Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Slough during the 6 months to 21 August 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 > Slough
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 5 6
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 79 33 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 25.73% 11.54% 13.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.78% 12.45% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 26 35
Slough median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +18.64%
10th Percentile £325 £308 £250
90th Percentile £490 £456 £445
Berkshire median daily rate £410 £404 £388
% change year-on-year +1.55% +4.19% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £26.50 £9.00
% change year-on-year -69.81% +194.44% -71.20%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough. 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
Slough
Contract vacancies in Slough with a recognized job title 295 265 297
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 92.66% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 181 194
Slough median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £140 £213 £225
90th Percentile £538 £540 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +6.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 10
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £15.55 £11.13 £10.95
90th Percentile £20.40 £17.50 £25.25
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% -30.00%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Slough

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Slough.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Slough

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Slough over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Slough

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Slough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Slough

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 Slough region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 31 (39.24%) PHP
2 28 (35.44%) JavaScript
3 25 (31.65%) HTML
3 25 (31.65%) OO
4 24 (30.38%) E-Commerce
5 22 (27.85%) Magento
6 20 (25.32%) CSS
7 18 (22.78%) OO PHP
8 16 (20.25%) HTML5
9 14 (17.72%) Front End Development
9 14 (17.72%) Finance
10 11 (13.92%) SQL Server
10 11 (13.92%) CSS3
11 10 (12.66%) SQL
11 10 (12.66%) Python
11 10 (12.66%) Telecoms
12 9 (11.39%) REST
12 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (10.13%) RESTful
13 8 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (10.13%) TDD
14 7 (8.86%) SOAP
14 7 (8.86%) MySQL
14 7 (8.86%) Sass
14 7 (8.86%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (7.59%) PHPUnit
15 6 (7.59%) React
15 6 (7.59%) .NET
15 6 (7.59%) Java

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 7 (8.86%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (7.59%) Drupal
3 5 (6.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (6.33%) Apache Spark
3 5 (6.33%) LiveCycle
4 2 (2.53%) SAS
4 2 (2.53%) WordPress
5 1 (1.27%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 22 (27.85%) Magento
2 3 (3.80%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) GitHub
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.27%) Force.com
3 1 (1.27%) PaaS
3 1 (1.27%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) Firewall
1 3 (3.80%) HTTP
1 3 (3.80%) Internet
1 3 (3.80%) SSH
1 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.27%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) MySQL
3 5 (6.33%) Big Data
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.80%) Apache Hive
5 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.80%) Flink
5 3 (3.80%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.80%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.80%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.53%) Base SAS
6 2 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.53%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (2.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.27%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.27%) OLTP
7 1 (1.27%) Redis
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.59%) PHPUnit
2 5 (6.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.53%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.27%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.27%) GitLab
4 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.27%) Selenium
4 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.27%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (17.72%) Finance
2 10 (12.66%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.33%) Legal
4 4 (5.06%) Games
5 1 (1.27%) Advertising
5 1 (1.27%) Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Publishing
5 1 (1.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (31.65%) HTML
2 20 (25.32%) CSS
3 16 (20.25%) HTML5
4 11 (13.92%) CSS3
5 9 (11.39%) REST
6 8 (10.13%) RESTful
7 7 (8.86%) Sass
7 7 (8.86%) SOAP
8 6 (7.59%) .NET
8 6 (7.59%) React
8 6 (7.59%) Symfony
9 5 (6.33%) jQuery
9 5 (6.33%) React Native
10 4 (5.06%) AngularJS
10 4 (5.06%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (5.06%) LAMP
10 4 (5.06%) LESS
10 4 (5.06%) Node.js
11 3 (3.80%) Web Services
11 3 (3.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.06%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.53%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.53%) e-Health
5 1 (1.27%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.27%) NHS
5 1 (1.27%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Linux
2 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.65%) OO
2 24 (30.38%) E-Commerce
3 18 (22.78%) OO PHP
4 14 (17.72%) Front End Development
5 8 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (10.13%) TDD
6 6 (7.59%) Migration
7 5 (6.33%) Data Protection
7 5 (6.33%) ETL
7 5 (6.33%) OOP
7 5 (6.33%) Open Source
7 5 (6.33%) Web Development
7 5 (6.33%) Workflow
8 4 (5.06%) Analytics
8 4 (5.06%) Big Data Analytics
8 4 (5.06%) Data Analytics
8 4 (5.06%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (5.06%) MVC
9 3 (3.80%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.24%) PHP
2 28 (35.44%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.66%) Python
3 10 (12.66%) SQL
4 6 (7.59%) C#
4 6 (7.59%) Java
5 5 (6.33%) C++
6 4 (5.06%) C
6 4 (5.06%) MATLAB
7 3 (3.80%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.53%) Ruby
8 2 (2.53%) Scala
8 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.53%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.27%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.27%) ES6
9 1 (1.27%) Java 8
9 1 (1.27%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (2.53%) Degree
2 1 (1.27%) MCSE
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Capistrano
1 2 (2.53%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (6.33%) Adobe
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.80%) SAP
3 3 (3.80%) Twitter
4 2 (2.53%) CA
4 2 (2.53%) Cisco
4 2 (2.53%) NetApp
4 2 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.27%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.27%) Tableau