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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 13580 12958 12893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.86% 23.28% 24.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.63% 25.22% 26.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9645 8449 8494
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 113 163
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 £19.75 £14.90 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £54.60 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
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 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 12507 £400 +3.22% 4613
London 0 6539 £450 +5.88% 1684
South East 0 1807 £375 +7.14% 741
City of London 0 1521 £498 +10.55% 436
North West -2 839 £385 +18.46% 574
South West 0 757 £363 +3.57% 381
Yorkshire 0 750 £350 +7.69% 348
East of England 0 693 £365 +4.28% 253
Scotland -2 625 £350 -6.66% 165
West Yorkshire +1 572 £350 +7.69% 216
West Midlands 0 517 £336 +3.46% 302
Leeds 0 461 £350 +8.52% 161
East Midlands +1 357 £338 +7.14% 244
Manchester -2 339 £363 +11.53% 276
Berkshire 0 335 £375 +3.44% 157
Hampshire -3 324 £350 - 167
Edinburgh -1 289 £375 - 53
Surrey -2 271 £400 +11.11% 113
Cambridgeshire 0 269 £360 +10.76% 104
Wales +1 227 £325 - 51
Oxfordshire 0 224 £400 +23.07% 90
Bristol 0 218 £365 -2.66% 87
Glasgow -2 217 £340 -9.33% 84
Cheshire -2 216 £375 +15.38% 152
Buckinghamshire +5 215 £350 +0.71% 71
North East -1 212 £375 +7.14% 77
Birmingham 0 173 £340 -2.85% 98
South Wales +1 171 £330 +5.60% 43
Gloucestershire 0 154 £400 +14.28% 62
Reading -2 153 £413 +15.78% 78

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 8388 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 8346 (32.20%) JavaScript
3 7707 (29.74%) HTML
4 7524 (29.03%) SQL
5 6637 (25.61%) Java
6 6622 (25.55%) CSS
7 6185 (23.87%) C#
8 6182 (23.85%) .NET
9 5364 (20.70%) SQL Server
10 4413 (17.03%) Finance
11 4381 (16.90%) TDD
12 3725 (14.37%) HTML5
13 3646 (14.07%) MVC
14 3626 (13.99%) jQuery
15 3369 (13.00%) Oracle
16 3052 (11.78%) ASP.NET
17 3012 (11.62%) Web Services
18 2743 (10.58%) AngularJS
19 2731 (10.54%) Scrum
20 2702 (10.43%) OO
21 2628 (10.14%) XML
22 2571 (9.92%) Microsoft
23 2417 (9.33%) CSS3
24 2319 (8.95%) Banking
25 2226 (8.59%) Linux
26 2181 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
27 2112 (8.15%) Git (software)
28 1936 (7.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 1908 (7.36%) Spring
30 1837 (7.09%) PHP

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1114 (4.30%) Node.js
2 1006 (3.88%) CMS
3 837 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 551 (2.13%) JBoss
5 539 (2.08%) Apache
5 539 (2.08%) Tomcat
6 474 (1.83%) WebSphere
7 421 (1.62%) SAS
8 396 (1.53%) IIS
9 379 (1.46%) Drupal
10 361 (1.39%) WebLogic
11 348 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
12 329 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 296 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 291 (1.12%) Umbraco
15 278 (1.07%) WordPress
16 238 (0.92%) Confluence
17 225 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
18 188 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
19 165 (0.64%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1050 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 354 (1.37%) Photoshop
3 267 (1.03%) MS Office
4 121 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
5 104 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 81 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
7 75 (0.29%) PowerPivot
8 73 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
9 50 (0.19%) InfoPath
10 43 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 37 (0.14%) MS Project
12 25 (0.096%) Fireworks
13 22 (0.085%) Adobe Captivate
14 20 (0.077%) Maya
15 11 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
16 8 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
16 8 (0.031%) InDesign
17 7 (0.027%) Mingle
18 6 (0.023%) GIMP
18 6 (0.023%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 405 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 259 (1.00%) Magento
3 133 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 101 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 99 (0.38%) Markit EDM
6 84 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 63 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
8 48 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
9 47 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 47 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
10 42 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
11 40 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
12 33 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
13 29 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
