Period
to 19 January 2021

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 203 575 905
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 13.98% 16.23% 20.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.25% 17.49% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 407 636
Median daily rate £450 £415 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -5.68% +10.00%
10th Percentile £256 £313 £314
90th Percentile £539 £519 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 14
Median hourly rate £43.50 £31.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.32% -29.14% -
10th Percentile £40.15 £23.20 £21.80
90th Percentile £56.50 £50.20 £51.90
England median hourly rate £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%

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 1,331 3,288 4,184
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.67% 92.80% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 2,010 2,512
Median daily rate £400 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £150 £181 £194
90th Percentile £584 £588 £588
England median daily rate £475 £463 £463
% change year-on-year +2.70% - +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 265 261
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -1.32% -10.83%
10th Percentile £12.26 £10.88 £10.81
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £17.70
% change year-on-year +25.00% +1.69% -0.23%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 0 73 £475 +11.76% 74
Essex +2 70 £427 +0.47% 45
Cambridgeshire -4 32 £475 +11.76% 107
Suffolk -2 13 £400 - 15
Bedfordshire 0 7 £400 +14.29% 11
Norfolk -3 5 £325 -3.70% 18
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 71 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (33.00%) JavaScript
3 64 (31.53%) Java
4 57 (28.08%) SQL
5 52 (25.62%) Git (software)
5 52 (25.62%) Microservices
6 49 (24.14%) Docker
7 41 (20.20%) Node.js
8 39 (19.21%) AngularJS
9 37 (18.23%) Spring
9 37 (18.23%) C#
10 35 (17.24%) Azure
11 33 (16.26%) JIRA
12 32 (15.76%) .NET
13 29 (14.29%) HTML
13 29 (14.29%) Scrum
13 29 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (13.79%) TDD
14 28 (13.79%) OO
14 28 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (12.81%) CSS
16 24 (11.82%) Oracle
16 24 (11.82%) Kubernetes
16 24 (11.82%) AWS
17 23 (11.33%) MySQL
17 23 (11.33%) Linux
17 23 (11.33%) Python
18 22 (10.84%) REST
19 21 (10.34%) Spring Boot
19 21 (10.34%) Web Services

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 9 (4.43%) Confluence
2 5 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.97%) Apache
3 4 (1.97%) IIS
3 4 (1.97%) JBoss
3 4 (1.97%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.97%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.48%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.48%) SAS
5 2 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.99%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.49%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.49%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.49%) Blender
2 1 (0.49%) InVision
2 1 (0.49%) Maya
2 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.49%) Sketch
2 1 (0.49%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.49%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 35 (17.24%) Azure
2 24 (11.82%) AWS
3 8 (3.94%) GCP
3 8 (3.94%) Power Platform
4 4 (1.97%) iPaaS
4 4 (1.97%) SaaS
4 4 (1.97%) Serverless
5 3 (1.48%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.48%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (1.48%) Oracle CX
6 2 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.99%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (0.99%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.99%) GitHub
7 1 (0.49%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.49%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.49%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.93%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.45%) DHCP
2 7 (3.45%) IPv4
2 7 (3.45%) IPv6
3 5 (2.46%) Kerberos
4 3 (1.48%) Bluetooth
4 3 (1.48%) Broadband
4 3 (1.48%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.49%) RS-232
5 1 (0.49%) RS-485
5 1 (0.49%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.33%) MySQL
2 18 (8.87%) SQL Server
3 14 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (3.94%) Pentaho
5 8 (3.94%) Power BI
5 8 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (3.45%) Big Data
7 6 (2.96%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.46%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.48%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (1.48%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.48%) MS Access
11 2 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.99%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 52 (25.62%) Git (software)
2 33 (16.26%) JIRA
3 20 (9.85%) Jenkins
4 11 (5.42%) Maven
5 7 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.96%) Artifactory
6 6 (2.96%) JUnit
7 5 (2.46%) Protractor
8 3 (1.48%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.48%) GitLab
8 3 (1.48%) Mockito
8 3 (1.48%) NetBeans
8 3 (1.48%) Selenium
8 3 (1.48%) Subversion
9 2 (0.99%) Ant
9 2 (0.99%) Checkstyle
9 2 (0.99%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.99%) DbUnit
9 2 (0.99%) jMock
9 2 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (4.43%) Law
2 7 (3.45%) Finance
3 6 (2.96%) Marketing
3 6 (2.96%) Retail
4 4 (1.97%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.97%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.48%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.48%) Electronics
5 3 (1.48%) Games
5 3 (1.48%) Military
6 2 (0.99%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (20.20%) Node.js
2 39 (19.21%) AngularJS
3 37 (18.23%) Spring
4 32 (15.76%) .NET
5 29 (14.29%) HTML
6 26 (12.81%) CSS
7 22 (10.84%) REST
8 21 (10.34%) Spring Boot
8 21 (10.34%) Web Services
9 19 (9.36%) React
10 11 (5.42%) Hibernate
10 11 (5.42%) RESTful
11 10 (4.93%) jQuery
11 10 (4.93%) Laravel
12 9 (4.43%) ASP.NET
12 9 (4.43%) HTML5
12 9 (4.43%) JPA
12 9 (4.43%) SOAP
12 9 (4.43%) Vue.js
13 8 (3.94%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.93%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (3.94%) Device Driver
4 6 (2.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.97%) User Experience
6 3 (1.48%) Media Streaming
6 3 (1.48%) NHS
7 2 (0.99%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.99%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.99%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.99%) STB
8 1 (0.49%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.49%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.49%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.49%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.33%) Linux
2 14 (6.90%) Unix
3 8 (3.94%) Windows
4 3 (1.48%) Android
5 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (25.62%) Microservices
3 29 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (14.29%) Scrum
4 28 (13.79%) OO
4 28 (13.79%) TDD
5 20 (9.85%) DevOps
5 20 (9.85%) Front End Development
6 18 (8.87%) Software Engineering
7 15 (7.39%) Migration
8 14 (6.90%) E-Commerce
8 14 (6.90%) ETL
9 12 (5.91%) BDD
9 12 (5.91%) Data Modelling
10 11 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (5.42%) SDLC
11 10 (4.93%) Configuration Management
11 10 (4.93%) MVC
11 10 (4.93%) Process Improvement
12 9 (4.43%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 67 (33.00%) JavaScript
2 64 (31.53%) Java
3 57 (28.08%) SQL
4 37 (18.23%) C#
5 23 (11.33%) Python
6 19 (9.36%) Java 8
7 16 (7.88%) PHP
8 15 (7.39%) C++
9 14 (6.90%) C
10 11 (5.42%) TypeScript
11 8 (3.94%) Scala
12 6 (2.96%) Shell Script
13 5 (2.46%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.46%) Embedded C
13 5 (2.46%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.97%) VB
15 3 (1.48%) Apex Code
15 3 (1.48%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.48%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.99%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.87%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.45%) Degree
4 4 (1.97%) OCPJP
4 4 (1.97%) Sun Certification
5 3 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.48%) ISO 26262
2 1 (0.49%) GxP
2 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 49 (24.14%) Docker
2 3 (1.48%) Firmware
3 2 (0.99%) Postfix
4 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.49%) HDFS
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.49%) NFS
4 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (11.82%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.45%) Ansible
3 5 (2.46%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.97%) PingFederate
4 4 (1.97%) Terraform
5 2 (0.99%) Puppet
6 1 (0.49%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.49%) Kibana
6 1 (0.49%) Netcool
6 1 (0.49%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.49%) Netcool/Webtop
6 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (11.82%) Oracle
2 11 (5.42%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.94%) Google
4 5 (2.46%) RedGate
5 4 (1.97%) MuleSoft
5 4 (1.97%) Ping Identity
5 4 (1.97%) Splunk
5 4 (1.97%) Sun
6 3 (1.48%) Adobe
6 3 (1.48%) Pega
6 3 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.48%) Talend
7 2 (0.99%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.99%) Dynatrace
7 2 (0.99%) IBM
7 2 (0.99%) JDA
7 2 (0.99%) WSO2
8 1 (0.49%) BEA
8 1 (0.49%) HP
8 1 (0.49%) Red Hat