The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 April 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.

Developer
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 12181 12585 12709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.21% 22.51% 22.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.72% 23.68% 24.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8776 9016 8497
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 137 139
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.62 £18.84 £18.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.76 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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 43948 53151 52856
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.09% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28537 34639 32004
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1440 1542 2110
Median hourly rate £18.33 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.74% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the UK

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in the UK

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in the UK

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in the UK

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in the UK

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 Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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 0 11324 £425 +3.03% 4170
London 0 6059 £475 +2.70% 1709
South East 0 1708 £400 +6.66% 628
City of London +1 1067 £488 -1.01% 443
North West 0 752 £375 +3.44% 401
Yorkshire -1 670 £375 - 314
South West 0 626 £400 +10.34% 262
West Yorkshire 0 450 £400 +3.22% 181
East of England +1 448 £400 +2.56% 310
West Midlands 0 443 £375 - 267
Scotland +6 425 £364 +0.34% 133
Manchester +1 408 £360 -3.93% 235
East Midlands 0 398 £368 +13.07% 211
Leeds 0 397 £400 +3.22% 118
Hampshire +5 304 £400 +14.28% 157
Surrey +3 288 £388 -3.42% 104
Berkshire +7 242 £400 +3.22% 98
Oxfordshire 0 239 £405 +1.25% 93
Buckinghamshire 0 236 £400 +14.28% 45
Bristol +1 215 £400 +14.28% 88
Glasgow 0 193 £355 +1.42% 60
Edinburgh +3 187 £375 - 59
North East +3 165 £355 +1.42% 57
Northern Ireland +1 158 £413 +22.22% 19
West Sussex 0 155 £425 +1.19% 37
Cheshire 0 146 £425 +18.05% 82
Birmingham 0 142 £375 +7.14% 92
Essex +2 141 £425 +21.42% 36
County Antrim +1 140 £413 +22.22% 17
Wales -2 140 £400 +6.66% 56

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 9075 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
2 8279 (35.42%) JavaScript
3 7039 (30.11%) Java
4 6892 (29.49%) HTML
5 6165 (26.38%) CSS
6 5629 (24.08%) SQL
7 5244 (22.44%) C#
8 5068 (21.68%) .NET
9 4467 (19.11%) TDD
10 4097 (17.53%) Finance
11 3931 (16.82%) AngularJS
12 3632 (15.54%) SQL Server
13 3225 (13.80%) HTML5
14 3174 (13.58%) MVC
15 2894 (12.38%) Scrum
16 2778 (11.89%) Git (software)
17 2559 (10.95%) Web Services
18 2512 (10.75%) jQuery
19 2432 (10.40%) Front End Development
20 2379 (10.18%) Banking
21 2339 (10.01%) Oracle
22 2335 (9.99%) Spring
23 2292 (9.81%) Linux
24 2238 (9.57%) ASP.NET
25 2197 (9.40%) Microsoft
26 2182 (9.34%) REST
27 2177 (9.31%) CSS3
28 2105 (9.01%) Python
29 2090 (8.94%) Web Development
30 2061 (8.82%) OO

