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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 330 280 297
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 282 310 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.65% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.70% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 189 165
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £480 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 20
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £21.70 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.50 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+16.43% -8.75%
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
47542 44396 47499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.64% 92.88% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30198 27395 27354
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1944 1931 2369
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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 +2 90 £350 +7.69% 113
London -12 86 £413 +3.12% 60
East of England -15 32 £275 +83.33% 57
South West -22 26 £350 +8.52% 41
North West -5 20 £325 +1.16% 60
Yorkshire -26 11 £300 - 59
East Midlands -17 10 £325 +8.33% 13
West Midlands -18 7 £325 +8.33% 27
North East - - - - 15
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

1 268 (48.03%) C#
2 256 (45.88%) .NET
3 173 (31.00%) Agile Software Development
4 168 (30.11%) SQL Server
4 168 (30.11%) SQL
5 160 (28.67%) HTML
6 156 (27.96%) JavaScript
7 147 (26.34%) Java
8 141 (25.27%) Software Engineering
9 136 (24.37%) ASP.NET
10 122 (21.86%) CSS
11 118 (21.15%) MVC
12 92 (16.49%) OO
13 91 (16.31%) TDD
14 89 (15.95%) C++
15 87 (15.59%) Linux
15 87 (15.59%) Web Services
15 87 (15.59%) XML
16 84 (15.05%) jQuery
17 82 (14.70%) Microsoft
18 75 (13.44%) Windows
19 69 (12.37%) Oracle
20 64 (11.47%) HTML5
21 63 (11.29%) Python
22 62 (11.11%) .NET Framework
23 61 (10.93%) C
23 61 (10.93%) Scrum
24 59 (10.57%) Degree
25 57 (10.22%) Visual Studio
26 55 (9.86%) WCF

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 23 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.05%) IIS
3 12 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (1.97%) CMS
5 10 (1.79%) WordPress
5 10 (1.79%) Apache
6 9 (1.61%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.43%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.43%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.08%) WebSphere Process Server
8 6 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (0.90%) JBoss
9 5 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.90%) Node.js
10 4 (0.72%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.72%) TIBCO EMS
10 4 (0.72%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.54%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.36%) Moodle
Applications
1 33 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.79%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.90%) MS Office
4 4 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.54%) MS Project
5 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.36%) Simulink
7 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.36%) Summit
4 1 (0.18%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.36%) SaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Heroku
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.48%) HTTP
2 23 (4.12%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.33%) DVB
4 12 (2.15%) SSL
5 11 (1.97%) Internet
6 5 (0.90%) Network Security
7 4 (0.72%) Modbus
7 4 (0.72%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.54%) FTP
8 3 (0.54%) DNS
8 3 (0.54%) IPv4
8 3 (0.54%) IPv6
8 3 (0.54%) SAN
8 3 (0.54%) Intranet
8 3 (0.54%) NGN
8 3 (0.54%) SSH
8 3 (0.54%) NAS
8 3 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.36%) 4G
9 2 (0.36%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (30.11%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (5.38%) MySQL
4 22 (3.94%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.15%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.79%) Big Data
10 9 (1.61%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (1.43%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (1.08%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 57 (10.22%) Visual Studio
2 34 (6.09%) Git (software)
3 32 (5.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (5.38%) Jenkins
5 26 (4.66%) NUnit
6 24 (4.30%) Subversion
7 21 (3.76%) JUnit
8 16 (2.87%) Selenium
9 15 (2.69%) ClearCase
9 15 (2.69%) Maven
10 14 (2.51%) Eclipse
11 13 (2.33%) Cucumber
12 8 (1.43%) MSTest
12 8 (1.43%) GDB
12 8 (1.43%) JIRA
12 8 (1.43%) Ant
13 7 (1.25%) Hudson
14 6 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
15 5 (0.90%) GoogleTest
15 5 (0.90%) WebDriver
General
1 53 (9.50%) Finance
2 33 (5.91%) Banking
3 25 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.15%) Back Office
5 10 (1.79%) Retail
6 9 (1.61%) Marketing
7 8 (1.43%) Electronics
