Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 300 270 285
Rank change year-on-year -30 +15 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 77 95 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.47% 0.59% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.62% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 68 63
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +12.68% -2.07%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £298
90th Percentile £450 £491 £474
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South East median hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £36.25
90th Percentile £47.50 - £38.75
England median hourly rate £28.00 £41.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -32.53% -4.60% +24.29%

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 15,518 15,317 16,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.72% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,291 9,080 9,816
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.96%
10th Percentile £258 £240 £236
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 615 754
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -8.21% +12.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +8.39%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +5 42 £425 +6.25% 21
Oxfordshire +22 31 £425 -5.56% 7
Hampshire -12 23 £418 +9.87% 4
Surrey -38 11 £381 -1.61% 6
Buckinghamshire +7 6 £350 -6.67% 5
Berkshire -3 5 £440 +10.00% 9
Kent +12 1 - - 5
Applications Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 47 (61.04%) JavaScript
2 45 (58.44%) HTML
3 42 (54.55%) CSS
4 37 (48.05%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (45.45%) AngularJS
6 33 (42.86%) jQuery
7 31 (40.26%) User Experience
8 30 (38.96%) Test Automation
9 29 (37.66%) Microservices
10 27 (35.06%) UX Design
11 24 (31.17%) Go
12 17 (22.08%) SQL
13 16 (20.78%) Mobile App
14 14 (18.18%) Oracle
15 13 (16.88%) XML
16 12 (15.58%) XSLT
16 12 (15.58%) PL/SQL
16 12 (15.58%) Web Services
16 12 (15.58%) Java
16 12 (15.58%) C#
17 11 (14.29%) C++
17 11 (14.29%) Android
18 10 (12.99%) SQLPlus
18 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
19 9 (11.69%) Oracle Application Server
19 9 (11.69%) Citrix
19 9 (11.69%) .NET
19 9 (11.69%) RESTful
19 9 (11.69%) Angular 2
20 8 (10.39%) Mobile 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 9 (11.69%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (3.90%) Apache
2 3 (3.90%) CMS
3 2 (2.60%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.60%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.60%) GemFire
3 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.30%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.30%) Liferay
4 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) Boomi
2 4 (5.19%) PaaS
3 3 (3.90%) Google Play
4 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.99%) SQLPlus
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.90%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.60%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.60%) Big Data
4 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.60%) HBase
4 2 (2.60%) MySQL
4 2 (2.60%) OLTP
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.49%) TeamCity
3 4 (5.19%) Gradle
4 3 (3.90%) Android Studio
4 3 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (3.90%) Hudson
4 3 (3.90%) Subversion
5 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.60%) IntelliJ
5 2 (2.60%) JUnit
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.30%) WebStorm
General
1 8 (10.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (58.44%) HTML
2 42 (54.55%) CSS
3 35 (45.45%) AngularJS
4 33 (42.86%) jQuery
5 13 (16.88%) XML
6 12 (15.58%) Web Services
6 12 (15.58%) XSLT
7 9 (11.69%) .NET
7 9 (11.69%) Angular 2
7 9 (11.69%) RESTful
8 8 (10.39%) Ionic Framework
8 8 (10.39%) SOAP
8 8 (10.39%) XSL
9 7 (9.09%) HTML5
10 6 (7.79%) Apache Cordova
11 5 (6.49%) Spring
11 5 (6.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (5.19%) Apache FOP
12 4 (5.19%) JSON
13 3 (3.90%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (40.26%) User Experience
2 16 (20.78%) Mobile App
3 6 (7.79%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (6.49%) Data Structures
5 4 (5.19%) Virtual Team
6 3 (3.90%) Fintech
7 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.30%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.29%) Android
2 8 (10.39%) Apple iOS
3 7 (9.09%) Linux
4 3 (3.90%) Windows
4 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.60%) AIX
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (2.60%) Unix
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.05%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (38.96%) Test Automation
3 29 (37.66%) Microservices
4 27 (35.06%) UX Design
5 8 (10.39%) Android Development
5 8 (10.39%) Mobile Development
5 8 (10.39%) OO
6 6 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.49%) iOS Development
8 4 (5.19%) Front End Development
8 4 (5.19%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (5.19%) Scrum
9 3 (3.90%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (3.90%) CRM
9 3 (3.90%) HOOD
9 3 (3.90%) MVC
9 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.90%) SOLID
9 3 (3.90%) Validation
9 3 (3.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 47 (61.04%) JavaScript
2 24 (31.17%) Go
3 17 (22.08%) SQL
4 12 (15.58%) C#
4 12 (15.58%) Java
4 12 (15.58%) PL/SQL
5 11 (14.29%) C++
6 5 (6.49%) Objective-C
7 3 (3.90%) PHP
7 3 (3.90%) VB
8 2 (2.60%) Java 8
8 2 (2.60%) Python
8 2 (2.60%) Scala
8 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.30%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.30%) ES6
9 1 (1.30%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.60%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.60%) Degree
4 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (2.60%) Docker
1 2 (2.60%) HDFS
2 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) Oracle
2 9 (11.69%) Citrix
3 8 (10.39%) Dell
4 7 (9.09%) Northgate
5 3 (3.90%) Apple
5 3 (3.90%) Google
5 3 (3.90%) IBM
5 3 (3.90%) Xamarin
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.60%) SAP