The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
UK / England
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 10783 11510 10714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 26.14% 23.65% 22.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.56% 24.84% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7710 8241 7267
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 157 117
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +18.05%  

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 39124 46334 45141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.21% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25435 30385 27741
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1447 1806
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in England

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in England

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in England

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in England

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in England

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 Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 23 March 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 0 5732 £475 +1.06% 1706
South East 0 1510 £396 +5.60% 660
North West 0 700 £375 +3.02% 510
Yorkshire 0 655 £375 +1.35% 321
South West 0 585 £375 - 289
West Midlands 0 495 £375 - 231
East of England 0 449 £381 +1.66% 328
East Midlands 0 403 £368 +13.07% 218
North East 0 194 £350 - 66
Midlands -4 10 £400 +10.34% 8
South Coast +5 3 £550 +76.00%
Developer
UK

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 8423 (38.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8001 (36.70%) JavaScript
3 6632 (30.42%) HTML
4 6424 (29.46%) Java
5 5944 (27.26%) CSS
6 5166 (23.69%) SQL
7 4908 (22.51%) C#
8 4794 (21.99%) .NET
9 4196 (19.25%) TDD
10 3708 (17.01%) AngularJS
11 3622 (16.61%) Finance
12 3455 (15.85%) SQL Server
13 3115 (14.29%) HTML5
14 2979 (13.66%) MVC
15 2725 (12.50%) Scrum
16 2606 (11.95%) Git (software)
17 2453 (11.25%) Web Services
18 2423 (11.11%) jQuery
19 2339 (10.73%) Front End Development
20 2212 (10.15%) Microsoft
21 2143 (9.83%) CSS3
22 2135 (9.79%) Banking
23 2119 (9.72%) ASP.NET
24 2109 (9.67%) Oracle
25 2103 (9.65%) Spring
26 2069 (9.49%) REST
27 2010 (9.22%) OO
28 2007 (9.21%) Linux
29 1971 (9.04%) Web Development
30 1925 (8.83%) XML

