Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £510 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 27 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.

Developer
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 164 218 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 23.73% 26.68% 22.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.77% 28.20% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 138 115
Essex median daily rate £510 £434 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.58% +19.66% -3.33%
10th Percentile £403 £264 £226
90th Percentile £600 £538 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 19
Essex median hourly rate £35.52 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.28% +7.14% -13.79%
10th Percentile £31.13 £31.25 £29.60
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -15.33% +7.14% -14.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 662 773 882
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 94.61% 97.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 524 458
Essex median daily rate £475 £424 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.16% +20.06% -5.93%
10th Percentile £250 £245 £213
90th Percentile £624 £567 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 54 145
Essex median hourly rate £31.02 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.39% +84.21% -42.42%
10th Percentile £13.93 £14.65 £15.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £47.00 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £19.90 £21.50
% change year-on-year -17.09% -7.44% +4.88%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Essex

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Essex

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Essex over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Essex

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Essex

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Essex over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in Essex

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Essex region over the 6 months to 27 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
Chelmsford +6 19 £483 +11.62% 22
Brentwood 0 17 £475 +79.25% 2
Southend-on-Sea -8 13 £435 -7.99% 5
Basildon +7 8 £500 +100.00% 4
Colchester +3 2 - - 23
Saffron Walden +1 1 - - 6
Braintree - 1 £175 -
Harlow - 1 - - 6
Purfleet - 1 £350 -
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Essex region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 95 (57.93%) Java
1 95 (57.93%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (50.00%) RESTful
3 80 (48.78%) Oracle
4 76 (46.34%) TDD
5 69 (42.07%) XML
6 68 (41.46%) Web Services
7 66 (40.24%) Finance
8 61 (37.20%) Maven
8 61 (37.20%) JSON
9 59 (35.98%) SOAP
9 59 (35.98%) Business Intelligence
10 57 (34.76%) Manufacturing
11 55 (33.54%) WSO2
12 54 (32.93%) SOA
13 52 (31.71%) Middleware
13 52 (31.71%) Oracle Service Bus
13 52 (31.71%) Mule
13 52 (31.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 51 (31.10%) Greenfield Project
15 50 (30.49%) Apache Camel
15 50 (30.49%) Marketing
16 49 (29.88%) Digital Marketing
16 49 (29.88%) Electronics
16 49 (29.88%) Telecoms
16 49 (29.88%) Programme Management
16 49 (29.88%) SAP
17 48 (29.27%) XSLT
17 48 (29.27%) XPath
18 45 (27.44%) SQL

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 52 (31.71%) Mule
1 52 (31.71%) Oracle Service Bus
1 52 (31.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 21 (12.80%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.66%) JBoss
3 6 (3.66%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.22%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.61%) CMS
6 1 (0.61%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.61%) Confluence
6 1 (0.61%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.61%) TPMS
6 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.61%) Magento
2 1 (0.61%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.76%) GitHub
2 9 (5.49%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Service Cloud
4 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.44%) HTTP
2 1 (0.61%) SMS
2 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.85%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.15%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (7.93%) QlikView
4 10 (6.10%) MySQL
4 10 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (5.49%) Qlik Sense
6 6 (3.66%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.66%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.05%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.05%) SSDT
8 4 (2.44%) OLAP
8 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.44%) Star Schema
9 3 (1.83%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.83%) OLTP
9 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.22%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.61%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 61 (37.20%) Maven
2 27 (16.46%) Jenkins
3 19 (11.59%) Gradle
3 19 (11.59%) JUnit
4 12 (7.32%) Git (software)
5 11 (6.71%) Calabash
6 7 (4.27%) JIRA
7 6 (3.66%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.66%) Selenium
8 4 (2.44%) AccuRev
8 4 (2.44%) Android Studio
8 4 (2.44%) CocoaPods
8 4 (2.44%) Xcode
9 3 (1.83%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.83%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.83%) Mockito
9 3 (1.83%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.83%) Subversion
9 3 (1.83%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.22%) Artifactory
General
1 66 (40.24%) Finance
2 57 (34.76%) Manufacturing
3 50 (30.49%) Marketing
4 49 (29.88%) Electronics
4 49 (29.88%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.44%) Automotive
6 2 (1.22%) Front Office
6 2 (1.22%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
7 1 (0.61%) Law
7 1 (0.61%) Local Government
7 1 (0.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (50.00%) RESTful
2 69 (42.07%) XML
3 68 (41.46%) Web Services
4 61 (37.20%) JSON
5 59 (35.98%) SOAP
6 52 (31.71%) Middleware
7 50 (30.49%) Apache Camel
8 48 (29.27%) XSLT
9 43 (26.22%) Swagger
9 43 (26.22%) WireMock
10 29 (17.68%) HTML
11 23 (14.02%) Spring
12 22 (13.41%) AngularJS
13 16 (9.76%) J2EE
13 16 (9.76%) Spring Boot
14 15 (9.15%) Core Data
14 15 (9.15%) CSS
15 11 (6.71%) Android SDK
15 11 (6.71%) Core Animation
15 11 (6.71%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 51 (31.10%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (6.71%) Animation
2 11 (6.71%) User Experience
3 8 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.83%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.22%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.61%) Clustering
8 1 (0.61%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.61%) Replication
8 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.61%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.93%) Unix
2 12 (7.32%) Android
2 12 (7.32%) Linux
3 4 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.44%) Solaris
4 3 (1.83%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.61%) VME
5 1 (0.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (57.93%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (46.34%) TDD
3 59 (35.98%) Business Intelligence
4 54 (32.93%) SOA
5 49 (29.88%) Digital Marketing
5 49 (29.88%) Programme Management
6 23 (14.02%) Pair Programming
7 21 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (12.80%) MVC
8 18 (10.98%) Data Modelling
8 18 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (7.93%) Scrum
10 12 (7.32%) Android Development
11 11 (6.71%) OOA/OOD
11 11 (6.71%) OOD
11 11 (6.71%) Process Improvement
11 11 (6.71%) Push Notifications
11 11 (6.71%) Test Strategy
12 10 (6.10%) Performance Optimisation
12 10 (6.10%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 95 (57.93%) Java
2 48 (29.27%) XPath
3 45 (27.44%) SQL
4 39 (23.78%) JavaScript
5 15 (9.15%) PL/SQL
6 12 (7.32%) Java 8
7 7 (4.27%) C#
8 5 (3.05%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.05%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.05%) VB.NET
8 5 (3.05%) VBScript
9 4 (2.44%) Apple Swift
9 4 (2.44%) C
9 4 (2.44%) Groovy
9 4 (2.44%) Objective-C
9 4 (2.44%) PHP
9 4 (2.44%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.22%) Perl
10 2 (1.22%) Python
11 1 (0.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (4.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.83%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.22%) Degree
4 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.61%) CIPD
4 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.83%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) IFRS
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.44%) Ansible
2 2 (1.22%) Puppet
3 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 80 (48.78%) Oracle
2 55 (33.54%) WSO2
3 49 (29.88%) SAP
4 14 (8.54%) IBM
4 14 (8.54%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.44%) Talend
6 3 (1.83%) Adobe
6 3 (1.83%) Pega
6 3 (1.83%) webMethods
7 2 (1.22%) BEA
7 2 (1.22%) Informatica
7 2 (1.22%) Lotus
8 1 (0.61%) Epicor
8 1 (0.61%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.61%) Google
8 1 (0.61%) HP
8 1 (0.61%) Infor
8 1 (0.61%) Omniture
8 1 (0.61%) Sage
8 1 (0.61%) Sybase