Period
to 23 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 165 288 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 12.19% 19.38% 19.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.14% 21.25% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 231 186
Reading median daily rate £430 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £300
90th Percentile £553 £550 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £438 £388
% change year-on-year -2.86% +12.90% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Reading median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -16.67% -2.17%
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.45% -9.38% -3.03%

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 1,256 1,355 1,144
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.76% 91.18% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 769 735
Reading median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £185 £275 £256
90th Percentile £594 £600 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 36 31
Reading median hourly rate £18.75 £40.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.13% +175.86% -
10th Percentile £15.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.25 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.86 £14.50
% change year-on-year +26.10% +9.38% -1.69%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 74 (44.85%) .NET
2 65 (39.39%) C#
3 55 (33.33%) SQL
4 53 (32.12%) JavaScript
5 41 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (24.24%) SQL Server
7 36 (21.82%) MVC
7 36 (21.82%) Azure
8 31 (18.79%) Oracle
9 30 (18.18%) ASP.NET
10 29 (17.58%) CSS
10 29 (17.58%) HTML
11 24 (14.55%) AngularJS
12 21 (12.73%) Java
12 21 (12.73%) Migration
12 21 (12.73%) Scrum
13 20 (12.12%) T-SQL
13 20 (12.12%) ASP.NET Web API
14 19 (11.52%) Web Services
15 18 (10.91%) Test Automation
15 18 (10.91%) DevOps
16 17 (10.30%) SDLC
16 17 (10.30%) .NET Core
16 17 (10.30%) ASP.NET MVC
17 16 (9.70%) Git (software)
17 16 (9.70%) Maximo
17 16 (9.70%) TDD
18 15 (9.09%) PL/SQL
18 15 (9.09%) Unit Testing
19 14 (8.48%) WebSphere

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 14 (8.48%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.64%) Oracle Service Bus
2 6 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (2.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.82%) CMS
4 3 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.21%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (9.70%) Maximo
2 3 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.61%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 36 (21.82%) Azure
2 13 (7.88%) AWS
3 3 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.82%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (1.82%) npm
3 3 (1.82%) OpenShift
3 3 (1.82%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.21%) SaaS
5 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.61%) GCP
5 1 (0.61%) GitHub
5 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.42%) Network Security
2 2 (1.21%) HTTP
3 1 (0.61%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 9 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.45%) MySQL
4 7 (4.24%) Oracle ODI
4 7 (4.24%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (3.64%) Spatial Data
6 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (2.42%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.82%) Oracle Smart View
8 3 (1.82%) Power BI
8 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.21%) DB2
9 2 (1.21%) MOLAP
9 2 (1.21%) ROLAP
9 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (9.70%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.67%) JIRA
3 10 (6.06%) Selenium
4 9 (5.45%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (4.24%) NUnit
6 3 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.82%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.82%) gulp
6 3 (1.82%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.82%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.82%) PowerBuilder
6 3 (1.82%) ProC
6 3 (1.82%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.21%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (1.21%) Maven
8 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.61%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.61%) JUnit
8 1 (0.61%) Mockito
8 1 (0.61%) Xcode
General
1 6 (3.64%) Public Sector
2 3 (1.82%) Finance
3 2 (1.21%) Marketing
4 1 (0.61%) Billing
4 1 (0.61%) Legal
4 1 (0.61%) Police
4 1 (0.61%) Publishing
4 1 (0.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (44.85%) .NET
2 30 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 29 (17.58%) CSS
3 29 (17.58%) HTML
4 24 (14.55%) AngularJS
5 20 (12.12%) ASP.NET Web API
6 19 (11.52%) Web Services
7 17 (10.30%) .NET Core
7 17 (10.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (8.48%) React
9 13 (7.88%) RESTful
10 12 (7.27%) Node.js
10 12 (7.27%) Vue.js
11 11 (6.67%) Express
11 11 (6.67%) SOAP
12 10 (6.06%) ASP.NET Core
12 10 (6.06%) Oracle Fusion
13 9 (5.45%) GraphQL
14 8 (4.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 8 (4.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.27%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.64%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.42%) User Experience
4 3 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.21%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.61%) CMDB
6 1 (0.61%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.61%) iPad
6 1 (0.61%) iPhone
6 1 (0.61%) NHS
6 1 (0.61%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.64%) Windows
2 5 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.82%) Android
4 2 (1.21%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) Linux
5 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.61%) OpenVMS
5 1 (0.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (21.82%) MVC
3 21 (12.73%) Migration
3 21 (12.73%) Scrum
4 18 (10.91%) DevOps
4 18 (10.91%) Test Automation
5 17 (10.30%) SDLC
6 16 (9.70%) TDD
7 15 (9.09%) Unit Testing
8 14 (8.48%) OO
9 13 (7.88%) Web Development
10 11 (6.67%) ETL
10 11 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
10 11 (6.67%) Web Design
11 10 (6.06%) Deployment Automation
11 10 (6.06%) Kanban
11 10 (6.06%) Microservices
12 9 (5.45%) BDD
13 8 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (4.85%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 65 (39.39%) C#
2 55 (33.33%) SQL
3 53 (32.12%) JavaScript
4 21 (12.73%) Java
5 20 (12.12%) T-SQL
6 15 (9.09%) PL/SQL
7 11 (6.67%) Python
8 5 (3.03%) Scala
8 5 (3.03%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.42%) Java 8
9 4 (2.42%) Ruby
10 3 (1.82%) Fortran
11 2 (1.21%) C
11 2 (1.21%) F#
11 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.61%) ABAP
12 1 (0.61%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.61%) COBOL
12 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.45%) Degree
3 6 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.21%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.21%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (5.45%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.64%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.21%) MIIS
3 1 (0.61%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 31 (18.79%) Oracle
2 13 (7.88%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.24%) Sitecore
4 4 (2.42%) Adobe
5 3 (1.82%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.82%) Tableau
6 2 (1.21%) SAP
6 2 (1.21%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.61%) Apple
7 1 (0.61%) Blackboard
7 1 (0.61%) Cramer
7 1 (0.61%) Google
7 1 (0.61%) IBM
7 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.61%) Snow
7 1 (0.61%) Talend
7 1 (0.61%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.61%) Workday