Period
to 22 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 22 November 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
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,005 1,087 976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.84% 21.05% 20.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.14% 22.33% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 745 568
East of England median daily rate £438 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% +1.35%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £260
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 35 37
East of England median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £31.58 £35.80 £30.75
90th Percentile £60.94 £63.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%

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 4,753 4,867 4,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.84% 94.23% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,823 2,794 2,692
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +0.65%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 383 377
East of England median hourly rate £17.40 £18.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -26.53% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.13 £11.22
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.85
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.67% +0.68% +2.78%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 22 November 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 0 360 £425 +9.68% 171
Cambridgeshire -1 241 £425 +17.24% 278
Essex +2 237 £525 +2.44% 75
Suffolk +1 91 £400 +3.90% 44
Bedfordshire -1 64 £400 -4.76% 70
Norfolk -14 19 £375 +7.14% 45
East Anglia -9 1 - - 54
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 434 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (35.72%) Java
3 292 (29.05%) SQL
4 280 (27.86%) JavaScript
5 234 (23.28%) HTML
6 218 (21.69%) C#
7 217 (21.59%) CSS
8 214 (21.29%) TDD
9 209 (20.80%) Web Services
10 191 (19.00%) .NET
11 186 (18.51%) Oracle
12 180 (17.91%) SQL Server
13 151 (15.02%) Business Intelligence
14 150 (14.93%) Spring
15 147 (14.63%) MVC
16 142 (14.13%) REST
17 137 (13.63%) Finance
18 133 (13.23%) Linux
19 132 (13.13%) RESTful
20 125 (12.44%) Git (software)
21 122 (12.14%) Java 8
22 116 (11.54%) SOAP
23 115 (11.44%) XML
23 115 (11.44%) AngularJS
24 114 (11.34%) Scrum
25 113 (11.24%) ASP.NET
26 111 (11.04%) Microsoft
27 110 (10.95%) HTML5
28 109 (10.85%) Microservices
29 108 (10.75%) jQuery

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 75 (7.46%) Mule
2 62 (6.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 57 (5.67%) Oracle Service Bus
4 48 (4.78%) Confluence
5 38 (3.78%) SharePoint
6 33 (3.28%) Apache
6 33 (3.28%) Tomcat
7 28 (2.79%) CMS
8 26 (2.59%) WebLogic
9 23 (2.29%) WebSphere
10 22 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
11 17 (1.69%) Apache Spark
12 16 (1.59%) WordPress
13 15 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
14 14 (1.39%) JBoss
15 10 (1.00%) IIS
16 9 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 9 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
16 9 (0.90%) WildFly
17 8 (0.80%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (0.90%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.30%) 3ds Max
4 3 (0.30%) Maya
5 2 (0.20%) Doxygen
5 2 (0.20%) Windchill
6 1 (0.100%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.100%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.100%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.100%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.100%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 23 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.70%) HFM
2 7 (0.70%) Infor M3
3 6 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (0.60%) Hyperion Planning
3 6 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.30%) Magento
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.20%) nopCommerce
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.100%) FastStats
8 1 (0.100%) FastStats PeopleStage
8 1 (0.100%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.100%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 92 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
4 20 (1.99%) Office 365
5 14 (1.39%) GitHub
6 11 (1.09%) SaaS
7 8 (0.80%) npm
8 5 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.40%) Serverless
10 3 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.30%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.30%) Slack
11 2 (0.20%) Apigee
11 2 (0.20%) PaaS
11 2 (0.20%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.09%) HTTP
1 21 (2.09%) Internet
2 12 (1.19%) Broadband
2 12 (1.19%) VoIP
3 11 (1.09%) DHCP
3 11 (1.09%) Software-Defined Networking
4 10 (1.00%) WAN
5 9 (0.90%) DNS
5 9 (0.90%) SSH
5 9 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (0.80%) FTP
6 8 (0.80%) SNMP
7 7 (0.70%) DLNA
7 7 (0.70%) DSL
7 7 (0.70%) IPv4
7 7 (0.70%) IPv6
7 7 (0.70%) UPnP
7 7 (0.70%) Wireless
8 6 (0.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (17.91%) SQL Server
2 86 (8.56%) MySQL
3 67 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 65 (6.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 56 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
6 46 (4.58%) Relational Database
7 40 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
7 40 (3.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 37 (3.68%) MongoDB
9 30 (2.99%) Hadoop
9 30 (2.99%) Oracle Database
10 29 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
11 28 (2.79%) NoSQL
12 24 (2.39%) Sybase ASE
13 23 (2.29%) SQL Server 2016
14 22 (2.19%) Power BI
15 19 (1.89%) Pentaho
16 18 (1.79%) Big Data
17 15 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
18 12 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 125 (12.44%) Git (software)
2 106 (10.55%) JIRA
3 98 (9.75%) Jenkins
4 76 (7.56%) Maven
5 71 (7.06%) Visual Studio
6 45 (4.48%) JUnit
7 39 (3.88%) Subversion
