The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Developer
Rank 553 523 534
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Developer 50 63 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.12% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.13% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 11
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£463 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £267 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £475 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%

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
50919 49737 45816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.58% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32112 30451 26557
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1925 1987 2121
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £38.86 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Technical Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Developer within the UK.

Technical Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Technical Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Developer within the UK.

Technical Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Technical 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 Technical Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 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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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 -32 45 £456 +14.06% 21
London +7 22 £463 +4.81% 9
City of London +2 10 £494 +14.16% 3
North West -15 7 £475 +6.74% 1
Yorkshire - 6 £375 -
Cheshire - 6 £475 -
West Midlands +5 4 £435 - 1
South East -34 4 £363 +36.79% 4
Scotland - 4 - - 1
Macclesfield - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 £475 - 1
Chester - 2 £475 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Sheffield - 2 £375 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -2 1 - - 1
Hampshire -3 1 £363 +9.84%
Milton Keynes -4 1 - -
Surrey -5 1 £200 -11.11% 1
East of England -11 1 £525 +23.52% 4
Merseyside -15 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £575 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
Staffordshire - 1 £435 -
Nottingham - 1 £450 -
Oxford - 1 £500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £525 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £450 -

Technical Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Technical 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 Technical Developer in their job title.

1 31 (26.72%) SQL
2 27 (23.28%) Java
2 27 (23.28%) JavaScript
3 26 (22.41%) Oracle
4 23 (19.83%) XML
4 23 (19.83%) Finance
5 21 (18.10%) Web Services
6 20 (17.24%) SOAP
6 20 (17.24%) HTML
7 19 (16.38%) C#
7 19 (16.38%) CSS
8 17 (14.66%) Microsoft
8 17 (14.66%) REST
9 16 (13.79%) Degree
9 16 (13.79%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (13.79%) .NET
10 15 (12.93%) ITIL
10 15 (12.93%) Apex Code
10 15 (12.93%) Release Management
10 15 (12.93%) Integration Testing
10 15 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (12.93%) System Integration Testing
11 14 (12.07%) Technical Architecture
11 14 (12.07%) Linux
11 14 (12.07%) SSL
12 13 (11.21%) Ajax
12 13 (11.21%) Business Analysis
13 12 (10.34%) CMDB
13 12 (10.34%) Customer Engagement
13 12 (10.34%) Service Management

Technical Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Technical 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 Technical Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.31%) CMS
2 3 (2.59%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.72%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (1.72%) IIS
3 2 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.72%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (1.72%) Drupal
4 1 (0.86%) Confluence
4 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.86%) SAS
4 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.86%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.86%) MS Project
3 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.86%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.45%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (2.59%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle iStore
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.72%) Markit EDM
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle TCA
5 1 (0.86%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.86%) Summit
5 1 (0.86%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.07%) SSL
2 12 (10.34%) LDAP
2 12 (10.34%) VPN
3 2 (1.72%) HTTP
4 1 (0.86%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.76%) SQL Server
1 9 (7.76%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.03%) Oracle BI EE
3 6 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.59%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.59%) Spotfire
6 3 (2.59%) QlikView
6 3 (2.59%) DB2
6 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.59%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.86%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.45%) Selenium
2 4 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (2.59%) Maven
3 3 (2.59%) Ant
3 3 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.72%) JBehave
4 2 (1.72%) JUnit
4 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.72%) MorphX
4 2 (1.72%) JDeveloper
4 2 (1.72%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.72%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.72%) Gradle
4 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.72%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.86%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.86%) NUnit
5 1 (0.86%) JIRA
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
General
1 23 (19.83%) Finance
2 5 (4.31%) Banking
3 3 (2.59%) Retail
3 3 (2.59%) Advertising
3 3 (2.59%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.72%) Front Office
4 2 (1.72%) Publishing
4 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.72%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.72%) Marketing
5 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.83%) XML
2 21 (18.10%) Web Services
3 20 (17.24%) SOAP
3 20 (17.24%) HTML
4 19 (16.38%) CSS
5 17 (14.66%) REST
6 16 (13.79%) .NET
7 13 (11.21%) Ajax
8 11 (9.48%) COM
9 6 (5.17%) Spring
10 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET
11 4 (3.45%) J2EE
11 4 (3.45%) JSON
12 3 (2.59%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (2.59%) JSP
12 3 (2.59%) Oracle ADF
12 3 (2.59%) JMS
12 3 (2.59%) Flask
13 2 (1.72%) LAMP
13 2 (1.72%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) CMDB
2 8 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.45%) Data Structures
3 4 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.59%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.59%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.59%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.59%) Derivative
5 2 (1.72%) Tandem
5 2 (1.72%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.86%) FMCG
6 1 (0.86%) DataPower
6 1 (0.86%) Wiki
6 1 (0.86%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.86%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.07%) Linux
2 10 (8.62%) UNIX
3 5 (4.31%) Windows
4 2 (1.72%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.86%) Android
5 1 (0.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.93%) ITIL
1 15 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (12.93%) Release Management
1 15 (12.93%) Integration Testing
1 15 (12.93%) System Integration Testing
2 14 (12.07%) Technical Architecture
3 13 (11.21%) Business Analysis
4 12 (10.34%) Customer Engagement
4 12 (10.34%) ITIL V2
4 12 (10.34%) ITSM
4 12 (10.34%) Service Management
4 12 (10.34%) IT Asset Management
5 10 (8.62%) Systems Analysis
6 9 (7.76%) Project Management
7 8 (6.90%) SDLC
7 8 (6.90%) DevOps
8 7 (6.03%) SOA
8 7 (6.03%) OO
8 7 (6.03%) Migration
9 6 (5.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.72%) SQL
2 27 (23.28%) Java
2 27 (23.28%) JavaScript
3 19 (16.38%) C#
4 15 (12.93%) Apex Code
5 9 (7.76%) PL/SQL
6 6 (5.17%) Python
7 5 (4.31%) PHP
8 4 (3.45%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.59%) C++
9 3 (2.59%) Perl
9 3 (2.59%) VB
9 3 (2.59%) Ruby
9 3 (2.59%) X++
10 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.72%) JCL
10 2 (1.72%) COBOL
11 1 (0.86%) VBScript
11 1 (0.86%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (13.79%) Degree
2 2 (1.72%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.03%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) SLA
2 1 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.72%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (10.34%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (2.59%) Control-M
2 3 (2.59%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (1.72%) Puppet
3 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.72%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 26 (22.41%) Oracle
2 17 (14.66%) Microsoft
3 16 (13.79%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (10.34%) ServiceNow
5 5 (4.31%) Sybase
6 3 (2.59%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.72%) SAP
7 2 (1.72%) Pega
7 2 (1.72%) Coverity
7 2 (1.72%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.72%) WorldPay
7 2 (1.72%) HP
7 2 (1.72%) CA
7 2 (1.72%) IBM
8 1 (0.86%) Facebook
8 1 (0.86%) Twitter
8 1 (0.86%) LANSA
8 1 (0.86%) VMware
8 1 (0.86%) Google
8 1 (0.86%) Siebel
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