Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,150 1,226 1,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 22.75% 23.66% 24.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.90% 24.80% 25.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 834 1,009
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £525 £509 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 30 58
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% -4.14% +15.75%
10th Percentile £40.00 £36.03 £32.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £53.75 £53.15
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +6.67%

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 4,811 4,944 5,649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.15% 95.41% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,896 3,167 3,691
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -1.32%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £235
90th Percentile £550 £539 £525
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 297 341
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.95% +1.33% +85.78%
10th Percentile £11.66 £11.73 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £49.25
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.42
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.16% +10.97%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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 0 432 £390 -2.50% 219
Wiltshire +3 201 £400 - 59
Devon -2 134 £400 +6.67% 53
Gloucestershire -1 126 £413 +2.61% 73
Somerset 0 111 £390 +4.70% 75
Dorset -2 79 £369 +9.26% 80
Cornwall -7 13 £325 +13.04% 22
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 434 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (35.04%) JavaScript
3 348 (30.26%) HTML
4 337 (29.30%) .NET
5 323 (28.09%) C#
6 321 (27.91%) CSS
7 291 (25.30%) SQL
8 276 (24.00%) Java
9 244 (21.22%) MVC
10 240 (20.87%) SQL Server
11 212 (18.43%) Finance
12 191 (16.61%) AngularJS
13 170 (14.78%) jQuery
14 159 (13.83%) ASP.NET
15 151 (13.13%) Git (software)
16 138 (12.00%) Web Services
17 134 (11.65%) Scrum
18 125 (10.87%) TDD
19 120 (10.43%) HTML5
19 120 (10.43%) REST
20 119 (10.35%) Security Cleared
20 119 (10.35%) Business Intelligence
21 110 (9.57%) Unit Testing
22 109 (9.48%) Front End Development
23 107 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
24 104 (9.04%) Spring
25 103 (8.96%) React
26 96 (8.35%) Oracle
27 94 (8.17%) Banking
28 93 (8.09%) Test Automation

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 38 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 36 (3.13%) Confluence
3 33 (2.87%) CMS
4 27 (2.35%) Umbraco
5 26 (2.26%) SAS
6 25 (2.17%) Apache Spark
7 22 (1.91%) IIS
8 19 (1.65%) WebSphere
9 16 (1.39%) Drupal
10 15 (1.30%) Apache
11 14 (1.22%) WordPress
12 13 (1.13%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.87%) JBoss
13 10 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.78%) Apache Pig
14 9 (0.78%) Kentico
15 8 (0.70%) Mule
16 7 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
17 6 (0.52%) NServiceBus
17 6 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.61%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.43%) InVision
6 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.17%) SPSS
7 1 (0.087%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.087%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.087%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 21 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.96%) Magento
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.17%) Maximo
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.087%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.087%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.087%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.087%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.087%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 107 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (2.09%) GitHub
4 17 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
4 17 (1.48%) Serverless
5 12 (1.04%) Amazon S3
6 11 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (0.78%) PaaS
8 9 (0.78%) SaaS
9 7 (0.61%) npm
10 6 (0.52%) Office 365
11 5 (0.43%) IaaS
12 4 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (0.35%) NuGet
13 3 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.17%) Google Play
14 2 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.13%) Firewall
2 11 (0.96%) Kerberos
3 10 (0.87%) HTTP
3 10 (0.87%) Network Security
3 10 (0.87%) SMS
4 6 (0.52%) Cisco ICM
5 5 (0.43%) Intranet
6 4 (0.35%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.26%) Internet
7 3 (0.26%) Skype
7 3 (0.26%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.17%) Extranet
8 2 (0.17%) SSH
8 2 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.087%) Software-Defined Radio
9 1 (0.087%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (20.87%) SQL Server
2 75 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
3 68 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 54 (4.70%) MySQL
4 54 (4.70%) Relational Database
5 39 (3.39%) Hadoop
5 39 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 37 (3.22%) NoSQL
7 29 (2.52%) MongoDB
7 29 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (2.35%) Big Data
9 26 (2.26%) DataStage
10 25 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
11 22 (1.91%) RDBMS
12 21 (1.83%) IBM InfoSphere
13 20 (1.74%) Apache Hive
13 20 (1.74%) Power BI
14 18 (1.57%) HBase
15 17 (1.48%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 151 (13.13%) Git (software)
2 81 (7.04%) Jenkins
3 79 (6.87%) JIRA
4 53 (4.61%) Maven
5 43 (3.74%) Visual Studio
6 36 (3.13%) NUnit
7 34 (2.96%) Bitbucket
8 31 (2.70%) Ant
9 29 (2.52%) Artifactory
9 29 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (2.43%) TeamCity
11 26 (2.26%) Eclipse
12 25 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 22 (1.91%) Cucumber
13 22 (1.91%) Selenium
14 17 (1.48%) Gradle
14 17 (1.48%) JUnit
15 12 (1.04%) webpack
16 11 (0.96%) MSTest
16 11 (0.96%) SonarQube
General
1 212 (18.43%) Finance
2 94 (8.17%) Banking
3 35 (3.04%) Manufacturing
4 31 (2.70%) Marketing
5 29 (2.52%) Law
6 28 (2.43%) Telecoms
7 26 (2.26%) Retail Banking
8 25 (2.17%) Electronics
9 10 (0.87%) Back Office
10 9 (0.78%) Retail
11 8 (0.70%) Advertising
12 6 (0.52%) Automotive
12 6 (0.52%) Games
13 5 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.43%) Legal
14 4 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.26%) Billing
16 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.17%) Front Office
16 2 (0.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 348 (30.26%) HTML
2 337 (29.30%) .NET
3 321 (27.91%) CSS
4 191 (16.61%) AngularJS
5 170 (14.78%) jQuery
6 159 (13.83%) ASP.NET
7 138 (12.00%) Web Services
8 120 (10.43%) HTML5
8 120 (10.43%) REST
9 104 (9.04%) Spring
10 103 (8.96%) React
11 92 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 90 (7.83%) XML
13 79 (6.87%) ASP.NET Web API
13 79 (6.87%) CSS3
14 76 (6.61%) Node.js
15 62 (5.39%) .NET Framework
16 61 (5.30%) SOAP
17 54 (4.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 53 (4.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (3.48%) User Experience
3 39 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (1.13%) Client/Server
5 12 (1.04%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (0.96%) Management Information System
6 11 (0.96%) Mobile App
7 10 (0.87%) Virtual Team
8 8 (0.70%) Wiki
9 7 (0.61%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.52%) IVR
10 6 (0.52%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.43%) RIA
12 4 (0.35%) Linked Data
12 4 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.35%) Robotics
13 3 (0.26%) DataPower
13 3 (0.26%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 92 (8.00%) Linux
2 51 (4.43%) Unix
3 24 (2.09%) Windows
4 23 (2.00%) CentOS
5 16 (1.39%) Android
6 14 (1.22%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.35%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.26%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.17%) Debian
11 1 (0.087%) AIX
11 1 (0.087%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (21.22%) MVC
3 134 (11.65%) Scrum
4 125 (10.87%) TDD
5 119 (10.35%) Business Intelligence
6 110 (9.57%) Unit Testing
7 109 (9.48%) Front End Development
8 93 (8.09%) Test Automation
9 84 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
10 78 (6.78%) Microservices
11 74 (6.43%) Web Development
12 71 (6.17%) ETL
13 67 (5.83%) BDD
14 52 (4.52%) Problem-Solving
15 50 (4.35%) Software Engineering
16 47 (4.09%) OO
17 39 (3.39%) Migration
17 39 (3.39%) SDLC
18 38 (3.30%) DevOps
19 35 (3.04%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 403 (35.04%) JavaScript
2 323 (28.09%) C#
3 291 (25.30%) SQL
4 276 (24.00%) Java
5 77 (6.70%) Python
6 73 (6.35%) PHP
7 61 (5.30%) T-SQL
7 61 (5.30%) TypeScript
8 44 (3.83%) PL/SQL
9 33 (2.87%) Java 8
10 31 (2.70%) Ruby
11 27 (2.35%) PowerShell
12 25 (2.17%) Scala
13 24 (2.09%) C++
13 24 (2.09%) VBA
14 22 (1.91%) C
15 18 (1.57%) Shell Script
16 17 (1.48%) Groovy
16 17 (1.48%) VB.NET
17 14 (1.22%) ES6
Qualifications
1 119 (10.35%) Security Cleared
2 72 (6.26%) SC Cleared
3 34 (2.96%) Degree
4 26 (2.26%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.43%) BC Cleared
6 4 (0.35%) MCSA
6 4 (0.35%) MCSE
6 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.17%) Novell Certification
8 2 (0.17%) PMP
8 2 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.087%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.087%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.087%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.087%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (0.96%) QA
2 7 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.52%) GDPR
4 4 (0.35%) SLA
5 2 (0.17%) COBIT
5 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.17%) WCAG
6 1 (0.087%) Basel II
6 1 (0.087%) PMO
6 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (4.35%) Docker
2 7 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.43%) Firmware
4 3 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.087%) Varnish
5 1 (0.087%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 34 (2.96%) Ansible
2 17 (1.48%) Puppet
3 8 (0.70%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
5 6 (0.52%) Nagios
6 4 (0.35%) Oozie
7 3 (0.26%) Amdocs OSS
8 2 (0.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.17%) SELinux
8 2 (0.17%) Terraform
9 1 (0.087%) Oracle Flashback
9 1 (0.087%) Salt
9 1 (0.087%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 96 (8.35%) Oracle
2 93 (8.09%) Microsoft
3 34 (2.96%) Teradata
4 32 (2.78%) SAP
5 30 (2.61%) Tableau
6 18 (1.57%) Blue Prism
6 18 (1.57%) IBM
6 18 (1.57%) Red Hat
7 17 (1.48%) Google
8 11 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (0.87%) hybris
10 9 (0.78%) Atlassian
10 9 (0.78%) Nintex
10 9 (0.78%) Sitecore
10 9 (0.78%) Splunk
11 7 (0.61%) Cognos
12 6 (0.52%) Cisco
12 6 (0.52%) Xamarin
12 6 (0.52%) Zend
13 5 (0.43%) Talend