The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 315 314 290
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 278 253 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 0.54% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.59% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 157 162
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £516 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 37
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.95 £27.48 £25.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45677 43067 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.52% 92.59% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28255 25820 27968
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1987 2538
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.24 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £41.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Developer
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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 25 July 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
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 July 2014.

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 25 July 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
London -7 86 £388 +3.33% 71
South East +5 63 £343 +5.38% 78
East of England -15 37 £306 -4.29% 41
North West +2 27 £325 +4.00% 56
South West -32 21 £350 -3.44% 25
East Midlands +10 16 £335 +34.00% 21
Yorkshire +6 14 £320 +15.83% 34
West Midlands -8 14 £306 -6.13% 31
North East - - - - 19
Software Developer
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Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 273 (48.06%) C#
2 263 (46.30%) .NET
3 176 (30.99%) SQL Server
4 167 (29.40%) SQL
5 165 (29.05%) HTML
6 164 (28.87%) JavaScript
7 152 (26.76%) Java
8 140 (24.65%) ASP.NET
8 140 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
9 122 (21.48%) Software Engineering
10 117 (20.60%) CSS
11 105 (18.49%) MVC
12 103 (18.13%) TDD
13 95 (16.73%) OO
14 85 (14.96%) Microsoft
15 80 (14.08%) jQuery
16 78 (13.73%) Web Services
17 77 (13.56%) C++
18 76 (13.38%) Windows
19 74 (13.03%) XML
20 72 (12.68%) Visual Studio
20 72 (12.68%) HTML5
21 70 (12.32%) Linux
21 70 (12.32%) Oracle
22 65 (11.44%) Scrum
23 63 (11.09%) WPF
24 61 (10.74%) Degree
25 60 (10.56%) WCF
26 58 (10.21%) Finance
27 55 (9.68%) .NET Framework

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 19 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.99%) IIS
3 14 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (2.11%) CMS
5 9 (1.58%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.58%) WordPress
6 8 (1.41%) Apache
7 7 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.06%) ArcGIS
9 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.70%) Apache Qpid
10 4 (0.70%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.70%) TIBCO EMS
11 3 (0.53%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.53%) Moodle
11 3 (0.53%) Node.js
11 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.35%) ArcSDE
12 2 (0.35%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.35%) Mule
Applications
1 37 (6.51%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.99%) MS Office
3 8 (1.41%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.70%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.35%) Simulink
6 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.18%) MS Project
7 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.70%) SaaS
3 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.18%) Office 365
4 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.35%) Internet
2 14 (2.46%) HTTP
3 12 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.23%) DVB
5 6 (1.06%) SAN
5 6 (1.06%) LTE
5 6 (1.06%) AMQP
6 5 (0.88%) NAS
6 5 (0.88%) SSL
7 4 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (0.70%) 4G
8 3 (0.53%) 2G
8 3 (0.53%) Modbus
8 3 (0.53%) IPv4
8 3 (0.53%) IPv6
8 3 (0.53%) 3G
9 2 (0.35%) Intranet
9 2 (0.35%) DNS
9 2 (0.35%) Network Security
9 2 (0.35%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (30.99%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.16%) MySQL
3 27 (4.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (4.23%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.35%) MongoDB
6 16 (2.82%) Oracle Database
7 12 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.06%) Big Data
10 6 (1.06%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.70%) MS Access
12 4 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 72 (12.68%) Visual Studio
2 33 (5.81%) Jenkins
3 32 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (5.46%) Git (software)
5 26 (4.58%) Maven
5 26 (4.58%) NUnit
6 25 (4.40%) JUnit
7 22 (3.87%) Subversion
8 18 (3.17%) Hudson
9 14 (2.46%) JIRA
9 14 (2.46%) Eclipse
10 12 (2.11%) Selenium
11 9 (1.58%) QUnit
12 8 (1.41%) Cucumber
12 8 (1.41%) ClearCase
13 7 (1.23%) Ant
13 7 (1.23%) GDB
14 6 (1.06%) SoapUI
14 6 (1.06%) SpecFlow
14 6 (1.06%) MSTest
General
1 58 (10.21%) Finance
2 43 (7.57%) Telecoms
3 31 (5.46%) Banking
4 15 (2.64%) Retail
5 12 (2.11%) Back Office
6 11 (1.94%) Marketing
7 8 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.23%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.06%) Electronics
10 5 (0.88%) Automotive
11 4 (0.70%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.53%) Front Office
13 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.18%) Law
14 1 (0.18%) Legal
14 1 (0.18%) Billing
14 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.18%) Advertising
14 1 (0.18%) Games
14 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (46.30%) .NET
2 165 (29.05%) HTML
3 140 (24.65%) ASP.NET
4 117 (20.60%) CSS
5 80 (14.08%) jQuery
6 78 (13.73%) Web Services
7 74 (13.03%) XML
8 72 (12.68%) HTML5
9 63 (11.09%) WPF
10 60 (10.56%) WCF
11 55 (9.68%) .NET Framework
12 50 (8.80%) ASP.NET MVC
13 48 (8.45%) Spring
14 36 (6.34%) WinForms
14 36 (6.34%) SOAP
15 30 (5.28%) Ajax
15 30 (5.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 28 (4.93%) REST
16 28 (4.93%) CSS3
17 26 (4.58%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 18 (3.17%) Mathematics
3 16 (2.82%) Open Source
4 15 (2.64%) N-Tier
5 11 (1.94%) DTV
5 11 (1.94%) Digital Media
6 10 (1.76%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.58%) RIA
8 8 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.23%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.06%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.06%) Physics
10 6 (1.06%) Streaming Video
11 5 (0.88%) GIS
11 5 (0.88%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.88%) Kindle
12 4 (0.70%) CUDA
12 4 (0.70%) Clustering
12 4 (0.70%) STB
Operating Systems
1 76 (13.38%) Windows
2 70 (12.32%) Linux
3 17 (2.99%) UNIX
4 10 (1.76%) Android
5 6 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.88%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.88%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.70%) VxWorks
7 4 (0.70%) Fedora
8 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.35%) CentOS
9 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (21.48%) Software Engineering
3 105 (18.49%) MVC
4 103 (18.13%) TDD
5 95 (16.73%) OO
6 65 (11.44%) Scrum
7 41 (7.22%) UML
7 41 (7.22%) Unit Testing
8 38 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (5.63%) OOP
10 31 (5.46%) SOA
11 30 (5.28%) BDD
12 26 (4.58%) OOD
13 22 (3.87%) E-Commerce
14 20 (3.52%) Web Development
15 19 (3.35%) Configuration Management
15 19 (3.35%) Workflow
15 19 (3.35%) MVVM
16 16 (2.82%) Pair Programming
17 15 (2.64%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 273 (48.06%) C#
2 167 (29.40%) SQL
3 164 (28.87%) JavaScript
4 152 (26.76%) Java
5 77 (13.56%) C++
6 52 (9.15%) C
7 48 (8.45%) Python
8 43 (7.57%) PHP
9 34 (5.99%) VB.NET
10 28 (4.93%) Perl
11 24 (4.23%) T-SQL
12 23 (4.05%) VBA
13 20 (3.52%) VB
14 18 (3.17%) PL/SQL
14 18 (3.17%) Ruby
15 16 (2.82%) Groovy
16 10 (1.76%) VB6
17 9 (1.58%) XAML
18 6 (1.06%) Shell Script
18 6 (1.06%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 61 (10.74%) Degree
2 54 (9.51%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.40%) DV Cleared
4 23 (4.05%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.35%) MCSD
6 2 (0.35%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) ISEB
7 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.99%) QA
2 5 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.53%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (0.88%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.88%) Docker
2 4 (0.70%) Varnish
3 1 (0.18%) vCloud
3 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.06%) SCCM
2 4 (0.70%) Puppet
2 4 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.35%) Nagios
4 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.18%) Oozie
4 1 (0.18%) SCOM
4 1 (0.18%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 85 (14.96%) Microsoft
2 70 (12.32%) Oracle
3 13 (2.29%) Sybase
4 11 (1.94%) Adobe
5 9 (1.58%) JBoss
6 8 (1.41%) TIBCO
7 7 (1.23%) Telerik
7 7 (1.23%) Cisco
8 5 (0.88%) SAP
9 4 (0.70%) ESRI
9 4 (0.70%) IBM
9 4 (0.70%) Akamai
10 3 (0.53%) Zend
10 3 (0.53%) Software AG
10 3 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.35%) Borland
11 2 (0.35%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.35%) Perforce
11 2 (0.35%) FatWire
11 2 (0.35%) VMware
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