The median contractor rate for a Applications Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Developer
UK / England
Rank 396 327 340
Rank change year-on-year -69 +13  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 180 313 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.64% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.67% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 194 176
Median daily rate £400 £378 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +3.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £276 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 0
Median hourly rate £39.50 £39.81 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.78% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.23 £38.75 -
% change year-on-year +21.88% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39117 46709 45844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.22% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25478 30619 28162
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1457 1852
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Applications Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Developer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +19 90 £424 +5.80% 30
South East +6 33 £390 +13.04% 12
South West -9 17 £394 -1.56% 9
West Midlands -13 11 £350 -7.89% 11
North West +16 9 £450 +38.46% 9
Yorkshire +2 6 - - 2
East of England -10 6 £413 +26.92% 7
East Midlands -19 6 £300 -9.09% 14
North East -23 2 £334 +0.75%
Applications Developer
UK

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Applications Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Applications Developer in the job title.

1 150 (35.55%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (34.83%) JavaScript
3 128 (30.33%) Java
4 127 (30.09%) HTML
5 119 (28.20%) SQL
6 115 (27.25%) CSS
7 98 (23.22%) C#
8 93 (22.04%) .NET
9 91 (21.56%) Finance
10 87 (20.62%) Android
11 74 (17.54%) AngularJS
12 72 (17.06%) Mobile App
13 64 (15.17%) Apple iOS
13 64 (15.17%) Oracle
14 59 (13.98%) Git (software)
14 59 (13.98%) Android Development
15 55 (13.03%) TDD
15 55 (13.03%) HTML5
16 52 (12.32%) SQL Server
17 50 (11.85%) Scrum
17 50 (11.85%) Security Cleared
18 49 (11.61%) MVC
19 44 (10.43%) CSS3
19 44 (10.43%) User Experience
20 42 (9.95%) Web Services
21 41 (9.72%) Microsoft
21 41 (9.72%) iOS Development
22 39 (9.24%) React
23 36 (8.53%) SC Cleared
23 36 (8.53%) Windows

