The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 10 2
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 240 240 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.12% 9.67% 14.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.06% 10.43% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 175 259
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £281 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 8
Median hourly rate £20.75 £48.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.77% +16.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £20.70 £19.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £136.90 £69.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1707 2301 2737
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.33% 92.71% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 1191 1418
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 £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 76 87
Median hourly rate £15.70 £21.33 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.39% +21.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Berkshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Berkshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Berkshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Berkshire

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Berkshire

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Berkshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in Berkshire

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
Reading +3 113 £400 +1.58% 31
Bracknell +18 27 £450 +28.57% 4
Slough +2 26 £425 +21.42% 12
Newbury -2 14 £325 -9.40% 8
Maidenhead -7 7 £400 +14.28% 3
Thatcham - 5 - -
Wokingham -2 2 £325 -7.14% 5
Developer
South East

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 225 (41.51%) JavaScript
2 170 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (31.18%) HTML
4 156 (28.78%) CSS
5 148 (27.31%) Java
6 142 (26.20%) SQL
7 139 (25.65%) .NET
8 131 (24.17%) C#
9 110 (20.30%) AngularJS
10 108 (19.93%) SQL Server
11 87 (16.05%) TDD
12 82 (15.13%) Oracle
12 82 (15.13%) Front End Development
13 72 (13.28%) MVC
13 72 (13.28%) Scrum
14 66 (12.18%) Git (software)
15 65 (11.99%) HTML5
16 63 (11.62%) Microsoft
17 61 (11.25%) Security Cleared
18 59 (10.89%) XML
19 58 (10.70%) Web Development
20 57 (10.52%) Linux
20 57 (10.52%) Finance
21 56 (10.33%) Python
21 56 (10.33%) jQuery
22 55 (10.15%) Web Services
23 51 (9.41%) CSS3
24 48 (8.86%) DevOps
24 48 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
25 47 (8.67%) SC Cleared

