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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 371 318 312
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 242 282 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.57% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.62% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 169 168
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £457 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 14
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.25 £27.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -25 65 £463 +15.62% 90
South East -27 48 £350 - 76
Yorkshire +2 39 £323 +0.78% 29
South West 0 29 £369 +5.35% 49
East of England -21 16 £344 +12.24% 44
North West -39 15 £350 +3.70% 59
East Midlands -4 13 £320 -4.47% 22
West Midlands -1 7 £390 +32.76% 21
North East - 4 £325 - 4
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 238 (44.91%) C#
2 232 (43.77%) .NET
3 184 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
4 181 (34.15%) JavaScript
5 160 (30.19%) SQL
6 146 (27.55%) HTML
7 138 (26.04%) Software Engineering
8 136 (25.66%) ASP.NET
9 129 (24.34%) SQL Server
10 126 (23.77%) MVC
11 121 (22.83%) Java
12 114 (21.51%) CSS
13 93 (17.55%) C++
14 91 (17.17%) TDD
15 84 (15.85%) Linux
16 83 (15.66%) Web Services
17 78 (14.72%) .NET Framework
18 71 (13.40%) jQuery
18 71 (13.40%) HTML5
19 69 (13.02%) Security Cleared
19 69 (13.02%) XML
20 67 (12.64%) Microsoft
20 67 (12.64%) WCF
21 66 (12.45%) ASP.NET MVC
22 58 (10.94%) Python
23 57 (10.75%) OO
24 56 (10.57%) C
24 56 (10.57%) AngularJS
25 55 (10.38%) Unit Testing
26 54 (10.19%) Scrum

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (3.02%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.83%) IIS
3 13 (2.45%) JBoss
4 11 (2.08%) Confluence
4 11 (2.08%) Node.js
5 10 (1.89%) Apache
5 10 (1.89%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.70%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.70%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.32%) CMS
8 6 (1.13%) nginx
9 5 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.94%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.75%) Drupal
10 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.57%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.57%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.32%) MS Office
3 4 (0.75%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.57%) Maya
4 3 (0.57%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.38%) CINEMA 4D
5 2 (0.38%) MODO
5 2 (0.38%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.75%) BASE24
3 3 (0.57%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.75%) SaaS
4 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.38%) Heroku
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.19%) PaaS
6 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.15%) HTTP
2 12 (2.26%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.08%) Internet
4 5 (0.94%) ATM
4 5 (0.94%) SAN
5 4 (0.75%) NAS
5 4 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (0.75%) SMTP
5 4 (0.75%) LDAP
6 3 (0.57%) FTP
6 3 (0.57%) SNMP
6 3 (0.57%) SSL
6 3 (0.57%) SSH
6 3 (0.57%) LTE
6 3 (0.57%) OpenLDAP
6 3 (0.57%) Telnet
6 3 (0.57%) FlexRay
7 2 (0.38%) Intranet
7 2 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (24.34%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.28%) MySQL
3 23 (4.34%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (3.02%) MongoDB
6 16 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (2.26%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (1.89%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.13%) MS Access
13 6 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (1.13%) Big Data
13 6 (1.13%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.94%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 49 (9.25%) Visual Studio
2 38 (7.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (6.60%) Git (software)
4 25 (4.72%) Selenium
5 24 (4.53%) Subversion
6 22 (4.15%) JIRA
7 21 (3.96%) TeamCity
8 17 (3.21%) JUnit
9 16 (3.02%) Eclipse
9 16 (3.02%) Jenkins
10 15 (2.83%) SpecFlow
11 13 (2.45%) NUnit
12 11 (2.08%) Ant
13 9 (1.70%) Maven
13 9 (1.70%) MSBuild
14 7 (1.32%) NetBeans
15 5 (0.94%) Talend Open Studio
15 5 (0.94%) WebDriver
15 5 (0.94%) MSTest
15 5 (0.94%) Cucumber
General
1 51 (9.62%) Finance
2 24 (4.53%) Electronics
3 16 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.45%) Banking
5 9 (1.70%) Automotive
5 9 (1.70%) Front Office
6 7 (1.32%) Legal
7 6 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.13%) Law
7 6 (1.13%) German Language
8 5 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.75%) Military
9 4 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.57%) Games
10 3 (0.57%) Retail
10 3 (0.57%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (43.77%) .NET
2 146 (27.55%) HTML
3 136 (25.66%) ASP.NET
4 114 (21.51%) CSS
5 83 (15.66%) Web Services
6 78 (14.72%) .NET Framework
7 71 (13.40%) jQuery
7 71 (13.40%) HTML5
8 69 (13.02%) XML
9 67 (12.64%) WCF
10 66 (12.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 56 (10.57%) AngularJS
12 54 (10.19%) Entity Framework
13 47 (8.87%) CSS3
14 37 (6.98%) WPF
15 35 (6.60%) JSON
16 34 (6.42%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (5.47%) Ajax
18 26 (4.91%) RESTful
19 25 (4.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.42%) Computer Science
2 21 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.21%) N-Tier
4 12 (2.26%) User Experience
5 11 (2.08%) Visualisation
5 11 (2.08%) Mathematics
6 8 (1.51%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.51%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.51%) Algorithms
7 7 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.32%) Device Driver
8 6 (1.13%) Physics
8 6 (1.13%) Life Science
9 5 (0.94%) Chemistry
9 5 (0.94%) Equities
10 4 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.75%) Economics
10 4 (0.75%) Derivative
10 4 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 84 (15.85%) Linux
2 50 (9.43%) Windows
3 21 (3.96%) UNIX
4 7 (1.32%) Android
5 5 (0.94%) Ubuntu
5 5 (0.94%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (0.94%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.75%) CentOS
7 3 (0.57%) Windows CE
7 3 (0.57%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.19%) SUSE
9 1 (0.19%) Debian
9 1 (0.19%) Fedora
9 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.19%) Tizen
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (26.04%) Software Engineering
3 126 (23.77%) MVC
4 91 (17.17%) TDD
5 57 (10.75%) OO
6 55 (10.38%) Unit Testing
7 54 (10.19%) Scrum
8 46 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (7.55%) Multithreading
10 32 (6.04%) Web Development
11 31 (5.85%) SDLC
12 28 (5.28%) UML
13 27 (5.09%) BDD
14 26 (4.91%) OOP
15 24 (4.53%) OOD
15 24 (4.53%) SOA
16 21 (3.96%) Open Source
17 17 (3.21%) Mentoring
17 17 (3.21%) Migration
18 16 (3.02%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 238 (44.91%) C#
2 181 (34.15%) JavaScript
3 160 (30.19%) SQL
4 121 (22.83%) Java
5 93 (17.55%) C++
6 58 (10.94%) Python
7 56 (10.57%) C
8 34 (6.42%) T-SQL
9 26 (4.91%) PHP
10 25 (4.72%) VB.NET
11 24 (4.53%) Perl
12 17 (3.21%) Ruby
13 14 (2.64%) VB
14 13 (2.45%) Embedded C
15 7 (1.32%) Embedded C++
15 7 (1.32%) Groovy
15 7 (1.32%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.13%) VBA
17 5 (0.94%) Scala
17 5 (0.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 69 (13.02%) Security Cleared
2 45 (8.49%) Degree
3 43 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.38%) MCPD
8 1 (0.19%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.19%) MCSD
8 1 (0.19%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.96%) QA
2 3 (0.57%) HL7
3 2 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.38%) SLA
4 1 (0.19%) JTAG
4 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
System Software
1 13 (2.45%) Docker
2 4 (0.75%) Firmware
3 3 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.57%) Varnish
3 3 (0.57%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (1.70%) logstash
2 7 (1.32%) Vagrant
3 4 (0.75%) Puppet
4 3 (0.57%) Rundeck
4 3 (0.57%) Kibana
4 3 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.57%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.38%) Control-M
5 2 (0.38%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.19%) Ansible
6 1 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.19%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.19%) Graylog
Vendors
1 67 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 49 (9.25%) Oracle
3 8 (1.51%) IBM
4 5 (0.94%) Talend
5 4 (0.75%) HP
5 4 (0.75%) Perforce
5 4 (0.75%) VMware
5 4 (0.75%) Coverity
6 3 (0.57%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.57%) Pega
6 3 (0.57%) QNX
6 3 (0.57%) Adobe
6 3 (0.57%) Citrix
7 2 (0.38%) CA
7 2 (0.38%) Bloomberg
7 2 (0.38%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (0.38%) Infragistics
7 2 (0.38%) Serena
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