Period
to 16 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 2,457 4,021 3,574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.22% 24.12% 21.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.42% 25.57% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,574 2,822 2,353
South East median daily rate £438 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.38% -
10th Percentile £313 £319 £300
90th Percentile £572 £550 £530
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 54 55
South East median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £35.00 £28.30 £36.00
90th Percentile £63.17 £53.75 £49.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.55% +3.53% +6.25%

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 12,653 15,726 15,977
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.84% 94.33% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,474 9,487 9,473
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 599 652
South East median hourly rate £21.76 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.15% +13.89% -7.38%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £49.28
England median hourly rate £19.47 £18.32 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.28% -2.06% +3.89%

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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 0 943 £438 +2.94% 480
Hampshire -3 644 £450 - 239
Berkshire -4 503 £450 +5.88% 206
Surrey -1 421 £450 -5.26% 226
Buckinghamshire 0 273 £425 - 119
Oxfordshire +1 167 £450 +5.88% 156
West Sussex -2 160 £443 +4.12% 76
East Sussex 0 152 £388 -3.13% 63
Kent 0 109 £413 - 88
Middlesex -2 12 £400 +14.29% 2
Sussex -2 6 £488 +0.52%
Isle of Wight - 1 £338 - 1
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 874 (35.57%) Agile Software Development
2 748 (30.44%) .NET
3 737 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 724 (29.47%) C#
5 679 (27.64%) SQL
6 551 (22.43%) HTML
7 516 (21.00%) CSS
8 492 (20.02%) Java
9 489 (19.90%) SQL Server
10 469 (19.09%) Azure
11 453 (18.44%) AngularJS
12 348 (14.16%) TDD
13 298 (12.13%) MVC
13 298 (12.13%) Git (software)
14 285 (11.60%) Scrum
15 283 (11.52%) ASP.NET
16 282 (11.48%) Microsoft
17 252 (10.26%) Node.js
18 248 (10.09%) Oracle
19 240 (9.77%) Finance
20 234 (9.52%) React
21 228 (9.28%) Security Cleared
22 223 (9.08%) Python
23 222 (9.04%) Front End Development
24 221 (8.99%) DevOps
25 214 (8.71%) Spring
26 213 (8.67%) Business Intelligence
27 210 (8.55%) .NET Core
28 207 (8.42%) AWS
29 205 (8.34%) REST

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 78 (3.17%) CMS
2 72 (2.93%) Confluence
3 51 (2.08%) Apache
4 44 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 40 (1.63%) Tomcat
6 38 (1.55%) WebLogic
7 31 (1.26%) Umbraco
8 30 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
9 25 (1.02%) WebSphere
10 23 (0.94%) Drupal
11 18 (0.73%) JBoss
12 17 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 16 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (0.65%) SAP Portal
13 16 (0.65%) SAS
14 15 (0.61%) EPiServer
14 15 (0.61%) GeoServer
15 13 (0.53%) Apache Spark
15 13 (0.53%) IIS
15 13 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.33%) FileZilla
4 7 (0.28%) Notepad++
4 7 (0.28%) XMetaL
5 5 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.16%) SPSS
7 2 (0.081%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.081%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.041%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.041%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 42 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.49%) Magento
4 10 (0.41%) Maximo
5 8 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.33%) SAP PSCD
6 6 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 6 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.20%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.16%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 469 (19.09%) Azure
2 207 (8.42%) AWS
3 94 (3.83%) Power Platform
4 93 (3.79%) Serverless
5 57 (2.32%) SaaS
6 48 (1.95%) GitHub
7 47 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
8 43 (1.75%) Azure Functions
9 40 (1.63%) PaaS
10 31 (1.26%) Amazon S3
11 29 (1.18%) npm