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 29 (5.35%) CMS
2 22 (4.06%) Tomcat
3 20 (3.69%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (3.32%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.58%) Apache
5 14 (2.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (2.40%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (2.03%) Confluence
8 8 (1.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.11%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.92%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.74%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.74%) ColdFusion
12 4 (0.74%) Oracle Spatial
13 3 (0.55%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.55%) Liferay
14 2 (0.37%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.37%) Facebook Platform
14 2 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (5.54%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.06%) Photoshop
3 13 (2.40%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.55%) GIMP
5 2 (0.37%) MS Office
5 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 31 (5.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.85%) Maximo
4 7 (1.29%) SAP BPC
5 6 (1.11%) HFM
5 6 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.37%) Sonata
8 1 (0.18%) Exstream
8 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.18%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.18%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (1.29%) GitHub
5 6 (1.11%) IaaS
5 6 (1.11%) PaaS
6 5 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (0.74%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (0.74%) CloudFront
7 4 (0.74%) SaaS
8 3 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.55%) Office 365
9 2 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.18%) CallidusCloud
10 1 (0.18%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.90%) HTTP
2 20 (3.69%) SSH
3 16 (2.95%) ICMP
3 16 (2.95%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.48%) RFID
5 6 (1.11%) LDAP
6 4 (0.74%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.37%) Internet
7 2 (0.37%) RTP
7 2 (0.37%) Skype
7 2 (0.37%) VoIP
8 1 (0.18%) 3G
8 1 (0.18%) 4G
8 1 (0.18%) DNS
8 1 (0.18%) DSL
8 1 (0.18%) DVB
8 1 (0.18%) Extranet
8 1 (0.18%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.18%) Network Security
8 1 (0.18%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (19.93%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (5.54%) Hadoop
4 28 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (3.32%) Oracle Database
6 18 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (3.14%) Relational Database
8 15 (2.77%) Big Data
8 15 (2.77%) MongoDB
9 13 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
9 13 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (2.03%) MySQL
10 11 (2.03%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (1.66%) Power BI
12 9 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 8 (1.48%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 66 (12.18%) Git (software)
2 45 (8.30%) Maven
3 37 (6.83%) Jenkins
4 27 (4.98%) JIRA
5 25 (4.61%) Gradle
6 24 (4.43%) Eclipse
7 23 (4.24%) Visual Studio
8 21 (3.87%) JUnit
9 20 (3.69%) Bitbucket
10 17 (3.14%) Selenium
11 15 (2.77%) Subversion
12 14 (2.58%) WebDriver
13 12 (2.21%) Ant
13 12 (2.21%) eggPlant
13 12 (2.21%) JMeter
14 11 (2.03%) Apache Ivy
15 10 (1.85%) Axure RP
15 10 (1.85%) IntelliJ
16 8 (1.48%) gulp
17 7 (1.29%) Jasmine
General
1 57 (10.52%) Finance
2 19 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.14%) Marketing
4 10 (1.85%) Retail
5 6 (1.11%) Electronics
6 5 (0.92%) Advertising
6 5 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.92%) Publishing
7 4 (0.74%) Banking
7 4 (0.74%) German Language
7 4 (0.74%) Italian Language
7 4 (0.74%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.55%) Games
8 3 (0.55%) Japanese Language
8 3 (0.55%) Korean Language
8 3 (0.55%) Russian Language
9 2 (0.37%) Legal
10 1 (0.18%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (31.18%) HTML
2 156 (28.78%) CSS
3 139 (25.65%) .NET
4 110 (20.30%) AngularJS
5 65 (11.99%) HTML5
6 59 (10.89%) XML
7 56 (10.33%) jQuery
8 55 (10.15%) Web Services
9 51 (9.41%) CSS3
10 45 (8.30%) REST
11 38 (7.01%) ASP.NET
12 37 (6.83%) Spring
13 30 (5.54%) JSON
13 30 (5.54%) Sass
13 30 (5.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 22 (4.06%) RESTful
15 19 (3.51%) Node.js
16 18 (3.32%) J2EE
17 17 (3.14%) Angular 2
18 16 (2.95%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.17%) User Experience
2 25 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.24%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (2.58%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.92%) Algorithms
7 5 (0.92%) W3C
8 4 (0.74%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.55%) CMDB
9 3 (0.55%) Replication
10 2 (0.37%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (0.37%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.37%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.18%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.18%) IVR
11 1 (0.18%) NHS
11 1 (0.18%) Smart Energy
11 1 (0.18%) STB
Operating Systems
1 57 (10.52%) Linux
2 29 (5.35%) Unix
3 22 (4.06%) Windows
4 21 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (3.69%) CentOS
5 20 (3.69%) Debian
5 20 (3.69%) Ubuntu
6 12 (2.21%) Android
7 5 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.55%) Solaris
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (16.05%) TDD
3 82 (15.13%) Front End Development
4 72 (13.28%) MVC
4 72 (13.28%) Scrum
5 58 (10.70%) Web Development
6 48 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
6 48 (8.86%) DevOps
7 44 (8.12%) Unit Testing
8 41 (7.56%) BDD
8 41 (7.56%) OO
9 40 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (6.46%) CRM
11 34 (6.27%) Open Source
12 31 (5.72%) ETL
13 28 (5.17%) SOA
14 27 (4.98%) Content Management
14 27 (4.98%) Project Management
15 26 (4.80%) Visualisation
16 24 (4.43%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 225 (41.51%) JavaScript
2 148 (27.31%) Java
3 142 (26.20%) SQL
4 131 (24.17%) C#
5 56 (10.33%) Python
6 29 (5.35%) C++
7 25 (4.61%) T-SQL
8 23 (4.24%) Groovy
9 22 (4.06%) Bash Shell
10 20 (3.69%) PL/SQL
11 19 (3.51%) Ruby
12 18 (3.32%) C
12 18 (3.32%) PHP
13 17 (3.14%) Scala
14 16 (2.95%) Apex Code
15 8 (1.48%) VB
16 7 (1.29%) Shell Script
17 6 (1.11%) TypeScript
18 5 (0.92%) VB.NET
19 4 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (11.25%) Security Cleared
2 47 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.24%) Degree
4 4 (0.74%) DV Cleared
4 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.74%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.55%) MCITP
6 2 (0.37%) HNC
7 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.18%) ISEB
7 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.32%) QA
2 4 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) IFRS
4 1 (0.18%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.18%) PMO
4 1 (0.18%) SDET
4 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (4.98%) Docker
2 4 (0.74%) HDFS
3 3 (0.55%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.18%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 20 (3.69%) SELinux
2 18 (3.32%) Ansible
3 9 (1.66%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.55%) Oozie
4 3 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.55%) WMI
5 2 (0.37%) Puppet
6 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.18%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.18%) Kibana
6 1 (0.18%) logstash
6 1 (0.18%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.18%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 82 (15.13%) Oracle
2 63 (11.62%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.32%) Sitecore
4 17 (3.14%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (2.58%) SAP
6 12 (2.21%) Adobe
7 10 (1.85%) ServiceNow
7 10 (1.85%) Splunk
8 9 (1.66%) HP
8 9 (1.66%) IBM
8 9 (1.66%) Xamarin
9 6 (1.11%) Hyperion
9 6 (1.11%) Twitter
10 5 (0.92%) CA
10 5 (0.92%) Citrix
10 5 (0.92%) Google
10 5 (0.92%) MicroStrategy
10 5 (0.92%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.92%) Tableau
11 4 (0.74%) Cognos
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