Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £508 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 214 264 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 22.20% 30.41% 15.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.49% 32.00% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 173 65
Essex median daily rate £508 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.84% +26.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £400 £275 £223
90th Percentile £600 £567 £475
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 30 17
Essex median hourly rate £35.54 £40.00 £31.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +25.39% -18.21%
10th Percentile £31.20 £35.00 £28.95
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £37.45
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.20
% change year-on-year +6.25% +24.22% -15.26%

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 911 825 884
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 95.05% 97.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 553 452
Essex median daily rate £500 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +28.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £248 £263 £213
90th Percentile £600 £588 £517
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 69 179
Essex median hourly rate £31.02 £32.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.57% +62.50% -38.46%
10th Percentile £14.95 £11.97 £15.75
90th Percentile £56.91 £63.75 £42.77
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.56
% change year-on-year -2.86% -14.88% +0.29%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 0 30 £438 -6.91% 9
Chelmsford +1 20 £470 +0.16% 10
Brentwood 0 20 £475 +48.44% 3
Basildon +4 9 £500 - 7
Colchester +3 4 £700 +60.92% 21
Harlow - 2 £525 - 6
Saffron Walden +1 1 - - 1
Billericay 0 1 - - 1
Braintree - 1 £175 -
Grays - 1 £550 -
Purfleet - 1 £350 -
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 143 (66.82%) Java
2 123 (57.48%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (45.33%) Oracle
4 92 (42.99%) RESTful
5 89 (41.59%) TDD
6 81 (37.85%) Web Services
7 74 (34.58%) XML
8 72 (33.64%) Finance
9 71 (33.18%) JSON
10 69 (32.24%) SOAP
10 69 (32.24%) Business Intelligence
11 62 (28.97%) Maven
12 61 (28.50%) SOA
12 61 (28.50%) SQL
13 60 (28.04%) Manufacturing
13 60 (28.04%) WSO2
14 59 (27.57%) Marketing
15 58 (27.10%) Mule
15 58 (27.10%) Middleware
15 58 (27.10%) Apache Camel
16 57 (26.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 57 (26.64%) Oracle Service Bus
17 56 (26.17%) SAP
17 56 (26.17%) Telecoms
17 56 (26.17%) Programme Management
18 55 (25.70%) Electronics
18 55 (25.70%) Digital Marketing
18 55 (25.70%) Greenfield Project
19 50 (23.36%) Java 8
20 46 (21.50%) JavaScript

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 58 (27.10%) Mule
2 57 (26.64%) Oracle Service Bus
2 57 (26.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 25 (11.68%) WebSphere
4 16 (7.48%) Confluence
5 12 (5.61%) Tomcat
6 10 (4.67%) Apache
6 10 (4.67%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.40%) JBoss
9 2 (0.93%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.93%) CMS
9 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.47%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.47%) TPMS
10 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.47%) Magento
2 1 (0.47%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.48%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.01%) GitHub
3 9 (4.21%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.93%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.47%) AtomSphere
6 1 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.47%) Boomi
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.67%) HTTP
2 7 (3.27%) SSH
3 6 (2.80%) SAN
4 5 (2.34%) Broadband
4 5 (2.34%) DHCP
4 5 (2.34%) DLNA
4 5 (2.34%) DNS
4 5 (2.34%) DSL
4 5 (2.34%) FTP
4 5 (2.34%) Internet
4 5 (2.34%) IPv4
4 5 (2.34%) IPv6
4 5 (2.34%) UPnP
4 5 (2.34%) VoIP
4 5 (2.34%) WAN
4 5 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.47%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.21%) MySQL
1 24 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.48%) Hadoop
3 13 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (5.14%) Oracle Database
4 11 (5.14%) QlikView
5 9 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (3.74%) Pentaho
7 7 (3.27%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (3.27%) Ingres
7 7 (3.27%) Qlik Sense
7 7 (3.27%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.34%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.34%) SSDT
