Period
to 21 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £351 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 203 371 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.27% 22.62% 20.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.86% 24.01% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 278 242
North East median daily rate £351 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £273 £288 £269
90th Percentile £475 £538 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
North East median hourly rate - - £14.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year - -0.62% +7.33%

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 1,204 1,545 1,850
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 94.21% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 1,015 1,148
North East median daily rate £375 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +1.37% +4.29%
10th Percentile £225 £258 £245
90th Percentile £575 £528 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 76 75
North East median hourly rate £17.10 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +28.57% +34.62%
10th Percentile £10.10 £10.25 £10.58
90th Percentile £47.90 £40.00 £28.90
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -4 157 £363 -3.33% 99
Durham -2 30 £355 +2.90% 33
Northumberland -1 1 - - 5
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 72 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (33.99%) .NET
3 64 (31.53%) C#
4 63 (31.03%) SQL
5 60 (29.56%) JavaScript
6 59 (29.06%) HTML
7 55 (27.09%) CSS
8 47 (23.15%) Scrum
9 43 (21.18%) SQL Server
10 42 (20.69%) Java
10 42 (20.69%) MVC
11 41 (20.20%) ASP.NET
11 41 (20.20%) TDD
12 37 (18.23%) Linux
13 36 (17.73%) Microsoft
14 34 (16.75%) Front End Development
15 32 (15.76%) Windows
16 31 (15.27%) Git (software)
17 29 (14.29%) BDD
18 27 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
19 26 (12.81%) Oracle
20 25 (12.32%) Degree
21 24 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
21 24 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
22 23 (11.33%) jQuery
23 22 (10.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 22 (10.84%) ASP.NET MVC
24 21 (10.34%) User Experience
24 21 (10.34%) AngularJS
24 21 (10.34%) JIRA

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 10 (4.93%) SAS
1 10 (4.93%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.45%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.96%) Apache
4 5 (2.46%) Confluence
4 5 (2.46%) K2 blackpearl
4 5 (2.46%) NServiceBus
5 3 (1.48%) CMS
5 3 (1.48%) nginx
6 2 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.49%) Drupal
7 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.49%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.48%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.96%) Oracle Utilities
2 3 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Magento
3 1 (0.49%) Maximo
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.49%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.46%) Slack
4 3 (1.48%) Office 365
5 2 (0.99%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.99%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.49%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 1 (0.49%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.49%) Force.com
6 1 (0.49%) GitHub
6 1 (0.49%) IaaS
6 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.49%) PaaS
6 1 (0.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.43%) SMS
2 5 (2.46%) Skype
3 4 (1.97%) Internet
4 2 (0.99%) HTTP
4 2 (0.99%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (21.18%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (9.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (6.40%) Relational Database
5 12 (5.91%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.45%) MySQL
7 6 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.96%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (2.96%) Star Schema
8 5 (2.46%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.46%) OLAP
8 5 (2.46%) Oracle OLAP
9 4 (1.97%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.99%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 31 (15.27%) Git (software)
2 21 (10.34%) JIRA
3 20 (9.85%) Jenkins
4 17 (8.37%) Visual Studio
5 14 (6.90%) SpecFlow
6 10 (4.93%) Subversion
7 9 (4.43%) Gradle
8 6 (2.96%) JUnit
9 4 (1.97%) Hamcrest
9 4 (1.97%) Jasmine
9 4 (1.97%) PVCS
10 3 (1.48%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.48%) Firebug
10 3 (1.48%) Selenium
10 3 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.99%) Liquibase
12 1 (0.49%) Gitweb
12 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.49%) webpack
General
1 17 (8.37%) Finance
2 12 (5.91%) Banking
3 6 (2.96%) Billing
4 4 (1.97%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.48%) Publishing
6 1 (0.49%) Advertising
6 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.49%) French Language
6 1 (0.49%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (33.99%) .NET
2 59 (29.06%) HTML
3 55 (27.09%) CSS
4 41 (20.20%) ASP.NET
5 23 (11.33%) jQuery
6 22 (10.84%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (10.34%) AngularJS
8 17 (8.37%) HTML5
8 17 (8.37%) XML
9 16 (7.88%) Spring
10 15 (7.39%) .NET Framework
10 15 (7.39%) MFC
10 15 (7.39%) Web Services
11 13 (6.40%) JSON
11 13 (6.40%) RESTful
12 11 (5.42%) REST
13 10 (4.93%) CSS3
14 9 (4.43%) Node.js
15 7 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 7 (3.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.34%) User Experience
3 6 (2.96%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.46%) CMDB
4 5 (2.46%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.46%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.97%) RIA
5 4 (1.97%) Wiki
6 3 (1.48%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.99%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.99%) Blog
7 2 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.99%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.49%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.49%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.23%) Linux
2 32 (15.76%) Windows
3 7 (3.45%) Unix
4 5 (2.46%) Android
4 5 (2.46%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.46%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.48%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.48%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.49%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (23.15%) Scrum
3 42 (20.69%) MVC
4 41 (20.20%) TDD
5 34 (16.75%) Front End Development
6 29 (14.29%) BDD
7 24 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (8.87%) Mentoring
9 17 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (8.37%) Coaching
10 15 (7.39%) Microservices
10 15 (7.39%) Migration
10 15 (7.39%) Test Automation
10 15 (7.39%) Web Development
11 13 (6.40%) Software Testing
12 12 (5.91%) Project Management
13 11 (5.42%) CRM
13 11 (5.42%) OOP
13 11 (5.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 64 (31.53%) C#
2 63 (31.03%) SQL
3 60 (29.56%) JavaScript
4 42 (20.69%) Java
5 17 (8.37%) Python
6 15 (7.39%) T-SQL
7 10 (4.93%) TypeScript
8 6 (2.96%) Java 8
8 6 (2.96%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.96%) Ruby
8 6 (2.96%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.46%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.97%) C++
10 4 (1.97%) ES6
10 4 (1.97%) Groovy
10 4 (1.97%) PHP
10 4 (1.97%) Scala
11 3 (1.48%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.99%) C
12 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (12.32%) Degree
2 14 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.48%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.88%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.46%) Docker
2 2 (0.99%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.48%) HAProxy
2 2 (0.99%) Ansible
2 2 (0.99%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (0.99%) Puppet
2 2 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.49%) Grafana
3 1 (0.49%) Graylog
3 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (17.73%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.81%) Oracle
3 7 (3.45%) Cloudera
3 7 (3.45%) Hortonworks
4 6 (2.96%) SAP
4 6 (2.96%) ServiceNow
4 6 (2.96%) Sitecore
5 5 (2.46%) Remedy
6 4 (1.97%) Tableau
7 3 (1.48%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.99%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.49%) Apple
9 1 (0.49%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.49%) IBM
9 1 (0.49%) Lotus
9 1 (0.49%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.49%) OpenText
9 1 (0.49%) Twitter
9 1 (0.49%) Xamarin