Period
to 5 December 2021

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 5 December 2021.

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
5 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 305 213 650
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 11.98% 16.02% 16.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.92% 17.50% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 147 430
10th Percentile £313 £256 £313
25th Percentile £369 £343 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% -2.86%
75th Percentile £538 £500 £475
90th Percentile £586 £538 £500
England median daily rate £525 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 2
10th Percentile £23.99 £22.05 £32.40
25th Percentile £27.00 £40.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £40.50
Median % change year-on-year - +6.17% -6.90%
75th Percentile £56.00 £46.00 £49.00
90th Percentile £60.80 £55.00 £52.60
England median hourly rate £59.50 £43.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +36.78% -3.33% +2.27%

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 2,360 1,217 3,571
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.69% 91.50% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,370 733 2,215
10th Percentile £153 £163 £184
25th Percentile £285 £281 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
75th Percentile £538 £506 £500
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
England median daily rate £515 £475 £464
% change year-on-year +8.42% +2.37% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 146 264
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.40 £10.58
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £14.50 £22.91 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -36.71% +38.85% -2.94%
75th Percentile £27.00 £45.38 £34.31
90th Percentile £49.50 £50.00 £49.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £18.17
% change year-on-year -13.04% +26.58% +3.83%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Developer in the East of England

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in the East of England over the 6 months to 5 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in the East of England

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Developer in the East of England

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Developer in the East of England over the 6 months to 5 December 2021.

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 5 December 2021. 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 -4 112 £425 +3.03% 105
Essex -6 96 £498 +5.29% 56
Cambridgeshire -7 63 £500 +14.29% 136
Suffolk -5 18 £450 +12.50% 17
Bedfordshire -18 9 £413 +17.86% 16
Norfolk -14 4 £425 +36.00% 22
East Anglia - 1 - - 10
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 2021, 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.

1 132 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (31.80%) Java
3 86 (28.20%) C#
4 85 (27.87%) JavaScript
5 80 (26.23%) SQL
6 77 (25.25%) Scrum
7 73 (23.93%) TDD
8 70 (22.95%) Software Engineering
9 69 (22.62%) .NET
10 65 (21.31%) Azure
11 63 (20.66%) Microservices
12 62 (20.33%) AWS
13 60 (19.67%) React
14 59 (19.34%) HTML
15 57 (18.69%) Spring
16 56 (18.36%) Continuous Integration
17 55 (18.03%) CSS
18 54 (17.70%) Social Skills
19 53 (17.38%) MySQL
19 53 (17.38%) Oracle
19 53 (17.38%) Git (software)
20 50 (16.39%) JIRA
21 49 (16.07%) Spring Boot
22 48 (15.74%) SQL Server
23 42 (13.77%) Confluence
24 41 (13.44%) Security Cleared
25 38 (12.46%) Java 8
26 36 (11.80%) Docker
27 35 (11.48%) Test Automation
27 35 (11.48%) BDD

