The median contractor rate for a Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 118 97 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 27.31% 20.08% 18.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.71% 20.51% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 43 66
Median daily rate £475 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £220 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 9
Median hourly rate £40.75 £32.20 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.55% -20.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.40 £37.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £35.35 £45.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 411 473 622
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.14% 97.93% 97.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 223 376
Median daily rate £475 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £187 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 115 46
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.05% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea -9 26 £470 -
Brentwood +7 9 £273 -1.10% 6
Chelmsford +9 5 £433 - 11
Colchester +11 3 £430 +25.09% 8
Basildon -3 3 - - 2
Saffron Walden - 2 - - 1
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 130 (56.03%) TDD
2 126 (54.31%) Java
3 125 (53.88%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (50.43%) XML
5 92 (39.66%) Oracle
6 82 (35.34%) HTML
7 77 (33.19%) JSON
8 73 (31.47%) JavaScript
9 71 (30.60%) SQL
10 63 (27.16%) MVC
10 63 (27.16%) Continuous Integration
11 60 (25.86%) SOA
12 57 (24.57%) Unix
12 57 (24.57%) Finance
13 54 (23.28%) Business Intelligence
13 54 (23.28%) Jenkins
14 52 (22.41%) Manufacturing
15 50 (21.55%) CSS
16 49 (21.12%) Maven
17 44 (18.97%) JUnit
17 44 (18.97%) Linux
18 43 (18.53%) Middleware
18 43 (18.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 42 (18.10%) XSLT
19 42 (18.10%) SAP
20 41 (17.67%) Relational Database
21 40 (17.24%) WSO2
21 40 (17.24%) Pair Programming
22 39 (16.81%) Git (software)
23 38 (16.38%) Marketing

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 43 (18.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 38 (16.38%) Oracle Service Bus
3 35 (15.09%) Mule
4 29 (12.50%) JBoss
4 29 (12.50%) WebLogic
5 12 (5.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 11 (4.74%) CMS
6 11 (4.74%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.16%) Apache
7 5 (2.16%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.72%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.72%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.29%) AquaLogic
9 3 (1.29%) Confluence
9 3 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.43%) Gentran
10 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 36 (15.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (5.60%) Adobe Campaign
3 11 (4.74%) Unica
4 10 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (2.16%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.78%) GitHub
2 18 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.45%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (2.16%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.72%) Office 365
5 4 (1.72%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.19%) LDAP
2 10 (4.31%) HTTP
3 2 (0.86%) SSL
4 1 (0.43%) Internet
4 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.67%) Relational Database
2 35 (15.09%) SQL Server
3 27 (11.64%) MySQL
4 22 (9.48%) MariaDB
5 17 (7.33%) BusinessObjects
6 14 (6.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (5.17%) Oracle Database
8 11 (4.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (4.31%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (3.45%) Hadoop
11 7 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (2.59%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 6 (2.59%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (2.59%) MongoDB
12 6 (2.59%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (2.59%) Oracle9i Database
12 6 (2.59%) Pentaho
12 6 (2.59%) QlikView
12 6 (2.59%) SAP Data Services
12 6 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 54 (23.28%) Jenkins
