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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 12755 12319 10890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.16% 22.73% 23.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.08% 24.58% 24.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8744 8415 7049
Average daily rate
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£395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 141 243
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.98 £13.00 £17.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £49.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.88 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -6.07%

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
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2044 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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 11745 £400 +6.66% 4958
London 0 6040 £440 +3.52% 1887
South East +2 1684 £350 - 784
City of London 0 1491 £450 - 649
Yorkshire 0 784 £350 +7.69% 403
South West 0 748 £363 +7.40% 353
North West +1 738 £355 +7.57% 583
West Midlands 0 573 £325 +1.56% 311
West Yorkshire 0 552 £350 +7.69% 238
East of England +1 549 £350 - 314
Scotland -2 523 £375 +1.35% 166
Leeds -1 418 £339 +4.23% 162
East Midlands 0 379 £325 +4.00% 203
Berkshire +1 368 £375 +7.14% 139
Manchester -1 322 £350 +7.69% 301
Hampshire +1 288 £338 -3.57% 157
Cheshire +5 260 £375 +7.14% 140
Wales 0 250 £375 -6.25% 47
Buckinghamshire +3 242 £325 - 73
Surrey +1 240 £375 - 138
Bristol -1 214 £375 +7.14% 112
Cambridgeshire 0 205 £340 +3.03% 107
Glasgow -2 204 £375 +6.99% 59
Edinburgh -5 195 £375 - 69
South Wales +4 188 £388 - 38
Birmingham 0 180 £325 +8.33% 97
Reading +1 173 £400 +14.28% 62
Oxfordshire -1 159 £399 +22.69% 120
Gloucestershire -1 154 £400 +14.28% 46
North East -2 148 £328 +0.76% 98

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 7642 (31.20%) JavaScript
2 7587 (30.98%) Agile Software Development
3 7220 (29.48%) HTML
4 7163 (29.25%) SQL
5 6621 (27.03%) Java
6 6140 (25.07%) CSS
7 6071 (24.79%) .NET
8 5950 (24.29%) C#
9 5067 (20.69%) SQL Server
10 4019 (16.41%) Finance
11 3827 (15.62%) TDD
12 3490 (14.25%) MVC
13 3485 (14.23%) HTML5
14 3459 (14.12%) jQuery
15 3250 (13.27%) Oracle
16 3113 (12.71%) ASP.NET
17 2904 (11.86%) Web Services
18 2735 (11.17%) OO
19 2665 (10.88%) XML
20 2428 (9.91%) Scrum
21 2371 (9.68%) Microsoft
22 2259 (9.22%) CSS3
23 2214 (9.04%) Linux
24 2185 (8.92%) Banking
25 2180 (8.90%) AngularJS
26 1970 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
27 1834 (7.49%) Git (software)
28 1826 (7.46%) Spring
29 1824 (7.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
30 1721 (7.03%) UNIX

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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
1 996 (4.07%) CMS
2 925 (3.78%) SharePoint
3 917 (3.74%) Node.js
4 509 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 466 (1.90%) Apache
6 447 (1.83%) WebSphere
7 430 (1.76%) JBoss
8 380 (1.55%) WebLogic
9 361 (1.47%) IIS
10 343 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 322 (1.31%) SAS
12 306 (1.25%) Drupal
13 290 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
14 274 (1.12%) Umbraco
15 245 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
16 237 (0.97%) WordPress
17 228 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 173 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
19 150 (0.61%) Confluence
20 135 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 942 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 323 (1.32%) Photoshop
3 266 (1.09%) MS Office
4 100 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 85 (0.35%) PowerPivot
6 84 (0.34%) MS Visio
7 76 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 71 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
9 54 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 44 (0.18%) InfoPath
11 40 (0.16%) Fireworks
12 35 (0.14%) MS Project
13 26 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
14 16 (0.065%) InDesign
15 8 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
15 8 (0.033%) Doxygen
16 6 (0.024%) Mingle
17 5 (0.020%) OmniGraffle
17 5 (0.020%) GIMP
18 4 (0.016%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 391 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 183 (0.75%) Magento
3 136 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 116 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 104 (0.42%) Markit EDM
6 82 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 78 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 74 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
9 65 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
10 55 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
11 53 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
12 48 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
12 48 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
13 37 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
14 36 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
