Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 237 235 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 22.90% 28.01% 11.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.26% 28.87% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 157 52
Essex median daily rate £525 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +35.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £410 £310 £221
90th Percentile £600 £600 £475
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 33 13
Essex median hourly rate £35.29 £62.50 £31.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.54% +95.92% -12.81%
10th Percentile £31.52 £35.80 £27.70
90th Percentile £53.98 £63.75 £38.00
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -2.22% +24.14% -3.20%

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 977 814 842
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.40% 97.02% 98.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 532 476
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £261 £213
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £388
% change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 78 169
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £32.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.62% +21.30% -14.29%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.78 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.88 £63.75 £42.87
East of England median hourly rate £17.43 £18.00 £20.41
% change year-on-year -3.19% -11.81% -5.07%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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
Southend-on-Sea +18 56 £450 -4.26% 4
Brentwood 0 17 £475 +48.44% 2
Chelmsford -1 17 £463 +2.78% 18
Basildon -2 9 £438 +23.24% 3
Colchester 0 4 £700 +58.19% 24
Harlow - 3 £525 - 1
Billericay - 1 - -
Braintree - 1 £175 - 1
Grays - 1 £550 -
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 156 (65.82%) Java
2 155 (65.40%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (43.88%) Oracle
4 95 (40.08%) TDD
5 92 (38.82%) RESTful
6 89 (37.55%) Web Services
7 73 (30.80%) SOAP
8 70 (29.54%) SQL
9 69 (29.11%) Business Intelligence
9 69 (29.11%) Java 8
10 68 (28.69%) XML
11 66 (27.85%) Maven
12 64 (27.00%) Finance
13 63 (26.58%) SOA
14 62 (26.16%) Marketing
14 62 (26.16%) JSON
15 59 (24.89%) Spring
16 58 (24.47%) Manufacturing
17 57 (24.05%) Middleware
17 57 (24.05%) Greenfield Project
17 57 (24.05%) Apache Camel
17 57 (24.05%) Mule
17 57 (24.05%) WSO2
18 56 (23.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 56 (23.63%) Oracle Service Bus
19 55 (23.21%) SAP
19 55 (23.21%) Telecoms
19 55 (23.21%) Programme Management
20 54 (22.78%) Scrum
20 54 (22.78%) Electronics

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 57 (24.05%) Mule
2 56 (23.63%) Oracle Service Bus
2 56 (23.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 26 (10.97%) Confluence
4 23 (9.70%) Tomcat
5 18 (7.59%) WebLogic
6 14 (5.91%) Apache
6 14 (5.91%) WebSphere
7 9 (3.80%) JBoss
8 8 (3.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (3.38%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (2.95%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.84%) nginx
10 2 (0.84%) TPMS
11 1 (0.42%) CMS
11 1 (0.42%) Drupal
11 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.42%) Magento
3 1 (0.42%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 29 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.91%) Dynamics 365
3 9 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.95%) GitHub
5 4 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.27%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.42%) AtomSphere
7 1 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.42%) Boomi
7 1 (0.42%) Office 365
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.49%) HTTP
2 10 (4.22%) WAN
3 9 (3.80%) SSH
4 7 (2.95%) Broadband
4 7 (2.95%) DHCP
4 7 (2.95%) DLNA
4 7 (2.95%) DNS
4 7 (2.95%) DSL
4 7 (2.95%) FTP
4 7 (2.95%) Internet
4 7 (2.95%) IPv4
4 7 (2.95%) IPv6
4 7 (2.95%) UPnP
4 7 (2.95%) VoIP
4 7 (2.95%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (2.53%) SAN
6 3 (1.27%) Extranet
6 3 (1.27%) LAN
6 3 (1.27%) SNMP
7 2 (0.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.30%) MySQL
2 20 (8.44%) Relational Database
3 18 (7.59%) Hadoop
4 16 (6.75%) SQL Server
5 14 (5.91%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (5.91%) Pentaho
6 13 (5.49%) MongoDB
6 13 (5.49%) Oracle Database
7 10 (4.22%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (3.80%) Ingres
8 9 (3.80%) NoSQL
9 8 (3.38%) HBase
