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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 13255 13004 13689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.94% 24.67% 23.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.24% 26.61% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8797 8615 8541
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 155 296
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.72 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £52.50 £47.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 12006 £390 +2.63% 4542
London 0 6580 £425 - 1746
South East -1 1607 £350 - 687
City of London 0 1598 £450 - 631
East of England 0 758 £363 +3.57% 297
South West 0 741 £350 +7.69% 347
North West 0 699 £325 +2.36% 535
Scotland +1 687 £375 +7.14% 191
Yorkshire 0 551 £325 +6.55% 412
West Midlands 0 525 £325 +8.33% 242
West Yorkshire 0 387 £325 +4.00% 236
Manchester 0 376 £325 - 302
Hampshire -3 347 £350 +7.69% 153
Berkshire -1 324 £370 +5.71% 117
East Midlands -1 301 £325 +8.33% 193
Glasgow 0 286 £375 +11.11% 85
Surrey +2 281 £375 +3.44% 146
Edinburgh +1 267 £375 +15.38% 64
Leeds 0 231 £325 +8.33% 145
Hertfordshire 0 229 £350 +7.69% 83
Bristol -1 211 £375 +25.00% 101
Wales +1 194 £338 +7.14% 79
Birmingham 0 193 £350 +16.66% 59
Cambridgeshire 0 188 £325 - 103
North East +6 153 £350 +7.69% 87
Cheshire -1 152 £325 +8.33% 108
Gloucestershire -1 151 £381 +22.98% 58
Reading +2 149 £375 - 40
Buckinghamshire -6 139 £345 -1.42% 61
Oxfordshire 0 135 £325 -7.14% 78

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 8145 (31.52%) JavaScript
2 8079 (31.27%) HTML
3 7386 (28.59%) Agile Software Development
4 6923 (26.79%) SQL
5 6828 (26.43%) CSS
6 6589 (25.50%) .NET
7 6552 (25.36%) Java
8 6531 (25.28%) C#
9 5087 (19.69%) SQL Server
10 4108 (15.90%) MVC
11 4020 (15.56%) jQuery
12 3876 (15.00%) TDD
13 3748 (14.51%) Finance
14 3725 (14.42%) HTML5
15 3709 (14.35%) ASP.NET
16 3362 (13.01%) Oracle
17 3327 (12.88%) XML
18 3153 (12.20%) OO
19 3039 (11.76%) Web Services
20 2468 (9.55%) PHP
21 2466 (9.54%) Microsoft
22 2428 (9.40%) CSS3
23 2395 (9.27%) Scrum
24 2382 (9.22%) Linux
25 2245 (8.69%) Banking
26 2193 (8.49%) Spring
27 1826 (7.07%) MySQL
28 1786 (6.91%) Git (software)
29 1760 (6.81%) UNIX
30 1728 (6.69%) Business Intelligence

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1202 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 1046 (4.05%) CMS
3 756 (2.93%) Node.js
4 662 (2.56%) Apache
5 500 (1.94%) Tomcat
6 469 (1.82%) WebSphere
7 446 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 442 (1.71%) IIS
9 400 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 355 (1.37%) Drupal
11 347 (1.34%) WebLogic
12 311 (1.20%) SAS
13 296 (1.15%) Umbraco
14 290 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
15 280 (1.08%) WordPress
16 195 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
17 182 (0.70%) Adobe CQ
18 154 (0.60%) Confluence
19 119 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
20 112 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 954 (3.69%) MS Excel
2 439 (1.70%) Photoshop
3 278 (1.08%) MS Office
4 191 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
5 127 (0.49%) InfoPath
6 75 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 66 (0.26%) MS Visio
8 52 (0.20%) Fireworks
8 52 (0.20%) PowerPivot
9 48 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
10 28 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
10 28 (0.11%) MS Project
11 11 (0.043%) Doxygen
12 8 (0.031%) DOC1
12 8 (0.031%) Acrobat
13 7 (0.027%) InDesign
13 7 (0.027%) SPSS
14 5 (0.019%) Maya
14 5 (0.019%) GIMP
15 4 (0.015%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 486 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 243 (0.94%) Magento
3 186 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 120 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 107 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 92 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
7 88 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
8 84 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 84 (0.33%) Markit EDM
9 65 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
10 60 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
10 60 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
11 59 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
12 56 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
13 48 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
14 46 (0.18%) RMDS
15 40 (0.15%) Google Analytics
16 39 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
17 36 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
