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 1 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
1 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 12804 12275 11084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.94% 22.53% 22.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.85% 24.41% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8588 8262 7156
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 £285 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 172 227
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 £18.98 £15.98 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.88 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 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 1 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 1 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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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 11778 £400 +6.66% 5107
London 0 6012 £450 +5.88% 1961
South East +1 1712 £350 - 792
City of London 0 1489 £450 - 658
North West -1 788 £350 +7.69% 595
Yorkshire 0 765 £350 +9.37% 389
South West 0 736 £363 +8.20% 370
West Midlands 0 607 £325 +1.56% 307
Scotland -2 544 £375 +7.14% 143
East of England 0 528 £375 +7.14% 367
West Yorkshire 0 525 £350 +7.69% 237
Berkshire +4 408 £375 +7.14% 136
Leeds -1 393 £355 +9.23% 155
East Midlands 0 388 £325 +8.33% 215
Manchester -1 341 £338 +3.84% 295
Hampshire -1 317 £350 +7.69% 149
Cheshire +3 282 £375 +7.14% 159
Surrey +1 261 £375 - 147
Buckinghamshire +2 241 £325 - 72
Glasgow -2 229 £375 +7.14% 77
Wales 0 210 £388 -4.61% 40
Bristol -1 199 £375 +11.11% 131
Edinburgh -4 197 £375 +7.14% 45
Birmingham 0 188 £325 +8.33% 92
Reading +2 186 £400 +14.28% 72
Cambridgeshire 0 184 £325 - 144
Gloucestershire +1 173 £409 +27.73% 63
South Wales +3 162 £388 -3.12% 32
Essex +4 151 £400 +14.28% 45
North East +1 146 £325 +18.18% 87

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 7587 (31.12%) JavaScript
2 7488 (30.72%) Agile Software Development
3 7251 (29.75%) HTML
4 7127 (29.24%) SQL
5 6762 (27.74%) Java
6 6116 (25.09%) CSS
7 6063 (24.87%) .NET
8 5952 (24.42%) C#
9 4934 (20.24%) SQL Server
10 3956 (16.23%) Finance
11 3793 (15.56%) TDD
12 3539 (14.52%) jQuery
12 3539 (14.52%) HTML5
13 3407 (13.98%) MVC
14 3322 (13.63%) Oracle
15 3060 (12.55%) ASP.NET
16 2828 (11.60%) Web Services
17 2767 (11.35%) OO
18 2695 (11.06%) XML
19 2400 (9.85%) Scrum
20 2350 (9.64%) Microsoft
21 2298 (9.43%) CSS3
22 2236 (9.17%) Banking
23 2223 (9.12%) Linux
24 2141 (8.78%) AngularJS
25 1942 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
26 1808 (7.42%) Spring
27 1792 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 1775 (7.28%) Git (software)
29 1750 (7.18%) UNIX

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 1012 (4.15%) CMS
2 964 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 906 (3.72%) Node.js
4 506 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 486 (1.99%) Apache
6 422 (1.73%) WebSphere
7 419 (1.72%) JBoss
8 396 (1.62%) WebLogic
9 353 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
10 349 (1.43%) IIS
11 322 (1.32%) Drupal
12 318 (1.30%) SAS
13 277 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
14 270 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
15 268 (1.10%) Umbraco
16 243 (1.00%) WordPress
17 233 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 183 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
19 139 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
20 135 (0.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 933 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 333 (1.37%) Photoshop
3 279 (1.14%) MS Office
4 113 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
5 82 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 82 (0.34%) PowerPivot
6 77 (0.32%) MS Visio
7 67 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 66 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
9 49 (0.20%) InfoPath
10 36 (0.15%) Fireworks
11 32 (0.13%) MS Project
12 26 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
13 15 (0.062%) InDesign
14 10 (0.041%) Adobe After Effects
15 8 (0.033%) Doxygen
15 8 (0.033%) GIMP
16 6 (0.025%) Mingle
16 6 (0.025%) OmniGraffle
17 4 (0.016%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 415 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 172 (0.71%) Magento
3 132 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 129 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
5 117 (0.48%) Markit EDM
6 98 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 78 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
8 70 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 68 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
10 60 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
11 55 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
12 50 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
13 43 (0.18%) ION MarketView
14 39 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
