Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 February 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.

Developer
UK > England
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 23,804 22,171 24,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 25.96% 25.12% 24.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.41% 26.51% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,866 16,012 17,577
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £594 £591
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 222 319
England median hourly rate £41.61 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.03% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.05 £21.25 £19.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.74 £57.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 86,860 83,617 94,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.74% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,250 54,901 61,259
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,577 2,931 3,500
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.55 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 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 0 13,782 £500 +8.11% 3,355
South East -1 3,602 £413 +3.13% 1,309
North of England -1 2,635 £375 - 1,626
Midlands -1 1,568 £375 - 895
North West 0 1,346 £375 - 929
South West -1 1,250 £400 +6.67% 590
Yorkshire -1 1,153 £400 +6.67% 578
West Midlands 0 942 £375 - 477
East of England -1 929 £400 +6.67% 650
East Midlands -1 609 £375 +2.74% 416
North East -6 142 £395 +5.33% 119
South Coast -3 2 - -
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 9,588 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 8,066 (33.89%) JavaScript
3 7,719 (32.43%) Java
4 6,274 (26.36%) HTML
5 5,715 (24.01%) CSS
6 5,612 (23.58%) SQL
7 5,577 (23.43%) TDD
8 5,552 (23.32%) C#
9 5,114 (21.48%) .NET
10 4,395 (18.46%) Finance
11 4,212 (17.69%) AngularJS
12 3,788 (15.91%) SQL Server
13 3,481 (14.62%) Git (software)
14 3,123 (13.12%) MVC
15 3,005 (12.62%) HTML5
16 2,774 (11.65%) Web Services
17 2,773 (11.65%) Scrum
18 2,714 (11.40%) Banking
19 2,682 (11.27%) React
20 2,676 (11.24%) Spring
21 2,585 (10.86%) BDD
22 2,544 (10.69%) Node.js
23 2,426 (10.19%) Front End Development
24 2,391 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
25 2,346 (9.86%) RESTful
26 2,343 (9.84%) REST
27 2,247 (9.44%) jQuery
28 2,177 (9.15%) OO
29 2,098 (8.81%) ASP.NET
30 2,089 (8.78%) Oracle

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
1 640 (2.69%) CMS
2 521 (2.19%) Tomcat
3 512 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
4 483 (2.03%) Apache Spark
5 475 (2.00%) Apache
6 459 (1.93%) Confluence
7 395 (1.66%) SharePoint
8 364 (1.53%) WebSphere
9 303 (1.27%) JBoss
10 278 (1.17%) Drupal
11 260 (1.09%) WebLogic
12 216 (0.91%) WordPress
13 202 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 201 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 188 (0.79%) IIS
16 145 (0.61%) Mule
16 145 (0.61%) Umbraco
17 143 (0.60%) SAS
18 140 (0.59%) OpenStack
19 127 (0.53%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 458 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 154 (0.65%) Photoshop
3 133 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
4 75 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 68 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 62 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 60 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 50 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 29 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
10 19 (0.080%) GIMP
11 18 (0.076%) InfoPath
12 15 (0.063%) Adobe Captivate
13 12 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
14 11 (0.046%) SPSS
15 8 (0.034%) Pipeline Pilot
16 7 (0.029%) Chatbot
17 6 (0.025%) InVision
17 6 (0.025%) Maya
18 5 (0.021%) Doxygen
19 4 (0.017%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 284 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 229 (0.96%) Magento
3 80 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 77 (0.32%) Markit EDM
5 57 (0.24%) ION MarketView
6 53 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 42 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 41 (0.17%) Temenos T24
9 39 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 38 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
11 33 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
12 29 (0.12%) Endur
13 27 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
14 26 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 24 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
15 24 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
16 23 (0.097%) Elite 3E
