Period
to 21 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 26383 25481 26605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.56% 23.99% 23.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.01% 25.32% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19400 18290 19039
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £275
90th Percentile £625 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 250 306
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24.99 £21.20 £18.32
90th Percentile £63.75 £58.81 £53.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%

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 94181 100639 108360
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.77% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 61868 65556 68886
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2802 3285 4159
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.39 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.71% +2.14% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 October 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 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in the UK

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 Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2017. 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 0 24257 £450 +5.88% 3078
London +1 14004 £500 +11.11% 1222
UK excluding London 0 12005 £400 +6.67% 1979
South East -1 3468 £400 - 509
North of England 0 2671 £388 +3.33% 582
Midlands -1 1578 £375 +2.74% 327
North West 0 1420 £375 - 309
South West 0 1386 £388 +10.71% 202
Scotland 0 1154 £380 +5.56% 75
Yorkshire -1 1109 £391 +2.22% 229
East of England +1 1070 £400 +6.67% 234
West Midlands 0 859 £375 +2.74% 160
East Midlands 0 707 £375 +1.35% 166
Northern Ireland 0 436 £415 +10.96% 8
Wales 0 291 £375 -11.76% 42
North East +3 144 £380 - 44
Isle of Man +1 3 £255 -43.33%

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 10720 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 9223 (34.96%) JavaScript
3 8747 (33.15%) Java
4 7443 (28.21%) HTML
5 6772 (25.67%) CSS
6 6398 (24.25%) SQL
7 5762 (21.84%) C#
8 5739 (21.75%) TDD
9 5325 (20.18%) .NET
10 5301 (20.09%) Finance
11 4708 (17.84%) AngularJS
12 3920 (14.86%) SQL Server
13 3854 (14.61%) Git (software)
14 3598 (13.64%) HTML5
15 3509 (13.30%) MVC
16 3432 (13.01%) Banking
17 3244 (12.30%) Scrum
18 3099 (11.75%) Web Services
19 2961 (11.22%) Spring
20 2765 (10.48%) Node.js
21 2748 (10.42%) Front End Development
22 2675 (10.14%) React
23 2617 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
24 2573 (9.75%) OO
25 2546 (9.65%) jQuery
26 2532 (9.60%) RESTful
27 2516 (9.54%) REST
28 2507 (9.50%) Linux
29 2444 (9.26%) Oracle
30 2372 (8.99%) CSS3

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
1 761 (2.88%) CMS
2 548 (2.08%) Apache Spark
3 535 (2.03%) Tomcat
4 525 (1.99%) Confluence
4 525 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
4 525 (1.99%) SharePoint
5 514 (1.95%) Apache
6 445 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 407 (1.54%) Drupal
8 401 (1.52%) JBoss
9 288 (1.09%) WebLogic
10 270 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 255 (0.97%) WordPress
12 213 (0.81%) Apache Solr
13 207 (0.78%) IIS
14 186 (0.70%) Mule
14 186 (0.70%) Umbraco
15 152 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 152 (0.58%) SAS
16 132 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 483 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 222 (0.84%) Photoshop
3 139 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
4 96 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 85 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 80 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 42 (0.16%) MS Visio
8 39 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 21 (0.080%) OmniGraffle
10 19 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
11 15 (0.057%) InVision
12 14 (0.053%) Adobe Captivate
12 14 (0.053%) InfoPath
13 11 (0.042%) Simulink
14 9 (0.034%) GIMP
15 8 (0.030%) Doxygen
15 8 (0.030%) Pipeline Pilot
16 7 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
16 7 (0.027%) Fireworks
16 7 (0.027%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 367 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 222 (0.84%) Magento
3 98 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 96 (0.36%) Markit EDM
5 95 (0.36%) ION MarketView
6 51 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 49 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
7 49 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 48 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
9 39 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
10 37 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
11 36 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
