Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 778 739 692
Rank change year-on-year -39 -47 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Developer 118 147 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 76 101
UK median daily rate £475 £453 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.97% +0.56% -
10th Percentile £298 £350 £350
90th Percentile £638 £634 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £60.00 -
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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Technical Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 13 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -31 103 £500 +5.26% 19
UK excluding London +23 70 £440 +3.53% 11
London -28 43 £530 +6.00% 9
South East +15 26 £510 +33.33% 2
North of England +35 12 £433 -8.95% 6
Midlands +35 10 £400 -26.61%
Yorkshire +27 10 £440 -30.98% 2
Scotland +3 10 £450 +28.57% 1
East of England +3 10 £425 -22.73% 2
West Midlands +26 8 £406 -12.63%
North West +17 2 £385 -3.75% 4
East Midlands -1 2 £185 -
South West -4 2 - -

Technical Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 46 (38.98%) Java
2 43 (36.44%) .NET
3 39 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (29.66%) SQL
5 31 (26.27%) Finance
6 28 (23.73%) C#
7 26 (22.03%) Banking
8 19 (16.10%) Selenium
8 19 (16.10%) Web Services
9 18 (15.25%) JavaScript
9 18 (15.25%) Scrum
9 18 (15.25%) TDD
9 18 (15.25%) Git (software)
10 17 (14.41%) AngularJS
10 17 (14.41%) DevOps
10 17 (14.41%) HTML
11 16 (13.56%) XML
11 16 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (13.56%) RESTful
12 15 (12.71%) Cucumber
12 15 (12.71%) ASP.NET
13 14 (11.86%) VBA
13 14 (11.86%) Microsoft Excel
13 14 (11.86%) Test Scripting
13 14 (11.86%) Spring
13 14 (11.86%) Node.js
14 13 (11.02%) REST
14 13 (11.02%) Test Automation
14 13 (11.02%) Microservices
14 13 (11.02%) SQL Server

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 13 (11.02%) CMS
2 5 (4.24%) NServiceBus
3 3 (2.54%) Apache
3 3 (2.54%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.69%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.69%) JBoss
4 2 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.69%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.85%) Drupal
5 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.85%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (11.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.69%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.69%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.85%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.85%) Raiser's Edge
2 1 (0.85%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.54%) CloudSense
4 1 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.85%) IaaS
4 1 (0.85%) PaaS
4 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.39%) FTP
2 3 (2.54%) AMQP
3 2 (1.69%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.69%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.69%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.85%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.85%) DNS
4 1 (0.85%) Firewall
4 1 (0.85%) HTTP
4 1 (0.85%) Internet
4 1 (0.85%) LDAP
4 1 (0.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.63%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.08%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.24%) Big Data
5 4 (3.39%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.54%) MySQL
6 3 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.69%) HBase
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.85%) DB2
8 1 (0.85%) GIS
8 1 (0.85%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (16.10%) Selenium
2 18 (15.25%) Git (software)
3 15 (12.71%) Cucumber
4 11 (9.32%) Visual Studio
5 10 (8.47%) Maven
6 8 (6.78%) Jenkins
6 8 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (5.93%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.39%) JIRA
8 4 (3.39%) JUnit
8 4 (3.39%) Subversion
9 3 (2.54%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.69%) Ant
10 2 (1.69%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.69%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.69%) jMock
10 2 (1.69%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.69%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.69%) TestNG
10 2 (1.69%) Vagrant
General
1 31 (26.27%) Finance
2 26 (22.03%) Banking
3 5 (4.24%) Retail
4 4 (3.39%) Law
4 4 (3.39%) Marketing
5 3 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.85%) Advertising
7 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (36.44%) .NET
2 19 (16.10%) Web Services
3 17 (14.41%) AngularJS
3 17 (14.41%) HTML
4 16 (13.56%) RESTful
4 16 (13.56%) XML
5 15 (12.71%) ASP.NET
6 14 (11.86%) Node.js
6 14 (11.86%) Spring
7 13 (11.02%) REST
8 12 (10.17%) CSS
9 11 (9.32%) jQuery
9 11 (9.32%) Spring Boot
10 9 (7.63%) JSON
11 8 (6.78%) Ajax
12 7 (5.93%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (5.93%) SOAP
12 7 (5.93%) Swagger
13 6 (5.08%) Hibernate
13 6 (5.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (3.39%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.54%) Hedge funds
3 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.69%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.85%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.85%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.85%) IVR
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.08%) Windows
2 5 (4.24%) Linux
3 3 (2.54%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.69%) Android
4 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (15.25%) Scrum
2 18 (15.25%) TDD
3 17 (14.41%) DevOps
4 16 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (11.86%) Test Scripting
6 13 (11.02%) Microservices
6 13 (11.02%) Test Automation
7 11 (9.32%) MVC
7 11 (9.32%) Web Development
8 8 (6.78%) BDD
8 8 (6.78%) Coaching
8 8 (6.78%) E-Commerce
8 8 (6.78%) SOA
8 8 (6.78%) User Stories
9 7 (5.93%) Data Modelling
9 7 (5.93%) Migration
9 7 (5.93%) SOLID
10 6 (5.08%) Service Management
10 6 (5.08%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 46 (38.98%) Java
2 35 (29.66%) SQL
3 28 (23.73%) C#
4 18 (15.25%) JavaScript
5 14 (11.86%) VBA
6 6 (5.08%) PHP
6 6 (5.08%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.39%) C++
7 4 (3.39%) JCL
7 4 (3.39%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.39%) Ruby
7 4 (3.39%) Scala
7 4 (3.39%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.54%) F#
9 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.69%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.85%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.85%) BeanShell
10 1 (0.85%) ES6
10 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (5.08%) Degree
2 5 (4.24%) SC Cleared
2 5 (4.24%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (6.78%) Docker
2 4 (3.39%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (3.39%) vSphere
3 2 (1.69%) Varnish
3 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (6.78%) Puppet
2 2 (1.69%) Ansible
2 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.85%) Control-M
3 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (11.02%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.93%) IBM
2 7 (5.93%) Oracle
3 6 (5.08%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (4.24%) HP
5 4 (3.39%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.39%) VMware
6 3 (2.54%) webMethods
7 2 (1.69%) BMC
7 2 (1.69%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.69%) SAP
7 2 (1.69%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.69%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.69%) Software AG
7 2 (1.69%) Symantec
8 1 (0.85%) ESRI
8 1 (0.85%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.85%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.85%) Remedy
8 1 (0.85%) Tableau