Period
to 19 October 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 19 October 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
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 718 970 1,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.06% 19.00% 21.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.40% 20.22% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 666 735
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £288
90th Percentile £525 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 36
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £49.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% -10.66% +35.86%
10th Percentile £33.40 £31.55 £36.25
90th Percentile £48.25 £61.06 £63.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 3,701 4,797 4,779
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.08% 93.97% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,264 2,832 2,758
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +7.10%
10th Percentile £200 £194 £213
90th Percentile £592 £583 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 309 365
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £17.43 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.18% -3.19% -11.42%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.90 £11.05
90th Percentile £49.73 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.06 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.76% -3.44% +1.08%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the East of England

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in the East of England

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in the East of England

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in the East of England

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in the East of England

Developer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 19 October 2019. 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
Hertfordshire -1 249 £445 +8.21% 156
Cambridgeshire 0 211 £425 - 224
Essex +2 134 £450 -14.29% 70
Suffolk 0 65 £400 - 42
Bedfordshire -2 35 £380 -7.88% 26
Norfolk +1 20 £331 -11.67% 44
East Anglia +13 2 £470 -
Developer
England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 East of England region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 275 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (29.67%) JavaScript
3 188 (26.18%) Java
4 173 (24.09%) C#
5 167 (23.26%) .NET
6 157 (21.87%) SQL
7 154 (21.45%) HTML
8 150 (20.89%) CSS
9 142 (19.78%) TDD
10 139 (19.36%) AngularJS
11 135 (18.80%) Git (software)
12 124 (17.27%) SQL Server
13 121 (16.85%) Web Services
14 115 (16.02%) React
15 101 (14.07%) AWS
16 99 (13.79%) MVC
17 92 (12.81%) Scrum
18 87 (12.12%) Azure
19 86 (11.98%) PHP
20 84 (11.70%) jQuery
21 83 (11.56%) Oracle
22 82 (11.42%) ASP.NET
23 79 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
24 76 (10.58%) Front End Development
25 74 (10.31%) Linux
26 73 (10.17%) OO
26 73 (10.17%) Microservices
27 72 (10.03%) Python
27 72 (10.03%) MySQL
27 72 (10.03%) Finance

