Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 499 453 389
Rank change year-on-year -46 -64 0
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 387 401 602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.45% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.47% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 238 425
England median daily rate £425 £402 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.72% +0.75% +6.40%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £305
90th Percentile £538 £554 £563
UK median daily rate £415 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 17
England median hourly rate £32.50 £39.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.72% +1.94% +10.71%
10th Percentile £14.65 £30.75 £20.48
90th Percentile £44.75 £44.10 £195.00
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -21.69% +7.10% +10.71%

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 88,527 84,467 95,466
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.00% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,548 55,266 63,002
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,831 2,569 2,824
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.74%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +5 200 £450 -4.26% 36
South East -31 72 £415 +3.75% 42
Midlands +3 45 £357 +2.00% 23
North of England -30 44 £387 +3.20% 32
West Midlands -5 33 £375 +3.45% 13
North West -20 26 £387 +3.20% 18
South West -25 16 £420 +12.00% 24
North East +5 14 £425 +11.11% 3
East Midlands -5 12 £313 -10.71% 10
East of England -14 8 £338 -3.57% 18
Yorkshire -17 4 £375 +7.14% 11
Applications Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 163 (42.12%) JavaScript
2 154 (39.79%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (28.42%) Mobile App
4 101 (26.10%) SQL
5 100 (25.84%) HTML
5 100 (25.84%) Finance
6 98 (25.32%) AngularJS
7 93 (24.03%) C#
8 90 (23.26%) Java
9 87 (22.48%) User Experience
10 83 (21.45%) CSS
11 80 (20.67%) Android
12 78 (20.16%) Apple iOS
12 78 (20.16%) Scrum
13 74 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
14 72 (18.60%) JSON
15 71 (18.35%) .NET
15 71 (18.35%) Microservices
16 70 (18.09%) SQL Server
17 65 (16.80%) REST
18 64 (16.54%) TDD
19 57 (14.73%) Git (software)
20 56 (14.47%) Test Automation
21 55 (14.21%) Microsoft Azure
22 52 (13.44%) JIRA
23 50 (12.92%) jQuery
24 49 (12.66%) DevOps
25 48 (12.40%) Node.js
26 47 (12.14%) Jenkins
27 44 (11.37%) React

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 11 (2.84%) CMS
2 9 (2.33%) Confluence
3 7 (1.81%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (1.55%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.29%) Oracle Application Server
6 4 (1.03%) Apache
6 4 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.03%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.03%) SAS
7 3 (0.78%) IIS
7 3 (0.78%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.52%) GemFire
8 2 (0.52%) JBoss
8 2 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.26%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (1.81%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (1.55%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.03%) Maximo
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.52%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.26%) Demantra
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.26%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.26%) Shopify
5 1 (0.26%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 55 (14.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (10.34%) PaaS
3 17 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.58%) GitHub
5 8 (2.07%) npm
6 5 (1.29%) Boomi
7 4 (1.03%) Google Play
7 4 (1.03%) IaaS
8 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.78%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.78%) Yarn
9 2 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.52%) Force.com
9 2 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.52%) Serverless
10 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.26%) Firebase
10 1 (0.26%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.58%) HTTP
2 6 (1.55%) Internet
3 5 (1.29%) Bluetooth
4 4 (1.03%) SMS
5 3 (0.78%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.52%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.26%) FTP
7 1 (0.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (18.09%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.24%) Cosmos DB
3 15 (3.88%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.58%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.07%) MySQL
6 8 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.55%) SQLPlus
9 5 (1.29%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.78%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.78%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.78%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 57 (14.73%) Git (software)
