Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £378 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 8 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 140 465 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 11.38% 17.20% 20.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.03% 18.76% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 347 303
North East median daily rate £378 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.21% -2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £291 £263 £263
90th Percentile £488 £513 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
North East median hourly rate - £41.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +135.71% -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +2.03%

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 1164 2479 1898
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 91.68% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 1684 1172
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £244
90th Percentile £550 £525 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 123 121
North East median hourly rate £17.50 £26.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.96% +49.13% +13.44%
10th Percentile £9.50 £10.26 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £31.30 £36.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -3 104 £400 +5.26% 31
Durham +2 21 £358 -15.88% 15
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 59 (42.14%) Java
2 56 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (34.29%) JavaScript
4 43 (30.71%) SQL
5 41 (29.29%) C#
5 41 (29.29%) CSS
6 40 (28.57%) .NET
7 38 (27.14%) TDD
7 38 (27.14%) HTML
8 29 (20.71%) SQL Server
9 28 (20.00%) Spring
10 27 (19.29%) XML
11 24 (17.14%) Microsoft
12 23 (16.43%) Linux
13 22 (15.71%) AngularJS
14 21 (15.00%) Git (software)
15 19 (13.57%) JSON
15 19 (13.57%) Scrum
16 18 (12.86%) OO
17 17 (12.14%) SOAP
17 17 (12.14%) SOA
18 16 (11.43%) MVC
18 16 (11.43%) jQuery
18 16 (11.43%) Test Automation
18 16 (11.43%) Open Source
18 16 (11.43%) BDD
18 16 (11.43%) Front End Development
19 15 (10.71%) Software Engineering
19 15 (10.71%) JSP
20 14 (10.00%) Tomcat

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 14 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 10 (7.14%) IIS
2 10 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.43%) Apache ServiceMix
4 6 (4.29%) CMS
4 6 (4.29%) Confluence
4 6 (4.29%) JBoss
5 4 (2.86%) Drupal
5 4 (2.86%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.14%) GeoServer
6 3 (2.14%) Umbraco
6 3 (2.14%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.43%) Apache
7 2 (1.43%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (1.43%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.43%) Tuxedo
7 2 (1.43%) WordPress
8 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.43%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.86%) Maximo
2 1 (0.71%) iTrent
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Utilities
2 1 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.86%) Slack
3 2 (1.43%) IaaS
3 2 (1.43%) MailChimp
3 2 (1.43%) npm
3 2 (1.43%) Office 365
3 2 (1.43%) PaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.71%) G Suite
4 1 (0.71%) GitHub
4 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.71%) Serverless
4 1 (0.71%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.14%) HTTP
2 7 (5.00%) SSL
2 7 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.43%) FTP
3 2 (1.43%) SMS
4 1 (0.71%) DSL
4 1 (0.71%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.71%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.29%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (7.14%) InterSystems Cache
4 6 (4.29%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.57%) MySQL
5 5 (3.57%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.86%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.14%) GIS
7 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.43%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.71%) Big Data
9 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.71%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.86%) Jenkins
2 11 (7.86%) JUnit
3 8 (5.71%) JIRA
4 7 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 6 (4.29%) Subversion
6 5 (3.57%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.86%) Firebug
7 4 (2.86%) Gradle
7 4 (2.86%) Hamcrest
8 3 (2.14%) Selenium
9 2 (1.43%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.43%) Grunt
9 2 (1.43%) gulp
9 2 (1.43%) Maven
9 2 (1.43%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.43%) webpack
10 1 (0.71%) git-flow
10 1 (0.71%) GitLab
10 1 (0.71%) Phabricator
General
1 4 (2.86%) Finance
2 3 (2.14%) Advertising
2 3 (2.14%) Retail
3 2 (1.43%) Marketing
3 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.71%) Back Office
4 1 (0.71%) Billing
4 1 (0.71%) Games
4 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (29.29%) CSS
2 40 (28.57%) .NET
3 38 (27.14%) HTML
4 28 (20.00%) Spring
5 27 (19.29%) XML
6 22 (15.71%) AngularJS
7 19 (13.57%) JSON
8 17 (12.14%) SOAP
9 16 (11.43%) jQuery
10 15 (10.71%) JSP
11 14 (10.00%) HTML5
12 13 (9.29%) Web Services
13 11 (7.86%) REST
14 10 (7.14%) Apache Camel
14 10 (7.14%) RESTful
15 9 (6.43%) GWT
16 8 (5.71%) .NET Framework
16 8 (5.71%) CSS3
16 8 (5.71%) OOXML
16 8 (5.71%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.43%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.86%) User Experience
5 3 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.43%) iPad
7 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.71%) iPhone
7 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Exalytics
7 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.43%) Linux
2 9 (6.43%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.71%) Android
4 5 (3.57%) Windows
5 4 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.43%) Unix
7 1 (0.71%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (27.14%) TDD
3 19 (13.57%) Scrum
4 18 (12.86%) OO
5 17 (12.14%) SOA
6 16 (11.43%) BDD
6 16 (11.43%) Front End Development
6 16 (11.43%) MVC
6 16 (11.43%) Open Source
6 16 (11.43%) Test Automation
7 15 (10.71%) Software Engineering
8 14 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (10.00%) DevOps
9 12 (8.57%) Migration
10 11 (7.86%) Microservices
11 9 (6.43%) iOS Development
11 9 (6.43%) Mentoring
11 9 (6.43%) Mobile Application Development
11 9 (6.43%) SDLC
11 9 (6.43%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (42.14%) Java
2 48 (34.29%) JavaScript
3 43 (30.71%) SQL
4 41 (29.29%) C#
5 12 (8.57%) Scala
6 10 (7.14%) Python
7 9 (6.43%) VB.NET
8 6 (4.29%) Objective-C
9 5 (3.57%) Ruby
10 4 (2.86%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.86%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.14%) COBOL
11 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.14%) VBA
12 2 (1.43%) C++
12 2 (1.43%) Groovy
12 2 (1.43%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.43%) VB
13 1 (0.71%) Perl
13 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.14%) Degree
2 3 (2.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.71%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.43%) HL7
2 5 (3.57%) QA
3 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.71%) GeoWebCache
2 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) Puppet
2 1 (0.71%) Ansible
2 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.71%) StackStorm
Vendors
1 24 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.29%) Google
2 13 (9.29%) Oracle
3 10 (7.14%) InterSystems
4 4 (2.86%) IBM
4 4 (2.86%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.43%) Apigee
5 2 (1.43%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.43%) Micro Focus
6 1 (0.71%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.71%) OpenText
6 1 (0.71%) Pega
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.71%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.71%) Tableau
6 1 (0.71%) Twitter