Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 17 July 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
England > North East
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 298 253 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 23.19% 19.40% 15.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.13% 20.54% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 170 261
North East median daily rate £370 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -1.41% +1.43%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £269
90th Percentile £475 £528 £500
England median daily rate £463 £447 £415
% change year-on-year +3.47% +7.71% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North East median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year - +0.59% +12.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1,235 1,232 2,375
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 94.48% 91.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 795 1,513
North East median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +11.54% -9.48%
10th Percentile £229 £231 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £513
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 62 116
North East median hourly rate £15.10 £18.00 £26.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.11% -32.80% +78.58%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.16 £11.38
90th Percentile £38.38 £40.00 £35.63
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the North East

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in the North East

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the North East over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in the North East

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in the North East

Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the North East region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
Tyne and Wear +1 233 £350 - 83
Durham 0 55 £400 +17.65% 25
Northumberland +2 1 - - 2
Developer
England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 North East region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 131 (43.96%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (35.23%) Java
3 103 (34.56%) JavaScript
4 95 (31.88%) HTML
5 87 (29.19%) CSS
5 87 (29.19%) SQL
6 82 (27.52%) .NET
7 75 (25.17%) C#
8 71 (23.83%) TDD
9 67 (22.48%) Scrum
10 64 (21.48%) Git (software)
11 62 (20.81%) AngularJS
12 60 (20.13%) Linux
13 58 (19.46%) MVC
14 57 (19.13%) ASP.NET
15 54 (18.12%) Oracle
15 54 (18.12%) BDD
16 52 (17.45%) Front End Development
16 52 (17.45%) SQL Server
17 44 (14.77%) PostgreSQL
17 44 (14.77%) Microsoft
18 43 (14.43%) JIRA
19 42 (14.09%) Spring
20 40 (13.42%) Jenkins
21 36 (12.08%) ASP.NET MVC
22 35 (11.74%) RESTful
22 35 (11.74%) Windows
23 34 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
23 34 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
23 34 (11.41%) Problem-Solving

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 26 (8.72%) Tomcat
2 22 (7.38%) Apache
3 11 (3.69%) nginx
4 8 (2.68%) CMS
4 8 (2.68%) SAS
5 7 (2.35%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.01%) NServiceBus
6 6 (2.01%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.68%) Confluence
8 4 (1.34%) CICS
8 4 (1.34%) Jetty
8 4 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (1.34%) WildFly
9 3 (1.01%) JBoss
9 3 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.67%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.34%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 9 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.67%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.34%) Oracle Utilities
2 3 (1.01%) Maximo
3 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.34%) Magento
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.35%) PaaS
4 4 (1.34%) IaaS
5 3 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.01%) GitHub
5 3 (1.01%) Slack
6 2 (0.67%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.67%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.34%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.34%) Force.com
7 1 (0.34%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.36%) Internet
1 13 (4.36%) SMS
2 10 (3.36%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (1.01%) Skype
4 2 (0.67%) HTTP
5 1 (0.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (17.45%) SQL Server
2 44 (14.77%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (11.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (8.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (6.04%) MongoDB
6 11 (3.69%) MySQL
7 8 (2.68%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.01%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.68%) Big Data
9 5 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.68%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.34%) Star Schema
11 3 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.01%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.67%) KNIME
12 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 64 (21.48%) Git (software)
2 43 (14.43%) JIRA
3 40 (13.42%) Jenkins
4 18 (6.04%) SpecFlow
5 17 (5.70%) Gradle
6 15 (5.03%) Jasmine
7 13 (4.36%) Visual Studio
8 10 (3.36%) JUnit
9 9 (3.02%) Liquibase
10 8 (2.68%) Subversion
11 5 (1.68%) Selenium
12 4 (1.34%) Artifactory
12 4 (1.34%) gulp
12 4 (1.34%) PVCS
13 3 (1.01%) Hamcrest
13 3 (1.01%) Maven
13 3 (1.01%) SoapUI
14 2 (0.67%) JDeveloper
14 2 (0.67%) jMock
14 2 (0.67%) NUnit
General
1 23 (7.72%) Finance
2 13 (4.36%) Banking
3 6 (2.01%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.68%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.34%) Billing
6 3 (1.01%) Marketing
7 2 (0.67%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) French Language
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (31.88%) HTML
2 87 (29.19%) CSS
3 82 (27.52%) .NET
4 62 (20.81%) AngularJS
5 57 (19.13%) ASP.NET
6 42 (14.09%) Spring
7 36 (12.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 35 (11.74%) RESTful
9 32 (10.74%) XML
10 28 (9.40%) HTML5
10 28 (9.40%) jQuery
10 28 (9.40%) Web Services
11 27 (9.06%) Node.js
12 26 (8.72%) JSON
13 25 (8.39%) .NET Framework
14 24 (8.05%) Hibernate
15 23 (7.72%) Kafka
16 22 (7.38%) REST
17 21 (7.05%) CSS3
17 21 (7.05%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.71%) User Experience
3 12 (4.03%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.36%) RIA
5 6 (2.01%) Algorithms
5 6 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.01%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.01%) Wiki
6 5 (1.68%) CMDB
7 4 (1.34%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.34%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.01%) Blog
8 3 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.01%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.67%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.67%) Robotics
10 1 (0.34%) Clustering
10 1 (0.34%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 60 (20.13%) Linux
2 35 (11.74%) Windows
3 7 (2.35%) Unix
4 4 (1.34%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.01%) Android
5 3 (1.01%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.01%) VME
5 3 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (43.96%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (23.83%) TDD
3 67 (22.48%) Scrum
4 58 (19.46%) MVC
5 54 (18.12%) BDD
6 52 (17.45%) Front End Development
7 34 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (9.40%) Microservices
9 27 (9.06%) Software Engineering
10 22 (7.38%) Web Development
11 19 (6.38%) OOP
12 17 (5.70%) Test Automation
13 16 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (5.03%) Continuous Deployment
14 15 (5.03%) DevOps
14 15 (5.03%) Open Source
14 15 (5.03%) Project Management
15 13 (4.36%) OOD
16 12 (4.03%) Asynchronous Programming
Programming Languages
1 105 (35.23%) Java
2 103 (34.56%) JavaScript
3 87 (29.19%) SQL
4 75 (25.17%) C#
5 30 (10.07%) Java 8
6 28 (9.40%) Python
7 24 (8.05%) T-SQL
8 21 (7.05%) TypeScript
9 13 (4.36%) Bash Shell
10 11 (3.69%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.36%) ActionScript
11 10 (3.36%) ActionScript 3.0
12 8 (2.68%) PHP
12 8 (2.68%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.35%) ES6
14 4 (1.34%) Ruby
14 4 (1.34%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.01%) COBOL
15 3 (1.01%) Groovy
15 3 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (10.07%) Degree
2 18 (6.04%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.34%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.69%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (4.70%) Docker
2 10 (3.36%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.67%) vSphere
4 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 11 (3.69%) HAProxy
2 4 (1.34%) Matomo
3 2 (0.67%) Ansible
3 2 (0.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (0.67%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.67%) Puppet
3 2 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.34%) Grafana
4 1 (0.34%) Graylog
4 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 54 (18.12%) Oracle
2 44 (14.77%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.37%) Sitecore
4 12 (4.03%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.68%) ServiceNow
6 7 (2.35%) IBM
7 3 (1.01%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.01%) Remedy
7 3 (1.01%) SAP
8 2 (0.67%) Blue Prism
8 2 (0.67%) Micro Focus
8 2 (0.67%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.67%) OpenText
8 2 (0.67%) Siebel
8 2 (0.67%) VMware
8 2 (0.67%) Zend
9 1 (0.34%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.34%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.34%) Tableau
9 1 (0.34%) Twitter