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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
UK / England
Rank 282 271 360
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +89
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 324 410 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.78% 0.86% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.90% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 225 133
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.53% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £523 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 46 26
Median hourly rate £43.00 £44.00 £34.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +27.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £37.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.25 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.88 £35.18
% change year-on-year
-3.13% +24.73%

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
39084 45330 45191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.08% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25688 29596 28242
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1379 1518 1795
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +16 112 £475 +4.85% 87
South East +36 75 £350 +6.06% 97
South West -26 29 £306 -18.33% 29
East of England +8 28 £365 +9.36% 32
North West -7 26 £375 -6.25% 46
West Midlands -6 15 £285 -38.04% 29
East Midlands +15 14 £431 +19.79% 17
North East -6 13 £350 +7.69% 9
Yorkshire -11 13 £350 +9.37% 31
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 365 (49.19%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (46.09%) C#
3 294 (39.62%) .NET
4 286 (38.54%) JavaScript
5 248 (33.42%) Java
6 218 (29.38%) SQL
7 199 (26.82%) HTML
8 175 (23.58%) TDD
9 170 (22.91%) MVC
10 147 (19.81%) CSS
11 144 (19.41%) ASP.NET
11 144 (19.41%) Software Engineering
12 143 (19.27%) Scrum
13 141 (19.00%) SQL Server
14 129 (17.39%) Web Services
15 115 (15.50%) AngularJS
16 100 (13.48%) Microsoft
17 97 (13.07%) ASP.NET MVC
18 91 (12.26%) XML
19 90 (12.13%) OO
19 90 (12.13%) BDD
20 88 (11.86%) Linux
21 87 (11.73%) Python
21 87 (11.73%) Finance
22 82 (11.05%) C++
22 82 (11.05%) Git (software)
23 81 (10.92%) jQuery
24 79 (10.65%) .NET Framework
25 77 (10.38%) REST
26 74 (9.97%) RESTful

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 19 (2.56%) WebSphere
2 17 (2.29%) Tomcat
3 16 (2.16%) Confluence
4 13 (1.75%) Apache
4 13 (1.75%) CMS
4 13 (1.75%) JBoss
4 13 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
5 12 (1.62%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.62%) WebSphere Process Server
6 11 (1.48%) Apache Spark
6 11 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.35%) Alfresco
8 9 (1.21%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.08%) Drupal
10 7 (0.94%) NServiceBus
11 6 (0.81%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.81%) IIS
12 5 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.54%) MS Office
3 2 (0.27%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.13%) Primavera
3 1 (0.13%) RMDS
3 1 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 53 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (5.12%) GitHub
4 18 (2.43%) PaaS
5 7 (0.94%) SaaS
6 5 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (0.67%) Heroku
6 5 (0.67%) IaaS
7 4 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.40%) Data Lake Analytics
8 3 (0.40%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.40%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.13%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.13%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.70%) HTTP
2 10 (1.35%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.21%) Internet
4 6 (0.81%) LAN
5 5 (0.67%) Intranet
5 5 (0.67%) VoIP
5 5 (0.67%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.54%) AMQP
6 4 (0.54%) Firewall
7 3 (0.40%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.40%) Extranet
7 3 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.27%) MQTT
8 2 (0.27%) SSL
8 2 (0.27%) UPnP
8 2 (0.27%) Wireless
9 1 (0.13%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.13%) DLNA
9 1 (0.13%) Skype
9 1 (0.13%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (19.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.85%) MySQL
3 31 (4.18%) NoSQL
4 27 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (3.10%) MongoDB
5 23 (3.10%) Oracle Database
6 21 (2.83%) Relational Database
6 21 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (2.16%) Big Data
10 15 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (1.35%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.08%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.94%) GIS
14 6 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.81%) Redis
14 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
15 5 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 82 (11.05%) Git (software)
2 65 (8.76%) Visual Studio
3 59 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 52 (7.01%) Jenkins
4 52 (7.01%) Selenium
4 52 (7.01%) WebDriver
5 45 (6.06%) Cucumber
6 41 (5.53%) Maven
7 40 (5.39%) Mockito
8 37 (4.99%) JIRA
9 34 (4.58%) JUnit
10 28 (3.77%) Moq
11 19 (2.56%) Subversion
12 17 (2.29%) Eclipse
13 15 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (1.89%) Jasmine
14 14 (1.89%) MSTest
15 13 (1.75%) SoapUI
16 10 (1.35%) Ant
16 10 (1.35%) NUnit
General
1 87 (11.73%) Finance
2 32 (4.31%) Banking
3 25 (3.37%) Electronics
4 21 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.16%) Marketing
7 14 (1.89%) Retail
8 12 (1.62%) Games
8 12 (1.62%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.62%) Publishing
9 9 (1.21%) Advertising
10 7 (0.94%) Front Office
11 6 (0.81%) Back Office
12 5 (0.67%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.67%) Legal
13 4 (0.54%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.27%) Automotive
14 2 (0.27%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.27%) Law
15 1 (0.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (39.62%) .NET
2 199 (26.82%) HTML
3 147 (19.81%) CSS
4 144 (19.41%) ASP.NET
5 129 (17.39%) Web Services
6 115 (15.50%) AngularJS
7 97 (13.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 91 (12.26%) XML
9 81 (10.92%) jQuery
10 79 (10.65%) .NET Framework
11 77 (10.38%) REST
12 74 (9.97%) RESTful
13 65 (8.76%) Spring
14 64 (8.63%) WCF
15 57 (7.68%) ASP.NET Web API
16 55 (7.41%) HTML5
17 54 (7.28%) WPF
18 51 (6.87%) SOAP
19 47 (6.33%) Node.js
20 46 (6.20%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.04%) Computer Science
3 19 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.43%) User Experience
5 9 (1.21%) Algorithms
5 9 (1.21%) Client/Server
5 9 (1.21%) Virtual Team
6 7 (0.94%) Fixed Income
7 6 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (0.81%) Replication
8 5 (0.67%) Derivative
8 5 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.67%) Fintech
8 5 (0.67%) NHS
9 4 (0.54%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.40%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.40%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.40%) Robotics
10 3 (0.40%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 88 (11.86%) Linux
2 70 (9.43%) Windows
3 31 (4.18%) Unix
4 29 (3.91%) Android
5 22 (2.96%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.35%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.54%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 3 (0.40%) CentOS
9 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.40%) Solaris
9 3 (0.40%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.40%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.27%) HPUX
10 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.13%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.13%) MVS
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (49.19%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (23.58%) TDD
3 170 (22.91%) MVC
4 144 (19.41%) Software Engineering
5 143 (19.27%) Scrum
6 90 (12.13%) BDD
6 90 (12.13%) OO
7 74 (9.97%) Unit Testing
8 73 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
9 61 (8.22%) SDLC
10 51 (6.87%) OOP
11 50 (6.74%) Pair Programming
12 49 (6.60%) Web Development
13 45 (6.06%) DevOps
14 44 (5.93%) Test Automation
15 39 (5.26%) Automated Testing
15 39 (5.26%) E-Commerce
16 37 (4.99%) Continuous Delivery
17 35 (4.72%) Microservices
18 32 (4.31%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 342 (46.09%) C#
2 286 (38.54%) JavaScript
3 248 (33.42%) Java
4 218 (29.38%) SQL
5 87 (11.73%) Python
6 82 (11.05%) C++
7 47 (6.33%) C
8 44 (5.93%) Ruby
9 43 (5.80%) Scala
10 40 (5.39%) PHP
11 38 (5.12%) T-SQL
12 20 (2.70%) Perl
12 20 (2.70%) VB
13 19 (2.56%) VB.NET
14 18 (2.43%) Go
15 14 (1.89%) Objective-C
15 14 (1.89%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.75%) PowerShell
17 10 (1.35%) Bash Shell
17 10 (1.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 67 (9.03%) Security Cleared
2 51 (6.87%) Degree
3 50 (6.74%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.54%) DV Cleared
4 4 (0.54%) HNC
4 4 (0.54%) HND
4 4 (0.54%) ISEB
4 4 (0.54%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.27%) MBA
7 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) MCAD
7 1 (0.13%) MCSD
7 1 (0.13%) MCTS
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.20%) QA
1 46 (6.20%) SDET
2 4 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.27%) ISO13485
3 2 (0.27%) WCAG
4 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.13%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.13%) EMIR
4 1 (0.13%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.13%) MiFID
4 1 (0.13%) MISRA
4 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
System Software
1 47 (6.33%) Docker
2 4 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (0.54%) vSphere
3 3 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.27%) Firmware
4 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 15 (2.02%) Puppet
2 13 (1.75%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.08%) Ansible
4 7 (0.94%) Terraform
5 2 (0.27%) Graphite
5 2 (0.27%) SCOM
6 1 (0.13%) Galera Cluster
6 1 (0.13%) Grafana
6 1 (0.13%) Kibana
6 1 (0.13%) logstash
6 1 (0.13%) Marathon
6 1 (0.13%) Mesos
6 1 (0.13%) Nagios
6 1 (0.13%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 100 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 70 (9.43%) Oracle
3 17 (2.29%) IBM
4 15 (2.02%) SAP
5 11 (1.48%) Google
6 10 (1.35%) Telerik
6 10 (1.35%) VMware
7 9 (1.21%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.08%) Xamarin
9 6 (0.81%) hybris
9 6 (0.81%) Red Hat
9 6 (0.81%) Sybase
10 4 (0.54%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.40%) Blue Prism
11 3 (0.40%) CA Agile Central
11 3 (0.40%) Canon
11 3 (0.40%) HP
11 3 (0.40%) Intel
11 3 (0.40%) MapR
11 3 (0.40%) Tableau
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