Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 3,669 3,108 3,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.94% 20.36% 18.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.27% 21.66% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,561 2,009 2,353
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £276
90th Percentile £538 £525 £513
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 42 74
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +13.16%
10th Percentile £8.00 £24.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £57.40
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +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 15,767 14,350 17,164
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 94.00% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,291 8,264 10,451
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £242 £230
90th Percentile £575 £554 £538
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 712 783
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.91%
10th Percentile £10.56 £10.50 £10.26
90th Percentile £50.40 £47.50 £50.85
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.96 £19.49
% change year-on-year -2.40% -2.72% +11.37%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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 1,607 £400 -0.62% 593
Surrey +1 811 £475 +18.75% 228
Berkshire +3 700 £390 -5.45% 258
Hampshire -1 637 £410 +2.50% 230
Buckinghamshire +2 522 £425 +6.25% 134
Oxfordshire -1 383 £425 - 201
West Sussex 0 245 £450 +5.88% 90
East Sussex 0 168 £388 +14.81% 102
Kent -1 115 £388 +13.97% 103
Middlesex +1 66 £425 +6.12% 5
Sussex 0 4 £513 +37.58% 3
Home Counties 0 3 £350 +16.67%
M4 Corridor - 2 £450 -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 1,476 (40.23%) JavaScript
2 1,360 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
3 1,151 (31.37%) HTML
4 1,137 (30.99%) Java
5 1,041 (28.37%) CSS
6 900 (24.53%) AngularJS
7 744 (20.28%) C#
8 720 (19.62%) SQL
9 717 (19.54%) .NET
10 680 (18.53%) TDD
11 624 (17.01%) Git (software)
12 556 (15.15%) Spring
13 542 (14.77%) SQL Server
14 508 (13.85%) Web Services
15 499 (13.60%) Front End Development
16 497 (13.55%) REST
17 490 (13.36%) jQuery
18 476 (12.97%) Scrum
19 475 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
20 474 (12.92%) Jenkins
21 469 (12.78%) HTML5
22 467 (12.73%) Finance
23 458 (12.48%) Node.js
24 457 (12.46%) MVC
25 456 (12.43%) Oracle
26 450 (12.26%) Linux
26 450 (12.26%) React
27 420 (11.45%) RESTful
28 400 (10.90%) Test Automation
29 374 (10.19%) Web Development

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
1 132 (3.60%) Apache
2 122 (3.33%) Apache Spark
3 89 (2.43%) CMS
4 77 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
5 69 (1.88%) SharePoint
6 66 (1.80%) Confluence
7 61 (1.66%) Tomcat
8 58 (1.58%) WordPress
9 55 (1.50%) Drupal
9 55 (1.50%) WebLogic
10 50 (1.36%) JBoss
11 44 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
11 44 (1.20%) IIS
12 42 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 41 (1.12%) WebSphere
14 37 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
15 36 (0.98%) Apache Solr
16 34 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 33 (0.90%) Liferay
18 29 (0.79%) GlassFish
Applications
1 59 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (0.60%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.082%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.082%) InVision
8 3 (0.082%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.055%) CATIA
9 2 (0.055%) GIMP
10 1 (0.027%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.027%) InDesign
10 1 (0.027%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.027%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 53 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (1.28%) Magento
3 15 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 13 (0.35%) Markit EDM
5 11 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
5 11 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
6 10 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.14%) BusinessWare
9 5 (0.14%) Maximo
9 5 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.14%) Sage 200
10 4 (0.11%) Sage CRM
10 4 (0.11%) SAP FSCM
10 4 (0.11%) Social Studio
11 3 (0.082%) Eloqua
