Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 February 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.

Application Developer
UK > England
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 508 418 391
Rank change year-on-year -90 -27 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 356 464 557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.52% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.55% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 336 361
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £275
90th Percentile £570 £538 £563
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 16
England median hourly rate £33.00 £39.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.46% -12.22% -
10th Percentile £19.05 £15.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.40 £47.17
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £41.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -8.33% +57.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88,335 84,288 92,927
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 94.74% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,287 55,355 60,351
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,615 2,958 3,424
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -0.05% +12.18%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.60 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.54 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Applications Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Developer in England

Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Developer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Developer in England

Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Developer in England over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Developer in England

Applications Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Developer in England

Applications Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Developer in England over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Applications Developer in England

Applications Developer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 21 February 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
London -63 179 £450 +5.88% 44
South East -24 54 £388 +6.16% 50
North of England +18 41 £400 +5.26% 30
East of England -7 34 £375 -16.67% 17
North West +21 30 £400 -5.88% 20
Midlands 0 28 £318 -9.29% 32
South West -23 19 £490 +22.50% 30
East Midlands +11 18 £318 -5.93% 10
West Midlands 0 10 £363 +3.57% 22
Yorkshire -14 7 £381 +0.33% 7
North East +36 4 £400 +26.98% 3
Applications Developer
UK

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, Applications 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 England region featuring Applications Developer in the job title.

1 114 (32.02%) JavaScript
2 112 (31.46%) SQL
3 103 (28.93%) C#
4 96 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (23.60%) Java
6 83 (23.31%) .NET
7 75 (21.07%) HTML
8 71 (19.94%) SQL Server
9 64 (17.98%) CSS
10 61 (17.13%) Finance
11 59 (16.57%) Mobile App
12 57 (16.01%) Git (software)
13 53 (14.89%) Python
14 51 (14.33%) AngularJS
15 48 (13.48%) Apple iOS
16 47 (13.20%) Linux
17 46 (12.92%) DevOps
18 44 (12.36%) Android
19 38 (10.67%) Security Cleared
19 38 (10.67%) HTML5
20 36 (10.11%) Android Development
20 36 (10.11%) iOS Development
21 35 (9.83%) C++
22 34 (9.55%) RESTful
23 33 (9.27%) Unix
24 31 (8.71%) JSON
24 31 (8.71%) TDD
24 31 (8.71%) Web Services
25 29 (8.15%) JIRA
25 29 (8.15%) jQuery

Applications Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (3.93%) CMS
2 11 (3.09%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.69%) SAS
4 5 (1.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.40%) JBoss
4 5 (1.40%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.12%) Apache
5 4 (1.12%) Confluence
6 3 (0.84%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (0.84%) IIS
6 3 (0.84%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.84%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.28%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.28%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.28%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.84%) GIMP
1 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.84%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.56%) Acrobat
2 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.28%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.25%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.56%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.28%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.28%) Tesseract
4 1 (0.28%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.81%) npm
3 8 (2.25%) GitHub
4 7 (1.97%) SaaS
5 5 (1.40%) PaaS
6 4 (1.12%) Yarn
7 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.84%) Firebase
7 3 (0.84%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.28%) Boomi
8 1 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.25%) AMQP
2 6 (1.69%) Bluetooth
3 4 (1.12%) MQTT
4 3 (0.84%) HTTP
4 3 (0.84%) Internet
4 3 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.56%) SSL
5 2 (0.56%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.28%) 4G
6 1 (0.28%) Firewall
6 1 (0.28%) FTP
6 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.28%) Intranet
6 1 (0.28%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.28%) NFC
6 1 (0.28%) SMS
6 1 (0.28%) Wideband
6 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (19.94%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.18%) Relational Database
3 19 (5.34%) MySQL
4 15 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (3.09%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.25%) Ingres
8 7 (1.97%) Apache Hive
8 7 (1.97%) Impala
8 7 (1.97%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (1.69%) Data Lake
9 6 (1.69%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.69%) Spotfire
9 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.40%) Big Data
10 5 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (1.40%) KDB
Development Applications
1 57 (16.01%) Git (software)
2 29 (8.15%) JIRA
3 24 (6.74%) Jenkins
4 12 (3.37%) Visual Studio
5 11 (3.09%) JUnit
6 9 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.25%) Maven
8 7 (1.97%) gulp
9 6 (1.69%) Subversion
10 5 (1.40%) GitLab
10 5 (1.40%) Mocha
10 5 (1.40%) NUnit
10 5 (1.40%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.40%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.40%) Xcode
11 4 (1.12%) Mockito
11 4 (1.12%) PHPUnit
11 4 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.84%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.84%) Selenium
General
1 61 (17.13%) Finance
2 25 (7.02%) Banking
3 13 (3.65%) Retail
4 9 (2.53%) Front Office
5 8 (2.25%) Advertising
6 6 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.69%) Publishing
7 5 (1.40%) French Language
7 5 (1.40%) Games
7 5 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.40%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.56%) Automotive
8 2 (0.56%) Law
8 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.56%) Turkish Language
9 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.28%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (23.31%) .NET
2 75 (21.07%) HTML
3 64 (17.98%) CSS
4 51 (14.33%) AngularJS
5 38 (10.67%) HTML5
6 34 (9.55%) RESTful
7 31 (8.71%) JSON
7 31 (8.71%) Web Services
8 29 (8.15%) jQuery
9 28 (7.87%) WPF
9 28 (7.87%) XML
10 25 (7.02%) ASP.NET
11 24 (6.74%) Node.js
11 24 (6.74%) React
12 20 (5.62%) CSS3
13 19 (5.34%) Middleware
14 17 (4.78%) REST
15 15 (4.21%) Sass
16 11 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (3.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 59 (16.57%) Mobile App
2 29 (8.15%) User Experience
3 19 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.81%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (1.40%) Equities
8 4 (1.12%) Animation
8 4 (1.12%) Derivative
8 4 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.12%) iPhone
8 4 (1.12%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.12%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.84%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.84%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.56%) NHS
10 2 (0.56%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.56%) Social Media
10 2 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.48%) Apple iOS
2 47 (13.20%) Linux
3 44 (12.36%) Android
4 33 (9.27%) Unix
5 23 (6.46%) Windows
6 3 (0.84%) CentOS
6 3 (0.84%) Solaris
7 2 (0.56%) HPUX
7 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (12.92%) DevOps
3 36 (10.11%) Android Development
3 36 (10.11%) iOS Development
4 31 (8.71%) TDD
5 29 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (7.58%) Mobile Development
6 27 (7.58%) Web Development
7 25 (7.02%) MVC
8 21 (5.90%) Scrum
8 21 (5.90%) Software Engineering
9 17 (4.78%) Unit Testing
10 16 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (4.49%) Test Automation
11 15 (4.21%) Mentoring
11 15 (4.21%) Migration
12 12 (3.37%) OO
13 11 (3.09%) Multithreading
13 11 (3.09%) OOD
13 11 (3.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 114 (32.02%) JavaScript
2 112 (31.46%) SQL
3 103 (28.93%) C#
4 84 (23.60%) Java
5 53 (14.89%) Python
6 35 (9.83%) C++
7 20 (5.62%) Apple Swift
7 20 (5.62%) C
8 18 (5.06%) Objective-C
9 17 (4.78%) T-SQL
10 15 (4.21%) PHP
11 14 (3.93%) PL/SQL
12 11 (3.09%) Bash Shell
12 11 (3.09%) Perl
12 11 (3.09%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.53%) VBA
14 8 (2.25%) Ruby
15 6 (1.69%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.40%) Korn
16 5 (1.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (10.67%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.74%) Degree
3 12 (3.37%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.84%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) MCP
6 1 (0.28%) MCSA
6 1 (0.28%) MCSE
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.28%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.28%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.25%) QA
2 2 (0.56%) MiFID
3 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (5.06%) Docker
2 3 (0.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (3.09%) Ansible
2 10 (2.81%) Puppet
3 3 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.84%) Terraform
4 2 (0.56%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.56%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.28%) Consul
5 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.28%) logstash
5 1 (0.28%) Nagios
5 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.28%) Packer
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (7.58%) Oracle
2 19 (5.34%) Xamarin
3 15 (4.21%) Microsoft
4 10 (2.81%) IBM
5 9 (2.53%) Apple
6 7 (1.97%) Adobe
6 7 (1.97%) Cloudera
6 7 (1.97%) Cognos
7 6 (1.69%) Remedy
7 6 (1.69%) Tableau
8 5 (1.40%) Zend
9 4 (1.12%) Google
9 4 (1.12%) SAP
9 4 (1.12%) Splunk
10 3 (0.84%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.56%) CA
11 2 (0.56%) Capita
11 2 (0.56%) HP
11 2 (0.56%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.56%) Pega