Period
to 22 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,175 1,316 1,326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.48% 23.76% 24.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.40% 24.88% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 831 902 870
South West median daily rate £430 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £575 £525 £494
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 28
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £41.25 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.24% -5.71% +3.55%
10th Percentile £35.00 £36.33 £34.70
90th Percentile £52.17 £66.88 £55.25
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 6,057 5,290 5,209
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.25% 95.52% 95.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,797 3,244 3,241
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £218
90th Percentile £613 £550 £532
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 301 257
South West median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.63
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%

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 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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 0 425 £425 - 209
Wiltshire -7 225 £450 +12.50% 65
Devon 0 189 £450 +28.57% 82
Gloucestershire -4 125 £425 -2.86% 105
Somerset 0 110 £463 +18.97% 56
Dorset -5 44 £388 +3.33% 75
Cornwall +8 22 £338 +12.50% 13
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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.

1 448 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
2 407 (34.64%) JavaScript
3 327 (27.83%) C#
4 297 (25.28%) CSS
5 287 (24.43%) HTML
6 278 (23.66%) SQL
6 278 (23.66%) .NET
7 250 (21.28%) Java
8 204 (17.36%) SQL Server
9 194 (16.51%) Security Cleared
10 184 (15.66%) Azure
11 156 (13.28%) AngularJS
12 152 (12.94%) Microsoft
13 144 (12.26%) Git (software)
14 135 (11.49%) SC Cleared
15 133 (11.32%) Scrum
16 125 (10.64%) Node.js
17 122 (10.38%) Finance
18 119 (10.13%) AWS
19 118 (10.04%) TDD
20 116 (9.87%) React
21 112 (9.53%) MVC
21 112 (9.53%) Business Intelligence
22 111 (9.45%) Microservices
23 109 (9.28%) Docker
24 108 (9.19%) PHP
24 108 (9.19%) Python
25 106 (9.02%) DevOps
26 104 (8.85%) Web Services
27 101 (8.60%) RESTful

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 51 (4.34%) SharePoint
2 40 (3.40%) Confluence
3 26 (2.21%) CMS
4 25 (2.13%) Apache
5 23 (1.96%) Drupal
5 23 (1.96%) WordPress
6 17 (1.45%) JBoss
7 16 (1.36%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.77%) Umbraco
8 9 (0.77%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.68%) EPiServer
10 6 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.43%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.34%) SAS
12 4 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.34%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.26%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.51%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.34%) Adobe XD
5 4 (0.34%) InVision
5 4 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.34%) Zeplin
6 3 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.26%) Inkscape
7 1 (0.085%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.085%) InDesign
7 1 (0.085%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.085%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 62 (5.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.19%) BASE24
3 13 (1.11%) Magento
3 13 (1.11%) Visualfiles
4 7 (0.60%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.43%) Remedy AR System
5 5 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.085%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.085%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 184 (15.66%) Azure
2 119 (10.13%) AWS
3 58 (4.94%) Dynamics 365
4 48 (4.09%) Power Platform
5 34 (2.89%) Serverless
6 23 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
6 23 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (1.36%) PaaS
8 15 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.28%) Office 365
8 15 (1.28%) SaaS
9 14 (1.19%) Amazon S3
9 14 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
9 14 (1.19%) Azure Functions
10 13 (1.11%) GCP
11 12 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (1.02%) npm
11 12 (1.02%) OpenShift
12 10 (0.85%) Amazon Glacier
12 10 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.02%) FTP
2 11 (0.94%) HTTP
3 6 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.43%) HTTPS
4 5 (0.43%) TETRA
5 4 (0.34%) Firewall
5 4 (0.34%) Internet
5 4 (0.34%) Intranet
5 4 (0.34%) VoIP
6 3 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.17%) 3G
7 2 (0.17%) 4G
7 2 (0.17%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.17%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.17%) NFC
8 1 (0.085%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.085%) MQTT
8 1 (0.085%) SSH
8 1 (0.085%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (17.36%) SQL Server
2 66 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 59 (5.02%) MySQL
4 54 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
5 51 (4.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 43 (3.66%) Relational Database
7 40 (3.40%) Power BI
8 37 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
9 32 (2.72%) NoSQL
10 21 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 20 (1.70%) Big Data
11 20 (1.70%) DB2
11 20 (1.70%) MongoDB
12 17 (1.45%) Hadoop
13 15 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (1.11%) DataStage
14 13 (1.11%) Informix
15 12 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
15 12 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
15 12 (1.02%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 144 (12.26%) Git (software)
2 66 (5.62%) JIRA
3 63 (5.36%) Jenkins
4 44 (3.74%) Visual Studio
5 40 (3.40%) Visual Studio Team System
6 35 (2.98%) Maven
7 27 (2.30%) Subversion
8 25 (2.13%) Eclipse
9 22 (1.87%) Ant
10 20 (1.70%) JUnit
11 19 (1.62%) Selenium
12 17 (1.45%) Cucumber
13 16 (1.36%) Jasmine
13 16 (1.36%) TeamCity
14 13 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (1.02%) Artifactory
15 12 (1.02%) Bitbucket
16 11 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
16 11 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
16 11 (0.94%) webpack
General
1 122 (10.38%) Finance
2 89 (7.57%) Public Sector
3 58 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 54 (4.60%) Marketing
5 39 (3.32%) Manufacturing
6 34 (2.89%) Banking
7 33 (2.81%) Electronics
8 19 (1.62%) Retail
9 16 (1.36%) Law
10 11 (0.94%) Back Office
11 10 (0.85%) Legal
12 8 (0.68%) Games
13 5 (0.43%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.34%) Automotive
14 4 (0.34%) Billing
14 4 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.34%) Military
15 3 (0.26%) Advertising
16 2 (0.17%) Publishing
17 1 (0.085%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (25.28%) CSS
2 287 (24.43%) HTML
3 278 (23.66%) .NET
4 156 (13.28%) AngularJS
5 125 (10.64%) Node.js
6 116 (9.87%) React
7 104 (8.85%) Web Services
8 101 (8.60%) RESTful
9 100 (8.51%) ASP.NET
10 96 (8.17%) REST
11 94 (8.00%) Spring
12 88 (7.49%) jQuery
13 85 (7.23%) XML
14 73 (6.21%) HTML5
15 71 (6.04%) .NET Framework
16 64 (5.45%) Sass
17 60 (5.11%) .NET Core
18 59 (5.02%) ASP.NET Web API
19 56 (4.77%) Redux
20 54 (4.60%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 59 (5.02%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (3.57%) User Experience
4 33 (2.81%) NHS
5 26 (2.21%) Mobile App
6 25 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (1.79%) Management Information System
8 19 (1.62%) Digital Media
9 17 (1.45%) Tandem
10 13 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (0.68%) Cloud Native
12 7 (0.60%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.51%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.51%) CMDB
13 6 (0.51%) Robotics
13 6 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
14 5 (0.43%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.43%) Video\Live Streaming
15 4 (0.34%) Raspberry Pi
15 4 (0.34%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 86 (7.32%) Linux
2 34 (2.89%) Windows
3 30 (2.55%) Unix
4 27 (2.30%) Android
5 21 (1.79%) HPUX
6 15 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.77%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.51%) CentOS
9 5 (0.43%) CoreOS
9 5 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.43%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.34%) VMS
10 4 (0.34%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.17%) AIX
11 2 (0.17%) Debian
11 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.085%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (11.32%) Scrum
3 118 (10.04%) TDD
4 112 (9.53%) Business Intelligence
4 112 (9.53%) MVC
5 111 (9.45%) Microservices
6 106 (9.02%) DevOps
7 97 (8.26%) Front End Development
8 81 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
9 80 (6.81%) Test Automation
10 79 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
11 74 (6.30%) Web Development
12 73 (6.21%) CRM
13 70 (5.96%) OO
14 60 (5.11%) Unit Testing
15 55 (4.68%) ETL
16 50 (4.26%) Software Engineering
17 45 (3.83%) SDLC
18 43 (3.66%) Digital Marketing
19 40 (3.40%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 407 (34.64%) JavaScript
2 327 (27.83%) C#
3 278 (23.66%) SQL
4 250 (21.28%) Java
5 108 (9.19%) PHP
5 108 (9.19%) Python
6 72 (6.13%) TypeScript
7 54 (4.60%) T-SQL
8 42 (3.57%) C++
9 33 (2.81%) Ruby
10 32 (2.72%) Java 8
11 24 (2.04%) C
12 22 (1.87%) ES6
13 21 (1.79%) Scala
14 18 (1.53%) PL/SQL
14 18 (1.53%) PowerShell
15 16 (1.36%) VB
16 11 (0.94%) Kotlin
17 10 (0.85%) Go
17 10 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 194 (16.51%) Security Cleared
2 135 (11.49%) SC Cleared
3 47 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 34 (2.89%) Degree
5 14 (1.19%) AWS Certification
6 12 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.26%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.17%) ISEB
9 2 (0.17%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.085%) CIPD
10 1 (0.085%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.085%) MCSA
10 1 (0.085%) MCSE
10 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.085%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.62%) QA
2 14 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.17%) HL7
3 2 (0.17%) IFRS
3 2 (0.17%) MISRA
3 2 (0.17%) MISRA C
3 2 (0.17%) NCSC
4 1 (0.085%) JTAG
4 1 (0.085%) PMO
4 1 (0.085%) SEPA
System Software
1 109 (9.28%) Docker
2 31 (2.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.17%) vSphere
4 1 (0.085%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.085%) LXC
4 1 (0.085%) NDS
4 1 (0.085%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 1 (0.085%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 60 (5.11%) Kubernetes
2 33 (2.81%) Ansible
3 9 (0.77%) Terraform
4 7 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.43%) AirWatch
5 5 (0.43%) cPanel
6 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.34%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 4 (0.34%) Puppet
6 4 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.26%) Kibana
8 2 (0.17%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.17%) MIIS
9 1 (0.085%) Grafana
9 1 (0.085%) Mesos
9 1 (0.085%) Nagios
9 1 (0.085%) Packer
9 1 (0.085%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.085%) SCOM
9 1 (0.085%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 152 (12.94%) Microsoft
2 88 (7.49%) Oracle
3 40 (3.40%) SAP
4 29 (2.47%) HP
5 19 (1.62%) Zend
6 16 (1.36%) IBM
7 13 (1.11%) Google
7 13 (1.11%) Teradata
8 12 (1.02%) Adobe
8 12 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (0.94%) Citrix
10 9 (0.77%) Atlassian
10 9 (0.77%) Tableau
11 8 (0.68%) hybris
12 6 (0.51%) NetIQ
12 6 (0.51%) Veracode
13 5 (0.43%) BMC
13 5 (0.43%) MuleSoft
13 5 (0.43%) Remedy
13 5 (0.43%) Sitecore