Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 4,116 3,568 3,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.19% 21.29% 19.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.64% 22.53% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,878 2,339 2,016
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £320 £305 £281
90th Percentile £550 £530 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 69
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +16.44%
10th Percentile £26.50 £23.75 £27.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £59.31
England median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +5.96%

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 16,055 15,839 15,249
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 94.50% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,657 9,414 9,070
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 624 780
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £49.46
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -1 1,452 £425 +6.25% 542
Hampshire +4 961 £450 +12.50% 243
Surrey +1 853 £475 +5.56% 248
Berkshire -2 696 £425 +6.25% 228
Buckinghamshire 0 399 £425 +13.33% 133
Oxfordshire 0 359 £420 -6.67% 181
West Sussex 0 310 £425 -5.56% 88
East Sussex 0 272 £388 +10.71% 88
Kent 0 166 £418 +19.29% 161
Middlesex 0 34 £350 -26.32% 3
Sussex +1 4 £470 +17.50%
Home Counties +7 3 £375 +7.14%
M4 Corridor - 3 £450 -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 1,717 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
2 1,578 (38.34%) JavaScript
3 1,162 (28.23%) Java
4 1,155 (28.06%) HTML
5 1,116 (27.11%) CSS
6 1,088 (26.43%) C#
7 1,069 (25.97%) .NET
8 930 (22.59%) TDD
9 911 (22.13%) AngularJS
10 903 (21.94%) SQL
11 674 (16.38%) Git (software)
12 664 (16.13%) MVC
13 631 (15.33%) Spring
14 607 (14.75%) SQL Server
15 559 (13.58%) Scrum
16 528 (12.83%) jQuery
17 526 (12.78%) ASP.NET
18 521 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
19 499 (12.12%) REST
20 483 (11.73%) Front End Development
21 460 (11.18%) BDD
22 451 (10.96%) React
23 450 (10.93%) Web Services
24 449 (10.91%) HTML5
25 448 (10.88%) Finance
26 446 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
27 432 (10.50%) RESTful
28 429 (10.42%) Node.js
29 424 (10.30%) Microservices
30 405 (9.84%) Microsoft

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
1 192 (4.66%) CMS
2 150 (3.64%) Tomcat
3 121 (2.94%) Apache
4 112 (2.72%) Confluence
5 105 (2.55%) JBoss
6 91 (2.21%) Apache Spark
7 90 (2.19%) SharePoint
8 83 (2.02%) WebLogic
9 68 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
10 64 (1.55%) WebSphere
11 63 (1.53%) Jetty
12 53 (1.29%) WordPress
13 52 (1.26%) IIS
14 47 (1.14%) Umbraco
15 46 (1.12%) Drupal
16 44 (1.07%) MQSeries
17 41 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
18 38 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 35 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
20 32 (0.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 42 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.46%) Photoshop
4 15 (0.36%) Chatbot
5 14 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.27%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.049%) InVision
11 1 (0.024%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.024%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.024%) GIMP
11 1 (0.024%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 46 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.70%) Magento
3 21 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
6 10 (0.24%) Maximo
6 10 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
6 10 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
7 8 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.17%) SAP CRM
9 6 (0.15%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
10 5 (0.12%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
11 4 (0.097%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 3 (0.073%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 3 (0.073%) Markit EDM
12 3 (0.073%) SAP Hybris
12 3 (0.073%) SAP PM
12 3 (0.073%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 521 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 378 (9.18%) Amazon AWS
3 152 (3.69%) GitHub
4 116 (2.82%) Serverless
5 66 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
6 57 (1.38%) PaaS
7 53 (1.29%) SaaS
8 41 (1.00%) Office 365
9 39 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
10 38 (0.92%) Amazon S3
10 38 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
11 37 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
12 36 (0.87%) npm
13 33 (0.80%) Google Analytics
14 32 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
14 32 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
15 31 (0.75%) OpenShift
16 28 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
16 28 (0.68%) IaaS
17 21 (0.51%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 133 (3.23%) HTTP
2 56 (1.36%) Internet
3 55 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 38 (0.92%) SSL
5 19 (0.46%) DNS
5 19 (0.46%) SSH
6 16 (0.39%) Firewall
7 14 (0.34%) Bluetooth
8 12 (0.29%) SNMP
9 10 (0.24%) IMAP
9 10 (0.24%) SMTP
10 8 (0.19%) DHCP
10 8 (0.19%) Intranet
10 8 (0.19%) L2TP
10 8 (0.19%) MPLS
10 8 (0.19%) Skype
11 7 (0.17%) HTTPS
11 7 (0.17%) SMPP
11 7 (0.17%) SMS
12 6 (0.15%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 607 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 354 (8.60%) NoSQL
3 263 (6.39%) MongoDB
4 233 (5.66%) MySQL
5 197 (4.79%) Hadoop
6 181 (4.40%) Relational Database
7 177 (4.30%) Big Data
8 142 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
9 140 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 133 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
11 95 (2.31%) Oracle Database
12 93 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
13 88 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 73 (1.77%) Power BI
15 57 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
16 52 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 51 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
18 48 (1.17%) Redis
19 47 (1.14%) HBase
20 46 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 674 (16.38%) Git (software)
2 351 (8.53%) Jenkins
3 245 (5.95%) JIRA
4 191 (4.64%) Visual Studio
5 188 (4.57%) Maven
5 188 (4.57%) Subversion
6 170 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 157 (3.81%) JUnit
8 124 (3.01%) Selenium
9 107 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
10 90 (2.19%) TeamCity
11 83 (2.02%) Cucumber
12 76 (1.85%) gulp
13 71 (1.72%) NUnit
14 66 (1.60%) Eclipse
15 60 (1.46%) Grunt
16 58 (1.41%) Jasmine
17 57 (1.38%) Gradle
18 53 (1.29%) webpack
19 52 (1.26%) IntelliJ
General
1 448 (10.88%) Finance
2 97 (2.36%) Retail
3 84 (2.04%) Banking
4 70 (1.70%) Telecoms
5 61 (1.48%) Marketing
6 57 (1.38%) Games
7 37 (0.90%) Publishing
8 33 (0.80%) Back Office
9 30 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 27 (0.66%) Advertising
11 23 (0.56%) Billing
12 22 (0.53%) Legal
13 19 (0.46%) Automotive
14 14 (0.34%) General Ledger
15 12 (0.29%) Aerospace
16 11 (0.27%) Investment Banking
17 9 (0.22%) Law
18 8 (0.19%) Electronics
19 5 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
20 4 (0.097%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,155 (28.06%) HTML
2 1,116 (27.11%) CSS
3 1,069 (25.97%) .NET
4 911 (22.13%) AngularJS
5 631 (15.33%) Spring
6 528 (12.83%) jQuery
7 526 (12.78%) ASP.NET
8 499 (12.12%) REST
9 451 (10.96%) React
10 450 (10.93%) Web Services
11 449 (10.91%) HTML5
12 432 (10.50%) RESTful
13 429 (10.42%) Node.js
14 384 (9.33%) .NET Framework
15 381 (9.26%) JSON
16 368 (8.94%) ASP.NET Web API
17 357 (8.67%) XML
18 292 (7.09%) CSS3
19 268 (6.51%) Entity Framework
20 266 (6.46%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 320 (7.77%) Greenfield Project
2 220 (5.34%) User Experience
3 118 (2.87%) Mobile App
4 117 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
5 66 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
6 56 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
7 52 (1.26%) Fintech
8 39 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
9 36 (0.87%) Algorithms
10 35 (0.85%) Data Structures
10 35 (0.85%) Virtual Team
11 22 (0.53%) Mainframe
12 19 (0.46%) Derivative
13 17 (0.41%) Social Media
14 15 (0.36%) N-Tier
15 13 (0.32%) iPhone
15 13 (0.32%) Management Information System
15 13 (0.32%) W3C
16 12 (0.29%) Life Science
17 11 (0.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 312 (7.58%) Linux
2 186 (4.52%) Windows
3 179 (4.35%) Unix
4 112 (2.72%) Android
5 87 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 38 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 29 (0.70%) Ubuntu
8 24 (0.58%) OpenVMS
9 16 (0.39%) CentOS
10 15 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (0.32%) Solaris
12 12 (0.29%) AIX
12 12 (0.29%) VME
13 11 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.17%) VMS
17 3 (0.073%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.073%) Oracle Linux
18 2 (0.049%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,717 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
2 930 (22.59%) TDD
3 664 (16.13%) MVC
4 559 (13.58%) Scrum
5 483 (11.73%) Front End Development
6 460 (11.18%) BDD
7 446 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
8 424 (10.30%) Microservices
9 404 (9.82%) Test Automation
10 368 (8.94%) OO
11 328 (7.97%) Software Engineering
12 319 (7.75%) Web Development
13 298 (7.24%) DevOps
14 276 (6.71%) Unit Testing
15 229 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
16 193 (4.69%) SDLC
17 186 (4.52%) ETL
18 173 (4.20%) E-Commerce
19 168 (4.08%) Open Source
20 162 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,578 (38.34%) JavaScript
2 1,162 (28.23%) Java
3 1,088 (26.43%) C#
4 903 (21.94%) SQL
5 285 (6.92%) Python
6 244 (5.93%) Java 8
7 217 (5.27%) PHP
8 207 (5.03%) TypeScript
9 182 (4.42%) Scala
10 152 (3.69%) C++
11 151 (3.67%) T-SQL
12 135 (3.28%) PL/SQL
13 93 (2.26%) C
14 90 (2.19%) Ruby
15 86 (2.09%) ES6
16 81 (1.97%) PowerShell
17 71 (1.72%) Go
18 58 (1.41%) Shell Script
19 51 (1.24%) Java 9
20 42 (1.02%) Perl
Qualifications
1 231 (5.61%) Security Cleared
2 204 (4.96%) SC Cleared
3 156 (3.79%) Degree
4 41 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 24 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (0.39%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.24%) DBS Check
8 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.17%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.12%) MCSE
12 4 (0.097%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.097%) MCP
13 3 (0.073%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.049%) TOGAF Certification
15 1 (0.024%) CTC Cleared
15 1 (0.024%) ISEB
15 1 (0.024%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.024%) MCSA
15 1 (0.024%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (2.55%) QA
2 46 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.36%) GDPR
4 10 (0.24%) WCAG
5 9 (0.22%) SLA
6 8 (0.19%) PMO
7 6 (0.15%) MISRA
8 4 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.097%) MISRA C
9 3 (0.073%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.073%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.073%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.049%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.049%) HL7
11 1 (0.024%) DICOM
System Software
1 316 (7.68%) Docker
2 55 (1.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 54 (1.31%) HDFS
4 18 (0.44%) Active Directory
5 11 (0.27%) Firmware
6 5 (0.12%) OpenAM
6 5 (0.12%) OpenDJ
6 5 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.097%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.097%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.097%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.049%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.049%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.049%) vSphere
9 1 (0.024%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 147 (3.57%) Puppet
2 141 (3.43%) Ansible
3 114 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
4 88 (2.14%) Kubernetes
5 63 (1.53%) Cobbler
6 54 (1.31%) Hadoop YARN
7 29 (0.70%) Terraform
8 26 (0.63%) Kibana
9 25 (0.61%) Grafana
10 13 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
11 12 (0.29%) Amdocs OSS
12 6 (0.15%) Control-M
13 5 (0.12%) Mesos
14 4 (0.097%) MOM
14 4 (0.097%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 3 (0.073%) Graphite
15 3 (0.073%) QRadar
16 2 (0.049%) Ambari
16 2 (0.049%) ArcSight ESM
16 2 (0.049%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 405 (9.84%) Microsoft
2 388 (9.43%) Oracle
3 150 (3.64%) Google
4 90 (2.19%) SAP
5 84 (2.04%) Adobe
6 70 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
7 68 (1.65%) Sitecore
8 59 (1.43%) Xamarin
9 48 (1.17%) IBM
10 40 (0.97%) Talend
11 34 (0.83%) Tableau
12 32 (0.78%) Atlassian
13 26 (0.63%) Informatica
13 26 (0.63%) MuleSoft
13 26 (0.63%) webMethods
14 25 (0.61%) ServiceNow
15 24 (0.58%) Apple
16 19 (0.46%) Dell
17 15 (0.36%) Ab Initio
18 14 (0.34%) Amdocs