Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 635 312 410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 26.88% 17.84% 15.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.30% 19.15% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 167 216
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £305 £285 £263
90th Percentile £494 £480 £450
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £12.50 £37.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.67% +240.91% -74.12%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +7.14%

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 2244 1629 2507
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 93.14% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 844 1259
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £228 £213 £225
90th Percentile £525 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 78 107
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +12.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.14
90th Percentile £42.50 £39.13 £31.30
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +5 456 £375 +2.74% 25
High Wycombe +1 18 £363 -8.23% 5
Aylesbury +2 14 £438 +16.67% 13
Buckingham +4 5 £375 +15.38% 1
Marlow +5 3 - - 2
Amersham -5 1 £300 -26.83%
Gerrards Cross - 1 £325 -
Beaconsfield - 1 £300 -
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 315 (49.61%) Java
2 263 (41.42%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (31.18%) Banking
4 179 (28.19%) Spring
5 163 (25.67%) AngularJS
6 158 (24.88%) JavaScript
7 157 (24.72%) Finance
8 150 (23.62%) TDD
9 146 (22.99%) Git (software)
10 142 (22.36%) RESTful
11 134 (21.10%) HTML
12 123 (19.37%) Scrum
13 118 (18.58%) Jenkins
14 109 (17.17%) Microservices
15 106 (16.69%) Spring Boot
16 103 (16.22%) Node.js
17 98 (15.43%) CSS
18 96 (15.12%) MVC
19 87 (13.70%) C#
20 84 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
21 77 (12.13%) SQL Server
22 76 (11.97%) REST
22 76 (11.97%) API Development
23 75 (11.81%) SQL
24 68 (10.71%) .NET
25 63 (9.92%) Web Services
26 60 (9.45%) IBM
27 59 (9.29%) JSON
28 54 (8.50%) Maven
29 50 (7.87%) HTML5

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 32 (5.04%) Apache Spark
2 29 (4.57%) WebSphere
3 20 (3.15%) CMS
4 19 (2.99%) Tomcat
5 16 (2.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 14 (2.20%) Apache
6 14 (2.20%) Drupal
7 13 (2.05%) SharePoint
7 13 (2.05%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (1.89%) Cloud Foundry
9 11 (1.73%) Confluence
10 10 (1.57%) Liferay
11 9 (1.42%) Alfresco
12 8 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (1.10%) EPiServer
14 6 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.79%) JBoss
15 5 (0.79%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.79%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.16%) GIMP
3 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.57%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.63%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.47%) Magento
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 38 (5.98%) PaaS
2 36 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (5.67%) OpenShift
3 24 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (1.42%) npm
6 5 (0.79%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.79%) Google Checkout
6 5 (0.79%) SaaS
7 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.31%) GitHub
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.16%) IaaS
9 1 (0.16%) Office 365
9 1 (0.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.68%) HTTP
2 5 (0.79%) Intranet
2 5 (0.79%) LDAP
3 4 (0.63%) DNS
3 4 (0.63%) Firewall
4 3 (0.47%) DHCP
4 3 (0.47%) Internet
5 1 (0.16%) AMQP
5 1 (0.16%) Extranet
5 1 (0.16%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (12.13%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.67%) MongoDB
3 34 (5.35%) Big Data
4 32 (5.04%) Hadoop
4 32 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (3.78%) MySQL
8 21 (3.31%) NoSQL
9 15 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (2.05%) DB2
11 11 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (1.26%) Power BI
14 7 (1.10%) Impala
14 7 (1.10%) Relational Database
14 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
15 5 (0.79%) Endeca
15 5 (0.79%) PowerCenter
15 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 146 (22.99%) Git (software)
2 118 (18.58%) Jenkins
3 54 (8.50%) Maven
4 49 (7.72%) JIRA
5 47 (7.40%) GitLab
6 36 (5.67%) Eclipse
7 30 (4.72%) JUnit
8 18 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
