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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 13155 12668 12601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.07% 24.38% 24.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.44% 26.30% 25.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9208 8472 8102
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 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 167 246
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.45 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -5.71%

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
51713 48167 48748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.71% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32673 29142 27386
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2096 2586
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 2014. 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 11944 £400 +6.66% 4516
London 0 6554 £443 +4.11% 1572
South East -1 1717 £350 +3.70% 783
City of London 0 1639 £450 - 538
North West +1 771 £328 +4.16% 572
Scotland 0 763 £375 +15.38% 197
South West -1 699 £350 +9.37% 405
East of England 0 624 £375 +15.38% 303
Yorkshire 0 571 £325 +8.33% 397
West Midlands -1 419 £338 +12.50% 239
Manchester 0 407 £325 - 296
West Yorkshire +1 389 £335 +11.66% 230
Edinburgh +1 388 £375 +20.00% 78
Hampshire -5 347 £350 +7.25% 179
Berkshire 0 345 £363 +4.31% 123
East Midlands 0 339 £325 +8.33% 164
Surrey +2 326 £363 +6.61% 133
Leeds 0 277 £348 +15.83% 141
Glasgow +1 233 £350 +11.11% 78
Bristol -1 223 £375 +15.38% 125
Wales 0 204 £350 +16.66% 84
North East 0 186 £355 +18.13% 63
Oxfordshire 0 183 £400 +23.07% 114
Buckinghamshire -3 181 £350 +7.69% 54
Cambridgeshire 0 177 £330 +1.53% 111
Cheshire +2 167 £350 +11.11% 147
Gloucestershire +1 158 £385 +28.33% 77
Hertfordshire 0 158 £340 +4.61% 61
Essex +3 146 £425 +14.55% 61
South Wales +2 145 £350 +17.15% 66

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 8266 (31.48%) JavaScript
2 8231 (31.34%) HTML
3 7703 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7254 (27.62%) SQL
5 6918 (26.34%) CSS
6 6901 (26.28%) Java
7 6532 (24.87%) .NET
8 6441 (24.53%) C#
9 4854 (18.48%) SQL Server
10 4067 (15.49%) TDD
11 4045 (15.40%) jQuery
12 3998 (15.22%) MVC
13 3908 (14.88%) HTML5
14 3872 (14.74%) Finance
15 3550 (13.52%) Oracle
16 3442 (13.11%) ASP.NET
17 3372 (12.84%) XML
18 3093 (11.78%) OO
19 3051 (11.62%) Web Services
20 2577 (9.81%) Microsoft
21 2549 (9.71%) CSS3
22 2508 (9.55%) Linux
23 2455 (9.35%) Scrum
24 2365 (9.01%) Banking
25 2292 (8.73%) PHP
26 2100 (8.00%) Spring
27 1953 (7.44%) Git (software)
28 1919 (7.31%) UNIX
29 1899 (7.23%) AngularJS
30 1772 (6.75%) MySQL

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 1197 (4.56%) SharePoint
2 1055 (4.02%) CMS
3 849 (3.23%) Node.js
4 711 (2.71%) Apache
5 522 (1.99%) Tomcat
6 495 (1.88%) JBoss
7 455 (1.73%) WebSphere
8 426 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
9 416 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 385 (1.47%) IIS
11 371 (1.41%) SAS
12 360 (1.37%) Drupal
13 341 (1.30%) WebLogic
14 293 (1.12%) WordPress
15 267 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
16 239 (0.91%) Umbraco
17 200 (0.76%) Adobe CQ
18 157 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
19 152 (0.58%) Confluence
20 142 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 961 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 426 (1.62%) Photoshop
3 308 (1.17%) MS Office
4 174 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
5 106 (0.40%) InfoPath
6 102 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 84 (0.32%) MS Visio
8 54 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
9 53 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 49 (0.19%) PowerPivot
11 40 (0.15%) MS Project
11 40 (0.15%) Fireworks
12 24 (0.091%) Adobe Captivate
13 11 (0.042%) Doxygen
14 9 (0.034%) DOC1
15 8 (0.030%) GIMP
15 8 (0.030%) SPSS
15 8 (0.030%) Acrobat
16 7 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
17 6 (0.023%) Maya
Business Applications
1 584 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 225 (0.86%) Magento
3 148 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 117 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 106 (0.40%) Markit EDM
6 100 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 82 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
8 79 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 74 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
10 57 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
11 54 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
12 52 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
13 46 (0.18%) Google Analytics
