Top Developer Skills for Contractors in 2016

Top Developer Skills for Contractors in 2016

Innovations in technology and software development have triggered a surge of IT opportunities for contractors and freelance developers and software developer jobs

Using Technojobs data and reviewing the latest trends in IT we have listed, in no particular order, the top developer skills for 2016 according to recent trends and statistics.

Node.JS Developer

This popular Javascript runtime is built on Chrome’s V8 Javascript engine and is an increasingly popular environment for developing server-side web applications. Node.js contains a built in library that allows applications to act as its own standalone web server and is also used by large tech companies including IBM, Microsoft, Paypal, Godaddy and Linkedin.

Developers skilled in Node.js can earn an average daily rate of £450.

Full Stack Developer

A full-stack developer has been defined as someone that is specialised in all stages of software development from server and network management to quality assurance. Although not considered an expert in each stage, a full stack developer may have the knowledge to develop something from concept to finished product.

Full stack developers can earn an average daily rate £420.

Angular Developer

AngularJS is a structural framework for the development of dynamic web apps, allowing you to use HTML as a template language and extend its syntax to express application components clearly. The resulting environment is extraordinarily expressive, readable, and quick to develop.

Full stack developers can earn an average daily rate £430.

Javascript Developer

Javascript’s scripting language adds further interactivity and dynamic elements to web pages and web applications. Not to be confused with Java, this is one of the most popular and powerful programming languages used specifically for website design and development to improve interactivity and functionality.

Full stack developers can earn a daily rate £410

BI Developer

Business Intelligence is making sense of the data a business already has so a BI developers’ core skills tend to involve in-depth experience of databases, data mining and data warehouses. Knowledge of SQL server, SSIS and SQL Services 2012 and be specialised in proprietary systems such as Oracle BI Suite.

Full stack developers can earn a daily rate £380.

Scala Developer

Scala is an object oriented programming language and is used for general software applications and is used by many online firms including Twitter, Linkedin and Intel. Scala means scalable language with the intention that is grows to the user’s demands and is the preferred workhorse language for many mission critical server systems.

Full stack developers can earn a daily rate £550.

Hadoop Developer

Hadoop Developers are responsible for the actual coding and programming of Hadoop applications and software relating to Big Data. Other skills include loading from disparate data sets and pre-processing Hive and Pig as well as knowledge in database structures.

Full stack developers can earn a daily rate £500.