Period
to 16 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 16 July 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 305 502 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 19.70% 24.99% 24.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.82% 26.31% 25.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 293 255
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £313
90th Percentile £488 £550 £475
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £26.50 £46.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.39% - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +2.27%

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 1,465 1,908 1,968
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 94.97% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 974 909
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £230 £225 £245
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 148 80
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -16.31% +23.75%
10th Percentile £10.56 £10.43 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.55 £44.88 £58.88
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.42% +8.57% -12.50%

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 July 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 July 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 -4 168 £400 -5.88% 90
High Wycombe +1 37 £400 -1.84% 16
Aylesbury 0 11 £388 - 11
Marlow 0 8 £303 -45.00% 7
Beaconsfield - 3 £360 -
Amersham -4 2 £475 +18.75% 8
Gerrards Cross - 2 £300 - 8
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 125 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (32.13%) C#
3 91 (29.84%) .NET
4 85 (27.87%) SQL
5 84 (27.54%) JavaScript
6 83 (27.21%) Java
7 74 (24.26%) AngularJS
8 70 (22.95%) HTML
9 65 (21.31%) SQL Server
9 65 (21.31%) CSS
10 52 (17.05%) TDD
11 49 (16.07%) Spring
12 43 (14.10%) Git (software)
13 42 (13.77%) HTML5
13 42 (13.77%) Banking
14 39 (12.79%) Finance
14 39 (12.79%) Microservices
14 39 (12.79%) Spring Boot
15 38 (12.46%) Front End Development
15 38 (12.46%) MVC
16 37 (12.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 36 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
17 36 (11.80%) Web Development
18 34 (11.15%) Scrum
19 32 (10.49%) CSS3
20 30 (9.84%) .NET Framework
20 30 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
21 29 (9.51%) Test Automation
22 28 (9.18%) Node.js
22 28 (9.18%) Problem-Solving

