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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 287 355 359
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 400 314 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.81% 0.59% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.63% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 185 161
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £299 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 11
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £37.10 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £43.30 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
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
46983 50190 48389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.63% 95.01% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 30991 32588 30029
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 1916 1961
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +23 120 £425 - 97
South East +30 76 £400 +14.28% 89
South West +50 60 £325 -13.33% 50
Yorkshire +7 32 £425 +28.78% 34
North West +14 29 £350 -9.67% 41
East of England -6 26 £369 +4.46% 33
West Midlands -11 25 £335 +11.66% 22
North East -6 20 £475 +46.15% 12
East Midlands -7 13 £363 +3.57% 15
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 318 (43.32%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (39.78%) C#
3 282 (38.42%) JavaScript
4 257 (35.01%) Java
5 243 (33.11%) .NET
6 220 (29.97%) HTML
7 191 (26.02%) SQL
8 174 (23.71%) CSS
9 172 (23.43%) Software Engineering
10 160 (21.80%) TDD
11 147 (20.03%) MVC
12 141 (19.21%) SQL Server
13 134 (18.26%) ASP.NET
14 133 (18.12%) Linux
15 131 (17.85%) Scrum
16 126 (17.17%) C++
17 125 (17.03%) AngularJS
18 111 (15.12%) HTML5
19 104 (14.17%) jQuery
20 100 (13.62%) Microsoft
21 98 (13.35%) Python
22 95 (12.94%) Web Services
23 94 (12.81%) XML
24 91 (12.40%) BDD
25 90 (12.26%) REST
26 82 (11.17%) OO
26 82 (11.17%) C
27 81 (11.04%) Visual Studio
28 80 (10.90%) Finance
29 79 (10.76%) Continuous Integration

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 38 (5.18%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.41%) Apache
3 23 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 19 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (2.45%) CMS
5 18 (2.45%) IIS
6 16 (2.18%) Apache Spark
7 15 (2.04%) Confluence
7 15 (2.04%) JBoss
8 11 (1.50%) OpenStack
9 10 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (1.23%) Apache Solr
10 9 (1.23%) GlassFish
10 9 (1.23%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.95%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.68%) Drupal
12 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.54%) Liferay
Applications
1 27 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.68%) MS Office
3 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.27%) Simulink
4 1 (0.14%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.14%) Revit
4 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.14%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 17 (2.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.54%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Magento
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 41 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.27%) GitHub
4 14 (1.91%) PaaS
5 7 (0.95%) Heroku
6 6 (0.82%) SaaS
7 3 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.41%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.41%) Office 365
8 2 (0.27%) Bluemix
8 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.27%) Force.com
8 2 (0.27%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.27%) Slack
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.14%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.68%) HTTP
2 11 (1.50%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.36%) LDAP
4 9 (1.23%) Internet
5 7 (0.95%) DSL
6 6 (0.82%) DNS
6 6 (0.82%) FCAPS
6 6 (0.82%) Wireless
7 5 (0.68%) AMQP
8 4 (0.54%) DVB
8 4 (0.54%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.54%) MQTT
8 4 (0.54%) Softphone
8 4 (0.54%) VoIP
9 3 (0.41%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.41%) RTSP
9 3 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.27%) Intranet
10 2 (0.27%) LAN
10 2 (0.27%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (19.21%) SQL Server
2 53 (7.22%) MySQL
3 32 (4.36%) NoSQL
4 28 (3.81%) MongoDB
5 25 (3.41%) Oracle Database
6 24 (3.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 24 (3.27%) Relational Database
7 22 (3.00%) Big Data
8 13 (1.77%) Redis
8 13 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.23%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.09%) CouchDB
11 8 (1.09%) HBase
11 8 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.95%) Neo4j
12 7 (0.95%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 81 (11.04%) Visual Studio
2 69 (9.40%) Git (software)
3 52 (7.08%) Selenium
4 47 (6.40%) Jenkins
5 45 (6.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 41 (5.59%) Subversion
7 34 (4.63%) JUnit
8 31 (4.22%) Cucumber
9 30 (4.09%) JIRA
10 25 (3.41%) Maven
10 25 (3.41%) WebDriver
11 22 (3.00%) NUnit
12 21 (2.86%) Eclipse
13 17 (2.32%) Grunt
14 15 (2.04%) Ant
15 14 (1.91%) ClearCase
15 14 (1.91%) gulp
15 14 (1.91%) Jasmine
16 13 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 12 (1.63%) SpecFlow
General
1 80 (10.90%) Finance
2 33 (4.50%) Banking
