Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,429 1,386 1,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.66% 25.21% 25.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.91% 26.45% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 910 1,045
South West median daily rate £413 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +10.71% -2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £290 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £494
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 37
South West median hourly rate £41.85 £42.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +9.68% -6.04%
10th Percentile £26.75 £32.00 £18.64
90th Percentile £67.50 £54.75 £51.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +10.00%

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 5,737 5,241 5,533
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.33% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,526 3,270 3,569
South West median daily rate £418 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% - -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £215
90th Percentile £575 £535 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 245 331
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +20.00% +0.92%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.77 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -1 615 £425 +9.68% 238
Wiltshire -2 228 £425 +13.33% 73
Gloucestershire 0 156 £450 +5.88% 97
Somerset 0 152 £398 +3.92% 86
Devon -1 134 £360 -15.29% 89
Dorset -1 54 £375 -3.23% 108
Cornwall -8 16 £331 +65.63% 19
Avon - 2 £400 - 2
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 617 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
2 518 (36.25%) JavaScript
3 423 (29.60%) C#
4 412 (28.83%) HTML
5 406 (28.41%) .NET
6 401 (28.06%) SQL
7 382 (26.73%) CSS
8 332 (23.23%) Java
9 300 (20.99%) SQL Server
10 237 (16.59%) MVC
10 237 (16.59%) Finance
11 228 (15.96%) Microsoft Azure
12 216 (15.12%) Git (software)
13 205 (14.35%) TDD
14 201 (14.07%) ASP.NET
15 199 (13.93%) AngularJS
16 193 (13.51%) Scrum
17 171 (11.97%) Oracle
18 169 (11.83%) PHP
19 156 (10.92%) HTML5
19 156 (10.92%) React
20 150 (10.50%) OO
21 148 (10.36%) Security Cleared
22 143 (10.01%) Node.js
23 141 (9.87%) Amazon AWS
23 141 (9.87%) MySQL
23 141 (9.87%) jQuery
24 133 (9.31%) REST
25 130 (9.10%) Web Development
26 127 (8.89%) Business Intelligence

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 54 (3.78%) Tomcat
2 52 (3.64%) WebSphere
3 43 (3.01%) WebLogic
4 42 (2.94%) OpenStack
5 36 (2.52%) Confluence
6 31 (2.17%) CMS
7 30 (2.10%) SharePoint
8 28 (1.96%) Umbraco
9 27 (1.89%) Drupal
10 23 (1.61%) JBoss
11 22 (1.54%) Apache Spark
11 22 (1.54%) SAS
12 20 (1.40%) WordPress
13 17 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
14 16 (1.12%) IIS
15 13 (0.91%) Apache
16 10 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
17 9 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 7 (0.49%) ColdFusion
18 7 (0.49%) Kentico
Applications
1 28 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.91%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.35%) InVision
5 4 (0.28%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.21%) SPSS
7 2 (0.14%) InDesign
8 1 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.070%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.26%) Magento
3 6 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.35%) Shopify
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.070%) Odoo
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.070%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.070%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 228 (15.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 141 (9.87%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (2.24%) npm
4 24 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
5 22 (1.54%) GitHub
6 19 (1.33%) SaaS
7 16 (1.12%) NuGet
8 15 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.70%) Apigee
11 9 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.56%) Serverless
13 6 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.42%) Office 365
14 5 (0.35%) IaaS
15 4 (0.28%) PaaS
16 3 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
17 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
17 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
17 2 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.75%) HTTP
2 13 (0.91%) Kerberos
3 10 (0.70%) Internet
4 8 (0.56%) Firewall
4 8 (0.56%) Network Security
4 8 (0.56%) SMS
5 6 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (0.42%) OpenLDAP
6 5 (0.35%) Cisco ICM
6 5 (0.35%) Intranet
7 4 (0.28%) Bluetooth
7 4 (0.28%) VoIP
8 3 (0.21%) OpenFlow
8 3 (0.21%) Wireless
9 2 (0.14%) ATM
9 2 (0.14%) NAS
9 2 (0.14%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.14%) SAN
9 2 (0.14%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (20.99%) SQL Server
2 141 (9.87%) MySQL
3 71 (4.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (4.41%) NoSQL
5 62 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
6 54 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
7 51 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 45 (3.15%) Relational Database
9 38 (2.66%) Hadoop
10 32 (2.24%) Power BI
11 26 (1.82%) Big Data
12 25 (1.75%) MongoDB
13 23 (1.61%) Oracle Database
14 21 (1.47%) Apache Hive
15 20 (1.40%) RDBMS
16 19 (1.33%) IBM InfoSphere
17 18 (1.26%) DataStage
17 18 (1.26%) MS Access
18 15 (1.05%) Base SAS
18 15 (1.05%) HBase
Development Applications
1 216 (15.12%) Git (software)
2 79 (5.53%) Jenkins
3 74 (5.18%) JIRA
4 57 (3.99%) NUnit
5 46 (3.22%) JUnit
6 45 (3.15%) Bitbucket
6 45 (3.15%) Maven
6 45 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 42 (2.94%) MSTest
8 40 (2.80%) Visual Studio
