Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 281 218 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.62% 17.26% 14.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.47% 18.52% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 167 146
Reading median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +4.85%
10th Percentile £325 £298 £310
90th Percentile £525 £488 £475
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Reading median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +275.00% +9.09%
10th Percentile £36.25 £36.50 £9.15
90th Percentile £38.75 £47.50 £14.45
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -51.76% +80.85% -11.32%

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 1,373 1,177 1,359
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.99% 93.19% 90.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 686 734
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £190 £250 £228
90th Percentile £575 £575 £573
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 59 79
Reading median hourly rate £21.95 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.38% - -32.71%
10th Percentile £10.48 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £43.90 £43.30 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +34.48% - -32.71%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 98 (34.88%) C#
1 98 (34.88%) .NET
2 96 (34.16%) JavaScript
3 95 (33.81%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (29.54%) CSS
5 81 (28.83%) HTML
6 68 (24.20%) Java
7 63 (22.42%) AngularJS
8 60 (21.35%) MVC
9 55 (19.57%) SQL
10 53 (18.86%) ASP.NET
11 50 (17.79%) TDD
12 49 (17.44%) SQL Server
13 46 (16.37%) Front End Development
14 41 (14.59%) Git (software)
15 37 (13.17%) Scrum
16 36 (12.81%) React
17 35 (12.46%) Microsoft Azure
17 35 (12.46%) ASP.NET Web API
18 34 (12.10%) jQuery
18 34 (12.10%) Oracle
19 31 (11.03%) OO
20 30 (10.68%) Microservices
21 29 (10.32%) HTML5
22 27 (9.61%) XML
22 27 (9.61%) REST
23 25 (8.90%) Greenfield Project
23 25 (8.90%) Python
24 23 (8.19%) Web Services
24 23 (8.19%) PL/SQL

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 17 (6.05%) CMS
2 14 (4.98%) Umbraco
3 10 (3.56%) WordPress
4 6 (2.14%) IIS
5 5 (1.78%) JBoss
6 4 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.42%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.07%) Drupal
7 3 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.07%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.71%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle BPEL
8 2 (0.71%) PowerExchange
8 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.71%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.36%) GIMP
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.71%) Shopify
2 2 (0.71%) Sonata
3 1 (0.36%) Magento
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.91%) SaaS
4 5 (1.78%) GitHub
5 3 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.07%) Google Play
6 2 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.71%) NuGet
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.36%) Datadog
7 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.36%) npm
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.36%) Serverless
7 1 (0.36%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.85%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.49%) SMPP
3 3 (1.07%) Bluetooth
3 3 (1.07%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.07%) SMTP
4 2 (0.71%) Internet
4 2 (0.71%) SMS
5 1 (0.36%) Firewall
5 1 (0.36%) FTP
5 1 (0.36%) HTTP
5 1 (0.36%) Network Security
5 1 (0.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.05%) NoSQL
3 8 (2.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (2.85%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.49%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.14%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.14%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.07%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.07%) MySQL
8 3 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.07%) PowerCenter
8 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 41 (14.59%) Git (software)
2 15 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (4.63%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (3.91%) Visual Studio
5 10 (3.56%) webpack
6 8 (2.85%) Maven
7 7 (2.49%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.49%) Subversion
8 5 (1.78%) DbUnit
8 5 (1.78%) jMock
8 5 (1.78%) JUnit
8 5 (1.78%) Mockito
8 5 (1.78%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.42%) JIRA
9 4 (1.42%) PVCS
9 4 (1.42%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.07%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.07%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.07%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (4.98%) Finance
2 9 (3.20%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.78%) Banking
4 3 (1.07%) Advertising
4 3 (1.07%) Retail
5 2 (0.71%) Law
6 1 (0.36%) Billing
6 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (34.88%) .NET
2 83 (29.54%) CSS
3 81 (28.83%) HTML
4 63 (22.42%) AngularJS
5 53 (18.86%) ASP.NET
6 36 (12.81%) React
7 35 (12.46%) ASP.NET Web API
8 34 (12.10%) jQuery
9 29 (10.32%) HTML5
10 27 (9.61%) REST
10 27 (9.61%) XML
11 23 (8.19%) Web Services
12 22 (7.83%) J2EE
12 22 (7.83%) Node.js
12 22 (7.83%) Sass
13 20 (7.12%) ASP.NET MVC
14 18 (6.41%) .NET Framework
15 16 (5.69%) RESTful
15 16 (5.69%) SOAP
15 16 (5.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.90%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (5.69%) User Experience
3 14 (4.98%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.78%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.42%) DataPower
5 4 (1.42%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.07%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.07%) Social Media
7 2 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.71%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.71%) NHS
8 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.36%) Fintech
8 1 (0.36%) FMCG
8 1 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.41%) Windows
2 13 (4.63%) Unix
3 12 (4.27%) Linux
4 7 (2.49%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.78%) Android
6 4 (1.42%) OpenVMS
7 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.71%) VME
7 2 (0.71%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.36%) CentOS
8 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (33.81%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (21.35%) MVC
3 50 (17.79%) TDD
4 46 (16.37%) Front End Development
5 37 (13.17%) Scrum
6 31 (11.03%) OO
7 30 (10.68%) Microservices
8 22 (7.83%) BDD
8 22 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (7.47%) Web Development
10 19 (6.76%) DevOps
11 18 (6.41%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (6.05%) CRM
13 15 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (4.98%) Multithreading
15 13 (4.63%) Data Modelling
16 12 (4.27%) E-Commerce
16 12 (4.27%) Workflow
17 11 (3.91%) SDLC
17 11 (3.91%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 98 (34.88%) C#
2 96 (34.16%) JavaScript
3 68 (24.20%) Java
4 55 (19.57%) SQL
5 25 (8.90%) Python
6 23 (8.19%) PL/SQL
7 21 (7.47%) PHP
8 17 (6.05%) C++
8 17 (6.05%) TypeScript
9 10 (3.56%) C
10 7 (2.49%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.42%) Go
12 3 (1.07%) F#
12 3 (1.07%) Fortran
12 3 (1.07%) Java 8
13 2 (0.71%) Groovy
13 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.71%) Scala
13 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (5.69%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.34%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.42%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (1.07%) Degree
5 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.36%) GDPR
1 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.36%) PMO
1 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.49%) Docker
2 4 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.71%) vSphere
4 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.36%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (4.27%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (0.71%) Ansible
2 2 (0.71%) Grafana
2 2 (0.71%) Graphite
2 2 (0.71%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.71%) Packer
2 2 (0.71%) Puppet
2 2 (0.71%) Terraform
3 1 (0.36%) Opsview
3 1 (0.36%) Salt
3 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 34 (12.10%) Oracle
2 18 (6.41%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.27%) Amdocs
3 12 (4.27%) Cramer
4 7 (2.49%) Google
5 6 (2.14%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.78%) Informatica
6 5 (1.78%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.42%) IBM
7 4 (1.42%) VMware
8 3 (1.07%) Apple
8 3 (1.07%) KANA
8 3 (1.07%) SAP
8 3 (1.07%) Telerik
9 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.71%) Tableau
10 1 (0.36%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.36%) New Relic
10 1 (0.36%) Snow
10 1 (0.36%) Splunk