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 44 (6.13%) CMS
2 41 (5.71%) WebSphere
3 34 (4.74%) SharePoint
4 26 (3.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 24 (3.34%) Apache
6 22 (3.06%) Oracle Service Bus
7 21 (2.92%) Mule
8 20 (2.79%) Confluence
9 19 (2.65%) Sitecore CMS
10 14 (1.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 12 (1.67%) nginx
11 12 (1.67%) Tomcat
12 11 (1.53%) Apache Solr
13 10 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (1.39%) WebLogic
14 8 (1.11%) IIS
14 8 (1.11%) WordPress
15 6 (0.84%) JBoss
15 6 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.70%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 11 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.28%) Sketch
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.14%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.14%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 43 (5.99%) Magento
2 19 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.42%) Fredhopper
5 3 (0.42%) SDL Web 8
6 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.14%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 101 (14.07%) AWS
2 87 (12.12%) Azure
3 51 (7.10%) Power Platform
4 27 (3.76%) GCP
5 16 (2.23%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (2.09%) Serverless
7 11 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.39%) SaaS
9 9 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.97%) BrowserStack
11 7 (0.97%) GitHub
12 6 (0.84%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.84%) Force.com
12 6 (0.84%) npm
12 6 (0.84%) Office 365
12 6 (0.84%) PowerApps
13 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Flow
14 4 (0.56%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.67%) Ethernet
2 11 (1.53%) HTTP
3 8 (1.11%) Firewall
3 8 (1.11%) IPv6
3 8 (1.11%) VoIP
4 6 (0.84%) Broadband
4 6 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.70%) Internet
6 3 (0.42%) DHCP
6 3 (0.42%) FTP
6 3 (0.42%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.42%) Wireless
6 3 (0.42%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.28%) DVB
7 2 (0.28%) Skype
8 1 (0.14%) 4G
8 1 (0.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.14%) DSL
8 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (17.27%) SQL Server
2 72 (10.03%) MySQL
3 44 (6.13%) Power BI
4 38 (5.29%) Relational Database
5 30 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (3.20%) Oracle Database
8 19 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (2.37%) NoSQL
10 16 (2.23%) SQL Server 2016
11 15 (2.09%) MongoDB
12 12 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
13 10 (1.39%) Neo4j
13 10 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (1.25%) BigQuery
15 6 (0.84%) Jackrabbit
15 6 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (0.70%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 135 (18.80%) Git (software)
2 65 (9.05%) JIRA
3 49 (6.82%) Jenkins
4 45 (6.27%) Visual Studio
5 32 (4.46%) JUnit
6 29 (4.04%) Grunt
7 28 (3.90%) Jasmine
8 26 (3.62%) Bower
9 25 (3.48%) Karma Test Runner
10 22 (3.06%) Selenium
11 16 (2.23%) SoapUI
12 14 (1.95%) Maven
13 13 (1.81%) Subversion
14 11 (1.53%) Cucumber
14 11 (1.53%) NUnit
14 11 (1.53%) Oracle APEX
15 10 (1.39%) git-flow
15 10 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
15 10 (1.39%) TeamCity
16 9 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 72 (10.03%) Finance
2 40 (5.57%) Telecoms
3 35 (4.87%) Games
4 33 (4.60%) Public Sector
5 29 (4.04%) Marketing
6 27 (3.76%) Electronics
7 26 (3.62%) Manufacturing
8 25 (3.48%) Retail
9 16 (2.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (1.67%) Back Office
11 10 (1.39%) Publishing
12 6 (0.84%) Law
13 5 (0.70%) Banking
14 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.28%) Legal
14 2 (0.28%) Military
15 1 (0.14%) Advertising
15 1 (0.14%) Automotive
15 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (23.26%) .NET
2 154 (21.45%) HTML
3 150 (20.89%) CSS
4 139 (19.36%) AngularJS
5 121 (16.85%) Web Services
6 115 (16.02%) React
7 84 (11.70%) jQuery
8 82 (11.42%) ASP.NET
9 69 (9.61%) Node.js
10 66 (9.19%) Spring
11 62 (8.64%) ASP.NET Web API
12 55 (7.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 52 (7.24%) HTML5
14 51 (7.10%) Sass
15 48 (6.69%) SOAP
16 47 (6.55%) XML
17 46 (6.41%) RESTful
18 44 (6.13%) Spring Boot
19 42 (5.85%) CSS3
20 40 (5.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.36%) User Experience
2 37 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
3 31 (4.32%) Mobile App
4 28 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (3.48%) Vector Graphics
6 24 (3.34%) W3C
7 18 (2.51%) Algorithms
8 17 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.67%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.53%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (0.97%) Reference Data
12 7 (0.97%) Wiki
13 6 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.70%) Internet of Things
14 5 (0.70%) Mobile Payment
15 4 (0.56%) LIMS
16 3 (0.42%) EPoS
16 3 (0.42%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 74 (10.31%) Linux
2 43 (5.99%) Unix
3 30 (4.18%) Windows
4 22 (3.06%) CentOS
5 21 (2.92%) Android
6 5 (0.70%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.14%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.14%) Solaris
9 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.14%) VMS
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (19.78%) TDD
3 99 (13.79%) MVC
4 92 (12.81%) Scrum
5 79 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
6 76 (10.58%) Front End Development
7 73 (10.17%) Microservices
7 73 (10.17%) OO
8 71 (9.89%) E-Commerce
9 70 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
10 57 (7.94%) BDD
11 54 (7.52%) DevOps
11 54 (7.52%) Unit Testing
12 52 (7.24%) Software Engineering
13 50 (6.96%) Test Automation
14 49 (6.82%) Web Development
15 44 (6.13%) Visualisation
16 42 (5.85%) Problem-Solving
17 40 (5.57%) SOA
18 39 (5.43%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 213 (29.67%) JavaScript
2 188 (26.18%) Java
3 173 (24.09%) C#
4 157 (21.87%) SQL
5 86 (11.98%) PHP
6 72 (10.03%) Python
7 46 (6.41%) C
8 34 (4.74%) C++
9 33 (4.60%) Java 8
10 29 (4.04%) T-SQL
11 26 (3.62%) PL/SQL
12 24 (3.34%) TypeScript
13 12 (1.67%) VB.NET
14 11 (1.53%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.53%) VB
15 9 (1.25%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.97%) Apex Code
16 7 (0.97%) ES6
16 7 (0.97%) Ruby
17 6 (0.84%) R
Qualifications
1 52 (7.24%) Degree
2 44 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.39%) OCPJP
5 10 (1.39%) Sun Certification
6 6 (0.84%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.42%) PhD
8 2 (0.28%) ACCA
8 2 (0.28%) CCNA
8 2 (0.28%) CIMA
8 2 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.14%) CISSP
9 1 (0.14%) ISEB
9 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.14%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.11%) QA
2 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.14%) GDPR
3 1 (0.14%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.14%) MISRA
3 1 (0.14%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.14%) SEPA
3 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 27 (3.76%) Docker
2 5 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.42%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.28%) Firmware
5 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.14%) LXC
Systems Management
1 19 (2.65%) Kubernetes
2 14 (1.95%) Terraform
3 12 (1.67%) Ansible
4 8 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.84%) Kibana
6 5 (0.70%) logstash
6 5 (0.70%) Puppet
7 3 (0.42%) WSUS
8 2 (0.28%) Mesos
8 2 (0.28%) Nagios
8 2 (0.28%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 83 (11.56%) Oracle
2 70 (9.75%) Microsoft
3 36 (5.01%) SAP
4 27 (3.76%) IBM
5 23 (3.20%) Google
6 20 (2.79%) WSO2
7 19 (2.65%) Sitecore
7 19 (2.65%) Talend
8 16 (2.23%) hybris
8 16 (2.23%) Red Hat
9 12 (1.67%) Informatica
9 12 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.39%) Sun
10 10 (1.39%) Tableau
11 8 (1.11%) Cognos
12 7 (0.97%) Xamarin
12 7 (0.97%) Zend
13 5 (0.70%) Adobe
13 5 (0.70%) LabWare
14 4 (0.56%) BEA