Period
to 25 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £443 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 592 710 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.13% 17.72% 13.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.18% 19.19% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 432 360
Berkshire median daily rate £443 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.19% -3.13% +6.24%
10th Percentile £338 £300 £310
90th Percentile £563 £490 £500
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £36.25 £8.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +353.13% -61.45% -24.55%
10th Percentile £23.98 £8.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £47.50 £52.75
South East median hourly rate £47.95 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.56% +5.88% -

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 3,899 3,699 3,626
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.08% 92.31% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,901 1,907 1,794
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £240 £263 £216
90th Percentile £600 £600 £550
South East median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 93 175
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.46 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.59% - -17.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.69 £42.90 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% -8.42%

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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019. 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 -2 264 £450 +20.00% 101
Bracknell 0 126 £450 +12.50% 69
Newbury -14 24 £375 -1.32% 30
Slough -15 24 £550 +37.50% 23
Maidenhead -8 21 £348 +6.92% 16
Wokingham -2 13 £400 - 18
Windsor +4 5 £425 -26.09% 6
Ascot - 5 £475 - 6
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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.

1 216 (36.49%) JavaScript
2 209 (35.30%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (26.86%) .NET
4 157 (26.52%) HTML
5 156 (26.35%) C#
6 151 (25.51%) Java
7 142 (23.99%) CSS
8 137 (23.14%) TDD
9 136 (22.97%) SQL
10 120 (20.27%) Git (software)
11 108 (18.24%) AngularJS
12 96 (16.22%) MVC
13 93 (15.71%) React
14 92 (15.54%) SQL Server
15 88 (14.86%) Microsoft Azure
16 87 (14.70%) BDD
17 81 (13.68%) REST
18 77 (13.01%) Node.js
19 74 (12.50%) HTML5
20 72 (12.16%) Spring
20 72 (12.16%) XML
21 68 (11.49%) OO
22 67 (11.32%) ASP.NET
23 66 (11.15%) Web Services
23 66 (11.15%) DevOps
24 60 (10.14%) Scrum
25 59 (9.97%) JSON
25 59 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
26 58 (9.80%) Microservices
27 57 (9.63%) Front End Development

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 28 (4.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 26 (4.39%) CMS
3 21 (3.55%) Confluence
4 19 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (2.87%) SharePoint
6 14 (2.36%) Apache Spark
7 13 (2.20%) Liferay
7 13 (2.20%) LiveCycle
8 9 (1.52%) Skype for Business
8 9 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.18%) TPMS
10 6 (1.01%) Apache Solr
10 6 (1.01%) IIS
11 5 (0.84%) JBoss
12 4 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.51%) Drupal
13 3 (0.51%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (1.52%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.17%) InVision
Business Applications
1 15 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.01%) Maximo
3 5 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.17%) assyst
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.17%) Magento
6 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.17%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 88 (14.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (9.63%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (4.90%) Serverless
4 28 (4.73%) AWS Lambda
5 25 (4.22%) PaaS
6 18 (3.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 16 (2.70%) Amazon Kinesis
8 12 (2.03%) Apigee
8 12 (2.03%) IaaS
9 11 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (1.69%) Amazon S3
11 9 (1.52%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (1.35%) GitHub
12 8 (1.35%) SaaS
13 7 (1.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 7 (1.18%) CloudFront
14 6 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.84%) Google Play
16 4 (0.68%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 14 (2.36%) Internet
3 13 (2.20%) SSL
4 12 (2.03%) Firewall
5 11 (1.86%) Skype
6 9 (1.52%) SSH
7 7 (1.18%) SMPP
8 4 (0.68%) HTTP
9 2 (0.34%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.17%) DHCP
10 1 (0.17%) DNS
10 1 (0.17%) DSL
10 1 (0.17%) FTP
10 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.17%) Network Security
10 1 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.17%) VPN
10 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (15.54%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 25 (4.22%) Big Data
2 25 (4.22%) MySQL
3 21 (3.55%) MongoDB
4 19 (3.21%) NoSQL
5 18 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (3.04%) Power BI
6 17 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (2.53%) Oracle Database
7 15 (2.53%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.36%) Hadoop
8 14 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (2.20%) Azure SQL Database
9 13 (2.20%) Cosmos DB
9 13 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (1.86%) Apache Hive
11 9 (1.52%) Flink
11 9 (1.52%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 120 (20.27%) Git (software)
2 47 (7.94%) Jenkins
3 46 (7.77%) JIRA
4 40 (6.76%) Visual Studio Team System
5 33 (5.57%) Maven
6 28 (4.73%) Visual Studio
7 26 (4.39%) Subversion
8 25 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (3.89%) JUnit
10 20 (3.38%) Jasmine
11 19 (3.21%) Mercurial
12 16 (2.70%) Mocha
12 16 (2.70%) webpack
13 14 (2.36%) Bitbucket
13 14 (2.36%) Mockito
14 13 (2.20%) Cucumber
15 11 (1.86%) Eclipse
15 11 (1.86%) IntelliJ
15 11 (1.86%) Selenium
16 10 (1.69%) ProC
General
1 39 (6.59%) Finance
2 33 (5.57%) Retail
3 29 (4.90%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.86%) Publishing
5 10 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.52%) Banking
6 9 (1.52%) Legal
6 9 (1.52%) Marketing
7 4 (0.68%) Automotive
7 4 (0.68%) Electronics
8 1 (0.17%) Back Office
8 1 (0.17%) Law
8 1 (0.17%) Local Government
8 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (26.86%) .NET
2 157 (26.52%) HTML
3 142 (23.99%) CSS
4 108 (18.24%) AngularJS
5 93 (15.71%) React
6 81 (13.68%) REST
7 77 (13.01%) Node.js
8 74 (12.50%) HTML5
9 72 (12.16%) Spring
9 72 (12.16%) XML
10 67 (11.32%) ASP.NET
11 66 (11.15%) Web Services
12 59 (9.97%) JSON
13 52 (8.78%) RESTful
14 51 (8.61%) ASP.NET Web API
14 51 (8.61%) CSS3
15 39 (6.59%) Sass
16 34 (5.74%) SOAP
17 33 (5.57%) jQuery
18 32 (5.41%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.91%) Greenfield Project
2 33 (5.57%) Mobile App
2 33 (5.57%) User Experience
3 26 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.35%) Data Structures
6 7 (1.18%) Data Centre
7 5 (0.84%) Algorithms
7 5 (0.84%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.68%) Cloud Native
8 4 (0.68%) Life Science
9 2 (0.34%) Clustering
9 2 (0.34%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.34%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.34%) Replication
9 2 (0.34%) Social Media
10 1 (0.17%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.17%) EPoS
10 1 (0.17%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 23 (3.89%) Linux
1 23 (3.89%) Windows
2 22 (3.72%) Apple iOS
3 20 (3.38%) Android
4 17 (2.87%) VME
5 12 (2.03%) OpenVMS
6 11 (1.86%) CentOS
7 10 (1.69%) Unix
8 9 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.51%) Solaris
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (35.30%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (23.14%) TDD
3 96 (16.22%) MVC
4 87 (14.70%) BDD
5 68 (11.49%) OO
6 66 (11.15%) DevOps
7 60 (10.14%) Scrum
8 59 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
9 58 (9.80%) Microservices
10 57 (9.63%) Front End Development
10 57 (9.63%) OOP
11 54 (9.12%) Software Engineering
11 54 (9.12%) Unit Testing
12 41 (6.93%) Web Development
13 38 (6.42%) CRM
14 37 (6.25%) Test Automation
14 37 (6.25%) User Stories
15 35 (5.91%) Pair Programming
15 35 (5.91%) Workflow
16 34 (5.74%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 216 (36.49%) JavaScript
2 156 (26.35%) C#
3 151 (25.51%) Java
4 136 (22.97%) SQL
5 52 (8.78%) Python
6 39 (6.59%) Java 8
7 33 (5.57%) TypeScript
8 24 (4.05%) C
9 22 (3.72%) C++
9 22 (3.72%) PHP
10 17 (2.87%) COBOL
11 16 (2.70%) PL/SQL
11 16 (2.70%) T-SQL
12 14 (2.36%) PowerShell
13 12 (2.03%) Apple Swift
13 12 (2.03%) F#
14 11 (1.86%) VB.NET
15 10 (1.69%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.69%) R
16 9 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (4.73%) Security Cleared
2 26 (4.39%) SC Cleared
3 4 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.34%) Degree
4 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.34%) PhD
5 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.41%) QA
2 8 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.68%) WCAG
4 2 (0.34%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) MISRA
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (8.45%) Docker
2 3 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.34%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.34%) vSphere
4 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (2.87%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.36%) Ansible
3 5 (0.84%) HP ALM
3 5 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.68%) Puppet
4 4 (0.68%) Terraform
5 2 (0.34%) Grafana
5 2 (0.34%) Graphite
5 2 (0.34%) Kibana
6 1 (0.17%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.17%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.17%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 56 (9.46%) Microsoft
2 47 (7.94%) Oracle
3 31 (5.24%) Adobe
4 13 (2.20%) Google
4 13 (2.20%) ServiceNow
5 11 (1.86%) Talend
6 10 (1.69%) Apple
7 9 (1.52%) Sitecore
8 8 (1.35%) Tableau
9 7 (1.18%) HP
9 7 (1.18%) Micro Focus
9 7 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.18%) SAP
9 7 (1.18%) Xamarin
10 5 (0.84%) Ab Initio
10 5 (0.84%) Fujitsu
10 5 (0.84%) ICL
10 5 (0.84%) Serena
10 5 (0.84%) VMware
11 4 (0.68%) Telerik