10 6 (2.53%) Apache Hive
10 6 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (2.11%) Big Data
11 5 (2.11%) MariaDB
11 5 (2.11%) SSDT
12 4 (1.69%) Power BI
13 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 66 (27.85%) Maven
2 50 (21.10%) Jenkins
3 34 (14.35%) JIRA
4 32 (13.50%) Git (software)
5 29 (12.24%) JUnit
6 15 (6.33%) Gradle
7 14 (5.91%) Selenium
8 13 (5.49%) Eclipse
9 11 (4.64%) SoapUI
10 10 (4.22%) CA Gen
11 9 (3.80%) Ant
11 9 (3.80%) Cucumber
12 6 (2.53%) AccuRev
12 6 (2.53%) Calabash
12 6 (2.53%) Checkstyle
12 6 (2.53%) Subversion
13 5 (2.11%) Android Studio
13 5 (2.11%) JMeter
14 4 (1.69%) IntelliJ
14 4 (1.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 64 (27.00%) Finance
2 62 (26.16%) Marketing
3 58 (24.47%) Manufacturing
4 55 (23.21%) Telecoms
5 54 (22.78%) Electronics
6 4 (1.69%) Automotive
7 3 (1.27%) Banking
8 2 (0.84%) Legal
8 2 (0.84%) Local Government
8 2 (0.84%) Retail
9 1 (0.42%) Advertising
9 1 (0.42%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (38.82%) RESTful
2 89 (37.55%) Web Services
3 73 (30.80%) SOAP
4 68 (28.69%) XML
5 62 (26.16%) JSON
6 59 (24.89%) Spring
7 57 (24.05%) Apache Camel
7 57 (24.05%) Middleware
8 50 (21.10%) HTML
9 41 (17.30%) Spring Boot
10 39 (16.46%) XSLT
11 35 (14.77%) Swagger
11 35 (14.77%) WireMock
12 34 (14.35%) CSS
13 24 (10.13%) AngularJS
13 24 (10.13%) JMS
14 18 (7.59%) HTML5
14 18 (7.59%) JAX-RS
14 18 (7.59%) REST
15 17 (7.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 57 (24.05%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.49%) Replication
3 10 (4.22%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.95%) Media Streaming
6 5 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.69%) Animation
7 4 (1.69%) Clustering
7 4 (1.69%) User Experience
8 3 (1.27%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.42%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.42%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.42%) Life Science
9 1 (0.42%) NHS
9 1 (0.42%) PKI
9 1 (0.42%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.42%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 43 (18.14%) Unix
2 38 (16.03%) Linux
3 18 (7.59%) Solaris
3 18 (7.59%) Windows
4 13 (5.49%) CentOS
5 11 (4.64%) AIX
5 11 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.38%) Android
6 8 (3.38%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.84%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.84%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (65.40%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (40.08%) TDD
3 69 (29.11%) Business Intelligence
4 63 (26.58%) SOA
5 55 (23.21%) Programme Management
6 54 (22.78%) Digital Marketing
6 54 (22.78%) Scrum
7 44 (18.57%) Microservices
8 35 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
9 31 (13.08%) Configuration Management
10 28 (11.81%) DevOps
11 22 (9.28%) MVC
12 21 (8.86%) Data Modelling
13 20 (8.44%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (8.02%) BDD
15 18 (7.59%) Analytics
15 18 (7.59%) ETL
16 17 (7.17%) OO
17 16 (6.75%) Pair Programming
18 15 (6.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 156 (65.82%) Java
2 70 (29.54%) SQL
3 69 (29.11%) Java 8
4 48 (20.25%) JavaScript
5 36 (15.19%) Shell Script
6 35 (14.77%) XPath
7 28 (11.81%) PL/SQL
8 15 (6.33%) C#
9 12 (5.06%) C
9 12 (5.06%) Perl
10 10 (4.22%) Java 9
11 9 (3.80%) C++
12 8 (3.38%) Embedded C
13 7 (2.95%) PHP
14 6 (2.53%) Scala
15 3 (1.27%) Groovy
15 3 (1.27%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.27%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.84%) COBOL
16 2 (0.84%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.42%) CIPD
4 1 (0.42%) OCPJP
4 1 (0.42%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.42%) HL7
1 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 23 (9.70%) Docker
2 9 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.42%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (8.02%) Ansible
2 9 (3.80%) Opsview
3 5 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.11%) Puppet
4 3 (1.27%) Cacti
4 3 (1.27%) Kibana
5 2 (0.84%) Grafana
6 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.42%) logstash
Vendors
1 104 (43.88%) Oracle
2 57 (24.05%) WSO2
3 55 (23.21%) SAP
4 16 (6.75%) Informatica
4 16 (6.75%) Microsoft
5 14 (5.91%) webMethods
6 13 (5.49%) Adobe
7 10 (4.22%) BEA
8 9 (3.80%) IBM
9 8 (3.38%) Pega
9 8 (3.38%) Talend
10 5 (2.11%) Google
11 4 (1.69%) JDA
12 3 (1.27%) CA
12 3 (1.27%) Cisco
12 3 (1.27%) NetQoS
13 2 (0.84%) Fujitsu
13 2 (0.84%) Hortonworks
13 2 (0.84%) Lotus
13 2 (0.84%) Red Hat