Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 246 195 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 22.84% 25.59% 13.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.95% 26.35% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 144 63
Essex median daily rate £525 £477 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.18% +36.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £410 £310 £258
90th Percentile £600 £600 £475
East of England median daily rate £449 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +15.81% +3.33% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 27 18
Essex median hourly rate £33.08 £62.50 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.07% +74.83% -2.05%
10th Percentile £31.52 £37.00 £30.75
90th Percentile £55.67 £63.75 £39.56
East of England median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50% +6.67%

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 1,027 740 828
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 97.11% 96.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 499 495
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -8.20%
10th Percentile £250 £229 £216
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 77 143
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £31.03 £32.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.83% -4.23% +8.00%
10th Percentile £10.92 £12.70 £15.75
90th Percentile £46.38 £63.75 £42.84
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.63% -6.25% -4.76%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +29 84 £475 - 10
Brentwood 0 16 £463 +23.33% 4
Basildon -1 9 £475 +8.57% 2
Chelmsford -7 7 £450 - 18
Harlow - 4 £525 - 2
Colchester -1 2 £700 +51.35% 18
Grays - 1 £550 -
Billericay - 1 - -
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 164 (66.67%) Java
2 155 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (45.53%) Oracle
4 89 (36.18%) TDD
5 88 (35.77%) Web Services
6 77 (31.30%) SQL
7 75 (30.49%) RESTful
8 73 (29.67%) Spring
9 69 (28.05%) SOAP
10 67 (27.24%) Java 8
11 61 (24.80%) Business Intelligence
12 60 (24.39%) SOA
13 58 (23.58%) Maven
13 58 (23.58%) Scrum
13 58 (23.58%) Marketing
14 56 (22.76%) XML
15 55 (22.36%) Unix
15 55 (22.36%) Linux
15 55 (22.36%) Finance
15 55 (22.36%) Microservices
16 53 (21.54%) Manufacturing
16 53 (21.54%) Middleware
16 53 (21.54%) Greenfield Project
17 52 (21.14%) Jenkins
18 51 (20.73%) WSO2
18 51 (20.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 51 (20.73%) Apache Camel
18 51 (20.73%) JSON
18 51 (20.73%) Mule
19 50 (20.33%) MySQL

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 51 (20.73%) Mule
1 51 (20.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 50 (20.33%) Oracle Service Bus
3 31 (12.60%) Confluence
4 24 (9.76%) WebSphere
5 23 (9.35%) Tomcat
6 19 (7.72%) WebLogic
7 14 (5.69%) Apache
8 13 (5.28%) JBoss
9 12 (4.88%) Apache Spark
10 10 (4.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 9 (3.66%) WildFly
12 8 (3.25%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.81%) nginx
14 2 (0.81%) TPMS
15 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.41%) CMS
15 1 (0.41%) Drupal
15 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.63%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 40 (16.26%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 5 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.63%) GitHub
5 3 (1.22%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.41%) Apigee
6 1 (0.41%) AtomSphere
6 1 (0.41%) Boomi
6 1 (0.41%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.41%) Office 365
6 1 (0.41%) PaaS
6 1 (0.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.28%) HTTP
2 10 (4.07%) WAN
3 8 (3.25%) SSH
4 7 (2.85%) Broadband
4 7 (2.85%) DHCP
4 7 (2.85%) DLNA
4 7 (2.85%) DNS
4 7 (2.85%) DSL
4 7 (2.85%) FTP
4 7 (2.85%) Internet
4 7 (2.85%) IPv4
4 7 (2.85%) IPv6
4 7 (2.85%) UPnP
4 7 (2.85%) VoIP
4 7 (2.85%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (2.03%) SAN
6 3 (1.22%) Extranet
6 3 (1.22%) LAN
6 3 (1.22%) SNMP
7 2 (0.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (20.33%) MySQL
2 26 (10.57%) Relational Database
3 21 (8.54%) Pentaho
4 18 (7.32%) Hadoop
4 18 (7.32%) MongoDB
4 18 (7.32%) Oracle Database
5 14 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (5.28%) BusinessObjects
6 13 (5.28%) HBase
7 11 (4.47%) Apache Hive
7 11 (4.47%) NoSQL
8 10 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (3.66%) SQL Server
10 8 (3.25%) Ingres
11 6 (2.44%) MariaDB
12 5 (2.03%) Big Data
