Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £418 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 15 October 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.

Developer
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 272 241 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 25.07% 24.34% 22.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.08% 25.40% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 150 179
West Sussex median daily rate £418 £443 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.65% +8.72% +12.28%
10th Percentile £300 £307 £304
90th Percentile £525 £545 £533
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 6
West Sussex median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +10.47% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £41.25 £33.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £47.25
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +14.67%

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 1,043 949 1,328
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.13% 95.86% 97.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 574 774
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £236 £262
90th Percentile £563 £538 £539
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 52 52
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.47% +47.83% +79.69%
10th Percentile £14.42 £13.00 £10.29
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +11.11% -7.38% +7.97%

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 15 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in West Sussex over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 October 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
Worthing -1 116 £475 -2.71% 21
Crawley +12 50 £348 -14.46% 20
Gatwick -4 16 £388 +13.97% 3
East Grinstead +3 12 £358 -15.74% 4
Horsham +3 10 £416 +16.84% 13
Chichester +2 8 £375 -6.25% 3
Burgess Hill - 4 - - 6
Steyning - 3 £400 -
Haywards Heath - 3 £350 - 1
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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.

1 123 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (41.18%) Java
3 96 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 78 (28.68%) C#
5 76 (27.94%) CSS
5 76 (27.94%) JSON
6 73 (26.84%) HTML
6 73 (26.84%) SQL
7 68 (25.00%) REST
8 60 (22.06%) MVC
9 58 (21.32%) .NET
9 58 (21.32%) Scala
10 57 (20.96%) Git (software)
11 56 (20.59%) Scrum
12 55 (20.22%) HTML5
13 54 (19.85%) Test Automation
13 54 (19.85%) Spring
14 51 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
15 48 (17.65%) SQL Server
16 46 (16.91%) DevOps
16 46 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
17 45 (16.54%) Microservices
18 44 (16.18%) TDD
19 43 (15.81%) XML
19 43 (15.81%) Configuration Management
20 42 (15.44%) Microsoft
20 42 (15.44%) Linux
20 42 (15.44%) Google
20 42 (15.44%) jQuery
20 42 (15.44%) CSS3

