Period
to 23 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

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
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 491 660 671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.91% 15.95% 16.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.11% 17.23% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 459 415
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £430 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +10.97% -3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £300
90th Percentile £550 £550 £488
South East median daily rate £438 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -2.78% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -9.38% +55.34%
10th Percentile £32.38 £23.98 £8.00
90th Percentile £65.63 £38.75 £49.00
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +8.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,047 3,831 3,782
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.56% 92.56% 92.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,624 1,872 1,999
Berkshire median daily rate £430 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £188 £215 £258
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £438 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +1.04% +1.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 104 102
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £13.08 £11.25 £10.51
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £42.18
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.17% +12.50% +2.86%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 23 January 2020.

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 6 months to 23 January 2020.

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 6 months to 23 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -6 192 £450 - 73
Newbury +6 58 £375 -3.85% 36
Bracknell -3 44 £450 +5.88% 26
Slough +6 40 £475 -8.43% 23
Maidenhead +3 13 £350 -17.65% 12
Thatcham - 11 £488 - 5
Wokingham 0 8 £413 +3.13% 11
Ascot - 2 - - 4
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 155 (31.57%) .NET
2 148 (30.14%) JavaScript
3 147 (29.94%) SQL
4 138 (28.11%) C#
5 115 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
6 106 (21.59%) HTML
7 104 (21.18%) SQL Server
8 88 (17.92%) Oracle
9 87 (17.72%) CSS
10 69 (14.05%) Java
11 68 (13.85%) Azure
12 66 (13.44%) AngularJS
12 66 (13.44%) MVC
13 62 (12.63%) ETL
14 57 (11.61%) ASP.NET
15 51 (10.39%) Git (software)
16 48 (9.78%) PL/SQL
17 46 (9.37%) Business Intelligence
18 44 (8.96%) XML
18 44 (8.96%) DevOps
18 44 (8.96%) React
19 41 (8.35%) Test Automation
20 40 (8.15%) Python
21 39 (7.94%) Web Services
21 39 (7.94%) Microsoft
21 39 (7.94%) Migration
22 38 (7.74%) AWS
23 37 (7.54%) TDD
23 37 (7.54%) SDLC
24 36 (7.33%) .NET Core

