Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Croydon during the 6 months to 18 December 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 London > Croydon
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 352 241 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 30.66% 24.49% 13.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.06% 25.67% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 173 53
Croydon median daily rate £525 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £425 £363 £293
90th Percentile £575 £575 £500
South London median daily rate £500 £475 £413
% change year-on-year +5.26% +15.15% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Croydon median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South London median hourly rate £35.00 £46.42 -
% change year-on-year -24.59% - -

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 1,098 939 500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 95.43% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 632 301
Croydon median daily rate £525 £500 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +19.76% -1.76%
10th Percentile £380 £310 £258
90th Percentile £625 £675 £534
South London median daily rate £500 £488 £421
% change year-on-year +2.56% +15.73% +12.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
Croydon median hourly rate £35.00 £13.75 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +154.55% -68.39% +222.22%
10th Percentile £18.70 £12.88 £27.00
90th Percentile £46.55 £22.44 £95.00
South London median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year -1.25% +34.45% +45.12%

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 18 December 2018.

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
Contract Job Locations in Croydon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Croydon region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
Thornton Heath - 2 £513 -
Developer
South London

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Croydon region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 264 (75.00%) Java
2 232 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (46.59%) Security Cleared
4 154 (43.75%) SC Cleared
5 144 (40.91%) Git (software)
6 128 (36.36%) Jenkins
7 116 (32.95%) Java 8
8 114 (32.39%) TDD
9 109 (30.97%) RESTful
10 107 (30.40%) SonarQube
11 105 (29.83%) OO
12 102 (28.98%) Test Automation
13 100 (28.41%) Maven
13 100 (28.41%) Microservices
14 99 (28.13%) JUnit
15 97 (27.56%) Amazon AWS
16 93 (26.42%) Mockito
17 88 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
18 79 (22.44%) Scrum
19 77 (21.88%) REST
19 77 (21.88%) Relational Database
20 76 (21.59%) Docker
21 74 (21.02%) Spring
22 70 (19.89%) PostgreSQL
22 70 (19.89%) Confluence
23 68 (19.32%) JIRA
24 65 (18.47%) Web Services
25 63 (17.90%) BDD
26 62 (17.61%) Java EE
27 61 (17.33%) DevOps

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 70 (19.89%) Confluence
2 51 (14.49%) WildFly
3 49 (13.92%) Tomcat
4 44 (12.50%) WebLogic
5 36 (10.23%) OpenStack
5 36 (10.23%) WebSphere
6 19 (5.40%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (3.13%) Apache Solr
8 7 (1.99%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.99%) JBoss
9 3 (0.85%) Apache
9 3 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.28%) CMS
10 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPEL
10 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (3.13%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 97 (27.56%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (11.36%) GitHub
4 36 (10.23%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (2.84%) SaaS
6 7 (1.99%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.42%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (1.42%) Serverless
8 3 (0.85%) npm
9 2 (0.57%) IaaS
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.56%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.57%) HTTP
2 2 (0.57%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (21.88%) Relational Database
2 70 (19.89%) PostgreSQL
3 53 (15.06%) RDBMS
4 43 (12.22%) NoSQL
5 41 (11.65%) MySQL
6 27 (7.67%) HBase
7 25 (7.10%) Big Data
8 18 (5.11%) SQL Server
9 13 (3.69%) Hadoop
10 10 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (2.56%) MongoDB
12 8 (2.27%) Power BI
12 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (1.42%) Data Lake
15 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 5 (1.42%) PowerPivot
16 4 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 144 (40.91%) Git (software)
2 128 (36.36%) Jenkins
3 107 (30.40%) SonarQube
4 100 (28.41%) Maven
5 99 (28.13%) JUnit
6 93 (26.42%) Mockito
7 68 (19.32%) JIRA
8 47 (13.35%) Checkstyle
8 47 (13.35%) Liquibase
8 47 (13.35%) Vagrant
9 45 (12.78%) DbUnit
10 43 (12.22%) GitLab
11 39 (11.08%) jMock
12 36 (10.23%) MSTest
12 36 (10.23%) NUnit
13 31 (8.81%) Cucumber
14 20 (5.68%) Selenium
15 19 (5.40%) Grunt
15 19 (5.40%) Karma Test Runner
16 18 (5.11%) gulp
General
1 16 (4.55%) Finance
2 4 (1.14%) Retail
3 2 (0.57%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (30.97%) RESTful
2 77 (21.88%) REST
3 74 (21.02%) Spring
4 65 (18.47%) Web Services
5 62 (17.61%) Java EE
6 58 (16.48%) Hibernate
7 56 (15.91%) JMS
8 53 (15.06%) JAX-RS
9 52 (14.77%) Apache Camel
9 52 (14.77%) Drools
10 51 (14.49%) Spring Boot
11 50 (14.20%) WireMock
12 49 (13.92%) Lambda Expressions
13 48 (13.64%) SOAP
14 43 (12.22%) J2EE
15 39 (11.08%) AngularJS
15 39 (11.08%) PowerMock
16 37 (10.51%) CSS
17 36 (10.23%) Kafka
18 34 (9.66%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.35%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (1.70%) Algorithms
4 3 (0.85%) NHS
5 2 (0.57%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Licensing
5 2 (0.57%) PKI
6 1 (0.28%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.28%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.28%) User Experience
6 1 (0.28%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.35%) Unix
1 47 (13.35%) VMS
2 22 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (0.28%) CentOS
3 1 (0.28%) Solaris
3 1 (0.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (32.39%) TDD
3 105 (29.83%) OO
4 102 (28.98%) Test Automation
5 100 (28.41%) Microservices
6 88 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 79 (22.44%) Scrum
8 63 (17.90%) BDD
9 61 (17.33%) DevOps
10 57 (16.19%) Open Source
11 54 (15.34%) CQRS
12 53 (15.06%) Domain-Driven Design
13 49 (13.92%) Dependency Injection
13 49 (13.92%) OOA/OOD
14 43 (12.22%) Kanban
15 40 (11.36%) E-Commerce
16 34 (9.66%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 29 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
18 22 (6.25%) Front End Development
19 21 (5.97%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 264 (75.00%) Java
2 116 (32.95%) Java 8
3 60 (17.05%) JavaScript
4 49 (13.92%) JPQL
5 33 (9.38%) SQL
6 29 (8.24%) Groovy
7 12 (3.41%) Python
8 9 (2.56%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.99%) ES6
11 6 (1.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 6 (1.70%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.14%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.85%) C#
13 3 (0.85%) Scala
14 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 164 (46.59%) Security Cleared
2 154 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.14%) DBS Check
4 4 (1.14%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.57%) ISEB
6 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.84%) QA
2 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.57%) PMO
System Software
1 76 (21.59%) Docker
2 36 (10.23%) vSphere
3 34 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.41%) HDFS
5 3 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 50 (14.20%) Ansible
2 48 (13.64%) Kubernetes
3 39 (11.08%) Puppet
4 37 (10.51%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (3.13%) Terraform
6 6 (1.70%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.57%) Kibana
7 2 (0.57%) logstash
8 1 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.28%) Consul
Vendors
1 45 (12.78%) Oracle
2 36 (10.23%) VMware
3 11 (3.13%) Adobe
4 10 (2.84%) Guidewire
4 10 (2.84%) MuleSoft
5 5 (1.42%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.85%) Alteryx
7 2 (0.57%) Ab Initio
7 2 (0.57%) Pega
7 2 (0.57%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.28%) hybris
8 1 (0.28%) Hyland
8 1 (0.28%) SAP
8 1 (0.28%) ServiceNow