15 33 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
16 32 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
16 32 (0.13%) ION MarketView
17 30 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
18 28 (0.11%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 436 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
2 324 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 160 (0.65%) GitHub
4 134 (0.55%) SaaS
5 103 (0.42%) Office 365
6 91 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
7 75 (0.31%) Heroku
8 66 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
9 61 (0.25%) Force.com
10 41 (0.17%) Google Analytics
11 39 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 29 (0.12%) PaaS
13 28 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
14 25 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
15 22 (0.090%) AWS CloudFormation
16 16 (0.065%) Amazon EMR
16 16 (0.065%) Amazon SQS
17 14 (0.057%) Amazon Kinesis
17 14 (0.057%) Taleo
18 13 (0.053%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 589 (2.40%) HTTP
2 360 (1.47%) Internet
3 187 (0.76%) Intranet
4 151 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 92 (0.38%) LDAP
6 75 (0.31%) SSL
7 55 (0.22%) FTP
8 44 (0.18%) HTTPS
9 32 (0.13%) 2G
10 31 (0.13%) AMQP
10 31 (0.13%) SNMP
10 31 (0.13%) 3G
10 31 (0.13%) SAN
11 30 (0.12%) Bluetooth
12 26 (0.11%) Firewall
13 25 (0.10%) Network Security
14 24 (0.098%) Radio Access Network
14 24 (0.098%) VPN
14 24 (0.098%) 4G
15 22 (0.090%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5067 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 1824 (7.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1516 (6.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1367 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
5 1360 (5.55%) MySQL
6 1242 (5.07%) Relational Database
7 1203 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 948 (3.87%) Oracle Database
9 882 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 682 (2.78%) MongoDB
11 667 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
12 485 (1.98%) NoSQL
13 445 (1.82%) RDBMS
14 439 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
14 439 (1.79%) Big Data
15 404 (1.65%) Hadoop
16 397 (1.62%) QlikView
17 341 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
18 315 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
19 281 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1834 (7.49%) Git (software)
2 1238 (5.05%) Subversion
3 1181 (4.82%) Visual Studio
4 775 (3.16%) Maven
5 769 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 682 (2.78%) JUnit
7 637 (2.60%) Jenkins
8 500 (2.04%) Eclipse
9 489 (2.00%) JIRA
10 461 (1.88%) Selenium
11 440 (1.80%) Grunt
12 398 (1.62%) Cucumber
13 369 (1.51%) NUnit
14 347 (1.42%) Ant
15 295 (1.20%) Jasmine
16 231 (0.94%) TeamCity
17 203 (0.83%) Xcode
18 201 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
19 171 (0.70%) Mockito
20 162 (0.66%) Bower
General
1 4019 (16.41%) Finance
2 2185 (8.92%) Banking
3 1033 (4.22%) Investment Banking
4 1025 (4.18%) Front Office
5 643 (2.63%) Retail
6 508 (2.07%) Marketing
7 362 (1.48%) Telecoms
8 270 (1.10%) Games
9 255 (1.04%) Publishing
10 226 (0.92%) Back Office
11 221 (0.90%) Advertising
12 200 (0.82%) Manufacturing
13 171 (0.70%) Legal
14 146 (0.60%) Electronics
15 143 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 93 (0.38%) Law
17 68 (0.28%) Automotive
18 50 (0.20%) Retail Banking
19 48 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
20 34 (0.14%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7220 (29.48%) HTML
2 6140 (25.07%) CSS
3 6071 (24.79%) .NET
4 3485 (14.23%) HTML5
5 3459 (14.12%) jQuery
6 3113 (12.71%) ASP.NET
7 2904 (11.86%) Web Services
8 2665 (10.88%) XML
9 2259 (9.22%) CSS3
10 2180 (8.90%) AngularJS
11 1826 (7.46%) Spring
12 1393 (5.69%) .NET Framework
13 1391 (5.68%) REST
14 1337 (5.46%) WCF
15 1321 (5.39%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1288 (5.26%) J2EE
17 1223 (4.99%) RESTful
18 1173 (4.79%) JSON
19 1169 (4.77%) Ajax
20 1098 (4.48%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1023 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
2 976 (3.98%) User Experience
3 813 (3.32%) Mobile App
4 583 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 548 (2.24%) Derivative
6 535 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 373 (1.52%) Visualisation
8 357 (1.46%) Fixed Income
9 317 (1.29%) NHS
10 312 (1.27%) Equities
11 265 (1.08%) Data Structures
12 258 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
13 245 (1.00%) Algorithms
14 208 (0.85%) iPhone
15 190 (0.78%) iPad
16 182 (0.74%) Client/Server
16 182 (0.74%) W3C
17 176 (0.72%) N-Tier
18 171 (0.70%) Management Information System
19 154 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2214 (9.04%) Linux
2 1721 (7.03%) UNIX
3 1269 (5.18%) Windows
4 1004 (4.10%) Apple iOS
5 883 (3.61%) Android
6 269 (1.10%) Mac OS X
7 141 (0.58%) Solaris
8 103 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 80 (0.33%) AIX
10 72 (0.29%) Windows Phone
11 61 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 59 (0.24%) CentOS
