Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 5 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 716 488 466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.92% 12.94% 9.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.27% 13.95% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 363 360
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £275
90th Percentile £520 £513 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 7
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £26.50 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.81% +194.44% -74.83%
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +10.00%

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 3,715 3,497 4,568
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.97% 92.71% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,955 1,697 2,400
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 165 170
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% +7.14% -24.53%
10th Percentile £8.72 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £48.15 £40.30 £42.58
South East median hourly rate £19.02 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.66% -12.50% +14.30%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 0 241 £400 - 100
Bracknell +8 99 £438 -2.78% 29
Newbury +1 86 £375 +7.14% 24
Slough +1 68 £410 +2.50% 23
Maidenhead +19 41 £425 - 16
Wokingham +3 16 £355 - 10
Windsor +6 9 £475 - 8
Thatcham +2 2 £325 -
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 288 (40.22%) JavaScript
2 234 (32.68%) HTML
3 209 (29.19%) CSS
4 203 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
5 161 (22.49%) Java
6 155 (21.65%) .NET
7 154 (21.51%) SQL
8 141 (19.69%) C#
9 127 (17.74%) React
10 124 (17.32%) HTML5
11 120 (16.76%) Front End Development
12 119 (16.62%) AngularJS
13 111 (15.50%) MVC
14 110 (15.36%) TDD
15 107 (14.94%) CSS3
16 97 (13.55%) Git (software)
16 97 (13.55%) jQuery
17 84 (11.73%) REST
18 80 (11.17%) Node.js
19 76 (10.61%) ASP.NET
20 75 (10.47%) SQL Server
20 75 (10.47%) OO
21 73 (10.20%) PHP
22 72 (10.06%) Scrum
23 71 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
23 71 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
24 68 (9.50%) E-Commerce
25 67 (9.36%) Microservices
26 65 (9.08%) Sass
27 64 (8.94%) Continuous Integration

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 41 (5.73%) CMS
2 28 (3.91%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (3.49%) WordPress
4 20 (2.79%) Apache Solr
5 18 (2.51%) Drupal
6 16 (2.23%) Confluence
7 12 (1.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 10 (1.40%) SharePoint
9 7 (0.98%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.98%) LiveCycle
9 7 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.84%) Alfresco
10 6 (0.84%) Liferay
10 6 (0.84%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.70%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.56%) Kentico
12 4 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.42%) IIS
13 3 (0.42%) Joomla!
Applications
1 11 (1.54%) Photoshop
2 9 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.56%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.28%) GIMP
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 29 (4.05%) Magento
2 11 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.40%) Adobe Campaign
4 5 (0.70%) BusinessWare
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.42%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.42%) Sage CRM
6 2 (0.28%) Shopify
7 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.14%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.14%) Sonata
7 1 (0.14%) Unica
7 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 71 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
1 71 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (3.35%) Serverless
3 13 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
3 13 (1.82%) SaaS
4 11 (1.54%) GitHub
5 9 (1.26%) Adobe Analytics
5 9 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (1.12%) Amazon Kinesis
7 6 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.42%) Google Play
8 3 (0.42%) NuGet
9 2 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.28%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.28%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.21%) HTTP
2 6 (0.84%) Internet
2 6 (0.84%) SMTP
3 4 (0.56%) SMS
3 4 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.42%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.28%) Firewall
5 2 (0.28%) SSH
5 2 (0.28%) SSL
5 2 (0.28%) VPN
6 1 (0.14%) Broadband
6 1 (0.14%) DNS
6 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 52 (7.26%) NoSQL
3 41 (5.73%) MySQL
4 28 (3.91%) Big Data
5 25 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (3.49%) MongoDB
6 24 (3.35%) Relational Database
7 22 (3.07%) Oracle Database
8 21 (2.93%) Apache Cassandra
8 21 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (2.09%) Power BI
11 10 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 10 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.12%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.12%) Neo4j
