The median contractor rate for a Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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.

Developer
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 12584 12139 13011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.85% 22.51% 23.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.34% 23.73% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9084 8677 9019
Median daily rate £438 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.70% +5.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 123 129
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £22.10 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26%  

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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 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 0 11596 £450 +9.09% 4183
London 0 6448 £500 +11.11% 1757
South East 0 1713 £400 +2.56% 669
City of London +1 1177 £500 +6.66% 367
North West +1 703 £388 +3.33% 411
South West 0 661 £383 +9.28% 267
Yorkshire -1 628 £400 +3.89% 297
Scotland +3 524 £375 +7.14% 139
East of England +1 484 £400 +6.66% 306
West Yorkshire 0 453 £400 +2.56% 171
West Midlands 0 407 £363 -1.36% 224
East Midlands 0 386 £400 +18.51% 203
Leeds 0 381 £400 - 121
Manchester 0 352 £375 - 245
Hampshire +2 294 £380 +8.57% 160
Surrey -1 287 £400 - 120
Oxfordshire 0 272 £425 +6.25% 85
Buckinghamshire +1 258 £388 +10.71% 72
Berkshire +5 245 £403 +0.62% 93
Edinburgh +1 241 £375 +2.04% 46
Glasgow +1 239 £375 +11.11% 77
Northern Ireland +1 235 £413 +3.70% 7
County Antrim 0 220 £413 +2.99% 5
Belfast 0 216 £413 +2.99% 5
Bristol -1 213 £375 +10.29% 92
Milton Keynes 0 165 £375 +7.14% 34
West Sussex 0 156 £450 +2.27% 44
Oxford 0 151 £425 +6.25% 39
Cheshire +1 141 £425 +9.67% 70
Birmingham -1 137 £375 +7.14% 57

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 9517 (39.46%) Agile Software Development
2 8615 (35.72%) JavaScript
3 7526 (31.21%) Java
4 7178 (29.76%) HTML
5 6543 (27.13%) CSS
6 5908 (24.50%) SQL
7 5366 (22.25%) C#
8 5096 (21.13%) .NET
9 4945 (20.51%) TDD
10 4524 (18.76%) Finance
11 4263 (17.68%) AngularJS
12 3561 (14.77%) SQL Server
13 3501 (14.52%) HTML5
14 3312 (13.73%) MVC
15 3103 (12.87%) Git (software)
16 3020 (12.52%) Scrum
17 2767 (11.47%) Banking
18 2613 (10.84%) Web Services
19 2599 (10.78%) jQuery
20 2585 (10.72%) Front End Development
21 2558 (10.61%) Spring
22 2459 (10.20%) Linux
23 2382 (9.88%) CSS3
24 2353 (9.76%) Oracle
25 2278 (9.45%) Python
26 2252 (9.34%) OO
27 2247 (9.32%) REST
28 2234 (9.26%) ASP.NET
29 2229 (9.24%) Node.js
30 2143 (8.89%) Continuous Integration

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
1 824 (3.42%) CMS
2 581 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 533 (2.21%) Apache
4 513 (2.13%) Apache Spark
5 429 (1.78%) Confluence
6 401 (1.66%) Tomcat
7 392 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
8 375 (1.55%) WebSphere
9 374 (1.55%) JBoss
10 368 (1.53%) Drupal
11 273 (1.13%) WebLogic
12 246 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 235 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 218 (0.90%) WordPress
15 192 (0.80%) IIS
16 187 (0.78%) Umbraco
17 171 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
18 156 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
19 150 (0.62%) SAS
20 128 (0.53%) Mule
Applications
1 420 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 238 (0.99%) Photoshop
3 123 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
4 79 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 77 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 57 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 36 (0.15%) MS Visio
8 20 (0.083%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 18 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
10 14 (0.058%) InVision
10 14 (0.058%) Microsoft Project
11 9 (0.037%) InfoPath
12 7 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
12 7 (0.029%) Doxygen
13 6 (0.025%) EngageOne
14 5 (0.021%) 3ds Max
14 5 (0.021%) GIMP
14 5 (0.021%) InDesign
14 5 (0.021%) LaTeX
15 4 (0.017%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 433 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 182 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 155 (0.64%) Magento
4 89 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 87 (0.36%) ION MarketView
6 53 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 50 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
8 41 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
9 40 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
10 39 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 31 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
12 30 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
13 26 (0.11%) Maximo
14 25 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
14 25 (0.10%) Endur
15 24 (0.100%) SAP Hybris
16 23 (0.095%) RMDS
17 22 (0.091%) Cognos TM1
18 21 (0.087%) Cognos Business Intelligence
