The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 386 338 338
Rank change year-on-year -48 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 199 318 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.64% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.68% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 229 196
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £338
% change year-on-year +4.30% +13.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 8
Median hourly rate £39.50 £43.50 £34.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.19% +27.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.53 £27.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £190.00 £40.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  

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 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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
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 24 June 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 -29 78 £468 +3.88% 22
South East +13 39 £400 +6.66% 15
North West +3 24 £381 -3.66% 5
East of England +1 13 £363 -3.33% 7
East Midlands -15 12 £325 -4.76% 2
South West -8 11 £350 -12.50% 8
Yorkshire +19 10 £375 -3.59% 3
West Midlands +14 7 £340 -8.10% 9
North East +58 1 £500 +24.06% 2
Applications Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 133 (34.91%) JavaScript
2 128 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (32.81%) Java
4 96 (25.20%) SQL
5 93 (24.41%) HTML
6 84 (22.05%) Mobile App
7 82 (21.52%) C#
8 80 (21.00%) CSS
9 78 (20.47%) Android
10 76 (19.95%) .NET
11 68 (17.85%) Apple iOS
11 68 (17.85%) AngularJS
12 65 (17.06%) Android Development
13 63 (16.54%) Finance
14 58 (15.22%) TDD
15 55 (14.44%) Oracle
15 55 (14.44%) iOS Development
16 52 (13.65%) Scrum
16 52 (13.65%) Git (software)
17 51 (13.39%) HTML5
18 46 (12.07%) Security Cleared
19 42 (11.02%) React
20 41 (10.76%) Web Services
20 41 (10.76%) Linux
21 40 (10.50%) MVC
22 37 (9.71%) Microsoft
23 36 (9.45%) SQL Server
23 36 (9.45%) Amazon AWS
24 34 (8.92%) SC Cleared
24 34 (8.92%) Node.js

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 16 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.41%) Tomcat
2 13 (3.41%) WebLogic
3 12 (3.15%) JBoss
4 10 (2.62%) Apache
5 9 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.10%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.84%) FileNet
8 6 (1.57%) Apache Qpid
8 6 (1.57%) Confluence
8 6 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.31%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (1.05%) IIS
10 4 (1.05%) Tuxedo
11 3 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.26%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.67%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle iStore
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.26%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.45%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.89%) Google Play
4 8 (2.10%) GitHub
5 7 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (1.84%) Heroku
6 5 (1.31%) Office 365
7 4 (1.05%) SaaS
8 2 (0.52%) Bluemix
8 2 (0.52%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.52%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.52%) PaaS
9 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.26%) Boomi
9 1 (0.26%) Datadog
9 1 (0.26%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.26%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.57%) AMQP
1 6 (1.57%) VoIP
1 6 (1.57%) Wireshark
2 5 (1.31%) HTTP
2 5 (1.31%) Internet
3 4 (1.05%) VLAN
4 3 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.52%) Intranet
5 2 (0.52%) LDAP
5 2 (0.52%) Skype
5 2 (0.52%) SSL
5 2 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.26%) DNS
6 1 (0.26%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.26%) SSH
6 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.41%) MongoDB
3 11 (2.89%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.10%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.84%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.57%) MySQL
6 6 (1.57%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (1.31%) DataStage
7 5 (1.31%) dBASE
7 5 (1.31%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.31%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.05%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 52 (13.65%) Git (software)
2 25 (6.56%) JIRA
3 22 (5.77%) Jenkins
4 18 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (3.94%) Gradle
5 15 (3.94%) Maven
6 13 (3.41%) Ant
6 13 (3.41%) Subversion
7 12 (3.15%) Visual Studio
8 10 (2.62%) Android Studio
9 9 (2.36%) Bitbucket
9 9 (2.36%) Jasmine
9 9 (2.36%) NUnit
9 9 (2.36%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (2.10%) Cucumber
10 8 (2.10%) JUnit
11 7 (1.84%) Eclipse
11 7 (1.84%) Mocha
11 7 (1.84%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (1.57%) ERwin
General
1 63 (16.54%) Finance
2 29 (7.61%) Banking
3 15 (3.94%) Front Office
4 12 (3.15%) Marketing
5 8 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.84%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.57%) Games
8 5 (1.31%) Publishing
9 4 (1.05%) Electronics
9 4 (1.05%) Retail
10 3 (0.79%) Advertising
10 3 (0.79%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.52%) Legal
11 2 (0.52%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.26%) Billing
12 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.26%) iGaming
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (24.41%) HTML
2 80 (21.00%) CSS
3 76 (19.95%) .NET
4 68 (17.85%) AngularJS
5 51 (13.39%) HTML5
6 42 (11.02%) React
7 41 (10.76%) Web Services
8 34 (8.92%) Node.js
9 33 (8.66%) CSS3
10 30 (7.87%) Spring
11 28 (7.35%) RESTful
12 26 (6.82%) JSON
13 25 (6.56%) jQuery
13 25 (6.56%) REST
14 24 (6.30%) ASP.NET
14 24 (6.30%) XML
15 22 (5.77%) J2EE
16 15 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC
17 14 (3.67%) Redux
17 14 (3.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 84 (22.05%) Mobile App
2 28 (7.35%) User Experience
3 26 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
4 24 (6.30%) Computer Science
5 21 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (3.15%) Virtual Team
7 9 (2.36%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.10%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.10%) iPhone
9 4 (1.05%) Equities
9 4 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.79%) iPad
10 3 (0.79%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.79%) Social Media
11 2 (0.52%) CCTV
11 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.52%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.52%) Life Science
11 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 78 (20.47%) Android
2 68 (17.85%) Apple iOS
3 41 (10.76%) Linux
4 30 (7.87%) Unix
5 24 (6.30%) Windows
6 8 (2.10%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.57%) AIX
8 5 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.79%) HPUX
9 3 (0.79%) Solaris
9 3 (0.79%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.52%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.26%) MVS
11 1 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (17.06%) Android Development
3 58 (15.22%) TDD
4 55 (14.44%) iOS Development
5 52 (13.65%) Scrum
6 40 (10.50%) MVC
7 29 (7.61%) Mobile Development
8 27 (7.09%) DevOps
9 25 (6.56%) Mobile Application Development
9 25 (6.56%) Open Source
10 24 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (6.30%) OO
10 24 (6.30%) Test Automation
11 23 (6.04%) Migration
12 21 (5.51%) Unit Testing
13 20 (5.25%) Web Development
14 19 (4.99%) Pair Programming
15 18 (4.72%) Software Engineering
16 16 (4.20%) Extreme Programming
17 15 (3.94%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 133 (34.91%) JavaScript
2 125 (32.81%) Java
3 96 (25.20%) SQL
4 82 (21.52%) C#
5 29 (7.61%) Objective-C
6 27 (7.09%) C++
7 25 (6.56%) PL/SQL
8 24 (6.30%) Apple Swift
9 23 (6.04%) Python
10 17 (4.46%) Ruby
11 16 (4.20%) TypeScript
12 13 (3.41%) Shell Script
13 11 (2.89%) C
14 10 (2.62%) Perl
15 9 (2.36%) PHP
15 9 (2.36%) VBA
15 9 (2.36%) XAML
16 8 (2.10%) ES6
16 8 (2.10%) T-SQL
17 7 (1.84%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 46 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 34 (8.92%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.72%) Degree
4 7 (1.84%) OCPJP
5 6 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.79%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.52%) HNC
9 2 (0.52%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) CEH
10 1 (0.26%) CFA
10 1 (0.26%) CISSP
10 1 (0.26%) CRISC
10 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) HND
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.57%) QA
2 4 (1.05%) SLA
3 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (5.51%) Docker
2 5 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.79%) HDFS
4 2 (0.52%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.26%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (1.84%) Terraform
2 6 (1.57%) logstash
3 5 (1.31%) Ansible
3 5 (1.31%) Control-M
3 5 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.79%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (0.79%) HockeyApp
4 3 (0.79%) Puppet
5 2 (0.52%) QRadar
6 1 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.26%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 55 (14.44%) Oracle
2 37 (9.71%) Microsoft
3 33 (8.66%) Xamarin
4 24 (6.30%) Google
5 12 (3.15%) Red Hat
6 11 (2.89%) IBM
7 10 (2.62%) Apple
8 6 (1.57%) Informatica
9 4 (1.05%) SAP
9 4 (1.05%) Serena
9 4 (1.05%) Teradata
10 3 (0.79%) HP
11 2 (0.52%) Adobe
11 2 (0.52%) Appcelerator
11 2 (0.52%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.52%) Sencha
11 2 (0.52%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.52%) Splunk
11 2 (0.52%) VMware
11 2 (0.52%) WSO2
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