The median contractor rate for a Developer was £381 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
England / East of England
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 449 435 457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.93% 17.94% 17.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.87% 18.61% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 275 252
Median daily rate £381 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 17
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £17.40 £29.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +18.05%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2053 2338 2498
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.71% 96.41% 96.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1250 1366 1409
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 168 239
Median hourly rate £31.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.78% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire 0 119 £475 +25.00% 87
Essex +2 117 £400 +6.66% 52
Cambridgeshire 0 108 £350 -3.11% 107
Bedfordshire +3 47 £350 -8.49% 16
Suffolk +4 42 £400 -0.62% 22
Norfolk -10 14 £325 -3.70% 32
Developer
England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 East of England region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 354 (37.30%) Java
2 335 (35.30%) Agile Software Development
3 302 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 284 (29.93%) TDD
5 258 (27.19%) HTML
6 251 (26.45%) C#
7 241 (25.40%) .NET
8 224 (23.60%) SQL
9 195 (20.55%) CSS
10 170 (17.91%) MVC
11 163 (17.18%) SQL Server
12 157 (16.54%) XML
13 138 (14.54%) Web Services
14 128 (13.49%) AngularJS
15 120 (12.64%) Oracle
16 113 (11.91%) RESTful
17 112 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
18 111 (11.70%) JSON
19 108 (11.38%) jQuery
20 102 (10.75%) Microsoft
21 100 (10.54%) ASP.NET
22 99 (10.43%) E-Commerce
22 99 (10.43%) Android
23 98 (10.33%) Web Development
23 98 (10.33%) Scrum
24 97 (10.22%) BDD
25 93 (9.80%) Git (software)
26 91 (9.59%) Spring
27 89 (9.38%) Finance
27 89 (9.38%) HTML5

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 33 (3.48%) WebLogic
2 28 (2.95%) WebSphere
3 25 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 19 (2.00%) IIS
4 19 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 17 (1.79%) CMS
6 16 (1.69%) Drupal
6 16 (1.69%) WordPress
7 14 (1.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 13 (1.37%) Apache
8 13 (1.37%) Apache Spark
8 13 (1.37%) JBoss
9 11 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.95%) Oracle Service Bus
11 8 (0.84%) Moodle
11 8 (0.84%) Skype for Business
11 8 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.74%) Mule
13 6 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 33 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.74%) MS Office
3 6 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.42%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.11%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 33 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (2.63%) Adobe Campaign
3 23 (2.42%) Unica
4 13 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.74%) Magento
6 7 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
7 6 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.53%) Shopify
9 4 (0.42%) SAP HCM
10 3 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.32%) SDL Web 8
11 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
12 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
12 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
1 46 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (3.16%) GitHub
3 15 (1.58%) Office 365
4 12 (1.26%) Adobe Analytics
4 12 (1.26%) PaaS
5 8 (0.84%) IaaS
5 8 (0.84%) SaaS
5 8 (0.84%) Yammer
6 6 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.42%) Boomi
7 4 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.11%) Google Play
10 1 (0.11%) Route 53
10 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.26%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.16%) HTTP
3 9 (0.95%) LDAP
4 7 (0.74%) SSL
5 5 (0.53%) Internet
6 4 (0.42%) Intranet
6 4 (0.42%) VoIP
6 4 (0.42%) Wireless
6 4 (0.42%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.21%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.21%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.21%) NFC
7 2 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.11%) Network Security
8 1 (0.11%) RS-232
8 1 (0.11%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (17.18%) SQL Server
2 53 (5.58%) Relational Database
3 43 (4.53%) MongoDB
4 37 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (3.69%) NoSQL
5 35 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (3.48%) MySQL
7 30 (3.16%) BusinessObjects
8 25 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (2.53%) Big Data
9 24 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 23 (2.42%) Oracle Database
10 23 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 21 (2.21%) Hadoop
11 21 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
13 14 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
14 13 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 93 (9.80%) Git (software)
2 73 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 47 (4.95%) JUnit
4 39 (4.11%) Subversion
5 38 (4.00%) Visual Studio
6 36 (3.79%) JIRA
7 32 (3.37%) Maven
8 30 (3.16%) Selenium
9 26 (2.74%) Gradle
9 26 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (2.32%) Android Studio
11 19 (2.00%) Ant
11 19 (2.00%) Cucumber
12 17 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 17 (1.79%) gulp
13 16 (1.69%) Eclipse
14 15 (1.58%) SoapUI
15 14 (1.48%) Calabash
16 13 (1.37%) Moq