2 52 (13.44%) JIRA
3 47 (12.14%) Jenkins
4 41 (10.59%) Visual Studio
5 40 (10.34%) Subversion
6 30 (7.75%) Visual Studio Team System
7 29 (7.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (7.24%) Mercurial
8 28 (7.24%) Sublime Text
9 21 (5.43%) FitNesse
10 12 (3.10%) TeamCity
11 10 (2.58%) Gradle
12 9 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (2.33%) JUnit
13 7 (1.81%) Cucumber
13 7 (1.81%) Selenium
13 7 (1.81%) SoapUI
14 6 (1.55%) Mockito
15 5 (1.29%) Bitbucket
15 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 100 (25.84%) Finance
2 19 (4.91%) Banking
3 11 (2.84%) Retail
4 7 (1.81%) Games
5 6 (1.55%) Marketing
6 5 (1.29%) Law
7 4 (1.03%) Front Office
7 4 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.52%) Automotive
8 2 (0.52%) Billing
8 2 (0.52%) Electronics
8 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.52%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.26%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (25.84%) HTML
2 98 (25.32%) AngularJS
3 83 (21.45%) CSS
4 72 (18.60%) JSON
5 71 (18.35%) .NET
6 65 (16.80%) REST
7 50 (12.92%) jQuery
8 48 (12.40%) Node.js
9 44 (11.37%) React
10 42 (10.85%) RESTful
11 38 (9.82%) React Native
12 36 (9.30%) XML
13 35 (9.04%) OAuth
13 35 (9.04%) WCF
14 32 (8.27%) HTML5
15 30 (7.75%) OAuth2
15 30 (7.75%) OpenID
15 30 (7.75%) WPF
16 28 (7.24%) ASP.NET
17 27 (6.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 110 (28.42%) Mobile App
2 87 (22.48%) User Experience
3 28 (7.24%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.81%) iPad
7 7 (1.81%) iPhone
8 6 (1.55%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.29%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.03%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.03%) NHS
10 4 (1.03%) Replication
11 3 (0.78%) Blog
11 3 (0.78%) Fintech
11 3 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.78%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.78%) PKI
11 3 (0.78%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 80 (20.67%) Android
2 78 (20.16%) Apple iOS
3 30 (7.75%) Unix
4 28 (7.24%) Linux
4 28 (7.24%) Windows
5 5 (1.29%) AIX
6 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.52%) Solaris
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (39.79%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (20.16%) Scrum
3 74 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
4 71 (18.35%) Microservices
5 64 (16.54%) TDD
6 56 (14.47%) Test Automation
7 49 (12.66%) DevOps
8 42 (10.85%) Android Development
9 38 (9.82%) OO
10 37 (9.56%) BDD
11 33 (8.53%) Mobile Development
12 32 (8.27%) API Integration
12 32 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (8.01%) Release Management
14 30 (7.75%) Kanban
14 30 (7.75%) MVC
15 29 (7.49%) iOS Development
16 28 (7.24%) Benchmarking
17 26 (6.72%) OOP
18 23 (5.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 163 (42.12%) JavaScript
2 101 (26.10%) SQL
3 93 (24.03%) C#
4 90 (23.26%) Java
5 27 (6.98%) JSX
6 25 (6.46%) Objective-C
7 22 (5.68%) C++
8 21 (5.43%) Go
9 20 (5.17%) PL/SQL
10 16 (4.13%) Apple Swift
11 15 (3.88%) Python
12 14 (3.62%) T-SQL
13 12 (3.10%) ES6
13 12 (3.10%) PHP
14 11 (2.84%) TypeScript
15 9 (2.33%) Shell Script
15 9 (2.33%) VBA
16 8 (2.07%) VB.NET
17 6 (1.55%) Groovy
17 6 (1.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (5.68%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.10%) Degree
4 10 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.52%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.52%) PMP
5 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.58%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) COBIT
2 2 (0.52%) GDPR
3 1 (0.26%) CDISC
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (3.62%) Docker
2 5 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.52%) HDFS
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.26%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (1.81%) Puppet
2 6 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.03%) Ansible
3 4 (1.03%) CA Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.03%) HockeyApp
3 4 (1.03%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.78%) HP Fortify
4 3 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.52%) Salt
5 2 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.26%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (10.08%) Oracle
2 35 (9.04%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.36%) Xamarin
4 12 (3.10%) IBM
5 9 (2.33%) BMC
5 9 (2.33%) Remedy
6 6 (1.55%) Apple
6 6 (1.55%) Google
6 6 (1.55%) TIBCO
7 5 (1.29%) Capita
7 5 (1.29%) Citrix
7 5 (1.29%) Dell
7 5 (1.29%) Pega
7 5 (1.29%) SAP
8 4 (1.03%) CA
9 3 (0.78%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.78%) Cerner
9 3 (0.78%) Northgate
9 3 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.78%) Sencha