Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,284 1,331 1,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.60% 24.38% 23.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.75% 25.47% 24.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 875 997
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £291 £263
90th Percentile £518 £488 £488
England median daily rate £467 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +3.78% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 28 36
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £42.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +3.24% +14.53%
10th Percentile £34.10 £35.00 £31.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £55.25 £51.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +10.81%

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 5,188 5,225 5,614
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.70% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,164 3,252 3,619
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £221 £230
90th Percentile £550 £530 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 273 330
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.88 £10.98
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.20 £46.54
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -1 543 £413 +6.45% 231
Wiltshire +1 207 £400 +6.67% 81
Gloucestershire -1 141 £438 +5.11% 82
Somerset +1 124 £394 +1.61% 56
Devon -1 116 £350 -12.50% 64
Dorset -2 68 £369 +4.24% 95
Cornwall -7 18 £300 +33.33% 18
Avon - 1 £400 - 1
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 554 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
2 489 (38.08%) JavaScript
3 402 (31.31%) HTML
4 390 (30.37%) C#
5 377 (29.36%) .NET
6 364 (28.35%) CSS
7 346 (26.95%) SQL
8 293 (22.82%) SQL Server
9 289 (22.51%) Java
10 251 (19.55%) MVC
11 248 (19.31%) Finance
12 194 (15.11%) AngularJS
13 192 (14.95%) ASP.NET
14 189 (14.72%) Microsoft Azure
15 171 (13.32%) Scrum
16 168 (13.08%) TDD
17 162 (12.62%) Oracle
18 155 (12.07%) Git (software)
19 154 (11.99%) jQuery
20 152 (11.84%) HTML5
21 145 (11.29%) PHP
22 129 (10.05%) React
23 122 (9.50%) REST
24 121 (9.42%) Front End Development
25 118 (9.19%) Web Development
26 117 (9.11%) Business Intelligence
27 116 (9.03%) MySQL
27 116 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
28 115 (8.96%) OO
28 115 (8.96%) Continuous Integration

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 48 (3.74%) WebSphere
2 44 (3.43%) Tomcat
3 39 (3.04%) CMS
4 38 (2.96%) WebLogic
5 37 (2.88%) OpenStack
6 34 (2.65%) Confluence
7 31 (2.41%) SharePoint
8 28 (2.18%) Umbraco
9 26 (2.02%) Drupal
10 23 (1.79%) Apache Spark
11 22 (1.71%) IIS
12 21 (1.64%) SAS
13 18 (1.40%) WordPress
14 15 (1.17%) JBoss
15 13 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 10 (0.78%) Kentico
17 9 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
18 7 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 7 (0.55%) Apache
18 7 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 26 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.01%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.39%) InVision
4 5 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.31%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.31%) SPSS
6 3 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.16%) InDesign
7 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.078%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 36 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.25%) Magento
3 8 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.16%) Maximo
7 2 (0.16%) Shopify
8 1 (0.078%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.078%) Odoo
8 1 (0.078%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.078%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.078%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.078%) Staffware
8 1 (0.078%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 189 (14.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (1.95%) npm
4 21 (1.64%) GitHub
5 20 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 20 (1.56%) NuGet
6 16 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (1.01%) SaaS
8 8 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.62%) Serverless
9 6 (0.47%) Office 365
10 4 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (0.31%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.23%) IaaS
11 3 (0.23%) PaaS
12 2 (0.16%) G Suite
12 2 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.79%) HTTP
2 11 (0.86%) SMS
3 8 (0.62%) Internet
4 7 (0.55%) Intranet
4 7 (0.55%) Kerberos
5 6 (0.47%) Cisco ICM
6 4 (0.31%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.23%) Network Security
7 3 (0.23%) Wireless
8 2 (0.16%) Firewall
8 2 (0.16%) NAS
8 2 (0.16%) SAN
8 2 (0.16%) Skype
8 2 (0.16%) SSH
9 1 (0.078%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.078%) DNS
9 1 (0.078%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.078%) Extranet
9 1 (0.078%) VoIP
9 1 (0.078%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (22.82%) SQL Server
2 116 (9.03%) MySQL
3 59 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
5 55 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
6 49 (3.82%) NoSQL
7 42 (3.27%) Relational Database
8 40 (3.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 36 (2.80%) Hadoop
10 26 (2.02%) Power BI
11 24 (1.87%) DataStage
12 23 (1.79%) Oracle Database
13 20 (1.56%) Apache Hive
13 20 (1.56%) Big Data
13 20 (1.56%) IBM InfoSphere
14 18 (1.40%) MongoDB
14 18 (1.40%) RDBMS
15 17 (1.32%) DB2
16 16 (1.25%) HBase
17 14 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 155 (12.07%) Git (software)
2 75 (5.84%) JIRA
3 64 (4.98%) Jenkins
3 64 (4.98%) NUnit
4 41 (3.19%) Maven
5 39 (3.04%) MSTest
5 39 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (2.96%) Bitbucket
6 38 (2.96%) Visual Studio
7 37 (2.88%) Selenium
8 31 (2.41%) TeamCity
9 27 (2.10%) JUnit
10 23 (1.79%) Ant
11 22 (1.71%) Eclipse
12 21 (1.64%) Cucumber
12 21 (1.64%) SpecFlow
13 17 (1.32%) Artifactory
14 15 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 13 (1.01%) XMLUnit
16 12 (0.93%) xUnit.net
General
1 248 (19.31%) Finance
2 83 (6.46%) Banking
3 59 (4.60%) Telecoms
4 57 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 55 (4.28%) Marketing
6 43 (3.35%) Electronics
7 28 (2.18%) Law
8 20 (1.56%) Retail
8 20 (1.56%) Retail Banking
9 14 (1.09%) Games
10 11 (0.86%) Legal
11 10 (0.78%) Back Office
12 9 (0.70%) Advertising
13 6 (0.47%) Automotive
13 6 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.47%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.078%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 402 (31.31%) HTML
2 377 (29.36%) .NET
3 364 (28.35%) CSS
4 194 (15.11%) AngularJS
5 192 (14.95%) ASP.NET
6 154 (11.99%) jQuery
7 152 (11.84%) HTML5
8 129 (10.05%) React
9 122 (9.50%) REST
10 113 (8.80%) Node.js
11 101 (7.87%) ASP.NET Web API
12 100 (7.79%) ASP.NET MVC
13 96 (7.48%) CSS3
14 93 (7.24%) Web Services
15 91 (7.09%) XML
16 86 (6.70%) .NET Framework
17 79 (6.15%) Spring
18 65 (5.06%) JSON
19 58 (4.52%) RESTful
20 57 (4.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
3 49 (3.82%) User Experience
4 34 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (1.48%) Digital Media
6 16 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 10 (0.78%) Client/Server
8 9 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 9 (0.70%) Virtual Team
9 6 (0.47%) Fintech
9 6 (0.47%) IVR
9 6 (0.47%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.39%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.39%) RIA
10 5 (0.39%) Wiki
11 4 (0.31%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.31%) Linked Data
11 4 (0.31%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.23%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 86 (6.70%) Linux
2 42 (3.27%) Unix
3 34 (2.65%) Windows
4 11 (0.86%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.62%) CentOS
6 8 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.55%) Android
8 5 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.31%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.23%) zOS
11 2 (0.16%) Debian
11 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.078%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.078%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (19.55%) MVC
3 171 (13.32%) Scrum
4 168 (13.08%) TDD
5 121 (9.42%) Front End Development
6 118 (9.19%) Web Development
7 117 (9.11%) Business Intelligence
8 115 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
8 115 (8.96%) OO
9 110 (8.57%) Unit Testing
10 93 (7.24%) Test Automation
11 90 (7.01%) Microservices
12 82 (6.39%) Software Engineering
13 78 (6.07%) BDD
14 77 (6.00%) Migration
15 74 (5.76%) ETL
16 72 (5.61%) SDLC
17 67 (5.22%) Problem-Solving
18 47 (3.66%) E-Commerce
19 44 (3.43%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 489 (38.08%) JavaScript
2 390 (30.37%) C#
3 346 (26.95%) SQL
4 289 (22.51%) Java
5 145 (11.29%) PHP
6 79 (6.15%) T-SQL
7 75 (5.84%) Python
8 50 (3.89%) PL/SQL
9 45 (3.50%) C
10 39 (3.04%) TypeScript
11 38 (2.96%) PowerShell
12 36 (2.80%) C++
13 29 (2.26%) Java 8
14 21 (1.64%) VBA
15 20 (1.56%) Shell Script
16 18 (1.40%) ES6
17 17 (1.32%) VB.NET
18 15 (1.17%) Scala
19 9 (0.70%) Apple Swift
19 9 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 106 (8.26%) Security Cleared
2 58 (4.52%) SC Cleared
3 43 (3.35%) Degree
4 24 (1.87%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (0.93%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.47%) Postgraduate
8 4 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.23%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.23%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.23%) PMP
10 2 (0.16%) ISEB
10 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.16%) MCSA
10 2 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.078%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.40%) Data Quality
2 14 (1.09%) GCP
3 9 (0.70%) QA
4 5 (0.39%) GDPR
5 3 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.078%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.078%) MISRA
6 1 (0.078%) PMO
System Software
1 71 (5.53%) Docker
2 11 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.078%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 58 (4.52%) Ansible
2 48 (3.74%) Puppet
3 47 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.87%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.70%) Amdocs OSS
6 6 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
7 5 (0.39%) Terraform
8 3 (0.23%) Oozie
9 2 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.16%) SELinux
9 2 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.078%) Kibana
10 1 (0.078%) logstash
10 1 (0.078%) Salt
Vendors
1 162 (12.62%) Oracle
2 102 (7.94%) Microsoft
3 47 (3.66%) SAP
4 30 (2.34%) Teradata
5 28 (2.18%) Tableau
6 21 (1.64%) Google
7 18 (1.40%) IBM
8 17 (1.32%) Adobe
8 17 (1.32%) Atlassian
9 14 (1.09%) Zend
10 12 (0.93%) Talend
11 11 (0.86%) hybris
12 10 (0.78%) Hortonworks
12 10 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.78%) Sitecore
13 9 (0.70%) Cramer
13 9 (0.70%) Splunk
14 8 (0.62%) Capita
14 8 (0.62%) Cognos
15 7 (0.55%) Red Hat