Period
to 23 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £465 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 23 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 242 248 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 20.65% 24.58% 22.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.49% 25.54% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 158 177
West Sussex median daily rate £465 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £285
90th Percentile £540 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
West Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +16.28% +7.50%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +12.58%

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 1,126 971 1,175
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.23% 97.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 572 720
West Sussex median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £275 £220
90th Percentile £560 £542 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 41 41
West Sussex median hourly rate £42.50 £17.77 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +139.17% -35.38% +57.14%
10th Percentile £15.04 £9.63 £14.75
90th Percentile £66.75 £45.87 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +7.35%

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 April 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 April 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 99 £480 -4.00% 8
Crawley -4 23 £470 +44.62% 30
Chichester +1 10 £363 -3.33% 14
Burgess Hill 0 10 - - 8
Gatwick -10 10 £350 -9.68% 5
Horsham - 9 £350 - 12
Bognor Regis - 5 - - 2
East Grinstead -3 2 £450 +12.50% 1
Haywards Heath -6 1 £375 -21.05% 6
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 140 (57.85%) Java
2 117 (48.35%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (33.06%) JavaScript
4 79 (32.64%) Spring
5 76 (31.40%) HTML
5 76 (31.40%) CSS
6 75 (30.99%) REST
7 63 (26.03%) Scala
8 56 (23.14%) DevOps
9 55 (22.73%) Linux
9 55 (22.73%) Scrum
10 54 (22.31%) Microservices
11 49 (20.25%) Git (software)
12 48 (19.83%) Open Source
12 48 (19.83%) SQL
12 48 (19.83%) Spring Boot
13 47 (19.42%) SOAP
13 47 (19.42%) XML
14 46 (19.01%) Web Services
14 46 (19.01%) HTML5
15 44 (18.18%) JSON
16 42 (17.36%) WebLogic
16 42 (17.36%) MVC
17 41 (16.94%) Test Automation
18 40 (16.53%) Hibernate
19 38 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
20 37 (15.29%) EJB
21 36 (14.88%) AngularJS
21 36 (14.88%) Docker
21 36 (14.88%) Java 8

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 42 (17.36%) WebLogic
2 22 (9.09%) Apache
3 16 (6.61%) JBoss
4 14 (5.79%) Confluence
5 10 (4.13%) Drupal
6 9 (3.72%) CMS
6 9 (3.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (3.72%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (3.31%) nginx
7 8 (3.31%) Tomcat
8 7 (2.89%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (2.89%) IBM Domino
8 7 (2.89%) WordPress
9 5 (2.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (2.07%) Oracle BPEL
9 5 (2.07%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.65%) Magnolia
11 3 (1.24%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.83%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (0.83%) InVision
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (2.07%) Oracle ERP
1 5 (2.07%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (2.07%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (2.07%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (1.65%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.68%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.79%) GitHub
3 11 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.72%) Amazon S3
5 8 (3.31%) AWS Lambda
5 8 (3.31%) Serverless
6 7 (2.89%) Amazon Glacier
6 7 (2.89%) Google Analytics
6 7 (2.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.65%) TestFlight
8 2 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.83%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.83%) npm
8 2 (0.83%) Slack
8 2 (0.83%) Trello
9 1 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.41%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.41%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.57%) HTTP
2 17 (7.02%) SSL
2 17 (7.02%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.83%) SMS
4 1 (0.41%) IKE
4 1 (0.41%) Intranet
4 1 (0.41%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.40%) MongoDB
2 26 (10.74%) MySQL
3 21 (8.68%) NoSQL
3 21 (8.68%) Oracle Database
4 16 (6.61%) SQL Server
5 12 (4.96%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (2.89%) DB2
8 5 (2.07%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (2.07%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 5 (2.07%) Oracle Discoverer
8 5 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.65%) Big Data
9 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 49 (20.25%) Git (software)
2 27 (11.16%) Jenkins
2 27 (11.16%) JUnit
3 24 (9.92%) Selenium
4 18 (7.44%) IntelliJ
4 18 (7.44%) JIRA
5 17 (7.02%) Subversion
6 15 (6.20%) Eclipse
7 13 (5.37%) Cucumber
8 10 (4.13%) Maven
9 9 (3.72%) Ant
9 9 (3.72%) Gatling
10 8 (3.31%) Grunt
10 8 (3.31%) gulp
11 7 (2.89%) Karma Test Runner
11 7 (2.89%) Sublime Text
12 5 (2.07%) Jasmine
12 5 (2.07%) JDeveloper
12 5 (2.07%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (2.07%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (5.37%) Finance
2 3 (1.24%) Advertising
2 3 (1.24%) Games
3 2 (0.83%) Marketing
4 1 (0.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (32.64%) Spring
2 76 (31.40%) CSS
2 76 (31.40%) HTML
3 75 (30.99%) REST
4 48 (19.83%) Spring Boot
5 47 (19.42%) SOAP
5 47 (19.42%) XML
6 46 (19.01%) HTML5
6 46 (19.01%) Web Services
7 44 (18.18%) JSON
8 40 (16.53%) Hibernate
9 37 (15.29%) EJB
10 36 (14.88%) AngularJS
11 33 (13.64%) RESTful
12 31 (12.81%) JPA
12 31 (12.81%) Play Framework
13 26 (10.74%) JMS
14 23 (9.50%) J2EE
14 23 (9.50%) XSD
14 23 (9.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.74%) Mobile App
2 18 (7.44%) Blackberry
3 16 (6.61%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (5.37%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.55%) User Experience
6 7 (2.89%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.24%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.83%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.83%) W3C
9 1 (0.41%) DataPower
9 1 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.41%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 55 (22.73%) Linux
2 27 (11.16%) Unix
3 20 (8.26%) Android
4 11 (4.55%) Windows
5 8 (3.31%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.31%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.24%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (48.35%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (23.14%) DevOps
3 55 (22.73%) Scrum
4 54 (22.31%) Microservices
5 48 (19.83%) Open Source
6 42 (17.36%) MVC
7 41 (16.94%) Test Automation
8 38 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (11.57%) SOA
10 26 (10.74%) OO
11 24 (9.92%) Web Development
12 23 (9.50%) Front End Development
13 22 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (8.68%) Mentoring
15 20 (8.26%) Mobile Application Development
15 20 (8.26%) TDD
16 19 (7.85%) Configuration Management
17 18 (7.44%) Android Development
17 18 (7.44%) API Design
17 18 (7.44%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 140 (57.85%) Java
2 80 (33.06%) JavaScript
3 63 (26.03%) Scala
4 48 (19.83%) SQL
5 36 (14.88%) Java 8
6 29 (11.98%) C#
7 27 (11.16%) Python
7 27 (11.16%) Ruby
8 16 (6.61%) Groovy
9 13 (5.37%) PHP
10 12 (4.96%) PL/SQL
11 10 (4.13%) Haskell
12 9 (3.72%) Perl
13 6 (2.48%) Apple Swift
14 4 (1.65%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.24%) F#
15 3 (1.24%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.83%) Go
16 2 (0.83%) VB
16 2 (0.83%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (7.44%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.37%) Degree
2 13 (5.37%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.89%) GCP
2 4 (1.65%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (14.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (10.74%) Puppet
2 14 (5.79%) Grafana
2 14 (5.79%) Kibana
3 8 (3.31%) Terraform
4 4 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.83%) Ansible
Vendors
1 31 (12.81%) Oracle
2 15 (6.20%) webMethods
3 14 (5.79%) Google
4 12 (4.96%) Adobe
5 6 (2.48%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.48%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.48%) Talend
6 5 (2.07%) Informatica
7 4 (1.65%) SAP
8 2 (0.83%) Apple
8 2 (0.83%) Tableau
9 1 (0.41%) Capita
9 1 (0.41%) IBM
9 1 (0.41%) Kony
9 1 (0.41%) SaltStack