Period
to 12 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £385 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 10 8
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 273 144 473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.82% 11.77% 16.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.83% 12.45% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 90 349
North East median daily rate £385 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% -3.85% -2.50%
10th Percentile £282 £290 £265
90th Percentile £525 £491 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
North East median hourly rate £41.25 - £41.25
10th Percentile £36.13 - £40.13
90th Percentile £47.38 - £43.38
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 1,196 1,157 2,609
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 94.60% 91.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 757 1,763
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £256 £237 £225
90th Percentile £558 £546 £522
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 58 133
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -33.96% +55.97%
10th Percentile £10.36 £9.50 £10.23
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.50 £34.80
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.25
% change year-on-year -1.07% +2.47% +2.01%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +9 187 £375 -3.23% 112
Durham +4 72 £388 +12.32% 38
Northumberland - 1 £450 - 2
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 115 (42.12%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (37.36%) JavaScript
3 97 (35.53%) Java
4 85 (31.14%) TDD
5 84 (30.77%) HTML
6 83 (30.40%) CSS
7 73 (26.74%) SQL
8 70 (25.64%) .NET
9 67 (24.54%) AngularJS
10 63 (23.08%) Git (software)
11 58 (21.25%) C#
12 57 (20.88%) Scrum
13 51 (18.68%) MVC
13 51 (18.68%) ASP.NET
14 49 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
15 46 (16.85%) Node.js
15 46 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
16 45 (16.48%) BDD
17 44 (16.12%) HTML5
18 43 (15.75%) Microservices
19 41 (15.02%) Web Services
20 40 (14.65%) Linux
21 39 (14.29%) Oracle
21 39 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
21 39 (14.29%) JIRA
21 39 (14.29%) Spring
22 38 (13.92%) Front End Development
23 37 (13.55%) SQL Server
24 36 (13.19%) Software Engineering
25 35 (12.82%) jQuery

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 16 (5.86%) Tomcat
2 15 (5.49%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.13%) Apache
4 12 (4.40%) Confluence
5 9 (3.30%) CMS
5 9 (3.30%) nginx
6 8 (2.93%) NServiceBus
7 7 (2.56%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.20%) Drupal
9 4 (1.47%) CICS
9 4 (1.47%) Jetty
9 4 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (1.47%) WildFly
10 3 (1.10%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.10%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.73%) SAS
11 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) Maximo
2 2 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 49 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.03%) IaaS
4 10 (3.66%) PaaS
5 7 (2.56%) Office 365
6 6 (2.20%) GitHub
7 4 (1.47%) iPaaS
7 4 (1.47%) Slack
8 3 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.10%) Azure Functions
8 3 (1.10%) Datadog
8 3 (1.10%) Serverless
9 2 (0.73%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.37%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.66%) Internet
2 8 (2.93%) Reverse Proxy
3 7 (2.56%) SMS
4 2 (0.73%) HTTP
5 1 (0.37%) Firewall
5 1 (0.37%) FTP
5 1 (0.37%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (13.55%) SQL Server
3 28 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (8.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (6.96%) MongoDB
6 16 (5.86%) MySQL
7 13 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.20%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.83%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.83%) Power BI
10 4 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (1.47%) Big Data
10 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.10%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (1.10%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 63 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 39 (14.29%) JIRA
3 34 (12.45%) Jenkins
4 16 (5.86%) Jasmine
5 15 (5.49%) JUnit
6 14 (5.13%) Gradle
7 13 (4.76%) Protractor
8 10 (3.66%) Bower
8 10 (3.66%) Grunt
8 10 (3.66%) Maven
9 9 (3.30%) MSTest
10 8 (2.93%) Liquibase
10 8 (2.93%) Subversion
11 7 (2.56%) Bitbucket
12 6 (2.20%) Selenium
12 6 (2.20%) Visual Studio
