The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 2 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 112 128 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 17.00% 12.69% 17.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.12% 13.78% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 99 115
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £329 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £20.75 £9.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

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 618 929 944
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.78% 92.07% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 505 513
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 41 24
Median hourly rate £15.00 £50.28 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.16% +139.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in Reading

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 109 (43.60%) JavaScript
2 76 (30.40%) HTML
3 74 (29.60%) C#
4 73 (29.20%) Java
5 72 (28.80%) CSS
6 67 (26.80%) .NET
6 67 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
7 66 (26.40%) SQL
8 64 (25.60%) AngularJS
9 57 (22.80%) SQL Server
10 48 (19.20%) Security Cleared
11 41 (16.40%) Front End Development
12 37 (14.80%) SC Cleared
12 37 (14.80%) MVC
13 36 (14.40%) Git (software)
14 34 (13.60%) Linux
14 34 (13.60%) Oracle
15 32 (12.80%) Python
15 32 (12.80%) Finance
16 29 (11.60%) Microsoft
16 29 (11.60%) TDD
17 28 (11.20%) Scrum
17 28 (11.20%) HTML5
18 27 (10.80%) Hadoop
18 27 (10.80%) Unix
19 26 (10.40%) jQuery
19 26 (10.40%) DevOps
20 24 (9.60%) Data Protection
20 24 (9.60%) CSS3
21 21 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (5.60%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (4.80%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.40%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.00%) Apache
4 5 (2.00%) CMS
5 4 (1.60%) ColdFusion
5 4 (1.60%) Oracle Spatial
6 3 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.20%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.20%) JBoss
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.80%) Confluence
7 2 (0.80%) Facebook Platform
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle BPEL
7 2 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.80%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.40%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.40%) ExpressionEngine
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.20%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.80%) MS Office
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 21 (8.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.60%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (2.40%) Maximo
4 4 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (1.20%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.80%) Sonata
7 1 (0.40%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.00%) IaaS
2 5 (2.00%) PaaS
3 3 (1.20%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.00%) SSH
2 18 (7.20%) HTTP
3 16 (6.40%) ICMP
3 16 (6.40%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.00%) RFID
5 2 (0.80%) Internet
6 1 (0.40%) DSL
6 1 (0.40%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.40%) Network Security
6 1 (0.40%) SMPP
6 1 (0.40%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (22.80%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.80%) Hadoop
3 13 (5.20%) Big Data
4 10 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 10 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.40%) Apache Hive
7 6 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.00%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.60%) Geospatial Data
9 4 (1.60%) GIS
9 4 (1.60%) HBase
9 4 (1.60%) Impala
9 4 (1.60%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (14.40%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.20%) Maven
3 12 (4.80%) Jenkins
4 11 (4.40%) JUnit
5 8 (3.20%) Eclipse
6 7 (2.80%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.40%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.40%) Jasmine
7 6 (2.40%) JIRA
8 5 (2.00%) Grunt
8 5 (2.00%) gulp
9 4 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.60%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.60%) webpack
10 3 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.20%) Bower
10 3 (1.20%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (1.20%) Selenium
11 2 (0.80%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 32 (12.80%) Finance
2 8 (3.20%) Marketing
2 8 (3.20%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.00%) Electronics
4 4 (1.60%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.60%) Publishing
5 3 (1.20%) German Language
5 3 (1.20%) Italian Language
5 3 (1.20%) Japanese Language
5 3 (1.20%) Korean Language
5 3 (1.20%) Russian Language
5 3 (1.20%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.80%) Banking
6 2 (0.80%) Games
6 2 (0.80%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
7 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (30.40%) HTML
2 72 (28.80%) CSS
3 67 (26.80%) .NET
4 64 (25.60%) AngularJS
5 28 (11.20%) HTML5
6 26 (10.40%) jQuery
7 24 (9.60%) CSS3
8 21 (8.40%) ASP.NET
9 19 (7.60%) Spring
10 18 (7.20%) Web Services
11 16 (6.40%) XML
12 13 (5.20%) Hibernate
12 13 (5.20%) WCF
13 11 (4.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (4.00%) Entity Framework
14 10 (4.00%) REST
15 9 (3.60%) Node.js
16 8 (3.20%) Sass
17 7 (2.80%) Backbone.js
17 7 (2.80%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.40%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.40%) User Experience
3 5 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.20%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.20%) Replication
4 3 (1.20%) W3C
5 2 (0.80%) Algorithms
5 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.40%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.40%) iPad
6 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.40%) NHS
6 1 (0.40%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.60%) Linux
2 27 (10.80%) Unix
3 21 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (8.00%) CentOS
4 20 (8.00%) Debian
4 20 (8.00%) Ubuntu
5 12 (4.80%) Windows
6 2 (0.80%) Android
7 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (16.40%) Front End Development
3 37 (14.80%) MVC
4 29 (11.60%) TDD
5 28 (11.20%) Scrum
6 26 (10.40%) DevOps
7 24 (9.60%) Data Protection
8 21 (8.40%) CRM
9 19 (7.60%) Open Source
10 18 (7.20%) Prototyping
11 17 (6.80%) Unit Testing
11 17 (6.80%) Web Development
12 14 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (4.40%) BDD
14 11 (4.40%) ETL
15 10 (4.00%) Waterfall
16 8 (3.20%) OO
16 8 (3.20%) Performance Tuning
17 7 (2.80%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 109 (43.60%) JavaScript
2 74 (29.60%) C#
3 73 (29.20%) Java
4 66 (26.40%) SQL
5 32 (12.80%) Python
6 21 (8.40%) Bash Shell
7 13 (5.20%) PL/SQL
8 10 (4.00%) Apex Code
8 10 (4.00%) C
9 9 (3.60%) T-SQL
10 8 (3.20%) C++
11 5 (2.00%) Scala
12 4 (1.60%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.60%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.20%) Go
13 3 (1.20%) PHP
14 2 (0.80%) ECMAScript
14 2 (0.80%) ES6
14 2 (0.80%) Ruby
15 1 (0.40%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 48 (19.20%) Security Cleared
2 37 (14.80%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.40%) Degree
4 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.60%) Sun Certification
5 3 (1.20%) MCITP
6 2 (0.80%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.80%) HNC
7 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.60%) QA
2 3 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) IFRS
3 1 (0.40%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (4.00%) Docker
2 3 (1.20%) HDFS
3 2 (0.80%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 20 (8.00%) SELinux
2 16 (6.40%) Ansible
3 4 (1.60%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.20%) WMI
5 2 (0.80%) Oozie
6 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.40%) Puppet
6 1 (0.40%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.40%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 34 (13.60%) Oracle
2 29 (11.60%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (2.40%) Adobe
4 6 (2.40%) SAP
5 5 (2.00%) IBM
6 4 (1.60%) Thunderhead
7 3 (1.20%) Google
8 2 (0.80%) Ab Initio
8 2 (0.80%) Facebook
8 2 (0.80%) HP
8 2 (0.80%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.80%) Serena
8 2 (0.80%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.80%) Twitter
9 1 (0.40%) Avaya
9 1 (0.40%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.40%) GENBAND
9 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.40%) Tableau
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