Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Application Developer
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 490 416 405
Rank change year-on-year -74 -11 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 406 516 576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.53% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.56% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 381 396
England median daily rate £410 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £280
90th Percentile £563 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £410 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -1.20% +3.75% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 15
England median hourly rate £47.00 £38.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.08% -14.44% +20.00%
10th Percentile £22.50 £15.00 £28.67
90th Percentile £63.75 £48.00 £47.10
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £42.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +11.90% -5.62% +18.67%

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 89838 92421 99413
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.75% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59916 60828 64292
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2650 3012 3838
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.85 £46.94 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

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 24 November 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 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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -89 170 £450 +0.56% 26
South East +14 92 £400 +8.11% 20
North of England +18 42 £375 -1.32% 19
Midlands +35 35 £356 +3.86% 10
North West +34 35 £375 -7.41% 11
East of England +9 33 £350 -12.50% 11
South West -3 33 £475 +26.67% 7
East Midlands +3 18 £363 +6.93% 3
West Midlands +21 17 £350 -12.50% 7
Yorkshire +1 6 £325 -14.47% 5
North East +44 1 £315 -13.40% 3
Applications Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 134 (33.00%) Java
2 131 (32.27%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (30.30%) JavaScript
4 106 (26.11%) SQL
5 91 (22.41%) C#
6 80 (19.70%) Finance
7 78 (19.21%) HTML
8 77 (18.97%) Mobile App
9 75 (18.47%) .NET
10 68 (16.75%) CSS
11 62 (15.27%) SQL Server
12 61 (15.02%) Oracle
12 61 (15.02%) Android
13 60 (14.78%) Git (software)
14 52 (12.81%) Apple iOS
15 50 (12.32%) Linux
16 49 (12.07%) Security Cleared
17 47 (11.58%) Android Development
18 46 (11.33%) HTML5
19 45 (11.08%) Python
20 43 (10.59%) AngularJS
21 42 (10.34%) iOS Development
21 42 (10.34%) Banking
22 40 (9.85%) Scrum
22 40 (9.85%) Web Services
22 40 (9.85%) RESTful
23 39 (9.61%) JIRA
24 38 (9.36%) TDD
25 37 (9.11%) C++
26 36 (8.87%) XML

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 20 (4.93%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.46%) CMS
2 10 (2.46%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.97%) IIS
3 8 (1.97%) JBoss
4 7 (1.72%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.48%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (1.48%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.23%) Apache
6 5 (1.23%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.74%) Confluence
8 3 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.49%) SAS
9 2 (0.49%) Tornado
9 2 (0.49%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.74%) GIMP
4 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.74%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.49%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (5.17%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.74%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle TCA
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.25%) RMDS
5 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.22%) SaaS
4 7 (1.72%) npm
5 6 (1.48%) GitHub
6 5 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.23%) Firebase
6 5 (1.23%) Google Play
7 3 (0.74%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.25%) Boomi
9 1 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.25%) Office 365
9 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.23%) Intranet
2 4 (0.99%) Bluetooth
2 4 (0.99%) Internet
2 4 (0.99%) MQTT
3 3 (0.74%) HTTP
3 3 (0.74%) LDAP
3 3 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.49%) ATM
4 2 (0.49%) SSL
4 2 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.49%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.25%) 4G
5 1 (0.25%) Firewall
5 1 (0.25%) FTP
5 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.25%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.25%) NFC
5 1 (0.25%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (15.27%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.68%) MySQL
3 18 (4.43%) Oracle Database
4 15 (3.69%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.46%) Impala
6 9 (2.22%) Hadoop
6 9 (2.22%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.72%) Apache Hive
8 7 (1.72%) Ingres
9 6 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.48%) Data Lake
9 6 (1.48%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.48%) Spotfire
9 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (1.23%) Big Data
10 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 60 (14.78%) Git (software)
2 39 (9.61%) JIRA
3 27 (6.65%) Jenkins
4 16 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (3.69%) Maven
5 15 (3.69%) Visual Studio
6 11 (2.71%) JUnit
6 11 (2.71%) Subversion
7 10 (2.46%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (2.22%) Gradle
9 8 (1.97%) GitLab
10 7 (1.72%) gulp
10 7 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
11 6 (1.48%) Ant
11 6 (1.48%) Jasmine
11 6 (1.48%) NUnit
12 5 (1.23%) Bower
12 5 (1.23%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.23%) Mocha
12 5 (1.23%) PostCSS
General
1 80 (19.70%) Finance
2 42 (10.34%) Banking
3 13 (3.20%) Retail
4 11 (2.71%) Front Office
5 8 (1.97%) Publishing
6 7 (1.72%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.72%) Legal
6 7 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.48%) Advertising
7 6 (1.48%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.23%) French Language
9 4 (0.99%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.49%) Automotive
10 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.49%) Marketing
11 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (19.21%) HTML
2 75 (18.47%) .NET
3 68 (16.75%) CSS
4 46 (11.33%) HTML5
5 43 (10.59%) AngularJS
6 40 (9.85%) RESTful
6 40 (9.85%) Web Services
7 36 (8.87%) XML
8 34 (8.37%) jQuery
9 30 (7.39%) Node.js
10 28 (6.90%) ASP.NET
11 26 (6.40%) CSS3
11 26 (6.40%) Middleware
12 25 (6.16%) JSON
13 23 (5.67%) REST
13 23 (5.67%) Spring
14 18 (4.43%) WPF
15 17 (4.19%) React
16 16 (3.94%) Sass
16 16 (3.94%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 77 (18.97%) Mobile App
2 20 (4.93%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (4.93%) User Experience
3 18 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.19%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.97%) Animation
7 7 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
7 7 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.23%) Derivative
9 4 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.99%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.99%) Spread Betting
10 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.74%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.74%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.74%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.49%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.49%) TWAP
Operating Systems
1 61 (15.02%) Android
2 52 (12.81%) Apple iOS
3 50 (12.32%) Linux
4 33 (8.13%) Unix
5 28 (6.90%) Windows
6 3 (0.74%) Solaris
7 2 (0.49%) HPUX
7 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.49%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (32.27%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (11.58%) Android Development
3 42 (10.34%) iOS Development
4 40 (9.85%) Scrum
5 38 (9.36%) TDD
6 31 (7.64%) Unit Testing
7 29 (7.14%) Mobile Development
7 29 (7.14%) MVC
8 25 (6.16%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (5.91%) DevOps
10 23 (5.67%) Web Development
11 21 (5.17%) OO
11 21 (5.17%) Software Engineering
12 20 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (4.93%) SOA
12 20 (4.93%) Test Automation
13 18 (4.43%) Data Modelling
14 16 (3.94%) Front End Development
15 15 (3.69%) Migration
16 14 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 134 (33.00%) Java
2 123 (30.30%) JavaScript
3 106 (26.11%) SQL
4 91 (22.41%) C#
5 45 (11.08%) Python
6 37 (9.11%) C++
7 24 (5.91%) Objective-C
8 22 (5.42%) C
9 18 (4.43%) PL/SQL
10 17 (4.19%) PHP
11 15 (3.69%) Apple Swift
12 14 (3.45%) T-SQL
13 12 (2.96%) Perl
13 12 (2.96%) VBA
14 11 (2.71%) PowerShell
14 11 (2.71%) XPath
15 10 (2.46%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.97%) Ruby
16 8 (1.97%) Shell Script
16 8 (1.97%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.65%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.19%) Degree
4 6 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) HNC
7 1 (0.25%) ISEB
7 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.25%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (0.25%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.48%) QA
2 2 (0.49%) MiFID
3 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (2.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (2.96%) Ansible
2 10 (2.46%) Puppet
3 2 (0.49%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.49%) Control-M
3 2 (0.49%) HP Fortify
3 2 (0.49%) Netcool
3 2 (0.49%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.49%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.25%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.25%) Nagios
4 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 61 (15.02%) Oracle
2 26 (6.40%) Microsoft
3 25 (6.16%) Xamarin
4 12 (2.96%) IBM
5 11 (2.71%) Google
6 9 (2.22%) Cognos
7 8 (1.97%) Apple
7 8 (1.97%) Cloudera
8 6 (1.48%) CA Agile Central
8 6 (1.48%) Tableau
9 5 (1.23%) Informatica
9 5 (1.23%) MuleSoft
9 5 (1.23%) Zend
10 4 (0.99%) HP
10 4 (0.99%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.99%) SAP
11 3 (0.74%) Adobe
11 3 (0.74%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.74%) WSO2
12 2 (0.49%) Appcelerator