The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1695 1639 1778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.75% 18.59% 18.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.00% 19.56% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1112 1022 1175
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 39 23
Median hourly rate £43.00 £44.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.37% +11.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £29.40 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.50 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7368 8379 8989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.56% 95.03% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4310 4996 5126
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 381 430
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.75% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +2 291 £380 +8.57% 162
Surrey -1 286 £410 +2.50% 124
Oxfordshire 0 269 £425 +6.25% 89
Buckinghamshire +1 253 £388 +10.71% 71
Berkshire +5 248 £403 +0.62% 95
West Sussex +1 153 £450 +2.27% 44
East Sussex 0 134 £345 -18.82% 37
Kent -1 64 £345 -8.00% 42
Middlesex 0 21 £468 +16.87% 1
Home Counties - 7 £300 -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1319 (41.14%) JavaScript
2 1213 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 1126 (35.12%) HTML
4 1056 (32.94%) CSS
5 826 (25.76%) SQL
6 825 (25.73%) Java
7 788 (24.58%) .NET
8 753 (23.49%) C#
9 637 (19.87%) AngularJS
10 545 (17.00%) SQL Server
11 544 (16.97%) Git (software)
12 534 (16.66%) Web Services
13 531 (16.56%) TDD
14 530 (16.53%) MVC
15 509 (15.88%) HTML5
16 500 (15.60%) jQuery
17 475 (14.82%) REST
18 450 (14.04%) Finance
19 444 (13.85%) Oracle
20 427 (13.32%) Scrum
21 404 (12.60%) Linux
22 394 (12.29%) Web Development
22 394 (12.29%) CSS3
23 392 (12.23%) Front End Development
24 363 (11.32%) ASP.NET
25 355 (11.07%) Spring
26 340 (10.61%) XML
27 339 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
28 317 (9.89%) Node.js
29 314 (9.79%) 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
1 183 (5.71%) CMS
2 123 (3.84%) Apache
3 111 (3.46%) JBoss
4 95 (2.96%) SharePoint
5 73 (2.28%) Tomcat
5 73 (2.28%) WebSphere
6 65 (2.03%) WebLogic
7 63 (1.97%) Confluence
8 57 (1.78%) Drupal
9 56 (1.75%) Apache Spark
10 49 (1.53%) EPiServer
10 49 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 41 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
12 40 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
13 34 (1.06%) IIS
14 32 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 32 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
14 32 (1.00%) WordPress
15 27 (0.84%) Umbraco
16 26 (0.81%) nginx
Applications
1 52 (1.62%) Photoshop
2 36 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.22%) InVision
6 5 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.094%) Doxygen
8 3 (0.094%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.062%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.062%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.062%) Simulink
10 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.031%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.031%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.031%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 55 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.56%) Magento
3 17 (0.53%) Maximo
4 13 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 13 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
5 10 (0.31%) Temenos T24
6 7 (0.22%) SAP BPC
7 6 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.19%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.094%) Eloqua
10 3 (0.094%) HFM
10 3 (0.094%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.062%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 180 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
2 135 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (2.84%) GitHub
4 45 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
5 39 (1.22%) PaaS
6 37 (1.15%) SaaS
7 30 (0.94%) Office 365
8 25 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
9 24 (0.75%) Google App Engine
10 22 (0.69%) Google Compute Engine
11 18 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (0.53%) Google Analytics
13 16 (0.50%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.41%) IaaS
