Period
to 5 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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
England > South East
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,674 3,403 3,704
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 17.31% 21.62% 22.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.44% 22.89% 23.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,113 2,451 2,672
Median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £306
90th Percentile £567 £569 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 40 36
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31.25 £34.43 £8.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £57.75 £51.63
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% -

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 9,076 14,868 15,882
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.87% 94.47% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,318 8,994 9,312
Median daily rate £434 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 617 614
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +10.79% +3.57%
10th Percentile £12.40 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.50 £50.85 £50.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - -

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the South East

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Developer in the South East

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in the South East

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Developer in the South East

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Developer in the South East

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 Developer within the South East region over the 6 months to 5 April 2020. 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 +1 767 £450 +5.88% 340
Berkshire +2 424 £431 -4.22% 146
Hampshire -3 343 £444 -1.39% 163
Surrey 0 256 £438 -7.89% 207
Buckinghamshire 0 204 £425 - 60
West Sussex 0 139 £450 - 61
Oxfordshire 0 138 £450 +5.88% 134
East Sussex 0 91 £375 -11.76% 55
Kent -2 52 £400 -5.88% 48
Sussex +2 8 £481 +2.39%
Middlesex -3 2 £340 -32.00% 1
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 578 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
2 530 (31.66%) SQL
3 510 (30.47%) JavaScript
4 454 (27.12%) .NET
5 423 (25.27%) C#
6 362 (21.62%) Java
7 361 (21.57%) HTML
8 315 (18.82%) CSS
9 292 (17.44%) SQL Server
10 288 (17.20%) Azure
11 244 (14.58%) Scrum
12 216 (12.90%) MVC
13 214 (12.78%) Oracle
14 212 (12.66%) Microsoft
15 211 (12.60%) AngularJS
16 202 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
17 196 (11.71%) Git (software)
18 185 (11.05%) Security Cleared
19 181 (10.81%) TDD
20 172 (10.27%) ASP.NET
21 165 (9.86%) Python
22 158 (9.44%) React
23 155 (9.26%) ETL
24 154 (9.20%) Finance
25 151 (9.02%) Web Services
26 147 (8.78%) Test Automation
27 144 (8.60%) DevOps
28 142 (8.48%) PL/SQL
29 141 (8.42%) Migration
30 140 (8.36%) Node.js

