Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 12 6
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 235 129 448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 17.64% 10.78% 19.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.32% 11.35% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 101 340
North East median daily rate £406 £390 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.63% -5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £511 £513 £526
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
North East median hourly rate £47.50 - £41.25
10th Percentile £46.25 - £40.13
90th Percentile £48.75 - £43.38
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -

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 1,283 1,137 2,177
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 94.99% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 762 1,511
North East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -6.37%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £256
90th Percentile £552 £563 £525
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 52 99
North East median hourly rate £13.89 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.66% -22.22% +26.62%
10th Percentile £10.46 £10.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £45.08 £50.00 £36.55
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - -

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +9 166 £410 +2.50% 99
Durham +13 57 £393 +12.14% 26
Northumberland - 1 £450 - 1
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 103 (43.83%) JavaScript
2 93 (39.57%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (35.32%) HTML
4 80 (34.04%) CSS
5 77 (32.77%) .NET
6 74 (31.49%) TDD
7 65 (27.66%) Java
8 63 (26.81%) C#
9 61 (25.96%) AngularJS
10 56 (23.83%) Microservices
11 55 (23.40%) SQL
12 51 (21.70%) Microsoft Azure
13 50 (21.28%) ASP.NET
13 50 (21.28%) MVC
14 49 (20.85%) HTML5
15 46 (19.57%) Git (software)
16 44 (18.72%) jQuery
17 42 (17.87%) Node.js
17 42 (17.87%) React
18 40 (17.02%) Web Services
19 39 (16.60%) SQL Server
19 39 (16.60%) Scrum
20 38 (16.17%) Continuous Integration
21 36 (15.32%) Test Automation
22 32 (13.62%) Spring
23 31 (13.19%) REST
24 30 (12.77%) RESTful
24 30 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
24 30 (12.77%) .NET Framework
25 29 (12.34%) CSS3

