
18 120 (0.48%) VMware
19 119 (0.48%) TIBCO
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £340 - £390 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £595 - £645 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Midlands
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: up to £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £480 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: ££competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
South East London
Energon People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago