Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 3,907 3,492 3,327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.69% 21.35% 19.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.10% 22.55% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,744 2,298 2,111
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £285
90th Percentile £544 £525 £528
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 51 75
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +14.67%
10th Percentile £19.35 £35.00 £27.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £59.09
England median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +0.59% +2.41% +10.67%

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 15,568 15,483 15,880
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.39% 94.65% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,331 9,185 9,498
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £231
90th Percentile £585 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 653 640 780
South East median hourly rate £20.08 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -5.26% +3.51%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 1,456 £425 +6.25% 656
Hampshire +2 870 £440 +11.39% 271
Surrey +1 821 £475 +11.76% 276
Berkshire 0 658 £425 +6.25% 274
Buckinghamshire +1 428 £420 +8.39% 164
Oxfordshire 0 370 £425 -5.56% 218
West Sussex 0 279 £418 -3.19% 98
East Sussex 0 237 £400 +14.29% 94
Kent 0 156 £400 +14.29% 120
Middlesex +2 38 £350 -26.32% 5
Sussex +4 4 £550 +37.50%
M4 Corridor - 4 £450 -
Home Counties +5 3 £375 +25.00%
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,577 (40.36%) JavaScript
2 1,560 (39.93%) Agile Software Development
3 1,173 (30.02%) HTML
4 1,095 (28.03%) Java
5 1,090 (27.90%) CSS
6 992 (25.39%) C#
7 966 (24.72%) .NET
8 896 (22.93%) AngularJS
9 877 (22.45%) SQL
10 782 (20.02%) TDD
11 612 (15.66%) MVC
12 608 (15.56%) Git (software)
13 595 (15.23%) SQL Server
14 588 (15.05%) Spring
15 529 (13.54%) Scrum
16 527 (13.49%) jQuery
17 461 (11.80%) REST
18 455 (11.65%) ASP.NET
19 454 (11.62%) Web Services
20 452 (11.57%) Microsoft Azure
21 445 (11.39%) HTML5
22 442 (11.31%) Front End Development
23 431 (11.03%) Microservices
24 418 (10.70%) React
25 416 (10.65%) Node.js
26 415 (10.62%) Finance
27 408 (10.44%) Oracle
28 401 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
29 396 (10.14%) RESTful
30 387 (9.91%) 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
1 184 (4.71%) CMS
2 124 (3.17%) Tomcat
3 107 (2.74%) Apache
4 95 (2.43%) Confluence
5 93 (2.38%) Apache Spark
6 90 (2.30%) SharePoint
7 86 (2.20%) JBoss
8 65 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
9 63 (1.61%) IIS
9 63 (1.61%) WordPress
10 61 (1.56%) WebLogic
11 51 (1.31%) Jetty
12 48 (1.23%) Drupal
13 46 (1.18%) WebSphere
14 44 (1.13%) MQSeries
15 41 (1.05%) Umbraco
16 40 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
17 36 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 29 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
19 26 (0.67%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 49 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 20 (0.51%) Photoshop
4 15 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.051%) InVision
10 1 (0.026%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.026%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.026%) GIMP
10 1 (0.026%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 38 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.92%) Magento
3 19 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (0.31%) Maximo
5 12 (0.31%) SAP PSCD
6 11 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
7 10 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
7 10 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.077%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.077%) Sage 200
10 3 (0.077%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.077%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.077%) SAP FSCM
10 3 (0.077%) SAP PM
10 3 (0.077%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.077%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 452 (11.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 342 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
3 110 (2.82%) Serverless
4 99 (2.53%) GitHub
5 56 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
6 51 (1.31%) PaaS
7 47 (1.20%) OpenShift
8 41 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
