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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 12140 12785 12321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.54% 23.19% 23.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.80% 24.46% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8668 8898 8287
Median daily rate £413 £395 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.43% +3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 126 132
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £51.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%

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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 11408 £420 +5.00% 3743
London -1 5633 £450 - 1560
South East 0 1683 £395 +12.85% 641
City of London 0 1081 £475 +5.55% 349
North West +1 838 £375 +7.14% 367
Yorkshire 0 832 £385 +16.66% 257
South West 0 722 £350 - 271
West Midlands -1 634 £368 +13.07% 190
West Yorkshire -1 621 £400 +21.21% 180
Leeds 0 517 £400 +21.21% 130
East of England -2 484 £375 +3.80% 231
Scotland -1 462 £350 -6.66% 112
Manchester +1 408 £375 +7.14% 220
East Midlands 0 349 £338 +5.46% 150
Hampshire +2 315 £350 +6.06% 170
Surrey 0 279 £400 +6.66% 116
Berkshire -2 232 £400 +14.28% 87
Edinburgh -1 214 £363 -0.68% 33
Cheshire -2 207 £400 +9.21% 70
Birmingham 0 201 £350 +6.06% 55
Bristol -1 196 £340 -9.33% 111
Glasgow +1 193 £336 -3.92% 57
West Sussex 0 186 £440 +28.93% 25
Oxfordshire 0 179 £400 - 85
Buckinghamshire 0 174 £350 +3.70% 50
North East -18 173 £365 +4.28% 71
Tyne and Wear -14 165 £363 -3.33% 62
Cambridgeshire 0 161 £375 +7.14% 110
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 138 £365 -7.30% 51
Gloucestershire 0 128 £400 - 23

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 9200 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
2 8856 (35.91%) JavaScript
3 7643 (30.99%) Java
4 7604 (30.83%) HTML
5 6796 (27.55%) CSS
6 6273 (25.43%) SQL
7 5478 (22.21%) C#
8 5398 (21.89%) .NET
9 4775 (19.36%) TDD
10 4233 (17.16%) SQL Server
11 3887 (15.76%) HTML5
12 3860 (15.65%) Finance
13 3831 (15.53%) AngularJS
14 3540 (14.35%) MVC
15 3170 (12.85%) jQuery
16 3121 (12.65%) Scrum
17 3007 (12.19%) Oracle
18 3006 (12.19%) Web Services
19 2672 (10.83%) CSS3
20 2643 (10.72%) Web Development
21 2570 (10.42%) Spring
22 2534 (10.27%) ASP.NET
23 2523 (10.23%) OO
24 2475 (10.03%) Git (software)
25 2401 (9.73%) Front End Development
26 2347 (9.52%) Linux
27 2341 (9.49%) XML
28 2313 (9.38%) Microsoft
29 2194 (8.90%) REST
30 2034 (8.25%) 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
1 874 (3.54%) CMS
2 783 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 554 (2.25%) Apache
4 543 (2.20%) Tomcat
5 522 (2.12%) JBoss
6 441 (1.79%) WebSphere
7 357 (1.45%) IIS
7 357 (1.45%) WebLogic
8 305 (1.24%) WordPress
9 298 (1.21%) Apache Spark
10 293 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
11 292 (1.18%) Drupal
12 281 (1.14%) Confluence
13 222 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
14 208 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
15 200 (0.81%) Umbraco
16 198 (0.80%) SAS
17 167 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
18 152 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
19 128 (0.52%) Mule
Applications
1 878 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 256 (1.04%) Photoshop
3 195 (0.79%) MS Office
4 75 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 71 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 50 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 41 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 40 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 37 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 20 (0.081%) MS Project
11 15 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
12 12 (0.049%) Fireworks
12 12 (0.049%) GIMP
13 9 (0.036%) Adobe Captivate
13 9 (0.036%) SPSS
14 8 (0.032%) Doxygen
15 7 (0.028%) Gliffy
15 7 (0.028%) Simulink
16 5 (0.020%) InDesign
17 4 (0.016%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 495 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 213 (0.86%) Magento
3 143 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 142 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 106 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
6 95 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
7 82 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
8 62 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
9 47 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
10 45 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
10 45 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
11 36 (0.15%) Markit EDM
12 35 (0.14%) RMDS
13 30 (0.12%) ION MarketView
13 30 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
14 29 (0.12%) Eloqua
15 28 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
15 28 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
16 27 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
