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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 11777 11327 10587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.40% 22.32% 23.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.23% 24.16% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7983 7376 6854
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 180 177
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 £15.97 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
48597 46888 42182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.39% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29825 27690 24082
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1851 1997 2274
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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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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 10768 £400 +6.66% 5030
London 0 5554 £450 +5.88% 1785
South East +2 1728 £350 +2.94% 834
City of London 0 1439 £450 -5.26% 581
North West -1 728 £343 +5.38% 606
South West 0 721 £375 +15.38% 424
Yorkshire 0 666 £343 +8.73% 422
Scotland -2 580 £375 +13.63% 171
West Yorkshire 0 487 £350 +7.69% 266
West Midlands 0 446 £333 +6.40% 334
East of England -2 444 £350 - 293
Hampshire 0 402 £350 - 161
Berkshire +5 398 £350 - 176
Leeds -1 365 £350 +9.37% 166
Manchester -1 350 £325 -2.98% 352
East Midlands -1 306 £325 +4.00% 215
Surrey -1 256 £375 +10.29% 141
Edinburgh -1 250 £375 +7.14% 67
Buckinghamshire +1 231 £350 - 90
Glasgow 0 222 £369 +15.59% 68
Cheshire 0 204 £325 - 137
Bristol 0 202 £375 +15.38% 141
Gloucestershire +6 173 £400 +23.07% 75
Wales +1 169 £350 -3.44% 88
Milton Keynes 0 138 £345 -9.21% 62
Reading 0 138 £350 -5.40% 78
Cambridgeshire -1 137 £305 -6.15% 88
Oxfordshire 0 120 £345 +9.52% 105
Hertfordshire 0 119 £363 +3.57% 56
Birmingham -1 118 £350 +13.82% 97

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 7966 (31.76%) JavaScript
2 7757 (30.93%) HTML
3 7576 (30.20%) Agile Software Development
4 7132 (28.43%) Java
5 7029 (28.02%) SQL
6 6492 (25.88%) CSS
7 6271 (25.00%) .NET
8 6013 (23.97%) C#
9 4647 (18.53%) SQL Server
10 3971 (15.83%) TDD
11 3921 (15.63%) Finance
12 3765 (15.01%) jQuery
13 3710 (14.79%) HTML5
14 3619 (14.43%) MVC
15 3350 (13.36%) Oracle
16 3134 (12.50%) ASP.NET
17 2931 (11.69%) XML
18 2909 (11.60%) OO
19 2893 (11.53%) Web Services
20 2410 (9.61%) Scrum
21 2398 (9.56%) Microsoft
22 2390 (9.53%) Linux
23 2375 (9.47%) CSS3
24 2305 (9.19%) Banking
25 2111 (8.42%) AngularJS
26 1966 (7.84%) Spring
27 1963 (7.83%) Git (software)
28 1945 (7.75%) UNIX
29 1889 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
30 1886 (7.52%) PHP

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1106 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 1039 (4.14%) CMS
3 940 (3.75%) Node.js
4 616 (2.46%) Apache
5 551 (2.20%) Tomcat
6 449 (1.79%) JBoss
7 407 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 395 (1.57%) WebSphere
9 380 (1.52%) WebLogic
10 334 (1.33%) SAS
11 328 (1.31%) Drupal
12 327 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
13 324 (1.29%) IIS
14 253 (1.01%) WordPress
15 238 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
16 223 (0.89%) Umbraco
17 194 (0.77%) Adobe CQ
18 168 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
19 137 (0.55%) Confluence
20 128 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 898 (3.58%) MS Excel
2 322 (1.28%) Photoshop
3 313 (1.25%) MS Office
4 121 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
5 94 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 94 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 72 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 66 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
8 60 (0.24%) PowerPivot
9 58 (0.23%) InfoPath
10 42 (0.17%) MS Project
11 34 (0.14%) Fireworks
12 27 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
13 12 (0.048%) InDesign
14 11 (0.044%) Adobe After Effects
15 9 (0.036%) Mingle
16 8 (0.032%) Doxygen
17 7 (0.028%) GIMP
17 7 (0.028%) SPSS
18 5 (0.020%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 504 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 199 (0.79%) Magento
3 134 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 131 (0.52%) Markit EDM
5 107 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 93 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 82 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
8 76 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
9 74 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 61 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
11 56 (0.22%) ION MarketView
11 56 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
12 49 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
