Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Digital Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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.

Digital Developer
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 702 682 752
Rank change year-on-year -20 +70 -115
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Developer 196 187 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 141 137
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +8.50% +4.65%
10th Percentile £400 £325 £313
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £463
% change year-on-year +5.88% -8.11% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 97,576 93,827 102,324
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.94% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,061 61,282 66,875
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,176 2,822 3,179
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%

Digital Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Digital Developer in the UK

Digital Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Developer in the UK

Digital Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Developer over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Digital Developer in the UK

Digital Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Digital Developer in the UK

Digital Developer
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 September 2018. 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 -24 189 £525 +7.53% 61
London +9 152 £525 +5.00% 23
UK excluding London -29 44 £450 +5.88% 38
South East -11 15 £488 -0.15% 14
Midlands -36 9 £425 +6.25% 7
West Midlands -44 9 £425 +6.25% 1
South West +4 7 £463 +5.71% 4
Scotland -22 7 £450 -5.26%
North of England -21 5 £560 +86.67% 11
North West -19 4 £560 +86.67% 6
East of England -6 1 - - 2
North East -7 1 - - 2

Digital Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, Digital Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Digital Developer in the job title.

1 132 (67.35%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (48.47%) Finance
3 89 (45.41%) Java
4 77 (39.29%) JavaScript
5 74 (37.76%) Amazon AWS
6 72 (36.73%) OO
7 66 (33.67%) HTML
8 63 (32.14%) TDD
9 62 (31.63%) CSS
10 61 (31.12%) Test Automation
11 58 (29.59%) Continuous Integration
12 56 (28.57%) Git (software)
13 54 (27.55%) MySQL
14 51 (26.02%) Microsoft Azure
15 48 (24.49%) AngularJS
15 48 (24.49%) REST
16 46 (23.47%) NoSQL
17 45 (22.96%) DevOps
17 45 (22.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 44 (22.45%) Oracle
19 43 (21.94%) User Experience
20 42 (21.43%) Microservices
20 42 (21.43%) Docker
21 40 (20.41%) PostgreSQL
21 40 (20.41%) Banking
22 38 (19.39%) React
23 34 (17.35%) Node.js
24 31 (15.82%) HTML5
25 30 (15.31%) Tomcat
25 30 (15.31%) ES6

Digital 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 30 (15.31%) Tomcat
2 29 (14.80%) WebLogic
3 27 (13.78%) OpenStack
3 27 (13.78%) WebSphere
4 9 (4.59%) Apache
4 9 (4.59%) WordPress
5 7 (3.57%) CMS
6 6 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.55%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.51%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.51%) JBoss
9 1 (0.51%) Jetty
9 1 (0.51%) Liferay
9 1 (0.51%) Moodle
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.51%) Tornado
Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.02%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.51%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.51%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (2.04%) Eagle PACE
1 4 (2.04%) Front Arena
1 4 (2.04%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.51%) Magento
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.51%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 74 (37.76%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (26.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (11.73%) GitHub
4 21 (10.71%) Heroku
5 12 (6.12%) PaaS
6 5 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.53%) npm
8 2 (1.02%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (1.02%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.02%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.51%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.51%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.02%) HTTP
2 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (27.55%) MySQL
2 46 (23.47%) NoSQL
3 40 (20.41%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (9.18%) Relational Database
5 14 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 10 (5.10%) Cosmos DB
6 10 (5.10%) RDBMS
7 9 (4.59%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.53%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.53%) Neo4j
11 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.51%) Geospatial Data
12 1 (0.51%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 56 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 28 (14.29%) NUnit
3 27 (13.78%) MSTest
4 22 (11.22%) webpack
5 21 (10.71%) PostCSS
6 20 (10.20%) Jenkins
7 16 (8.16%) Visual Studio Team System
8 15 (7.65%) Maven
9 14 (7.14%) Subversion
10 13 (6.63%) Visual Studio
11 12 (6.12%) JIRA
11 12 (6.12%) TeamCity
12 11 (5.61%) Mercurial
13 10 (5.10%) Cucumber
13 10 (5.10%) Sublime Text
14 6 (3.06%) Bitbucket
14 6 (3.06%) GitLab
15 5 (2.55%) Babel
15 5 (2.55%) Jasmine
15 5 (2.55%) Mocha
General
1 95 (48.47%) Finance
2 40 (20.41%) Banking
3 6 (3.06%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.55%) Front Office
5 3 (1.53%) Marketing
5 3 (1.53%) Retail
6 2 (1.02%) Brand Awareness
6 2 (1.02%) Games
7 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (33.67%) HTML
2 62 (31.63%) CSS
3 48 (24.49%) AngularJS
3 48 (24.49%) REST
4 38 (19.39%) React
5 34 (17.35%) Node.js
6 31 (15.82%) HTML5
7 29 (14.80%) Spring
8 27 (13.78%) Redux
9 25 (12.76%) CSS3
10 22 (11.22%) Enzyme
11 21 (10.71%) Chai
12 17 (8.67%) JSON
12 17 (8.67%) Spring Boot
13 15 (7.65%) RESTful
14 14 (7.14%) OAuth
14 14 (7.14%) OAuth2
14 14 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 13 (6.63%) .NET
16 11 (5.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 43 (21.94%) User Experience
2 24 (12.24%) Data Structures
3 23 (11.73%) Algorithms
3 23 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (11.73%) Computer Science
4 19 (9.69%) Mobile App
5 11 (5.61%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (4.59%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.55%) Fixed Income
7 5 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.04%) Derivative
8 4 (2.04%) Equities
8 4 (2.04%) Exotic Derivative
8 4 (2.04%) Fintech
8 4 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.04%) IPTV
8 4 (2.04%) Over-the-Top Content
8 4 (2.04%) Video on Demand
8 4 (2.04%) W3C
9 2 (1.02%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.63%) Apple iOS
1 13 (6.63%) Linux
2 5 (2.55%) Mac OS X
2 5 (2.55%) Unix
3 3 (1.53%) Android
4 2 (1.02%) Solaris
4 2 (1.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (67.35%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (36.73%) OO
3 63 (32.14%) TDD
4 61 (31.12%) Test Automation
5 58 (29.59%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (22.96%) DevOps
6 45 (22.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 42 (21.43%) Microservices
8 26 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (12.76%) Front End Development
10 23 (11.73%) API Design
10 23 (11.73%) OOD
11 15 (7.65%) MVC
11 15 (7.65%) Scrum
12 14 (7.14%) BDD
12 14 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
12 14 (7.14%) Software Engineering
13 12 (6.12%) Functional Testing
13 12 (6.12%) Web Development
14 11 (5.61%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (45.41%) Java
2 77 (39.29%) JavaScript
3 30 (15.31%) ES6
4 28 (14.29%) C#
5 23 (11.73%) Java 8
6 17 (8.67%) SQL
7 14 (7.14%) Python
8 13 (6.63%) PHP
9 10 (5.10%) JSX
10 7 (3.57%) Go
11 5 (2.55%) C
11 5 (2.55%) C++
11 5 (2.55%) Rust
11 5 (2.55%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.51%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.51%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.51%) XPath
12 1 (0.51%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.55%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.02%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.02%) Degree
5 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.55%) GCP
2 4 (2.04%) WAI
2 4 (2.04%) WCAG
3 2 (1.02%) GDPR
3 2 (1.02%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 42 (21.43%) Docker
2 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (15.31%) Ansible
2 27 (13.78%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (13.78%) Puppet
3 15 (7.65%) Kubernetes
4 12 (6.12%) Terraform
5 6 (3.06%) Rancher
6 2 (1.02%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 44 (22.45%) Oracle
2 21 (10.71%) Twitter
3 13 (6.63%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.08%) Automation Anywhere
4 8 (4.08%) Blue Prism
4 8 (4.08%) UiPath
5 7 (3.57%) Google
6 4 (2.04%) Calypso
6 4 (2.04%) Charles River
6 4 (2.04%) FXall
6 4 (2.04%) SimCorp
6 4 (2.04%) Zend
7 3 (1.53%) Adobe
8 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.02%) Tealium
9 1 (0.51%) Apigee
9 1 (0.51%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.51%) Infor
9 1 (0.51%) Siebel
9 1 (0.51%) Xamarin