Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 7 14
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 297 179 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 24.30% 14.33% 15.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.34% 15.29% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 105 304
North East median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £269 £275 £275
90th Percentile £475 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
North East median hourly rate £35.00 - £41.25
England median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +8.00%

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 1,172 1,171 2,623
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 93.76% 91.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 752 1,718
North East median daily rate £390 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +9.85% -17.50%
10th Percentile £225 £219 £224
90th Percentile £575 £541 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 63 135
North East median hourly rate £15.00 £22.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.82% -18.52% +80.00%
10th Percentile £10.24 £10.03 £10.27
90th Percentile £33.80 £47.50 £35.70
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -1.58% +5.67%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +4 205 £356 -8.06% 123
Durham +4 79 £388 +13.97% 29
Northumberland - 1 £450 - 2
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 135 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (34.68%) Java
3 101 (34.01%) JavaScript
4 91 (30.64%) TDD
5 90 (30.30%) HTML
6 89 (29.97%) SQL
6 89 (29.97%) .NET
7 84 (28.28%) C#
8 83 (27.95%) CSS
9 75 (25.25%) Scrum
9 75 (25.25%) AngularJS
10 64 (21.55%) MVC
10 64 (21.55%) ASP.NET
10 64 (21.55%) Git (software)
11 57 (19.19%) SQL Server
11 57 (19.19%) Linux
12 56 (18.86%) BDD
13 53 (17.85%) Oracle
14 51 (17.17%) Microsoft
15 47 (15.82%) PostgreSQL
16 45 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 42 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
17 42 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
17 42 (14.14%) ASP.NET MVC
18 41 (13.80%) JIRA
19 40 (13.47%) HTML5
20 39 (13.13%) Spring
21 38 (12.79%) Front End Development
21 38 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
22 37 (12.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 24 (8.08%) Tomcat
2 21 (7.07%) Apache
3 11 (3.70%) nginx
3 11 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.37%) NServiceBus
5 7 (2.36%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.02%) CMS
7 4 (1.35%) CICS
7 4 (1.35%) Confluence
7 4 (1.35%) Jetty
7 4 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.35%) SAS
7 4 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.35%) WildFly
8 3 (1.01%) JBoss
8 3 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.67%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.34%) Liferay
Applications
1 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.67%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Maximo
2 3 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 42 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.69%) PaaS
4 5 (1.68%) IaaS
5 4 (1.35%) iPaaS
5 4 (1.35%) Office 365
5 4 (1.35%) Serverless
6 3 (1.01%) Azure Functions
6 3 (1.01%) GitHub
7 2 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.67%) Slack
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.34%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.34%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.34%) Force.com
8 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.71%) Internet
2 10 (3.37%) Reverse Proxy
2 10 (3.37%) SMS
3 2 (0.67%) HTTP
4 1 (0.34%) Firewall
4 1 (0.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (19.19%) SQL Server
2 47 (15.82%) PostgreSQL
3 45 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (12.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (5.72%) MongoDB
6 9 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (3.03%) MySQL
7 7 (2.36%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.36%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.35%) Big Data
8 4 (1.35%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.67%) KNIME
10 2 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 64 (21.55%) Git (software)
2 41 (13.80%) JIRA
3 35 (11.78%) Jenkins
4 19 (6.40%) Jasmine
4 19 (6.40%) SpecFlow
5 14 (4.71%) Gradle
6 9 (3.03%) JUnit
6 9 (3.03%) Liquibase
6 9 (3.03%) MSTest
7 8 (2.69%) Protractor
8 6 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (1.68%) gulp
9 5 (1.68%) NCrunch
9 5 (1.68%) NUnit
9 5 (1.68%) Subversion
9 5 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.68%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.35%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (1.35%) Maven
11 3 (1.01%) Bower
General
1 20 (6.73%) Finance
2 13 (4.38%) Banking
3 7 (2.36%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.68%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.35%) Advertising
5 4 (1.35%) Retail
6 3 (1.01%) Marketing
7 1 (0.34%) Automotive
7 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.34%) Legal
7 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.34%) Publishing
7 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (30.30%) HTML
2 89 (29.97%) .NET
3 83 (27.95%) CSS
4 75 (25.25%) AngularJS
5 64 (21.55%) ASP.NET
6 42 (14.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 40 (13.47%) HTML5
8 39 (13.13%) Spring
9 36 (12.12%) XML
10 35 (11.78%) Web Services
11 32 (10.77%) RESTful
12 30 (10.10%) Node.js
13 28 (9.43%) jQuery
14 27 (9.09%) .NET Framework
15 25 (8.42%) Hibernate
16 24 (8.08%) CSS3
17 23 (7.74%) REST
18 22 (7.41%) JSON
18 22 (7.41%) Kafka
19 21 (7.07%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.72%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.38%) User Experience
4 10 (3.37%) RIA
5 7 (2.36%) N-Tier
6 6 (2.02%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.02%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.02%) Wiki
7 5 (1.68%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.35%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.35%) Reinsurance
9 3 (1.01%) Blog
9 3 (1.01%) CMDB
9 3 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.01%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.67%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.67%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.67%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 57 (19.19%) Linux
2 34 (11.45%) Windows
3 8 (2.69%) Unix
4 5 (1.68%) Android
5 4 (1.35%) VME
5 4 (1.35%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.01%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (30.64%) TDD
3 75 (25.25%) Scrum
4 64 (21.55%) MVC
5 56 (18.86%) BDD
6 42 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (12.79%) Front End Development
7 38 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (11.78%) Microservices
9 33 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 28 (9.43%) Test Automation
11 21 (7.07%) Project Management
12 20 (6.73%) OOD
12 20 (6.73%) Web Development
13 17 (5.72%) Open Source
14 16 (5.39%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (5.05%) Continuous Deployment
15 15 (5.05%) OOP
16 13 (4.38%) DevOps
17 12 (4.04%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 103 (34.68%) Java
2 101 (34.01%) JavaScript
3 89 (29.97%) SQL
4 84 (28.28%) C#
5 33 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 30 (10.10%) Java 8
7 29 (9.76%) TypeScript
8 24 (8.08%) Python
9 13 (4.38%) Bash Shell
10 12 (4.04%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.37%) ActionScript
11 10 (3.37%) ActionScript 3.0
11 10 (3.37%) PHP
12 5 (1.68%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.68%) Ruby
12 5 (1.68%) Scala
13 4 (1.35%) COBOL
13 4 (1.35%) Go
13 4 (1.35%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.01%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 31 (10.44%) Degree
2 17 (5.72%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.68%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.67%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.69%) QA
2 3 (1.01%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (5.72%) Docker
2 10 (3.37%) 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 (3.70%) HAProxy
2 4 (1.35%) Matomo
3 3 (1.01%) Ansible
4 2 (0.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (0.67%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.67%) Terraform
5 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (17.85%) Oracle
2 51 (17.17%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.04%) Sitecore
4 11 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.69%) IBM
6 6 (2.02%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.01%) Micro Focus
7 3 (1.01%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.01%) Zend
8 2 (0.67%) Blue Prism
8 2 (0.67%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.67%) Siebel
8 2 (0.67%) Twitter
8 2 (0.67%) VMware
9 1 (0.34%) Apple
9 1 (0.34%) OpenText
9 1 (0.34%) Perforce
9 1 (0.34%) SAP
9 1 (0.34%) Syclo
9 1 (0.34%) Xamarin