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
1 810 (3.47%) CMS
2 626 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 515 (2.20%) Apache
4 491 (2.10%) Apache Spark
5 377 (1.61%) Confluence
6 370 (1.58%) Tomcat
7 356 (1.52%) WebSphere
8 354 (1.51%) JBoss
9 343 (1.47%) Drupal
10 341 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
11 292 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 263 (1.13%) WebLogic
13 248 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 219 (0.94%) WordPress
15 206 (0.88%) IIS
16 182 (0.78%) Umbraco
17 169 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
18 159 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
19 138 (0.59%) SAS
20 135 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 456 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 199 (0.85%) Photoshop
3 142 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
4 70 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
5 68 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 45 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 39 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 22 (0.094%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 22 (0.094%) Microsoft Project
9 16 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
10 13 (0.056%) InfoPath
11 9 (0.039%) InVision
12 8 (0.034%) Doxygen
12 8 (0.034%) GIMP
13 7 (0.030%) Adobe Captivate
13 7 (0.030%) EngageOne
14 6 (0.026%) 3ds Max
15 5 (0.021%) Chatbot
16 4 (0.017%) HipChat
16 4 (0.017%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 498 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 152 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 130 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 127 (0.54%) Magento
5 64 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 64 (0.27%) ION MarketView
6 58 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
7 44 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 38 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
9 31 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 28 (0.12%) Endur
10 28 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
10 28 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 27 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
11 27 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
11 27 (0.12%) RMDS
12 24 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
12 24 (0.10%) Unica
13 23 (0.098%) Markit EDM
13 23 (0.098%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1033 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 890 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 464 (1.99%) GitHub
4 203 (0.87%) PaaS
5 148 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 139 (0.59%) Office 365
7 129 (0.55%) SaaS
8 108 (0.46%) IaaS
9 74 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 74 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 71 (0.30%) Heroku
11 67 (0.29%) Google Analytics
12 66 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
13 62 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
14 53 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
15 51 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
16 42 (0.18%) OpenShift
17 38 (0.16%) Force.com
18 36 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
19 34 (0.15%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 638 (2.73%) HTTP
2 226 (0.97%) Internet
3 151 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 129 (0.55%) Intranet
5 100 (0.43%) SSL
6 78 (0.33%) LDAP
7 50 (0.21%) FTP
8 49 (0.21%) SSH
9 44 (0.19%) AMQP
9 44 (0.19%) DNS
10 38 (0.16%) Firewall
11 32 (0.14%) Bluetooth
12 29 (0.12%) HTTPS
12 29 (0.12%) Skype
13 28 (0.12%) Extranet
13 28 (0.12%) Network Security
14 22 (0.094%) Wireshark
15 21 (0.090%) VoIP
16 20 (0.086%) SMTP
17 17 (0.073%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3632 (15.54%) SQL Server
2 1260 (5.39%) MySQL
3 1175 (5.03%) Relational Database
4 1118 (4.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 959 (4.10%) MongoDB
6 946 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
7 931 (3.98%) NoSQL
8 903 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 834 (3.57%) Big Data
10 649 (2.78%) Oracle Database
11 626 (2.68%) Hadoop
12 584 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
13 550 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 548 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
15 484 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
16 309 (1.32%) RDBMS
17 296 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
18 290 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
19 247 (1.06%) Power BI
20 239 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2778 (11.89%) Git (software)
2 1329 (5.69%) Jenkins
3 994 (4.25%) JIRA
4 906 (3.88%) Subversion
5 873 (3.73%) Maven
6 789 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 748 (3.20%) JUnit
8 721 (3.08%) Visual Studio
9 601 (2.57%) Selenium
10 596 (2.55%) Cucumber
11 462 (1.98%) Grunt
12 443 (1.90%) gulp
13 381 (1.63%) Jasmine
14 370 (1.58%) Mockito
15 356 (1.52%) TeamCity
16 343 (1.47%) Gradle
17 332 (1.42%) Eclipse
18 245 (1.05%) Ant
19 242 (1.04%) NUnit
20 238 (1.02%) webpack
General
1 4097 (17.53%) Finance
2 2379 (10.18%) Banking
3 1067 (4.56%) Front Office
4 873 (3.73%) Investment Banking
5 686 (2.93%) Retail
6 579 (2.48%) Marketing
7 358 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 348 (1.49%) Advertising
9 277 (1.19%) Games
10 274 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 225 (0.96%) Publishing
12 199 (0.85%) Back Office
13 187 (0.80%) Electronics
14 160 (0.68%) Financial Institution
15 125 (0.53%) Legal
16 101 (0.43%) Law
17 72 (0.31%) Automotive
18 62 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
19 59 (0.25%) Retail Banking
20 58 (0.25%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6892 (29.49%) HTML
2 6165 (26.38%) CSS
3 5068 (21.68%) .NET
4 3931 (16.82%) AngularJS
5 3225 (13.80%) HTML5
6 2559 (10.95%) Web Services
7 2512 (10.75%) jQuery
8 2335 (9.99%) Spring
9 2238 (9.57%) ASP.NET
10 2182 (9.34%) REST
11 2177 (9.31%) CSS3
12 2023 (8.65%) XML
13 1898 (8.12%) Node.js
14 1811 (7.75%) RESTful
15 1623 (6.94%) React
16 1605 (6.87%) JSON
17 1109 (4.74%) .NET Framework
18 1101 (4.71%) SOAP
