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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 11357 11108 10991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.67% 22.74% 24.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.52% 24.57% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7946 7328 7190
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 162 210
Average hourly rate £35.75 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.80 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.13 £45.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 10311 £400 +6.66% 5019
London 0 5494 £450 +5.88% 1774
South East 0 1639 £350 - 878
City of London 0 1439 £463 -2.63% 580
North West 0 760 £350 +7.69% 579
South West -1 678 £375 +15.38% 437
Scotland +1 627 £375 +15.38% 160
Yorkshire 0 543 £335 +6.34% 418
East of England -5 410 £350 - 344
West Yorkshire -1 397 £345 +6.15% 274
Hampshire 0 394 £350 - 150
Manchester 0 359 £325 -1.51% 331
West Midlands -2 348 £338 +8.87% 280
Berkshire +1 346 £353 -4.72% 183
Edinburgh 0 293 £375 +10.70% 51
Leeds -1 273 £350 +11.11% 173
East Midlands 0 265 £333 +10.64% 211
Surrey -1 259 £375 +13.20% 160
Glasgow +1 223 £350 +16.66% 74
Bristol 0 210 £400 +23.07% 152
Wales +2 203 £375 +15.38% 108
Buckinghamshire +1 197 £350 +3.32% 66
Cheshire +1 182 £350 +7.69% 126
Gloucestershire +4 159 £400 +28.00% 81
South Wales +4 150 £375 +7.14% 76
Cambridgeshire -1 149 £348 +6.92% 143
Oxfordshire +1 136 £400 +23.07% 128
Milton Keynes 0 128 £350 - 36
North East +3 120 £350 +5.66% 75
Lancashire +1 115 £375 +15.38% 62

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 7918 (31.95%) JavaScript
2 7797 (31.46%) HTML
3 7492 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
4 6940 (28.00%) Java
5 6897 (27.83%) SQL
6 6531 (26.35%) CSS
7 6111 (24.66%) .NET
8 5923 (23.90%) C#
9 4552 (18.37%) SQL Server
10 3860 (15.57%) TDD
11 3802 (15.34%) jQuery
12 3763 (15.18%) Finance
13 3684 (14.86%) HTML5
14 3634 (14.66%) MVC
15 3332 (13.44%) Oracle
16 3095 (12.49%) ASP.NET
17 2993 (12.08%) XML
18 2950 (11.90%) OO
19 2825 (11.40%) Web Services
20 2439 (9.84%) Microsoft
21 2419 (9.76%) Scrum
22 2379 (9.60%) CSS3
23 2378 (9.59%) Linux
24 2275 (9.18%) Banking
25 2042 (8.24%) PHP
26 1996 (8.05%) Spring
27 1985 (8.01%) AngularJS
28 1975 (7.97%) Git (software)
29 1868 (7.54%) UNIX
30 1770 (7.14%) Business Intelligence

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1126 (4.54%) SharePoint
2 1040 (4.20%) CMS
3 881 (3.55%) Node.js
4 658 (2.65%) Apache
5 543 (2.19%) Tomcat
6 455 (1.84%) JBoss
7 415 (1.67%) WebSphere
8 397 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 365 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 349 (1.41%) Drupal
11 348 (1.40%) IIS
12 343 (1.38%) WebLogic
13 334 (1.35%) SAS
14 254 (1.02%) WordPress
15 239 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
16 206 (0.83%) Umbraco
17 204 (0.82%) Adobe CQ
18 161 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
19 122 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
20 121 (0.49%) Confluence
Applications
1 889 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 355 (1.43%) Photoshop
3 308 (1.24%) MS Office
4 141 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
5 99 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 82 (0.33%) MS Visio
7 76 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 66 (0.27%) InfoPath
9 63 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
10 46 (0.19%) MS Project
11 45 (0.18%) PowerPivot
12 39 (0.16%) Fireworks
13 36 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
14 11 (0.044%) Doxygen
14 11 (0.044%) InDesign
15 10 (0.040%) Adobe After Effects
15 10 (0.040%) SPSS
16 9 (0.036%) Mingle
17 7 (0.028%) GIMP
18 4 (0.016%) Maya
Business Applications
1 530 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 216 (0.87%) Magento
3 118 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 112 (0.45%) Markit EDM
5 101 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 82 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 74 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 64 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
9 60 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
10 58 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
11 53 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
12 48 (0.19%) ION MarketView
13 46 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
14 38 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
15 34 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
15 34 (0.14%) Google Analytics
16 32 (0.13%) RMDS
16 32 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
17 31 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
18 28 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 298 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 238 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 121 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
4 111 (0.45%) GitHub
5 102 (0.41%) SaaS
6 97 (0.39%) Force.com
7 85 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 81 (0.33%) Office 365
9 64 (0.26%) Amazon S3
10 62 (0.25%) PaaS
11 51 (0.21%) Heroku
12 22 (0.089%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (0.065%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (0.052%) Google App Engine
15 12 (0.048%) IaaS
16 11 (0.044%) Joyent
16 11 (0.044%) MailChimp
17 10 (0.040%) Amazon EMR
18 9 (0.036%) Amazon ELB
18 9 (0.036%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 688 (2.78%) HTTP
2 349 (1.41%) Internet
3 232 (0.94%) Intranet
4 169 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 118 (0.48%) LDAP
6 81 (0.33%) SSL
7 66 (0.27%) DNS
8 62 (0.25%) HTTPS
9 57 (0.23%) FTP
10 50 (0.20%) VPN
11 46 (0.19%) AMQP
12 40 (0.16%) Firewall
13 35 (0.14%) SSH
14 29 (0.12%) Extranet
15 26 (0.10%) SAN
15 26 (0.10%) Network Security
16 24 (0.097%) Radio Access Network
16 24 (0.097%) 2G
16 24 (0.097%) SNMP
17 22 (0.089%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4552 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 1540 (6.21%) MySQL
3 1525 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1302 (5.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1292 (5.21%) Relational Database
6 1248 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
7 1224 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 948 (3.83%) Oracle Database
9 708 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 666 (2.69%) MongoDB
11 498 (2.01%) NoSQL
12 496 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 448 (1.81%) RDBMS
14 431 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
15 421 (1.70%) QlikView
16 379 (1.53%) Big Data
17 339 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
18 324 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
19 316 (1.28%) Hadoop
20 283 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1975 (7.97%) Git (software)
2 1388 (5.60%) Subversion
3 1097 (4.43%) Visual Studio
4 834 (3.37%) Maven
5 784 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 761 (3.07%) JUnit
7 714 (2.88%) Jenkins
8 558 (2.25%) Eclipse
9 496 (2.00%) JIRA
10 455 (1.84%) Cucumber
11 439 (1.77%) Selenium
12 400 (1.61%) Ant
13 379 (1.53%) NUnit
14 375 (1.51%) Grunt
15 359 (1.45%) Jasmine
16 220 (0.89%) Mockito
17 216 (0.87%) TeamCity
18 211 (0.85%) Xcode
19 179 (0.72%) PHPUnit
20 172 (0.69%) Hudson
General
1 3763 (15.18%) Finance
2 2275 (9.18%) Banking
3 1088 (4.39%) Front Office
4 971 (3.92%) Investment Banking
5 618 (2.49%) Retail
6 579 (2.34%) Marketing
7 333 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 315 (1.27%) Publishing
9 304 (1.23%) Advertising
10 270 (1.09%) Games
11 195 (0.79%) Back Office
12 176 (0.71%) Legal
13 151 (0.61%) Manufacturing
14 132 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 93 (0.38%) Electronics
16 62 (0.25%) Law
17 58 (0.23%) Automotive
18 53 (0.21%) Retail Banking
19 38 (0.15%) German Language
20 36 (0.15%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7797 (31.46%) HTML
2 6531 (26.35%) CSS
3 6111 (24.66%) .NET
4 3802 (15.34%) jQuery
5 3684 (14.86%) HTML5
6 3095 (12.49%) ASP.NET
7 2993 (12.08%) XML
8 2825 (11.40%) Web Services
9 2379 (9.60%) CSS3
10 1996 (8.05%) Spring
11 1985 (8.01%) AngularJS
12 1387 (5.60%) REST
13 1383 (5.58%) Ajax
14 1355 (5.47%) WCF
15 1306 (5.27%) J2EE
16 1277 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC
17 1255 (5.06%) .NET Framework
18 1233 (4.97%) Hibernate
19 1226 (4.95%) JSON
20 1158 (4.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1132 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
2 989 (3.99%) User Experience
3 710 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 708 (2.86%) Open Source
5 641 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 621 (2.51%) Computer Science
7 540 (2.18%) Derivative
8 419 (1.69%) Fixed Income
9 327 (1.32%) Visualisation
10 298 (1.20%) NHS
11 293 (1.18%) Data Structures
12 277 (1.12%) Algorithms
13 271 (1.09%) Equities
14 268 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
15 229 (0.92%) iPad
15 229 (0.92%) iPhone
16 203 (0.82%) Mathematics
17 196 (0.79%) W3C
18 194 (0.78%) Data Integration
19 184 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2378 (9.59%) Linux
2 1868 (7.54%) UNIX
3 1314 (5.30%) Windows
4 945 (3.81%) Apple iOS
5 872 (3.52%) Android
6 328 (1.32%) Mac OS X
7 154 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 117 (0.47%) CentOS
