Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 3,832 3,407 3,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.94% 21.36% 18.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.22% 22.54% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,683 2,189 2,261
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £538 £519 £525
England median daily rate £467 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +3.78% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 84
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.73% -0.57% +12.99%
10th Percentile £8.00 £16.64 £16.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £58.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +10.81%

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 15,823 15,118 17,385
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.77% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,378 8,702 10,540
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £238
90th Percentile £580 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 668 750
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.77 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.92% -9.42% +12.10%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.36
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.50 £47.85
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 1,498 £420 +3.70% 542
Surrey 0 856 £470 +10.59% 213
Hampshire +1 776 £425 +11.84% 273
Berkshire +1 677 £403 -1.53% 229
Buckinghamshire +1 455 £413 +3.13% 108
Oxfordshire -1 365 £425 - 205
West Sussex 0 304 £415 -2.35% 76
East Sussex 0 192 £400 +17.65% 84
Kent 0 123 £400 +15.94% 70
Middlesex +2 47 £381 -23.75% 7
Sussex +5 6 £500 +28.21%
Home Counties +1 3 £375 +25.00%
M4 Corridor - 3 £450 -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 1,623 (42.35%) JavaScript
2 1,451 (37.87%) Agile Software Development
3 1,229 (32.07%) HTML
4 1,077 (28.11%) CSS
5 1,065 (27.79%) Java
6 913 (23.83%) C#
7 872 (22.76%) AngularJS
8 864 (22.55%) .NET
9 821 (21.42%) SQL
10 698 (18.22%) TDD
11 646 (16.86%) Git (software)
12 581 (15.16%) SQL Server
13 563 (14.69%) jQuery
14 540 (14.09%) Spring
15 516 (13.47%) MVC
16 515 (13.44%) Scrum
17 498 (13.00%) HTML5
18 492 (12.84%) Web Services
19 473 (12.34%) REST
20 469 (12.24%) React
21 462 (12.06%) Front End Development
22 460 (12.00%) Finance
23 445 (11.61%) Jenkins
24 441 (11.51%) Oracle
25 437 (11.40%) Node.js
26 434 (11.33%) RESTful
27 428 (11.17%) Continuous Integration
28 407 (10.62%) Linux
29 406 (10.59%) Microservices
30 403 (10.52%) Test Automation

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
1 162 (4.23%) CMS
2 127 (3.31%) Apache
3 111 (2.90%) Apache Spark
4 94 (2.45%) SharePoint
5 87 (2.27%) Tomcat
6 75 (1.96%) JBoss
7 68 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
8 62 (1.62%) WordPress
9 55 (1.44%) Confluence
9 55 (1.44%) Drupal
10 54 (1.41%) IIS
11 52 (1.36%) WebLogic
12 40 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
13 39 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 37 (0.97%) WebSphere
15 33 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
16 32 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
17 30 (0.78%) Apache Solr
17 30 (0.78%) Jetty
18 28 (0.73%) Umbraco
Applications
1 58 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (0.70%) Photoshop
3 23 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.18%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.052%) GIMP
9 2 (0.052%) InVision
10 1 (0.026%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.026%) CATIA
10 1 (0.026%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.026%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.026%) InDesign
10 1 (0.026%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.026%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 53 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (1.25%) Magento
3 24 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 17 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
5 15 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
6 13 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
7 10 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
7 10 (0.26%) SAP PSCD
8 9 (0.23%) Markit EDM
8 9 (0.23%) Maximo
8 9 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
9 7 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
11 4 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.10%) Sage 200
11 4 (0.10%) Sage CRM
12 3 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
12 3 (0.078%) SAP FSCM
12 3 (0.078%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 360 (9.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 301 (7.85%) Amazon AWS
3 117 (3.05%) Serverless
4 88 (2.30%) GitHub
5 66 (1.72%) OpenShift
6 62 (1.62%) PaaS
7 50 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 47 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
9 29 (0.76%) SaaS
10 27 (0.70%) Google Analytics
11 26 (0.68%) Amazon S3
12 25 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
12 25 (0.65%) npm
12 25 (0.65%) Office 365
13 23 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
14 22 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
15 18 (0.47%) Azure Functions
15 18 (0.47%) IaaS
16 16 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
16 16 (0.42%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 109 (2.84%) HTTP
2 42 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 29 (0.76%) Internet
3 29 (0.76%) SSL
4 15 (0.39%) SMTP
5 12 (0.31%) DNS
6 10 (0.26%) Bluetooth
6 10 (0.26%) SMS
7 9 (0.23%) Kerberos
7 9 (0.23%) SNMP
8 8 (0.21%) IMAP
8 8 (0.21%) Link 11
8 8 (0.21%) SSH
9 7 (0.18%) Firewall
9 7 (0.18%) FTP
9 7 (0.18%) Link 16
10 6 (0.16%) Intranet
11 5 (0.13%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.13%) Network Security
11 5 (0.13%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 581 (15.16%) SQL Server
2 268 (6.99%) Relational Database
3 234 (6.11%) NoSQL
4 208 (5.43%) Big Data
5 207 (5.40%) MongoDB
6 206 (5.38%) MySQL
7 167 (4.36%) Hadoop
8 146 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 141 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
10 121 (3.16%) Oracle Database
11 112 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
12 88 (2.30%) RDBMS
12 88 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 82 (2.14%) Redis
14 79 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
15 74 (1.93%) Power BI
16 57 (1.49%) HBase
17 53 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
18 44 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
19 34 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 646 (16.86%) Git (software)
2 445 (11.61%) Jenkins
3 196 (5.11%) JIRA
4 193 (5.04%) Maven
5 192 (5.01%) Visual Studio
6 176 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 140 (3.65%) JUnit
8 139 (3.63%) Subversion
9 110 (2.87%) Selenium
10 81 (2.11%) TeamCity
11 73 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
12 71 (1.85%) Cucumber
13 63 (1.64%) gulp
14 58 (1.51%) Eclipse
15 55 (1.44%) webpack
16 52 (1.36%) Mocha
17 50 (1.30%) Gradle
18 47 (1.23%) IntelliJ
19 43 (1.12%) Mockito
20 42 (1.10%) Grunt
General
1 460 (12.00%) Finance
2 127 (3.31%) Banking
3 73 (1.91%) Marketing
4 64 (1.67%) Retail
5 61 (1.59%) Telecoms
6 47 (1.23%) Games
7 32 (0.84%) Advertising
8 22 (0.57%) Publishing
9 18 (0.47%) Law
10 15 (0.39%) Automotive
11 14 (0.37%) Electronics
12 13 (0.34%) Back Office
12 13 (0.34%) General Ledger
12 13 (0.34%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.34%) Military
13 11 (0.29%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.26%) Billing
15 8 (0.21%) Legal
15 8 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,229 (32.07%) HTML
2 1,077 (28.11%) CSS
3 872 (22.76%) AngularJS
4 864 (22.55%) .NET
5 563 (14.69%) jQuery
6 540 (14.09%) Spring
7 498 (13.00%) HTML5
8 492 (12.84%) Web Services
9 473 (12.34%) REST
10 469 (12.24%) React
11 437 (11.40%) Node.js
12 434 (11.33%) RESTful
13 392 (10.23%) ASP.NET
14 360 (9.39%) CSS3
15 309 (8.06%) XML
16 283 (7.39%) JSON
17 277 (7.23%) .NET Framework
18 262 (6.84%) ASP.NET Web API
19 250 (6.52%) Spring Boot
20 232 (6.05%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 261 (6.81%) Greenfield Project
2 222 (5.79%) User Experience
3 140 (3.65%) Mobile App
4 118 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
6 64 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 38 (0.99%) Fintech
7 38 (0.99%) Virtual Team
8 37 (0.97%) Algorithms
9 36 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
10 34 (0.89%) Data Structures
11 28 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
12 23 (0.60%) Mainframe
13 22 (0.57%) W3C
14 15 (0.39%) N-Tier
15 14 (0.37%) Blackberry
15 14 (0.37%) Management Information System
16 11 (0.29%) Clustering
16 11 (0.29%) Public Cloud
16 11 (0.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 407 (10.62%) Linux
2 182 (4.75%) Unix
3 180 (4.70%) Windows
4 100 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 97 (2.53%) Android
6 30 (0.78%) Ubuntu
7 23 (0.60%) OpenVMS
8 17 (0.44%) AIX
8 17 (0.44%) Windows Server
9 15 (0.39%) VMS
10 11 (0.29%) Solaris
11 8 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.10%) CentOS
13 4 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.078%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.078%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.052%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,451 (37.87%) Agile Software Development
2 698 (18.22%) TDD
3 516 (13.47%) MVC
4 515 (13.44%) Scrum
5 462 (12.06%) Front End Development
6 428 (11.17%) Continuous Integration
7 406 (10.59%) Microservices
8 403 (10.52%) Test Automation
9 389 (10.15%) Web Development
10 336 (8.77%) BDD
11 312 (8.14%) OO
12 257 (6.71%) DevOps
13 247 (6.45%) Software Engineering
14 243 (6.34%) Unit Testing
15 198 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
16 185 (4.83%) SDLC
17 181 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
18 175 (4.57%) E-Commerce
19 170 (4.44%) ETL
20 161 (4.20%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1,623 (42.35%) JavaScript
2 1,065 (27.79%) Java
3 913 (23.83%) C#
4 821 (21.42%) SQL
5 290 (7.57%) Python
6 232 (6.05%) Java 8
7 224 (5.85%) PHP
8 196 (5.11%) TypeScript
9 168 (4.38%) C++
10 139 (3.63%) Scala
11 125 (3.26%) PL/SQL
12 123 (3.21%) T-SQL
13 119 (3.11%) ES6
14 83 (2.17%) C
15 77 (2.01%) Go
16 74 (1.93%) Ruby
17 60 (1.57%) PowerShell
18 43 (1.12%) Shell Script
19 42 (1.10%) Objective-C
20 40 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 217 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 183 (4.78%) SC Cleared
3 154 (4.02%) Degree
4 27 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (0.39%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (0.26%) BC Cleared
9 6 (0.16%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.16%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.10%) MCP
10 4 (0.10%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.078%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.078%) MCSE
12 2 (0.052%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.052%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.052%) OCA
12 2 (0.052%) SAFe Agilist
12 2 (0.052%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (2.14%) QA
2 34 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 23 (0.60%) GDPR
4 14 (0.37%) GCP
5 9 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.16%) SLA
7 5 (0.13%) PMO
8 4 (0.10%) WCAG
9 2 (0.052%) COBIT
9 2 (0.052%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.052%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.052%) MISRA
10 1 (0.026%) DICOM
10 1 (0.026%) ECSS
10 1 (0.026%) HL7
System Software
1 235 (6.13%) Docker
2 63 (1.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 49 (1.28%) HDFS
4 14 (0.37%) Apache Flume
5 12 (0.31%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.21%) Firmware
7 7 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.052%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.026%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.026%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 88 (2.30%) Ansible
2 78 (2.04%) Puppet
3 56 (1.46%) Hadoop YARN
4 53 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
5 46 (1.20%) Kubernetes
6 34 (0.89%) Terraform
7 25 (0.65%) Cobbler
8 21 (0.55%) Kibana
9 16 (0.42%) HP ALM
10 15 (0.39%) Grafana
11 9 (0.23%) Salt
11 9 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.18%) Amdocs OSS
13 6 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.13%) Mesos
15 3 (0.078%) Automic
15 3 (0.078%) HP Quality Center
16 2 (0.052%) Capistrano
16 2 (0.052%) Cisco UCCE
16 2 (0.052%) Control-M
Vendors
1 441 (11.51%) Oracle
2 387 (10.10%) Microsoft
3 127 (3.31%) Google
4 92 (2.40%) SAP
5 73 (1.91%) Adobe
6 64 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 60 (1.57%) Sitecore
8 56 (1.46%) IBM
9 35 (0.91%) Xamarin
10 33 (0.86%) Capita
11 30 (0.78%) Tableau
12 29 (0.76%) Informatica
12 29 (0.76%) Talend
13 23 (0.60%) Red Hat
14 21 (0.55%) Atlassian
14 21 (0.55%) ServiceNow
15 20 (0.52%) Apple
15 20 (0.52%) webMethods
16 18 (0.47%) Hortonworks
17 17 (0.44%) Cognos