Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 251 331 855
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 11.39% 18.91% 19.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.39% 20.39% 21.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 246 558
10th Percentile £288 £316 £325
25th Percentile £363 £388 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £450
75th Percentile £525 £525 £494
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
England median daily rate £510 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 3
10th Percentile £25.75 £10.08 £42.50
25th Percentile £27.00 £11.32 £44.38
Median hourly rate £34.19 £17.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +101.12% -66.00% +36.91%
75th Percentile £53.50 £21.57 £55.00
90th Percentile £56.50 £51.00 £56.50
England median hourly rate £50.00 £39.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year +28.21% -17.02% +10.59%

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 2,026 1,623 4,025
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.97% 92.74% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,188 991 2,455
10th Percentile £148 £184 £213
25th Percentile £250 £313 £357
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £438 £445
Median % change year-on-year -5.71% -1.69% +4.71%
75th Percentile £525 £525 £525
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 277 110 248
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £10.58
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -23.08% +21.88% -3.03%
75th Percentile £24.00 £45.00 £32.88
90th Percentile £46.00 £55.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 95 £425 - 112
Essex -5 65 £485 -3.00% 75
Cambridgeshire -11 50 £450 - 123
Suffolk 0 20 £375 -6.25% 15
Bedfordshire -7 11 £444 +22.41% 23
Norfolk -3 8 £400 +33.33% 15
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 108 (43.03%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (32.67%) JavaScript
3 77 (30.68%) Java
4 72 (28.69%) SQL
4 72 (28.69%) C#
5 59 (23.51%) .NET
6 58 (23.11%) TDD
7 53 (21.12%) HTML
8 50 (19.92%) Scrum
9 49 (19.52%) Social Skills
10 48 (19.12%) Microservices
11 46 (18.33%) CSS
12 42 (16.73%) React
13 41 (16.33%) Azure
14 40 (15.94%) AWS
14 40 (15.94%) Java 8
15 39 (15.54%) Git (software)
16 38 (15.14%) Oracle
17 36 (14.34%) SQL Server
18 34 (13.55%) Software Engineering
18 34 (13.55%) Unit Testing
19 33 (13.15%) Spring
20 32 (12.75%) Security Cleared
20 32 (12.75%) TypeScript
21 30 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
22 29 (11.55%) SC Cleared
23 28 (11.16%) HTML5
23 28 (11.16%) Node.js
24 27 (10.76%) Business Intelligence
25 25 (9.96%) JIRA

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 18 (7.17%) Confluence
2 16 (6.37%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.18%) WebLogic
4 10 (3.98%) IBM Domino
5 5 (1.99%) IIS
5 5 (1.99%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.20%) Apache
6 3 (1.20%) CMS
6 3 (1.20%) ColdFusion
6 3 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.20%) JBoss
7 2 (0.80%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.80%) WordPress
8 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.40%) Mule
8 1 (0.40%) nginx
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (3.59%) Magento
2 8 (3.19%) Shopify
3 3 (1.20%) Lorenzo
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 41 (16.33%) Azure
2 40 (15.94%) AWS
3 22 (8.76%) Power Platform
4 16 (6.37%) Serverless
5 8 (3.19%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (2.39%) GCP
7 4 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.59%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.20%) Azure Event Grid
8 3 (1.20%) Azure Functions
8 3 (1.20%) Azure Pipelines
8 3 (1.20%) Azure Service Bus
8 3 (1.20%) GitHub
9 2 (0.80%) Akamai
9 2 (0.80%) Amazon Glacier
9 2 (0.80%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.80%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.19%) Intranet
2 5 (1.99%) HTTP
3 4 (1.59%) Broadband
3 4 (1.59%) Firewall
3 4 (1.59%) VPN
4 3 (1.20%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.40%) 802.11
5 1 (0.40%) DHCP
5 1 (0.40%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.40%) IPv4
5 1 (0.40%) IPv6
5 1 (0.40%) SSL
5 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.34%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.96%) Oracle Database
3 22 (8.76%) Power BI
4 21 (8.37%) MySQL
5 19 (7.57%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (6.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (6.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (4.78%) Relational Database
9 11 (4.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (3.59%) MongoDB
10 9 (3.59%) NoSQL
10 9 (3.59%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (3.19%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (2.39%) QlikView
13 5 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (1.99%) Data Lake
13 5 (1.99%) Oracle ODI
14 4 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (15.54%) Git (software)
2 25 (9.96%) JIRA
3 17 (6.77%) Jenkins
4 16 (6.37%) Maven
5 12 (4.78%) Visual Studio
6 10 (3.98%) Cypress.io
6 10 (3.98%) Selenium
7 7 (2.79%) ESLint
7 7 (2.79%) webpack
8 6 (2.39%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.39%) IntelliJ
8 6 (2.39%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (1.99%) Checkstyle
9 5 (1.99%) JUnit
9 5 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (1.59%) GitLab
11 3 (1.20%) Appium
11 3 (1.20%) git-flow
11 3 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.20%) TeamCity
General
1 49 (19.52%) Social Skills
2 17 (6.77%) Finance
3 14 (5.58%) Retail
4 10 (3.98%) Aerospace
4 10 (3.98%) Influencing Skills
4 10 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.39%) Law
6 6 (2.39%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.99%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.59%) Billing
9 3 (1.20%) Banking
10 2 (0.80%) Games
10 2 (0.80%) Marketing
11 1 (0.40%) Advertising
11 1 (0.40%) Automotive
11 1 (0.40%) Back Office
11 1 (0.40%) Electronics
11 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (23.51%) .NET
2 53 (21.12%) HTML
3 46 (18.33%) CSS
4 42 (16.73%) React
5 33 (13.15%) Spring
6 28 (11.16%) HTML5
6 28 (11.16%) Node.js
7 25 (9.96%) Spring Boot
8 24 (9.56%) AngularJS
8 24 (9.56%) RESTful
9 22 (8.76%) .NET Core
10 20 (7.97%) ASP.NET
11 19 (7.57%) CSS3
11 19 (7.57%) Web Services
12 18 (7.17%) XML
13 17 (6.77%) J2SE
13 17 (6.77%) JSON
14 16 (6.37%) REST
15 15 (5.98%) ASP.NET Web API
16 14 (5.58%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.57%) User Experience
2 15 (5.98%) Hybrid Cloud
3 14 (5.58%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.98%) NHS
5 5 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.59%) AS400
6 4 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.59%) iSeries
6 4 (1.59%) Legacy Systems
7 3 (1.20%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.20%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.20%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.20%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.40%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.40%) Animation
9 1 (0.40%) EPoS
9 1 (0.40%) Life Science
9 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.40%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.78%) Android
2 10 (3.98%) Apple iOS
3 9 (3.59%) Windows
4 8 (3.19%) Linux
5 4 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (43.03%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (23.11%) TDD
3 50 (19.92%) Scrum
4 48 (19.12%) Microservices
5 34 (13.55%) Software Engineering
5 34 (13.55%) Unit Testing
6 30 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (10.76%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (9.96%) BDD
9 24 (9.56%) Pair Programming
10 23 (9.16%) DevOps
10 23 (9.16%) E-Commerce
11 22 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (7.57%) MVC
13 18 (7.17%) Analytics
14 16 (6.37%) Front End Development
14 16 (6.37%) User Stories
15 15 (5.98%) Validation
16 14 (5.58%) OO
16 14 (5.58%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 82 (32.67%) JavaScript
2 77 (30.68%) Java
3 72 (28.69%) C#
3 72 (28.69%) SQL
4 40 (15.94%) Java 8
5 32 (12.75%) TypeScript
6 23 (9.16%) Java 11
7 18 (7.17%) PHP
8 14 (5.58%) C++
8 14 (5.58%) Python
9 13 (5.18%) PL/SQL
10 11 (4.38%) ES6
10 11 (4.38%) T-SQL
11 9 (3.59%) Scala
12 7 (2.79%) C
13 5 (1.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 5 (1.99%) VB
13 5 (1.99%) VBA
14 4 (1.59%) Go
14 4 (1.59%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 32 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 29 (11.55%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.58%) OCPJP
3 14 (5.58%) Sun Certification
4 11 (4.38%) Degree
5 8 (3.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 5 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.59%) PhD
8 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.78%) Accessibility
2 8 (3.19%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.99%) QA
System Software
1 25 (9.96%) Docker
2 2 (0.80%) Postfix
3 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (5.58%) Kubernetes
1 14 (5.58%) Terraform
2 7 (2.79%) Ansible
3 3 (1.20%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.40%) Grafana
4 1 (0.40%) Kibana
4 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 38 (15.14%) Oracle
2 15 (5.98%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.58%) Sun
4 10 (3.98%) hybris
4 10 (3.98%) Xerox
5 9 (3.59%) Serena
6 5 (1.99%) Adobe
6 5 (1.99%) Google
7 4 (1.59%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.59%) webMethods
8 3 (1.20%) IBM
8 3 (1.20%) Sage
9 2 (0.80%) BEA
9 2 (0.80%) Pega
9 2 (0.80%) VMware
9 2 (0.80%) WSO2
9 2 (0.80%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.40%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.40%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.40%) MuleSoft