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 56 (3.35%) Confluence
2 47 (2.81%) WebSphere
3 45 (2.69%) CMS
4 42 (2.51%) SharePoint
5 40 (2.39%) WebLogic
6 39 (2.33%) Apache
7 37 (2.21%) Tomcat
8 24 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
8 24 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
8 24 (1.43%) Umbraco
9 16 (0.96%) Drupal
10 15 (0.90%) SAP Portal
11 14 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (0.66%) Apache Spark
12 11 (0.66%) Documentum
12 11 (0.66%) EPiServer
12 11 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
13 9 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (0.54%) IIS
14 8 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
4 4 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.24%) SPSS
5 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.18%) XMetaL
6 2 (0.12%) InDesign
6 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.060%) InVision
7 1 (0.060%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 43 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
3 29 (1.73%) Maximo
4 23 (1.37%) Oracle Payables
5 18 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
6 17 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
7 16 (0.96%) Magento
7 16 (0.96%) Oracle Cash Management
8 9 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
10 6 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
10 6 (0.36%) SAP PSCD
11 5 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
11 5 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
12 4 (0.24%) Shopify
13 3 (0.18%) Remedy AR System
13 3 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 288 (17.20%) Azure
2 140 (8.36%) AWS
3 72 (4.30%) Power Platform
4 66 (3.94%) Serverless
5 38 (2.27%) SaaS
6 37 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
7 35 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
8 31 (1.85%) Amazon S3
9 22 (1.31%) Azure Functions
10 21 (1.25%) GitHub
11 19 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
12 17 (1.02%) GCP
13 15 (0.90%) PaaS
14 12 (0.72%) Boomi
15 11 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (0.66%) npm
16 10 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
16 10 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
16 10 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
17 9 (0.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.85%) HTTP
2 13 (0.78%) Internet
3 10 (0.60%) FTP
4 9 (0.54%) SNMP
5 8 (0.48%) SSL
6 6 (0.36%) AMQP
6 6 (0.36%) DNS
6 6 (0.36%) Network Security
6 6 (0.36%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.30%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.18%) Skype
9 2 (0.12%) 4G
9 2 (0.12%) Intranet
9 2 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.060%) 2G
10 1 (0.060%) 3G
10 1 (0.060%) DSL
10 1 (0.060%) Firewall
10 1 (0.060%) MQTT
10 1 (0.060%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 98 (5.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 97 (5.79%) Data Warehouse
4 74 (4.42%) Relational Database
5 68 (4.06%) MySQL
6 66 (3.94%) Power BI
7 65 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 57 (3.41%) MongoDB
9 54 (3.23%) Oracle Database
10 52 (3.11%) Big Data
11 48 (2.87%) Oracle ODI
12 41 (2.45%) Oracle BI EE
13 37 (2.21%) Data Lake
14 36 (2.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 35 (2.09%) NoSQL
15 35 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
16 32 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 28 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
18 26 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
19 24 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 196 (11.71%) Git (software)
2 90 (5.38%) JIRA
3 84 (5.02%) Jenkins
4 50 (2.99%) Selenium
5 43 (2.57%) Visual Studio
6 40 (2.39%) Cucumber
7 31 (1.85%) Bitbucket
8 30 (1.79%) JUnit
8 30 (1.79%) Subversion
9 29 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (1.49%) Maven
11 23 (1.37%) Eclipse
12 18 (1.08%) GitLab
13 17 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
14 15 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 15 (0.90%) IntelliJ
14 15 (0.90%) ProC
15 14 (0.84%) SonarQube
16 13 (0.78%) gulp
16 13 (0.78%) webpack
General
1 154 (9.20%) Finance
2 65 (3.88%) Public Sector
3 36 (2.15%) Retail
4 35 (2.09%) Banking
5 32 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.49%) General Ledger
6 25 (1.49%) Marketing
7 19 (1.14%) Law
8 14 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.72%) Publishing
10 9 (0.54%) Electronics
11 8 (0.48%) Legal
12 7 (0.42%) Automotive
13 5 (0.30%) Back Office
13 5 (0.30%) Local Government
14 4 (0.24%) Games
14 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.18%) Billing
15 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.12%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 454 (27.12%) .NET
