The median contractor rate for a Developer was £396 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
England / South East
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1511 1604 1664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.54% 17.40% 16.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.78% 18.31% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 1142 970
Median daily rate £396 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 34 49
Median hourly rate £43.25 £44.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.70% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £18.31 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.60 £58.93 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7272 8761 9239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4116 5354 4947
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 446
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the South East

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 Developer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in the South East

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the South East over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in the South East

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in the South East

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the South East over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +4 292 £390 +11.42% 145
Surrey +1 235 £400 - 104
Berkshire +3 226 £400 +6.66% 85
Buckinghamshire -2 218 £375 +5.63% 59
Oxfordshire 0 197 £405 +8.00% 103
West Sussex 0 121 £413 +10.00% 53
East Sussex 0 89 £345 +2.98% 39
Kent 0 86 £338 - 42
Middlesex +2 24 £394 -1.56% 1
Home Counties 0 6 £300 -
Sussex +4 2 £390 - 2
Thames Valley - 2 - -
Developer
England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 1211 (40.84%) JavaScript
2 1163 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
3 988 (33.32%) HTML
4 928 (31.30%) CSS
5 848 (28.60%) .NET
6 844 (28.47%) Java
7 821 (27.69%) SQL
8 802 (27.05%) C#
9 579 (19.53%) SQL Server
10 562 (18.95%) AngularJS
11 547 (18.45%) MVC
12 454 (15.31%) Oracle
13 441 (14.87%) Git (software)
14 439 (14.81%) HTML5
15 436 (14.70%) TDD
16 434 (14.64%) jQuery
17 427 (14.40%) Web Services
18 392 (13.22%) XML
18 392 (13.22%) Scrum
19 375 (12.65%) Web Development
20 365 (12.31%) Linux
21 364 (12.28%) ASP.NET
22 355 (11.97%) Front End Development
23 353 (11.91%) CSS3
24 342 (11.53%) REST
25 332 (11.20%) Finance
26 324 (10.93%) Microsoft
27 318 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
28 316 (10.66%) Spring
29 237 (7.99%) .NET Framework

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 134 (4.52%) CMS
2 102 (3.44%) Apache
3 99 (3.34%) JBoss
4 98 (3.31%) Tomcat
5 72 (2.43%) SharePoint
6 65 (2.19%) WebSphere
7 57 (1.92%) Confluence
8 55 (1.85%) WebLogic
9 52 (1.75%) EPiServer
10 51 (1.72%) Apache Spark
11 50 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 45 (1.52%) IIS
13 39 (1.32%) Drupal
14 33 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
14 33 (1.11%) Umbraco
15 31 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
16 30 (1.01%) nginx
17 28 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
18 25 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 25 (0.84%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 117 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 52 (1.75%) Photoshop
3 27 (0.91%) MS Office
4 15 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 14 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.13%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.13%) GIMP
8 3 (0.10%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.067%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.034%) FreeHand
10 1 (0.034%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 61 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
3 24 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
4 18 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 16 (0.54%) Magento
6 12 (0.40%) SAP BPC
7 10 (0.34%) Maximo
8 9 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
8 9 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.30%) Temenos T24
9 7 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
10 6 (0.20%) HFM
10 6 (0.20%) Markit EDM
10 6 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 5 (0.17%) SAP PSCD
12 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
12 3 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
12 3 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 2 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 116 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (2.19%) GitHub
4 33 (1.11%) PaaS
5 24 (0.81%) SaaS
6 19 (0.64%) Boomi
6 19 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (0.54%) Office 365
9 15 (0.51%) Google App Engine
10 14 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
10 14 (0.47%) Google Analytics
11 13 (0.44%) Google Compute Engine
11 13 (0.44%) IaaS
12 12 (0.40%) Google Play
13 10 (0.34%) OpenShift
14 8 (0.27%) Force.com
15 7 (0.24%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 5 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 100 (3.37%) HTTP
2 45 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 29 (0.98%) Intranet
4 22 (0.74%) SSH
4 22 (0.74%) SSL
5 18 (0.61%) Internet
6 16 (0.54%) ICMP
6 16 (0.54%) LDAP
7 14 (0.47%) HTTPS
8 13 (0.44%) FTP
9 9 (0.30%) Bluetooth
10 8 (0.27%) DNS
10 8 (0.27%) RFID
10 8 (0.27%) SNMP
11 7 (0.24%) LAN
12 5 (0.17%) AMQP
12 5 (0.17%) Extranet
13 4 (0.13%) Firewall
13 4 (0.13%) VoIP
14 3 (0.10%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 579 (19.53%) SQL Server
2 173 (5.83%) MySQL
3 171 (5.77%) Oracle Database
4 148 (4.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 129 (4.35%) Relational Database
6 128 (4.32%) NoSQL
7 126 (4.25%) MongoDB
8 116 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
9 92 (3.10%) Hadoop
10 91 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
11 80 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
11 80 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 76 (2.56%) Big Data
13 68 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
14 62 (2.09%) SQL Server 2014
15 56 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
15 56 (1.89%) RDBMS
16 43 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 38 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
18 35 (1.18%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 441 (14.87%) Git (software)
2 201 (6.78%) Jenkins
3 177 (5.97%) Maven
4 164 (5.53%) Subversion
5 162 (5.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 146 (4.92%) JUnit
7 142 (4.79%) JIRA
8 117 (3.95%) Visual Studio
9 98 (3.31%) Eclipse
10 95 (3.20%) Selenium
11 72 (2.43%) Gradle
12 67 (2.26%) Ant
13 65 (2.19%) Grunt
14 62 (2.09%) Mockito
15 60 (2.02%) Cucumber
16 48 (1.62%) gulp
16 48 (1.62%) Talend Open Studio
17 45 (1.52%) TeamCity
18 44 (1.48%) Bitbucket
19 42 (1.42%) IntelliJ
General
1 332 (11.20%) Finance
2 122 (4.11%) Banking
3 76 (2.56%) Marketing
4 71 (2.39%) Advertising
5 66 (2.23%) Publishing
6 51 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 50 (1.69%) Retail
8 21 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 20 (0.67%) Electronics
9 20 (0.67%) Games
10 17 (0.57%) Back Office
11 13 (0.44%) Legal
12 12 (0.40%) Automotive
13 11 (0.37%) German Language
14 9 (0.30%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.24%) Military
15 7 (0.24%) Spanish Language
16 6 (0.20%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.20%) Front Office
16 6 (0.20%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 988 (33.32%) HTML
2 928 (31.30%) CSS
3 848 (28.60%) .NET
4 562 (18.95%) AngularJS
5 439 (14.81%) HTML5
6 434 (14.64%) jQuery
7 427 (14.40%) Web Services
8 392 (13.22%) XML
9 364 (12.28%) ASP.NET
10 353 (11.91%) CSS3
11 342 (11.53%) REST
12 316 (10.66%) Spring
13 237 (7.99%) .NET Framework
14 233 (7.86%) JSON
15 212 (7.15%) Node.js
16 199 (6.71%) Ajax
17 193 (6.51%) RESTful
18 184 (6.21%) React
19 169 (5.70%) ASP.NET Web API
20 167 (5.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 150 (5.06%) User Experience
