Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 797 921 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.12% 21.40% 17.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.09% 22.49% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 657 561
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 36 39
East of England median hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.33% +5.63% -12.56%
10th Percentile £16.25 £29.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £72.75 £56.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +6.67%

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 4,176 4,095 4,729
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 95.14% 96.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,365 2,443 2,755
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
90th Percentile £585 £561 £566
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 301 372
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.16% -11.63% +4.88%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.55 £11.44
90th Percentile £46.25 £47.50 £50.68
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.54% +11.40%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 0 236 £400 -5.88% 128
Cambridgeshire -1 196 £400 +14.29% 220
Essex -2 163 £511 +18.21% 98
Suffolk 0 89 £420 +5.00% 56
Bedfordshire -8 73 £425 +16.44% 42
Norfolk -2 43 £360 +2.86% 40
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 341 (42.79%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (31.99%) Java
3 248 (31.12%) JavaScript
4 220 (27.60%) TDD
5 217 (27.23%) SQL
6 210 (26.35%) HTML
7 198 (24.84%) CSS
8 193 (24.22%) C#
9 177 (22.21%) .NET
10 158 (19.82%) Web Services
11 147 (18.44%) MVC
12 143 (17.94%) AngularJS
13 140 (17.57%) SQL Server
14 136 (17.06%) RESTful
15 132 (16.56%) Oracle
15 132 (16.56%) Finance
16 118 (14.81%) JSON
17 116 (14.55%) XML
18 103 (12.92%) SOAP
18 103 (12.92%) Greenfield Project
19 101 (12.67%) REST
20 96 (12.05%) HTML5
20 96 (12.05%) Git (software)
20 96 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
21 94 (11.79%) Maven
22 93 (11.67%) Spring
22 93 (11.67%) jQuery
23 90 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
24 89 (11.17%) ASP.NET
25 88 (11.04%) Linux

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 64 (8.03%) Mule
2 59 (7.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 54 (6.78%) Oracle Service Bus
4 26 (3.26%) WebSphere
5 20 (2.51%) CMS
6 18 (2.26%) Apache
7 16 (2.01%) SharePoint
8 15 (1.88%) JBoss
9 13 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (1.51%) Apache ServiceMix
10 12 (1.51%) WordPress
11 11 (1.38%) Confluence
12 10 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (1.13%) IIS
14 8 (1.00%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (0.75%) Predix
17 5 (0.63%) Drupal
17 5 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
18 3 (0.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.63%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.50%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.25%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.13%) InVision
Business Applications
1 20 (2.51%) Magento
2 14 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.38%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.25%) iTrent
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.13%) HFM
6 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.13%) ProductWriter
6 1 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 51 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.01%) GitHub
4 10 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (1.25%) npm
5 9 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
6 8 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (1.00%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.88%) Office 365
8 5 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.38%) Heroku
11 2 (0.25%) PaaS
11 2 (0.25%) Serverless
12 1 (0.13%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.13%) Force.com
12 1 (0.13%) IaaS
12 1 (0.13%) NuGet
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.01%) HTTP
2 15 (1.88%) FTP
3 11 (1.38%) Internet
4 5 (0.63%) DNS
4 5 (0.63%) Wireless
5 4 (0.50%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.38%) IMAP
6 3 (0.38%) SMS
6 3 (0.38%) SMTP
6 3 (0.38%) SSL
6 3 (0.38%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.38%) WEP
7 2 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.13%) Extranet
8 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.13%) Junos
8 1 (0.13%) LAN
8 1 (0.13%) VLAN
8 1 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.65%) MySQL
2 45 (5.65%) Relational Database
3 44 (5.52%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (5.27%) PostgreSQL
5 39 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (3.89%) MongoDB
7 29 (3.64%) NoSQL
8 25 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (2.63%) DB2
10 19 (2.38%) QlikView
10 19 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (1.88%) DataStage
12 14 (1.76%) Informix
12 14 (1.76%) Qlik Sense
12 14 (1.76%) Redis
12 14 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (1.63%) QualityStage
14 11 (1.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 96 (12.05%) Git (software)
2 94 (11.79%) Maven
3 82 (10.29%) Jenkins
4 49 (6.15%) JUnit
5 47 (5.90%) Visual Studio
6 33 (4.14%) gulp
6 33 (4.14%) JIRA
7 29 (3.64%) Cucumber
8 24 (3.01%) Gradle
9 23 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (2.76%) webpack
11 19 (2.38%) Grunt
12 17 (2.13%) Jasmine
13 16 (2.01%) NUnit
13 16 (2.01%) Selenium
13 16 (2.01%) TeamCity
14 15 (1.88%) Subversion
15 13 (1.63%) Mockito
16 12 (1.51%) Mercurial
17 11 (1.38%) Calabash
General
1 132 (16.56%) Finance
2 72 (9.03%) Telecoms
3 62 (7.78%) Marketing
4 61 (7.65%) Manufacturing
5 54 (6.78%) Electronics
6 20 (2.51%) Retail
7 15 (1.88%) Law
8 13 (1.63%) Games
9 11 (1.38%) Advertising
10 6 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.63%) Automotive
11 5 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.63%) Legal
11 5 (0.63%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.50%) Front Office
13 3 (0.38%) Billing
14 2 (0.25%) Publishing
15 1 (0.13%) Local Government
15 1 (0.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (26.35%) HTML
2 198 (24.84%) CSS
3 177 (22.21%) .NET
4 158 (19.82%) Web Services
5 143 (17.94%) AngularJS
6 136 (17.06%) RESTful
7 118 (14.81%) JSON
8 116 (14.55%) XML
9 103 (12.92%) SOAP
10 101 (12.67%) REST
11 96 (12.05%) HTML5
12 93 (11.67%) jQuery
12 93 (11.67%) Spring
13 89 (11.17%) ASP.NET
14 84 (10.54%) Node.js
15 69 (8.66%) Middleware
16 67 (8.41%) Apache Camel
17 60 (7.53%) CSS3
18 55 (6.90%) Sass
19 51 (6.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 103 (12.92%) Greenfield Project
2 45 (5.65%) User Experience
3 44 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.76%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.38%) Animation
7 11 (1.38%) Fintech
8 10 (1.25%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.13%) Virtual Team
10 7 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 7 (0.88%) Vector Graphics
10 7 (0.88%) W3C
11 6 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
11 6 (0.75%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.63%) Internet of Things
12 5 (0.63%) Tandem
13 4 (0.50%) e-Health
13 4 (0.50%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 88 (11.04%) Linux
2 32 (4.02%) Windows
3 31 (3.89%) Unix
4 16 (2.01%) Android
5 9 (1.13%) CentOS
6 7 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.88%) Ubuntu
6 7 (0.88%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.63%) Solaris
8 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.25%) Fedora
9 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.13%) Debian
10 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.13%) FreeNAS
10 1 (0.13%) MVS
10 1 (0.13%) VME
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (42.79%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (27.60%) TDD
3 147 (18.44%) MVC
4 96 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
5 90 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
6 75 (9.41%) SOA
7 69 (8.66%) Web Development
8 66 (8.28%) BDD
8 66 (8.28%) E-Commerce
9 57 (7.15%) DevOps
9 57 (7.15%) OO
10 55 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
10 55 (6.90%) Front End Development
10 55 (6.90%) Scrum
11 54 (6.78%) Microservices
12 51 (6.40%) Programme Management
13 46 (5.77%) ETL
14 43 (5.40%) Software Engineering
14 43 (5.40%) Test Automation
15 42 (5.27%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 255 (31.99%) Java
2 248 (31.12%) JavaScript
3 217 (27.23%) SQL
4 193 (24.22%) C#
5 57 (7.15%) Java 8
6 55 (6.90%) Python
7 48 (6.02%) XPath
8 42 (5.27%) PHP
9 33 (4.14%) ES6
10 30 (3.76%) T-SQL
10 30 (3.76%) TypeScript
11 27 (3.39%) C++
12 23 (2.89%) Scala
13 22 (2.76%) VB.NET
14 21 (2.63%) PL/SQL
15 18 (2.26%) Ruby
16 16 (2.01%) C
17 14 (1.76%) Groovy
18 13 (1.63%) Perl
19 11 (1.38%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (3.26%) Security Cleared
2 23 (2.89%) Degree
3 15 (1.88%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.38%) PhD
7 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.13%) CIPD
7 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) MCPD
7 1 (0.13%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.01%) QA
2 15 (1.88%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.50%) HL7
4 2 (0.25%) GDPR
4 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) IFRS
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) SLA
5 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 45 (5.65%) Docker
2 3 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.25%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (1.51%) Ansible
1 12 (1.51%) Puppet
2 8 (1.00%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.38%) Kibana
5 2 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.25%) Mesos
5 2 (0.25%) Terraform
5 2 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.13%) Nagios
6 1 (0.13%) Salt
6 1 (0.13%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 132 (16.56%) Oracle
2 76 (9.54%) Microsoft
3 64 (8.03%) SAP
4 57 (7.15%) WSO2
5 36 (4.52%) IBM
6 15 (1.88%) Capita
6 15 (1.88%) Teradata
7 14 (1.76%) Red Hat
8 12 (1.51%) Tableau
9 10 (1.25%) HP
9 10 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.25%) Zend
10 9 (1.13%) Citrix
10 9 (1.13%) Google
11 6 (0.75%) Adobe
11 6 (0.75%) hybris
11 6 (0.75%) Mapbox
11 6 (0.75%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.75%) TIBCO
12 5 (0.63%) webMethods