Period
to 23 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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.

Developer
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 269 207 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 24.98% 20.50% 19.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.09% 21.25% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 140 137
West Sussex median daily rate £450 £450 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.57% +8.53%
10th Percentile £352 £312 £313
90th Percentile £522 £575 £546
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
West Sussex median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +7.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Contract vacancies in West Sussex with a recognized job title 1,031 974 1,053
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.44% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 585 612
West Sussex median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £217 £206 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 64 48
West Sussex median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +32.35% +40.21%
10th Percentile £11.50 £13.00 £10.18
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.86% -8.04%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in West Sussex

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in West Sussex

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in West Sussex over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in West Sussex

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in West Sussex

Developer
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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
Worthing +1 122 £460 -4.17% 15
Crawley +12 39 £400 +1.27% 12
Horsham +8 30 £413 +10.00% 17
Gatwick -9 11 £375 +10.29% 4
East Grinstead +3 8 £385 -9.41% 1
Chichester 0 7 £363 - 9
Burgess Hill - 2 - - 19
Developer
South East

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 across the West Sussex region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 158 (58.74%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (44.61%) Java
3 109 (40.52%) JavaScript
4 86 (31.97%) Scala
5 84 (31.23%) REST
6 83 (30.86%) Git (software)
7 82 (30.48%) TDD
8 78 (29.00%) Spring
8 78 (29.00%) JSON
9 74 (27.51%) Play Framework
10 73 (27.14%) Microservices
11 68 (25.28%) C#
12 65 (24.16%) HTML
12 65 (24.16%) Scrum
12 65 (24.16%) Jenkins
13 64 (23.79%) Continuous Integration
14 62 (23.05%) SQL
15 61 (22.68%) CSS
16 60 (22.30%) JUnit
17 58 (21.56%) Configuration Management
18 57 (21.19%) Test Automation
19 55 (20.45%) Open Source
20 53 (19.70%) .NET
20 53 (19.70%) Linux
20 53 (19.70%) HTTP
21 52 (19.33%) MVC
22 51 (18.96%) Problem-Solving
22 51 (18.96%) Google
23 48 (17.84%) SOAP
24 46 (17.10%) Ruby

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 31 (11.52%) Confluence
2 30 (11.15%) Apache
2 30 (11.15%) WebLogic
3 25 (9.29%) Tomcat
4 23 (8.55%) JBoss
4 23 (8.55%) nginx
5 10 (3.72%) CMS
6 9 (3.35%) Umbraco
7 8 (2.97%) SAP Portal
7 8 (2.97%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.86%) Drupal
8 5 (1.86%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.74%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.74%) IIS
11 2 (0.74%) Magnolia
12 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.37%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.60%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.37%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.18%) GitHub
1 22 (8.18%) Google Analytics
2 16 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.35%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.86%) TestFlight
7 3 (1.12%) Office 365
7 3 (1.12%) SaaS
7 3 (1.12%) Stackdriver
8 2 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.74%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.37%) Boomi
9 1 (0.37%) Heroku
9 1 (0.37%) IaaS
9 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (19.70%) HTTP
2 28 (10.41%) SSL
3 24 (8.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.50%) MongoDB
2 36 (13.38%) SQL Server
3 29 (10.78%) NoSQL
4 21 (7.81%) Relational Database
5 16 (5.95%) MySQL
5 16 (5.95%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.60%) Power BI
8 6 (2.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (2.23%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.49%) Cloud Spanner
11 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.74%) BigQuery
12 2 (0.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 83 (30.86%) Git (software)
2 65 (24.16%) Jenkins
3 60 (22.30%) JUnit
4 40 (14.87%) JIRA
5 38 (14.13%) Selenium
6 29 (10.78%) IntelliJ
7 28 (10.41%) Cucumber
8 27 (10.04%) Subversion
9 26 (9.67%) gulp
10 25 (9.29%) Eclipse
10 25 (9.29%) Grunt
11 22 (8.18%) Ant
11 22 (8.18%) Gatling
12 21 (7.81%) Hudson
12 21 (7.81%) Karma Test Runner
12 21 (7.81%) Sublime Text
13 14 (5.20%) Maven
13 14 (5.20%) TeamCity
14 10 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (2.97%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (2.60%) Marketing
2 6 (2.23%) Finance
3 5 (1.86%) Games
4 4 (1.49%) Banking
5 2 (0.74%) Avionics
5 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.37%) Advertising
6 1 (0.37%) Billing
6 1 (0.37%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (31.23%) REST
2 78 (29.00%) JSON
2 78 (29.00%) Spring
3 74 (27.51%) Play Framework
4 65 (24.16%) HTML
5 61 (22.68%) CSS
6 53 (19.70%) .NET
7 48 (17.84%) SOAP
8 46 (17.10%) RESTful
9 43 (15.99%) HTML5
10 42 (15.61%) AngularJS
10 42 (15.61%) jQuery
11 38 (14.13%) XML
12 31 (11.52%) J2EE
13 30 (11.15%) ASP.NET
13 30 (11.15%) Hibernate
13 30 (11.15%) Node.js
14 28 (10.41%) .NET Framework
15 26 (9.67%) Django
15 26 (9.67%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.95%) Mobile App
2 14 (5.20%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (3.72%) User Experience
4 8 (2.97%) Animation
5 5 (1.86%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.37%) FMCG
8 1 (0.37%) PMI
8 1 (0.37%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 53 (19.70%) Linux
2 41 (15.24%) Unix
3 28 (10.41%) Windows
4 22 (8.18%) Ubuntu
5 16 (5.95%) Android
6 6 (2.23%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.49%) Solaris
8 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (58.74%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (30.48%) TDD
3 73 (27.14%) Microservices
4 65 (24.16%) Scrum
5 64 (23.79%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (21.56%) Configuration Management
7 57 (21.19%) Test Automation
8 55 (20.45%) Open Source
9 52 (19.33%) MVC
10 51 (18.96%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (16.36%) DevOps
12 30 (11.15%) Unit Testing
13 27 (10.04%) Mentoring
13 27 (10.04%) Pair Programming
14 26 (9.67%) BDD
14 26 (9.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 26 (9.67%) Web Development
15 25 (9.29%) Kanban
15 25 (9.29%) OO
16 24 (8.92%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 120 (44.61%) Java
2 109 (40.52%) JavaScript
3 86 (31.97%) Scala
4 68 (25.28%) C#
5 62 (23.05%) SQL
6 46 (17.10%) Ruby
7 31 (11.52%) Python
8 23 (8.55%) Haskell
9 22 (8.18%) Groovy
9 22 (8.18%) Perl
10 14 (5.20%) Java 8
11 12 (4.46%) PL/SQL
12 11 (4.09%) Kotlin
12 11 (4.09%) PHP
13 10 (3.72%) VB.NET
14 9 (3.35%) ABAP
15 8 (2.97%) Shell Script
15 8 (2.97%) TypeScript
16 7 (2.60%) C
17 6 (2.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 30 (11.15%) BPSS Clearance
2 11 (4.09%) Degree
3 5 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.97%) WCAG
2 4 (1.49%) MISRA
2 4 (1.49%) MISRA C
2 4 (1.49%) QA
3 2 (0.74%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) GDPR
4 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (13.01%) Docker
Systems Management
1 29 (10.78%) Puppet
2 22 (8.18%) Grafana
2 22 (8.18%) Kibana
3 3 (1.12%) Ansible
4 1 (0.37%) Mesos
4 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 51 (18.96%) Google
2 35 (13.01%) Microsoft
3 32 (11.90%) Oracle
4 26 (9.67%) webMethods
5 23 (8.55%) Adobe
6 10 (3.72%) SAP
7 5 (1.86%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.49%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.12%) Serena
10 2 (0.74%) Kony
10 2 (0.74%) Tableau
11 1 (0.37%) Dell
11 1 (0.37%) Informatica
11 1 (0.37%) Pega
11 1 (0.37%) UiPath
11 1 (0.37%) WSO2