9 33 (2.31%) Selenium
10 25 (1.75%) TeamCity
11 23 (1.61%) Cucumber
11 23 (1.61%) Eclipse
12 21 (1.47%) SpecFlow
13 20 (1.40%) Ant
13 20 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 17 (1.19%) Subversion
15 16 (1.12%) SonarQube
16 15 (1.05%) XMLUnit
General
1 237 (16.59%) Finance
2 83 (5.81%) Banking
3 67 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 63 (4.41%) Manufacturing
5 62 (4.34%) Marketing
6 47 (3.29%) Electronics
7 29 (2.03%) Law
8 22 (1.54%) Retail
9 20 (1.40%) Retail Banking
10 16 (1.12%) Games
11 14 (0.98%) Back Office
12 11 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.70%) Legal
14 8 (0.56%) Automotive
15 5 (0.35%) Advertising
16 4 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
16 4 (0.28%) General Ledger
17 3 (0.21%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.14%) Publishing
19 1 (0.070%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 412 (28.83%) HTML
2 406 (28.41%) .NET
3 382 (26.73%) CSS
4 201 (14.07%) ASP.NET
5 199 (13.93%) AngularJS
6 156 (10.92%) HTML5
6 156 (10.92%) React
7 143 (10.01%) Node.js
8 141 (9.87%) jQuery
9 133 (9.31%) REST
10 104 (7.28%) ASP.NET Web API
11 98 (6.86%) .NET Framework
11 98 (6.86%) Web Services
12 91 (6.37%) XML
13 89 (6.23%) ASP.NET MVC
14 88 (6.16%) CSS3
15 84 (5.88%) Spring
16 76 (5.32%) JSON
17 70 (4.90%) Sass
18 66 (4.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 71 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
2 61 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (3.64%) User Experience
4 38 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (1.47%) Digital Media
6 20 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 9 (0.63%) Client/Server
8 9 (0.63%) Fintech
8 9 (0.63%) Management Information System
8 9 (0.63%) Virtual Team
9 8 (0.56%) NHS
10 7 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (0.49%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.42%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.35%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.35%) IVR
13 4 (0.28%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 107 (7.49%) Linux
2 48 (3.36%) Unix
3 46 (3.22%) Windows
4 21 (1.47%) Android
5 20 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.19%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.70%) CentOS
8 6 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.28%) zOS
11 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.14%) VMS
13 1 (0.070%) Debian
13 1 (0.070%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.070%) Solaris
13 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 617 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (16.59%) MVC
3 205 (14.35%) TDD
4 193 (13.51%) Scrum
5 150 (10.50%) OO
6 130 (9.10%) Web Development
7 127 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
8 120 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
9 115 (8.05%) Front End Development
9 115 (8.05%) Unit Testing
10 112 (7.84%) Microservices
11 102 (7.14%) Test Automation
12 95 (6.65%) BDD
13 91 (6.37%) Migration
14 82 (5.74%) Software Engineering
15 78 (5.46%) Problem-Solving
16 76 (5.32%) ETL
17 74 (5.18%) SDLC
18 60 (4.20%) DevOps
19 58 (4.06%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 518 (36.25%) JavaScript
2 423 (29.60%) C#
3 401 (28.06%) SQL
4 332 (23.23%) Java
5 169 (11.83%) PHP
6 97 (6.79%) Python
7 90 (6.30%) T-SQL
8 56 (3.92%) C
9 53 (3.71%) PL/SQL
10 40 (2.80%) Java 8
11 39 (2.73%) PowerShell
12 38 (2.66%) C++
13 31 (2.17%) TypeScript
14 26 (1.82%) VBA
15 22 (1.54%) ES6
15 22 (1.54%) Scala
15 22 (1.54%) VB.NET
16 18 (1.26%) Shell Script
17 16 (1.12%) Ruby
18 11 (0.77%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 148 (10.36%) Security Cleared
2 91 (6.37%) SC Cleared
3 50 (3.50%) Degree
4 46 (3.22%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (0.84%) AWS Certification
7 11 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.56%) Postgraduate
9 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.21%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.14%) ISEB
11 2 (0.14%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.14%) MCSA
12 1 (0.070%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.070%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.070%) PMP
12 1 (0.070%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 9 (0.63%) QA
3 2 (0.14%) HL7
3 2 (0.14%) PMO
4 1 (0.070%) COBIT
4 1 (0.070%) GDPR
4 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.070%) MISRA
System Software
1 77 (5.39%) Docker
2 23 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.21%) KVM
4 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.14%) vSphere
5 1 (0.070%) Firmware
5 1 (0.070%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 62 (4.34%) Ansible
2 56 (3.92%) Puppet
3 53 (3.71%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (2.17%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.63%) Amdocs OSS
6 6 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.42%) Terraform
7 5 (0.35%) Cisco UCCE
8 4 (0.28%) Kibana
9 3 (0.21%) Oozie
10 2 (0.14%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.14%) logstash
11 1 (0.070%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.070%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.070%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 1 (0.070%) SELinux
Vendors
1 171 (11.97%) Oracle
2 111 (7.77%) Microsoft
3 53 (3.71%) SAP
4 35 (2.45%) Tableau
5 32 (2.24%) Teradata
6 30 (2.10%) Atlassian
7 22 (1.54%) Adobe
7 22 (1.54%) Google
8 17 (1.19%) IBM
9 12 (0.84%) Cisco
9 12 (0.84%) Zend
10 10 (0.70%) Red Hat
11 9 (0.63%) Cramer
11 9 (0.63%) DataFlux
11 9 (0.63%) Hortonworks
11 9 (0.63%) Sitecore
11 9 (0.63%) Talend
12 8 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.56%) Splunk
12 8 (0.56%) WooCommerce