Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Digital Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 720 722 569
Rank change year-on-year +2 -153 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Developer 155 140 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 112 278
UK median daily rate £525 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.64% +4.12% -
10th Percentile £356 £310 £300
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £427 £406 £441
% change year-on-year +5.17% -7.83% +13.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
UK median hourly rate £23.80 - £30.00
10th Percentile £18.22 - £29.00
90th Percentile £24.09 - £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 95,070 91,512 101,809
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.75% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,231 59,759 64,878
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,781 3,213 3,853
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.70% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.20% -2.97% +9.09%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +3 145 £525 +22.09% 81
London +14 123 £525 +12.90% 40
UK excluding London -33 30 £427 +5.17% 42
Scotland -9 9 £475 - 1
Midlands 0 6 £388 -13.89% 10
South East -15 6 £475 -10.65% 10
North of England -1 5 £375 - 9
West Midlands +5 4 £388 -16.67% 6
East of England -11 3 £451 - 7
North East +39 2 £375 - 1
North West -2 2 £300 -22.58% 5
Yorkshire +19 1 £437 +27.13% 3
South West +5 1 £475 +47.29% 5
East Midlands +1 1 - - 4

Digital Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Digital 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 Digital Developer in the job title.

1 120 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (59.35%) Java
3 75 (48.39%) TDD
4 57 (36.77%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 55 (35.48%) JavaScript
5 55 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (35.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 52 (33.55%) NoSQL
6 52 (33.55%) OO
7 50 (32.26%) HTML
7 50 (32.26%) Oracle
8 49 (31.61%) MySQL
9 48 (30.97%) Tomcat
9 48 (30.97%) Amazon AWS
10 47 (30.32%) PostgreSQL
11 46 (29.68%) WebLogic
11 46 (29.68%) Puppet
12 45 (29.03%) WebSphere
13 44 (28.39%) Finance
13 44 (28.39%) Ansible
14 43 (27.74%) Opscode Chef
14 43 (27.74%) OpenStack
14 43 (27.74%) NUnit
14 43 (27.74%) MSTest
15 42 (27.10%) CSS
16 38 (24.52%) Git (software)
17 34 (21.94%) Test Automation
18 32 (20.65%) Microservices
19 29 (18.71%) Linux
20 25 (16.13%) BDD

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 48 (30.97%) Tomcat
2 46 (29.68%) WebLogic
3 45 (29.03%) WebSphere
4 43 (27.74%) OpenStack
5 13 (8.39%) CMS
6 9 (5.81%) Drupal
7 6 (3.87%) Apache
7 6 (3.87%) WordPress
8 5 (3.23%) Confluence
9 4 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (2.58%) JBoss
9 4 (2.58%) Joomla!
10 3 (1.94%) Apache Solr
11 2 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (1.29%) Apache Spark
11 2 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (1.29%) nginx
11 2 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (1.29%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.65%) Jupyter
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 55 (35.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (30.97%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.52%) PaaS
4 5 (3.23%) GitHub
5 4 (2.58%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.29%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.29%) npm
6 2 (1.29%) Serverless
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.65%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.65%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.65%) IaaS
7 1 (0.65%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.65%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.10%) HTTP
2 3 (1.94%) SMS
3 2 (1.29%) Skype
3 2 (1.29%) SSL
3 2 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.65%) FTP
4 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (33.55%) NoSQL
2 49 (31.61%) MySQL
3 47 (30.32%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (10.32%) MongoDB
5 13 (8.39%) Relational Database
6 8 (5.16%) SQL Server
7 6 (3.87%) Neo4j
8 5 (3.23%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (1.94%) Big Data
10 2 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.29%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.65%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.65%) Redis
11 1 (0.65%) Riak
11 1 (0.65%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 43 (27.74%) MSTest
1 43 (27.74%) NUnit
2 38 (24.52%) Git (software)
3 14 (9.03%) Jenkins
4 11 (7.10%) Grunt
4 11 (7.10%) gulp
4 11 (7.10%) Subversion
5 9 (5.81%) Cucumber
5 9 (5.81%) JUnit
5 9 (5.81%) Maven
6 8 (5.16%) Selenium
7 7 (4.52%) IntelliJ
7 7 (4.52%) Jasmine
7 7 (4.52%) JIRA
7 7 (4.52%) Mocha
8 5 (3.23%) Mockito
9 4 (2.58%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.58%) Gerrit
9 4 (2.58%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (2.58%) SonarQube
General
1 44 (28.39%) Finance
2 6 (3.87%) Banking
3 4 (2.58%) Law
3 4 (2.58%) Marketing
4 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.65%) Front Office
4 1 (0.65%) Retail
4 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (32.26%) HTML
2 42 (27.10%) CSS
3 24 (15.48%) HTML5
4 23 (14.84%) .NET
5 19 (12.26%) Node.js
5 19 (12.26%) REST
6 17 (10.97%) AngularJS
6 17 (10.97%) jQuery
6 17 (10.97%) RESTful
7 16 (10.32%) Spring
8 11 (7.10%) Sass
9 10 (6.45%) CSS3
9 10 (6.45%) Spring Boot
10 9 (5.81%) React
11 8 (5.16%) JSON
12 7 (4.52%) Hibernate
12 7 (4.52%) Play Framework
12 7 (4.52%) SOAP
12 7 (4.52%) Web Services
13 6 (3.87%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.03%) User Experience
2 9 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (5.16%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.87%) Taxonomies
5 4 (2.58%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.29%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.65%) Animation
8 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.65%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.65%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.71%) Linux
2 23 (14.84%) Unix
3 11 (7.10%) Mac OS X
4 10 (6.45%) Mac OS
5 5 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.94%) Windows
7 2 (1.29%) Android
7 2 (1.29%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (48.39%) TDD
3 57 (36.77%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 55 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (33.55%) OO
6 34 (21.94%) Test Automation
7 32 (20.65%) Microservices
8 25 (16.13%) BDD
9 24 (15.48%) Web Development
10 23 (14.84%) Front End Development
11 19 (12.26%) Continuous Deployment
11 19 (12.26%) Scrum
12 17 (10.97%) DevOps
13 15 (9.68%) Open Source
14 14 (9.03%) Responsive Web Design
15 13 (8.39%) MVC
16 12 (7.74%) Web Design
17 10 (6.45%) Analytics
17 10 (6.45%) Unit Testing
18 9 (5.81%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 92 (59.35%) Java
2 55 (35.48%) JavaScript
3 21 (13.55%) Ruby
4 20 (12.90%) Python
5 17 (10.97%) C#
6 16 (10.32%) Scala
7 12 (7.74%) PHP
8 8 (5.16%) SQL
9 5 (3.23%) Go
10 3 (1.94%) C
10 3 (1.94%) Groovy
10 3 (1.94%) Perl
11 2 (1.29%) ES7
11 2 (1.29%) Haskell
11 2 (1.29%) XPath
12 1 (0.65%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.65%) ES6
12 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.65%) Degree
3 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.94%) WCAG
3 2 (1.29%) QA
System Software
1 13 (8.39%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 46 (29.68%) Puppet
2 44 (28.39%) Ansible
3 43 (27.74%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.29%) Grafana
4 2 (1.29%) Kibana
4 2 (1.29%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 50 (32.26%) Oracle
2 5 (3.23%) Apigee
3 4 (2.58%) Google
4 3 (1.94%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.29%) Adobe
5 2 (1.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.29%) webMethods
6 1 (0.65%) IBM
6 1 (0.65%) Marketo
6 1 (0.65%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.65%) Pega
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.65%) Splunk
6 1 (0.65%) VMware