Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Developer
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 3556 3242 3655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.13% 19.48% 18.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.36% 20.74% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2341 2049 2484
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £530 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 77 75
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +16.44% +4.29%
10th Percentile £27.13 £27.50 £16.25
90th Percentile £49.63 £58.97 £54.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%

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 15902 15635 18500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.94% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9436 9281 10868
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 786 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 November 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 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 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 1659 £400 - 284
Buckinghamshire +2 640 £375 +3.45% 52
Berkshire +1 626 £400 +6.67% 133
Surrey +1 606 £450 +8.43% 95
Hampshire -2 557 £400 +6.67% 147
Oxfordshire -1 397 £450 - 99
West Sussex 0 251 £445 +9.94% 29
East Sussex 0 214 £350 -3.45% 51
Kent 0 179 £350 - 29
Middlesex 0 56 £475 +10.14% 1
Sussex -3 8 £400 +68.42% 6
Home Counties -9 1 - -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1426 (40.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1291 (36.30%) JavaScript
3 1140 (32.06%) HTML
4 1109 (31.19%) Java
5 1066 (29.98%) CSS
6 876 (24.63%) SQL
7 875 (24.61%) C#
8 842 (23.68%) .NET
9 735 (20.67%) AngularJS
10 717 (20.16%) TDD
11 686 (19.29%) SQL Server
12 636 (17.89%) MVC
13 633 (17.80%) Git (software)
14 601 (16.90%) Web Services
15 595 (16.73%) Scrum
16 518 (14.57%) REST
17 500 (14.06%) Spring
18 496 (13.95%) Oracle
19 459 (12.91%) Linux
20 455 (12.80%) Web Development
21 452 (12.71%) jQuery
22 446 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
23 434 (12.20%) Finance
24 429 (12.06%) HTML5
25 426 (11.98%) ASP.NET
26 420 (11.81%) Microsoft
27 375 (10.55%) RESTful
28 371 (10.43%) Node.js
29 341 (9.59%) Front End Development
30 338 (9.51%) Jenkins

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 (3.74%) Apache
2 113 (3.18%) CMS
3 95 (2.67%) Apache Spark
4 90 (2.53%) Tomcat
5 77 (2.17%) SharePoint
6 64 (1.80%) WebLogic
7 60 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 58 (1.63%) Drupal
9 56 (1.57%) Confluence
10 49 (1.38%) WebSphere
11 46 (1.29%) IIS
12 42 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
13 41 (1.15%) JBoss
14 37 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
15 36 (1.01%) WordPress
16 33 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
17 32 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
18 27 (0.76%) SAS
19 25 (0.70%) Liferay
20 22 (0.62%) nginx
Applications
1 41 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (0.67%) Photoshop
3 20 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 13 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
7 10 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (0.28%) Pipeline Pilot
8 6 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.17%) SPSS
9 3 (0.084%) Simulink
10 2 (0.056%) Autodesk Inventor
10 2 (0.056%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.056%) InDesign
10 2 (0.056%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.056%) MicroStation
10 2 (0.056%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.056%) XMetaL
11 1 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 50 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.70%) Magento
3 18 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
4 15 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
4 15 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (0.39%) Markit EDM
5 14 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 10 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.28%) Maximo
6 10 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.22%) KANA IQ
7 8 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
10 4 (0.11%) Eloqua
10 4 (0.11%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.11%) Temenos T24
10 4 (0.11%) WebTrends
11 3 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 249 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 246 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (1.88%) npm