8 18 (2.83%) TeamCity
8 18 (2.83%) Visual Studio
9 17 (2.68%) Mocha
10 16 (2.52%) git-flow
10 16 (2.52%) Karma Test Runner
10 16 (2.52%) Mockito
11 15 (2.36%) Protractor
11 15 (2.36%) Subversion
12 13 (2.05%) Selenium
13 12 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (1.26%) gulp
15 7 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 198 (31.18%) Banking
2 157 (24.72%) Finance
3 23 (3.62%) Retail Banking
4 17 (2.68%) Retail
5 10 (1.57%) Automotive
5 10 (1.57%) Marketing
6 6 (0.94%) Spanish Language
7 5 (0.79%) Games
8 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.31%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.16%) Electronics
9 1 (0.16%) Front Office
9 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.16%) Publishing
9 1 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (28.19%) Spring
2 163 (25.67%) AngularJS
3 142 (22.36%) RESTful
4 134 (21.10%) HTML
5 106 (16.69%) Spring Boot
6 103 (16.22%) Node.js
7 98 (15.43%) CSS
8 76 (11.97%) REST
9 68 (10.71%) .NET
10 63 (9.92%) Web Services
11 59 (9.29%) JSON
12 50 (7.87%) HTML5
13 48 (7.56%) SOAP
14 47 (7.40%) ASP.NET
14 47 (7.40%) CSS3
15 44 (6.93%) jQuery
16 42 (6.61%) J2EE
16 42 (6.61%) Java EE
17 41 (6.46%) Swagger
18 38 (5.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (2.20%) Mobile App
2 11 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (1.73%) User Experience
3 10 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (1.26%) Computer Science
5 6 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (0.79%) iPad
7 4 (0.63%) Market Risk
7 4 (0.63%) Online Games
8 3 (0.47%) CMDB
8 3 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (0.47%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.47%) Robotics
8 3 (0.47%) W3C
9 2 (0.31%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.31%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.16%) Fintech
10 1 (0.16%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 24 (3.78%) Linux
2 23 (3.62%) Windows
3 20 (3.15%) Apple iOS
4 17 (2.68%) Unix
5 15 (2.36%) Android
6 4 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.16%) AIX
8 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (41.42%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (23.62%) TDD
3 123 (19.37%) Scrum
4 109 (17.17%) Microservices
5 96 (15.12%) MVC
6 84 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
7 76 (11.97%) API Development
8 49 (7.72%) Front End Development
8 49 (7.72%) SOA
9 46 (7.24%) Continuous Delivery
10 39 (6.14%) CRM
11 36 (5.67%) Unit Testing
12 34 (5.35%) Test Automation
13 33 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
14 32 (5.04%) BDD
15 31 (4.88%) DevOps
16 27 (4.25%) Web Development
17 26 (4.09%) OO
17 26 (4.09%) SOLID
18 25 (3.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 315 (49.61%) Java
2 158 (24.88%) JavaScript
3 87 (13.70%) C#
4 75 (11.81%) SQL
5 34 (5.35%) Ruby
6 25 (3.94%) Scala
7 18 (2.83%) PHP
8 17 (2.68%) Apple Swift
9 15 (2.36%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.05%) Go
10 13 (2.05%) Python
11 12 (1.89%) Objective-C
12 8 (1.26%) Perl
13 6 (0.94%) Groovy
14 5 (0.79%) C
14 5 (0.79%) C++
14 5 (0.79%) ES6
14 5 (0.79%) VBA
15 4 (0.63%) GraphQL
16 3 (0.47%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 11 (1.73%) Degree
2 6 (0.94%) Security Cleared
3 5 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.16%) ISEB
5 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.16%) MCPD
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.36%) QA
2 9 (1.42%) GDPR
3 4 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.31%) WAI
System Software
1 24 (3.78%) Docker
2 2 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.16%) Firmware
3 1 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (1.73%) Ansible
2 6 (0.94%) Kibana
3 3 (0.47%) Consul
3 3 (0.47%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.47%) logstash
3 3 (0.47%) Mesos
3 3 (0.47%) Oozie
3 3 (0.47%) SCCM
4 2 (0.31%) Control-M
5 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 60 (9.45%) IBM
2 49 (7.72%) Microsoft
3 45 (7.09%) Oracle
4 23 (3.62%) Cloudera
5 16 (2.52%) Google
6 14 (2.20%) MuleSoft
7 12 (1.89%) Apigee
7 12 (1.89%) WSO2
8 10 (1.57%) TIBCO
9 9 (1.42%) OpenText
10 7 (1.10%) Apple
10 7 (1.10%) hybris
11 6 (0.94%) Blue Prism
12 5 (0.79%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.79%) Cognos
12 5 (0.79%) Coremetrics
12 5 (0.79%) PayPal
12 5 (0.79%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.79%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.63%) MicroStrategy