Period
to 15 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Digital Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 759 731 747
Rank change year-on-year -28 +16 -166
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Developer 144 159 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 122 121
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +4.65%
10th Percentile £409 £325 £310
90th Percentile £650 £574 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 98,694 97,988 97,540
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.94% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,351 64,962 63,626
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,030 2,868 3,307
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.76 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -24 143 £550 +7.32% 44
London 0 119 £575 +9.52% 21
UK excluding London -37 25 £425 +6.25% 26
South East -17 6 £495 +4.21% 6
Midlands -26 6 £413 +13.79% 6
West Midlands -29 6 £413 +13.79% 4
South West - 6 £650 - 1
North of England -16 5 £500 +66.67% 10
Yorkshire -9 4 £500 +40.45% 5
East of England -6 1 £250 -44.60%
North West -8 1 £550 +83.33% 5
Scotland -9 1 £393 -17.37% 2

Digital Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 87 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (53.47%) Java
3 63 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 59 (40.97%) Finance
5 54 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (34.72%) OO
7 49 (34.03%) Amazon AWS
8 47 (32.64%) TDD
9 45 (31.25%) HTML
9 45 (31.25%) CSS
10 42 (29.17%) MySQL
11 41 (28.47%) Git (software)
12 38 (26.39%) Test Automation
12 38 (26.39%) Node.js
12 38 (26.39%) Oracle
13 37 (25.69%) Microsoft Azure
13 37 (25.69%) NoSQL
14 35 (24.31%) REST
15 34 (23.61%) AngularJS
16 31 (21.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 30 (20.83%) React
18 29 (20.14%) PostgreSQL
19 27 (18.75%) WebLogic
19 27 (18.75%) Tomcat
19 27 (18.75%) Docker
19 27 (18.75%) DevOps
20 26 (18.06%) Ansible
20 26 (18.06%) Banking
21 25 (17.36%) NUnit
21 25 (17.36%) Puppet

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 27 (18.75%) Tomcat
1 27 (18.75%) WebLogic
2 24 (16.67%) OpenStack
2 24 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 14 (9.72%) Apache
4 5 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.78%) WordPress
6 3 (2.08%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.39%) CMS
7 2 (1.39%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.39%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.69%) Confluence
8 1 (0.69%) Drupal
8 1 (0.69%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.69%) JBoss
8 1 (0.69%) nginx
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.69%) Tornado
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 49 (34.03%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (25.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (11.81%) GitHub
4 13 (9.03%) Heroku
5 5 (3.47%) PaaS
6 4 (2.78%) SaaS
7 3 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.39%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.69%) Apigee
9 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.69%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.69%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.69%) Serverless
9 1 (0.69%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.39%) Extranet
1 2 (1.39%) HTTP
1 2 (1.39%) Internet
1 2 (1.39%) Intranet
2 1 (0.69%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.69%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.69%) LTE
2 1 (0.69%) SSL
2 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.69%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (29.17%) MySQL
2 37 (25.69%) NoSQL
3 29 (20.14%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (7.64%) Relational Database
5 9 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 9 (6.25%) SQL Server
6 6 (4.17%) Big Data
7 3 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.08%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.08%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.39%) Bigtable
8 2 (1.39%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.69%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.69%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.69%) HBase
9 1 (0.69%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.69%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 41 (28.47%) Git (software)
2 25 (17.36%) NUnit
3 24 (16.67%) MSTest
4 17 (11.81%) Jenkins
5 15 (10.42%) webpack
6 14 (9.72%) TeamCity
7 11 (7.64%) Bitbucket
7 11 (7.64%) Cucumber
7 11 (7.64%) PostCSS
8 9 (6.25%) Mocha
9 8 (5.56%) Babel
9 8 (5.56%) Jasmine
9 8 (5.56%) Maven
9 8 (5.56%) Subversion
10 7 (4.86%) Mercurial
11 6 (4.17%) gulp
12 4 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (2.78%) WebDriver
13 3 (2.08%) JIRA
13 3 (2.08%) Selenium
General
1 59 (40.97%) Finance
2 26 (18.06%) Banking
3 11 (7.64%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.78%) Retail
5 3 (2.08%) Marketing
6 2 (1.39%) Games
7 1 (0.69%) Front Office
7 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (31.25%) CSS
1 45 (31.25%) HTML
2 38 (26.39%) Node.js
3 35 (24.31%) REST
4 34 (23.61%) AngularJS
5 30 (20.83%) React
6 24 (16.67%) HTML5
7 21 (14.58%) Redux
8 20 (13.89%) Spring
9 15 (10.42%) CSS3
9 15 (10.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (9.03%) .NET
10 13 (9.03%) Sass
11 12 (8.33%) Enzyme
11 12 (8.33%) JSON
12 10 (6.94%) Chai
12 10 (6.94%) jQuery
12 10 (6.94%) Spring Boot
13 8 (5.56%) React Native
14 7 (4.86%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.97%) User Experience
2 14 (9.72%) Data Structures
3 13 (9.03%) Mobile App
4 12 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 12 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (7.64%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.78%) IPTV
7 4 (2.78%) Over-the-Top Content
7 4 (2.78%) Video on Demand
7 4 (2.78%) W3C
8 3 (2.08%) Fintech
8 3 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.39%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (1.39%) New Media
10 1 (0.69%) Animation
10 1 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.69%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.25%) Android
1 9 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 7 (4.86%) Linux
3 3 (2.08%) Windows
4 2 (1.39%) Solaris
4 2 (1.39%) Unix
5 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 50 (34.72%) OO
4 47 (32.64%) TDD
5 38 (26.39%) Test Automation
6 31 (21.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 27 (18.75%) DevOps
8 23 (15.97%) Microservices
9 16 (11.11%) Front End Development
10 13 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (9.03%) Scrum
11 12 (8.33%) API Design
11 12 (8.33%) BDD
11 12 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 12 (8.33%) MVC
11 12 (8.33%) OOD
12 11 (7.64%) Capacity Management
12 11 (7.64%) Computer Science
12 11 (7.64%) Web Development
13 9 (6.25%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (53.47%) Java
2 63 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 24 (16.67%) C#
4 20 (13.89%) ES6
5 12 (8.33%) Java 8
6 10 (6.94%) Python
7 7 (4.86%) SQL
8 6 (4.17%) PHP
9 5 (3.47%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.78%) Go
11 3 (2.08%) Scala
12 2 (1.39%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.39%) Kotlin
12 2 (1.39%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.39%) Ruby
13 1 (0.69%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.69%) Groovy
13 1 (0.69%) Haskell
13 1 (0.69%) XPath
13 1 (0.69%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (3.47%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) WAI
1 4 (2.78%) WCAG
2 2 (1.39%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (18.75%) Docker
2 2 (1.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.69%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (18.06%) Ansible
2 25 (17.36%) Puppet
3 24 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (10.42%) Kubernetes
5 11 (7.64%) Rancher
6 6 (4.17%) Terraform
7 2 (1.39%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.39%) cPanel
7 2 (1.39%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (1.39%) Plesk
8 1 (0.69%) Grafana
8 1 (0.69%) Kibana
8 1 (0.69%) Oozie
Vendors
1 38 (26.39%) Oracle
2 10 (6.94%) Twitter
3 9 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.39%) Google
5 1 (0.69%) Adobe
5 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.69%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.69%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.69%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (0.69%) OutSystems
5 1 (0.69%) SAP
5 1 (0.69%) Siebel
5 1 (0.69%) Splunk
5 1 (0.69%) Tableau
5 1 (0.69%) webMethods