Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West 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 West
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,515 1,397 1,402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.42% 24.88% 24.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.66% 26.20% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,077 927 986
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +6.16% -1.35%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £263
90th Percentile £550 £500 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 29
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -6.43%
10th Percentile £25.40 £33.00 £18.64
90th Percentile £67.75 £53.75 £48.72
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 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 6,144 5,332 5,326
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 94.98% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,926 3,343 3,487
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £251 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 256 357
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.13% +4.72% -11.67%
10th Percentile £11.51 £11.19 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £46.20
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 West

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in the South West

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in the South West

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 Developer in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in the South West

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor 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 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
Bristol 0 657 £425 +9.68% 248
Wiltshire -2 260 £425 +13.33% 66
Gloucestershire -1 167 £438 +2.94% 87
Devon 0 140 £390 -2.50% 101
Somerset -1 139 £400 +6.67% 98
Dorset 0 72 £388 -3.13% 81
Cornwall -12 15 £300 +50.00% 29
Avon 0 2 £400 +23.08%
Developer
England

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

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 West region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 647 (42.71%) Agile Software Development
2 562 (37.10%) JavaScript
3 449 (29.64%) .NET
4 446 (29.44%) C#
5 438 (28.91%) SQL
6 425 (28.05%) HTML
7 402 (26.53%) CSS
8 358 (23.63%) Java
9 316 (20.86%) SQL Server
10 257 (16.96%) Microsoft Azure
11 240 (15.84%) MVC
12 238 (15.71%) Git (software)
13 235 (15.51%) Finance
14 229 (15.12%) TDD
15 219 (14.46%) ASP.NET
16 214 (14.13%) AngularJS
17 213 (14.06%) Scrum
18 179 (11.82%) Oracle
19 170 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
20 168 (11.09%) Node.js
21 166 (10.96%) PHP
22 164 (10.83%) Security Cleared
22 164 (10.83%) React
23 160 (10.56%) HTML5
24 150 (9.90%) OO
25 148 (9.77%) MySQL
26 146 (9.64%) REST
27 143 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
28 142 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
29 139 (9.17%) Microsoft

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 51 (3.37%) Tomcat
2 48 (3.17%) WebSphere
3 46 (3.04%) WebLogic
4 45 (2.97%) CMS
5 42 (2.77%) OpenStack
6 35 (2.31%) Confluence
6 35 (2.31%) SharePoint
7 29 (1.91%) SAS
8 24 (1.58%) Umbraco
9 23 (1.52%) Drupal
10 22 (1.45%) Apache Spark
10 22 (1.45%) JBoss
11 21 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
12 20 (1.32%) WordPress
13 16 (1.06%) Apache
14 12 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.59%) IIS
16 8 (0.53%) Mule
16 8 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 7 (0.46%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 28 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.66%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.26%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
5 3 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
5 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.13%) InDesign
6 2 (0.13%) SPSS
7 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (0.79%) Magento
4 6 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.33%) Shopify
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.066%) Odoo
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.066%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.066%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.066%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.066%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.066%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.066%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 257 (16.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 170 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (2.24%) npm
4 29 (1.91%) GitHub
5 26 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 22 (1.45%) SaaS
7 16 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (1.06%) NuGet
8 15 (0.99%) Serverless
9 12 (0.79%) Apigee
10 9 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.46%) Office 365
12 7 (0.46%) PaaS
13 5 (0.33%) IaaS
14 4 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
14 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.84%) HTTP
2 14 (0.92%) Internet
3 13 (0.86%) Kerberos
4 8 (0.53%) Firewall
4 8 (0.53%) Network Security
5 7 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (0.46%) VoIP
6 6 (0.40%) Intranet
6 6 (0.40%) OpenLDAP
6 6 (0.40%) SMS
7 5 (0.33%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.26%) ATM
8 4 (0.26%) DNS
8 4 (0.26%) OpenFlow
9 3 (0.20%) VPN
10 2 (0.13%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.13%) IPv6
10 2 (0.13%) SAN
10 2 (0.13%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (20.86%) SQL Server
2 148 (9.77%) MySQL
3 80 (5.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 72 (4.75%) NoSQL
5 68 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
6 63 (4.16%) PostgreSQL
7 62 (4.09%) Relational Database
8 56 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 41 (2.71%) Power BI
10 36 (2.38%) Hadoop
11 32 (2.11%) Big Data
12 31 (2.05%) Oracle Database
13 28 (1.85%) MongoDB
14 26 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 25 (1.65%) RDBMS
16 20 (1.32%) Base SAS
17 19 (1.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
18 18 (1.19%) Apache Hive
18 18 (1.19%) IBM InfoSphere
18 18 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 238 (15.71%) Git (software)
2 92 (6.07%) Jenkins
3 74 (4.88%) JIRA
4 52 (3.43%) NUnit
4 52 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 49 (3.23%) Maven
6 47 (3.10%) JUnit
7 42 (2.77%) Bitbucket
7 42 (2.77%) MSTest
8 38 (2.51%) Visual Studio
9 34 (2.24%) Selenium
10 30 (1.98%) Subversion
11 24 (1.58%) Eclipse
12 22 (1.45%) Cucumber
12 22 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
13 21 (1.39%) TeamCity
14 20 (1.32%) SpecFlow
15 19 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 18 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
17 17 (1.12%) SonarQube
General
1 235 (15.51%) Finance
2 75 (4.95%) Telecoms
3 73 (4.82%) Banking
4 70 (4.62%) Manufacturing
5 66 (4.36%) Marketing
6 57 (3.76%) Electronics
7 26 (1.72%) Law
8 24 (1.58%) Retail
9 17 (1.12%) Games
10 15 (0.99%) Back Office
10 15 (0.99%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.66%) Legal
12 9 (0.59%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.46%) Automotive
14 6 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (0.33%) Advertising
16 4 (0.26%) General Ledger
17 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.13%) Publishing
18 1 (0.066%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 449 (29.64%) .NET
2 425 (28.05%) HTML
3 402 (26.53%) CSS
4 219 (14.46%) ASP.NET
5 214 (14.13%) AngularJS
6 168 (11.09%) Node.js
7 164 (10.83%) React
8 160 (10.56%) HTML5
9 146 (9.64%) REST
10 136 (8.98%) jQuery
11 122 (8.05%) ASP.NET Web API
12 98 (6.47%) .NET Framework
13 97 (6.40%) Web Services
14 96 (6.34%) ASP.NET MVC
15 90 (5.94%) Spring
16 88 (5.81%) XML
17 86 (5.68%) JSON
18 79 (5.21%) CSS3
19 77 (5.08%) RESTful
20 72 (4.75%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 85 (5.61%) Greenfield Project
2 60 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (3.04%) User Experience
4 36 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (1.52%) Mobile App
6 22 (1.45%) Digital Media
7 11 (0.73%) Management Information System
7 11 (0.73%) NHS
8 10 (0.66%) Client/Server
8 10 (0.66%) Fintech
9 9 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (0.59%) Robotics
10 7 (0.46%) Algorithms
10 7 (0.46%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.40%) e-Learning
11 6 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.33%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.33%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.33%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 135 (8.91%) Linux
2 55 (3.63%) Unix
2 55 (3.63%) Windows
3 36 (2.38%) Android
4 30 (1.98%) Apple iOS
5 19 (1.25%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.59%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.40%) CentOS
8 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.26%) zOS
10 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.13%) AIX
11 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.13%) VMS
12 1 (0.066%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.066%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.066%) Solaris
12 1 (0.066%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 647 (42.71%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (15.84%) MVC
3 229 (15.12%) TDD
4 213 (14.06%) Scrum
5 150 (9.90%) OO
6 143 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
7 142 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
8 136 (8.98%) Web Development
9 132 (8.71%) Microservices
10 116 (7.66%) Test Automation
11 115 (7.59%) Unit Testing
12 108 (7.13%) Front End Development
13 106 (7.00%) BDD
14 88 (5.81%) Migration
15 84 (5.54%) Problem-Solving
16 80 (5.28%) Software Engineering
17 79 (5.21%) DevOps
18 77 (5.08%) ETL
18 77 (5.08%) SDLC
19 61 (4.03%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 562 (37.10%) JavaScript
2 446 (29.44%) C#
3 438 (28.91%) SQL
4 358 (23.63%) Java
5 166 (10.96%) PHP
6 114 (7.52%) Python
7 83 (5.48%) T-SQL
8 55 (3.63%) PL/SQL
9 42 (2.77%) C
10 41 (2.71%) PowerShell
10 41 (2.71%) TypeScript
11 40 (2.64%) C++
11 40 (2.64%) Java 8
12 35 (2.31%) Scala
13 27 (1.78%) Ruby
13 27 (1.78%) VBA
14 22 (1.45%) VB.NET
15 20 (1.32%) ES6
16 19 (1.25%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.79%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 164 (10.83%) Security Cleared
2 107 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 51 (3.37%) Degree
4 47 (3.10%) DV Cleared
5 21 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (0.79%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.53%) Postgraduate
9 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.20%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.13%) ISEB
11 2 (0.13%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.13%) MCAD
11 2 (0.13%) MCPD
11 2 (0.13%) MCSA
11 2 (0.13%) MCSD
11 2 (0.13%) MCTS
12 1 (0.066%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.066%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 10 (0.66%) QA
3 5 (0.33%) HL7
4 3 (0.20%) PMO
5 2 (0.13%) CRD IV
5 2 (0.13%) IFRS
5 2 (0.13%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.066%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.066%) COBIT
6 1 (0.066%) GDPR
6 1 (0.066%) JTAG
6 1 (0.066%) MISRA
System Software
1 87 (5.74%) Docker
2 28 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.26%) KVM
4 2 (0.13%) Firmware
4 2 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.13%) vSphere
5 1 (0.066%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 61 (4.03%) Ansible
2 56 (3.70%) Puppet
3 53 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (2.77%) Kubernetes
5 10 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.40%) Kibana
7 5 (0.33%) Terraform
8 4 (0.26%) Amdocs OSS
9 3 (0.20%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 2 (0.13%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.13%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.13%) logstash
11 1 (0.066%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.066%) Oozie
11 1 (0.066%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.066%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 179 (11.82%) Oracle
2 139 (9.17%) Microsoft
3 64 (4.22%) SAP
4 37 (2.44%) Tableau
5 35 (2.31%) Teradata
6 33 (2.18%) Google
7 32 (2.11%) Atlassian
8 25 (1.65%) Adobe
9 19 (1.25%) IBM
10 14 (0.92%) Sitecore
11 13 (0.86%) DataFlux
11 13 (0.86%) Zend
12 11 (0.73%) Pega
12 11 (0.73%) Splunk
13 9 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.59%) Talend
14 8 (0.53%) Cisco
14 8 (0.53%) Juniper
14 8 (0.53%) Red Hat
14 8 (0.53%) Xamarin