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 18 (7.66%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.26%) Confluence
3 8 (3.40%) CMS
4 7 (2.98%) Drupal
5 6 (2.55%) NServiceBus
5 6 (2.55%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.13%) Apache
6 5 (2.13%) IIS
6 5 (2.13%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.70%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.28%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.85%) nginx
9 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.85%) WordPress
10 1 (0.43%) Documentum
10 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.43%) JBoss
10 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.70%) Magento
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.43%) Maximo
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 51 (21.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.68%) IaaS
4 10 (4.26%) PaaS
5 9 (3.83%) GitHub
5 9 (3.83%) Office 365
6 4 (1.70%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.70%) iPaaS
6 4 (1.70%) SaaS
6 4 (1.70%) Slack
7 3 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.28%) Azure Functions
7 3 (1.28%) Datadog
7 3 (1.28%) Serverless
8 2 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.85%) Heroku
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.43%) Force.com
9 1 (0.43%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.85%) HTTP
1 2 (0.85%) Internet
2 1 (0.43%) DSL
2 1 (0.43%) Firewall
2 1 (0.43%) Skype
2 1 (0.43%) SSL
2 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.60%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.36%) MongoDB
3 20 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (8.09%) MySQL
5 18 (7.66%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.40%) Power BI
7 6 (2.55%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.55%) Redis
7 6 (2.55%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.70%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.70%) DB2
8 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.28%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.85%) OLAP
10 2 (0.85%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 46 (19.57%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.51%) JIRA
3 19 (8.09%) Jenkins
4 18 (7.66%) Protractor
5 17 (7.23%) Grunt
6 13 (5.53%) Bower
6 13 (5.53%) Subversion
7 12 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (3.83%) Maven
8 9 (3.83%) Visual Studio
9 8 (3.40%) Cucumber
9 8 (3.40%) GitLab
9 8 (3.40%) JUnit
10 7 (2.98%) Bitbucket
10 7 (2.98%) MSTest
10 7 (2.98%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (2.55%) Gradle
11 6 (2.55%) Selenium
12 5 (2.13%) Jasmine
12 5 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 4 (1.70%) Finance
1 4 (1.70%) Retail
2 3 (1.28%) Advertising
3 1 (0.43%) Automotive
3 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
3 1 (0.43%) Law
3 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.43%) Marketing
3 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (35.32%) HTML
2 80 (34.04%) CSS
3 77 (32.77%) .NET
4 61 (25.96%) AngularJS
5 50 (21.28%) ASP.NET
6 49 (20.85%) HTML5
7 44 (18.72%) jQuery
8 42 (17.87%) Node.js
8 42 (17.87%) React
9 40 (17.02%) Web Services
10 32 (13.62%) Spring
11 31 (13.19%) REST
12 30 (12.77%) .NET Framework
12 30 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 30 (12.77%) RESTful
13 29 (12.34%) CSS3
14 25 (10.64%) Sass
15 19 (8.09%) XML
16 14 (5.96%) Hibernate
16 14 (5.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.26%) User Experience
2 7 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (2.98%) N-Tier
3 5 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (1.70%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.70%) Reinsurance
5 3 (1.28%) Cloud Native
5 3 (1.28%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.28%) Replication
6 2 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.43%) DataPower
7 1 (0.43%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.43%) iPad
7 1 (0.43%) iPhone
7 1 (0.43%) Life Science
7 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.43%) RIA
7 1 (0.43%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.66%) Linux
2 7 (2.98%) Windows
3 6 (2.55%) Unix
4 4 (1.70%) Android
5 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.43%) CentOS
7 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (39.57%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (31.49%) TDD
3 56 (23.83%) Microservices
4 50 (21.28%) MVC
5 39 (16.60%) Scrum
6 38 (16.17%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (15.32%) Test Automation
8 25 (10.64%) Software Engineering
9 24 (10.21%) BDD
10 23 (9.79%) Front End Development
11 22 (9.36%) DevOps
11 22 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (7.66%) Test Scripting
13 17 (7.23%) Mobile Development
13 17 (7.23%) Multithreading
13 17 (7.23%) Non-Blocking Code
13 17 (7.23%) Task Automation
14 16 (6.81%) API Design
15 15 (6.38%) API Development
15 15 (6.38%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 103 (43.83%) JavaScript
2 65 (27.66%) Java
3 63 (26.81%) C#
4 55 (23.40%) SQL
5 20 (8.51%) PHP
6 18 (7.66%) Scala
7 17 (7.23%) Python
8 15 (6.38%) Java 8
9 12 (5.11%) TypeScript
10 11 (4.68%) PowerShell
10 11 (4.68%) T-SQL
11 9 (3.83%) PL/SQL
12 8 (3.40%) Ruby
13 6 (2.55%) C++
14 4 (1.70%) XPath
15 3 (1.28%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.28%) XQuery
16 2 (0.85%) C
16 2 (0.85%) Go
16 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (5.53%) Degree
2 10 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 9 (3.83%) DBS Check
4 7 (2.98%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.28%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.28%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.66%) QA
2 13 (5.53%) WCAG
3 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (8.51%) Docker
2 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (2.13%) Puppet
2 4 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.28%) Terraform
4 2 (0.85%) Ansible
4 2 (0.85%) Grafana
4 2 (0.85%) Kibana
5 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.43%) Packer
5 1 (0.43%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.43%) Rancher
Vendors
1 26 (11.06%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.21%) Oracle
3 5 (2.13%) SAP
4 3 (1.28%) Google
4 3 (1.28%) Sitecore
5 2 (0.85%) Cloudera
5 2 (0.85%) Hortonworks
5 2 (0.85%) Nintex
5 2 (0.85%) Pega
5 2 (0.85%) Tableau
6 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.43%) Black Duck
6 1 (0.43%) Foundry
6 1 (0.43%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.43%) Solace
6 1 (0.43%) Splunk
6 1 (0.43%) Syclo
6 1 (0.43%) Twitter
6 1 (0.43%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.43%) Zend