Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 February 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.

Developer
England > South East
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 3,616 3,017 3,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.73% 19.41% 18.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.11% 20.70% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,483 1,887 2,485
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £304 £288 £275
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
England median daily rate £451 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +6.00% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 52 81
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +21.99%
10th Percentile £25.70 £24.73 £13.50
90th Percentile £51.45 £57.15 £55.75
England median hourly rate £41.61 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.03% - +6.67%

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 15,648 14,576 17,546
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.05% 93.79% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,372 8,509 10,381
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £228
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 786 894
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +16.92%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.90 £51.43
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +10.98%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 24 February 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 February 2018.

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 6 months to 24 February 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 0 1,697 £400 - 560
Berkshire 0 692 £388 -3.13% 245
Surrey +1 678 £475 +18.75% 200
Buckinghamshire +3 567 £400 +14.29% 133
Hampshire -2 513 £400 - 259
Oxfordshire 0 437 £438 -2.78% 182
West Sussex 0 217 £473 +5.00% 111
Kent 0 195 £350 +2.94% 102
East Sussex 0 193 £350 - 99
Middlesex +1 82 £425 +11.11% 4
Sussex +5 8 £400 +7.38% 2
Home Counties -2 2 £350 +16.67%
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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 1,415 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1,322 (36.56%) JavaScript
3 1,165 (32.22%) Java
4 1,112 (30.75%) HTML
5 1,044 (28.87%) CSS
6 878 (24.28%) AngularJS
7 868 (24.00%) SQL
8 841 (23.26%) C#
9 811 (22.43%) .NET
10 751 (20.77%) TDD
11 631 (17.45%) SQL Server
12 589 (16.29%) MVC
13 579 (16.01%) Git (software)
14 570 (15.76%) Web Services
15 550 (15.21%) Scrum
16 533 (14.74%) Spring
17 513 (14.19%) jQuery
18 503 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
19 501 (13.86%) Oracle
20 500 (13.83%) REST
21 452 (12.50%) HTML5
22 446 (12.33%) Linux
23 437 (12.09%) Front End Development
24 427 (11.81%) Finance
25 410 (11.34%) Node.js
26 397 (10.98%) ASP.NET
27 394 (10.90%) Web Development
28 386 (10.67%) Jenkins
29 381 (10.54%) Test Automation
30 356 (9.85%) Microsoft

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
1 133 (3.68%) Apache
2 123 (3.40%) Apache Spark
3 105 (2.90%) CMS
4 77 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 71 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
6 70 (1.94%) WebLogic
7 68 (1.88%) Confluence
8 55 (1.52%) SharePoint
8 55 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 51 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 47 (1.30%) IIS
10 47 (1.30%) WordPress
11 44 (1.22%) JBoss
12 40 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
13 39 (1.08%) Drupal
14 37 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
15 34 (0.94%) GlassFish
15 34 (0.94%) Liferay
16 28 (0.77%) Apache Solr
17 27 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 46 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.58%) Photoshop
4 15 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 15 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 13 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
7 9 (0.25%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.17%) Pipeline Pilot
9 4 (0.11%) SPSS
10 2 (0.055%) Autodesk Inventor
10 2 (0.055%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.055%) GIMP
10 2 (0.055%) InVision
10 2 (0.055%) MicroStation
10 2 (0.055%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.055%) XMetaL
11 1 (0.028%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 47 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.75%) Magento
2 27 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
