The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 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.

Developer
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 11566 11376 11984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 26.90% 23.02% 23.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.40% 24.22% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8401 8220 8412
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 117 117
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £22.30 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £53.60 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

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 40726 46972 48452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.05% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26580 31013 30938
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 1241 1367 1887
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 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 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 0 6437 £500 +11.11% 1761
South East 0 1686 £400 +1.26% 683
North West +1 708 £388 +3.33% 416
South West 0 666 £378 +7.85% 277
Yorkshire -1 626 £400 +3.55% 303
East of England +1 484 £400 +6.66% 311
West Midlands 0 410 £363 -1.36% 236
East Midlands 0 386 £388 +14.81% 195
North East +16 96 £350 -3.78% 38
Midlands +11 12 £450 +9.75% 435
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 8865 (39.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8088 (36.19%) JavaScript
3 6877 (30.77%) Java
4 6738 (30.15%) HTML
5 6130 (27.43%) CSS
6 5425 (24.27%) SQL
7 5010 (22.42%) C#
8 4759 (21.29%) TDD
9 4748 (21.24%) .NET
10 4016 (17.97%) Finance
11 3989 (17.85%) AngularJS
12 3308 (14.80%) HTML5
13 3270 (14.63%) SQL Server
14 3043 (13.62%) MVC
15 2951 (13.20%) Git (software)
16 2796 (12.51%) Scrum
17 2545 (11.39%) Banking
18 2428 (10.86%) jQuery
19 2418 (10.82%) Web Services
20 2416 (10.81%) Front End Development
21 2309 (10.33%) Spring
22 2237 (10.01%) CSS3
23 2167 (9.70%) Python
24 2156 (9.65%) Linux
25 2130 (9.53%) Oracle
26 2129 (9.53%) REST
27 2126 (9.51%) Node.js
28 2059 (9.21%) ASP.NET
29 2049 (9.17%) OO
30 2010 (8.99%) Continuous Integration

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
1 770 (3.45%) CMS
2 547 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 497 (2.22%) Apache
4 495 (2.21%) Apache Spark
5 397 (1.78%) Confluence
6 373 (1.67%) Tomcat
7 372 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
8 347 (1.55%) Drupal
9 342 (1.53%) WebSphere
10 341 (1.53%) JBoss
11 257 (1.15%) WebLogic
12 227 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 218 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 210 (0.94%) WordPress
15 177 (0.79%) IIS
16 166 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
17 160 (0.72%) Umbraco
18 142 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
19 137 (0.61%) SAS
20 127 (0.57%) Mule
Applications
1 402 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 216 (0.97%) Photoshop
3 118 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
4 77 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 61 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 53 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 32 (0.14%) MS Visio
8 18 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
9 17 (0.076%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 14 (0.063%) InVision
11 13 (0.058%) Microsoft Project
12 8 (0.036%) InfoPath
13 7 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
13 7 (0.031%) Doxygen
14 5 (0.022%) 3ds Max
14 5 (0.022%) GIMP
14 5 (0.022%) InDesign
14 5 (0.022%) LaTeX
15 4 (0.018%) Adobe After Effects
15 4 (0.018%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 415 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 179 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 148 (0.66%) Magento
4 86 (0.38%) ION MarketView
5 83 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 54 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 47 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
8 41 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
9 39 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
9 39 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 31 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
11 25 (0.11%) Endur
12 23 (0.10%) Maximo
12 23 (0.10%) RMDS
12 23 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
13 22 (0.098%) BusinessWorks
13 22 (0.098%) Cognos TM1
14 21 (0.094%) Adobe Campaign
14 21 (0.094%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 15 (0.067%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1112 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
2 896 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 439 (1.96%) GitHub
