Period
to 2 June 2020

The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 419 577 528
Rank change year-on-year +158 -49 -77
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 169 248 354
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.32% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 175 229
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £300
90th Percentile £576 £550 £546
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £36.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +93.42% -51.90%
UK median hourly rate £46.40 £36.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +26.26% +93.42% -54.22%

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 38,181 78,303 88,189
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 94.55% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,401 51,975 58,301
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £255 £280 £273
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £470 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,515 2,443 2,770
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -0.27%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.25 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.03 £18.11
% change year-on-year +12.98% +5.08% -3.39%

Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Developer in England

Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Applications Developer in England.

Daily rate trend for Applications Developer in England

Applications Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Applications Developer in England over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Applications Developer in England

Applications Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Applications Developer in England.

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 6 months to 2 June 2020. 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 +166 94 £458 +7.77% 13
South East +98 28 £402 -10.64% 11
North of England +55 16 £325 -17.67% 7
Midlands +80 11 £450 +16.13% 8
East of England +56 9 £399 +3.57% 5
Yorkshire +60 8 £375 -3.72% 1
West Midlands +64 6 £575 +71.64% 4
East Midlands +49 5 £450 +12.50% 4
South West +48 5 £463 +28.47% 9
North West +41 4 £300 -17.24% 3
North East +25 4 £360 -10.56% 3
Applications Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 70 (41.42%) SQL
2 56 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (31.36%) C#
3 53 (31.36%) .NET
4 44 (26.04%) Java
5 41 (24.26%) Finance
6 36 (21.30%) SQL Server
7 35 (20.71%) JavaScript
8 32 (18.93%) Oracle
8 32 (18.93%) Mobile App
9 29 (17.16%) REST
10 25 (14.79%) Microsoft
10 25 (14.79%) CSS
10 25 (14.79%) Android
11 24 (14.20%) Jenkins
12 23 (13.61%) HTML
13 21 (12.43%) AWS
14 20 (11.83%) DevOps
15 19 (11.24%) Spring
15 19 (11.24%) Azure
15 19 (11.24%) Security Cleared
15 19 (11.24%) SOAP
16 18 (10.65%) XML
17 17 (10.06%) Scrum
17 17 (10.06%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (10.06%) Power Platform
18 16 (9.47%) Public Sector
18 16 (9.47%) Microservices
18 16 (9.47%) Android Development
18 16 (9.47%) TDD