3 20 (0.55%) Markit EDM
4 16 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.22%) KANA IQ
7 7 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
7 7 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.17%) Maximo
9 5 (0.14%) BusinessWare
9 5 (0.14%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.083%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 252 (6.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 244 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
3 100 (2.77%) GitHub
4 76 (2.10%) npm
5 61 (1.69%) Serverless
6 59 (1.63%) PaaS
7 58 (1.60%) OpenShift
8 37 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
9 36 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
10 31 (0.86%) Amazon S3
11 30 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
12 28 (0.77%) SaaS
13 24 (0.66%) IaaS
14 23 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
14 23 (0.64%) Office 365
15 19 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
16 16 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
17 15 (0.41%) Amazon Glacier
17 15 (0.41%) Google Analytics
17 15 (0.41%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 116 (3.21%) HTTP
2 45 (1.24%) TCP/IP
3 28 (0.77%) Internet
4 27 (0.75%) SSL
5 17 (0.47%) FTP
6 15 (0.41%) Kerberos
7 13 (0.36%) Firewall
8 12 (0.33%) Link 11
8 12 (0.33%) Link 16
9 11 (0.30%) SMTP
10 10 (0.28%) SMS
11 8 (0.22%) AMQP
11 8 (0.22%) DNS
12 6 (0.17%) Intranet
13 4 (0.11%) Bluetooth
14 3 (0.083%) IGMP
15 2 (0.055%) CTI
15 2 (0.055%) RTP
15 2 (0.055%) SSH
15 2 (0.055%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 631 (17.45%) SQL Server
2 229 (6.33%) MySQL
3 208 (5.75%) Relational Database
4 171 (4.73%) Big Data
5 153 (4.23%) Hadoop
6 142 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 136 (3.76%) NoSQL
8 133 (3.68%) MongoDB
9 125 (3.46%) Oracle Database
10 123 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
11 83 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 78 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
13 63 (1.74%) RDBMS
14 58 (1.60%) Oracle Database 12c
15 57 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
16 50 (1.38%) HBase
17 48 (1.33%) DB2
18 44 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
19 43 (1.19%) Apache Hive
20 41 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 579 (16.01%) Git (software)
2 386 (10.67%) Jenkins
3 197 (5.45%) Maven
4 174 (4.81%) JUnit
5 171 (4.73%) JIRA
6 153 (4.23%) Selenium
6 153 (4.23%) Subversion
7 152 (4.20%) Visual Studio
8 146 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 104 (2.88%) Eclipse
10 102 (2.82%) gulp
11 89 (2.46%) webpack
12 80 (2.21%) Karma Test Runner
13 74 (2.05%) Gradle
14 73 (2.02%) Ant
15 68 (1.88%) Jasmine
15 68 (1.88%) NUnit
16 65 (1.80%) Mockito
17 63 (1.74%) IntelliJ
18 62 (1.71%) Mocha
General
1 427 (11.81%) Finance
2 211 (5.84%) Banking
3 81 (2.24%) Retail
4 74 (2.05%) Marketing
5 53 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 32 (0.88%) Electronics
7 31 (0.86%) Publishing
8 25 (0.69%) Retail Banking
9 23 (0.64%) Advertising
10 22 (0.61%) Games
11 19 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 19 (0.53%) Military
12 16 (0.44%) Automotive
13 14 (0.39%) Legal
14 13 (0.36%) Billing
15 10 (0.28%) Law
16 9 (0.25%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.22%) Back Office
17 8 (0.22%) Investment Banking
18 7 (0.19%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,112 (30.75%) HTML
2 1,044 (28.87%) CSS
3 878 (24.28%) AngularJS
4 811 (22.43%) .NET
5 570 (15.76%) Web Services
6 533 (14.74%) Spring
7 513 (14.19%) jQuery
8 500 (13.83%) REST
9 452 (12.50%) HTML5
10 410 (11.34%) Node.js
11 397 (10.98%) ASP.NET
12 354 (9.79%) RESTful
13 346 (9.57%) React
14 298 (8.24%) CSS3
15 296 (8.19%) XML
16 283 (7.83%) JSON
17 265 (7.33%) ASP.NET Web API
18 263 (7.27%) Spring Boot
19 254 (7.02%) SOAP
20 224 (6.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 167 (4.62%) User Experience
2 161 (4.45%) Greenfield Project
3 106 (2.93%) Mobile App
4 82 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 81 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
6 78 (2.16%) Computer Science
7 75 (2.07%) N-Tier
8 42 (1.16%) Virtual Team
9 41 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
10 38 (1.05%) Algorithms
11 31 (0.86%) Clustering
12 28 (0.77%) Mainframe
13 27 (0.75%) Data Structures
14 25 (0.69%) NHS
15 23 (0.64%) Client/Server
16 21 (0.58%) Fintech
17 20 (0.55%) Fat Client
17 20 (0.55%) Thin Client
18 18 (0.50%) Derivative
