The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 25 June 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.

Developer
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 3 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 482 472 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.95% 18.93% 20.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.33% 19.68% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 274 378
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 23
Median hourly rate £40.75 £32.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.38% -14.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.70 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £38.20 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

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 2159 2398 2905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.83% 96.15% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1254 1368 1729
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 191 255
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 25 June 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
Cambridgeshire 0 122 £369 -1.66% 135
Essex +1 118 £475 +35.71% 40
Hertfordshire +7 115 £380 -9.25% 81
Bedfordshire +7 64 £388 +10.71% 17
Suffolk -1 34 £400 -5.88% 28
Norfolk -5 29 £350 +7.69% 10
East Anglia -5 2 £413 -2.94%
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 398 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (36.83%) JavaScript
3 320 (34.26%) Java
4 308 (32.98%) HTML
4 308 (32.98%) TDD
5 260 (27.84%) .NET
6 255 (27.30%) CSS
7 252 (26.98%) SQL
8 251 (26.87%) C#
9 218 (23.34%) XML
10 172 (18.42%) MVC
11 158 (16.92%) SQL Server
11 158 (16.92%) JSON
12 149 (15.95%) AngularJS
13 139 (14.88%) Oracle
14 130 (13.92%) Git (software)
15 129 (13.81%) Web Services
16 128 (13.70%) HTML5
17 124 (13.28%) jQuery
18 119 (12.74%) Microsoft
19 113 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
20 111 (11.88%) Finance
21 108 (11.56%) RESTful
22 106 (11.35%) Business Intelligence
23 103 (11.03%) ASP.NET
24 102 (10.92%) Spring
25 99 (10.60%) Web Development
26 93 (9.96%) Node.js
27 92 (9.85%) Jenkins
28 91 (9.74%) 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 46 (4.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 42 (4.50%) WebLogic
3 40 (4.28%) Oracle Service Bus
4 36 (3.85%) Mule
5 34 (3.64%) WebSphere
6 32 (3.43%) CMS
7 30 (3.21%) JBoss
8 22 (2.36%) SharePoint
9 21 (2.25%) Apache
10 17 (1.82%) IIS
11 16 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
13 12 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 10 (1.07%) Tomcat
15 9 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (0.96%) Drupal
15 9 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
17 7 (0.75%) Apache Spark
17 7 (0.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.86%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.54%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 37 (3.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 37 (3.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (1.39%) Adobe Campaign
3 11 (1.18%) Unica
4 7 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.64%) SDL Web 8
6 4 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.43%) Magento
6 4 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.43%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.11%) Lorenzo
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (3.53%) GitHub
4 8 (0.86%) Adobe Analytics
4 8 (0.86%) Office 365
5 7 (0.75%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.75%) SaaS
6 6 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (0.64%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (0.43%) Boomi
7 4 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.43%) PaaS
7 4 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.43%) Yammer
8 3 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.21%) Route 53
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudSearch
10 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.10%) HTTP
2 21 (2.25%) LDAP
3 11 (1.18%) SSL
4 9 (0.96%) Internet
5 8 (0.86%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.43%) Intranet
6 4 (0.43%) VoIP
6 4 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.43%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.21%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.21%) DNS
7 2 (0.21%) IMAP
7 2 (0.21%) Skype
7 2 (0.21%) SMTP
8 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.11%) MQTT
8 1 (0.11%) RS-232
8 1 (0.11%) SMPP
8 1 (0.11%) Wireless
8 1 (0.11%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 66 (7.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 60 (6.42%) Relational Database
4 58 (6.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 57 (6.10%) MySQL
6 32 (3.43%) MongoDB
7 30 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 29 (3.10%) NoSQL
9 27 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (2.57%) MariaDB
11 22 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
12 20 (2.14%) Big Data
13 18 (1.93%) BusinessObjects
13 18 (1.93%) Oracle Database
14 17 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
14 17 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
14 17 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (1.71%) Hadoop
16 15 (1.61%) QlikView
17 13 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 130 (13.92%) Git (software)
2 92 (9.85%) Jenkins
3 60 (6.42%) Maven
4 56 (6.00%) JUnit
5 52 (5.57%) Subversion
6 47 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (3.96%) Visual Studio
8 28 (3.00%) gulp
9 23 (2.46%) JIRA
10 22 (2.36%) Gradle
11 21 (2.25%) Mockito
12 19 (2.03%) Grunt
13 18 (1.93%) SoapUI
14 17 (1.82%) Selenium
15 16 (1.71%) Calabash
16 14 (1.50%) Cucumber
16 14 (1.50%) Jasmine
17 13 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 13 (1.39%) NUnit
17 13 (1.39%) Xcode
General
1 111 (11.88%) Finance
2 57 (6.10%) Manufacturing
3 56 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 49 (5.25%) Electronics
5 43 (4.60%) Marketing
6 37 (3.96%) Retail
7 24 (2.57%) Automotive
8 10 (1.07%) Advertising
9 9 (0.96%) Banking
9 9 (0.96%) Publishing
10 6 (0.64%) Games
11 5 (0.54%) Billing
11 5 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.43%) Interactive Media
12 4 (0.43%) Law
12 4 (0.43%) Legal
13 2 (0.21%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.11%) French Language
14 1 (0.11%) Local Government
14 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 308 (32.98%) HTML
2 260 (27.84%) .NET
3 255 (27.30%) CSS
4 218 (23.34%) XML
5 158 (16.92%) JSON
6 149 (15.95%) AngularJS
7 129 (13.81%) Web Services
8 128 (13.70%) HTML5
9 124 (13.28%) jQuery
10 108 (11.56%) RESTful
11 103 (11.03%) ASP.NET
12 102 (10.92%) Spring
13 93 (9.96%) Node.js
14 91 (9.74%) REST
15 87 (9.31%) XSLT
16 86 (9.21%) CSS3
17 69 (7.39%) Sass
18 67 (7.17%) .NET Framework
19 63 (6.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 60 (6.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 73 (7.82%) Mobile App
2 69 (7.39%) Greenfield Project
3 37 (3.96%) Animation
4 35 (3.75%) User Experience
5 32 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (2.78%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.18%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.18%) NHS
9 10 (1.07%) iPhone
10 9 (0.96%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.75%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.75%) DataPower
12 6 (0.64%) e-Learning
12 6 (0.64%) W3C
13 5 (0.54%) Graphic Design
13 5 (0.54%) Social Media
13 5 (0.54%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.54%) Web 2.0
14 4 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 86 (9.21%) Linux
2 76 (8.14%) Unix
3 61 (6.53%) Windows
4 59 (6.32%) Android
5 38 (4.07%) Apple iOS
6 24 (2.57%) Mac OS X
7 9 (0.96%) Solaris
8 7 (0.75%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.32%) HPUX
11 2 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (32.98%) TDD
3 172 (18.42%) MVC
4 113 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
5 106 (11.35%) Business Intelligence
6 99 (10.60%) Web Development
7 90 (9.64%) OO
8 80 (8.57%) Scrum
9 79 (8.46%) E-Commerce
9 79 (8.46%) SOA
10 68 (7.28%) BDD
11 65 (6.96%) Test Automation
12 62 (6.64%) Front End Development
12 62 (6.64%) Pair Programming
13 59 (6.32%) Microservices
14 57 (6.10%) DevOps
15 50 (5.35%) CRM
16 49 (5.25%) Android Development
17 38 (4.07%) Mentoring
18 37 (3.96%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 344 (36.83%) JavaScript
2 320 (34.26%) Java
3 252 (26.98%) SQL
4 251 (26.87%) C#
5 56 (6.00%) Python
6 50 (5.35%) T-SQL
7 44 (4.71%) PHP
7 44 (4.71%) XPath
8 43 (4.60%) C++
9 37 (3.96%) PL/SQL
10 33 (3.53%) C
11 23 (2.46%) Objective-C
12 20 (2.14%) Groovy
12 20 (2.14%) VB.NET
13 15 (1.61%) Apple Swift
13 15 (1.61%) ES6
14 14 (1.50%) Embedded C
15 11 (1.18%) Scala
15 11 (1.18%) VBScript
16 10 (1.07%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 57 (6.10%) Degree
2 24 (2.57%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.18%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.32%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.32%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.21%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.11%) CISA
8 1 (0.11%) CISM
8 1 (0.11%) CISSP
8 1 (0.11%) GSEC
8 1 (0.11%) MCP
8 1 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.03%) QA
2 5 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.32%) IFRS
3 3 (0.32%) IFRS 9
3 3 (0.32%) SLA
3 3 (0.32%) WAI
4 1 (0.11%) GxP
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 19 (2.03%) Docker
2 4 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.43%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.21%) Firmware
4 1 (0.11%) HDFS
4 1 (0.11%) KVM
4 1 (0.11%) LXC
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.11%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (1.71%) Puppet
3 13 (1.39%) Ansible
4 7 (0.75%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 3 (0.32%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.11%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.11%) Mesos
6 1 (0.11%) Oozie
6 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 139 (14.88%) Oracle
2 119 (12.74%) Microsoft
3 57 (6.10%) SAP
4 40 (4.28%) WSO2
5 35 (3.75%) IBM
6 23 (2.46%) Adobe
7 14 (1.50%) Google
7 14 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (1.39%) Xamarin
9 12 (1.28%) Sitecore
10 10 (1.07%) Sybase
11 8 (0.86%) Telerik
12 6 (0.64%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.64%) Zend
13 5 (0.54%) Omniture
13 5 (0.54%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.43%) Dell
14 4 (0.43%) Infor
14 4 (0.43%) Informatica
14 4 (0.43%) webMethods
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