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 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 340 271 283
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 241 312 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.68% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.74% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 168 143
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 17
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £32.55 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Developer
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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
44005 42325 37797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.52% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27481 25452 22049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1708 1839 2121
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £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 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 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
South East -20 74 £323 -4.29% 93
London -59 53 £375 -0.66% 70
South West -7 35 £400 +33.33% 39
East of England +9 29 £375 +13.20% 51
North West -9 23 £325 - 53
West Midlands -26 15 £375 +33.33% 37
East Midlands 0 9 £313 +11.60% 17
Yorkshire -36 6 £375 +17.18% 43
North East -3 3 £258 +3.00% 13
Midlands - - - -
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 248 (46.01%) C#
2 234 (43.41%) .NET
3 191 (35.44%) SQL
4 168 (31.17%) JavaScript
5 164 (30.43%) HTML
6 159 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
7 138 (25.60%) SQL Server
8 132 (24.49%) Java
9 131 (24.30%) CSS
10 126 (23.38%) Software Engineering
11 111 (20.59%) C++
12 109 (20.22%) Linux
13 105 (19.48%) ASP.NET
14 102 (18.92%) MVC
15 100 (18.55%) XML
16 92 (17.07%) TDD
17 89 (16.51%) Python
18 83 (15.40%) Windows
19 79 (14.66%) OO
20 76 (14.10%) Security Cleared
21 73 (13.54%) Web Services
22 70 (12.99%) .NET Framework
22 70 (12.99%) C
23 65 (12.06%) Microsoft
24 62 (11.50%) HTML5
25 60 (11.13%) jQuery
26 55 (10.20%) SC Cleared
27 54 (10.02%) Scrum
27 54 (10.02%) Visual Studio
28 50 (9.28%) Continuous Integration

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 21 (3.90%) IIS
2 20 (3.71%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.71%) Node.js
3 9 (1.67%) CMS
4 8 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.48%) Apache
5 7 (1.30%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.74%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.56%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.56%) JBoss
8 3 (0.56%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.37%) Apache Qpid
9 2 (0.37%) Gunicorn
9 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.37%) nginx
9 2 (0.37%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.37%) Documentum
Applications
1 18 (3.34%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (1.11%) MS Office
4 3 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.37%) MS Project
5 2 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.37%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.19%) Maya
6 1 (0.19%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.19%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.37%) Summit
3 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.19%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.56%) GitHub
3 3 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.56%) Heroku
4 2 (0.37%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.37%) Yammer
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.01%) TCP/IP
2 16 (2.97%) HTTP
2 16 (2.97%) Internet
3 11 (2.04%) SSL
3 11 (2.04%) FTP
4 9 (1.67%) Ethernet
5 8 (1.48%) Network Security
6 6 (1.11%) DVB
7 5 (0.93%) Modbus
8 4 (0.74%) ZigBee
8 4 (0.74%) NAS
8 4 (0.74%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (0.74%) 4G
8 4 (0.74%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (0.74%) SAN
8 4 (0.74%) 3G
8 4 (0.74%) SNMP
9 3 (0.56%) VPN
9 3 (0.56%) 3GPP
9 3 (0.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (25.60%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (5.19%) Relational Database
4 24 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (4.27%) MySQL
6 20 (3.71%) MongoDB
7 15 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.23%) Ingres
8 12 (2.23%) Oracle Database
9 11 (2.04%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.86%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.67%) SQLite
12 8 (1.48%) SQL Server 2000
12 8 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.30%) DTS
14 6 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (1.11%) Redis
14 6 (1.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 54 (10.02%) Visual Studio
2 35 (6.49%) Subversion
2 35 (6.49%) Git (software)
3 33 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (5.57%) NUnit
5 22 (4.08%) Eclipse
6 19 (3.53%) Jenkins
7 18 (3.34%) JUnit
8 17 (3.15%) Ant
8 17 (3.15%) GoogleTest
9 15 (2.78%) ClearCase
9 15 (2.78%) Selenium
10 13 (2.41%) CppUnit
11 12 (2.23%) CruiseControl
11 12 (2.23%) ClearQuest
12 9 (1.67%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 8 (1.48%) TeamCity
13 8 (1.48%) MSTest
13 8 (1.48%) Maven
13 8 (1.48%) JIRA
General
1 46 (8.53%) Finance
2 17 (3.15%) Electronics
3 16 (2.97%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.60%) Banking
5 8 (1.48%) Retail
6 6 (1.11%) Automotive
6 6 (1.11%) Marketing
6 6 (1.11%) Back Office
6 6 (1.11%) Turkish Language
7 5 (0.93%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.74%) Advertising
9 3 (0.56%) Publishing
9 3 (0.56%) Games
9 3 (0.56%) Legal
9 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.56%) Front Office
9 3 (0.56%) German Language
9 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (43.41%) .NET
2 164 (30.43%) HTML
3 131 (24.30%) CSS
4 105 (19.48%) ASP.NET
5 100 (18.55%) XML
6 73 (13.54%) Web Services
7 70 (12.99%) .NET Framework
8 62 (11.50%) HTML5
9 60 (11.13%) jQuery
10 45 (8.35%) WCF
10 45 (8.35%) CSS3
11 42 (7.79%) ASP.NET MVC
12 33 (6.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 31 (5.75%) XSLT
14 29 (5.38%) JSON
14 29 (5.38%) Ajax
15 27 (5.01%) WinForms
15 27 (5.01%) Spring
15 27 (5.01%) AngularJS
16 25 (4.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.57%) Computer Science
3 18 (3.34%) Open Source
4 17 (3.15%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.15%) Algorithms
5 16 (2.97%) Mathematics
6 13 (2.41%) User Experience
7 11 (2.04%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.67%) Visualisation
8 9 (1.67%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.67%) DTV
9 7 (1.30%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.30%) Device Driver
9 7 (1.30%) Informatics
10 6 (1.11%) Statistics
10 6 (1.11%) IPTV
10 6 (1.11%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.11%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.74%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 109 (20.22%) Linux
2 83 (15.40%) Windows
3 48 (8.91%) UNIX
4 18 (3.34%) Ubuntu
5 6 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (1.11%) Android
6 4 (0.74%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.56%) zOS
7 3 (0.56%) Windows CE
7 3 (0.56%) MVS
7 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.37%) AIX
8 2 (0.37%) HPUX
8 2 (0.37%) Solaris
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (23.38%) Software Engineering
3 102 (18.92%) MVC
4 92 (17.07%) TDD
5 79 (14.66%) OO
6 54 (10.02%) Scrum
7 50 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (8.53%) Unit Testing
9 43 (7.98%) OOD
10 37 (6.86%) UML
11 35 (6.49%) Multithreading
12 31 (5.75%) OOP
13 27 (5.01%) Web Development
14 25 (4.64%) Configuration Management
15 21 (3.90%) SOA
16 19 (3.53%) BDD
17 16 (2.97%) Project Management
18 14 (2.60%) Validation
18 14 (2.60%) Test Scripting
19 13 (2.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 248 (46.01%) C#
2 191 (35.44%) SQL
3 168 (31.17%) JavaScript
4 132 (24.49%) Java
5 111 (20.59%) C++
6 89 (16.51%) Python
7 70 (12.99%) C
8 48 (8.91%) T-SQL
9 37 (6.86%) VB.NET
10 31 (5.75%) Perl
11 23 (4.27%) PHP
12 21 (3.90%) Ruby
13 20 (3.71%) VB
14 18 (3.34%) VBA
15 17 (3.15%) VBScript
16 14 (2.60%) PL/SQL
17 8 (1.48%) VB6
18 7 (1.30%) Scala
18 7 (1.30%) Bash Shell
18 7 (1.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 76 (14.10%) Security Cleared
2 55 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 43 (7.98%) Degree
4 17 (3.15%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.30%) VCP4
6 6 (1.11%) ISEB
7 5 (0.93%) HND
8 3 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.37%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.53%) QA
2 7 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.11%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.74%) TickIT
5 2 (0.37%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.19%) HL7
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 7 (1.30%) Firmware
2 5 (0.93%) Docker
3 3 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.37%) vSphere
4 2 (0.37%) vCloud
5 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.56%) Puppet
3 2 (0.37%) Ansible
3 2 (0.37%) Control-M
3 2 (0.37%) Nagios
4 1 (0.19%) SCCM
4 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.19%) Graylog
4 1 (0.19%) Graphite
4 1 (0.19%) Oozie
Vendors
1 65 (12.06%) Microsoft
2 49 (9.09%) Oracle
3 9 (1.67%) Google
4 7 (1.30%) IBM
5 6 (1.11%) Perforce
6 5 (0.93%) Twitter
7 4 (0.74%) VMware
7 4 (0.74%) Serena
7 4 (0.74%) CA
8 3 (0.56%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.56%) Software AG
8 3 (0.56%) Progress
8 3 (0.56%) Sybase
8 3 (0.56%) Adobe
8 3 (0.56%) Assembla
9 2 (0.37%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (0.37%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.37%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.37%) Coverity
9 2 (0.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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