Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Developer
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 25012 23949 24784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 26.37% 24.49% 23.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.83% 25.84% 25.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 18648 17314 17980
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 228 296
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +0.67%
10th Percentile £25.00 £20.35 £19.88
90th Percentile £63.75 £57.50 £52.47
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +2.03%

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 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +1 14602 £500 +11.11% 1863
South East -1 3571 £400 - 662
North of England -1 2682 £380 +1.33% 783
Midlands -1 1586 £375 - 409
North West 0 1457 £375 - 411
South West 0 1412 £390 +10.48% 279
Yorkshire -1 1095 £390 +2.63% 318
East of England -1 1085 £388 +3.33% 322
West Midlands 0 879 £375 +1.35% 215
East Midlands -1 693 £375 - 187
North East -3 135 £380 -2.56% 54
South Coast -6 1 - -
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 10265 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
2 8527 (34.09%) JavaScript
3 8226 (32.89%) Java
4 6840 (27.35%) HTML
5 6159 (24.62%) CSS
6 6004 (24.00%) SQL
7 5787 (23.14%) TDD
8 5697 (22.78%) C#
9 5262 (21.04%) .NET
10 4851 (19.39%) Finance
11 4421 (17.68%) AngularJS
12 3906 (15.62%) SQL Server
13 3659 (14.63%) Git (software)
14 3362 (13.44%) MVC
15 3348 (13.39%) HTML5
16 3193 (12.77%) Banking
17 3154 (12.61%) Scrum
18 2969 (11.87%) Web Services
19 2807 (11.22%) Spring
20 2647 (10.58%) Node.js
21 2572 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
22 2569 (10.27%) React
23 2526 (10.10%) Front End Development
24 2516 (10.06%) REST
25 2491 (9.96%) BDD
26 2461 (9.84%) RESTful
27 2358 (9.43%) jQuery
28 2327 (9.30%) OO
29 2254 (9.01%) Oracle
30 2253 (9.01%) Linux

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
1 711 (2.84%) CMS
2 547 (2.19%) Apache Spark
3 545 (2.18%) Tomcat
4 529 (2.11%) Confluence
5 527 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
6 514 (2.06%) Apache
7 473 (1.89%) SharePoint
8 361 (1.44%) WebSphere
9 354 (1.42%) JBoss
10 331 (1.32%) Drupal
11 259 (1.04%) WebLogic
12 255 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 245 (0.98%) WordPress
14 213 (0.85%) IIS
15 200 (0.80%) Apache Solr
16 188 (0.75%) Mule
17 167 (0.67%) Umbraco
18 160 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 137 (0.55%) OpenStack
20 133 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 468 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 196 (0.78%) Photoshop
3 130 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
4 94 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 78 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 65 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 40 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 36 (0.14%) MS Visio
9 24 (0.096%) Microsoft Project
10 23 (0.092%) InfoPath
11 21 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
12 16 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
13 13 (0.052%) GIMP
14 11 (0.044%) Simulink
15 10 (0.040%) InVision
15 10 (0.040%) Pipeline Pilot
15 10 (0.040%) SPSS
16 7 (0.028%) Fireworks
17 6 (0.024%) InDesign
17 6 (0.024%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 337 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 235 (0.94%) Magento
3 104 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 98 (0.39%) ION MarketView
5 80 (0.32%) Markit EDM
6 50 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 45 (0.18%) Temenos T24
8 43 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 41 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
10 40 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
11 37 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
11 37 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 35 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
13 32 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
14 31 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
14 31 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
15 29 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
16 27 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
17 24 (0.096%) Oracle EBS R12
18 23 (0.092%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1738 (6.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1363 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 507 (2.03%) GitHub
4 328 (1.31%) npm