12 34 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
12 34 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
12 34 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
13 31 (0.12%) Temenos T24
14 28 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 27 (0.10%) Endur
16 26 (0.099%) Oracle EBS R12
17 22 (0.083%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1657 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
2 1291 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 487 (1.85%) GitHub
4 347 (1.32%) npm
5 242 (0.92%) Serverless
6 201 (0.76%) PaaS
7 187 (0.71%) SaaS
8 152 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
9 139 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
10 132 (0.50%) Office 365
11 115 (0.44%) Amazon S3
12 104 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
13 98 (0.37%) OpenShift
14 94 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
15 84 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
16 79 (0.30%) Heroku
17 67 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
18 65 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
19 58 (0.22%) Google Analytics
19 58 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 454 (1.72%) HTTP
2 176 (0.67%) Internet
3 148 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 108 (0.41%) Intranet
5 96 (0.36%) SMS
6 94 (0.36%) SSL
7 75 (0.28%) Bluetooth
8 67 (0.25%) LDAP
9 49 (0.19%) FTP
10 46 (0.17%) Firewall
11 43 (0.16%) AMQP
12 40 (0.15%) DNS
13 36 (0.14%) Kerberos
14 35 (0.13%) Skype
15 32 (0.12%) FIX Connectivity
16 24 (0.091%) Network Security
17 23 (0.087%) SMTP
17 23 (0.087%) Wi-Fi
18 22 (0.083%) Wireless
19 18 (0.068%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3920 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 1526 (5.78%) NoSQL
3 1427 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 1414 (5.36%) MySQL
5 1207 (4.57%) MongoDB
6 1101 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1004 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
8 921 (3.49%) Big Data
9 881 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 793 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
11 736 (2.79%) Hadoop
12 596 (2.26%) RDBMS
13 540 (2.05%) Oracle Database
14 539 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 414 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
16 400 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
17 354 (1.34%) Power BI
18 345 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
19 246 (0.93%) HBase
20 223 (0.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3854 (14.61%) Git (software)
2 1742 (6.60%) Jenkins
3 1285 (4.87%) JIRA
4 1218 (4.62%) Maven
5 996 (3.78%) JUnit
6 994 (3.77%) Subversion
7 828 (3.14%) Visual Studio
8 740 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 667 (2.53%) Selenium
10 653 (2.48%) gulp
11 648 (2.46%) Grunt
12 579 (2.19%) TeamCity
13 554 (2.10%) Cucumber
14 507 (1.92%) Jasmine
15 437 (1.66%) Mockito
16 409 (1.55%) NUnit
17 393 (1.49%) webpack
18 383 (1.45%) Eclipse
19 372 (1.41%) Gradle
20 307 (1.16%) Mocha
General
1 5301 (20.09%) Finance
2 3432 (13.01%) Banking
3 1811 (6.86%) Front Office
4 1366 (5.18%) Investment Banking
5 824 (3.12%) Retail
6 737 (2.79%) Marketing
7 532 (2.02%) Telecoms
8 377 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 325 (1.23%) Games
10 298 (1.13%) Electronics
11 243 (0.92%) Advertising
12 232 (0.88%) Financial Institution
13 226 (0.86%) Publishing
14 182 (0.69%) Back Office
15 158 (0.60%) Legal
16 146 (0.55%) Retail Banking
17 123 (0.47%) Law
18 110 (0.42%) Automotive
19 61 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
20 56 (0.21%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7443 (28.21%) HTML
2 6772 (25.67%) CSS
3 5325 (20.18%) .NET
4 4708 (17.84%) AngularJS
5 3598 (13.64%) HTML5
6 3099 (11.75%) Web Services
7 2961 (11.22%) Spring
8 2765 (10.48%) Node.js
9 2675 (10.14%) React
10 2546 (9.65%) jQuery
11 2532 (9.60%) RESTful
12 2516 (9.54%) REST
13 2372 (8.99%) CSS3
14 2268 (8.60%) ASP.NET
15 2020 (7.66%) XML
16 1923 (7.29%) JSON
17 1301 (4.93%) Sass
18 1240 (4.70%) Hibernate
19 1197 (4.54%) ASP.NET Web API
20 1176 (4.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1486 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
2 1428 (5.41%) User Experience
3 1209 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 982 (3.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 835 (3.16%) Mobile App
6 793 (3.01%) Computer Science
7 621 (2.35%) Fixed Income
8 609 (2.31%) Derivative
9 552 (2.09%) Data Structures
10 516 (1.96%) Equities
11 462 (1.75%) Fintech
12 422 (1.60%) Algorithms
13 373 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
14 216 (0.82%) Virtual Team
15 211 (0.80%) Market Risk
16 181 (0.69%) Credit Risk
16 181 (0.69%) iPad
17 179 (0.68%) N-Tier
18 177 (0.67%) Hedge funds
19 171 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2507 (9.50%) Linux
2 1488 (5.64%) Unix
3 1050 (3.98%) Windows
4 865 (3.28%) Android
5 813 (3.08%) Apple iOS
6 133 (0.50%) Mac OS X
7 127 (0.48%) Windows Server
8 123 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 92 (0.35%) Solaris
10 70 (0.27%) Mac OS
11 51 (0.19%) CentOS
12 50 (0.19%) Ubuntu
13 43 (0.16%) VMS
14 38 (0.14%) Windows 10
15 34 (0.13%) Windows 7
16 33 (0.13%) AIX
17 31 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
18 22 (0.083%) Windows Server 2008
19 17 (0.064%) Oracle Linux
20 15 (0.057%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10720 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 5739 (21.75%) TDD
3 3509 (13.30%) MVC
4 3244 (12.30%) Scrum
5 2748 (10.42%) Front End Development
6 2617 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
7 2573 (9.75%) OO
8 2314 (8.77%) BDD
9 2156 (8.17%) Test Automation
10 2133 (8.08%) Web Development
11 1890 (7.16%) Microservices
12 1646 (6.24%) Business Intelligence
13 1588 (6.02%) Unit Testing
14 1493 (5.66%) Software Engineering
15 1477 (5.60%) DevOps
16 1413 (5.36%) Multithreading
17 1264 (4.79%) SDLC
18 1245 (4.72%) E-Commerce
19 1116 (4.23%) ETL
20 1012 (3.84%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 9223 (34.96%) JavaScript
2 8747 (33.15%) Java
3 6398 (24.25%) SQL
4 5762 (21.84%) C#
5 2369 (8.98%) Python
6 1331 (5.04%) C++
7 1306 (4.95%) PHP
8 1218 (4.62%) Scala
9 1120 (4.25%) T-SQL
10 707 (2.68%) TypeScript
11 695 (2.63%) Ruby
12 686 (2.60%) ES6
13 680 (2.58%) PL/SQL
14 422 (1.60%) Apple Swift
15 420 (1.59%) VBA
16 418 (1.58%) C
17 399 (1.51%) Objective-C
18 371 (1.41%) Shell Script
19 362 (1.37%) VB.NET
20 334 (1.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1087 (4.12%) Degree
2 955 (3.62%) Security Cleared
3 648 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 406 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 123 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 100 (0.38%) PhD
7 90 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 71 (0.27%) DV Cleared
9 66 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
10 59 (0.22%) Master's Degree
11 32 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
12 23 (0.087%) Sun Certification
13 21 (0.080%) BC Cleared
13 21 (0.080%) ISTQB
14 19 (0.072%) MCITP
15 17 (0.064%) MCSE
16 13 (0.049%) AWS Certification
16 13 (0.049%) MCTS
17 12 (0.045%) CFA
17 12 (0.045%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 671 (2.54%) QA
2 229 (0.87%) MiFID
3 155 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 79 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 52 (0.20%) WCAG
6 39 (0.15%) SLA
7 36 (0.14%) EMIR
8 31 (0.12%) WAI
9 28 (0.11%) HL7
10 20 (0.076%) GDPR
11 15 (0.057%) IFRS
12 14 (0.053%) GCP
12 14 (0.053%) IFRS 9
12 14 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 13 (0.049%) Dodd-Frank
13 13 (0.049%) PCI DSS
13 13 (0.049%) Solvency II
14 11 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 11 (0.042%) MISRA
15 4 (0.015%) COREP
System Software
1 1344 (5.09%) Docker
2 118 (0.45%) HDFS
3 104 (0.39%) Active Directory
4 67 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 47 (0.18%) Apache Flume
6 39 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (0.061%) Varnish
9 11 (0.042%) VirtualBox
10 10 (0.038%) Firmware
11 7 (0.027%) KVM
11 7 (0.027%) Platform Symphony
11 7 (0.027%) Time Sharing Option
11 7 (0.027%) vSphere
12 6 (0.023%) OpenAM
12 6 (0.023%) OpenDJ
12 6 (0.023%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.023%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 5 (0.019%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.015%) NFS
Systems Management
1 485 (1.84%) Ansible
2 394 (1.49%) Puppet
3 300 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
4 299 (1.13%) Kubernetes
5 123 (0.47%) Terraform
6 113 (0.43%) Kibana
7 74 (0.28%) logstash
8 67 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
9 56 (0.21%) Grafana
10 54 (0.20%) Oozie
11 49 (0.19%) Control-M
12 33 (0.13%) Mesos
13 22 (0.083%) Tivoli
14 21 (0.080%) Cobbler
14 21 (0.080%) Prometheus
14 21 (0.080%) Rancher
15 20 (0.076%) Consul
16 17 (0.064%) Business Desktop Deployment
17 16 (0.061%) Nagios
18 15 (0.057%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 2444 (9.26%) Oracle
2 2249 (8.52%) Microsoft
3 634 (2.40%) SAP
4 450 (1.71%) IBM
5 423 (1.60%) Google
6 387 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
7 383 (1.45%) Adobe
8 350 (1.33%) TIBCO
9 344 (1.30%) Sitecore
10 315 (1.19%) Sybase
11 303 (1.15%) Tableau
12 250 (0.95%) ServiceNow
13 194 (0.74%) Xamarin
14 174 (0.66%) Apple
15 148 (0.56%) Atlassian
16 146 (0.55%) Informatica
16 146 (0.55%) WSO2
17 140 (0.53%) MuleSoft
18 133 (0.50%) Cognos
19 130 (0.49%) ION Trading