15 12 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
16 11 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (0.34%) Force.com
16 11 (0.34%) OpenShift
17 10 (0.31%) Boomi
18 8 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 92 (2.87%) HTTP
2 40 (1.25%) TCP/IP
3 25 (0.78%) Intranet
3 25 (0.78%) SSL
4 22 (0.69%) Internet
5 16 (0.50%) DNS
5 16 (0.50%) SSH
6 15 (0.47%) LDAP
7 12 (0.37%) Firewall
7 12 (0.37%) ICMP
8 11 (0.34%) SNMP
9 8 (0.25%) Bluetooth
9 8 (0.25%) RFID
10 5 (0.16%) DHCP
10 5 (0.16%) Extranet
10 5 (0.16%) FTP
10 5 (0.16%) LAN
10 5 (0.16%) Link 11
10 5 (0.16%) Link 16
11 3 (0.094%) IPFIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 545 (17.00%) SQL Server
2 198 (6.18%) MySQL
3 188 (5.86%) Oracle Database
4 181 (5.65%) MongoDB
5 164 (5.12%) Relational Database
6 150 (4.68%) NoSQL
7 137 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 135 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
9 94 (2.93%) Hadoop
10 90 (2.81%) Big Data
11 83 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 69 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
13 66 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
14 65 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 54 (1.68%) RDBMS
16 52 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
17 38 (1.19%) Apache Hive
17 38 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
17 38 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
18 37 (1.15%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 544 (16.97%) Git (software)
2 252 (7.86%) Jenkins
3 189 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 185 (5.77%) Subversion
5 184 (5.74%) Maven
6 143 (4.46%) JIRA
7 134 (4.18%) JUnit
8 115 (3.59%) Visual Studio
9 102 (3.18%) Eclipse
10 85 (2.65%) Selenium
11 61 (1.90%) Mockito
12 60 (1.87%) IntelliJ
13 58 (1.81%) Grunt
14 57 (1.78%) Cucumber
14 57 (1.78%) Gradle
15 52 (1.62%) Bitbucket
16 43 (1.34%) Talend Open Studio
17 41 (1.28%) Mocha
18 40 (1.25%) gulp
19 38 (1.19%) NUnit
General
1 450 (14.04%) Finance
2 168 (5.24%) Banking
3 75 (2.34%) Marketing
4 57 (1.78%) Telecoms
5 45 (1.40%) Retail
6 42 (1.31%) Advertising
6 42 (1.31%) Publishing
7 17 (0.53%) Electronics
8 16 (0.50%) Back Office
8 16 (0.50%) Games
8 16 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.41%) Spanish Language
10 11 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.25%) Automotive
11 8 (0.25%) Military
12 7 (0.22%) German Language
12 7 (0.22%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.22%) Law
13 5 (0.16%) Legal
13 5 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1126 (35.12%) HTML
2 1056 (32.94%) CSS
3 788 (24.58%) .NET
4 637 (19.87%) AngularJS
5 534 (16.66%) Web Services
6 509 (15.88%) HTML5
7 500 (15.60%) jQuery
8 475 (14.82%) REST
9 394 (12.29%) CSS3
10 363 (11.32%) ASP.NET
11 355 (11.07%) Spring
12 340 (10.61%) XML
13 317 (9.89%) Node.js
14 305 (9.51%) JSON
15 253 (7.89%) RESTful
16 243 (7.58%) Ajax
17 234 (7.30%) .NET Framework
18 212 (6.61%) SOAP
19 186 (5.80%) React
20 183 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 165 (5.15%) User Experience
2 113 (3.52%) Mobile App
3 94 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
4 81 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
5 65 (2.03%) Algorithms
5 65 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 59 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
8 30 (0.94%) Client/Server
9 20 (0.62%) Management Information System
10 16 (0.50%) Virtual Team
10 16 (0.50%) W3C
11 13 (0.41%) iPad
11 13 (0.41%) N-Tier
12 12 (0.37%) Data Structures
13 11 (0.34%) Mobile Banking
14 10 (0.31%) Mainframe
15 9 (0.28%) NHS
16 8 (0.25%) Fintech
16 8 (0.25%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 404 (12.60%) Linux
2 214 (6.67%) Unix
3 173 (5.40%) Windows
4 82 (2.56%) Android
5 60 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 38 (1.19%) Ubuntu
7 21 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (0.56%) Windows Server
9 17 (0.53%) AIX
10 16 (0.50%) Debian
11 15 (0.47%) CentOS
12 14 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.34%) Solaris
14 7 (0.22%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.19%) SUSE
16 2 (0.062%) MVS
16 2 (0.062%) VMS
16 2 (0.062%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.062%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1213 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 531 (16.56%) TDD
3 530 (16.53%) MVC
4 427 (13.32%) Scrum
5 394 (12.29%) Web Development
6 392 (12.23%) Front End Development
7 339 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
8 252 (7.86%) Unit Testing
9 226 (7.05%) OO
10 205 (6.39%) DevOps
11 201 (6.27%) Microservices
12 197 (6.14%) BDD
12 197 (6.14%) Test Automation
13 175 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
14 162 (5.05%) Software Engineering
15 154 (4.80%) Open Source
16 151 (4.71%) ETL
17 149 (4.65%) SOA
18 143 (4.46%) SDLC
19 122 (3.81%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1319 (41.14%) JavaScript
2 826 (25.76%) SQL
3 825 (25.73%) Java
4 753 (23.49%) C#
5 246 (7.67%) Python
6 206 (6.43%) PHP
7 151 (4.71%) PL/SQL
8 145 (4.52%) T-SQL
9 139 (4.34%) Scala
10 131 (4.09%) C++
11 98 (3.06%) VB.NET
12 93 (2.90%) C
13 91 (2.84%) Ruby
14 82 (2.56%) Shell Script
15 69 (2.15%) TypeScript
16 44 (1.37%) ES6
17 42 (1.31%) Groovy
18 38 (1.19%) Perl
19 35 (1.09%) Apex Code
20 28 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 153 (4.77%) Security Cleared
2 122 (3.81%) SC Cleared
3 120 (3.74%) Degree
4 29 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (0.47%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.22%) HNC
8 7 (0.22%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.19%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.12%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.094%) CCA
12 2 (0.062%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.062%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.031%) CCNA
13 1 (0.031%) CCNP
13 1 (0.031%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.031%) MCSD
13 1 (0.031%) PhD
13 1 (0.031%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (1.75%) QA
2 22 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.12%) HL7
5 4 (0.12%) SLA
6 2 (0.062%) MISRA
6 2 (0.062%) WCAG
7 1 (0.031%) FATCA
7 1 (0.031%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.031%) IFRS
7 1 (0.031%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.031%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.031%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.031%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.031%) PMO
7 1 (0.031%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 110 (3.43%) Docker
2 17 (0.53%) HDFS
3 15 (0.47%) Apache Flume
4 10 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (0.28%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.19%) Varnish
7 4 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.062%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.062%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.031%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.031%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.031%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 69 (2.15%) Puppet
2 56 (1.75%) Ansible
3 26 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
5 21 (0.66%) Terraform
6 18 (0.56%) Kibana
7 14 (0.44%) SELinux
8 12 (0.37%) Oozie
9 11 (0.34%) Grafana
10 10 (0.31%) Mesos
11 7 (0.22%) Marathon
12 6 (0.19%) Consul
12 6 (0.19%) Kubernetes
12 6 (0.19%) Prometheus
13 5 (0.16%) Netcool
13 5 (0.16%) Tivoli
14 3 (0.094%) OpenView
14 3 (0.094%) QRadar
15 2 (0.062%) Control-M
15 2 (0.062%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 444 (13.85%) Oracle
2 314 (9.79%) Microsoft
3 95 (2.96%) IBM
4 94 (2.93%) Google
5 83 (2.59%) Sitecore
6 62 (1.93%) SAP
7 54 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
8 48 (1.50%) Adobe
9 43 (1.34%) Talend
10 30 (0.94%) Zend
11 27 (0.84%) Tableau
12 25 (0.78%) ServiceNow
12 25 (0.78%) Xamarin
13 24 (0.75%) webMethods
14 21 (0.66%) Apple
14 21 (0.66%) Informatica
14 21 (0.66%) Red Hat
15 20 (0.62%) HP
15 20 (0.62%) Telerik
16 16 (0.50%) Cloudera
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hampshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Mason Frank International
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Pro rata 6 month fixed term
Posted: 3 days ago
Ascot, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: €70 - €75 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Explore Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £325 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Neg (Day Rate)
Posted: 5 days ago