Period
to 22 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 2 4
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 518 707 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.09% 17.84% 13.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.84% 19.17% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 476 366
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £340 £319 £306
90th Percentile £550 £523 £513
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 7
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.50 £8.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +406.25% -69.81% +194.44%
10th Percentile £32.68 £8.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £59.00 £8.00 £57.50
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +2.27%

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 4,035 3,688 3,531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.19% 93.06% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,008 1,942 1,713
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £415 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +0.61% +3.13%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 103 166
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.74 £19.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.42% +28.81% +5.36%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £77.13 £48.35 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £19.03 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.23% +8.74% -12.50%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -3 191 £450 +12.50% 86
Bracknell -1 120 £475 +8.57% 40
Newbury -11 37 £375 - 32
Wokingham +3 33 £400 +12.68% 13
Slough -20 21 £413 +0.61% 20
Windsor +2 17 £450 -5.26% 2
Maidenhead -15 15 £388 -9.36% 18
Ascot - 8 £400 - 2
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 173 (33.40%) JavaScript
2 168 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (29.92%) SQL
4 146 (28.19%) .NET
5 145 (27.99%) C#
6 137 (26.45%) Java
7 132 (25.48%) HTML
8 128 (24.71%) CSS
9 96 (18.53%) TDD
10 86 (16.60%) SQL Server
11 81 (15.64%) Microsoft Azure
12 79 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
13 78 (15.06%) MVC
14 77 (14.86%) Oracle
15 76 (14.67%) Git (software)
16 66 (12.74%) AngularJS
17 62 (11.97%) XML
17 62 (11.97%) .NET Core
18 60 (11.58%) BDD
19 59 (11.39%) React
20 58 (11.20%) ASP.NET
21 55 (10.62%) Spring
21 55 (10.62%) JIRA
22 54 (10.42%) Unit Testing
22 54 (10.42%) Node.js
22 54 (10.42%) DevOps
23 50 (9.65%) Scrum
24 48 (9.27%) Web Services
24 48 (9.27%) Python
25 45 (8.69%) 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 40 (7.72%) CMS
2 16 (3.09%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.12%) Apache
3 11 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.16%) Confluence
5 5 (0.97%) CICS
5 5 (0.97%) Drupal
5 5 (0.97%) Liferay
5 5 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.97%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.58%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.58%) IIS
6 3 (0.58%) JBoss
6 3 (0.58%) Mule
6 3 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.39%) Joomla!
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.77%) Maximo
3 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.39%) CSG Singleview
4 2 (0.39%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.19%) assyst
5 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 81 (15.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (6.76%) Serverless
4 31 (5.98%) AWS Lambda
5 17 (3.28%) Power Platform
6 14 (2.70%) SaaS
7 10 (1.93%) Amazon S3
8 9 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.35%) Apigee
10 7 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (1.16%) GitHub
12 5 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.77%) PowerApps
13 4 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.58%) Azure Functions
14 3 (0.58%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.35%) Network Security
2 4 (0.77%) Internet
2 4 (0.77%) SSH
3 3 (0.58%) Firewall
3 3 (0.58%) FTP
4 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (0.19%) HTTP
5 1 (0.19%) SMPP
5 1 (0.19%) SSL
5 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.19%) VPN
5 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (16.60%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (3.47%) Oracle Database
5 15 (2.90%) MySQL
6 14 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (2.70%) Power BI
6 14 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.51%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.12%) Cosmos DB
9 9 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (1.74%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.54%) SSDT
11 7 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (1.35%) DB2
11 7 (1.35%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (1.16%) GIS
Development Applications
1 76 (14.67%) Git (software)
2 55 (10.62%) JIRA
3 31 (5.98%) Jenkins
4 28 (5.41%) PVCS
5 26 (5.02%) Maven
6 21 (4.05%) Subversion
