Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 962 1,018 933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.41% 20.90% 18.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.65% 22.22% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 726 538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £255
90th Percentile £550 £538 £497
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 41 29
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +18.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £31.55 £35.50 £29.60
90th Percentile £66.75 £63.75 £46.90
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +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 4,659 4,582 4,842
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.01% 94.07% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,722 2,681 2,765
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 360 384
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.78% -11.42% -1.44%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.19
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £45.93
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 0 321 £413 +6.45% 167
Essex 0 223 £520 +9.47% 72
Cambridgeshire -1 213 £425 +17.24% 202
Suffolk +1 129 £400 +3.23% 32
Bedfordshire -5 60 £400 - 49
Norfolk -6 21 £375 +7.14% 34
East Anglia -10 1 - - 58
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 403 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (35.97%) Java
3 301 (31.29%) JavaScript
4 276 (28.69%) SQL
5 257 (26.72%) HTML
6 237 (24.64%) CSS
7 228 (23.70%) C#
7 228 (23.70%) TDD
8 202 (21.00%) .NET
9 200 (20.79%) Web Services
10 181 (18.81%) SQL Server
11 171 (17.78%) MVC
12 166 (17.26%) Oracle
13 149 (15.49%) REST
14 145 (15.07%) RESTful
15 136 (14.14%) Finance
16 130 (13.51%) AngularJS
17 129 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
18 126 (13.10%) ASP.NET
18 126 (13.10%) HTML5
19 125 (12.99%) Spring
20 119 (12.37%) JSON
21 118 (12.27%) Java 8
22 115 (11.95%) SOAP
23 111 (11.54%) XML
24 110 (11.43%) Git (software)
25 107 (11.12%) Microsoft
25 107 (11.12%) jQuery
26 102 (10.60%) Greenfield Project
27 100 (10.40%) 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 74 (7.69%) Mule
2 65 (6.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 61 (6.34%) Oracle Service Bus
4 40 (4.16%) SharePoint
5 36 (3.74%) Apache
6 30 (3.12%) Confluence
7 29 (3.01%) CMS
8 25 (2.60%) Tomcat
9 20 (2.08%) WebLogic
10 19 (1.98%) WordPress
11 16 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (1.66%) WebSphere
12 14 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
13 13 (1.35%) JBoss
14 10 (1.04%) Apache Spark
14 10 (1.04%) Drupal
15 7 (0.73%) IIS
16 6 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 6 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
17 4 (0.42%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 11 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.94%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.52%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.31%) 3ds Max
5 3 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.31%) Maya
5 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.21%) Doxygen
6 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.21%) Windchill
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 25 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.94%) Magento
3 7 (0.73%) HFM
4 6 (0.62%) Hyperion Planning
4 6 (0.62%) Infor M3
4 6 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.21%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.10%) FastStats PeopleStage
8 1 (0.10%) ProductWriter
8 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 83 (8.63%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (5.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.49%) Dynamics 365
4 19 (1.98%) GitHub
4 19 (1.98%) Office 365
5 8 (0.83%) SaaS
6 5 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.42%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (0.42%) npm
7 4 (0.42%) Serverless
8 3 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.31%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.31%) Heroku
8 3 (0.31%) Slack
9 2 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.21%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.39%) HTTP
2 17 (1.77%) Internet
3 12 (1.25%) Broadband
3 12 (1.25%) Software-Defined Networking
4 11 (1.14%) DNS
4 11 (1.14%) FTP
5 10 (1.04%) WAN
6 9 (0.94%) SSH
7 7 (0.73%) DHCP
7 7 (0.73%) DLNA
7 7 (0.73%) DSL
7 7 (0.73%) IPv4
7 7 (0.73%) IPv6
7 7 (0.73%) UPnP
7 7 (0.73%) VoIP
7 7 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.62%) SAN
8 6 (0.62%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.52%) LAN
9 5 (0.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (18.81%) SQL Server
2 72 (7.48%) MySQL
3 59 (6.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
5 56 (5.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 40 (4.16%) MongoDB
7 38 (3.95%) Relational Database
8 37 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
9 36 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (2.29%) Hadoop
12 20 (2.08%) Oracle Database
13 18 (1.87%) QlikView
14 17 (1.77%) Sybase ASE
15 16 (1.66%) NoSQL
15 16 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (1.56%) Power BI
16 15 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
17 14 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
18 12 (1.25%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 110 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 98 (10.19%) Jenkins
3 77 (8.00%) Maven
4 75 (7.80%) JIRA
5 70 (7.28%) Visual Studio
6 38 (3.95%) JUnit
7 27 (2.81%) gulp
8 24 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (2.39%) Eclipse
9 23 (2.39%) NUnit
10 22 (2.29%) Gradle
10 22 (2.29%) Selenium
11 21 (2.18%) Subversion
12 19 (1.98%) Jasmine
13 17 (1.77%) Grunt
14 16 (1.66%) Protractor
15 15 (1.56%) webpack
16 14 (1.46%) Cucumber
17 13 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
18 12 (1.25%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 136 (14.14%) Finance
2 68 (7.07%) Telecoms
3 65 (6.76%) Marketing
4 63 (6.55%) Manufacturing
5 58 (6.03%) Electronics
6 26 (2.70%) Retail
7 14 (1.46%) Law
8 12 (1.25%) Advertising
9 9 (0.94%) Games
9 9 (0.94%) Multimedia
10 8 (0.83%) Automotive
10 8 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.52%) Banking
11 5 (0.52%) Legal
12 4 (0.42%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.42%) Back Office
12 4 (0.42%) Military
13 2 (0.21%) Billing
13 2 (0.21%) Local Government
13 2 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (26.72%) HTML
2 237 (24.64%) CSS
3 202 (21.00%) .NET
4 200 (20.79%) Web Services
5 149 (15.49%) REST
6 145 (15.07%) RESTful
7 130 (13.51%) AngularJS
8 126 (13.10%) ASP.NET
8 126 (13.10%) HTML5
9 125 (12.99%) Spring
10 119 (12.37%) JSON
11 115 (11.95%) SOAP
12 111 (11.54%) XML
13 107 (11.12%) jQuery
14 96 (9.98%) CSS3
15 70 (7.28%) Spring Boot
16 69 (7.17%) Node.js
17 68 (7.07%) ASP.NET MVC
18 64 (6.65%) React
19 63 (6.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 102 (10.60%) Greenfield Project
2 33 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.12%) User Experience
4 21 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.56%) Mobile App
6 15 (1.56%) Replication
7 13 (1.35%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.14%) NHS
9 10 (1.04%) Reference Data
10 9 (0.94%) Animation
11 7 (0.73%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.73%) e-Health
11 7 (0.73%) LIMS
11 7 (0.73%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.73%) Media Streaming
11 7 (0.73%) PACS
12 6 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.62%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 100 (10.40%) Linux
2 47 (4.89%) Unix
3 43 (4.47%) Windows
4 16 (1.66%) CentOS
5 15 (1.56%) Android
5 15 (1.56%) Solaris
6 12 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.14%) AIX
8 7 (0.73%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.31%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.10%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.10%) MVS
10 1 (0.10%) Nucleus RTOS
10 1 (0.10%) VMS
10 1 (0.10%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (23.70%) TDD
3 171 (17.78%) MVC
4 129 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
5 100 (10.40%) Microservices
6 98 (10.19%) Scrum
7 94 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
8 90 (9.36%) Front End Development
9 88 (9.15%) DevOps
10 79 (8.21%) SOA
10 79 (8.21%) Web Development
11 78 (8.11%) Software Engineering
12 66 (6.86%) BDD
13 63 (6.55%) Test Automation
14 58 (6.03%) Digital Marketing
14 58 (6.03%) ETL
15 54 (5.61%) E-Commerce
15 54 (5.61%) Migration
15 54 (5.61%) Programme Management
16 51 (5.30%) OO
Programming Languages
1 346 (35.97%) Java
2 301 (31.29%) JavaScript
3 276 (28.69%) SQL
4 228 (23.70%) C#
5 118 (12.27%) Java 8
6 62 (6.44%) PHP
7 60 (6.24%) T-SQL
8 48 (4.99%) Python
9 46 (4.78%) PL/SQL
10 39 (4.05%) TypeScript
11 36 (3.74%) Shell Script
12 35 (3.64%) XPath
13 28 (2.91%) C++
13 28 (2.91%) Perl
14 23 (2.39%) Scala
15 22 (2.29%) C
16 21 (2.18%) PowerShell
17 20 (2.08%) ES6
18 18 (1.87%) VB.NET
19 15 (1.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (3.53%) Security Cleared
2 26 (2.70%) Degree
3 22 (2.29%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.21%) PhD
7 1 (0.10%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.10%) CIPD
7 1 (0.10%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.10%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.10%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.70%) QA
2 8 (0.83%) HL7
3 3 (0.31%) WCAG
4 2 (0.21%) IEC 62304
4 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.10%) CDISC
5 1 (0.10%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.10%) MISRA
5 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (5.82%) Docker
2 11 (1.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.21%) Firmware
3 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.10%) HDFS
4 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 33 (3.43%) Ansible
2 9 (0.94%) Opsview
2 9 (0.94%) Puppet
3 7 (0.73%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.42%) Kibana
6 3 (0.31%) Cacti
6 3 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (0.31%) Terraform
7 2 (0.21%) Salt
8 1 (0.10%) Grafana
8 1 (0.10%) Nagios
8 1 (0.10%) Nmap
8 1 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 166 (17.26%) Oracle
2 107 (11.12%) Microsoft
3 62 (6.44%) SAP
4 61 (6.34%) WSO2
5 20 (2.08%) Sybase
6 18 (1.87%) IBM
6 18 (1.87%) Nintex
6 18 (1.87%) Talend
7 15 (1.56%) Adobe
8 14 (1.46%) Google
8 14 (1.46%) Informatica
8 14 (1.46%) webMethods
9 13 (1.35%) Tableau
10 10 (1.04%) BEA
10 10 (1.04%) Sony
11 9 (0.94%) MuleSoft
11 9 (0.94%) Pega
11 9 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.83%) Zend
13 7 (0.73%) Hyperion