18 33 (0.13%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 305 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 245 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 159 (0.62%) SaaS
4 128 (0.50%) GitHub
5 119 (0.46%) Force.com
6 100 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 92 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 76 (0.29%) Office 365
9 63 (0.24%) PaaS
10 48 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 36 (0.14%) Heroku
12 28 (0.11%) Google App Engine
13 18 (0.070%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (0.035%) Rackspace Cloud
14 9 (0.035%) MailChimp
15 8 (0.031%) Google Compute Engine
15 8 (0.031%) Amazon ELB
15 8 (0.031%) SuccessFactors
16 7 (0.027%) IaaS
17 6 (0.023%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 692 (2.68%) HTTP
2 426 (1.65%) Internet
3 230 (0.89%) Intranet
4 207 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 127 (0.49%) LDAP
6 95 (0.37%) DNS
7 78 (0.30%) SSL
8 61 (0.24%) FTP
9 55 (0.21%) VPN
10 53 (0.21%) SSH
11 46 (0.18%) Extranet
12 45 (0.17%) HTTPS
13 39 (0.15%) SMTP
13 39 (0.15%) Firewall
14 37 (0.14%) SAN
15 33 (0.13%) AMQP
16 30 (0.12%) SNMP
17 27 (0.10%) Multicast
18 21 (0.081%) VoIP
19 20 (0.077%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5087 (19.69%) SQL Server
2 1826 (7.07%) MySQL
3 1469 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1454 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1430 (5.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1290 (4.99%) Relational Database
7 1234 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
8 892 (3.45%) Oracle Database
9 738 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 613 (2.37%) MongoDB
11 546 (2.11%) NoSQL
12 536 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
13 473 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
14 449 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
15 431 (1.67%) RDBMS
16 395 (1.53%) QlikView
17 364 (1.41%) Big Data
18 292 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
19 281 (1.09%) OLAP
20 276 (1.07%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1786 (6.91%) Git (software)
2 1503 (5.82%) Subversion
3 1119 (4.33%) Visual Studio
4 817 (3.16%) Maven
5 710 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 639 (2.47%) JUnit
7 563 (2.18%) Jenkins
8 534 (2.07%) Eclipse
9 483 (1.87%) JIRA
10 439 (1.70%) Selenium
11 428 (1.66%) Cucumber
12 330 (1.28%) Ant
13 304 (1.18%) NUnit
14 299 (1.16%) Jasmine
15 274 (1.06%) TeamCity
16 262 (1.01%) Grunt
17 240 (0.93%) Xcode
18 222 (0.86%) Hudson
19 197 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
20 167 (0.65%) PHPUnit
General
1 3748 (14.51%) Finance
2 2245 (8.69%) Banking
3 1080 (4.18%) Front Office
4 1002 (3.88%) Investment Banking
5 753 (2.91%) Retail
6 624 (2.42%) Marketing
7 402 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 325 (1.26%) Games
9 299 (1.16%) Advertising
10 298 (1.15%) Publishing
11 244 (0.94%) Manufacturing
12 232 (0.90%) Back Office
13 183 (0.71%) Legal
14 179 (0.69%) Financial Institution
15 132 (0.51%) Electronics
16 55 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
17 54 (0.21%) Automotive
18 45 (0.17%) Billing
18 45 (0.17%) German Language
19 40 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8079 (31.27%) HTML
2 6828 (26.43%) CSS
3 6589 (25.50%) .NET
4 4020 (15.56%) jQuery
5 3725 (14.42%) HTML5
6 3709 (14.35%) ASP.NET
7 3327 (12.88%) XML
8 3039 (11.76%) Web Services
9 2428 (9.40%) CSS3
10 2193 (8.49%) Spring
11 1646 (6.37%) AngularJS
12 1557 (6.03%) WCF
13 1545 (5.98%) Ajax
14 1489 (5.76%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1398 (5.41%) JSON
16 1322 (5.12%) .NET Framework
17 1310 (5.07%) Hibernate
18 1240 (4.80%) REST
19 1222 (4.73%) J2EE
20 1116 (4.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1058 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1046 (4.05%) User Experience
3 817 (3.16%) Open Source
4 736 (2.85%) Mobile App
5 702 (2.72%) Computer Science
6 697 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 424 (1.64%) Fixed Income
8 412 (1.59%) Derivative
9 334 (1.29%) iPad
10 324 (1.25%) iPhone
11 296 (1.15%) Visualisation
12 282 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
13 235 (0.91%) NHS
14 232 (0.90%) Equities
15 209 (0.81%) Data Integration
16 204 (0.79%) Mathematics
17 200 (0.77%) Credit Risk
17 200 (0.77%) W3C
18 189 (0.73%) Social Media
19 182 (0.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2382 (9.22%) Linux
2 1760 (6.81%) UNIX
3 1548 (5.99%) Windows
4 1000 (3.87%) Apple iOS
5 898 (3.48%) Android
6 303 (1.17%) Mac OS X
7 143 (0.55%) Solaris
8 139 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 118 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 94 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 88 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 82 (0.32%) CentOS