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (3.32%) WebLogic
2 12 (2.84%) Apache
3 11 (2.61%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.37%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (1.42%) Apache Qpid
5 6 (1.42%) Confluence
5 6 (1.42%) IIS
5 6 (1.42%) JBoss
6 5 (1.18%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (0.95%) Tuxedo
8 3 (0.71%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.47%) CICS
9 2 (0.47%) CMS
9 2 (0.47%) Drupal
9 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.47%) Mule
Applications
1 16 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.71%) MS Office
3 2 (0.47%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.90%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.47%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.24%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.84%) GitHub
2 12 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.42%) Google Play
3 6 (1.42%) PaaS
4 4 (0.95%) IaaS
4 4 (0.95%) TestFlight
5 2 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (0.47%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.47%) Office 365
5 2 (0.47%) SaaS
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.24%) Datadog
6 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.24%) Heroku
6 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.13%) HTTP
2 6 (1.42%) AMQP
2 6 (1.42%) Internet
2 6 (1.42%) VoIP
2 6 (1.42%) Wireshark
3 4 (0.95%) DMARC
4 3 (0.71%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.47%) DKIM
5 2 (0.47%) Firewall
5 2 (0.47%) Intranet
5 2 (0.47%) LDAP
5 2 (0.47%) Skype
5 2 (0.47%) SMTP
5 2 (0.47%) SSL
5 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.24%) DNS
6 1 (0.24%) FTP
6 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.24%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.24%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.32%) Oracle Database
2 14 (3.32%) Relational Database
2 14 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.37%) MySQL
5 9 (2.13%) DB2
5 9 (2.13%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.90%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 6 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.18%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.18%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 59 (13.98%) Git (software)
2 28 (6.64%) Maven
3 26 (6.16%) Jenkins
3 26 (6.16%) JIRA
4 21 (4.98%) Visual Studio
5 16 (3.79%) Jasmine
5 16 (3.79%) Subversion
6 15 (3.55%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (3.08%) Ant
7 13 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (2.61%) Bitbucket
8 11 (2.61%) gulp
8 11 (2.61%) TeamCity
9 10 (2.37%) Android Studio
9 10 (2.37%) Grunt
9 10 (2.37%) JUnit
9 10 (2.37%) Mocha
9 10 (2.37%) webpack
10 9 (2.13%) Eclipse
10 9 (2.13%) Selenium
General
1 91 (21.56%) Finance
2 30 (7.11%) Banking
3 13 (3.08%) Marketing
4 12 (2.84%) Front Office
5 11 (2.61%) Games
6 9 (2.13%) Retail
6 9 (2.13%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.18%) Advertising
8 5 (1.18%) Electronics
9 3 (0.71%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.71%) Back Office
10 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.47%) Legal
10 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.47%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Law
11 1 (0.24%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (30.09%) HTML
2 115 (27.25%) CSS
3 93 (22.04%) .NET
4 74 (17.54%) AngularJS
5 55 (13.03%) HTML5
6 44 (10.43%) CSS3
7 42 (9.95%) Web Services
8 39 (9.24%) React
9 35 (8.29%) ASP.NET
10 34 (8.06%) Spring
11 32 (7.58%) jQuery
12 31 (7.35%) XML
13 28 (6.64%) Node.js
14 24 (5.69%) J2EE
14 24 (5.69%) RESTful
15 22 (5.21%) Hibernate
15 22 (5.21%) REST
16 20 (4.74%) JSON
17 17 (4.03%) .NET Framework
18 16 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 72 (17.06%) Mobile App
2 44 (10.43%) User Experience
3 23 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.98%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.61%) iPhone
5 11 (2.61%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.18%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.18%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.95%) Equities
8 4 (0.95%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.71%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (0.71%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.71%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.71%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.71%) Mobile Games
9 3 (0.71%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.47%) CCTV
10 2 (0.47%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 87 (20.62%) Android
2 64 (15.17%) Apple iOS
3 36 (8.53%) Windows
4 34 (8.06%) Linux
5 25 (5.92%) Unix
6 6 (1.42%) AIX
7 5 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.95%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.71%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.71%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.24%) MVS
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.24%) webOS
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (35.55%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (13.98%) Android Development
3 55 (13.03%) TDD
4 50 (11.85%) Scrum
5 49 (11.61%) MVC
6 41 (9.72%) iOS Development
7 31 (7.35%) OO
8 29 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (6.64%) Web Development
10 27 (6.40%) Mobile Development
11 25 (5.92%) Open Source
11 25 (5.92%) Unit Testing
12 21 (4.98%) BDD
13 19 (4.50%) SDLC
14 18 (4.27%) Visualisation
14 18 (4.27%) Web Application Development
15 17 (4.03%) Mobile Application Development
16 16 (3.79%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (3.55%) Pair Programming
17 15 (3.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 147 (34.83%) JavaScript
2 128 (30.33%) Java
3 119 (28.20%) SQL
4 98 (23.22%) C#
5 32 (7.58%) PL/SQL
6 27 (6.40%) Apple Swift
7 25 (5.92%) Objective-C
8 22 (5.21%) Python
9 19 (4.50%) C++
9 19 (4.50%) ES6
10 15 (3.55%) Shell Script
11 13 (3.08%) PHP
11 13 (3.08%) T-SQL
12 12 (2.84%) VB
13 11 (2.61%) Perl
13 11 (2.61%) VB.NET
13 11 (2.61%) VBA
14 10 (2.37%) Ruby
15 8 (1.90%) C
15 8 (1.90%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 50 (11.85%) Security Cleared
2 36 (8.53%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.74%) Degree
4 10 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (2.37%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.95%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.47%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.47%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) HNC
7 1 (0.24%) HND
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.42%) QA
2 3 (0.71%) SLA
3 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (4.50%) Docker
2 4 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.47%) Varnish
4 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.24%) HDFS
4 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (1.18%) Ansible
1 5 (1.18%) Control-M
2 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.95%) Puppet
3 3 (0.71%) QRadar
4 2 (0.47%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.24%) Terraform
5 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 64 (15.17%) Oracle
2 41 (9.72%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.45%) Xamarin
4 15 (3.55%) Google
5 10 (2.37%) Red Hat
5 10 (2.37%) SAP
6 8 (1.90%) IBM
7 6 (1.42%) Adobe
8 4 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.95%) Teradata
9 3 (0.71%) Apple
9 3 (0.71%) Citrix
9 3 (0.71%) Splunk
9 3 (0.71%) Tealium
10 2 (0.47%) Appcelerator
10 2 (0.47%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.47%) Facebook
10 2 (0.47%) HP
10 2 (0.47%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.47%) Sun
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