18 18 (0.50%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 446 (12.33%) Linux
2 235 (6.50%) Unix
3 204 (5.64%) Windows
4 100 (2.77%) Android
5 60 (1.66%) Apple iOS
6 34 (0.94%) AIX
7 28 (0.77%) Mac OS X
8 24 (0.66%) Windows Server
9 18 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 13 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
13 9 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.22%) Debian
15 7 (0.19%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.19%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
17 4 (0.11%) VxWorks
18 3 (0.083%) CentOS
18 3 (0.083%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,415 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 751 (20.77%) TDD
3 589 (16.29%) MVC
4 550 (15.21%) Scrum
5 503 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
6 437 (12.09%) Front End Development
7 394 (10.90%) Web Development
8 381 (10.54%) Test Automation
9 335 (9.26%) Unit Testing
10 311 (8.60%) Microservices
11 310 (8.57%) BDD
12 254 (7.02%) DevOps
13 223 (6.17%) OO
14 176 (4.87%) Software Engineering
15 168 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
16 160 (4.42%) CRM
17 159 (4.40%) SOA
18 158 (4.37%) ETL
19 141 (3.90%) Open Source
19 141 (3.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,322 (36.56%) JavaScript
2 1,165 (32.22%) Java
3 868 (24.00%) SQL
4 841 (23.26%) C#
5 225 (6.22%) Python
6 192 (5.31%) PHP
7 148 (4.09%) Scala
8 139 (3.84%) PL/SQL
8 139 (3.84%) T-SQL
9 136 (3.76%) C++
10 119 (3.29%) TypeScript
11 101 (2.79%) VB.NET
12 94 (2.60%) ES6
13 86 (2.38%) Shell Script
14 75 (2.07%) C
15 69 (1.91%) Ruby
16 39 (1.08%) Perl
17 34 (0.94%) Groovy
18 30 (0.83%) XPath
19 28 (0.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 169 (4.67%) Degree
2 115 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 92 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 52 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.22%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.19%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.14%) PhD
10 4 (0.11%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.11%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.083%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.083%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.083%) MCSE
12 2 (0.055%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.055%) MCP
12 2 (0.055%) MCSA
12 2 (0.055%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.028%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (3.07%) QA
2 26 (0.72%) HL7
3 21 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.41%) GDPR
5 12 (0.33%) GCP
6 10 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.11%) SLA
7 4 (0.11%) WCAG
8 3 (0.083%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.055%) IEC 62304
9 2 (0.055%) MISRA
9 2 (0.055%) MISRA C
9 2 (0.055%) WAI
10 1 (0.028%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.028%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.028%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.028%) PSD2
System Software
1 185 (5.12%) Docker
2 69 (1.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 48 (1.33%) HDFS
4 16 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (0.36%) Active Directory
6 12 (0.33%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.083%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.055%) Firmware
9 2 (0.055%) vSphere
10 1 (0.028%) vCloud
10 1 (0.028%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 106 (2.93%) Puppet
2 103 (2.85%) Ansible
3 67 (1.85%) Hadoop YARN
4 63 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (1.19%) HP ALM
6 33 (0.91%) Kibana
7 26 (0.72%) Grafana
7 26 (0.72%) Terraform
8 15 (0.41%) Kubernetes
9 12 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (0.30%) Oozie
11 10 (0.28%) Opsview
12 8 (0.22%) Salt
13 7 (0.19%) BladeLogic
14 6 (0.17%) Mesos
15 5 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
16 4 (0.11%) Galera Cluster
16 4 (0.11%) logstash
16 4 (0.11%) OpenNebula
16 4 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 501 (13.86%) Oracle
2 356 (9.85%) Microsoft
3 92 (2.54%) IBM
4 79 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
5 75 (2.07%) SAP
6 74 (2.05%) Google
7 69 (1.91%) Adobe
8 62 (1.71%) webMethods
9 55 (1.52%) Sitecore
10 49 (1.36%) HP
11 48 (1.33%) Cloudera
12 38 (1.05%) Twitter
13 34 (0.94%) Hortonworks
14 31 (0.86%) Tableau
15 30 (0.83%) Xamarin
16 24 (0.66%) Capita
17 23 (0.64%) Zend
18 22 (0.61%) ServiceNow
19 20 (0.55%) Informatica
19 20 (0.55%) Talend