19 20 (0.083%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1147 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 966 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 461 (1.91%) GitHub
4 187 (0.78%) PaaS
5 147 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 133 (0.55%) SaaS
7 119 (0.49%) Office 365
8 99 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
9 89 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 83 (0.34%) IaaS
11 77 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
12 76 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
13 73 (0.30%) Amazon S3
14 63 (0.26%) Google Analytics
15 62 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 59 (0.24%) Heroku
17 54 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
18 48 (0.20%) OpenShift
19 43 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
20 41 (0.17%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 590 (2.45%) HTTP
2 195 (0.81%) Internet
3 154 (0.64%) TCP/IP
4 115 (0.48%) SSL
5 100 (0.41%) Intranet
6 85 (0.35%) LDAP
7 48 (0.20%) DNS
8 45 (0.19%) FTP
9 43 (0.18%) SSH
10 39 (0.16%) Firewall
10 39 (0.16%) Skype
11 32 (0.13%) Network Security
12 29 (0.12%) Bluetooth
13 25 (0.10%) AMQP
14 22 (0.091%) Extranet
15 19 (0.079%) SMTP
15 19 (0.079%) Wireshark
16 18 (0.075%) Kerberos
16 18 (0.075%) Wi-Fi
17 16 (0.066%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3561 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 1341 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1311 (5.44%) Relational Database
4 1081 (4.48%) MongoDB
5 1068 (4.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1065 (4.42%) NoSQL
7 928 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
8 897 (3.72%) Big Data
9 868 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 705 (2.92%) Hadoop
11 629 (2.61%) Oracle Database
12 612 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
13 525 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 501 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
15 448 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
16 378 (1.57%) RDBMS
17 342 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
18 278 (1.15%) Power BI
19 243 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
20 233 (0.97%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3103 (12.87%) Git (software)
2 1491 (6.18%) Jenkins
3 1088 (4.51%) JIRA
4 960 (3.98%) Maven
5 917 (3.80%) Subversion
6 841 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 794 (3.29%) JUnit
8 733 (3.04%) Visual Studio
9 613 (2.54%) Selenium
10 567 (2.35%) Grunt
11 553 (2.29%) Cucumber
12 545 (2.26%) gulp
13 445 (1.85%) TeamCity
14 440 (1.82%) Jasmine
15 368 (1.53%) Mockito
16 336 (1.39%) Eclipse
16 336 (1.39%) Gradle
17 291 (1.21%) NUnit
18 288 (1.19%) webpack
19 275 (1.14%) Mocha
General
1 4524 (18.76%) Finance
2 2767 (11.47%) Banking
3 1353 (5.61%) Front Office
4 1015 (4.21%) Investment Banking
5 705 (2.92%) Retail
6 614 (2.55%) Marketing
7 374 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 288 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 276 (1.14%) Advertising
10 245 (1.02%) Games
11 222 (0.92%) Electronics
12 193 (0.80%) Financial Institution
13 188 (0.78%) Publishing
14 161 (0.67%) Back Office
15 133 (0.55%) Legal
16 98 (0.41%) Law
17 74 (0.31%) Automotive
18 62 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
19 59 (0.24%) Billing
20 53 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7178 (29.76%) HTML
2 6543 (27.13%) CSS
3 5096 (21.13%) .NET
4 4263 (17.68%) AngularJS
5 3501 (14.52%) HTML5
6 2613 (10.84%) Web Services
7 2599 (10.78%) jQuery
8 2558 (10.61%) Spring
9 2382 (9.88%) CSS3
10 2247 (9.32%) REST
11 2234 (9.26%) ASP.NET
12 2229 (9.24%) Node.js
13 2010 (8.33%) React
14 1980 (8.21%) XML
15 1941 (8.05%) RESTful
16 1771 (7.34%) JSON
17 1122 (4.65%) Sass
18 1095 (4.54%) .NET Framework
19 1087 (4.51%) SOAP
20 1074 (4.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1394 (5.78%) User Experience
2 1372 (5.69%) Greenfield Project
3 1108 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 770 (3.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 766 (3.18%) Mobile App
6 712 (2.95%) Computer Science
7 591 (2.45%) Fixed Income
8 487 (2.02%) Derivative
9 482 (2.00%) Equities
10 405 (1.68%) Algorithms
11 378 (1.57%) Fintech
12 372 (1.54%) Data Structures
13 345 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
14 167 (0.69%) Virtual Team
15 151 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
16 144 (0.60%) iPad
17 139 (0.58%) Hedge funds
17 139 (0.58%) Market Risk
18 138 (0.57%) Management Information System
19 135 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2459 (10.20%) Linux
2 1535 (6.37%) Unix
3 1058 (4.39%) Windows
4 795 (3.30%) Android
5 741 (3.07%) Apple iOS
6 187 (0.78%) Mac OS X
7 106 (0.44%) Solaris
8 105 (0.44%) Windows Server
9 92 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 89 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 79 (0.33%) Mac OS
12 55 (0.23%) CentOS
13 32 (0.13%) AIX
14 29 (0.12%) Windows 10
15 23 (0.095%) Debian
16 22 (0.091%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (0.075%) HPUX
18 17 (0.070%) VMS
18 17 (0.070%) Windows 7
19 14 (0.058%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9517 (39.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4945 (20.51%) TDD
3 3312 (13.73%) MVC
4 3020 (12.52%) Scrum
5 2585 (10.72%) Front End Development
6 2252 (9.34%) OO
7 2143 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
8 2117 (8.78%) Web Development
9 1963 (8.14%) Test Automation
10 1923 (7.97%) BDD
11 1553 (6.44%) Microservices
12 1498 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
13 1456 (6.04%) DevOps
14 1360 (5.64%) Unit Testing
15 1350 (5.60%) Software Engineering
16 1169 (4.85%) E-Commerce
17 1097 (4.55%) Multithreading
18 1032 (4.28%) SDLC
19 1002 (4.15%) ETL
20 972 (4.03%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8615 (35.72%) JavaScript
2 7526 (31.21%) Java
3 5908 (24.50%) SQL
4 5366 (22.25%) C#
5 2278 (9.45%) Python
6 1301 (5.39%) C++
7 1275 (5.29%) Scala
8 1259 (5.22%) PHP
9 954 (3.96%) T-SQL
10 821 (3.40%) Ruby
11 742 (3.08%) PL/SQL
12 498 (2.07%) ES6
13 472 (1.96%) C
14 445 (1.85%) TypeScript
15 420 (1.74%) Perl
16 395 (1.64%) Shell Script
17 383 (1.59%) VB.NET
18 359 (1.49%) Objective-C
19 346 (1.43%) Apple Swift
20 329 (1.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1041 (4.32%) Degree
2 942 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 619 (2.57%) SC Cleared
4 324 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 150 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 105 (0.44%) DV Cleared
7 81 (0.34%) PhD
8 69 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
9 64 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 54 (0.22%) Master's Degree
11 35 (0.15%) BC Cleared
12 28 (0.12%) Sun Certification
13 25 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
14 18 (0.075%) HNC
15 17 (0.070%) CFA
15 17 (0.070%) OCPJP
16 15 (0.062%) ISTQB
16 15 (0.062%) MBA
17 13 (0.054%) DBS Check
18 12 (0.050%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 600 (2.49%) QA
2 184 (0.76%) MiFID
3 152 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 90 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 50 (0.21%) SLA
6 45 (0.19%) EMIR
7 35 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 32 (0.13%) HL7
9 25 (0.10%) WCAG
10 24 (0.100%) PCI DSS
10 24 (0.100%) WAI
11 16 (0.066%) IFRS
12 15 (0.062%) IFRS 9
12 15 (0.062%) ISO 9001
13 12 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 8 (0.033%) FATCA
16 5 (0.021%) COREP
16 5 (0.021%) ISO 14001
16 5 (0.021%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 905 (3.75%) Docker
2 86 (0.36%) HDFS
3 68 (0.28%) Apache Flume
4 50 (0.21%) Active Directory
5 42 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 20 (0.083%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.070%) Time Sharing Option
8 16 (0.066%) Shibboleth
9 13 (0.054%) VirtualBox
10 12 (0.050%) Firmware
10 12 (0.050%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (0.046%) Platform Symphony
12 10 (0.041%) Varnish
13 9 (0.037%) NFS
14 6 (0.025%) LXC
14 6 (0.025%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.017%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.017%) vSphere
16 3 (0.012%) Hyper-V
16 3 (0.012%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 342 (1.42%) Puppet
2 333 (1.38%) Ansible
3 227 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 146 (0.61%) Kubernetes
5 80 (0.33%) Kibana
6 79 (0.33%) Terraform
7 51 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
8 48 (0.20%) Oozie
9 46 (0.19%) Control-M
10 45 (0.19%) Grafana
11 42 (0.17%) logstash
12 27 (0.11%) Mesos
13 17 (0.070%) Prometheus
14 15 (0.062%) SELinux
15 13 (0.054%) Piwik
16 12 (0.050%) Marathon
16 12 (0.050%) vRealize
17 10 (0.041%) Netcool
17 10 (0.041%) WMI
18 9 (0.037%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 2353 (9.76%) Oracle
2 2126 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 559 (2.32%) SAP
4 449 (1.86%) Google
5 402 (1.67%) IBM
6 390 (1.62%) Adobe
7 360 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
8 329 (1.36%) Sitecore
9 309 (1.28%) Sybase
10 293 (1.21%) ServiceNow
11 231 (0.96%) TIBCO
12 209 (0.87%) Tableau
13 187 (0.78%) Xamarin
14 138 (0.57%) Zend
15 136 (0.56%) ION Trading
16 135 (0.56%) Red Hat
17 131 (0.54%) Apple
18 119 (0.49%) Informatica
19 112 (0.46%) Cloudera
20 108 (0.45%) Cognos
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Trust In Soda
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £435 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ISL
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £440 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: £375 per day (circa)
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £440 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £440 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £499 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £535.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: Yesterday