Contractors' Questions: How much do the 10 hottest IT skills pay?

Contractor’s Question: If I wanted to jump back into contracting, which IT skills are reliably hot right now and how much do they pay on a contract basis?

Expert’s Answer: The following daily rates are for the 10 most sought-after IT contracts on our database. They are averages based on contractor placements across the UK. They are listed in no particular order.

 Currently in-demand Average
Web Developers (particularly those with PHP, .Net, HTML and Javascript) £375
Project Managers £475
Cyber Security Specialists £500
Cloud Computing experts (particularly integration specialists) £475
Big Data and analysis experts (particularly within financial services) £500
Programming and App Developers £370
Mobile Developers and Device Managers £370
Full Stack Software Engineers £400
UX Specialists £370
Business Analysts £425


The expert was Michael Bennett, director of ReThink Recruitment.

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