Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Croydon during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 386 186 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 32.11% 25.87% 18.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.62% 26.96% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 124 76
Croydon median daily rate £525 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +21.21% +17.86%
10th Percentile £388 £363 £355
90th Percentile £575 £575 £500
South London median daily rate £500 £475 £403
% change year-on-year +5.26% +18.01% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Croydon median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South London median hourly rate £38.38 £47.83 -
% change year-on-year -19.75% - -

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 1,148 690 518
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.51% 95.97% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 442 335
Croydon median daily rate £525 £490 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +19.51% -1.80%
10th Percentile £350 £234 £275
90th Percentile £631 £638 £552
South London median daily rate £500 £475 £423
% change year-on-year +5.26% +12.43% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 7
Croydon median hourly rate £18.70 £13.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.00% -49.07% -2.81%
10th Percentile £18.49 £12.88 £14.40
90th Percentile £35.00 £100.50 £95.00
South London median hourly rate £41.77 £42.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.73% +123.68% -31.61%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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.

1 278 (72.02%) Java
2 222 (57.51%) Agile Software Development
3 209 (54.15%) Security Cleared
4 197 (51.04%) SC Cleared
5 139 (36.01%) Git (software)
6 130 (33.68%) TDD
7 120 (31.09%) Test Automation
8 117 (30.31%) OO
9 109 (28.24%) Jenkins
9 109 (28.24%) Java 8
10 103 (26.68%) SonarQube
11 98 (25.39%) RESTful
11 98 (25.39%) Amazon AWS
12 96 (24.87%) Scrum
13 95 (24.61%) Maven
14 94 (24.35%) Microservices
15 93 (24.09%) JUnit
16 89 (23.06%) JavaScript
16 89 (23.06%) Mockito
17 81 (20.98%) REST
17 81 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
18 80 (20.73%) Confluence
19 78 (20.21%) JIRA
20 75 (19.43%) PostgreSQL
21 74 (19.17%) Relational Database
22 73 (18.91%) Java EE
23 71 (18.39%) DevOps
24 68 (17.62%) Spring
25 67 (17.36%) CSS
26 66 (17.10%) Docker

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 80 (20.73%) Confluence
2 65 (16.84%) Tomcat
3 51 (13.21%) WildFly
4 45 (11.66%) WebLogic
5 36 (9.33%) OpenStack
5 36 (9.33%) WebSphere
6 12 (3.11%) Apache Solr
7 11 (2.85%) Apache Spark
7 11 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (2.59%) WordPress
9 8 (2.07%) JBoss
10 4 (1.04%) Apache
11 3 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.52%) Alfresco
13 1 (0.26%) Apache ServiceMix
13 1 (0.26%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPEL
13 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (5.96%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 98 (25.39%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (9.59%) GitHub
4 27 (6.99%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (4.15%) Amazon S3
6 11 (2.85%) npm
6 11 (2.85%) SaaS
7 4 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.52%) IaaS
9 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.26%) Force.com
9 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.59%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.26%) HTTP
2 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.26%) Skype
2 1 (0.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (19.43%) PostgreSQL
2 74 (19.17%) Relational Database
3 52 (13.47%) RDBMS
4 42 (10.88%) MySQL
5 40 (10.36%) NoSQL
6 22 (5.70%) Big Data
6 22 (5.70%) HBase
7 18 (4.66%) SQL Server
8 10 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.59%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.81%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.55%) Power BI
11 6 (1.55%) Redis
12 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (1.04%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (1.04%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 139 (36.01%) Git (software)
2 109 (28.24%) Jenkins
3 103 (26.68%) SonarQube
4 95 (24.61%) Maven
5 93 (24.09%) JUnit
6 89 (23.06%) Mockito
7 78 (20.21%) JIRA
8 49 (12.69%) Checkstyle
8 49 (12.69%) Liquibase
8 49 (12.69%) Vagrant
9 44 (11.40%) GitLab
10 41 (10.62%) DbUnit
11 36 (9.33%) MSTest
11 36 (9.33%) NUnit
12 35 (9.07%) jMock
13 34 (8.81%) Grunt
14 33 (8.55%) Cucumber
15 31 (8.03%) Karma Test Runner
16 26 (6.74%) Jasmine
17 23 (5.96%) gulp
General
1 15 (3.89%) Retail
2 11 (2.85%) Finance
3 2 (0.52%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (25.39%) RESTful
2 81 (20.98%) REST
3 73 (18.91%) Java EE
4 68 (17.62%) Spring
5 67 (17.36%) CSS
6 59 (15.28%) JMS
7 58 (15.03%) Drools
7 58 (15.03%) Hibernate
7 58 (15.03%) HTML
7 58 (15.03%) Web Services
8 53 (13.73%) CSS3
8 53 (13.73%) JAX-RS
9 51 (13.21%) Lambda Expressions
10 50 (12.95%) AngularJS
10 50 (12.95%) WireMock
11 48 (12.44%) Apache Camel
12 44 (11.40%) SOAP
13 43 (11.14%) Spring Boot
14 42 (10.88%) J2EE
14 42 (10.88%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.69%) Linux Command Line
2 15 (3.89%) User Experience
3 10 (2.59%) Algorithms
3 10 (2.59%) W3C
4 5 (1.30%) NHS
5 2 (0.52%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Licensing
5 2 (0.52%) PKI
6 1 (0.26%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.26%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.69%) Unix
1 49 (12.69%) VMS
2 18 (4.66%) Linux
3 1 (0.26%) Solaris
3 1 (0.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (57.51%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (33.68%) TDD
3 120 (31.09%) Test Automation
4 117 (30.31%) OO
5 96 (24.87%) Scrum
6 94 (24.35%) Microservices
7 81 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
8 71 (18.39%) DevOps
9 57 (14.77%) Domain-Driven Design
10 56 (14.51%) BDD
10 56 (14.51%) CQRS
11 52 (13.47%) Dependency Injection
12 51 (13.21%) OOA/OOD
13 50 (12.95%) Front End Development
14 45 (11.66%) E-Commerce
15 40 (10.36%) Open Source
16 38 (9.84%) Kanban
16 38 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
17 24 (6.22%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 24 (6.22%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 278 (72.02%) Java
2 109 (28.24%) Java 8
3 89 (23.06%) JavaScript
4 51 (13.21%) JPQL
5 26 (6.74%) SQL
6 23 (5.96%) Groovy
7 14 (3.63%) ES6
8 6 (1.55%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.55%) Python
8 6 (1.55%) Scala
8 6 (1.55%) TypeScript
9 5 (1.30%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.30%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 3 (0.78%) C#
12 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.26%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 209 (54.15%) Security Cleared
2 197 (51.04%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.30%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.78%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) ISEB
6 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.33%) QA
2 4 (1.04%) PMO
3 1 (0.26%) GDPR
3 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 66 (17.10%) Docker
2 27 (6.99%) vSphere
3 25 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.11%) HDFS
5 2 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 52 (13.47%) Ansible
2 39 (10.10%) Kubernetes
2 39 (10.10%) Puppet
3 37 (9.59%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (2.85%) Terraform
5 4 (1.04%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 44 (11.40%) Oracle
2 27 (6.99%) VMware
3 23 (5.96%) Adobe
4 10 (2.59%) hybris
5 7 (1.81%) Guidewire
5 7 (1.81%) MuleSoft
6 4 (1.04%) Microsoft
7 3 (0.78%) Alteryx
7 3 (0.78%) Pega
8 2 (0.52%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.26%) ServiceNow