Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 304 278 244
Rank change year-on-year -26 -34 +44
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 69 68 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.44% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.47% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 41 98
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £300
90th Percentile £515 £563 £569
England median daily rate £420 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +4.67% +0.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South East median hourly rate - - £38.75
England median hourly rate £47.00 £40.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +16.05% -10.00% +50.00%

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 15,519 14,500 17,250
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.12% 93.75% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,293 8,571 10,198
South East median daily rate £423 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.75% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 740 892
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.31 £10.14
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.05 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.48% -0.61% +12.12%

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 January 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 January 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 -8 35 £410 +21.48% 16
Buckinghamshire -14 17 £350 +9.38% 3
Oxfordshire -4 14 £425 +30.77% 7
Surrey -16 13 £400 +22.61% 8
Hampshire -5 11 £350 +1.45% 6
East Sussex -7 5 £588 +80.77% 4
Berkshire -24 4 £325 -14.75% 6
Middlesex +1 2 £500 +11.11%
West Sussex -8 2 £400 +14.29% 5
Kent -15 1 £525 - 7
Applications Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Applications Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Applications Developer in the job title.

1 30 (43.48%) Java
2 22 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (30.43%) JavaScript
4 18 (26.09%) SQL
5 17 (24.64%) JIRA
6 15 (21.74%) .NET
7 14 (20.29%) Oracle
8 13 (18.84%) Unix
9 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
10 10 (14.49%) Banking
10 10 (14.49%) Finance
10 10 (14.49%) C#
10 10 (14.49%) Python
10 10 (14.49%) AngularJS
11 9 (13.04%) Jenkins
11 9 (13.04%) Impala
11 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
11 9 (13.04%) HTML
11 9 (13.04%) Web Services
12 8 (11.59%) JSON
13 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (10.14%) Test Automation
13 7 (10.14%) Scala
13 7 (10.14%) Middleware
14 6 (8.70%) OOP
14 6 (8.70%) Linux
14 6 (8.70%) J2EE
14 6 (8.70%) HTML5
14 6 (8.70%) jQuery
14 6 (8.70%) Docker

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 4 (5.80%) Apache Solr
1 4 (5.80%) Apache Spark
1 4 (5.80%) WebLogic
1 4 (5.80%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (2.90%) CMS
3 2 (2.90%) Confluence
4 1 (1.45%) Apache TomEE
4 1 (1.45%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.45%) JBoss
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.35%) PaaS
2 3 (4.35%) SaaS
3 2 (2.90%) GitHub
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.45%) Firebase
4 1 (1.45%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.45%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (1.45%) npm
4 1 (1.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) Intranet
2 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) Impala
3 5 (7.25%) Apache Hive
3 5 (7.25%) Data Lake
3 5 (7.25%) Hadoop
3 5 (7.25%) MongoDB
3 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.25%) Spotfire
4 4 (5.80%) MySQL
5 3 (4.35%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (2.90%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.90%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (1.45%) Big Data
7 1 (1.45%) GIS
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.45%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 17 (24.64%) JIRA
2 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.70%) GitLab
4 5 (7.25%) Maven
5 4 (5.80%) Eclipse
5 4 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.35%) Subversion
6 3 (4.35%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.90%) jMock
7 2 (2.90%) JUnit
7 2 (2.90%) Mockito
7 2 (2.90%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.45%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.45%) Bower
8 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.45%) FishEye
8 1 (1.45%) Gradle
General
1 10 (14.49%) Banking
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) .NET
2 10 (14.49%) AngularJS
3 9 (13.04%) HTML
3 9 (13.04%) Web Services
4 8 (11.59%) JSON
5 7 (10.14%) Middleware
6 6 (8.70%) HTML5
6 6 (8.70%) J2EE
6 6 (8.70%) jQuery
6 6 (8.70%) REST
7 5 (7.25%) Hibernate
8 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
8 4 (5.80%) CSS
8 4 (5.80%) XML
9 3 (4.35%) Apache Camel
9 3 (4.35%) Laravel
9 3 (4.35%) Node.js
9 3 (4.35%) SOAP
9 3 (4.35%) Struts
9 3 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) User Experience
2 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.35%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.35%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.90%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.84%) Unix
2 6 (8.70%) Linux
3 4 (5.80%) Windows
4 3 (4.35%) Solaris
5 2 (2.90%) Android
6 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (10.14%) Test Automation
3 6 (8.70%) OOP
4 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (7.25%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (7.25%) Fraud Detection
4 5 (7.25%) Microservices
4 5 (7.25%) Migration
5 4 (5.80%) OO
5 4 (5.80%) Scrum
5 4 (5.80%) Software Engineering
5 4 (5.80%) UX Design
6 3 (4.35%) CRM
6 3 (4.35%) Data Modelling
6 3 (4.35%) Multithreading
6 3 (4.35%) RAD
6 3 (4.35%) Release Management
6 3 (4.35%) Time Management
6 3 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (43.48%) Java
2 21 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 18 (26.09%) SQL
4 10 (14.49%) C#
4 10 (14.49%) Python
5 7 (10.14%) Scala
6 4 (5.80%) PHP
7 3 (4.35%) C++
7 3 (4.35%) Korn
7 3 (4.35%) Objective-C
7 3 (4.35%) Perl
8 2 (2.90%) C
8 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.45%) Ruby
9 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Control-M
2 1 (1.45%) Ansible
2 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) Oracle
2 5 (7.25%) Cloudera
2 5 (7.25%) IBM
2 5 (7.25%) Tableau
3 3 (4.35%) Xamarin
3 3 (4.35%) Zend
4 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.90%) SAP
5 1 (1.45%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.45%) Capita
5 1 (1.45%) Civica
5 1 (1.45%) Google
5 1 (1.45%) HP
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.45%) SaltStack