12 6 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (1.83%) Cucumber
13 5 (1.83%) NUnit
13 5 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (3.66%) Finance
2 5 (1.83%) Advertising
2 5 (1.83%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.47%) Retail
4 3 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (0.37%) Automotive
5 1 (0.37%) Banking
5 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (30.77%) HTML
2 83 (30.40%) CSS
3 70 (25.64%) .NET
4 67 (24.54%) AngularJS
5 51 (18.68%) ASP.NET
6 46 (16.85%) Node.js
7 44 (16.12%) HTML5
8 41 (15.02%) Web Services
9 39 (14.29%) Spring
10 35 (12.82%) jQuery
11 34 (12.45%) REST
11 34 (12.45%) XML
12 33 (12.09%) ASP.NET MVC
13 31 (11.36%) CSS3
14 28 (10.26%) .NET Framework
15 25 (9.16%) RESTful
16 22 (8.06%) Hibernate
16 22 (8.06%) React
17 20 (7.33%) JSON
17 20 (7.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.40%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.03%) User Experience
4 7 (2.56%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.20%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.20%) RIA
6 5 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.47%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.47%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.47%) Reinsurance
8 3 (1.10%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.10%) Replication
9 2 (0.73%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.73%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.73%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.73%) Robotics
9 2 (0.73%) Wiki
10 1 (0.37%) Blog
10 1 (0.37%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 40 (14.65%) Linux
2 9 (3.30%) Windows
3 6 (2.20%) Unix
4 4 (1.47%) Android
4 4 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.10%) VME
6 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (42.12%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (31.14%) TDD
3 57 (20.88%) Scrum
4 51 (18.68%) MVC
5 46 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (16.48%) BDD
7 43 (15.75%) Microservices
8 38 (13.92%) Front End Development
9 36 (13.19%) Software Engineering
10 34 (12.45%) Test Automation
11 31 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (8.06%) DevOps
13 20 (7.33%) Open Source
14 19 (6.96%) Project Management
15 18 (6.59%) Web Development
16 17 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (6.23%) OOD
17 16 (5.86%) Test Scripting
18 15 (5.49%) SDLC
18 15 (5.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (37.36%) JavaScript
2 97 (35.53%) Java
3 73 (26.74%) SQL
4 58 (21.25%) C#
5 26 (9.52%) Java 8
6 22 (8.06%) Python
7 21 (7.69%) TypeScript
8 20 (7.33%) T-SQL
9 18 (6.59%) PHP
10 11 (4.03%) Bash Shell
10 11 (4.03%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.93%) ActionScript
11 8 (2.93%) ActionScript 3.0
12 7 (2.56%) Scala
13 6 (2.20%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.83%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.47%) COBOL
15 4 (1.47%) ES6
15 4 (1.47%) XPath
16 3 (1.10%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 18 (6.59%) Degree
2 11 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.30%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (2.93%) DBS Check
5 5 (1.83%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.10%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.37%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.76%) QA
2 10 (3.66%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (8.42%) Docker
2 8 (2.93%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.73%) vSphere
4 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.37%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (2.93%) HAProxy
2 4 (1.47%) Matomo
2 4 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.47%) Puppet
3 3 (1.10%) Terraform
4 2 (0.73%) Ansible
5 1 (0.37%) Grafana
5 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.37%) Packer
5 1 (0.37%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.37%) Rancher
Vendors
1 39 (14.29%) Oracle
2 33 (12.09%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.13%) Sitecore
4 9 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.56%) IBM
6 3 (1.10%) Zend
7 2 (0.73%) Blue Prism
7 2 (0.73%) Google
7 2 (0.73%) Micro Focus
7 2 (0.73%) SAP
7 2 (0.73%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.73%) Siebel
7 2 (0.73%) Twitter
7 2 (0.73%) VMware
8 1 (0.37%) Black Duck
8 1 (0.37%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.37%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.37%) Nintex
8 1 (0.37%) Solace
8 1 (0.37%) Xamarin