4 174 (0.78%) PaaS
5 134 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
6 127 (0.57%) SaaS
7 115 (0.51%) Office 365
8 100 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
9 78 (0.35%) IaaS
10 76 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 74 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
12 65 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
13 62 (0.28%) Amazon S3
14 61 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 60 (0.27%) Google Analytics
15 60 (0.27%) Heroku
16 56 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
17 48 (0.21%) OpenShift
18 43 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
19 41 (0.18%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 556 (2.49%) HTTP
2 195 (0.87%) Internet
3 153 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 109 (0.49%) SSL
5 96 (0.43%) Intranet
6 78 (0.35%) LDAP
7 47 (0.21%) DNS
8 39 (0.17%) Firewall
9 38 (0.17%) SSH
10 36 (0.16%) Skype
11 33 (0.15%) FTP
12 32 (0.14%) Network Security
13 25 (0.11%) AMQP
14 24 (0.11%) Bluetooth
15 22 (0.098%) Extranet
16 20 (0.089%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (0.085%) SMTP
17 19 (0.085%) Wireshark
18 18 (0.081%) Kerberos
19 16 (0.072%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3270 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 1280 (5.73%) MySQL
3 1105 (4.94%) Relational Database
4 1018 (4.56%) MongoDB
5 1009 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1003 (4.49%) NoSQL
7 875 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
8 831 (3.72%) Big Data
9 827 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 669 (2.99%) Hadoop
11 584 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
12 551 (2.47%) Oracle Database
13 501 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 477 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
15 424 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
16 328 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
17 303 (1.36%) RDBMS
18 267 (1.19%) Power BI
19 220 (0.98%) QlikView
20 211 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2951 (13.20%) Git (software)
2 1377 (6.16%) Jenkins
3 1030 (4.61%) JIRA
4 893 (4.00%) Maven
5 860 (3.85%) Subversion
6 773 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 748 (3.35%) JUnit
8 651 (2.91%) Visual Studio
9 577 (2.58%) Selenium
10 543 (2.43%) Grunt
11 533 (2.38%) gulp
12 501 (2.24%) Cucumber
13 430 (1.92%) Jasmine
14 426 (1.91%) TeamCity
15 349 (1.56%) Mockito
16 321 (1.44%) Gradle
17 317 (1.42%) Eclipse
18 280 (1.25%) webpack
19 276 (1.23%) NUnit
20 270 (1.21%) Mocha
General
1 4016 (17.97%) Finance
2 2545 (11.39%) Banking
3 1269 (5.68%) Front Office
4 985 (4.41%) Investment Banking
5 684 (3.06%) Retail
6 589 (2.64%) Marketing
7 359 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 270 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 266 (1.19%) Advertising
10 238 (1.06%) Games
11 219 (0.98%) Electronics
12 191 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 186 (0.83%) Publishing
14 151 (0.68%) Back Office
15 130 (0.58%) Legal
16 87 (0.39%) Law
17 73 (0.33%) Automotive
18 58 (0.26%) Billing
18 58 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
19 51 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6738 (30.15%) HTML
2 6130 (27.43%) CSS
3 4748 (21.24%) .NET
4 3989 (17.85%) AngularJS
5 3308 (14.80%) HTML5
6 2428 (10.86%) jQuery
7 2418 (10.82%) Web Services
8 2309 (10.33%) Spring
9 2237 (10.01%) CSS3
10 2129 (9.53%) REST
11 2126 (9.51%) Node.js
12 2059 (9.21%) ASP.NET
13 1896 (8.48%) React
14 1834 (8.21%) RESTful
15 1830 (8.19%) XML
16 1635 (7.32%) JSON
17 1052 (4.71%) Sass
18 989 (4.43%) SOAP
19 983 (4.40%) .NET Framework
20 981 (4.39%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1316 (5.89%) Greenfield Project
2 1304 (5.83%) User Experience
3 1016 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 766 (3.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 714 (3.19%) Mobile App
6 658 (2.94%) Computer Science
7 585 (2.62%) Fixed Income
8 475 (2.13%) Derivative
9 439 (1.96%) Equities
10 367 (1.64%) Fintech
11 364 (1.63%) Algorithms
12 327 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
13 317 (1.42%) Data Structures
14 140 (0.63%) Market Risk
14 140 (0.63%) Virtual Team
15 139 (0.62%) Equity Derivative
16 135 (0.60%) Hedge funds
17 128 (0.57%) NHS
18 119 (0.53%) iPad
18 119 (0.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2156 (9.65%) Linux
2 1281 (5.73%) Unix
3 964 (4.31%) Windows
4 737 (3.30%) Android
5 667 (2.98%) Apple iOS
6 171 (0.77%) Mac OS X
7 93 (0.42%) Windows Server
8 90 (0.40%) Ubuntu
9 87 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 87 (0.39%) Solaris
10 77 (0.34%) Mac OS
11 54 (0.24%) CentOS
