Period
to 27 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 2 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 177 237 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 17.05% 17.62% 10.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.48% 18.33% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 173 103
North East median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £307
90th Percentile £496 £510 £508
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
North East median hourly rate £46.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +5.42% +3.75%

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 958 1,293 1,148
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.29% 96.13% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 874 775
North East median daily rate £400 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +3.44% +6.67%
10th Percentile £181 £263 £227
90th Percentile £538 £544 £564
England median daily rate £463 £468 £450
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 50 56
North East median hourly rate £15.76 £13.89 £16.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.50% -15.75% -26.76%
10th Percentile £11.53 £10.49 £9.63
90th Percentile £38.68 £45.03 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.95 £18.70 £18.35
% change year-on-year +1.34% +1.91% -0.81%

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 27 January 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the North East over the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 27 January 2020. 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 -1 139 £400 -3.03% 140
Durham -1 32 £400 +2.24% 33
Teesside - 1 £350 -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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 67 (37.85%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (35.59%) JavaScript
3 56 (31.64%) Git (software)
4 53 (29.94%) Java
5 47 (26.55%) HTML
6 44 (24.86%) Test Automation
6 44 (24.86%) Jenkins
7 43 (24.29%) Linux
8 41 (23.16%) DevOps
9 40 (22.60%) Microservices
10 39 (22.03%) CSS
11 38 (21.47%) XML
11 38 (21.47%) Azure
12 35 (19.77%) JSON
13 32 (18.08%) Node.js
14 31 (17.51%) AngularJS
14 31 (17.51%) Scrum
15 29 (16.38%) TDD
15 29 (16.38%) Web Services
15 29 (16.38%) Google
16 28 (15.82%) C#
16 28 (15.82%) SQL
17 27 (15.25%) HTTP
17 27 (15.25%) Spring
17 27 (15.25%) Web Development
17 27 (15.25%) Problem-Solving
18 26 (14.69%) Kubernetes
18 26 (14.69%) Docker
18 26 (14.69%) .NET
19 24 (13.56%) Python

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 5 (2.82%) JBoss
2 4 (2.26%) nginx
3 2 (1.13%) Apache
3 2 (1.13%) GeoServer
3 2 (1.13%) Liferay
3 2 (1.13%) SAS
3 2 (1.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.13%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.13%) WildFly
4 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) IIS
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (6.78%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.56%) Maximo
2 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (21.47%) Azure
2 21 (11.86%) AWS
3 20 (11.30%) Google Analytics
4 15 (8.47%) Serverless
5 14 (7.91%) GitHub
6 11 (6.21%) OpenShift
6 11 (6.21%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.69%) GCP
7 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Flow
7 3 (1.69%) PaaS
7 3 (1.69%) SaaS
8 2 (1.13%) IaaS
9 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.56%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.56%) Force.com
9 1 (0.56%) Office 365
9 1 (0.56%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.56%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.25%) HTTP
2 12 (6.78%) SSL
2 12 (6.78%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.52%) DNS
4 2 (1.13%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.04%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.65%) RDBMS
4 8 (4.52%) Power BI
4 8 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.95%) Spotfire
5 7 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.39%) MySQL
6 6 (3.39%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.82%) GIS
8 3 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.13%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (1.13%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.13%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (1.13%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 56 (31.64%) Git (software)
2 44 (24.86%) Jenkins
3 19 (10.73%) JUnit
4 17 (9.60%) Maven
5 12 (6.78%) Cucumber
5 12 (6.78%) Selenium
6 11 (6.21%) Gatling
7 5 (2.82%) git-flow
7 5 (2.82%) JMeter
8 4 (2.26%) JIRA
9 3 (1.69%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.13%) jMock
10 2 (1.13%) Mockito
10 2 (1.13%) Subversion
11 1 (0.56%) Apache Ivy
11 1 (0.56%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.56%) webpack
General
1 22 (12.43%) Public Sector
2 3 (1.69%) Automotive
2 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.13%) Finance
3 2 (1.13%) Legal
4 1 (0.56%) Banking
4 1 (0.56%) French Language
4 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (26.55%) HTML
2 39 (22.03%) CSS
3 38 (21.47%) XML
4 35 (19.77%) JSON
5 32 (18.08%) Node.js
6 31 (17.51%) AngularJS
7 29 (16.38%) Web Services
8 27 (15.25%) Spring
9 26 (14.69%) .NET
10 24 (13.56%) CSS3
10 24 (13.56%) HTML5
10 24 (13.56%) REST
11 20 (11.30%) SOAP
12 19 (10.73%) RESTful
13 18 (10.17%) React
14 16 (9.04%) jQuery
15 14 (7.91%) JMS
16 13 (7.34%) Hibernate
16 13 (7.34%) Play Framework
16 13 (7.34%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (11.30%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (6.78%) Algorithms
4 7 (3.95%) User Experience
5 6 (3.39%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.69%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.69%) LIMS
7 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.13%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.13%) Robotics
8 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.56%) Life Science
8 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.56%) NHS
8 1 (0.56%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 43 (24.29%) Linux
2 14 (7.91%) Unix
3 12 (6.78%) Windows
4 5 (2.82%) Android
4 5 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (1.13%) DC/OS
6 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (37.85%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (24.86%) Test Automation
3 41 (23.16%) DevOps
4 40 (22.60%) Microservices
5 31 (17.51%) Scrum
6 29 (16.38%) TDD
7 27 (15.25%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (15.25%) Web Development
8 23 (12.99%) Front End Development
9 22 (12.43%) Build Automation
9 22 (12.43%) Kanban
10 21 (11.86%) Analytics
11 18 (10.17%) Architectural Design
11 18 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (9.60%) MVC
12 17 (9.60%) Open Source
13 16 (9.04%) Software Engineering
14 13 (7.34%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
14 13 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (6.78%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (35.59%) JavaScript
2 53 (29.94%) Java
3 28 (15.82%) C#
3 28 (15.82%) SQL
4 24 (13.56%) Python
4 24 (13.56%) Shell Script
5 17 (9.60%) PowerShell
5 17 (9.60%) Scala
6 12 (6.78%) XPath
7 7 (3.95%) Java 8
7 7 (3.95%) PHP
7 7 (3.95%) TypeScript
8 6 (3.39%) Apex Code
8 6 (3.39%) C++
8 6 (3.39%) Go
9 4 (2.26%) VBA
10 3 (1.69%) C
10 3 (1.69%) PHP 7
10 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.13%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 18 (10.17%) Degree
2 12 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.26%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.13%) HND
7 2 (1.13%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.78%) QA
1 12 (6.78%) WCAG
2 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.56%) GDPR
2 1 (0.56%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 26 (14.69%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Firmware
2 1 (0.56%) LXC
Systems Management
1 26 (14.69%) Kubernetes
2 11 (6.21%) Grafana
2 11 (6.21%) Kibana
3 3 (1.69%) Ansible
3 3 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.69%) Puppet
4 2 (1.13%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 29 (16.38%) Google
2 23 (12.99%) Oracle
3 12 (6.78%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.78%) TIBCO
4 7 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.69%) LabWare
6 2 (1.13%) Facebook
6 2 (1.13%) Instagram
6 2 (1.13%) Twitter
7 1 (0.56%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.56%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.56%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.56%) Informatica
7 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.56%) Thoughtonomy
7 1 (0.56%) Trend Micro
7 1 (0.56%) Xamarin