13 57 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
14 53 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 48 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
16 31 (0.13%) Windows 8
17 29 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
18 26 (0.11%) Windows 7
19 24 (0.098%) Debian
20 21 (0.086%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7587 (30.98%) Agile Software Development
2 3827 (15.62%) TDD
3 3490 (14.25%) MVC
4 2735 (11.17%) OO
5 2428 (9.91%) Scrum
6 1970 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
7 1453 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
8 1423 (5.81%) ETL
9 1420 (5.80%) BDD
10 1418 (5.79%) Unit Testing
11 1381 (5.64%) E-Commerce
12 1281 (5.23%) Web Development
13 1124 (4.59%) Software Engineering
14 1108 (4.52%) Multithreading
15 1051 (4.29%) SDLC
16 884 (3.61%) Data Modelling
17 862 (3.52%) SOA
18 848 (3.46%) Responsive Web Design
19 816 (3.33%) OOP
20 784 (3.20%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7642 (31.20%) JavaScript
2 7163 (29.25%) SQL
3 6621 (27.03%) Java
4 5950 (24.29%) C#
5 1645 (6.72%) PHP
6 1410 (5.76%) T-SQL
7 1364 (5.57%) C++
8 1328 (5.42%) Python
9 1205 (4.92%) PL/SQL
10 767 (3.13%) Ruby
11 628 (2.56%) VBA
12 545 (2.23%) Perl
13 542 (2.21%) VB.NET
14 540 (2.20%) Scala
15 493 (2.01%) C
16 488 (1.99%) Objective-C
17 420 (1.71%) Shell Script
18 377 (1.54%) VB
19 235 (0.96%) PowerShell
20 192 (0.78%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1298 (5.30%) Security Cleared
2 1098 (4.48%) Degree
3 841 (3.43%) SC Cleared
4 279 (1.14%) DV Cleared
5 131 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 69 (0.28%) Sun Certification
7 33 (0.13%) ISEB
8 30 (0.12%) HND
9 29 (0.12%) MCITP
9 29 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
10 24 (0.098%) OCPJP
11 21 (0.086%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (0.073%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 17 (0.069%) BC Cleared
14 15 (0.061%) CTC Cleared
14 15 (0.061%) SAS Certification
14 15 (0.061%) MCDBA
14 15 (0.061%) MCSD
15 13 (0.053%) MCTS
15 13 (0.053%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 514 (2.10%) QA
2 89 (0.36%) Data Quality
3 49 (0.20%) SLA
4 31 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 26 (0.11%) Solvency II
6 25 (0.10%) HL7
7 22 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (0.069%) WCAG
8 17 (0.069%) Dodd-Frank
9 15 (0.061%) ISO 14001
10 12 (0.049%) WAI
11 11 (0.045%) PCI DSS
11 11 (0.045%) EMIR
12 9 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.029%) COREP
14 5 (0.020%) FINREP
15 4 (0.016%) ISO 8583
15 4 (0.016%) Basel II
15 4 (0.016%) DO-178B
15 4 (0.016%) Basel III
System Software
1 72 (0.29%) Docker
1 72 (0.29%) Active Directory
2 71 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (0.27%) HDFS
4 52 (0.21%) Varnish
5 42 (0.17%) Apache Flume
6 15 (0.061%) Firmware
7 14 (0.057%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (0.053%) VirtualBox
9 6 (0.024%) Platform Symphony
9 6 (0.024%) vCloud
9 6 (0.024%) vSphere
10 5 (0.020%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.020%) Samba
10 5 (0.020%) Oracle Clusterware
11 4 (0.016%) GridGain
11 4 (0.016%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.012%) Xen
12 3 (0.012%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.012%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 225 (0.92%) Puppet
2 141 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
3 99 (0.40%) Vagrant
4 58 (0.24%) Control-M
5 42 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
6 41 (0.17%) Ansible
7 28 (0.11%) Oozie
8 23 (0.094%) Kibana
9 22 (0.090%) Graylog
9 22 (0.090%) Hadoop YARN
10 20 (0.082%) Salt
11 19 (0.078%) yum
11 19 (0.078%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 15 (0.061%) TeamSite
13 14 (0.057%) HP UCMDB
14 13 (0.053%) Capistrano
15 12 (0.049%) SCOM
16 10 (0.041%) Nagios
17 9 (0.037%) Data Guard
17 9 (0.037%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 3250 (13.27%) Oracle
2 2371 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 458 (1.87%) Adobe
3 458 (1.87%) IBM
4 405 (1.65%) SAP
5 379 (1.55%) Business Objects
6 378 (1.54%) Sybase
7 314 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
8 312 (1.27%) Google
9 293 (1.20%) Informatica
10 257 (1.05%) Zend
11 256 (1.05%) Sitecore
12 235 (0.96%) Cognos
13 229 (0.93%) TIBCO
14 222 (0.91%) Tableau
15 157 (0.64%) Apple
16 155 (0.63%) hybris
17 137 (0.56%) Red Hat
18 126 (0.51%) Twitter
19 119 (0.49%) EPiServer
London
Explore Group
Rate: Remote working
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing IT
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
F5 IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day plus remote working
Posted: 5 hours ago
East London
IT Rockstars Recruitment
Rate: Competitive rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £500 per day - 12 MONTH CONTRACT
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hayes, Middlesex
@ITS
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £650 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 11 hours ago