The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
Rank 2 4 1
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 117 93 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 27.53% 20.48% 25.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.18% 21.28% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 56 61
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 12
Median hourly rate £37.00 £42.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.90% +8.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £36.50 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £47.50 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +18.05%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 401 437 433
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 94.35% 96.26% 96.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 236 233
Median daily rate £350 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.40% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £218 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 49 53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £32.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.12% -49.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Essex

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 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
Southend-on-Sea -2 23 £475 +26.66% 2
Brentwood +5 14 £265 -9.78% 4
Basildon -2 3 £250 - 1
Billericay - 2 - -
Saffron Walden - 2 - - 5
Colchester -6 1 - - 10
Developer
East of England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Essex region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 118 (61.14%) Java
2 86 (44.56%) TDD
3 83 (43.01%) JavaScript
4 77 (39.90%) HTML
5 75 (38.86%) SQL
6 74 (38.34%) Agile Software Development
7 73 (37.82%) XML
8 72 (37.31%) Oracle
9 59 (30.57%) Continuous Integration
10 57 (29.53%) Unix
11 52 (26.94%) JSON
12 49 (25.39%) CSS
13 44 (22.80%) MVC
14 42 (21.76%) Pair Programming
15 40 (20.73%) Jenkins
16 39 (20.21%) Adobe
17 37 (19.17%) SQL Server
18 35 (18.13%) Android
18 35 (18.13%) Mobile App
19 34 (17.62%) Android Development
20 33 (17.10%) Web Services
21 32 (16.58%) RESTful
21 32 (16.58%) Apple iOS
22 31 (16.06%) iOS Development
22 31 (16.06%) CRM
22 31 (16.06%) JUnit
23 30 (15.54%) Business Intelligence
24 28 (14.51%) BusinessObjects
25 26 (13.47%) C#
25 26 (13.47%) PHP

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 22 (11.40%) WebLogic
2 15 (7.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 14 (7.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 10 (5.18%) WebSphere
5 8 (4.15%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (4.15%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.15%) Skype for Business
6 7 (3.63%) JBoss
7 6 (3.11%) Mule
7 6 (3.11%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (1.55%) CMS
8 3 (1.55%) Confluence
8 3 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (8.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (12.95%) Adobe Campaign
2 23 (11.92%) Unica
3 16 (8.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (4.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (3.11%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.40%) GitHub
2 15 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.22%) Adobe Analytics
4 8 (4.15%) Office 365
4 8 (4.15%) Yammer
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.63%) LDAP
2 2 (1.04%) HTTP
3 1 (0.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.52%) NFC
3 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (19.17%) SQL Server
2 28 (14.51%) BusinessObjects
3 22 (11.40%) Relational Database
4 14 (7.25%) Oracle Database
5 13 (6.74%) Hadoop
5 13 (6.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (6.22%) Oracle Database 10g
7 11 (5.70%) MySQL
7 11 (5.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (4.15%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 8 (4.15%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (4.15%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (4.15%) Oracle9i Database
8 8 (4.15%) SAP Data Services
9 7 (3.63%) MariaDB
9 7 (3.63%) Pentaho
9 7 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (3.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (3.11%) QlikView
