Period
to 23 January 2018

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 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 207 210 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 20.50% 19.11% 19.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.25% 19.94% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 137 164
West Sussex median daily rate £450 £407 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.57% +8.53% +10.29%
10th Percentile £312 £313 £296
90th Percentile £575 £546 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +8.43% +7.79% +10.00%

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 974 1,053 1,114
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 95.81% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 612 728
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £206 £275 £259
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 48 46
West Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 £34.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +40.21% +51.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.18 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% -10.23% +21.84%

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 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
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 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 91 £480 -0.26% 12
Gatwick -4 20 £340 -16.46% 4
Crawley -10 18 £395 -2.17% 15
East Grinstead -3 7 £425 +13.33%
Horsham +3 6 £375 -11.76% 11
Chichester +1 1 - - 9
Haywards Heath -2 1 £375 -25.00% 4
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 141 (68.12%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (66.18%) Java
3 84 (40.58%) Scrum
4 82 (39.61%) REST
5 79 (38.16%) Spring
6 73 (35.27%) CSS
6 73 (35.27%) Linux
7 71 (34.30%) HTML
7 71 (34.30%) Scala
8 66 (31.88%) Git (software)
9 60 (28.99%) Test Automation
10 59 (28.50%) JavaScript
11 54 (26.09%) JSON
12 53 (25.60%) HTML5
13 51 (24.64%) SQL
13 51 (24.64%) Microservices
14 48 (23.19%) DevOps
14 48 (23.19%) Web Development
15 47 (22.71%) HTTP
16 46 (22.22%) MVC
17 45 (21.74%) Unix
17 45 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
18 44 (21.26%) Subversion
19 43 (20.77%) SOAP
20 42 (20.29%) Web Services
20 42 (20.29%) XML
20 42 (20.29%) Open Source
21 41 (19.81%) Play Framework
22 39 (18.84%) Spring Boot
22 39 (18.84%) Hibernate

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 35 (16.91%) WebLogic
2 16 (7.73%) Apache
2 16 (7.73%) Confluence
3 15 (7.25%) JBoss
4 10 (4.83%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.38%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (3.38%) IBM Domino
5 7 (3.38%) nginx
6 6 (2.90%) CMS
7 5 (2.42%) Alfresco
7 5 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.42%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.93%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.48%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.48%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.93%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.73%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.86%) Amazon S3
4 7 (3.38%) Amazon Glacier
4 7 (3.38%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (3.38%) GitHub
4 7 (3.38%) Google Analytics
4 7 (3.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (3.38%) Serverless
5 2 (0.97%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.97%) Office 365
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.48%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.48%) Slack
6 1 (0.48%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 47 (22.71%) HTTP
2 16 (7.73%) SSL
2 16 (7.73%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.48%) IKE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.43%) MongoDB
2 29 (14.01%) Relational Database
3 26 (12.56%) SQL Server
4 21 (10.14%) NoSQL
5 17 (8.21%) MySQL
6 16 (7.73%) Oracle Database
7 10 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (3.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (3.38%) DB2
10 6 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.93%) OLAP
12 4 (1.93%) OLAP Cube
12 4 (1.93%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.93%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 66 (31.88%) Git (software)
2 44 (21.26%) Subversion
3 33 (15.94%) JUnit
4 30 (14.49%) Jenkins
4 30 (14.49%) Selenium
5 22 (10.63%) IntelliJ
6 18 (8.70%) Eclipse
7 17 (8.21%) JIRA
8 16 (7.73%) Maven
9 13 (6.28%) Cucumber
10 8 (3.86%) Gatling
10 8 (3.86%) Grunt
10 8 (3.86%) gulp
11 7 (3.38%) Ant
11 7 (3.38%) Karma Test Runner
11 7 (3.38%) Sublime Text
12 6 (2.90%) Protractor
12 6 (2.90%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (1.45%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (2.90%) Finance
2 3 (1.45%) Games
3 1 (0.48%) Advertising
3 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (39.61%) REST
2 79 (38.16%) Spring
3 73 (35.27%) CSS
4 71 (34.30%) HTML
5 54 (26.09%) JSON
6 53 (25.60%) HTML5
7 43 (20.77%) SOAP
8 42 (20.29%) Web Services
8 42 (20.29%) XML
9 41 (19.81%) Play Framework
10 39 (18.84%) Hibernate
10 39 (18.84%) Spring Boot
11 31 (14.98%) AngularJS
11 31 (14.98%) RESTful
12 30 (14.49%) EJB
13 29 (14.01%) CSS3
14 27 (13.04%) JPA
15 26 (12.56%) Ajax
16 25 (12.08%) .NET
17 22 (10.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.76%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (4.83%) User Experience
3 8 (3.86%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.38%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.93%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.97%) FMCG
7 2 (0.97%) PMI
8 1 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.48%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 73 (35.27%) Linux
2 45 (21.74%) Unix
3 26 (12.56%) Mac OS X
4 9 (4.35%) Windows
5 8 (3.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (68.12%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (40.58%) Scrum
3 60 (28.99%) Test Automation
4 51 (24.64%) Microservices
5 48 (23.19%) DevOps
5 48 (23.19%) Web Development
6 46 (22.22%) MVC
7 45 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
8 42 (20.29%) Open Source
9 34 (16.43%) Configuration Management
10 29 (14.01%) TDD
11 24 (11.59%) Continuous Deployment
11 24 (11.59%) Responsive Web Design
12 23 (11.11%) Web Design
13 19 (9.18%) Mentoring
14 17 (8.21%) Unit Testing
15 16 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (7.73%) SOA
16 13 (6.28%) Front End Development
16 13 (6.28%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 137 (66.18%) Java
2 71 (34.30%) Scala
3 59 (28.50%) JavaScript
4 51 (24.64%) SQL
5 35 (16.91%) C#
6 28 (13.53%) Ruby
7 24 (11.59%) Python
8 12 (5.80%) Groovy
9 7 (3.38%) Haskell
9 7 (3.38%) Perl
10 5 (2.42%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.93%) PHP
11 4 (1.93%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.45%) ABAP
12 3 (1.45%) XPath
13 1 (0.48%) C++
13 1 (0.48%) F#
13 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (6.28%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.31%) Degree
4 5 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.97%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.38%) GCP
2 6 (2.90%) QA
3 3 (1.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 35 (16.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (13.53%) Puppet
2 16 (7.73%) Grafana
2 16 (7.73%) Kibana
3 8 (3.86%) Terraform
4 4 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (10.63%) Oracle
2 20 (9.66%) Google
3 15 (7.25%) webMethods
4 13 (6.28%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.90%) MuleSoft
6 5 (2.42%) Tableau
7 4 (1.93%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.45%) Adobe
8 3 (1.45%) HP
8 3 (1.45%) Northgate
9 2 (0.97%) SAP
10 1 (0.48%) Kony
10 1 (0.48%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.48%) Telerik
10 1 (0.48%) Xamarin