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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 12890 12629 12175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.67% 23.11% 23.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.51% 25.00% 25.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9035 8380 7947
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 126 179
Average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.48 £15.01 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.31 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.56% -2.14%

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 July 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 July 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 July 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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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 11845 £400 +3.22% 4716
London 0 6234 £450 +5.88% 1784
South East +1 1759 £363 +3.57% 705
City of London 0 1625 £475 +5.43% 527
South West 0 756 £350 - 405
Yorkshire 0 722 £338 +3.84% 367
North West -2 662 £363 +11.53% 595
East of England 0 660 £360 +2.85% 270
Scotland -2 608 £365 -2.66% 116
West Yorkshire 0 548 £340 +4.61% 236
West Midlands 0 497 £325 - 274
Leeds 0 438 £340 +4.61% 175
East Midlands 0 334 £323 +4.03% 231
Berkshire -1 304 £368 +5.00% 148
Hampshire 0 302 £340 -6.20% 124
Manchester -1 295 £350 +7.69% 286
Edinburgh -2 277 £356 -5.00% 32
Surrey 0 243 £388 +6.89% 133
Cambridgeshire 0 239 £350 +6.06% 98
Oxfordshire 0 235 £400 +25.49% 90
Bristol 0 234 £375 +1.01% 134
Buckinghamshire +6 230 £350 +11.55% 64
Wales +4 219 £305 -12.85% 46
Cheshire 0 203 £370 +13.84% 148
Glasgow -2 191 £350 -3.44% 61
Birmingham 0 168 £350 +7.69% 80
North East -1 160 £350 +7.69% 70
South Wales +3 157 £325 +4.00% 37
Hertfordshire 0 151 £363 +3.57% 72
Gloucestershire -1 148 £398 +13.78% 42

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8162 (31.56%) JavaScript
2 8160 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
3 7557 (29.22%) SQL
4 7531 (29.12%) HTML
5 6695 (25.88%) Java
6 6457 (24.96%) CSS
7 6316 (24.42%) .NET
8 6240 (24.13%) C#
9 5353 (20.70%) SQL Server
10 4373 (16.91%) Finance
11 4275 (16.53%) TDD
12 3700 (14.31%) HTML5
13 3637 (14.06%) MVC
14 3582 (13.85%) jQuery
15 3427 (13.25%) Oracle
16 3189 (12.33%) ASP.NET
17 3060 (11.83%) Web Services
18 2716 (10.50%) OO
19 2693 (10.41%) XML
20 2665 (10.30%) AngularJS
21 2660 (10.28%) Scrum
22 2495 (9.65%) Microsoft
23 2426 (9.38%) CSS3
24 2299 (8.89%) Banking
25 2226 (8.61%) Linux
26 2149 (8.31%) Business Intelligence
27 1968 (7.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 1938 (7.49%) Git (software)
29 1889 (7.30%) Spring
30 1753 (6.78%) PHP

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1039 (4.02%) Node.js
2 980 (3.79%) CMS
3 890 (3.44%) SharePoint
4 551 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 514 (1.99%) Apache
6 509 (1.97%) JBoss
7 456 (1.76%) WebSphere
8 381 (1.47%) WebLogic
9 375 (1.45%) SAS
10 364 (1.41%) IIS
11 355 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
12 340 (1.31%) Drupal
13 338 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
14 289 (1.12%) Umbraco
15 270 (1.04%) WordPress
16 269 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 237 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
18 214 (0.83%) Confluence
19 165 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
20 150 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1068 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 329 (1.27%) Photoshop
3 279 (1.08%) MS Office
4 109 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 104 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
6 92 (0.36%) PowerPivot
7 76 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 75 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
9 53 (0.20%) InfoPath
10 41 (0.16%) MS Project
11 34 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 30 (0.12%) Fireworks
13 18 (0.070%) Maya
14 16 (0.062%) Adobe Captivate
15 8 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
15 8 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
15 8 (0.031%) InDesign
16 7 (0.027%) Mingle
17 6 (0.023%) Doxygen
18 4 (0.015%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 411 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 234 (0.90%) Magento
3 141 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 138 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
5 108 (0.42%) Markit EDM
6 85 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 69 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
8 66 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
9 65 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
10 63 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 54 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
12 45 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
13 37 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
14 34 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
15 31 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
15 31 (0.12%) Tridion
16 28 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
17 26 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
18 23 (0.089%) ION MarketView
19 19 (0.073%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 496 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 336 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 211 (0.82%) GitHub
4 152 (0.59%) SaaS
5 104 (0.40%) Office 365
6 73 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 70 (0.27%) Google Analytics
8 62 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 62 (0.24%) Heroku
9 53 (0.20%) Force.com
10 48 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
11 43 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 35 (0.14%) Amazon S3
13 33 (0.13%) PaaS
14 21 (0.081%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 18 (0.070%) Amazon SQS
15 18 (0.070%) Taleo
16 17 (0.066%) Google App Engine
17 16 (0.062%) SmartFocus
17 16 (0.062%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 598 (2.31%) HTTP
2 390 (1.51%) Internet
3 173 (0.67%) Intranet
4 138 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 87 (0.34%) SSL
6 86 (0.33%) LDAP
7 52 (0.20%) FTP
8 46 (0.18%) HTTPS
8 46 (0.18%) 2G
9 42 (0.16%) 3G
10 38 (0.15%) AMQP
11 36 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
12 32 (0.12%) SAN
13 31 (0.12%) SNMP
14 29 (0.11%) Firewall
15 28 (0.11%) 4G
16 27 (0.10%) Extranet
17 26 (0.10%) DNS
18 23 (0.089%) Kerberos
18 23 (0.089%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5353 (20.70%) SQL Server
2 1968 (7.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1731 (6.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1513 (5.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1508 (5.83%) MySQL
6 1249 (4.83%) Relational Database
7 1206 (4.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 1047 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1012 (3.91%) Oracle Database
10 809 (3.13%) MongoDB
11 800 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
12 611 (2.36%) NoSQL
13 489 (1.89%) Big Data
14 474 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
15 455 (1.76%) Hadoop
16 439 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
17 411 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
18 396 (1.53%) QlikView
19 392 (1.52%) RDBMS
20 330 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1938 (7.49%) Git (software)
2 1261 (4.88%) Subversion
3 1103 (4.26%) Visual Studio
4 822 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 817 (3.16%) Maven
6 743 (2.87%) Jenkins
7 654 (2.53%) JUnit
8 547 (2.11%) JIRA
9 496 (1.92%) Grunt
10 472 (1.82%) Selenium
11 471 (1.82%) Eclipse
12 431 (1.67%) Cucumber
13 372 (1.44%) NUnit
14 303 (1.17%) Jasmine
15 294 (1.14%) Ant
16 263 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
17 261 (1.01%) TeamCity
18 201 (0.78%) Mockito
19 196 (0.76%) Xcode
20 180 (0.70%) Bower
General
1 4373 (16.91%) Finance
2 2299 (8.89%) Banking
3 1103 (4.26%) Investment Banking
4 1075 (4.16%) Front Office
5 710 (2.75%) Retail
6 560 (2.17%) Marketing
7 401 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 303 (1.17%) Games
9 266 (1.03%) Publishing
10 237 (0.92%) Back Office
11 236 (0.91%) Manufacturing
12 194 (0.75%) Advertising
13 189 (0.73%) Legal
14 177 (0.68%) Financial Institution
15 156 (0.60%) Electronics
16 102 (0.39%) Law
17 71 (0.27%) Automotive
18 56 (0.22%) Retail Banking
19 53 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
20 33 (0.13%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7531 (29.12%) HTML
2 6457 (24.96%) CSS
3 6316 (24.42%) .NET
4 3700 (14.31%) HTML5
5 3582 (13.85%) jQuery
6 3189 (12.33%) ASP.NET
7 3060 (11.83%) Web Services
8 2693 (10.41%) XML
9 2665 (10.30%) AngularJS
10 2426 (9.38%) CSS3
11 1889 (7.30%) Spring
12 1557 (6.02%) REST
13 1418 (5.48%) .NET Framework
14 1415 (5.47%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1315 (5.08%) JSON
16 1296 (5.01%) J2EE
17 1294 (5.00%) WCF
18 1254 (4.85%) RESTful
19 1219 (4.71%) SOAP
20 1153 (4.46%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1085 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
2 1053 (4.07%) User Experience
3 865 (3.34%) Mobile App
4 584 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 556 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 534 (2.06%) Derivative
7 363 (1.40%) Fixed Income
7 363 (1.40%) Visualisation
8 332 (1.28%) NHS
9 284 (1.10%) Data Structures
10 278 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
11 277 (1.07%) Equities
12 231 (0.89%) Algorithms
13 219 (0.85%) iPhone
14 188 (0.73%) Credit Risk
15 184 (0.71%) W3C
15 184 (0.71%) Management Information System
16 179 (0.69%) N-Tier
17 176 (0.68%) iPad
18 175 (0.68%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2226 (8.61%) Linux
