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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 99 108 99
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 29 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.15% 0.97% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.04% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 5
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£375 £331 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -
UK excluding London average 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
2386 2393 2135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.50% 93.26% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1382 1320 1103
Average daily rate £388 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 218 228
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +19 11 £413 -8.33% 2
Cambridgeshire -2 11 £363 +7.40% 22
Hertfordshire +17 7 £343 +18.10% 8
Norfolk - - - - 2
Suffolk - - - - 8
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 30 (44.12%) C#
2 25 (36.76%) C++
3 24 (35.29%) SQL
3 24 (35.29%) .NET
4 18 (26.47%) Linux
5 17 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 17 (25.00%) XML
5 17 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 16 (23.53%) Java
7 13 (19.12%) HTML
7 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET
7 13 (19.12%) Oracle
8 12 (17.65%) Python
8 12 (17.65%) MVC
8 12 (17.65%) Degree
9 11 (16.18%) Windows
9 11 (16.18%) C
9 11 (16.18%) JavaScript
10 10 (14.71%) Web Services
10 10 (14.71%) WinForms
10 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (14.71%) Mathematics
11 9 (13.24%) Computer Science
11 9 (13.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (13.24%) Finance
11 9 (13.24%) UNIX
11 9 (13.24%) Perl
11 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
12 8 (11.76%) TDD
12 8 (11.76%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (2.94%) IIS
1 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.47%) CMS
2 1 (1.47%) Node.js
2 1 (1.47%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) MS Office
2 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.47%) Maya
3 1 (1.47%) 3ds Max
3 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) FTP
1 5 (7.35%) Internet
2 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.88%) HTTP
3 3 (4.41%) 3GPP
3 3 (4.41%) 3G
3 3 (4.41%) 2G
3 3 (4.41%) LTE
3 3 (4.41%) 4G
3 3 (4.41%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (2.94%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.94%) Network Security
5 1 (1.47%) VLAN
5 1 (1.47%) Modbus
5 1 (1.47%) Firewall
5 1 (1.47%) DNS
5 1 (1.47%) Intranet
5 1 (1.47%) DHCP
5 1 (1.47%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 6 (8.82%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (7.35%) DTS
6 4 (5.88%) Oracle Database
7 3 (4.41%) RDBMS
7 3 (4.41%) MySQL
7 3 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.47%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.82%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (5.88%) JIRA
4 4 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.94%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.47%) Xcode
7 1 (1.47%) NUnit
7 1 (1.47%) Subversion
7 1 (1.47%) Maven
7 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 1 (1.47%) NSubstitute
7 1 (1.47%) Moq
7 1 (1.47%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.47%) Selenium
7 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (13.24%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.88%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Publishing
4 1 (1.47%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (35.29%) .NET
2 17 (25.00%) XML
3 13 (19.12%) HTML
3 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET
4 10 (14.71%) Web Services
4 10 (14.71%) WinForms
5 8 (11.76%) .NET Framework
6 6 (8.82%) DHTML
6 6 (8.82%) jQuery
7 5 (7.35%) Razor View Engine
7 5 (7.35%) CSS
7 5 (7.35%) ADO.NET
8 4 (5.88%) JSON
8 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (4.41%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (4.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (4.41%) Twisted
9 3 (4.41%) Spring
9 3 (4.41%) Ajax
9 3 (4.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Mathematics
2 9 (13.24%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.82%) Informatics
3 6 (8.82%) Statistics
4 5 (7.35%) Client/Server
4 5 (7.35%) Data Structures
4 5 (7.35%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.94%) Streaming Media
5 2 (2.94%) IPTV
5 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.94%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (2.94%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.47%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.47%) Physics
6 1 (1.47%) Kinect
6 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.47%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.47%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.47%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.47%) Linux
2 11 (16.18%) Windows
3 9 (13.24%) UNIX
4 3 (4.41%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.94%) AIX
5 2 (2.94%) HPUX
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (17.65%) MVC
3 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (11.76%) TDD
5 7 (10.29%) Web Development
6 6 (8.82%) Bioinformatics
6 6 (8.82%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.35%) Integration Testing
7 5 (7.35%) Scrum
7 5 (7.35%) OO
7 5 (7.35%) DNA
7 5 (7.35%) Database Tuning
7 5 (7.35%) BDD
7 5 (7.35%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.88%) DevOps
8 4 (5.88%) OOD
8 4 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.88%) Manual Testing
9 3 (4.41%) SOA
9 3 (4.41%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.12%) C#
2 25 (36.76%) C++
3 24 (35.29%) SQL
4 16 (23.53%) Java
5 12 (17.65%) Python
6 11 (16.18%) C
6 11 (16.18%) JavaScript
7 9 (13.24%) Perl
8 7 (10.29%) VB.NET
9 6 (8.82%) T-SQL
10 5 (7.35%) VBScript
11 4 (5.88%) PL/SQL
12 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
13 2 (2.94%) Embedded C++
13 2 (2.94%) VB
13 2 (2.94%) PHP
14 1 (1.47%) MATLAB
14 1 (1.47%) Ruby
14 1 (1.47%) Lua
14 1 (1.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) ISO 8583
1 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) Oracle
2 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.41%) Perforce
4 2 (2.94%) Huawei
4 2 (2.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (2.94%) Adobe
4 2 (2.94%) Nortel
4 2 (2.94%) Citrix
4 2 (2.94%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.47%) webMethods
5 1 (1.47%) Software AG
5 1 (1.47%) Sun
5 1 (1.47%) Sybase
5 1 (1.47%) FatWire
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