Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 16 January 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 1 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 366 608 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 23.11% 26.35% 19.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.43% 27.89% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 299 175
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +4.83% +2.11%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £275
90th Percentile £556 £525 £498
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £30.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00% +167.86%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year - +10.43% +8.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 1,498 2,180 1,549
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 94.50% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 997 815
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £210 £214 £216
90th Percentile £588 £538 £563
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.97% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 115 77
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +20.69% +3.57%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £29.28 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -7.89%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Buckinghamshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Buckinghamshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Buckinghamshire

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Buckinghamshire

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Milton Keynes -7 193 £425 +12.58% 80
High Wycombe +3 28 £425 +17.24% 6
Beaconsfield 0 27 £525 +75.00% 6
Aylesbury 0 13 £375 -1.64% 6
Marlow 0 8 £400 -23.81% 7
Amersham +5 1 £390 +30.00% 3
Buckingham -3 1 £370 -12.94% 3
Chesham - 1 £250 - 6
Bletchley - 1 £213 -
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 164 (44.81%) JavaScript
2 146 (39.89%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (26.50%) .NET
4 94 (25.68%) C#
5 92 (25.14%) SQL
6 87 (23.77%) Java
7 77 (21.04%) Finance
8 74 (20.22%) HTML
9 70 (19.13%) AngularJS
10 68 (18.58%) CSS
11 61 (16.67%) Scrum
12 60 (16.39%) Spring
12 60 (16.39%) Git (software)
13 58 (15.85%) TDD
14 48 (13.11%) ASP.NET
14 48 (13.11%) React
15 47 (12.84%) Microsoft Azure
16 46 (12.57%) Front End Development
17 45 (12.30%) Node.js
17 45 (12.30%) SQL Server
18 44 (12.02%) MVC
19 37 (10.11%) Spring Boot
19 37 (10.11%) Mobile App
20 36 (9.84%) User Experience
21 35 (9.56%) Web Development
22 34 (9.29%) HTML5
23 33 (9.02%) Android
24 32 (8.74%) REST
25 31 (8.47%) Oracle
25 31 (8.47%) Test Automation

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 13 (3.55%) CMS
2 11 (3.01%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.73%) Drupal
4 9 (2.46%) SAS
4 9 (2.46%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (1.91%) EPiServer
6 6 (1.64%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.64%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.64%) WordPress
7 5 (1.37%) Apache
7 5 (1.37%) Confluence
7 5 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.37%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.82%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.82%) ArcSDE
8 3 (0.82%) K2 blackpearl
9 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.55%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.27%) Kentico
Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.46%) Magento
2 6 (1.64%) Maximo
3 5 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.82%) TIBCO iProcess
5 2 (0.55%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.27%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 47 (12.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (5.74%) GitHub
3 16 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.01%) OpenShift
5 5 (1.37%) Office 365
6 4 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.09%) PaaS
7 3 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.82%) Serverless
8 2 (0.55%) npm
8 2 (0.55%) SaaS
9 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.27%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.91%) HTTP
2 2 (0.55%) FTP
2 2 (0.55%) VPN
3 1 (0.27%) Intranet
3 1 (0.27%) MQTT
3 1 (0.27%) SSH
3 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.10%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.28%) MySQL
4 11 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.73%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.19%) Big Data
6 8 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.91%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.64%) Apache Hive
8 6 (1.64%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.37%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.37%) DB2
9 5 (1.37%) OLAP
9 5 (1.37%) PowerCenter
9 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.09%) Essbase
10 4 (1.09%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 60 (16.39%) Git (software)
2 26 (7.10%) Visual Studio
3 25 (6.83%) Jenkins
4 13 (3.55%) JIRA
5 11 (3.01%) Android Studio
5 11 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (3.01%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (1.91%) git-flow
6 7 (1.91%) Moq
6 7 (1.91%) MSTest
7 6 (1.64%) GitLab
8 5 (1.37%) Bitbucket
8 5 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.09%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.09%) Subversion
9 4 (1.09%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.82%) Babel
10 3 (0.82%) CircleCI
10 3 (0.82%) Maven
10 3 (0.82%) webpack
General
1 77 (21.04%) Finance
2 20 (5.46%) Banking
3 18 (4.92%) Retail
4 6 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.09%) Marketing
6 3 (0.82%) Advertising
7 2 (0.55%) Automotive
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Games
8 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (26.50%) .NET
2 74 (20.22%) HTML
3 70 (19.13%) AngularJS
4 68 (18.58%) CSS
5 60 (16.39%) Spring
6 48 (13.11%) ASP.NET
6 48 (13.11%) React
7 45 (12.30%) Node.js
8 37 (10.11%) Spring Boot
9 34 (9.29%) HTML5
10 32 (8.74%) REST
11 27 (7.38%) ASP.NET Web API
12 24 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (6.01%) SOAP
14 21 (5.74%) CSS3
15 20 (5.46%) jQuery
15 20 (5.46%) RESTful
15 20 (5.46%) Web Services
16 19 (5.19%) Java EE
16 19 (5.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.11%) Mobile App
2 36 (9.84%) User Experience
3 18 (4.92%) Data Structures
4 11 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.73%) iPad
6 6 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.37%) CMDB
7 5 (1.37%) Taxonomies
8 3 (0.82%) 3D Graphics
8 3 (0.82%) DataPower
8 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.82%) EPoS
8 3 (0.82%) Fintech
9 2 (0.55%) AS400
9 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.55%) iSeries
9 2 (0.55%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.27%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.02%) Android
2 13 (3.55%) Windows
3 12 (3.28%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.37%) Linux
4 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.82%) Unix
7 2 (0.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (39.89%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (16.67%) Scrum
3 58 (15.85%) TDD
4 46 (12.57%) Front End Development
5 44 (12.02%) MVC
6 35 (9.56%) Web Development
7 31 (8.47%) Android Development
7 31 (8.47%) Test Automation
8 28 (7.65%) DevOps
8 28 (7.65%) Mobile Development
9 25 (6.83%) BDD
10 21 (5.74%) Migration
11 20 (5.46%) Microservices
12 19 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (5.19%) Software Engineering
13 16 (4.37%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (3.83%) Deployment Automation
14 14 (3.83%) OO
14 14 (3.83%) Prototyping
14 14 (3.83%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 164 (44.81%) JavaScript
2 94 (25.68%) C#
3 92 (25.14%) SQL
4 87 (23.77%) Java
5 13 (3.55%) PHP
6 11 (3.01%) Python
7 10 (2.73%) T-SQL
7 10 (2.73%) TypeScript
8 7 (1.91%) Java 8
8 7 (1.91%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.64%) Apple Swift
9 6 (1.64%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.37%) C++
10 5 (1.37%) ES6
11 4 (1.09%) XPath
12 3 (0.82%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.82%) Kotlin
12 3 (0.82%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.82%) VC++
13 2 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (2.19%) Degree
2 7 (1.91%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.37%) MCSE
3 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.09%) MCP
5 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.28%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.73%) QA
3 2 (0.55%) GDPR
4 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (6.83%) Docker
2 3 (0.82%) HDFS
3 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.27%) Firmware
4 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.09%) Control-M
1 4 (1.09%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.82%) Kibana
3 2 (0.55%) Ambari
3 2 (0.55%) Ganglia
3 2 (0.55%) Nagios
3 2 (0.55%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 31 (8.47%) Oracle
2 23 (6.28%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.64%) IBM
4 14 (3.83%) hybris
5 11 (3.01%) Xamarin
6 9 (2.46%) ATG
6 9 (2.46%) Demandware
7 8 (2.19%) Informatica
8 6 (1.64%) SAP
8 6 (1.64%) Talend
9 5 (1.37%) Ab Initio
9 5 (1.37%) MicroStrategy
9 5 (1.37%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.37%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.37%) Tableau
10 4 (1.09%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.09%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.82%) Apple
11 3 (0.82%) ESRI
12 2 (0.55%) MapR