The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 28 June 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 86 107 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 14.90% 12.20% 14.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.32% 13.02% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 72 84
Median daily rate £400 £406 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £314 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £9.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +511.11% -76.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 527 822 776
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.33% 93.73% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 482 382
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 36 49
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £32.50 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 28 June 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 Reading region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 87 (43.50%) JavaScript
2 62 (31.00%) HTML
3 54 (27.00%) Java
3 54 (27.00%) CSS
4 53 (26.50%) .NET
5 52 (26.00%) SQL Server
6 48 (24.00%) SQL
6 48 (24.00%) C#
7 44 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (19.50%) AngularJS
9 36 (18.00%) Finance
10 31 (15.50%) Linux
10 31 (15.50%) HTML5
11 30 (15.00%) CSS3
12 29 (14.50%) Git (software)
13 27 (13.50%) Microsoft
14 26 (13.00%) Front End Development
15 24 (12.00%) ASP.NET
16 23 (11.50%) Python
16 23 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
17 22 (11.00%) Security Cleared
17 22 (11.00%) Unix
18 21 (10.50%) MVC
18 21 (10.50%) Hadoop
19 20 (10.00%) TDD
19 20 (10.00%) JSON
20 19 (9.50%) DevOps
21 18 (9.00%) REST
21 18 (9.00%) jQuery
22 17 (8.50%) SC Cleared

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 16 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.50%) Apache
3 8 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.50%) CMS
5 4 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.00%) nginx
6 3 (1.50%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.50%) SAS
6 3 (1.50%) WordPress
7 2 (1.00%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.00%) Facebook Platform
7 2 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.50%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.50%) Confluence
8 1 (0.50%) ExpressionEngine
8 1 (0.50%) IIS
8 1 (0.50%) JBoss
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (3.00%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (6.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (4.00%) Maximo
3 3 (1.50%) SAP BPC
3 3 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.50%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (1.50%) IaaS
4 3 (1.50%) Office 365
4 3 (1.50%) PaaS
5 2 (1.00%) SaaS
6 1 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.00%) HTTP
2 13 (6.50%) SSH
3 11 (5.50%) ICMP
3 11 (5.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.50%) RFID
5 4 (2.00%) DNS
5 4 (2.00%) Firewall
5 4 (2.00%) Internet
6 1 (0.50%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.50%) Network Security
6 1 (0.50%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (26.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.50%) Hadoop
3 16 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (7.00%) Big Data
6 12 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (3.50%) MongoDB
9 6 (3.00%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (2.50%) Apache Hive
10 5 (2.50%) NoSQL
10 5 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (2.50%) Power BI
11 4 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (2.00%) OLAP
11 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database
11 4 (2.00%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 29 (14.50%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.00%) Maven
3 10 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (4.50%) Visual Studio
5 8 (4.00%) Eclipse
6 6 (3.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.50%) Grunt
7 5 (2.50%) JIRA
7 5 (2.50%) JUnit
7 5 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (2.00%) gulp
8 4 (2.00%) webpack
8 4 (2.00%) XMLSpy
9 3 (1.50%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.00%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.50%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.50%) Selenium
11 1 (0.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 36 (18.00%) Finance
2 9 (4.50%) Marketing
3 7 (3.50%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.50%) Publishing
5 4 (2.00%) Electronics
5 4 (2.00%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.50%) German Language
6 3 (1.50%) Japanese Language
6 3 (1.50%) Korean Language
6 3 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.50%) Retail
6 3 (1.50%) Russian Language
6 3 (1.50%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.00%) Advertising
7 2 (1.00%) Banking
7 2 (1.00%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (31.00%) HTML
2 54 (27.00%) CSS
3 53 (26.50%) .NET
4 39 (19.50%) AngularJS
5 31 (15.50%) HTML5
6 30 (15.00%) CSS3
7 24 (12.00%) ASP.NET
8 20 (10.00%) JSON
9 18 (9.00%) jQuery
9 18 (9.00%) REST
10 15 (7.50%) XML
11 14 (7.00%) Angular 2
11 14 (7.00%) Node.js
11 14 (7.00%) WCF
11 14 (7.00%) Web Services
12 11 (5.50%) J2EE
13 9 (4.50%) .NET Framework
14 8 (4.00%) OAuth
15 7 (3.50%) RESTful
15 7 (3.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.00%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (6.50%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.50%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.50%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.50%) W3C
7 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.00%) iPad
7 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.00%) User Experience
8 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.50%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.50%) Linux
2 22 (11.00%) Unix
3 13 (6.50%) CentOS
3 13 (6.50%) Debian
3 13 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (6.50%) Ubuntu
4 7 (3.50%) Windows
5 2 (1.00%) Android
6 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (13.00%) Front End Development
3 21 (10.50%) MVC
4 20 (10.00%) TDD
5 19 (9.50%) DevOps
6 16 (8.00%) OO
7 15 (7.50%) CRM
7 15 (7.50%) Web Development
8 14 (7.00%) Scrum
9 12 (6.00%) ETL
9 12 (6.00%) Open Source
10 11 (5.50%) BDD
10 11 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (5.50%) Prototyping
10 11 (5.50%) Unit Testing
11 10 (5.00%) SOA
11 10 (5.00%) UML
12 9 (4.50%) Kimball Methodology
13 8 (4.00%) Analytics
13 8 (4.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 87 (43.50%) JavaScript
2 54 (27.00%) Java
3 48 (24.00%) C#
3 48 (24.00%) SQL
4 23 (11.50%) Python
5 13 (6.50%) Bash Shell
5 13 (6.50%) TypeScript
6 9 (4.50%) C
6 9 (4.50%) C++
7 6 (3.00%) PL/SQL
7 6 (3.00%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.50%) ES6
8 5 (2.50%) PHP
8 5 (2.50%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.00%) CoffeeScript
9 4 (2.00%) ECMAScript
9 4 (2.00%) Scala
9 4 (2.00%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.50%) Apex Code
10 3 (1.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (11.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.50%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.00%) Degree
4 8 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.00%) HNC
6 1 (0.50%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.50%) PhD
6 1 (0.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.50%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.50%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) IFRS
2 1 (0.50%) IFRS 9
2 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (3.50%) Docker
2 3 (1.50%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.50%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (6.50%) SELinux
2 12 (6.00%) Ansible
3 3 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.00%) Puppet
5 1 (0.50%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 27 (13.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.50%) Oracle
3 7 (3.50%) IBM
4 6 (3.00%) SAP
5 5 (2.50%) HP
5 5 (2.50%) Serena
6 4 (2.00%) Apigee
6 4 (2.00%) Thunderhead
7 3 (1.50%) Adobe
7 3 (1.50%) Google
7 3 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.50%) Tableau
8 2 (1.00%) Facebook
8 2 (1.00%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.00%) Twitter
9 1 (0.50%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.50%) GENBAND
9 1 (0.50%) Wonderware
9 1 (0.50%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.50%) Zend
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