Period
to 19 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 19 May 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 800 816 931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.83% 18.26% 21.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.20% 19.23% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 533 662
East of England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £265
90th Percentile £541 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 42
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £31.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.11% -15.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £17.78 £16.25 £31.03
90th Percentile £54.00 £72.75 £52.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% -2.44% +2.50%

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 3,773 4,243 4,127
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.53% 94.92% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,221 2,399 2,455
East of England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £208 £200 £200
90th Percentile £588 £582 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 285 319
East of England median hourly rate £15.98 £17.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.00% -19.05% -2.33%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.69 £10.61
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.40 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.36 £18.51 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.58% -2.57% -2.56%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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
Essex +2 262 £500 -2.44% 68
Cambridgeshire +1 222 £428 +6.88% 278
Hertfordshire 0 207 £450 +12.50% 157
Suffolk 0 51 £375 -11.76% 39
Bedfordshire -1 40 £423 -0.59% 61
Norfolk -17 17 £394 +8.62% 46
East Anglia - 1 £450 - 42
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 May 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.

1 298 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (32.00%) Java
3 210 (26.25%) SQL
4 191 (23.88%) TDD
5 176 (22.00%) JavaScript
6 172 (21.50%) Oracle
7 151 (18.88%) .NET
7 151 (18.88%) HTML
8 146 (18.25%) Web Services
9 144 (18.00%) C#
10 141 (17.63%) Business Intelligence
11 134 (16.75%) CSS
12 131 (16.38%) Git (software)
13 110 (13.75%) Finance
14 107 (13.38%) Spring
15 106 (13.25%) SOAP
16 103 (12.88%) Linux
16 103 (12.88%) Amazon AWS
17 99 (12.38%) SQL Server
18 94 (11.75%) AngularJS
19 93 (11.63%) RESTful
19 93 (11.63%) Microservices
20 89 (11.13%) Java 8
20 89 (11.13%) Unix
21 84 (10.50%) SOA
22 79 (9.88%) SAP
23 78 (9.75%) Scrum
24 77 (9.63%) ETL
25 76 (9.50%) ASP.NET
25 76 (9.50%) REST

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 66 (8.25%) Mule
2 60 (7.50%) Oracle Service Bus
2 60 (7.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 40 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 28 (3.50%) WebSphere
5 27 (3.38%) CMS
6 22 (2.75%) Confluence
6 22 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 21 (2.63%) Apache Spark
8 13 (1.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 11 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (1.38%) IIS
10 9 (1.13%) Apache Solr
10 9 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (1.00%) JBoss
11 8 (1.00%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.75%) Apache
12 6 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.63%) Drupal
13 5 (0.63%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.38%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
4 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.13%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.13%) Simulink
5 1 (0.13%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 30 (3.75%) Magento
2 5 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.50%) CiviCRM
3 4 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.50%) Revive Adserver
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.38%) Fredhopper
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.25%) FastStats
5 2 (0.25%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 2 (0.25%) Lorenzo
5 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.25%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 103 (12.88%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (3.88%) Power Platform
4 23 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 21 (2.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 17 (2.13%) GitHub
6 17 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (1.50%) Serverless
8 11 (1.38%) Office 365
9 10 (1.25%) npm
10 8 (1.00%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.88%) Amazon Glacier
12 5 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.63%) Force.com
13 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.50%) Veeva
13 4 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.38%) Algolia
14 3 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.75%) Firewall
2 10 (1.25%) HTTP
3 9 (1.13%) Internet
4 7 (0.88%) IPv6
4 7 (0.88%) VoIP
4 7 (0.88%) Wireless
5 6 (0.75%) 3GPP
5 6 (0.75%) 5G
5 6 (0.75%) DHCP
5 6 (0.75%) LTE
5 6 (0.75%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.63%) Broadband
6 5 (0.63%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.50%) ATM
8 3 (0.38%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (0.38%) DNS
8 3 (0.38%) FTP
9 2 (0.25%) NFC
9 2 (0.25%) SSH
9 2 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 66 (8.25%) Oracle Database
3 65 (8.13%) MySQL
4 52 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
5 45 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 42 (5.25%) Relational Database
7 40 (5.00%) MongoDB
8 34 (4.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
10 29 (3.63%) Power BI
11 27 (3.38%) BusinessObjects
12 23 (2.88%) NoSQL
13 19 (2.38%) Apache Hive
13 19 (2.38%) Pentaho
14 18 (2.25%) HBase
15 15 (1.88%) BODI
15 15 (1.88%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
16 13 (1.63%) Hadoop
16 13 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 12 (1.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 131 (16.38%) Git (software)
2 71 (8.88%) Jenkins
3 67 (8.38%) JIRA
4 49 (6.13%) JUnit
5 47 (5.88%) Visual Studio
6 37 (4.63%) Maven
7 29 (3.63%) SoapUI
8 25 (3.13%) Grunt
8 25 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (2.38%) gulp
10 17 (2.13%) Mercurial
11 12 (1.50%) Bower
11 12 (1.50%) Karma Test Runner
11 12 (1.50%) Visual Studio Code
12 11 (1.38%) Selenium
12 11 (1.38%) Subversion
13 10 (1.25%) Jasmine
14 9 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (1.13%) git-flow
15 8 (1.00%) Cucumber
General
1 110 (13.75%) Finance
2 72 (9.00%) Telecoms
3 68 (8.50%) Marketing
4 67 (8.38%) Manufacturing
5 62 (7.75%) Electronics
6 37 (4.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 19 (2.38%) Retail
8 14 (1.75%) Law
9 10 (1.25%) Games
10 7 (0.88%) Banking
11 4 (0.50%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.50%) Legal
11 4 (0.50%) Publishing
11 4 (0.50%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.38%) German Language
13 2 (0.25%) Automotive
13 2 (0.25%) French Language
13 2 (0.25%) Military
14 1 (0.13%) Advertising
14 1 (0.13%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (18.88%) .NET
1 151 (18.88%) HTML
2 146 (18.25%) Web Services
3 134 (16.75%) CSS
4 107 (13.38%) Spring
5 106 (13.25%) SOAP
6 94 (11.75%) AngularJS
7 93 (11.63%) RESTful
8 76 (9.50%) ASP.NET
8 76 (9.50%) REST
9 70 (8.75%) Spring Boot
10 69 (8.63%) jQuery
11 67 (8.38%) Middleware
12 64 (8.00%) Apache Camel
13 63 (7.88%) HTML5
14 56 (7.00%) Node.js
14 56 (7.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 54 (6.75%) XML
16 51 (6.38%) JSON
17 48 (6.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 70 (8.75%) Greenfield Project
2 43 (5.38%) Algorithms
3 35 (4.38%) User Experience
4 22 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
6 15 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.50%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.50%) W3C
8 11 (1.38%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.38%) Vector Graphics
9 10 (1.25%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.13%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (0.88%) Reference Data
13 6 (0.75%) Life Science
13 6 (0.75%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.63%) DataPower
14 5 (0.63%) e-Learning
14 5 (0.63%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 103 (12.88%) Linux
2 89 (11.13%) Unix
3 31 (3.88%) CentOS
4 25 (3.13%) Android
5 17 (2.13%) Windows
6 15 (1.88%) Solaris
7 12 (1.50%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.00%) VME
9 4 (0.50%) zOS
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) Debian
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (23.88%) TDD
3 141 (17.63%) Business Intelligence
4 93 (11.63%) Microservices
5 84 (10.50%) SOA
6 78 (9.75%) Scrum
7 77 (9.63%) ETL
8 71 (8.88%) MVC
9 70 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
10 69 (8.63%) OO
11 68 (8.50%) DevOps
12 66 (8.25%) BDD
13 62 (7.75%) Digital Marketing
14 61 (7.63%) Programme Management
15 59 (7.38%) Data Modelling
16 56 (7.00%) Web Development
17 54 (6.75%) E-Commerce
18 52 (6.50%) Software Engineering
19 50 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
20 47 (5.88%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 256 (32.00%) Java
2 210 (26.25%) SQL
3 176 (22.00%) JavaScript
4 144 (18.00%) C#
5 89 (11.13%) Java 8
6 62 (7.75%) Python
7 40 (5.00%) T-SQL
8 39 (4.88%) C
9 37 (4.63%) Shell Script
10 32 (4.00%) C++
10 32 (4.00%) PL/SQL
11 27 (3.38%) PHP
12 25 (3.13%) XPath
13 20 (2.50%) Ruby
14 19 (2.38%) PowerShell
15 16 (2.00%) ES6
16 14 (1.75%) TypeScript
17 13 (1.63%) Bash Shell
17 13 (1.63%) VB.NET
18 12 (1.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 59 (7.38%) Security Cleared
2 45 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 23 (2.88%) Degree
4 9 (1.13%) OCPJP
4 9 (1.13%) Sun Certification
5 6 (0.75%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.50%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.50%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.38%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.38%) PhD
9 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.13%) MCSA
10 1 (0.13%) MCSD
10 1 (0.13%) MCSE
10 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.00%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.75%) QA
3 4 (0.50%) WCAG
4 3 (0.38%) HL7
5 2 (0.25%) PMO
5 2 (0.25%) SLA
6 1 (0.13%) GDPR
6 1 (0.13%) IFRS
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) MISRA
6 1 (0.13%) OASIS TOSCA
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 44 (5.50%) Docker
2 7 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.50%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 3 (0.38%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.25%) Squid
6 1 (0.13%) Firmware
6 1 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (2.13%) Ansible
2 13 (1.63%) Kubernetes
3 11 (1.38%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (0.63%) Kibana
5 4 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.50%) Puppet
5 4 (0.50%) Salt
6 3 (0.38%) logstash
6 3 (0.38%) WSUS
7 2 (0.25%) Cacti
7 2 (0.25%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.13%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.13%) Grafana
8 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.13%) Nagios
8 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.13%) SCCM
8 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 172 (21.50%) Oracle
2 79 (9.88%) SAP
3 72 (9.00%) Microsoft
4 63 (7.88%) WSO2
5 31 (3.88%) Red Hat
5 31 (3.88%) Talend
6 29 (3.63%) Informatica
7 28 (3.50%) IBM
8 22 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
9 21 (2.63%) Tableau
10 17 (2.13%) Google
11 14 (1.75%) Sitecore
12 12 (1.50%) Adobe
13 11 (1.38%) hybris
13 11 (1.38%) Teradata
14 10 (1.25%) Nintex
15 9 (1.13%) Sun
15 9 (1.13%) Zend
16 7 (0.88%) Sybase
16 7 (0.88%) Xamarin