The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 660 734 754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 24.65% 24.63% 24.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.74% 25.84% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 513 529
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 19
Median hourly rate £48.75 £42.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +14.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £32.50 £25.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.75 £50.00 £41.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2564 2841 2973
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.78% 95.34% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1602 1836 1909
Median daily rate £375 £368 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -0.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 141 200
Median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.63% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol 0 212 £375 +10.29% 100
Devon 0 136 £400 +25.00% 19
Wiltshire -1 120 £357 +1.85% 38
Somerset -1 65 £400 +6.66% 29
Gloucestershire -3 62 £413 +3.12% 32
Dorset -1 29 £325 -7.14% 50
Cornwall - 5 £250 - 6
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 507 (40.53%) JavaScript
2 465 (37.17%) Agile Software Development
3 417 (33.33%) HTML
4 393 (31.41%) .NET
5 390 (31.18%) C#
6 388 (31.02%) CSS
7 371 (29.66%) SQL
8 314 (25.10%) Java
9 273 (21.82%) MVC
10 241 (19.26%) AngularJS
11 223 (17.83%) SQL Server
12 211 (16.87%) ASP.NET
13 205 (16.39%) Finance
14 179 (14.31%) Scrum
15 168 (13.43%) jQuery
15 168 (13.43%) Security Cleared
16 157 (12.55%) Microsoft
17 154 (12.31%) HTML5
18 143 (11.43%) TDD
19 140 (11.19%) Git (software)
20 135 (10.79%) Web Services
21 133 (10.63%) Spring
22 132 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
23 124 (9.91%) XML
23 124 (9.91%) Front End Development
24 121 (9.67%) Oracle
25 116 (9.27%) Python
26 114 (9.11%) REST
27 113 (9.03%) Test Automation
28 109 (8.71%) SC Cleared

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 (3.92%) CMS
2 42 (3.36%) SharePoint
3 33 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (2.32%) IIS
5 24 (1.92%) Apache
6 20 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
7 18 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 18 (1.44%) WebLogic
8 17 (1.36%) Tomcat
9 16 (1.28%) Apache Spark
9 16 (1.28%) ColdFusion
9 16 (1.28%) Drupal
10 15 (1.20%) Confluence
11 14 (1.12%) WordPress
12 12 (0.96%) NServiceBus
12 12 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.88%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.80%) Mule
14 10 (0.80%) Mule ESB
14 10 (0.80%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (0.32%) LaTeX
2 4 (0.32%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.080%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.080%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 52 (4.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 18 (1.44%) Magento
4 5 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.16%) Maximo
7 2 (0.16%) OpenText Process Suite
7 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.080%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.080%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.080%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.080%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.080%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.080%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 90 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (1.44%) OpenShift
5 14 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (0.88%) GitHub
7 9 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.56%) PaaS
8 7 (0.56%) SaaS
9 6 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.16%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.16%) Boomi
12 2 (0.16%) Office 365
13 1 (0.080%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.52%) Internet
2 18 (1.44%) HTTP
3 4 (0.32%) AMQP
3 4 (0.32%) Intranet
3 4 (0.32%) SMS
3 4 (0.32%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.32%) Wireshark
4 3 (0.24%) VoIP
5 2 (0.16%) LDAP
5 2 (0.16%) Modbus
5 2 (0.16%) SSH
6 1 (0.080%) Firewall
6 1 (0.080%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.080%) Skype
6 1 (0.080%) SMTP
6 1 (0.080%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 66 (5.28%) Data Warehouse
3 64 (5.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 57 (4.56%) Relational Database
4 57 (4.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 50 (4.00%) MySQL
6 46 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 45 (3.60%) Oracle Database
8 39 (3.12%) Hadoop
9 38 (3.04%) MongoDB
10 32 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
11 27 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 26 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
13 22 (1.76%) Big Data
13 22 (1.76%) NoSQL
14 18 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
15 15 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (1.20%) Power BI
15 15 (1.20%) QlikView
16 11 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 140 (11.19%) Git (software)
2 94 (7.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 80 (6.39%) Visual Studio
4 78 (6.24%) Jenkins
5 53 (4.24%) Maven
6 42 (3.36%) Cucumber
7 41 (3.28%) JIRA
8 40 (3.20%) JUnit
9 39 (3.12%) Selenium
10 29 (2.32%) TeamCity
11 21 (1.68%) Ant
11 21 (1.68%) SpecFlow
11 21 (1.68%) Vagrant
12 19 (1.52%) Subversion
13 18 (1.44%) Jasmine
14 17 (1.36%) Eclipse
15 16 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
16 15 (1.20%) Grunt
17 13 (1.04%) gulp
17 13 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
General
1 205 (16.39%) Finance
2 65 (5.20%) Marketing
3 63 (5.04%) Banking
4 59 (4.72%) Electronics
5 56 (4.48%) Telecoms
6 51 (4.08%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.76%) Advertising
8 11 (0.88%) Retail
9 8 (0.64%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.56%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.40%) Games
