Period
to 31 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 7 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 78 76 175
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 14.18% 18.05% 15.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.83% 20.16% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 61 109
10th Percentile £263 £356 £300
25th Percentile £322 £413 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £450 £400
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £481 £538 £469
90th Percentile £538 £638 £503
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.50 - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £19.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. 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
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies in Milton Keynes with a recognized job title 526 377 1,034
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 89.55% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 271 610
10th Percentile £300 £300 £236
25th Percentile £400 £374 £357
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +9.38%
75th Percentile £530 £538 £515
90th Percentile £575 £638 £600
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +3.70% +2.11% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 45 65
10th Percentile £9.52 £11.13 £10.40
25th Percentile £11.34 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +6.76%
75th Percentile £25.00 £26.15 £17.25
90th Percentile £39.35 £42.30 £31.98
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +1.56% +10.34%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Milton Keynes

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in Milton Keynes.

Daily rate trend for Developer in Milton Keynes

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in Milton Keynes

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in Milton Keynes.

Hourly rate trend for Developer in Milton Keynes

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 31 July 2021, 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 Milton Keynes region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 26 (33.33%) C#
1 26 (33.33%) SQL
2 25 (32.05%) .NET
3 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (26.92%) Git (software)
5 18 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 18 (23.08%) AngularJS
6 17 (21.79%) Java
7 15 (19.23%) SQL Server
7 15 (19.23%) Docker
7 15 (19.23%) React
8 14 (17.95%) .NET Core
8 14 (17.95%) AWS
8 14 (17.95%) Scrum
8 14 (17.95%) TDD
9 13 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 12 (15.38%) Power BI
10 12 (15.38%) Power Platform
11 11 (14.10%) REST
11 11 (14.10%) Finance
12 10 (12.82%) .NET Framework
12 10 (12.82%) Spring
12 10 (12.82%) Front End Development
12 10 (12.82%) DevOps
13 9 (11.54%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (11.54%) Web Development
13 9 (11.54%) RESTful
13 9 (11.54%) Azure
13 9 (11.54%) Business Intelligence

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 3 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.56%) CMS
2 2 (2.56%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.28%) Confluence
3 1 (1.28%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.95%) AWS
2 12 (15.38%) Power Platform
3 9 (11.54%) Azure
4 5 (6.41%) Serverless
5 4 (5.13%) GCP
6 3 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.56%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (2.56%) AWS Fargate
7 2 (2.56%) Azure Functions
7 2 (2.56%) Azure Logic Apps
7 2 (2.56%) GitHub
7 2 (2.56%) iPaaS
7 2 (2.56%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.56%) PaaS
8 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.28%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 1 (1.28%) npm
8 1 (1.28%) Route 53
8 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.38%) Power BI
3 9 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (6.41%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.41%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.85%) MySQL
5 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (2.56%) Blockchain
6 2 (2.56%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.56%) MS Access
6 2 (2.56%) Star Schema
7 1 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.28%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (26.92%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.41%) JIRA
4 3 (3.85%) GitLab
4 3 (3.85%) Maven
5 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.28%) Grunt
6 1 (1.28%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.28%) Mocha
6 1 (1.28%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.28%) Storybook
6 1 (1.28%) webpack
6 1 (1.28%) Xcode
General
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Social Skills
3 5 (6.41%) Automotive
4 2 (2.56%) Games
4 2 (2.56%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.28%) Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (32.05%) .NET
2 18 (23.08%) AngularJS
3 15 (19.23%) React
4 14 (17.95%) .NET Core
5 11 (14.10%) REST
6 10 (12.82%) .NET Framework
6 10 (12.82%) Spring
7 9 (11.54%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (11.54%) RESTful
8 8 (10.26%) Entity Framework
9 7 (8.97%) ASP.NET
9 7 (8.97%) CSS
9 7 (8.97%) HTML
9 7 (8.97%) JSON
9 7 (8.97%) NHibernate
9 7 (8.97%) Redux
9 7 (8.97%) Spring Boot
10 6 (7.69%) Node.js
10 6 (7.69%) React Native
10 6 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) N-Tier
2 4 (5.13%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.56%) User Experience
5 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.28%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (1.28%) LIMS
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.41%) Android
2 4 (5.13%) Linux
3 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.95%) Scrum
2 14 (17.95%) TDD
3 13 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 10 (12.82%) DevOps
4 10 (12.82%) Front End Development
5 9 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (11.54%) MVC
5 9 (11.54%) Web Development
6 8 (10.26%) Full Stack Development
6 8 (10.26%) Microservices
6 8 (10.26%) SOLID
7 7 (8.97%) Task Automation
8 6 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (7.69%) Deployment Automation
8 6 (7.69%) Unit Testing
9 5 (6.41%) Kimball Methodology
9 5 (6.41%) Logistics
9 5 (6.41%) Product Vision
10 4 (5.13%) Clean Code
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.33%) C#
1 26 (33.33%) SQL
2 18 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 17 (21.79%) Java
4 6 (7.69%) Python
5 4 (5.13%) Kotlin
6 3 (3.85%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.56%) C++
7 2 (2.56%) Scala
7 2 (2.56%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.28%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.28%) ES6
8 1 (1.28%) Java 11
8 1 (1.28%) Java 8
8 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.28%) Ruby
8 1 (1.28%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 2 (2.56%) Degree
2 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (19.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) Kubernetes
1 7 (8.97%) Terraform
2 1 (1.28%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.13%) Google
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (1.28%) Automation Anywhere
4 1 (1.28%) Informatica
4 1 (1.28%) Perforce
4 1 (1.28%) Quadient
4 1 (1.28%) Xamarin