Period
to 20 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 201 241 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 14.21% 16.35% 15.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.09% 17.55% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 186 125
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £375 £319 £300
90th Percentile £550 £500 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Reading median hourly rate £48.75 - £26.50
10th Percentile £34.63 - £15.00
90th Percentile £61.88 - £57.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £48.75 £8.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +509.38% -69.81% +194.44%

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 1,332 1,373 1,160
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.20% 93.15% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 835 593
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £262 £250 £205
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £415 £413
% change year-on-year +8.43% +0.61% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 40 84
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.30% +43.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.81 £9.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £48.88 £55.08
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.21% +26.67% +7.14%

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 20 July 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Reading over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 89 (44.28%) .NET
2 86 (42.79%) C#
2 86 (42.79%) JavaScript
3 75 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (31.84%) TDD
5 62 (30.85%) CSS
6 58 (28.86%) HTML
7 52 (25.87%) MVC
8 49 (24.38%) Microsoft Azure
8 49 (24.38%) .NET Core
9 47 (23.38%) AngularJS
10 42 (20.90%) Git (software)
10 42 (20.90%) Java
11 39 (19.40%) BDD
12 36 (17.91%) SQL
13 35 (17.41%) ASP.NET
14 34 (16.92%) SQL Server
15 33 (16.42%) OO
16 28 (13.93%) ASP.NET Web API
17 25 (12.44%) TypeScript
17 25 (12.44%) Node.js
17 25 (12.44%) SOAP
18 23 (11.44%) OOP
18 23 (11.44%) RESTful
18 23 (11.44%) DevOps
19 22 (10.95%) Jenkins
19 22 (10.95%) ASP.NET MVC
20 21 (10.45%) Security Cleared
20 21 (10.45%) Spring
20 21 (10.45%) jQuery

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 (6.47%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.99%) Apache
3 4 (1.99%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.49%) CMS
4 3 (1.49%) JBoss
5 1 (0.50%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.50%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.50%) Confluence
5 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.50%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.50%) Mule
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.49%) Maximo
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.50%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.50%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (24.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (9.45%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.49%) Serverless
5 4 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (1.99%) SaaS
6 3 (1.49%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.50%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.50%) GitHub
8 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.48%) Network Security
2 2 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.50%) HTTP
3 1 (0.50%) Internet
3 1 (0.50%) SMPP
3 1 (0.50%) SSH
3 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.49%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (2.49%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.99%) Cosmos DB
4 4 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.99%) MySQL
4 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.49%) Power BI
6 2 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.00%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.50%) IDMS
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.50%) QlikView
7 1 (0.50%) Redis
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.50%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 42 (20.90%) Git (software)
2 22 (10.95%) Jenkins
3 17 (8.46%) Visual Studio Team System
4 15 (7.46%) Maven
5 9 (4.48%) JIRA
5 9 (4.48%) JUnit
5 9 (4.48%) Mockito
5 9 (4.48%) Subversion
6 8 (3.98%) Jasmine
6 8 (3.98%) jMock
6 8 (3.98%) SonarQube
7 7 (3.48%) Cucumber
7 7 (3.48%) DbUnit
8 6 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (2.99%) Bitbucket
8 6 (2.99%) Karma Test Runner
8 6 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (2.99%) webpack
9 5 (2.49%) gulp
9 5 (2.49%) Protractor
General
1 14 (6.97%) Finance
2 3 (1.49%) Marketing
2 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.00%) Retail
4 1 (0.50%) Automotive
4 1 (0.50%) Banking
4 1 (0.50%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (44.28%) .NET
2 62 (30.85%) CSS
3 58 (28.86%) HTML
4 49 (24.38%) .NET Core
5 47 (23.38%) AngularJS
6 35 (17.41%) ASP.NET
7 28 (13.93%) ASP.NET Web API
8 25 (12.44%) Node.js
8 25 (12.44%) SOAP
9 23 (11.44%) RESTful
10 22 (10.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (10.45%) jQuery
11 21 (10.45%) React
11 21 (10.45%) Spring
12 20 (9.95%) .NET Framework
13 18 (8.96%) Angular 2
14 17 (8.46%) CSS3
14 17 (8.46%) XML
15 16 (7.96%) Web Services
16 14 (6.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (2.49%) Mobile App
2 5 (2.49%) User Experience
3 4 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.00%) Cloud Native
4 2 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.50%) iPad
5 1 (0.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.98%) Windows
2 7 (3.48%) Android
3 5 (2.49%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.49%) Linux
5 2 (1.00%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.50%) Unix
6 1 (0.50%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (31.84%) TDD
3 52 (25.87%) MVC
4 39 (19.40%) BDD
5 33 (16.42%) OO
6 23 (11.44%) DevOps
6 23 (11.44%) OOP
7 21 (10.45%) Microservices
7 21 (10.45%) Scrum
8 15 (7.46%) Unit Testing
9 14 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (6.97%) Web Design
10 13 (6.47%) Front End Development
10 13 (6.47%) Responsive Web Design
11 12 (5.97%) Kanban
11 12 (5.97%) Software Engineering
11 12 (5.97%) SOLID
11 12 (5.97%) Web Development
12 11 (5.47%) E-Commerce
12 11 (5.47%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 86 (42.79%) C#
1 86 (42.79%) JavaScript
2 42 (20.90%) Java
3 36 (17.91%) SQL
4 25 (12.44%) TypeScript
5 18 (8.96%) T-SQL
6 7 (3.48%) PL/SQL
6 7 (3.48%) Python
7 6 (2.99%) Java 8
8 5 (2.49%) ES6
8 5 (2.49%) Kotlin
8 5 (2.49%) PHP
8 5 (2.49%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.99%) C++
10 3 (1.49%) Apple Swift
10 3 (1.49%) C
10 3 (1.49%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.00%) ABAP
11 2 (1.00%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.00%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.45%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.48%) Degree
4 4 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.99%) ISEB
4 4 (1.99%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.48%) QA
2 4 (1.99%) WCAG
3 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.50%) NIST
3 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (8.46%) Docker
2 5 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (9.95%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.99%) Ansible
2 4 (1.99%) Terraform
3 1 (0.50%) Grafana
3 1 (0.50%) Graphite
3 1 (0.50%) MIIS
3 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (7.46%) Oracle
2 14 (6.97%) Sitecore
3 8 (3.98%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.99%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.49%) Google
5 5 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.49%) VMware
6 4 (1.99%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 3 (1.49%) Apple
7 3 (1.49%) Tableau
8 2 (1.00%) Samsung
8 2 (1.00%) SAP
9 1 (0.50%) Appcelerator
9 1 (0.50%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.50%) Autodesk
9 1 (0.50%) ESRI
9 1 (0.50%) IBM
9 1 (0.50%) Infor
9 1 (0.50%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.50%) Sun