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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 332 294 301
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 287 304 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.63% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.68% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 183 166
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £477 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.50 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £50.00 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Software Developer
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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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +21 88 £350 +7.69% 72
London -26 81 £413 +3.12% 74
East of England -9 35 £275 +83.33% 41
North West +5 30 £325 +2.36% 57
South West -43 17 £350 +7.69% 30
East Midlands +3 14 £325 +30.00% 14
Yorkshire -15 14 £320 +6.66% 47
West Midlands -17 6 £319 +6.25% 32
North East - - - - 16
Software Developer
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Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 267 (48.02%) C#
2 248 (44.60%) .NET
3 190 (34.17%) Agile Software Development
4 172 (30.94%) SQL Server
5 154 (27.70%) SQL
6 152 (27.34%) HTML
7 151 (27.16%) Java
8 148 (26.62%) JavaScript
9 129 (23.20%) Software Engineering
10 125 (22.48%) ASP.NET
11 113 (20.32%) CSS
12 111 (19.96%) MVC
13 98 (17.63%) TDD
14 96 (17.27%) OO
15 90 (16.19%) Web Services
16 84 (15.11%) XML
16 84 (15.11%) Microsoft
17 77 (13.85%) C++
18 76 (13.67%) Scrum
19 72 (12.95%) jQuery
19 72 (12.95%) HTML5
20 71 (12.77%) Linux
21 70 (12.59%) Windows
22 67 (12.05%) Oracle
23 65 (11.69%) .NET Framework
24 62 (11.15%) Degree
24 62 (11.15%) WCF
25 59 (10.61%) C
25 59 (10.61%) Python
26 58 (10.43%) Visual Studio

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (2.70%) IIS
4 11 (1.98%) WordPress
5 10 (1.80%) CMS
6 9 (1.62%) Apache
6 9 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (1.44%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.44%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.08%) WebSphere Process Server
8 6 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (1.08%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.90%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.72%) TIBCO EMS
11 3 (0.54%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.54%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.54%) Moodle
11 3 (0.54%) Node.js
12 2 (0.36%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 35 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.80%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.26%) MS Office
4 4 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.36%) Simulink
5 2 (0.36%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.36%) SaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.78%) HTTP
2 16 (2.88%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.52%) Internet
3 14 (2.52%) DVB
4 8 (1.44%) SSL
5 5 (0.90%) SAN
5 5 (0.90%) Network Security
6 4 (0.72%) Modbus
6 4 (0.72%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (0.72%) NAS
6 4 (0.72%) LTE
7 3 (0.54%) DNS
7 3 (0.54%) IPv4
7 3 (0.54%) IPv6
7 3 (0.54%) Intranet
7 3 (0.54%) NGN
8 2 (0.36%) MQTT
8 2 (0.36%) AMQP
8 2 (0.36%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (30.94%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (5.04%) MySQL
4 19 (3.42%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.88%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (1.80%) Big Data
7 10 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (1.44%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.26%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.08%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 58 (10.43%) Visual Studio
2 35 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (5.58%) Git (software)
4 28 (5.04%) Jenkins
5 27 (4.86%) NUnit
6 22 (3.96%) JUnit
7 20 (3.60%) Subversion
8 17 (3.06%) Maven
9 15 (2.70%) Selenium
10 13 (2.34%) Eclipse
10 13 (2.34%) Cucumber
11 12 (2.16%) ClearCase
12 10 (1.80%) Hudson
13 8 (1.44%) GDB
13 8 (1.44%) JIRA
14 7 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
14 7 (1.26%) SoapUI
15 6 (1.08%) MSTest
15 6 (1.08%) WebDriver
16 5 (0.90%) Ant
General
1 55 (9.89%) Finance
2 30 (5.40%) Banking
3 26 (4.68%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.88%) Back Office
5 11 (1.98%) Marketing
