Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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.

Application Developer
England > South West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 172 197
Rank change year-on-year +8 +25 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 32 35 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.57% 0.62% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.65% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 31 19
South West median daily rate £475 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £328 £305 £308
90th Percentile £510 £488 £438
England median daily rate £411 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -0.90% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South West median hourly rate - - £39.00
England median hourly rate £47.00 £42.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.90% -6.67% +20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5335 5385 6287
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 94.92% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3341 3503 4096
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 342 397
South West median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.05
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Applications Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Developer in the South West

Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Developer in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Developer in the South West

Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Developer in the South West

Applications Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Developer in the South West

Applications Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer within the South West region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Bristol -3 12 £490 +22.50% 5
Gloucestershire +21 10 £430 +7.50% 1
Dorset +3 5 £475 +16.92% 1
Somerset -4 2 £450 +11.80% 1
Wiltshire -4 2 £350 +4.48% 3
Devon - 1 £475 -
Applications Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Applications Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Applications Developer in the job title.

1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 12 (37.50%) SQL
4 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
4 9 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (21.88%) XML
7 6 (18.75%) Cognos
7 6 (18.75%) Workflow
7 6 (18.75%) Finance
7 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (15.63%) XPath
8 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
8 5 (15.63%) Scrum
8 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Reverse Engineering
8 5 (15.63%) Validation
8 5 (15.63%) Programme Management
8 5 (15.63%) XQuery
8 5 (15.63%) XForms
8 5 (15.63%) Project Management
8 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
8 5 (15.63%) Ingres
8 5 (15.63%) XSD
8 5 (15.63%) XSL
8 5 (15.63%) CSS
8 5 (15.63%) C
8 5 (15.63%) HTML
8 5 (15.63%) Java

Applications Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (6.25%) SAS
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.13%) Tornado
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) GIMP
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Boomi
1 1 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Ingres
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.25%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.13%) DataStage
4 1 (3.13%) MS Access
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.25%) Subversion
2 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.13%) Ant
3 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.13%) GitLab
3 1 (3.13%) PhpStorm
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) XML
2 5 (15.63%) CSS
2 5 (15.63%) HTML
2 5 (15.63%) XForms
2 5 (15.63%) XSD
2 5 (15.63%) XSL
3 4 (12.50%) .NET
3 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 4 (12.50%) Web Services
4 3 (9.38%) Ajax
4 3 (9.38%) jQuery
4 3 (9.38%) React
5 2 (6.25%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (6.25%) CSS3
5 2 (6.25%) HTML5
5 2 (6.25%) J2EE
5 2 (6.25%) PhoneGap
5 2 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
1 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) EPoS
3 1 (3.13%) RIA
3 1 (3.13%) Social Media
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) Unix
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (18.75%) Workflow
4 5 (15.63%) Agile Project Management
4 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
4 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Programme Management
4 5 (15.63%) Project Management
4 5 (15.63%) Reverse Engineering
4 5 (15.63%) Scrum
4 5 (15.63%) Validation
5 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.25%) MVC
6 2 (6.25%) Web Development
7 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.13%) Migration
7 1 (3.13%) RAD
7 1 (3.13%) SEO
7 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.63%) C
3 5 (15.63%) Java
3 5 (15.63%) XPath
3 5 (15.63%) XQuery
4 3 (9.38%) C#
4 3 (9.38%) VB.NET
4 3 (9.38%) VBA
5 2 (6.25%) C++
6 1 (3.13%) Apex Code
6 1 (3.13%) PHP
6 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Cognos
2 5 (15.63%) CA Agile Central
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) Apple
4 2 (6.25%) Google
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.25%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (6.25%) Teradata
5 1 (3.13%) Dell
5 1 (3.13%) Informatica
5 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com