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 18 (5.90%) CMS
2 13 (4.26%) Drupal
3 12 (3.93%) EPiServer
4 9 (2.95%) Appian
5 5 (1.64%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.98%) Confluence
7 3 (0.98%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.98%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.66%) Apache
8 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.66%) WordPress
9 1 (0.33%) JBoss
9 1 (0.33%) Kentico
9 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (1.64%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Magento
2 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.66%) Maximo
2 2 (0.66%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 36 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.95%) PaaS
4 7 (2.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (2.30%) Amazon S3
4 7 (2.30%) Google Analytics
5 6 (1.97%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (1.97%) CloudFront
5 6 (1.97%) OpenShift
5 6 (1.97%) Route 53
5 6 (1.97%) Serverless
6 5 (1.64%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (1.64%) GitHub
7 4 (1.31%) SaaS
8 3 (0.98%) npm
9 2 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.66%) HTTP
1 2 (0.66%) SSL
2 1 (0.33%) Firewall
2 1 (0.33%) FTP
2 1 (0.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (21.31%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 13 (4.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 12 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (3.61%) MongoDB
5 11 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (3.28%) DB2
6 10 (3.28%) NoSQL
6 10 (3.28%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.95%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.95%) Redis
8 7 (2.30%) Apache Hive
8 7 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.97%) Big Data
9 6 (1.97%) MySQL
9 6 (1.97%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 43 (14.10%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.56%) Jenkins
3 18 (5.90%) TeamCity
4 15 (4.92%) JIRA
4 15 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (3.61%) Maven
6 10 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (2.95%) Visual Studio
8 8 (2.62%) Bitbucket
8 8 (2.62%) MSTest
9 6 (1.97%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.97%) GitLab
9 6 (1.97%) Selenium
9 6 (1.97%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.97%) Subversion
10 5 (1.64%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.31%) IntelliJ
11 4 (1.31%) JUnit
11 4 (1.31%) Moq
12 3 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 42 (13.77%) Banking
2 39 (12.79%) Finance
3 14 (4.59%) Retail
4 4 (1.31%) Automotive
4 4 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.66%) Law
5 2 (0.66%) Marketing
6 1 (0.33%) Advertising
6 1 (0.33%) Back Office
6 1 (0.33%) Games
6 1 (0.33%) German Language
6 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.33%) Publishing
6 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (29.84%) .NET
2 74 (24.26%) AngularJS
3 70 (22.95%) HTML
4 65 (21.31%) CSS
5 49 (16.07%) Spring
6 42 (13.77%) HTML5
7 39 (12.79%) Spring Boot
8 37 (12.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 32 (10.49%) CSS3
10 30 (9.84%) .NET Framework
11 28 (9.18%) Node.js
12 25 (8.20%) jQuery
13 24 (7.87%) React
13 24 (7.87%) REST
13 24 (7.87%) SOAP
14 23 (7.54%) .NET Core
14 23 (7.54%) ASP.NET Web API
15 22 (7.21%) ASP.NET
15 22 (7.21%) Web Services
16 19 (6.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.90%) User Experience
2 11 (3.61%) EPoS
3 7 (2.30%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (1.97%) Data Structures
4 6 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (1.64%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.31%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.31%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.98%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.98%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.66%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.66%) Mashup
8 2 (0.66%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.33%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.33%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.28%) Linux
2 9 (2.95%) Android
3 7 (2.30%) Windows
4 6 (1.97%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.66%) Unix
6 2 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (17.05%) TDD
3 39 (12.79%) Microservices
4 38 (12.46%) Front End Development
4 38 (12.46%) MVC
5 36 (11.80%) Web Development
6 34 (11.15%) Scrum
7 30 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (9.51%) Test Automation
9 28 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (7.54%) BDD
11 21 (6.89%) DevOps
11 21 (6.89%) SDLC
12 18 (5.90%) Migration
12 18 (5.90%) OO
13 17 (5.57%) SOLID
14 16 (5.25%) ETL
15 15 (4.92%) API Development
15 15 (4.92%) ITIL
16 14 (4.59%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 98 (32.13%) C#
2 85 (27.87%) SQL
3 84 (27.54%) JavaScript
4 83 (27.21%) Java
5 19 (6.23%) Java 8
6 16 (5.25%) PHP
7 13 (4.26%) PowerShell
8 12 (3.93%) T-SQL
9 10 (3.28%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.30%) Python
11 6 (1.97%) C
11 6 (1.97%) C++
11 6 (1.97%) Kotlin
11 6 (1.97%) Scala
12 5 (1.64%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.31%) Apple Swift
13 4 (1.31%) ES6
13 4 (1.31%) Perl
14 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (1.31%) SC Cleared
1 4 (1.31%) Security Cleared
2 2 (0.66%) Degree
3 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.33%) MCSD
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.97%) QA
2 3 (0.98%) PMO
3 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (3.93%) Docker
2 7 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.64%) HDFS
5 2 (0.66%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (1.64%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.98%) Ansible
2 3 (0.98%) Control-M
3 2 (0.66%) MOM
4 1 (0.33%) Kibana
4 1 (0.33%) logstash
4 1 (0.33%) Oozie
4 1 (0.33%) SCCM
4 1 (0.33%) SCOM
4 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (8.52%) Oracle
2 15 (4.92%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.62%) Apple
3 8 (2.62%) VMware
3 8 (2.62%) Xamarin
4 7 (2.30%) Google
4 7 (2.30%) IBM
4 7 (2.30%) Red Hat
5 6 (1.97%) Telerik
5 6 (1.97%) Yahoo!
6 5 (1.64%) Hotjar
7 4 (1.31%) Remedy
8 3 (0.98%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (0.98%) SAP
8 3 (0.98%) Sencha
8 3 (0.98%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.66%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.66%) CyberArk
9 2 (0.66%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.66%) Pega