Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 327 299 296
Rank change year-on-year -28 -3 -34
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 64 84 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.50% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.53% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 59 41
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £345 £323 £306
90th Percentile £443 £500 £475
England median daily rate £420 £413 £415
% change year-on-year +1.82% -0.60% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -4.26% +16.05% -10.00%

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 15,884 15,963 15,085
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.30% 94.40% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,571 9,526 8,963
South East median daily rate £425 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.18% +6.06% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £556
England median daily rate £462 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 601 628 758
South East median hourly rate £20.08 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.93 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.05% +3.89% -

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 December 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 December 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 +25 38 £425 -5.56% 11
Oxfordshire +22 26 £425 -5.56% 2
Hampshire -21 21 £420 +15.07% 3
Berkshire +1 7 £431 +32.69% 7
Buckinghamshire +12 5 £330 -5.71% 2
Surrey -25 3 £350 -6.67% 2
West Sussex -16 1 £450 +16.13% 1
Applications Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 33 (51.56%) JavaScript
2 32 (50.00%) HTML
2 32 (50.00%) CSS
3 30 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (42.19%) User Experience
5 24 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 24 (37.50%) Microservices
5 24 (37.50%) AngularJS
6 23 (35.94%) UX Design
7 21 (32.81%) jQuery
8 20 (31.25%) Go
9 13 (20.31%) Mobile App
10 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
11 11 (17.19%) Web Services
11 11 (17.19%) Oracle
11 11 (17.19%) C++
12 10 (15.63%) SQL
12 10 (15.63%) XML
13 9 (14.06%) PL/SQL
13 9 (14.06%) C#
14 8 (12.50%) Java
14 8 (12.50%) XSLT
14 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
15 7 (10.94%) Android
15 7 (10.94%) Oracle Application Server
15 7 (10.94%) XSL
15 7 (10.94%) SOAP
15 7 (10.94%) OO
15 7 (10.94%) .NET
15 7 (10.94%) Linux

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 7 (10.94%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (3.13%) Apache
2 2 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (3.13%) GemFire
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.56%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Boomi
2 5 (7.81%) PaaS
3 4 (6.25%) GitHub
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.56%) Google Play
5 1 (1.56%) npm
5 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQLPlus
2 2 (3.13%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.13%) Big Data
2 2 (3.13%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.13%) HBase
2 2 (3.13%) OLTP
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.56%) Cloudant
3 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.56%) MySQL
3 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.56%) Power BI
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.25%) Android Studio
3 3 (4.69%) Gradle
3 3 (4.69%) JUnit
3 3 (4.69%) Subversion
4 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.13%) IntelliJ
4 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.56%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.56%) git-flow
5 1 (1.56%) GitLab
5 1 (1.56%) GoogleTest
5 1 (1.56%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.56%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.56%) NUnit
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.56%) Protractor
5 1 (1.56%) Selenium
General
1 6 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (50.00%) CSS
1 32 (50.00%) HTML
2 24 (37.50%) AngularJS
3 21 (32.81%) jQuery
4 11 (17.19%) Web Services
5 10 (15.63%) XML
6 8 (12.50%) XSLT
7 7 (10.94%) .NET
7 7 (10.94%) SOAP
7 7 (10.94%) XSL
8 6 (9.38%) Angular 2
9 5 (7.81%) JSON
9 5 (7.81%) RESTful
10 4 (6.25%) Apache FOP
10 4 (6.25%) HTML5
10 4 (6.25%) Spring
11 3 (4.69%) J2EE
11 3 (4.69%) REST
11 3 (4.69%) WPF
12 2 (3.13%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 27 (42.19%) User Experience
2 13 (20.31%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.81%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.13%) Fintech
4 2 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.13%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.56%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.56%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.94%) Android
1 7 (10.94%) Linux
2 4 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.69%) Unix
3 3 (4.69%) Windows
4 2 (3.13%) AIX
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (37.50%) Microservices
2 24 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 23 (35.94%) UX Design
4 7 (10.94%) OO
5 6 (9.38%) Android Development
5 6 (9.38%) TDD
6 4 (6.25%) HOOD
6 4 (6.25%) Scrum
7 3 (4.69%) BDD
7 3 (4.69%) iOS Development
7 3 (4.69%) SOLID
7 3 (4.69%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.13%) Acceptance Criteria
8 2 (3.13%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (3.13%) Mobile Development
8 2 (3.13%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (3.13%) Release Train
8 2 (3.13%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 2 (3.13%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 33 (51.56%) JavaScript
2 20 (31.25%) Go
3 11 (17.19%) C++
4 10 (15.63%) SQL
5 9 (14.06%) C#
5 9 (14.06%) PL/SQL
6 8 (12.50%) Java
7 2 (3.13%) Java 8
7 2 (3.13%) Scala
7 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.13%) VB
8 1 (1.56%) C
8 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.56%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (3.13%) HDFS
2 1 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Oracle
2 7 (10.94%) Citrix
3 6 (9.38%) Dell
3 6 (9.38%) Northgate
4 4 (6.25%) Xamarin
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco
5 2 (3.13%) Google
5 2 (3.13%) IBM
6 1 (1.56%) Apple
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.56%) SAP