Period
to 20 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 20 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 5 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 700 510 544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.80% 13.31% 10.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.26% 14.34% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 364 441
Berkshire median daily rate £390 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +8.55% +8.57%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £280
90th Percentile £490 £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 11 7 16
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £26.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.81% +89.29% -60.56%
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +13.16%

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 3,635 3,556 4,612
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.45% 92.77% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,923 1,694 2,445
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £224 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 164 181
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -20.00%
10th Percentile £8.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.25 £50.00 £53.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.91%

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 May 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 20 May 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 20 May 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 0 222 £388 -6.06% 93
Bracknell +10 107 £400 -11.11% 29
Newbury +2 85 £380 +8.57% 22
Slough 0 66 £400 -5.88% 26
Maidenhead +14 44 £325 -18.75% 27
Windsor +11 8 £475 - 11
Wokingham -1 6 £350 +7.69% 16
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 275 (39.29%) JavaScript
2 235 (33.57%) HTML
3 210 (30.00%) CSS
3 210 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 177 (25.29%) Java
5 134 (19.14%) SQL
6 130 (18.57%) .NET
7 128 (18.29%) HTML5
7 128 (18.29%) Front End Development
8 126 (18.00%) TDD
9 120 (17.14%) React
10 112 (16.00%) C#
11 111 (15.86%) AngularJS
12 103 (14.71%) CSS3
13 94 (13.43%) MVC
14 92 (13.14%) Git (software)
15 90 (12.86%) SQL Server
16 84 (12.00%) REST
17 80 (11.43%) JIRA
18 78 (11.14%) jQuery
19 73 (10.43%) PHP
19 73 (10.43%) E-Commerce
20 72 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
21 70 (10.00%) Node.js
21 70 (10.00%) DevOps
22 69 (9.86%) Sass
23 64 (9.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 64 (9.14%) XML
23 64 (9.14%) Scrum
24 60 (8.57%) Software Engineering

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 30 (4.29%) Confluence
2 24 (3.43%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (3.29%) CMS
4 20 (2.86%) WordPress
5 17 (2.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 17 (2.43%) Apache Solr
6 15 (2.14%) Drupal
6 15 (2.14%) IIS
7 12 (1.71%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.00%) LiveCycle
9 6 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.71%) Apache
10 5 (0.71%) Liferay
11 4 (0.57%) Kentico
11 4 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.57%) SAS
11 4 (0.57%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.43%) nginx
12 3 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (0.29%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 14 (2.00%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.14%) GIMP
8 1 (0.14%) Pipeline Pilot
8 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (4.71%) Magento
2 11 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.29%) Adobe Campaign
4 5 (0.71%) BusinessWare
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.43%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.43%) Sage CRM
5 3 (0.43%) SAP FSCM
5 3 (0.43%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.29%) SAP APO
6 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.29%) SAP FI-GL
7 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.14%) HFM
7 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.14%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 58 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.86%) Serverless
4 17 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (1.71%) NuGet
6 10 (1.43%) IaaS
6 10 (1.43%) npm
6 10 (1.43%) PaaS
7 9 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (1.29%) Firebase
8 8 (1.14%) Adobe Analytics
8 8 (1.14%) Amazon Kinesis
8 8 (1.14%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (0.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 6 (0.86%) CloudFront
9 6 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.86%) HTTP
2 14 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.71%) Firewall
4 6 (0.86%) Internet
4 6 (0.86%) SMTP
5 3 (0.43%) DNS
5 3 (0.43%) SSH
6 2 (0.29%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.29%) SMS
6 2 (0.29%) SSL
6 2 (0.29%) VPN
7 1 (0.14%) FTP
7 1 (0.14%) Network Security
7 1 (0.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.57%) MySQL
3 37 (5.29%) NoSQL
4 34 (4.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (3.57%) Big Data
7 21 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (2.71%) Power BI
10 17 (2.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 16 (2.29%) Oracle Database
11 16 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (2.14%) DB2
12 15 (2.14%) Relational Database
13 11 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (1.29%) Hadoop
14 9 (1.29%) MongoDB
15 7 (1.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 7 (1.00%) OLTP
16 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 92 (13.14%) Git (software)
2 80 (11.43%) JIRA
3 46 (6.57%) Jenkins
4 44 (6.29%) JUnit
5 40 (5.71%) Eclipse
6 37 (5.29%) Maven
7 34 (4.86%) gulp
7 34 (4.86%) Visual Studio
8 25 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (3.29%) Bitbucket
10 22 (3.14%) Subversion
11 20 (2.86%) webpack
12 19 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
13 18 (2.57%) Mercurial
13 18 (2.57%) XMLSpy
14 15 (2.14%) Gradle
15 14 (2.00%) IntelliJ
15 14 (2.00%) TeamCity
16 13 (1.86%) Jasmine
16 13 (1.86%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 46 (6.57%) Finance
2 30 (4.29%) Retail
3 29 (4.14%) Marketing
4 26 (3.71%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.29%) Electronics
6 8 (1.14%) Games
7 6 (0.86%) Banking
8 3 (0.43%) Legal
9 2 (0.29%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.14%) Billing
10 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (33.57%) HTML
2 210 (30.00%) CSS
3 130 (18.57%) .NET
4 128 (18.29%) HTML5
5 120 (17.14%) React
6 111 (15.86%) AngularJS
7 103 (14.71%) CSS3
8 84 (12.00%) REST
9 78 (11.14%) jQuery
10 70 (10.00%) Node.js
11 69 (9.86%) Sass
12 64 (9.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 64 (9.14%) XML
13 59 (8.43%) ASP.NET
13 59 (8.43%) SOAP
14 57 (8.14%) Web Services
15 44 (6.29%) Spring
16 43 (6.14%) RESTful
17 29 (4.14%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (4.14%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
1 40 (5.71%) Mobile App
2 34 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.71%) Algorithms
3 26 (3.71%) User Experience
4 25 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (3.29%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.14%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.00%) Life Science
8 6 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (0.86%) iPad
8 6 (0.86%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.71%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.57%) Clustering
10 4 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.57%) Wiki
11 3 (0.43%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.43%) Fintech
11 3 (0.43%) Learning Management System
11 3 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 55 (7.86%) Linux
2 27 (3.86%) Windows
3 24 (3.43%) Android
4 20 (2.86%) AIX
5 12 (1.71%) Unix
6 7 (1.00%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.71%) CentOS
8 3 (0.43%) Debian
8 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.29%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (18.29%) Front End Development
3 126 (18.00%) TDD
4 94 (13.43%) MVC
5 73 (10.43%) E-Commerce
6 72 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
7 70 (10.00%) DevOps
8 64 (9.14%) Scrum
9 60 (8.57%) Software Engineering
10 59 (8.43%) BDD
11 57 (8.14%) Microservices
12 51 (7.29%) OO
13 50 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
14 45 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
15 41 (5.86%) CRM
16 40 (5.71%) Web Development
17 38 (5.43%) ETL
18 36 (5.14%) Unit Testing
19 34 (4.86%) SDLC
19 34 (4.86%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 275 (39.29%) JavaScript
2 177 (25.29%) Java
3 134 (19.14%) SQL
4 112 (16.00%) C#
5 73 (10.43%) PHP
6 48 (6.86%) C++
7 46 (6.57%) Java 8
7 46 (6.57%) Python
8 26 (3.71%) C
9 24 (3.43%) T-SQL
10 21 (3.00%) ES6
11 18 (2.57%) PL/SQL
12 16 (2.29%) TypeScript
13 14 (2.00%) Scala
14 12 (1.71%) CQL
15 10 (1.43%) ES7
16 9 (1.29%) Bash Shell
17 8 (1.14%) PowerShell
17 8 (1.14%) VBA
18 6 (0.86%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 34 (4.86%) Security Cleared
2 31 (4.43%) SC Cleared
3 19 (2.71%) Degree
4 13 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.86%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.43%) MCSE
8 2 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.29%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.14%) MCITP
9 1 (0.14%) MCPD
9 1 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.29%) QA
2 11 (1.57%) ISO 9001
2 11 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.57%) GDPR
5 3 (0.43%) SLA
6 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (3.57%) Docker
2 12 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.71%) Apache Flume
3 5 (0.71%) HDFS
4 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (1.71%) Opsview
1 12 (1.71%) Puppet
2 11 (1.57%) Ansible
3 7 (1.00%) HP ALM
4 6 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.86%) Salt
5 4 (0.57%) SELinux
6 3 (0.43%) Automic
6 3 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.43%) Oozie
7 2 (0.29%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.29%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.14%) Netcool
8 1 (0.14%) Packer
8 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 54 (7.71%) Microsoft
2 45 (6.43%) Oracle
3 42 (6.00%) Adobe
4 36 (5.14%) webMethods
5 17 (2.43%) Sitecore
6 16 (2.29%) Google
6 16 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (2.29%) Twitter
7 15 (2.14%) Capita
7 15 (2.14%) Software AG
8 14 (2.00%) Tableau
9 13 (1.86%) Xamarin
10 12 (1.71%) SAP
10 12 (1.71%) VMware
11 7 (1.00%) HP
11 7 (1.00%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.00%) Talend
12 6 (0.86%) Ab Initio
13 5 (0.71%) Vitria
14 4 (0.57%) Serena