Period
to 22 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £495 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 237 176 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 28.97% 21.81% 29.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.27% 23.13% 30.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 127 161
Essex median daily rate £495 £513 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +13.89% +26.32%
10th Percentile £363 £404 £273
90th Percentile £546 £600 £544
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 28
Essex median hourly rate £35.00 £35.54 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.52% -11.15% +25.39%
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +26.18%

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 783 761 831
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 94.30% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 461 549
Essex median daily rate £450 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +28.57%
10th Percentile £223 £219 £261
90th Percentile £575 £600 £581
East of England median daily rate £445 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +4.71% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 67
Essex median hourly rate £23.00 £31.03 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.88% -4.52% +71.05%
10th Percentile £10.44 £14.60 £11.94
90th Percentile £46.63 £60.94 £62.10
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -5.71% -12.50%

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 22 July 2019.

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
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 22 July 2019. 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 +24 83 £468 +10.00% 2
Chelmsford +1 17 £500 +3.90% 15
Harlow +4 7 £450 -14.29% 1
Brentwood -2 4 £488 +2.63% 2
Braintree +1 2 £340 +94.29% 2
Colchester -5 1 £350 -50.00% 14
Basildon -9 1 £550 +4.76% 3
Epping - 1 £425 -
Witham - 1 £450 - 2
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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.

1 148 (62.45%) Java
2 129 (54.43%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (50.21%) Oracle
4 118 (49.79%) TDD
5 91 (38.40%) SOAP
6 79 (33.33%) Web Services
7 76 (32.07%) Finance
8 71 (29.96%) Unix
9 69 (29.11%) Spring
10 67 (28.27%) Java 8
11 65 (27.43%) SOA
11 65 (27.43%) Business Intelligence
12 63 (26.58%) Linux
13 61 (25.74%) Marketing
13 61 (25.74%) Apache Camel
14 60 (25.32%) WSO2
14 60 (25.32%) SAP
14 60 (25.32%) Electronics
14 60 (25.32%) Telecoms
14 60 (25.32%) Microservices
15 59 (24.89%) Manufacturing
15 59 (24.89%) Programme Management
15 59 (24.89%) RESTful
15 59 (24.89%) Digital Marketing
16 58 (24.47%) Mule
16 58 (24.47%) Middleware
17 57 (24.05%) Oracle Service Bus
17 57 (24.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 56 (23.63%) Amazon AWS
19 55 (23.21%) Git (software)

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 (24.47%) Mule
2 57 (24.05%) Oracle Service Bus
2 57 (24.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (4.64%) Apache Spark
4 9 (3.80%) Confluence
5 8 (3.38%) JBoss
6 7 (2.95%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.42%) Apache
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (23.63%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.95%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (2.53%) BrowserStack
5 3 (1.27%) GitHub
6 1 (0.42%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.22%) IPv6
1 10 (4.22%) VoIP
2 7 (2.95%) Firewall
3 2 (0.84%) DVB
3 2 (0.84%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.42%) DHCP
4 1 (0.42%) UPnP
4 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (21.94%) MySQL
2 49 (20.68%) Oracle Database
3 13 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (5.49%) MongoDB
3 13 (5.49%) SQL Server
4 11 (4.64%) Apache Hive
4 11 (4.64%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (4.64%) HBase
4 11 (4.64%) Pentaho
4 11 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (4.22%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.38%) BODI
6 8 (3.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.84%) IDMS
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.42%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.42%) Power BI
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 55 (23.21%) Git (software)
2 50 (21.10%) Jenkins
3 46 (19.41%) JUnit
4 43 (18.14%) JIRA
5 32 (13.50%) SoapUI
6 23 (9.70%) Maven
7 8 (3.38%) Selenium
8 7 (2.95%) Checkstyle
9 6 (2.53%) CA Gen
9 6 (2.53%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.84%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.84%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.42%) Babel
11 1 (0.42%) gulp
11 1 (0.42%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.42%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.42%) webpack
General
1 76 (32.07%) Finance
2 61 (25.74%) Marketing
3 60 (25.32%) Electronics
3 60 (25.32%) Telecoms
4 59 (24.89%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.84%) Automotive
6 1 (0.42%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (38.40%) SOAP
2 79 (33.33%) Web Services
3 69 (29.11%) Spring
4 61 (25.74%) Apache Camel
5 59 (24.89%) RESTful
6 58 (24.47%) Middleware
7 54 (22.78%) Spring Boot
8 26 (10.97%) .NET
9 25 (10.55%) JSON
9 25 (10.55%) XML
10 21 (8.86%) Swagger
10 21 (8.86%) WireMock
10 21 (8.86%) XSLT
11 18 (7.59%) J2EE
12 16 (6.75%) ASP.NET
13 13 (5.49%) JMS
13 13 (5.49%) REST
14 11 (4.64%) AngularJS
14 11 (4.64%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (4.22%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 45 (18.99%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (4.64%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (2.95%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (0.84%) STB
5 1 (0.42%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 71 (29.96%) Unix
2 63 (26.58%) Linux
3 36 (15.19%) CentOS
4 16 (6.75%) Android
5 8 (3.38%) Solaris
6 2 (0.84%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (54.43%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (49.79%) TDD
3 65 (27.43%) Business Intelligence
3 65 (27.43%) SOA
4 60 (25.32%) Microservices
5 59 (24.89%) Digital Marketing
5 59 (24.89%) Programme Management
6 47 (19.83%) BDD
7 46 (19.41%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 41 (17.30%) Scrum
9 29 (12.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (9.70%) ETL
10 23 (9.70%) Software Engineering
11 20 (8.44%) Process Improvement
11 20 (8.44%) Test Scripting
11 20 (8.44%) Test Strategy
12 19 (8.02%) DevOps
13 18 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (6.75%) Customer Requirements
15 14 (5.91%) Epics
Programming Languages
1 148 (62.45%) Java
2 67 (28.27%) Java 8
3 35 (14.77%) SQL
4 27 (11.39%) C#
5 25 (10.55%) C
6 21 (8.86%) XPath
7 18 (7.59%) PL/SQL
8 17 (7.17%) Shell Script
9 16 (6.75%) C++
10 11 (4.64%) JavaScript
11 7 (2.95%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.53%) Perl
13 4 (1.69%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.84%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.84%) COBOL
14 2 (0.84%) Python
14 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.42%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.42%) PHP
15 1 (0.42%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 19 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.17%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.91%) OCPJP
3 14 (5.91%) Sun Certification
4 2 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.42%) MCSD
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 15 (6.33%) Docker
2 1 (0.42%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 7 (2.95%) Ansible
2 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 119 (50.21%) Oracle
2 60 (25.32%) SAP
2 60 (25.32%) WSO2
3 36 (15.19%) Red Hat
4 31 (13.08%) Talend
5 18 (7.59%) Informatica
6 14 (5.91%) Sun
7 6 (2.53%) BEA
7 6 (2.53%) Microsoft
7 6 (2.53%) Pega
7 6 (2.53%) webMethods
8 5 (2.11%) Google
9 4 (1.69%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.27%) Remedy
11 2 (0.84%) BT
11 2 (0.84%) CA Agile Central
11 2 (0.84%) Intel
11 2 (0.84%) Salesforce.com