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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 113 102 119
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 32 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.04% 1.08% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.16% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £150 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -52.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £125 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £300 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -73.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+18.88% -10.62%
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
2876 2249 2908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.20% 93.09% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1785 1169 1460
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 231 291
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -8 11 £325 +116.66% 32
Norfolk - 9 £263 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £258 - 5
Bedfordshire -14 4 £400 - 2
Essex -16 2 £456 +52.08% 5
Suffolk - 1 £210 - 3
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 33 (47.83%) C#
2 31 (44.93%) .NET
3 23 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 19 (27.54%) SQL
5 18 (26.09%) Java
6 17 (24.64%) Software Engineering
7 14 (20.29%) ASP.NET
8 13 (18.84%) C++
8 13 (18.84%) Degree
9 12 (17.39%) MVC
9 12 (17.39%) Python
10 11 (15.94%) Linux
11 10 (14.49%) JSON
11 10 (14.49%) XML
11 10 (14.49%) Oracle
11 10 (14.49%) Finance
12 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
12 9 (13.04%) Mathematics
12 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (13.04%) TDD
12 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
12 9 (13.04%) DevOps
13 8 (11.59%) Docker
13 8 (11.59%) Jenkins
13 8 (11.59%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (11.59%) Twisted
13 8 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (11.59%) Load Balancing
13 8 (11.59%) Ubuntu
13 8 (11.59%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (4.35%) WebLogic
1 3 (4.35%) CMS
2 2 (2.90%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (1.45%) IIS
3 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Office
1 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.45%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 8 (11.59%) HTTP
3 1 (1.45%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.45%) Internet
3 1 (1.45%) 3G
3 1 (1.45%) 2G
3 1 (1.45%) LTE
3 1 (1.45%) 4G
3 1 (1.45%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.59%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.70%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.80%) Maven
5 4 (5.80%) JUnit
6 3 (4.35%) Ant
6 3 (4.35%) JIRA
6 3 (4.35%) NUnit
7 2 (2.90%) LabVIEW
7 2 (2.90%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.90%) MSTest
8 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.45%) NSubstitute
8 1 (1.45%) ReSharper
General
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Automotive
3 1 (1.45%) Law
3 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.45%) Back Office
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (44.93%) .NET
2 14 (20.29%) ASP.NET
3 10 (14.49%) XML
3 10 (14.49%) JSON
4 8 (11.59%) HTML
4 8 (11.59%) CSS
4 8 (11.59%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (11.59%) Twisted
5 6 (8.70%) .NET Framework
5 6 (8.70%) jQuery
6 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (7.25%) J2EE
6 5 (7.25%) WinForms
7 4 (5.80%) Spring
7 4 (5.80%) Hibernate
7 4 (5.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (5.80%) JPA
7 4 (5.80%) WPF
7 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (4.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Mathematics
2 7 (10.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.35%) Statistics
3 3 (4.35%) Informatics
4 2 (2.90%) APACS
4 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.45%) Open Source
5 1 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.45%) VHDL
5 1 (1.45%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.45%) EMV
5 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) Linux
2 8 (11.59%) Ubuntu
3 4 (5.80%) Windows
4 2 (2.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) Software Engineering
2 12 (17.39%) MVC
3 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.04%) TDD
3 9 (13.04%) DevOps
4 8 (11.59%) Load Balancing
5 6 (8.70%) Unit Testing
5 6 (8.70%) Integration Testing
6 4 (5.80%) Scrum
7 3 (4.35%) Bioinformatics
7 3 (4.35%) UML
7 3 (4.35%) DNA
7 3 (4.35%) Web Development
8 2 (2.90%) Image Processing
8 2 (2.90%) BDD
8 2 (2.90%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.90%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.90%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (1.45%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (47.83%) C#
2 19 (27.54%) SQL
3 18 (26.09%) Java
4 13 (18.84%) C++
5 12 (17.39%) Python
6 8 (11.59%) C
7 7 (10.14%) JavaScript
8 6 (8.70%) PL/SQL
9 5 (7.25%) VB
10 4 (5.80%) Perl
11 2 (2.90%) PHP
11 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.90%) MATLAB
11 2 (2.90%) Erlang
12 1 (1.45%) Ruby
12 1 (1.45%) LINC
12 1 (1.45%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.45%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (18.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) ISO 8583
1 2 (2.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.59%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) Oracle
2 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.35%) Adobe
3 3 (4.35%) FatWire
4 1 (1.45%) Huawei
4 1 (1.45%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (1.45%) Nortel
4 1 (1.45%) Software AG
4 1 (1.45%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.45%) webMethods
4 1 (1.45%) Perforce
4 1 (1.45%) Sybase
Ipswich, Suffolk
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £265 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 19 days ago