Period
to 7 December 2019

The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 505 531 495
Rank change year-on-year +26 -36 -67
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 297 390 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.37% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.39% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 262 328
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.51% -0.30%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
90th Percentile £588 £538 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 11
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -40.43% +13.94%
10th Percentile £17.29 £13.70 £22.50
90th Percentile £39.50 £43.90 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% -4.26% +193.75%

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 75,459 99,275 98,138
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.00% 94.81% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,328 65,713 64,999
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £270 £258
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,907 3,078 2,899
UK median hourly rate £19.47 £18.47 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.39% -1.23% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.79
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019. 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 +48 273 £450 +7.14% 150
London +123 168 £463 +2.78% 35
UK excluding London -13 122 £413 +1.85% 127
South East +30 36 £425 +1.19% 33
North of England +16 28 £413 +6.59% 29
Midlands +14 24 £400 +6.67% 20
North West +15 23 £425 +11.55% 13
East Midlands +21 15 £400 +6.67% 14
South West -8 10 £425 +0.59% 14
Wales +33 9 £475 +11.76% 3
West Midlands +9 9 £400 +11.11% 6
Scotland +25 8 £450 +16.13% 3
East of England +35 6 £325 - 20
North East +18 3 £400 +2.56% 4
Yorkshire +31 2 £381 -10.29% 12
Northern Ireland - 1 £360 - 6

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 101 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (33.00%) C#
3 85 (28.62%) SQL
4 81 (27.27%) .NET
5 80 (26.94%) JavaScript
6 70 (23.57%) Finance
6 70 (23.57%) Azure
7 66 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 64 (21.55%) Mobile App
9 61 (20.54%) DevOps
10 60 (20.20%) CSS
11 56 (18.86%) Android
12 55 (18.52%) TDD
13 50 (16.84%) HTML
14 45 (15.15%) Java
14 45 (15.15%) Security Cleared
15 42 (14.14%) Git (software)
15 42 (14.14%) OO
15 42 (14.14%) Python
16 41 (13.80%) Continuous Integration
17 40 (13.47%) Node.js
17 40 (13.47%) Scrum
18 39 (13.13%) Apple iOS
19 36 (12.12%) Oracle
20 35 (11.78%) SC Cleared
21 34 (11.45%) AngularJS
22 32 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
22 32 (10.77%) ASP.NET
22 32 (10.77%) Microsoft
23 31 (10.44%) MVC

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 (2.02%) Confluence
2 4 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.35%) CMS
2 4 (1.35%) IIS
3 3 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.01%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.34%) Apache
4 1 (0.34%) CICS
4 1 (0.34%) Drupal
4 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.34%) Moodle
4 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.34%) MTS
4 1 (0.34%) Mule
4 1 (0.34%) ThingWorx
4 1 (0.34%) Tuxedo
4 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.35%) Elite 3E
3 4 (1.35%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.35%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (1.35%) Siebel CRM
4 3 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.67%) BASE24
5 2 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.34%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 70 (23.57%) Azure
2 17 (5.72%) AWS
3 16 (5.39%) Serverless
4 15 (5.05%) Azure Functions
5 10 (3.37%) GitHub
6 9 (3.03%) GCP
7 8 (2.69%) Power Platform
8 7 (2.36%) Google App Engine
9 6 (2.02%) PowerApps
10 5 (1.68%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.68%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (1.68%) PaaS
11 4 (1.35%) Data Lake Analytics
11 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Flow
12 3 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (1.01%) Google Play
13 2 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.34%) 3G
1 1 (0.34%) 4G
1 1 (0.34%) Bluetooth
1 1 (0.34%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (0.34%) HTTP
1 1 (0.34%) LAN
1 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.34%) Wireless
1 1 (0.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.36%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (2.36%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.02%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.68%) Data Lake
6 5 (1.68%) Power BI
6 5 (1.68%) Spotfire
6 5 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (1.35%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.35%) Neo4j
7 4 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.01%) Essbase
8 3 (1.01%) MS Access
8 3 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.01%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 3 (1.01%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 42 (14.14%) Git (software)
2 28 (9.43%) Jenkins
3 26 (8.75%) JIRA
4 18 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (5.05%) FitNesse
6 12 (4.04%) webpack
7 11 (3.70%) gulp
8 10 (3.37%) Grunt
9 9 (3.03%) git-flow
9 9 (3.03%) Visual Studio
10 7 (2.36%) Selenium
11 6 (2.02%) Mocha
11 6 (2.02%) Subversion
12 5 (1.68%) MSI
12 5 (1.68%) NUnit
13 4 (1.35%) GitLab
13 4 (1.35%) TeamCity
14 3 (1.01%) Artifactory
14 3 (1.01%) Bitbucket
14 3 (1.01%) Maven
General
1 70 (23.57%) Finance
2 20 (6.73%) Banking
3 10 (3.37%) Front Office
3 10 (3.37%) Public Sector
4 9 (3.03%) Law
4 9 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.02%) Advertising
5 6 (2.02%) Military
5 6 (2.02%) Retail
6 5 (1.68%) Legal
7 4 (1.35%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.01%) Publishing
9 2 (0.67%) Games
9 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (27.27%) .NET
2 60 (20.20%) CSS
3 50 (16.84%) HTML
4 40 (13.47%) Node.js
5 34 (11.45%) AngularJS
6 32 (10.77%) ASP.NET
7 31 (10.44%) React
8 24 (8.08%) RESTful
9 23 (7.74%) HTML5
9 23 (7.74%) XML
10 22 (7.41%) JSON
11 21 (7.07%) .NET Framework
12 19 (6.40%) Redux
13 17 (5.72%) Sass
13 17 (5.72%) WCF
13 17 (5.72%) WPF
14 15 (5.05%) Apache Cordova
14 15 (5.05%) React Native
14 15 (5.05%) Web Services
15 14 (4.71%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 64 (21.55%) Mobile App
2 32 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (6.40%) User Experience
5 9 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.36%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.68%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.35%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.35%) PKI
8 4 (1.35%) Wiki
9 3 (1.01%) Animation
9 3 (1.01%) iPad
9 3 (1.01%) iPhone
9 3 (1.01%) Life Science
9 3 (1.01%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.01%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (0.67%) Digital Wallet
10 2 (0.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 56 (18.86%) Android
2 39 (13.13%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.37%) Windows
4 5 (1.68%) Unix
4 5 (1.68%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.68%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.35%) Linux
5 4 (1.35%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.67%) tvOS
7 1 (0.34%) MVS
7 1 (0.34%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.34%) OS/2
7 1 (0.34%) VME
7 1 (0.34%) VMS
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (20.54%) DevOps
3 55 (18.52%) TDD
4 42 (14.14%) OO
5 41 (13.80%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (13.47%) Scrum
7 31 (10.44%) Kanban
7 31 (10.44%) MVC
8 29 (9.76%) Unit Testing
9 27 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (8.42%) Android Development
11 24 (8.08%) BDD
12 23 (7.74%) Front End Development
12 23 (7.74%) Test Automation
13 18 (6.06%) Asset Management
13 18 (6.06%) iOS Development
13 18 (6.06%) SDLC
14 17 (5.72%) CRM
14 17 (5.72%) Web Development
15 16 (5.39%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 98 (33.00%) C#
2 85 (28.62%) SQL
3 80 (26.94%) JavaScript
4 45 (15.15%) Java
5 42 (14.14%) Python
6 27 (9.09%) Objective-C
7 24 (8.08%) Apple Swift
8 14 (4.71%) T-SQL
9 13 (4.38%) Dart
9 13 (4.38%) TypeScript
10 12 (4.04%) VB.NET
11 10 (3.37%) C++
11 10 (3.37%) Kotlin
12 9 (3.03%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.69%) PL/SQL
14 6 (2.02%) C
15 5 (1.68%) ES6
15 5 (1.68%) VB
16 4 (1.35%) PHP
16 4 (1.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 45 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 35 (11.78%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.04%) Degree
4 4 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.67%) MCITP
7 1 (0.34%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) MCP
7 1 (0.34%) MCPD
7 1 (0.34%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.71%) QA
2 8 (2.69%) WCAG
3 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.69%) Docker
3 5 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (1.68%) SCCM
3 3 (1.01%) Terraform
4 2 (0.67%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.34%) Ansible
5 1 (0.34%) Kibana
5 1 (0.34%) logstash
5 1 (0.34%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 36 (12.12%) Oracle
2 32 (10.77%) Microsoft
3 21 (7.07%) Xamarin
4 13 (4.38%) Google
5 12 (4.04%) SAP
5 12 (4.04%) ServiceNow
5 12 (4.04%) VMware
6 7 (2.36%) Apple
6 7 (2.36%) Atlassian
6 7 (2.36%) MuleSoft
6 7 (2.36%) webMethods
7 6 (2.02%) Axway
8 5 (1.68%) IFS
9 4 (1.35%) Citrix
9 4 (1.35%) Siebel
9 4 (1.35%) Siemens
9 4 (1.35%) Workday
10 3 (1.01%) HP
10 3 (1.01%) IBM
10 3 (1.01%) Sybase