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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 313 310 284
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 286 268 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.57% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.62% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 170 163
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 £265 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £511 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 36
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £27.06 £24.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45617 43185 49090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.64% 92.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28196 25932 28031
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1837 1975 2545
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
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 29 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 29 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 29 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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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 -21 89 £400 - 56
South East +2 66 £350 +8.10% 61
East of England -16 37 £306 -4.29% 42
North West +3 29 £325 +4.00% 56
South West -39 21 £350 - 22
East Midlands +7 17 £335 +34.00% 16
Yorkshire 0 14 £320 +13.27% 41
West Midlands -6 13 £313 -4.21% 31
North East - - - - 20
Software Developer
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Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 278 (48.35%) C#
2 265 (46.09%) .NET
3 178 (30.96%) SQL Server
4 169 (29.39%) JavaScript
5 166 (28.87%) HTML
6 165 (28.70%) SQL
7 154 (26.78%) Java
8 143 (24.87%) ASP.NET
9 142 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
10 123 (21.39%) Software Engineering
11 121 (21.04%) CSS
12 109 (18.96%) MVC
13 102 (17.74%) TDD
14 97 (16.87%) OO
15 84 (14.61%) jQuery
16 83 (14.43%) Microsoft
17 80 (13.91%) Web Services
18 78 (13.57%) C++
19 77 (13.39%) Windows
20 74 (12.87%) HTML5
21 73 (12.70%) Linux
21 73 (12.70%) XML
21 73 (12.70%) Visual Studio
22 71 (12.35%) Oracle
23 66 (11.48%) Scrum
24 64 (11.13%) WPF
25 63 (10.96%) WCF
26 62 (10.78%) Degree
27 58 (10.09%) Finance
28 55 (9.57%) .NET Framework

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.13%) IIS
3 14 (2.43%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (1.91%) CMS
5 9 (1.57%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.57%) WordPress
6 8 (1.39%) Apache
7 7 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.04%) ArcGIS
9 5 (0.87%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.87%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.70%) TIBCO EMS
10 4 (0.70%) Apache Qpid
11 3 (0.52%) Node.js
11 3 (0.52%) Moodle
11 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.35%) ArcSDE
12 2 (0.35%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.35%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.35%) Mule
Applications
1 37 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.61%) MS Office
3 8 (1.39%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.70%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.35%) Simulink
6 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.17%) MS Project
7 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.70%) SaaS
4 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.17%) Office 365
5 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.48%) Internet
2 14 (2.43%) HTTP
3 13 (2.26%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.57%) DVB
5 6 (1.04%) SAN
5 6 (1.04%) LTE
5 6 (1.04%) AMQP
6 5 (0.87%) NAS
6 5 (0.87%) SSL
7 4 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (0.70%) 4G
7 4 (0.70%) Modbus
8 3 (0.52%) Network Security
8 3 (0.52%) 2G
8 3 (0.52%) IPv4
8 3 (0.52%) IPv6
8 3 (0.52%) 3G
9 2 (0.35%) Intranet
9 2 (0.35%) DNS
9 2 (0.35%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (30.96%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.09%) MySQL
3 27 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.30%) MongoDB
6 17 (2.96%) Oracle Database
7 12 (2.09%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.04%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.04%) Big Data
12 6 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.70%) MS Access
14 4 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 73 (12.70%) Visual Studio
2 32 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (5.57%) Jenkins
3 31 (5.39%) Git (software)
4 26 (4.52%) Maven
4 26 (4.52%) JUnit
4 26 (4.52%) NUnit
5 21 (3.65%) Subversion
6 17 (2.96%) Hudson
7 14 (2.43%) JIRA
7 14 (2.43%) Eclipse
8 12 (2.09%) Selenium
9 10 (1.74%) ClearCase
10 9 (1.57%) QUnit
11 8 (1.39%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.22%) GDB
12 7 (1.22%) Ant
13 6 (1.04%) SoapUI
13 6 (1.04%) SpecFlow
13 6 (1.04%) MSTest
General
1 58 (10.09%) Finance
2 44 (7.65%) Telecoms
3 31 (5.39%) Banking
4 15 (2.61%) Retail
5 13 (2.26%) Back Office
6 11 (1.91%) Marketing
7 8 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.22%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.04%) Electronics
9 6 (1.04%) Automotive
10 4 (0.70%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.52%) Front Office
12 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.17%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Legal
13 1 (0.17%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (46.09%) .NET
2 166 (28.87%) HTML
3 143 (24.87%) ASP.NET
4 121 (21.04%) CSS
5 84 (14.61%) jQuery
6 80 (13.91%) Web Services
7 74 (12.87%) HTML5
8 73 (12.70%) XML
9 64 (11.13%) WPF
10 63 (10.96%) WCF
11 55 (9.57%) .NET Framework
12 51 (8.87%) ASP.NET MVC
13 49 (8.52%) Spring
14 36 (6.26%) WinForms
14 36 (6.26%) SOAP
15 32 (5.57%) Ajax
16 30 (5.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 28 (4.87%) REST
17 28 (4.87%) CSS3
18 27 (4.70%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.65%) Computer Science
2 18 (3.13%) Mathematics
3 16 (2.78%) N-Tier
3 16 (2.78%) Open Source
4 13 (2.26%) DTV
5 11 (1.91%) Client/Server
5 11 (1.91%) Digital Media
6 9 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (1.57%) RIA
7 8 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.22%) Visualisation
9 6 (1.04%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.04%) Physics
9 6 (1.04%) Streaming Video
9 6 (1.04%) STB
10 5 (0.87%) GIS
10 5 (0.87%) Hedge funds
10 5 (0.87%) Kindle
11 4 (0.70%) CUDA
11 4 (0.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 77 (13.39%) Windows
2 73 (12.70%) Linux
3 17 (2.96%) UNIX
4 10 (1.74%) Android
5 6 (1.04%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.87%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.70%) VxWorks
7 4 (0.70%) Fedora
8 3 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.35%) CentOS
9 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (21.39%) Software Engineering
3 109 (18.96%) MVC
4 102 (17.74%) TDD
5 97 (16.87%) OO
6 66 (11.48%) Scrum
7 44 (7.65%) UML
8 43 (7.48%) Unit Testing
9 37 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (5.57%) OOP
10 32 (5.57%) SOA
11 30 (5.22%) BDD
12 27 (4.70%) OOD
13 22 (3.83%) E-Commerce
13 22 (3.83%) Web Development
14 20 (3.48%) MVVM
15 19 (3.30%) Configuration Management
15 19 (3.30%) Workflow
16 16 (2.78%) Pair Programming
17 15 (2.61%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 278 (48.35%) C#
2 169 (29.39%) JavaScript
3 165 (28.70%) SQL
4 154 (26.78%) Java
5 78 (13.57%) C++
6 55 (9.57%) C
7 52 (9.04%) Python
8 41 (7.13%) PHP
9 34 (5.91%) VB.NET
10 28 (4.87%) Perl
11 25 (4.35%) T-SQL
12 23 (4.00%) VBA
13 21 (3.65%) VB
14 18 (3.13%) PL/SQL
14 18 (3.13%) Ruby
15 16 (2.78%) Groovy
16 11 (1.91%) VB6
17 9 (1.57%) XAML
18 6 (1.04%) Shell Script
18 6 (1.04%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 62 (10.78%) Degree
2 54 (9.39%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 23 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.35%) MCSD
6 2 (0.35%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.17%) ISEB
7 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.96%) QA
2 5 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.52%) ISO 8583
3 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (0.87%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.87%) Docker
2 4 (0.70%) Varnish
3 1 (0.17%) vCloud
3 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.17%) NDS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.04%) SCCM
2 4 (0.70%) Puppet
2 4 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.35%) Nagios
4 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.17%) Oozie
4 1 (0.17%) SCOM
4 1 (0.17%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 83 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 71 (12.35%) Oracle
3 13 (2.26%) Sybase
4 11 (1.91%) Adobe
5 9 (1.57%) JBoss
6 8 (1.39%) TIBCO
6 8 (1.39%) Telerik
7 7 (1.22%) Cisco
8 5 (0.87%) SAP
9 4 (0.70%) ESRI
9 4 (0.70%) IBM
9 4 (0.70%) Akamai
10 3 (0.52%) Zend
10 3 (0.52%) Software AG
10 3 (0.52%) Google
11 2 (0.35%) Perforce
11 2 (0.35%) FatWire
11 2 (0.35%) VMware
11 2 (0.35%) ION Trading
11 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
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