11 5 (2.59%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 40 (20.73%) Jenkins
2 31 (16.06%) JUnit
3 23 (11.92%) Git (software)
4 17 (8.81%) Gradle
5 14 (7.25%) Calabash
6 12 (6.22%) Maven
7 10 (5.18%) Xcode
8 9 (4.66%) Ant
8 9 (4.66%) Selenium
8 9 (4.66%) SoapUI
8 9 (4.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (3.63%) AccuRev
9 7 (3.63%) Android Studio
9 7 (3.63%) Subversion
9 7 (3.63%) XDoclet
10 6 (3.11%) Eclipse
11 5 (2.59%) Mockito
11 5 (2.59%) PVCS
12 3 (1.55%) CA Gen
12 3 (1.55%) JIRA
General
1 24 (12.44%) Finance
2 22 (11.40%) Automotive
3 20 (10.36%) Manufacturing
4 12 (6.22%) Retail
5 11 (5.70%) Marketing
6 9 (4.66%) Electronics
6 9 (4.66%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.07%) Banking
8 2 (1.04%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Advertising
9 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (39.90%) HTML
2 73 (37.82%) XML
3 52 (26.94%) JSON
4 49 (25.39%) CSS
5 33 (17.10%) Web Services
6 32 (16.58%) RESTful
7 22 (11.40%) Core Animation
7 22 (11.40%) Core Data
8 20 (10.36%) .NET
8 20 (10.36%) Spring
9 18 (9.33%) J2EE
9 18 (9.33%) SOAP
10 16 (8.29%) JPA
11 15 (7.77%) Android SDK
11 15 (7.77%) REST
12 14 (7.25%) iOS SDK
13 13 (6.74%) AngularJS
13 13 (6.74%) Cocoa
13 13 (6.74%) Hibernate
14 12 (6.22%) EclipseLink
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.13%) Mobile App
2 23 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (11.40%) Animation
4 12 (6.22%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.18%) iPhone
6 8 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.04%) Clustering
7 2 (1.04%) Replication
8 1 (0.52%) BeagleBone
8 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.52%) e-Health
8 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.52%) RIA
8 1 (0.52%) Robotics
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.52%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 57 (29.53%) Unix
2 35 (18.13%) Android
3 32 (16.58%) Apple iOS
4 26 (13.47%) Linux
5 15 (7.77%) Windows
6 8 (4.15%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.55%) Solaris
8 2 (1.04%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.52%) MVS
9 1 (0.52%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (44.56%) TDD
2 74 (38.34%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (30.57%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (22.80%) MVC
5 42 (21.76%) Pair Programming
6 34 (17.62%) Android Development
7 31 (16.06%) CRM
7 31 (16.06%) iOS Development
8 30 (15.54%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (12.95%) Web Development
10 24 (12.44%) B2C
11 23 (11.92%) Automated Testing
12 22 (11.40%) DevOps
12 22 (11.40%) OOA/OOD
12 22 (11.40%) OOD
12 22 (11.40%) Push Notifications
12 22 (11.40%) SOA
13 20 (10.36%) Mentoring
13 20 (10.36%) Software Engineering
14 19 (9.84%) OO
Programming Languages
1 118 (61.14%) Java
2 83 (43.01%) JavaScript
3 75 (38.86%) SQL
4 26 (13.47%) C#
4 26 (13.47%) PHP
5 20 (10.36%) C++
6 18 (9.33%) PL/SQL
7 15 (7.77%) Apple Swift
7 15 (7.77%) Objective-C
8 10 (5.18%) T-SQL
9 9 (4.66%) Shell Script
10 8 (4.15%) Perl
11 7 (3.63%) Groovy
11 7 (3.63%) VBScript
12 6 (3.11%) VB.NET
13 5 (2.59%) C
13 5 (2.59%) Python
14 3 (1.55%) VB
14 3 (1.55%) XPath
15 1 (0.52%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 23 (11.92%) Degree
2 6 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.59%) Sun Certification
4 3 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) CISA
6 1 (0.52%) CISM
6 1 (0.52%) CISSP
6 1 (0.52%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (1.55%) IFRS
1 3 (1.55%) IFRS 9
2 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.52%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) Docker
2 1 (0.52%) KVM
2 1 (0.52%) LXC
2 1 (0.52%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Mesos
Vendors
1 72 (37.31%) Oracle
2 39 (20.21%) Adobe
3 25 (12.95%) Microsoft
4 19 (9.84%) SAP
5 12 (6.22%) IBM
5 12 (6.22%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (4.15%) Infor
7 7 (3.63%) WSO2
8 6 (3.11%) Google
9 5 (2.59%) Sun
10 4 (2.07%) webMethods
11 3 (1.55%) BEA
11 3 (1.55%) Informatica
11 3 (1.55%) Mapbox
11 3 (1.55%) Pega
12 1 (0.52%) FatWire
12 1 (0.52%) Omniture
12 1 (0.52%) Pegasus
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