14 28 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
15 26 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
15 26 (0.10%) Tridion
16 25 (0.096%) Oracle Receivables
17 20 (0.077%) Maximo
18 18 (0.069%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 485 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
2 340 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 244 (0.94%) GitHub
4 146 (0.56%) SaaS
5 101 (0.39%) Office 365
6 75 (0.29%) Google Analytics
7 71 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 66 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
9 59 (0.23%) Heroku
10 52 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
11 48 (0.19%) Force.com
12 41 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
13 38 (0.15%) PaaS
14 31 (0.12%) Amazon S3
15 25 (0.096%) Taleo
16 20 (0.077%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 18 (0.069%) Google App Engine
17 18 (0.069%) IaaS
18 17 (0.066%) Amazon SQS
19 16 (0.062%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 607 (2.34%) HTTP
2 398 (1.54%) Internet
3 170 (0.66%) Intranet
4 134 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 108 (0.42%) SSL
6 69 (0.27%) LDAP
7 68 (0.26%) FTP
8 51 (0.20%) 3G
9 42 (0.16%) 2G
10 41 (0.16%) HTTPS
11 39 (0.15%) SNMP
12 37 (0.14%) 4G
13 34 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
14 32 (0.12%) SAN
15 29 (0.11%) Firewall
16 28 (0.11%) AMQP
17 27 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
17 27 (0.10%) DNS
18 25 (0.096%) Skype
19 24 (0.093%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5364 (20.70%) SQL Server
2 1936 (7.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1720 (6.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1550 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
5 1528 (5.90%) MySQL
6 1209 (4.67%) Relational Database
7 1173 (4.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 1103 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1025 (3.96%) Oracle Database
10 872 (3.36%) MongoDB
11 786 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
12 651 (2.51%) NoSQL
13 518 (2.00%) Big Data
14 482 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
15 480 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
16 474 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
17 471 (1.82%) Hadoop
18 396 (1.53%) RDBMS
19 393 (1.52%) QlikView
20 322 (1.24%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2112 (8.15%) Git (software)
2 1246 (4.81%) Subversion
3 1120 (4.32%) Visual Studio
4 882 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 859 (3.31%) Jenkins
6 830 (3.20%) Maven
7 652 (2.52%) JUnit
8 608 (2.35%) JIRA
9 509 (1.96%) Selenium
10 493 (1.90%) Eclipse
11 490 (1.89%) Grunt
12 438 (1.69%) Cucumber
13 365 (1.41%) NUnit
14 296 (1.14%) Jasmine
15 286 (1.10%) TeamCity
16 284 (1.10%) Ant
17 233 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
18 207 (0.80%) Mockito
19 204 (0.79%) Xcode
20 185 (0.71%) gulp
General
1 4413 (17.03%) Finance
2 2319 (8.95%) Banking
3 1102 (4.25%) Investment Banking
4 1050 (4.05%) Front Office
5 734 (2.83%) Retail
6 550 (2.12%) Marketing
7 442 (1.71%) Telecoms
8 288 (1.11%) Publishing
9 254 (0.98%) Games
10 240 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 224 (0.86%) Back Office
12 204 (0.79%) Advertising
13 192 (0.74%) Financial Institution
14 187 (0.72%) Legal
15 144 (0.56%) Electronics
16 90 (0.35%) Law
17 76 (0.29%) Automotive
18 56 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
19 55 (0.21%) Retail Banking
20 41 (0.16%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7707 (29.74%) HTML
2 6622 (25.55%) CSS
3 6182 (23.85%) .NET
4 3725 (14.37%) HTML5
5 3626 (13.99%) jQuery
6 3052 (11.78%) ASP.NET
7 3012 (11.62%) Web Services
8 2743 (10.58%) AngularJS
9 2628 (10.14%) XML
10 2417 (9.33%) CSS3
11 1908 (7.36%) Spring
12 1551 (5.98%) REST
13 1378 (5.32%) .NET Framework
14 1369 (5.28%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1350 (5.21%) JSON
16 1295 (5.00%) RESTful
17 1281 (4.94%) J2EE
18 1275 (4.92%) WCF
19 1217 (4.70%) SOAP
20 1150 (4.44%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1109 (4.28%) User Experience
2 1078 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
3 866 (3.34%) Mobile App
4 561 (2.16%) Computer Science
5 551 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 530 (2.05%) Derivative
7 348 (1.34%) Visualisation
8 329 (1.27%) NHS
9 327 (1.26%) Fixed Income
10 279 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
11 276 (1.06%) Data Structures
12 260 (1.00%) Algorithms
13 245 (0.95%) Equities
14 235 (0.91%) Credit Risk
15 209 (0.81%) N-Tier
16 198 (0.76%) Management Information System
17 195 (0.75%) iPhone
18 194 (0.75%) Market Risk
19 183 (0.71%) W3C
20 174 (0.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2226 (8.59%) Linux
2 1713 (6.61%) UNIX
3 1300 (5.02%) Windows