17 19 (0.080%) Oracle EBS R12
18 18 (0.076%) Oracle Payables
19 17 (0.071%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1,864 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1,482 (6.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 472 (1.98%) GitHub
4 327 (1.37%) npm
5 288 (1.21%) Serverless
6 188 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 182 (0.76%) Amazon S3
8 180 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
9 178 (0.75%) SaaS
10 176 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
11 170 (0.71%) PaaS
12 128 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
13 117 (0.49%) OpenShift
14 100 (0.42%) Office 365
15 96 (0.40%) Heroku
16 91 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
17 86 (0.36%) IaaS
18 79 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
19 58 (0.24%) Google Analytics
20 54 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 431 (1.81%) HTTP
2 180 (0.76%) Internet
3 151 (0.63%) TCP/IP
4 112 (0.47%) SMS
5 96 (0.40%) SSL
6 77 (0.32%) FTP
7 75 (0.32%) Bluetooth
8 66 (0.28%) Intranet
9 50 (0.21%) Firewall
10 49 (0.21%) Kerberos
11 44 (0.18%) Skype
12 37 (0.16%) DNS
13 30 (0.13%) FIX Connectivity
14 26 (0.11%) SMTP
15 24 (0.10%) AMQP
16 21 (0.088%) SSH
16 21 (0.088%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (0.088%) Wireless
17 15 (0.063%) Network Security
18 13 (0.055%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,788 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 1,358 (5.70%) MySQL
3 1,350 (5.67%) NoSQL
4 1,179 (4.95%) Relational Database
5 1,110 (4.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1,002 (4.21%) MongoDB
7 898 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
8 881 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
9 845 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 773 (3.25%) Big Data
11 597 (2.51%) Hadoop
12 504 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 492 (2.07%) RDBMS
14 431 (1.81%) Oracle Database
15 354 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
16 346 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
17 338 (1.42%) Power BI
18 285 (1.20%) Redis
18 285 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
19 279 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 3,481 (14.62%) Git (software)
2 1,743 (7.32%) Jenkins
3 1,240 (5.21%) Maven
4 1,115 (4.68%) JIRA
5 945 (3.97%) JUnit
6 687 (2.89%) Subversion
7 680 (2.86%) Visual Studio
8 639 (2.68%) Selenium
9 559 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 519 (2.18%) gulp
11 508 (2.13%) Cucumber
12 489 (2.05%) TeamCity
13 487 (2.05%) Mockito
14 472 (1.98%) webpack
15 417 (1.75%) Gradle
15 417 (1.75%) Grunt
16 399 (1.68%) NUnit
17 391 (1.64%) Jasmine
18 309 (1.30%) Eclipse
19 285 (1.20%) Mocha
General
1 4,395 (18.46%) Finance
2 2,714 (11.40%) Banking
3 1,405 (5.90%) Front Office
4 893 (3.75%) Investment Banking
5 725 (3.05%) Retail
6 564 (2.37%) Marketing
7 380 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 342 (1.44%) Games
9 234 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 216 (0.91%) Law
11 204 (0.86%) Publishing
12 202 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 190 (0.80%) Advertising
14 158 (0.66%) Back Office
15 154 (0.65%) Electronics
16 148 (0.62%) Legal
17 141 (0.59%) Retail Banking
18 79 (0.33%) Automotive
19 59 (0.25%) Billing
20 34 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,274 (26.36%) HTML
2 5,715 (24.01%) CSS
3 5,114 (21.48%) .NET
4 4,212 (17.69%) AngularJS
5 3,005 (12.62%) HTML5
6 2,774 (11.65%) Web Services
7 2,682 (11.27%) React
8 2,676 (11.24%) Spring
9 2,544 (10.69%) Node.js
10 2,346 (9.86%) RESTful
11 2,343 (9.84%) REST
12 2,247 (9.44%) jQuery
13 2,098 (8.81%) ASP.NET
14 1,934 (8.12%) CSS3
15 1,625 (6.83%) XML
16 1,444 (6.07%) JSON
17 1,233 (5.18%) ASP.NET Web API
18 1,170 (4.92%) SOAP
19 1,121 (4.71%) Sass
20 1,120 (4.71%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1,515 (6.36%) Greenfield Project
2 1,133 (4.76%) User Experience
3 1,020 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
4 891 (3.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 734 (3.08%) Mobile App
6 694 (2.92%) Computer Science
7 539 (2.26%) Fintech
8 478 (2.01%) Derivative
9 450 (1.89%) Fixed Income
10 416 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
11 393 (1.65%) Algorithms
12 353 (1.48%) Data Structures
13 321 (1.35%) Equities
14 183 (0.77%) Hedge funds
15 169 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
16 167 (0.70%) Virtual Team
17 162 (0.68%) N-Tier
18 151 (0.63%) Credit Risk
19 145 (0.61%) iPad
20 143 (0.60%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2,037 (8.56%) Linux
2 1,206 (5.07%) Unix
3 844 (3.55%) Windows
4 795 (3.34%) Android
5 715 (3.00%) Apple iOS