15 36 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
15 36 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
16 35 (0.14%) Tridion
17 31 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
17 31 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
18 29 (0.12%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 429 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
2 314 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 134 (0.55%) GitHub
4 128 (0.53%) SaaS
5 102 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
6 101 (0.41%) Office 365
7 77 (0.32%) Heroku
8 70 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
9 56 (0.23%) Force.com
10 51 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 37 (0.15%) Google Analytics
12 32 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
13 24 (0.098%) PaaS
14 23 (0.094%) Google Cloud Platform
14 23 (0.094%) Amazon EMR
15 20 (0.082%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 17 (0.070%) Adobe Analytics
17 15 (0.062%) Amazon SQS
18 14 (0.057%) Amazon Kinesis
19 12 (0.049%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 596 (2.44%) HTTP
2 348 (1.43%) Internet
3 192 (0.79%) Intranet
4 150 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 94 (0.39%) LDAP
6 64 (0.26%) SSL
7 50 (0.21%) HTTPS
8 46 (0.19%) FTP
9 38 (0.16%) Firewall
10 34 (0.14%) AMQP
10 34 (0.14%) 2G
11 33 (0.14%) VPN
11 33 (0.14%) Network Security
12 32 (0.13%) DNS
12 32 (0.13%) SAN
13 30 (0.12%) 3G
13 30 (0.12%) Bluetooth
13 30 (0.12%) SNMP
13 30 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
14 21 (0.086%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4934 (20.24%) SQL Server
2 1792 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1485 (6.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1362 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
5 1306 (5.36%) MySQL
6 1253 (5.14%) Relational Database
7 1247 (5.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 952 (3.91%) Oracle Database
9 832 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 696 (2.86%) MongoDB
11 638 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
12 477 (1.96%) NoSQL
13 464 (1.90%) Big Data
14 453 (1.86%) RDBMS
15 435 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
16 413 (1.69%) Hadoop
17 410 (1.68%) QlikView
18 342 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
19 335 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
20 311 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1775 (7.28%) Git (software)
2 1257 (5.16%) Subversion
3 1181 (4.84%) Visual Studio
4 797 (3.27%) Maven
5 774 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 724 (2.97%) JUnit
7 618 (2.54%) Jenkins
8 508 (2.08%) Eclipse
9 465 (1.91%) JIRA
10 443 (1.82%) Selenium
11 418 (1.71%) Grunt
12 414 (1.70%) Cucumber
13 357 (1.46%) Ant
14 348 (1.43%) NUnit
15 297 (1.22%) Jasmine
16 228 (0.94%) TeamCity
17 204 (0.84%) Mockito
18 203 (0.83%) Xcode
19 198 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
20 154 (0.63%) Bower
General
1 3956 (16.23%) Finance
2 2236 (9.17%) Banking
3 1095 (4.49%) Front Office
4 1025 (4.20%) Investment Banking
5 583 (2.39%) Retail
6 495 (2.03%) Marketing
7 330 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 275 (1.13%) Games
9 257 (1.05%) Publishing
10 256 (1.05%) Advertising
11 224 (0.92%) Back Office
12 175 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 158 (0.65%) Legal
14 133 (0.55%) Electronics
15 125 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 101 (0.41%) Law
17 64 (0.26%) Automotive
18 53 (0.22%) Retail Banking
19 47 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
20 33 (0.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7251 (29.75%) HTML
2 6116 (25.09%) CSS
3 6063 (24.87%) .NET
4 3539 (14.52%) jQuery
4 3539 (14.52%) HTML5
5 3060 (12.55%) ASP.NET
6 2828 (11.60%) Web Services
7 2695 (11.06%) XML
8 2298 (9.43%) CSS3
9 2141 (8.78%) AngularJS
10 1808 (7.42%) Spring
11 1403 (5.76%) REST
12 1369 (5.62%) WCF
13 1357 (5.57%) .NET Framework
14 1281 (5.25%) J2EE
15 1258 (5.16%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1216 (4.99%) RESTful
17 1199 (4.92%) Ajax
18 1187 (4.87%) JSON
19 1121 (4.60%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1054 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
2 964 (3.95%) User Experience
3 774 (3.18%) Mobile App
4 585 (2.40%) Computer Science
5 576 (2.36%) Derivative
6 557 (2.28%) Open Source
7 540 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 391 (1.60%) Fixed Income
9 354 (1.45%) Visualisation
10 331 (1.36%) NHS
11 328 (1.35%) Equities
12 269 (1.10%) Data Structures
13 266 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
14 250 (1.03%) Algorithms
15 216 (0.89%) iPhone
16 206 (0.85%) iPad
17 175 (0.72%) W3C
18 169 (0.69%) Client/Server
19 165 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
20 163 (0.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2223 (9.12%) Linux
2 1750 (7.18%) UNIX
3 1266 (5.19%) Windows
4 958 (3.93%) Apple iOS
5 846 (3.47%) Android
6 283 (1.16%) Mac OS X
