Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 21 September 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 444 594 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 23.45% 26.55% 17.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.69% 27.49% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 284 169
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% +9.85%
10th Percentile £316 £313 £286
90th Percentile £550 £488 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.78% +8.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £42.50 £12.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +240.00% -72.22% +11.77%
10th Percentile £41.25 £12.50 £27.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £12.50 £62.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +3.45% +16.00%

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 1,798 2,161 1,712
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 96.60% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 954 919
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £218 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 104 64
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.13 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.96% +22.32% -
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £8.65
90th Percentile £43.23 £58.38 £43.38
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +14.29%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 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
Milton Keynes +1 307 £420 +8.39% 75
High Wycombe +2 22 £425 +17.24% 14
Aylesbury 0 21 £450 +10.43% 15
Marlow 0 9 £375 - 2
Beaconsfield +2 3 £425 +41.67% 4
Amersham +2 2 £408 - 2
Buckingham -1 1 £475 -
Chesham - 1 £250 - 3
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 170 (38.29%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (36.71%) JavaScript
3 137 (30.86%) Java
4 102 (22.97%) AngularJS
5 98 (22.07%) SQL
6 91 (20.50%) HTML
7 82 (18.47%) .NET
8 81 (18.24%) Git (software)
9 80 (18.02%) C#
9 80 (18.02%) Spring
9 80 (18.02%) Finance
10 77 (17.34%) TDD
11 76 (17.12%) CSS
12 75 (16.89%) Banking
13 66 (14.86%) Node.js
14 65 (14.64%) Scrum
15 55 (12.39%) MVC
16 52 (11.71%) SQL Server
17 51 (11.49%) Test Automation
18 49 (11.04%) Jenkins
18 49 (11.04%) Spring Boot
19 41 (9.23%) Web Development
19 41 (9.23%) OpenShift
20 40 (9.01%) Web Services
21 39 (8.78%) Microservices
22 38 (8.56%) Front End Development
22 38 (8.56%) Oracle
23 35 (7.88%) DevOps
23 35 (7.88%) XML
23 35 (7.88%) REST

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 15 (3.38%) Apache Spark
1 15 (3.38%) Drupal
2 14 (3.15%) CMS
2 14 (3.15%) WebSphere
3 13 (2.93%) Apache
3 13 (2.93%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.48%) K2 blackpearl
4 11 (2.48%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (2.03%) EPiServer
6 6 (1.35%) SAS
6 6 (1.35%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.35%) WordPress
7 5 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.13%) NServiceBus
8 4 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.90%) IIS
9 3 (0.68%) JBoss
10 2 (0.45%) CICS
10 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.23%) InDesign
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.80%) Magento
1 8 (1.80%) Maximo
2 5 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.45%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.23%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 41 (9.23%) OpenShift
2 28 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.05%) PaaS
4 12 (2.70%) GitHub
5 9 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (1.58%) npm
7 6 (1.35%) Office 365
8 5 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.23%) IaaS
10 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.13%) HTTP
2 2 (0.45%) Internet
3 1 (0.23%) ATM
3 1 (0.23%) Intranet
3 1 (0.23%) MQTT
3 1 (0.23%) SAN
3 1 (0.23%) SSH
3 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.88%) MongoDB
3 33 (7.43%) Relational Database
4 27 (6.08%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (5.41%) Hadoop
6 23 (5.18%) Big Data
7 20 (4.50%) MySQL
8 19 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (3.38%) NoSQL
11 14 (3.15%) Apache Hive
12 13 (2.93%) RDBMS
13 11 (2.48%) Data Lake
13 11 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (2.25%) DB2
14 10 (2.25%) OLAP
15 9 (2.03%) Power BI
16 8 (1.80%) HBase
17 5 (1.13%) Oracle OLAP
18 4 (0.90%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 81 (18.24%) Git (software)
2 49 (11.04%) Jenkins
3 25 (5.63%) Visual Studio
4 16 (3.60%) Maven
5 13 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (2.48%) GitLab
7 10 (2.25%) Android Studio
