Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 699 653 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.13% 15.90% 13.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.45% 17.28% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 428 358
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £300
90th Percentile £544 £492 £488
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +166.67% -40.00%
10th Percentile £22.65 £24.20 £9.80
90th Percentile £38.75 £50.50 £32.80
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +16.44%

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 4,006 3,780 3,925
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.43% 92.06% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,966 2,016 2,108
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 131 182
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -6.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.50 £48.63
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.92%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 0 304 £440 +14.66% 100
Bracknell 0 110 £423 -0.59% 33
Slough -1 48 £450 +12.50% 21
Newbury -3 45 £390 +4.00% 17
Maidenhead -5 24 £438 +34.62% 24
Wokingham -4 20 £375 -6.25% 19
Windsor +7 3 £425 +13.33% 4
Thatcham -1 2 £325 +3.17%
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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.

1 260 (37.20%) JavaScript
2 236 (33.76%) Agile Software Development
3 207 (29.61%) HTML
4 182 (26.04%) CSS
5 171 (24.46%) .NET
6 168 (24.03%) C#
7 167 (23.89%) Java
8 159 (22.75%) SQL
9 137 (19.60%) TDD
10 123 (17.60%) AngularJS
10 123 (17.60%) React
11 116 (16.60%) MVC
12 111 (15.88%) Git (software)
13 103 (14.74%) HTML5
14 96 (13.73%) Scrum
15 93 (13.30%) Microsoft Azure
16 89 (12.73%) Node.js
17 87 (12.45%) BDD
18 86 (12.30%) REST
19 83 (11.87%) SQL Server
20 82 (11.73%) Front End Development
21 80 (11.44%) OO
22 79 (11.30%) Oracle
23 77 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
24 74 (10.59%) ASP.NET
25 73 (10.44%) Spring
26 72 (10.30%) Web Services
26 72 (10.30%) XML
27 71 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
28 70 (10.01%) Microsoft