11 3 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 244 (6.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 233 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 97 (2.64%) GitHub
3 97 (2.64%) Serverless
4 73 (1.99%) OpenShift
5 66 (1.80%) PaaS
6 53 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 52 (1.42%) npm
8 39 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
9 25 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
10 23 (0.63%) Amazon S3
11 21 (0.57%) IaaS
11 21 (0.57%) NuGet
12 20 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (0.55%) SaaS
13 18 (0.49%) Office 365
14 16 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
15 15 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
16 13 (0.35%) Yarn
17 12 (0.33%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 87 (2.37%) HTTP
2 42 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 22 (0.60%) Kerberos
4 20 (0.55%) Internet
5 18 (0.49%) SSL
6 16 (0.44%) Link 11
6 16 (0.44%) Link 16
7 15 (0.41%) Firewall
8 12 (0.33%) SMS
9 10 (0.27%) FTP
9 10 (0.27%) SMTP
10 6 (0.16%) DNS
11 5 (0.14%) PuTTY
11 5 (0.14%) SNMP
12 4 (0.11%) LTE
12 4 (0.11%) Network Security
13 3 (0.082%) Asterisk PBX
13 3 (0.082%) MGW
13 3 (0.082%) RANAP
13 3 (0.082%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 542 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 253 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 235 (6.41%) MySQL
4 218 (5.94%) Big Data
5 149 (4.06%) Hadoop
6 136 (3.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 130 (3.54%) Oracle Database
8 123 (3.35%) NoSQL
9 118 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
10 117 (3.19%) MongoDB
11 105 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
12 85 (2.32%) RDBMS
13 82 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 76 (2.07%) Redis
15 72 (1.96%) HBase
16 57 (1.55%) Power BI
17 43 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
18 39 (1.06%) Apache Hive
19 38 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
20 37 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 624 (17.01%) Git (software)
2 474 (12.92%) Jenkins
3 210 (5.72%) JIRA
4 189 (5.15%) Maven
5 162 (4.42%) JUnit
6 157 (4.28%) Visual Studio
7 130 (3.54%) Subversion
8 128 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 127 (3.46%) Selenium
10 92 (2.51%) webpack
11 81 (2.21%) gulp
12 80 (2.18%) Eclipse
13 78 (2.13%) Gradle
14 70 (1.91%) Mocha
15 62 (1.69%) Mockito
16 60 (1.64%) Cucumber
16 60 (1.64%) TeamCity
17 58 (1.58%) Grunt
18 53 (1.44%) Karma Test Runner
19 51 (1.39%) IntelliJ
General
1 467 (12.73%) Finance
2 170 (4.63%) Banking
3 80 (2.18%) Marketing
4 74 (2.02%) Retail
5 63 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 36 (0.98%) Games
7 28 (0.76%) Electronics
8 27 (0.74%) Advertising
9 26 (0.71%) Military
10 21 (0.57%) Publishing
11 17 (0.46%) Law
11 17 (0.46%) Retail Banking
12 14 (0.38%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.33%) Automotive
14 9 (0.25%) Back Office
14 9 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.16%) Legal
16 5 (0.14%) General Ledger
17 4 (0.11%) Investment Banking
18 2 (0.055%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,151 (31.37%) HTML
2 1,041 (28.37%) CSS
3 900 (24.53%) AngularJS
4 717 (19.54%) .NET
5 556 (15.15%) Spring
6 508 (13.85%) Web Services
7 497 (13.55%) REST
8 490 (13.36%) jQuery
9 469 (12.78%) HTML5
10 458 (12.48%) Node.js
11 450 (12.26%) React
12 420 (11.45%) RESTful
13 335 (9.13%) CSS3
14 296 (8.07%) ASP.NET
15 275 (7.50%) Spring Boot
16 250 (6.81%) JSON
16 250 (6.81%) XML
17 225 (6.13%) SOAP
18 204 (5.56%) Sass
19 200 (5.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 207 (5.64%) Greenfield Project
2 179 (4.88%) User Experience
3 148 (4.03%) Mobile App
4 99 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 93 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 71 (1.94%) Computer Science
7 52 (1.42%) Virtual Team
8 45 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
8 45 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
9 38 (1.04%) Algorithms
9 38 (1.04%) Fintech
9 38 (1.04%) Mainframe
10 33 (0.90%) Clustering
11 28 (0.76%) N-Tier
12 27 (0.74%) Data Structures
13 26 (0.71%) NHS
14 23 (0.63%) Fat Client
14 23 (0.63%) Thin Client
15 21 (0.57%) Blackberry
