The median contractor rate for a Applications Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Application Developer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 405 351 350
Rank change year-on-year -54 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 207 328 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.61% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.64% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 201 191
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £281 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £338
% change year-on-year +1.35% +9.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 0
Median hourly rate £47.23 £39.81 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.23 £38.75 -
% change year-on-year +21.88% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Applications Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Developer in the UK

Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Developer in the UK

Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Developer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Developer in the UK

Applications Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Developer in the UK

Applications Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Developer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Applications Developer in the UK

Applications Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -51 185 £400 +6.66% 95
London +22 92 £425 +0.59% 26
South East -1 33 £385 +11.59% 14
South West -17 19 £400 - 11
Scotland +35 13 £375 +3.44% 4
Hampshire +12 13 £363 +3.57%
West Midlands -14 11 £350 -5.40% 8
Gloucestershire +7 10 £400 -23.80% 3
North West +15 8 £450 +36.36% 11
Berkshire +24 7 £365 +7.27% 3
Winchester +8 7 £500 +42.85%
City of London -8 7 £388 -3.12% 6
East of England -9 7 £406 +25.00% 9
East Midlands -27 7 £300 -9.09% 11
Reading +16 6 - - 1
Surrey +5 6 £456 +54.66% 2
Yorkshire +4 6 - - 4
Manchester +19 4 £450 +34.32% 6
South Wales +18 4 - -
Wales +11 4 - -
Liverpool +8 4 £373 +14.61% 1
Merseyside +5 4 £373 +14.61% 2
Wiltshire +3 4 £375 +85.18% 3
Solihull - 4 £350 -
Staines - 4 - -
Yeovil +6 3 - -
Somerset +5 3 - -
Coventry +4 3 £400 +22.13% 1
Bedford +1 3 £450 +41.73% 1
Gloucester 0 3 £375 -31.81% 1

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Applications 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 featuring Applications Developer in the job title.

1 177 (36.65%) JavaScript
2 171 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (33.95%) Java
4 138 (28.57%) HTML
5 126 (26.09%) CSS
6 124 (25.67%) SQL
7 111 (22.98%) C#
8 100 (20.70%) .NET
9 97 (20.08%) Finance
10 96 (19.88%) Android
11 80 (16.56%) Mobile App
12 78 (16.15%) AngularJS
13 71 (14.70%) Apple iOS
14 70 (14.49%) Oracle
15 68 (14.08%) Security Cleared
16 64 (13.25%) SQL Server
16 64 (13.25%) Android Development
17 62 (12.84%) HTML5
17 62 (12.84%) Web Services
18 61 (12.63%) Git (software)
19 56 (11.59%) TDD
20 53 (10.97%) SC Cleared
21 52 (10.77%) Scrum
22 51 (10.56%) MVC
23 50 (10.35%) CSS3
24 48 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
25 47 (9.73%) Windows
26 46 (9.52%) Jenkins
27 45 (9.32%) User Experience
28 44 (9.11%) React

Applications Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 14 (2.90%) WebLogic
2 12 (2.48%) IIS
3 11 (2.28%) Apache
3 11 (2.28%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (1.86%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.86%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.45%) JBoss
7 6 (1.24%) Apache Qpid
7 6 (1.24%) Confluence
8 5 (1.04%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (0.83%) Tuxedo
10 3 (0.62%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.62%) Drupal
10 3 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.41%) CMS
11 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.62%) MS Office
3 2 (0.41%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.86%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.45%) OpenText Process Suite
4 6 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.83%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.41%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 43 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.48%) GitHub
4 7 (1.45%) PaaS
5 6 (1.24%) Google Play
6 4 (0.83%) IaaS
6 4 (0.83%) SaaS
6 4 (0.83%) TestFlight
7 2 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.41%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.41%) Office 365
7 2 (0.41%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) Datadog
8 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.21%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.86%) HTTP
2 7 (1.45%) Bluetooth
3 6 (1.24%) AMQP
3 6 (1.24%) Internet
3 6 (1.24%) VoIP
3 6 (1.24%) Wireshark
4 4 (0.83%) DMARC
4 4 (0.83%) Wireless
5 2 (0.41%) DKIM
5 2 (0.41%) Firewall
5 2 (0.41%) Intranet
5 2 (0.41%) LDAP
5 2 (0.41%) Skype
5 2 (0.41%) SMTP
5 2 (0.41%) SSL
6 1 (0.21%) DNS
6 1 (0.21%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.21%) SMS
6 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.42%) Relational Database
3 21 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (3.11%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.07%) MySQL
7 9 (1.86%) DB2
7 9 (1.86%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.86%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (1.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 6 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.04%) DB2 UDB
11 5 (1.04%) dBASE
11 5 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.04%) Oracle ODI
11 5 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 61 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 46 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 32 (6.63%) Maven
4 30 (6.21%) JIRA
5 22 (4.55%) Subversion
6 21 (4.35%) Visual Studio
7 17 (3.52%) Ant
8 16 (3.31%) Jasmine
9 15 (3.11%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (2.90%) Android Studio
11 13 (2.69%) Eclipse
11 13 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (2.48%) Oracle APEX
13 11 (2.28%) Bitbucket
13 11 (2.28%) gulp
13 11 (2.28%) TeamCity
14 10 (2.07%) Grunt
14 10 (2.07%) JUnit
14 10 (2.07%) Mocha
14 10 (2.07%) webpack
General
1 97 (20.08%) Finance
2 31 (6.42%) Banking
3 17 (3.52%) Marketing
4 15 (3.11%) Games
5 13 (2.69%) Front Office
5 13 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.48%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.07%) Retail
8 9 (1.86%) Electronics
9 5 (1.04%) Advertising
10 3 (0.62%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.62%) Back Office
11 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.41%) Legal
11 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.41%) Publishing
12 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Law
12 1 (0.21%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (28.57%) HTML
2 126 (26.09%) CSS
3 100 (20.70%) .NET
4 78 (16.15%) AngularJS
5 62 (12.84%) HTML5
5 62 (12.84%) Web Services
6 50 (10.35%) CSS3
7 44 (9.11%) React
8 40 (8.28%) jQuery
8 40 (8.28%) REST
8 40 (8.28%) XML
9 37 (7.66%) ASP.NET
10 35 (7.25%) Spring
11 28 (5.80%) Node.js
12 27 (5.59%) RESTful
13 24 (4.97%) J2EE
13 24 (4.97%) SOAP
14 22 (4.55%) Hibernate
14 22 (4.55%) JSON
15 18 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 80 (16.56%) Mobile App
2 45 (9.32%) User Experience
3 34 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (5.59%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.48%) Virtual Team
6 10 (2.07%) Algorithms
6 10 (2.07%) iPhone
7 8 (1.66%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.04%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.04%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.83%) Equities
9 4 (0.83%) Graphic Design
9 4 (0.83%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.62%) 3D Graphics
10 3 (0.62%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.62%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.62%) Mobile Games
10 3 (0.62%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 96 (19.88%) Android
2 71 (14.70%) Apple iOS
3 47 (9.73%) Windows
4 34 (7.04%) Linux
5 28 (5.80%) Unix
6 7 (1.45%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.24%) AIX
8 5 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.83%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.62%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.62%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.21%) MVS
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.21%) webOS
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (13.25%) Android Development
3 56 (11.59%) TDD
4 52 (10.77%) Scrum
5 51 (10.56%) MVC
6 48 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (9.11%) iOS Development
8 39 (8.07%) Open Source
9 37 (7.66%) OO
10 32 (6.63%) Web Development
11 31 (6.42%) Configuration Management
12 29 (6.00%) Mobile Development
13 25 (5.18%) Unit Testing
14 21 (4.35%) BDD
14 21 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (3.93%) Visualisation
16 18 (3.73%) Mobile Application Development
16 18 (3.73%) SDLC
16 18 (3.73%) Software Engineering
16 18 (3.73%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 177 (36.65%) JavaScript
2 164 (33.95%) Java
3 124 (25.67%) SQL
4 111 (22.98%) C#
5 35 (7.25%) PL/SQL
6 29 (6.00%) Apple Swift
6 29 (6.00%) Objective-C
7 25 (5.18%) C++
8 23 (4.76%) Python
9 19 (3.93%) ES6
10 15 (3.11%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.90%) T-SQL
12 12 (2.48%) Perl
12 12 (2.48%) VB
13 11 (2.28%) PHP
13 11 (2.28%) Ruby
13 11 (2.28%) VB.NET
13 11 (2.28%) VBA
14 9 (1.86%) C
14 9 (1.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 68 (14.08%) Security Cleared
2 53 (10.97%) SC Cleared
3 25 (5.18%) Degree
4 11 (2.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (2.07%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.83%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.41%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.41%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) HNC
8 1 (0.21%) HND
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.24%) QA
2 4 (0.83%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.62%) SLA
4 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 20 (4.14%) Docker
2 4 (0.83%) Firmware
2 4 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.41%) Varnish
4 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.21%) HDFS
4 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 24 (4.97%) Ansible
2 7 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.45%) Puppet
3 5 (1.04%) Control-M
4 4 (0.83%) Terraform
5 3 (0.62%) QRadar
6 2 (0.41%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 70 (14.49%) Oracle
2 42 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 25 (5.18%) Xamarin
4 18 (3.73%) Google
5 13 (2.69%) SAP
6 11 (2.28%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.86%) Adobe
8 8 (1.66%) IBM
9 4 (0.83%) Alterian
9 4 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.83%) Teradata
10 3 (0.62%) Apple
10 3 (0.62%) Citrix
10 3 (0.62%) Splunk
10 3 (0.62%) Tealium
11 2 (0.41%) Appcelerator
11 2 (0.41%) Borland
11 2 (0.41%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.41%) Facebook
11 2 (0.41%) ServiceNow
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