Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,262 1,383 1,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 24.22% 25.21% 25.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.55% 26.50% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 834 975 1,123
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £297 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £509 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 36 51
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £39.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.84% -8.72% +6.17%
10th Percentile £29.75 £18.82 £35.00
90th Percentile £48.45 £43.00 £57.00
England median hourly rate £42.06 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.14% - +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 4,939 5,218 5,952
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 95.10% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,085 3,402 3,951
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £213 £210 £230
90th Percentile £550 £544 £515
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 365 342
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -26.67% +74.42%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +11.16%

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 23 February 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
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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 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 0 536 £390 +6.85% 203
Wiltshire +2 192 £400 +6.67% 68
Devon 0 168 £410 +10.81% 84
Gloucestershire -1 112 £438 +9.38% 88
Somerset 0 111 £390 +11.43% 70
Dorset -2 80 £400 +10.19% 96
Cornwall -2 18 £200 -33.33% 18
Avon - 1 £325 - 1
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 455 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
2 402 (31.85%) JavaScript
3 363 (28.76%) HTML
4 348 (27.58%) .NET
5 342 (27.10%) CSS
6 328 (25.99%) C#
7 320 (25.36%) SQL
8 301 (23.85%) Java
9 242 (19.18%) MVC
10 211 (16.72%) SQL Server
11 196 (15.53%) AngularJS
12 181 (14.34%) Finance
13 169 (13.39%) Git (software)
14 164 (13.00%) ASP.NET
15 162 (12.84%) jQuery
16 158 (12.52%) Web Services
17 153 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
18 135 (10.70%) TDD
19 131 (10.38%) Scrum
20 127 (10.06%) Security Cleared
21 117 (9.27%) HTML5
22 116 (9.19%) Unit Testing
23 111 (8.80%) REST
24 106 (8.40%) React
25 103 (8.16%) Front End Development
26 101 (8.00%) Python
27 100 (7.92%) Microsoft
28 98 (7.77%) Data Warehouse
28 98 (7.77%) Spring
29 96 (7.61%) Linux

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 40 (3.17%) CMS
1 40 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 26 (2.06%) SAS
2 26 (2.06%) WordPress
3 24 (1.90%) Drupal
4 22 (1.74%) Umbraco
5 19 (1.51%) Apache Spark
6 18 (1.43%) Confluence
6 18 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 17 (1.35%) Apache
8 16 (1.27%) IIS
9 13 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 12 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
11 11 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.87%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.79%) Mule
12 10 (0.79%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.71%) Apache Pig
13 9 (0.71%) Kentico
13 9 (0.71%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 23 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.55%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.079%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.079%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 20 (1.58%) Magento
2 13 (1.03%) Cognos TM1
3 9 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 9 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.079%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.079%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.079%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.079%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 93 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.38%) GitHub
4 21 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
4 21 (1.66%) Serverless
5 19 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (1.03%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.79%) PaaS
9 8 (0.63%) npm
10 7 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.48%) IaaS
11 6 (0.48%) SaaS
12 3 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.24%) Office 365
13 2 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.16%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.27%) SMS
2 11 (0.87%) Firewall
3 10 (0.79%) Kerberos
4 9 (0.71%) Network Security
5 8 (0.63%) Bluetooth
5 8 (0.63%) Intranet
6 5 (0.40%) HTTP
7 4 (0.32%) Skype
8 3 (0.24%) Extranet
9 2 (0.16%) 4G
9 2 (0.16%) Internet
9 2 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.079%) 3G
10 1 (0.079%) DHCP
10 1 (0.079%) DNS
10 1 (0.079%) GSM
10 1 (0.079%) LTE
10 1 (0.079%) OpenFlow
10 1 (0.079%) Software-Defined Radio
10 1 (0.079%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (16.72%) SQL Server
2 98 (7.77%) Data Warehouse
3 81 (6.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 68 (5.39%) Relational Database
5 66 (5.23%) MySQL
6 52 (4.12%) NoSQL
7 45 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 34 (2.69%) MongoDB
9 30 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 29 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 28 (2.22%) Power BI
12 27 (2.14%) RDBMS
13 26 (2.06%) Hadoop
14 24 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
15 22 (1.74%) Big Data
15 22 (1.74%) DataStage
15 22 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
16 21 (1.66%) IBM InfoSphere
17 20 (1.58%) Oracle Database
17 20 (1.58%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 169 (13.39%) Git (software)
2 87 (6.89%) Jenkins
3 66 (5.23%) JIRA
4 59 (4.68%) Maven
5 53 (4.20%) Visual Studio
6 32 (2.54%) NUnit
7 29 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (1.90%) Bitbucket
8 24 (1.90%) Selenium
9 22 (1.74%) Eclipse
10 21 (1.66%) Gradle
11 19 (1.51%) Ant
11 19 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 17 (1.35%) TeamCity
12 17 (1.35%) webpack
13 16 (1.27%) Cucumber
13 16 (1.27%) SonarQube
14 14 (1.11%) Artifactory
14 14 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
15 13 (1.03%) Jasmine
General
1 181 (14.34%) Finance
2 89 (7.05%) Banking
3 42 (3.33%) Marketing
4 35 (2.77%) Manufacturing
5 27 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.98%) Law
7 24 (1.90%) Retail Banking
8 21 (1.66%) Electronics
9 9 (0.71%) Advertising
10 8 (0.63%) Back Office
11 7 (0.55%) Retail
12 5 (0.40%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.24%) Automotive
13 3 (0.24%) Billing
13 3 (0.24%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.16%) Front Office
14 2 (0.16%) Games
14 2 (0.16%) Legal
14 2 (0.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (28.76%) HTML
2 348 (27.58%) .NET
3 342 (27.10%) CSS
4 196 (15.53%) AngularJS
5 164 (13.00%) ASP.NET
6 162 (12.84%) jQuery
7 158 (12.52%) Web Services
8 117 (9.27%) HTML5
9 111 (8.80%) REST
10 106 (8.40%) React
11 98 (7.77%) Spring
12 88 (6.97%) ASP.NET MVC
13 77 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web API
14 73 (5.78%) .NET Framework
15 72 (5.71%) Node.js
16 67 (5.31%) XML
17 66 (5.23%) CSS3
18 65 (5.15%) RESTful
19 64 (5.07%) SOAP
20 53 (4.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 54 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (3.09%) User Experience
3 38 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
4 36 (2.85%) Mobile App
5 20 (1.58%) Computer Science
6 17 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 10 (0.79%) Client/Server
7 10 (0.79%) Data Structures
7 10 (0.79%) Public Cloud
8 9 (0.71%) iPad
9 8 (0.63%) Robotics
9 8 (0.63%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.40%) Blog
12 4 (0.32%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.32%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.32%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.32%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.32%) Wiki
13 3 (0.24%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 96 (7.61%) Linux
2 40 (3.17%) Unix
3 36 (2.85%) Android
4 30 (2.38%) Windows
5 26 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 20 (1.58%) CentOS
7 8 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.63%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.24%) AIX
8 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.24%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.079%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.079%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.079%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.079%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.079%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (19.18%) MVC
3 153 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
4 135 (10.70%) TDD
5 131 (10.38%) Scrum
6 116 (9.19%) Unit Testing
7 103 (8.16%) Front End Development
8 95 (7.53%) Web Development
9 87 (6.89%) ETL
10 86 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
11 79 (6.26%) Test Automation
12 76 (6.02%) Microservices
13 68 (5.39%) BDD
14 62 (4.91%) OO
15 60 (4.75%) Software Engineering
16 57 (4.52%) DevOps
17 38 (3.01%) SDLC
18 35 (2.77%) Migration
18 35 (2.77%) Workflow
19 34 (2.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 402 (31.85%) JavaScript
2 328 (25.99%) C#
3 320 (25.36%) SQL
4 301 (23.85%) Java
5 101 (8.00%) Python
6 89 (7.05%) PHP
7 53 (4.20%) T-SQL
8 52 (4.12%) TypeScript
9 45 (3.57%) PL/SQL
10 31 (2.46%) C
11 29 (2.30%) VBA
12 28 (2.22%) Ruby
12 28 (2.22%) Scala
13 25 (1.98%) C++
14 23 (1.82%) VB.NET
15 22 (1.74%) Bash Shell
16 21 (1.66%) Groovy
17 17 (1.35%) Apex Code
17 17 (1.35%) ES6
17 17 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 127 (10.06%) Security Cleared
2 83 (6.58%) SC Cleared
3 46 (3.65%) Degree
4 31 (2.46%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.55%) MCSA
5 7 (0.55%) MCSE
5 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.24%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.16%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.079%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.06%) QA
2 8 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.32%) SLA
4 3 (0.24%) GDPR
5 2 (0.16%) WCAG
6 1 (0.079%) Basel II
6 1 (0.079%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (3.49%) Docker
2 5 (0.40%) Firmware
3 4 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.24%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.079%) HDFS
6 1 (0.079%) KVM
6 1 (0.079%) Varnish
6 1 (0.079%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (2.14%) Ansible
2 16 (1.27%) Puppet
3 7 (0.55%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.48%) Nagios
4 6 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.32%) Rancher
6 2 (0.16%) Oozie
7 1 (0.079%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.079%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.079%) HockeyApp
7 1 (0.079%) Kibana
7 1 (0.079%) logstash
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 100 (7.92%) Microsoft
2 96 (7.61%) Oracle
3 37 (2.93%) Tableau
4 36 (2.85%) SAP
5 33 (2.61%) Teradata
6 26 (2.06%) Blue Prism
6 26 (2.06%) IBM
7 23 (1.82%) Sitecore
8 22 (1.74%) Cognos
9 20 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (1.35%) Nintex
11 16 (1.27%) Adobe
12 14 (1.11%) Red Hat
13 11 (0.87%) Google
14 10 (0.79%) Coverity
15 9 (0.71%) Xamarin
16 7 (0.55%) Atlassian
16 7 (0.55%) Netezza
17 6 (0.48%) MuleSoft
18 4 (0.32%) VMware