Period
to 22 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 2,771 3,826 3,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.08% 23.07% 21.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.24% 24.33% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,801 2,681 2,195
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £556 £538 £513
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 45 55
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - -1.16%
10th Percentile £37.60 £8.00 £16.64
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £51.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 13,694 15,727 15,144
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.30% 94.84% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,109 9,326 8,709
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £253 £262 £250
90th Percentile £600 £579 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 682 663
South East median hourly rate £23.06 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.37% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.86 £10.76 £10.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 0 994 £433 +2.98% 487
Hampshire 0 792 £450 +5.88% 236
Berkshire -3 521 £450 +10.43% 201
Surrey -1 501 £450 -4.26% 199
Buckinghamshire -2 279 £400 -4.76% 131
Oxfordshire +1 196 £425 - 157
West Sussex -1 170 £425 +2.41% 79
East Sussex -1 169 £400 +1.59% 60
Kent -1 112 £413 +3.13% 160
Middlesex -1 14 £375 - 2
Sussex -4 1 £475 -5.00%
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1,113 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
2 982 (35.44%) JavaScript
3 853 (30.78%) .NET
4 848 (30.60%) C#
5 749 (27.03%) HTML
6 733 (26.45%) CSS
7 680 (24.54%) SQL
8 608 (21.94%) Java
9 575 (20.75%) AngularJS
10 499 (18.01%) TDD
11 477 (17.21%) SQL Server
12 452 (16.31%) Azure
13 449 (16.20%) Git (software)
14 425 (15.34%) MVC
15 378 (13.64%) ASP.NET
16 338 (12.20%) Scrum
17 333 (12.02%) Node.js
18 319 (11.51%) Finance
19 301 (10.86%) Spring
20 295 (10.65%) React
21 286 (10.32%) Front End Development
22 270 (9.74%) DevOps
23 261 (9.42%) Microsoft
24 258 (9.31%) Oracle
25 253 (9.13%) HTML5
26 251 (9.06%) AWS
27 250 (9.02%) REST
28 232 (8.37%) jQuery
29 231 (8.34%) Continuous Integration
29 231 (8.34%) Microservices

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 93 (3.36%) Confluence
2 91 (3.28%) CMS
3 70 (2.53%) Apache
4 62 (2.24%) SharePoint
5 40 (1.44%) Tomcat
6 34 (1.23%) Apache Spark
7 32 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
8 31 (1.12%) Umbraco
8 31 (1.12%) WebLogic
9 26 (0.94%) Drupal
10 22 (0.79%) EPiServer
11 21 (0.76%) JBoss
11 21 (0.76%) WebSphere
12 19 (0.69%) WordPress
13 15 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 15 (0.54%) SAS
14 14 (0.51%) ColdFusion
15 13 (0.47%) IIS
15 13 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
16 11 (0.40%) Mule
Applications
1 41 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.32%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.18%) Adobe XD
5 5 (0.18%) FileZilla
6 4 (0.14%) Notepad++
7 2 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.072%) InDesign
7 2 (0.072%) InVision
8 1 (0.036%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.036%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.036%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 44 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.22%) Maximo
4 6 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.18%) Magento
5 5 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.11%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.11%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.11%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.11%) SAP PSCD
7 2 (0.072%) CSG Singleview
7 2 (0.072%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.072%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.072%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.072%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 452 (16.31%) Azure
2 251 (9.06%) AWS
3 94 (3.39%) Power Platform
4 93 (3.36%) Serverless
5 71 (2.56%) GitHub
6 57 (2.06%) AWS Lambda
7 53 (1.91%) PaaS
8 39 (1.41%) SaaS
9 33 (1.19%) Azure Functions
9 33 (1.19%) npm
10 32 (1.15%) Amazon S3
11 26 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (0.76%) OpenShift
13 19 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
13 19 (0.69%) GCP
14 16 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 16 (0.58%) Office 365
15 15 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
15 15 (0.54%) Yarn
16 13 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.34%) HTTP
2 18 (0.65%) FTP
3 16 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.51%) SSL
5 13 (0.47%) Bluetooth
5 13 (0.47%) Internet
6 10 (0.36%) Ethernet
7 9 (0.32%) DNS
7 9 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (0.29%) Intranet
8 8 (0.29%) Network Security
9 7 (0.25%) SNMP
10 6 (0.22%) Software-Defined Radio
10 6 (0.22%) SSH
10 6 (0.22%) Wireless
11 5 (0.18%) 3GPP
11 5 (0.18%) MQTT
11 5 (0.18%) PuTTY
11 5 (0.18%) WinSCP
11 5 (0.18%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 477 (17.21%) SQL Server
2 152 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 118 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 115 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
5 86 (3.10%) MySQL
6 84 (3.03%) Power BI
7 82 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 75 (2.71%) NoSQL
9 70 (2.53%) MongoDB
10 68 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
11 52 (1.88%) Big Data
12 45 (1.62%) Redis
13 41 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 40 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
15 39 (1.41%) Oracle Database
16 38 (1.37%) Hadoop
17 36 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
18 34 (1.23%) SAP BW
19 33 (1.19%) DB2
20 31 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 449 (16.20%) Git (software)
2 222 (8.01%) JIRA
3 181 (6.53%) Jenkins
4 121 (4.37%) Visual Studio
5 117 (4.22%) Bitbucket
6 98 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 93 (3.36%) Maven
8 86 (3.10%) webpack
9 79 (2.85%) Selenium
10 77 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
11 68 (2.45%) Cucumber
12 66 (2.38%) JUnit
13 64 (2.31%) gulp
14 56 (2.02%) Jasmine
15 55 (1.98%) Subversion
16 52 (1.88%) TeamCity
17 43 (1.55%) Eclipse
17 43 (1.55%) Protractor
18 40 (1.44%) Grunt
18 40 (1.44%) SpecFlow
General
1 319 (11.51%) Finance
2 74 (2.67%) Banking
3 69 (2.49%) Retail
4 57 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 37 (1.34%) Public Sector
6 25 (0.90%) Marketing
7 20 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 19 (0.69%) Law
9 13 (0.47%) Automotive
9 13 (0.47%) Publishing
10 12 (0.43%) Electronics
10 12 (0.43%) Games
10 12 (0.43%) Military
11 11 (0.40%) Aerospace
11 11 (0.40%) Back Office
12 9 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.29%) Advertising
14 7 (0.25%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.22%) Billing
15 6 (0.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 853 (30.78%) .NET
2 749 (27.03%) HTML
3 733 (26.45%) CSS
4 575 (20.75%) AngularJS
5 378 (13.64%) ASP.NET
6 333 (12.02%) Node.js
7 301 (10.86%) Spring
8 295 (10.65%) React
9 253 (9.13%) HTML5
10 250 (9.02%) REST
11 232 (8.37%) jQuery
12 228 (8.23%) Web Services
13 222 (8.01%) .NET Core
14 211 (7.61%) XML
15 209 (7.54%) ASP.NET Web API
16 207 (7.47%) RESTful
17 205 (7.40%) ASP.NET MVC
18 203 (7.33%) .NET Framework
19 176 (6.35%) Sass
20 171 (6.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 124 (4.47%) Greenfield Project
2 115 (4.15%) User Experience
3 63 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 39 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (1.08%) Management Information System
7 27 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
8 25 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
8 25 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
9 24 (0.87%) Algorithms
10 23 (0.83%) Data Structures
11 21 (0.76%) EPoS
12 16 (0.58%) Virtual Team
13 14 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
14 11 (0.40%) Replication
15 10 (0.36%) iPad
15 10 (0.36%) Mainframe
16 9 (0.32%) Cloud Native
16 9 (0.32%) Life Science
17 8 (0.29%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 172 (6.21%) Linux
2 106 (3.83%) Windows
3 74 (2.67%) Android
4 71 (2.56%) Unix
5 56 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 27 (0.97%) OpenVMS
7 22 (0.79%) VMS
8 13 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 12 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.32%) AIX
10 9 (0.32%) Windows Server
11 8 (0.29%) Debian
12 7 (0.25%) CentOS
13 5 (0.18%) MVS
14 4 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.14%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.11%) Solaris
15 3 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.11%) zOS
16 2 (0.072%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,113 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (18.01%) TDD
3 425 (15.34%) MVC
4 338 (12.20%) Scrum
5 286 (10.32%) Front End Development
6 270 (9.74%) DevOps
7 231 (8.34%) Continuous Integration
7 231 (8.34%) Microservices
8 228 (8.23%) BDD
9 226 (8.16%) Test Automation
10 210 (7.58%) Web Development
11 203 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
12 194 (7.00%) OO
13 193 (6.96%) Unit Testing
14 171 (6.17%) Software Engineering
15 126 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
16 118 (4.26%) SOLID
17 110 (3.97%) Data Modelling
17 110 (3.97%) ETL
18 108 (3.90%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 982 (35.44%) JavaScript
2 848 (30.60%) C#
3 680 (24.54%) SQL
4 608 (21.94%) Java
5 223 (8.05%) Python
6 184 (6.64%) TypeScript
7 127 (4.58%) Java 8
8 123 (4.44%) PL/SQL
9 120 (4.33%) T-SQL
10 119 (4.29%) C++
11 116 (4.19%) PHP
12 114 (4.11%) C
13 88 (3.18%) ES6
14 70 (2.53%) PowerShell
15 64 (2.31%) VB
16 58 (2.09%) ABAP
16 58 (2.09%) VB.NET
17 48 (1.73%) Shell Script
18 41 (1.48%) Apple Swift
18 41 (1.48%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 220 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 178 (6.42%) SC Cleared
3 103 (3.72%) Degree
4 27 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (0.76%) DV Cleared
6 14 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.29%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (0.25%) MCSE
10 4 (0.14%) ISEB
10 4 (0.14%) MCSA
11 3 (0.11%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.11%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.11%) PhD
11 3 (0.11%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.072%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.072%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.072%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.072%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (2.53%) QA
2 18 (0.65%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.36%) SLA
4 8 (0.29%) MISRA
4 8 (0.29%) PMO
5 3 (0.11%) MISRA C
5 3 (0.11%) WCAG
6 2 (0.072%) EMIR
6 2 (0.072%) GDPR
6 2 (0.072%) GxP
6 2 (0.072%) MiFID
6 2 (0.072%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.036%) IFRS
7 1 (0.036%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.036%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.036%) SEPA
System Software
1 170 (6.13%) Docker
2 29 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.76%) HDFS
4 11 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (0.32%) OpenAM
7 6 (0.22%) Firmware
7 6 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.14%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.14%) vSphere
9 2 (0.072%) RACF
10 1 (0.036%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.036%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.036%) Varnish
10 1 (0.036%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 77 (2.78%) Kubernetes
2 43 (1.55%) Ansible
3 27 (0.97%) Terraform
4 25 (0.90%) Puppet
5 15 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
6 12 (0.43%) Kibana
6 12 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
7 11 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.32%) Grafana
8 9 (0.32%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.25%) MIIS
10 5 (0.18%) Amdocs OSS
10 5 (0.18%) Graphite
10 5 (0.18%) logstash
10 5 (0.18%) Nagios
11 4 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.14%) HP ALM
11 4 (0.14%) StatsD
12 3 (0.11%) Control-M
13 2 (0.072%) MOM
Vendors
1 261 (9.42%) Microsoft
2 258 (9.31%) Oracle
3 94 (3.39%) SAP
4 67 (2.42%) Atlassian
5 52 (1.88%) IBM
6 46 (1.66%) Xamarin
7 42 (1.52%) Adobe
7 42 (1.52%) Google
8 41 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
9 40 (1.44%) Sitecore
10 28 (1.01%) Tableau
10 28 (1.01%) Telerik
11 25 (0.90%) webMethods
12 20 (0.72%) MuleSoft
13 19 (0.69%) Blue Prism
14 17 (0.61%) Cypress Semiconductor
14 17 (0.61%) ServiceNow
15 16 (0.58%) New Relic
16 15 (0.54%) BEA
17 13 (0.47%) VMware