13 43 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
14 34 (0.14%) RMDS
15 33 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
15 33 (0.13%) Google Analytics
16 30 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
16 30 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
16 30 (0.12%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 305 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 233 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 126 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
4 115 (0.46%) SaaS
5 102 (0.41%) GitHub
6 84 (0.33%) Force.com
7 81 (0.32%) Office 365
8 75 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 64 (0.26%) Amazon S3
10 56 (0.22%) Heroku
11 49 (0.20%) PaaS
12 21 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
13 18 (0.072%) Amazon SQS
14 15 (0.060%) Amazon EMR
15 12 (0.048%) IaaS
16 11 (0.044%) Joyent
17 10 (0.040%) Amazon ELB
17 10 (0.040%) MailChimp
17 10 (0.040%) Yammer
18 9 (0.036%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 690 (2.75%) HTTP
2 339 (1.35%) Internet
3 207 (0.83%) Intranet
4 155 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 105 (0.42%) LDAP
6 70 (0.28%) SSL
7 62 (0.25%) HTTPS
8 54 (0.22%) FTP
9 53 (0.21%) DNS
9 53 (0.21%) AMQP
10 45 (0.18%) VPN
11 38 (0.15%) Firewall
12 32 (0.13%) Network Security
13 29 (0.12%) SSH
14 28 (0.11%) 2G
15 27 (0.11%) SAN
16 25 (0.100%) Extranet
17 24 (0.096%) 3G
17 24 (0.096%) Radio Access Network
18 21 (0.084%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4647 (18.53%) SQL Server
2 1612 (6.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1449 (5.78%) MySQL
4 1350 (5.38%) Relational Database
5 1347 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1310 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
7 1201 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 923 (3.68%) Oracle Database
9 743 (2.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 704 (2.81%) MongoDB
11 528 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
12 482 (1.92%) NoSQL
13 462 (1.84%) RDBMS
14 430 (1.71%) QlikView
15 415 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
16 407 (1.62%) Big Data
17 366 (1.46%) Hadoop
18 338 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
19 334 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
20 305 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1963 (7.83%) Git (software)
2 1378 (5.49%) Subversion
3 1131 (4.51%) Visual Studio
4 869 (3.46%) Maven
5 781 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 770 (3.07%) JUnit
7 701 (2.79%) Jenkins
8 543 (2.16%) Eclipse
9 508 (2.03%) JIRA
10 458 (1.83%) Cucumber
11 446 (1.78%) Selenium
12 421 (1.68%) Grunt
13 407 (1.62%) Ant
14 399 (1.59%) NUnit
15 359 (1.43%) Jasmine
16 238 (0.95%) TeamCity
17 237 (0.94%) Mockito
18 217 (0.87%) Xcode
19 200 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
20 153 (0.61%) PHPUnit
General
1 3921 (15.63%) Finance
2 2305 (9.19%) Banking
3 1113 (4.44%) Front Office
4 1007 (4.01%) Investment Banking
5 607 (2.42%) Retail
6 548 (2.18%) Marketing
7 302 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 301 (1.20%) Games
9 294 (1.17%) Advertising
10 284 (1.13%) Publishing
11 218 (0.87%) Back Office
12 174 (0.69%) Legal
13 167 (0.67%) Manufacturing
14 117 (0.47%) Financial Institution
15 115 (0.46%) Electronics
16 71 (0.28%) Law
17 60 (0.24%) Automotive
18 51 (0.20%) Retail Banking
19 35 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
20 34 (0.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7757 (30.93%) HTML
2 6492 (25.88%) CSS
3 6271 (25.00%) .NET
4 3765 (15.01%) jQuery
5 3710 (14.79%) HTML5
6 3134 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 2931 (11.69%) XML
8 2893 (11.53%) Web Services
9 2375 (9.47%) CSS3
10 2111 (8.42%) AngularJS
11 1966 (7.84%) Spring
12 1448 (5.77%) REST
13 1346 (5.37%) J2EE
14 1333 (5.31%) WCF
15 1327 (5.29%) .NET Framework
16 1314 (5.24%) Ajax
17 1305 (5.20%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1233 (4.92%) JSON
19 1224 (4.88%) Hibernate
20 1213 (4.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1140 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 990 (3.95%) User Experience
3 738 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 676 (2.70%) Open Source
5 638 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 607 (2.42%) Computer Science
7 567 (2.26%) Derivative
8 420 (1.67%) Fixed Income
9 356 (1.42%) Visualisation
10 317 (1.26%) Equities
11 310 (1.24%) NHS
12 299 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
13 285 (1.14%) Data Structures
14 259 (1.03%) Algorithms
15 245 (0.98%) iPhone
16 235 (0.94%) iPad
17 195 (0.78%) Mathematics
18 186 (0.74%) Data Integration
19 180 (0.72%) Digital Media
20 173 (0.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2390 (9.53%) Linux