6 129 (0.54%) Mac OS X
7 112 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 95 (0.40%) Windows Server
9 78 (0.33%) Solaris
10 72 (0.30%) VMS
11 55 (0.23%) CentOS
12 44 (0.18%) Ubuntu
13 40 (0.17%) Windows 10
14 39 (0.16%) AIX
14 39 (0.16%) Mac OS
15 34 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
16 28 (0.12%) Windows 7
17 20 (0.084%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (0.076%) Embedded Linux
19 17 (0.071%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,588 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 5,577 (23.43%) TDD
3 3,123 (13.12%) MVC
4 2,773 (11.65%) Scrum
5 2,585 (10.86%) BDD
6 2,426 (10.19%) Front End Development
7 2,391 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
8 2,177 (9.15%) OO
9 2,065 (8.68%) Microservices
10 2,020 (8.49%) Test Automation
11 1,739 (7.31%) Web Development
12 1,540 (6.47%) Unit Testing
13 1,488 (6.25%) DevOps
14 1,394 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
15 1,360 (5.71%) E-Commerce
16 1,326 (5.57%) Software Engineering
17 1,222 (5.13%) Multithreading
18 989 (4.15%) SDLC
19 960 (4.03%) ETL
20 896 (3.76%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 8,066 (33.89%) JavaScript
2 7,719 (32.43%) Java
3 5,612 (23.58%) SQL
4 5,552 (23.32%) C#
5 2,051 (8.62%) Python
6 1,222 (5.13%) PHP
7 1,087 (4.57%) C++
8 1,061 (4.46%) Scala
9 999 (4.20%) T-SQL
10 756 (3.18%) ES6
11 743 (3.12%) TypeScript
12 615 (2.58%) Ruby
13 569 (2.39%) PL/SQL
14 394 (1.66%) VBA
15 369 (1.55%) VB.NET
16 344 (1.45%) Apple Swift
17 338 (1.42%) C
18 323 (1.36%) Objective-C
19 309 (1.30%) Shell Script
20 255 (1.07%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,044 (4.39%) Degree
2 947 (3.98%) Security Cleared
3 652 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 355 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 98 (0.41%) PhD
6 97 (0.41%) DV Cleared
7 84 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
8 81 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 79 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
10 73 (0.31%) Master's Degree
11 32 (0.13%) Sun Certification
12 27 (0.11%) MCSE
13 25 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
14 18 (0.076%) DBS Check
15 13 (0.055%) ISTQB
15 13 (0.055%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.050%) MCSA
17 11 (0.046%) MCITP
18 10 (0.042%) MCTS
19 9 (0.038%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 627 (2.63%) QA
2 140 (0.59%) MiFID
3 131 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 56 (0.24%) GCP
5 54 (0.23%) WCAG
6 47 (0.20%) GDPR
7 45 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
8 43 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 37 (0.16%) HL7
10 29 (0.12%) EMIR
11 26 (0.11%) SLA
12 25 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 18 (0.076%) IFRS
14 16 (0.067%) IFRS 9
15 14 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 13 (0.055%) Solvency II
17 12 (0.050%) WAI
18 11 (0.046%) ISO 9001
18 11 (0.046%) PMO
19 10 (0.042%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1,384 (5.81%) Docker
2 115 (0.48%) HDFS
3 93 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 78 (0.33%) Active Directory
5 57 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
6 36 (0.15%) Apache Flume
7 27 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (0.10%) vSphere
9 15 (0.063%) Oracle RAC
10 14 (0.059%) Varnish
11 12 (0.050%) Oracle Clusterware
12 10 (0.042%) Firmware
13 8 (0.034%) KVM
14 7 (0.029%) OpenAM
14 7 (0.029%) VirtualBox
15 6 (0.025%) etcd
16 5 (0.021%) Hyper-V
16 5 (0.021%) OpenIDM
17 4 (0.017%) VMware ESXi
18 3 (0.013%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 576 (2.42%) Ansible
2 461 (1.94%) Puppet
3 398 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
4 328 (1.38%) Kubernetes
5 188 (0.79%) Terraform
6 116 (0.49%) Kibana
7 100 (0.42%) Grafana
8 90 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
9 69 (0.29%) logstash
10 58 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
11 31 (0.13%) Cobbler
12 30 (0.13%) Oozie
13 28 (0.12%) Control-M
13 28 (0.12%) Mesos
14 20 (0.084%) Consul
15 18 (0.076%) Nagios
15 18 (0.076%) Packer
16 17 (0.071%) Docker Swarm
17 16 (0.067%) Salt
18 15 (0.063%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 2,089 (8.78%) Oracle
2 1,915 (8.04%) Microsoft
3 437 (1.84%) SAP
4 410 (1.72%) IBM
5 379 (1.59%) Google
6 377 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
7 342 (1.44%) Adobe
8 320 (1.34%) Tableau
9 270 (1.13%) Sitecore
10 253 (1.06%) TIBCO
11 221 (0.93%) Sybase
12 210 (0.88%) ServiceNow
13 193 (0.81%) Xamarin
14 160 (0.67%) MuleSoft
15 152 (0.64%) Splunk
16 142 (0.60%) Cognos
17 138 (0.58%) Atlassian
18 134 (0.56%) Apple
19 126 (0.53%) Red Hat
20 117 (0.49%) Informatica