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 42 (13.77%) Confluence
2 14 (4.59%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.28%) IIS
4 7 (2.30%) IBM Domino
5 6 (1.97%) JBoss
6 4 (1.31%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.31%) Red Hat Fuse
6 4 (1.31%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.98%) CMS
8 2 (0.66%) Apache
8 2 (0.66%) SAS
8 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.66%) WordPress
9 1 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.33%) CICS
9 1 (0.33%) nginx
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.95%) Magento
2 7 (2.30%) Shopify
3 4 (1.31%) Lorenzo
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.66%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.33%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.33%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 65 (21.31%) Azure
2 62 (20.33%) AWS
3 21 (6.89%) Power Platform
3 21 (6.89%) Serverless
4 9 (2.95%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 8 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (2.30%) Amazon S3
6 7 (2.30%) Azure Event Grid
6 7 (2.30%) Azure Functions
6 7 (2.30%) Azure Pipelines
6 7 (2.30%) Azure Service Bus
7 6 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 5 (1.64%) GitHub
9 4 (1.31%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (1.31%) Amazon EKS
9 4 (1.31%) Amazon Glacier
9 4 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.31%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (1.31%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.95%) HTTP
2 7 (2.30%) Intranet
3 5 (1.64%) Firewall
4 2 (0.66%) VSAN
5 1 (0.33%) DNS
5 1 (0.33%) FTP
5 1 (0.33%) MQTT
5 1 (0.33%) PBX
5 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (17.38%) MySQL
2 48 (15.74%) SQL Server
3 34 (11.15%) Oracle Database
4 24 (7.87%) Relational Database
5 23 (7.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (7.21%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (6.89%) Power BI
8 19 (6.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (3.93%) QlikView
11 6 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (1.64%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.64%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.64%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (1.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.31%) Electronic Patient Records
13 4 (1.31%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 53 (17.38%) Git (software)
2 50 (16.39%) JIRA
3 34 (11.15%) Jenkins
4 17 (5.57%) Checkstyle
5 14 (4.59%) Visual Studio
6 11 (3.61%) Maven
7 10 (3.28%) webpack
8 8 (2.62%) Postman
9 7 (2.30%) Cypress.io
9 7 (2.30%) ESLint
10 6 (1.97%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.97%) GitLab
10 6 (1.97%) Selenium
10 6 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.64%) JMeter
11 5 (1.64%) JUnit
11 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (1.31%) PhpStorm
12 4 (1.31%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.98%) Gradle
General
1 54 (17.70%) Social Skills
2 23 (7.54%) Public Sector
3 17 (5.57%) Retail
4 13 (4.26%) Finance
5 11 (3.61%) Aerospace
6 7 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.97%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.64%) Automotive
8 5 (1.64%) Games
8 5 (1.64%) Influencing Skills
9 4 (1.31%) Banking
9 4 (1.31%) Marketing
9 4 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.98%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (0.98%) Law
11 2 (0.66%) Billing
11 2 (0.66%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.33%) Back Office
12 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (22.62%) .NET
2 60 (19.67%) React
3 59 (19.34%) HTML
4 57 (18.69%) Spring
5 55 (18.03%) CSS
6 49 (16.07%) Spring Boot
7 34 (11.15%) AngularJS
8 32 (10.49%) REST
9 30 (9.84%) Node.js
10 28 (9.18%) ASP.NET Web API
11 26 (8.52%) J2SE
11 26 (8.52%) JSON
12 24 (7.87%) Web Services
13 23 (7.54%) jQuery
14 22 (7.21%) .NET Core
15 21 (6.89%) HTML5
16 20 (6.56%) .NET Framework
16 20 (6.56%) CSS3
17 19 (6.23%) RESTful
18 17 (5.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.51%) User Experience
2 27 (8.85%) Hybrid Cloud
3 20 (6.56%) NHS
4 8 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.30%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.97%) AS400
6 6 (1.97%) iSeries
7 4 (1.31%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.98%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.98%) FMCG
8 3 (0.98%) iPad
8 3 (0.98%) Legacy Applications
8 3 (0.98%) Life Science
9 2 (0.66%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.66%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.66%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.66%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.59%) Windows
2 12 (3.93%) Linux
3 6 (1.97%) Android
4 5 (1.64%) Unix
5 4 (1.31%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.33%) VMS
7 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (25.25%) Scrum
3 73 (23.93%) TDD
4 70 (22.95%) Software Engineering
5 63 (20.66%) Microservices
6 56 (18.36%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (11.48%) BDD
7 35 (11.48%) Full Stack Development
7 35 (11.48%) Test Automation
8 34 (11.15%) Business Intelligence
9 33 (10.82%) DevOps
9 33 (10.82%) MVC
9 33 (10.82%) Pair Programming
10 32 (10.49%) Unit Testing
11 29 (9.51%) Data Management
12 27 (8.85%) Continuous Deployment
13 25 (8.20%) Software Architecture
14 24 (7.87%) Validation
15 23 (7.54%) OO
16 22 (7.21%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 97 (31.80%) Java
2 86 (28.20%) C#
3 85 (27.87%) JavaScript
4 80 (26.23%) SQL
5 38 (12.46%) Java 8
6 34 (11.15%) Java 11
7 28 (9.18%) TypeScript
8 26 (8.52%) C++
9 24 (7.87%) Python
10 22 (7.21%) T-SQL
11 20 (6.56%) PHP
12 18 (5.90%) ES6
13 11 (3.61%) VBA
14 7 (2.30%) Scala
15 6 (1.97%) C
15 6 (1.97%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.97%) RPG
15 6 (1.97%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.64%) VB
16 5 (1.64%) XAML
Qualifications
1 41 (13.44%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.49%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.89%) OCPJP
3 21 (6.89%) Sun Certification
4 9 (2.95%) Degree
5 8 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 4 (1.31%) PhD
8 1 (0.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.25%) Accessibility
2 3 (0.98%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.33%) DICOM
3 1 (0.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 36 (11.80%) Docker
2 2 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.66%) HDFS
2 2 (0.66%) Postfix
2 2 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.66%) vSphere
3 1 (0.33%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (6.56%) Kubernetes
2 16 (5.25%) Ansible
3 13 (4.26%) Terraform
4 2 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.66%) vRealize
4 2 (0.66%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (0.33%) Grafana
5 1 (0.33%) Kibana
5 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.33%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (17.38%) Oracle
2 22 (7.21%) Microsoft
3 21 (6.89%) Sun
4 10 (3.28%) hybris
5 7 (2.30%) Xerox
6 6 (1.97%) Sage
6 6 (1.97%) SAP
6 6 (1.97%) WSO2
7 4 (1.31%) IBM
7 4 (1.31%) Informatica
7 4 (1.31%) Pega
7 4 (1.31%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.98%) Alteryx
8 3 (0.98%) BEA
8 3 (0.98%) MuleSoft
8 3 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.98%) VMware
9 2 (0.66%) BT
9 2 (0.66%) Dynatrace
9 2 (0.66%) webMethods