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 17 (3.46%) CMS
2 16 (3.26%) WebSphere
3 13 (2.65%) Confluence
4 10 (2.04%) Apache
4 10 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (1.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (1.83%) Oracle Service Bus
5 9 (1.83%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.22%) Umbraco
7 5 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.02%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.61%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.41%) Drupal
9 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.41%) Headless CMS
9 2 (0.41%) OpenEdge
9 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Fuse
10 1 (0.20%) ThingWorx
10 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.63%) FileZilla
2 7 (1.43%) Notepad++
3 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 23 (4.68%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (3.46%) Maximo
3 7 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.22%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.61%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.20%) assyst
7 1 (0.20%) Magento
7 1 (0.20%) Odoo
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.20%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 68 (13.85%) Azure
2 38 (7.74%) AWS
3 14 (2.85%) SaaS
4 10 (2.04%) Amazon S3
4 10 (2.04%) Power Platform
5 9 (1.83%) GCP
5 9 (1.83%) Serverless
6 7 (1.43%) Firebase
7 6 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.02%) npm
9 4 (0.81%) Apigee
9 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Flow
9 4 (0.81%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.61%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.41%) Boomi
11 2 (0.41%) Google Docs
11 2 (0.41%) iPaaS
11 2 (0.41%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.63%) PuTTY
1 8 (1.63%) WinSCP
2 6 (1.22%) HTTP
3 4 (0.81%) Network Security
4 2 (0.41%) 4G
4 2 (0.41%) FTP
5 1 (0.20%) 2G
5 1 (0.20%) 3G
5 1 (0.20%) 5G
5 1 (0.20%) Internet
5 1 (0.20%) Intranet
5 1 (0.20%) IPv6
5 1 (0.20%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.20%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (21.18%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.52%) MySQL
2 32 (6.52%) Oracle ODI
3 28 (5.70%) Oracle Database
4 26 (5.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 25 (5.09%) Oracle BI EE
5 25 (5.09%) Relational Database
6 22 (4.48%) Oracle Database 11g
6 22 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (4.07%) MongoDB
9 16 (3.26%) Big Data
10 12 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
11 11 (2.24%) Data Lake
12 10 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
12 10 (2.04%) Pentaho
13 9 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
14 7 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 51 (10.39%) Git (software)
2 32 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 30 (6.11%) Selenium
4 29 (5.91%) JIRA
5 18 (3.67%) Bitbucket
6 14 (2.85%) Cucumber
6 14 (2.85%) Visual Studio
7 11 (2.24%) Subversion
8 10 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (1.83%) Eclipse
9 9 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (1.63%) NUnit
10 8 (1.63%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.22%) ClearCase
11 6 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (1.22%) Visual Studio Code
12 5 (1.02%) gulp
12 5 (1.02%) ProC
13 4 (0.81%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.81%) Maven
General
1 31 (6.31%) Finance
2 20 (4.07%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.24%) Public Sector
4 7 (1.43%) Retail
5 4 (0.81%) Banking
5 4 (0.81%) Publishing
6 2 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.20%) Automotive
7 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.20%) Marketing
7 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (31.57%) .NET
2 106 (21.59%) HTML
3 87 (17.72%) CSS
4 66 (13.44%) AngularJS
5 57 (11.61%) ASP.NET
6 44 (8.96%) React
6 44 (8.96%) XML
7 39 (7.94%) Web Services
8 36 (7.33%) .NET Core
9 34 (6.92%) JSON
9 34 (6.92%) Node.js
10 31 (6.31%) HTML5
10 31 (6.31%) SOAP
11 29 (5.91%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (5.70%) .NET Framework
13 27 (5.50%) ASP.NET Web API
14 25 (5.09%) RESTful
14 25 (5.09%) Vue.js
15 24 (4.89%) REST
16 18 (3.67%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.26%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.43%) Data Structures
5 7 (1.43%) User Experience
6 4 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (0.81%) iPad
6 4 (0.81%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.81%) Mashup
6 4 (0.81%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.61%) Cloud Native
7 3 (0.61%) CMDB
7 3 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.41%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.41%) NHS
9 1 (0.20%) Blog
9 1 (0.20%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.20%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.20%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.65%) Windows
2 8 (1.63%) Apple iOS
3 7 (1.43%) Android
4 6 (1.22%) OpenVMS
5 4 (0.81%) Linux
6 2 (0.41%) Unix
6 2 (0.41%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (13.44%) MVC
3 62 (12.63%) ETL
4 46 (9.37%) Business Intelligence
5 44 (8.96%) DevOps
6 41 (8.35%) Test Automation
7 39 (7.94%) Migration
8 37 (7.54%) SDLC
8 37 (7.54%) TDD
9 35 (7.13%) Web Development
10 34 (6.92%) Microservices
11 30 (6.11%) Scrum
12 29 (5.91%) OO
13 24 (4.89%) Unit Testing
14 22 (4.48%) Defect Management
15 20 (4.07%) CRM
15 20 (4.07%) Front End Development
16 19 (3.87%) Problem-Solving
16 19 (3.87%) Software Engineering
17 16 (3.26%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 148 (30.14%) JavaScript
2 147 (29.94%) SQL
3 138 (28.11%) C#
4 69 (14.05%) Java
5 48 (9.78%) PL/SQL
6 40 (8.15%) Python
7 32 (6.52%) T-SQL
8 19 (3.87%) C++
9 18 (3.67%) PHP
10 16 (3.26%) C
10 16 (3.26%) TypeScript
11 14 (2.85%) Java 8
12 9 (1.83%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.43%) Fortran
13 7 (1.43%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.22%) Scala
15 5 (1.02%) PHP 5
15 5 (1.02%) PHP 7
15 5 (1.02%) Ruby
15 5 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (6.11%) Security Cleared
2 26 (5.30%) Degree
3 21 (4.28%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.61%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.41%) PhD
8 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) CISA
8 1 (0.20%) CISM
8 1 (0.20%) CISSP
8 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.83%) QA
2 5 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.61%) SLA
4 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (6.52%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (3.46%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.81%) Ansible
2 4 (0.81%) Terraform
3 2 (0.41%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (0.41%) MIIS
3 2 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.20%) Netcool
4 1 (0.20%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.20%) OpenNebula
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 88 (17.92%) Oracle
2 39 (7.94%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.89%) Talend
4 18 (3.67%) ServiceNow
5 13 (2.65%) IBM
6 12 (2.44%) Google
7 10 (2.04%) Sitecore
7 10 (2.04%) Tableau
8 9 (1.83%) Adobe
9 8 (1.63%) Okta
10 7 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.02%) Xamarin
11 5 (1.02%) Zend
12 4 (0.81%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.81%) BMC
12 4 (0.81%) Remedy
12 4 (0.81%) SAP
13 3 (0.61%) AppDynamics
13 3 (0.61%) Apple
13 3 (0.61%) Workday