12 28 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
13 26 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
14 21 (0.85%) OpenShift
15 20 (0.81%) Google Analytics
16 17 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
16 17 (0.69%) GCP
17 16 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
18 14 (0.57%) Microsoft Flow
18 14 (0.57%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (1.67%) HTTP
2 15 (0.61%) SSL
2 15 (0.61%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.49%) Internet
4 11 (0.45%) Bluetooth
5 8 (0.33%) Intranet
5 8 (0.33%) PuTTY
5 8 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (0.33%) WinSCP
6 7 (0.28%) DNS
7 6 (0.24%) Ethernet
7 6 (0.24%) Network Security
8 5 (0.20%) Software-Defined Radio
9 3 (0.12%) AMQP
10 2 (0.081%) FTP
10 2 (0.081%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.081%) SNMP
10 2 (0.081%) SSH
10 2 (0.081%) Wireless
10 2 (0.081%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 489 (19.90%) SQL Server
2 153 (6.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 118 (4.80%) Relational Database
4 106 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
5 87 (3.54%) MySQL
6 84 (3.42%) Power BI
7 76 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 63 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
9 62 (2.52%) Oracle Database
10 61 (2.48%) MongoDB
11 56 (2.28%) NoSQL
12 45 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
13 44 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 42 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
14 42 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
15 41 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
16 40 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
17 33 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
18 32 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
18 32 (1.30%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 298 (12.13%) Git (software)
2 171 (6.96%) Jenkins
3 164 (6.67%) JIRA
4 100 (4.07%) Visual Studio
5 87 (3.54%) Bitbucket
6 78 (3.17%) Selenium
7 57 (2.32%) Cucumber
8 54 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 53 (2.16%) Maven
10 52 (2.12%) TeamCity
11 49 (1.99%) webpack
12 46 (1.87%) JUnit
13 42 (1.71%) Eclipse
14 41 (1.67%) Subversion
15 40 (1.63%) gulp
16 32 (1.30%) Grunt
17 31 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
18 30 (1.22%) SpecFlow
19 29 (1.18%) Jasmine
19 29 (1.18%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 240 (9.77%) Finance
2 72 (2.93%) Banking
3 67 (2.73%) Retail
4 51 (2.08%) Public Sector
5 46 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 30 (1.22%) Marketing
7 28 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 16 (0.65%) Law
9 14 (0.57%) Publishing
10 13 (0.53%) Electronics
10 13 (0.53%) Games
10 13 (0.53%) Military
11 11 (0.45%) Back Office
12 10 (0.41%) Automotive
13 8 (0.33%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.24%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.20%) Billing
16 5 (0.20%) Legal
16 5 (0.20%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 748 (30.44%) .NET
2 551 (22.43%) HTML
3 516 (21.00%) CSS
4 453 (18.44%) AngularJS
5 283 (11.52%) ASP.NET
6 252 (10.26%) Node.js
7 234 (9.52%) React
8 214 (8.71%) Spring
9 210 (8.55%) .NET Core
10 205 (8.34%) REST
11 203 (8.26%) RESTful
11 203 (8.26%) Web Services
12 196 (7.98%) XML
13 193 (7.86%) HTML5
14 179 (7.29%) jQuery
15 176 (7.16%) .NET Framework
16 155 (6.31%) ASP.NET Web API
17 149 (6.06%) JSON
18 116 (4.72%) SOAP
19 114 (4.64%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 95 (3.87%) Greenfield Project
2 88 (3.58%) User Experience
3 81 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 37 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
6 33 (1.34%) Algorithms
7 29 (1.18%) Data Structures
8 23 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (0.90%) EPoS
10 21 (0.85%) Management Information System
11 17 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
12 16 (0.65%) Virtual Team
13 14 (0.57%) Derivative
14 13 (0.53%) Life Science
15 12 (0.49%) W3C
16 11 (0.45%) Cloud Native
16 11 (0.45%) Smart City
17 8 (0.33%) Embedded Systems
17 8 (0.33%) Replication
18 7 (0.28%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 172 (7.00%) Linux
2 117 (4.76%) Windows
3 81 (3.30%) Android
4 75 (3.05%) Unix
5 54 (2.20%) Apple iOS
6 22 (0.90%) OpenVMS
7 15 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 14 (0.57%) Windows Server
9 10 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.37%) Debian
11 8 (0.33%) CentOS
11 8 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (0.28%) VMS
12 7 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.20%) MVS
15 4 (0.16%) AIX
15 4 (0.16%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.081%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 874 (35.57%) Agile Software Development
2 348 (14.16%) TDD
3 298 (12.13%) MVC
4 285 (11.60%) Scrum
5 222 (9.04%) Front End Development
6 221 (8.99%) DevOps
7 213 (8.67%) Business Intelligence
8 204 (8.30%) Microservices
9 203 (8.26%) Test Automation
10 176 (7.16%) Continuous Integration
11 168 (6.84%) Software Engineering
12 166 (6.76%) Web Development
13 162 (6.59%) Unit Testing
14 160 (6.51%) ETL
15 149 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
16 145 (5.90%) OO
17 138 (5.62%) BDD
18 102 (4.15%) SDLC
19 97 (3.95%) Migration
20 91 (3.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 737 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 724 (29.47%) C#
3 679 (27.64%) SQL
4 492 (20.02%) Java
5 223 (9.08%) Python
6 134 (5.45%) PL/SQL
7 126 (5.13%) C++
8 124 (5.05%) TypeScript
9 116 (4.72%) T-SQL
10 111 (4.52%) PHP
11 97 (3.95%) Java 8
12 96 (3.91%) C
13 69 (2.81%) ABAP
14 60 (2.44%) VB.NET
15 59 (2.40%) ES6
16 58 (2.36%) PowerShell
17 57 (2.32%) Scala
18 48 (1.95%) VB
19 41 (1.67%) Kotlin
20 37 (1.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 228 (9.28%) Security Cleared
2 181 (7.37%) SC Cleared
3 95 (3.87%) Degree
4 38 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (0.98%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.20%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.20%) MCSE
10 4 (0.16%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.12%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.081%) ISEB
12 2 (0.081%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.081%) PhD
13 1 (0.041%) CISA
13 1 (0.041%) CISM
13 1 (0.041%) CISSP
13 1 (0.041%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (2.69%) QA
2 21 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.45%) SLA
4 8 (0.33%) PMO
5 6 (0.24%) WCAG
6 4 (0.16%) SEPA
7 2 (0.081%) EMIR
7 2 (0.081%) MiFID
7 2 (0.081%) MISRA
8 1 (0.041%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.041%) HL7
8 1 (0.041%) IFRS
8 1 (0.041%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.041%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.041%) PSD2
8 1 (0.041%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 135 (5.49%) Docker
2 39 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.28%) HDFS
5 5 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.12%) vSphere
7 2 (0.081%) Firmware
8 1 (0.041%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.041%) Varnish
8 1 (0.041%) vCloud
8 1 (0.041%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 75 (3.05%) Kubernetes
2 34 (1.38%) Ansible
3 24 (0.98%) Terraform
4 15 (0.61%) Puppet
5 12 (0.49%) Kibana
6 11 (0.45%) Grafana
7 8 (0.33%) MIIS
7 8 (0.33%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.20%) Amdocs OSS
8 5 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.16%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.12%) Control-M
10 3 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.12%) Netcool
10 3 (0.12%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 2 (0.081%) MOM
11 2 (0.081%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.041%) Nessus
12 1 (0.041%) SCCM
12 1 (0.041%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 282 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 248 (10.09%) Oracle
3 98 (3.99%) SAP
4 58 (2.36%) Google
5 45 (1.83%) Adobe
6 37 (1.51%) IBM
6 37 (1.51%) Tableau
7 34 (1.38%) Xamarin
8 32 (1.30%) Atlassian
9 31 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
9 31 (1.26%) Sitecore
10 30 (1.22%) webMethods
11 27 (1.10%) Talend
12 26 (1.06%) ServiceNow
13 18 (0.73%) MuleSoft
14 13 (0.53%) Apple
14 13 (0.53%) BEA
15 12 (0.49%) Zend
16 11 (0.45%) Telerik
17 10 (0.41%) Remedy