The median contractor rate for a Developer was £440 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.

Developer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 12621 12165 12787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.79% 22.53% 23.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.26% 23.75% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9103 8690 8898
Median daily rate £440 £413 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 122 126
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 £30.00 £22.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.90 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

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%  

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 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 27 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 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 0 11614 £450 +7.14% 4084
London 0 6481 £500 +11.11% 1630
South East 0 1686 £400 - 652
City of London +1 1175 £500 +5.26% 341
North West 0 710 £388 +3.33% 437
South West 0 669 £378 +7.85% 286
Yorkshire -1 621 £400 +3.55% 319
Scotland +3 528 £375 +7.14% 119
East of England +1 485 £400 +6.66% 294
West Yorkshire 0 449 £400 - 194
West Midlands -1 414 £363 - 252
East Midlands 0 391 £388 +14.81% 165
Leeds 0 374 £400 - 137
Manchester 0 351 £375 - 265
Hampshire +1 292 £380 +8.57% 160
Surrey -1 282 £410 +2.50% 117
Oxfordshire 0 269 £425 +6.25% 86
Buckinghamshire +1 250 £388 +10.71% 71
Berkshire +6 248 £403 +0.62% 96
Northern Ireland 0 245 £413 +4.43% 15
Edinburgh +1 241 £375 +2.73% 42
Glasgow +1 241 £375 +11.11% 59
County Antrim 0 232 £413 +3.70% 10
Belfast 0 228 £413 +3.70% 9
Bristol 0 215 £375 +10.29% 100
Milton Keynes 0 160 £369 +5.35% 28
West Sussex 0 152 £450 +2.15% 39
Oxford 0 151 £425 +6.25% 39
Birmingham -1 143 £375 +7.14% 71
Cheshire 0 141 £425 +6.25% 78

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 9552 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
2 8678 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 7585 (31.22%) Java
4 7245 (29.82%) HTML
5 6593 (27.13%) CSS
6 5918 (24.36%) SQL
7 5409 (22.26%) C#
8 5126 (21.10%) .NET
9 4990 (20.54%) TDD
10 4605 (18.95%) Finance
11 4311 (17.74%) AngularJS
12 3577 (14.72%) SQL Server
13 3539 (14.56%) HTML5
14 3335 (13.73%) MVC
15 3116 (12.82%) Git (software)
16 3027 (12.46%) Scrum
17 2822 (11.61%) Banking
18 2621 (10.79%) Web Services
19 2616 (10.77%) Front End Development
20 2603 (10.71%) jQuery
21 2580 (10.62%) Spring
22 2452 (10.09%) Linux
23 2404 (9.89%) CSS3
24 2350 (9.67%) Oracle
25 2304 (9.48%) Python
26 2286 (9.41%) REST
27 2285 (9.40%) OO
28 2252 (9.27%) Node.js
29 2250 (9.26%) ASP.NET
30 2158 (8.88%) 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
1 831 (3.42%) CMS
2 568 (2.34%) SharePoint
3 536 (2.21%) Apache
4 517 (2.13%) Apache Spark
5 436 (1.79%) Confluence
6 400 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
7 397 (1.63%) Tomcat
8 374 (1.54%) Drupal
8 374 (1.54%) WebSphere
9 372 (1.53%) JBoss
10 263 (1.08%) WebLogic
11 247 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 228 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 222 (0.91%) WordPress
14 187 (0.77%) IIS
15 184 (0.76%) Umbraco
16 168 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
17 156 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
18 154 (0.63%) SAS
19 128 (0.53%) Mule
Applications
1 425 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 245 (1.01%) Photoshop
3 121 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
4 82 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
5 77 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 59 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 35 (0.14%) MS Visio
8 20 (0.082%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 18 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
10 15 (0.062%) InVision
11 12 (0.049%) Microsoft Project
12 9 (0.037%) InfoPath
13 7 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
13 7 (0.029%) Doxygen
14 6 (0.025%) EngageOne
15 5 (0.021%) 3ds Max
15 5 (0.021%) Adobe After Effects
15 5 (0.021%) GIMP
15 5 (0.021%) InDesign
15 5 (0.021%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 434 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 186 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 152 (0.63%) Magento
4 87 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 87 (0.36%) ION MarketView
5 55 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 49 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 42 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
8 41 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
9 40 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 32 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
11 30 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
12 27 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
13 26 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
13 26 (0.11%) Maximo
14 25 (0.10%) Endur
15 23 (0.095%) Cognos TM1
16 21 (0.086%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 21 (0.086%) Markit EDM
16 21 (0.086%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1145 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 970 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 458 (1.88%) GitHub
4 187 (0.77%) PaaS
5 148 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 132 (0.54%) SaaS
7 115 (0.47%) Office 365
8 101 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
9 91 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 80 (0.33%) IaaS
11 79 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
12 76 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
13 73 (0.30%) Amazon S3
14 62 (0.26%) Google Analytics
14 62 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 59 (0.24%) Heroku
16 55 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
17 50 (0.21%) OpenShift
18 46 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
19 42 (0.17%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 593 (2.44%) HTTP
2 199 (0.82%) Internet
3 154 (0.63%) TCP/IP
4 113 (0.47%) SSL
5 101 (0.42%) Intranet
6 84 (0.35%) LDAP
7 55 (0.23%) DNS
8 45 (0.19%) FTP
9 44 (0.18%) SSH
10 40 (0.16%) Firewall
11 39 (0.16%) Skype
12 30 (0.12%) Bluetooth
13 29 (0.12%) Network Security
14 26 (0.11%) AMQP
15 22 (0.091%) Extranet
16 20 (0.082%) SMTP
17 19 (0.078%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (0.078%) Wireshark
18 18 (0.074%) Kerberos
19 17 (0.070%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3577 (14.72%) SQL Server
2 1340 (5.51%) MySQL
3 1316 (5.42%) Relational Database
4 1084 (4.46%) MongoDB
5 1079 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1075 (4.42%) NoSQL
7 939 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
8 900 (3.70%) Big Data
9 877 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 710 (2.92%) Hadoop
11 625 (2.57%) Oracle Database
12 612 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
13 524 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 501 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
15 445 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
16 374 (1.54%) RDBMS
17 345 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
18 287 (1.18%) Power BI
19 243 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
20 237 (0.98%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3116 (12.82%) Git (software)
2 1480 (6.09%) Jenkins
3 1094 (4.50%) JIRA
4 967 (3.98%) Maven
5 917 (3.77%) Subversion
6 837 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 812 (3.34%) JUnit
8 741 (3.05%) Visual Studio
9 602 (2.48%) Selenium
10 569 (2.34%) Grunt
11 548 (2.26%) gulp
12 547 (2.25%) Cucumber
13 449 (1.85%) TeamCity
14 444 (1.83%) Jasmine
15 377 (1.55%) Mockito
16 341 (1.40%) Eclipse
17 336 (1.38%) Gradle
18 290 (1.19%) NUnit
19 286 (1.18%) webpack
20 278 (1.14%) Mocha
General
1 4605 (18.95%) Finance
2 2822 (11.61%) Banking
3 1378 (5.67%) Front Office
4 1048 (4.31%) Investment Banking
5 702 (2.89%) Retail
6 615 (2.53%) Marketing
7 381 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 294 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 276 (1.14%) Advertising
10 251 (1.03%) Games
11 226 (0.93%) Electronics
12 201 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 188 (0.77%) Publishing
14 164 (0.67%) Back Office
15 134 (0.55%) Legal
16 98 (0.40%) Law
17 74 (0.30%) Automotive
18 62 (0.26%) Billing
19 61 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
20 52 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7245 (29.82%) HTML
2 6593 (27.13%) CSS
3 5126 (21.10%) .NET
4 4311 (17.74%) AngularJS
5 3539 (14.56%) HTML5
6 2621 (10.79%) Web Services
7 2603 (10.71%) jQuery
8 2580 (10.62%) Spring
9 2404 (9.89%) CSS3
10 2286 (9.41%) REST
11 2252 (9.27%) Node.js
12 2250 (9.26%) ASP.NET
13 2044 (8.41%) React
14 1989 (8.19%) XML
15 1949 (8.02%) RESTful
16 1785 (7.35%) JSON
17 1127 (4.64%) Sass
18 1102 (4.54%) SOAP
19 1091 (4.49%) .NET Framework
20 1076 (4.43%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1404 (5.78%) User Experience
2 1378 (5.67%) Greenfield Project
3 1120 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
4 791 (3.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 776 (3.19%) Mobile App
6 710 (2.92%) Computer Science
7 594 (2.44%) Fixed Income
8 502 (2.07%) Derivative
9 493 (2.03%) Equities
10 415 (1.71%) Algorithms
11 384 (1.58%) Data Structures
12 376 (1.55%) Fintech
13 346 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
14 166 (0.68%) Virtual Team
15 158 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
16 148 (0.61%) Market Risk
17 145 (0.60%) iPad
18 143 (0.59%) Management Information System
19 141 (0.58%) Hedge funds
20 133 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2452 (10.09%) Linux
2 1542 (6.35%) Unix
3 1050 (4.32%) Windows
4 809 (3.33%) Android
5 735 (3.02%) Apple iOS
6 187 (0.77%) Mac OS X
7 106 (0.44%) Windows Server
8 104 (0.43%) Solaris
9 89 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 86 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 80 (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 (0.074%) HPUX
17 18 (0.074%) Windows 7
18 17 (0.070%) VMS
19 14 (0.058%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9552 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
2 4990 (20.54%) TDD
3 3335 (13.73%) MVC
4 3027 (12.46%) Scrum
5 2616 (10.77%) Front End Development
6 2285 (9.40%) OO
7 2158 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
8 2123 (8.74%) Web Development
9 1964 (8.08%) Test Automation
10 1943 (8.00%) BDD
11 1555 (6.40%) Microservices
12 1503 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
13 1464 (6.03%) DevOps
14 1375 (5.66%) Unit Testing
15 1359 (5.59%) Software Engineering
16 1179 (4.85%) E-Commerce
17 1122 (4.62%) Multithreading
18 1042 (4.29%) SDLC
19 1017 (4.19%) ETL
20 956 (3.93%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8678 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 7585 (31.22%) Java
3 5918 (24.36%) SQL
4 5409 (22.26%) C#
5 2304 (9.48%) Python
6 1331 (5.48%) C++
7 1281 (5.27%) Scala
8 1270 (5.23%) PHP
9 955 (3.93%) T-SQL
10 816 (3.36%) Ruby
11 742 (3.05%) PL/SQL
12 511 (2.10%) ES6
13 475 (1.95%) C
14 457 (1.88%) TypeScript
15 409 (1.68%) Perl
16 396 (1.63%) Shell Script
17 390 (1.61%) VB.NET
18 350 (1.44%) Objective-C
19 338 (1.39%) Apple Swift
20 333 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1051 (4.33%) Degree
2 936 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 617 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 325 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 148 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 104 (0.43%) DV Cleared
7 77 (0.32%) PhD
8 72 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
9 67 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 54 (0.22%) Master's Degree
11 34 (0.14%) BC Cleared
12 26 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
12 26 (0.11%) Sun Certification
13 17 (0.070%) CFA
13 17 (0.070%) HNC
14 16 (0.066%) OCPJP
15 14 (0.058%) MBA
16 13 (0.054%) DBS Check
16 13 (0.054%) ISTQB
17 12 (0.049%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 595 (2.45%) QA
2 189 (0.78%) MiFID
3 154 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 89 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 50 (0.21%) SLA
6 45 (0.19%) EMIR
7 34 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
8 32 (0.13%) HL7
9 25 (0.10%) WCAG
10 24 (0.099%) PCI DSS
10 24 (0.099%) WAI
11 16 (0.066%) IFRS
12 15 (0.062%) IFRS 9
12 15 (0.062%) ISO 9001
13 12 (0.049%) 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
17 4 (0.016%) Basel III
System Software
1 912 (3.75%) Docker
2 89 (0.37%) HDFS
3 68 (0.28%) Apache Flume
4 53 (0.22%) Active Directory
5 43 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 20 (0.082%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.070%) Time Sharing Option
8 16 (0.066%) Shibboleth
9 13 (0.054%) VirtualBox
10 12 (0.049%) Firmware
10 12 (0.049%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (0.045%) Platform Symphony
11 11 (0.045%) Varnish
12 9 (0.037%) NFS
13 6 (0.025%) LXC
13 6 (0.025%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.016%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.016%) vSphere
15 3 (0.012%) Hyper-V
15 3 (0.012%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 344 (1.42%) Puppet
2 340 (1.40%) Ansible
3 227 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 151 (0.62%) Kubernetes
5 80 (0.33%) Terraform
6 79 (0.33%) Kibana
7 51 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
8 47 (0.19%) Oozie
9 46 (0.19%) Control-M
10 45 (0.19%) logstash
11 42 (0.17%) Grafana
12 27 (0.11%) Mesos
13 17 (0.070%) Prometheus
14 15 (0.062%) SELinux
15 13 (0.054%) Piwik
16 12 (0.049%) Marathon
16 12 (0.049%) vRealize
17 11 (0.045%) OpenAM
18 10 (0.041%) Tivoli
19 9 (0.037%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2350 (9.67%) Oracle
2 2136 (8.79%) Microsoft
3 565 (2.33%) SAP
4 447 (1.84%) Google
5 403 (1.66%) IBM
6 390 (1.61%) Adobe
7 366 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
8 329 (1.35%) Sitecore
9 315 (1.30%) Sybase
10 289 (1.19%) ServiceNow
11 229 (0.94%) TIBCO
12 206 (0.85%) Tableau
13 191 (0.79%) Xamarin
14 137 (0.56%) ION Trading
14 137 (0.56%) Zend
15 134 (0.55%) Apple
16 132 (0.54%) Red Hat
17 122 (0.50%) Informatica
18 112 (0.46%) Cloudera
19 108 (0.44%) Cognos
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
East Riding
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
D4 Digital Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £440 to £480 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £10 - £13 Per Hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
South East London
D4 Digital Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leicestershire
Rullion
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 1 hour ago
Exeter, Devon
Cardiff DT
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £25,023 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: £150 per day 3 month contract
Posted: 8 hours ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Ascentis
Rate: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East London
D4 Digital Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £475 - £520 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East London
D4 Digital Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £510 to £510 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago