The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 13108 13310 13284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 24.42% 23.26% 22.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.81% 24.50% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9393 9504 8832
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 155 101
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.60 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.42 £45.75 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Developer in the job title.

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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 12268 £421 +5.25% 4088
London -1 6142 £450 - 1675
South East 0 1707 £390 +4.00% 561
City of London 0 1068 £470 -3.58% 383
North West +2 917 £375 -6.25% 467
Yorkshire 0 890 £380 +4.82% 306
South West 0 733 £350 -3.44% 282
West Midlands -1 665 £353 +3.82% 236
West Yorkshire -1 596 £380 +6.29% 193
Manchester +2 519 £375 - 307
Scotland +2 518 £370 +2.77% 130
Leeds 0 478 £400 +9.58% 136
East of England -2 444 £375 +2.73% 325
East Midlands +1 437 £380 +8.57% 172
Hampshire +4 364 £370 +5.71% 121
Oxfordshire 0 287 £425 +6.25% 75
North East -5 271 £388 -8.82% 51
Berkshire -2 265 £375 - 96
Edinburgh +2 259 £369 -3.90% 51
Bristol +2 258 £360 -4.00% 102
Tyne and Wear -5 242 £375 -12.28% 47
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 229 £375 -16.66% 38
Surrey -1 201 £400 - 90
Cheshire +2 198 £375 -6.25% 68
South Yorkshire +2 188 £375 -6.25% 51
Nottinghamshire +1 185 £400 +14.28% 58
Glasgow +2 177 £375 +10.29% 60
Nottingham 0 173 £400 +14.28% 42
Cambridgeshire 0 169 £375 - 133
Birmingham -2 163 £375 +7.14% 75

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Developer in the job title.

1 9709 (38.73%) Agile Software Development
2 9350 (37.30%) JavaScript
3 8022 (32.00%) HTML
4 7762 (30.97%) Java
5 7107 (28.35%) CSS
6 6171 (24.62%) SQL
7 5448 (21.73%) C#
8 5414 (21.60%) .NET
9 4883 (19.48%) TDD
10 4373 (17.45%) AngularJS
11 4114 (16.41%) SQL Server
12 4107 (16.38%) HTML5
13 3740 (14.92%) MVC
14 3671 (14.65%) Finance
15 3274 (13.06%) Scrum
16 3213 (12.82%) jQuery
17 3030 (12.09%) Web Services
18 2882 (11.50%) Oracle
19 2804 (11.19%) Web Development
20 2803 (11.18%) CSS3
21 2715 (10.83%) Git (software)
22 2648 (10.56%) Front End Development
23 2631 (10.50%) ASP.NET
24 2567 (10.24%) Spring
25 2463 (9.83%) OO
26 2359 (9.41%) XML
27 2339 (9.33%) REST
28 2324 (9.27%) BDD
29 2302 (9.18%) Linux
30 2207 (8.80%) Microsoft

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 961 (3.83%) CMS
2 806 (3.22%) SharePoint
3 618 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 580 (2.31%) JBoss
5 574 (2.29%) Apache
6 496 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
7 460 (1.84%) WebSphere
8 450 (1.80%) Apache Spark
9 348 (1.39%) Drupal
10 343 (1.37%) WebLogic
11 325 (1.30%) WordPress
12 310 (1.24%) IIS
13 302 (1.20%) Confluence
14 275 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 260 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
16 209 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
17 207 (0.83%) Umbraco
18 189 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
19 168 (0.67%) nginx
19 168 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 828 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 271 (1.08%) Photoshop
3 163 (0.65%) MS Office
4 78 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 59 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 57 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 45 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 34 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 31 (0.12%) MS Visio
10 15 (0.060%) InDesign
10 15 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
11 12 (0.048%) GIMP
12 11 (0.044%) MS Project
13 10 (0.040%) SPSS
14 9 (0.036%) Fireworks
15 8 (0.032%) PaintShop Pro
16 7 (0.028%) Doxygen
17 6 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
17 6 (0.024%) SketchUp
18 4 (0.016%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 473 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 214 (0.85%) Magento
3 175 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 129 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 110 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
6 108 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
7 84 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
8 57 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
9 54 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
10 49 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
11 47 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
12 42 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 37 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
13 37 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
14 30 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
15 28 (0.11%) Markit EDM
16 27 (0.11%) RMDS
17 24 (0.096%) Unit4 Business World
18 22 (0.088%) Oracle CRM
19 21 (0.084%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1037 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
2 831 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 463 (1.85%) GitHub
4 166 (0.66%) SaaS
5 140 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
5 140 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 113 (0.45%) Office 365
6 113 (0.45%) PaaS
7 81 (0.32%) Google Play
8 78 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
9 66 (0.26%) Heroku
10 61 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 61 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 48 (0.19%) Google Analytics
12 47 (0.19%) Force.com
13 41 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
14 38 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
15 37 (0.15%) IaaS
16 29 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
17 25 (0.100%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 715 (2.85%) HTTP
2 284 (1.13%) Internet
3 203 (0.81%) Network Security
4 124 (0.49%) LDAP
5 102 (0.41%) SSL
6 95 (0.38%) Intranet
7 80 (0.32%) TCP/IP
8 64 (0.26%) FTP
9 62 (0.25%) DNS
10 59 (0.24%) HTTPS
11 57 (0.23%) Firewall
12 45 (0.18%) SNMP
13 39 (0.16%) AMQP
14 35 (0.14%) Kerberos
15 32 (0.13%) Bluetooth
16 31 (0.12%) MQTT
16 31 (0.12%) SSH
17 30 (0.12%) DVB
18 29 (0.12%) RTSP
18 29 (0.12%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4114 (16.41%) SQL Server
2 1426 (5.69%) MySQL
3 1326 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1153 (4.60%) MongoDB
5 1126 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1110 (4.43%) Relational Database
7 1104 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
8 1047 (4.18%) NoSQL
9 920 (3.67%) Oracle Database
10 680 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
11 674 (2.69%) Hadoop
12 668 (2.66%) Big Data
13 646 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 572 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
15 532 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
16 357 (1.42%) RDBMS
17 340 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
18 333 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
19 282 (1.13%) QlikView
20 266 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2715 (10.83%) Git (software)
2 1419 (5.66%) Jenkins
3 1112 (4.44%) Maven
4 1090 (4.35%) Subversion
5 960 (3.83%) JUnit
6 926 (3.69%) Visual Studio
7 888 (3.54%) JIRA
8 765 (3.05%) Cucumber
9 724 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 674 (2.69%) Grunt
11 670 (2.67%) Selenium
12 535 (2.13%) gulp
13 496 (1.98%) Eclipse
14 440 (1.76%) Jasmine
15 425 (1.70%) Gradle
16 336 (1.34%) Mockito
17 327 (1.30%) TeamCity
18 272 (1.09%) Ant
19 229 (0.91%) NUnit
20 227 (0.91%) WebDriver
General
1 3671 (14.65%) Finance
2 1847 (7.37%) Banking
3 763 (3.04%) Retail
4 656 (2.62%) Front Office
5 616 (2.46%) Investment Banking
6 594 (2.37%) Marketing
7 347 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 322 (1.28%) Advertising
9 300 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 295 (1.18%) Games
11 270 (1.08%) Publishing
12 170 (0.68%) Back Office
13 166 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 164 (0.65%) Electronics
15 105 (0.42%) Law
16 98 (0.39%) Legal
17 78 (0.31%) Automotive
18 76 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
19 47 (0.19%) Retail Banking
20 38 (0.15%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8022 (32.00%) HTML
2 7107 (28.35%) CSS
3 5414 (21.60%) .NET
4 4373 (17.45%) AngularJS
5 4107 (16.38%) HTML5
6 3213 (12.82%) jQuery
7 3030 (12.09%) Web Services
8 2803 (11.18%) CSS3
9 2631 (10.50%) ASP.NET
10 2567 (10.24%) Spring
11 2359 (9.41%) XML
12 2339 (9.33%) REST
13 2082 (8.31%) Node.js
14 1827 (7.29%) RESTful
15 1758 (7.01%) JSON
16 1480 (5.90%) React
17 1358 (5.42%) SOAP
18 1257 (5.01%) ASP.NET MVC
19 1204 (4.80%) Sass
20 1194 (4.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1370 (5.47%) User Experience
2 1027 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
3 731 (2.92%) Mobile App
4 646 (2.58%) Computer Science
5 391 (1.56%) Visualisation
6 386 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 342 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 310 (1.24%) Derivative
9 295 (1.18%) Algorithms
10 288 (1.15%) Digital Media
11 261 (1.04%) Fixed Income
12 255 (1.02%) Data Structures
13 207 (0.83%) iPad
14 196 (0.78%) Mathematics
15 195 (0.78%) Fintech
16 185 (0.74%) NHS
17 177 (0.71%) Equities
18 171 (0.68%) Data Integration
19 145 (0.58%) Management Information System
20 143 (0.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2302 (9.18%) Linux
2 1427 (5.69%) Unix
3 1146 (4.57%) Windows
4 866 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 837 (3.34%) Android
6 164 (0.65%) Windows Server
7 142 (0.57%) Mac OS X
8 136 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 66 (0.26%) AIX
10 59 (0.24%) Windows Phone
11 50 (0.20%) Solaris
12 48 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 42 (0.17%) Ubuntu
13 42 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
14 38 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
15 37 (0.15%) CentOS
16 32 (0.13%) VME
17 31 (0.12%) Mac OS
18 29 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
19 24 (0.096%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9709 (38.73%) Agile Software Development
2 4883 (19.48%) TDD
3 3740 (14.92%) MVC
4 3274 (13.06%) Scrum
5 2804 (11.19%) Web Development
6 2648 (10.56%) Front End Development
7 2463 (9.83%) OO
8 2324 (9.27%) BDD
9 2171 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
10 1590 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
11 1470 (5.86%) E-Commerce
12 1458 (5.82%) Unit Testing
13 1374 (5.48%) Software Engineering
14 1265 (5.05%) ETL
15 1190 (4.75%) Open Source
16 962 (3.84%) CRM
17 952 (3.80%) SDLC
18 906 (3.61%) Pair Programming
19 897 (3.58%) OOP
20 864 (3.45%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9350 (37.30%) JavaScript
2 7762 (30.97%) Java
3 6171 (24.62%) SQL
4 5448 (21.73%) C#
5 2002 (7.99%) PHP
6 1767 (7.05%) Python
7 1321 (5.27%) Scala
8 1208 (4.82%) C++
9 1158 (4.62%) T-SQL
10 959 (3.83%) Ruby
11 923 (3.68%) PL/SQL
12 656 (2.62%) C
13 477 (1.90%) Objective-C
14 469 (1.87%) VB.NET
15 452 (1.80%) Perl
16 410 (1.64%) Shell Script
17 370 (1.48%) VB
18 348 (1.39%) ES6
19 347 (1.38%) Apple Swift
20 335 (1.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1443 (5.76%) Security Cleared
2 1007 (4.02%) Degree
3 899 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 273 (1.09%) DV Cleared
5 176 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 96 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 41 (0.16%) Sun Certification
8 40 (0.16%) PhD
9 39 (0.16%) DBS Check
10 33 (0.13%) BC Cleared
11 29 (0.12%) ISEB
12 24 (0.096%) MCP
13 21 (0.084%) ISTQB
13 21 (0.084%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (0.076%) HND
15 16 (0.064%) MCITP
16 15 (0.060%) MCSD
17 13 (0.052%) CCNP
17 13 (0.052%) Cisco Certification
17 13 (0.052%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 551 (2.20%) QA
2 159 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 135 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 75 (0.30%) SDET
5 65 (0.26%) WAI
5 65 (0.26%) WCAG
6 49 (0.20%) SLA
7 27 (0.11%) MiFID
8 22 (0.088%) PCI DSS
9 17 (0.068%) ISO 14001
9 17 (0.068%) ISO 9001
10 15 (0.060%) Solvency II
11 14 (0.056%) MISRA
12 11 (0.044%) GCP
13 10 (0.040%) FATCA
14 9 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 7 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 6 (0.024%) DO-178B
16 6 (0.024%) HL7
17 5 (0.020%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 661 (2.64%) Docker
2 139 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 90 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
4 64 (0.26%) HDFS
5 45 (0.18%) Apache Flume
6 43 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 38 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
8 27 (0.11%) Varnish
9 20 (0.080%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 13 (0.052%) Time Sharing Option
11 12 (0.048%) vSphere
12 9 (0.036%) Platform Symphony
12 9 (0.036%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (0.032%) Firmware
13 8 (0.032%) GlusterFS
13 8 (0.032%) Hyper-V
13 8 (0.032%) iptables
14 7 (0.028%) GeoWebCache
15 6 (0.024%) Ceph
15 6 (0.024%) etcd
Systems Management
1 299 (1.19%) Puppet
2 216 (0.86%) Ansible
3 159 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 85 (0.34%) Kubernetes
5 49 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
6 46 (0.18%) Kibana
7 41 (0.16%) Control-M
8 38 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 31 (0.12%) Tivoli
10 30 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
10 30 (0.12%) Terraform
11 28 (0.11%) logstash
12 26 (0.10%) Oozie
13 23 (0.092%) Nagios
14 22 (0.088%) Packer
15 20 (0.080%) BladeLogic
16 19 (0.076%) Mesos
17 18 (0.072%) Grafana
18 17 (0.068%) OpenAM
19 14 (0.056%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 2882 (11.50%) Oracle
2 2207 (8.80%) Microsoft
3 491 (1.96%) SAP
4 455 (1.82%) IBM
5 447 (1.78%) Adobe
6 425 (1.70%) Google
7 349 (1.39%) Sitecore
8 318 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
9 263 (1.05%) ServiceNow
10 261 (1.04%) Sybase
11 237 (0.95%) Zend
12 210 (0.84%) Informatica
13 187 (0.75%) Tableau
14 161 (0.64%) Cognos
15 160 (0.64%) hybris
16 154 (0.61%) Xamarin
17 151 (0.60%) Red Hat
18 145 (0.58%) Apple
19 130 (0.52%) Talend
20 118 (0.47%) VMware
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