Period
to 21 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 March 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
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 3,455 3,630 2,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.06% 21.79% 19.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.38% 23.14% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,414 2,527 1,833
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £308 £290
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 39 55
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £33.85 £8.00 £22.65
90th Percentile £57.50 £51.10 £56.10
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.15 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.50% +2.88% -

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 14,779 15,690 14,444
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 94.19% 93.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,920 9,236 8,287
South East median daily rate £445 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.12% +2.69%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 610 776
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.54% -8.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.88 £47.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.07% +1.08% -

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 21 March 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 21 March 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 21 March 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 -1 1,151 £425 +6.25% 620
Hampshire +3 852 £450 +12.50% 294
Surrey 0 812 £475 - 300
Berkshire -2 603 £440 +13.55% 253
Buckinghamshire -1 323 £425 +3.03% 160
West Sussex 0 236 £450 - 95
Oxfordshire 0 228 £425 -2.86% 208
East Sussex 0 204 £448 +21.77% 97
Kent 0 134 £425 +21.43% 126
Middlesex -1 32 £500 +17.65% 2
Home Counties +1 2 - -
Sussex -3 2 £470 +17.50%
M4 Corridor +4 1 - -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 March 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 1,461 (42.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1,331 (38.52%) JavaScript
3 996 (28.83%) .NET
4 994 (28.77%) C#
5 986 (28.54%) Java
6 950 (27.50%) CSS
7 936 (27.09%) HTML
8 787 (22.78%) TDD
9 778 (22.52%) SQL
10 770 (22.29%) AngularJS
11 592 (17.13%) Git (software)
12 577 (16.70%) MVC
13 529 (15.31%) SQL Server
14 526 (15.22%) Spring
15 464 (13.43%) ASP.NET
16 456 (13.20%) Scrum
17 442 (12.79%) Microsoft Azure
18 427 (12.36%) Finance
19 421 (12.19%) REST
20 418 (12.10%) React
21 413 (11.95%) Node.js
22 401 (11.61%) jQuery
23 392 (11.35%) Front End Development
24 390 (11.29%) HTML5
25 372 (10.77%) BDD
26 366 (10.59%) RESTful
27 365 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
28 340 (9.84%) OO
28 340 (9.84%) Microservices
29 326 (9.44%) JSON

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
1 149 (4.31%) CMS
2 114 (3.30%) Confluence
3 99 (2.87%) Apache
4 86 (2.49%) Tomcat
5 80 (2.32%) SharePoint
6 69 (2.00%) WebLogic
7 65 (1.88%) JBoss
8 62 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
9 52 (1.51%) Apache Spark
10 47 (1.36%) WebSphere
11 36 (1.04%) Drupal
12 35 (1.01%) Umbraco
13 34 (0.98%) WordPress
14 32 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 27 (0.78%) nginx
16 26 (0.75%) EPiServer
17 25 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
18 23 (0.67%) Jetty
18 23 (0.67%) OpenStack
18 23 (0.67%) SAS
Applications
1 39 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.43%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.35%) Chatbot
5 8 (0.23%) InVision
5 8 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.029%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.029%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.029%) InDesign
9 1 (0.029%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 43 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.55%) Magento
3 12 (0.35%) Maximo
3 12 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.29%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.23%) SAP CRM
6 7 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.12%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.12%) SAP PSCD
9 3 (0.087%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.087%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.087%) Infor M3
9 3 (0.087%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.087%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.087%) TIBCO iProcess