13 4 (1.63%) BODI
13 4 (1.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 3 (1.22%) RDBMS
14 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 58 (23.58%) Maven
2 52 (21.14%) Jenkins
3 43 (17.48%) JIRA
4 40 (16.26%) Git (software)
5 32 (13.01%) JUnit
6 14 (5.69%) Eclipse
6 14 (5.69%) Selenium
6 14 (5.69%) SoapUI
7 11 (4.47%) Gradle
8 10 (4.07%) Ant
8 10 (4.07%) CA Gen
9 9 (3.66%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.85%) AccuRev
10 7 (2.85%) Subversion
11 6 (2.44%) Checkstyle
11 6 (2.44%) Robot Framework
12 5 (2.03%) JMeter
13 4 (1.63%) gulp
13 4 (1.63%) IntelliJ
13 4 (1.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 58 (23.58%) Marketing
2 55 (22.36%) Finance
3 53 (21.54%) Manufacturing
4 49 (19.92%) Telecoms
5 48 (19.51%) Electronics
6 4 (1.63%) Automotive
7 3 (1.22%) Banking
8 2 (0.81%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Local Government
9 1 (0.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (35.77%) Web Services
2 75 (30.49%) RESTful
3 73 (29.67%) Spring
4 69 (28.05%) SOAP
5 56 (22.76%) XML
6 53 (21.54%) Middleware
7 51 (20.73%) Apache Camel
7 51 (20.73%) JSON
8 50 (20.33%) Spring Boot
9 39 (15.85%) HTML
10 31 (12.60%) XSLT
11 30 (12.20%) JMS
12 28 (11.38%) Swagger
12 28 (11.38%) WireMock
13 26 (10.57%) CSS
14 20 (8.13%) JAX-RS
14 20 (8.13%) REST
15 19 (7.72%) J2EE
16 18 (7.32%) Ajax
16 18 (7.32%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 53 (21.54%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (5.28%) Replication
3 12 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.85%) Media Streaming
7 5 (2.03%) Clustering
8 4 (1.63%) User Experience
9 3 (1.22%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.22%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.81%) Life Science
10 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.41%) PKI
11 1 (0.41%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.41%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 55 (22.36%) Linux
1 55 (22.36%) Unix
2 21 (8.54%) Solaris
3 18 (7.32%) Windows
4 13 (5.28%) CentOS
5 10 (4.07%) AIX
5 10 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.25%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (2.03%) Android
8 3 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.22%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.81%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (36.18%) TDD
3 61 (24.80%) Business Intelligence
4 60 (24.39%) SOA
5 58 (23.58%) Scrum
6 55 (22.36%) Microservices
7 49 (19.92%) Programme Management
8 48 (19.51%) Digital Marketing
9 39 (15.85%) DevOps
10 37 (15.04%) Problem-Solving
11 31 (12.60%) Configuration Management
12 26 (10.57%) Data Modelling
13 24 (9.76%) ETL
14 22 (8.94%) BDD
14 22 (8.94%) MVC
15 21 (8.54%) User Stories
16 20 (8.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 19 (7.72%) Continuous Improvement
18 17 (6.91%) Analytics
18 17 (6.91%) OO
Programming Languages
1 164 (66.67%) Java
2 77 (31.30%) SQL
3 67 (27.24%) Java 8
4 40 (16.26%) Shell Script
5 37 (15.04%) PL/SQL
6 32 (13.01%) JavaScript
7 28 (11.38%) XPath
8 15 (6.10%) C
9 13 (5.28%) C#
9 13 (5.28%) Perl
10 11 (4.47%) C++
11 8 (3.25%) Embedded C
11 8 (3.25%) Java 9
11 8 (3.25%) PHP
12 6 (2.44%) Scala
13 3 (1.22%) Python
13 3 (1.22%) Ruby
14 2 (0.81%) Groovy
14 2 (0.81%) Haskell
14 2 (0.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 37 (15.04%) Security Cleared
2 29 (11.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.81%) OCPJP
3 2 (0.81%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.41%) Degree
4 1 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.41%) QA
1 1 (0.41%) SLA
1 1 (0.41%) Solvency II
System Software
1 33 (13.41%) Docker
2 10 (4.07%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.41%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 21 (8.54%) Ansible
2 9 (3.66%) Kibana
3 8 (3.25%) Opsview
4 7 (2.85%) logstash
5 5 (2.03%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.03%) Puppet
6 4 (1.63%) Cacti
7 2 (0.81%) Grafana
8 1 (0.41%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.41%) Mesos
Vendors
1 112 (45.53%) Oracle
2 51 (20.73%) WSO2
3 48 (19.51%) SAP
4 21 (8.54%) IBM
5 20 (8.13%) Informatica
6 15 (6.10%) webMethods
7 14 (5.69%) Adobe
8 13 (5.28%) BEA
9 10 (4.07%) Microsoft
10 8 (3.25%) Pega
11 7 (2.85%) Talend
12 6 (2.44%) AppDynamics
13 5 (2.03%) Google
14 4 (1.63%) Cisco
14 4 (1.63%) JDA
15 3 (1.22%) CA
15 3 (1.22%) NetQoS
15 3 (1.22%) Red Hat
16 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
16 2 (0.81%) Sun