Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Croydon 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 London > Croydon
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 12 2
Rank change year-on-year +7 -10 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 232 80 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 26.64% 15.04% 29.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.85% 16.13% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 60 50
Croydon median daily rate £500 £413 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +14.58% -17.71%
10th Percentile £363 £310 £318
90th Percentile £575 £500 £488
South London median daily rate £500 £405 £350
% change year-on-year +23.46% +15.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Croydon median hourly rate - - £28.89
South London median hourly rate £46.42 - £30.00

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 833 496 325
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 93.23% 97.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 311 208
Croydon median daily rate £500 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -2.94% -5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £311
90th Percentile £650 £563 £525
South London median daily rate £491 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +15.59% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Croydon median hourly rate £14.00 £35.25 £20.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.28% +70.78% +37.60%
10th Percentile £12.90 £21.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £86.10 £95.00 £34.13
South London median hourly rate £41.42 £20.85 £18.00
% change year-on-year +98.63% +15.83% +12.50%

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 November 2017.

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 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 Croydon region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 192 (82.76%) Java
2 129 (55.60%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (54.31%) Security Cleared
4 103 (44.40%) Microservices
5 94 (40.52%) REST
6 91 (39.22%) SC Cleared
7 90 (38.79%) TDD
8 87 (37.50%) Git (software)
9 80 (34.48%) OO
10 79 (34.05%) JIRA
11 78 (33.62%) Scrum
12 77 (33.19%) Confluence
13 61 (26.29%) Spring
13 61 (26.29%) JUnit
14 60 (25.86%) RESTful
15 57 (24.57%) Test Automation
15 57 (24.57%) Mockito
16 52 (22.41%) AngularJS
16 52 (22.41%) HTML
17 51 (21.98%) BDD
18 50 (21.55%) HBase
18 50 (21.55%) JavaScript
19 49 (21.12%) PostgreSQL
20 48 (20.69%) Maven
20 48 (20.69%) Web Services
21 46 (19.83%) Hadoop
22 44 (18.97%) Apache Camel
23 43 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
23 43 (18.53%) HTML5
23 43 (18.53%) CQRS

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 77 (33.19%) Confluence
2 27 (11.64%) Tomcat
3 25 (10.78%) WildFly
4 19 (8.19%) Apache Spark
5 12 (5.17%) Apache
6 11 (4.74%) WebLogic
7 8 (3.45%) Apache Solr
8 7 (3.02%) OpenStack
8 7 (3.02%) WebSphere
9 5 (2.16%) JBoss
10 2 (0.86%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.86%) WordPress
11 1 (0.43%) CMS
11 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.43%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (5.17%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.43%) GIMP
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.64%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (11.21%) GitHub
3 12 (5.17%) Amazon S3
4 9 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.86%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.88%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (21.55%) HBase
2 49 (21.12%) PostgreSQL
3 46 (19.83%) Hadoop
4 38 (16.38%) Big Data
5 33 (14.22%) NoSQL
6 32 (13.79%) Relational Database
7 27 (11.64%) RDBMS
8 11 (4.74%) MongoDB
8 11 (4.74%) SQL Server
9 9 (3.88%) MySQL
10 4 (1.72%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (1.29%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (1.29%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.43%) DataStax
13 1 (0.43%) DocumentDB
13 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 87 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 79 (34.05%) JIRA
3 61 (26.29%) JUnit
4 57 (24.57%) Mockito
5 48 (20.69%) Maven
6 42 (18.10%) Jenkins
7 37 (15.95%) SonarQube
8 30 (12.93%) Cucumber
9 28 (12.07%) Vagrant
10 26 (11.21%) GitLab
11 25 (10.78%) Checkstyle
11 25 (10.78%) Liquibase
12 23 (9.91%) IntelliJ
13 18 (7.76%) Grunt
14 15 (6.47%) Jasmine
15 14 (6.03%) Karma Test Runner
16 13 (5.60%) DbUnit
16 13 (5.60%) jMock
17 12 (5.17%) Selenium
18 8 (3.45%) Protractor
General
1 15 (6.47%) Finance
2 4 (1.72%) Banking
2 4 (1.72%) Investment Banking
3 3 (1.29%) Publishing
4 1 (0.43%) Electronics
4 1 (0.43%) Law
4 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.43%) Marketing
4 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (40.52%) REST
2 61 (26.29%) Spring
3 60 (25.86%) RESTful
4 52 (22.41%) AngularJS
4 52 (22.41%) HTML
5 48 (20.69%) Web Services
6 44 (18.97%) Apache Camel
7 43 (18.53%) CSS
7 43 (18.53%) HTML5
8 41 (17.67%) JMS
8 41 (17.67%) Spring Boot
9 40 (17.24%) JAX-RS
10 34 (14.66%) Hibernate
11 32 (13.79%) WireMock
12 31 (13.36%) Drools
13 25 (10.78%) CSS3
13 25 (10.78%) Java EE
13 25 (10.78%) Lambda Expressions
14 24 (10.34%) Kafka
15 20 (8.62%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.78%) Linux Command Line
2 16 (6.90%) Algorithms
3 11 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.16%) e-Learning
4 5 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.64%) Unix
2 26 (11.21%) VMS
3 25 (10.78%) Linux
4 7 (3.02%) Windows
5 6 (2.59%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (55.60%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (44.40%) Microservices
3 90 (38.79%) TDD
4 80 (34.48%) OO
5 78 (33.62%) Scrum
6 57 (24.57%) Test Automation
7 51 (21.98%) BDD
8 43 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (18.53%) CQRS
9 39 (16.81%) Domain-Driven Design
10 33 (14.22%) DevOps
11 29 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
12 25 (10.78%) OOA/OOD
13 21 (9.05%) Kanban
14 19 (8.19%) MVC
14 19 (8.19%) Web Development
15 16 (6.90%) Front End Development
16 15 (6.47%) Unit Testing
17 13 (5.60%) Responsive Web Design
18 12 (5.17%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 192 (82.76%) Java
2 50 (21.55%) JavaScript
3 25 (10.78%) JPQL
4 22 (9.48%) SQL
5 19 (8.19%) Scala
6 10 (4.31%) PHP
7 5 (2.16%) C#
7 5 (2.16%) Python
8 3 (1.29%) Groovy
9 2 (0.86%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.86%) R
9 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.86%) VBScript
10 1 (0.43%) ES6
10 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 126 (54.31%) Security Cleared
2 91 (39.22%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.59%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.86%) Degree
6 1 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.86%) QA
1 2 (0.86%) WCAG
2 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 31 (13.36%) Docker
2 15 (6.47%) HDFS
3 5 (2.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.86%) vSphere
5 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (15.09%) Kubernetes
2 13 (5.60%) Ansible
3 9 (3.88%) Puppet
4 8 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.02%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (1.29%) Terraform
7 2 (0.86%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12 (5.17%) Oracle
2 11 (4.74%) Adobe
3 4 (1.72%) IBM
3 4 (1.72%) Perforce
3 4 (1.72%) VMware
4 3 (1.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (0.86%) SAP
6 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.43%) Capita
6 1 (0.43%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.43%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.43%) hybris
6 1 (0.43%) Zend