9 112 (0.45%) Solaris
10 89 (0.36%) Windows Phone
11 81 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 79 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 65 (0.26%) Windows 7
14 62 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
15 56 (0.23%) AIX
16 50 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 35 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
18 33 (0.13%) SUSE
19 31 (0.13%) Windows 8
20 27 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7492 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 3860 (15.57%) TDD
3 3634 (14.66%) MVC
4 2950 (11.90%) OO
5 2419 (9.76%) Scrum
6 1770 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 1637 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
8 1465 (5.91%) BDD
9 1423 (5.74%) Web Development
10 1415 (5.71%) E-Commerce
11 1225 (4.94%) Unit Testing
12 1195 (4.82%) ETL
13 1064 (4.29%) Multithreading
14 985 (3.97%) Software Engineering
15 947 (3.82%) Responsive Web Design
16 909 (3.67%) SOA
17 876 (3.53%) CRM
18 859 (3.47%) OOP
19 855 (3.45%) Data Modelling
20 763 (3.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7918 (31.95%) JavaScript
2 6940 (28.00%) Java
3 6897 (27.83%) SQL
4 5923 (23.90%) C#
5 2042 (8.24%) PHP
6 1469 (5.93%) C++
7 1396 (5.63%) Python
8 1366 (5.51%) T-SQL
9 1267 (5.11%) PL/SQL
10 890 (3.59%) Ruby
11 676 (2.73%) VBA
12 576 (2.32%) Perl
13 556 (2.24%) Scala
14 537 (2.17%) VB.NET
15 442 (1.78%) C
16 433 (1.75%) Objective-C
17 422 (1.70%) Shell Script
18 386 (1.56%) VB
19 240 (0.97%) Apex Code
19 240 (0.97%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1245 (5.02%) Security Cleared
2 1146 (4.62%) Degree
3 777 (3.14%) SC Cleared
4 241 (0.97%) DV Cleared
5 113 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 73 (0.29%) Sun Certification
7 43 (0.17%) ISEB
8 33 (0.13%) MCITP
9 28 (0.11%) HND
10 24 (0.097%) PhD
11 23 (0.093%) MCTS
12 22 (0.089%) SAS Certification
12 22 (0.089%) BC Cleared
13 18 (0.073%) OCPJP
14 17 (0.069%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (0.065%) Oracle Certification
16 13 (0.052%) Siebel Certification
17 10 (0.040%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.040%) ISTQB
18 9 (0.036%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 566 (2.28%) QA
2 58 (0.23%) Data Quality
3 41 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 38 (0.15%) SLA
5 23 (0.093%) WCAG
6 22 (0.089%) WAI
7 21 (0.085%) HL7
8 20 (0.081%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.048%) Dodd-Frank
9 12 (0.048%) ISO 14001
10 11 (0.044%) Basel III
10 11 (0.044%) ISO 8583
11 7 (0.028%) Solvency II
11 7 (0.028%) COREP
12 5 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (0.020%) DO-178B
12 5 (0.020%) GAAP
12 5 (0.020%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.016%) FINREP
13 4 (0.016%) TickIT
System Software
1 88 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 69 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (0.23%) Varnish
4 50 (0.20%) Docker
5 38 (0.15%) HDFS
6 25 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
7 22 (0.089%) Apache Flume
8 20 (0.081%) VirtualBox
9 16 (0.065%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 15 (0.061%) Shibboleth
11 10 (0.040%) Firmware
11 10 (0.040%) vSphere
12 9 (0.036%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (0.032%) VMware ESX
14 6 (0.024%) vCloud
14 6 (0.024%) NFS
14 6 (0.024%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.016%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 3 (0.012%) Hyper-V
16 3 (0.012%) Samba
Systems Management
1 241 (0.97%) Puppet
2 130 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
3 93 (0.38%) Vagrant
4 54 (0.22%) Control-M
5 42 (0.17%) Ansible
6 37 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
7 24 (0.097%) Oracle Identity Management
8 18 (0.073%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 17 (0.069%) Capistrano
10 16 (0.065%) Kibana
10 16 (0.065%) Hadoop YARN
11 15 (0.061%) SCCM
12 14 (0.056%) Graylog2
12 14 (0.056%) logstash
12 14 (0.056%) HP UCMDB
13 11 (0.044%) Oozie
14 10 (0.040%) Hyperic
14 10 (0.040%) yum
14 10 (0.040%) Data Guard
15 9 (0.036%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 3332 (13.44%) Oracle
2 2439 (9.84%) Microsoft
3 442 (1.78%) Adobe
4 405 (1.63%) Zend
5 392 (1.58%) Sybase
6 382 (1.54%) SAP
7 376 (1.52%) IBM
8 374 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
9 356 (1.44%) Business Objects
10 330 (1.33%) Google
11 307 (1.24%) Informatica
12 247 (1.00%) Cognos
13 240 (0.97%) TIBCO
14 238 (0.96%) Sitecore
15 193 (0.78%) Red Hat
16 171 (0.69%) Twitter
17 168 (0.68%) Tableau
18 110 (0.44%) hybris
19 104 (0.42%) Apple
20 99 (0.40%) Teradata
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