16 18 (0.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 450 (12.26%) Linux
2 195 (5.31%) Unix
3 171 (4.66%) Windows
4 138 (3.76%) Android
5 98 (2.67%) Apple iOS
6 32 (0.87%) AIX
7 21 (0.57%) Ubuntu
8 12 (0.33%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.27%) VMS
10 7 (0.19%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.14%) CentOS
11 5 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.11%) VxWorks
12 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.082%) Debian
13 3 (0.082%) FreeRTOS
13 3 (0.082%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.082%) Solaris
13 3 (0.082%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,360 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
2 680 (18.53%) TDD
3 499 (13.60%) Front End Development
4 476 (12.97%) Scrum
5 475 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
6 457 (12.46%) MVC
7 400 (10.90%) Test Automation
8 374 (10.19%) Web Development
9 360 (9.81%) Microservices
10 340 (9.27%) Unit Testing
11 328 (8.94%) BDD
12 293 (7.99%) OO
13 261 (7.11%) DevOps
14 230 (6.27%) Software Engineering
15 185 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
16 167 (4.55%) SDLC
17 163 (4.44%) Problem-Solving
18 162 (4.42%) E-Commerce
19 157 (4.28%) ETL
20 145 (3.95%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1,476 (40.23%) JavaScript
2 1,137 (30.99%) Java
3 744 (20.28%) C#
4 720 (19.62%) SQL
5 259 (7.06%) Python
6 240 (6.54%) Java 8
7 225 (6.13%) PHP
8 196 (5.34%) TypeScript
9 173 (4.72%) C++
10 125 (3.41%) ES6
11 114 (3.11%) Scala
12 109 (2.97%) PL/SQL
13 99 (2.70%) T-SQL
14 76 (2.07%) C
15 71 (1.94%) Shell Script
16 62 (1.69%) Ruby
17 56 (1.53%) VB.NET
18 52 (1.42%) PowerShell
19 49 (1.34%) Go
20 35 (0.95%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 180 (4.91%) Security Cleared
2 166 (4.52%) Degree
3 145 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
6 18 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.22%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.22%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.19%) BC Cleared
10 6 (0.16%) MCP
10 6 (0.16%) MCSE
11 5 (0.14%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.11%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.082%) MCSA
14 2 (0.055%) OCA
14 2 (0.055%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.055%) SAFe Agilist
14 2 (0.055%) Siebel Certification
15 1 (0.027%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (2.89%) QA
2 25 (0.68%) HL7
3 23 (0.63%) GDPR
4 22 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.38%) GCP
6 11 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.16%) WCAG
9 4 (0.11%) SLA
10 1 (0.027%) ECSS
10 1 (0.027%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.027%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.027%) PMO
System Software
1 186 (5.07%) Docker
2 88 (2.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 55 (1.50%) HDFS
4 22 (0.60%) Apache Flume
5 13 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.16%) Active Directory
7 6 (0.16%) Firmware
8 3 (0.082%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.055%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.027%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.027%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 86 (2.34%) Ansible
2 85 (2.32%) Hadoop YARN
3 74 (2.02%) Puppet
4 45 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (0.98%) HP ALM
6 32 (0.87%) Terraform
7 15 (0.41%) Kibana
8 14 (0.38%) Kubernetes
9 12 (0.33%) Opsview
10 10 (0.27%) Grafana
10 10 (0.27%) Salt
11 8 (0.22%) Oozie
12 6 (0.16%) BladeLogic
13 5 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.11%) SELinux
14 4 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 3 (0.082%) Automic
16 2 (0.055%) Cisco UCCE
16 2 (0.055%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 456 (12.43%) Oracle
2 311 (8.48%) Microsoft
3 87 (2.37%) Google
4 81 (2.21%) Adobe
5 76 (2.07%) SAP
6 73 (1.99%) IBM
7 69 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
8 48 (1.31%) webMethods
9 41 (1.12%) Hortonworks
10 37 (1.01%) HP
10 37 (1.01%) Tableau
11 33 (0.90%) Sitecore
12 32 (0.87%) Talend
12 32 (0.87%) Xamarin
13 26 (0.71%) Capita
14 24 (0.65%) Atlassian
14 24 (0.65%) Cloudera
15 22 (0.60%) Informatica
15 22 (0.60%) ServiceNow
16 21 (0.57%) Cognos