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 12 (7.10%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.96%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.37%) JBoss
3 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.78%) IIS
4 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Fuse
4 3 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.78%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.18%) CMS
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (1.18%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.59%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.59%) SAS
6 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.37%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.14%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.59%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.59%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.43%) AWS
2 19 (11.24%) Azure
3 17 (10.06%) Power Platform
4 10 (5.92%) PowerApps
5 9 (5.33%) Serverless
6 6 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (3.55%) Azure Functions
6 6 (3.55%) Firebase
7 4 (2.37%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.37%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (2.37%) Power Automate
8 3 (1.78%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.18%) Boomi
9 2 (1.18%) GCP
9 2 (1.18%) GitHub
9 2 (1.18%) Google App Maker
9 2 (1.18%) Google Play
9 2 (1.18%) Logic Apps
9 2 (1.18%) Office 365
9 2 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.18%) WebEx
2 1 (0.59%) FTP
2 1 (0.59%) HTTP
2 1 (0.59%) Intranet
2 1 (0.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.92%) Power BI
2 10 (5.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (5.33%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (4.73%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.96%) MySQL
6 5 (2.96%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (2.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.78%) Amazon Aurora
8 3 (1.78%) DTS
8 3 (1.78%) Essbase
8 3 (1.78%) OLAP
8 3 (1.78%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.18%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 24 (14.20%) Jenkins
2 17 (10.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (8.88%) Git (software)
4 13 (7.69%) Maven
5 11 (6.51%) JUnit
6 9 (5.33%) Postman
6 9 (5.33%) SoapUI
6 9 (5.33%) Xcode
7 8 (4.73%) Gradle
8 7 (4.14%) FitNesse
9 6 (3.55%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.55%) git-flow
9 6 (3.55%) Grunt
9 6 (3.55%) SonarQube
9 6 (3.55%) webpack
10 5 (2.96%) GitLab
10 5 (2.96%) gulp
10 5 (2.96%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.37%) Android Studio
11 4 (2.37%) Artifactory
General
1 41 (24.26%) Finance
2 16 (9.47%) Public Sector
3 13 (7.69%) Banking
4 9 (5.33%) Front Office
5 6 (3.55%) Law
6 5 (2.96%) Legal
6 5 (2.96%) Police
7 4 (2.37%) Local Government
8 2 (1.18%) Advertising
8 2 (1.18%) Games
8 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.18%) Publishing
8 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.59%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.59%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (31.36%) .NET
2 29 (17.16%) REST
3 25 (14.79%) CSS
4 23 (13.61%) HTML
5 19 (11.24%) SOAP
5 19 (11.24%) Spring
6 18 (10.65%) XML
7 15 (8.88%) JSON
7 15 (8.88%) React
8 14 (8.28%) ASP.NET
8 14 (8.28%) Node.js
8 14 (8.28%) Spring Boot
9 13 (7.69%) Web Services
10 12 (7.10%) WCF
11 11 (6.51%) AngularJS
11 11 (6.51%) WPF
12 10 (5.92%) HTML5
12 10 (5.92%) JPA
12 10 (5.92%) Sass
12 10 (5.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.93%) Mobile App
2 14 (8.28%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.92%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (5.33%) User Experience
6 5 (2.96%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.96%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.37%) Video\Live Streaming
8 3 (1.78%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.78%) NHS
8 3 (1.78%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.18%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.59%) CESG
10 1 (0.59%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.59%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.59%) iPad
10 1 (0.59%) iPhone
10 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.79%) Android
2 14 (8.28%) Apple iOS
3 9 (5.33%) Linux
4 6 (3.55%) Windows
5 2 (1.18%) Unix
6 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (11.83%) DevOps
3 17 (10.06%) Scrum
4 16 (9.47%) Android Development
4 16 (9.47%) Microservices
4 16 (9.47%) TDD
5 15 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (8.88%) Mobile Development
6 14 (8.28%) Test Automation
7 13 (7.69%) Workflow
8 12 (7.10%) Web Development
9 11 (6.51%) Kanban
9 11 (6.51%) MVC
9 11 (6.51%) OO
10 9 (5.33%) BDD
10 9 (5.33%) Computer Science
10 9 (5.33%) CRM
10 9 (5.33%) iOS Development
10 9 (5.33%) Migration
10 9 (5.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (41.42%) SQL
2 53 (31.36%) C#
3 44 (26.04%) Java
4 35 (20.71%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.28%) VB.NET
6 11 (6.51%) T-SQL
7 10 (5.92%) Kotlin
8 9 (5.33%) Java 8
8 9 (5.33%) Python
8 9 (5.33%) VBA
9 8 (4.73%) Apple Swift
10 7 (4.14%) PL/SQL
11 6 (3.55%) Groovy
11 6 (3.55%) VB
12 5 (2.96%) Objective-C
12 5 (2.96%) TypeScript
13 4 (2.37%) C++
14 3 (1.78%) PHP
14 3 (1.78%) PowerShell
15 2 (1.18%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.28%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.73%) Degree
4 6 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.37%) MCITP
7 2 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.59%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.59%) HND
8 1 (0.59%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.59%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.59%) MCAD
8 1 (0.59%) MCP
8 1 (0.59%) MCPD
8 1 (0.59%) MCSD
8 1 (0.59%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) WCAG
2 3 (1.78%) QA
3 1 (0.59%) GDPR
3 1 (0.59%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (5.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.33%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.59%) Grafana
3 1 (0.59%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 32 (18.93%) Oracle
2 25 (14.79%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.92%) Xamarin
4 6 (3.55%) Google
4 6 (3.55%) SAP
5 3 (1.78%) Aderant
5 3 (1.78%) Hyperion
5 3 (1.78%) iManage
5 3 (1.78%) Informatica
5 3 (1.78%) Intapp
5 3 (1.78%) Sybase
5 3 (1.78%) Tableau
6 2 (1.18%) Adobe
6 2 (1.18%) Dell
6 2 (1.18%) Northgate
6 2 (1.18%) Sencha
6 2 (1.18%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.18%) VMware
6 2 (1.18%) Zend
7 1 (0.59%) Software AG