9 37 (0.95%) Office 365
10 36 (0.92%) SaaS
11 34 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
12 33 (0.84%) Amazon S3
13 30 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
14 26 (0.67%) Google Analytics
14 26 (0.67%) npm
15 25 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
15 25 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
16 22 (0.56%) Boomi
17 21 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
18 19 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (3.02%) HTTP
2 51 (1.31%) Internet
3 40 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 30 (0.77%) SSL
5 18 (0.46%) DNS
6 16 (0.41%) SNMP
6 16 (0.41%) SSH
7 14 (0.36%) Firewall
7 14 (0.36%) SMTP
8 10 (0.26%) Bluetooth
8 10 (0.26%) IMAP
9 8 (0.20%) HTTPS
9 8 (0.20%) Intranet
10 7 (0.18%) DHCP
10 7 (0.18%) L2TP
10 7 (0.18%) MPLS
10 7 (0.18%) SMS
11 6 (0.15%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.13%) DVB
12 5 (0.13%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 595 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 313 (8.01%) NoSQL
3 254 (6.50%) MongoDB
4 229 (5.86%) MySQL
5 191 (4.89%) Relational Database
6 175 (4.48%) Hadoop
7 174 (4.45%) Big Data
8 159 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
9 139 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 127 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
11 98 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
12 92 (2.35%) Oracle Database
13 87 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 65 (1.66%) Power BI
15 56 (1.43%) Redis
16 51 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
17 50 (1.28%) RDBMS
17 50 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
18 45 (1.15%) Couchbase
19 40 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 608 (15.56%) Git (software)
2 344 (8.80%) Jenkins
3 232 (5.94%) JIRA
4 211 (5.40%) Maven
5 202 (5.17%) Visual Studio
6 176 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 147 (3.76%) Subversion
8 139 (3.56%) JUnit
9 105 (2.69%) Selenium
10 93 (2.38%) TeamCity
11 80 (2.05%) Visual Studio Team System
12 62 (1.59%) Cucumber
12 62 (1.59%) gulp
13 52 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
14 50 (1.28%) Jasmine
15 49 (1.25%) Eclipse
16 46 (1.18%) Mocha
17 44 (1.13%) Grunt
17 44 (1.13%) Protractor
18 43 (1.10%) IntelliJ
General
1 415 (10.62%) Finance
2 103 (2.64%) Banking
3 75 (1.92%) Retail
4 69 (1.77%) Marketing
5 64 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 61 (1.56%) Games
7 36 (0.92%) Publishing
8 33 (0.84%) Advertising
9 30 (0.77%) Back Office
10 23 (0.59%) Billing
11 18 (0.46%) Automotive
12 17 (0.44%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.41%) Legal
14 14 (0.36%) Law
15 13 (0.33%) General Ledger
16 9 (0.23%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.18%) Investment Banking
18 6 (0.15%) Electronics
18 6 (0.15%) Retail Banking
19 4 (0.10%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,173 (30.02%) HTML
2 1,090 (27.90%) CSS
3 966 (24.72%) .NET
4 896 (22.93%) AngularJS
5 588 (15.05%) Spring
6 527 (13.49%) jQuery
7 461 (11.80%) REST
8 455 (11.65%) ASP.NET
9 454 (11.62%) Web Services
10 445 (11.39%) HTML5
11 418 (10.70%) React
12 416 (10.65%) Node.js
13 396 (10.14%) RESTful
14 337 (8.63%) .NET Framework
15 335 (8.57%) XML
16 334 (8.55%) ASP.NET Web API
17 316 (8.09%) CSS3
18 304 (7.78%) JSON
19 260 (6.65%) Spring Boot
20 257 (6.58%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 314 (8.04%) Greenfield Project
2 227 (5.81%) User Experience
3 115 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 103 (2.64%) Mobile App
5 63 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 49 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
7 46 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
8 40 (1.02%) Fintech
9 34 (0.87%) Algorithms
10 25 (0.64%) Mainframe
11 24 (0.61%) Virtual Team
12 23 (0.59%) Data Structures
13 21 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
14 18 (0.46%) N-Tier
15 15 (0.38%) Management Information System
16 14 (0.36%) W3C
17 11 (0.28%) iPad
17 11 (0.28%) Life Science
18 9 (0.23%) NHS
18 9 (0.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 285 (7.29%) Linux
2 194 (4.97%) Windows
3 142 (3.63%) Unix
4 85 (2.18%) Android
5 69 (1.77%) Apple iOS
6 30 (0.77%) Windows Server
7 29 (0.74%) OpenVMS
8 23 (0.59%) Ubuntu
9 16 (0.41%) Solaris
10 14 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (0.33%) AIX
11 13 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.23%) VMS
14 6 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.077%) CentOS
16 3 (0.077%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.077%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.077%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,560 (39.93%) Agile Software Development
2 782 (20.02%) TDD
3 612 (15.66%) MVC
4 529 (13.54%) Scrum
5 442 (11.31%) Front End Development
6 431 (11.03%) Microservices
7 401 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
8 384 (9.83%) BDD
9 381 (9.75%) Test Automation
10 351 (8.98%) Web Development
11 302 (7.73%) OO
12 294 (7.52%) Software Engineering
13 248 (6.35%) DevOps
14 232 (5.94%) Problem-Solving
15 211 (5.40%) Unit Testing
16 181 (4.63%) ETL
17 178 (4.56%) E-Commerce
18 164 (4.20%) Kanban
19 161 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
20 156 (3.99%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,577 (40.36%) JavaScript
2 1,095 (28.03%) Java
3 992 (25.39%) C#
4 877 (22.45%) SQL
5 276 (7.06%) Python
6 250 (6.40%) Java 8
7 220 (5.63%) PHP
8 182 (4.66%) TypeScript
9 171 (4.38%) Scala
10 147 (3.76%) C++
11 143 (3.66%) PL/SQL
12 139 (3.56%) T-SQL
13 90 (2.30%) ES6
14 81 (2.07%) C
15 75 (1.92%) Go
16 74 (1.89%) Ruby
17 68 (1.74%) PowerShell
18 53 (1.36%) Java 9
19 40 (1.02%) Perl
20 37 (0.95%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 227 (5.81%) Security Cleared
2 194 (4.97%) SC Cleared
3 146 (3.74%) Degree
4 36 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 26 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (0.46%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.20%) BC Cleared
8 8 (0.20%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.15%) MCSE
9 6 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.10%) MCP
10 4 (0.10%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.077%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.051%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.051%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.026%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.026%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.026%) MCSA
13 1 (0.026%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (2.56%) QA
2 37 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.46%) GDPR
4 10 (0.26%) SLA
5 8 (0.20%) PMO
6 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.15%) MISRA
7 5 (0.13%) WCAG
8 4 (0.10%) MISRA C
9 3 (0.077%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.051%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.051%) COBIT
10 2 (0.051%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.051%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.026%) DICOM
11 1 (0.026%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.026%) HL7
System Software
1 267 (6.83%) Docker
2 42 (1.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 36 (0.92%) HDFS
4 18 (0.46%) Active Directory
5 13 (0.33%) Firmware
6 11 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (0.18%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.18%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.051%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.051%) vSphere
10 1 (0.026%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.026%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.026%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.026%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.026%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 116 (2.97%) Ansible
2 114 (2.92%) Puppet
3 91 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 63 (1.61%) Kubernetes
5 50 (1.28%) Cobbler
6 38 (0.97%) Hadoop YARN
7 34 (0.87%) Terraform
8 21 (0.54%) Kibana
9 17 (0.44%) Grafana
10 12 (0.31%) Amdocs OSS
11 9 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.13%) Mesos
12 5 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.10%) Control-M
14 3 (0.077%) logstash
14 3 (0.077%) MOM
14 3 (0.077%) Salt
15 2 (0.051%) Ambari
15 2 (0.051%) Opsview
15 2 (0.051%) Packer
Vendors
1 408 (10.44%) Oracle
2 387 (9.91%) Microsoft
3 130 (3.33%) Google
4 86 (2.20%) SAP
5 75 (1.92%) Sitecore
6 69 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
7 56 (1.43%) Adobe
8 54 (1.38%) IBM
9 39 (1.00%) Talend
10 36 (0.92%) Xamarin
11 33 (0.84%) Atlassian
12 29 (0.74%) Informatica
13 24 (0.61%) ServiceNow
13 24 (0.61%) Tableau
14 20 (0.51%) webMethods
15 19 (0.49%) Dell
16 18 (0.46%) MicroStrategy
16 18 (0.46%) Red Hat
17 16 (0.41%) Ab Initio
17 16 (0.41%) Zend