Period
to 23 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,326 1,171 1,252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.31% 22.82% 23.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.41% 23.91% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 981 773 867
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.38% +0.27%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £275
90th Percentile £588 £525 £513
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 7 27
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £41.25 £35.00 £35.35
90th Percentile £62.28 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £44.25 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.26% +1.25% -

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 5,917 4,898 5,048
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.46% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,828 2,998 3,259
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £213
90th Percentile £613 £563 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 351 270 319
South West median hourly rate £36.98 £23.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.34% -32.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.59 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.87 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.91% -1.58% -

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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 0 559 £450 +13.92% 260
Wiltshire -4 269 £452 +13.00% 84
Devon 0 142 £475 +18.75% 99
Gloucestershire -1 139 £414 +0.30% 70
Somerset 0 95 £445 +11.25% 71
Dorset 0 56 £438 +9.38% 109
Cornwall +4 20 £325 - 19
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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.

1 528 (39.82%) JavaScript
2 504 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
3 396 (29.86%) HTML
4 390 (29.41%) CSS
5 358 (27.00%) Java
6 346 (26.09%) .NET
7 331 (24.96%) C#
8 304 (22.93%) SQL
9 222 (16.74%) Finance
10 210 (15.84%) SQL Server
11 205 (15.46%) Git (software)
12 188 (14.18%) AngularJS
13 184 (13.88%) Microsoft Azure
14 176 (13.27%) MVC
15 175 (13.20%) TDD
16 169 (12.75%) Security Cleared
17 167 (12.59%) Scrum
18 151 (11.39%) Microsoft
19 143 (10.78%) REST
20 138 (10.41%) Amazon AWS
21 134 (10.11%) RESTful
22 133 (10.03%) React
23 131 (9.88%) ASP.NET
24 129 (9.73%) Microservices
25 127 (9.58%) Front End Development
25 127 (9.58%) jQuery
26 124 (9.35%) Spring
27 121 (9.13%) SC Cleared
28 120 (9.05%) Web Services
29 118 (8.90%) Linux

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 49 (3.70%) Confluence
2 42 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 37 (2.79%) CMS
4 27 (2.04%) Apache
5 26 (1.96%) Apache Spark
6 23 (1.73%) JBoss
7 22 (1.66%) SAS
8 21 (1.58%) Umbraco
9 19 (1.43%) WordPress
10 18 (1.36%) WebLogic
11 16 (1.21%) Drupal
12 15 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (0.75%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.68%) Mule
15 8 (0.60%) EPiServer
16 7 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
16 7 (0.53%) WildFly
17 6 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 6 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
18 5 (0.38%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 12 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.68%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.30%) InVision
4 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.15%) InDesign
5 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.075%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.075%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 57 (4.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (2.19%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.60%) Visualfiles
4 7 (0.53%) BASE24
5 5 (0.38%) Magento
6 4 (0.30%) Remedy AR System
6 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.075%) Exstream
8 1 (0.075%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.075%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.075%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.075%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.075%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.075%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 184 (13.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 138 (10.41%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (3.09%) Dynamics 365
4 30 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (2.19%) Serverless
6 28 (2.11%) SaaS
7 21 (1.58%) GitHub
8 19 (1.43%) Azure Functions
9 16 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 16 (1.21%) Office 365
10 13 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.83%) OpenShift
12 10 (0.75%) PaaS
13 9 (0.68%) npm
14 4 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.23%) Apigee
15 3 (0.23%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.94%) HTTP
2 8 (0.60%) Internet
3 7 (0.53%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (0.38%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.30%) Firewall
5 4 (0.30%) Intranet
6 3 (0.23%) DNS
6 3 (0.23%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.23%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.23%) VLAN
6 3 (0.23%) VoIP
6 3 (0.23%) VPN
6 3 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.15%) 3G
7 2 (0.15%) 4G
7 2 (0.15%) AMQP
7 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.15%) IPv6
7 2 (0.15%) NFC
8 1 (0.075%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (15.84%) SQL Server
2 69 (5.20%) Relational Database
3 68 (5.13%) MySQL
4 52 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (3.85%) Hadoop
6 45 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
6 45 (3.39%) MongoDB
7 44 (3.32%) NoSQL
8 43 (3.24%) Power BI
9 38 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
10 36 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 30 (2.26%) Big Data
12 29 (2.19%) RDBMS
13 19 (1.43%) Oracle Database
13 19 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (1.28%) Apache Hive
14 17 (1.28%) Base SAS
14 17 (1.28%) DB2
15 16 (1.21%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 15 (1.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 205 (15.46%) Git (software)
2 102 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 83 (6.26%) JIRA
4 71 (5.35%) Maven
5 45 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 43 (3.24%) Visual Studio Team System
7 38 (2.87%) JUnit
7 38 (2.87%) Visual Studio
8 34 (2.56%) Subversion
9 33 (2.49%) Eclipse
10 22 (1.66%) webpack
11 20 (1.51%) SonarQube
12 19 (1.43%) Selenium
13 18 (1.36%) Cucumber
13 18 (1.36%) Hudson
14 16 (1.21%) TeamCity
15 15 (1.13%) Gradle
16 14 (1.06%) Bitbucket
16 14 (1.06%) gulp
16 14 (1.06%) IntelliJ
General
1 222 (16.74%) Finance
2 84 (6.33%) Banking
3 63 (4.75%) Telecoms
4 60 (4.52%) Marketing
5 54 (4.07%) Electronics
6 53 (4.00%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.28%) Back Office
7 17 (1.28%) Law
7 17 (1.28%) Retail
8 11 (0.83%) Automotive
9 10 (0.75%) Legal
10 8 (0.60%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.45%) Advertising
11 6 (0.45%) Publishing
11 6 (0.45%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.38%) Games
12 5 (0.38%) Retail Finance
13 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.075%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 396 (29.86%) HTML
2 390 (29.41%) CSS
3 346 (26.09%) .NET
4 188 (14.18%) AngularJS
5 143 (10.78%) REST
6 134 (10.11%) RESTful
7 133 (10.03%) React
8 131 (9.88%) ASP.NET
9 127 (9.58%) jQuery
10 124 (9.35%) Spring
11 120 (9.05%) Web Services
12 118 (8.90%) Node.js
13 113 (8.52%) HTML5
14 94 (7.09%) ASP.NET Web API
15 74 (5.58%) .NET Framework
16 73 (5.51%) CSS3
16 73 (5.51%) SOAP
17 67 (5.05%) .NET Core
18 64 (4.83%) XML
19 63 (4.75%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 66 (4.98%) Greenfield Project
2 39 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (2.79%) User Experience
4 27 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 17 (1.28%) NHS
6 16 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
7 14 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (0.98%) Digital Media
9 12 (0.90%) Fintech
10 10 (0.75%) Robotics
11 8 (0.60%) Cloud Native
11 8 (0.60%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.60%) Tandem
11 8 (0.60%) Video\Live Streaming
12 7 (0.53%) e-Learning
13 6 (0.45%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.45%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (0.38%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.38%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 118 (8.90%) Linux
2 54 (4.07%) Unix
3 43 (3.24%) Windows
4 30 (2.26%) Android
5 23 (1.73%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.98%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.90%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.68%) HPUX
9 7 (0.53%) VMS
10 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.30%) CentOS
11 4 (0.30%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.23%) AIX
12 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.075%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.075%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 504 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (13.27%) MVC
3 175 (13.20%) TDD
4 167 (12.59%) Scrum
5 129 (9.73%) Microservices
6 127 (9.58%) Front End Development
7 114 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
8 113 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
9 109 (8.22%) Test Automation
10 105 (7.92%) OO
11 95 (7.16%) Problem-Solving
12 91 (6.86%) Web Development
13 89 (6.71%) DevOps
14 72 (5.43%) BDD
15 69 (5.20%) CRM
16 68 (5.13%) Unit Testing
17 65 (4.90%) SDLC
18 61 (4.60%) Software Engineering
19 52 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
19 52 (3.92%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 528 (39.82%) JavaScript
2 358 (27.00%) Java
3 331 (24.96%) C#
4 304 (22.93%) SQL
5 113 (8.52%) PHP
6 107 (8.07%) Python
7 61 (4.60%) Ruby
8 57 (4.30%) Java 8
9 51 (3.85%) T-SQL
10 49 (3.70%) Scala
11 44 (3.32%) C++
12 37 (2.79%) TypeScript
13 32 (2.41%) ES6
14 31 (2.34%) PL/SQL
15 27 (2.04%) PowerShell
16 24 (1.81%) C
17 18 (1.36%) VBA
18 14 (1.06%) Go
19 13 (0.98%) PROC SQL
20 11 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 169 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 121 (9.13%) SC Cleared
3 38 (2.87%) Degree
4 33 (2.49%) DV Cleared
5 29 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.30%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.23%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.15%) CIPD
9 2 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.15%) MCAD
9 2 (0.15%) MCPD
9 2 (0.15%) MCSD
9 2 (0.15%) MCTS
10 1 (0.075%) ISEB
10 1 (0.075%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.075%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.075%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.075%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (0.90%) QA
2 7 (0.53%) PSD2
3 6 (0.45%) IFRS
4 5 (0.38%) HL7
4 5 (0.38%) MISRA
4 5 (0.38%) MISRA C
5 4 (0.30%) CRD IV
5 4 (0.30%) IFRS 9
6 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.23%) JTAG
7 2 (0.15%) GDPR
7 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.15%) SEPA
8 1 (0.075%) ARP4754
8 1 (0.075%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.075%) PMO
System Software
1 101 (7.62%) Docker
2 40 (3.02%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.30%) OpenAM
4 3 (0.23%) Firmware
4 3 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.15%) vSphere
6 1 (0.075%) KVM
6 1 (0.075%) NDS
6 1 (0.075%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 60 (4.52%) Kubernetes
2 29 (2.19%) Ansible
3 13 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.98%) Puppet
3 13 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
4 11 (0.83%) Terraform
5 7 (0.53%) Kibana
6 6 (0.45%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 5 (0.38%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.38%) cPanel
7 5 (0.38%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.30%) Cobbler
8 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.30%) Nagios
8 4 (0.30%) SCOM
9 1 (0.075%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.075%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 151 (11.39%) Microsoft
2 104 (7.84%) Oracle
3 56 (4.22%) SAP
4 30 (2.26%) Google
5 20 (1.51%) Zend
6 19 (1.43%) IBM
7 17 (1.28%) Tableau
8 15 (1.13%) Adobe
8 15 (1.13%) Sitecore
9 13 (0.98%) hybris
10 11 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (0.75%) Teradata
12 9 (0.68%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.68%) ForgeRock
12 9 (0.68%) HP
13 8 (0.60%) Xamarin
14 7 (0.53%) Hortonworks
14 7 (0.53%) NetIQ
14 7 (0.53%) Pega
15 6 (0.45%) Splunk