Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 6 months to 19 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 West > Dorset
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 83 136 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 28.33% 30.63% 17.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.82% 31.70% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 93 40
Dorset median daily rate £400 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% -6.45%
10th Percentile £306 £238 £251
90th Percentile £470 £486 £400
South West median daily rate £390 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +11.43% -3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 7
Dorset median hourly rate £41.15 £24.75 £41.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.26% -39.99% +3.10%
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £33.25 £42.15
% change year-on-year +27.82% -21.12% +5.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset. 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
Dorset
Contract vacancies in Dorset with a recognized job title 288 429 410
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.29% 96.62% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 291 211
Dorset median daily rate £418 £363 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.17% -0.82% +8.70%
10th Percentile £200 £195 £163
90th Percentile £488 £513 £538
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 64
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 £15.26 £39.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.85% -61.48% +136.96%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.75 £11.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £32.50 £44.63
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +37.50%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Dorset

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Dorset

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Dorset over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Dorset

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Dorset

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Bournemouth +1 50 £400 +18.52% 11
Weymouth -1 6 £325 -
Poole -4 3 £475 +35.71% 6
Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Dorset region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 36 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (37.35%) JavaScript
3 30 (36.14%) Java
4 28 (33.73%) HTML
5 27 (32.53%) SQL
6 23 (27.71%) MVC
7 22 (26.51%) CSS
8 21 (25.30%) .NET
9 20 (24.10%) C#
10 17 (20.48%) Windows
10 17 (20.48%) Git (software)
11 16 (19.28%) jQuery
11 16 (19.28%) AngularJS
11 16 (19.28%) Web Services
12 15 (18.07%) ASP.NET
12 15 (18.07%) Linux
12 15 (18.07%) OO
12 15 (18.07%) Data Extraction
13 14 (16.87%) Finance
13 14 (16.87%) TDD
14 12 (14.46%) Scrum
14 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
14 12 (14.46%) Visual Studio
15 11 (13.25%) Web Development
15 11 (13.25%) Degree
15 11 (13.25%) Computer Science
16 10 (12.05%) .NET Framework
16 10 (12.05%) Spring
16 10 (12.05%) Eclipse
16 10 (12.05%) Mobile App

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.41%) EPiServer
2 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (2.41%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.20%) Apache
3 1 (1.20%) IIS
3 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Magento
2 3 (3.61%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (1.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.41%) GitHub
2 2 (2.41%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) 4G
1 1 (1.20%) DHCP
1 1 (1.20%) DNS
1 1 (1.20%) Internet
1 1 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.02%) Ingres
2 5 (6.02%) MySQL
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.41%) Power BI
5 1 (1.20%) DataStage
5 1 (1.20%) MS Access
5 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (20.48%) Git (software)
2 12 (14.46%) Visual Studio
3 10 (12.05%) Eclipse
4 9 (10.84%) Jenkins
4 9 (10.84%) NetBeans
5 7 (8.43%) Gradle
6 5 (6.02%) Grunt
6 5 (6.02%) IntelliJ
6 5 (6.02%) JIRA
6 5 (6.02%) Maven
7 4 (4.82%) webpack
8 3 (3.61%) NUnit
8 3 (3.61%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (3.61%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.41%) FxCop
9 2 (2.41%) ReSharper
10 1 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.20%) JProfiler
10 1 (1.20%) MSTest
10 1 (1.20%) YourKit
General
1 14 (16.87%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Banking
3 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Electronics
4 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.20%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Military
4 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (33.73%) HTML
2 22 (26.51%) CSS
3 21 (25.30%) .NET
4 16 (19.28%) AngularJS
4 16 (19.28%) jQuery
4 16 (19.28%) Web Services
5 15 (18.07%) ASP.NET
6 10 (12.05%) .NET Framework
6 10 (12.05%) Spring
7 9 (10.84%) SOAP
8 8 (9.64%) Entity Framework
8 8 (9.64%) Hibernate
8 8 (9.64%) Spring MVC
8 8 (9.64%) Thymeleaf
9 7 (8.43%) CSS3
9 7 (8.43%) REST
9 7 (8.43%) WCF
10 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (7.23%) HTML5
10 6 (7.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.05%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.02%) W3C
4 4 (4.82%) iPad
5 3 (3.61%) e-Learning
5 3 (3.61%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.41%) Fintech
6 2 (2.41%) User Experience
7 1 (1.20%) CMDB
7 1 (1.20%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.20%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.48%) Windows
2 15 (18.07%) Linux
3 7 (8.43%) Apple iOS
4 5 (6.02%) Android
5 3 (3.61%) Unix
6 1 (1.20%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.71%) MVC
3 15 (18.07%) Data Extraction
3 15 (18.07%) OO
4 14 (16.87%) TDD
5 12 (14.46%) Scrum
5 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
6 11 (13.25%) Web Development
7 9 (10.84%) Unit Testing
8 8 (9.64%) SDLC
9 7 (8.43%) iOS Development
9 7 (8.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (7.23%) Multithreading
10 6 (7.23%) MVVM
10 6 (7.23%) System Testing
11 5 (6.02%) BDD
11 5 (6.02%) UML
12 4 (4.82%) Android Development
12 4 (4.82%) Front End Development
12 4 (4.82%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 31 (37.35%) JavaScript
2 30 (36.14%) Java
3 27 (32.53%) SQL
4 20 (24.10%) C#
5 9 (10.84%) C++
6 7 (8.43%) PHP
7 5 (6.02%) C
7 5 (6.02%) Objective-C
8 4 (4.82%) Apple Swift
9 3 (3.61%) ECMAScript
10 2 (2.41%) Ada
10 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.20%) ES6
11 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.20%) Python
11 1 (1.20%) VB
11 1 (1.20%) VB6
11 1 (1.20%) VBA
11 1 (1.20%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (13.25%) Degree
2 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
2 9 (10.84%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.61%) Adobe
2 3 (3.61%) OpenText
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle
3 2 (2.41%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.41%) Zend
4 1 (1.20%) EMC
4 1 (1.20%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.20%) IBM
4 1 (1.20%) Isilon
4 1 (1.20%) NetApp
4 1 (1.20%) Netezza
4 1 (1.20%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.20%) SolidFire
4 1 (1.20%) Xamarin