Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £484 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 16 8 2
Rank change year-on-year -8 -6 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 228 216 378
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 9.09% 10.72% 18.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.03% 11.64% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 148 279
10th Percentile £324 £288 £329
25th Percentile £413 £363 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £484 £444 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.96% -1.39% -
75th Percentile £575 £525 £525
90th Percentile £638 £568 £550
England median daily rate £565 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +13.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 9
10th Percentile £35.00 £25.34 £10.08
25th Percentile £43.44 £26.99 £11.32
Median hourly rate £56.25 £38.38 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +46.56% +125.76% -60.00%
75th Percentile £75.60 £54.50 £21.57
90th Percentile £76.82 £56.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £55.00 £48.36 £42.50
% change year-on-year +13.74% +13.78% -7.61%

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 2,274 1,855 1,881
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.67% 92.11% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,386 1,068 1,161
10th Percentile £182 £150 £185
25th Percentile £319 £250 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £468 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +13.39% -2.94% -4.49%
75th Percentile £575 £524 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £588
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 261 123
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £19.28 £16.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +20.50% -13.51% +15.63%
75th Percentile £49.50 £25.44 £30.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £46.50 £55.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.99 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.34% +7.64% +4.00%

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire -9 64 £475 +11.76% 77
Hertfordshire -11 62 £475 +4.40% 55
Essex +2 59 £550 +15.79% 21
Suffolk -1 26 £509 +35.60% 17
Bedfordshire -10 7 £350 -12.50% 9
Norfolk -3 6 £338 -12.90% 7
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, Developer contract jobs required the following 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 81 (35.53%) Agile
2 73 (32.02%) JavaScript
3 62 (27.19%) Java
4 59 (25.88%) SQL
5 53 (23.25%) C#
6 48 (21.05%) Azure
7 44 (19.30%) .NET
8 39 (17.11%) DevOps
9 38 (16.67%) CSS
10 37 (16.23%) HTML
11 35 (15.35%) React
12 33 (14.47%) Scrum
13 31 (13.60%) Python
13 31 (13.60%) Microservices
14 30 (13.16%) Software Engineering
14 30 (13.16%) Full Stack Development
15 29 (12.72%) TDD
15 29 (12.72%) Oracle
15 29 (12.72%) Git (software)
16 28 (12.28%) Node.js
16 28 (12.28%) SQL Server
16 28 (12.28%) CI/CD
17 27 (11.84%) Microsoft
17 27 (11.84%) Web Development
18 26 (11.40%) Spring
18 26 (11.40%) MVC
18 26 (11.40%) AngularJS
18 26 (11.40%) AWS
19 24 (10.53%) Jenkins
20 23 (10.09%) REST