14 41 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
15 40 (0.15%) ION MarketView
16 39 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
16 39 (0.15%) RMDS
17 35 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
18 33 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
18 33 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 312 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 247 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 134 (0.51%) GitHub
4 125 (0.48%) SaaS
5 113 (0.43%) Force.com
5 113 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 87 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 78 (0.30%) Office 365
8 71 (0.27%) PaaS
9 70 (0.27%) Amazon S3
10 43 (0.16%) Heroku
11 24 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
12 16 (0.061%) Google App Engine
13 15 (0.057%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (0.042%) MailChimp
15 10 (0.038%) Amazon ELB
15 10 (0.038%) Joyent
16 9 (0.034%) SuccessFactors
16 9 (0.034%) Basecamp
16 9 (0.034%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 730 (2.78%) HTTP
2 396 (1.51%) Internet
3 237 (0.90%) Intranet
4 220 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 135 (0.51%) LDAP
6 102 (0.39%) DNS
7 84 (0.32%) SSL
8 65 (0.25%) FTP
9 58 (0.22%) HTTPS
10 54 (0.21%) VPN
10 54 (0.21%) Firewall
11 44 (0.17%) Extranet
12 43 (0.16%) AMQP
13 40 (0.15%) SSH
14 35 (0.13%) SAN
15 31 (0.12%) SMTP
16 27 (0.10%) Radio Access Network
17 25 (0.095%) SNMP
18 24 (0.091%) VoIP
18 24 (0.091%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4854 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 1772 (6.75%) MySQL
3 1468 (5.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1371 (5.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1363 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 1316 (5.01%) Relational Database
7 1304 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
8 957 (3.64%) Oracle Database
9 699 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 673 (2.56%) MongoDB
11 565 (2.15%) NoSQL
12 564 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
13 480 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
14 461 (1.76%) QlikView
15 451 (1.72%) RDBMS
16 410 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
17 386 (1.47%) Big Data
18 324 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
19 320 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
20 290 (1.10%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1953 (7.44%) Git (software)
2 1497 (5.70%) Subversion
3 1117 (4.25%) Visual Studio
4 818 (3.12%) Maven
5 774 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 688 (2.62%) JUnit
7 654 (2.49%) Jenkins
8 522 (1.99%) Eclipse
9 510 (1.94%) JIRA
10 451 (1.72%) Cucumber
11 428 (1.63%) Selenium
12 363 (1.38%) NUnit
13 362 (1.38%) Jasmine
14 345 (1.31%) Ant
15 323 (1.23%) Grunt
16 247 (0.94%) Xcode
17 235 (0.89%) TeamCity
18 216 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
19 214 (0.81%) Hudson
20 201 (0.77%) Mockito
General
1 3872 (14.74%) Finance
2 2365 (9.01%) Banking
3 1153 (4.39%) Front Office
4 1054 (4.01%) Investment Banking
5 728 (2.77%) Retail
6 599 (2.28%) Marketing
7 376 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 314 (1.20%) Advertising
9 313 (1.19%) Games
10 312 (1.19%) Publishing
11 215 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 200 (0.76%) Back Office
13 194 (0.74%) Legal
14 162 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 114 (0.43%) Electronics
16 56 (0.21%) Automotive
17 50 (0.19%) German Language
18 47 (0.18%) Retail Banking
19 46 (0.18%) Law
19 46 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8231 (31.34%) HTML
2 6918 (26.34%) CSS
3 6532 (24.87%) .NET
4 4045 (15.40%) jQuery
5 3908 (14.88%) HTML5
6 3442 (13.11%) ASP.NET
7 3372 (12.84%) XML
8 3051 (11.62%) Web Services
9 2549 (9.71%) CSS3
10 2100 (8.00%) Spring
11 1899 (7.23%) AngularJS
12 1509 (5.75%) Ajax
13 1504 (5.73%) WCF
14 1460 (5.56%) JSON
15 1443 (5.50%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1408 (5.36%) REST
17 1342 (5.11%) .NET Framework
18 1283 (4.89%) J2EE
19 1280 (4.87%) Hibernate
20 1187 (4.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1183 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1080 (4.11%) User Experience
3 810 (3.08%) Open Source
4 764 (2.91%) Mobile App
5 710 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 705 (2.68%) Computer Science
7 474 (1.81%) Fixed Income
8 465 (1.77%) Derivative
9 328 (1.25%) Visualisation
10 321 (1.22%) Data Structures
11 307 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
12 302 (1.15%) iPad
13 294 (1.12%) iPhone
14 289 (1.10%) NHS
15 262 (1.00%) Algorithms
16 254 (0.97%) Equities
17 224 (0.85%) Mathematics
18 222 (0.85%) Data Integration