8 7 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.08%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.90%) Publishing
10 5 (0.90%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.72%) Turkish Language
11 4 (0.72%) Front Office
11 4 (0.72%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.72%) Automotive
12 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.36%) Advertising
13 2 (0.36%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (45.88%) .NET
2 160 (28.67%) HTML
3 136 (24.37%) ASP.NET
4 122 (21.86%) CSS
5 87 (15.59%) Web Services
5 87 (15.59%) XML
6 84 (15.05%) jQuery
7 64 (11.47%) HTML5
8 62 (11.11%) .NET Framework
9 55 (9.86%) WCF
10 52 (9.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 43 (7.71%) Spring
12 42 (7.53%) WPF
13 37 (6.63%) REST
14 33 (5.91%) Ajax
14 33 (5.91%) WinForms
14 33 (5.91%) SOAP
15 32 (5.73%) CSS3
16 31 (5.56%) JSON
17 27 (4.84%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.09%) Computer Science
2 27 (4.84%) Mathematics
3 24 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.23%) Open Source
4 18 (3.23%) DTV
5 16 (2.87%) N-Tier
6 15 (2.69%) User Experience
7 12 (2.15%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.61%) Physics
8 9 (1.61%) STB
8 9 (1.61%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.43%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.25%) E-Learning
11 6 (1.08%) Digital Media
11 6 (1.08%) Learning Management System
11 6 (1.08%) Visualisation
11 6 (1.08%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.90%) SCORM
13 4 (0.72%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 87 (15.59%) Linux
2 75 (13.44%) Windows
3 24 (4.30%) UNIX
4 13 (2.33%) Android
4 13 (2.33%) Ubuntu
5 5 (0.90%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.90%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.54%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.36%) Solaris
8 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.18%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.18%) CentOS
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (31.00%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (25.27%) Software Engineering
3 118 (21.15%) MVC
4 92 (16.49%) OO
5 91 (16.31%) TDD
6 61 (10.93%) Scrum
7 51 (9.14%) Unit Testing
8 47 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
9 46 (8.24%) UML
10 31 (5.56%) OOD
10 31 (5.56%) SOA
11 27 (4.84%) BDD
11 27 (4.84%) OOP
12 21 (3.76%) E-Commerce
13 20 (3.58%) Configuration Management
13 20 (3.58%) Multithreading
14 19 (3.41%) Web Development
14 19 (3.41%) MVVM
15 18 (3.23%) DevOps
16 17 (3.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 268 (48.03%) C#
2 168 (30.11%) SQL
3 156 (27.96%) JavaScript
4 147 (26.34%) Java
5 89 (15.95%) C++
6 63 (11.29%) Python
7 61 (10.93%) C
8 40 (7.17%) PHP
9 30 (5.38%) T-SQL
9 30 (5.38%) VB.NET
10 25 (4.48%) VB
11 22 (3.94%) Ruby
12 18 (3.23%) PL/SQL
12 18 (3.23%) Perl
13 14 (2.51%) VBA
14 9 (1.61%) XAML
14 9 (1.61%) VB6
15 7 (1.25%) VBScript
15 7 (1.25%) Groovy
15 7 (1.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 59 (10.57%) Degree
2 43 (7.71%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.54%) ISEB
5 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.54%) BC Cleared
5 3 (0.54%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.36%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (0.36%) MCSD
7 1 (0.18%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.18%) PhD
7 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.41%) QA
2 8 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.08%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.54%) TickIT
5 2 (0.36%) HL7
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 9 (1.61%) Docker
2 7 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.36%) Firmware
4 1 (0.18%) NDS
4 1 (0.18%) Varnish
4 1 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (1.08%) Puppet
2 4 (0.72%) SCCM
3 3 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.36%) Oozie
5 1 (0.18%) Nagios
5 1 (0.18%) Control-M
5 1 (0.18%) SCOM
5 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 82 (14.70%) Microsoft
2 69 (12.37%) Oracle
3 12 (2.15%) Sybase
4 9 (1.61%) IBM
4 9 (1.61%) TIBCO
5 8 (1.43%) Telerik
5 8 (1.43%) Software AG
6 7 (1.25%) Cisco
6 7 (1.25%) Google
7 5 (0.90%) SAP
7 5 (0.90%) Zend
8 4 (0.72%) Adobe
9 3 (0.54%) Cognizant
9 3 (0.54%) Mercator
9 3 (0.54%) ESRI
9 3 (0.54%) VMware
9 3 (0.54%) Perforce
9 3 (0.54%) FatWire
9 3 (0.54%) Jaspersoft
10 2 (0.36%) DevExpress
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City, London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Mpower Plus UK Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Salary - Negotiable - depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
CPS Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Up to £55 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £265 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Montash
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Cambridgeshire
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