Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,019 937 1,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.28% 20.73% 20.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.50% 21.68% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 565 681
East of England median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 45 61
East of England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -9.64%
10th Percentile £22.03 £20.35 £31.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £47.20 £48.75
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.90% +2.67%

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 4,529 4,322 4,913
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 95.62% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,630 2,461 2,820
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -0.64% +4.00%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 354 505
East of England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.81 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.55
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +1 314 £388 -11.43% 191
Cambridgeshire -1 287 £363 +3.57% 253
Essex +3 182 £478 +36.57% 127
Norfolk +1 102 £350 - 41
Bedfordshire -6 78 £420 +3.38% 35
Suffolk 0 69 £385 +2.67% 33
East Anglia -4 1 £300 - 2
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 454 (44.55%) Agile Software Development
2 333 (32.68%) JavaScript
3 322 (31.60%) TDD
4 308 (30.23%) Java
5 268 (26.30%) SQL
6 261 (25.61%) .NET
7 255 (25.02%) HTML
8 243 (23.85%) C#
9 234 (22.96%) Finance
10 218 (21.39%) CSS
11 188 (18.45%) XML
12 184 (18.06%) JSON
13 181 (17.76%) Web Services
14 172 (16.88%) Git (software)
15 165 (16.19%) Oracle
16 164 (16.09%) MVC
16 164 (16.09%) AngularJS
17 152 (14.92%) SQL Server
18 147 (14.43%) Maven
18 147 (14.43%) RESTful
19 144 (14.13%) Spring
20 138 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
21 126 (12.37%) jQuery
22 125 (12.27%) HTML5
23 114 (11.19%) Node.js
24 113 (11.09%) Business Intelligence
25 111 (10.89%) REST
26 110 (10.79%) SOAP
26 110 (10.79%) Linux
27 106 (10.40%) SOA

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 80 (7.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 73 (7.16%) Mule
3 65 (6.38%) Oracle Service Bus
4 34 (3.34%) WebSphere
5 28 (2.75%) CMS
6 27 (2.65%) JBoss
7 26 (2.55%) Apache
8 24 (2.36%) Confluence
9 21 (2.06%) SharePoint
9 21 (2.06%) Tomcat
10 16 (1.57%) Drupal
11 15 (1.47%) WebLogic
12 14 (1.37%) Apache ServiceMix
13 13 (1.28%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 9 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.88%) IIS
14 9 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
15 8 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
15 8 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 7 (0.69%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
5 3 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.20%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.098%) GIMP
7 1 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (1.18%) Magento
3 6 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.49%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.29%) HFM
5 3 (0.29%) iTrent
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.29%) Remedy AR System
5 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.29%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.20%) Maximo
6 2 (0.20%) Raiser's Edge
6 2 (0.20%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.098%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.098%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.098%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 1 (0.098%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.098%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 67 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.57%) GitHub
4 12 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (0.79%) SaaS
6 7 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.49%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.49%) npm
9 4 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.39%) Data Lake Analytics
9 4 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.29%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.20%) Boomi
11 2 (0.20%) Heroku
11 2 (0.20%) Office 365
11 2 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.06%) Bluetooth
2 19 (1.86%) Wireless
3 17 (1.67%) HTTP
4 13 (1.28%) Internet
5 10 (0.98%) LDAP
6 6 (0.59%) MQTT
6 6 (0.59%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.49%) SMTP
8 4 (0.39%) DNS
8 4 (0.39%) IMAP
8 4 (0.39%) SMS
9 3 (0.29%) Firewall
9 3 (0.29%) SSL
10 2 (0.20%) 3G
10 2 (0.20%) 3GPP
10 2 (0.20%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.20%) LTE
10 2 (0.20%) NAS
10 2 (0.20%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (14.92%) SQL Server
2 67 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
3 63 (6.18%) MySQL
4 61 (5.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 56 (5.50%) Relational Database
6 47 (4.61%) NoSQL
7 46 (4.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 40 (3.93%) MongoDB
9 30 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 27 (2.65%) Power BI
11 24 (2.36%) Oracle Database
11 24 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
12 22 (2.16%) Redis
13 19 (1.86%) Big Data
13 19 (1.86%) Qlik Sense
13 19 (1.86%) RDBMS
14 18 (1.77%) QlikView
15 17 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
15 17 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 172 (16.88%) Git (software)
2 147 (14.43%) Maven
3 102 (10.01%) Jenkins
4 69 (6.77%) JUnit
5 60 (5.89%) Visual Studio
6 59 (5.79%) JIRA
7 52 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (3.24%) Subversion
9 30 (2.94%) Gradle
9 30 (2.94%) Jasmine
10 29 (2.85%) Cucumber
10 29 (2.85%) SoapUI
10 29 (2.85%) TeamCity
11 25 (2.45%) gulp
12 24 (2.36%) Grunt
12 24 (2.36%) Karma Test Runner
12 24 (2.36%) webpack
13 20 (1.96%) Mocha
14 17 (1.67%) Ant
15 16 (1.57%) Selenium
General
1 234 (22.96%) Finance
2 84 (8.24%) Telecoms
3 83 (8.15%) Marketing
4 75 (7.36%) Manufacturing
5 64 (6.28%) Electronics
6 46 (4.51%) Retail
7 24 (2.36%) Publishing
8 15 (1.47%) Automotive
9 11 (1.08%) Games
10 10 (0.98%) Back Office
10 10 (0.98%) Law
11 9 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.69%) Banking
12 7 (0.69%) French Language
12 7 (0.69%) Legal
12 7 (0.69%) Local Government
13 6 (0.59%) Advertising
14 3 (0.29%) Front Office
15 2 (0.20%) Billing
16 1 (0.098%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (25.61%) .NET
2 255 (25.02%) HTML
3 218 (21.39%) CSS
4 188 (18.45%) XML
5 184 (18.06%) JSON
6 181 (17.76%) Web Services
7 164 (16.09%) AngularJS
8 147 (14.43%) RESTful
9 144 (14.13%) Spring
10 126 (12.37%) jQuery
11 125 (12.27%) HTML5
12 114 (11.19%) Node.js
13 111 (10.89%) REST
14 110 (10.79%) SOAP
15 92 (9.03%) Middleware
16 79 (7.75%) React
16 79 (7.75%) XSLT
17 77 (7.56%) Apache Camel
18 67 (6.58%) CSS3
19 65 (6.38%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 100 (9.81%) Greenfield Project
2 41 (4.02%) User Experience
3 37 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
4 32 (3.14%) Mobile App
5 21 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 17 (1.67%) Fintech
7 15 (1.47%) Animation
8 13 (1.28%) Virtual Team
9 12 (1.18%) Graphic Design
9 12 (1.18%) N-Tier
10 10 (0.98%) DataPower
10 10 (0.98%) e-Learning
10 10 (0.98%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.69%) W3C
12 6 (0.59%) RIA
12 6 (0.59%) VLE
13 5 (0.49%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.49%) Learning Management System
14 4 (0.39%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 110 (10.79%) Linux
2 56 (5.50%) Windows
3 34 (3.34%) Android
4 30 (2.94%) Unix
5 29 (2.85%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.69%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.29%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.20%) Solaris
9 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.098%) CentOS
10 1 (0.098%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.098%) HPUX
10 1 (0.098%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.098%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.098%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (44.55%) Agile Software Development
2 322 (31.60%) TDD
3 164 (16.09%) MVC
4 138 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
5 113 (11.09%) Business Intelligence
6 106 (10.40%) SOA
7 85 (8.34%) Front End Development
8 83 (8.15%) E-Commerce
9 82 (8.05%) BDD
9 82 (8.05%) Scrum
10 78 (7.65%) OO
11 76 (7.46%) Web Development
12 68 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
13 62 (6.08%) Microservices
14 61 (5.99%) Programme Management
15 60 (5.89%) Pair Programming
16 55 (5.40%) API Development
17 54 (5.30%) Software Engineering
18 53 (5.20%) SDLC
19 48 (4.71%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 333 (32.68%) JavaScript
2 308 (30.23%) Java
3 268 (26.30%) SQL
4 243 (23.85%) C#
5 79 (7.75%) Python
6 65 (6.38%) XPath
7 58 (5.69%) PHP
8 54 (5.30%) C++
9 53 (5.20%) C
10 45 (4.42%) Ruby
11 37 (3.63%) PL/SQL
11 37 (3.63%) T-SQL
12 24 (2.36%) Scala
13 22 (2.16%) Embedded C
13 22 (2.16%) Perl
14 17 (1.67%) ES6
14 17 (1.67%) Groovy
15 14 (1.37%) PowerShell
16 13 (1.28%) Objective-C
17 12 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (3.24%) Degree
2 25 (2.45%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.20%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.20%) HND
7 2 (0.20%) PhD
8 1 (0.098%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.098%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.45%) QA
2 13 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.08%) WCAG
4 2 (0.20%) WAI
5 1 (0.098%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.098%) GCP
5 1 (0.098%) HL7
5 1 (0.098%) IFRS
5 1 (0.098%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.098%) SLA
System Software
1 71 (6.97%) Docker
2 2 (0.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.098%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.098%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (2.06%) Ansible
2 11 (1.08%) Puppet
3 10 (0.98%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.69%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 4 (0.39%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.29%) Mesos
8 1 (0.098%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.098%) Oozie
8 1 (0.098%) Terraform
Vendors
1 165 (16.19%) Oracle
2 81 (7.95%) Microsoft
3 80 (7.85%) SAP
4 64 (6.28%) WSO2
5 40 (3.93%) IBM
6 25 (2.45%) Atlassian
7 24 (2.36%) Xamarin
8 23 (2.26%) Adobe
9 15 (1.47%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.18%) Cognos
10 12 (1.18%) Sybase
11 10 (0.98%) Google
11 10 (0.98%) Sitecore
12 8 (0.79%) Tableau
13 7 (0.69%) CA
13 7 (0.69%) CA Agile Central
13 7 (0.69%) Zend
14 6 (0.59%) Altova
14 6 (0.59%) Coveo
14 6 (0.59%) Salesforce.com