Period
to 10 August 2020

The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 392 562 512
Rank change year-on-year +170 -50 -37
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 158 298 422
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.32% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.34% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 208 277
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +3.96%
10th Percentile £310 £324 £299
90th Percentile £601 £588 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +8.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £46.40 £44.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +35.38% -25.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.40 £44.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +5.45% +13.55% -11.43%

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 32,586 86,541 98,091
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 94.34% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,257 56,811 64,213
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £269
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.71% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,348 2,963 3,133
Median hourly rate £26.50 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.90% +8.33% -3.74%
10th Percentile £11.89 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.12 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.39% +3.77% -1.52%

Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Developer in the UK

Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Applications Developer.

Daily rate trend for Applications Developer in the UK

Applications Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Applications Developer over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Applications Developer in the UK

Applications Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Applications Developer.

Hourly rate trend for Applications Developer in the UK

Applications Developer
Top 17 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 10 August 2020. 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 +180 139 £438 +2.94% 76
London +162 70 £466 +3.56% 20
UK excluding London +128 67 £433 +8.13% 59
Work from Home +7 31 £375 -11.76% 10
South East +119 20 £439 +3.25% 8
North of England +94 13 £429 +8.61% 21
Midlands +96 12 £450 +12.50% 14
North West +74 10 £391 -1.20% 15
East Midlands +62 7 £450 +12.50% 9
Wales +42 7 £525 +23.53% 1
East of England +74 6 £366 -4.87% 6
South West +86 5 £375 - 7
West Midlands +71 5 £575 +64.87% 5
Scotland +63 3 £385 +9.22% 2
North East +32 2 £450 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire +73 1 £450 +20.00% 5
Northern Ireland - 1 £400 -

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, Applications 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 featuring Applications Developer in the job title.

1 56 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (28.48%) Java
3 41 (25.95%) JavaScript
4 40 (25.32%) SQL
4 40 (25.32%) .NET
5 36 (22.78%) C#
6 34 (21.52%) Mobile App
7 32 (20.25%) Android
8 31 (19.62%) CSS
9 30 (18.99%) HTML
10 28 (17.72%) Finance
10 28 (17.72%) Security Cleared
11 27 (17.09%) SQL Server
12 25 (15.82%) AWS
13 23 (14.56%) Azure
13 23 (14.56%) DevOps
13 23 (14.56%) SC Cleared
14 22 (13.92%) REST
15 21 (13.29%) Apple iOS
16 20 (12.66%) Android Development
17 19 (12.03%) Banking
17 19 (12.03%) Oracle
18 18 (11.39%) Microsoft
19 17 (10.76%) Windows
19 17 (10.76%) Test Automation
19 17 (10.76%) Jenkins
19 17 (10.76%) Xamarin
20 16 (10.13%) Node.js
20 16 (10.13%) React
20 16 (10.13%) Git (software)

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 6 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.53%) JBoss
2 4 (2.53%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.90%) IIS
3 3 (1.90%) Red Hat Fuse
4 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.63%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.63%) CMS
5 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.63%) Papyrus
5 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.63%) StreamWeaver
5 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.63%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.80%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.63%) Exstream
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.63%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.63%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.82%) AWS
2 23 (14.56%) Azure
3 10 (6.33%) Power Platform
4 9 (5.70%) PowerApps
5 8 (5.06%) Office 365
5 8 (5.06%) Serverless
6 7 (4.43%) Amazon S3
7 6 (3.80%) Azure Functions
8 5 (3.16%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (3.16%) Power Automate
9 4 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (2.53%) Logic Apps
10 3 (1.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.90%) npm
11 2 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.27%) GitHub
11 2 (1.27%) Kong
11 2 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.27%) WebEx
2 1 (0.63%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.63%) DNS
2 1 (0.63%) Firewall
2 1 (0.63%) FTP
2 1 (0.63%) HbbTV
2 1 (0.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.63%) Network Security
2 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.43%) MySQL
2 7 (4.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (3.80%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (3.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.16%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.53%) Amazon Aurora
5 4 (2.53%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.53%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.53%) OLAP
5 4 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.53%) Power BI
5 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.27%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.63%) Adabas
8 1 (0.63%) DTS
8 1 (0.63%) GIS
Development Applications
1 17 (10.76%) Jenkins
2 16 (10.13%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.06%) Cucumber
3 8 (5.06%) Grunt
3 8 (5.06%) webpack
4 7 (4.43%) GitLab
4 7 (4.43%) JUnit
4 7 (4.43%) Maven
5 6 (3.80%) MSI
6 5 (3.16%) git-flow
6 5 (3.16%) gulp
6 5 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.53%) Artifactory
7 4 (2.53%) Xcode
8 3 (1.90%) Android Studio
8 3 (1.90%) Mocha
9 2 (1.27%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (17.72%) Finance
2 19 (12.03%) Banking
3 12 (7.59%) Public Sector
4 8 (5.06%) Front Office
5 5 (3.16%) Police
6 4 (2.53%) Law
7 2 (1.27%) Advertising
7 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.27%) Retail
7 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Electronics
8 1 (0.63%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.63%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (25.32%) .NET
2 31 (19.62%) CSS
3 30 (18.99%) HTML
4 22 (13.92%) REST
5 16 (10.13%) ASP.NET
5 16 (10.13%) Node.js
5 16 (10.13%) React
6 15 (9.49%) Spring
7 12 (7.59%) HTML5
7 12 (7.59%) Sass
7 12 (7.59%) Spring Boot
8 11 (6.96%) Apache Cordova
8 11 (6.96%) XML
9 10 (6.33%) AngularJS
9 10 (6.33%) CSS3
9 10 (6.33%) Web Services
10 9 (5.70%) JSON
10 9 (5.70%) React Native
10 9 (5.70%) SOAP
11 8 (5.06%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 34 (21.52%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.33%) User Experience
3 9 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.70%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.90%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (1.27%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.27%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.27%) NHS
6 2 (1.27%) PKI
7 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.63%) MPEG
7 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (20.25%) Android
2 21 (13.29%) Apple iOS
3 17 (10.76%) Windows
4 7 (4.43%) Windows 10
5 5 (3.16%) Linux
5 5 (3.16%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.16%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (14.56%) DevOps
3 20 (12.66%) Android Development
4 17 (10.76%) Test Automation
5 16 (10.13%) Scrum
6 15 (9.49%) Mobile Development
7 14 (8.86%) Workflow
8 12 (7.59%) iOS Development
8 12 (7.59%) Microservices
8 12 (7.59%) TDD
9 10 (6.33%) Mobile Application Development
9 10 (6.33%) MVVM
9 10 (6.33%) OO
10 9 (5.70%) Front End Development
10 9 (5.70%) MVC
10 9 (5.70%) Unit Testing
11 8 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (5.06%) Low Latency
11 8 (5.06%) Migration
11 8 (5.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 45 (28.48%) Java
2 41 (25.95%) JavaScript
3 40 (25.32%) SQL
4 36 (22.78%) C#
5 13 (8.23%) Objective-C
6 11 (6.96%) Python
7 10 (6.33%) Kotlin
7 10 (6.33%) VBA
8 8 (5.06%) PowerShell
9 7 (4.43%) Apple Swift
9 7 (4.43%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.53%) C++
10 4 (2.53%) Java 8
10 4 (2.53%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.90%) C
11 3 (1.90%) ES6
11 3 (1.90%) PHP
11 3 (1.90%) VB
11 3 (1.90%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.27%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (17.72%) Security Cleared
2 23 (14.56%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.06%) Degree
4 3 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.90%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.63%) MCAD
5 1 (0.63%) MCITP
5 1 (0.63%) MCP
5 1 (0.63%) MCPD
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.63%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.43%) QA
1 7 (4.43%) WCAG
2 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.63%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (4.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.80%) Docker
3 1 (0.63%) NDS
3 1 (0.63%) RACF
3 1 (0.63%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (3.80%) SCCM
2 5 (3.16%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.27%) Terraform
4 1 (0.63%) Ansible
4 1 (0.63%) Puppet
4 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 19 (12.03%) Oracle
2 18 (11.39%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.76%) Xamarin
4 7 (4.43%) SAP
5 4 (2.53%) Cognos
5 4 (2.53%) Informatica
6 3 (1.90%) OutSystems
7 2 (1.27%) Concur
7 2 (1.27%) ForgeRock
7 2 (1.27%) Google
7 2 (1.27%) IBM
7 2 (1.27%) Sencha
7 2 (1.27%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.27%) VMware
7 2 (1.27%) Zend
8 1 (0.63%) Ariba
8 1 (0.63%) Capita
8 1 (0.63%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.63%) Software AG