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 14 (6.14%) Confluence
2 7 (3.07%) Apache
3 6 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.75%) IIS
5 4 (1.75%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.32%) JBoss
7 2 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.88%) CMS
7 2 (0.88%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.88%) nginx
7 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.44%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Magento
1 3 (1.32%) Shopify
2 1 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 48 (21.05%) Azure
2 26 (11.40%) AWS
3 16 (7.02%) Azure DevOps
4 13 (5.70%) Power Platform
5 12 (5.26%) GitHub
6 6 (2.63%) Azure Data Factory
6 6 (2.63%) SAP Commerce Cloud
7 5 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (2.19%) Serverless
8 4 (1.75%) Azure Service Bus
8 4 (1.75%) Azure Storage
8 4 (1.75%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 4 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.75%) Microsoft 365
9 3 (1.32%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (1.32%) Amazon ECS
9 3 (1.32%) Apigee
9 3 (1.32%) BlazeMeter
9 3 (1.32%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.63%) HTTP
2 4 (1.75%) Intranet
3 3 (1.32%) FTP
4 1 (0.44%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.44%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.44%) Modbus
4 1 (0.44%) RS-232
4 1 (0.44%) RS-422
4 1 (0.44%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.58%) MySQL
3 13 (5.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (5.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (3.95%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (3.95%) Power BI
5 8 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.63%) Data Lake
6 6 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.19%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.75%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.75%) Spotfire
9 3 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.32%) DynamoDB
9 3 (1.32%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.32%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.88%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 29 (12.72%) Git (software)
2 24 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 22 (9.65%) JIRA
4 12 (5.26%) JUnit
4 12 (5.26%) Selenium
5 9 (3.95%) JMeter
5 9 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (3.51%) Visual Studio
7 7 (3.07%) Gradle
7 7 (3.07%) webpack
8 6 (2.63%) LoadRunner
8 6 (2.63%) SoapUI
9 5 (2.19%) GitLab
9 5 (2.19%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (1.75%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (1.32%) Grunt
11 3 (1.32%) JDeveloper
11 3 (1.32%) Maven
General
1 22 (9.65%) Social Skills
2 18 (7.89%) Finance
3 13 (5.70%) Retail
4 7 (3.07%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.63%) Banking
5 6 (2.63%) Public Sector
6 5 (2.19%) Games
7 4 (1.75%) Automotive
7 4 (1.75%) Publishing
8 3 (1.32%) Electronics
9 2 (0.88%) Advertising
9 2 (0.88%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.88%) Marketing
10 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.44%) Legal
10 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (19.30%) .NET
2 38 (16.67%) CSS
3 37 (16.23%) HTML
4 35 (15.35%) React
5 28 (12.28%) Node.js
6 26 (11.40%) AngularJS
6 26 (11.40%) Spring
7 23 (10.09%) REST
8 21 (9.21%) JSON
9 20 (8.77%) Web Services
10 19 (8.33%) HTML5
11 17 (7.46%) Spring Boot
12 16 (7.02%) XML
13 15 (6.58%) jQuery
13 15 (6.58%) RESTful
14 13 (5.70%) ASP.NET
15 11 (4.82%) CSS3
15 11 (4.82%) Entity Framework
15 11 (4.82%) JMS
15 11 (4.82%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.26%) User Experience
2 10 (4.39%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.51%) IoT
4 6 (2.63%) Virtual Team
5 5 (2.19%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.19%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.75%) Legacy Applications
7 3 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.32%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.88%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.88%) Biotechnology
8 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.88%) Online Games
8 2 (0.88%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.44%) AS400
9 1 (0.44%) CMDB
9 1 (0.44%) NHS
9 1 (0.44%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.26%) Linux
2 10 (4.39%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.07%) Android
3 7 (3.07%) Windows
4 6 (2.63%) Unix
5 2 (0.88%) tvOS
6 1 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.44%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (35.53%) Agile
2 39 (17.11%) DevOps
3 33 (14.47%) Scrum
4 31 (13.60%) Microservices
5 30 (13.16%) Full Stack Development
5 30 (13.16%) Software Engineering
6 29 (12.72%) TDD
7 28 (12.28%) CI/CD
8 27 (11.84%) Web Development
9 26 (11.40%) MVC
10 18 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (7.89%) E-Commerce
11 17 (7.46%) Front End Development
11 17 (7.46%) Test Automation
12 16 (7.02%) Migration
13 13 (5.70%) Open Source
14 12 (5.26%) API Development
14 12 (5.26%) OO
15 11 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (4.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (32.02%) JavaScript
2 62 (27.19%) Java
3 59 (25.88%) SQL
4 53 (23.25%) C#
5 31 (13.60%) Python
6 21 (9.21%) TypeScript
7 16 (7.02%) PL/SQL
8 14 (6.14%) C++
8 14 (6.14%) PHP
9 13 (5.70%) C
10 12 (5.26%) T-SQL
11 8 (3.51%) ES6
12 7 (3.07%) VBA
13 6 (2.63%) Apple Swift
13 6 (2.63%) Bash
14 5 (2.19%) PowerShell
14 5 (2.19%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.75%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.75%) R
16 3 (1.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.39%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.75%) Degree
4 2 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.88%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.95%) QA
2 3 (1.32%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.44%) NCSC
3 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (9.21%) Docker
2 5 (2.19%) KVM
3 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.44%) zsh
Systems Management
1 16 (7.02%) Ansible
2 5 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.19%) Puppet
3 4 (1.75%) Terraform
4 3 (1.32%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.88%) Grafana
6 1 (0.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.44%) Kibana
6 1 (0.44%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 29 (12.72%) Oracle
2 27 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.63%) AppDynamics
3 6 (2.63%) SAP
4 5 (2.19%) Adobe
4 5 (2.19%) SaltStack
5 4 (1.75%) Databricks
5 4 (1.75%) IBM
6 3 (1.32%) Dynatrace
6 3 (1.32%) Google
6 3 (1.32%) Remedy
6 3 (1.32%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.32%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.32%) Splunk
6 3 (1.32%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.88%) Apple
7 2 (0.88%) Blue Prism
7 2 (0.88%) Coveo
7 2 (0.88%) Snow
7 2 (0.88%) Xerox