Period
to 5 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £443 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 5 July 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 945 2,978 3,908
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 15.45% 19.64% 22.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.50% 20.68% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 2,090 2,791
Median daily rate £443 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £320 £313
90th Percentile £564 £563 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 47 50
Median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +17.65% -2.30%
10th Percentile £34.25 £32.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £54.60 £60.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -18.60% +1.18% -

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 5,726 14,403 16,251
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.59% 95.00% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,332 8,580 9,575
Median daily rate £450 £442 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +3.94% +4.29%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £261
90th Percentile £603 £600 £578
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 635 693
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +20.32% +6.86%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £10.80
90th Percentile £52.35 £55.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £22.82 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +14.10% +6.95% +0.03%

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 5 July 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 5 July 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 5 July 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 -2 387 £433 +1.88% 171
Hampshire -3 220 £447 -0.67% 104
Berkshire 0 192 £450 - 69
Surrey -2 139 £438 -7.89% 66
Buckinghamshire -3 125 £450 +12.50% 44
West Sussex +3 80 £450 +4.05% 50
Oxfordshire 0 70 £400 -11.11% 58
East Sussex +1 65 £400 -4.48% 26
Kent 0 37 £450 +12.50% 31
Middlesex -2 2 £340 -32.00% 1
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 343 (36.30%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (30.48%) SQL
3 285 (30.16%) JavaScript
4 243 (25.71%) .NET
5 238 (25.19%) C#
6 222 (23.49%) Java
7 200 (21.16%) HTML
8 175 (18.52%) CSS
9 173 (18.31%) Azure
10 165 (17.46%) SQL Server
11 145 (15.34%) Scrum
12 142 (15.03%) Security Cleared
13 123 (13.02%) Oracle
14 118 (12.49%) MVC
15 115 (12.17%) SC Cleared
16 111 (11.75%) Microsoft
16 111 (11.75%) DevOps
17 109 (11.53%) Git (software)
17 109 (11.53%) AngularJS
18 104 (11.01%) TDD
19 99 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
20 97 (10.26%) Web Services
21 96 (10.16%) Unit Testing
22 95 (10.05%) ASP.NET
23 91 (9.63%) AWS
24 89 (9.42%) Migration
25 88 (9.31%) Python
25 88 (9.31%) React
26 85 (8.99%) Node.js
27 84 (8.89%) Finance

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 40 (4.23%) Confluence
2 33 (3.49%) CMS
3 30 (3.17%) WebSphere
4 27 (2.86%) SharePoint
5 17 (1.80%) Apache
5 17 (1.80%) SAP Portal
5 17 (1.80%) WebLogic
6 16 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.69%) Umbraco
7 13 (1.38%) Drupal
8 11 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (1.06%) Apache Spark
9 10 (1.06%) EPiServer
9 10 (1.06%) IIS
10 9 (0.95%) SAP EP
10 9 (0.95%) WordPress
11 7 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
13 5 (0.53%) Documentum
13 5 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 22 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.42%) Adobe Captivate
3 4 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.21%) InVision
5 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) InDesign
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 33 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (3.07%) Oracle Payables
3 22 (2.33%) Maximo
4 19 (2.01%) Oracle Cash Management
5 15 (1.59%) Oracle Receivables
6 8 (0.85%) Magento
6 8 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.74%) SAP PSCD
8 5 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.32%) Shopify
10 3 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
12 1 (0.11%) BASE24
12 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 173 (18.31%) Azure
2 91 (9.63%) AWS
3 46 (4.87%) Power Platform
3 46 (4.87%) Serverless
4 27 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
5 26 (2.75%) Dynamics 365
6 22 (2.33%) SaaS
7 17 (1.80%) Amazon S3
8 14 (1.48%) Logic Apps
9 13 (1.38%) Boomi
9 13 (1.38%) PaaS
9 13 (1.38%) PowerApps
10 12 (1.27%) GitHub
11 11 (1.16%) GCP
12 10 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (1.06%) Azure Functions
12 10 (1.06%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.85%) npm
14 7 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
15 6 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.59%) HTTP
2 8 (0.85%) Bluetooth
2 8 (0.85%) FTP
3 4 (0.42%) Internet
3 4 (0.42%) SNMP
4 3 (0.32%) AMQP
4 3 (0.32%) DNS
4 3 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.21%) Intranet
5 2 (0.21%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.21%) Network Security
5 2 (0.21%) Skype
5 2 (0.21%) SSL
5 2 (0.21%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.11%) 2G
6 1 (0.11%) 3G
6 1 (0.11%) 4G
6 1 (0.11%) 5G
6 1 (0.11%) MQTT
6 1 (0.11%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 46 (4.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 42 (4.44%) Power BI
4 39 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (3.17%) Relational Database
6 29 (3.07%) Big Data
7 26 (2.75%) MySQL
8 21 (2.22%) MongoDB
9 19 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
11 15 (1.59%) NoSQL
11 15 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (1.48%) Data Lake
12 14 (1.48%) Oracle BI EE
13 13 (1.38%) Hadoop
13 13 (1.38%) Oracle Database
14 12 (1.27%) Cosmos DB
14 12 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 11 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 109 (11.53%) Git (software)
2 60 (6.35%) JIRA
3 49 (5.19%) Jenkins
4 27 (2.86%) Visual Studio
5 22 (2.33%) Selenium
5 22 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (2.22%) Maven
7 19 (2.01%) Bitbucket
7 19 (2.01%) Subversion
8 18 (1.90%) JUnit
9 17 (1.80%) Eclipse
10 13 (1.38%) Cucumber
11 12 (1.27%) gulp
12 11 (1.16%) webpack
13 10 (1.06%) git-flow
14 9 (0.95%) PowerBuilder
14 9 (0.95%) SpecFlow
15 8 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (0.85%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.85%) TeamCity
General
1 84 (8.89%) Finance
2 54 (5.71%) Public Sector
3 28 (2.96%) General Ledger
4 21 (2.22%) Banking
5 17 (1.80%) Retail
6 14 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 8 (0.85%) Law
7 8 (0.85%) Marketing
8 6 (0.63%) Automotive
9 4 (0.42%) Games
9 4 (0.42%) Publishing
10 3 (0.32%) Legal
10 3 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.21%) Back Office
11 2 (0.21%) Billing
11 2 (0.21%) Electronics
11 2 (0.21%) Local Government
11 2 (0.21%) Police
12 1 (0.11%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (25.71%) .NET
2 200 (21.16%) HTML
3 175 (18.52%) CSS
4 109 (11.53%) AngularJS
5 97 (10.26%) Web Services
6 95 (10.05%) ASP.NET
7 88 (9.31%) React
8 85 (8.99%) Node.js
9 82 (8.68%) .NET Framework
9 82 (8.68%) RESTful
10 73 (7.72%) HTML5
11 71 (7.51%) Spring
12 68 (7.20%) XML
13 67 (7.09%) jQuery
14 62 (6.56%) REST
15 52 (5.50%) ASP.NET Web API
16 50 (5.29%) Entity Framework
17 49 (5.19%) SOAP
18 44 (4.66%) Spring Boot
19 41 (4.34%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 39 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (2.65%) User Experience
3 23 (2.43%) Mobile App
4 17 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 9 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (0.85%) e-Learning
7 8 (0.85%) Public Cloud
8 6 (0.63%) N-Tier
8 6 (0.63%) W3C
9 4 (0.42%) Data Centre
9 4 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.42%) NHS
10 3 (0.32%) CMDB
10 3 (0.32%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.32%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.32%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.32%) Replication
11 2 (0.21%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 46 (4.87%) Linux
2 45 (4.76%) Windows
3 31 (3.28%) Android
4 18 (1.90%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.27%) Unix
6 11 (1.16%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.95%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.85%) AIX
9 5 (0.53%) CentOS
9 5 (0.53%) Debian
9 5 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.32%) OpenVMS
10 3 (0.32%) zOS
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.11%) HPUX
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.11%) VMS
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (36.30%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (15.34%) Scrum
3 118 (12.49%) MVC
4 111 (11.75%) DevOps
5 104 (11.01%) TDD
6 99 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
7 96 (10.16%) Unit Testing
8 89 (9.42%) Migration
9 79 (8.36%) Test Automation
10 78 (8.25%) Microservices
11 72 (7.62%) Data Modelling
12 67 (7.09%) Web Development
13 62 (6.56%) Front End Development
14 58 (6.14%) CRM
15 50 (5.29%) ETL
15 50 (5.29%) Software Engineering
16 48 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
17 46 (4.87%) Problem-Solving
18 43 (4.55%) Data Migration
19 41 (4.34%) OO
Programming Languages
1 288 (30.48%) SQL
2 285 (30.16%) JavaScript
3 238 (25.19%) C#
4 222 (23.49%) Java
5 88 (9.31%) Python
6 81 (8.57%) PL/SQL
7 54 (5.71%) T-SQL
8 52 (5.50%) Shell Script
9 46 (4.87%) Java 8
10 41 (4.34%) PHP
11 37 (3.92%) C++
12 34 (3.60%) TypeScript
13 28 (2.96%) C
14 21 (2.22%) Scala
15 19 (2.01%) Kotlin
16 17 (1.80%) ABAP
17 16 (1.69%) Apple Swift
17 16 (1.69%) Ruby
18 10 (1.06%) Objective-C
18 10 (1.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 142 (15.03%) Security Cleared
2 115 (12.17%) SC Cleared
3 32 (3.39%) Degree
4 24 (2.54%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.74%) MCITP
8 6 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.63%) MCAD
8 6 (0.63%) MCPD
9 4 (0.42%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.21%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.21%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.11%) MCSA
11 1 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.11%) PhD
11 1 (0.11%) SANS
11 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.43%) QA
2 3 (0.32%) WCAG
3 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.21%) GDPR
4 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.11%) FINREP
4 1 (0.11%) HL7
4 1 (0.11%) PMO
4 1 (0.11%) SLA
4 1 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 47 (4.97%) Docker
2 8 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.63%) NFS
4 4 (0.42%) HDFS
5 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.11%) RACF
6 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (3.49%) Kubernetes
2 24 (2.54%) Terraform
3 12 (1.27%) Ansible
4 9 (0.95%) MIIS
5 5 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.32%) Amdocs OSS
6 3 (0.32%) Consul
6 3 (0.32%) Netcool
6 3 (0.32%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 3 (0.32%) Oozie
6 3 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.32%) Packer
6 3 (0.32%) Puppet
7 2 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.21%) Kibana
7 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.21%) OpenNebula
8 1 (0.11%) Ambari
8 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 123 (13.02%) Oracle
2 111 (11.75%) Microsoft
3 56 (5.93%) SAP
4 25 (2.65%) IBM
5 22 (2.33%) Xamarin
6 21 (2.22%) webMethods
7 20 (2.12%) Adobe
8 18 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (1.48%) Tableau
10 13 (1.38%) BEA
10 13 (1.38%) Dell
11 12 (1.27%) Google
11 12 (1.27%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.16%) AppDynamics
13 10 (1.06%) Sitecore
14 9 (0.95%) Databricks
15 7 (0.74%) Borland
15 7 (0.74%) Red Hat
15 7 (0.74%) Talend
16 6 (0.63%) MicroStrategy