4 62 (1.74%) PaaS
5 57 (1.60%) GitHub
6 50 (1.41%) OpenShift
7 37 (1.04%) SaaS
8 36 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
9 35 (0.98%) Serverless
10 27 (0.76%) Office 365
11 24 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
12 20 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
13 18 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
13 18 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
14 15 (0.42%) Amazon S3
15 14 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
16 12 (0.34%) Firebase
17 11 (0.31%) Google Analytics
17 11 (0.31%) IaaS
18 10 (0.28%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 113 (3.18%) HTTP
2 42 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 29 (0.82%) Internet
4 21 (0.59%) SSL
5 16 (0.45%) Intranet
6 12 (0.34%) SMTP
7 11 (0.31%) AMQP
7 11 (0.31%) DNS
8 10 (0.28%) FTP
9 9 (0.25%) Firewall
9 9 (0.25%) LDAP
9 9 (0.25%) SNMP
10 6 (0.17%) SMS
11 5 (0.14%) Bluetooth
11 5 (0.14%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.11%) Wireless
13 3 (0.084%) CTI
13 3 (0.084%) DHCP
13 3 (0.084%) DWDM
13 3 (0.084%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 686 (19.29%) SQL Server
2 215 (6.05%) MySQL
3 185 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
4 180 (5.06%) Relational Database
5 178 (5.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 149 (4.19%) MongoDB
6 149 (4.19%) NoSQL
7 134 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 118 (3.32%) Hadoop
9 117 (3.29%) Oracle Database
10 113 (3.18%) Big Data
11 72 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
12 70 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
13 62 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
13 62 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 47 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
15 42 (1.18%) RDBMS
16 38 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
17 37 (1.04%) Power BI
18 36 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 633 (17.80%) Git (software)
2 338 (9.51%) Jenkins
3 208 (5.85%) Maven
4 196 (5.51%) Subversion
5 190 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 172 (4.84%) JUnit
7 171 (4.81%) JIRA
8 166 (4.67%) Visual Studio
9 133 (3.74%) Selenium
10 114 (3.21%) Eclipse
11 82 (2.31%) gulp
12 80 (2.25%) NUnit
13 65 (1.83%) IntelliJ
14 61 (1.72%) Ant
14 61 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
15 60 (1.69%) Gradle
16 57 (1.60%) Protractor
17 54 (1.52%) webpack
18 53 (1.49%) Mockito
19 50 (1.41%) Mocha
General
1 434 (12.20%) Finance
2 253 (7.11%) Banking
3 77 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 59 (1.66%) Retail
5 56 (1.57%) Marketing
6 43 (1.21%) Publishing
7 25 (0.70%) Advertising
8 23 (0.65%) Retail Banking
9 20 (0.56%) Automotive
10 19 (0.53%) Electronics
11 18 (0.51%) Investment Banking
12 17 (0.48%) Games
13 14 (0.39%) Legal
14 13 (0.37%) Billing
14 13 (0.37%) Manufacturing
15 11 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.31%) Spanish Language
16 9 (0.25%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.22%) Aerospace
18 5 (0.14%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1140 (32.06%) HTML
2 1066 (29.98%) CSS
3 842 (23.68%) .NET
4 735 (20.67%) AngularJS
5 601 (16.90%) Web Services
6 518 (14.57%) REST
7 500 (14.06%) Spring
8 452 (12.71%) jQuery
9 429 (12.06%) HTML5
10 426 (11.98%) ASP.NET
11 375 (10.55%) RESTful
12 371 (10.43%) Node.js
13 318 (8.94%) XML
14 314 (8.83%) JSON
15 293 (8.24%) CSS3
16 274 (7.71%) ASP.NET Web API
17 251 (7.06%) React
18 245 (6.89%) SOAP
19 218 (6.13%) ASP.NET MVC
20 209 (5.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 172 (4.84%) User Experience
2 103 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
3 90 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (2.47%) Mobile App
5 80 (2.25%) Computer Science
6 56 (1.57%) N-Tier
7 53 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 40 (1.12%) Algorithms
9 34 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
10 25 (0.70%) Data Structures
11 19 (0.53%) Virtual Team
12 18 (0.51%) Client/Server
13 17 (0.48%) Management Information System
14 15 (0.42%) Life Science
14 15 (0.42%) Replication
15 14 (0.39%) Fintech
15 14 (0.39%) W3C
16 11 (0.31%) e-Learning
16 11 (0.31%) iPad
16 11 (0.31%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 459 (12.91%) Linux
2 245 (6.89%) Unix
3 220 (6.19%) Windows
4 64 (1.80%) Android
5 60 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 42 (1.18%) Windows Server
