The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 301 370 321
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 368 262 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.52% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.55% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 150 168
Median daily rate £400 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £452 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 8 14
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.06 £27.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £47.50 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +6.12%
Software Developer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47502 47488 45467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.71% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31380 29845 28550
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1349 1884 1941
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the England region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the England region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +24 109 £425 +21.42% 94
South East +30 89 £425 +28.78% 90
South West +8 53 £350 -6.66% 34
North West +14 29 £388 +19.23% 51
Yorkshire +8 28 £325 +1.56% 35
West Midlands -3 19 £350 -10.25% 24
East of England +5 13 £371 +14.23% 42
East Midlands +12 11 £356 +11.32% 12
North East -31 11 £355 +29.09% 11
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 345 (45.04%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (40.21%) C#
3 293 (38.25%) JavaScript
4 275 (35.90%) Java
5 250 (32.64%) .NET
6 247 (32.25%) HTML
7 237 (30.94%) Software Engineering
8 212 (27.68%) SQL
9 211 (27.55%) CSS
10 167 (21.80%) MVC
11 166 (21.67%) TDD
12 160 (20.89%) Linux
13 150 (19.58%) SQL Server
14 143 (18.67%) ASP.NET
15 142 (18.54%) C++
16 138 (18.02%) Scrum
17 127 (16.58%) HTML5
18 119 (15.54%) jQuery
19 104 (13.58%) AngularJS
20 102 (13.32%) OO
21 98 (12.79%) C
22 96 (12.53%) Microsoft
22 96 (12.53%) Finance
23 94 (12.27%) REST
24 91 (11.88%) Python
25 89 (11.62%) Security Cleared
26 88 (11.49%) Spring
26 88 (11.49%) Web Services
27 87 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
27 87 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 56 (7.31%) Node.js
2 28 (3.66%) JBoss
3 23 (3.00%) Confluence
3 23 (3.00%) WebLogic
4 21 (2.74%) Apache
5 19 (2.48%) CMS
5 19 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 17 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 14 (1.83%) IIS
8 13 (1.70%) Cloud Foundry
9 12 (1.57%) GlassFish
10 10 (1.31%) Apache Spark
10 10 (1.31%) OpenStack
10 10 (1.31%) WebSphere
11 9 (1.17%) SAS
12 6 (0.78%) ColdFusion
12 6 (0.78%) Jetty
12 6 (0.78%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (2.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.78%) LaTeX
2 6 (0.78%) MS Office
2 6 (0.78%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.13%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) PaintShop Pro
4 1 (0.13%) Revit
4 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.39%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.13%) Magento
4 1 (0.13%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 41 (5.35%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.70%) Heroku
4 10 (1.31%) PaaS
5 7 (0.91%) SaaS
6 5 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (0.52%) GitHub
7 4 (0.52%) IaaS
8 3 (0.39%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.39%) Bluemix
9 2 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.26%) Office 365
10 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.13%) Force.com
10 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.13%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (7.18%) HTTP
2 25 (3.26%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.96%) DVB
4 14 (1.83%) Internet
5 13 (1.70%) Intranet
6 9 (1.17%) SSL
7 7 (0.91%) Ethernet
7 7 (0.91%) SAN
8 6 (0.78%) Modbus
9 5 (0.65%) Bluetooth
10 4 (0.52%) LDAP
11 3 (0.39%) AMQP
11 3 (0.39%) GSM
11 3 (0.39%) RS-422
11 3 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.39%) Wireless
12 2 (0.26%) ASN.1
12 2 (0.26%) Broadband
12 2 (0.26%) HbbTV
12 2 (0.26%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (19.58%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.92%) MySQL
3 48 (6.27%) NoSQL
4 31 (4.05%) Relational Database
5 28 (3.66%) MongoDB
6 22 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 21 (2.74%) Hadoop
8 20 (2.61%) Oracle Database
9 15 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (1.44%) Redis
12 9 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.04%) Big Data
14 7 (0.91%) MS Access
14 7 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 70 (9.14%) Visual Studio
2 62 (8.09%) Git (software)
3 55 (7.18%) Jenkins
4 49 (6.40%) JUnit
5 46 (6.01%) Subversion
5 46 (6.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 37 (4.83%) Selenium
7 35 (4.57%) JIRA
8 26 (3.39%) Eclipse
8 26 (3.39%) NUnit
9 24 (3.13%) Maven
10 21 (2.74%) Grunt
11 20 (2.61%) ClearCase
12 18 (2.35%) gulp
12 18 (2.35%) Mockito
13 15 (1.96%) MSTest
14 12 (1.57%) IntelliJ
15 11 (1.44%) Ant
15 11 (1.44%) Cucumber
15 11 (1.44%) WiX
General
1 96 (12.53%) Finance
2 51 (6.66%) Banking
3 29 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 26 (3.39%) Marketing
5 25 (3.26%) Electronics
6 21 (2.74%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.96%) Back Office
8 14 (1.83%) Games
9 12 (1.57%) Legal
10 11 (1.44%) Aerospace
11 8 (1.04%) Retail
12 7 (0.91%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.65%) Advertising
13 5 (0.65%) Automotive
14 4 (0.52%) Avionics
14 4 (0.52%) Law
15 3 (0.39%) Military
16 2 (0.26%) Dutch Language
