The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 112 103 119
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 35 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.14% 1.01% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.08% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £150 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £308 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Software Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2879 2214 2889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.69% 93.30% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1733 1094 1426
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 211 314
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the East of England region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the East of England region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -5 9 £325 +116.66% 22
Norfolk - 9 £250 - 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £258 - 7
Essex -1 6 £450 +50.00% 1
Bedfordshire -14 4 £400 +6.66% 2
Suffolk - - - - 3
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title.

1 31 (46.27%) C#
2 30 (44.78%) .NET
3 22 (32.84%) SQL Server
4 20 (29.85%) SQL
5 19 (28.36%) Java
6 15 (22.39%) Software Engineering
7 14 (20.90%) ASP.NET
8 12 (17.91%) MVC
9 11 (16.42%) Finance
9 11 (16.42%) Python
9 11 (16.42%) Oracle
10 10 (14.93%) C++
10 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (13.43%) Degree
11 9 (13.43%) JSON
11 9 (13.43%) HTML
11 9 (13.43%) CSS
11 9 (13.43%) XML
11 9 (13.43%) Linux
12 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
12 8 (11.94%) TCP/IP
12 8 (11.94%) .NET Framework
12 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
12 8 (11.94%) DevOps
13 7 (10.45%) Jenkins
13 7 (10.45%) Docker
13 7 (10.45%) Twisted
13 7 (10.45%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (10.45%) jQuery
13 7 (10.45%) Load Balancing

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.48%) WebLogic
1 3 (4.48%) CMS
2 2 (2.99%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.49%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Retail-J
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.45%) HTTP
3 3 (4.48%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.45%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.45%) Jenkins
2 7 (10.45%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (7.46%) JUnit
4 4 (5.97%) Maven
4 4 (5.97%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.48%) Ant
5 3 (4.48%) JIRA
6 2 (2.99%) NUnit
6 2 (2.99%) LabVIEW
6 2 (2.99%) MSTest
7 1 (1.49%) Robotium
7 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.49%) JMeter
7 1 (1.49%) WinRunner
7 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.49%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.49%) Selenium
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.49%) Back Office
4 1 (1.49%) Automotive
4 1 (1.49%) Law
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (44.78%) .NET
2 14 (20.90%) ASP.NET
3 9 (13.43%) JSON
3 9 (13.43%) HTML
3 9 (13.43%) CSS
3 9 (13.43%) XML
4 8 (11.94%) .NET Framework
5 7 (10.45%) Twisted
5 7 (10.45%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (10.45%) jQuery
6 6 (8.96%) J2EE
7 5 (7.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (7.46%) Web Services
8 4 (5.97%) JPA
8 4 (5.97%) WCF
8 4 (5.97%) Ajax
8 4 (5.97%) Spring
8 4 (5.97%) WinForms
8 4 (5.97%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Mathematics
2 6 (8.96%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.99%) APACS
6 1 (1.49%) Open Source
6 1 (1.49%) EMV
6 1 (1.49%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.49%) VHDL
6 1 (1.49%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Linux
2 7 (10.45%) Ubuntu
3 4 (5.97%) Windows
4 3 (4.48%) VxWorks
5 2 (2.99%) UNIX
6 1 (1.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.39%) Software Engineering
2 12 (17.91%) MVC
3 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (11.94%) DevOps
5 7 (10.45%) Load Balancing
5 7 (10.45%) TDD
6 5 (7.46%) Unit Testing
6 5 (7.46%) Integration Testing
7 4 (5.97%) Scrum
8 3 (4.48%) UML
9 2 (2.99%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (2.99%) OO
9 2 (2.99%) Image Processing
10 1 (1.49%) Software Architecture
10 1 (1.49%) Build Automation
10 1 (1.49%) Test Automation
10 1 (1.49%) MVVM
10 1 (1.49%) BDD
10 1 (1.49%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 31 (46.27%) C#
2 20 (29.85%) SQL
3 19 (28.36%) Java
4 11 (16.42%) Python
5 10 (14.93%) C++
6 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
7 7 (10.45%) C
7 7 (10.45%) PL/SQL
8 5 (7.46%) VB
9 2 (2.99%) Erlang
9 2 (2.99%) Ruby
9 2 (2.99%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.49%) Perl
10 1 (1.49%) PHP
10 1 (1.49%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.49%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (13.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) ISO 8583
1 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Oracle
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.48%) Adobe
3 3 (4.48%) FatWire
4 1 (1.49%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.49%) Sybase
4 1 (1.49%) Software AG
4 1 (1.49%) webMethods
4 1 (1.49%) Perforce
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