12 3 (0.24%) Back Office
12 3 (0.24%) Local Government
13 2 (0.16%) Automotive
13 2 (0.16%) Billing
13 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.080%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.080%) Front Office
14 1 (0.080%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.080%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 417 (33.33%) HTML
2 393 (31.41%) .NET
3 388 (31.02%) CSS
4 241 (19.26%) AngularJS
5 211 (16.87%) ASP.NET
6 168 (13.43%) jQuery
7 154 (12.31%) HTML5
8 135 (10.79%) Web Services
9 133 (10.63%) Spring
10 124 (9.91%) XML
11 114 (9.11%) REST
12 102 (8.15%) ASP.NET Web API
13 96 (7.67%) .NET Framework
13 96 (7.67%) ASP.NET MVC
14 95 (7.59%) JSON
15 91 (7.27%) CSS3
16 87 (6.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 79 (6.31%) WCF
18 77 (6.16%) Hibernate
19 74 (5.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 83 (6.63%) User Experience
2 59 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
3 48 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (1.92%) W3C
5 20 (1.60%) Computer Science
6 17 (1.36%) N-Tier
7 16 (1.28%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.20%) Cloud Native
9 11 (0.88%) Management Information System
10 9 (0.72%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.48%) Blog
11 6 (0.48%) iPad
11 6 (0.48%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.40%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.40%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.40%) Internet of Things
12 5 (0.40%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.40%) Social Media
12 5 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 79 (6.31%) Linux
2 63 (5.04%) Windows
3 47 (3.76%) Unix
4 15 (1.20%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.04%) Mac OS
6 12 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.56%) Android
9 5 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.16%) Debian
12 1 (0.080%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (37.17%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (21.82%) MVC
3 179 (14.31%) Scrum
4 143 (11.43%) TDD
5 132 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
6 124 (9.91%) Front End Development
7 113 (9.03%) Test Automation
8 108 (8.63%) Web Development
9 94 (7.51%) Continuous Integration
10 82 (6.55%) Unit Testing
11 74 (5.92%) Software Engineering
12 72 (5.76%) BDD
13 63 (5.04%) Open Source
14 62 (4.96%) OO
15 61 (4.88%) SDLC
16 60 (4.80%) CRM
17 58 (4.64%) ETL
18 56 (4.48%) Microservices
19 50 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
19 50 (4.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 507 (40.53%) JavaScript
2 390 (31.18%) C#
3 371 (29.66%) SQL
4 314 (25.10%) Java
5 116 (9.27%) Python
6 63 (5.04%) PHP
6 63 (5.04%) T-SQL
7 58 (4.64%) PL/SQL
8 47 (3.76%) C++
9 38 (3.04%) C
10 25 (2.00%) Ruby
11 23 (1.84%) Scala
12 22 (1.76%) VB.NET
13 21 (1.68%) TypeScript
14 13 (1.04%) PowerShell
15 12 (0.96%) ES6
16 11 (0.88%) VBA
17 10 (0.80%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.80%) VB
18 8 (0.64%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 168 (13.43%) Security Cleared
2 109 (8.71%) SC Cleared
3 46 (3.68%) Degree
4 38 (3.04%) DV Cleared
5 30 (2.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (0.48%) HNC
8 6 (0.48%) HND
9 3 (0.24%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.24%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.16%) ISEB
10 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.080%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.080%) CISA
11 1 (0.080%) CISSP
11 1 (0.080%) MCP
11 1 (0.080%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.84%) QA
2 16 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.40%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.24%) Basel II
7 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.24%) WCAG
8 2 (0.16%) SLA
9 1 (0.080%) IFRS
9 1 (0.080%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 51 (4.08%) Docker
2 11 (0.88%) VirtualBox
3 5 (0.40%) LXC
4 3 (0.24%) Varnish
5 2 (0.16%) HDFS
5 2 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.080%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.080%) KVM
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.080%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (0.80%) Ansible
2 9 (0.72%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.72%) Oozie
3 6 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.32%) Kibana
5 3 (0.24%) logstash
6 2 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.16%) Puppet
6 2 (0.16%) vRealize
7 1 (0.080%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.080%) SELinux
Vendors
1 157 (12.55%) Microsoft
2 121 (9.67%) Oracle
3 57 (4.56%) SAP
4 31 (2.48%) Sitecore
5 29 (2.32%) Google
6 25 (2.00%) Sencha
7 18 (1.44%) Apple
8 15 (1.20%) Cloudera
8 15 (1.20%) Tableau
9 14 (1.12%) IBM
10 11 (0.88%) Nintex
10 11 (0.88%) Xamarin
11 10 (0.80%) Talend
12 9 (0.72%) Adobe
12 9 (0.72%) Teradata
13 8 (0.64%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.48%) Unisys
14 6 (0.48%) webMethods
15 5 (0.40%) Epicor
15 5 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
Bath
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 22 hours ago
Swindon
Nigel Frank International
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 22 hours ago
Gloucester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £410 per day + SC Clearance granted
Posted: Yesterday
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West
Venn Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Lake, Wiltshire
Westhouse Consulting GmbH
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Qualserv Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £36,800 to £48,600 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 21 days ago
Swindon
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £36,000 to £42,700 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 14 days ago