Period
to 19 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 510 496 432
Rank change year-on-year -14 -64 -27
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 366 398 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.43% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.45% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 283 383
England median daily rate £420 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% -0.60% +3.75%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £531 £563 £575
UK median daily rate £415 £413 £415
% change year-on-year +0.61% -0.60% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 7
England median hourly rate £28.00 £47.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.43% +11.90% -6.67%
10th Percentile £13.70 £22.50 £17.54
90th Percentile £43.90 £63.75 £49.00
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £47.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -40.43% +11.90% -5.62%

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 89,465 88,511 92,375
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,822 58,950 60,873
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,744 2,624 2,989
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.56 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.34% +0.34% +2.78%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.89 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.95 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 -1 158 £450 - 38
South East -44 70 £420 +5.00% 35
Midlands +14 64 £375 +7.14% 31
North of England -12 45 £387 +3.20% 31
West Midlands +7 44 £363 +3.57% 20
North West -22 29 £381 +1.60% 17
East Midlands +7 20 £375 +5.26% 11
South West -41 16 £423 -11.05% 25
North East +5 11 £408 +29.37% 3
East of England -19 11 £350 - 13
Yorkshire -12 5 £394 +21.15% 11
Applications Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 144 (39.34%) JavaScript
2 137 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (29.78%) C#
4 107 (29.23%) HTML
5 106 (28.96%) Mobile App
6 102 (27.87%) SQL
7 99 (27.05%) CSS
8 82 (22.40%) Finance
9 81 (22.13%) Java
10 77 (21.04%) .NET
11 70 (19.13%) SQL Server
11 70 (19.13%) Test Automation
12 68 (18.58%) Android
12 68 (18.58%) jQuery
13 65 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
13 65 (17.76%) User Experience
14 64 (17.49%) AngularJS
15 63 (17.21%) TDD
16 62 (16.94%) Scrum
17 60 (16.39%) JSON
18 56 (15.30%) Apple iOS
18 56 (15.30%) Microservices
19 50 (13.66%) Web Services
20 47 (12.84%) MVC
21 46 (12.57%) Jenkins
22 45 (12.30%) Microsoft
23 43 (11.75%) Git (software)
23 43 (11.75%) Android Development
24 42 (11.48%) Team Foundation Server
24 42 (11.48%) REST

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 9 (2.46%) Oracle Application Server
2 7 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (1.91%) IIS
3 6 (1.64%) Confluence
4 5 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.37%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.37%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.09%) Apache
5 4 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.09%) CMS
5 4 (1.09%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.09%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.82%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.55%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.55%) GemFire
7 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.55%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.27%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.82%) Maximo
4 2 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.55%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.27%) Shopify
5 1 (0.27%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 41 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (4.64%) PaaS
4 11 (3.01%) GitHub
5 9 (2.46%) Boomi
5 9 (2.46%) SaaS
6 7 (1.91%) Google Play
6 7 (1.91%) npm
6 7 (1.91%) Serverless
7 5 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.37%) Force.com
7 5 (1.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 4 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.82%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.55%) G Suite
10 2 (0.55%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.27%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.46%) HTTP
2 8 (2.19%) Internet
3 4 (1.09%) Bluetooth
3 4 (1.09%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.55%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.27%) FTP
5 1 (0.27%) Intranet
5 1 (0.27%) SMS
5 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (19.13%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.37%) MySQL
3 14 (3.83%) Oracle Database
4 13 (3.55%) SQLite
5 12 (3.28%) MongoDB
5 12 (3.28%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.73%) Cosmos DB
6 10 (2.73%) SQLPlus
7 9 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.91%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (1.37%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.37%) MS Access
12 4 (1.09%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (1.09%) Big Data
13 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 46 (12.57%) Jenkins
2 43 (11.75%) Git (software)
3 42 (11.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 41 (11.20%) JIRA
5 23 (6.28%) FitNesse
5 23 (6.28%) Visual Studio
6 19 (5.19%) Visual Studio Team System
7 17 (4.64%) Subversion
8 16 (4.37%) Eclipse
9 11 (3.01%) Xcode
10 10 (2.73%) Mercurial
10 10 (2.73%) Sublime Text
11 9 (2.46%) Cucumber
11 9 (2.46%) Gradle
11 9 (2.46%) TeamCity
12 8 (2.19%) JUnit
13 7 (1.91%) Selenium
14 6 (1.64%) Android Studio
14 6 (1.64%) Mockito
14 6 (1.64%) SoapUI
General
1 82 (22.40%) Finance
2 16 (4.37%) Retail
3 13 (3.55%) Banking
4 7 (1.91%) Marketing
5 4 (1.09%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.82%) Billing
6 3 (0.82%) Front Office
7 2 (0.55%) Advertising
7 2 (0.55%) Back Office
7 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.27%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Games
8 1 (0.27%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Military
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Publishing
8 1 (0.27%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (29.23%) HTML
2 99 (27.05%) CSS
3 77 (21.04%) .NET
4 68 (18.58%) jQuery
5 64 (17.49%) AngularJS
6 60 (16.39%) JSON
7 50 (13.66%) Web Services
8 42 (11.48%) REST
9 40 (10.93%) HTML5
10 37 (10.11%) WCF
10 37 (10.11%) XML
11 36 (9.84%) RESTful
12 33 (9.02%) WPF
13 32 (8.74%) Node.js
14 31 (8.47%) ASP.NET
15 29 (7.92%) SOAP
16 23 (6.28%) React
17 21 (5.74%) Android SDK
18 20 (5.46%) React Native
19 19 (5.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 106 (28.96%) Mobile App
2 65 (17.76%) User Experience
3 29 (7.92%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (4.37%) iPhone
5 10 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.73%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.73%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.64%) iPad
7 4 (1.09%) Fintech
7 4 (1.09%) NHS
7 4 (1.09%) PKI
8 3 (0.82%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.82%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.55%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.55%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.55%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 68 (18.58%) Android
2 56 (15.30%) Apple iOS
3 35 (9.56%) Windows
4 29 (7.92%) Linux
5 25 (6.83%) Unix
6 4 (1.09%) AIX
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.82%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.27%) Android TV
9 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.27%) Solaris
9 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (19.13%) Test Automation
3 65 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
4 63 (17.21%) TDD
5 62 (16.94%) Scrum
6 56 (15.30%) Microservices
7 47 (12.84%) MVC
8 43 (11.75%) Android Development
9 42 (11.48%) OO
10 37 (10.11%) BDD
11 35 (9.56%) UX Design
12 32 (8.74%) Kanban
13 29 (7.92%) Mobile Development
14 28 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
15 27 (7.38%) SDLC
16 26 (7.10%) ATDD
17 23 (6.28%) iOS Development
18 20 (5.46%) DevOps
19 18 (4.92%) Mentoring
19 18 (4.92%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 144 (39.34%) JavaScript
2 109 (29.78%) C#
3 102 (27.87%) SQL
4 81 (22.13%) Java
5 26 (7.10%) Apple Swift
6 23 (6.28%) Go
6 23 (6.28%) Objective-C
7 21 (5.74%) PL/SQL
8 18 (4.92%) C++
9 15 (4.10%) Python
10 11 (3.01%) TypeScript
11 10 (2.73%) JSX
12 9 (2.46%) ES6
12 9 (2.46%) Ruby
13 8 (2.19%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.91%) Kotlin
14 7 (1.91%) Perl
14 7 (1.91%) PHP
14 7 (1.91%) VBA
15 6 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (5.46%) Degree
2 18 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (3.55%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.55%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.55%) MCSA
6 2 (0.55%) MCSE
6 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.27%) PMP
7 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.64%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.82%) TickIT
3 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.55%) SLA
4 1 (0.27%) CDISC
4 1 (0.27%) COBIT
4 1 (0.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (1.64%) Docker
2 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.55%) HDFS
3 1 (0.27%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 10 (2.73%) HockeyApp
2 8 (2.19%) Puppet
3 5 (1.37%) CA Single Sign-On
3 5 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.09%) Ansible
4 4 (1.09%) HP Fortify
4 4 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.82%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.55%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 45 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.20%) Oracle
3 27 (7.38%) Xamarin
4 15 (4.10%) Apple
5 12 (3.28%) Google
5 12 (3.28%) IBM
6 11 (3.01%) Atlassian
7 10 (2.73%) BMC
7 10 (2.73%) TIBCO
7 10 (2.73%) Twitter
8 9 (2.46%) Citrix
8 9 (2.46%) Dell
9 8 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.91%) Northgate
10 7 (1.91%) Remedy
11 5 (1.37%) CA
11 5 (1.37%) Sencha
12 3 (0.82%) Adobe
12 3 (0.82%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.82%) Perforce