13 75 (0.29%) AIX
14 69 (0.27%) Windows Phone
15 64 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 49 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
17 48 (0.19%) Windows XP
18 47 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
19 43 (0.17%) Ubuntu
20 26 (0.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7386 (28.59%) Agile Software Development
2 4108 (15.90%) MVC
3 3876 (15.00%) TDD
4 3153 (12.20%) OO
5 2395 (9.27%) Scrum
6 1728 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
7 1682 (6.51%) E-Commerce
8 1585 (6.13%) Web Development
9 1473 (5.70%) Unit Testing
10 1463 (5.66%) BDD
11 1444 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
12 1245 (4.82%) ETL
13 1041 (4.03%) Software Engineering
14 1009 (3.91%) Multithreading
15 972 (3.76%) Responsive Web Design
16 937 (3.63%) OOP
17 904 (3.50%) SOA
18 843 (3.26%) CRM
19 783 (3.03%) Migration
20 757 (2.93%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8145 (31.52%) JavaScript
2 6923 (26.79%) SQL
3 6552 (25.36%) Java
4 6531 (25.28%) C#
5 2468 (9.55%) PHP
6 1511 (5.85%) C++
7 1355 (5.24%) T-SQL
8 1252 (4.85%) Python
9 1209 (4.68%) PL/SQL
10 867 (3.36%) Ruby
11 672 (2.60%) VB.NET
12 589 (2.28%) Scala
13 571 (2.21%) VBA
14 559 (2.16%) Perl
15 524 (2.03%) C
16 520 (2.01%) Objective-C
17 442 (1.71%) Shell Script
18 413 (1.60%) VB
19 304 (1.18%) PHP5
20 264 (1.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1246 (4.82%) Degree
2 998 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 689 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 139 (0.54%) DV Cleared
4 139 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 49 (0.19%) Sun Certification
6 42 (0.16%) MCITP
7 36 (0.14%) PhD
8 34 (0.13%) MCTS
9 26 (0.10%) MCSD
10 21 (0.081%) BC Cleared
11 19 (0.074%) MCSE
12 12 (0.046%) OCPJP
12 12 (0.046%) CTC Cleared
13 11 (0.043%) ISEB
14 10 (0.039%) SAS Certification
15 8 (0.031%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.031%) MCSA
16 7 (0.027%) HND
17 6 (0.023%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 712 (2.76%) QA
2 63 (0.24%) ISO 9001
3 49 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 46 (0.18%) SLA
4 46 (0.18%) WCAG
5 24 (0.093%) WAI
6 19 (0.074%) ISO 14001
6 19 (0.074%) HL7
7 17 (0.066%) Basel III
8 15 (0.058%) Solvency II
9 14 (0.054%) PCI DSS
10 9 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.019%) SNOMED CT
11 5 (0.019%) DO-178B
11 5 (0.019%) EMIR
12 4 (0.015%) COREP
13 3 (0.012%) FINREP
13 3 (0.012%) CRD IV
13 3 (0.012%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 120 (0.46%) Active Directory
2 47 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (0.13%) Varnish
4 21 (0.081%) Oracle RAC
5 18 (0.070%) Docker
6 15 (0.058%) VirtualBox
7 14 (0.054%) HDFS
7 14 (0.054%) Shibboleth
8 12 (0.046%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.035%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.035%) vCloud
10 8 (0.031%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (0.023%) Apache Flume
11 6 (0.023%) KVM
12 5 (0.019%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.015%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (0.015%) NFS
13 4 (0.015%) VMware ESX
14 3 (0.012%) Cronacle
14 3 (0.012%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 165 (0.64%) Puppet
2 128 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (0.21%) Control-M
4 51 (0.20%) Vagrant
5 28 (0.11%) OpenSSO
6 27 (0.10%) Oozie
7 26 (0.10%) Capistrano
8 23 (0.089%) Ansible
8 23 (0.089%) HP Quality Center
9 20 (0.077%) Tivoli
10 18 (0.070%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 15 (0.058%) SCCM
12 12 (0.046%) Oracle Identity Management
13 11 (0.043%) WMI
14 10 (0.039%) SCOM
14 10 (0.039%) Graylog2
15 9 (0.035%) OpenAM
16 8 (0.031%) Hyperic
16 8 (0.031%) Nagios
17 7 (0.027%) YUM
Vendors
1 3362 (13.01%) Oracle
2 2466 (9.54%) Microsoft
3 595 (2.30%) Zend
4 535 (2.07%) JBoss
5 470 (1.82%) SAP
6 462 (1.79%) Adobe
7 456 (1.76%) IBM
8 417 (1.61%) Sybase
9 408 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
10 395 (1.53%) Business Objects
11 367 (1.42%) Google
12 317 (1.23%) Informatica
13 291 (1.13%) Cognos
14 266 (1.03%) Sitecore
15 219 (0.85%) Twitter
16 160 (0.62%) Facebook
17 159 (0.62%) Red Hat
18 145 (0.56%) TIBCO
19 131 (0.51%) EPiServer
20 124 (0.48%) hybris
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Montash
Posted: 10 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £405 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £2 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Suffolk
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago