The median contractor rate for a Technical Developer was £498 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 533 550 574
Rank change year-on-year +17 +24  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Developer 68 94 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 56 44
Median daily rate £498 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £408 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £613 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £450 £463
% change year-on-year -7.77% -2.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.64 -
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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 28 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 24 June 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 +22 60 £500 - 31
London +2 31 £530 +0.95% 19
South East +34 9 £485 +10.85% 5
Scotland +46 7 - - 2
Edinburgh +19 7 - - 2
City of London +5 7 £500 - 5
West Midlands +27 5 - - 1
Birmingham +17 5 - - 1
South West +9 5 £388 - 1
North West +10 4 £420 -16.00% 1
Bristol 0 4 £388 -
Yorkshire +15 3 £438 -10.25% 2
Lancashire +9 3 £415 +3.75%
East Midlands -8 3 £185 -58.88%
Buckinghamshire -14 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 £475 - 2
North Yorkshire - 3 £438 -
Blackburn - 3 £415 -
York - 3 £438 -
Northamptonshire 0 2 - -
Hampshire +15 1 - - 3
Manchester +7 1 £425 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £185 -
Windsor - 1 £475 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £185 -
Bath - 1 - -

Technical Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (38.97%) Java
2 48 (35.29%) Finance
3 42 (30.88%) SQL
4 34 (25.00%) .NET
5 30 (22.06%) Banking
6 25 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (16.91%) JavaScript
8 22 (16.18%) IBM
9 20 (14.71%) HTML
10 18 (13.24%) Cucumber
10 18 (13.24%) Greenfield Project
11 16 (11.76%) C#
11 16 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
12 15 (11.03%) Oracle
12 15 (11.03%) Selenium
12 15 (11.03%) Test Scripting
12 15 (11.03%) AngularJS
13 14 (10.29%) VBA
14 13 (9.56%) ASP.NET
15 12 (8.82%) SOA
15 12 (8.82%) Mainframe
15 12 (8.82%) DevOps
15 12 (8.82%) NoSQL
15 12 (8.82%) Scala
15 12 (8.82%) HTML5
16 11 (8.09%) Mentoring
16 11 (8.09%) Scrum
16 11 (8.09%) Service Management
16 11 (8.09%) Service Delivery
16 11 (8.09%) Law

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 (4.41%) Apache
1 6 (4.41%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.68%) Apache Solr
2 5 (3.68%) NServiceBus
2 5 (3.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.21%) Jetty
3 3 (2.21%) StreamWeaver
3 3 (2.21%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.21%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.47%) JBoss
4 2 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.47%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.74%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.74%) Confluence
5 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.74%) IIS
5 1 (0.74%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (3.68%) Temenos T24
3 4 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.47%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.47%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.74%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.74%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
5 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.21%) CloudSense
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.74%) Force.com
3 1 (0.74%) GitHub
3 1 (0.74%) PaaS
3 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.35%) FTP
2 3 (2.21%) Internet
3 2 (1.47%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.74%) DNS
4 1 (0.74%) HTTP
4 1 (0.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.82%) NoSQL
2 11 (8.09%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.88%) DB2
3 8 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 8 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.15%) Big Data
5 4 (2.94%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (2.94%) MySQL
5 4 (2.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (2.94%) SAP Data Services
6 3 (2.21%) Impala
6 3 (2.21%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.47%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.74%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (13.24%) Cucumber
2 15 (11.03%) Selenium
3 11 (8.09%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.41%) Subversion
5 5 (3.68%) SpecFlow
6 4 (2.94%) Maven
7 2 (1.47%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.47%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.47%) JUnit
7 2 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.74%) Capybara
8 1 (0.74%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.74%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.74%) jMock
8 1 (0.74%) Mockito
8 1 (0.74%) NUnit
8 1 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.74%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (35.29%) Finance
2 30 (22.06%) Banking
3 11 (8.09%) Law
4 9 (6.62%) Retail
5 6 (4.41%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.68%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.94%) Front Office
8 3 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.47%) Back Office
10 1 (0.74%) Legal
10 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.74%) Marketing
10 1 (0.74%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (25.00%) .NET
2 20 (14.71%) HTML
3 15 (11.03%) AngularJS
4 13 (9.56%) ASP.NET
5 12 (8.82%) HTML5
6 11 (8.09%) XML
7 10 (7.35%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (7.35%) CSS
7 10 (7.35%) ISPF
7 10 (7.35%) REST
7 10 (7.35%) Web Services
8 7 (5.15%) Hibernate
8 7 (5.15%) Kafka
8 7 (5.15%) Node.js
9 6 (4.41%) J2EE
9 6 (4.41%) jQuery
9 6 (4.41%) JSON
9 6 (4.41%) RESTful
9 6 (4.41%) XSLT
10 5 (3.68%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.24%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (8.82%) Mainframe
3 9 (6.62%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (5.15%) Hedge funds
5 5 (3.68%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.68%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.94%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.21%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.47%) Clustering
8 2 (1.47%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.47%) Derivative
8 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.47%) Equities
8 2 (1.47%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.47%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.74%) AS400
9 1 (0.74%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.74%) LIMS
9 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.15%) Windows
2 4 (2.94%) Linux
3 2 (1.47%) Unix
4 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.74%) VMS
4 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (11.03%) Test Scripting
3 12 (8.82%) DevOps
3 12 (8.82%) SOA
4 11 (8.09%) Mentoring
4 11 (8.09%) Scrum
4 11 (8.09%) Service Delivery
4 11 (8.09%) Service Management
4 11 (8.09%) TDD
5 10 (7.35%) MVC
6 9 (6.62%) E-Commerce
6 9 (6.62%) Programme Delivery
7 8 (5.88%) BDD
7 8 (5.88%) Data Modelling
7 8 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 8 (5.88%) Test Automation
7 8 (5.88%) Unit Testing
7 8 (5.88%) Workflow
8 7 (5.15%) Low Latency
8 7 (5.15%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (38.97%) Java
2 42 (30.88%) SQL
3 23 (16.91%) JavaScript
4 16 (11.76%) C#
5 14 (10.29%) VBA
6 12 (8.82%) Scala
7 10 (7.35%) JCL
8 6 (4.41%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.68%) C++
10 4 (2.94%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.21%) Python
11 3 (2.21%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.47%) C
12 2 (1.47%) Groovy
12 2 (1.47%) Ruby
12 2 (1.47%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.74%) ABAP
13 1 (0.74%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.74%) RPG
13 1 (0.74%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 5 (3.68%) Degree
2 3 (2.21%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.09%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) EMIR
2 1 (0.74%) ISO 20022
2 1 (0.74%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (7.35%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (1.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.74%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.47%) Oozie
1 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (16.18%) IBM
2 15 (11.03%) Oracle
3 10 (7.35%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.68%) HP
4 5 (3.68%) SAP
5 4 (2.94%) Epicor
6 3 (2.21%) hybris
6 3 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.47%) Calypso
7 2 (1.47%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.47%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.47%) Temenos
7 2 (1.47%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.74%) Adobe
8 1 (0.74%) ATG
8 1 (0.74%) Cognos
8 1 (0.74%) Google
8 1 (0.74%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.74%) Reuters
8 1 (0.74%) Sitecore
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £480 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Good rates
Posted: 5 days ago