Period
to 19 July 2018

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 July 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
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 871 959 931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.37% 20.57% 17.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.44% 21.83% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 668 569
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.53%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £263
90th Percentile £538 £538 £488
England median daily rate £463 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +2.78% +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 36 32
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +24.61% -16.58%
10th Percentile £18.50 £33.13 £9.00
90th Percentile £66.75 £63.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.13
% change year-on-year - +0.89% +12.33%

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 4,480 4,394 5,001
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 94.25% 96.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,558 2,602 2,913
East of England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £205 £208
90th Percentile £575 £575 £545
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 343 359
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -13.88% +1.60%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.50 £11.48
90th Percentile £46.10 £47.50 £47.10
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018.

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 July 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
Hertfordshire 0 293 £400 -5.88% 150
Cambridgeshire -1 198 £415 +18.57% 212
Essex 0 177 £513 +13.89% 90
Suffolk +1 114 £420 +5.00% 43
Bedfordshire -6 71 £423 +16.55% 38
Norfolk -4 26 £356 +5.17% 59
Developer
England

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

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

1 355 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (33.18%) Java
3 278 (31.92%) JavaScript
4 251 (28.82%) SQL
5 245 (28.13%) HTML
6 227 (26.06%) CSS
7 213 (24.45%) TDD
8 208 (23.88%) C#
9 192 (22.04%) .NET
10 173 (19.86%) SQL Server
10 173 (19.86%) Web Services
11 163 (18.71%) MVC
12 146 (16.76%) RESTful
12 146 (16.76%) AngularJS
13 136 (15.61%) Oracle
14 133 (15.27%) JSON
15 132 (15.15%) Finance
16 128 (14.70%) REST
17 119 (13.66%) Business Intelligence
18 117 (13.43%) HTML5
19 115 (13.20%) XML
20 114 (13.09%) ASP.NET
21 113 (12.97%) SOAP
22 107 (12.28%) Microsoft
23 100 (11.48%) Spring
23 100 (11.48%) Greenfield Project
24 97 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
25 96 (11.02%) jQuery
25 96 (11.02%) Linux
26 92 (10.56%) Git (software)