5 225 (0.90%) Serverless
6 188 (0.75%) SaaS
7 155 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
8 153 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
9 151 (0.60%) PaaS
10 130 (0.52%) Amazon S3
11 119 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
12 116 (0.46%) Office 365
13 105 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
14 98 (0.39%) OpenShift
15 83 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
16 71 (0.28%) Heroku
17 65 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
18 57 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
19 56 (0.22%) IaaS
20 44 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 428 (1.71%) HTTP
2 179 (0.72%) Internet
3 149 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 106 (0.42%) SMS
5 92 (0.37%) Intranet
6 90 (0.36%) SSL
7 81 (0.32%) Bluetooth
8 60 (0.24%) LDAP
9 46 (0.18%) FTP
10 45 (0.18%) Kerberos
11 40 (0.16%) DNS
11 40 (0.16%) Firewall
12 35 (0.14%) Skype
13 33 (0.13%) FIX Connectivity
14 30 (0.12%) AMQP
15 24 (0.096%) Wi-Fi
16 23 (0.092%) Wireless
17 21 (0.084%) Network Security
17 21 (0.084%) SMTP
18 19 (0.076%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3906 (15.62%) SQL Server
2 1534 (6.13%) NoSQL
3 1380 (5.52%) MySQL
4 1192 (4.77%) Relational Database
5 1156 (4.62%) MongoDB
6 1131 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 940 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
8 887 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 871 (3.48%) Big Data
10 831 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
11 711 (2.84%) Hadoop
12 528 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 506 (2.02%) RDBMS
14 463 (1.85%) Oracle Database
15 421 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
16 399 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
17 340 (1.36%) Power BI
18 336 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
19 271 (1.08%) HBase
20 264 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3659 (14.63%) Git (software)
2 1708 (6.83%) Jenkins
3 1292 (5.17%) JIRA
4 1220 (4.88%) Maven
5 978 (3.91%) JUnit
6 857 (3.43%) Subversion
7 751 (3.00%) Visual Studio
8 663 (2.65%) Selenium
9 652 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 577 (2.31%) gulp
10 577 (2.31%) TeamCity
11 529 (2.11%) Cucumber
12 522 (2.09%) Grunt
13 459 (1.84%) Jasmine
14 458 (1.83%) Mockito
15 425 (1.70%) webpack
16 409 (1.64%) Gradle
17 404 (1.62%) NUnit
18 338 (1.35%) Eclipse
19 307 (1.23%) IntelliJ
General
1 4851 (19.39%) Finance
2 3193 (12.77%) Banking
3 1754 (7.01%) Front Office
4 1195 (4.78%) Investment Banking
5 790 (3.16%) Retail
6 672 (2.69%) Marketing
7 508 (2.03%) Telecoms
8 343 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 333 (1.33%) Games
10 271 (1.08%) Electronics
11 255 (1.02%) Publishing
12 237 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 223 (0.89%) Advertising
14 173 (0.69%) Back Office
15 145 (0.58%) Retail Banking
16 143 (0.57%) Legal
17 128 (0.51%) Law
18 101 (0.40%) Automotive
19 64 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
20 48 (0.19%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6840 (27.35%) HTML
2 6159 (24.62%) CSS
3 5262 (21.04%) .NET
4 4421 (17.68%) AngularJS
5 3348 (13.39%) HTML5
6 2969 (11.87%) Web Services
7 2807 (11.22%) Spring
8 2647 (10.58%) Node.js
9 2569 (10.27%) React
10 2516 (10.06%) REST
11 2461 (9.84%) RESTful
12 2358 (9.43%) jQuery
13 2205 (8.82%) ASP.NET
14 2188 (8.75%) CSS3
15 1846 (7.38%) XML
16 1799 (7.19%) JSON
17 1283 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web API
18 1236 (4.94%) Sass
19 1196 (4.78%) SOAP
20 1159 (4.63%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1511 (6.04%) Greenfield Project
2 1304 (5.21%) User Experience
3 1104 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 993 (3.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 818 (3.27%) Mobile App
6 767 (3.07%) Computer Science
7 602 (2.41%) Fixed Income
8 592 (2.37%) Derivative
9 474 (1.90%) Fintech
10 446 (1.78%) Equities
11 440 (1.76%) Data Structures
12 398 (1.59%) Algorithms
13 366 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
14 206 (0.82%) Market Risk
15 194 (0.78%) Credit Risk
16 184 (0.74%) iPad
17 176 (0.70%) N-Tier
18 172 (0.69%) Virtual Team
19 171 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
20 160 (0.64%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2253 (9.01%) Linux
2 1268 (5.07%) Unix
3 945 (3.78%) Windows
4 853 (3.41%) Android
5 820 (3.28%) Apple iOS
6 126 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 123 (0.49%) Windows Server
