Period
to 23 August 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £446 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 August 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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 25650 24975 25747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.71% 23.10% 22.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.15% 24.33% 24.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18674 17993 18080
UK median daily rate £446 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.12% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £269
90th Percentile £625 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 260 283
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25.08 £18.98 £16.49
90th Percentile £55.00 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.91%

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 91123 102646 106818
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.94% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 59200 66921 66780
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2782 3110 4140
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +6.92% +4.53%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.38 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.69 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -5.26% +10.34% +2.99%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 23 August 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 23607 £450 +7.14% 3920
London 0 13318 £500 +11.11% 1709
UK excluding London 0 11972 £400 +6.67% 2383
South East 0 3406 £400 +3.23% 581
North of England 0 2875 £375 - 741
Midlands 0 1599 £375 +3.45% 358
North West 0 1500 £375 - 424
South West 0 1329 £388 +10.71% 254
Yorkshire -1 1190 £388 +1.97% 288
Scotland +3 1087 £375 +7.14% 108
East of England 0 984 £400 +6.67% 270
West Midlands 0 832 £375 - 175
East Midlands 0 755 £375 +7.14% 182
Northern Ireland 0 444 £413 +17.86% 20
Wales 0 284 £373 -0.67% 51
North East +7 186 £350 -4.11% 29
Isle of Man +2 2 £210 - 1

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 10275 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
2 8971 (34.97%) JavaScript
3 8260 (32.20%) Java
4 7400 (28.85%) HTML
5 6780 (26.43%) CSS
6 6214 (24.23%) SQL
7 5607 (21.86%) C#
8 5475 (21.35%) TDD
9 5256 (20.49%) .NET
10 5172 (20.16%) Finance
11 4669 (18.20%) AngularJS
12 3781 (14.74%) SQL Server
13 3653 (14.24%) HTML5
14 3529 (13.76%) Git (software)
15 3525 (13.74%) MVC
16 3259 (12.71%) Banking
17 3121 (12.17%) Scrum
18 2829 (11.03%) Spring
19 2826 (11.02%) Web Services
20 2745 (10.70%) Front End Development
21 2632 (10.26%) jQuery
22 2616 (10.20%) Node.js
23 2505 (9.77%) Linux
24 2468 (9.62%) CSS3
25 2462 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
26 2446 (9.54%) REST
27 2431 (9.48%) Python
28 2420 (9.43%) Oracle
29 2408 (9.39%) OO
30 2372 (9.25%) React

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
1 790 (3.08%) CMS
2 537 (2.09%) Apache Spark
3 526 (2.05%) Apache
4 485 (1.89%) Confluence
4 485 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
4 485 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 453 (1.77%) Tomcat
6 434 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 416 (1.62%) JBoss
8 401 (1.56%) Drupal
9 261 (1.02%) WebLogic
10 254 (0.99%) WordPress
11 251 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 199 (0.78%) IIS
13 195 (0.76%) Mule
14 189 (0.74%) Umbraco
15 186 (0.73%) Apache Solr
16 175 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 154 (0.60%) SAS
18 139 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 448 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 233 (0.91%) Photoshop
3 123 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
4 85 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 85 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 79 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 30 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 27 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
8 26 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 14 (0.055%) InfoPath
9 14 (0.055%) InVision
10 10 (0.039%) Adobe Captivate
11 8 (0.031%) Microsoft Project
11 8 (0.031%) Simulink
12 7 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
12 7 (0.027%) InDesign
13 6 (0.023%) Doxygen
14 5 (0.019%) Fireworks
14 5 (0.019%) GIMP
15 4 (0.016%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 375 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 202 (0.79%) Magento
3 97 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 94 (0.37%) ION MarketView
5 48 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 47 (0.18%) Markit EDM
7 45 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 43 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
9 42 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
10 41 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
11 36 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
12 34 (0.13%) Endur
12 34 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
13 31 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
14 25 (0.097%) Adobe Campaign
15 24 (0.094%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 23 (0.090%) Maximo
17 22 (0.086%) Cognos TM1
17 22 (0.086%) RMDS
18 19 (0.074%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1361 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
2 1102 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 493 (1.92%) GitHub
4 202 (0.79%) PaaS
5 162 (0.63%) SaaS
6 147 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 119 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
8 106 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 95 (0.37%) Office 365
10 86 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
11 85 (0.33%) OpenShift
12 84 (0.33%) Amazon S3
13 71 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
14 69 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
15 66 (0.26%) Heroku
16 62 (0.24%) IaaS
17 61 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 60 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
19 55 (0.21%) Google Analytics
20 39 (0.15%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 494 (1.93%) HTTP
2 172 (0.67%) Internet
3 137 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 95 (0.37%) SSL
5 84 (0.33%) Intranet
6 70 (0.27%) LDAP
7 65 (0.25%) SMS
8 51 (0.20%) DNS
9 45 (0.18%) Bluetooth
10 41 (0.16%) Firewall
11 39 (0.15%) FTP
12 35 (0.14%) Skype
13 34 (0.13%) Kerberos
14 27 (0.11%) Network Security
15 24 (0.094%) Wi-Fi
16 22 (0.086%) AMQP
17 21 (0.082%) FIX Connectivity
17 21 (0.082%) SMTP
18 18 (0.070%) SSH
19 16 (0.062%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3781 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 1403 (5.47%) Relational Database
3 1378 (5.37%) MySQL
4 1308 (5.10%) NoSQL
5 1192 (4.65%) MongoDB
6 1089 (4.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1003 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
8 929 (3.62%) Big Data
9 910 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 745 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
11 736 (2.87%) Hadoop
12 563 (2.19%) Oracle Database
13 541 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 489 (1.91%) RDBMS
15 448 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
16 409 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
17 354 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
18 321 (1.25%) Power BI
19 236 (0.92%) HBase
20 235 (0.92%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3529 (13.76%) Git (software)
2 1704 (6.64%) Jenkins
3 1230 (4.80%) JIRA
4 1034 (4.03%) Maven
5 957 (3.73%) Subversion
6 943 (3.68%) JUnit
7 820 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 796 (3.10%) Visual Studio
9 648 (2.53%) Selenium
10 645 (2.51%) Grunt
11 593 (2.31%) gulp
12 542 (2.11%) Cucumber
13 525 (2.05%) TeamCity
14 488 (1.90%) Jasmine
15 373 (1.45%) Mockito
16 367 (1.43%) NUnit
17 366 (1.43%) Eclipse
18 351 (1.37%) webpack
19 343 (1.34%) Gradle
20 293 (1.14%) Mocha
General
1 5172 (20.16%) Finance
2 3259 (12.71%) Banking
3 1642 (6.40%) Front Office
4 1273 (4.96%) Investment Banking
5 776 (3.03%) Retail
6 714 (2.78%) Marketing
7 508 (1.98%) Telecoms
8 378 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 295 (1.15%) Electronics
10 282 (1.10%) Games
11 245 (0.96%) Advertising
12 225 (0.88%) Publishing
13 219 (0.85%) Financial Institution
14 169 (0.66%) Back Office
15 139 (0.54%) Legal
16 109 (0.42%) Law
17 90 (0.35%) Automotive
18 72 (0.28%) Retail Banking
19 66 (0.26%) Billing
19 66 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7400 (28.85%) HTML
2 6780 (26.43%) CSS
3 5256 (20.49%) .NET
4 4669 (18.20%) AngularJS
5 3653 (14.24%) HTML5
6 2829 (11.03%) Spring
7 2826 (11.02%) Web Services
8 2632 (10.26%) jQuery
9 2616 (10.20%) Node.js
10 2468 (9.62%) CSS3
11 2446 (9.54%) REST
12 2372 (9.25%) React
13 2317 (9.03%) ASP.NET
14 2259 (8.81%) RESTful
15 2045 (7.97%) XML
16 1928 (7.52%) JSON
17 1240 (4.83%) Sass
18 1148 (4.48%) SOAP
19 1122 (4.37%) ASP.NET MVC
20 1109 (4.32%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1505 (5.87%) Greenfield Project
2 1449 (5.65%) User Experience
3 1224 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
4 854 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 778 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 761 (2.97%) Computer Science
7 622 (2.42%) Fixed Income
8 576 (2.25%) Derivative
9 560 (2.18%) Equities
10 452 (1.76%) Data Structures
11 401 (1.56%) Fintech
12 398 (1.55%) Algorithms
13 373 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
14 199 (0.78%) Virtual Team
15 197 (0.77%) Market Risk
16 185 (0.72%) iPad
17 179 (0.70%) Equity Derivative
18 167 (0.65%) Hedge funds
19 150 (0.58%) Credit Risk
20 138 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2505 (9.77%) Linux
2 1542 (6.01%) Unix
3 1068 (4.16%) Windows
4 842 (3.28%) Android
5 764 (2.98%) Apple iOS
6 168 (0.65%) Mac OS X
7 115 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 113 (0.44%) Windows Server
9 101 (0.39%) Solaris
10 89 (0.35%) Mac OS
11 53 (0.21%) Ubuntu
12 48 (0.19%) CentOS
13 32 (0.12%) Windows 7
14 29 (0.11%) AIX
14 29 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
15 25 (0.097%) Windows 10
16 21 (0.082%) Windows Mobile
17 16 (0.062%) VMS
18 15 (0.058%) Windows Server 2008
19 13 (0.051%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10275 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
2 5475 (21.35%) TDD
3 3525 (13.74%) MVC
4 3121 (12.17%) Scrum
5 2745 (10.70%) Front End Development
6 2462 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
7 2408 (9.39%) OO
8 2204 (8.59%) Web Development
9 2102 (8.19%) BDD
10 2007 (7.82%) Test Automation
11 1704 (6.64%) Microservices
12 1630 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
13 1521 (5.93%) DevOps
13 1521 (5.93%) Unit Testing
14 1443 (5.63%) Software Engineering
15 1248 (4.87%) Multithreading
16 1204 (4.69%) E-Commerce
17 1149 (4.48%) SDLC
18 1087 (4.24%) ETL
19 958 (3.73%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8971 (34.97%) JavaScript
2 8260 (32.20%) Java
3 6214 (24.23%) SQL
4 5607 (21.86%) C#
5 2431 (9.48%) Python
6 1371 (5.35%) C++
7 1302 (5.08%) Scala
8 1257 (4.90%) PHP
9 1071 (4.18%) T-SQL
10 764 (2.98%) Ruby
11 717 (2.80%) PL/SQL
12 613 (2.39%) TypeScript
13 592 (2.31%) ES6
14 458 (1.79%) C
15 397 (1.55%) Perl
16 383 (1.49%) Shell Script
17 380 (1.48%) Apple Swift
18 374 (1.46%) Objective-C
19 363 (1.42%) VBA
20 359 (1.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1045 (4.07%) Degree
2 931 (3.63%) Security Cleared
3 623 (2.43%) SC Cleared
4 354 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 137 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 86 (0.34%) PhD
7 74 (0.29%) DV Cleared
8 73 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 72 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
10 59 (0.23%) Master's Degree
11 27 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
12 25 (0.097%) BC Cleared
13 21 (0.082%) Sun Certification
14 16 (0.062%) CFA
15 15 (0.058%) MCITP
16 14 (0.055%) ISTQB
17 12 (0.047%) DBS Check
17 12 (0.047%) MCSE
18 11 (0.043%) AWS Certification
18 11 (0.043%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 611 (2.38%) QA
2 214 (0.83%) MiFID
3 152 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 86 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 43 (0.17%) EMIR
6 40 (0.16%) SLA
7 39 (0.15%) WCAG
8 32 (0.12%) HL7
9 31 (0.12%) WAI
10 26 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
11 18 (0.070%) PCI DSS
12 16 (0.062%) IFRS
13 15 (0.058%) IFRS 9
14 11 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 11 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 9 (0.035%) GDPR
16 6 (0.023%) ISO 9001
17 5 (0.019%) MISRA
17 5 (0.019%) Solvency II
18 4 (0.016%) COREP
System Software
1 1158 (4.51%) Docker
2 114 (0.44%) HDFS
3 88 (0.34%) Active Directory
4 67 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 60 (0.23%) Apache Flume
6 26 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.051%) Firmware
7 13 (0.051%) Platform Symphony
7 13 (0.051%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (0.047%) Time Sharing Option
8 12 (0.047%) Varnish
8 12 (0.047%) VirtualBox
9 10 (0.039%) NFS
10 7 (0.027%) OpenAM
10 7 (0.027%) OpenDJ
10 7 (0.027%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.027%) vSphere
11 6 (0.023%) LXC
11 6 (0.023%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.019%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 407 (1.59%) Ansible
2 364 (1.42%) Puppet
3 260 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
4 237 (0.92%) Kubernetes
5 107 (0.42%) Terraform
6 77 (0.30%) Kibana
7 69 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
8 57 (0.22%) logstash
9 48 (0.19%) Oozie
10 45 (0.18%) Control-M
11 31 (0.12%) Grafana
12 29 (0.11%) Mesos
13 21 (0.082%) Prometheus
14 16 (0.062%) Rancher
14 16 (0.062%) Tivoli
15 14 (0.055%) Netcool
16 13 (0.051%) Business Desktop Deployment
16 13 (0.051%) Sysdig
17 12 (0.047%) Consul
18 10 (0.039%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2420 (9.43%) Oracle
2 2190 (8.54%) Microsoft
3 663 (2.58%) SAP
4 446 (1.74%) Google
5 442 (1.72%) IBM
6 379 (1.48%) Adobe
7 376 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
8 356 (1.39%) Sybase
9 332 (1.29%) Sitecore
10 259 (1.01%) TIBCO
11 254 (0.99%) ServiceNow
12 244 (0.95%) Tableau
13 192 (0.75%) Xamarin
14 154 (0.60%) Apple
15 148 (0.58%) Informatica
15 148 (0.58%) WSO2
16 144 (0.56%) ION Trading
17 132 (0.51%) MuleSoft
18 120 (0.47%) Red Hat
19 119 (0.46%) Atlassian