2 1718 (6.64%) UNIX
3 1294 (5.00%) Windows
4 1063 (4.11%) Apple iOS
5 915 (3.54%) Android
6 248 (0.96%) Mac OS X
7 139 (0.54%) Solaris
8 99 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 72 (0.28%) AIX
10 71 (0.27%) Ubuntu
11 69 (0.27%) CentOS
12 67 (0.26%) Windows Phone
13 61 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 57 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 43 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
16 35 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
17 30 (0.12%) Windows 8
18 24 (0.093%) SUSE
19 21 (0.081%) Debian
19 21 (0.081%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8160 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4275 (16.53%) TDD
3 3637 (14.06%) MVC
4 2716 (10.50%) OO
5 2660 (10.28%) Scrum
6 2149 (8.31%) Business Intelligence
7 1629 (6.30%) E-Commerce
8 1613 (6.24%) Continuous Integration
9 1567 (6.06%) ETL
10 1555 (6.01%) BDD
11 1548 (5.98%) Unit Testing
12 1377 (5.32%) Web Development
13 1175 (4.54%) Software Engineering
14 1168 (4.52%) Multithreading
14 1168 (4.52%) SDLC
15 951 (3.68%) Responsive Web Design
16 897 (3.47%) SOA
17 888 (3.43%) Data Modelling
18 835 (3.23%) CRM
18 835 (3.23%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 8162 (31.56%) JavaScript
2 7557 (29.22%) SQL
3 6695 (25.88%) Java
4 6240 (24.13%) C#
5 1753 (6.78%) PHP
6 1585 (6.13%) T-SQL
7 1519 (5.87%) C++
8 1320 (5.10%) Python
9 1275 (4.93%) PL/SQL
10 759 (2.93%) Ruby
11 697 (2.69%) Scala
12 598 (2.31%) VBA
13 563 (2.18%) Perl
14 561 (2.17%) VB.NET
15 551 (2.13%) C
16 537 (2.08%) Objective-C
17 466 (1.80%) Shell Script
18 397 (1.53%) VB
19 253 (0.98%) PowerShell
20 186 (0.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1318 (5.10%) Security Cleared
2 1043 (4.03%) Degree
3 831 (3.21%) SC Cleared
4 277 (1.07%) DV Cleared
5 130 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 61 (0.24%) Sun Certification
7 30 (0.12%) PhD
8 24 (0.093%) Oracle Certification
8 24 (0.093%) BC Cleared
9 23 (0.089%) CTC Cleared
9 23 (0.089%) MCITP
10 19 (0.073%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (0.070%) OCPJP
11 18 (0.070%) ISEB
11 18 (0.070%) MCSD
12 15 (0.058%) HND
12 15 (0.058%) MCDBA
13 14 (0.054%) MCTS
14 11 (0.043%) ISTQB
15 10 (0.039%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 614 (2.37%) QA
2 114 (0.44%) Data Quality
3 52 (0.20%) SLA
4 40 (0.15%) Solvency II
5 29 (0.11%) HL7
6 23 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (0.077%) ISO 9001
8 17 (0.066%) WCAG
9 14 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.046%) ISO 14001
10 12 (0.046%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.046%) Dodd-Frank
11 11 (0.043%) EMIR
11 11 (0.043%) WAI
12 10 (0.039%) COBIT
13 9 (0.035%) COREP
14 7 (0.027%) Basel II
15 5 (0.019%) MiFID
15 5 (0.019%) FINREP
16 4 (0.015%) DO-178B
System Software
1 128 (0.49%) Docker
2 86 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 68 (0.26%) HDFS
4 58 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 42 (0.16%) Varnish
6 32 (0.12%) Apache Flume
7 14 (0.054%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (0.050%) GridGain
9 11 (0.043%) Firmware
10 7 (0.027%) vCloud
11 6 (0.023%) Platform Symphony
12 5 (0.019%) Time Sharing Option
12 5 (0.019%) vSphere
12 5 (0.019%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.015%) Shibboleth
13 4 (0.015%) Hyper-V
13 4 (0.015%) NFS
14 3 (0.012%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.012%) QEMU
14 3 (0.012%) KVM
Systems Management
1 253 (0.98%) Puppet
2 169 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
3 98 (0.38%) Vagrant
4 73 (0.28%) Control-M
5 52 (0.20%) Ansible
6 32 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
7 26 (0.10%) Salt
8 25 (0.097%) Oozie
9 24 (0.093%) Kibana
10 22 (0.085%) logstash
10 22 (0.085%) yum
11 20 (0.077%) Graylog
11 20 (0.077%) CloudHub
12 19 (0.073%) Capistrano
13 16 (0.062%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 15 (0.058%) Nagios
15 13 (0.050%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 13 (0.050%) Hadoop YARN
15 13 (0.050%) Rundeck
16 12 (0.046%) Graphite
Vendors
1 3427 (13.25%) Oracle
2 2495 (9.65%) Microsoft
3 499 (1.93%) IBM
4 492 (1.90%) Adobe
5 409 (1.58%) SAP
6 390 (1.51%) Sybase
7 333 (1.29%) Google
8 326 (1.26%) Informatica
9 312 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
10 262 (1.01%) Sitecore
11 253 (0.98%) Zend
12 230 (0.89%) Tableau
13 226 (0.87%) TIBCO
14 205 (0.79%) Cognos
15 163 (0.63%) hybris
16 152 (0.59%) Apple
17 117 (0.45%) EPiServer
18 111 (0.43%) Twitter
18 111 (0.43%) Red Hat
19 105 (0.41%) ServiceNow
South East London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 14 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £440 - £540 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day 3 month rolling contracts- Long term project
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Jonathan Garth
Rate: good market rates
Posted: 2 days ago