16 13 (1.37%) Xcode
General
1 89 (9.38%) Finance
2 44 (4.64%) Retail
3 40 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 36 (3.79%) Manufacturing
5 25 (2.63%) Electronics
6 23 (2.42%) Automotive
7 21 (2.21%) Marketing
8 17 (1.79%) Advertising
9 10 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.84%) Banking
11 5 (0.53%) Games
11 5 (0.53%) Publishing
12 4 (0.42%) Billing
13 3 (0.32%) Legal
14 2 (0.21%) Front Office
14 2 (0.21%) Law
14 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.11%) Interactive Media
15 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (27.19%) HTML
2 241 (25.40%) .NET
3 195 (20.55%) CSS
4 157 (16.54%) XML
5 138 (14.54%) Web Services
6 128 (13.49%) AngularJS
7 113 (11.91%) RESTful
8 111 (11.70%) JSON
9 108 (11.38%) jQuery
10 100 (10.54%) ASP.NET
11 91 (9.59%) Spring
12 89 (9.38%) HTML5
13 81 (8.54%) REST
14 74 (7.80%) .NET Framework
15 66 (6.95%) Node.js
16 63 (6.64%) Hibernate
17 60 (6.32%) XSLT
18 56 (5.90%) CSS3
19 55 (5.80%) Entity Framework
20 53 (5.58%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 65 (6.85%) Mobile App
2 36 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.16%) Computer Science
4 29 (3.06%) Animation
5 26 (2.74%) Data Structures
6 25 (2.63%) User Experience
7 16 (1.69%) Algorithms
8 14 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.16%) e-Learning
10 10 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.05%) iPhone
11 7 (0.74%) DataPower
12 6 (0.63%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.63%) iPad
12 6 (0.63%) NHS
13 4 (0.42%) Contactless
13 4 (0.42%) EMV
14 3 (0.32%) Augmented Reality
14 3 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 99 (10.43%) Android
2 75 (7.90%) Linux
3 70 (7.38%) Apple iOS
4 69 (7.27%) Unix
5 59 (6.22%) Windows
6 12 (1.26%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.32%) HPUX
7 3 (0.32%) Solaris
7 3 (0.32%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.21%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.11%) MVS
9 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.11%) VME
9 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (35.30%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (29.93%) TDD
3 170 (17.91%) MVC
4 112 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
5 99 (10.43%) E-Commerce
6 98 (10.33%) Scrum
6 98 (10.33%) Web Development
7 97 (10.22%) BDD
8 86 (9.06%) OO
9 85 (8.96%) Android Development
10 79 (8.32%) Software Engineering
11 73 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
12 65 (6.85%) DevOps
13 60 (6.32%) Front End Development
14 56 (5.90%) iOS Development
15 55 (5.80%) Pair Programming
16 54 (5.69%) CRM
17 47 (4.95%) Unit Testing
18 41 (4.32%) ETL
18 41 (4.32%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 354 (37.30%) Java
2 302 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 251 (26.45%) C#
4 224 (23.60%) SQL
5 74 (7.80%) PHP
6 60 (6.32%) Python
7 44 (4.64%) C
8 37 (3.90%) T-SQL
9 36 (3.79%) C++
9 36 (3.79%) Objective-C
10 31 (3.27%) PL/SQL
11 28 (2.95%) Apple Swift
11 28 (2.95%) Scala
12 26 (2.74%) Embedded C
13 20 (2.11%) Groovy
14 14 (1.48%) VB.NET
15 13 (1.37%) Go
15 13 (1.37%) VBScript
16 12 (1.26%) Clojure
16 12 (1.26%) Rust
Qualifications
1 62 (6.53%) Degree
2 14 (1.48%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.63%) Sun Certification
4 5 (0.53%) PhD
4 5 (0.53%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.21%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.11%) CISA
7 1 (0.11%) CISM
7 1 (0.11%) CISSP
7 1 (0.11%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.06%) QA
2 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.32%) IFRS
2 3 (0.32%) IFRS 9
3 2 (0.21%) WAI
4 1 (0.11%) CDISC
4 1 (0.11%) GxP
4 1 (0.11%) HL7
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.11%) MiFID
4 1 (0.11%) SDET
4 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (1.69%) Docker
2 3 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.21%) Firmware
3 2 (0.21%) HDFS
3 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.11%) KVM
4 1 (0.11%) LXC
4 1 (0.11%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 1 (0.11%) Varnish
4 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (2.00%) Puppet
2 16 (1.69%) Ansible
3 7 (0.74%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 5 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.21%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.11%) Kibana
6 1 (0.11%) Mesos
6 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 120 (12.64%) Oracle
2 102 (10.75%) Microsoft
3 47 (4.95%) Adobe
4 32 (3.37%) IBM
4 32 (3.37%) SAP
5 17 (1.79%) Google
6 16 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (1.69%) Xamarin
7 9 (0.95%) Telerik
8 8 (0.84%) Infor
8 8 (0.84%) Talend
9 7 (0.74%) WSO2
10 6 (0.63%) Sitecore
10 6 (0.63%) Sybase
11 5 (0.53%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.53%) Embarcadero
11 5 (0.53%) Mapbox
11 5 (0.53%) Sun
11 5 (0.53%) Zend
12 4 (0.42%) Hortonworks
Hertfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Square One Resources
Posted: 15 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £125 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Tec Partners
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
Essex
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
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IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
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Square One Resources
Rate: £283.87 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Talent Point Ltd
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Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
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