8 9 (2.03%) JIRA
8 9 (2.03%) Mocha
9 8 (1.80%) Karma Test Runner
9 8 (1.80%) Protractor
9 8 (1.80%) Subversion
10 6 (1.35%) git-flow
10 6 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.13%) WebStorm
12 4 (0.90%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.90%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.90%) webpack
13 2 (0.45%) Jasmine
General
1 80 (18.02%) Finance
2 75 (16.89%) Banking
3 9 (2.03%) Retail
3 9 (2.03%) Retail Banking
4 6 (1.35%) Law
5 5 (1.13%) Automotive
6 3 (0.68%) Back Office
6 3 (0.68%) Marketing
7 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Advertising
8 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) Front Office
8 1 (0.23%) Games
8 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (22.97%) AngularJS
2 91 (20.50%) HTML
3 82 (18.47%) .NET
4 80 (18.02%) Spring
5 76 (17.12%) CSS
6 66 (14.86%) Node.js
7 49 (11.04%) Spring Boot
8 40 (9.01%) Web Services
9 35 (7.88%) HTML5
9 35 (7.88%) REST
9 35 (7.88%) XML
10 34 (7.66%) ASP.NET
11 31 (6.98%) jQuery
12 28 (6.31%) CSS3
12 28 (6.31%) React
13 24 (5.41%) .NET Framework
13 24 (5.41%) RESTful
14 21 (4.73%) ASP.NET Web API
15 18 (4.05%) Java EE
15 18 (4.05%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.73%) Mobile App
3 20 (4.50%) User Experience
4 13 (2.93%) Mainframe
5 12 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.80%) IBM Mainframe
6 8 (1.80%) iPad
7 7 (1.58%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.13%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.13%) Fintech
8 5 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.90%) CMDB
10 3 (0.68%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (0.45%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.45%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.45%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.45%) RIA
12 1 (0.23%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.23%) Life Science
12 1 (0.23%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.86%) Android
2 16 (3.60%) Apple iOS
3 13 (2.93%) Linux
4 12 (2.70%) Windows
5 5 (1.13%) Unix
6 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (38.29%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (17.34%) TDD
3 65 (14.64%) Scrum
4 55 (12.39%) MVC
5 51 (11.49%) Test Automation
6 41 (9.23%) Web Development
7 39 (8.78%) Microservices
8 38 (8.56%) Front End Development
9 35 (7.88%) DevOps
10 34 (7.66%) SDLC
11 32 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (6.76%) BDD
13 27 (6.08%) ETL
14 24 (5.41%) Android Development
15 20 (4.50%) Build Automation
15 20 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (4.50%) Dependency Management
16 19 (4.28%) Problem-Solving
17 18 (4.05%) ITIL
17 18 (4.05%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 163 (36.71%) JavaScript
2 137 (30.86%) Java
3 98 (22.07%) SQL
4 80 (18.02%) C#
5 17 (3.83%) PHP
6 13 (2.93%) PowerShell
6 13 (2.93%) T-SQL
7 10 (2.25%) COBOL
8 9 (2.03%) Apple Swift
8 9 (2.03%) JCL
9 8 (1.80%) Java 8
9 8 (1.80%) Scala
10 7 (1.58%) Objective-C
10 7 (1.58%) Python
11 6 (1.35%) Ruby
12 5 (1.13%) C++
12 5 (1.13%) Go
12 5 (1.13%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.13%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (2.93%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.48%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.03%) Degree
4 5 (1.13%) MCP
4 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.90%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.90%) MCSE
6 2 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.45%) SAFe Agilist
7 1 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.15%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.25%) QA
3 7 (1.58%) GDPR
4 2 (0.45%) COBIT
4 2 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (4.95%) Docker
2 9 (2.03%) HDFS
3 3 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.68%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.68%) Kibana
1 3 (0.68%) Kubernetes
1 3 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.45%) Ambari
2 2 (0.45%) Ansible
2 2 (0.45%) Control-M
2 2 (0.45%) Ganglia
2 2 (0.45%) Nagios
3 1 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 38 (8.56%) Oracle
2 30 (6.76%) Microsoft
3 29 (6.53%) IBM
4 16 (3.60%) SAP
5 10 (2.25%) MicroStrategy
5 10 (2.25%) Talend
6 9 (2.03%) hybris
6 9 (2.03%) Informatica
6 9 (2.03%) Tableau
7 8 (1.80%) Ab Initio
7 8 (1.80%) ATG
7 8 (1.80%) Demandware
8 7 (1.58%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.35%) Cloudera
9 6 (1.35%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.13%) Apple
10 5 (1.13%) Capita
10 5 (1.13%) Hortonworks
10 5 (1.13%) Remedy
11 4 (0.90%) Google