Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 524 441 386
Rank change year-on-year -83 -55 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 351 400 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.48% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.50% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 239 399
England median daily rate £425 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.83% +7.68%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £293
90th Percentile £550 £500 £533
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 23
England median hourly rate £19.00 £39.50 £40.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.90% -3.36% +19.78%
10th Percentile £18.50 £36.25 £22.40
90th Percentile £30.90 £42.80 £165.75
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £41.50 £40.88
% change year-on-year -54.22% +1.53% +22.93%

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 87,980 79,865 92,692
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.91% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,248 52,153 60,871
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £621 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,754 2,654 2,893
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.61% -2.24% +11.06%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -26 204 £450 +5.26% 46
North of England -27 41 £400 - 34
South East -45 41 £425 +6.25% 44
Midlands -10 38 £325 -7.14% 27
North West -25 24 £400 -5.88% 16
West Midlands -13 21 £363 +3.57% 14
East Midlands -5 17 £306 -5.77% 13
East of England -14 14 £425 +3.03% 26
South West -10 13 £425 +6.25% 20
Yorkshire -25 9 £388 +3.33% 11
North East +15 8 £400 +4.58% 7
Applications Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 131 (37.32%) JavaScript
2 109 (31.05%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (29.06%) C#
4 94 (26.78%) SQL
5 88 (25.07%) .NET
6 86 (24.50%) Mobile App
7 82 (23.36%) AngularJS
8 79 (22.51%) Apple iOS
8 79 (22.51%) Finance
9 77 (21.94%) Java
10 75 (21.37%) SQL Server
11 73 (20.80%) Android
12 67 (19.09%) DevOps
13 66 (18.80%) HTML
14 63 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
15 61 (17.38%) Git (software)
15 61 (17.38%) User Experience
16 55 (15.67%) Microsoft Azure
16 55 (15.67%) JSON
17 54 (15.38%) Scrum
18 50 (14.25%) REST
18 50 (14.25%) TDD
19 45 (12.82%) React
20 43 (12.25%) CSS
20 43 (12.25%) Android Development
21 42 (11.97%) Microservices
21 42 (11.97%) JIRA
22 39 (11.11%) iOS Development
23 37 (10.54%) Mobile Development
23 37 (10.54%) Visual Studio

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 (3.13%) CMS
2 9 (2.56%) SAS
3 7 (1.99%) Confluence
3 7 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.71%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.14%) IIS
5 4 (1.14%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.85%) Apache
7 2 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.57%) JBoss
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.28%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.28%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.28%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPEL
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.28%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.57%) Acrobat
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.28%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.57%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.28%) Demantra
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.28%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.28%) Maximo
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.28%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.28%) Tesseract
3 1 (0.28%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 55 (15.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (9.40%) PaaS
3 17 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.13%) npm
5 7 (1.99%) GitHub
6 6 (1.71%) Yarn
7 5 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.14%) IaaS
9 3 (0.85%) Firebase
9 3 (0.85%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.85%) SaaS
10 2 (0.57%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.28%) Boomi
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 1 (0.28%) Serverless
11 1 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.28%) AMQP
2 5 (1.42%) Internet
3 4 (1.14%) SMS
4 3 (0.85%) Bluetooth
4 3 (0.85%) HTTP
5 2 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.28%) Intranet
6 1 (0.28%) VPN
6 1 (0.28%) Wideband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (21.37%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.27%) Cosmos DB
3 18 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 16 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (3.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (3.13%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.85%) MySQL
7 10 (2.85%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.71%) Couchbase
9 6 (1.71%) CouchDB
10 5 (1.42%) KDB
10 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.14%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 61 (17.38%) Git (software)
2 42 (11.97%) JIRA
3 37 (10.54%) Visual Studio
4 32 (9.12%) Subversion
5 30 (8.55%) Jenkins
6 28 (7.98%) Visual Studio Team System
7 22 (6.27%) Mercurial
7 22 (6.27%) Sublime Text
8 18 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (3.70%) TeamCity
10 10 (2.85%) FitNesse
11 9 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (2.28%) NUnit
13 7 (1.99%) Gradle
13 7 (1.99%) gulp
14 6 (1.71%) JUnit
14 6 (1.71%) Mocha
15 5 (1.42%) Ant
15 5 (1.42%) Cucumber
15 5 (1.42%) SpecFlow
General
1 79 (22.51%) Finance
2 22 (6.27%) Banking
3 10 (2.85%) Games
4 7 (1.99%) Investment Banking
4 7 (1.99%) Retail
5 6 (1.71%) Law
6 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.14%) Marketing
6 4 (1.14%) Publishing
7 3 (0.85%) Front Office
8 2 (0.57%) Advertising
8 2 (0.57%) Automotive
8 2 (0.57%) Electronics
8 2 (0.57%) Legal
8 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.57%) Turkish Language
9 1 (0.28%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) French Language
9 1 (0.28%) Persian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (25.07%) .NET
2 82 (23.36%) AngularJS
3 66 (18.80%) HTML
4 55 (15.67%) JSON
5 50 (14.25%) REST
6 45 (12.82%) React
7 43 (12.25%) CSS
8 35 (9.97%) Node.js
8 35 (9.97%) React Native
9 30 (8.55%) ASP.NET
9 30 (8.55%) WPF
10 29 (8.26%) HTML5
10 29 (8.26%) RESTful
11 27 (7.69%) Web Services
12 26 (7.41%) OAuth
13 25 (7.12%) jQuery
14 23 (6.55%) Ionic Framework
14 23 (6.55%) XML
15 22 (6.27%) Apache Cordova
15 22 (6.27%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 86 (24.50%) Mobile App
2 61 (17.38%) User Experience
3 23 (6.55%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.99%) iPhone
7 6 (1.71%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.71%) iPad
8 5 (1.42%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.42%) Equities
9 4 (1.14%) Replication
9 4 (1.14%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.85%) Blog
10 3 (0.85%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.85%) Derivative
10 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.85%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.85%) NHS
10 3 (0.85%) Smartcard
10 3 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 79 (22.51%) Apple iOS
2 73 (20.80%) Android
3 28 (7.98%) Unix
4 27 (7.69%) Linux
5 19 (5.41%) Windows
6 4 (1.14%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.85%) CentOS
7 3 (0.85%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.57%) AIX
8 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (31.05%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (19.09%) DevOps
3 63 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
4 54 (15.38%) Scrum
5 50 (14.25%) TDD
6 43 (12.25%) Android Development
7 42 (11.97%) Microservices
8 39 (11.11%) iOS Development
9 37 (10.54%) Mobile Development
10 27 (7.69%) API Integration
10 27 (7.69%) MVC
11 23 (6.55%) BDD
11 23 (6.55%) Release Management
11 23 (6.55%) Test Automation
12 22 (6.27%) Benchmarking
12 22 (6.27%) Web Development
13 20 (5.70%) OO
14 17 (4.84%) Migration
14 17 (4.84%) Software Engineering
15 15 (4.27%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 131 (37.32%) JavaScript
2 102 (29.06%) C#
3 94 (26.78%) SQL
4 77 (21.94%) Java
5 25 (7.12%) Python
6 24 (6.84%) C++
7 23 (6.55%) Objective-C
8 21 (5.98%) JSX
9 18 (5.13%) Apple Swift
10 15 (4.27%) PHP
10 15 (4.27%) T-SQL
11 12 (3.42%) PL/SQL
12 10 (2.85%) ES6
12 10 (2.85%) TypeScript
12 10 (2.85%) VBA
13 9 (2.56%) Bash Shell
13 9 (2.56%) VB.NET
14 8 (2.28%) Groovy
15 7 (1.99%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.56%) Degree
3 12 (3.42%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.57%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.28%) MCP
5 1 (0.28%) MCSA
5 1 (0.28%) MCSE
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.28%) PMP
5 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.56%) QA
2 2 (0.57%) MiFID
3 1 (0.28%) COBIT
3 1 (0.28%) GDPR
3 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (6.84%) Docker
2 8 (2.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (1.71%) Ansible
2 5 (1.42%) Puppet
3 4 (1.14%) HockeyApp
3 4 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (0.85%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.85%) Terraform
4 3 (0.85%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.57%) Salt
6 1 (0.28%) Consul
6 1 (0.28%) logstash
6 1 (0.28%) Nagios
6 1 (0.28%) Packer
6 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (7.98%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.98%) Oracle
3 12 (3.42%) Xamarin
4 9 (2.56%) Remedy
5 8 (2.28%) IBM
6 7 (1.99%) SAP
7 6 (1.71%) Adobe
7 6 (1.71%) Apple
7 6 (1.71%) Pega
7 6 (1.71%) Splunk
8 3 (0.85%) AppDynamics
8 3 (0.85%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.85%) Capita
8 3 (0.85%) Cerner
8 3 (0.85%) Perforce
8 3 (0.85%) Sencha
8 3 (0.85%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.57%) NGA Human Resources
9 2 (0.57%) Unisys
10 1 (0.28%) Google