The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 344 358
Rank change year-on-year -52 +14  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 218 342 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.63% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.67% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 245 200
Median daily rate £420 £399 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +10.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £311 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £344
% change year-on-year +4.30% +11.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 8
Median hourly rate £39.50 £43.50 £34.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.19% +27.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.53 £27.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £190.00 £40.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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
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 27 June 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 -66 204 £423 +5.62% 72
London -38 81 £468 +3.88% 16
South East -3 39 £400 +6.66% 15
North West +2 24 £381 -2.86% 9
East Midlands -12 14 £350 +2.56% 1
Surrey +15 13 £400 +23.07% 4
Lancashire +6 13 £419 +20.50% 1
East of England +4 13 £363 -3.33% 5
Hampshire +3 11 £400 +19.40% 3
South West -9 11 £338 -15.62% 8
Yorkshire +31 10 £375 -3.59% 3
Preston -21 10 £419 +20.50%
Scotland +19 8 £375 +15.83% 2
City of London -14 8 £433 +5.48% 6
West Midlands +8 7 £350 -5.40% 14
Leeds +22 6 - - 2
West Yorkshire +18 6 - - 2
Manchester +12 6 £388 -0.25% 7
Wiltshire +2 6 £338 +4.65% 3
Oxfordshire 0 6 £450 - 3
Nottingham - 6 £325 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 6 £325 - 1
Berkshire +19 5 £400 +28.00% 2
Swindon +9 5 £325 +10.16%
Cambridgeshire +1 5 £220 -41.33% 2
Oxford +1 4 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £381 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £375 -
Staffordshire - 4 £350 - 2
Edinburgh +20 3 £375 -3.22%

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 144 (34.04%) JavaScript
2 141 (33.33%) Java
3 138 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (24.82%) HTML
5 104 (24.59%) SQL
6 92 (21.75%) C#
6 92 (21.75%) CSS
7 91 (21.51%) Mobile App
8 88 (20.80%) Android
9 80 (18.91%) .NET
10 77 (18.20%) AngularJS
11 72 (17.02%) Apple iOS
12 71 (16.78%) Android Development
13 69 (16.31%) Finance
14 62 (14.66%) Oracle
15 58 (13.71%) TDD
16 56 (13.24%) HTML5
17 55 (13.00%) Scrum
17 55 (13.00%) iOS Development
18 53 (12.53%) Git (software)
19 50 (11.82%) Security Cleared
20 49 (11.58%) React
21 46 (10.87%) MVC
21 46 (10.87%) Linux
22 45 (10.64%) Web Services
23 42 (9.93%) SQL Server
24 38 (8.98%) Microsoft
24 38 (8.98%) CSS3
25 37 (8.75%) Xamarin
25 37 (8.75%) SC Cleared

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 16 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.07%) Tomcat
2 13 (3.07%) WebLogic
3 12 (2.84%) JBoss
4 11 (2.60%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.36%) Apache
6 9 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.65%) FileNet
7 7 (1.65%) IIS
8 6 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (1.42%) Apache Qpid
8 6 (1.42%) Confluence
8 6 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.18%) Oracle Application Server
9 5 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.95%) Tuxedo
11 3 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.47%) CICS
12 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.24%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (3.31%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.71%) OpenText Process Suite
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Actimize
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle iStore
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 36 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.60%) Google Play
4 8 (1.89%) GitHub
5 7 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (1.65%) Heroku
6 5 (1.18%) Office 365
6 5 (1.18%) SaaS
7 2 (0.47%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.47%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.47%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.47%) PaaS
8 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.24%) Boomi
8 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.24%) Datadog
8 1 (0.24%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.42%) AMQP
1 6 (1.42%) VoIP
1 6 (1.42%) Wireshark
2 5 (1.18%) HTTP
2 5 (1.18%) Internet
3 4 (0.95%) Bluetooth
3 4 (0.95%) VLAN
3 4 (0.95%) Wireless
4 3 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.47%) Intranet
5 2 (0.47%) LDAP
5 2 (0.47%) Skype
5 2 (0.47%) SSL
5 2 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.24%) DNS
6 1 (0.24%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.24%) Link 11
6 1 (0.24%) Link 16
6 1 (0.24%) SSH
6 1 (0.24%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.07%) MongoDB
2 13 (3.07%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.13%) MySQL
4 9 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.42%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.18%) Big Data
8 5 (1.18%) DataStage
8 5 (1.18%) dBASE
8 5 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 53 (12.53%) Git (software)
2 28 (6.62%) JIRA
3 23 (5.44%) Jenkins
4 18 (4.26%) Maven
4 18 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (3.78%) Ant
5 16 (3.78%) Subversion
6 15 (3.55%) Gradle
7 14 (3.31%) Visual Studio
8 13 (3.07%) Android Studio
9 10 (2.36%) Eclipse
9 10 (2.36%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (2.13%) Bitbucket
10 9 (2.13%) Jasmine
10 9 (2.13%) NUnit
11 8 (1.89%) JUnit
12 7 (1.65%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.65%) Mocha
12 7 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (1.42%) CMake
General
1 69 (16.31%) Finance
2 33 (7.80%) Banking
3 15 (3.55%) Front Office
4 12 (2.84%) Marketing
5 8 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.65%) Games
6 7 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.42%) Publishing
8 4 (0.95%) Electronics
8 4 (0.95%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.95%) Retail
9 3 (0.71%) Advertising
9 3 (0.71%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.47%) Legal
10 2 (0.47%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.24%) Billing
11 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.24%) German Language
11 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (24.82%) HTML
2 92 (21.75%) CSS
3 80 (18.91%) .NET
4 77 (18.20%) AngularJS
5 56 (13.24%) HTML5
6 49 (11.58%) React
7 45 (10.64%) Web Services
8 38 (8.98%) CSS3
9 33 (7.80%) Node.js
10 30 (7.09%) jQuery
10 30 (7.09%) Spring
11 28 (6.62%) JSON
11 28 (6.62%) RESTful
11 28 (6.62%) XML
12 27 (6.38%) REST
13 26 (6.15%) ASP.NET
14 23 (5.44%) J2EE
15 17 (4.02%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (4.02%) SOAP
16 14 (3.31%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 91 (21.51%) Mobile App
2 29 (6.86%) Computer Science
2 29 (6.86%) User Experience
3 27 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (3.07%) Data Structures
6 12 (2.84%) Virtual Team
7 8 (1.89%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.65%) iPhone
9 5 (1.18%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.95%) Equities
10 4 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.71%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.71%) iPad
11 3 (0.71%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.71%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.71%) Social Media
12 2 (0.47%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.47%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 88 (20.80%) Android
2 72 (17.02%) Apple iOS
3 46 (10.87%) Linux
4 33 (7.80%) Unix
4 33 (7.80%) Windows
5 8 (1.89%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.42%) AIX
7 5 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.18%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.71%) HPUX
8 3 (0.71%) Solaris
8 3 (0.71%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.24%) CentOS
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.24%) MVS
9 1 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (16.78%) Android Development
3 58 (13.71%) TDD
4 55 (13.00%) iOS Development
4 55 (13.00%) Scrum
5 46 (10.87%) MVC
6 29 (6.86%) Mobile Development
6 29 (6.86%) OO
7 27 (6.38%) DevOps
8 25 (5.91%) Open Source
9 24 (5.67%) Migration
9 24 (5.67%) Test Automation
10 23 (5.44%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (5.44%) Mobile Application Development
11 22 (5.20%) Web Development
12 21 (4.96%) Unit Testing
13 19 (4.49%) Pair Programming
13 19 (4.49%) Software Engineering
14 16 (3.78%) Data Modelling
14 16 (3.78%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 144 (34.04%) JavaScript
2 141 (33.33%) Java
3 104 (24.59%) SQL
4 92 (21.75%) C#
5 34 (8.04%) C++
6 28 (6.62%) Objective-C
6 28 (6.62%) PL/SQL
7 23 (5.44%) Python
8 22 (5.20%) Apple Swift
9 17 (4.02%) Ruby
9 17 (4.02%) TypeScript
10 13 (3.07%) Perl
10 13 (3.07%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.60%) C
12 10 (2.36%) PHP
13 9 (2.13%) T-SQL
13 9 (2.13%) VBA
13 9 (2.13%) XAML
14 8 (1.89%) ES6
15 7 (1.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 50 (11.82%) Security Cleared
2 37 (8.75%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.44%) Degree
4 7 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (1.65%) OCPJP
5 5 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.71%) Postgraduate
7 3 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.47%) HNC
8 2 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.24%) CISM
9 1 (0.24%) CISSP
9 1 (0.24%) CRISC
9 1 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.24%) HND
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.42%) QA
2 4 (0.95%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.95%) SLA
3 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (4.96%) Docker
2 5 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.95%) Firmware
4 3 (0.71%) HDFS
5 2 (0.47%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.24%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (1.65%) Terraform
2 6 (1.42%) logstash
3 5 (1.18%) Ansible
3 5 (1.18%) Control-M
3 5 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (0.71%) HockeyApp
4 3 (0.71%) Puppet
5 2 (0.47%) QRadar
6 1 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.24%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 62 (14.66%) Oracle
2 38 (8.98%) Microsoft
3 37 (8.75%) Xamarin
4 24 (5.67%) Google
5 12 (2.84%) Red Hat
6 11 (2.60%) IBM
7 10 (2.36%) Apple
8 6 (1.42%) Adobe
8 6 (1.42%) Informatica
9 4 (0.95%) SAP
9 4 (0.95%) Serena
9 4 (0.95%) Teradata
10 3 (0.71%) Alterian
10 3 (0.71%) HP
11 2 (0.47%) Appcelerator
11 2 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.47%) Sencha
11 2 (0.47%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.47%) VMware
11 2 (0.47%) WSO2
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