The median contractor rate for a Technical Developer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Technical Developer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 537 567 526
Rank change year-on-year +30 -41  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Developer 68 81 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 40 62
Median daily rate £488 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £705 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £500 £406
% change year-on-year -15.54% +23.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Technical Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Technical Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Developer in the UK

Technical Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Developer in the UK

Technical Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Developer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Developer in the UK

Technical Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Developer in the UK

Technical Developer
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +33 59 £525 +4.94% 19
London +33 34 £528 +8.20% 10
South East +19 15 £494 -6.13% 1
Scotland +30 8 £350 -20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 8 £350 -34.88%
Edinburgh +21 6 £342 -24.08% 1
Yorkshire +17 5 £399 -5.05% 2
North West +18 4 £425 -5.55% 1
Hampshire +16 4 £550 -26.66%
West Yorkshire +14 3 £399 -5.05%
Manchester +16 2 £425 -5.55%
City of London -3 2 £530 +24.70% 1
Halifax - 2 £423 -
Hove - 2 £423 -
Aldershot - 2 £563 -
East Sussex - 2 £423 -
Glasgow - 2 £350 -
Gloucestershire +5 1 - - 2
Leeds +2 1 £375 -10.71%
Milton Keynes -3 1 £350 -34.88%
South West -9 1 - - 3
Lancashire - 1 £400 - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Buckingham - 1 - -
Blackburn - 1 £400 - 1
Sheffield - 1 - -

Technical Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Technical 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 Technical Developer in the job title.

1 53 (43.80%) Java
2 33 (27.27%) Finance
3 32 (26.45%) SQL
4 29 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (20.66%) Banking
6 24 (19.83%) .NET
7 20 (16.53%) JavaScript
8 18 (14.88%) TDD
9 17 (14.05%) HTML
10 14 (11.57%) Scrum
10 14 (11.57%) IBM
11 13 (10.74%) Oracle
11 13 (10.74%) Software Engineering
12 12 (9.92%) QA
12 12 (9.92%) SOA
12 12 (9.92%) Microsoft
13 11 (9.09%) Workflow
13 11 (9.09%) CSS
13 11 (9.09%) Scala
13 11 (9.09%) REST
14 10 (8.26%) NoSQL
14 10 (8.26%) Cucumber
14 10 (8.26%) DevOps
14 10 (8.26%) VBA
14 10 (8.26%) SQL Server
14 10 (8.26%) Test Scripting
15 9 (7.44%) Selenium
15 9 (7.44%) Retail
15 9 (7.44%) C#
15 9 (7.44%) XML

Technical 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 6 (4.96%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.13%) Apache
2 5 (4.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.48%) JBoss
3 3 (2.48%) StreamWeaver
3 3 (2.48%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.65%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.65%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.83%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.83%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.83%) Drupal
5 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.83%) GemFire
5 1 (0.83%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Temenos T24
2 4 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.31%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (3.31%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.65%) NetSuite
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.83%) Endur
5 1 (0.83%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.83%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.31%) PaaS
2 3 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.48%) SaaS
3 2 (1.65%) Force.com
3 2 (1.65%) GitHub
3 2 (1.65%) IaaS
4 1 (0.83%) CloudSense
4 1 (0.83%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.96%) FTP
2 2 (1.65%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.83%) DKIM
3 1 (0.83%) DMARC
3 1 (0.83%) HTTP
3 1 (0.83%) Internet
3 1 (0.83%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.26%) NoSQL
1 10 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.61%) Hadoop
3 7 (5.79%) Big Data
3 7 (5.79%) DB2
4 4 (3.31%) Apache Hive
4 4 (3.31%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.48%) MySQL
5 3 (2.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.48%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (1.65%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.65%) Impala
6 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (8.26%) Cucumber
2 9 (7.44%) Selenium
3 8 (6.61%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.31%) Eclipse
4 4 (3.31%) Subversion
5 3 (2.48%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.48%) Maven
6 2 (1.65%) JUnit
6 2 (1.65%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.83%) Gradle
7 1 (0.83%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.83%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.83%) JProfiler
7 1 (0.83%) NUnit
7 1 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (27.27%) Finance
2 25 (20.66%) Banking
3 9 (7.44%) Retail
4 7 (5.79%) Law
5 5 (4.13%) Back Office
5 5 (4.13%) Front Office
6 3 (2.48%) Advertising
6 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.83%) Billing
8 1 (0.83%) Electronics
8 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Legal
8 1 (0.83%) Marketing
8 1 (0.83%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (19.83%) .NET
2 17 (14.05%) HTML
3 11 (9.09%) CSS
3 11 (9.09%) REST
4 9 (7.44%) HTML5
4 9 (7.44%) XML
5 8 (6.61%) AngularJS
5 8 (6.61%) RESTful
5 8 (6.61%) Web Services
6 7 (5.79%) J2EE
6 7 (5.79%) Java EE
7 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET
7 6 (4.96%) ISPF
8 5 (4.13%) Hibernate
8 5 (4.13%) jQuery
8 5 (4.13%) JSON
8 5 (4.13%) Spring
9 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (3.31%) JMS
9 4 (3.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) Mainframe
2 7 (5.79%) Fixed Income
2 7 (5.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (4.96%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.31%) Equities
5 3 (2.48%) iSeries
6 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.65%) Clustering
6 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.65%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.65%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.65%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.65%) Tandem
7 1 (0.83%) AS400
7 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.83%) DataPower
7 1 (0.83%) FMCG
7 1 (0.83%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.83%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.79%) Unix
2 5 (4.13%) Windows
3 3 (2.48%) Linux
4 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (14.88%) TDD
3 14 (11.57%) Scrum
4 13 (10.74%) Software Engineering
5 12 (9.92%) SOA
6 11 (9.09%) Workflow
7 10 (8.26%) DevOps
7 10 (8.26%) Test Scripting
8 9 (7.44%) Mentoring
8 9 (7.44%) Unit Testing
9 8 (6.61%) Microservices
10 7 (5.79%) BDD
10 7 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (5.79%) Service Delivery
11 6 (4.96%) CRM
11 6 (4.96%) Data Modelling
11 6 (4.96%) MVC
11 6 (4.96%) Service Management
12 5 (4.13%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (4.13%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 53 (43.80%) Java
2 32 (26.45%) SQL
3 20 (16.53%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.09%) Scala
5 10 (8.26%) VBA
6 9 (7.44%) C#
7 6 (4.96%) JCL
8 4 (3.31%) C
8 4 (3.31%) Groovy
8 4 (3.31%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.48%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.65%) ABAP
10 2 (1.65%) Apex Code
10 2 (1.65%) C++
10 2 (1.65%) Python
11 1 (0.83%) PHP
11 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.83%) RPG
11 1 (0.83%) RPG IV
11 1 (0.83%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.48%) Degree
1 3 (2.48%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.48%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.92%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) EMIR
2 1 (0.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.83%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (4.96%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (1.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.83%) Docker
3 1 (0.83%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) Oozie
2 1 (0.83%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (11.57%) IBM
2 13 (10.74%) Oracle
3 12 (9.92%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.96%) SAP
5 5 (4.13%) Calypso
6 3 (2.48%) Adobe
6 3 (2.48%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.65%) Google
7 2 (1.65%) HP
7 2 (1.65%) Temenos
8 1 (0.83%) Apigee
8 1 (0.83%) ATG
8 1 (0.83%) Infor
8 1 (0.83%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.83%) OpenLink
8 1 (0.83%) Reuters
8 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.83%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.83%) Xamarin
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