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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 86 99 108
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 47 29 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.66% 1.19% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.27% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 8
Average daily rate
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£355 £313 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.60% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £349 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £309
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -2.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Average hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.11 £18.60 £25.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.85 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.51% +3.57%
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
2651 2288 2651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.87% 93.89% 93.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1691 1223 1390
Average daily rate £380 £338 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% -8.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £200
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 172 274 286
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 £10.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -14 19 £323 +12.17% 31
Hertfordshire +19 17 £360 -20.00% 7
Essex 0 5 £381 - 4
Suffolk +3 4 £475 +40.74%
Bedfordshire -18 2 £400 - 2
Norfolk +9 1 £300 +25.00% 2
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 37 (45.12%) C#
2 32 (39.02%) .NET
3 29 (35.37%) SQL
4 26 (31.71%) SQL Server
5 23 (28.05%) C++
6 21 (25.61%) Java
7 17 (20.73%) Oracle
7 17 (20.73%) ASP.NET
7 17 (20.73%) Linux
7 17 (20.73%) Software Engineering
8 16 (19.51%) Degree
9 15 (18.29%) XML
9 15 (18.29%) HTML
9 15 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (17.07%) Python
11 13 (15.85%) MVC
12 12 (14.63%) TDD
12 12 (14.63%) C
12 12 (14.63%) Mathematics
13 11 (13.41%) Computer Science
13 11 (13.41%) JavaScript
13 11 (13.41%) Windows
13 11 (13.41%) Finance
14 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
14 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (12.20%) .NET Framework
15 9 (10.98%) Unit Testing
15 9 (10.98%) Web Services
15 9 (10.98%) Perl
15 9 (10.98%) WinForms

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (3.66%) CMS
2 2 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.44%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (1.22%) Node.js
3 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Office
2 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.22%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.22%) Maya
3 1 (1.22%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) TCP/IP
1 5 (6.10%) FTP
2 4 (4.88%) Internet
2 4 (4.88%) HTTP
3 3 (3.66%) LTE
3 3 (3.66%) 4G
3 3 (3.66%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (3.66%) 3GPP
3 3 (3.66%) 3G
3 3 (3.66%) 2G
4 1 (1.22%) VLAN
4 1 (1.22%) Modbus
4 1 (1.22%) DNS
4 1 (1.22%) DHCP
4 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.22%) SNMP
4 1 (1.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (31.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.54%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (6.10%) DTS
6 4 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.66%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.44%) MySQL
9 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.22%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (7.32%) Visual Studio
1 6 (7.32%) Git (software)
1 6 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.10%) JIRA
2 5 (6.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.44%) Maven
4 2 (2.44%) NUnit
4 2 (2.44%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.22%) Selenium
5 1 (1.22%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.22%) MSTest
5 1 (1.22%) Moq
5 1 (1.22%) NSubstitute
5 1 (1.22%) JUnit
5 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 1 (1.22%) Subversion
5 1 (1.22%) Xcode
General
1 11 (13.41%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.32%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Back Office
4 1 (1.22%) Automotive
4 1 (1.22%) Games
4 1 (1.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (39.02%) .NET
2 17 (20.73%) ASP.NET
3 15 (18.29%) XML
3 15 (18.29%) HTML
4 10 (12.20%) .NET Framework
5 9 (10.98%) Web Services
5 9 (10.98%) WinForms
6 7 (8.54%) jQuery
7 6 (7.32%) CSS
7 6 (7.32%) JSON
8 5 (6.10%) Razor View Engine
8 5 (6.10%) DHTML
8 5 (6.10%) ADO.NET
9 4 (4.88%) Spring
9 4 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (4.88%) Twisted
9 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (3.66%) Ajax
10 3 (3.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Mathematics
2 11 (13.41%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.32%) Statistics
3 6 (7.32%) Informatics
4 5 (6.10%) Data Structures
4 5 (6.10%) Algorithms
4 5 (6.10%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.44%) APACS
5 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.44%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.44%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (2.44%) Streaming Media
5 2 (2.44%) IPTV
6 1 (1.22%) Physics
6 1 (1.22%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.22%) Kinect
6 1 (1.22%) EMV
6 1 (1.22%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.73%) Linux
2 11 (13.41%) Windows
3 8 (9.76%) UNIX
4 4 (4.88%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.44%) AIX
5 2 (2.44%) HPUX
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.22%) Android
6 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.73%) Software Engineering
2 15 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (15.85%) MVC
4 12 (14.63%) TDD
5 9 (10.98%) Unit Testing
6 8 (9.76%) Scrum
6 8 (9.76%) Integration Testing
7 7 (8.54%) Web Development
8 6 (7.32%) BDD
8 6 (7.32%) Bioinformatics
9 5 (6.10%) Database Tuning
9 5 (6.10%) DevOps
9 5 (6.10%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (6.10%) DNA
10 4 (4.88%) E-Commerce
10 4 (4.88%) OO
10 4 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.88%) Manual Testing
11 3 (3.66%) Load Balancing
11 3 (3.66%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (45.12%) C#
2 29 (35.37%) SQL
3 23 (28.05%) C++
4 21 (25.61%) Java
5 14 (17.07%) Python
6 12 (14.63%) C
7 11 (13.41%) JavaScript
8 9 (10.98%) Perl
9 8 (9.76%) VB.NET
10 6 (7.32%) PL/SQL
10 6 (7.32%) T-SQL
11 5 (6.10%) VBScript
11 5 (6.10%) VB
12 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
13 2 (2.44%) Embedded C++
13 2 (2.44%) PHP
13 2 (2.44%) Erlang
14 1 (1.22%) Groovy
14 1 (1.22%) Lua
14 1 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (19.51%) Degree
2 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.44%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) ISO 8583
1 2 (2.44%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Docker
Vendors
1 17 (20.73%) Oracle
2 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.88%) Adobe
4 3 (3.66%) Perforce
4 3 (3.66%) FatWire
5 2 (2.44%) Ericsson
5 2 (2.44%) Nortel
5 2 (2.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (2.44%) Huawei
6 1 (1.22%) Sybase
6 1 (1.22%) Sun
6 1 (1.22%) Software AG
6 1 (1.22%) webMethods
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