17 25 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 846 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
2 652 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 376 (1.52%) GitHub
4 155 (0.63%) SaaS
5 143 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 134 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
7 94 (0.38%) Office 365
8 77 (0.31%) PaaS
9 76 (0.31%) Google Play
10 69 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
11 65 (0.26%) Heroku
12 62 (0.25%) Amazon S3
13 50 (0.20%) Google Analytics
14 43 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
15 42 (0.17%) Google App Engine
16 38 (0.15%) Boomi
17 37 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
18 35 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
19 33 (0.13%) IaaS
20 31 (0.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 742 (3.01%) HTTP
2 268 (1.09%) Internet
3 168 (0.68%) Network Security
4 140 (0.57%) SSL
5 135 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 108 (0.44%) LDAP
7 102 (0.41%) Intranet
8 78 (0.32%) DNS
9 69 (0.28%) FTP
10 54 (0.22%) SNMP
11 52 (0.21%) HTTPS
12 37 (0.15%) Bluetooth
13 33 (0.13%) Firewall
14 28 (0.11%) DVB
15 25 (0.10%) AMQP
15 25 (0.10%) SMTP
16 24 (0.097%) Kerberos
16 24 (0.097%) SSH
17 23 (0.093%) Skype
18 21 (0.085%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4233 (17.16%) SQL Server
2 1423 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1376 (5.58%) MySQL
4 1244 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1171 (4.75%) MongoDB
6 1166 (4.73%) Relational Database
7 1133 (4.59%) NoSQL
8 1035 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
9 941 (3.82%) Oracle Database
10 741 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 633 (2.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 612 (2.48%) Big Data
13 597 (2.42%) Hadoop
14 529 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
15 525 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
16 450 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
17 422 (1.71%) RDBMS
18 348 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
19 331 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
20 306 (1.24%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2475 (10.03%) Git (software)
2 1194 (4.84%) Jenkins
3 1183 (4.80%) Subversion
4 1090 (4.42%) Maven
5 960 (3.89%) JUnit
6 937 (3.80%) Visual Studio
7 915 (3.71%) JIRA
8 689 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 645 (2.62%) Selenium
10 619 (2.51%) Cucumber
11 608 (2.47%) Grunt
12 495 (2.01%) Eclipse
13 463 (1.88%) gulp
14 382 (1.55%) Jasmine
15 372 (1.51%) Mockito
16 355 (1.44%) Gradle
17 303 (1.23%) Ant
18 300 (1.22%) NUnit
19 262 (1.06%) TeamCity
20 219 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3860 (15.65%) Finance
2 1944 (7.88%) Banking
3 871 (3.53%) Front Office
4 651 (2.64%) Retail
5 635 (2.57%) Investment Banking
6 536 (2.17%) Marketing
7 384 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 293 (1.19%) Games
9 271 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 244 (0.99%) Advertising
11 233 (0.94%) Publishing
12 199 (0.81%) Back Office
13 190 (0.77%) Financial Institution
14 179 (0.73%) Electronics
15 146 (0.59%) Legal
16 115 (0.47%) Law
17 76 (0.31%) Automotive
18 71 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
19 68 (0.28%) Retail Banking
20 37 (0.15%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7604 (30.83%) HTML
2 6796 (27.55%) CSS
3 5398 (21.89%) .NET
4 3887 (15.76%) HTML5
5 3831 (15.53%) AngularJS
6 3170 (12.85%) jQuery
7 3006 (12.19%) Web Services
8 2672 (10.83%) CSS3
9 2570 (10.42%) Spring
10 2534 (10.27%) ASP.NET
11 2341 (9.49%) XML
12 2194 (8.90%) REST
13 1768 (7.17%) Node.js
14 1748 (7.09%) RESTful
15 1463 (5.93%) JSON
16 1292 (5.24%) SOAP
17 1278 (5.18%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1183 (4.80%) React
19 1171 (4.75%) .NET Framework
20 1165 (4.72%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1288 (5.22%) User Experience
2 957 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 810 (3.28%) Mobile App
4 593 (2.40%) Computer Science
5 538 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 410 (1.66%) Derivative
7 359 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
8 332 (1.35%) Visualisation
9 308 (1.25%) Algorithms
10 298 (1.21%) Fixed Income
11 273 (1.11%) iPad
12 244 (0.99%) Digital Media
13 240 (0.97%) NHS
14 230 (0.93%) Equities
15 218 (0.88%) Data Structures
16 216 (0.88%) Mathematics
17 190 (0.77%) Data Integration
18 188 (0.76%) N-Tier
19 174 (0.71%) Management Information System
20 162 (0.66%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2347 (9.52%) Linux
2 1626 (6.59%) Unix
3 1236 (5.01%) Windows
4 742 (3.01%) Android
5 738 (2.99%) Apple iOS
6 207 (0.84%) Windows Server
7 179 (0.73%) Mac OS X
8 141 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 76 (0.31%) AIX
10 68 (0.28%) Windows Phone
11 51 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 50 (0.20%) Solaris
13 44 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 41 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 41 (0.17%) Windows 10
