Period
to 10 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £324 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 6 months to 10 August 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 7 3
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 39 71 205
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 26.35% 14.55% 24.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.27% 15.37% 26.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 60 155
Median daily rate £324 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.00% - -2.44%
10th Percentile £232 £300 £313
90th Percentile £420 £525 £475
East Midlands median daily rate £365 £388 £388
% change year-on-year -5.81% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
East Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year -17.65% +3.03% -10.74%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire. 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
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies in Northamptonshire with a recognized job title 143 462 771
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 94.67% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 344 493
Median daily rate £310 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.33% -6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £170 £225 £288
90th Percentile £438 £500 £525
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -9.68% -3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.36 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.36% +14.84% +11.91%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.08 £11.14
90th Percentile £50.50 £46.82 £38.00
Median hourly rate £14.47 £14.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +3.32% -11.73% +14.43%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Northamptonshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in Northamptonshire.

Daily rate trend for Developer in Northamptonshire

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in Northamptonshire

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in Northamptonshire.

Hourly rate trend for Developer in Northamptonshire

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 10 August 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
Northampton +6 34 £330 -14.84% 24
Kettering +3 2 £325 -29.73% 16
Developer
East Midlands

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 Northamptonshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 24 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (53.85%) CSS
4 20 (51.28%) AngularJS
5 19 (48.72%) Node.js
5 19 (48.72%) OO
6 18 (46.15%) React
7 16 (41.03%) SDLC
7 16 (41.03%) Functional Programming
7 16 (41.03%) User Experience
7 16 (41.03%) WCAG
8 15 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (38.46%) TDD
8 15 (38.46%) Decision-Making
9 13 (33.33%) C#
9 13 (33.33%) .NET
10 12 (30.77%) DevOps
11 11 (28.21%) Redux
11 11 (28.21%) ASP.NET
11 11 (28.21%) Unit Testing
12 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
13 9 (23.08%) Web Services
13 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
14 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
14 8 (20.51%) Selenium
14 8 (20.51%) Banking
14 8 (20.51%) Microservices
15 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
15 7 (17.95%) Swagger
15 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 3 (7.69%) Confluence
1 3 (7.69%) Mule
1 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.56%) Appian
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) npm
2 2 (5.13%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.56%) AWS
3 1 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) SSL
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) Big Data
2 4 (10.26%) Couchbase
2 4 (10.26%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.13%) Power BI
5 1 (2.56%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.56%) Data Lake
5 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.56%) HBase
5 1 (2.56%) Impala
5 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.56%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Selenium
2 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
2 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
3 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
5 4 (10.26%) Bitbucket
5 4 (10.26%) JIRA
5 4 (10.26%) JUnit
5 4 (10.26%) MbUnit
5 4 (10.26%) Mercurial
5 4 (10.26%) MSTest
5 4 (10.26%) NUnit
5 4 (10.26%) SpecFlow
5 4 (10.26%) TeamCity
6 3 (7.69%) HP UFT
6 3 (7.69%) IntelliJ
6 3 (7.69%) Maven
6 3 (7.69%) Mockito
6 3 (7.69%) NetBeans
6 3 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 8 (20.51%) Banking
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (53.85%) CSS
2 20 (51.28%) AngularJS
3 19 (48.72%) Node.js
4 18 (46.15%) React
5 13 (33.33%) .NET
6 11 (28.21%) ASP.NET
6 11 (28.21%) Redux
7 9 (23.08%) Web Services
8 7 (17.95%) Swagger
9 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (15.38%) HTML
9 6 (15.38%) HTML5
9 6 (15.38%) jQuery
10 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
11 4 (10.26%) Gherkin
11 4 (10.26%) REST
11 4 (10.26%) RESTful
11 4 (10.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (10.26%) XML
12 3 (7.69%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 16 (41.03%) User Experience
2 4 (10.26%) N-Tier
3 3 (7.69%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.56%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Unix
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (48.72%) OO
3 16 (41.03%) Functional Programming
3 16 (41.03%) SDLC
4 15 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
4 15 (38.46%) Decision-Making
4 15 (38.46%) TDD
5 12 (30.77%) DevOps
6 11 (28.21%) Unit Testing
7 8 (20.51%) Microservices
7 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
8 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (12.82%) Scrum
8 5 (12.82%) Web Development
9 4 (10.26%) API Integration
9 4 (10.26%) Deployment Automation
9 4 (10.26%) ETL
9 4 (10.26%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (10.26%) MVC
10 3 (7.69%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 24 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 13 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (12.82%) Java
4 4 (10.26%) SQL
5 3 (7.69%) VB.NET
5 3 (7.69%) VBScript
6 2 (5.13%) Scala
7 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (41.03%) WCAG
2 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (2.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Ansible
2 3 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.69%) Puppet
3 1 (2.56%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Ab Initio
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle
3 3 (7.69%) Atlassian
3 3 (7.69%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (2.56%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.56%) Teradata
4 1 (2.56%) Xamarin