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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 107 115 102
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 18 18 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.78% 0.70% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.73% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 20
Median daily rate £350 £310 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £300 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £341 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £36.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +3.19%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.34
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.07%
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
2184 2449 2776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.25% 94.92% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1246 1421 1771
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 263 189
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +10.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -9 6 £350 +16.66% 31
Hertfordshire - 5 £350 - 3
Norfolk +10 2 £275 -14.06% 1
Bedfordshire +4 2 £383 - 1
Suffolk - 2 £325 -
Essex +11 1 - - 6
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (44.19%) SQL
3 16 (37.21%) C#
3 16 (37.21%) TDD
4 15 (34.88%) Java
5 14 (32.56%) Linux
6 13 (30.23%) Python
7 12 (27.91%) Selenium
8 11 (25.58%) Finance
9 10 (23.26%) Perl
9 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
10 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
11 8 (18.60%) C
11 8 (18.60%) .NET
11 8 (18.60%) Web Services
11 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
11 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (18.60%) Degree
11 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
11 8 (18.60%) BDD
11 8 (18.60%) Relational Database
12 7 (16.28%) AngularJS
12 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
12 7 (16.28%) ATDD
12 7 (16.28%) SoapUI
12 7 (16.28%) WebDriver
12 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (16.28%) QA
12 7 (16.28%) JIRA
13 6 (13.95%) Ruby

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 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.65%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (4.65%) Confluence
2 2 (4.65%) GlassFish
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) GitHub
2 2 (4.65%) Slack
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.60%) Relational Database
3 4 (9.30%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.65%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (2.33%) Big Data
5 1 (2.33%) DB2
5 1 (2.33%) MySQL
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.33%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Selenium
2 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
3 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
3 7 (16.28%) JIRA
3 7 (16.28%) SoapUI
3 7 (16.28%) WebDriver
4 6 (13.95%) Cucumber
4 6 (13.95%) SpecFlow
5 5 (11.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (11.63%) JUnit
5 5 (11.63%) Maven
6 4 (9.30%) Ant
6 4 (9.30%) JBehave
6 4 (9.30%) Subversion
6 4 (9.30%) TeamCity
6 4 (9.30%) TestNG
7 2 (4.65%) Jasmine
7 2 (4.65%) JMeter
7 2 (4.65%) Protractor
7 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) French Language
2 2 (4.65%) Legal
2 2 (4.65%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) .NET
1 8 (18.60%) Web Services
2 7 (16.28%) AngularJS
3 6 (13.95%) Spring
4 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (9.30%) REST
4 4 (9.30%) RESTful
5 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.98%) HTML
5 3 (6.98%) WCF
5 3 (6.98%) XML
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.65%) Dropwizard
6 2 (4.65%) Entity Framework
6 2 (4.65%) HTML5
6 2 (4.65%) J2EE
6 2 (4.65%) JSON
6 2 (4.65%) Spring Boot
7 1 (2.33%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.95%) Biology
3 5 (11.63%) Informatics
4 3 (6.98%) Algorithms
5 2 (4.65%) Data Structures
5 2 (4.65%) Ontologies
6 1 (2.33%) BeagleBone
6 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.33%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.33%) iPad
6 1 (2.33%) Semantic Web
6 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Linux
2 6 (13.95%) Unix
3 4 (9.30%) Windows
4 3 (6.98%) Android
5 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.33%) FreeBSD
6 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) TDD
3 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
4 8 (18.60%) BDD
4 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
5 7 (16.28%) ATDD
6 6 (13.95%) Scrum
7 5 (11.63%) MVC
7 5 (11.63%) OO
7 5 (11.63%) Open Source
7 5 (11.63%) Open Source Development
8 4 (9.30%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (9.30%) Defect Management
8 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
8 4 (9.30%) Feature Driven Development
8 4 (9.30%) MVVM
9 3 (6.98%) OOP
9 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) SQL
2 16 (37.21%) C#
3 15 (34.88%) Java
4 13 (30.23%) Python
5 10 (23.26%) Perl
6 8 (18.60%) C
7 6 (13.95%) Ruby
8 4 (9.30%) PHP
9 3 (6.98%) C++
9 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
9 3 (6.98%) XAML
10 2 (4.65%) MATLAB
10 2 (4.65%) R
11 1 (2.33%) Apple Swift
11 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
11 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
11 1 (2.33%) XPath
11 1 (2.33%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
2 6 (13.95%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Sybase
2 2 (4.65%) Teradata
3 1 (2.33%) Intel
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