2 49 (21.12%) Maven
3 44 (18.97%) JUnit
4 39 (16.81%) Git (software)
5 19 (8.19%) Gradle
6 16 (6.90%) Calabash
6 16 (6.90%) Mockito
7 13 (5.60%) Subversion
7 13 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (4.74%) SoapUI
9 10 (4.31%) Xcode
10 8 (3.45%) Ant
11 7 (3.02%) Android Studio
12 5 (2.16%) AccuRev
12 5 (2.16%) Selenium
13 4 (1.72%) JIRA
14 3 (1.29%) CA Gen
14 3 (1.29%) Eclipse
14 3 (1.29%) XDoclet
15 2 (0.86%) Cucumber
General
1 57 (24.57%) Finance
2 52 (22.41%) Manufacturing
3 38 (16.38%) Marketing
4 36 (15.52%) Electronics
4 36 (15.52%) Telecoms
5 21 (9.05%) Automotive
6 9 (3.88%) Retail
7 4 (1.72%) Banking
8 3 (1.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Billing
9 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (50.43%) XML
2 82 (35.34%) HTML
3 77 (33.19%) JSON
4 50 (21.55%) CSS
5 43 (18.53%) Middleware
6 42 (18.10%) XSLT
7 37 (15.95%) Web Services
8 35 (15.09%) Apache Camel
8 35 (15.09%) Swagger
8 35 (15.09%) WireMock
9 33 (14.22%) Spring
10 31 (13.36%) RESTful
11 26 (11.21%) JPA
12 25 (10.78%) .NET
12 25 (10.78%) Core Data
12 25 (10.78%) J2EE
12 25 (10.78%) SOAP
13 24 (10.34%) Core Animation
13 24 (10.34%) Spring MVC
14 23 (9.91%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.09%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (14.66%) Mobile App
3 24 (10.34%) Animation
4 22 (9.48%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (6.47%) Computer Science
7 10 (4.31%) iPhone
8 5 (2.16%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.16%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.86%) Clustering
9 2 (0.86%) Replication
10 1 (0.43%) e-Health
10 1 (0.43%) Fintech
10 1 (0.43%) iPad
10 1 (0.43%) RIA
10 1 (0.43%) Robotics
10 1 (0.43%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 57 (24.57%) Unix
2 44 (18.97%) Linux
3 24 (10.34%) Android
4 23 (9.91%) Mac OS X
5 17 (7.33%) Apple iOS
6 13 (5.60%) Windows
7 9 (3.88%) Solaris
8 4 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (56.03%) TDD
2 125 (53.88%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (27.16%) Continuous Integration
3 63 (27.16%) MVC
4 60 (25.86%) SOA
5 54 (23.28%) Business Intelligence
6 40 (17.24%) Pair Programming
7 36 (15.52%) Digital Marketing
7 36 (15.52%) Programme Management
7 36 (15.52%) Test Automation
8 32 (13.79%) Web Development
9 24 (10.34%) Android Development
9 24 (10.34%) OOA/OOD
9 24 (10.34%) OOD
9 24 (10.34%) Push Notifications
10 20 (8.62%) B2C
11 19 (8.19%) iOS Development
11 19 (8.19%) Mentoring
12 18 (7.76%) ETL
13 17 (7.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 126 (54.31%) Java
2 73 (31.47%) JavaScript
3 71 (30.60%) SQL
4 38 (16.38%) XPath
5 31 (13.36%) C#
6 26 (11.21%) PL/SQL
7 13 (5.60%) C++
8 12 (5.17%) Apple Swift
8 12 (5.17%) PHP
8 12 (5.17%) T-SQL
9 11 (4.74%) Objective-C
10 8 (3.45%) Perl
11 7 (3.02%) VBScript
12 6 (2.59%) C
12 6 (2.59%) VB.NET
13 5 (2.16%) Python
14 4 (1.72%) VB
15 3 (1.29%) Groovy
15 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (9.05%) Degree
2 10 (4.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.02%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.86%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.43%) CISA
7 1 (0.43%) CISM
7 1 (0.43%) CISSP
7 1 (0.43%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.29%) IFRS
2 3 (1.29%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) Docker
2 1 (0.43%) KVM
2 1 (0.43%) LXC
2 1 (0.43%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (2.16%) Ansible
2 3 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.29%) Puppet
3 1 (0.43%) Mesos
Vendors
1 92 (39.66%) Oracle
2 42 (18.10%) SAP
3 40 (17.24%) WSO2
4 23 (9.91%) Adobe
5 22 (9.48%) Microsoft
6 13 (5.60%) IBM
7 8 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.16%) Google
8 5 (2.16%) Omniture
9 4 (1.72%) Infor
9 4 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.72%) webMethods
10 3 (1.29%) BEA
10 3 (1.29%) FatWire
10 3 (1.29%) Informatica
10 3 (1.29%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.29%) Pega
11 2 (0.86%) IBM Sterling
12 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.43%) Pegasus
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