19 212 (0.81%) W3C
20 204 (0.78%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2508 (9.55%) Linux
2 1919 (7.31%) UNIX
3 1460 (5.56%) Windows
4 1003 (3.82%) Apple iOS
5 919 (3.50%) Android
6 315 (1.20%) Mac OS X
7 137 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 127 (0.48%) Solaris
9 123 (0.47%) CentOS
10 106 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 90 (0.34%) Windows Phone
12 78 (0.30%) Ubuntu
13 75 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 74 (0.28%) Windows 7
15 60 (0.23%) AIX
16 51 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
17 45 (0.17%) Windows 8
18 36 (0.14%) SUSE
19 33 (0.13%) Windows XP
20 31 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7703 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4067 (15.49%) TDD
3 3998 (15.22%) MVC
4 3093 (11.78%) OO
5 2455 (9.35%) Scrum
6 1770 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
7 1643 (6.26%) Continuous Integration
8 1608 (6.12%) E-Commerce
9 1563 (5.95%) Web Development
10 1503 (5.72%) BDD
11 1356 (5.16%) Unit Testing
12 1313 (5.00%) ETL
13 1088 (4.14%) Multithreading
14 1056 (4.02%) Responsive Web Design
15 996 (3.79%) Software Engineering
16 964 (3.67%) SOA
17 953 (3.63%) CRM
18 864 (3.29%) Data Modelling
19 854 (3.25%) Migration
20 832 (3.17%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 8266 (31.48%) JavaScript
2 7254 (27.62%) SQL
3 6901 (26.28%) Java
4 6441 (24.53%) C#
5 2292 (8.73%) PHP
6 1629 (6.20%) C++
7 1408 (5.36%) T-SQL
8 1378 (5.25%) Python
9 1354 (5.16%) PL/SQL
10 957 (3.64%) Ruby
11 644 (2.45%) VBA
12 598 (2.28%) VB.NET
13 586 (2.23%) Scala
14 579 (2.20%) Perl
15 524 (2.00%) Objective-C
16 499 (1.90%) C
17 473 (1.80%) Shell Script
18 415 (1.58%) VB
19 282 (1.07%) PowerShell
20 280 (1.07%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1264 (4.81%) Degree
2 1172 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 765 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 187 (0.71%) DV Cleared
5 120 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 57 (0.22%) Sun Certification
7 39 (0.15%) PhD
8 35 (0.13%) MCITP
9 32 (0.12%) MCTS
10 28 (0.11%) BC Cleared
11 21 (0.080%) ISEB
12 16 (0.061%) SAS Certification
13 13 (0.050%) MCSE
14 12 (0.046%) HND
15 11 (0.042%) MCSD
15 11 (0.042%) OCPJP
16 10 (0.038%) ISTQB
16 10 (0.038%) CTC Cleared
17 8 (0.030%) MCSA
18 7 (0.027%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 689 (2.62%) QA
2 55 (0.21%) ISO 9001
3 51 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 41 (0.16%) WCAG
5 37 (0.14%) SLA
6 23 (0.088%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.080%) WAI
8 16 (0.061%) ISO 14001
9 15 (0.057%) HL7
10 11 (0.042%) Solvency II
11 10 (0.038%) Basel III
12 8 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 7 (0.027%) COREP
13 7 (0.027%) ISO 8583
14 6 (0.023%) GAAP
15 5 (0.019%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (0.019%) SNOMED CT
15 5 (0.019%) DO-178B
15 5 (0.019%) Dodd-Frank
16 4 (0.015%) FINREP
System Software
1 105 (0.40%) Active Directory
2 56 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (0.17%) Varnish
4 34 (0.13%) Docker
5 28 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
6 18 (0.069%) Shibboleth
7 16 (0.061%) HDFS
7 16 (0.061%) VirtualBox
8 14 (0.053%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 11 (0.042%) Apache Flume
10 9 (0.034%) VMware ESX
10 9 (0.034%) Oracle RMAN
11 8 (0.030%) vCloud
12 7 (0.027%) vSphere
12 7 (0.027%) Firmware
12 7 (0.027%) Hyper-V
13 6 (0.023%) NFS
13 6 (0.023%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.015%) KVM
14 4 (0.015%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 235 (0.89%) Puppet
2 154 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
3 76 (0.29%) Vagrant
4 57 (0.22%) Control-M
5 36 (0.14%) Ansible
6 26 (0.099%) HP Quality Center
7 23 (0.088%) Capistrano
8 21 (0.080%) Oracle Identity Management
9 19 (0.072%) Tivoli
10 16 (0.061%) Oozie
10 16 (0.061%) OpenSSO
11 15 (0.057%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 14 (0.053%) SCCM
12 14 (0.053%) logstash
13 12 (0.046%) Graylog2
13 12 (0.046%) Nagios
14 11 (0.042%) SCOM
14 11 (0.042%) Kibana
14 11 (0.042%) Hyperic
15 9 (0.034%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 3550 (13.52%) Oracle
2 2577 (9.81%) Microsoft
3 516 (1.96%) Zend
4 464 (1.77%) Adobe
5 444 (1.69%) SAP
6 439 (1.67%) IBM
7 406 (1.55%) Sybase
8 405 (1.54%) Business Objects
9 377 (1.44%) Google
10 359 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
11 326 (1.24%) Informatica
12 275 (1.05%) Cognos
13 234 (0.89%) TIBCO
14 226 (0.86%) Sitecore
15 217 (0.83%) Twitter
16 170 (0.65%) Red Hat
17 147 (0.56%) Facebook
18 138 (0.53%) Tableau
19 119 (0.45%) EPiServer
20 109 (0.42%) hybris
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