10 2 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.058%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 442 (12.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 279 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
3 136 (3.94%) GitHub
4 77 (2.23%) Serverless
5 70 (2.03%) PaaS
6 49 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
7 43 (1.24%) SaaS
8 37 (1.07%) npm
9 35 (1.01%) Office 365
10 34 (0.98%) IaaS
11 29 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
12 28 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
13 27 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
14 26 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
14 26 (0.75%) Google Analytics
14 26 (0.75%) Google Play
15 24 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
16 22 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
17 21 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
18 20 (0.58%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 90 (2.60%) HTTP
2 46 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 35 (1.01%) SSL
4 26 (0.75%) Internet
5 15 (0.43%) Firewall
6 12 (0.35%) FTP
6 12 (0.35%) SSH
7 11 (0.32%) Bluetooth
7 11 (0.32%) Skype
8 8 (0.23%) RFID
9 7 (0.20%) SMPP
9 7 (0.20%) SNMP
10 6 (0.17%) DNS
10 6 (0.17%) MQTT
10 6 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (0.14%) DHCP
11 5 (0.14%) Wireless
12 4 (0.12%) L2TP
12 4 (0.12%) MPLS
12 4 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 529 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 220 (6.37%) NoSQL
3 192 (5.56%) MySQL
4 150 (4.34%) Relational Database
5 149 (4.31%) MongoDB
6 141 (4.08%) Big Data
7 125 (3.62%) Hadoop
8 117 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
9 113 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
10 112 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 94 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 85 (2.46%) Power BI
13 76 (2.20%) Oracle Database
14 52 (1.51%) Redis
15 47 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 46 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 43 (1.24%) Apache Hive
18 41 (1.19%) HBase
19 38 (1.10%) Parquet
20 36 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 592 (17.13%) Git (software)
2 242 (7.00%) JIRA
3 241 (6.98%) Jenkins
4 194 (5.62%) Visual Studio
5 171 (4.95%) Subversion
6 140 (4.05%) JUnit
7 124 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 120 (3.47%) Maven
9 119 (3.44%) Selenium
10 96 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
11 78 (2.26%) gulp
12 77 (2.23%) webpack
13 75 (2.17%) Grunt
14 71 (2.05%) Eclipse
14 71 (2.05%) TeamCity
15 70 (2.03%) Cucumber
16 68 (1.97%) Bitbucket
16 68 (1.97%) Jasmine
17 64 (1.85%) NUnit
18 52 (1.51%) Gradle
General
1 427 (12.36%) Finance
2 92 (2.66%) Retail
3 75 (2.17%) Banking
4 66 (1.91%) Telecoms
5 48 (1.39%) Marketing
6 43 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 29 (0.84%) Publishing
8 27 (0.78%) Legal
9 22 (0.64%) Automotive
9 22 (0.64%) Back Office
10 19 (0.55%) Electronics
11 16 (0.46%) Games
12 15 (0.43%) Advertising
12 15 (0.43%) Aerospace
13 14 (0.41%) Investment Banking
14 12 (0.35%) Billing
14 12 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.20%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.14%) Law
17 4 (0.12%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 996 (28.83%) .NET
2 950 (27.50%) CSS
3 936 (27.09%) HTML
4 770 (22.29%) AngularJS
5 526 (15.22%) Spring
6 464 (13.43%) ASP.NET
7 421 (12.19%) REST
8 418 (12.10%) React
9 413 (11.95%) Node.js
10 401 (11.61%) jQuery
11 390 (11.29%) HTML5
12 366 (10.59%) RESTful
13 326 (9.44%) JSON
14 321 (9.29%) Web Services
15 304 (8.80%) .NET Framework
16 300 (8.68%) XML
17 278 (8.05%) ASP.NET Web API
18 257 (7.44%) ASP.NET MVC
19 235 (6.80%) CSS3
20 229 (6.63%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 196 (5.67%) Greenfield Project
2 164 (4.75%) User Experience
3 123 (3.56%) Mobile App
4 104 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
6 64 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
7 44 (1.27%) Fintech
8 40 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
9 38 (1.10%) Data Structures
9 38 (1.10%) Virtual Team
10 28 (0.81%) Algorithms
11 22 (0.64%) Derivative
11 22 (0.64%) Management Information System
12 21 (0.61%) Cloud Native
13 15 (0.43%) Social Media
14 12 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
15 11 (0.32%) EPoS
15 11 (0.32%) Mainframe
15 11 (0.32%) N-Tier
16 10 (0.29%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 270 (7.81%) Linux
2 182 (5.27%) Unix
3 134 (3.88%) Windows
4 114 (3.30%) Android
5 100 (2.89%) Apple iOS
6 21 (0.61%) Ubuntu
6 21 (0.61%) VMS
7 20 (0.58%) CentOS
8 19 (0.55%) Windows Server
9 17 (0.49%) VME
10 16 (0.46%) OpenVMS
11 12 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.17%) Solaris
13 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.087%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.058%) AIX
16 2 (0.058%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.058%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,461 (42.29%) Agile Software Development
2 787 (22.78%) TDD
3 577 (16.70%) MVC
4 456 (13.20%) Scrum
5 392 (11.35%) Front End Development
6 372 (10.77%) BDD
7 365 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
8 340 (9.84%) Microservices
8 340 (9.84%) OO
9 301 (8.71%) Test Automation
10 280 (8.10%) Web Development
11 270 (7.81%) DevOps
12 262 (7.58%) Software Engineering
13 259 (7.50%) Unit Testing
14 207 (5.99%) Problem-Solving
15 176 (5.09%) OOP
16 162 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
17 159 (4.60%) SDLC
18 134 (3.88%) Open Source
19 130 (3.76%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1,331 (38.52%) JavaScript
2 994 (28.77%) C#
3 986 (28.54%) Java
4 778 (22.52%) SQL
5 231 (6.69%) Python
6 225 (6.51%) Java 8
7 189 (5.47%) PHP
8 181 (5.24%) TypeScript
9 130 (3.76%) T-SQL
10 121 (3.50%) C++
11 105 (3.04%) C
12 100 (2.89%) PowerShell
13 98 (2.84%) PL/SQL
13 98 (2.84%) Scala
14 78 (2.26%) Ruby
15 64 (1.85%) ES6
16 59 (1.71%) Shell Script
17 50 (1.45%) Apple Swift
18 42 (1.22%) VB.NET
19 37 (1.07%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 198 (5.73%) Security Cleared
2 174 (5.04%) SC Cleared
3 151 (4.37%) Degree
4 42 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 31 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (0.52%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.29%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.23%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.17%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.12%) CISM
10 4 (0.12%) CISSP
10 4 (0.12%) CREST Certified
10 4 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.087%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.087%) PhD
12 2 (0.058%) MCSA
12 2 (0.058%) MCSE
12 2 (0.058%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.029%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.029%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (3.15%) QA
2 35 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 22 (0.64%) WCAG
4 14 (0.41%) SLA
5 6 (0.17%) GDPR
5 6 (0.17%) PMO
6 5 (0.14%) MISRA
7 3 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.087%) GxP
7 3 (0.087%) MISRA C
7 3 (0.087%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.058%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.058%) SEPA
9 1 (0.029%) COBIT
9 1 (0.029%) HL7
9 1 (0.029%) WAI
System Software
1 263 (7.61%) Docker
2 44 (1.27%) HDFS
3 41 (1.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 21 (0.61%) OpenAM
5 18 (0.52%) Active Directory
6 13 (0.38%) Firmware
7 6 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (0.17%) vSphere
8 5 (0.14%) OpenDJ
8 5 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.12%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.058%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 108 (3.13%) Puppet
2 102 (2.95%) Ansible
3 72 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
4 69 (2.00%) Kubernetes
5 45 (1.30%) Hadoop YARN
6 33 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
7 30 (0.87%) Terraform
8 24 (0.69%) Kibana
9 23 (0.67%) Cobbler
10 20 (0.58%) Grafana
11 11 (0.32%) HP ALM
12 5 (0.14%) Nessus
12 5 (0.14%) QRadar
13 4 (0.12%) Control-M
14 3 (0.087%) MOM
14 3 (0.087%) nmon
14 3 (0.087%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 2 (0.058%) Graphite
15 2 (0.058%) logstash
15 2 (0.058%) Oozie
Vendors
1 322 (9.32%) Microsoft
2 278 (8.05%) Oracle
3 128 (3.70%) Google
4 82 (2.37%) SAP
5 78 (2.26%) Adobe
6 76 (2.20%) Xamarin
7 53 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
8 47 (1.36%) Sitecore
9 43 (1.24%) Atlassian
10 35 (1.01%) MuleSoft
10 35 (1.01%) Talend
11 31 (0.90%) Apple
11 31 (0.90%) Zend
12 30 (0.87%) webMethods
13 29 (0.84%) ServiceNow
14 28 (0.81%) IBM
15 26 (0.75%) Tableau
16 21 (0.61%) Cypress Semiconductor
16 21 (0.61%) ForgeRock
17 17 (0.49%) HP