Period
to 20 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 244 245 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.97% 17.01% 15.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.29% 18.66% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 163 293
Reading median daily rate £375 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +6.45% +10.71%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £280
90th Percentile £500 £510 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 15
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £42.50 £15.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £15.00 £40.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £25.75 £27.75
% change year-on-year +55.34% -7.21% -14.62%

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 1,146 1,313 1,849
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 91.18% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 673 1,071
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £257 £216 £226
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 81 122
Reading median hourly rate £14.25 £14.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.79% -47.17% +41.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £32.65 £55.00 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year -3.33% -22.08% +13.24%

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 February 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 20 February 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.

1 102 (41.80%) JavaScript
2 90 (36.89%) HTML
3 87 (35.66%) C#
4 80 (32.79%) CSS
5 79 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (32.38%) AngularJS
6 73 (29.92%) .NET
7 71 (29.10%) TDD
8 53 (21.72%) Front End Development
9 50 (20.49%) Sass
10 49 (20.08%) MVC
11 48 (19.67%) BDD
12 47 (19.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 47 (19.26%) SQL Server
13 45 (18.44%) SQL
14 44 (18.03%) HTML5
15 42 (17.21%) ASP.NET
16 37 (15.16%) CRM
17 35 (14.34%) Test Automation
18 34 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
18 34 (13.93%) Java
19 33 (13.52%) Git (software)
20 32 (13.11%) Open Source
21 31 (12.70%) Twitter
21 31 (12.70%) ES6
21 31 (12.70%) Degree
22 30 (12.30%) webpack
23 29 (11.89%) gulp
23 29 (11.89%) Microsoft Azure
23 29 (11.89%) Computer Science

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 (5.33%) IIS
2 10 (4.10%) Confluence
3 9 (3.69%) CMS
4 7 (2.87%) WordPress
5 6 (2.46%) nginx
6 5 (2.05%) Apache
7 4 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.23%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.23%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.82%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.41%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.41%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.41%) Facebook Platform
10 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.41%) Liferay
10 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.41%) uWSGI
10 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.82%) Autodesk Inventor
2 2 (0.82%) MicroStation
2 2 (0.82%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (0.82%) XMetaL
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.05%) Maximo
2 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.82%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.82%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.41%) Magento
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.41%) Sonata
4 1 (0.41%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (11.07%) npm
3 10 (4.10%) IaaS
3 10 (4.10%) PaaS
4 8 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.23%) GitHub
5 3 (1.23%) SaaS
6 2 (0.82%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.41%) Route 53
7 1 (0.41%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.92%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.10%) Firewall
3 8 (3.28%) SMTP
4 4 (1.64%) Internet
5 3 (1.23%) HTTP
6 2 (0.82%) FTP
6 2 (0.82%) SSH
7 1 (0.41%) DNS
7 1 (0.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (19.26%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.79%) MySQL
3 12 (4.92%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (4.92%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.05%) Power BI
7 4 (1.64%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.23%) Datazen
8 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.23%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.23%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.82%) Big Data
9 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 33 (13.52%) Git (software)
2 30 (12.30%) webpack
3 29 (11.89%) gulp
4 28 (11.48%) Jasmine
4 28 (11.48%) Karma Test Runner
4 28 (11.48%) Protractor
5 20 (8.20%) Visual Studio
6 16 (6.56%) JIRA
6 16 (6.56%) Octopus Deploy
7 14 (5.74%) Maven
8 13 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (4.10%) Eclipse
9 10 (4.10%) NuGet
9 10 (4.10%) TeamCity
10 7 (2.87%) Bitbucket
11 6 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.64%) Vagrant
13 3 (1.23%) Grunt
13 3 (1.23%) Jenkins
14 2 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (5.74%) Finance
2 9 (3.69%) Banking
3 5 (2.05%) Marketing
4 2 (0.82%) Legal
5 1 (0.41%) Advertising
5 1 (0.41%) French Language
5 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.41%) Law
5 1 (0.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (36.89%) HTML
2 80 (32.79%) CSS
3 79 (32.38%) AngularJS
4 73 (29.92%) .NET
5 50 (20.49%) Sass
6 47 (19.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 44 (18.03%) HTML5
8 42 (17.21%) ASP.NET
9 24 (9.84%) XML
10 23 (9.43%) .NET Core
11 22 (9.02%) React
11 22 (9.02%) REST
12 21 (8.61%) Angular 2
12 21 (8.61%) jQuery
13 20 (8.20%) CSS3
14 18 (7.38%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (7.38%) Web Services
15 14 (5.74%) Node.js
15 14 (5.74%) RESTful
16 13 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.89%) Computer Science
2 19 (7.79%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.82%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (0.82%) Derivative
5 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.82%) PKI
5 2 (0.82%) Wiki
6 1 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.41%) Fintech
6 1 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.41%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.41%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.41%) Robotics
6 1 (0.41%) Tandem
6 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.07%) Windows
2 20 (8.20%) Linux
3 7 (2.87%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.87%) Unix
4 4 (1.64%) Android
5 3 (1.23%) Debian
6 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.82%) SUSE
6 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (29.10%) TDD
3 53 (21.72%) Front End Development
4 49 (20.08%) MVC
5 48 (19.67%) BDD
6 37 (15.16%) CRM
7 35 (14.34%) Test Automation
8 34 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (13.11%) Open Source
10 28 (11.48%) Microservices
10 28 (11.48%) Scrum
11 19 (7.79%) DevOps
11 19 (7.79%) Multithreading
12 13 (5.33%) Web Development
13 12 (4.92%) Low Latency
13 12 (4.92%) SDLC
14 11 (4.51%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (3.69%) Change Control
15 9 (3.69%) Data Modelling
16 8 (3.28%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (41.80%) JavaScript
2 87 (35.66%) C#
3 45 (18.44%) SQL
4 34 (13.93%) Java
5 31 (12.70%) ES6
6 28 (11.48%) ES7
7 16 (6.56%) PHP
8 13 (5.33%) C++
9 10 (4.10%) CQL
10 9 (3.69%) TypeScript
11 6 (2.46%) Python
11 6 (2.46%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.05%) VBA
13 4 (1.64%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.64%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.64%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.64%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.64%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.23%) C
14 3 (1.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (12.70%) Degree
2 27 (11.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (7.38%) Security Cleared
4 17 (6.97%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.41%) MCITP
5 1 (0.41%) MCPD
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.69%) ISO 9001
1 9 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.64%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.64%) SLA
3 2 (0.82%) GDPR
3 2 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 10 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.28%) Docker
3 1 (0.41%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.41%) HDFS
3 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (4.10%) Opsview
2 3 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.82%) SELinux
3 2 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (12.70%) Twitter
2 23 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.38%) Oracle
4 10 (4.10%) VMware
5 8 (3.28%) Sitecore
6 7 (2.87%) DevExpress
7 6 (2.46%) Capita
8 4 (1.64%) Google
8 4 (1.64%) Tableau
8 4 (1.64%) Xamarin
8 4 (1.64%) Zend
9 3 (1.23%) HP
9 3 (1.23%) IBM
9 3 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.23%) SAP
9 3 (1.23%) Sybase
10 2 (0.82%) Autodesk
10 2 (0.82%) Cognos
10 2 (0.82%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.41%) Apple