2 1945 (7.75%) UNIX
3 1280 (5.10%) Windows
4 937 (3.74%) Apple iOS
5 880 (3.51%) Android
6 355 (1.42%) Mac OS X
7 143 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 114 (0.45%) Solaris
9 105 (0.42%) CentOS
10 84 (0.33%) Windows Phone
11 76 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 63 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 57 (0.23%) AIX
14 56 (0.22%) Windows 7
15 48 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
16 38 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
17 35 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
18 30 (0.12%) SUSE
19 26 (0.10%) Windows XP
20 21 (0.084%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7576 (30.20%) Agile Software Development
2 3971 (15.83%) TDD
3 3619 (14.43%) MVC
4 2909 (11.60%) OO
5 2410 (9.61%) Scrum
6 1889 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
7 1595 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
8 1466 (5.84%) BDD
9 1388 (5.53%) Web Development
10 1369 (5.46%) E-Commerce
11 1272 (5.07%) Unit Testing
12 1266 (5.05%) ETL
13 1128 (4.50%) Multithreading
14 1054 (4.20%) Software Engineering
15 948 (3.78%) Responsive Web Design
16 943 (3.76%) SOA
17 877 (3.50%) CRM
18 874 (3.48%) Data Modelling
19 856 (3.41%) OOP
20 767 (3.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7966 (31.76%) JavaScript
2 7132 (28.43%) Java
3 7029 (28.02%) SQL
4 6013 (23.97%) C#
5 1886 (7.52%) PHP
6 1443 (5.75%) C++
7 1413 (5.63%) Python
8 1355 (5.40%) T-SQL
9 1277 (5.09%) PL/SQL
10 891 (3.55%) Ruby
11 680 (2.71%) VBA
12 580 (2.31%) Perl
13 527 (2.10%) VB.NET
14 524 (2.09%) Scala
15 457 (1.82%) C
16 444 (1.77%) Objective-C
17 409 (1.63%) Shell Script
18 383 (1.53%) VB
19 251 (1.00%) Apex Code
20 220 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1323 (5.27%) Security Cleared
2 1153 (4.60%) Degree
3 854 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 399 (1.59%) VCP4
5 257 (1.02%) DV Cleared
6 123 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 70 (0.28%) Sun Certification
8 48 (0.19%) ISEB
9 30 (0.12%) HND
10 26 (0.10%) MCITP
11 22 (0.088%) BC Cleared
12 21 (0.084%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 21 (0.084%) OCPJP
13 20 (0.080%) PhD
13 20 (0.080%) MCTS
14 19 (0.076%) Oracle Certification
15 17 (0.068%) SAS Certification
16 14 (0.056%) ITIL Certification
17 13 (0.052%) Siebel Certification
18 12 (0.048%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 546 (2.18%) QA
2 62 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 46 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 38 (0.15%) SLA
5 22 (0.088%) WAI
6 19 (0.076%) HL7
6 19 (0.076%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.076%) WCAG
7 14 (0.056%) Dodd-Frank
8 13 (0.052%) ISO 14001
9 10 (0.040%) ISO 8583
10 9 (0.036%) Basel III
10 9 (0.036%) EMIR
11 8 (0.032%) Solvency II
12 5 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (0.020%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.016%) GAAP
13 4 (0.016%) TickIT
13 4 (0.016%) MiFID
14 3 (0.012%) Basel II
System Software
1 75 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 72 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (0.25%) Varnish
4 56 (0.22%) Docker
5 49 (0.20%) HDFS
6 27 (0.11%) Apache Flume
7 25 (0.100%) Oracle RAC
8 17 (0.068%) VirtualBox
9 15 (0.060%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 11 (0.044%) Firmware
11 9 (0.036%) Oracle RMAN
12 8 (0.032%) vSphere
13 6 (0.024%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.020%) Samba
14 5 (0.020%) VMware ESX
15 4 (0.016%) Shibboleth
15 4 (0.016%) vCloud
16 3 (0.012%) QEMU
16 3 (0.012%) GridGain
16 3 (0.012%) KVM
Systems Management
1 253 (1.01%) Puppet
2 130 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
3 97 (0.39%) Vagrant
4 70 (0.28%) Control-M
5 40 (0.16%) Ansible
6 37 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
7 24 (0.096%) Oracle Identity Management
8 23 (0.092%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 20 (0.080%) Hadoop YARN
10 18 (0.072%) Kibana
10 18 (0.072%) Graylog
11 17 (0.068%) Capistrano
12 16 (0.064%) Oozie
12 16 (0.064%) HP UCMDB
13 14 (0.056%) logstash
14 13 (0.052%) SCCM
15 11 (0.044%) CA Endevor
16 10 (0.040%) SCOM
16 10 (0.040%) Data Guard
16 10 (0.040%) yum
Vendors
1 3350 (13.36%) Oracle
2 2398 (9.56%) Microsoft
3 416 (1.66%) IBM
4 409 (1.63%) Adobe
5 393 (1.57%) Sybase
6 380 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
7 376 (1.50%) SAP
8 374 (1.49%) Business Objects
9 317 (1.26%) Google
9 317 (1.26%) Zend
10 306 (1.22%) Informatica
11 264 (1.05%) TIBCO
12 254 (1.01%) Sitecore
13 243 (0.97%) Cognos
14 208 (0.83%) Tableau
15 174 (0.69%) Red Hat
16 150 (0.60%) Twitter
17 128 (0.51%) hybris
18 116 (0.46%) Apple
19 95 (0.38%) Teradata
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