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 762 (3.49%) CMS
2 676 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 499 (2.29%) Apache Spark
4 479 (2.20%) Apache
5 370 (1.70%) Confluence
6 361 (1.66%) Tomcat
7 340 (1.56%) Drupal
8 323 (1.48%) WebSphere
9 314 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
10 289 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 261 (1.20%) JBoss
12 241 (1.11%) WebLogic
13 230 (1.05%) WordPress
14 228 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 206 (0.94%) IIS
16 200 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
17 177 (0.81%) Umbraco
18 150 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
19 144 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
20 130 (0.60%) Mule
Applications
1 777 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 192 (0.88%) Photoshop
3 140 (0.64%) MS Office
4 59 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 56 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 38 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 37 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 21 (0.096%) MS PowerPoint
9 20 (0.092%) MS Project
10 13 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
11 12 (0.055%) InfoPath
12 10 (0.046%) GIMP
13 9 (0.041%) InVision
14 7 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
14 7 (0.032%) Fireworks
14 7 (0.032%) InDesign
15 6 (0.028%) 3ds Max
16 5 (0.023%) Doxygen
16 5 (0.023%) HipChat
16 5 (0.023%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 514 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 164 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 152 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 140 (0.64%) Magento
5 76 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 61 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
7 50 (0.23%) ION MarketView
8 39 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
9 36 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
10 31 (0.14%) RMDS
11 30 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
12 29 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 28 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
13 28 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
14 26 (0.12%) Endur
14 26 (0.12%) Unica
15 23 (0.11%) Markit EDM
16 20 (0.092%) BusinessWorks
17 19 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
17 19 (0.087%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 998 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
2 841 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 462 (2.12%) GitHub
4 202 (0.93%) PaaS
5 160 (0.73%) Office 365
6 146 (0.67%) SaaS
7 124 (0.57%) IaaS
8 122 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
9 71 (0.33%) Google Analytics
9 71 (0.33%) Heroku
10 69 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 68 (0.31%) Amazon S3
12 63 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
13 49 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
14 45 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
15 43 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
16 39 (0.18%) Google Play
17 37 (0.17%) Force.com
18 30 (0.14%) Google App Engine
19 29 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 609 (2.79%) HTTP
2 221 (1.01%) Internet
3 145 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 142 (0.65%) Intranet
5 88 (0.40%) SSL
6 74 (0.34%) LDAP
7 49 (0.22%) AMQP
8 44 (0.20%) FTP
9 42 (0.19%) SSH
10 39 (0.18%) DNS
11 35 (0.16%) HTTPS
12 34 (0.16%) Network Security
13 28 (0.13%) Firewall
14 27 (0.12%) Bluetooth
14 27 (0.12%) Extranet
15 25 (0.11%) Skype
15 25 (0.11%) Wireshark
16 24 (0.11%) VoIP
17 20 (0.092%) RTSP
18 19 (0.087%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3455 (15.85%) SQL Server
2 1178 (5.40%) MySQL
3 1133 (5.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 976 (4.48%) Relational Database
5 943 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
6 913 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 862 (3.95%) MongoDB
8 855 (3.92%) NoSQL
9 814 (3.73%) Big Data
10 637 (2.92%) Hadoop
11 578 (2.65%) Oracle Database
12 564 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 561 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
14 556 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
15 475 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
16 308 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
17 306 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
18 269 (1.23%) QlikView
19 252 (1.16%) RDBMS
20 234 (1.07%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2606 (11.95%) Git (software)
2 1227 (5.63%) Jenkins
3 983 (4.51%) JIRA
4 859 (3.94%) Subversion
5 845 (3.88%) Maven
6 726 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 703 (3.22%) JUnit
8 698 (3.20%) Visual Studio
9 548 (2.51%) Selenium
10 538 (2.47%) Cucumber
11 466 (2.14%) Grunt
12 441 (2.02%) gulp
13 414 (1.90%) Jasmine
14 348 (1.60%) Gradle
15 341 (1.56%) Mockito
16 330 (1.51%) TeamCity
17 329 (1.51%) Eclipse
18 258 (1.18%) Ant
19 228 (1.05%) NUnit
20 224 (1.03%) webpack
General
1 3622 (16.61%) Finance
2 2135 (9.79%) Banking
3 882 (4.05%) Front Office
4 800 (3.67%) Investment Banking
5 682 (3.13%) Retail
6 568 (2.61%) Marketing
7 430 (1.97%) Advertising
8 364 (1.67%) Telecoms
9 316 (1.45%) Games
10 283 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 245 (1.12%) Publishing
12 228 (1.05%) Back Office
13 200 (0.92%) Electronics
14 150 (0.69%) Financial Institution
15 117 (0.54%) Legal
16 76 (0.35%) Law
17 72 (0.33%) Automotive
18 67 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
19 59 (0.27%) Retail Banking
20 39 (0.18%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6632 (30.42%) HTML
2 5944 (27.26%) CSS
3 4794 (21.99%) .NET
4 3708 (17.01%) AngularJS
5 3115 (14.29%) HTML5
6 2453 (11.25%) Web Services
7 2423 (11.11%) jQuery
8 2143 (9.83%) CSS3
9 2119 (9.72%) ASP.NET
10 2103 (9.65%) Spring
11 2069 (9.49%) REST
12 1925 (8.83%) XML
13 1727 (7.92%) Node.js
14 1634 (7.49%) RESTful
15 1520 (6.97%) React