6 21 (4.05%) Visual Studio
7 20 (3.86%) JUnit
8 17 (3.28%) ProC
8 17 (3.28%) Visual Studio Team System
9 16 (3.09%) Cucumber
10 15 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (2.70%) Bitbucket
11 14 (2.70%) Jasmine
11 14 (2.70%) Mockito
12 12 (2.32%) Karma Test Runner
12 12 (2.32%) webpack
13 10 (1.93%) DbUnit
13 10 (1.93%) Selenium
13 10 (1.93%) SonarQube
General
1 27 (5.21%) Finance
2 25 (4.83%) Retail
3 24 (4.63%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.16%) Banking
5 5 (0.97%) Marketing
6 4 (0.77%) Automotive
7 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.39%) French Language
8 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.19%) Back Office
9 1 (0.19%) Billing
9 1 (0.19%) Games
9 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Law
9 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (28.19%) .NET
2 132 (25.48%) HTML
3 128 (24.71%) CSS
4 66 (12.74%) AngularJS
5 62 (11.97%) .NET Core
5 62 (11.97%) XML
6 59 (11.39%) React
7 58 (11.20%) ASP.NET
8 55 (10.62%) Spring
9 54 (10.42%) Node.js
10 48 (9.27%) Web Services
11 44 (8.49%) CSS3
12 41 (7.92%) REST
13 39 (7.53%) ASP.NET Web API
13 39 (7.53%) HTML5
14 35 (6.76%) .NET Framework
15 33 (6.37%) jQuery
15 33 (6.37%) SOAP
16 29 (5.60%) ASP.NET MVC
16 29 (5.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.34%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (2.70%) User Experience
3 12 (2.32%) Data Protection Act
4 11 (2.12%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.16%) iPad
6 6 (1.16%) Life Science
7 5 (0.97%) FMCG
7 5 (0.97%) Mainframe
7 5 (0.97%) VSAM
8 4 (0.77%) Cloud Native
8 4 (0.77%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.39%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.39%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.39%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.19%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.19%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.19%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (5.60%) OpenVMS
2 17 (3.28%) Windows
3 16 (3.09%) Android
4 14 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.32%) Linux
6 8 (1.54%) Unix
7 5 (0.97%) MVS
8 3 (0.58%) Solaris
8 3 (0.58%) VMS
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.39%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (18.53%) TDD
3 78 (15.06%) MVC
4 60 (11.58%) BDD
5 54 (10.42%) DevOps
5 54 (10.42%) Unit Testing
6 50 (9.65%) Scrum
7 45 (8.69%) Front End Development
8 43 (8.30%) OO
9 41 (7.92%) Microservices
10 32 (6.18%) Web Development
11 31 (5.98%) Test Automation
12 30 (5.79%) OOP
13 29 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (5.21%) Kanban
15 26 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (5.02%) Data Modelling
16 25 (4.83%) ETL
16 25 (4.83%) Software Engineering
17 20 (3.86%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 173 (33.40%) JavaScript
2 155 (29.92%) SQL
3 145 (27.99%) C#
4 137 (26.45%) Java
5 48 (9.27%) Python
6 38 (7.34%) C
7 34 (6.56%) T-SQL
8 33 (6.37%) PL/SQL
9 32 (6.18%) TypeScript
10 28 (5.41%) C++
11 24 (4.63%) PHP
12 17 (3.28%) Fortran
13 15 (2.90%) Java 8
14 12 (2.32%) VB.NET
15 11 (2.12%) PowerShell
16 9 (1.74%) ES6
17 8 (1.54%) Shell Script
18 7 (1.35%) VBA
19 6 (1.16%) Objective-C
19 6 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (5.98%) Security Cleared
2 28 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.90%) Degree
4 8 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.77%) ISEB
5 4 (0.77%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.51%) QA
2 4 (0.77%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.77%) WCAG
3 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.39%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) NIST
System Software
1 33 (6.37%) Docker
2 6 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.97%) vSphere
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 30 (5.79%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.09%) Ansible
3 9 (1.74%) Terraform
4 6 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.16%) Puppet
5 5 (0.97%) Amdocs OSS
5 5 (0.97%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.39%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.19%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.19%) Grafana
7 1 (0.19%) Graphite
7 1 (0.19%) MIIS
7 1 (0.19%) Nessus
7 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 77 (14.86%) Oracle
2 33 (6.37%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.44%) IBM
4 14 (2.70%) Sitecore
5 12 (2.32%) Tableau
6 11 (2.12%) Google
7 9 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.54%) VMware
9 6 (1.16%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.16%) Talend
10 5 (0.97%) Cramer
11 4 (0.77%) Adobe
11 4 (0.77%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 4 (0.77%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.58%) Apple
12 3 (0.58%) Autodesk
12 3 (0.58%) HP
12 3 (0.58%) Infor
12 3 (0.58%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.58%) SAP