15 38 (0.15%) zOS
16 32 (0.13%) CentOS
16 32 (0.13%) Ubuntu
17 30 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
18 26 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9200 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
2 4775 (19.36%) TDD
3 3540 (14.35%) MVC
4 3121 (12.65%) Scrum
5 2643 (10.72%) Web Development
6 2523 (10.23%) OO
7 2401 (9.73%) Front End Development
8 2034 (8.25%) BDD
9 1984 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
10 1675 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
11 1499 (6.08%) E-Commerce
12 1484 (6.02%) Software Engineering
13 1467 (5.95%) Unit Testing
14 1228 (4.98%) ETL
15 1054 (4.27%) Open Source
16 1048 (4.25%) CRM
17 1028 (4.17%) SDLC
18 993 (4.03%) Multithreading
19 939 (3.81%) Pair Programming
20 885 (3.59%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8856 (35.91%) JavaScript
2 7643 (30.99%) Java
3 6273 (25.43%) SQL
4 5478 (22.21%) C#
5 1807 (7.33%) PHP
6 1731 (7.02%) Python
7 1295 (5.25%) C++
8 1247 (5.06%) T-SQL
9 1143 (4.63%) Scala
10 1000 (4.05%) PL/SQL
11 961 (3.90%) Ruby
12 627 (2.54%) C
13 512 (2.08%) Perl
14 466 (1.89%) Shell Script
15 435 (1.76%) VB.NET
16 427 (1.73%) Objective-C
17 412 (1.67%) VBA
18 394 (1.60%) VB
19 297 (1.20%) Groovy
20 292 (1.18%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1414 (5.73%) Security Cleared
2 1007 (4.08%) Degree
3 844 (3.42%) SC Cleared
4 309 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 148 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 103 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 68 (0.28%) PhD
8 51 (0.21%) Sun Certification
9 42 (0.17%) BC Cleared
10 32 (0.13%) MCSD
11 26 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
12 25 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
13 24 (0.097%) ISEB
14 21 (0.085%) MCITP
15 18 (0.073%) HND
16 16 (0.065%) ISTQB
16 16 (0.065%) MCTS
17 15 (0.061%) MCP
18 14 (0.057%) MCAD
18 14 (0.057%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 459 (1.86%) QA
2 182 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 177 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 59 (0.24%) WCAG
5 52 (0.21%) SLA
6 34 (0.14%) WAI
7 28 (0.11%) Solvency II
8 23 (0.093%) HL7
8 23 (0.093%) ISO 9001
9 21 (0.085%) ISO 14001
9 21 (0.085%) MiFID
9 21 (0.085%) SDET
10 16 (0.065%) PCI DSS
11 12 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 11 (0.045%) MISRA
13 10 (0.041%) SEPA
14 7 (0.028%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 6 (0.024%) DO-178B
15 6 (0.024%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 5 (0.020%) Basel II
System Software
1 394 (1.60%) Docker
2 151 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 64 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 57 (0.23%) HDFS
5 47 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 42 (0.17%) Apache Flume
7 32 (0.13%) vSphere
8 28 (0.11%) Varnish
9 26 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 15 (0.061%) Firmware
11 13 (0.053%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 9 (0.036%) Time Sharing Option
13 8 (0.032%) GeoWebCache
13 8 (0.032%) iptables
14 7 (0.028%) Hyper-V
14 7 (0.028%) Platform Symphony
14 7 (0.028%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.020%) VMware ESX
16 4 (0.016%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 4 (0.016%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 260 (1.05%) Puppet
2 107 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
3 92 (0.37%) Ansible
4 56 (0.23%) Control-M
5 49 (0.20%) Kibana
6 45 (0.18%) Packer
7 43 (0.17%) Graphite
7 43 (0.17%) Kubernetes
8 30 (0.12%) logstash
9 29 (0.12%) Tivoli
10 28 (0.11%) Consul
10 28 (0.11%) Uchiwa
11 27 (0.11%) Grafana
11 27 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
12 26 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
12 26 (0.11%) Terraform
13 24 (0.097%) Oozie
14 19 (0.077%) Hadoop YARN
15 17 (0.069%) Netcool
15 17 (0.069%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3007 (12.19%) Oracle
2 2313 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 473 (1.92%) IBM
4 472 (1.91%) SAP
5 447 (1.81%) Google
6 331 (1.34%) Adobe
7 309 (1.25%) Informatica
8 306 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
9 285 (1.16%) Sitecore
10 257 (1.04%) ServiceNow
11 243 (0.99%) Sybase
12 202 (0.82%) Tableau
13 194 (0.79%) Zend
14 159 (0.64%) Red Hat
15 149 (0.60%) TIBCO
16 138 (0.56%) Atlassian
17 136 (0.55%) Apple
18 124 (0.50%) Cognos
19 122 (0.49%) VMware
20 119 (0.48%) Pega
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 300 p/day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
keytree
Rate: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £280 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Chassam Contract
Rate: Unspecified Rate Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
WestPoint Recruitment
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £310 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
First Point
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago