Period
to 15 January 2021

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 590 2,142 3,757
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 13.78% 18.16% 23.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.96% 19.42% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 1,460 2,699
Median daily rate £425 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £319
90th Percentile £540 £563 £560
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 29
Median hourly rate £57.17 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.52% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £30.00 £24.39 £35.00
90th Percentile £61.86 £53.63 £52.50
England median hourly rate £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%

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 3,943 11,028 15,074
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.08% 93.52% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,480 6,733 9,178
Median daily rate £450 £438 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +1.74% +2.38%
10th Percentile £212 £205 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £463 £463
% change year-on-year +2.70% - +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 577 562
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.69% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.95 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.58 £51.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £17.70
% change year-on-year +25.00% +1.69% -1.67%

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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021. 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 -1 247 £425 -1.56% 219
Berkshire -2 136 £450 - 113
Hampshire -4 134 £460 +2.22% 147
Surrey -1 81 £425 -5.56% 103
West Sussex +1 70 £468 +3.89% 59
Buckinghamshire -8 56 £325 -23.53% 32
Oxfordshire 0 55 £419 -6.94% 74
East Sussex -6 14 £450 +12.50% 51
Kent -3 13 £375 -6.25% 44
Sussex +1 2 £625 +29.87%
Isle of Wight -1 1 - -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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.

1 196 (33.22%) JavaScript
2 186 (31.53%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (28.31%) SQL
4 124 (21.02%) CSS
5 115 (19.49%) React
6 112 (18.98%) HTML
7 110 (18.64%) Java
7 110 (18.64%) Azure
8 108 (18.31%) .NET
9 103 (17.46%) DevOps
10 94 (15.93%) C#
11 93 (15.76%) Oracle
12 84 (14.24%) AngularJS
13 82 (13.90%) SQL Server
14 77 (13.05%) Business Intelligence
15 73 (12.37%) Git (software)
15 73 (12.37%) Node.js
15 73 (12.37%) Security Cleared
16 72 (12.20%) Docker
17 68 (11.53%) Scrum
18 62 (10.51%) Microservices
19 58 (9.83%) SC Cleared
20 57 (9.66%) Front End Development
21 56 (9.49%) JIRA
21 56 (9.49%) Python
22 55 (9.32%) Microsoft
23 54 (9.15%) PL/SQL
24 52 (8.81%) Kubernetes
24 52 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
25 51 (8.64%) REST

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 30 (5.08%) Confluence
2 20 (3.39%) CMS
3 17 (2.88%) WebLogic
4 15 (2.54%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.20%) Apache
5 13 (2.20%) IIS
6 10 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.69%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.69%) WordPress
7 9 (1.53%) Apache Spark
7 9 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (1.19%) Drupal
8 7 (1.19%) Oracle Service Bus
8 7 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.85%) SAP Portal
9 5 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.68%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.51%) FileNet
Applications
1 21 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.19%) Figma
4 6 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.68%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.51%) Adobe XD
6 3 (0.51%) Sketch
7 2 (0.34%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.34%) InVision
7 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.17%) CPLEX
8 1 (0.17%) GIMP
8 1 (0.17%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 16 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.69%) Maximo
3 6 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.85%) SAP PSCD
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.51%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.34%) Shopify
7 2 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.17%) Aareon QL
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 110 (18.64%) Azure
2 50 (8.47%) AWS
3 34 (5.76%) Power Platform
4 25 (4.24%) Serverless
5 21 (3.56%) GCP
6 20 (3.39%) OpenShift
7 16 (2.71%) AWS Lambda
8 14 (2.37%) GitHub
9 12 (2.03%) Apigee
9 12 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
10 11 (1.86%) SaaS
11 10 (1.69%) Amazon ECS
12 9 (1.53%) Amazon S3
12 9 (1.53%) Azure Data Factory
12 9 (1.53%) Bitrise
12 9 (1.53%) PaaS
13 7 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (1.02%) AWS Fargate
14 6 (1.02%) Power Automate
14 6 (1.02%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.19%) HTTP
2 3 (0.51%) DNS
2 3 (0.51%) DSL
2 3 (0.51%) Firewall
2 3 (0.51%) VPN
3 2 (0.34%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.34%) FTP
3 2 (0.34%) LAN
3 2 (0.34%) RS-232
3 2 (0.34%) RS-485
3 2 (0.34%) SSL
4 1 (0.17%) Intranet
4 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.17%) WebEx
4 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (13.90%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (5.08%) Power BI
4 22 (3.73%) Oracle Database
4 22 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (3.05%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.88%) Oracle ODI
8 16 (2.71%) MySQL
8 16 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (2.54%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.86%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.53%) Big Data
12 8 (1.36%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (1.36%) SQLPlus
13 7 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 7 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (1.02%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 73 (12.37%) Git (software)
2 56 (9.49%) JIRA
3 42 (7.12%) Jenkins
4 23 (3.90%) GitLab
4 23 (3.90%) Visual Studio
5 18 (3.05%) Bitbucket
6 16 (2.71%) Selenium
7 12 (2.03%) Oracle APEX
7 12 (2.03%) Subversion
8 10 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.69%) webpack
9 9 (1.53%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.36%) Android Studio
10 8 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (1.36%) SonarQube
11 7 (1.19%) gulp
11 7 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (1.02%) Babel
12 6 (1.02%) Gradle
12 6 (1.02%) Maven
General
1 38 (6.44%) Finance
2 32 (5.42%) Public Sector
3 20 (3.39%) Marketing
4 15 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.03%) Automotive
6 8 (1.36%) Law
6 8 (1.36%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.36%) Publishing
7 7 (1.19%) Electronics
8 6 (1.02%) Retail
9 5 (0.85%) Games
10 4 (0.68%) Local Government
11 3 (0.51%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.51%) Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Back Office
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Legal
13 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (21.02%) CSS
2 115 (19.49%) React
3 112 (18.98%) HTML
4 108 (18.31%) .NET
5 84 (14.24%) AngularJS
6 73 (12.37%) Node.js
7 51 (8.64%) REST
8 48 (8.14%) JSON
8 48 (8.14%) RESTful
9 45 (7.63%) HTML5
10 43 (7.29%) Web Services
11 41 (6.95%) ASP.NET
11 41 (6.95%) Spring
12 36 (6.10%) .NET Core
12 36 (6.10%) CSS3
13 33 (5.59%) XML
14 27 (4.58%) Sass
15 23 (3.90%) Spring Boot
16 22 (3.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 21 (3.56%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.59%) User Experience
2 16 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (2.54%) NHS
4 14 (2.37%) Data Structures
5 13 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (2.20%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.03%) Mainframe
6 12 (2.03%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.19%) Algorithms
7 7 (1.19%) CMDB
7 7 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.02%) Acoustics
8 6 (1.02%) Robotics
9 4 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (0.68%) W3C
10 3 (0.51%) Animation
10 3 (0.51%) Replication
10 3 (0.51%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 46 (7.80%) Linux
2 31 (5.25%) Android
3 20 (3.39%) Windows
4 15 (2.54%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.36%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (0.85%) Unix
8 4 (0.68%) SUSE
9 2 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.17%) CentOS
10 1 (0.17%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.17%) VMS
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (31.53%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (17.46%) DevOps
3 77 (13.05%) Business Intelligence
4 68 (11.53%) Scrum
5 62 (10.51%) Microservices
6 57 (9.66%) Front End Development
7 52 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
8 50 (8.47%) TDD
9 43 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (6.78%) Data Modelling
10 40 (6.78%) Test Automation
11 37 (6.27%) OO
12 36 (6.10%) MVC
13 34 (5.76%) Migration
14 33 (5.59%) Web Development
15 31 (5.25%) CRM
15 31 (5.25%) Software Engineering
15 31 (5.25%) Unit Testing
16 29 (4.92%) ETL
17 25 (4.24%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 196 (33.22%) JavaScript
2 167 (28.31%) SQL
3 110 (18.64%) Java
4 94 (15.93%) C#
5 56 (9.49%) Python
6 54 (9.15%) PL/SQL
7 42 (7.12%) TypeScript
8 30 (5.08%) C++
9 23 (3.90%) Go
10 22 (3.73%) Scala
11 21 (3.56%) T-SQL
12 20 (3.39%) PHP
13 19 (3.22%) Java 8
14 17 (2.88%) C
15 16 (2.71%) ES6
16 15 (2.54%) PowerShell
17 14 (2.37%) Ruby
18 13 (2.20%) Bash Shell
18 13 (2.20%) Kotlin
19 9 (1.53%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 73 (12.37%) Security Cleared
2 58 (9.83%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.24%) Degree
4 11 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.19%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.19%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.34%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.34%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.56%) QA
2 8 (1.36%) SLA
3 6 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.68%) Dublin Core
5 3 (0.51%) ECSS
5 3 (0.51%) GDPR
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (12.20%) Docker
2 6 (1.02%) Firmware
3 5 (0.85%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (0.68%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.51%) HDFS
5 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 52 (8.81%) Kubernetes
2 20 (3.39%) Terraform
3 13 (2.20%) Ansible
4 7 (1.19%) Puppet
5 6 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.68%) Kibana
6 4 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.51%) Nessus
7 3 (0.51%) Oozie
7 3 (0.51%) SCCM
8 2 (0.34%) Grafana
8 2 (0.34%) MIIS
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle EDQ
8 2 (0.34%) Sysdig
9 1 (0.17%) logstash
9 1 (0.17%) Packer
9 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 93 (15.76%) Oracle
2 55 (9.32%) Microsoft
3 33 (5.59%) SAP
4 24 (4.07%) Adobe
5 20 (3.39%) Google
6 18 (3.05%) ServiceNow
6 18 (3.05%) webMethods
7 17 (2.88%) Red Hat
8 16 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (2.20%) BEA
10 9 (1.53%) IBM
11 7 (1.19%) VMware
12 6 (1.02%) Splunk
13 5 (0.85%) Guidewire
13 5 (0.85%) WooCommerce
14 4 (0.68%) Apple
14 4 (0.68%) Atmel
14 4 (0.68%) Ingenico
14 4 (0.68%) Sitecore
14 4 (0.68%) UiPath