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 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 121 115 102
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 12 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.45% 0.92% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.99% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 11
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£323 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £241 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £428 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -16.00%
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
2492 2931 2107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.11% 93.25% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1385 1635 1079
Average daily rate £390 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £214 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 220 246
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 April 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 21 April 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
Essex +14 6 - - 6
Cambridgeshire +4 4 £295 -16.90% 28
Suffolk +4 2 £400 +14.28% 4
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 4
Norfolk - - - - 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 24 (42.11%) C#
2 21 (36.84%) C++
3 20 (35.09%) SQL
4 18 (31.58%) .NET
4 18 (31.58%) Linux
5 15 (26.32%) Software Engineering
6 14 (24.56%) XML
7 13 (22.81%) HTML
8 12 (21.05%) Java
8 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
8 12 (21.05%) Windows
8 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
8 12 (21.05%) MVC
9 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET
9 10 (17.54%) Oracle
10 9 (15.79%) C
10 9 (15.79%) Web Services
10 9 (15.79%) Python
10 9 (15.79%) WinForms
11 8 (14.04%) UNIX
11 8 (14.04%) Relational Database
12 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio
12 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
12 7 (12.28%) Telecoms
12 7 (12.28%) Finance
13 6 (10.53%) TDD
13 6 (10.53%) DHTML
13 6 (10.53%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.51%) IIS
2 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.75%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Office
2 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.75%) Maya
3 1 (1.75%) 3ds Max
3 1 (1.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) FTP
2 4 (7.02%) Internet
3 3 (5.26%) HTTP
4 2 (3.51%) 3GPP
4 2 (3.51%) 3G
4 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.51%) Network Security
4 2 (3.51%) LTE
4 2 (3.51%) 4G
4 2 (3.51%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (3.51%) 2G
4 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.75%) VLAN
5 1 (1.75%) Modbus
5 1 (1.75%) DNS
5 1 (1.75%) Intranet
5 1 (1.75%) Firewall
5 1 (1.75%) DHCP
5 1 (1.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.04%) Relational Database
3 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (8.77%) DTS
4 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (7.02%) MySQL
6 3 (5.26%) RDBMS
6 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (8.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (5.26%) JIRA
5 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.51%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.75%) Xcode
6 1 (1.75%) Subversion
6 1 (1.75%) Maven
6 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 1 (1.75%) Selenium
6 1 (1.75%) Moq
6 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (12.28%) Telecoms
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Law
3 1 (1.75%) Publishing
3 1 (1.75%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.58%) .NET
2 14 (24.56%) XML
3 13 (22.81%) HTML
4 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET
5 9 (15.79%) Web Services
5 9 (15.79%) WinForms
6 6 (10.53%) DHTML
6 6 (10.53%) .NET Framework
7 5 (8.77%) jQuery
7 5 (8.77%) ADO.NET
7 5 (8.77%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (7.02%) CSS
9 3 (5.26%) Spring
9 3 (5.26%) Ajax
9 3 (5.26%) Hibernate
10 2 (3.51%) STL
10 2 (3.51%) MFC
10 2 (3.51%) REST
10 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
10 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
1 5 (8.77%) Mathematics
2 4 (7.02%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.26%) Statistics
3 3 (5.26%) Informatics
3 3 (5.26%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.51%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.51%) Streaming Media
4 2 (3.51%) IPTV
5 1 (1.75%) MPEG
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.75%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (1.75%) Physics
5 1 (1.75%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.75%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.75%) Kinect
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.58%) Linux
2 12 (21.05%) Windows
3 8 (14.04%) UNIX
4 2 (3.51%) AIX
4 2 (3.51%) HPUX
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Software Engineering
2 12 (21.05%) MVC
3 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.53%) TDD
5 5 (8.77%) OO
5 5 (8.77%) Database Tuning
5 5 (8.77%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (7.02%) BDD
6 4 (7.02%) Manual Testing
6 4 (7.02%) OOD
6 4 (7.02%) Scrum
6 4 (7.02%) Web Development
6 4 (7.02%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.26%) Bioinformatics
7 3 (5.26%) SOA
7 3 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.26%) Multithreading
7 3 (5.26%) Automation Testing
8 2 (3.51%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (3.51%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.11%) C#
2 21 (36.84%) C++
3 20 (35.09%) SQL
4 12 (21.05%) Java
4 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 9 (15.79%) C
5 9 (15.79%) Python
6 6 (10.53%) VB.NET
6 6 (10.53%) T-SQL
7 5 (8.77%) VBScript
7 5 (8.77%) Perl
8 4 (7.02%) Embedded C++
9 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
9 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.51%) PHP
10 2 (3.51%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.75%) VC++
11 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.75%) Ruby
11 1 (1.75%) Lua
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.77%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.75%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Oracle
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.51%) Citrix
3 2 (3.51%) Perforce
4 1 (1.75%) Huawei
4 1 (1.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (1.75%) Software AG
4 1 (1.75%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.75%) webMethods
4 1 (1.75%) Adobe
4 1 (1.75%) Sun
4 1 (1.75%) Nortel
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