2 361 (21.57%) HTML
3 315 (18.82%) CSS
4 211 (12.60%) AngularJS
5 172 (10.27%) ASP.NET
6 158 (9.44%) React
7 151 (9.02%) Web Services
8 140 (8.36%) Node.js
9 132 (7.89%) Spring
10 131 (7.83%) XML
11 129 (7.71%) HTML5
12 127 (7.59%) RESTful
13 114 (6.81%) .NET Framework
14 112 (6.69%) REST
15 108 (6.45%) jQuery
16 98 (5.85%) JSON
17 89 (5.32%) ASP.NET Web API
18 85 (5.08%) .NET Core
19 75 (4.48%) SOAP
20 70 (4.18%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 86 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (2.69%) Mobile App
3 40 (2.39%) User Experience
4 35 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
5 27 (1.61%) Data Structures
6 24 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (0.66%) W3C
8 10 (0.60%) Algorithms
8 10 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 9 (0.54%) Derivative
9 9 (0.54%) e-Learning
10 8 (0.48%) Analytical Mindset
10 8 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (0.42%) EPoS
11 7 (0.42%) NHS
11 7 (0.42%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.36%) Cloud Native
13 5 (0.30%) Life Science
13 5 (0.30%) Mashup
Operating Systems
1 99 (5.91%) Linux
2 66 (3.94%) Windows
3 42 (2.51%) Android
4 34 (2.03%) Unix
5 30 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 15 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (0.78%) Windows Server
8 12 (0.72%) AIX
8 12 (0.72%) CentOS
8 12 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
9 11 (0.66%) Debian
9 11 (0.66%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.54%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.30%) OpenVMS
12 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.18%) zOS
13 2 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (14.58%) Scrum
3 216 (12.90%) MVC
4 202 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
5 181 (10.81%) TDD
6 155 (9.26%) ETL
7 147 (8.78%) Test Automation
8 144 (8.60%) DevOps
9 141 (8.42%) Migration
10 125 (7.47%) Microservices
11 121 (7.23%) Web Development
12 107 (6.39%) Front End Development
13 106 (6.33%) Unit Testing
14 103 (6.15%) Data Modelling
15 101 (6.03%) Software Engineering
16 94 (5.62%) Problem-Solving
17 83 (4.96%) Analytics
17 83 (4.96%) SDLC
18 76 (4.54%) OO
19 74 (4.42%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 530 (31.66%) SQL
2 510 (30.47%) JavaScript
3 423 (25.27%) C#
4 362 (21.62%) Java
5 165 (9.86%) Python
6 142 (8.48%) PL/SQL
7 102 (6.09%) T-SQL
8 76 (4.54%) PHP
9 70 (4.18%) C++
10 68 (4.06%) TypeScript
11 66 (3.94%) Java 8
12 59 (3.52%) Shell Script
13 54 (3.23%) C
14 52 (3.11%) Scala
15 36 (2.15%) Ruby
16 29 (1.73%) ABAP
17 25 (1.49%) VB.NET
18 23 (1.37%) Kotlin
19 16 (0.96%) Apple Swift
19 16 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 185 (11.05%) Security Cleared
2 136 (8.12%) SC Cleared
3 73 (4.36%) Degree
4 30 (1.79%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.30%) MCITP
8 5 (0.30%) MCSE
8 5 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.24%) MCAD
9 4 (0.24%) MCPD
10 3 (0.18%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.18%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.12%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.12%) PhD
12 1 (0.060%) MCP
12 1 (0.060%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.45%) QA
2 16 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.54%) WCAG
4 4 (0.24%) SEPA
4 4 (0.24%) SLA
5 3 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.12%) GDPR
6 2 (0.12%) PMO
7 1 (0.060%) HL7
7 1 (0.060%) SNOMED CT
7 1 (0.060%) WAI
System Software
1 69 (4.12%) Docker
2 21 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.66%) HDFS
4 6 (0.36%) NFS
5 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.060%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.060%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 50 (2.99%) Kubernetes
2 30 (1.79%) Terraform
3 19 (1.14%) Ansible
4 11 (0.66%) MIIS
5 8 (0.48%) Kibana
6 5 (0.30%) Grafana
6 5 (0.30%) Netcool
6 5 (0.30%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 4 (0.24%) Amdocs OSS
7 4 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.18%) Consul
8 3 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.18%) Oozie
8 3 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.18%) Packer
9 2 (0.12%) logstash
9 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.12%) OpenNebula
9 2 (0.12%) Puppet
10 1 (0.060%) cPanel
Vendors
1 214 (12.78%) Oracle
2 212 (12.66%) Microsoft
3 71 (4.24%) SAP
4 38 (2.27%) Google
5 34 (2.03%) Tableau
5 34 (2.03%) Talend
6 31 (1.85%) webMethods
7 29 (1.73%) IBM
8 26 (1.55%) Adobe
9 23 (1.37%) Xamarin
10 22 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (1.25%) BEA
12 20 (1.19%) ServiceNow
13 14 (0.84%) AppDynamics
14 12 (0.72%) Atlassian
14 12 (0.72%) Dell
15 11 (0.66%) Sitecore
16 10 (0.60%) Databricks
17 7 (0.42%) Borland
17 7 (0.42%) MicroStrategy