8 111 (0.44%) Mac OS X
9 86 (0.34%) Solaris
10 58 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 54 (0.22%) VMS
12 53 (0.21%) Ubuntu
13 51 (0.20%) CentOS
14 44 (0.18%) Windows 10
15 40 (0.16%) Windows 7
16 32 (0.13%) AIX
17 26 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
18 24 (0.096%) Windows Server 2008
19 19 (0.076%) Oracle Linux
20 15 (0.060%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10265 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
2 5787 (23.14%) TDD
3 3362 (13.44%) MVC
4 3154 (12.61%) Scrum
5 2572 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
6 2526 (10.10%) Front End Development
7 2491 (9.96%) BDD
8 2327 (9.30%) OO
9 2003 (8.01%) Test Automation
10 1961 (7.84%) Microservices
11 1948 (7.79%) Web Development
12 1562 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
13 1531 (6.12%) Unit Testing
14 1515 (6.06%) DevOps
15 1439 (5.75%) Software Engineering
16 1340 (5.36%) Multithreading
17 1265 (5.06%) E-Commerce
18 1177 (4.71%) SDLC
19 1072 (4.29%) ETL
20 991 (3.96%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 8527 (34.09%) JavaScript
2 8226 (32.89%) Java
3 6004 (24.00%) SQL
4 5697 (22.78%) C#
5 2224 (8.89%) Python
6 1272 (5.09%) PHP
7 1224 (4.89%) C++
8 1192 (4.77%) Scala
9 1079 (4.31%) T-SQL
10 695 (2.78%) ES6
11 657 (2.63%) TypeScript
12 620 (2.48%) Ruby
13 572 (2.29%) PL/SQL
14 431 (1.72%) Apple Swift
15 425 (1.70%) VBA
16 403 (1.61%) Objective-C
17 399 (1.60%) C
18 348 (1.39%) VB.NET
19 334 (1.34%) Shell Script
20 292 (1.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1043 (4.17%) Degree
2 945 (3.78%) Security Cleared
3 650 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 380 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 116 (0.46%) PhD
6 95 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 93 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 75 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
9 71 (0.28%) DV Cleared
10 67 (0.27%) Master's Degree
11 37 (0.15%) Sun Certification
12 31 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
13 28 (0.11%) MCSE
14 24 (0.096%) ISTQB
15 23 (0.092%) MCITP
16 17 (0.068%) DBS Check
17 12 (0.048%) AWS Certification
18 11 (0.044%) MCTS
19 9 (0.036%) CFA
20 8 (0.032%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 675 (2.70%) QA
2 208 (0.83%) MiFID
3 145 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 56 (0.22%) WCAG
5 39 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 30 (0.12%) EMIR
7 29 (0.12%) SLA
7 29 (0.12%) WAI
8 27 (0.11%) GCP
9 23 (0.092%) GDPR
10 22 (0.088%) HL7
11 15 (0.060%) IFRS
12 14 (0.056%) IFRS 9
12 14 (0.056%) PCI DSS
12 14 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 13 (0.052%) Solvency II
14 11 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 9 (0.036%) Dodd-Frank
16 6 (0.024%) UCITS
17 5 (0.020%) MISRA
System Software
1 1430 (5.72%) Docker
2 134 (0.54%) HDFS
3 100 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 78 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 48 (0.19%) Apache Flume
6 33 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 30 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
8 16 (0.064%) Varnish
9 12 (0.048%) Oracle Clusterware
9 12 (0.048%) vSphere
10 11 (0.044%) Firmware
11 8 (0.032%) KVM
11 8 (0.032%) VirtualBox
12 7 (0.028%) OpenAM
12 7 (0.028%) OpenDJ
13 6 (0.024%) Platform Symphony
14 5 (0.020%) etcd
14 5 (0.020%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 5 (0.020%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 506 (2.02%) Ansible
2 415 (1.66%) Puppet
3 336 (1.34%) Kubernetes
3 336 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
4 141 (0.56%) Kibana
5 139 (0.56%) Terraform
6 89 (0.36%) logstash
7 84 (0.34%) Grafana
8 75 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
9 43 (0.17%) Control-M
10 39 (0.16%) Oozie
11 32 (0.13%) Mesos
12 27 (0.11%) Cobbler
13 26 (0.10%) Prometheus
14 22 (0.088%) Consul
14 22 (0.088%) Rancher
15 19 (0.076%) Tivoli
16 17 (0.068%) Nagios
17 16 (0.064%) Business Desktop Deployment
17 16 (0.064%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 2254 (9.01%) Oracle
2 2162 (8.64%) Microsoft
3 584 (2.33%) SAP
4 450 (1.80%) IBM
5 407 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
6 358 (1.43%) Google
7 348 (1.39%) Adobe
7 348 (1.39%) TIBCO
8 328 (1.31%) Sitecore
9 319 (1.28%) Tableau
10 287 (1.15%) Sybase
11 236 (0.94%) ServiceNow
12 200 (0.80%) Xamarin
13 181 (0.72%) Apple
14 152 (0.61%) Atlassian
15 142 (0.57%) MuleSoft
16 139 (0.56%) Splunk
17 135 (0.54%) WSO2
18 133 (0.53%) Cognos
19 125 (0.50%) Informatica