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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 78 104 94
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 44 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.71% 1.15% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.23% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 6
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£360 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 5
Average hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.57 £37.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.20% -
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
2438 2118 2242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.86% 93.30% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1481 1136 1173
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 258 233
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 -10 17 £310 -4.61% 32
Hertfordshire +17 16 £360 -20.00% 9
Essex +9 9 £413 +17.85% 7
Suffolk -5 2 £525 +55.55% 6
Bedfordshire -12 1 - - 4
Norfolk - - - - 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 32 (41.56%) C#
2 28 (36.36%) SQL
3 26 (33.77%) .NET
3 26 (33.77%) C++
4 21 (27.27%) Java
4 21 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 20 (25.97%) SQL Server
6 19 (24.68%) Linux
7 17 (22.08%) XML
8 15 (19.48%) Oracle
8 15 (19.48%) HTML
8 15 (19.48%) Degree
9 14 (18.18%) ASP.NET
9 14 (18.18%) Python
10 12 (15.58%) C
10 12 (15.58%) Mathematics
10 12 (15.58%) Computer Science
11 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 11 (14.29%) Web Services
11 11 (14.29%) Windows
11 11 (14.29%) MVC
12 10 (12.99%) Finance
12 10 (12.99%) WinForms
12 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
13 9 (11.69%) UNIX
13 9 (11.69%) Perl
13 9 (11.69%) TDD
13 9 (11.69%) Unit Testing
13 9 (11.69%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 2 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.30%) CMS
2 1 (1.30%) Node.js
2 1 (1.30%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Office
2 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.30%) Maya
3 1 (1.30%) 3ds Max
3 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) FTP
1 5 (6.49%) HTTP
1 5 (6.49%) TCP/IP
1 5 (6.49%) Internet
2 3 (3.90%) 3G
2 3 (3.90%) 3GPP
2 3 (3.90%) LTE
2 3 (3.90%) 4G
2 3 (3.90%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (3.90%) 2G
3 2 (2.60%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.30%) VLAN
4 1 (1.30%) Modbus
4 1 (1.30%) DHCP
4 1 (1.30%) SNMP
4 1 (1.30%) Firewall
4 1 (1.30%) DNS
4 1 (1.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (10.39%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (6.49%) DTS
6 4 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.90%) MySQL
7 3 (3.90%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
1 6 (7.79%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.19%) JIRA
4 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.30%) Xcode
5 1 (1.30%) NUnit
5 1 (1.30%) Subversion
5 1 (1.30%) Maven
5 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 1 (1.30%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.30%) Selenium
5 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.30%) NSubstitute
5 1 (1.30%) Moq
General
1 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Publishing
4 1 (1.30%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (33.77%) .NET
2 17 (22.08%) XML
3 15 (19.48%) HTML
4 14 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 11 (14.29%) Web Services
6 10 (12.99%) WinForms
7 9 (11.69%) .NET Framework
8 7 (9.09%) jQuery
8 7 (9.09%) CSS
9 6 (7.79%) DHTML
10 5 (6.49%) ADO.NET
10 5 (6.49%) JSON
10 5 (6.49%) Razor View Engine
11 4 (5.19%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (5.19%) Twisted
12 3 (3.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (3.90%) Spring
12 3 (3.90%) Ajax
12 3 (3.90%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) Mathematics
1 12 (15.58%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.79%) Informatics
2 6 (7.79%) Statistics
3 5 (6.49%) Client/Server
3 5 (6.49%) Data Structures
3 5 (6.49%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.60%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.60%) APACS
4 2 (2.60%) Streaming Media
4 2 (2.60%) IPTV
4 2 (2.60%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.30%) Kinect
5 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.30%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Physics
5 1 (1.30%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (1.30%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.68%) Linux
2 11 (14.29%) Windows
3 9 (11.69%) UNIX
4 4 (5.19%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.60%) AIX
5 2 (2.60%) HPUX
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 11 (14.29%) MVC
3 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (11.69%) TDD
4 9 (11.69%) Unit Testing
5 8 (10.39%) Integration Testing
6 7 (9.09%) Web Development
7 6 (7.79%) Bioinformatics
8 5 (6.49%) Scrum
8 5 (6.49%) OO
8 5 (6.49%) DNA
8 5 (6.49%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (6.49%) DevOps
8 5 (6.49%) Database Tuning
8 5 (6.49%) BDD
9 4 (5.19%) OOD
9 4 (5.19%) SOA
9 4 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.19%) Manual Testing
10 3 (3.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.56%) C#
2 28 (36.36%) SQL
3 26 (33.77%) C++
4 21 (27.27%) Java
5 14 (18.18%) Python
6 12 (15.58%) C
7 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 9 (11.69%) Perl
9 8 (10.39%) VB.NET
10 6 (7.79%) T-SQL
10 6 (7.79%) PL/SQL
11 5 (6.49%) VBScript
11 5 (6.49%) VB
12 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
13 2 (2.60%) Embedded C++
13 2 (2.60%) PHP
14 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
14 1 (1.30%) Ruby
14 1 (1.30%) Lua
14 1 (1.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (19.48%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) ISO 8583
1 2 (2.60%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Docker
Vendors
1 15 (19.48%) Oracle
2 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.90%) Perforce
4 2 (2.60%) Huawei
4 2 (2.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (2.60%) webMethods
4 2 (2.60%) Adobe
4 2 (2.60%) Nortel
4 2 (2.60%) Software AG
4 2 (2.60%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.30%) Sun
5 1 (1.30%) Sybase
5 1 (1.30%) FatWire
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