6 9 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.62%) Retail
7 7 (1.26%) Electronics
8 6 (1.08%) Automotive
9 5 (0.90%) Publishing
9 5 (0.90%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.54%) Front Office
11 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.36%) Law
12 2 (0.36%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Games
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (44.60%) .NET
2 152 (27.34%) HTML
3 125 (22.48%) ASP.NET
4 113 (20.32%) CSS
5 90 (16.19%) Web Services
6 84 (15.11%) XML
7 72 (12.95%) jQuery
7 72 (12.95%) HTML5
8 65 (11.69%) .NET Framework
9 62 (11.15%) WCF
10 51 (9.17%) WPF
11 49 (8.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 47 (8.45%) Spring
13 41 (7.37%) SOAP
14 37 (6.65%) WinForms
15 36 (6.47%) REST
16 30 (5.40%) Ajax
16 30 (5.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 29 (5.22%) CSS3
17 29 (5.22%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.40%) Computer Science
2 22 (3.96%) Mathematics
3 19 (3.42%) DTV
3 19 (3.42%) N-Tier
4 18 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.70%) User Experience
6 13 (2.34%) Open Source
7 9 (1.62%) STB
7 9 (1.62%) Digital Media
7 9 (1.62%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (1.26%) E-Learning
8 7 (1.26%) Physics
8 7 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.26%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.08%) Visualisation
9 6 (1.08%) IPTV
9 6 (1.08%) Learning Management System
9 6 (1.08%) Streaming Video
10 5 (0.90%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.90%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 71 (12.77%) Linux
2 70 (12.59%) Windows
3 16 (2.88%) UNIX
4 13 (2.34%) Android
5 8 (1.44%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.72%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.72%) VxWorks
7 3 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.36%) Solaris
8 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.18%) CentOS
9 1 (0.18%) OpenWrt
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (34.17%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (23.20%) Software Engineering
3 111 (19.96%) MVC
4 98 (17.63%) TDD
5 96 (17.27%) OO
6 76 (13.67%) Scrum
7 50 (8.99%) Unit Testing
8 45 (8.09%) UML
9 43 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (6.47%) SOA
11 30 (5.40%) BDD
12 28 (5.04%) OOP
12 28 (5.04%) OOD
13 22 (3.96%) MVVM
14 21 (3.78%) E-Commerce
15 20 (3.60%) Configuration Management
16 19 (3.42%) Workflow
17 17 (3.06%) Test Automation
17 17 (3.06%) Software Architecture
18 16 (2.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 267 (48.02%) C#
2 154 (27.70%) SQL
3 151 (27.16%) Java
4 148 (26.62%) JavaScript
5 77 (13.85%) C++
6 59 (10.61%) C
6 59 (10.61%) Python
7 48 (8.63%) PHP
8 30 (5.40%) VB.NET
9 26 (4.68%) VB
9 26 (4.68%) T-SQL
10 19 (3.42%) Ruby
10 19 (3.42%) Perl
11 17 (3.06%) PL/SQL
12 16 (2.88%) VBA
13 12 (2.16%) Groovy
14 10 (1.80%) VB6
14 10 (1.80%) XAML
15 6 (1.08%) MATLAB
15 6 (1.08%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 62 (11.15%) Degree
2 39 (7.01%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.98%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.36%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (0.36%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.36%) MCSD
7 1 (0.18%) PhD
7 1 (0.18%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.18%) ISEB
7 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.70%) QA
2 5 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.36%) HL7
3 2 (0.36%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (1.26%) Docker
2 6 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.54%) Varnish
4 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.18%) NDS
5 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (1.44%) SCCM
2 6 (1.08%) Puppet
3 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.36%) Nagios
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.18%) Control-M
5 1 (0.18%) SCOM
5 1 (0.18%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.18%) Oozie
Vendors
1 84 (15.11%) Microsoft
2 67 (12.05%) Oracle
3 13 (2.34%) Sybase
4 9 (1.62%) IBM
4 9 (1.62%) TIBCO
5 8 (1.44%) Telerik
5 8 (1.44%) Software AG
6 7 (1.26%) Cisco
7 6 (1.08%) SAP
8 5 (0.90%) JBoss
8 5 (0.90%) Zend
8 5 (0.90%) Google
9 4 (0.72%) Adobe
10 3 (0.54%) Mercator
10 3 (0.54%) VMware
10 3 (0.54%) FatWire
10 3 (0.54%) ESRI
10 3 (0.54%) Akamai
10 3 (0.54%) Jaspersoft
11 2 (0.36%) Infor
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