Period
to 19 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 3 2
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 508 672 612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.33% 16.40% 15.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.36% 17.74% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 470 412
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £300
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
South East median daily rate £438 £438 £400
% change year-on-year - +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.50 £29.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.66% -31.76% +80.85%
10th Percentile £35.00 £11.38 £21.50
90th Percentile £71.88 £38.75 £51.25
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £45.00

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 3,537 3,787 3,735
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.79% 92.43% 92.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,781 1,872 1,973
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 88 132
Berkshire median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +37.93% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.78 £10.40
90th Percentile £82.50 £44.65 £39.98
South East median hourly rate £21.76 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +6.15% +13.89% -7.69%

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019. 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 -7 187 £450 +5.88% 97
Bracknell -2 66 £450 - 14
Newbury -1 57 £400 +2.56% 23
Slough -4 36 £475 - 18
Wokingham +4 22 £425 +9.68% 13
Maidenhead -1 13 £375 -15.73% 18
Thatcham -6 8 £485 +49.23% 1
Windsor +2 7 £450 - 6
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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.

1 168 (33.07%) SQL
2 154 (30.31%) .NET
3 141 (27.76%) C#
4 140 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
5 121 (23.82%) JavaScript
6 106 (20.87%) SQL Server
7 97 (19.09%) Oracle
8 90 (17.72%) HTML
9 89 (17.52%) Java
10 83 (16.34%) Azure
11 74 (14.57%) CSS
12 68 (13.39%) AngularJS
13 55 (10.83%) TDD
14 54 (10.63%) DevOps
15 53 (10.43%) MVC
16 52 (10.24%) PL/SQL
16 52 (10.24%) AWS
16 52 (10.24%) .NET Core
17 50 (9.84%) ASP.NET
17 50 (9.84%) XML
18 46 (9.06%) Python
18 46 (9.06%) ETL
19 45 (8.86%) Microsoft
20 43 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
20 43 (8.46%) Security Cleared
21 42 (8.27%) React
22 41 (8.07%) Microservices
22 41 (8.07%) JIRA
23 40 (7.87%) Git (software)
24 38 (7.48%) Jenkins

