Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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.

Application Developer
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 495 414 411
Rank change year-on-year -81 -3 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 433 587 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.56% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.59% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 427 407
UK median daily rate £410 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £313 £305 £275
90th Percentile £562 £593 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 16
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £42.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.90% -5.62% +18.67%
10th Percentile £22.50 £17.96 £27.78
90th Percentile £63.75 £48.70 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £16.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +193.75% -64.44% +20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Applications Developer in the UK

Applications Developer
Top 16 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 6 months to 23 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
England -66 407 £410 -1.20% 100
UK excluding London -19 245 £375 -1.32% 74
London -99 171 £450 - 27
South East +14 92 £400 +8.11% 20
North of England +22 43 £375 -1.32% 18
North West +27 36 £375 -8.54% 10
Midlands +30 34 £356 +3.86% 11
South West -7 33 £475 +26.67% 9
East of England -8 33 £350 -12.50% 15
East Midlands -3 18 £363 +6.93% 5
West Midlands +35 16 £350 -12.50% 6
Scotland -29 7 £240 -23.51% 1
Yorkshire -4 6 £325 -14.47% 5
Wales -9 3 £350 -36.36%
Northern Ireland - 2 £400 -
North East +43 1 £315 -13.40% 3

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 150 (34.64%) Java
2 140 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (30.02%) JavaScript
4 109 (25.17%) SQL
5 99 (22.86%) C#
6 82 (18.94%) HTML
6 82 (18.94%) Finance
7 80 (18.48%) .NET
7 80 (18.48%) Mobile App
8 72 (16.63%) CSS
9 66 (15.24%) Android
10 65 (15.01%) SQL Server
11 63 (14.55%) Git (software)
11 63 (14.55%) Oracle
12 58 (13.39%) Security Cleared
13 56 (12.93%) Apple iOS
14 52 (12.01%) Linux
15 49 (11.32%) Android Development
16 47 (10.85%) Python
16 47 (10.85%) HTML5
17 45 (10.39%) AngularJS
18 44 (10.16%) RESTful
18 44 (10.16%) C++
19 43 (9.93%) Banking
19 43 (9.93%) iOS Development
20 42 (9.70%) Web Services
21 41 (9.47%) TDD
21 41 (9.47%) Scrum
22 40 (9.24%) JIRA
23 38 (8.78%) XML

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 21 (4.85%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.31%) CMS
2 10 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.08%) IIS
4 8 (1.85%) JBoss
5 7 (1.62%) FileNet
5 7 (1.62%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.39%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (1.39%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.15%) Apache
7 5 (1.15%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.69%) Confluence
9 3 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.46%) SAS
10 2 (0.46%) Tornado
10 2 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.69%) GIMP
4 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.69%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.46%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (4.85%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.69%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle TCA
5 1 (0.23%) Actimize
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.23%) RMDS
5 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.08%) SaaS
3 7 (1.62%) npm
4 6 (1.39%) GitHub
5 5 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.15%) Firebase
5 5 (1.15%) Google Play
6 3 (0.69%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.46%) PaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Boomi
8 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.23%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.23%) Office 365
8 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.15%) Intranet
1 5 (1.15%) MQTT
2 4 (0.92%) Bluetooth
2 4 (0.92%) HTTP
2 4 (0.92%) Internet
3 3 (0.69%) LDAP
3 3 (0.69%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.46%) ATM
4 2 (0.46%) SSL
4 2 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.46%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.23%) 4G
5 1 (0.23%) Firewall
5 1 (0.23%) FTP
5 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.23%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.23%) Link 16
5 1 (0.23%) NFC
5 1 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (15.01%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.85%) MySQL
3 18 (4.16%) Oracle Database
4 16 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.31%) Hadoop
5 10 (2.31%) Impala
6 9 (2.08%) DB2
6 9 (2.08%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.85%) Apache Hive
8 7 (1.62%) Ingres
8 7 (1.62%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.39%) Big Data
9 6 (1.39%) Data Lake
9 6 (1.39%) Spotfire
9 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 63 (14.55%) Git (software)
2 40 (9.24%) JIRA
3 27 (6.24%) Jenkins
4 16 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (3.46%) Maven
5 15 (3.46%) Visual Studio
6 13 (3.00%) Ant
7 11 (2.54%) JUnit
7 11 (2.54%) Subversion
8 10 (2.31%) Oracle Forms
9 9 (2.08%) GitLab
9 9 (2.08%) Gradle
10 7 (1.62%) gulp
10 7 (1.62%) Karma Test Runner
11 6 (1.39%) Jasmine
11 6 (1.39%) NUnit
12 5 (1.15%) Bower
12 5 (1.15%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.15%) Mocha
12 5 (1.15%) PostCSS
General
1 82 (18.94%) Finance
2 43 (9.93%) Banking
3 12 (2.77%) Retail
4 11 (2.54%) Front Office
5 8 (1.85%) Publishing
6 7 (1.62%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.62%) Legal
6 7 (1.62%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.39%) Advertising
7 6 (1.39%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.15%) French Language
9 4 (0.92%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.69%) Games
11 2 (0.46%) Automotive
11 2 (0.46%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.46%) Marketing
11 2 (0.46%) Military
12 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.23%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (18.94%) HTML
2 80 (18.48%) .NET
3 72 (16.63%) CSS
4 47 (10.85%) HTML5
5 45 (10.39%) AngularJS
6 44 (10.16%) RESTful
7 42 (9.70%) Web Services
8 38 (8.78%) XML
9 36 (8.31%) jQuery
10 33 (7.62%) Node.js
11 31 (7.16%) ASP.NET
12 28 (6.47%) JSON
13 27 (6.24%) CSS3
13 27 (6.24%) Middleware
14 23 (5.31%) REST
14 23 (5.31%) Spring
15 19 (4.39%) J2EE
15 19 (4.39%) WPF
16 18 (4.16%) React
17 17 (3.93%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 80 (18.48%) Mobile App
2 27 (6.24%) Enterprise Software
3 22 (5.08%) User Experience
4 19 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.39%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.85%) Animation
6 8 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.62%) Derivative
7 7 (1.62%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (0.92%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.92%) Spread Betting
9 3 (0.69%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.69%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.69%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.69%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.46%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.46%) TWAP
Operating Systems
1 66 (15.24%) Android
2 56 (12.93%) Apple iOS
3 52 (12.01%) Linux
4 33 (7.62%) Unix
5 29 (6.70%) Windows
6 3 (0.69%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.69%) Solaris
7 2 (0.46%) HPUX
7 2 (0.46%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (11.32%) Android Development
3 43 (9.93%) iOS Development
4 41 (9.47%) Scrum
4 41 (9.47%) TDD
5 33 (7.62%) Unit Testing
6 31 (7.16%) Mobile Development
6 31 (7.16%) MVC
7 26 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (5.77%) OO
9 24 (5.54%) DevOps
9 24 (5.54%) Web Development
10 22 (5.08%) Software Engineering
11 21 (4.85%) SOA
12 20 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (4.62%) Test Automation
13 19 (4.39%) Data Modelling
14 17 (3.93%) Front End Development
15 16 (3.70%) OOD
16 15 (3.46%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 150 (34.64%) Java
2 130 (30.02%) JavaScript
3 109 (25.17%) SQL
4 99 (22.86%) C#
5 47 (10.85%) Python
6 44 (10.16%) C++
7 24 (5.54%) Objective-C
8 21 (4.85%) C
9 18 (4.16%) PHP
9 18 (4.16%) PL/SQL
10 15 (3.46%) Apple Swift
11 14 (3.23%) T-SQL
12 12 (2.77%) Perl
12 12 (2.77%) VBA
13 11 (2.54%) PowerShell
13 11 (2.54%) XPath
14 10 (2.31%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.85%) Ruby
15 8 (1.85%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 58 (13.39%) Security Cleared
2 29 (6.70%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.39%) Degree
4 7 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) HNC
7 1 (0.23%) ISEB
7 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.23%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.23%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (0.23%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.39%) QA
2 2 (0.46%) MiFID
3 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (2.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (2.77%) Ansible
2 10 (2.31%) Puppet
3 2 (0.46%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.46%) Control-M
3 2 (0.46%) HP Fortify
3 2 (0.46%) Netcool
3 2 (0.46%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.23%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.23%) Nagios
4 1 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 63 (14.55%) Oracle
2 27 (6.24%) Microsoft
3 26 (6.00%) Xamarin
4 12 (2.77%) IBM
5 11 (2.54%) Google
6 9 (2.08%) Cognos
7 8 (1.85%) Apple
7 8 (1.85%) Cloudera
8 6 (1.39%) CA Agile Central
8 6 (1.39%) Tableau
9 5 (1.15%) Informatica
9 5 (1.15%) MuleSoft
9 5 (1.15%) Zend
10 4 (0.92%) HP
10 4 (0.92%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.92%) SAP
11 3 (0.69%) Adobe
11 3 (0.69%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.69%) Infragistics
11 3 (0.69%) Salesforce.com