4 1058 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 907 (3.50%) Android
6 223 (0.86%) Mac OS X
7 156 (0.60%) Solaris
8 97 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 82 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 79 (0.30%) CentOS
11 78 (0.30%) AIX
12 63 (0.24%) Windows Phone
13 59 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 58 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 46 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
16 38 (0.15%) Mac OS
17 37 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
18 32 (0.12%) Windows 8
19 24 (0.093%) Windows CE
20 23 (0.089%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8388 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 4381 (16.90%) TDD
3 3646 (14.07%) MVC
4 2731 (10.54%) Scrum
5 2702 (10.43%) OO
6 2181 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
7 1741 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
8 1704 (6.58%) E-Commerce
9 1667 (6.43%) BDD
10 1576 (6.08%) Unit Testing
11 1566 (6.04%) ETL
12 1376 (5.31%) Web Development
13 1225 (4.73%) SDLC
14 1124 (4.34%) Multithreading
15 1104 (4.26%) Software Engineering
16 947 (3.65%) Responsive Web Design
17 944 (3.64%) Data Modelling
18 892 (3.44%) SOA
19 832 (3.21%) iOS Development
20 804 (3.10%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8346 (32.20%) JavaScript
2 7524 (29.03%) SQL
3 6637 (25.61%) Java
4 6185 (23.87%) C#
5 1837 (7.09%) PHP
6 1630 (6.29%) T-SQL
7 1574 (6.07%) C++
8 1325 (5.11%) Python
9 1266 (4.89%) PL/SQL
10 787 (3.04%) Ruby
11 786 (3.03%) Scala
12 583 (2.25%) Perl
13 565 (2.18%) VB.NET
14 561 (2.16%) VBA
15 557 (2.15%) C
16 537 (2.07%) Objective-C
17 520 (2.01%) Shell Script
18 418 (1.61%) VB
19 278 (1.07%) PowerShell
20 223 (0.86%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1325 (5.11%) Security Cleared
2 995 (3.84%) Degree
3 811 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 270 (1.04%) DV Cleared
5 102 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 68 (0.26%) Sun Certification
7 38 (0.15%) PhD
8 24 (0.093%) Oracle Certification
8 24 (0.093%) BC Cleared
9 20 (0.077%) CTC Cleared
10 19 (0.073%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (0.073%) SAS Certification
11 16 (0.062%) MCITP
12 15 (0.058%) OCPJP
12 15 (0.058%) MCDBA
12 15 (0.058%) ISEB
13 12 (0.046%) OCP
13 12 (0.046%) MCSD
14 11 (0.042%) HND
14 11 (0.042%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 608 (2.35%) QA
2 123 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 54 (0.21%) SLA
4 42 (0.16%) Solvency II
5 34 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (0.12%) HL7
7 21 (0.081%) WCAG
8 17 (0.066%) ISO 9001
9 13 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (0.050%) WAI
9 13 (0.050%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.046%) ISO 14001
10 12 (0.046%) COBIT
11 10 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
11 10 (0.039%) COREP
12 7 (0.027%) Basel II
13 6 (0.023%) EMIR
14 5 (0.019%) FINREP
15 4 (0.015%) ISO 8583
16 3 (0.012%) COSO
System Software
1 155 (0.60%) Docker
2 99 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 83 (0.32%) HDFS
4 63 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 49 (0.19%) Varnish
6 34 (0.13%) Apache Flume
7 15 (0.058%) GridGain
8 14 (0.054%) Firmware
9 12 (0.046%) vSphere
9 12 (0.046%) vCloud
10 11 (0.042%) Platform Symphony
10 11 (0.042%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.023%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.023%) VirtualBox
11 6 (0.023%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.019%) Squid
13 4 (0.015%) Shibboleth
13 4 (0.015%) NFS
13 4 (0.015%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.015%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 237 (0.91%) Puppet
2 159 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 106 (0.41%) Vagrant
4 61 (0.24%) Control-M
5 59 (0.23%) Ansible
6 36 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
7 29 (0.11%) Salt
7 29 (0.11%) Oozie
8 28 (0.11%) Capistrano
9 26 (0.10%) Kibana
9 26 (0.10%) logstash
10 21 (0.081%) Tivoli
11 20 (0.077%) yum
12 19 (0.073%) ZABBIX
13 16 (0.062%) Rundeck
14 15 (0.058%) CloudHub
15 14 (0.054%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 14 (0.054%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 13 (0.050%) Nagios
16 13 (0.050%) Graylog
Vendors
1 3369 (13.00%) Oracle
2 2571 (9.92%) Microsoft
3 552 (2.13%) Adobe
4 478 (1.84%) IBM
5 450 (1.74%) SAP
6 401 (1.55%) Sybase
7 353 (1.36%) Informatica
8 340 (1.31%) Google
9 277 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
10 254 (0.98%) Zend
11 242 (0.93%) Sitecore
12 206 (0.79%) TIBCO
13 198 (0.76%) Tableau
14 192 (0.74%) Cognos
15 165 (0.64%) hybris
16 151 (0.58%) Apple
17 126 (0.49%) EPiServer
18 119 (0.46%) ServiceNow
19 114 (0.44%) Red Hat
20 108 (0.42%) HP
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