Period
to 22 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Croydon during the 6 months to 22 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 London > Croydon
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 204 357 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 27.53% 31.34% 26.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.77% 33.24% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 237 64
Croydon median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £315
90th Percentile £600 £575 £540
South London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Croydon median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South London median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £49.42
% change year-on-year -4.11% -26.14% +3.31%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon. 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
Croydon
Contract vacancies in Croydon with a recognized job title 709 1,074 395
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 94.29% 96.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 730 229
Croydon median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +9.09%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £243
90th Percentile £638 £675 £575
South London median daily rate £500 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 3
Croydon median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% -34.39% +16.33%
South London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -25.53% +126.51%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Croydon

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Croydon

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Croydon over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Croydon

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Croydon

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Croydon region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 112 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (48.04%) Java
3 86 (42.16%) Security Cleared
4 77 (37.75%) SC Cleared
5 72 (35.29%) Git (software)
6 67 (32.84%) JavaScript
7 66 (32.35%) TDD
8 65 (31.86%) RESTful
9 61 (29.90%) Amazon AWS
10 49 (24.02%) AngularJS
10 49 (24.02%) Front End Development
11 48 (23.53%) Jenkins
12 46 (22.55%) Scrum
12 46 (22.55%) Maven
13 45 (22.06%) Spring
13 45 (22.06%) Web Services
13 45 (22.06%) BDD
14 43 (21.08%) JUnit
14 43 (21.08%) Microservices
15 41 (20.10%) SOAP
15 41 (20.10%) Apache Camel
16 40 (19.61%) HTML
17 38 (18.63%) Continuous Integration
18 37 (18.14%) Mockito
18 37 (18.14%) CSS
19 34 (16.67%) SonarQube
20 32 (15.69%) Open Source
21 31 (15.20%) PowerMock
22 30 (14.71%) Kanban
22 30 (14.71%) jMock

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 (7.35%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (5.39%) Apache Solr
3 10 (4.90%) Tomcat
4 9 (4.41%) Confluence
4 9 (4.41%) JBoss
5 8 (3.92%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.47%) Apache
7 2 (0.98%) Camunda
7 2 (0.98%) SAS
7 2 (0.98%) WildFly
8 1 (0.49%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (5.39%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 61 (29.90%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (12.75%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (5.39%) GitHub
4 11 (5.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (4.90%) Amazon S3
6 5 (2.45%) Slack
7 3 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.47%) npm
8 2 (0.98%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.43%) HTTP
1 7 (3.43%) Kerberos
2 3 (1.47%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.98%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.22%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (8.33%) Big Data
2 17 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.39%) HBase
4 10 (4.90%) Hadoop
5 8 (3.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.45%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.96%) Amazon Aurora
7 4 (1.96%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.49%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 72 (35.29%) Git (software)
2 48 (23.53%) Jenkins
3 46 (22.55%) Maven
4 43 (21.08%) JUnit
5 37 (18.14%) Mockito
6 34 (16.67%) SonarQube
7 30 (14.71%) jMock
8 29 (14.22%) DbUnit
9 16 (7.84%) JIRA
10 11 (5.39%) Grunt
10 11 (5.39%) Jasmine
10 11 (5.39%) Karma Test Runner
11 8 (3.92%) Cucumber
12 7 (3.43%) Bitbucket
12 7 (3.43%) GitLab
13 5 (2.45%) Gerrit
14 4 (1.96%) Checkstyle
14 4 (1.96%) Selenium
15 3 (1.47%) Eclipse
15 3 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 8 (3.92%) Finance
2 3 (1.47%) Retail
3 2 (0.98%) Electronics
3 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
3 2 (0.98%) Marketing
3 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.49%) Banking
4 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (31.86%) RESTful
2 49 (24.02%) AngularJS
3 45 (22.06%) Spring
3 45 (22.06%) Web Services
4 41 (20.10%) Apache Camel
4 41 (20.10%) SOAP
5 40 (19.61%) HTML
6 37 (18.14%) CSS
7 31 (15.20%) PowerMock
8 30 (14.71%) J2EE
9 26 (12.75%) Spring Boot
10 23 (11.27%) REST
11 20 (9.80%) Node.js
12 19 (9.31%) HTML5
12 19 (9.31%) NgRx
13 18 (8.82%) React
14 17 (8.33%) .NET
14 17 (8.33%) CSS3
15 15 (7.35%) XML
16 14 (6.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.27%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (2.45%) User Experience
3 4 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.98%) NHS
4 2 (0.98%) PKI
5 1 (0.49%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.49%) ASIC
5 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.88%) Linux
2 4 (1.96%) Unix
3 1 (0.49%) CentOS
3 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (32.35%) TDD
3 49 (24.02%) Front End Development
4 46 (22.55%) Scrum
5 45 (22.06%) BDD
6 43 (21.08%) Microservices
7 38 (18.63%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (15.69%) Open Source
9 30 (14.71%) E-Commerce
9 30 (14.71%) Kanban
10 29 (14.22%) DevOps
11 24 (11.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 23 (11.27%) MVC
12 23 (11.27%) Test Automation
13 20 (9.80%) OO
14 19 (9.31%) Unit Testing
15 18 (8.82%) Web Development
16 17 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
17 14 (6.86%) Migration
18 13 (6.37%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 98 (48.04%) Java
2 67 (32.84%) JavaScript
3 27 (13.24%) Java 8
4 26 (12.75%) SQL
5 25 (12.25%) ES6
6 24 (11.76%) Python
7 16 (7.84%) C#
8 10 (4.90%) TypeScript
9 6 (2.94%) VB
9 6 (2.94%) VBA
10 5 (2.45%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.45%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.96%) Groovy
11 4 (1.96%) JPQL
12 3 (1.47%) C
13 2 (0.98%) Go
13 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.98%) Scala
14 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.49%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 86 (42.16%) Security Cleared
2 77 (37.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (1.47%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (1.47%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.49%) Degree
4 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.98%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (13.24%) Docker
2 25 (12.25%) vSphere
3 24 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.94%) HDFS
5 1 (0.49%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.49%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 25 (12.25%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.92%) Terraform
3 7 (3.43%) Ansible
4 2 (0.98%) Kibana
4 2 (0.98%) logstash
4 2 (0.98%) Sysdig
5 1 (0.49%) Consul
Vendors
1 25 (12.25%) VMware
2 11 (5.39%) Adobe
3 8 (3.92%) Red Hat
4 7 (3.43%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.43%) Splunk
5 5 (2.45%) Google
6 4 (1.96%) Oracle
7 2 (0.98%) SAP