Period
to 18 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 673 562 476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.33% 14.08% 10.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.58% 15.28% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 415 310
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £313 £303 £286
90th Percentile £525 £500 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £40.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -80.00% +70.21% -21.67%
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +3.45% +16.00%

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 3,623 3,677 4,216
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.30% 92.11% 92.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,884 1,892 2,263
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £215 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £581 £563
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 143 181
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +10.71% -35.03%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £41.80 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £19.44 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.01% -10.00% +14.29%

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 18 September 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
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 18 September 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 +1 252 £425 +6.25% 80
Slough +2 84 £425 +6.25% 24
Bracknell +3 81 £425 +4.94% 26
Newbury 0 72 £375 - 27
Maidenhead +19 32 £445 +11.25% 38
Wokingham -2 22 £375 -6.25% 14
Windsor +10 8 £475 +11.76% 4
Thatcham 0 2 £325 +26.21%
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 273 (40.56%) JavaScript
2 215 (31.95%) HTML
3 195 (28.97%) CSS
3 195 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (22.14%) SQL
5 148 (21.99%) .NET
6 138 (20.51%) C#
7 137 (20.36%) Java
8 118 (17.53%) AngularJS
9 116 (17.24%) HTML5
10 114 (16.94%) React
11 108 (16.05%) TDD
12 107 (15.90%) Front End Development
13 97 (14.41%) MVC
14 93 (13.82%) Git (software)
15 91 (13.52%) CSS3
16 89 (13.22%) jQuery
16 89 (13.22%) Scrum
17 86 (12.78%) Oracle
17 86 (12.78%) OO
18 77 (11.44%) REST
19 75 (11.14%) Node.js
20 72 (10.70%) Amazon AWS
21 71 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
21 71 (10.55%) PHP
22 66 (9.81%) SQL Server
22 66 (9.81%) Continuous Integration
23 65 (9.66%) Microservices
24 63 (9.36%) ASP.NET
25 61 (9.06%) Web Services

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 (6.84%) CMS
2 25 (3.71%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (3.57%) WordPress
4 16 (2.38%) Apache Solr
5 15 (2.23%) Confluence
6 13 (1.93%) Apache Spark
7 12 (1.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 11 (1.63%) Umbraco
9 8 (1.19%) Drupal
10 7 (1.04%) LiveCycle
11 6 (0.89%) Liferay
11 6 (0.89%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.74%) Alfresco
12 5 (0.74%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.59%) Apache
13 4 (0.59%) IIS
13 4 (0.59%) JBoss
13 4 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.59%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 9 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.59%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 34 (5.05%) Magento
2 9 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.45%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.45%) Sage CRM
3 3 (0.45%) Shopify
4 2 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.15%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.15%) Sonata
5 1 (0.15%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 72 (10.70%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.86%) Serverless
4 19 (2.82%) GitHub
4 19 (2.82%) SaaS
5 17 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (1.34%) Amazon Kinesis
8 8 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (0.74%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.74%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.59%) Force.com
12 3 (0.45%) BrowserStack
12 3 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.45%) IaaS
12 3 (0.45%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.27%) HTTP
2 11 (1.63%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.49%) SSH
4 9 (1.34%) Firewall
5 8 (1.19%) Internet
6 4 (0.59%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.59%) SMTP
7 3 (0.45%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.45%) SMS
7 3 (0.45%) SSL
8 2 (0.30%) VPN
9 1 (0.15%) Broadband
9 1 (0.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (9.81%) SQL Server
2 60 (8.92%) NoSQL
3 44 (6.54%) MySQL
4 32 (4.75%) Big Data
4 32 (4.75%) MongoDB
5 29 (4.31%) Oracle Database
6 27 (4.01%) Apache Cassandra
6 27 (4.01%) Relational Database
7 23 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 11 (1.63%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.63%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.19%) Apache Hive
13 8 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (1.19%) Neo4j
14 7 (1.04%) Flink
14 7 (1.04%) Redis
Development Applications
1 93 (13.82%) Git (software)
2 53 (7.88%) Jenkins
3 51 (7.58%) JIRA
4 37 (5.50%) Maven
5 33 (4.90%) JUnit
6 26 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (2.97%) Mockito
7 20 (2.97%) Visual Studio Team System
8 19 (2.82%) gulp
8 19 (2.82%) PVCS
9 18 (2.67%) Mercurial
10 16 (2.38%) Eclipse
11 15 (2.23%) git-flow
11 15 (2.23%) ProC
11 15 (2.23%) Subversion
12 13 (1.93%) Gradle
12 13 (1.93%) Jasmine
13 12 (1.78%) Visual Studio
14 11 (1.63%) Mocha
14 11 (1.63%) Selenium
General
1 41 (6.09%) Finance
2 34 (5.05%) Telecoms
3 26 (3.86%) Retail
4 10 (1.49%) Marketing
5 8 (1.19%) Legal
6 7 (1.04%) Banking
7 4 (0.59%) Advertising
7 4 (0.59%) Electronics
7 4 (0.59%) Games
7 4 (0.59%) Publishing
8 3 (0.45%) Billing
9 2 (0.30%) Law
10 1 (0.15%) Automotive
10 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.15%) Front Office
10 1 (0.15%) German Language
10 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (31.95%) HTML
2 195 (28.97%) CSS
3 148 (21.99%) .NET
4 118 (17.53%) AngularJS
5 116 (17.24%) HTML5
6 114 (16.94%) React
7 91 (13.52%) CSS3
8 89 (13.22%) jQuery
9 77 (11.44%) REST
10 75 (11.14%) Node.js
11 63 (9.36%) ASP.NET
12 61 (9.06%) Sass
12 61 (9.06%) Web Services
13 56 (8.32%) Spring
14 55 (8.17%) XML
15 47 (6.98%) RESTful
16 39 (5.79%) ASP.NET Web API
17 36 (5.35%) LESS
17 36 (5.35%) SOAP
18 33 (4.90%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.77%) Greenfield Project
2 38 (5.65%) User Experience
3 30 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 12 (1.78%) Algorithms
6 10 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.04%) NHS
7 7 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (0.89%) Life Science
9 5 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.59%) DataPower
10 4 (0.59%) Fintech
10 4 (0.59%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.59%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.45%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.45%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.45%) Replication
12 2 (0.30%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.30%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (6.24%) Linux
2 26 (3.86%) Windows
3 24 (3.57%) Unix
4 23 (3.42%) OpenVMS
5 11 (1.63%) Android
6 7 (1.04%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.89%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.45%) CentOS
10 2 (0.30%) AIX
10 2 (0.30%) Debian
10 2 (0.30%) MVS
10 2 (0.30%) VME
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.15%) VMS
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (16.05%) TDD
3 107 (15.90%) Front End Development
4 97 (14.41%) MVC
5 89 (13.22%) Scrum
6 86 (12.78%) OO
7 66 (9.81%) Continuous Integration
8 65 (9.66%) Microservices
9 60 (8.92%) BDD
10 56 (8.32%) Web Development
11 54 (8.02%) E-Commerce
12 52 (7.73%) DevOps
13 41 (6.09%) Software Engineering
14 33 (4.90%) Kanban
15 31 (4.61%) ETL
16 30 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
17 29 (4.31%) OOP
18 27 (4.01%) SDLC
19 26 (3.86%) Test Automation
19 26 (3.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 273 (40.56%) JavaScript
2 149 (22.14%) SQL
3 138 (20.51%) C#
4 137 (20.36%) Java
5 71 (10.55%) PHP
6 54 (8.02%) Python
7 49 (7.28%) PL/SQL
8 37 (5.50%) C
9 35 (5.20%) C++
10 33 (4.90%) Java 8
11 31 (4.61%) TypeScript
12 18 (2.67%) Scala
13 16 (2.38%) T-SQL
14 11 (1.63%) Fortran
15 7 (1.04%) ES6
15 7 (1.04%) VB
16 6 (0.89%) Go
16 6 (0.89%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.74%) Apex Code
18 4 (0.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 23 (3.42%) SC Cleared
3 11 (1.63%) Degree
4 4 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (0.30%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.15%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.23%) QA
2 4 (0.59%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.59%) PMO
3 3 (0.45%) GDPR
3 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (3.71%) Docker
2 5 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.30%) vSphere
4 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.15%) HDFS
4 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (2.08%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.49%) Amdocs OSS
3 8 (1.19%) Puppet
4 7 (1.04%) Ansible
5 5 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.59%) Salt
7 3 (0.45%) Automic
8 2 (0.30%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.30%) Opsview
8 2 (0.30%) Packer
8 2 (0.30%) SELinux
8 2 (0.30%) Terraform
8 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 86 (12.78%) Oracle
2 47 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 27 (4.01%) Adobe
4 17 (2.53%) Sitecore
5 16 (2.38%) Talend
6 14 (2.08%) SAP
7 13 (1.93%) Google
7 13 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (1.93%) Xamarin
8 12 (1.78%) Amdocs
9 10 (1.49%) Capita
9 10 (1.49%) Cramer
10 8 (1.19%) Rackspace
11 6 (0.89%) IBM
11 6 (0.89%) Informatica
11 6 (0.89%) Tableau
12 5 (0.74%) VMware
13 3 (0.45%) Ab Initio
13 3 (0.45%) KANA
13 3 (0.45%) Twitter