The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 342 305 301
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 262 287 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.59% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.64% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 167 159
Average daily rate
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£330 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 24
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.52 £28.25 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +1.33%
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
45670 44831 38950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.38% 92.58% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 28976 28139 22977
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1776 1874 1982
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £40.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 3 June 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
London -12 78 £425 +6.25% 92
South East -24 58 £330 -12.00% 75
South West +19 38 £363 +9.84% 44
Yorkshire +2 33 £320 +33.33% 34
East of England -17 16 £325 +5.86% 38
West Midlands -24 12 £351 +17.08% 31
East Midlands -5 11 £320 +8.47% 25
North West -24 11 £343 +5.38% 53
North East - 1 £275 - 9
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 228 (45.78%) C#
2 214 (42.97%) .NET
3 176 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
4 174 (34.94%) JavaScript
5 152 (30.52%) HTML
6 148 (29.72%) SQL
7 132 (26.51%) Software Engineering
8 117 (23.49%) CSS
9 111 (22.29%) SQL Server
10 110 (22.09%) Java
10 110 (22.09%) MVC
11 109 (21.89%) ASP.NET
12 94 (18.88%) TDD
13 90 (18.07%) Linux
14 88 (17.67%) Web Services
15 87 (17.47%) C++
16 81 (16.27%) XML
17 71 (14.26%) Security Cleared
18 69 (13.86%) .NET Framework
18 69 (13.86%) HTML5
19 68 (13.65%) Python
20 62 (12.45%) OO
20 62 (12.45%) C
20 62 (12.45%) jQuery
21 61 (12.25%) WCF
22 57 (11.45%) Windows
23 55 (11.04%) Microsoft
24 54 (10.84%) Visual Studio
24 54 (10.84%) Scrum
25 53 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 16 (3.21%) SharePoint
1 16 (3.21%) Node.js
2 15 (3.01%) IIS
3 12 (2.41%) JBoss
4 10 (2.01%) Apache
5 9 (1.81%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.61%) CMS
6 8 (1.61%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.61%) MQSeries
7 7 (1.41%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.80%) Confluence
10 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.60%) Drupal
10 3 (0.60%) nginx
10 3 (0.60%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.40%) Jetty
11 2 (0.40%) Alfresco
Applications
1 18 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.00%) MS Office
3 3 (0.60%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.20%) Maya
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.20%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.60%) BASE24
2 3 (0.60%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.60%) SaaS
4 3 (0.60%) Heroku
5 2 (0.40%) GitHub
5 2 (0.40%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.20%) Yammer
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.20%) IaaS
6 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.42%) TCP/IP
2 19 (3.82%) HTTP
3 13 (2.61%) Internet
4 9 (1.81%) FTP
5 7 (1.41%) SSL
6 6 (1.20%) Ethernet
7 5 (1.00%) SMTP
7 5 (1.00%) SAN
7 5 (1.00%) Modbus
8 4 (0.80%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (0.80%) SNMP
8 4 (0.80%) NAS
8 4 (0.80%) ZigBee
8 4 (0.80%) Telnet
8 4 (0.80%) SSH
9 3 (0.60%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.60%) 802.15
9 3 (0.60%) OpenVPN
9 3 (0.60%) LDAP
9 3 (0.60%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (22.29%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.22%) Relational Database
3 22 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (4.22%) MySQL
4 21 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (4.22%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (2.41%) RDBMS
6 12 (2.41%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.41%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (1.00%) Big Data
10 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.00%) MS Access
10 5 (1.00%) SQLite
11 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 54 (10.84%) Visual Studio
2 39 (7.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (7.03%) Git (software)
4 28 (5.62%) Subversion
5 23 (4.62%) Selenium
6 18 (3.61%) JUnit
7 17 (3.41%) Jenkins
8 16 (3.21%) Eclipse
8 16 (3.21%) JIRA
9 15 (3.01%) NUnit
10 14 (2.81%) Ant
10 14 (2.81%) TeamCity
11 8 (1.61%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 8 (1.61%) Maven
11 8 (1.61%) SpecFlow
12 6 (1.20%) Hudson
12 6 (1.20%) MSBuild
12 6 (1.20%) NetBeans
12 6 (1.20%) MSTest
13 5 (1.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 47 (9.44%) Finance
2 25 (5.02%) Electronics
3 16 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.01%) Banking
5 9 (1.81%) Automotive
6 6 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.20%) Front Office
6 6 (1.20%) German Language
7 5 (1.00%) Law
7 5 (1.00%) Military
8 4 (0.80%) Back Office
8 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.60%) Retail
9 3 (0.60%) Legal
9 3 (0.60%) Publishing
9 3 (0.60%) Games
10 2 (0.40%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Billing
