Period
to 14 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 6 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 146 522 679
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.86% 12.42% 17.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.67% 13.27% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 368 485
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -1.23%
10th Percentile £306 £339 £313
90th Percentile £613 £550 £520
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +350.00% -73.98%
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +17.65% -1.73%

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 1,251 3,935 3,678
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.01% 93.62% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 1,951 1,906
Median daily rate £460 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +8.43% -1.48%
10th Percentile £231 £256 £231
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 142 105
Median hourly rate £34.00 £27.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.52% +38.75% +33.33%
10th Percentile £16.13 £12.00 £10.55
90th Percentile £57.50 £82.50 £46.45
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.28% +22.37% +5.56%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Berkshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Developer in Berkshire

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in Berkshire

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend 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 14 August 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 -1 72 £493 +9.44% 36
Slough +17 14 £325 -17.46% 4
Bracknell -3 12 £413 -13.16% 22
Newbury -4 12 £393 +1.29% 7
Maidenhead +9 5 £500 +25.00% 2
Wokingham -10 2 - - 3
Thatcham - 1 £525 -
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 48 (32.88%) SQL
2 41 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (25.34%) .NET
4 35 (23.97%) C#
5 29 (19.86%) Oracle
6 28 (19.18%) Azure
7 27 (18.49%) JavaScript
8 24 (16.44%) Java
8 24 (16.44%) Migration
9 23 (15.75%) DevOps
10 21 (14.38%) PL/SQL
11 19 (13.01%) HTML
11 19 (13.01%) Scrum
11 19 (13.01%) Maximo
11 19 (13.01%) WebSphere
12 18 (12.33%) AWS
12 18 (12.33%) MVC
12 18 (12.33%) SQL Server
13 17 (11.64%) Microservices
14 16 (10.96%) Python
14 16 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (10.27%) TDD
15 15 (10.27%) Git (software)
16 14 (9.59%) React
16 14 (9.59%) Power Platform
17 13 (8.90%) Power BI
17 13 (8.90%) User Experience
17 13 (8.90%) Unit Testing
17 13 (8.90%) ASP.NET
17 13 (8.90%) CSS

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 19 (13.01%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.11%) CMS
3 5 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.74%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (2.05%) Apache
5 3 (2.05%) Kentico
5 3 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.05%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.37%) Confluence
6 2 (1.37%) Drupal
6 2 (1.37%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.37%) Headless CMS
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.68%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.68%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (6.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.37%) Adobe Captivate
2 2 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.37%) Sketch
3 1 (0.68%) CPLEX
3 1 (0.68%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (13.01%) Maximo
2 6 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.05%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.68%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 28 (19.18%) Azure
2 18 (12.33%) AWS
3 14 (9.59%) Power Platform
4 8 (5.48%) Serverless
5 7 (4.79%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (3.42%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (3.42%) PowerApps
7 4 (2.74%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (2.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (2.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (2.05%) Amazon S3
8 3 (2.05%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (2.05%) CloudFront
8 3 (2.05%) GCP
8 3 (2.05%) GitHub
9 2 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (1.37%) Logic Apps
10 1 (0.68%) Amazon Cognito
10 1 (0.68%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) FTP
1 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.90%) Power BI
3 9 (6.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.11%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (2.74%) MySQL
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.05%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.68%) Informix
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.68%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 15 (10.27%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.42%) Gradle
2 5 (3.42%) JUnit
2 5 (3.42%) Maven
2 5 (3.42%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.74%) Mockito
4 3 (2.05%) git-flow
4 3 (2.05%) GitLab
4 3 (2.05%) IntelliJ
4 3 (2.05%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.05%) JIRA
4 3 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.37%) Balsamiq
5 2 (1.37%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.37%) Selenium
6 1 (0.68%) Babel
6 1 (0.68%) CMake
6 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.68%) gulp
6 1 (0.68%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (6.16%) Finance
2 5 (3.42%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.05%) Public Sector
3 3 (2.05%) Retail
4 2 (1.37%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Automotive
5 1 (0.68%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (25.34%) .NET
2 19 (13.01%) HTML
3 14 (9.59%) React
4 13 (8.90%) ASP.NET
4 13 (8.90%) CSS
4 13 (8.90%) Web Services
5 12 (8.22%) AngularJS
6 11 (7.53%) HTML5
6 11 (7.53%) Node.js
7 8 (5.48%) .NET Core
7 8 (5.48%) jQuery
7 8 (5.48%) Spring
8 7 (4.79%) .NET Framework
8 7 (4.79%) Django
8 7 (4.79%) RESTful
8 7 (4.79%) Spring Boot
8 7 (4.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (3.42%) CSS3
9 5 (3.42%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.90%) User Experience
2 4 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.05%) Life Science
4 2 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.37%) CMDB
4 2 (1.37%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.68%) Arduino
5 1 (0.68%) Digital TV
5 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.68%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.11%) Android
2 4 (2.74%) Windows
3 3 (2.05%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.05%) Linux
4 2 (1.37%) Unix
5 1 (0.68%) HPUX
5 1 (0.68%) OpenVMS
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.68%) VMS
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (16.44%) Migration
3 23 (15.75%) DevOps
4 19 (13.01%) Scrum
5 18 (12.33%) MVC
6 17 (11.64%) Microservices
7 16 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (10.27%) TDD
9 13 (8.90%) Unit Testing
10 10 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (5.48%) Data Analysis
12 7 (4.79%) Analytics
12 7 (4.79%) CRM
12 7 (4.79%) Data Modelling
12 7 (4.79%) E-Commerce
12 7 (4.79%) Visualisation
13 6 (4.11%) BDD
13 6 (4.11%) Data Visualisation
13 6 (4.11%) SOA
13 6 (4.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 48 (32.88%) SQL
2 35 (23.97%) C#
3 27 (18.49%) JavaScript
4 24 (16.44%) Java
5 21 (14.38%) PL/SQL
6 16 (10.96%) Python
7 7 (4.79%) T-SQL
8 6 (4.11%) TypeScript
9 5 (3.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 5 (3.42%) PHP
10 4 (2.74%) Apex Code
10 4 (2.74%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.05%) C++
11 3 (2.05%) Java 8
11 3 (2.05%) Ruby
12 2 (1.37%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.37%) C
12 2 (1.37%) ES6
12 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (5.48%) SC Cleared
1 8 (5.48%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.05%) Degree
3 2 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) MCITP
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 11 (7.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (6.16%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.05%) Kibana
2 3 (2.05%) logstash
2 3 (2.05%) SCCM
3 1 (0.68%) Ansible
3 1 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.68%) OpenNebula
3 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (19.86%) Oracle
2 8 (5.48%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.79%) Adobe
4 6 (4.11%) ServiceNow
4 6 (4.11%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.05%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.37%) CyberArk
7 2 (1.37%) Tableau
8 1 (0.68%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.68%) Axway
8 1 (0.68%) Fiorano
8 1 (0.68%) Jitterbit
8 1 (0.68%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.68%) Talend
8 1 (0.68%) Teradata
8 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.68%) webMethods
8 1 (0.68%) Xamarin