Period
to 24 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Digital Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 656 666 686
Rank change year-on-year +10 +20 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Developer 230 175 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 133 164
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +8.88% +4.18%
10th Percentile £369 £338 £313
90th Percentile £599 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
UK median hourly rate £23.80 - £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 95,076 86,968 101,571
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.95% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,247 56,247 65,952
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,875 3,102
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.14 £50.00 £48.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.74% -11.85% +18.96%

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 24 June 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 14 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 24 June 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 -3 220 £525 +10.53% 41
London +27 172 £525 +5.00% 14
UK excluding London -49 58 £450 +2.86% 32
South East -20 22 £388 -20.63% 8
Scotland -32 10 £450 - 2
South West +6 9 £475 +11.76% 3
Midlands -35 9 £479 +6.44% 8
North of England -26 7 £560 +86.67% 7
West Midlands -27 7 £479 +4.13% 5
East Midlands -7 3 £402 -4.29% 3
North West -18 3 £565 +88.33% 3
North East -3 2 £450 +39.53%
Yorkshire -22 2 £581 +111.36% 4
East of England -10 1 - - 1

Digital Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 157 (68.26%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (49.57%) Finance
3 113 (49.13%) Java
4 85 (36.96%) Amazon AWS
5 84 (36.52%) TDD
6 83 (36.09%) OO
7 77 (33.48%) JavaScript
8 76 (33.04%) Continuous Integration
9 73 (31.74%) HTML
10 71 (30.87%) Test Automation
11 70 (30.43%) Git (software)
12 63 (27.39%) Microsoft Azure
13 60 (26.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 58 (25.22%) NoSQL
14 58 (25.22%) CSS
15 57 (24.78%) PostgreSQL
16 56 (24.35%) MySQL
17 52 (22.61%) REST
18 51 (22.17%) Oracle
19 46 (20.00%) Ansible
20 45 (19.57%) Microservices
20 45 (19.57%) NUnit
20 45 (19.57%) Puppet
21 44 (19.13%) User Experience
22 43 (18.70%) WebSphere
22 43 (18.70%) Tomcat
23 41 (17.83%) WebLogic
23 41 (17.83%) MSTest
23 41 (17.83%) OpenStack
23 41 (17.83%) Opscode Chef

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 43 (18.70%) Tomcat
1 43 (18.70%) WebSphere
2 41 (17.83%) OpenStack
2 41 (17.83%) WebLogic
3 12 (5.22%) CMS
3 12 (5.22%) WordPress
4 7 (3.04%) Drupal
5 5 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.74%) Joomla!
7 3 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.30%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.87%) Apache
8 2 (0.87%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.43%) JBoss
9 1 (0.43%) Jetty
9 1 (0.43%) Liferay
9 1 (0.43%) Moodle
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.87%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.43%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.43%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (1.74%) Eagle PACE
1 4 (1.74%) Front Arena
1 4 (1.74%) Social Studio
1 4 (1.74%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.87%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.43%) Magento
3 1 (0.43%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 85 (36.96%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (27.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (10.00%) GitHub
4 20 (8.70%) Heroku
5 14 (6.09%) PaaS
6 8 (3.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (2.17%) npm
7 5 (2.17%) Serverless
8 4 (1.74%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.74%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.74%) IaaS
9 3 (1.30%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.87%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.43%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.48%) HTTP
2 3 (1.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (25.22%) NoSQL
2 57 (24.78%) PostgreSQL
3 56 (24.35%) MySQL
4 26 (11.30%) Relational Database
5 20 (8.70%) MongoDB
6 15 (6.52%) SQL Server
7 10 (4.35%) Cosmos DB
8 9 (3.91%) Neo4j
9 8 (3.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (2.17%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.74%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.30%) Big Data
13 2 (0.87%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.87%) Data Lake
13 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.87%) MariaDB
14 1 (0.43%) Cloud Spanner
14 1 (0.43%) Geospatial Data
14 1 (0.43%) NewSQL
Development Applications
1 70 (30.43%) Git (software)
2 45 (19.57%) NUnit
3 41 (17.83%) MSTest
4 24 (10.43%) webpack
5 22 (9.57%) Subversion
6 21 (9.13%) Jenkins
7 20 (8.70%) PostCSS
7 20 (8.70%) Visual Studio Team System
8 17 (7.39%) JIRA
9 16 (6.96%) Maven
10 15 (6.52%) Visual Studio
11 11 (4.78%) Jasmine
11 11 (4.78%) Mercurial
12 10 (4.35%) Cucumber
12 10 (4.35%) Mockito
12 10 (4.35%) Sublime Text
13 9 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (3.48%) gulp
14 8 (3.48%) MSBuild
15 7 (3.04%) Mocha
General
1 114 (49.57%) Finance
2 31 (13.48%) Banking
3 8 (3.48%) Marketing
4 7 (3.04%) Retail
5 4 (1.74%) Front Office
6 2 (0.87%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (31.74%) HTML
2 58 (25.22%) CSS
3 52 (22.61%) REST
4 31 (13.48%) AngularJS
5 27 (11.74%) HTML5
6 26 (11.30%) Redux
7 25 (10.87%) Spring
8 24 (10.43%) .NET
8 24 (10.43%) React
9 23 (10.00%) Node.js
10 22 (9.57%) Enzyme
11 21 (9.13%) JSON
12 20 (8.70%) Chai
12 20 (8.70%) RESTful
13 17 (7.39%) CSS3
13 17 (7.39%) SOAP
13 17 (7.39%) Spring Boot
14 15 (6.52%) OAuth
14 15 (6.52%) OAuth2
15 13 (5.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (19.13%) User Experience
2 25 (10.87%) Computer Science
3 22 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (9.13%) Algorithms
4 21 (9.13%) Data Structures
5 18 (7.83%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.48%) Mainframe
7 7 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.74%) Clustering
8 4 (1.74%) Derivative
8 4 (1.74%) Equities
8 4 (1.74%) Exotic Derivative
8 4 (1.74%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.87%) Animation
9 2 (0.87%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.87%) Fintech
9 2 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.87%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.43%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.74%) Linux
2 19 (8.26%) Mac OS X
2 19 (8.26%) Unix
3 13 (5.65%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.30%) Android
4 3 (1.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (68.26%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (36.52%) TDD
3 83 (36.09%) OO
4 76 (33.04%) Continuous Integration
5 71 (30.87%) Test Automation
6 60 (26.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 45 (19.57%) Microservices
8 36 (15.65%) Front End Development
9 34 (14.78%) Continuous Deployment
10 29 (12.61%) DevOps
11 26 (11.30%) Web Development
12 25 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (9.57%) BDD
14 21 (9.13%) API Design
14 21 (9.13%) OOD
15 20 (8.70%) Scrum
16 18 (7.83%) MVC
17 17 (7.39%) Responsive Web Design
18 16 (6.96%) Unit Testing
18 16 (6.96%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 113 (49.13%) Java
2 77 (33.48%) JavaScript
3 29 (12.61%) C#
4 28 (12.17%) ES6
5 25 (10.87%) Python
6 21 (9.13%) PHP
7 20 (8.70%) SQL
8 16 (6.96%) Java 8
9 11 (4.78%) C
10 10 (4.35%) JSX
11 9 (3.91%) Go
11 9 (3.91%) Ruby
12 8 (3.48%) C++
12 8 (3.48%) Rust
13 5 (2.17%) Groovy
14 4 (1.74%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.74%) XAML
15 3 (1.30%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.43%) R
16 1 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (7.83%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.22%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.61%) Degree
5 4 (1.74%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.48%) GCP
2 7 (3.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.30%) QA
4 2 (0.87%) GDPR
4 2 (0.87%) WCAG
System Software
1 36 (15.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 46 (20.00%) Ansible
2 45 (19.57%) Puppet
3 41 (17.83%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (4.35%) Terraform
5 9 (3.91%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.74%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.74%) Nagios
7 2 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 51 (22.17%) Oracle
2 20 (8.70%) Twitter
3 11 (4.78%) Google
4 10 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.48%) Automation Anywhere
5 8 (3.48%) Blue Prism
6 6 (2.61%) Adobe
6 6 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.17%) Zend
8 4 (1.74%) Calypso
8 4 (1.74%) Charles River
8 4 (1.74%) FXall
8 4 (1.74%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 4 (1.74%) SimCorp
8 4 (1.74%) Tealium
9 2 (0.87%) IBM
10 1 (0.43%) hybris
10 1 (0.43%) Infor
10 1 (0.43%) Tableau
10 1 (0.43%) Xamarin