16 1451 (6.66%) JSON
17 1072 (4.92%) .NET Framework
18 1017 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC
19 1005 (4.61%) SOAP
20 986 (4.52%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1198 (5.49%) User Experience
2 857 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
3 676 (3.10%) Mobile App
4 610 (2.80%) Computer Science
5 574 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 451 (2.07%) Fixed Income
7 376 (1.72%) Derivative
8 348 (1.60%) Algorithms
9 315 (1.44%) Equities
10 293 (1.34%) Fintech
11 253 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
12 243 (1.11%) Data Structures
13 160 (0.73%) Management Information System
14 132 (0.61%) Market Risk
15 131 (0.60%) iPad
16 122 (0.56%) NHS
17 109 (0.50%) Credit Risk
18 105 (0.48%) Client/Server
19 104 (0.48%) Equity Derivative
20 100 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2007 (9.21%) Linux
2 1212 (5.56%) Unix
3 981 (4.50%) Windows
4 815 (3.74%) Android
5 724 (3.32%) Apple iOS
6 184 (0.84%) Mac OS X
7 103 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 100 (0.46%) Windows Server
9 83 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 75 (0.34%) Solaris
11 65 (0.30%) CentOS
12 48 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 31 (0.14%) AIX
14 24 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (0.10%) Debian
16 21 (0.096%) Windows Phone
16 21 (0.096%) Windows Server 2012
17 20 (0.092%) Windows 10
18 19 (0.087%) HPUX
19 16 (0.073%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8423 (38.63%) Agile Software Development
2 4196 (19.25%) TDD
3 2979 (13.66%) MVC
4 2725 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2339 (10.73%) Front End Development
6 2010 (9.22%) OO
7 1971 (9.04%) Web Development
8 1839 (8.43%) BDD
9 1751 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
10 1490 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
11 1261 (5.78%) Software Engineering
12 1253 (5.75%) E-Commerce
13 1139 (5.22%) DevOps
14 1132 (5.19%) Unit Testing
15 1075 (4.93%) Microservices
16 989 (4.54%) ETL
17 860 (3.94%) SDLC
18 846 (3.88%) Open Source
19 809 (3.71%) Multithreading
20 799 (3.66%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8001 (36.70%) JavaScript
2 6424 (29.46%) Java
3 5166 (23.69%) SQL
4 4908 (22.51%) C#
5 1904 (8.73%) Python
6 1306 (5.99%) PHP
7 1188 (5.45%) Scala
8 1098 (5.04%) C++
9 916 (4.20%) T-SQL
10 800 (3.67%) Ruby
11 619 (2.84%) PL/SQL
12 416 (1.91%) C
13 380 (1.74%) Shell Script
14 373 (1.71%) ES6
15 372 (1.71%) VB.NET
16 356 (1.63%) Perl
17 327 (1.50%) Objective-C
18 321 (1.47%) VBA
19 312 (1.43%) Apple Swift
20 269 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 989 (4.54%) Security Cleared
2 903 (4.14%) Degree
3 618 (2.83%) SC Cleared
4 161 (0.74%) DV Cleared
5 131 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 81 (0.37%) PhD
7 55 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 42 (0.19%) BC Cleared
9 41 (0.19%) Sun Certification
10 18 (0.083%) ISTQB
10 18 (0.083%) Oracle Certification
11 15 (0.069%) CTC Cleared
11 15 (0.069%) HNC
12 14 (0.064%) ISEB
12 14 (0.064%) MBA
13 13 (0.060%) DBS Check
13 13 (0.060%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 11 (0.050%) CCA
15 10 (0.046%) HND
15 10 (0.046%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 552 (2.53%) QA
2 145 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 103 (0.47%) MiFID
4 91 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 57 (0.26%) SDET
6 44 (0.20%) SLA
7 36 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 33 (0.15%) EMIR
9 30 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
10 27 (0.12%) WCAG
11 22 (0.10%) FATCA
11 22 (0.10%) HL7
11 22 (0.10%) WAI
12 15 (0.069%) IFRS
13 14 (0.064%) IFRS 9
14 10 (0.046%) ISO 9001
15 9 (0.041%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 7 (0.032%) Basel III
16 7 (0.032%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 6 (0.028%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 834 (3.83%) Docker
2 85 (0.39%) HDFS
3 56 (0.26%) Apache Flume
4 54 (0.25%) Active Directory
5 50 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 19 (0.087%) Shibboleth
9 15 (0.069%) Varnish
10 9 (0.041%) Firmware
11 8 (0.037%) NFS
11 8 (0.037%) Time Sharing Option
12 7 (0.032%) GlusterFS
12 7 (0.032%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.028%) Hyper-V
13 6 (0.028%) LXC
13 6 (0.028%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 4 (0.018%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.018%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.014%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 307 (1.41%) Puppet
2 277 (1.27%) Ansible
3 212 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
4 72 (0.33%) Terraform
5 70 (0.32%) Kubernetes
6 54 (0.25%) Kibana
7 50 (0.23%) Oozie
8 37 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
9 33 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
10 32 (0.15%) Control-M
11 26 (0.12%) Grafana
12 25 (0.11%) Mesos
12 25 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 21 (0.096%) logstash
13 21 (0.096%) SELinux
13 21 (0.096%) vRealize
13 21 (0.096%) WMI
14 15 (0.069%) HP Quality Center
15 14 (0.064%) Salt
15 14 (0.064%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2212 (10.15%) Microsoft
2 2109 (9.67%) Oracle
3 512 (2.35%) SAP
4 423 (1.94%) Adobe
5 409 (1.88%) Google
6 318 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
7 315 (1.44%) ServiceNow
8 309 (1.42%) Sitecore
9 274 (1.26%) IBM
10 214 (0.98%) Tableau
11 193 (0.89%) Xamarin
12 191 (0.88%) Sybase
13 159 (0.73%) Zend
14 151 (0.69%) TIBCO
15 131 (0.60%) Red Hat
16 110 (0.50%) hybris
17 109 (0.50%) Talend
18 106 (0.49%) Cognos
19 102 (0.47%) Apple
20 100 (0.46%) Informatica
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
networx
Rate: From £46,250 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400-£500 and £550-£600
Posted: 1 hour ago
Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £375 per day 6 months contract
Posted: 5 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 21 hours ago