9 4 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.87%) Star Schema
10 3 (1.40%) HBase
10 3 (1.40%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.40%) Power BI
11 2 (0.93%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 62 (28.97%) Maven
2 39 (18.22%) Jenkins
3 23 (10.75%) JUnit
4 22 (10.28%) JIRA
5 21 (9.81%) Gradle
6 20 (9.35%) Git (software)
7 12 (5.61%) Calabash
8 11 (5.14%) Selenium
9 8 (3.74%) CA Gen
10 7 (3.27%) Cucumber
10 7 (3.27%) SoapUI
11 6 (2.80%) Xcode
12 5 (2.34%) AccuRev
12 5 (2.34%) Android Studio
12 5 (2.34%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.87%) Artifactory
13 4 (1.87%) CocoaPods
13 4 (1.87%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.87%) Vagrant
General
1 72 (33.64%) Finance
2 60 (28.04%) Manufacturing
3 59 (27.57%) Marketing
4 56 (26.17%) Telecoms
5 55 (25.70%) Electronics
6 8 (3.74%) Automotive
7 2 (0.93%) Front Office
7 2 (0.93%) Legal
7 2 (0.93%) Retail
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (42.99%) RESTful
2 81 (37.85%) Web Services
3 74 (34.58%) XML
4 71 (33.18%) JSON
5 69 (32.24%) SOAP
6 58 (27.10%) Apache Camel
6 58 (27.10%) Middleware
7 46 (21.50%) XSLT
8 38 (17.76%) Swagger
8 38 (17.76%) WireMock
9 36 (16.82%) Spring
10 34 (15.89%) HTML
11 29 (13.55%) Spring Boot
12 23 (10.75%) AngularJS
13 18 (8.41%) CSS
14 15 (7.01%) J2EE
15 14 (6.54%) Core Data
15 14 (6.54%) JMS
16 12 (5.61%) Android SDK
17 11 (5.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 55 (25.70%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (6.07%) User Experience
3 10 (4.67%) Animation
4 9 (4.21%) Replication
5 7 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.27%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.34%) Media Streaming
7 5 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.93%) Clustering
8 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.93%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.93%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.47%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.47%) NHS
9 1 (0.47%) PKI
9 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.08%) Unix
2 26 (12.15%) Linux
3 15 (7.01%) Android
4 14 (6.54%) Solaris
5 10 (4.67%) Windows
6 9 (4.21%) AIX
6 9 (4.21%) CentOS
6 9 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.80%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.34%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.47%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (57.48%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (41.59%) TDD
3 69 (32.24%) Business Intelligence
4 61 (28.50%) SOA
5 56 (26.17%) Programme Management
6 55 (25.70%) Digital Marketing
7 31 (14.49%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (14.49%) Scrum
8 24 (11.21%) Configuration Management
8 24 (11.21%) MVC
9 23 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (10.75%) Data Modelling
10 22 (10.28%) DevOps
10 22 (10.28%) Pair Programming
11 21 (9.81%) Microservices
12 20 (9.35%) Process Improvement
12 20 (9.35%) Test Strategy
13 14 (6.54%) OO
14 13 (6.07%) Android Development
14 13 (6.07%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 143 (66.82%) Java
2 61 (28.50%) SQL
3 50 (23.36%) Java 8
4 46 (21.50%) JavaScript
5 42 (19.63%) XPath
6 28 (13.08%) Shell Script
7 22 (10.28%) PL/SQL
8 10 (4.67%) Java 9
9 8 (3.74%) C
9 8 (3.74%) Perl
10 7 (3.27%) C#
10 7 (3.27%) C++
11 6 (2.80%) Apple Swift
11 6 (2.80%) Objective-C
12 5 (2.34%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.34%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.87%) Groovy
13 4 (1.87%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.40%) PHP
14 3 (1.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (7.48%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.93%) Degree
4 1 (0.47%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.47%) CIPD
4 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.87%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (6.54%) Docker
2 2 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.47%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (7.94%) Ansible
2 7 (3.27%) Opsview
3 4 (1.87%) Puppet
4 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 97 (45.33%) Oracle
2 60 (28.04%) WSO2
3 56 (26.17%) SAP
4 16 (7.48%) IBM
5 11 (5.14%) Microsoft
6 10 (4.67%) webMethods
7 9 (4.21%) Informatica
8 8 (3.74%) Adobe
8 8 (3.74%) BEA
8 8 (3.74%) Talend
9 7 (3.27%) Pega
10 4 (1.87%) Google
11 2 (0.93%) Hortonworks
11 2 (0.93%) Lotus
11 2 (0.93%) Omniture
11 2 (0.93%) Tableau
12 1 (0.47%) ICL
12 1 (0.47%) Remedy
12 1 (0.47%) Sage
12 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com