16 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (32.64%) .NET
2 247 (32.25%) HTML
3 211 (27.55%) CSS
4 143 (18.67%) ASP.NET
5 127 (16.58%) HTML5
6 119 (15.54%) jQuery
7 104 (13.58%) AngularJS
8 94 (12.27%) REST
9 88 (11.49%) Spring
9 88 (11.49%) Web Services
10 87 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 85 (11.10%) XML
12 77 (10.05%) .NET Framework
13 68 (8.88%) JSON
14 66 (8.62%) CSS3
15 64 (8.36%) RESTful
16 47 (6.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 46 (6.01%) WCF
18 45 (5.87%) Ajax
19 43 (5.61%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 42 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
1 42 (5.48%) User Experience
2 23 (3.00%) Computer Science
2 23 (3.00%) Mobile App
3 17 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
3 17 (2.22%) N-Tier
4 16 (2.09%) Algorithms
5 13 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.31%) STB
7 9 (1.17%) DTV
8 8 (1.04%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.04%) Derivative
8 8 (1.04%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.04%) MPEG
8 8 (1.04%) Visualisation
9 7 (0.91%) Fat Client
9 7 (0.91%) Interactive TV
9 7 (0.91%) IPTV
9 7 (0.91%) Thin Client
10 6 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 160 (20.89%) Linux
2 86 (11.23%) Windows
3 57 (7.44%) Unix
4 9 (1.17%) Android
4 9 (1.17%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.04%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (0.65%) AIX
8 4 (0.52%) CentOS
8 4 (0.52%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.52%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.39%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.39%) VMS
10 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.26%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.13%) Fedora
11 1 (0.13%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (45.04%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (30.94%) Software Engineering
3 167 (21.80%) MVC
4 166 (21.67%) TDD
5 138 (18.02%) Scrum
6 102 (13.32%) OO
7 87 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
8 85 (11.10%) Web Development
9 68 (8.88%) Unit Testing
10 67 (8.75%) BDD
11 54 (7.05%) DevOps
12 51 (6.66%) Configuration Management
13 45 (5.87%) OOP
14 44 (5.74%) OOD
15 42 (5.48%) SDLC
16 39 (5.09%) Open Source
17 37 (4.83%) Automated Testing
18 36 (4.70%) Microservices
19 33 (4.31%) High Availability
20 30 (3.92%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 308 (40.21%) C#
2 293 (38.25%) JavaScript
3 275 (35.90%) Java
4 212 (27.68%) SQL
5 142 (18.54%) C++
6 98 (12.79%) C
7 91 (11.88%) Python
8 83 (10.84%) Ruby
9 69 (9.01%) Scala
10 53 (6.92%) PHP
11 34 (4.44%) VB.NET
12 31 (4.05%) T-SQL
13 26 (3.39%) Perl
14 25 (3.26%) PL/SQL
15 22 (2.87%) Embedded C
16 21 (2.74%) Go
17 16 (2.09%) Objective-C
18 13 (1.70%) Shell Script
19 12 (1.57%) Embedded C++
19 12 (1.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 89 (11.62%) Security Cleared
2 54 (7.05%) Degree
3 46 (6.01%) SC Cleared
4 38 (4.96%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.39%) PhD
7 2 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.26%) HND
7 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.13%) HNC
8 1 (0.13%) ISEB
8 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.74%) QA
2 5 (0.65%) DO-178B
2 5 (0.65%) MISRA
2 5 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.52%) JTAG
4 3 (0.39%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.39%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.26%) FedRAMP
5 2 (0.26%) OIPF
5 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.26%) SDET
5 2 (0.26%) SLA
6 1 (0.13%) HL7
6 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (2.09%) Docker
2 11 (1.44%) vSphere
3 6 (0.78%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.65%) Firmware
5 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.13%) etcd
6 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (1.57%) Puppet
2 5 (0.65%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.39%) Ansible
3 3 (0.39%) Grafana
3 3 (0.39%) Kibana
3 3 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.26%) logstash
4 2 (0.26%) Nagios
4 2 (0.26%) WMI
4 2 (0.26%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.13%) Graphite
5 1 (0.13%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.13%) Netcool
5 1 (0.13%) Oozie
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.13%) StatsD
5 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 96 (12.53%) Microsoft
2 78 (10.18%) Oracle
3 27 (3.52%) Google
4 15 (1.96%) Apple
5 14 (1.83%) Sybase
6 12 (1.57%) Red Hat
7 11 (1.44%) Adobe
7 11 (1.44%) IBM
7 11 (1.44%) webMethods
8 10 (1.31%) SAP
9 8 (1.04%) VMware
10 7 (0.91%) DevExpress
10 7 (0.91%) OpenTV
10 7 (0.91%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.78%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.78%) BEA
11 6 (0.78%) Informatica
12 4 (0.52%) Facebook
12 4 (0.52%) Serena
12 4 (0.52%) Twitter
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
Camden Council
Posted: Yesterday
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London Victoria
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Rate: £30,595 - £31,582 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Herefordshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £33,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: Up to £500 per day or up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Andover
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Guildford
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Essex
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £30 - £32 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Yeovil
aap3
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago