Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 18 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 665 581 641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.26% 14.39% 13.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.71% 15.52% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 381 476
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +5.26% +4.83%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £488 £500 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 27
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £25.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.34% -6.36% -19.12%
10th Percentile £8.00 £17.08 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £35.03 £49.30
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.43% +8.67% +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 3,754 3,744 4,528
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.81% 92.72% 92.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,997 2,002 2,426
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.52%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £226
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £423 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +5.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 173 243
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £10.70 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.33 £49.90 £48.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%

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 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +1 243 £384 -6.97% 91
Bracknell +6 101 £400 -11.11% 25
Newbury +5 66 £375 +7.14% 34
Slough -1 48 £400 +22.14% 25
Maidenhead +6 45 £325 -13.33% 19
Wokingham +1 15 £400 +9.59% 9
Thatcham - 3 £315 - 2
Windsor - 2 £375 - 5
Ascot - 1 - - 4
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 262 (39.40%) JavaScript
2 228 (34.29%) HTML
3 204 (30.68%) CSS
4 203 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
5 166 (24.96%) C#
6 159 (23.91%) SQL
7 145 (21.80%) .NET
8 139 (20.90%) Java
8 139 (20.90%) TDD
9 135 (20.30%) AngularJS
10 126 (18.95%) SQL Server
11 108 (16.24%) HTML5
12 101 (15.19%) Front End Development
13 96 (14.44%) Git (software)
14 92 (13.83%) jQuery
15 88 (13.23%) MVC
16 87 (13.08%) XML
17 83 (12.48%) Continuous Integration
18 82 (12.33%) REST
19 81 (12.18%) Scrum
20 80 (12.03%) BDD
21 78 (11.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 76 (11.43%) Oracle
23 74 (11.13%) Linux
23 74 (11.13%) Test Automation
24 72 (10.83%) React
25 69 (10.38%) Sass
26 67 (10.08%) CSS3
26 67 (10.08%) ASP.NET
27 65 (9.77%) 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 29 (4.36%) Apache
1 29 (4.36%) Confluence
2 23 (3.46%) IIS
3 19 (2.86%) WordPress
4 17 (2.56%) CMS
5 16 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (2.26%) Apache Solr
7 14 (2.11%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.95%) nginx
9 12 (1.80%) Drupal
10 9 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (1.35%) SharePoint
10 9 (1.35%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (1.05%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.60%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.60%) Luigi
13 4 (0.60%) NServiceBus
14 3 (0.45%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 18 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.95%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (1.80%) Photoshop
4 11 (1.65%) Adobe Captivate
5 10 (1.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (1.50%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (1.35%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.75%) Pipeline Pilot
8 2 (0.30%) Autodesk Inventor
8 2 (0.30%) MicroStation
8 2 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.30%) XMetaL
9 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.50%) Magento
3 8 (1.20%) KANA IQ
4 7 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.75%) Maximo
6 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.45%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.45%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.30%) SAP APO
7 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.30%) SAP FI-GL
7 2 (0.30%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.15%) Exstream
8 1 (0.15%) HFM
8 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 61 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (4.36%) npm
4 11 (1.65%) SaaS
5 10 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (1.50%) GitHub
5 10 (1.50%) Serverless
6 9 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.35%) Firebase
6 9 (1.35%) IaaS
6 9 (1.35%) PaaS
7 8 (1.20%) Amazon S3
7 8 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (0.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 6 (0.90%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.45%) Office 365
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.95%) HTTP
1 13 (1.95%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.80%) Firewall
3 10 (1.50%) SMTP
4 3 (0.45%) FTP
4 3 (0.45%) Internet
5 2 (0.30%) DNS
5 2 (0.30%) LDAP
5 2 (0.30%) SSH
6 1 (0.15%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.15%) DOCSIS
6 1 (0.15%) Skype
6 1 (0.15%) SSL
6 1 (0.15%) VPN
6 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 54 (8.12%) MySQL
3 37 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 37 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (3.31%) Relational Database
7 18 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
8 17 (2.56%) Big Data
8 17 (2.56%) Oracle Database
9 15 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 11 (1.65%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.50%) Data Mining
12 10 (1.50%) DB2
13 8 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.20%) Power BI
14 7 (1.05%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 96 (14.44%) Git (software)
2 63 (9.47%) JIRA
3 57 (8.57%) Jenkins
4 46 (6.92%) gulp
5 38 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 37 (5.56%) webpack
7 36 (5.41%) Maven
8 35 (5.26%) Subversion
9 33 (4.96%) Eclipse
10 32 (4.81%) JUnit
11 31 (4.66%) Karma Test Runner
12 30 (4.51%) Visual Studio
13 28 (4.21%) Jasmine
13 28 (4.21%) Protractor
14 22 (3.31%) Bitbucket
15 21 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 20 (3.01%) Selenium
17 18 (2.71%) TeamCity
18 17 (2.56%) Ant
18 17 (2.56%) Gradle
General
1 46 (6.92%) Finance
2 25 (3.76%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.01%) Retail
4 15 (2.26%) Banking
4 15 (2.26%) Marketing
5 6 (0.90%) Electronics
6 5 (0.75%) Legal
6 5 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.60%) Advertising
7 4 (0.60%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.30%) Games
8 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.15%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.15%) French Language
9 1 (0.15%) Front Office
9 1 (0.15%) Law
9 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (34.29%) HTML
2 204 (30.68%) CSS
3 145 (21.80%) .NET
4 135 (20.30%) AngularJS
5 108 (16.24%) HTML5
6 92 (13.83%) jQuery
7 87 (13.08%) XML
8 82 (12.33%) REST
9 78 (11.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 72 (10.83%) React
11 69 (10.38%) Sass
12 67 (10.08%) ASP.NET
12 67 (10.08%) CSS3
13 65 (9.77%) Node.js
13 65 (9.77%) Web Services
14 41 (6.17%) RESTful
15 39 (5.86%) JSON
15 39 (5.86%) SOAP
16 32 (4.81%) Ajax
17 31 (4.66%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.07%) Computer Science
2 33 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.76%) User Experience
4 23 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
5 21 (3.16%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.11%) Life Science
7 13 (1.95%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.80%) e-Learning
8 12 (1.80%) Learning Management System
9 9 (1.35%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.20%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.60%) Animation
11 4 (0.60%) iPhone
12 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.45%) iPad
12 3 (0.45%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.30%) 3D Graphics
13 2 (0.30%) Device Driver
13 2 (0.30%) Graphic Design
13 2 (0.30%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 74 (11.13%) Linux
2 64 (9.62%) Windows
3 43 (6.47%) Unix
4 18 (2.71%) Android
5 17 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (1.35%) Debian
8 7 (1.05%) AIX
8 7 (1.05%) Ubuntu
8 7 (1.05%) Windows 2000
9 6 (0.90%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.45%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.30%) OpenVMS
12 2 (0.30%) SUSE
12 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (20.90%) TDD
3 101 (15.19%) Front End Development
4 88 (13.23%) MVC
5 83 (12.48%) Continuous Integration
6 81 (12.18%) Scrum
7 80 (12.03%) BDD
8 74 (11.13%) Test Automation
9 65 (9.77%) DevOps
10 55 (8.27%) Web Development
11 52 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
12 51 (7.67%) CRM
12 51 (7.67%) ETL
13 50 (7.52%) SDLC
14 46 (6.92%) Microservices
15 36 (5.41%) Open Source
16 35 (5.26%) Unit Testing
17 34 (5.11%) Software Engineering
18 28 (4.21%) E-Commerce
19 27 (4.06%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 262 (39.40%) JavaScript
2 166 (24.96%) C#
3 159 (23.91%) SQL
4 139 (20.90%) Java
5 55 (8.27%) PHP
6 46 (6.92%) Python
7 44 (6.62%) C++
8 36 (5.41%) PL/SQL
9 30 (4.51%) ES6
10 28 (4.21%) ES7
11 27 (4.06%) T-SQL
12 23 (3.46%) C
13 22 (3.31%) Shell Script
14 18 (2.71%) Perl
15 13 (1.95%) VB.NET
16 12 (1.80%) PowerShell
17 10 (1.50%) CQL
18 9 (1.35%) Ruby
18 9 (1.35%) VBScript
19 7 (1.05%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 48 (7.22%) Degree
2 35 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (3.31%) Security Cleared
4 18 (2.71%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.60%) PhD
6 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.15%) MCSE
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.76%) QA
2 9 (1.35%) ISO 9001
2 9 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.05%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.60%) SLA
5 3 (0.45%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 41 (6.17%) Docker
2 11 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (3.46%) Ansible
2 17 (2.56%) Puppet
3 10 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.50%) Opsview
4 8 (1.20%) Salt
5 4 (0.60%) Galera Cluster
5 4 (0.60%) OpenNebula
6 3 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.30%) SELinux
8 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.15%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.15%) Netcool
Vendors
1 76 (11.43%) Oracle
2 60 (9.02%) Microsoft
3 37 (5.56%) Adobe
4 29 (4.36%) Twitter
5 19 (2.86%) SAP
6 17 (2.56%) webMethods
7 16 (2.41%) Tableau
8 14 (2.11%) Sitecore
9 13 (1.95%) Google
10 12 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.65%) ServiceNow
11 11 (1.65%) VMware
12 10 (1.50%) Capita
12 10 (1.50%) IBM
13 9 (1.35%) Informatica
13 9 (1.35%) Software AG
13 9 (1.35%) Xamarin
14 8 (1.20%) DevExpress
14 8 (1.20%) KANA
15 7 (1.05%) Zend