8 30 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (2.89%) Eclipse
10 28 (2.79%) Selenium
11 23 (2.29%) gulp
12 22 (2.19%) Jasmine
13 18 (1.79%) Karma Test Runner
14 16 (1.59%) Protractor
15 14 (1.39%) Visual Studio Code
16 13 (1.29%) Cucumber
16 13 (1.29%) Gradle
16 13 (1.29%) SoapUI
17 11 (1.09%) Grunt
18 10 (1.00%) CA Gen
General
1 137 (13.63%) Finance
2 77 (7.66%) Telecoms
3 72 (7.16%) Marketing
4 65 (6.47%) Manufacturing
5 58 (5.77%) Electronics
6 28 (2.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 27 (2.69%) Retail
8 22 (2.19%) Law
9 10 (1.00%) Legal
10 8 (0.80%) Advertising
10 8 (0.80%) Games
11 7 (0.70%) Automotive
12 6 (0.60%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.60%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.60%) Publishing
13 5 (0.50%) Banking
14 4 (0.40%) Back Office
15 3 (0.30%) Avionics
15 3 (0.30%) Military
16 2 (0.20%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (23.28%) HTML
2 217 (21.59%) CSS
3 209 (20.80%) Web Services
4 191 (19.00%) .NET
5 150 (14.93%) Spring
6 142 (14.13%) REST
7 132 (13.13%) RESTful
8 116 (11.54%) SOAP
9 115 (11.44%) AngularJS
9 115 (11.44%) XML
10 113 (11.24%) ASP.NET
11 110 (10.95%) HTML5
12 108 (10.75%) jQuery
13 102 (10.15%) JSON
14 81 (8.06%) Spring Boot
15 76 (7.56%) React
16 75 (7.46%) CSS3
17 63 (6.27%) Node.js
18 58 (5.77%) Apache Camel
19 56 (5.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 91 (9.05%) Greenfield Project
2 45 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (2.39%) User Experience
5 22 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (2.09%) Computer Science
7 17 (1.69%) Replication
8 16 (1.59%) Reference Data
9 15 (1.49%) Data Structures
10 14 (1.39%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.19%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (0.80%) NHS
14 7 (0.70%) Media Streaming
15 6 (0.60%) Client/Server
16 5 (0.50%) Clustering
16 5 (0.50%) Life Science
16 5 (0.50%) Social Media
17 4 (0.40%) Internet of Things
17 4 (0.40%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 133 (13.23%) Linux
2 54 (5.37%) Unix
3 48 (4.78%) Windows
4 20 (1.99%) Solaris
5 15 (1.49%) CentOS
6 12 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.09%) AIX
8 9 (0.90%) Android
9 8 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
10 7 (0.70%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.40%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.30%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.20%) VME
14 1 (0.100%) Debian
14 1 (0.100%) ThreadX
14 1 (0.100%) VMS
14 1 (0.100%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.100%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.100%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (21.29%) TDD
3 151 (15.02%) Business Intelligence
4 147 (14.63%) MVC
5 114 (11.34%) Scrum
6 109 (10.85%) Microservices
7 101 (10.05%) DevOps
8 84 (8.36%) Test Automation
9 81 (8.06%) Front End Development
10 80 (7.96%) SOA
10 80 (7.96%) Software Engineering
11 74 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
12 73 (7.26%) ETL
13 72 (7.16%) Web Development
14 70 (6.97%) Problem-Solving
15 67 (6.67%) BDD
16 62 (6.17%) OO
17 59 (5.87%) Migration
18 55 (5.47%) Digital Marketing
19 53 (5.27%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 359 (35.72%) Java
2 292 (29.05%) SQL
3 280 (27.86%) JavaScript
4 218 (21.69%) C#
5 122 (12.14%) Java 8
6 69 (6.87%) T-SQL
7 60 (5.97%) PL/SQL
8 59 (5.87%) Python
9 58 (5.77%) PHP
10 44 (4.38%) Shell Script
11 39 (3.88%) C
12 33 (3.28%) C++
13 32 (3.18%) XPath
14 31 (3.08%) Perl
15 24 (2.39%) TypeScript
16 21 (2.09%) PowerShell
16 21 (2.09%) Scala
17 18 (1.79%) Ruby
18 16 (1.59%) ES6
19 14 (1.39%) Go
Qualifications
1 59 (5.87%) Security Cleared
2 44 (4.38%) SC Cleared
3 28 (2.79%) Degree
4 18 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.50%) MCSA
6 5 (0.50%) MCSE
7 4 (0.40%) PhD
8 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.20%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.100%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.100%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.100%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.100%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.100%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.29%) QA
2 5 (0.50%) HL7
3 4 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.30%) ECSS
4 3 (0.30%) MIL-STD-1553
4 3 (0.30%) WCAG
5 2 (0.20%) CDISC
5 2 (0.20%) IEC 62304
5 2 (0.20%) MISRA
6 1 (0.100%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.100%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.100%) SLA
6 1 (0.100%) Solvency II
System Software
1 66 (6.57%) Docker
2 16 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.60%) Firmware
4 5 (0.50%) KVM
4 5 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.40%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.20%) HDFS
7 1 (0.100%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.100%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (4.28%) Ansible
2 10 (1.00%) Kibana
2 10 (1.00%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.00%) Puppet
3 9 (0.90%) Opsview
4 8 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (0.60%) logstash
6 3 (0.30%) Cacti
6 3 (0.30%) Salt
6 3 (0.30%) Terraform
7 2 (0.20%) Grafana
7 2 (0.20%) Nagios
8 1 (0.100%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.100%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.100%) Mesos
8 1 (0.100%) Nmap
8 1 (0.100%) SELinux
8 1 (0.100%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.100%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 186 (18.51%) Oracle
2 111 (11.04%) Microsoft
3 61 (6.07%) SAP
4 57 (5.67%) WSO2
5 29 (2.89%) Talend
6 26 (2.59%) Sybase
7 24 (2.39%) IBM
8 23 (2.29%) Informatica
9 20 (1.99%) Adobe
10 19 (1.89%) Nintex
11 17 (1.69%) webMethods
12 14 (1.39%) Google
13 13 (1.29%) BEA
13 13 (1.29%) Tableau
14 12 (1.19%) Cognos
15 10 (1.00%) MuleSoft
15 10 (1.00%) Sony
16 9 (0.90%) MicroStrategy
16 9 (0.90%) Pega
17 8 (0.80%) CA