2 109 (3.68%) Mobile App
3 86 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (2.26%) Computer Science
5 51 (1.72%) Algorithms
5 51 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
7 26 (0.88%) Client/Server
8 19 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
9 18 (0.61%) N-Tier
10 12 (0.40%) iPhone
10 12 (0.40%) Mainframe
10 12 (0.40%) Replication
11 11 (0.37%) Management Information System
12 10 (0.34%) W3C
13 9 (0.30%) iPad
14 8 (0.27%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.24%) AS400
15 7 (0.24%) CMDB
16 6 (0.20%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 365 (12.31%) Linux
2 199 (6.71%) Windows
3 181 (6.10%) Unix
4 114 (3.84%) Android
5 54 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 33 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (1.05%) Ubuntu
8 22 (0.74%) CentOS
9 20 (0.67%) Debian
10 18 (0.61%) Windows Server
11 16 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 13 (0.44%) AIX
13 12 (0.40%) Solaris
14 7 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.17%) MVS
15 5 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
17 3 (0.10%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 2 (0.067%) Windows 8
19 1 (0.034%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1163 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
2 547 (18.45%) MVC
3 436 (14.70%) TDD
4 392 (13.22%) Scrum
5 375 (12.65%) Web Development
6 355 (11.97%) Front End Development
7 318 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
8 219 (7.39%) Unit Testing
9 195 (6.58%) OO
10 194 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
11 162 (5.46%) BDD
12 156 (5.26%) ETL
13 150 (5.06%) DevOps
14 148 (4.99%) Software Engineering
15 131 (4.42%) Open Source
16 126 (4.25%) E-Commerce
17 116 (3.91%) SDLC
18 111 (3.74%) Migration
19 109 (3.68%) Microservices
19 109 (3.68%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1211 (40.84%) JavaScript
2 844 (28.47%) Java
3 821 (27.69%) SQL
4 802 (27.05%) C#
5 232 (7.82%) Python
6 154 (5.19%) PHP
7 134 (4.52%) Scala
8 129 (4.35%) C++
9 123 (4.15%) T-SQL
10 122 (4.11%) PL/SQL
11 97 (3.27%) VB.NET
12 91 (3.07%) Ruby
13 74 (2.50%) C
14 70 (2.36%) Shell Script
15 65 (2.19%) Groovy
16 47 (1.59%) Perl
17 43 (1.45%) VB
18 36 (1.21%) TypeScript
19 35 (1.18%) Bash Shell
20 34 (1.15%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 224 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 173 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 122 (4.11%) Degree
4 33 (1.11%) DV Cleared
5 13 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.30%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.24%) Sun Certification
8 6 (0.20%) BC Cleared
8 6 (0.20%) ISEB
9 5 (0.17%) HNC
10 3 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.10%) CCA
10 3 (0.10%) MCITP
10 3 (0.10%) OCPJP
10 3 (0.10%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.034%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.034%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.034%) MCSD
11 1 (0.034%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.034%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (1.55%) QA
2 18 (0.61%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.17%) PA-DSS
5 5 (0.17%) WCAG
6 4 (0.13%) SDET
7 3 (0.10%) PMO
7 3 (0.10%) SLA
8 2 (0.067%) HL7
8 2 (0.067%) ISO13485
9 1 (0.034%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.034%) IFRS
9 1 (0.034%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.034%) MISRA
9 1 (0.034%) WAI
System Software
1 95 (3.20%) Docker
2 15 (0.51%) HDFS
3 8 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.24%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.067%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.067%) Varnish
8 1 (0.034%) Firmware
8 1 (0.034%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.034%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.034%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 49 (1.65%) Ansible
2 47 (1.59%) Puppet
3 21 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (0.67%) SELinux
5 13 (0.44%) Kubernetes
6 12 (0.40%) Oozie
7 11 (0.37%) Kibana
8 9 (0.30%) Grafana
9 7 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (0.24%) WMI
10 5 (0.17%) Mesos
10 5 (0.17%) Terraform
11 4 (0.13%) Marathon
11 4 (0.13%) QRadar
12 3 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.10%) WebSphere Cast Iron
13 2 (0.067%) Consul
13 2 (0.067%) HP Fortify
13 2 (0.067%) logstash
13 2 (0.067%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 454 (15.31%) Oracle
2 324 (10.93%) Microsoft
3 74 (2.50%) Google
4 72 (2.43%) SAP
5 53 (1.79%) Sitecore
6 48 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
6 48 (1.62%) Talend
7 44 (1.48%) IBM
8 42 (1.42%) Adobe
9 35 (1.18%) Xamarin
10 27 (0.91%) Tableau
11 26 (0.88%) ServiceNow
12 23 (0.78%) Red Hat
13 20 (0.67%) ATG
14 19 (0.64%) Cognos
14 19 (0.64%) Telerik
15 18 (0.61%) Dell
15 18 (0.61%) Zend
16 17 (0.57%) Cloudera
17 16 (0.54%) Splunk
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 per Day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 PD
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £190 to £210 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £475 Per Day 450-475 (flex)
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £475 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £420 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £375 per day for 3 months (rolling)
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £325 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 3 days ago