7 120 (0.49%) Solaris
8 109 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 73 (0.30%) AIX
10 71 (0.29%) Windows Phone
11 66 (0.27%) CentOS
12 61 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 61 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 46 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
14 44 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
15 32 (0.13%) Windows 7
16 30 (0.12%) Windows 8
17 28 (0.11%) SUSE
18 23 (0.094%) Windows Server 2003
19 21 (0.086%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7488 (30.72%) Agile Software Development
2 3793 (15.56%) TDD
3 3407 (13.98%) MVC
4 2767 (11.35%) OO
5 2400 (9.85%) Scrum
6 1942 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
7 1464 (6.01%) Continuous Integration
8 1451 (5.95%) BDD
9 1377 (5.65%) Unit Testing
10 1358 (5.57%) ETL
11 1323 (5.43%) Web Development
12 1284 (5.27%) E-Commerce
13 1113 (4.57%) Multithreading
14 1078 (4.42%) Software Engineering
15 893 (3.66%) SOA
16 886 (3.63%) Data Modelling
17 865 (3.55%) OOP
18 860 (3.53%) Responsive Web Design
19 825 (3.38%) CRM
20 730 (2.99%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7587 (31.12%) JavaScript
2 7127 (29.24%) SQL
3 6762 (27.74%) Java
4 5952 (24.42%) C#
5 1638 (6.72%) PHP
6 1387 (5.69%) T-SQL
7 1366 (5.60%) C++
8 1330 (5.46%) Python
9 1231 (5.05%) PL/SQL
10 763 (3.13%) Ruby
11 691 (2.83%) VBA
12 544 (2.23%) VB.NET
13 534 (2.19%) Perl
14 523 (2.15%) Scala
15 468 (1.92%) C
16 466 (1.91%) Objective-C
17 407 (1.67%) VB
18 402 (1.65%) Shell Script
19 213 (0.87%) PowerShell
20 202 (0.83%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1274 (5.23%) Security Cleared
2 1105 (4.53%) Degree
3 824 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 266 (1.09%) DV Cleared
5 131 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 68 (0.28%) Sun Certification
7 43 (0.18%) ISEB
8 35 (0.14%) HND
9 31 (0.13%) MCITP
10 24 (0.098%) Oracle Certification
10 24 (0.098%) OCPJP
11 21 (0.086%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 18 (0.074%) BC Cleared
12 18 (0.074%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (0.070%) PhD
13 17 (0.070%) MCTS
14 15 (0.062%) MCDBA
14 15 (0.062%) SAS Certification
15 12 (0.049%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (0.049%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 514 (2.11%) QA
2 81 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 45 (0.18%) SLA
4 29 (0.12%) ISO 9001
5 28 (0.11%) HL7
6 20 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (0.074%) WCAG
8 17 (0.070%) Dodd-Frank
9 16 (0.066%) Solvency II
10 13 (0.053%) ISO 14001
11 11 (0.045%) EMIR
11 11 (0.045%) WAI
12 8 (0.033%) PCI DSS
13 7 (0.029%) COREP
13 7 (0.029%) ISO 8583
14 6 (0.025%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (0.021%) FINREP
16 4 (0.016%) MiFID
16 4 (0.016%) Basel III
16 4 (0.016%) DO-178B
System Software
1 69 (0.28%) Active Directory
2 68 (0.28%) HDFS
3 67 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (0.24%) Varnish
5 57 (0.23%) Docker
6 36 (0.15%) Apache Flume
7 17 (0.070%) VirtualBox
7 17 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
8 15 (0.062%) Firmware
9 9 (0.037%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (0.033%) vSphere
11 6 (0.025%) vCloud
11 6 (0.025%) Oracle Clusterware
12 5 (0.021%) Samba
12 5 (0.021%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.021%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (0.016%) Platform Symphony
14 3 (0.012%) KVM
14 3 (0.012%) QEMU
14 3 (0.012%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 211 (0.87%) Puppet
2 116 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
3 99 (0.41%) Vagrant
4 59 (0.24%) Control-M
5 44 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
6 31 (0.13%) Ansible
7 25 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
8 23 (0.094%) Oozie
9 22 (0.090%) Kibana
10 21 (0.086%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 19 (0.078%) Graylog
11 19 (0.078%) HP UCMDB
12 16 (0.066%) TeamSite
13 15 (0.062%) Oracle Identity Management
14 14 (0.057%) SCOM
14 14 (0.057%) Salt
15 13 (0.053%) Capistrano
16 12 (0.049%) yum
17 10 (0.041%) Data Guard
17 10 (0.041%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3322 (13.63%) Oracle
2 2350 (9.64%) Microsoft
3 450 (1.85%) Adobe
4 429 (1.76%) IBM
5 381 (1.56%) Sybase
6 378 (1.55%) SAP
7 369 (1.51%) Business Objects
8 322 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
9 318 (1.30%) Google
10 302 (1.24%) Informatica
11 269 (1.10%) Sitecore
12 249 (1.02%) Cognos
13 245 (1.01%) Zend
14 240 (0.98%) TIBCO
15 220 (0.90%) Tableau
16 150 (0.62%) Apple
17 147 (0.60%) Red Hat
18 142 (0.58%) hybris
19 129 (0.53%) Twitter
20 107 (0.44%) EPiServer
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Posted: 2 hours ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day for 6 months
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
BPR Associates
Rate: From £25,000 to £31,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £200 - 350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago