Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1087 976 1270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.10% 20.02% 21.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.47% 20.92% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 561 830
East of England median daily rate £388 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.74% +1.39%
10th Percentile £295 £260 £250
90th Percentile £538 £513 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 59
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
10th Percentile £35.80 £30.60 £22.90
90th Percentile £63.75 £47.20 £47.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%

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 4838 4666 5666
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.92% 95.69% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2780 2688 3306
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £202 £210
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 378 540
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.38 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.55% +6.55% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.23 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Cambridgeshire 0 327 £363 -1.69% 90
Hertfordshire +2 311 £388 -6.06% 81
Essex +3 213 £495 +41.50% 25
Bedfordshire -2 91 £400 -3.03% 6
Norfolk -1 88 £350 +7.69% 26
Suffolk -1 74 £375 -6.25% 10
East Anglia -6 3 £300 -29.41%
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 475 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (33.03%) JavaScript
3 331 (30.45%) TDD
4 303 (27.87%) Java
5 296 (27.23%) .NET
6 293 (26.95%) HTML
7 291 (26.77%) SQL
8 263 (24.20%) C#
9 252 (23.18%) CSS
10 245 (22.54%) Finance
11 231 (21.25%) JSON
12 210 (19.32%) XML
13 172 (15.82%) Oracle
14 169 (15.55%) SQL Server
15 161 (14.81%) AngularJS
16 160 (14.72%) Web Services
17 159 (14.63%) Git (software)
18 158 (14.54%) MVC
19 144 (13.25%) Spring
19 144 (13.25%) HTML5
20 138 (12.70%) jQuery
20 138 (12.70%) RESTful
21 136 (12.51%) Maven
21 136 (12.51%) Business Intelligence
22 128 (11.78%) Node.js
23 127 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
24 126 (11.59%) SOA
25 120 (11.04%) REST
26 108 (9.94%) Linux
27 105 (9.66%) Middleware

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 93 (8.56%) Mule
2 90 (8.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 81 (7.45%) Oracle Service Bus
4 37 (3.40%) WebSphere
5 34 (3.13%) SharePoint
6 31 (2.85%) JBoss
7 29 (2.67%) CMS
8 27 (2.48%) Apache
9 24 (2.21%) Tomcat
10 20 (1.84%) WebLogic
11 18 (1.66%) Confluence
12 14 (1.29%) Drupal
13 13 (1.20%) Apache Spark
14 12 (1.10%) IIS
15 10 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 9 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
16 9 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
16 9 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
17 7 (0.64%) nginx
17 7 (0.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.64%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
4 3 (0.28%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.18%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (2.12%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.01%) Magento
4 5 (0.46%) ResourceLink
5 4 (0.37%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.18%) HFM
7 2 (0.18%) iTrent
7 2 (0.18%) Maximo
7 2 (0.18%) Raiser's Edge
7 2 (0.18%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.18%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.092%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.092%) CiviCRM
8 1 (0.092%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.092%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.092%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.092%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 65 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (2.21%) GitHub
4 15 (1.38%) npm
5 13 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (1.01%) SaaS
7 5 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.37%) Office 365
9 3 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.18%) Boomi
10 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.092%) Amazon CloudSearch
11 1 (0.092%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.092%) IaaS
11 1 (0.092%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.092%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.84%) HTTP
2 16 (1.47%) Bluetooth
3 15 (1.38%) Wireless
4 14 (1.29%) LDAP
5 10 (0.92%) Internet
6 8 (0.74%) SSL
7 7 (0.64%) MQTT
8 6 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.46%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.37%) SMS
11 3 (0.28%) AMQP
11 3 (0.28%) Firewall
11 3 (0.28%) VPN
12 2 (0.18%) 3G
12 2 (0.18%) 3GPP
12 2 (0.18%) Intranet
12 2 (0.18%) LTE
12 2 (0.18%) NAS
12 2 (0.18%) Radio Access Network
12 2 (0.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (15.55%) SQL Server
2 75 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 67 (6.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
4 65 (5.98%) MySQL
5 57 (5.24%) Relational Database
6 50 (4.60%) MongoDB
7 45 (4.14%) NoSQL
8 32 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (2.21%) Oracle Database
10 22 (2.02%) Power BI
10 22 (2.02%) RDBMS
11 19 (1.75%) Qlik Sense
12 18 (1.66%) Big Data
13 17 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
14 16 (1.47%) QlikView
15 15 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
15 15 (1.38%) Redis
15 15 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 159 (14.63%) Git (software)
2 136 (12.51%) Maven
3 73 (6.72%) Jenkins
4 57 (5.24%) Visual Studio
5 54 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 52 (4.78%) JUnit
7 50 (4.60%) JIRA
8 30 (2.76%) Gradle
9 29 (2.67%) Subversion
10 28 (2.58%) SoapUI
11 25 (2.30%) gulp
12 24 (2.21%) Grunt
13 22 (2.02%) Jasmine
14 19 (1.75%) TeamCity
15 17 (1.56%) webpack
16 15 (1.38%) Ant
16 15 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 14 (1.29%) Karma Test Runner
18 10 (0.92%) Mocha
18 10 (0.92%) Mockito
General
1 245 (22.54%) Finance
2 92 (8.46%) Telecoms
3 91 (8.37%) Manufacturing
3 91 (8.37%) Marketing
4 76 (6.99%) Electronics
5 44 (4.05%) Retail
6 25 (2.30%) Publishing
7 17 (1.56%) Automotive
8 11 (1.01%) French Language
8 11 (1.01%) Games
8 11 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (0.83%) Advertising
9 9 (0.83%) Back Office
10 8 (0.74%) Local Government
11 7 (0.64%) Banking
12 6 (0.55%) Legal
13 5 (0.46%) Law
14 3 (0.28%) Interactive Media
15 2 (0.18%) Billing
15 2 (0.18%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (27.23%) .NET
2 293 (26.95%) HTML
3 252 (23.18%) CSS
4 231 (21.25%) JSON
5 210 (19.32%) XML
6 161 (14.81%) AngularJS
7 160 (14.72%) Web Services
8 144 (13.25%) HTML5
8 144 (13.25%) Spring
9 138 (12.70%) jQuery
9 138 (12.70%) RESTful
10 128 (11.78%) Node.js
11 120 (11.04%) REST
12 105 (9.66%) Middleware
13 98 (9.02%) XSLT
14 92 (8.46%) SOAP
15 84 (7.73%) CSS3
16 82 (7.54%) Apache Camel
17 77 (7.08%) Swagger
18 75 (6.90%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 105 (9.66%) Greenfield Project
2 46 (4.23%) Mobile App
3 44 (4.05%) User Experience
4 36 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
5 30 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (1.93%) Computer Science
7 17 (1.56%) Animation
8 13 (1.20%) Graphic Design
9 12 (1.10%) e-Learning
10 10 (0.92%) DataPower
10 10 (0.92%) N-Tier
11 9 (0.83%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.64%) Fintech
13 6 (0.55%) VLE
14 5 (0.46%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (0.46%) Learning Management System
15 4 (0.37%) Data Structures
15 4 (0.37%) iPhone
15 4 (0.37%) NHS
15 4 (0.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 108 (9.94%) Linux
2 47 (4.32%) Windows
3 41 (3.77%) Android
4 38 (3.50%) Apple iOS
5 31 (2.85%) Unix
6 8 (0.74%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.46%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.37%) Solaris
9 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.092%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.092%) HPUX
11 1 (0.092%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.092%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.092%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (30.45%) TDD
3 158 (14.54%) MVC
4 136 (12.51%) Business Intelligence
5 127 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
6 126 (11.59%) SOA
7 100 (9.20%) E-Commerce
8 96 (8.83%) Front End Development
9 81 (7.45%) Digital Marketing
10 80 (7.36%) Web Development
11 76 (6.99%) Microservices
12 75 (6.90%) Programme Management
13 67 (6.16%) OO
14 66 (6.07%) Scrum
15 64 (5.89%) Pair Programming
16 61 (5.61%) BDD
17 57 (5.24%) SDLC
18 51 (4.69%) Software Engineering
19 48 (4.42%) API Development
20 45 (4.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 359 (33.03%) JavaScript
2 303 (27.87%) Java
3 291 (26.77%) SQL
4 263 (24.20%) C#
5 77 (7.08%) XPath
6 63 (5.80%) Python
7 61 (5.61%) PHP
8 59 (5.43%) C++
9 51 (4.69%) C
10 47 (4.32%) T-SQL
11 37 (3.40%) PL/SQL
12 29 (2.67%) Ruby
13 18 (1.66%) ES6
14 17 (1.56%) Embedded C
15 16 (1.47%) Groovy
15 16 (1.47%) Perl
15 16 (1.47%) X++
16 15 (1.38%) Objective-C
16 15 (1.38%) TypeScript
17 14 (1.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (3.13%) Degree
2 25 (2.30%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.28%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.18%) HND
7 2 (0.18%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.092%) MCP
8 1 (0.092%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.21%) QA
2 11 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.92%) WCAG
4 3 (0.28%) SLA
5 2 (0.18%) WAI
6 1 (0.092%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.092%) GCP
6 1 (0.092%) HL7
System Software
1 67 (6.16%) Docker
2 5 (0.46%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.37%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.092%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (1.84%) Ansible
2 9 (0.83%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.74%) Puppet
4 7 (0.64%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 4 (0.37%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.092%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.092%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.092%) Mesos
6 1 (0.092%) Oozie
Vendors
1 172 (15.82%) Oracle
2 101 (9.29%) Microsoft
3 83 (7.64%) SAP
4 76 (6.99%) WSO2
5 40 (3.68%) IBM
6 26 (2.39%) Atlassian
7 24 (2.21%) Xamarin
8 23 (2.12%) Adobe
9 13 (1.20%) Cognos
10 11 (1.01%) Google
11 10 (0.92%) MuleSoft
11 10 (0.92%) ServiceNow
11 10 (0.92%) Sybase
12 9 (0.83%) CA
12 9 (0.83%) CA Agile Central
12 9 (0.83%) Zend
13 8 (0.74%) Tableau
14 6 (0.55%) Altova
14 6 (0.55%) New Relic
14 6 (0.55%) Sitecore