Period
to 22 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 511 2,704 3,858
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 14.17% 19.00% 23.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.19% 20.18% 24.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 1,809 2,790
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £320 £313
90th Percentile £565 £571 £538
England median daily rate £495 £475 £468
% change year-on-year +4.21% +1.60% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 40 50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £30.00 £35.65 £8.00
90th Percentile £56.55 £60.13 £53.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -18.60% -1.15% +2.35%

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 3,363 13,397 15,550
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 94.15% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,982 7,979 9,304
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
10th Percentile £207 £250 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 587 685
Median hourly rate £31.39 £23.12 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.77% +21.68% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.81 £10.75
90th Percentile £57.17 £63.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% +11.11% -3.74%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Developer in the South East

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in the South East

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Developer in the South East

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020. 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 -3 229 £434 +2.18% 219
Hampshire -4 130 £475 +5.56% 134
Berkshire +1 115 £450 - 108
Buckinghamshire -4 73 £450 +9.76% 52
Surrey -2 56 £425 -5.56% 79
Oxfordshire 0 41 £375 -11.76% 59
West Sussex +1 40 £438 +2.94% 46
Kent +1 19 £450 +9.09% 43
East Sussex -1 18 £450 +12.50% 41
Sussex +7 2 £550 +15.79%
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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.

1 165 (32.29%) JavaScript
2 160 (31.31%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (30.72%) SQL
4 110 (21.53%) HTML
4 110 (21.53%) CSS
5 109 (21.33%) .NET
6 106 (20.74%) C#
6 106 (20.74%) Security Cleared
7 103 (20.16%) Java
7 103 (20.16%) Oracle
8 100 (19.57%) Azure
9 89 (17.42%) SC Cleared
10 88 (17.22%) SQL Server
11 71 (13.89%) Git (software)
12 67 (13.11%) React
13 66 (12.92%) PL/SQL
14 63 (12.33%) AngularJS
15 61 (11.94%) DevOps
15 61 (11.94%) Microsoft
16 58 (11.35%) Unit Testing
17 57 (11.15%) TDD
17 57 (11.15%) Migration
18 51 (9.98%) Business Intelligence
19 50 (9.78%) Scrum
20 49 (9.59%) Front End Development
21 48 (9.39%) MVC
21 48 (9.39%) RESTful
22 46 (9.00%) ASP.NET
23 45 (8.81%) Microservices
24 44 (8.61%) Python

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 18 (3.52%) CMS
2 16 (3.13%) WebSphere
3 15 (2.94%) WebLogic
4 14 (2.74%) Apache
4 14 (2.74%) Confluence
5 13 (2.54%) IIS
5 13 (2.54%) Umbraco
6 12 (2.35%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.96%) Oracle Service Bus
7 10 (1.96%) WordPress
8 9 (1.76%) AquaLogic
9 7 (1.37%) Apache Spark
10 6 (1.17%) Drupal
11 5 (0.98%) SAP Portal
12 4 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.78%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.78%) SAP EP
12 4 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.59%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.59%) Sketch
4 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.39%) InDesign
4 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.20%) CPLEX
5 1 (0.20%) Figma
5 1 (0.20%) GIMP
5 1 (0.20%) InVision
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (5.68%) Oracle Payables
2 19 (3.72%) Oracle Cash Management
3 15 (2.94%) Maximo
3 15 (2.94%) Oracle Receivables
4 12 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (1.96%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.98%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.39%) Magento
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.20%) BASE24
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.20%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 100 (19.57%) Azure
2 41 (8.02%) AWS
3 34 (6.65%) Power Platform
4 16 (3.13%) Serverless
5 14 (2.74%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (2.35%) PaaS
6 12 (2.35%) PowerApps
7 11 (2.15%) Logic Apps
8 10 (1.96%) GCP
9 9 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (1.37%) GitHub
11 6 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (1.17%) Amazon S3
11 6 (1.17%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.98%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.98%) Google Tag Manager
12 5 (0.98%) IaaS
12 5 (0.98%) SaaS
12 5 (0.98%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.15%) HTTP
2 4 (0.78%) Bluetooth
2 4 (0.78%) DNS
2 4 (0.78%) FTP
2 4 (0.78%) VPN
3 3 (0.59%) Firewall
4 2 (0.39%) DSL
4 2 (0.39%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.20%) DMZ
5 1 (0.20%) Intranet
5 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.20%) WebEx
5 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (17.22%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.87%) Power BI
3 26 (5.09%) Relational Database
4 23 (4.50%) Oracle Database
4 23 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (2.35%) Oracle Database 12c
8 11 (2.15%) Big Data
8 11 (2.15%) MySQL
8 11 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (1.96%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
11 7 (1.37%) GIS
11 7 (1.37%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.37%) Oracle ODI
12 6 (1.17%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 71 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 28 (5.48%) JIRA
3 26 (5.09%) Jenkins
4 18 (3.52%) Visual Studio
5 17 (3.33%) Subversion
6 16 (3.13%) Maven
6 16 (3.13%) webpack
7 13 (2.54%) Bitbucket
7 13 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (2.35%) gulp
9 11 (2.15%) Selenium
10 10 (1.96%) Eclipse
11 8 (1.57%) Babel
11 8 (1.57%) JUnit
12 7 (1.37%) Gradle
12 7 (1.37%) Jasmine
12 7 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
12 7 (1.37%) SpecFlow
13 6 (1.17%) Grunt
13 6 (1.17%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (7.44%) Public Sector
2 34 (6.65%) Finance
3 28 (5.48%) General Ledger
4 13 (2.54%) Banking
5 7 (1.37%) Marketing
6 6 (1.17%) Retail
6 6 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.98%) Law
8 3 (0.59%) Automotive
8 3 (0.59%) Electronics
8 3 (0.59%) Games
8 3 (0.59%) Legal
8 3 (0.59%) Local Government
8 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.59%) Publishing
9 2 (0.39%) Back Office
9 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (21.53%) CSS
1 110 (21.53%) HTML
2 109 (21.33%) .NET
3 67 (13.11%) React
4 63 (12.33%) AngularJS
5 48 (9.39%) RESTful
6 46 (9.00%) ASP.NET
7 42 (8.22%) Web Services
8 40 (7.83%) Spring
9 36 (7.05%) XML
10 33 (6.46%) HTML5
10 33 (6.46%) Node.js
11 29 (5.68%) REST
12 28 (5.48%) .NET Core
12 28 (5.48%) JSON
13 26 (5.09%) CSS3
13 26 (5.09%) Sass
13 26 (5.09%) SOAP
14 22 (4.31%) .NET Framework
14 22 (4.31%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.89%) User Experience
2 19 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (1.76%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.57%) Public Cloud
6 5 (0.98%) Data Structures
6 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (0.78%) CMDB
7 4 (0.78%) e-Learning
7 4 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (0.78%) Robotics
8 3 (0.59%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.59%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.59%) NHS
9 2 (0.39%) Life Science
9 2 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.39%) Video Editing
9 2 (0.39%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.89%) Linux
2 20 (3.91%) Windows
3 18 (3.52%) Android
4 11 (2.15%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.98%) Unix
7 4 (0.78%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.59%) SUSE
9 2 (0.39%) AIX
9 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (31.31%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (11.94%) DevOps
3 58 (11.35%) Unit Testing
4 57 (11.15%) Migration
4 57 (11.15%) TDD
5 51 (9.98%) Business Intelligence
6 50 (9.78%) Scrum
7 49 (9.59%) Front End Development
8 48 (9.39%) MVC
9 45 (8.81%) Microservices
10 38 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
11 37 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (7.05%) Test Automation
13 34 (6.65%) Data Migration
14 30 (5.87%) Web Development
15 29 (5.68%) BDD
15 29 (5.68%) Data Modelling
16 28 (5.48%) OO
17 25 (4.89%) ERP
17 25 (4.89%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 165 (32.29%) JavaScript
2 157 (30.72%) SQL
3 106 (20.74%) C#
4 103 (20.16%) Java
5 66 (12.92%) PL/SQL
6 44 (8.61%) Python
7 34 (6.65%) Shell Script
8 23 (4.50%) Java 8
9 22 (4.31%) C++
10 19 (3.72%) TypeScript
11 17 (3.33%) T-SQL
12 15 (2.94%) PHP
13 14 (2.74%) C
14 12 (2.35%) Scala
15 11 (2.15%) Ruby
16 10 (1.96%) ES6
17 7 (1.37%) Apple Swift
17 7 (1.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 7 (1.37%) Objective-C
18 6 (1.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 106 (20.74%) Security Cleared
2 89 (17.42%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.50%) Degree
4 16 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.59%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.59%) MCITP
8 2 (0.39%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.39%) MCAD
8 2 (0.39%) MCPD
9 1 (0.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.13%) QA
2 3 (0.59%) SLA
3 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.20%) FINREP
4 1 (0.20%) GDPR
4 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 28 (5.48%) Docker
2 3 (0.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.59%) HDFS
2 3 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.39%) NFS
4 1 (0.20%) Firmware
4 1 (0.20%) RACF
Systems Management
1 17 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.37%) Terraform
3 5 (0.98%) Kibana
3 5 (0.98%) Puppet
3 5 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.78%) Ansible
4 4 (0.78%) SCCM
5 3 (0.59%) logstash
5 3 (0.59%) Nessus
6 2 (0.39%) MIIS
6 2 (0.39%) Oozie
7 1 (0.20%) Ambari
7 1 (0.20%) Consul
7 1 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.20%) Packer
Vendors
1 103 (20.16%) Oracle
2 61 (11.94%) Microsoft
3 28 (5.48%) SAP
4 17 (3.33%) Adobe
5 12 (2.35%) BEA
6 11 (2.15%) Red Hat
7 10 (1.96%) Xamarin
8 9 (1.76%) Google
8 9 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.57%) IBM
9 8 (1.57%) ServiceNow
9 8 (1.57%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.57%) webMethods
10 5 (0.98%) Databricks
10 5 (0.98%) Splunk
10 5 (0.98%) Tableau
10 5 (0.98%) Talend
11 4 (0.78%) CyberArk
11 4 (0.78%) Ingenico
11 4 (0.78%) UiPath