Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Thames Valley during the 6 months to 22 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
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1660 1346 1402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 21.51% 18.45% 15.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.01% 19.75% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1055 871 965
Thames Valley median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £304 £300 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 37
Thames Valley median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +25.00% -27.27%
10th Percentile £10.70 £18.50 £14.15
90th Percentile £50.50 £62.50 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley. 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
Thames Valley
Contract vacancies in the Thames Valley with a recognized job title 7215 6814 8321
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.51% 93.38% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3919 3851 4614
Thames Valley median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £526
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 306 424
Thames Valley median hourly rate £16.68 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.20% -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.20 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £43.28 £45.42
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the Thames Valley

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in the Thames Valley.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in the Thames Valley

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Thames Valley

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in the Thames Valley

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in the Thames Valley.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in the Thames Valley

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Thames Valley

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in the Thames Valley

Developer
Contract Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 22 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
Buckinghamshire +2 635 £375 +3.45% 66
Berkshire +1 625 £400 +6.67% 127
Oxfordshire -1 406 £450 +1.69% 102
Developer
South East

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 22 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 Thames Valley region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 636 (38.31%) Agile Software Development
2 593 (35.72%) JavaScript
3 557 (33.55%) Java
4 503 (30.30%) HTML
5 440 (26.51%) CSS
6 405 (24.40%) AngularJS
7 383 (23.07%) TDD
8 365 (21.99%) SQL
9 314 (18.92%) C#
10 305 (18.37%) Git (software)
11 284 (17.11%) Scrum
12 269 (16.20%) SQL Server
13 260 (15.66%) Spring
14 258 (15.54%) .NET
15 257 (15.48%) MVC
16 237 (14.28%) Finance
17 235 (14.16%) Node.js
18 224 (13.49%) RESTful
18 224 (13.49%) jQuery
19 216 (13.01%) Banking
20 209 (12.59%) Web Services
21 204 (12.29%) HTML5
22 200 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
23 199 (11.99%) REST
24 187 (11.27%) Oracle
25 177 (10.66%) Amazon AWS
26 175 (10.54%) Jenkins
27 169 (10.18%) BDD
28 162 (9.76%) Microservices
28 162 (9.76%) Front End Development

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 58 (3.49%) Apache
2 51 (3.07%) Apache Spark
3 47 (2.83%) CMS
4 44 (2.65%) Drupal
4 44 (2.65%) Tomcat
5 38 (2.29%) WebSphere
6 36 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 32 (1.93%) SharePoint
8 29 (1.75%) Confluence
8 29 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
9 28 (1.69%) WordPress
10 20 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
11 19 (1.14%) IIS
12 17 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
13 16 (0.96%) nginx
14 15 (0.90%) Apache Solr
15 12 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
16 11 (0.66%) Liferay
17 10 (0.60%) JBoss
17 10 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 12 (0.72%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.54%) Adobe Captivate
5 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.30%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.24%) Pipeline Pilot
9 2 (0.12%) Autodesk Inventor
9 2 (0.12%) MicroStation
9 2 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.12%) XMetaL
10 1 (0.060%) GIMP
10 1 (0.060%) InDesign
10 1 (0.060%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (1.33%) Magento
2 17 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.84%) Markit EDM
5 13 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
6 10 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
6 10 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.48%) KANA IQ
7 8 (0.48%) Maximo
8 7 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.24%) Eloqua
10 4 (0.24%) Temenos T24
10 4 (0.24%) WebTrends
11 2 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
11 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
12 1 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 177 (10.66%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (2.59%) PaaS
4 37 (2.23%) npm
4 37 (2.23%) OpenShift
5 31 (1.87%) GitHub
6 16 (0.96%) SaaS
7 15 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
9 12 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (0.72%) Office 365
10 11 (0.66%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.42%) Boomi
12 6 (0.36%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.36%) IaaS
12 6 (0.36%) Serverless
13 5 (0.30%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.17%) HTTP
2 14 (0.84%) Intranet
3 11 (0.66%) Internet
4 10 (0.60%) FTP
5 8 (0.48%) Firewall
5 8 (0.48%) SMTP
6 7 (0.42%) LDAP
7 6 (0.36%) DNS
8 3 (0.18%) DHCP
8 3 (0.18%) SSL
8 3 (0.18%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.12%) AMQP
10 1 (0.060%) DOCSIS
10 1 (0.060%) Extranet
10 1 (0.060%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.060%) SMS
10 1 (0.060%) SSH
10 1 (0.060%) VPN
10 1 (0.060%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (16.20%) SQL Server
2 120 (7.23%) MySQL
3 101 (6.08%) Data Warehouse
4 98 (5.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 89 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 77 (4.64%) NoSQL
7 73 (4.40%) MongoDB
8 58 (3.49%) Big Data
9 54 (3.25%) Hadoop
10 43 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 39 (2.35%) Relational Database
12 37 (2.23%) Oracle Database
13 28 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
15 22 (1.33%) Power BI
16 20 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
17 17 (1.02%) Redis
17 17 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
18 15 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
19 14 (0.84%) DB2
Development Applications
1 305 (18.37%) Git (software)
2 175 (10.54%) Jenkins
3 128 (7.71%) Maven
4 124 (7.47%) JIRA
5 89 (5.36%) JUnit
6 61 (3.67%) gulp
7 60 (3.61%) Subversion
8 57 (3.43%) Eclipse
9 49 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 48 (2.89%) Ant
11 47 (2.83%) GitLab
11 47 (2.83%) Mockito
12 42 (2.53%) webpack
13 40 (2.41%) Protractor
14 39 (2.35%) Karma Test Runner
15 38 (2.29%) Selenium
16 37 (2.23%) Visual Studio
17 36 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 32 (1.93%) Grunt
19 30 (1.81%) Bitbucket
General
1 237 (14.28%) Finance
2 216 (13.01%) Banking
3 43 (2.59%) Retail
4 35 (2.11%) Publishing
5 26 (1.57%) Marketing
5 26 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.39%) Retail Banking
7 12 (0.72%) Games
8 11 (0.66%) Automotive
8 11 (0.66%) Billing
9 9 (0.54%) Advertising
10 8 (0.48%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.48%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.24%) Front Office
11 4 (0.24%) Legal
12 3 (0.18%) Electronics
12 3 (0.18%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.060%) Law
13 1 (0.060%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 503 (30.30%) HTML
2 440 (26.51%) CSS
3 405 (24.40%) AngularJS
4 260 (15.66%) Spring
5 258 (15.54%) .NET
6 235 (14.16%) Node.js
7 224 (13.49%) jQuery
7 224 (13.49%) RESTful
8 209 (12.59%) Web Services
9 204 (12.29%) HTML5
10 199 (11.99%) REST
11 160 (9.64%) ASP.NET
12 156 (9.40%) CSS3
13 137 (8.25%) React
13 137 (8.25%) XML
14 124 (7.47%) JSON
15 120 (7.23%) Spring Boot
16 94 (5.66%) SOAP
17 93 (5.60%) Sass
18 84 (5.06%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 51 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (2.71%) Computer Science
2 45 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
3 37 (2.23%) User Experience
4 35 (2.11%) Mobile App
5 15 (0.90%) Data Structures
5 15 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (0.60%) Algorithms
6 10 (0.60%) iPad
7 9 (0.54%) e-Learning
7 9 (0.54%) Learning Management System
8 8 (0.48%) Life Science
8 8 (0.48%) N-Tier
9 6 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (0.30%) Animation
11 4 (0.24%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.24%) Clustering
11 4 (0.24%) CMDB
11 4 (0.24%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.24%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 137 (8.25%) Linux
2 80 (4.82%) Windows
3 68 (4.10%) Unix
4 38 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 28 (1.69%) Android
6 13 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (0.66%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.60%) Debian
9 9 (0.54%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.42%) Windows 2000
11 6 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.24%) SUSE
13 4 (0.24%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.18%) AIX
15 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (38.31%) Agile Software Development
2 383 (23.07%) TDD
3 284 (17.11%) Scrum
4 257 (15.48%) MVC
5 200 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
6 169 (10.18%) BDD
7 162 (9.76%) Front End Development
7 162 (9.76%) Microservices
8 138 (8.31%) Web Development
9 137 (8.25%) Test Automation
10 134 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
11 125 (7.53%) Unit Testing
12 112 (6.75%) DevOps
13 109 (6.57%) API Development
14 97 (5.84%) ETL
14 97 (5.84%) SOA
15 95 (5.72%) Kanban
16 83 (5.00%) Software Engineering
17 81 (4.88%) CRM
17 81 (4.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 593 (35.72%) JavaScript
2 557 (33.55%) Java
3 365 (21.99%) SQL
4 314 (18.92%) C#
5 128 (7.71%) PHP
6 73 (4.40%) T-SQL
7 72 (4.34%) Python
8 67 (4.04%) PL/SQL
9 59 (3.55%) Ruby
10 44 (2.65%) VB.NET
11 42 (2.53%) Scala
12 37 (2.23%) ES6
13 36 (2.17%) C++
14 28 (1.69%) C
15 27 (1.63%) Perl
16 24 (1.45%) Shell Script
17 23 (1.39%) ECMAScript
18 22 (1.33%) Apple Swift
19 20 (1.20%) PowerShell
20 19 (1.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 64 (3.86%) Degree
2 36 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (1.81%) Security Cleared
4 22 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.24%) PhD
7 2 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.060%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.060%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.060%) HNC
8 1 (0.060%) ISEB
8 1 (0.060%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.060%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.060%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.060%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.060%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.71%) QA
2 10 (0.60%) Data Quality
2 10 (0.60%) GDPR
3 2 (0.12%) SLA
3 2 (0.12%) WAI
4 1 (0.060%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.060%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.060%) WCAG
System Software
1 102 (6.14%) Docker
2 5 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.12%) Firmware
6 1 (0.060%) HDFS
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 66 (3.98%) Ansible
2 43 (2.59%) Puppet
3 36 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.78%) Mesos
4 13 (0.78%) Terraform
5 8 (0.48%) Salt
6 6 (0.36%) Kibana
7 4 (0.24%) Galera Cluster
7 4 (0.24%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.24%) logstash
7 4 (0.24%) OpenNebula
8 3 (0.18%) Consul
8 3 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.18%) Oozie
8 3 (0.18%) SCCM
8 3 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.12%) Control-M
10 1 (0.060%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.060%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (0.060%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 187 (11.27%) Oracle
2 151 (9.10%) Microsoft
3 74 (4.46%) IBM
4 40 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
5 33 (1.99%) Adobe
6 30 (1.81%) Tableau
7 26 (1.57%) Talend
8 25 (1.51%) Google
8 25 (1.51%) Twitter
9 23 (1.39%) Cloudera
10 18 (1.08%) Sitecore
11 17 (1.02%) Informatica
12 15 (0.90%) ServiceNow
13 14 (0.84%) MuleSoft
13 14 (0.84%) SAP
14 12 (0.72%) Apple
14 12 (0.72%) New Relic
14 12 (0.72%) WSO2
14 12 (0.72%) Xamarin
14 12 (0.72%) Zend