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 69 (7.92%) Mule
2 57 (6.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 55 (6.31%) Oracle Service Bus
4 28 (3.21%) Apache
5 27 (3.10%) SharePoint
5 27 (3.10%) WebSphere
6 21 (2.41%) CMS
7 15 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (1.72%) WordPress
8 13 (1.49%) Confluence
9 11 (1.26%) JBoss
10 10 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (1.03%) IIS
11 9 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (1.03%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.92%) Drupal
12 8 (0.92%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.69%) Predix
14 5 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.46%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 14 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.92%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.57%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.23%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.23%) Maya
6 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.23%) Windchill
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.11%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.11%) InVision
Business Applications
1 23 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.18%) Magento
3 5 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.34%) HFM
5 3 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.23%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.11%) iTrent
7 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.11%) ProductWriter
7 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 67 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.10%) GitHub
4 19 (2.18%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (1.26%) npm
6 9 (1.03%) Office 365
7 5 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.57%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.34%) SaaS
9 3 (0.34%) Serverless
10 2 (0.23%) Heroku
10 2 (0.23%) Slack
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.11%) IaaS
11 1 (0.11%) NuGet
11 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.95%) HTTP
2 16 (1.84%) FTP
3 12 (1.38%) Internet
4 7 (0.80%) Software-Defined Networking
5 5 (0.57%) Broadband
6 3 (0.34%) DNS
6 3 (0.34%) SAN
6 3 (0.34%) SSH
6 3 (0.34%) SSL
6 3 (0.34%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.34%) WEP
7 2 (0.23%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.23%) Junos
7 2 (0.23%) OpenFlow
7 2 (0.23%) SMS
7 2 (0.23%) VLAN
7 2 (0.23%) WAN
7 2 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.11%) DLNA
8 1 (0.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (19.86%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 54 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
4 51 (5.86%) MySQL
5 49 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (4.25%) Relational Database
8 35 (4.02%) MongoDB
9 31 (3.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (2.64%) NoSQL
10 23 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
11 20 (2.30%) DB2
12 17 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (1.84%) QlikView
14 15 (1.72%) DataStage
15 14 (1.61%) Informix
16 13 (1.49%) Power BI
16 13 (1.49%) QualityStage
16 13 (1.49%) Redis
17 12 (1.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 92 (10.56%) Git (software)
2 80 (9.18%) Jenkins
3 76 (8.73%) Maven
4 54 (6.20%) Visual Studio
5 42 (4.82%) JUnit
6 39 (4.48%) JIRA
7 36 (4.13%) gulp
8 24 (2.76%) Gradle
9 23 (2.64%) NUnit
10 21 (2.41%) webpack
11 19 (2.18%) Grunt
12 18 (2.07%) Cucumber
12 18 (2.07%) Selenium
12 18 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (1.95%) Eclipse
14 14 (1.61%) Subversion
15 13 (1.49%) Jasmine
16 12 (1.38%) Calabash
17 11 (1.26%) ReSharper
17 11 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 132 (15.15%) Finance
2 75 (8.61%) Telecoms
3 62 (7.12%) Manufacturing
3 62 (7.12%) Marketing
4 55 (6.31%) Electronics
5 27 (3.10%) Retail
6 17 (1.95%) Games
7 16 (1.84%) Advertising
8 11 (1.26%) Law
9 8 (0.92%) Automotive
9 8 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.80%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.46%) Billing
13 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.34%) Back Office
13 3 (0.34%) Front Office
13 3 (0.34%) Legal
14 2 (0.23%) Military
14 2 (0.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (28.13%) HTML
2 227 (26.06%) CSS
3 192 (22.04%) .NET
4 173 (19.86%) Web Services
5 146 (16.76%) AngularJS
5 146 (16.76%) RESTful
6 133 (15.27%) JSON
7 128 (14.70%) REST
8 117 (13.43%) HTML5
9 115 (13.20%) XML
10 114 (13.09%) ASP.NET
11 113 (12.97%) SOAP
12 100 (11.48%) Spring
13 96 (11.02%) jQuery
14 86 (9.87%) CSS3
15 85 (9.76%) Node.js
16 67 (7.69%) Middleware
17 64 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC
18 63 (7.23%) Apache Camel
19 57 (6.54%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 100 (11.48%) Greenfield Project
2 47 (5.40%) User Experience
3 41 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.15%) Animation
7 10 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.03%) Mobile App
9 8 (0.92%) Internet of Things
9 8 (0.92%) Vector Graphics
10 7 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
10 7 (0.80%) NHS
10 7 (0.80%) Replication
11 6 (0.69%) e-Health
11 6 (0.69%) LIMS
11 6 (0.69%) PACS
12 5 (0.57%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.57%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.57%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 96 (11.02%) Linux
2 33 (3.79%) Unix
3 32 (3.67%) Windows
4 17 (1.95%) Android
5 13 (1.49%) CentOS
6 11 (1.26%) Solaris
7 8 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.57%) AIX
11 4 (0.46%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.23%) Debian
12 2 (0.23%) Fedora
13 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.11%) HPUX
13 1 (0.11%) MVS
13 1 (0.11%) VME
13 1 (0.11%) VMS
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (24.45%) TDD
3 163 (18.71%) MVC
4 119 (13.66%) Business Intelligence
5 97 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
6 82 (9.41%) Web Development
7 77 (8.84%) Microservices
8 73 (8.38%) SOA
9 72 (8.27%) DevOps
10 67 (7.69%) Front End Development
11 66 (7.58%) E-Commerce
12 63 (7.23%) Scrum
13 59 (6.77%) Software Engineering
14 57 (6.54%) Digital Marketing
15 56 (6.43%) Test Automation
16 54 (6.20%) BDD
16 54 (6.20%) ETL
17 53 (6.08%) Programme Management
18 50 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
19 47 (5.40%) OO
Programming Languages
1 289 (33.18%) Java
2 278 (31.92%) JavaScript
3 251 (28.82%) SQL
4 208 (23.88%) C#
5 79 (9.07%) Java 8
6 49 (5.63%) Python
7 47 (5.40%) T-SQL
8 46 (5.28%) PHP
9 44 (5.05%) XPath
10 40 (4.59%) TypeScript
11 34 (3.90%) ES6
12 25 (2.87%) PL/SQL
12 25 (2.87%) VB.NET
13 22 (2.53%) C++
14 20 (2.30%) Perl
15 17 (1.95%) Scala
16 14 (1.61%) C
17 13 (1.49%) Groovy
17 13 (1.49%) Ruby
17 13 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (3.44%) Security Cleared
2 28 (3.21%) Degree
3 18 (2.07%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.23%) PhD
7 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.11%) CIPD
7 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.11%) MCPD
7 1 (0.11%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.87%) QA
2 13 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.80%) HL7
4 2 (0.23%) GDPR
4 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.23%) WCAG
5 1 (0.11%) CDISC
5 1 (0.11%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.11%) MISRA
5 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (5.28%) Docker
2 6 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.11%) Firmware
4 1 (0.11%) HDFS
4 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (2.41%) Ansible
2 10 (1.15%) Kubernetes
3 7 (0.80%) Puppet
4 3 (0.34%) Kibana
4 3 (0.34%) Opsview
5 2 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.23%) Terraform
5 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.11%) Nagios
6 1 (0.11%) Nmap
6 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.11%) Salt
6 1 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 136 (15.61%) Oracle
2 107 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 61 (7.00%) SAP
4 59 (6.77%) WSO2
5 40 (4.59%) IBM
6 18 (2.07%) Teradata
7 14 (1.61%) Capita
8 13 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (1.49%) Tableau
9 12 (1.38%) Adobe
9 12 (1.38%) Google
10 10 (1.15%) HP
10 10 (1.15%) Zend
11 9 (1.03%) Citrix
12 8 (0.92%) hybris
12 8 (0.92%) MicroStrategy
12 8 (0.92%) Talend
12 8 (0.92%) webMethods
13 7 (0.80%) MuleSoft
14 6 (0.69%) Mapbox