Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 16 August 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 237 200 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 16.13% 15.91% 11.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.30% 17.15% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 129 153
Reading median daily rate £423 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £319 £300 £306
90th Percentile £500 £528 £494
Berkshire median daily rate £403 £409 £378
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.28% +7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 5
Reading median hourly rate - £30.75 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +241.67% -76.00%
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £30.75 £9.00
% change year-on-year -73.98% +241.67% -71.20%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1,370 1,166 1,603
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 92.76% 92.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 797 605 914
Reading median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £219 £246 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 77 68
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.33% - -30.39%
10th Percentile £11.50 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.50 £47.70 £28.09
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% -30.00%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Reading

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Reading

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Reading over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Reading

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 Reading region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 82 (34.60%) JavaScript
2 80 (33.76%) .NET
3 71 (29.96%) C#
4 67 (28.27%) SQL
5 65 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (24.47%) HTML
7 55 (23.21%) CSS
8 51 (21.52%) AngularJS
9 48 (20.25%) MVC
10 44 (18.57%) Front End Development
11 40 (16.88%) Java
11 40 (16.88%) ASP.NET
12 39 (16.46%) SQL Server
13 38 (16.03%) jQuery
14 36 (15.19%) TDD
15 35 (14.77%) Git (software)
16 32 (13.50%) Microservices
17 31 (13.08%) Oracle
18 30 (12.66%) React
19 28 (11.81%) ASP.NET Web API
20 26 (10.97%) Microsoft Azure
20 26 (10.97%) HTML5
21 25 (10.55%) Security Cleared
22 24 (10.13%) SC Cleared
22 24 (10.13%) OO
23 22 (9.28%) PL/SQL
23 22 (9.28%) REST
23 22 (9.28%) Sass
24 21 (8.86%) Node.js
24 21 (8.86%) PHP

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 20 (8.44%) CMS
2 16 (6.75%) WordPress
3 6 (2.53%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (2.11%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.69%) JBoss
5 4 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.27%) Joomla!
6 3 (1.27%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.84%) Confluence
7 2 (0.84%) FileNet
7 2 (0.84%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.84%) IIS
7 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle BPEL
7 2 (0.84%) PowerExchange
7 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.42%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.84%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.42%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 5 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.27%) Sage 200
2 3 (1.27%) Sage CRM
2 3 (1.27%) Shopify
3 2 (0.84%) Magento
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.42%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.53%) SaaS
4 4 (1.69%) GitHub
5 3 (1.27%) Google Play
5 3 (1.27%) NuGet
5 3 (1.27%) Serverless
6 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.84%) Office 365
7 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.42%) npm
7 1 (0.42%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.42%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.69%) SMTP
1 4 (1.69%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.27%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.84%) Firewall
3 2 (0.84%) HTTP
3 2 (0.84%) SSH
4 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.42%) Internet
4 1 (0.42%) Network Security
4 1 (0.42%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.59%) NoSQL
3 11 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (4.22%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.80%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.38%) Big Data
6 8 (3.38%) RDBMS
6 8 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.53%) MySQL
9 5 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.69%) Power BI
11 3 (1.27%) CouchDB
11 3 (1.27%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.27%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.27%) PowerCenter
12 2 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 35 (14.77%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.95%) webpack
3 6 (2.53%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.11%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.11%) JIRA
4 5 (2.11%) Maven
5 4 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (1.69%) PVCS
5 4 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (1.27%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.27%) DbUnit
6 3 (1.27%) Grunt
6 3 (1.27%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.27%) jMock
6 3 (1.27%) JUnit
6 3 (1.27%) Mockito
6 3 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (1.27%) SonarQube
6 3 (1.27%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (4.22%) Finance
2 5 (2.11%) Banking
3 3 (1.27%) Advertising
3 3 (1.27%) Retail
4 2 (0.84%) Marketing
4 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.42%) Law
5 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (33.76%) .NET
2 58 (24.47%) HTML
3 55 (23.21%) CSS
4 51 (21.52%) AngularJS
5 40 (16.88%) ASP.NET
6 38 (16.03%) jQuery
7 30 (12.66%) React
8 28 (11.81%) ASP.NET Web API
9 26 (10.97%) HTML5
10 22 (9.28%) REST
10 22 (9.28%) Sass
11 21 (8.86%) Node.js
12 20 (8.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (7.59%) J2EE
14 17 (7.17%) .NET Core
14 17 (7.17%) .NET Framework
14 17 (7.17%) CSS3
15 16 (6.75%) Web Services
16 15 (6.33%) Angular 2
17 14 (5.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.44%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (5.91%) User Experience
3 7 (2.95%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.27%) DataPower
6 3 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.84%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.42%) FMCG
8 1 (0.42%) NHS
8 1 (0.42%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.75%) Linux
2 15 (6.33%) Unix
3 11 (4.64%) Windows
4 7 (2.95%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.53%) Android
6 4 (1.69%) OpenVMS
7 3 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.84%) CentOS
8 2 (0.84%) Debian
8 2 (0.84%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.42%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (20.25%) MVC
3 44 (18.57%) Front End Development
4 36 (15.19%) TDD
5 32 (13.50%) Microservices
6 24 (10.13%) OO
7 21 (8.86%) Scrum
8 18 (7.59%) DevOps
9 17 (7.17%) Web Development
10 16 (6.75%) BDD
11 14 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (5.49%) Multithreading
13 10 (4.22%) SOLID
14 9 (3.80%) CRM
14 9 (3.80%) Data Modelling
14 9 (3.80%) SDLC
15 8 (3.38%) E-Commerce
15 8 (3.38%) Performance Testing
15 8 (3.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 82 (34.60%) JavaScript
2 71 (29.96%) C#
3 67 (28.27%) SQL
4 40 (16.88%) Java
5 22 (9.28%) PL/SQL
6 21 (8.86%) PHP
7 19 (8.02%) Python
8 16 (6.75%) C++
8 16 (6.75%) T-SQL
9 15 (6.33%) C
10 11 (4.64%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.69%) ES6
11 4 (1.69%) Go
11 4 (1.69%) VBA
12 3 (1.27%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.27%) Fortran
12 3 (1.27%) Java 8
12 3 (1.27%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.84%) Groovy
13 2 (0.84%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (10.55%) Security Cleared
2 24 (10.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.69%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.27%) Degree
5 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.42%) MCSE
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.84%) ISO 9001
1 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.11%) Docker
2 3 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.42%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.42%) HDFS
3 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.42%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.95%) Amdocs OSS
2 3 (1.27%) Ansible
3 2 (0.84%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.84%) Opsview
3 2 (0.84%) Puppet
3 2 (0.84%) SELinux
4 1 (0.42%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.42%) Packer
4 1 (0.42%) Salt
4 1 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (13.08%) Oracle
2 16 (6.75%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.91%) Capita
4 9 (3.80%) Xamarin
5 7 (2.95%) Amdocs
5 7 (2.95%) Cramer
5 7 (2.95%) Sitecore
6 5 (2.11%) Google
6 5 (2.11%) IBM
6 5 (2.11%) Informatica
7 4 (1.69%) Tableau
8 3 (1.27%) Apple
8 3 (1.27%) KANA
8 3 (1.27%) Sage
8 3 (1.27%) SAP
8 3 (1.27%) VMware
9 2 (0.84%) Adobe
9 2 (0.84%) Lotus
9 2 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.42%) HP