13 8 (1.12%) Redis
14 7 (0.98%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.84%) DB2
Development Applications
1 97 (13.55%) Git (software)
2 62 (8.66%) JIRA
3 47 (6.56%) Jenkins
4 37 (5.17%) JUnit
5 29 (4.05%) Maven
6 25 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (3.21%) Eclipse
7 23 (3.21%) gulp
8 22 (3.07%) Subversion
9 21 (2.93%) Bitbucket
10 18 (2.51%) Visual Studio
11 16 (2.23%) Mercurial
12 15 (2.09%) Gradle
12 15 (2.09%) Visual Studio Team System
13 14 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
14 13 (1.82%) Selenium
15 12 (1.68%) Mockito
15 12 (1.68%) webpack
16 11 (1.54%) IntelliJ
16 11 (1.54%) PVCS
General
1 41 (5.73%) Finance
2 35 (4.89%) Retail
3 31 (4.33%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.35%) Marketing
5 12 (1.68%) Electronics
6 9 (1.26%) Banking
6 9 (1.26%) Games
7 2 (0.28%) Advertising
7 2 (0.28%) Billing
7 2 (0.28%) Digital Economy
7 2 (0.28%) Legal
8 1 (0.14%) Automotive
8 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.14%) Law
8 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (32.68%) HTML
2 209 (29.19%) CSS
3 155 (21.65%) .NET
4 127 (17.74%) React
5 124 (17.32%) HTML5
6 119 (16.62%) AngularJS
7 107 (14.94%) CSS3
8 97 (13.55%) jQuery
9 84 (11.73%) REST
10 80 (11.17%) Node.js
11 76 (10.61%) ASP.NET
12 65 (9.08%) Sass
13 58 (8.10%) Web Services
14 57 (7.96%) XML
15 55 (7.68%) SOAP
16 53 (7.40%) RESTful
17 51 (7.12%) ASP.NET Web API
18 50 (6.98%) Spring
19 35 (4.89%) ASP.NET MVC
19 35 (4.89%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (4.75%) User Experience
3 32 (4.47%) Mobile App
4 29 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (3.21%) Algorithms
6 21 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.98%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.84%) iPad
10 6 (0.84%) NHS
10 6 (0.84%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.56%) Clustering
11 4 (0.56%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.56%) Fintech
11 4 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.56%) Life Science
12 3 (0.42%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.42%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (6.70%) Linux
2 23 (3.21%) Windows
3 14 (1.96%) Android
3 14 (1.96%) Unix
4 13 (1.82%) AIX
5 11 (1.54%) OpenVMS
6 8 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.70%) CentOS
7 5 (0.70%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.28%) Debian
10 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (16.76%) Front End Development
3 111 (15.50%) MVC
4 110 (15.36%) TDD
5 75 (10.47%) OO
6 72 (10.06%) Scrum
7 68 (9.50%) E-Commerce
8 67 (9.36%) Microservices
9 64 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
10 56 (7.82%) DevOps
11 52 (7.26%) Software Engineering
12 49 (6.84%) Web Development
13 48 (6.70%) BDD
14 39 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
15 34 (4.75%) Kanban
15 34 (4.75%) Problem-Solving
16 30 (4.19%) Analytics
17 29 (4.05%) ETL
17 29 (4.05%) Pair Programming
17 29 (4.05%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 288 (40.22%) JavaScript
2 161 (22.49%) Java
3 154 (21.51%) SQL
4 141 (19.69%) C#
5 73 (10.20%) PHP
6 51 (7.12%) Python
7 41 (5.73%) C++
7 41 (5.73%) Java 8
8 39 (5.45%) C
9 30 (4.19%) PL/SQL
10 28 (3.91%) T-SQL
10 28 (3.91%) TypeScript
11 18 (2.51%) Scala
12 10 (1.40%) ES6
13 8 (1.12%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.98%) Go
14 7 (0.98%) VBA
15 6 (0.84%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.70%) Fortran
17 4 (0.56%) Lua
Qualifications
1 33 (4.61%) Security Cleared
2 31 (4.33%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.26%) Degree
4 6 (0.84%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.28%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.28%) MCSE
8 1 (0.14%) MCITP
8 1 (0.14%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.09%) QA
2 4 (0.56%) GDPR
3 3 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.42%) PMO
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (4.75%) Docker
2 5 (0.70%) Apache Flume
2 5 (0.70%) HDFS
3 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (1.68%) Puppet
2 11 (1.54%) Ansible
3 10 (1.40%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.84%) HP ALM
4 6 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.84%) Salt
5 4 (0.56%) Amdocs OSS
6 3 (0.42%) Automic
6 3 (0.42%) Oozie
7 2 (0.28%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.28%) Opsview
7 2 (0.28%) SELinux
7 2 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.14%) Packer
8 1 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 60 (8.38%) Microsoft
2 57 (7.96%) Oracle
3 33 (4.61%) Adobe
4 21 (2.93%) Sitecore
5 19 (2.65%) webMethods
6 15 (2.09%) Capita
6 15 (2.09%) Google
7 13 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.68%) Tableau
8 12 (1.68%) Talend
9 11 (1.54%) SAP
9 11 (1.54%) Xamarin
10 8 (1.12%) Rackspace
11 6 (0.84%) Ab Initio
11 6 (0.84%) HP
11 6 (0.84%) Software AG
12 5 (0.70%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.70%) Twitter
12 5 (0.70%) Vitria
13 4 (0.56%) Cramer