Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 9 4
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 210 113 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 26.38% 12.87% 19.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.20% 13.26% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 62 141
Essex median daily rate £513 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.43% -6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £310 £258 £250
90th Percentile £600 £475 £599
East of England median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 19 24
Essex median hourly rate £58.00 £32.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.46% -10.96% +8.23%
10th Percentile £37.00 £30.75 £31.08
90th Percentile £63.75 £37.37 £41.70
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -

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 772 852 1167
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.98% 97.04% 96.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 502 655
Essex median daily rate £475 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £230 £213 £225
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 151 159
Essex median hourly rate £30.77 £32.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.86% +8.47% +40.48%
10th Percentile £11.98 £15.75 £15.48
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.84 £42.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.38 £20.94
% change year-on-year -19.55% +6.88% +4.68%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Brentwood 0 33 £335 +26.42% 1
Chelmsford +17 18 £425 - 9
Basildon +12 18 £400 +53.85% 1
Southend-on-Sea -25 13 £472 +44.19% 4
Colchester +11 2 £463 +27.59% 3
Witham -4 1 £325 - 2
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 146 (69.52%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (61.43%) TDD
3 117 (55.71%) XML
4 103 (49.05%) Finance
5 102 (48.57%) Oracle
6 96 (45.71%) Maven
6 96 (45.71%) JSON
7 91 (43.33%) Java
8 90 (42.86%) Manufacturing
8 90 (42.86%) Middleware
9 81 (38.57%) SOA
10 80 (38.10%) Marketing
10 80 (38.10%) Oracle Service Bus
11 79 (37.62%) Greenfield Project
12 78 (37.14%) Digital Marketing
12 78 (37.14%) Business Intelligence
12 78 (37.14%) XSLT
13 77 (36.67%) SAP
13 77 (36.67%) Mule
13 77 (36.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 77 (36.67%) WSO2
13 77 (36.67%) Apache Camel
14 76 (36.19%) Swagger
14 76 (36.19%) WireMock
14 76 (36.19%) XPath
15 75 (35.71%) Electronics
15 75 (35.71%) Telecoms
15 75 (35.71%) Programme Management
16 61 (29.05%) JavaScript
17 60 (28.57%) Web Services

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 80 (38.10%) Oracle Service Bus
2 77 (36.67%) Mule
2 77 (36.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 17 (8.10%) WebLogic
3 17 (8.10%) WebSphere
4 11 (5.24%) JBoss
5 9 (4.29%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (4.29%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.81%) CMS
7 6 (2.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (1.43%) AquaLogic
8 3 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.48%) IIS
9 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (5.24%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (8.10%) GitHub
3 12 (5.71%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.95%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.95%) npm
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.48%) Route 53
6 1 (0.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.76%) HTTP
2 8 (3.81%) LDAP
3 1 (0.48%) Internet
3 1 (0.48%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.24%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 13 (6.19%) NoSQL
4 11 (5.24%) QlikView
5 10 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (4.29%) Qlik Sense
6 9 (4.29%) RDBMS
7 8 (3.81%) MySQL
8 7 (3.33%) MariaDB
9 4 (1.90%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.48%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.48%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 96 (45.71%) Maven
2 38 (18.10%) Jenkins
3 29 (13.81%) JUnit
4 19 (9.05%) Gradle
5 17 (8.10%) Git (software)
6 14 (6.67%) Visual Studio
7 13 (6.19%) JIRA
8 12 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (5.24%) Ant
9 11 (5.24%) SoapUI
10 9 (4.29%) Calabash
11 8 (3.81%) Android Studio
12 7 (3.33%) Mockito
13 6 (2.86%) Grunt
13 6 (2.86%) JMeter
14 5 (2.38%) AccuRev
14 5 (2.38%) Subversion
15 4 (1.90%) Xcode
16 3 (1.43%) Eclipse
16 3 (1.43%) LoadUI
General
1 103 (49.05%) Finance
2 90 (42.86%) Manufacturing
3 80 (38.10%) Marketing
4 75 (35.71%) Electronics
4 75 (35.71%) Telecoms
5 11 (5.24%) Automotive
6 7 (3.33%) Back Office
6 7 (3.33%) Local Government
7 4 (1.90%) Legal
8 3 (1.43%) Publishing
9 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.48%) Games
9 1 (0.48%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (55.71%) XML
2 96 (45.71%) JSON
3 90 (42.86%) Middleware
4 78 (37.14%) XSLT
5 77 (36.67%) Apache Camel
6 76 (36.19%) Swagger
6 76 (36.19%) WireMock
7 60 (28.57%) Web Services
8 56 (26.67%) RESTful
9 54 (25.71%) HTML
10 46 (21.90%) SOAP
11 37 (17.62%) Spring
12 36 (17.14%) CSS
13 31 (14.76%) AngularJS
14 25 (11.90%) REST
15 22 (10.48%) J2EE
16 20 (9.52%) JPA
17 19 (9.05%) Spring Boot
18 18 (8.57%) HTML5
19 17 (8.10%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 79 (37.62%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (6.19%) Animation
3 9 (4.29%) User Experience
4 8 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.86%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.90%) iPhone
8 4 (1.90%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.43%) Device Driver
9 3 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.43%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.48%) Clustering
10 1 (0.48%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.48%) Replication
10 1 (0.48%) STB
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.86%) Linux
2 18 (8.57%) Unix
3 11 (5.24%) Android
4 8 (3.81%) Mac OS X
5 5 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.43%) Windows
7 2 (0.95%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (69.52%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (61.43%) TDD
3 81 (38.57%) SOA
4 78 (37.14%) Business Intelligence
4 78 (37.14%) Digital Marketing
5 75 (35.71%) Programme Management
6 51 (24.29%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (13.81%) MVC
8 22 (10.48%) OOA/OOD
9 21 (10.00%) OO
10 18 (8.57%) Mentoring
10 18 (8.57%) Pair Programming
11 14 (6.67%) OOD
11 14 (6.67%) Push Notifications
12 12 (5.71%) Coaching
12 12 (5.71%) Data Visualisation
12 12 (5.71%) Visualisation
13 11 (5.24%) Android Development
13 11 (5.24%) Test Automation
13 11 (5.24%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 91 (43.33%) Java
2 76 (36.19%) XPath
3 61 (29.05%) JavaScript
4 54 (25.71%) SQL
5 13 (6.19%) C++
6 11 (5.24%) PL/SQL
7 10 (4.76%) C
7 10 (4.76%) C#
8 9 (4.29%) Shell Script
9 8 (3.81%) X++
10 5 (2.38%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.90%) Apple Swift
11 4 (1.90%) Groovy
11 4 (1.90%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.90%) Python
12 3 (1.43%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.43%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.43%) PHP
12 3 (1.43%) Ruby
13 2 (0.95%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 5 (2.38%) Degree
2 3 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.48%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.90%) Ansible
2 3 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.43%) Puppet
3 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 102 (48.57%) Oracle
2 77 (36.67%) SAP
2 77 (36.67%) WSO2
3 12 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.29%) CA
4 9 (4.29%) CA Agile Central
5 7 (3.33%) IBM
6 6 (2.86%) Adobe
7 3 (1.43%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.95%) Google
8 2 (0.95%) Omniture
8 2 (0.95%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.48%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.48%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.48%) Tableau
9 1 (0.48%) Xamarin