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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 342 310 294
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 245 282 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.58% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.63% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 161 149
Average daily rate
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£350 £349 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% +1.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £635
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 19
Average hourly rate £34.00 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £20.05 £27.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.75 £45.00 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £30.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -8.95%
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
46038 44890 39234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.43% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 28471 27469 23064
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1820 1898 2085
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 March 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
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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 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
South East -25 77 £345 +2.22% 87
London -30 53 £375 -3.53% 77
South West +7 34 £375 +36.36% 49
West Midlands -13 22 £350 +16.66% 32
North West -19 18 £325 -10.34% 61
East of England +5 17 £375 +29.31% 45
Yorkshire -10 15 £375 +20.00% 44
East Midlands -4 8 £325 +40.54% 24
North East +9 4 £265 +6.00% 13
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (44.40%) C#
2 223 (41.60%) .NET
3 177 (33.02%) SQL
4 173 (32.28%) JavaScript
5 167 (31.16%) HTML
6 162 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
7 131 (24.44%) CSS
8 129 (24.07%) Software Engineering
9 125 (23.32%) SQL Server
10 122 (22.76%) Java
11 117 (21.83%) C++
11 117 (21.83%) Linux
12 98 (18.28%) XML
13 97 (18.10%) MVC
14 96 (17.91%) Python
15 94 (17.54%) ASP.NET
16 89 (16.60%) TDD
17 86 (16.04%) Security Cleared
17 86 (16.04%) Windows
18 78 (14.55%) OO
19 71 (13.25%) C
19 71 (13.25%) .NET Framework
20 66 (12.31%) Web Services
20 66 (12.31%) HTML5
21 63 (11.75%) SC Cleared
22 61 (11.38%) Microsoft
23 58 (10.82%) jQuery
24 57 (10.63%) Visual Studio
25 53 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
26 50 (9.33%) T-SQL

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 21 (3.92%) IIS
1 21 (3.92%) Node.js
2 18 (3.36%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.49%) WebLogic
3 8 (1.49%) Apache
3 8 (1.49%) CMS
4 6 (1.12%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.12%) JBoss
5 5 (0.93%) MQSeries
5 5 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.56%) nginx
7 3 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.37%) Apache Qpid
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.37%) Gunicorn
8 2 (0.37%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.37%) GlassFish
Applications
1 16 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (1.12%) MS Office
4 2 (0.37%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.37%) MS Project
4 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.37%) Maya
5 1 (0.19%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.19%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.37%) Summit
3 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.19%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.56%) Heroku
3 3 (0.56%) GitHub
3 3 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.37%) SaaS
4 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.37%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.66%) TCP/IP
2 18 (3.36%) Internet
3 14 (2.61%) HTTP
4 13 (2.43%) FTP
5 11 (2.05%) SSL
6 8 (1.49%) Ethernet
7 6 (1.12%) SNMP
7 6 (1.12%) Network Security
8 5 (0.93%) Modbus
8 5 (0.93%) SMTP
8 5 (0.93%) Telnet
8 5 (0.93%) SSH
9 4 (0.75%) SAN
9 4 (0.75%) 3G
9 4 (0.75%) Intranet
9 4 (0.75%) DVB
9 4 (0.75%) NAS
9 4 (0.75%) ZigBee
9 4 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (0.75%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (23.32%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.97%) Relational Database
3 31 (5.78%) MySQL
3 31 (5.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (3.92%) MongoDB
6 15 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (2.61%) RDBMS
8 12 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.24%) Ingres
8 12 (2.24%) NoSQL
8 12 (2.24%) Oracle Database
9 11 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
11 8 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.31%) SQLite
13 6 (1.12%) Redis
13 6 (1.12%) DTS
14 5 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 57 (10.63%) Visual Studio
2 38 (7.09%) Git (software)
3 33 (6.16%) Subversion
4 32 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (5.04%) NUnit
6 23 (4.29%) Eclipse
7 22 (4.10%) Jenkins
8 21 (3.92%) Ant
9 19 (3.54%) JUnit
10 17 (3.17%) GoogleTest
11 14 (2.61%) ClearCase
11 14 (2.61%) Selenium
12 13 (2.43%) CppUnit
13 12 (2.24%) ClearQuest
13 12 (2.24%) CruiseControl
14 11 (2.05%) JIRA
15 9 (1.68%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
16 8 (1.49%) MSTest
16 8 (1.49%) TeamCity
17 7 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 43 (8.02%) Finance
2 21 (3.92%) Electronics
3 16 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.05%) Banking
5 9 (1.68%) Automotive
6 6 (1.12%) Retail
6 6 (1.12%) Marketing
7 5 (0.93%) Back Office
7 5 (0.93%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.75%) Advertising
8 4 (0.75%) Games
8 4 (0.75%) Military
8 4 (0.75%) German Language
8 4 (0.75%) Turkish Language
9 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.37%) Publishing
10 2 (0.37%) Legal
10 2 (0.37%) Front Office
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (41.60%) .NET
2 167 (31.16%) HTML
3 131 (24.44%) CSS
4 98 (18.28%) XML
5 94 (17.54%) ASP.NET
6 71 (13.25%) .NET Framework
7 66 (12.31%) Web Services
7 66 (12.31%) HTML5
8 58 (10.82%) jQuery
9 48 (8.96%) CSS3
10 43 (8.02%) WCF
11 37 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 36 (6.72%) Entity Framework
13 34 (6.34%) XSLT
14 31 (5.78%) AngularJS
15 29 (5.41%) RESTful
15 29 (5.41%) JSON
16 26 (4.85%) Ajax
17 23 (4.29%) Spring
18 22 (4.10%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.78%) Computer Science
3 22 (4.10%) Open Source
4 17 (3.17%) Algorithms
5 14 (2.61%) Mathematics
6 13 (2.43%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.24%) Visualisation
8 10 (1.87%) User Experience
8 10 (1.87%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.68%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.31%) DTV
11 7 (1.31%) Device Driver
12 6 (1.12%) N-Tier
12 6 (1.12%) Statistics
12 6 (1.12%) Informatics
12 6 (1.12%) Digital Media
12 6 (1.12%) Physics
13 5 (0.93%) Chemistry
13 5 (0.93%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 117 (21.83%) Linux
2 86 (16.04%) Windows
3 46 (8.58%) UNIX
4 15 (2.80%) Ubuntu
5 6 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (0.93%) Windows CE
7 4 (0.75%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.75%) CentOS
8 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.56%) zOS
8 3 (0.56%) MVS
8 3 (0.56%) Android
9 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.37%) AIX
9 2 (0.37%) HPUX
9 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (24.07%) Software Engineering
3 97 (18.10%) MVC
4 89 (16.60%) TDD
5 78 (14.55%) OO
6 53 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
7 48 (8.96%) Scrum
8 45 (8.40%) Unit Testing
9 43 (8.02%) Multithreading
10 38 (7.09%) OOD
11 35 (6.53%) OOP
12 34 (6.34%) UML
13 27 (5.04%) Web Development
14 24 (4.48%) Configuration Management
15 23 (4.29%) SOA
16 18 (3.36%) BDD
17 14 (2.61%) Test Scripting
17 14 (2.61%) Project Management
17 14 (2.61%) Validation
18 13 (2.43%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 238 (44.40%) C#
2 177 (33.02%) SQL
3 173 (32.28%) JavaScript
4 122 (22.76%) Java
5 117 (21.83%) C++
6 96 (17.91%) Python
7 71 (13.25%) C
8 50 (9.33%) T-SQL
9 38 (7.09%) VB.NET
10 32 (5.97%) Perl
11 27 (5.04%) PHP
12 22 (4.10%) Ruby
13 17 (3.17%) VBA
14 16 (2.99%) VBScript
14 16 (2.99%) VB
15 12 (2.24%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.68%) Groovy
16 9 (1.68%) Scala
17 8 (1.49%) Bash Shell
17 8 (1.49%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 86 (16.04%) Security Cleared
2 63 (11.75%) SC Cleared
3 44 (8.21%) Degree
4 17 (3.17%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.93%) HND
5 5 (0.93%) ISEB
6 3 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.37%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.19%) MCSD
8 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.19%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.54%) QA
2 5 (0.93%) ISO 9001
2 5 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.56%) TickIT
4 2 (0.37%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (1.31%) Firmware
2 3 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.56%) Docker
3 2 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.37%) vCloud
3 2 (0.37%) vSphere
4 1 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.56%) Control-M
2 3 (0.56%) Puppet
3 2 (0.37%) Nagios
3 2 (0.37%) Ansible
4 1 (0.19%) Graylog
4 1 (0.19%) Graphite
Vendors
1 61 (11.38%) Microsoft
2 49 (9.14%) Oracle
3 8 (1.49%) Google
4 7 (1.31%) IBM
5 6 (1.12%) Perforce
6 5 (0.93%) Twitter
7 4 (0.75%) VMware
7 4 (0.75%) CA
8 3 (0.56%) Serena
8 3 (0.56%) Business Objects
8 3 (0.56%) Progress
8 3 (0.56%) Assembla
9 2 (0.37%) Coverity
9 2 (0.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (0.37%) Splunk
9 2 (0.37%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.37%) Talend
9 2 (0.37%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (0.37%) SAP
9 2 (0.37%) Adobe
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: Unspecified
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Taunton
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Rate: £325 - £365 per day
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
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Rate: £280 - £350 per day
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Rate: £300 - £325 per day + competitive
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