Period
to 3 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 3 August 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 West
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 521 1,211 1,275
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 19.98% 19.16% 23.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.01% 20.11% 24.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 896 894
Median daily rate £463 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +9.38% +3.23%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £300
90th Percentile £614 £575 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +7.50% -5.88%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +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 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 2,480 6,021 5,132
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 95.27% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,554 3,805 3,098
Median daily rate £465 £426 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.28% +6.38% +3.90%
10th Percentile £241 £260 £250
90th Percentile £629 £613 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 383 308
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +33.06% -17.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.22 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +32.50% +6.95% +3.31%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the South West

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Developer in the South West

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in the South West

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Developer in the South West

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Developer in the South West

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 Developer within the South West region over the 6 months to 3 August 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
Bristol -2 149 £475 +11.76% 83
Devon -2 100 £626 +39.05% 54
Wiltshire +1 97 £475 +5.56% 28
Somerset +1 59 £410 -11.35% 51
Gloucestershire +1 45 £450 +12.50% 37
Dorset +5 41 £500 +33.33% 41
Cornwall -5 2 £275 -8.33% 7
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 West region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 231 (44.34%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (36.66%) Java
3 173 (33.21%) JavaScript
4 136 (26.10%) Security Cleared
5 125 (23.99%) Azure
5 125 (23.99%) AWS
6 110 (21.11%) HTML
7 105 (20.15%) SQL
7 105 (20.15%) SC Cleared
8 104 (19.96%) CSS
9 97 (18.62%) C#
10 96 (18.43%) Web Services
11 94 (18.04%) TDD
12 92 (17.66%) .NET
13 87 (16.70%) Scrum
14 85 (16.31%) AngularJS
15 84 (16.12%) Finance
16 77 (14.78%) Python
17 76 (14.59%) SOAP
17 76 (14.59%) Public Sector
18 73 (14.01%) React
19 70 (13.44%) Git (software)
20 69 (13.24%) DevOps
21 67 (12.86%) Front End Development
21 67 (12.86%) REST
22 66 (12.67%) SQL Server
23 65 (12.48%) Oracle
23 65 (12.48%) RESTful
24 61 (11.71%) Node.js
25 59 (11.32%) Spring

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 24 (4.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (3.84%) Mule
2 20 (3.84%) Oracle Service Bus
2 20 (3.84%) Red Hat Fuse
3 17 (3.26%) NServiceBus
4 16 (3.07%) Apache
4 16 (3.07%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.73%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.54%) CMS
7 7 (1.34%) Moodle
8 6 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.96%) Confluence
10 4 (0.77%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.58%) DNN
11 3 (0.58%) Drupal
11 3 (0.58%) WordPress
12 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.38%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.19%) Kentico
Applications
1 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.58%) Sketch
3 2 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.19%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.34%) Remedy AR System
4 6 (1.15%) Oracle Payroll
5 5 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.58%) BASE24
7 3 (0.58%) Magento
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle FAH
8 2 (0.38%) Q-Pulse
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.19%) Siebel CRM
9 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 125 (23.99%) AWS
1 125 (23.99%) Azure
2 25 (4.80%) GCP
2 25 (4.80%) Serverless
3 17 (3.26%) Power Platform
4 13 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.54%) Amazon S3
6 8 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (1.54%) GitHub
7 7 (1.34%) Route 53
8 5 (0.96%) Office 365
8 5 (0.96%) PowerApps
8 5 (0.96%) SaaS
9 4 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.58%) npm
10 3 (0.58%) Power Automate
10 3 (0.58%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.54%) Skype
2 5 (0.96%) HTTP
2 5 (0.96%) X.509
3 4 (0.77%) Intranet
4 3 (0.58%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.19%) DNS
5 1 (0.19%) SMTP
5 1 (0.19%) SNMP
5 1 (0.19%) VLAN
5 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (12.67%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 17 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (3.07%) Relational Database
4 16 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (2.50%) Power BI
6 12 (2.30%) MySQL
7 11 (2.11%) NoSQL
8 10 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (1.73%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.34%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.15%) MS Access
13 5 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (0.77%) Big Data
14 4 (0.77%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 70 (13.44%) Git (software)
2 42 (8.06%) Maven
3 40 (7.68%) Jenkins
4 26 (4.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (4.03%) JIRA
6 20 (3.84%) JUnit
7 18 (3.45%) Selenium
8 16 (3.07%) Cucumber
8 16 (3.07%) SpecFlow
9 13 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
10 11 (2.11%) Mockito
10 11 (2.11%) Subversion
11 10 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
11 10 (1.92%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.73%) Gradle
13 8 (1.54%) DbUnit
13 8 (1.54%) jMock
13 8 (1.54%) SonarQube
14 6 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (1.15%) Trac
General
1 84 (16.12%) Finance
2 76 (14.59%) Public Sector
3 35 (6.72%) Marketing
4 32 (6.14%) Electronics
4 32 (6.14%) Manufacturing
4 32 (6.14%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.54%) Banking
6 7 (1.34%) Back Office
6 7 (1.34%) Law
7 5 (0.96%) Retail
8 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.38%) Local Government
9 1 (0.19%) Advertising
9 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.19%) Automotive
9 1 (0.19%) Avionics
9 1 (0.19%) Games
9 1 (0.19%) German Language
9 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (21.11%) HTML
2 104 (19.96%) CSS
3 96 (18.43%) Web Services
4 92 (17.66%) .NET
5 85 (16.31%) AngularJS
6 76 (14.59%) SOAP
7 73 (14.01%) React
8 67 (12.86%) REST
9 65 (12.48%) RESTful
10 61 (11.71%) Node.js
11 59 (11.32%) Spring
12 51 (9.79%) JSON
13 50 (9.60%) XML
14 47 (9.02%) ASP.NET
15 41 (7.87%) Spring Boot
16 37 (7.10%) .NET Framework
17 34 (6.53%) Apache Camel
18 33 (6.33%) jQuery
19 31 (5.95%) Middleware
20 29 (5.57%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.65%) User Experience
2 14 (2.69%) Algorithms
3 13 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.54%) Data Structures
5 7 (1.34%) CMDB
5 7 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (1.34%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.15%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.15%) NHS
7 4 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.58%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.58%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.58%) Tandem
9 2 (0.38%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.38%) Social Media
10 1 (0.19%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.19%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.19%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.19%) Lidar
Operating Systems
1 29 (5.57%) Linux
2 20 (3.84%) Windows
3 9 (1.73%) Android
3 9 (1.73%) Unix
3 9 (1.73%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
5 7 (1.34%) Amazon Linux
6 6 (1.15%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.19%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (44.34%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (18.04%) TDD
3 87 (16.70%) Scrum
4 69 (13.24%) DevOps
5 67 (12.86%) Front End Development
6 57 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
7 54 (10.36%) Microservices
8 48 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
9 46 (8.83%) Kanban
10 41 (7.87%) MVC
10 41 (7.87%) Test Automation
11 38 (7.29%) Mentoring
12 36 (6.91%) BDD
12 36 (6.91%) Unit Testing
13 34 (6.53%) Web Development
14 33 (6.33%) Computer Science
14 33 (6.33%) SOA
15 32 (6.14%) Digital Marketing
15 32 (6.14%) Pair Programming
15 32 (6.14%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 191 (36.66%) Java
2 173 (33.21%) JavaScript
3 105 (20.15%) SQL
4 97 (18.62%) C#
5 77 (14.78%) Python
6 35 (6.72%) PowerShell
7 25 (4.80%) Java 8
7 25 (4.80%) XPath
8 21 (4.03%) T-SQL
9 19 (3.65%) PL/SQL
10 18 (3.45%) C++
10 18 (3.45%) TypeScript
11 15 (2.88%) PHP
12 13 (2.50%) VB
13 11 (2.11%) Ruby
14 10 (1.92%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.92%) C
15 9 (1.73%) VB.NET
16 7 (1.34%) Apex Code
17 6 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 136 (26.10%) Security Cleared
2 105 (20.15%) SC Cleared
3 35 (6.72%) Degree
4 27 (5.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (4.41%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.15%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.96%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.19%) CSPO
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.15%) QA
2 4 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.19%) GLP
3 1 (0.19%) GxP
3 1 (0.19%) IFRS
3 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17025
3 1 (0.19%) JTAG
3 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (4.22%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.03%) Docker
3 8 (1.54%) OpenAM
3 8 (1.54%) OpenDJ
4 6 (1.15%) NDS
4 6 (1.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 5 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.96%) vSphere
6 4 (0.77%) NFS
7 1 (0.19%) HDFS
7 1 (0.19%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 12 (2.30%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.92%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 8 (1.54%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.77%) Ansible
4 4 (0.77%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (0.58%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.38%) MIIS
6 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Brooklyn
7 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.19%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.19%) Grafana
7 1 (0.19%) Kibana
7 1 (0.19%) Marathon
7 1 (0.19%) Mesos
7 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 65 (12.48%) Oracle
2 50 (9.60%) Microsoft
3 35 (6.72%) SAP
4 29 (5.57%) Google
5 22 (4.22%) Talend
6 21 (4.03%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (3.84%) ForgeRock
7 20 (3.84%) WSO2
8 15 (2.88%) NetIQ
9 10 (1.92%) BMC
9 10 (1.92%) Novell
9 10 (1.92%) Remedy
10 5 (0.96%) IBM
10 5 (0.96%) VMware
11 4 (0.77%) IFS
11 4 (0.77%) NetApp
11 4 (0.77%) Twitter
12 3 (0.58%) Informatica
13 2 (0.38%) Embarcadero
13 2 (0.38%) HP