The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 105 134 110
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 24 18 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.93% 0.58% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.61% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 30
Median daily rate £418 £338 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.70% +10.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £287 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £390 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.33% -2.59%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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
2445 2973 2872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.25% 95.04% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1410 1810 1675
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 242 238
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.70 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East of England region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +30 12 £338 +3.84% 22
Hertfordshire +22 6 - - 7
Bedfordshire +5 4 £485 +38.57% 4
Essex +3 2 - - 3
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 16 (43.24%) C
1 16 (43.24%) Linux
1 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) SQL
3 13 (35.14%) C#
3 13 (35.14%) TDD
4 11 (29.73%) C++
4 11 (29.73%) Python
5 10 (27.03%) Java
5 10 (27.03%) Degree
6 8 (21.62%) .NET
7 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
7 7 (18.92%) Perl
7 7 (18.92%) Unix
7 7 (18.92%) Web Services
7 7 (18.92%) Relational Database
7 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
8 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
8 6 (16.22%) Biology
9 5 (13.51%) Informatics
9 5 (13.51%) Selenium
9 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (13.51%) OO
9 5 (13.51%) Windows
9 5 (13.51%) HTML
9 5 (13.51%) Open Source
9 5 (13.51%) BDD
9 5 (13.51%) GitHub
9 5 (13.51%) Jenkins

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (2.70%) Apache Solr
1 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.70%) GlassFish
1 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) GitHub
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.70%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) Relational Database
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) DB2
2 2 (5.41%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) Big Data
3 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.70%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (2.70%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
1 5 (13.51%) Selenium
2 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.81%) SpecFlow
2 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.41%) Ant
3 2 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.41%) Jasmine
3 2 (5.41%) JBehave
3 2 (5.41%) JIRA
3 2 (5.41%) JUnit
3 2 (5.41%) LabVIEW
3 2 (5.41%) Maven
3 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.41%) Subversion
3 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.41%) TestNG
4 1 (2.70%) PVCS
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.11%) Electronics
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
1 3 (8.11%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Automotive
2 1 (2.70%) French Language
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) .NET
2 7 (18.92%) Web Services
3 5 (13.51%) HTML
4 4 (10.81%) HTML5
4 4 (10.81%) XML
5 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
5 3 (8.11%) JSON
5 3 (8.11%) REST
6 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.41%) J2EE
6 2 (5.41%) RESTful
6 2 (5.41%) Spring
7 1 (2.70%) Android SDK
7 1 (2.70%) LESS
7 1 (2.70%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (2.70%) Node.js
7 1 (2.70%) Sass
7 1 (2.70%) SignalR
7 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (16.22%) Biology
3 5 (13.51%) Informatics
4 3 (8.11%) Algorithms
5 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
5 2 (5.41%) Device Driver
5 2 (5.41%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (5.41%) Ontologies
6 1 (2.70%) CAN bus
6 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.70%) Semantic Web
6 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Linux
2 7 (18.92%) Unix
3 5 (13.51%) Windows
4 1 (2.70%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) FreeBSD
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) TDD
3 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
4 5 (13.51%) BDD
4 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (13.51%) OO
4 5 (13.51%) Open Source
4 5 (13.51%) Open Source Development
5 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
6 3 (8.11%) Web Development
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Testing
7 2 (5.41%) ATDD
7 2 (5.41%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (5.41%) Defect Management
7 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.41%) Feature Driven Development
7 2 (5.41%) MVC
7 2 (5.41%) QA Automation
7 2 (5.41%) UML
7 2 (5.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) C
2 14 (37.84%) SQL
3 13 (35.14%) C#
4 11 (29.73%) C++
4 11 (29.73%) Python
5 10 (27.03%) Java
6 7 (18.92%) Perl
7 4 (10.81%) Embedded C
7 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
7 4 (10.81%) Ruby
8 3 (8.11%) Embedded C++
8 3 (8.11%) PHP
9 2 (5.41%) Assembly Language
9 2 (5.41%) MATLAB
9 2 (5.41%) R
9 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.70%) ANSI C
10 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
1 4 (10.81%) SDET
2 1 (2.70%) ECSS
2 1 (2.70%) JTAG
2 1 (2.70%) MISRA
2 1 (2.70%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Firmware
2 1 (2.70%) Cygwin
2 1 (2.70%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) Intel
3 2 (5.41%) Teradata
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.70%) Sybase