3 28 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 27 (3.68%) Manufacturing
5 25 (3.41%) Electronics
6 23 (3.13%) Marketing
6 23 (3.13%) Retail
7 15 (2.04%) Games
8 12 (1.63%) Aerospace
9 9 (1.23%) Advertising
10 8 (1.09%) Back Office
10 8 (1.09%) Law
11 7 (0.95%) Front Office
11 7 (0.95%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.82%) Automotive
12 6 (0.82%) Legal
13 3 (0.41%) French Language
14 2 (0.27%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.27%) Military
14 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (33.11%) .NET
2 220 (29.97%) HTML
3 174 (23.71%) CSS
4 134 (18.26%) ASP.NET
5 125 (17.03%) AngularJS
6 111 (15.12%) HTML5
7 104 (14.17%) jQuery
8 95 (12.94%) Web Services
9 94 (12.81%) XML
10 90 (12.26%) REST
11 77 (10.49%) ASP.NET MVC
12 68 (9.26%) Node.js
13 65 (8.86%) Spring
14 62 (8.45%) JSON
15 61 (8.31%) .NET Framework
15 61 (8.31%) WCF
16 58 (7.90%) CSS3
17 56 (7.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 54 (7.36%) SOAP
19 48 (6.54%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 42 (5.72%) Computer Science
2 33 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.22%) User Experience
4 19 (2.59%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.18%) Client/Server
6 12 (1.63%) Algorithms
7 11 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.36%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.09%) Derivative
10 7 (0.95%) Data Centre
10 7 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (0.95%) NHS
10 7 (0.95%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.82%) Biology
11 6 (0.82%) e-Learning
11 6 (0.82%) Replication
12 5 (0.68%) Artificial Intelligence
12 5 (0.68%) Informatics
12 5 (0.68%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 133 (18.12%) Linux
2 66 (8.99%) Windows
3 60 (8.17%) Unix
4 13 (1.77%) Android
5 11 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.82%) Mac OS X
6 6 (0.82%) Mesosphere
6 6 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.68%) AIX
8 4 (0.54%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.41%) VxWorks
9 3 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.14%) CentOS
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (43.32%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (23.43%) Software Engineering
3 160 (21.80%) TDD
4 147 (20.03%) MVC
5 131 (17.85%) Scrum
6 91 (12.40%) BDD
7 82 (11.17%) OO
8 79 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
9 69 (9.40%) Unit Testing
10 64 (8.72%) Web Development
11 57 (7.77%) Open Source
12 52 (7.08%) SDLC
13 44 (5.99%) OOD
14 43 (5.86%) Test Automation
15 40 (5.45%) DevOps
16 36 (4.90%) Continuous Delivery
17 34 (4.63%) Microservices
18 32 (4.36%) Configuration Management
19 31 (4.22%) Front End Development
19 31 (4.22%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 292 (39.78%) C#
2 282 (38.42%) JavaScript
3 257 (35.01%) Java
4 191 (26.02%) SQL
5 126 (17.17%) C++
6 98 (13.35%) Python
7 82 (11.17%) C
8 61 (8.31%) Scala
9 57 (7.77%) Ruby
10 55 (7.49%) PHP
11 31 (4.22%) T-SQL
12 29 (3.95%) Perl
13 23 (3.13%) VB.NET
14 22 (3.00%) Go
15 18 (2.45%) VB
16 15 (2.04%) Bash Shell
16 15 (2.04%) PL/SQL
16 15 (2.04%) TypeScript
17 13 (1.77%) PowerShell
18 12 (1.63%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 77 (10.49%) Degree
1 77 (10.49%) Security Cleared
2 54 (7.36%) SC Cleared
3 11 (1.50%) DV Cleared
4 5 (0.68%) BC Cleared
5 4 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.41%) HNC
6 3 (0.41%) HND
7 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.14%) CCNP
8 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.14%) MCSE
8 1 (0.14%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.45%) SDET
2 36 (4.90%) QA
3 8 (1.09%) ISO 14001
3 8 (1.09%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.68%) MISRA
4 5 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.54%) DO-178B
5 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.41%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.14%) ECSS
7 1 (0.14%) EMIR
7 1 (0.14%) HL7
7 1 (0.14%) JTAG
7 1 (0.14%) MiFID
7 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (4.77%) Docker
2 7 (0.95%) vSphere
3 5 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.54%) Firmware
5 3 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.27%) Ceph
6 2 (0.27%) etcd
7 1 (0.14%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.14%) flannel
7 1 (0.14%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (2.86%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.63%) Puppet
3 10 (1.36%) Ansible
4 3 (0.41%) Grafana
5 2 (0.27%) SCOM
6 1 (0.14%) Consul
6 1 (0.14%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.14%) Kibana
6 1 (0.14%) Mesos
6 1 (0.14%) Nagios
6 1 (0.14%) Netcool
6 1 (0.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.14%) rkt
6 1 (0.14%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.14%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 100 (13.62%) Microsoft
2 64 (8.72%) Oracle
3 20 (2.72%) Google
4 18 (2.45%) SAP
5 11 (1.50%) Red Hat
5 11 (1.50%) VMware
6 7 (0.95%) Atlassian
7 6 (0.82%) IBM
7 6 (0.82%) Nokia
7 6 (0.82%) Sybase
8 5 (0.68%) Canon
8 5 (0.68%) EPiServer
8 5 (0.68%) hybris
8 5 (0.68%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.54%) Adobe
9 4 (0.54%) LexisNexis
9 4 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.41%) OpenTV
10 3 (0.41%) Telerik
10 3 (0.41%) TIBCO
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