Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1401 1430 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 24.98% 25.21% 24.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.26% 26.56% 25.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 1009 1161
South West median daily rate £390 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £291 £263 £263
90th Percentile £506 £500 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 45
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £33.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.82% -21.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31.75 £18.64 £28.50
90th Percentile £55.25 £49.80 £53.44
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%

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 5335 5385 6287
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 94.92% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3341 3503 4096
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 342 397
South West median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.05
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 0 570 £400 +10.34% 127
Wiltshire 0 206 £375 +11.11% 30
Devon 0 198 £425 +32.81% 11
Gloucestershire 0 148 £425 +13.33% 35
Somerset +1 127 £375 +1.01% 34
Dorset 0 83 £400 +14.29% 47
Cornwall +6 23 £200 -42.86% 1
Avon - 1 £325 - 1
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 511 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
2 474 (33.83%) JavaScript
3 392 (27.98%) HTML
4 377 (26.91%) .NET
5 376 (26.84%) C#
6 350 (24.98%) SQL
7 349 (24.91%) CSS
8 330 (23.55%) Java
9 289 (20.63%) MVC
10 255 (18.20%) SQL Server
11 226 (16.13%) Finance
12 223 (15.92%) ASP.NET
13 217 (15.49%) AngularJS
14 173 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
15 171 (12.21%) Git (software)
16 163 (11.63%) Scrum
16 163 (11.63%) jQuery
17 147 (10.49%) Web Services
18 146 (10.42%) Security Cleared
19 138 (9.85%) TDD
20 136 (9.71%) Web Development
21 133 (9.49%) Microsoft
22 129 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC
23 117 (8.35%) Python
24 116 (8.28%) Linux
25 114 (8.14%) HTML5
25 114 (8.14%) REST
26 113 (8.07%) Spring
27 111 (7.92%) Oracle
28 110 (7.85%) Front End Development

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 44 (3.14%) SharePoint
2 43 (3.07%) CMS
3 34 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (2.07%) SAS
5 28 (2.00%) Drupal
6 25 (1.78%) WordPress
7 24 (1.71%) Apache
8 23 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
9 21 (1.50%) Tomcat
9 21 (1.50%) Umbraco
10 20 (1.43%) WebSphere
11 19 (1.36%) IIS
12 18 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
13 16 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (1.07%) Mule
15 13 (0.93%) JBoss
15 13 (0.93%) Mule ESB
16 12 (0.86%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 10 (0.71%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 17 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.50%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.071%) GIMP
6 1 (0.071%) LaTeX
6 1 (0.071%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 27 (1.93%) Magento
2 14 (1.00%) Cognos TM1
3 8 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.21%) OpenText Process Suite
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.21%) SDL Web 8
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 107 (7.64%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
3 24 (1.71%) GitHub
4 23 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
4 23 (1.64%) Serverless
5 17 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (0.71%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.57%) Office 365
8 7 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.50%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.43%) npm
10 3 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.21%) Boomi
10 3 (0.21%) SaaS
11 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.14%) Firebase
11 2 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.57%) SMS
2 9 (0.64%) HTTP
2 9 (0.64%) Intranet
3 7 (0.50%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.29%) Bluetooth
4 4 (0.29%) Skype
5 2 (0.14%) 4G
6 1 (0.071%) 3G
6 1 (0.071%) CTI
6 1 (0.071%) DHCP
6 1 (0.071%) DNS
6 1 (0.071%) Extranet
6 1 (0.071%) GSM
6 1 (0.071%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.071%) Internet
6 1 (0.071%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.071%) LTE
6 1 (0.071%) OpenFlow
6 1 (0.071%) Wireless
6 1 (0.071%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (18.20%) SQL Server
2 93 (6.64%) Data Warehouse
3 77 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (4.00%) MySQL
5 53 (3.78%) Relational Database
6 46 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 44 (3.14%) MongoDB
8 37 (2.64%) NoSQL
9 36 (2.57%) Oracle Database
10 30 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
11 27 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
12 25 (1.78%) Power BI
13 22 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
14 21 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
15 19 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
15 19 (1.36%) DataStage
15 19 (1.36%) DB2
15 19 (1.36%) IBM InfoSphere
16 18 (1.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 171 (12.21%) Git (software)
2 90 (6.42%) Jenkins
3 72 (5.14%) Visual Studio
4 70 (5.00%) Maven
5 43 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 35 (2.50%) JIRA
7 31 (2.21%) Subversion
8 30 (2.14%) Gradle
8 30 (2.14%) Selenium
9 22 (1.57%) Eclipse
9 22 (1.57%) TeamCity
10 21 (1.50%) Grunt
10 21 (1.50%) JUnit
10 21 (1.50%) NUnit
11 19 (1.36%) Cucumber
12 17 (1.21%) Ant
12 17 (1.21%) webpack
13 14 (1.00%) Bitbucket
14 13 (0.93%) gulp
15 12 (0.86%) SoapUI
General
1 226 (16.13%) Finance
2 80 (5.71%) Marketing
3 72 (5.14%) Banking
4 58 (4.14%) Manufacturing
5 57 (4.07%) Telecoms
6 55 (3.93%) Electronics
7 16 (1.14%) Advertising
7 16 (1.14%) Retail
7 16 (1.14%) Retail Banking
8 10 (0.71%) Law
9 7 (0.50%) Back Office
10 6 (0.43%) General Ledger
10 6 (0.43%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.29%) Automotive
12 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.21%) Local Government
13 2 (0.14%) Games
13 2 (0.14%) Legal
13 2 (0.14%) Military
14 1 (0.071%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 392 (27.98%) HTML
2 377 (26.91%) .NET
3 349 (24.91%) CSS
4 223 (15.92%) ASP.NET
5 217 (15.49%) AngularJS
6 163 (11.63%) jQuery
7 147 (10.49%) Web Services
8 129 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 114 (8.14%) HTML5
9 114 (8.14%) REST
10 113 (8.07%) Spring
11 107 (7.64%) ASP.NET Web API
12 99 (7.07%) SOAP
13 98 (7.00%) React
14 96 (6.85%) .NET Framework
15 87 (6.21%) XML
16 82 (5.85%) JSON
17 73 (5.21%) CSS3
18 70 (5.00%) RESTful
19 65 (4.64%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 64 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
2 51 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 36 (2.57%) Computer Science
3 36 (2.57%) User Experience
4 22 (1.57%) Management Information System
5 19 (1.36%) Cloud Native
6 15 (1.07%) iPad
7 13 (0.93%) N-Tier
7 13 (0.93%) Virtual Team
8 10 (0.71%) Client/Server
8 10 (0.71%) W3C
9 8 (0.57%) Algorithms
9 8 (0.57%) Data Structures
9 8 (0.57%) Driving Licence
10 7 (0.50%) Blog
10 7 (0.50%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.36%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 116 (8.28%) Linux
2 56 (4.00%) Windows
3 37 (2.64%) Unix
4 36 (2.57%) Apple iOS
5 31 (2.21%) Android
6 17 (1.21%) CentOS
6 17 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.43%) AIX
7 6 (0.43%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.43%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.43%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.43%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.29%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.14%) Debian
10 1 (0.071%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.071%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.071%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (20.63%) MVC
3 173 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
4 163 (11.63%) Scrum
5 138 (9.85%) TDD
6 136 (9.71%) Web Development
7 110 (7.85%) Front End Development
8 105 (7.49%) Software Engineering
9 100 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
10 93 (6.64%) Unit Testing
11 90 (6.42%) ETL
12 88 (6.28%) Test Automation
13 84 (6.00%) OO
14 76 (5.42%) DevOps
15 70 (5.00%) SDLC
16 61 (4.35%) BDD
16 61 (4.35%) Microservices
17 60 (4.28%) Digital Marketing
18 56 (4.00%) Programme Management
19 49 (3.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 474 (33.83%) JavaScript
2 376 (26.84%) C#
3 350 (24.98%) SQL
4 330 (23.55%) Java
5 117 (8.35%) Python
6 99 (7.07%) PHP
7 60 (4.28%) T-SQL
8 45 (3.21%) C++
9 40 (2.86%) C
10 33 (2.36%) PL/SQL
10 33 (2.36%) TypeScript
10 33 (2.36%) VBA
11 20 (1.43%) Scala
12 18 (1.28%) PowerShell
12 18 (1.28%) Ruby
13 17 (1.21%) Bash Shell
13 17 (1.21%) Objective-C
14 16 (1.14%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.07%) Apex Code
16 14 (1.00%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 146 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 89 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 53 (3.78%) Degree
4 27 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
5 25 (1.78%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.14%) MCSA
8 2 (0.14%) MCSE
9 1 (0.071%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.071%) ISEB
9 1 (0.071%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.071%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.071%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.07%) QA
2 10 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.43%) IFRS
3 6 (0.43%) IFRS 9
4 5 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.071%) GDPR
5 1 (0.071%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.071%) SLA
5 1 (0.071%) WCAG
System Software
1 48 (3.43%) Docker
2 5 (0.36%) VirtualBox
3 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.21%) HDFS
4 3 (0.21%) LXC
5 2 (0.14%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.071%) Firmware
6 1 (0.071%) KVM
6 1 (0.071%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (1.57%) Kubernetes
2 11 (0.79%) Rancher
3 10 (0.71%) Ansible
3 10 (0.71%) Kibana
3 10 (0.71%) logstash
4 6 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (0.21%) Puppet
6 2 (0.14%) Plesk
7 1 (0.071%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.071%) HockeyApp
7 1 (0.071%) Oozie
7 1 (0.071%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 133 (9.49%) Microsoft
2 111 (7.92%) Oracle
3 70 (5.00%) SAP
4 40 (2.86%) IBM
5 30 (2.14%) Tableau
6 29 (2.07%) Sitecore
6 29 (2.07%) Teradata
7 22 (1.57%) Cognos
8 21 (1.50%) Nintex
9 19 (1.36%) Google
10 18 (1.28%) Adobe
11 17 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (0.79%) Sencha
13 10 (0.71%) Blue Prism
13 10 (0.71%) MuleSoft
14 9 (0.64%) Apple
14 9 (0.64%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.64%) Netezza
15 8 (0.57%) Coverity
15 8 (0.57%) hybris