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 27 (9.93%) Confluence
2 23 (8.46%) WebLogic
3 19 (6.99%) Tomcat
4 17 (6.25%) nginx
5 16 (5.88%) CMS
6 15 (5.51%) Apache
7 11 (4.04%) IIS
8 9 (3.31%) JBoss
8 9 (3.31%) SharePoint
8 9 (3.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (3.31%) Umbraco
9 6 (2.21%) SAP Portal
10 4 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.10%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.74%) SAS
12 2 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.74%) WordPress
13 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (3.68%) MS Visio
2 9 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.37%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (3.31%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.88%) Google Analytics
3 11 (4.04%) GitHub
4 9 (3.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (2.94%) IaaS
5 8 (2.94%) PaaS
6 5 (1.84%) Force.com
6 5 (1.84%) OpenShift
6 5 (1.84%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 4 (1.47%) TestFlight
8 3 (1.10%) Stackdriver
9 2 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.74%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.37%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.37%) Heroku
10 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (14.34%) HTTP
2 20 (7.35%) SSL
3 17 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.37%) Intranet
4 1 (0.37%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 31 (11.40%) NoSQL
3 28 (10.29%) MongoDB
4 26 (9.56%) MySQL
5 22 (8.09%) Relational Database
6 19 (6.99%) Oracle Database
7 12 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (3.31%) Power BI
9 7 (2.57%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (2.21%) Big Data
10 6 (2.21%) Cloud Spanner
10 6 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.21%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.84%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.47%) Redis
13 3 (1.10%) Data Lake
13 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 57 (20.96%) Git (software)
2 38 (13.97%) Jenkins
3 34 (12.50%) JIRA
4 33 (12.13%) JUnit
5 30 (11.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (10.29%) Selenium
7 26 (9.56%) Visual Studio
8 21 (7.72%) Subversion
9 19 (6.99%) IntelliJ
10 17 (6.25%) Cucumber
11 16 (5.88%) Ant
11 16 (5.88%) Gatling
11 16 (5.88%) TeamCity
12 15 (5.51%) Hudson
13 11 (4.04%) Eclipse
13 11 (4.04%) gulp
14 10 (3.68%) Grunt
14 10 (3.68%) Karma Test Runner
14 10 (3.68%) Sublime Text
15 9 (3.31%) Maven
General
1 17 (6.25%) Finance
2 16 (5.88%) Marketing
3 3 (1.10%) Back Office
3 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.74%) Avionics
4 2 (0.74%) Billing
4 2 (0.74%) Electronics
5 1 (0.37%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (27.94%) CSS
1 76 (27.94%) JSON
2 73 (26.84%) HTML
3 68 (25.00%) REST
4 58 (21.32%) .NET
5 55 (20.22%) HTML5
6 54 (19.85%) Spring
7 43 (15.81%) XML
8 42 (15.44%) CSS3
8 42 (15.44%) jQuery
9 40 (14.71%) Play Framework
10 38 (13.97%) ASP.NET
11 36 (13.24%) RESTful
12 31 (11.40%) AngularJS
13 28 (10.29%) ASP.NET MVC
14 25 (9.19%) ASP.NET Web API
14 25 (9.19%) SOAP
15 24 (8.82%) Ajax
16 23 (8.46%) Node.js
17 21 (7.72%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.35%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (3.68%) Virtual Team
3 7 (2.57%) Blackberry
3 7 (2.57%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.57%) User Experience
4 5 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.10%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.74%) Animation
6 2 (0.74%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.74%) Robotics
7 1 (0.37%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 42 (15.44%) Linux
2 23 (8.46%) Windows
3 19 (6.99%) Unix
4 16 (5.88%) Ubuntu
5 12 (4.41%) Android
6 7 (2.57%) Solaris
7 5 (1.84%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.74%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (22.06%) MVC
3 56 (20.59%) Scrum
4 54 (19.85%) Test Automation
5 51 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (16.91%) DevOps
6 46 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
7 45 (16.54%) Microservices
8 44 (16.18%) TDD
9 43 (15.81%) Configuration Management
10 40 (14.71%) Open Source
11 32 (11.76%) Kanban
12 27 (9.93%) Web Design
13 24 (8.82%) Pair Programming
14 23 (8.46%) Functional Programming
15 22 (8.09%) Analytics
15 22 (8.09%) BDD
16 21 (7.72%) OO
17 19 (6.99%) Mentoring
18 18 (6.62%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 112 (41.18%) Java
2 96 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 78 (28.68%) C#
4 73 (26.84%) SQL
5 58 (21.32%) Scala
6 37 (13.60%) Ruby
7 24 (8.82%) Java 8
7 24 (8.82%) Python
8 23 (8.46%) PHP
9 21 (7.72%) T-SQL
10 20 (7.35%) Groovy
11 17 (6.25%) Haskell
11 17 (6.25%) Perl
12 9 (3.31%) ABAP
13 7 (2.57%) TypeScript
14 6 (2.21%) Apex Code
14 6 (2.21%) C
14 6 (2.21%) VB
15 5 (1.84%) C++
15 5 (1.84%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 18 (6.62%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (1.47%) Degree
3 2 (0.74%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.21%) MISRA
2 4 (1.47%) MISRA C
2 4 (1.47%) QA
3 2 (0.74%) DO-178B
System Software
1 28 (10.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (6.99%) Puppet
2 16 (5.88%) Grafana
2 16 (5.88%) Kibana
3 5 (1.84%) Mesos
4 4 (1.47%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.74%) Ansible
Vendors
1 42 (15.44%) Google
1 42 (15.44%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.93%) Oracle
3 20 (7.35%) Adobe
4 15 (5.51%) webMethods
5 12 (4.41%) SAP
6 7 (2.57%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.47%) Kony
8 4 (1.47%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.10%) Anite
9 3 (1.10%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.74%) Automation Anywhere
10 2 (0.74%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.74%) Serena
10 2 (0.74%) Talend
10 2 (0.74%) UiPath
11 1 (0.37%) ComArch
11 1 (0.37%) Pega
11 1 (0.37%) WSO2