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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 353 332 301
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 266 275 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.55% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.59% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 167 185
Average daily rate
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£350 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £259 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £450 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £42.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
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 £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 73 £475 +18.75% 79
South East -48 50 £350 -3.44% 79
Yorkshire -6 35 £323 +0.78% 24
South West -1 24 £375 +8.69% 55
East of England -9 24 £350 +19.65% 33
North West -35 24 £338 +3.84% 54
East Midlands -8 15 £335 +1.51% 30
West Midlands +4 11 £300 +2.12% 33
North East - 5 £325 - 11
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 237 (44.97%) C#
2 221 (41.94%) .NET
3 188 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
4 180 (34.16%) JavaScript
5 150 (28.46%) SQL
6 145 (27.51%) HTML
7 136 (25.81%) ASP.NET
8 133 (25.24%) Software Engineering
9 126 (23.91%) MVC
10 124 (23.53%) SQL Server
11 119 (22.58%) Java
12 108 (20.49%) CSS
13 100 (18.98%) C++
14 87 (16.51%) TDD
15 82 (15.56%) jQuery
16 77 (14.61%) Web Services
17 74 (14.04%) Linux
18 72 (13.66%) .NET Framework
19 71 (13.47%) Microsoft
20 68 (12.90%) HTML5
21 65 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC
22 64 (12.14%) C
22 64 (12.14%) WCF
23 61 (11.57%) AngularJS
24 60 (11.39%) Security Cleared
25 56 (10.63%) Unit Testing
26 55 (10.44%) Oracle
26 55 (10.44%) OO
26 55 (10.44%) XML
26 55 (10.44%) Python

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (3.42%) Node.js
2 16 (3.04%) IIS
2 16 (3.04%) JBoss
3 13 (2.47%) WebSphere
4 11 (2.09%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.09%) Confluence
5 9 (1.71%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.33%) CMS
6 7 (1.33%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.14%) Apache
7 6 (1.14%) nginx
8 5 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.95%) MQSeries
9 4 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.76%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.57%) Alfresco
10 3 (0.57%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.57%) Drupal
Applications
1 25 (4.74%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.09%) MS Office
3 7 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.95%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.57%) Maya
6 2 (0.38%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.38%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.38%) MODO
7 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.19%) MS Project
7 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.76%) BASE24
2 3 (0.57%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.76%) SaaS
4 2 (0.38%) PaaS
4 2 (0.38%) Heroku
4 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.19%) IaaS
5 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.12%) HTTP
2 12 (2.28%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.71%) Internet
4 7 (1.33%) FTP
5 5 (0.95%) ATM
6 4 (0.76%) SMTP
6 4 (0.76%) LDAP
6 4 (0.76%) SSL
6 4 (0.76%) SSH
7 3 (0.57%) Wireless
7 3 (0.57%) Telnet
7 3 (0.57%) LTE
7 3 (0.57%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (0.57%) SNMP
8 2 (0.38%) 3G
8 2 (0.38%) 4G
8 2 (0.38%) FlexRay
8 2 (0.38%) Intranet
8 2 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.36%) MySQL
3 19 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (3.42%) MongoDB
5 17 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 17 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (2.09%) NoSQL
8 11 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.52%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (1.14%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.14%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.95%) Big Data
13 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.95%) MS Access
14 4 (0.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 48 (9.11%) Visual Studio
2 45 (8.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (6.64%) Git (software)
4 25 (4.74%) Selenium
5 21 (3.98%) JIRA
6 19 (3.61%) Subversion
7 17 (3.23%) TeamCity
8 16 (3.04%) SpecFlow
9 14 (2.66%) Eclipse
10 13 (2.47%) JUnit
10 13 (2.47%) NUnit
11 9 (1.71%) MSBuild
11 9 (1.71%) Jenkins
12 8 (1.52%) Maven
12 8 (1.52%) Ant
12 8 (1.52%) WebDriver
13 7 (1.33%) Microsoft Blend
14 5 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
14 5 (0.95%) MSTest
15 4 (0.76%) PHPUnit
General
1 49 (9.30%) Finance
2 20 (3.80%) Electronics
3 19 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.47%) Banking
5 12 (2.28%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.28%) Front Office
6 10 (1.90%) Automotive
7 7 (1.33%) Legal
8 6 (1.14%) Law
9 5 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.57%) German Language
10 3 (0.57%) Retail
10 3 (0.57%) Games
10 3 (0.57%) Military
11 2 (0.38%) Marketing
12 1 (0.19%) Avionics
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
12 1 (0.19%) Publishing
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (41.94%) .NET
2 145 (27.51%) HTML
3 136 (25.81%) ASP.NET
4 108 (20.49%) CSS
5 82 (15.56%) jQuery
6 77 (14.61%) Web Services
7 72 (13.66%) .NET Framework
8 68 (12.90%) HTML5
9 65 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 64 (12.14%) WCF
11 61 (11.57%) AngularJS
12 55 (10.44%) XML
13 50 (9.49%) Entity Framework
14 43 (8.16%) WPF
15 42 (7.97%) CSS3
16 36 (6.83%) ASP.NET Web API
17 33 (6.26%) JSON
18 29 (5.50%) Ajax
19 21 (3.98%) REST
19 21 (3.98%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 21 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.42%) User Experience
4 13 (2.47%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.47%) N-Tier
5 10 (1.90%) Mathematics
6 9 (1.71%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.52%) Visualisation
7 8 (1.52%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.33%) Linked Data
9 6 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.14%) Life Science
9 6 (1.14%) RIA
9 6 (1.14%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.14%) Physics
10 5 (0.95%) Equities
10 5 (0.95%) Device Driver
10 5 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.76%) Economics
11 4 (0.76%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 74 (14.04%) Linux
2 52 (9.87%) Windows
3 33 (6.26%) UNIX
4 15 (2.85%) Android
5 11 (2.09%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.14%) Windows CE
7 5 (0.95%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.76%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.57%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.19%) Debian
11 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.19%) CentOS
11 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.19%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (25.24%) Software Engineering
3 126 (23.91%) MVC
4 87 (16.51%) TDD
5 56 (10.63%) Unit Testing
6 55 (10.44%) OO
7 53 (10.06%) Scrum
8 47 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (7.21%) BDD
10 37 (7.02%) Multithreading
11 31 (5.88%) Web Development
12 26 (4.93%) SDLC
13 25 (4.74%) UML
14 24 (4.55%) OOD
15 22 (4.17%) SOA
16 21 (3.98%) OOP
17 18 (3.42%) Open Source
18 17 (3.23%) Mentoring
18 17 (3.23%) Migration
19 16 (3.04%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 237 (44.97%) C#
2 180 (34.16%) JavaScript
3 150 (28.46%) SQL
4 119 (22.58%) Java
5 100 (18.98%) C++
6 64 (12.14%) C
7 55 (10.44%) Python
8 31 (5.88%) T-SQL
9 26 (4.93%) VB.NET
9 26 (4.93%) PHP
10 22 (4.17%) Perl
11 19 (3.61%) Ruby
12 14 (2.66%) VB
13 13 (2.47%) Embedded C
14 7 (1.33%) Embedded C++
14 7 (1.33%) VBA
14 7 (1.33%) Scala
15 6 (1.14%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.14%) VBScript
16 4 (0.76%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 60 (11.39%) Security Cleared
2 38 (7.21%) Degree
3 34 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.09%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.57%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.38%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.38%) MCPD
8 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.19%) MCSD
8 1 (0.19%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.85%) QA
2 3 (0.57%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.38%) SLA
3 2 (0.38%) HL7
4 1 (0.19%) JTAG
4 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 14 (2.66%) Docker
2 4 (0.76%) Firmware
3 3 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.57%) GlusterFS
4 2 (0.38%) Varnish
5 1 (0.19%) vCloud
5 1 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.19%) HDFS
5 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (1.71%) logstash
2 8 (1.52%) Vagrant
3 4 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.76%) Puppet
4 3 (0.57%) Kibana
4 3 (0.57%) Rundeck
4 3 (0.57%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.38%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.19%) Ansible
6 1 (0.19%) Oozie
6 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.19%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.19%) Control-M
Vendors
1 71 (13.47%) Microsoft
2 55 (10.44%) Oracle
3 8 (1.52%) IBM
4 5 (0.95%) Talend
5 4 (0.76%) VMware
5 4 (0.76%) HP
6 3 (0.57%) Adobe
6 3 (0.57%) CA
6 3 (0.57%) QNX
6 3 (0.57%) Perforce
6 3 (0.57%) Google
6 3 (0.57%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.38%) Pega
7 2 (0.38%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.38%) Coverity
7 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.38%) Bloomberg
7 2 (0.38%) Sun
7 2 (0.38%) Sybase
7 2 (0.38%) SAP
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 32 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Austin Fraser
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
North West
Incite Insight
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Doncaster
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £315 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £260 - £310 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Incite Insight
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £401 per day
Posted: 15 days ago