Period
to 22 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 5 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 153 455 467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 12.07% 19.83% 24.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.73% 21.21% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 342 309
North East median daily rate £388 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -2.60% +10.00%
10th Percentile £287 £288 £269
90th Percentile £488 £536 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 12
North East median hourly rate - £41.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +142.65% -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 1,202 2,145 1,803
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 93.46% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 825 1,482 1,139
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £244 £261 £255
90th Percentile £556 £530 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 99 84
North East median hourly rate £16.48 £21.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.35% +20.99% +18.47%
10th Percentile £9.70 £10.00 £10.11
90th Percentile £46.25 £36.55 £28.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -5 122 £400 +6.67% 105
Durham -12 15 £353 -0.70% 15
Northumberland -2 1 - - 2
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 50 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (32.03%) .NET
2 49 (32.03%) CSS
3 47 (30.72%) HTML
4 43 (28.10%) JavaScript
5 41 (26.80%) C#
6 39 (25.49%) SQL
7 36 (23.53%) Java
8 31 (20.26%) TDD
9 30 (19.61%) Front End Development
10 27 (17.65%) Git (software)
10 27 (17.65%) SQL Server
11 23 (15.03%) Scrum
12 22 (14.38%) MVC
13 21 (13.73%) Linux
13 21 (13.73%) Mentoring
14 20 (13.07%) Microsoft
14 20 (13.07%) jQuery
15 19 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (11.76%) BDD
16 18 (11.76%) ASP.NET
17 17 (11.11%) Coaching
18 16 (10.46%) User Experience
18 16 (10.46%) Visual Studio
18 16 (10.46%) Test Automation
19 15 (9.80%) XML
19 15 (9.80%) Migration
20 14 (9.15%) Oracle
20 14 (9.15%) HTML5
20 14 (9.15%) Jenkins

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 12 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.23%) Confluence
3 6 (3.92%) SAS
4 5 (3.27%) K2 blackpearl
5 4 (2.61%) CMS
6 3 (1.96%) NServiceBus
6 3 (1.96%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.96%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.31%) Drupal
7 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.31%) WordPress
8 1 (0.65%) Apache
8 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.65%) IIS
8 1 (0.65%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.96%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.61%) Oracle Utilities
2 1 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (3.92%) Slack
2 4 (2.61%) Office 365
3 2 (1.31%) MailChimp
3 2 (1.31%) npm
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.65%) IaaS
4 1 (0.65%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.65%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.58%) HTTP
2 5 (3.27%) SMS
3 4 (2.61%) Skype
3 4 (2.61%) SSL
3 4 (2.61%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.65%) DSL
4 1 (0.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.50%) NoSQL
3 12 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (7.19%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.23%) MySQL
6 5 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.27%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.27%) OLAP
6 5 (3.27%) Oracle OLAP
7 4 (2.61%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.61%) Star Schema
8 3 (1.96%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.31%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.65%) Big Data
10 1 (0.65%) SAS EBI
10 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 16 (10.46%) Visual Studio
3 14 (9.15%) Jenkins
4 12 (7.84%) JIRA
5 10 (6.54%) JUnit
5 10 (6.54%) Subversion
6 6 (3.92%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.92%) Firebug
6 6 (3.92%) Gradle
6 6 (3.92%) Hamcrest
7 3 (1.96%) Selenium
7 3 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.31%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.31%) Grunt
8 2 (1.31%) gulp
8 2 (1.31%) webpack
9 1 (0.65%) git-flow
9 1 (0.65%) Gitweb
9 1 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (4.58%) Finance
2 4 (2.61%) Billing
3 2 (1.31%) Advertising
3 2 (1.31%) Marketing
3 2 (1.31%) Publishing
4 1 (0.65%) Back Office
4 1 (0.65%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (32.03%) .NET
1 49 (32.03%) CSS
2 47 (30.72%) HTML
3 20 (13.07%) jQuery
4 18 (11.76%) ASP.NET
5 15 (9.80%) XML
6 14 (9.15%) HTML5
7 13 (8.50%) AngularJS
7 13 (8.50%) Spring
8 12 (7.84%) CSS3
8 12 (7.84%) MFC
9 11 (7.19%) .NET Framework
10 10 (6.54%) REST
10 10 (6.54%) Web Services
10 10 (6.54%) XSD
11 9 (5.88%) JSON
11 9 (5.88%) Node.js
11 9 (5.88%) Spring MVC
12 8 (5.23%) JSP
12 8 (5.23%) OOXML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.46%) User Experience
2 11 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.27%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.31%) CMDB
6 2 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.31%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.65%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.65%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.73%) Linux
2 8 (5.23%) Windows
3 5 (3.27%) Android
3 5 (3.27%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.61%) Unix
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (20.26%) TDD
3 30 (19.61%) Front End Development
4 23 (15.03%) Scrum
5 22 (14.38%) MVC
6 21 (13.73%) Mentoring
7 19 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (11.76%) BDD
9 17 (11.11%) Coaching
10 16 (10.46%) Test Automation
11 15 (9.80%) Migration
12 13 (8.50%) Microservices
13 12 (7.84%) DevOps
13 12 (7.84%) Open Source
13 12 (7.84%) Unit Testing
14 11 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (6.54%) Customer Requirements
15 10 (6.54%) Kanban
15 10 (6.54%) Software Testing
15 10 (6.54%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (28.10%) JavaScript
2 41 (26.80%) C#
3 39 (25.49%) SQL
4 36 (23.53%) Java
5 11 (7.19%) Python
6 8 (5.23%) Scala
7 7 (4.58%) VB.NET
8 5 (3.27%) Ruby
9 4 (2.61%) C++
9 4 (2.61%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.96%) ES6
10 3 (1.96%) Groovy
10 3 (1.96%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.96%) PHP
11 2 (1.31%) C
11 2 (1.31%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.31%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.31%) VB
11 2 (1.31%) VC++
12 1 (0.65%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (5.23%) Degree
2 5 (3.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.84%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.65%) Grafana
2 1 (0.65%) Graylog
2 1 (0.65%) Puppet
2 1 (0.65%) StackStorm
2 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (13.07%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.15%) Oracle
3 7 (4.58%) Cloudera
3 7 (4.58%) Hortonworks
3 7 (4.58%) Sitecore
4 5 (3.27%) SAP
4 5 (3.27%) Tableau
5 4 (2.61%) Remedy
6 2 (1.31%) Google
6 2 (1.31%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.65%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.65%) Capita
7 1 (0.65%) IBM
7 1 (0.65%) Lotus
7 1 (0.65%) OpenText
7 1 (0.65%) Pega
7 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.65%) Twitter
7 1 (0.65%) Xamarin