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 33 (6.50%) CMS
2 14 (2.76%) Confluence
2 14 (2.76%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.36%) Apache
4 10 (1.97%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.77%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (1.38%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.79%) CICS
7 4 (0.79%) Liferay
7 4 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.59%) Drupal
9 2 (0.39%) OpenEdge
9 2 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.39%) ThingWorx
10 1 (0.20%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.20%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (1.57%) FileZilla
2 7 (1.38%) Notepad++
3 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (4.13%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (2.36%) Maximo
3 6 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.18%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.39%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.20%) Magento
6 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.20%) Odoo
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.20%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 83 (16.34%) Azure
2 52 (10.24%) AWS
3 20 (3.94%) Serverless
4 17 (3.35%) SaaS
5 16 (3.15%) AWS Lambda
6 15 (2.95%) Power Platform
7 9 (1.77%) Amazon S3
8 7 (1.38%) Apigee
9 5 (0.98%) GCP
10 4 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Flow
11 3 (0.59%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.39%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.39%) Boomi
12 2 (0.39%) Google Docs
12 2 (0.39%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.39%) Kong
12 2 (0.39%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.57%) PuTTY
1 8 (1.57%) WinSCP
2 6 (1.18%) Network Security
3 3 (0.59%) HTTP
4 1 (0.20%) 4G
4 1 (0.20%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (0.20%) FTP
4 1 (0.20%) Intranet
4 1 (0.20%) IPv6
4 1 (0.20%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (20.87%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (5.51%) Oracle Database
4 25 (4.92%) MySQL
5 21 (4.13%) Oracle ODI
6 19 (3.74%) Oracle BI EE
6 19 (3.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 17 (3.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 15 (2.95%) SQL Server 2016
9 14 (2.76%) Azure SQL Database
9 14 (2.76%) Cosmos DB
9 14 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (2.76%) Relational Database
9 14 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (2.76%) SSDT
10 12 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (2.17%) GIS
11 11 (2.17%) Power BI
11 11 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 41 (8.07%) JIRA
2 40 (7.87%) Git (software)
3 38 (7.48%) Jenkins
4 20 (3.94%) PVCS
5 19 (3.74%) Bitbucket
6 18 (3.54%) Visual Studio
7 17 (3.35%) Selenium
8 11 (2.17%) Cucumber
8 11 (2.17%) Eclipse
8 11 (2.17%) Maven
9 10 (1.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 10 (1.97%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.97%) Visual Studio Code
10 9 (1.77%) JUnit
10 9 (1.77%) Subversion
11 8 (1.57%) ProC
11 8 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.18%) DbUnit
12 6 (1.18%) Mockito
General
1 27 (5.31%) Finance
2 23 (4.53%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.74%) Retail
4 12 (2.36%) Public Sector
5 5 (0.98%) Banking
6 2 (0.39%) Legal
6 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.20%) Automotive
7 1 (0.20%) Billing
7 1 (0.20%) French Language
7 1 (0.20%) Games
7 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.20%) Marketing
7 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (30.31%) .NET
2 90 (17.72%) HTML
3 74 (14.57%) CSS
4 68 (13.39%) AngularJS
5 52 (10.24%) .NET Core
6 50 (9.84%) ASP.NET
6 50 (9.84%) XML
7 42 (8.27%) React
8 33 (6.50%) .NET Framework
9 31 (6.10%) HTML5
9 31 (6.10%) Node.js
9 31 (6.10%) RESTful
9 31 (6.10%) Web Services
10 27 (5.31%) JSON
10 27 (5.31%) REST
10 27 (5.31%) SOAP
11 25 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web API
12 21 (4.13%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (4.13%) Spring
13 20 (3.94%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.12%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (1.57%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.38%) Data Structures
4 7 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (1.38%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.18%) iPad
5 6 (1.18%) User Experience
6 5 (0.98%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.79%) Cloud Native
7 4 (0.79%) FMCG
7 4 (0.79%) Life Science
7 4 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (0.79%) Virtual Team
7 4 (0.79%) VSAM
8 3 (0.59%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.39%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.20%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.20%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.20%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.13%) OpenVMS
2 20 (3.94%) Windows
3 11 (2.17%) Android
3 11 (2.17%) Linux
4 9 (1.77%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.79%) MVS
5 4 (0.79%) Unix
5 4 (0.79%) VMS
6 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.39%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (10.83%) TDD
3 54 (10.63%) DevOps
4 53 (10.43%) MVC
5 46 (9.06%) ETL
6 43 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
7 41 (8.07%) Microservices
8 33 (6.50%) Migration
9 32 (6.30%) SDLC
9 32 (6.30%) Unit Testing
10 27 (5.31%) Front End Development
10 27 (5.31%) Test Automation
11 24 (4.72%) Scrum
12 23 (4.53%) Web Development
13 21 (4.13%) BDD
13 21 (4.13%) OO
14 19 (3.74%) Defect Management
15 18 (3.54%) CRM
16 17 (3.35%) Data Modelling
16 17 (3.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 168 (33.07%) SQL
2 141 (27.76%) C#
3 121 (23.82%) JavaScript
4 89 (17.52%) Java
5 52 (10.24%) PL/SQL
6 46 (9.06%) Python
7 37 (7.28%) T-SQL
8 33 (6.50%) C++
9 29 (5.71%) C
10 23 (4.53%) PHP
11 19 (3.74%) TypeScript
12 16 (3.15%) Fortran
13 15 (2.95%) PowerShell
14 12 (2.36%) Java 8
15 7 (1.38%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.18%) VB.NET
16 6 (1.18%) VBA
17 5 (0.98%) COBOL
17 5 (0.98%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (8.46%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.50%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.13%) Degree
4 6 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.59%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.39%) ISEB
6 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.20%) CISA
7 1 (0.20%) CISM
7 1 (0.20%) CISSP
7 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.97%) QA
2 4 (0.79%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (4.92%) Docker
2 3 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.59%) vSphere
3 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (2.76%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.57%) Ansible
3 6 (1.18%) Terraform
4 5 (0.98%) Amdocs OSS
5 4 (0.79%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.20%) MIIS
6 1 (0.20%) Nessus
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 97 (19.09%) Oracle
2 45 (8.86%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.13%) IBM
4 17 (3.35%) Talend
5 16 (3.15%) Tableau
6 10 (1.97%) Sitecore
7 9 (1.77%) Google
8 8 (1.57%) Okta
9 7 (1.38%) Xamarin
10 6 (1.18%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.18%) Zend
11 5 (0.98%) Cramer
11 5 (0.98%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.79%) Adobe
12 4 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.79%) Workday
13 3 (0.59%) SAP
13 3 (0.59%) VMware
14 2 (0.39%) Apple
14 2 (0.39%) Informatica