Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 220 233 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 16.49% 17.41% 13.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.61% 18.84% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 143 257
Reading median daily rate £388 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +10.00% +4.75%
10th Percentile £311 £311 £300
90th Percentile £525 £538 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £390 £413 £380
% change year-on-year -5.45% +8.55% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 12
Reading median hourly rate - £26.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +89.29% -62.67%
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £26.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -69.81% +89.29% -60.56%

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 1,249 1,237 1,813
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.63% 92.45% 93.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 629 1,041
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £260 £213 £236
90th Percentile £600 £570 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £418 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +1.21% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 78 79
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -6.25% -23.81%
10th Percentile £11.91 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £56.21 £56.52
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -20.00%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 92 (41.82%) JavaScript
2 77 (35.00%) HTML
3 74 (33.64%) .NET
4 71 (32.27%) CSS
5 69 (31.36%) C#
6 66 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (28.18%) AngularJS
8 55 (25.00%) TDD
9 51 (23.18%) Front End Development
10 49 (22.27%) MVC
11 47 (21.36%) SQL
11 47 (21.36%) SQL Server
12 37 (16.82%) ASP.NET
13 36 (16.36%) Git (software)
13 36 (16.36%) Sass
13 36 (16.36%) HTML5
14 35 (15.91%) Java
15 33 (15.00%) Microservices
16 29 (13.18%) jQuery
17 28 (12.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 27 (12.27%) CSS3
18 27 (12.27%) React
18 27 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
19 26 (11.82%) Security Cleared
20 25 (11.36%) Multithreading
20 25 (11.36%) BDD
20 25 (11.36%) .NET Core
21 24 (10.91%) SC Cleared
22 23 (10.45%) Windows
22 23 (10.45%) Linux

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 13 (5.91%) CMS
1 13 (5.91%) IIS
2 12 (5.45%) Confluence
3 10 (4.55%) WordPress
4 5 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.36%) nginx
6 2 (0.91%) Apache
6 2 (0.91%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.91%) FileNet
6 2 (0.91%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.91%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.91%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.91%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.45%) JBoss
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.45%) uWSGI
7 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.36%) Sage 200
2 3 (1.36%) Sage CRM
3 2 (0.91%) Magento
3 2 (0.91%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.45%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.45%) Shopify
4 1 (0.45%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.45%) NuGet
3 10 (4.55%) IaaS
3 10 (4.55%) npm
3 10 (4.55%) PaaS
4 9 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.36%) Serverless
6 2 (0.91%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.91%) GitHub
6 2 (0.91%) Office 365
7 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.36%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.45%) Firewall
3 6 (2.73%) SMTP
4 3 (1.36%) HTTP
4 3 (1.36%) SSH
5 2 (0.91%) Internet
6 1 (0.45%) DNS
6 1 (0.45%) FTP
6 1 (0.45%) Network Security
6 1 (0.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (21.36%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.36%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (5.45%) MySQL
3 12 (5.45%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.73%) Big Data
5 6 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.73%) Power BI
6 5 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.82%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.91%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.91%) HBase
9 2 (0.91%) Impala
9 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 36 (16.36%) Git (software)
2 22 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 19 (8.64%) Octopus Deploy
4 17 (7.73%) webpack
5 15 (6.82%) JIRA
6 13 (5.91%) Maven
7 12 (5.45%) Eclipse
7 12 (5.45%) gulp
7 12 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (5.45%) TeamCity
8 11 (5.00%) Jasmine
9 10 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
9 10 (4.55%) Protractor
10 8 (3.64%) Bitbucket
11 7 (3.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.36%) Grunt
13 2 (0.91%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.91%) LSMW
13 2 (0.91%) Subversion
13 2 (0.91%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (5.00%) Finance
2 7 (3.18%) Marketing
3 5 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.45%) Legal
4 1 (0.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (35.00%) HTML
2 74 (33.64%) .NET
3 71 (32.27%) CSS
4 62 (28.18%) AngularJS
5 37 (16.82%) ASP.NET
6 36 (16.36%) HTML5
6 36 (16.36%) Sass
7 29 (13.18%) jQuery
8 28 (12.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 27 (12.27%) CSS3
9 27 (12.27%) React
10 25 (11.36%) .NET Core
11 23 (10.45%) ASP.NET Web API
12 22 (10.00%) Angular 2
13 20 (9.09%) REST
14 15 (6.82%) Node.js
15 12 (5.45%) Web Services
16 11 (5.00%) LESS
16 11 (5.00%) XML
17 10 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.55%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (5.91%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.73%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.73%) User Experience
4 4 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.91%) Wiki
7 1 (0.45%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.45%) RIA
7 1 (0.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.45%) Linux
1 23 (10.45%) Windows
2 5 (2.27%) Unix
3 3 (1.36%) Android
3 3 (1.36%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.36%) Debian
3 3 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.36%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.91%) CentOS
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (25.00%) TDD
3 51 (23.18%) Front End Development
4 49 (22.27%) MVC
5 33 (15.00%) Microservices
6 25 (11.36%) BDD
6 25 (11.36%) Multithreading
7 23 (10.45%) CRM
8 22 (10.00%) DevOps
9 17 (7.73%) Open Source
10 16 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (7.27%) Scrum
11 15 (6.82%) OO
12 14 (6.36%) Low Latency
13 13 (5.91%) Test Automation
14 12 (5.45%) SDLC
14 12 (5.45%) Web Development
15 11 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (5.00%) Change Control
16 8 (3.64%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 92 (41.82%) JavaScript
2 69 (31.36%) C#
3 47 (21.36%) SQL
4 35 (15.91%) Java
5 22 (10.00%) PHP
6 21 (9.55%) C++
7 17 (7.73%) ES6
8 16 (7.27%) T-SQL
9 14 (6.36%) TypeScript
10 12 (5.45%) CQL
11 10 (4.55%) C
11 10 (4.55%) ES7
12 8 (3.64%) PL/SQL
12 8 (3.64%) Python
13 6 (2.73%) Bash Shell
14 5 (2.27%) VBA
15 2 (0.91%) ABAP
15 2 (0.91%) Java 8
15 2 (0.91%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.91%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 26 (11.82%) Security Cleared
2 24 (10.91%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.45%) Degree
4 10 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.91%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.45%) MCITP
6 1 (0.45%) MCPD
6 1 (0.45%) MCSE
6 1 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 11 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.36%) SLA
3 2 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.82%) Docker
3 2 (0.91%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.91%) HDFS
3 2 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (5.45%) Opsview
2 4 (1.82%) SELinux
3 3 (1.36%) Ansible
3 3 (1.36%) HP ALM
3 3 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.36%) Puppet
4 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.45%) Packer
4 1 (0.45%) Salt
4 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (9.55%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.36%) Capita
2 14 (6.36%) Oracle
3 12 (5.45%) Twitter
3 12 (5.45%) VMware
4 6 (2.73%) Sitecore
5 5 (2.27%) Tableau
6 4 (1.82%) Google
6 4 (1.82%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.36%) HP
7 3 (1.36%) Sage
7 3 (1.36%) Zend
8 2 (0.91%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.91%) IBM
8 2 (0.91%) Lotus
8 2 (0.91%) SAP
9 1 (0.45%) Adobe
9 1 (0.45%) Cognos
9 1 (0.45%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.45%) Omniture