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 46 (6.58%) CMS
2 32 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (4.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 23 (3.29%) Apache Spark
4 23 (3.29%) Confluence
5 18 (2.58%) Apache Solr
6 15 (2.15%) Umbraco
7 13 (1.86%) LiveCycle
8 11 (1.57%) Liferay
8 11 (1.57%) WordPress
9 8 (1.14%) IIS
10 7 (1.00%) Drupal
10 7 (1.00%) SharePoint
10 7 (1.00%) Skype for Business
10 7 (1.00%) TPMS
11 5 (0.72%) JBoss
11 5 (0.72%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.57%) Alfresco
12 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (1.57%) Chatbot
2 6 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 6 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.43%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 11 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.14%) Magento
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.29%) Shopify
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.14%) Sonata
5 1 (0.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 93 (13.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (4.58%) Serverless
4 24 (3.43%) AWS Lambda
5 23 (3.29%) SaaS
6 22 (3.15%) GitHub
7 19 (2.72%) PaaS
8 15 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (1.86%) Amazon Kinesis
10 12 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 12 (1.72%) Amazon S3
10 12 (1.72%) IaaS
11 11 (1.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 11 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
11 11 (1.57%) CloudFront
12 8 (1.14%) Apigee
12 8 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.57%) Force.com
14 3 (0.43%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.00%) TCP/IP
2 19 (2.72%) HTTP
2 19 (2.72%) Internet
3 15 (2.15%) SSH
4 14 (2.00%) Firewall
5 9 (1.29%) Skype
6 8 (1.14%) SSL
7 7 (1.00%) SMPP
8 6 (0.86%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.43%) SMS
10 1 (0.14%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.14%) DSL
10 1 (0.14%) FTP
10 1 (0.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (11.87%) SQL Server
2 49 (7.01%) NoSQL
3 40 (5.72%) MongoDB
4 39 (5.58%) Big Data
5 34 (4.86%) MySQL
6 30 (4.29%) Apache Cassandra
7 26 (3.72%) Relational Database
8 24 (3.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 23 (3.29%) Oracle Database
10 20 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
12 18 (2.58%) Hadoop
12 18 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (2.15%) Apache Hive
14 14 (2.00%) Flink
15 13 (1.86%) Power BI
16 12 (1.72%) DB2
16 12 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (1.29%) Redis
18 8 (1.14%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 111 (15.88%) Git (software)
2 61 (8.73%) Jenkins
3 47 (6.72%) JIRA
4 46 (6.58%) Maven
5 38 (5.44%) Visual Studio Team System
6 33 (4.72%) JUnit
7 31 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (3.58%) Mercurial
9 22 (3.15%) Visual Studio
10 21 (3.00%) Jasmine
10 21 (3.00%) Mocha
10 21 (3.00%) Subversion
11 19 (2.72%) Mockito
12 17 (2.43%) webpack
13 16 (2.29%) Gradle
13 16 (2.29%) IntelliJ
14 15 (2.15%) ProC
14 15 (2.15%) PVCS
15 14 (2.00%) Eclipse
15 14 (2.00%) SonarQube
General
1 41 (5.87%) Telecoms
2 38 (5.44%) Retail
3 32 (4.58%) Finance
4 14 (2.00%) Legal
5 8 (1.14%) Marketing
6 7 (1.00%) Banking
6 7 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.00%) Publishing
7 3 (0.43%) Law
8 2 (0.29%) Advertising
8 2 (0.29%) Billing
8 2 (0.29%) Electronics
9 1 (0.14%) Automotive
9 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.14%) Front Office
9 1 (0.14%) Games
9 1 (0.14%) German Language
9 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (29.61%) HTML
2 182 (26.04%) CSS
3 171 (24.46%) .NET
4 123 (17.60%) AngularJS
4 123 (17.60%) React
5 103 (14.74%) HTML5
6 89 (12.73%) Node.js
7 86 (12.30%) REST
8 74 (10.59%) ASP.NET
9 73 (10.44%) Spring
10 72 (10.30%) Web Services
10 72 (10.30%) XML
11 68 (9.73%) CSS3
12 65 (9.30%) jQuery
13 57 (8.15%) JSON
14 51 (7.30%) ASP.NET Web API
15 48 (6.87%) RESTful
16 45 (6.44%) Sass
17 36 (5.15%) .NET Framework
18 34 (4.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.01%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (4.58%) User Experience
3 27 (3.86%) Mobile App
4 21 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (0.86%) Life Science
7 5 (0.72%) Data Structures
7 5 (0.72%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.57%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.57%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.57%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.57%) NHS
8 4 (0.57%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.57%) Social Media
9 3 (0.43%) Replication
9 3 (0.43%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.29%) DataPower
10 2 (0.29%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.29%) Fintech
10 2 (0.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (4.15%) Linux
2 27 (3.86%) Windows
3 23 (3.29%) OpenVMS
4 21 (3.00%) Unix
5 12 (1.72%) VME
6 11 (1.57%) Android
7 10 (1.43%) CentOS
8 8 (1.14%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.57%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.29%) AIX
10 2 (0.29%) MVS
10 2 (0.29%) VMS
10 2 (0.29%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (33.76%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (19.60%) TDD
3 116 (16.60%) MVC
4 96 (13.73%) Scrum
5 87 (12.45%) BDD
6 82 (11.73%) Front End Development
7 80 (11.44%) OO
8 77 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
9 67 (9.59%) Microservices
10 61 (8.73%) DevOps
10 61 (8.73%) Web Development
11 46 (6.58%) Software Engineering
12 45 (6.44%) Unit Testing
13 43 (6.15%) ETL
14 40 (5.72%) Pair Programming
14 40 (5.72%) Test Automation
14 40 (5.72%) User Stories
15 39 (5.58%) Kanban
16 38 (5.44%) E-Commerce
16 38 (5.44%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 260 (37.20%) JavaScript
2 168 (24.03%) C#
3 167 (23.89%) Java
4 159 (22.75%) SQL
5 69 (9.87%) Python
6 45 (6.44%) Java 8
7 41 (5.87%) PL/SQL
8 39 (5.58%) TypeScript
9 37 (5.29%) PHP
10 34 (4.86%) C
11 33 (4.72%) C++
12 16 (2.29%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.72%) COBOL
14 11 (1.57%) Fortran
14 11 (1.57%) VB
15 10 (1.43%) PowerShell
16 9 (1.29%) F#
17 7 (1.00%) Bash Shell
17 7 (1.00%) R
17 7 (1.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (3.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (2.72%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.14%) Degree
4 3 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.14%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.00%) QA
2 6 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.29%) GDPR
3 2 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 39 (5.58%) Docker
2 3 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.29%) vSphere
4 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.14%) HDFS
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (2.72%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.72%) Amdocs OSS
3 7 (1.00%) Ansible
4 2 (0.29%) Grafana
4 2 (0.29%) Graphite
4 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.29%) Puppet
4 2 (0.29%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.14%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.14%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.14%) Packer
5 1 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 79 (11.30%) Oracle
2 70 (10.01%) Microsoft
3 38 (5.44%) Adobe
4 18 (2.58%) Talend
5 15 (2.15%) Google
6 14 (2.00%) Amdocs
7 12 (1.72%) Cramer
8 11 (1.57%) ServiceNow
8 11 (1.57%) Xamarin
9 10 (1.43%) Ab Initio
9 10 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.43%) SAP
10 8 (1.14%) Informatica
10 8 (1.14%) Rackspace
10 8 (1.14%) Tableau
11 7 (1.00%) Micro Focus
11 7 (1.00%) Sitecore
12 5 (0.72%) Fujitsu
12 5 (0.72%) IBM
13 4 (0.57%) Telerik