Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 3 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 621 520 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 15.18% 12.30% 12.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.52% 13.34% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 336 447
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £299 £263
90th Percentile £488 £475 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 20
Berkshire median hourly rate £42.50 £23.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.85% -11.32% -33.75%
10th Percentile £21.50 £10.45 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £36.43 £47.88
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +7.14%

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 3759 3898 4617
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.91% 92.24% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1991 2106 2500
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £229 £213
90th Percentile £588 £564 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 182 244
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.28 £46.37
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +2 220 £388 -3.13% 44
Bracknell +10 83 £425 +13.33% 16
Newbury +18 66 £363 +7.41% 11
Slough +2 41 £400 +25.00% 20
Maidenhead +3 33 £338 -10.00% 10
Wokingham +2 13 £400 +8.11% 6
Ascot - 3 £525 - 4
Thatcham - 3 £315 -
Windsor - 2 £375 - 1
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 250 (40.26%) JavaScript
2 225 (36.23%) HTML
3 204 (32.85%) CSS
4 179 (28.82%) Agile Software Development
5 159 (25.60%) C#
6 158 (25.44%) SQL
7 132 (21.26%) .NET
8 123 (19.81%) SQL Server
9 121 (19.48%) AngularJS
10 108 (17.39%) TDD
11 105 (16.91%) HTML5
12 103 (16.59%) Java
13 94 (15.14%) Git (software)
14 90 (14.49%) jQuery
15 79 (12.72%) Front End Development
16 78 (12.56%) Scrum
16 78 (12.56%) MVC
17 72 (11.59%) Oracle
18 71 (11.43%) CSS3
19 69 (11.11%) XML
19 69 (11.11%) Linux
20 68 (10.95%) Microsoft
20 68 (10.95%) REST
21 66 (10.63%) BDD
22 65 (10.47%) ASP.NET
22 65 (10.47%) Web Services
22 65 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
23 62 (9.98%) Test Automation
24 61 (9.82%) MySQL
24 61 (9.82%) Node.js

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 34 (5.48%) Apache
2 19 (3.06%) Tomcat
3 18 (2.90%) CMS
4 17 (2.74%) WordPress
5 14 (2.25%) Confluence
6 12 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (1.93%) Drupal
6 12 (1.93%) IIS
6 12 (1.93%) nginx
6 12 (1.93%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.45%) Apache Solr
9 7 (1.13%) Apache Spark
9 7 (1.13%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.64%) Apache Airflow
11 4 (0.64%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.64%) Luigi
11 4 (0.64%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.48%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 15 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 10 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.45%) Adobe Captivate
4 9 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.45%) Photoshop
5 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.81%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.64%) Pipeline Pilot
9 2 (0.32%) Autodesk Inventor
9 2 (0.32%) MicroStation
9 2 (0.32%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.32%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 13 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.29%) KANA IQ
2 8 (1.29%) Maximo
3 7 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.64%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.48%) Magento
6 2 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.16%) Exstream
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.16%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 57 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (3.54%) npm
4 14 (2.25%) GitHub
5 10 (1.61%) SaaS
6 9 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.81%) Office 365
8 4 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.64%) Serverless
9 3 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.48%) CloudSense
9 3 (0.48%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.32%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.32%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.29%) HTTP
1 8 (1.29%) SMTP
2 4 (0.64%) Firewall
3 3 (0.48%) Internet
3 3 (0.48%) SSL
3 3 (0.48%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.32%) DNS
4 2 (0.32%) FTP
4 2 (0.32%) LDAP
5 1 (0.16%) AMQP
5 1 (0.16%) DOCSIS
5 1 (0.16%) SSH
5 1 (0.16%) VPN
5 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (19.81%) SQL Server
2 61 (9.82%) MySQL
3 43 (6.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (4.99%) NoSQL
7 25 (4.03%) Relational Database
8 22 (3.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (2.74%) MongoDB
10 14 (2.25%) Oracle Database
11 13 (2.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 13 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (1.93%) Big Data
12 12 (1.93%) Data Mining
13 11 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (1.61%) Hadoop
15 8 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (1.29%) Power BI
15 8 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