19 1074 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC
20 1071 (4.58%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1323 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
2 1303 (5.57%) User Experience
3 993 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
4 721 (3.08%) Mobile App
5 647 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 647 (2.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 516 (2.21%) Fixed Income
7 423 (1.81%) Derivative
8 389 (1.66%) Equities
9 385 (1.65%) Algorithms
10 311 (1.33%) Fintech
11 310 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
12 264 (1.13%) Data Structures
13 151 (0.65%) iPad
14 148 (0.63%) Management Information System
15 139 (0.59%) Equity Derivative
16 130 (0.56%) Virtual Team
17 121 (0.52%) NHS
18 120 (0.51%) Market Risk
19 119 (0.51%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2292 (9.81%) Linux
2 1437 (6.15%) Unix
3 1034 (4.42%) Windows
4 808 (3.46%) Android
5 739 (3.16%) Apple iOS
6 214 (0.92%) Mac OS X
7 117 (0.50%) Solaris
8 110 (0.47%) Windows Server
9 87 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 83 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 74 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 61 (0.26%) CentOS
13 27 (0.12%) Windows 10
14 26 (0.11%) HPUX
15 24 (0.10%) AIX
15 24 (0.10%) Debian
16 22 (0.094%) Windows Server 2012
17 17 (0.073%) Windows Phone
18 16 (0.068%) Windows Server 2008
19 14 (0.060%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 9075 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
2 4467 (19.11%) TDD
3 3174 (13.58%) MVC
4 2894 (12.38%) Scrum
5 2432 (10.40%) Front End Development
6 2090 (8.94%) Web Development
7 2061 (8.82%) OO
8 1899 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
9 1835 (7.85%) BDD
10 1477 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
11 1329 (5.69%) Software Engineering
12 1322 (5.66%) Microservices
13 1261 (5.39%) DevOps
14 1241 (5.31%) Unit Testing
15 1230 (5.26%) E-Commerce
16 1013 (4.33%) ETL
17 940 (4.02%) Multithreading
18 900 (3.85%) SDLC
19 887 (3.79%) Open Source
20 853 (3.65%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8279 (35.42%) JavaScript
2 7039 (30.11%) Java
3 5629 (24.08%) SQL
4 5244 (22.44%) C#
5 2105 (9.01%) Python
6 1316 (5.63%) PHP
7 1246 (5.33%) C++
8 1189 (5.09%) Scala
9 956 (4.09%) T-SQL
10 820 (3.51%) Ruby
11 711 (3.04%) PL/SQL
12 428 (1.83%) C
13 422 (1.81%) Perl
14 400 (1.71%) ES6
15 378 (1.62%) Shell Script
16 375 (1.60%) VB.NET
17 348 (1.49%) Objective-C
18 332 (1.42%) VBA
19 324 (1.39%) Apple Swift
20 296 (1.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1020 (4.36%) Security Cleared
2 952 (4.07%) Degree
3 649 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 158 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 150 (0.64%) DV Cleared
6 86 (0.37%) PhD
7 51 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 42 (0.18%) BC Cleared
9 38 (0.16%) Sun Certification
10 18 (0.077%) HNC
10 18 (0.077%) Oracle Certification
11 16 (0.068%) CTC Cleared
11 16 (0.068%) ISTQB
12 15 (0.064%) MBA
13 14 (0.060%) HND
13 14 (0.060%) OCPJP
14 13 (0.056%) DBS Check
15 11 (0.047%) ISEB
16 9 (0.039%) CCA
16 9 (0.039%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 587 (2.51%) QA
2 143 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 135 (0.58%) MiFID
4 111 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 57 (0.24%) SDET
6 45 (0.19%) EMIR
6 45 (0.19%) SLA
7 39 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 38 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
9 25 (0.11%) HL7
9 25 (0.11%) WCAG
10 24 (0.10%) WAI
11 17 (0.073%) IFRS
12 16 (0.068%) IFRS 9
13 14 (0.060%) ISO 9001
14 9 (0.039%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 8 (0.034%) Basel III
15 8 (0.034%) FATCA
16 6 (0.026%) PA-DSS
16 6 (0.026%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 878 (3.76%) Docker
2 82 (0.35%) HDFS
3 57 (0.24%) Apache Flume
4 49 (0.21%) Active Directory
5 37 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
6 32 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 23 (0.098%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (0.073%) Shibboleth
9 15 (0.064%) Time Sharing Option
10 12 (0.051%) VirtualBox
11 11 (0.047%) Firmware
11 11 (0.047%) Varnish
12 9 (0.039%) NFS
13 6 (0.026%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.026%) Platform Symphony
13 6 (0.026%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 5 (0.021%) GlusterFS
14 5 (0.021%) Hyper-V
15 4 (0.017%) LXC
15 4 (0.017%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 320 (1.37%) Puppet
2 300 (1.28%) Ansible
3 195 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
4 81 (0.35%) Kubernetes
5 74 (0.32%) Terraform
6 60 (0.26%) Kibana
7 47 (0.20%) Oozie
8 46 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
9 35 (0.15%) Control-M
10 29 (0.12%) Grafana
11 27 (0.12%) logstash
12 24 (0.10%) Mesos
13 22 (0.094%) Oracle Identity Management
14 21 (0.090%) SELinux
14 21 (0.090%) WMI
15 17 (0.073%) vRealize
16 16 (0.068%) Oracle Identity Manager
17 14 (0.060%) Salt
18 13 (0.056%) Piwik
19 12 (0.051%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 2339 (10.01%) Oracle
2 2197 (9.40%) Microsoft
3 546 (2.34%) SAP
4 437 (1.87%) Adobe
5 424 (1.81%) Google
6 373 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
7 347 (1.48%) IBM
8 330 (1.41%) Sitecore
9 315 (1.35%) ServiceNow
10 260 (1.11%) Sybase
11 223 (0.95%) Tableau
12 184 (0.79%) TIBCO
13 182 (0.78%) Xamarin
14 169 (0.72%) Zend
15 123 (0.53%) Red Hat
16 114 (0.49%) Apple
17 113 (0.48%) Cognos
18 110 (0.47%) Talend
19 108 (0.46%) ION Trading
19 108 (0.46%) MuleSoft
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 38 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leicestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per day
Posted: 51 minutes ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £380 per day 4 Month Initial Duration
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 40 minutes ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £325 - £400 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £279 - £321 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Thame, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - 3 Months initially
Posted: 22 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago