Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 223 216 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 17.35% 14.55% 14.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.60% 16.08% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 148 267
Reading median daily rate £388 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £276 £310 £261
90th Percentile £488 £475 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £12.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +275.00% +9.09% -
Berkshire median hourly rate £42.50 £23.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +80.85% -11.32% -33.75%

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 1199 1343 1797
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.31% 90.44% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 718 1073
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £233 £220
90th Percentile £575 £571 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 78 124
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -31.55% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 94 (42.15%) JavaScript
2 84 (37.67%) HTML
3 78 (34.98%) CSS
4 74 (33.18%) C#
5 64 (28.70%) .NET
6 60 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (25.56%) AngularJS
8 53 (23.77%) SQL Server
9 52 (23.32%) SQL
10 46 (20.63%) TDD
11 43 (19.28%) MVC
12 42 (18.83%) BDD
13 41 (18.39%) HTML5
14 40 (17.94%) Front End Development
15 38 (17.04%) ASP.NET
16 34 (15.25%) Test Automation
17 33 (14.80%) Sass
17 33 (14.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 30 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
19 26 (11.66%) Microsoft Azure
19 26 (11.66%) Scrum
19 26 (11.66%) XML
20 25 (11.21%) CRM
20 25 (11.21%) jQuery
20 25 (11.21%) ES6
21 24 (10.76%) Open Source
21 24 (10.76%) Degree
21 24 (10.76%) Microsoft
22 23 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
22 23 (10.31%) ECMAScript

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 12 (5.38%) Apache
2 8 (3.59%) nginx
3 7 (3.14%) Drupal
4 6 (2.69%) CMS
5 5 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.24%) WordPress
6 4 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.79%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.79%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.35%) IIS
8 2 (0.90%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.90%) SAP EP
8 2 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.90%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.45%) Confluence
9 1 (0.45%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.45%) PowerExchange
9 1 (0.45%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Autodesk Inventor
1 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.90%) MicroStation
1 2 (0.90%) SOLIDWORKS
1 2 (0.90%) XMetaL
2 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.24%) Maximo
2 3 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.90%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.45%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (8.52%) npm
3 6 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.35%) SaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.45%) GitHub
5 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.45%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.45%) Route 53
5 1 (0.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.59%) SMTP
2 5 (2.24%) HTTP
3 3 (1.35%) Internet
4 2 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.45%) FTP
5 1 (0.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (23.77%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (7.62%) MySQL
4 15 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (6.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (4.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (4.48%) NoSQL
7 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (3.14%) Power BI
8 6 (2.69%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.69%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (2.24%) Datazen
9 5 (2.24%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (1.35%) OLAP
11 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (10.31%) webpack
2 22 (9.87%) gulp
3 20 (8.97%) Git (software)
3 20 (8.97%) Jasmine
3 20 (8.97%) Karma Test Runner
3 20 (8.97%) Protractor
4 7 (3.14%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.69%) JIRA
5 6 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.24%) Maven
6 5 (2.24%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.35%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.35%) Grunt
7 3 (1.35%) Selenium
7 3 (1.35%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.35%) Subversion
8 2 (0.90%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.90%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.90%) Sahi
8 2 (0.90%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (6.73%) Banking
2 11 (4.93%) Finance
3 5 (2.24%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.90%) Advertising
5 2 (0.90%) Legal
5 2 (0.90%) Marketing
5 2 (0.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.45%) French Language
6 1 (0.45%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.45%) Law
6 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.45%) Publishing
6 1 (0.45%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (37.67%) HTML
2 78 (34.98%) CSS
3 64 (28.70%) .NET
4 57 (25.56%) AngularJS
5 41 (18.39%) HTML5
6 38 (17.04%) ASP.NET
7 33 (14.80%) Sass
7 33 (14.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 26 (11.66%) XML
9 25 (11.21%) jQuery
10 23 (10.31%) RESTful
11 20 (8.97%) Web Services
12 17 (7.62%) CSS3
12 17 (7.62%) REST
13 16 (7.17%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (6.73%) Node.js
15 14 (6.28%) React
16 13 (5.83%) .NET Core
16 13 (5.83%) Ajax
17 11 (4.93%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.97%) Computer Science
2 12 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.38%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (3.14%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.79%) User Experience
5 2 (0.90%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (0.90%) Derivative
5 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.90%) PKI
6 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.45%) Fintech
6 1 (0.45%) FMCG
6 1 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.45%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Robotics
6 1 (0.45%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.17%) Windows
2 15 (6.73%) Linux
3 6 (2.69%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.69%) Unix
4 3 (1.35%) Android
5 2 (0.90%) Debian
5 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.90%) SUSE
5 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (20.63%) TDD
3 43 (19.28%) MVC
4 42 (18.83%) BDD
5 40 (17.94%) Front End Development
6 34 (15.25%) Test Automation
7 30 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (11.66%) Scrum
9 25 (11.21%) CRM
10 24 (10.76%) Open Source
11 23 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (7.17%) Microservices
13 15 (6.73%) DevOps
13 15 (6.73%) Web Development
14 13 (5.83%) Data Modelling
14 13 (5.83%) Workflow
15 12 (5.38%) Project Management
16 10 (4.48%) Unit Testing
17 9 (4.04%) ETL
18 8 (3.59%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 94 (42.15%) JavaScript
2 74 (33.18%) C#
3 52 (23.32%) SQL
4 25 (11.21%) ES6
5 23 (10.31%) ECMAScript
6 21 (9.42%) Java
7 14 (6.28%) PHP
8 11 (4.93%) VB.NET
9 10 (4.48%) T-SQL
10 9 (4.04%) Shell Script
11 8 (3.59%) Perl
12 6 (2.69%) TypeScript
13 5 (2.24%) C++
13 5 (2.24%) Python
14 4 (1.79%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.79%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.79%) VBA
15 3 (1.35%) C
15 3 (1.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (10.76%) Degree
2 19 (8.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (4.93%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.48%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) HNC
5 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.24%) QA
2 3 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.45%) GDPR
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (5.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.90%) Ansible
2 1 (0.45%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (10.76%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.42%) Twitter
3 17 (7.62%) Oracle
4 8 (3.59%) Sitecore
5 7 (3.14%) Tableau
6 6 (2.69%) DevExpress
6 6 (2.69%) IBM
7 5 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.24%) Sybase
8 4 (1.79%) Xamarin
9 3 (1.35%) HP
9 3 (1.35%) SAP
10 2 (0.90%) Autodesk
10 2 (0.90%) Capita
10 2 (0.90%) Cognos
10 2 (0.90%) Informatica
10 2 (0.90%) Lotus
10 2 (0.90%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.90%) Remedy
11 1 (0.45%) Serena