Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 139 161 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 21.42% 20.10% 22.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.10% 20.91% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 96 140
Essex median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £348 £259 £263
90th Percentile £600 £483 £583
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 23
Essex median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.61% -1.37% -3.95%
10th Percentile £35.36 £31.00 £35.55
90th Percentile £63.75 £39.25 £48.50
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.67% - -8.54%

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 629 770 1,008
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.92% 96.13% 96.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 505 551
Essex median daily rate £475 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -12.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £273 £213 £225
90th Percentile £619 £538 £550
East of England median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 94 144
Essex median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +34.62% +26.83%
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £60.38 £42.95 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% -13.04% +15.00%

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 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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
Brentwood 0 21 £450 +69.81% 4
Basildon +9 15 £475 +82.69% 14
Southend-on-Sea -13 14 £435 -8.42% 11
Chelmsford +8 6 £350 -22.22% 14
Colchester +4 1 £475 +26.67% 12
Witham -9 1 £325 - 2
Harlow - 1 - - 3
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 91 (65.47%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (62.59%) TDD
3 80 (57.55%) Java
4 72 (51.80%) RESTful
5 71 (51.08%) Web Services
5 71 (51.08%) XML
6 69 (49.64%) Oracle
7 61 (43.88%) JSON
8 59 (42.45%) Maven
8 59 (42.45%) SOAP
9 55 (39.57%) Manufacturing
10 53 (38.13%) Finance
11 51 (36.69%) Middleware
12 49 (35.25%) Greenfield Project
13 48 (34.53%) WSO2
13 48 (34.53%) SOA
14 47 (33.81%) Business Intelligence
14 47 (33.81%) XSLT
14 47 (33.81%) Mule
14 47 (33.81%) Oracle Service Bus
14 47 (33.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 46 (33.09%) XPath
16 45 (32.37%) Marketing
16 45 (32.37%) Apache Camel
16 45 (32.37%) WireMock
16 45 (32.37%) Swagger
17 43 (30.94%) SAP
17 43 (30.94%) Digital Marketing
18 42 (30.22%) Programme Management
18 42 (30.22%) 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 47 (33.81%) Mule
1 47 (33.81%) Oracle Service Bus
1 47 (33.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (9.35%) WebSphere
3 10 (7.19%) JBoss
4 9 (6.47%) WebLogic
5 6 (4.32%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (2.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (2.16%) CMS
7 3 (2.16%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.72%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.72%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.72%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.91%) GitHub
2 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.72%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.19%) HTTP
2 2 (1.44%) SMS
3 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.63%) NoSQL
2 12 (8.63%) Relational Database
3 10 (7.19%) MySQL
4 5 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.16%) MariaDB
6 3 (2.16%) OLAP
6 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.16%) Qlik Sense
6 3 (2.16%) QlikView
6 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.44%) OLTP
7 2 (1.44%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.72%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 59 (42.45%) Maven
2 30 (21.58%) Jenkins
3 24 (17.27%) JUnit
4 16 (11.51%) Git (software)
5 12 (8.63%) Gradle
6 7 (5.04%) Mockito
7 6 (4.32%) Android Studio
7 6 (4.32%) Calabash
8 5 (3.60%) AccuRev
8 5 (3.60%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.60%) Subversion
8 5 (3.60%) Xcode
9 4 (2.88%) Ant
9 4 (2.88%) JIRA
10 3 (2.16%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.16%) Eclipse
10 3 (2.16%) Grunt
10 3 (2.16%) gulp
10 3 (2.16%) Selenium
10 3 (2.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (39.57%) Manufacturing
2 53 (38.13%) Finance
3 45 (32.37%) Marketing
4 42 (30.22%) Electronics
4 42 (30.22%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.60%) Automotive
6 3 (2.16%) Legal
6 3 (2.16%) Publishing
7 1 (0.72%) Front Office
7 1 (0.72%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (51.80%) RESTful
2 71 (51.08%) Web Services
2 71 (51.08%) XML
3 61 (43.88%) JSON
4 59 (42.45%) SOAP
5 51 (36.69%) Middleware
6 47 (33.81%) XSLT
7 45 (32.37%) Apache Camel
7 45 (32.37%) Swagger
7 45 (32.37%) WireMock
8 32 (23.02%) HTML
9 30 (21.58%) Spring
10 19 (13.67%) CSS
11 16 (11.51%) J2EE
12 15 (10.79%) AngularJS
13 14 (10.07%) REST
14 13 (9.35%) Spring Boot
15 12 (8.63%) JPA
16 11 (7.91%) Core Data
17 10 (7.19%) Core Animation
Miscellaneous
1 49 (35.25%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (7.19%) Animation
3 7 (5.04%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.04%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.60%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.60%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.88%) iPhone
5 4 (2.88%) User Experience
6 3 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.44%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.72%) Clustering
8 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.72%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.95%) Linux
2 15 (10.79%) Unix
3 8 (5.76%) Android
4 7 (5.04%) Mac OS X
5 6 (4.32%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.16%) Windows
7 2 (1.44%) Solaris
7 2 (1.44%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (65.47%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (62.59%) TDD
3 48 (34.53%) SOA
4 47 (33.81%) Business Intelligence
5 43 (30.94%) Digital Marketing
6 42 (30.22%) Programme Management
7 34 (24.46%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (17.27%) MVC
9 19 (13.67%) Pair Programming
10 12 (8.63%) OOA/OOD
11 11 (7.91%) OO
11 11 (7.91%) Push Notifications
11 11 (7.91%) Test Automation
12 10 (7.19%) Mentoring
12 10 (7.19%) OOD
12 10 (7.19%) Scrum
13 9 (6.47%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (6.47%) Web Development
14 8 (5.76%) Android Development
14 8 (5.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (57.55%) Java
2 46 (33.09%) XPath
3 38 (27.34%) JavaScript
4 34 (24.46%) SQL
5 13 (9.35%) PL/SQL
6 11 (7.91%) C
6 11 (7.91%) C++
7 8 (5.76%) C#
8 6 (4.32%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.60%) Apple Swift
9 5 (3.60%) Objective-C
9 5 (3.60%) PHP
10 4 (2.88%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.88%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.16%) Python
11 3 (2.16%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.16%) VBScript
12 2 (1.44%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.44%) Groovy
13 1 (0.72%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (2.16%) Degree
1 3 (2.16%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.72%) GCP
1 1 (0.72%) IFRS
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) Ansible
Vendors
1 69 (49.64%) Oracle
2 48 (34.53%) WSO2
3 43 (30.94%) SAP
4 9 (6.47%) IBM
5 7 (5.04%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.88%) Adobe
7 2 (1.44%) CA
7 2 (1.44%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.44%) Talend
8 1 (0.72%) Epicor
8 1 (0.72%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.72%) Infor
8 1 (0.72%) Jedox
8 1 (0.72%) Xamarin