12 31 (0.14%) AIX
13 29 (0.13%) Windows 10
14 21 (0.094%) Debian
14 21 (0.094%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (0.081%) HPUX
16 17 (0.076%) Windows 7
17 16 (0.072%) VMS
18 14 (0.063%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8865 (39.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4759 (21.29%) TDD
3 3043 (13.62%) MVC
4 2796 (12.51%) Scrum
5 2416 (10.81%) Front End Development
6 2049 (9.17%) OO
7 2010 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
8 1928 (8.63%) Web Development
9 1857 (8.31%) BDD
10 1818 (8.13%) Test Automation
11 1433 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
12 1432 (6.41%) Microservices
13 1408 (6.30%) DevOps
14 1270 (5.68%) Software Engineering
15 1247 (5.58%) Unit Testing
16 1144 (5.12%) E-Commerce
17 1005 (4.50%) Multithreading
18 969 (4.34%) SDLC
19 952 (4.26%) ETL
20 922 (4.13%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8088 (36.19%) JavaScript
2 6877 (30.77%) Java
3 5425 (24.27%) SQL
4 5010 (22.42%) C#
5 2167 (9.70%) Python
6 1223 (5.47%) Scala
7 1193 (5.34%) PHP
8 1182 (5.29%) C++
9 908 (4.06%) T-SQL
10 781 (3.49%) Ruby
11 631 (2.82%) PL/SQL
12 490 (2.19%) ES6
13 447 (2.00%) C
14 410 (1.83%) TypeScript
15 370 (1.66%) Shell Script
16 361 (1.62%) VB.NET
17 331 (1.48%) Perl
18 322 (1.44%) VBA
19 310 (1.39%) Apple Swift
19 310 (1.39%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 954 (4.27%) Degree
2 875 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 583 (2.61%) SC Cleared
4 303 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 128 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 95 (0.43%) DV Cleared
7 80 (0.36%) PhD
8 69 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
9 64 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 53 (0.24%) Master's Degree
11 33 (0.15%) BC Cleared
12 28 (0.13%) Sun Certification
13 25 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
14 17 (0.076%) CFA
14 17 (0.076%) HNC
14 17 (0.076%) OCPJP
15 15 (0.067%) MBA
16 14 (0.063%) ISTQB
17 12 (0.054%) Oracle Certification
18 11 (0.049%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 566 (2.53%) QA
2 179 (0.80%) MiFID
3 138 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 70 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 50 (0.22%) SLA
6 36 (0.16%) EMIR
7 32 (0.14%) HL7
8 26 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
9 24 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 24 (0.11%) WCAG
10 23 (0.10%) WAI
11 16 (0.072%) IFRS
12 15 (0.067%) IFRS 9
13 12 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 11 (0.049%) ISO 9001
15 10 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 8 (0.036%) FATCA
17 5 (0.022%) COREP
17 5 (0.022%) ISO 14001
18 4 (0.018%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 855 (3.83%) Docker
2 85 (0.38%) HDFS
3 67 (0.30%) Apache Flume
4 46 (0.21%) Active Directory
5 43 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 20 (0.089%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (0.072%) Shibboleth
8 12 (0.054%) VirtualBox
8 12 (0.054%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (0.049%) Platform Symphony
10 10 (0.045%) Varnish
11 9 (0.040%) NFS
12 7 (0.031%) Firmware
13 6 (0.027%) LXC
13 6 (0.027%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.022%) Time Sharing Option
15 4 (0.018%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.018%) vSphere
16 3 (0.013%) Hyper-V
16 3 (0.013%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 330 (1.48%) Puppet
2 322 (1.44%) Ansible
3 223 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 144 (0.64%) Kubernetes
5 80 (0.36%) Terraform
6 78 (0.35%) Kibana
7 51 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
8 46 (0.21%) Control-M
8 46 (0.21%) Oozie
9 43 (0.19%) Grafana
9 43 (0.19%) logstash
10 26 (0.12%) Mesos
11 17 (0.076%) Prometheus
12 15 (0.067%) SELinux
13 13 (0.058%) Piwik
14 12 (0.054%) Marathon
14 12 (0.054%) vRealize
15 11 (0.049%) OpenAM
16 10 (0.045%) Netcool
16 10 (0.045%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2130 (9.53%) Oracle
2 1985 (8.88%) Microsoft
3 523 (2.34%) SAP
4 418 (1.87%) Google
5 376 (1.68%) IBM
6 357 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
7 342 (1.53%) Adobe
8 312 (1.40%) Sitecore
9 285 (1.28%) ServiceNow
10 248 (1.11%) Sybase
11 217 (0.97%) TIBCO
12 201 (0.90%) Tableau
13 171 (0.77%) Xamarin
14 135 (0.60%) ION Trading
15 131 (0.59%) Red Hat
16 123 (0.55%) Apple
16 123 (0.55%) Zend
17 109 (0.49%) Informatica
18 97 (0.43%) Cognos
19 95 (0.43%) MuleSoft
Leatherhead, Surrey
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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City, London
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City, London
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