16 7 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 94 (15.14%) Git (software)
2 49 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 41 (6.60%) JIRA
4 37 (5.96%) gulp
5 36 (5.80%) Subversion
6 33 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (5.31%) webpack
7 25 (4.03%) Maven
8 23 (3.70%) JUnit
9 22 (3.54%) Protractor
9 22 (3.54%) Selenium
10 20 (3.22%) Eclipse
10 20 (3.22%) Karma Test Runner
11 19 (3.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 18 (2.90%) Bitbucket
12 18 (2.90%) Jasmine
13 17 (2.74%) Ant
13 17 (2.74%) MSBuild
13 17 (2.74%) NUnit
13 17 (2.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (7.89%) Finance
2 22 (3.54%) Retail
2 22 (3.54%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.90%) Banking
4 10 (1.61%) Marketing
5 8 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (1.13%) Advertising
6 7 (1.13%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.81%) Publishing
8 4 (0.64%) Legal
9 2 (0.32%) Electronics
9 2 (0.32%) Games
9 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.16%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.16%) French Language
10 1 (0.16%) Front Office
10 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.16%) Law
10 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.16%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (36.23%) HTML
2 204 (32.85%) CSS
3 132 (21.26%) .NET
4 121 (19.48%) AngularJS
5 105 (16.91%) HTML5
6 90 (14.49%) jQuery
7 71 (11.43%) CSS3
8 69 (11.11%) XML
9 68 (10.95%) REST
10 65 (10.47%) ASP.NET
10 65 (10.47%) Web Services
11 61 (9.82%) Node.js
12 60 (9.66%) Sass
13 55 (8.86%) React
14 50 (8.05%) RESTful
15 44 (7.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 37 (5.96%) JSON
17 30 (4.83%) SOAP
18 29 (4.67%) Ajax
19 28 (4.51%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.83%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (2.90%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.90%) User Experience
5 9 (1.45%) e-Learning
5 9 (1.45%) Learning Management System
6 8 (1.29%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.29%) Life Science
7 7 (1.13%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.64%) Animation
8 4 (0.64%) iPad
8 4 (0.64%) iPhone
9 3 (0.48%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.32%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (0.32%) Derivative
10 2 (0.32%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.32%) PKI
10 2 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 69 (11.11%) Linux
2 54 (8.70%) Windows
3 42 (6.76%) Unix
4 16 (2.58%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (1.77%) Android
6 11 (1.77%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.61%) Debian
8 7 (1.13%) Windows 2000
8 7 (1.13%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.64%) SUSE
9 4 (0.64%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.32%) AIX
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (28.82%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (17.39%) TDD
3 79 (12.72%) Front End Development
4 78 (12.56%) MVC
4 78 (12.56%) Scrum
5 66 (10.63%) BDD
6 65 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
7 62 (9.98%) Test Automation
8 59 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
9 55 (8.86%) Web Development
10 54 (8.70%) DevOps
11 41 (6.60%) ETL
11 41 (6.60%) SDLC
12 35 (5.64%) CRM
13 31 (4.99%) Microservices
13 31 (4.99%) Unit Testing
14 29 (4.67%) Data Modelling
14 29 (4.67%) Migration
15 28 (4.51%) Open Source
16 25 (4.03%) OO
Programming Languages
1 250 (40.26%) JavaScript
2 159 (25.60%) C#
3 158 (25.44%) SQL
4 103 (16.59%) Java
5 50 (8.05%) PHP
6 36 (5.80%) T-SQL
7 34 (5.48%) PL/SQL
8 31 (4.99%) Python
9 28 (4.51%) C++
10 24 (3.86%) ES6
11 21 (3.38%) ECMAScript
12 19 (3.06%) C
12 19 (3.06%) Shell Script
13 17 (2.74%) VB.NET
14 16 (2.58%) PowerShell
15 15 (2.42%) Perl
15 15 (2.42%) Ruby
16 12 (1.93%) TypeScript
17 9 (1.45%) VBScript
18 8 (1.29%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 43 (6.92%) Degree
2 24 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.58%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.09%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.64%) PhD
6 1 (0.16%) HNC
6 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.25%) QA
2 5 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.48%) SLA
4 1 (0.16%) GDPR
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 44 (7.09%) Docker
2 1 (0.16%) Firmware
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (3.86%) Ansible
2 17 (2.74%) Puppet
3 11 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.29%) Salt
5 4 (0.64%) Galera Cluster
5 4 (0.64%) OpenNebula
6 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.16%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 72 (11.59%) Oracle
2 68 (10.95%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.83%) Adobe
4 28 (4.51%) Tableau
5 20 (3.22%) Twitter
6 18 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (2.58%) Informatica
8 15 (2.42%) Sitecore
9 14 (2.25%) IBM
10 13 (2.09%) SAP
11 10 (1.61%) ServiceNow
12 9 (1.45%) Xamarin
13 8 (1.29%) Google
13 8 (1.29%) KANA
14 7 (1.13%) DevExpress
15 6 (0.97%) Capita
15 6 (0.97%) HP
15 6 (0.97%) Sybase
16 5 (0.81%) Apple
16 5 (0.81%) Zend