Period
to 18 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 June 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.

Application Developer
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 312 296 286
Rank change year-on-year -16 -10 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 53 65 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.42% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.45% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 84
South East median daily rate £423 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £331 £270 £265
90th Percentile £503 £459 £473
England median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
South East median hourly rate - £46.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.67% -
England median hourly rate £19.00 £39.50 £40.88
% change year-on-year -51.90% -3.36% +19.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,523 14,514 17,084
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.46% 94.35% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,118 8,351 10,333
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% +0.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £248 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +3.81% +2.00% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 654 691 761
South East median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -12.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.38
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% -6.25% +14.29%

Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Developer in the South East

Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Developer in the South East

Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Developer in the South East

Applications Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Developer in the South East

Applications Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -11 25 £425 +6.25% 24
Oxfordshire +11 13 £425 +54.55% 6
Surrey -31 13 £400 - 13
Hampshire -19 11 £398 +4.61% 7
Berkshire -11 9 £450 +12.50% 15
Buckinghamshire +3 3 £350 -12.50% 3
West Sussex - 3 £413 -
Kent +6 1 - - 6
Applications Developer
England

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, Applications 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 South East region featuring Applications Developer in the job title.

1 32 (60.38%) JavaScript
2 28 (52.83%) HTML
3 24 (45.28%) AngularJS
4 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (39.62%) CSS
6 16 (30.19%) Java
6 16 (30.19%) User Experience
6 16 (30.19%) Test Automation
7 15 (28.30%) HTML5
7 15 (28.30%) jQuery
8 13 (24.53%) Mobile App
8 13 (24.53%) Microservices
8 13 (24.53%) C#
8 13 (24.53%) .NET
9 12 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (20.75%) Android
11 10 (18.87%) TeamCity
11 10 (18.87%) SQL
11 10 (18.87%) Ionic Framework
11 10 (18.87%) RESTful
12 9 (16.98%) XML
12 9 (16.98%) XSLT
13 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET
13 8 (15.09%) Python
13 8 (15.09%) UX Design
13 8 (15.09%) Apple iOS
13 8 (15.09%) Android Development
13 8 (15.09%) Apache Cordova
13 8 (15.09%) Mobile Development
14 7 (13.21%) Front End Development

Applications Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (5.66%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (3.77%) CMS
2 2 (3.77%) Confluence
2 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.89%) Apache
3 1 (1.89%) Liferay
3 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (9.43%) PaaS
2 3 (5.66%) Boomi
2 3 (5.66%) Firebase
2 3 (5.66%) Google Play
2 3 (5.66%) npm
2 3 (5.66%) SaaS
3 2 (3.77%) GitHub
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.55%) SQLPlus
2 3 (5.66%) SQLite
3 2 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.89%) DB2
4 1 (1.89%) MySQL
4 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (18.87%) TeamCity
2 7 (13.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 7 (13.21%) Jenkins
3 5 (9.43%) Gradle
4 3 (5.66%) Ant
4 3 (5.66%) Bower
4 3 (5.66%) gulp
4 3 (5.66%) Hudson
4 3 (5.66%) JIRA
4 3 (5.66%) MSBuild
4 3 (5.66%) PostCSS
4 3 (5.66%) Subversion
5 2 (3.77%) Selenium
6 1 (1.89%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.89%) JUnit
6 1 (1.89%) NSubstitute
6 1 (1.89%) QUnit
6 1 (1.89%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.89%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (52.83%) HTML
2 24 (45.28%) AngularJS
3 21 (39.62%) CSS
4 15 (28.30%) HTML5
4 15 (28.30%) jQuery
5 13 (24.53%) .NET
6 10 (18.87%) Ionic Framework
6 10 (18.87%) RESTful
7 9 (16.98%) XML
7 9 (16.98%) XSLT
8 8 (15.09%) Apache Cordova
8 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET
9 7 (13.21%) CSS3
10 6 (11.32%) Node.js
11 5 (9.43%) Angular 2
11 5 (9.43%) JSON
11 5 (9.43%) React
11 5 (9.43%) Sass
11 5 (9.43%) Web Services
12 3 (5.66%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.19%) User Experience
2 13 (24.53%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.55%) Data Structures
4 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.66%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.77%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.89%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.89%) Fintech
6 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Android
2 8 (15.09%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.66%) Linux
3 3 (5.66%) Windows
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.89%) AIX
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) Test Automation
3 13 (24.53%) Microservices
4 12 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (15.09%) Android Development
5 8 (15.09%) Mobile Development
5 8 (15.09%) UX Design
6 7 (13.21%) DevOps
6 7 (13.21%) Front End Development
7 6 (11.32%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (11.32%) Web Development
8 5 (9.43%) iOS Development
9 4 (7.55%) Mobile Application Development
9 4 (7.55%) Scrum
9 4 (7.55%) Workflow
10 3 (5.66%) Change Management
10 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
10 3 (5.66%) Cross-Platform Development
10 3 (5.66%) MVC
10 3 (5.66%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 32 (60.38%) JavaScript
2 16 (30.19%) Java
3 13 (24.53%) C#
4 10 (18.87%) SQL
5 8 (15.09%) Python
6 5 (9.43%) Objective-C
6 5 (9.43%) PL/SQL
6 5 (9.43%) Scala
7 4 (7.55%) C++
7 4 (7.55%) Go
8 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.66%) PHP
9 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.77%) VB
10 1 (1.89%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.89%) ES6
10 1 (1.89%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.89%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Ansible
1 3 (5.66%) Puppet
2 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.77%) Salt
3 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Oracle
2 4 (7.55%) Xamarin
3 3 (5.66%) Apple
3 3 (5.66%) Citrix
3 3 (5.66%) Dell
3 3 (5.66%) Google
4 2 (3.77%) Capita
4 2 (3.77%) IBM
4 2 (3.77%) Northgate
4 2 (3.77%) SAP
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.89%) SaltStack