7 33 (0.93%) Mac OS X
8 22 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.42%) Ubuntu
10 14 (0.39%) AIX
11 13 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (0.28%) Debian
13 7 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (0.20%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
14 6 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.14%) SUSE
15 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.11%) Solaris
16 4 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1426 (40.10%) Agile Software Development
2 717 (20.16%) TDD
3 636 (17.89%) MVC
4 595 (16.73%) Scrum
5 455 (12.80%) Web Development
6 446 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
7 341 (9.59%) Front End Development
8 298 (8.38%) Test Automation
9 288 (8.10%) Microservices
10 282 (7.93%) Unit Testing
11 279 (7.85%) BDD
12 230 (6.47%) OO
13 217 (6.10%) DevOps
14 207 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
15 170 (4.78%) SDLC
16 168 (4.72%) ETL
17 158 (4.44%) SOA
18 154 (4.33%) Open Source
18 154 (4.33%) Software Engineering
19 150 (4.22%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1291 (36.30%) JavaScript
2 1109 (31.19%) Java
3 876 (24.63%) SQL
4 875 (24.61%) C#
5 222 (6.24%) Python
6 221 (6.21%) PHP
7 194 (5.46%) T-SQL
8 140 (3.94%) Scala
9 138 (3.88%) PL/SQL
10 108 (3.04%) Ruby
11 101 (2.84%) C++
12 99 (2.78%) VB.NET
13 90 (2.53%) TypeScript
14 74 (2.08%) C
14 74 (2.08%) Shell Script
15 64 (1.80%) ES6
16 45 (1.27%) Perl
17 39 (1.10%) ECMAScript
18 34 (0.96%) PowerShell
19 25 (0.70%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 141 (3.97%) Degree
2 104 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 86 (2.42%) SC Cleared
4 45 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (0.31%) ISTQB
6 10 (0.28%) PhD
7 8 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.17%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.084%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.084%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.056%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.056%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.056%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.028%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.028%) HNC
11 1 (0.028%) ISEB
11 1 (0.028%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.028%) MCPD
11 1 (0.028%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (2.59%) QA
2 20 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.28%) GDPR
4 7 (0.20%) GCP
5 4 (0.11%) MISRA
6 3 (0.084%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.084%) SLA
7 2 (0.056%) HL7
7 2 (0.056%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.056%) PMO
7 2 (0.056%) WAI
8 1 (0.028%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.028%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.028%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.028%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.028%) PSD2
8 1 (0.028%) WCAG
System Software
1 193 (5.43%) Docker
2 35 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 27 (0.76%) HDFS
4 20 (0.56%) Active Directory
5 14 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.084%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.084%) Firmware
8 2 (0.056%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.056%) Varnish
8 2 (0.056%) vSphere
9 1 (0.028%) Gluster
9 1 (0.028%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 96 (2.70%) Puppet
2 87 (2.45%) Ansible
3 50 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
5 24 (0.67%) Kibana
6 23 (0.65%) Terraform
7 18 (0.51%) Grafana
7 18 (0.51%) Kubernetes
8 13 (0.37%) Mesos
9 8 (0.22%) Salt
10 5 (0.14%) Consul
10 5 (0.14%) Oozie
11 4 (0.11%) Control-M
11 4 (0.11%) Galera Cluster
11 4 (0.11%) logstash
11 4 (0.11%) Netcool
11 4 (0.11%) OpenNebula
11 4 (0.11%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.084%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.084%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 496 (13.95%) Oracle
2 420 (11.81%) Microsoft
3 103 (2.90%) IBM
4 81 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
4 81 (2.28%) Sitecore
5 75 (2.11%) SAP
6 70 (1.97%) Google
7 50 (1.41%) Adobe
8 44 (1.24%) Tableau
9 34 (0.96%) Cloudera
9 34 (0.96%) Xamarin
10 32 (0.90%) Talend
11 29 (0.82%) HP
11 29 (0.82%) MuleSoft
11 29 (0.82%) webMethods
12 28 (0.79%) Twitter
13 26 (0.73%) Red Hat
14 24 (0.67%) ServiceNow
14 24 (0.67%) Telerik
15 23 (0.65%) Informatica