Period
to 3 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 747 1,226 1,175
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 21.45% 20.57% 23.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.60% 21.58% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 940 791
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £600 £530
England median daily rate £488 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +2.63% +4.40% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 26 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.75 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.13% +8.72% +7.50%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.21
% change year-on-year -18.60% +4.36% +0.50%

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 3,305 5,681 4,832
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 95.30% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,088 3,630 2,892
Median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +6.38%
10th Percentile £220 £262 £250
90th Percentile £625 £613 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 361 266
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +45.45% -28.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.85 £11.80
90th Percentile £49.38 £51.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -0.27%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Developer in the South West

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in the South West

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Developer in the South West

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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 0 270 £450 - 61
Devon -1 152 £550 +15.79% 49
Wiltshire -4 106 £461 -0.27% 40
Somerset +1 82 £421 -10.66% 52
Gloucestershire 0 56 £463 +8.82% 47
Dorset +6 44 £500 +11.11% 24
Cornwall -4 4 £263 -17.65% 3
Avon - 4 £500 - 3
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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.

1 335 (44.85%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (34.14%) JavaScript
3 233 (31.19%) Java
4 177 (23.69%) HTML
5 176 (23.56%) CSS
6 175 (23.43%) Azure
7 164 (21.95%) AWS
8 160 (21.42%) Security Cleared
9 150 (20.08%) SQL
10 149 (19.95%) AngularJS
11 146 (19.54%) .NET
12 135 (18.07%) SC Cleared
13 132 (17.67%) Web Services
14 126 (16.87%) C#
15 115 (15.39%) Python
16 113 (15.13%) Front End Development
17 110 (14.73%) Scrum
18 107 (14.32%) TDD
19 105 (14.06%) Git (software)
20 103 (13.79%) Public Sector
21 100 (13.39%) Finance
22 97 (12.99%) DevOps
23 91 (12.18%) Node.js
24 87 (11.65%) React
25 86 (11.51%) Spring
26 84 (11.24%) SOAP
26 84 (11.24%) SQL Server
26 84 (11.24%) RESTful
27 81 (10.84%) MVC
28 80 (10.71%) Business Intelligence

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 30 (4.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 26 (3.48%) Mule
2 26 (3.48%) Red Hat Fuse
3 25 (3.35%) Oracle Service Bus
4 23 (3.08%) CMS
5 19 (2.54%) SharePoint
6 18 (2.41%) Apache
7 17 (2.28%) NServiceBus
8 14 (1.87%) Drupal
9 13 (1.74%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.74%) WordPress
10 8 (1.07%) Confluence
10 8 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.80%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.67%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.40%) DNN
13 3 (0.40%) Luigi
13 3 (0.40%) R Markdown
14 2 (0.27%) Jetty
Applications
1 8 (1.07%) Sketch
2 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.94%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.13%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.80%) Magento
2 6 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.80%) Oracle Payroll
2 6 (0.80%) Remedy AR System
3 4 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.27%) Q-Pulse
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 175 (23.43%) Azure
2 164 (21.95%) AWS
3 41 (5.49%) GCP
4 39 (5.22%) Power Platform
4 39 (5.22%) Serverless
5 23 (3.08%) AWS Lambda
6 15 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.47%) Amazon S3
9 11 (1.47%) GitHub
9 11 (1.47%) npm
10 10 (1.34%) Office 365
10 10 (1.34%) SaaS
11 8 (1.07%) PowerApps
12 7 (0.94%) PaaS
12 7 (0.94%) Power Automate
12 7 (0.94%) Route 53
13 6 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.67%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.80%) HTTP
1 6 (0.80%) Intranet
1 6 (0.80%) Skype
2 5 (0.67%) X.509
3 4 (0.54%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.27%) NAS
4 2 (0.27%) SAN
5 1 (0.13%) DNS
5 1 (0.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.13%) SMTP
5 1 (0.13%) SNMP
5 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.13%) VLAN
5 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
2 31 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (4.02%) Power BI
4 24 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (3.08%) Relational Database
6 20 (2.68%) MySQL
7 18 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (2.28%) Hadoop
9 16 (2.14%) NoSQL
9 16 (2.14%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.34%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.20%) MS Access
12 8 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (1.07%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.94%) Data Lake
13 7 (0.94%) QlikView
13 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.67%) Big Data
14 5 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 105 (14.06%) Git (software)
2 48 (6.43%) Jenkins
3 43 (5.76%) Maven
4 34 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (4.02%) JIRA
6 28 (3.75%) Cucumber
6 28 (3.75%) JUnit
7 25 (3.35%) Selenium
8 18 (2.41%) Gradle
9 17 (2.28%) Mockito
9 17 (2.28%) SpecFlow
10 14 (1.87%) Bitbucket
11 12 (1.61%) gulp
11 12 (1.61%) Subversion
12 10 (1.34%) Visual Studio
13 9 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
14 8 (1.07%) Oracle APEX
14 8 (1.07%) TeamCity
14 8 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 103 (13.79%) Public Sector
2 100 (13.39%) Finance
3 39 (5.22%) Marketing
4 36 (4.82%) Manufacturing
5 35 (4.69%) Electronics
5 35 (4.69%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.07%) Banking
6 8 (1.07%) Law
7 6 (0.80%) Back Office
8 5 (0.67%) Retail
9 3 (0.40%) Legal
10 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.27%) Local Government
10 2 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.13%) Avionics
11 1 (0.13%) Games
11 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.13%) German Language
11 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (23.69%) HTML
2 176 (23.56%) CSS
3 149 (19.95%) AngularJS
4 146 (19.54%) .NET
5 132 (17.67%) Web Services
6 91 (12.18%) Node.js
7 87 (11.65%) React
8 86 (11.51%) Spring
9 84 (11.24%) RESTful
9 84 (11.24%) SOAP
10 78 (10.44%) REST
11 68 (9.10%) ASP.NET
12 62 (8.30%) JSON
13 59 (7.90%) Spring Boot
14 55 (7.36%) XML
15 47 (6.29%) .NET Framework
16 45 (6.02%) .NET Core
17 42 (5.62%) jQuery
18 41 (5.49%) Apache Camel
19 40 (5.35%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.35%) User Experience
2 19 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (1.74%) Algorithms
4 13 (1.74%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.20%) Data Structures
5 9 (1.20%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.07%) Client/Server
7 7 (0.94%) CMDB
8 5 (0.67%) NHS
8 5 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (0.67%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.54%) W3C
10 3 (0.40%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.40%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.40%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (0.27%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.27%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.27%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (5.22%) Linux
2 18 (2.41%) Windows
3 13 (1.74%) Android
4 11 (1.47%) Unix
5 10 (1.34%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.07%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (0.94%) Amazon Linux
9 4 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.13%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.13%) VMS
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (44.85%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (15.13%) Front End Development
3 110 (14.73%) Scrum
4 107 (14.32%) TDD
5 97 (12.99%) DevOps
6 81 (10.84%) MVC
7 80 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
8 76 (10.17%) Microservices
9 65 (8.70%) Test Automation
10 63 (8.43%) Web Development
11 56 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
12 53 (7.10%) Kanban
13 51 (6.83%) Computer Science
14 50 (6.69%) SDLC
15 47 (6.29%) Software Engineering
16 44 (5.89%) BDD
17 41 (5.49%) Mentoring
18 40 (5.35%) Unit Testing
19 38 (5.09%) Continuous Deployment
19 38 (5.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 255 (34.14%) JavaScript
2 233 (31.19%) Java
3 150 (20.08%) SQL
4 126 (16.87%) C#
5 115 (15.39%) Python
6 41 (5.49%) Java 8
7 36 (4.82%) PowerShell
7 36 (4.82%) TypeScript
8 33 (4.42%) T-SQL
9 27 (3.61%) PHP
10 25 (3.35%) C++
11 23 (3.08%) XPath
12 18 (2.41%) C
13 15 (2.01%) Ruby
14 14 (1.87%) ES6
15 13 (1.74%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.61%) VBA
17 11 (1.47%) Bash Shell
17 11 (1.47%) Groovy
18 9 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 160 (21.42%) Security Cleared
2 135 (18.07%) SC Cleared
3 50 (6.69%) Degree
4 40 (5.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (2.41%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.07%) DBS Check
8 6 (0.80%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.27%) MCSA
11 1 (0.13%) CSPO
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.20%) QA
2 7 (0.94%) WCAG
3 5 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.40%) SLA
5 2 (0.27%) HL7
6 1 (0.13%) GDPR
6 1 (0.13%) GLP
6 1 (0.13%) GxP
6 1 (0.13%) IFRS
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 1 (0.13%) JTAG
System Software
1 45 (6.02%) Docker
2 22 (2.95%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.07%) OpenAM
3 8 (1.07%) OpenDJ
4 4 (0.54%) NDS
4 4 (0.54%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 4 (0.54%) NFS
4 4 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.54%) vSphere
5 1 (0.13%) HDFS
5 1 (0.13%) Postfix
5 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (2.54%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.20%) Ansible
3 8 (1.07%) Terraform
4 7 (0.94%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 6 (0.80%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.54%) MIIS
6 4 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.27%) Puppet
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Brooklyn
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.13%) Consul
8 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.13%) Marathon
8 1 (0.13%) Mesos
8 1 (0.13%) Oozie
8 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 72 (9.64%) Oracle
2 69 (9.24%) Microsoft
3 49 (6.56%) Google
4 38 (5.09%) SAP
5 27 (3.61%) WSO2
6 22 (2.95%) Talend
7 21 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (2.14%) ForgeRock
9 10 (1.34%) NetIQ
10 9 (1.20%) BMC
10 9 (1.20%) Remedy
11 8 (1.07%) Sitecore
12 7 (0.94%) Informatica
12 7 (0.94%) Twitter
13 6 (0.80%) IBM
13 6 (0.80%) Novell
14 5 (0.67%) Atlassian
14 5 (0.67%) Tableau
14 5 (0.67%) Telerik
14 5 (0.67%) VMware