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (42.97%) .NET
2 152 (30.52%) HTML
3 117 (23.49%) CSS
4 109 (21.89%) ASP.NET
5 88 (17.67%) Web Services
6 81 (16.27%) XML
7 69 (13.86%) .NET Framework
7 69 (13.86%) HTML5
8 62 (12.45%) jQuery
9 61 (12.25%) WCF
10 53 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 50 (10.04%) CSS3
12 41 (8.23%) Entity Framework
12 41 (8.23%) AngularJS
13 37 (7.43%) XSLT
14 33 (6.63%) RESTful
15 29 (5.82%) JSON
16 27 (5.42%) Ajax
16 27 (5.42%) WPF
17 21 (4.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.42%) Computer Science
1 27 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.81%) User Experience
2 14 (2.81%) N-Tier
3 12 (2.41%) Algorithms
3 12 (2.41%) Mobile App
4 11 (2.21%) Device Driver
5 10 (2.01%) Visualisation
6 8 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.20%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.00%) Life Science
8 5 (1.00%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.00%) Physics
8 5 (1.00%) Chemistry
9 4 (0.80%) Derivative
9 4 (0.80%) Data Centre
9 4 (0.80%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 90 (18.07%) Linux
2 57 (11.45%) Windows
3 24 (4.82%) UNIX
4 9 (1.81%) Ubuntu
5 7 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (1.00%) Windows CE
7 4 (0.80%) CentOS
8 3 (0.60%) Android
8 3 (0.60%) MVS
8 3 (0.60%) zOS
8 3 (0.60%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.20%) Tizen
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (26.51%) Software Engineering
3 110 (22.09%) MVC
4 94 (18.88%) TDD
5 62 (12.45%) OO
6 54 (10.84%) Scrum
7 52 (10.44%) Unit Testing
8 40 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (8.03%) Multithreading
9 33 (6.63%) OOD
10 29 (5.82%) UML
10 29 (5.82%) OOP
11 24 (4.82%) SDLC
12 23 (4.62%) SOA
13 22 (4.42%) Open Source
14 19 (3.82%) BDD
14 19 (3.82%) Web Development
15 15 (3.01%) Migration
16 14 (2.81%) Mentoring
17 13 (2.61%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 228 (45.78%) C#
2 174 (34.94%) JavaScript
3 148 (29.72%) SQL
4 110 (22.09%) Java
5 87 (17.47%) C++
6 68 (13.65%) Python
7 62 (12.45%) C
8 44 (8.84%) T-SQL
9 24 (4.82%) VB.NET
10 23 (4.62%) PHP
11 20 (4.02%) Ruby
12 19 (3.82%) Perl
13 14 (2.81%) Embedded C
13 14 (2.81%) VB
14 11 (2.21%) Scala
15 9 (1.81%) Embedded C++
16 8 (1.61%) VBA
16 8 (1.61%) Groovy
17 7 (1.41%) Bash Shell
17 7 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (14.26%) Security Cleared
2 43 (8.63%) SC Cleared
3 34 (6.83%) Degree
4 12 (2.41%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.60%) HND
6 3 (0.60%) ISEB
6 3 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.40%) MCPD
8 1 (0.20%) MCSD
8 1 (0.20%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.61%) QA
2 2 (0.40%) HL7
2 2 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.20%) SLA
3 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.20%) JTAG
3 1 (0.20%) DO-178B
System Software
1 6 (1.20%) Firmware
2 5 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.00%) Docker
3 3 (0.60%) Varnish
4 2 (0.40%) vCloud
4 2 (0.40%) vSphere
4 2 (0.40%) GlusterFS
5 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.00%) Puppet
1 5 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.60%) Ansible
3 2 (0.40%) logstash
3 2 (0.40%) Kibana
3 2 (0.40%) Control-M
3 2 (0.40%) ZABBIX
3 2 (0.40%) CA LISA
3 2 (0.40%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.20%) Nagios
4 1 (0.20%) Graylog
Vendors
1 55 (11.04%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.83%) Oracle
3 10 (2.01%) IBM
4 7 (1.41%) VMware
5 5 (1.00%) Google
5 5 (1.00%) CA
5 5 (1.00%) Talend
6 4 (0.80%) HP
6 4 (0.80%) Coverity
6 4 (0.80%) Serena
6 4 (0.80%) Perforce
7 3 (0.60%) QNX
7 3 (0.60%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.60%) Pega
7 3 (0.60%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.60%) Assembla
8 2 (0.40%) Twitter
8 2 (0.40%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.40%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.40%) DigitalOcean
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Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
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Lincolnshire
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Noir Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston
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Rate: £200 - £350 per day + competitive
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Bristol
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
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Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
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Posted: 14 days ago
Wakefield
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Rate: £275 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Maidenhead
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Rate: £500 a day
Posted: 14 days ago
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Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
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London
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Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
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North East
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