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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 316 349 330
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 357 282 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.70% 0.56% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.59% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 158 160
Average daily rate £395 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.69% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 17 9
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £15.75 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £64.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £34.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+23.18% +9.52%
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
48675 47897 46873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.03% 94.74% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 32102 29497 29007
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1382 1920 1942
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016. 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 +30 103 £425 +26.86% 73
South East +2 88 £380 +15.15% 99
South West +14 48 £375 +3.44% 40
Yorkshire +14 35 £338 -3.57% 38
North West +2 24 £363 +11.53% 46
West Midlands -11 20 £338 -10.00% 26
East of England +4 13 £343 +3.78% 45
East Midlands +5 10 £363 +12.40% 15
North East -23 10 £323 +17.27% 5
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 332 (43.74%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (39.92%) C#
3 287 (37.81%) JavaScript
4 257 (33.86%) Java
5 253 (33.33%) .NET
6 238 (31.36%) HTML
7 228 (30.04%) SQL
7 228 (30.04%) Software Engineering
8 197 (25.96%) CSS
9 167 (22.00%) TDD
10 159 (20.95%) MVC
11 156 (20.55%) Linux
12 151 (19.89%) SQL Server
13 145 (19.10%) C++
13 145 (19.10%) ASP.NET
14 142 (18.71%) Scrum
15 113 (14.89%) jQuery
16 106 (13.97%) HTML5
17 104 (13.70%) OO
18 99 (13.04%) Finance
19 98 (12.91%) C
20 97 (12.78%) Web Development
21 96 (12.65%) Python
22 95 (12.52%) Web Services
23 93 (12.25%) Microsoft
24 90 (11.86%) XML
24 90 (11.86%) AngularJS
24 90 (11.86%) REST
25 88 (11.59%) Security Cleared
26 86 (11.33%) ASP.NET MVC

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 52 (6.85%) Node.js
2 27 (3.56%) JBoss
3 24 (3.16%) Apache
4 21 (2.77%) Confluence
5 19 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (2.11%) Tomcat
6 16 (2.11%) WebLogic
7 14 (1.84%) CMS
7 14 (1.84%) IIS
8 13 (1.71%) Apache Spark
8 13 (1.71%) Cloud Foundry
9 11 (1.45%) SharePoint
10 10 (1.32%) GlassFish
10 10 (1.32%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.19%) SAS
12 6 (0.79%) ColdFusion
12 6 (0.79%) Jetty
12 6 (0.79%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.66%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.32%) MS Office
3 6 (0.79%) LaTeX
3 6 (0.79%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) PaintShop Pro
5 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Revit
6 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.40%) Infor CRM
4 2 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.13%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 41 (5.40%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.58%) Heroku
3 12 (1.58%) PaaS
4 6 (0.79%) IaaS
5 5 (0.66%) SaaS
6 4 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (0.53%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.53%) GitHub
7 3 (0.40%) Bluemix
8 2 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.13%) Force.com
9 1 (0.13%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.13%) Office 365
9 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (7.38%) HTTP
2 26 (3.43%) TCP/IP
3 18 (2.37%) DVB
4 17 (2.24%) Intranet
5 14 (1.84%) Internet
6 10 (1.32%) Bluetooth
6 10 (1.32%) SSL
7 7 (0.92%) SAN
8 6 (0.79%) Ethernet
8 6 (0.79%) Modbus
9 4 (0.53%) AMQP
9 4 (0.53%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.40%) GSM
10 3 (0.40%) LDAP
10 3 (0.40%) RS-422
10 3 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.26%) ASN.1
11 2 (0.26%) Broadband
11 2 (0.26%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (19.89%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.98%) NoSQL
3 49 (6.46%) MySQL
4 31 (4.08%) MongoDB
4 31 (4.08%) Relational Database
5 25 (3.29%) Apache Cassandra
5 25 (3.29%) Hadoop
6 19 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (2.37%) Oracle Database
8 12 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (1.45%) Redis
10 10 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (1.05%) Big Data
12 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.92%) MS Access
13 7 (0.92%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.79%) DB2
15 5 (0.66%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 68 (8.96%) Git (software)
2 62 (8.17%) Visual Studio
3 56 (7.38%) Jenkins
4 48 (6.32%) Subversion
5 44 (5.80%) JUnit
5 44 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 36 (4.74%) JIRA
7 30 (3.95%) Selenium
8 27 (3.56%) Maven
9 24 (3.16%) Eclipse
9 24 (3.16%) NUnit
10 18 (2.37%) ClearCase
11 17 (2.24%) Mockito
11 17 (2.24%) MSTest
12 14 (1.84%) Grunt
13 13 (1.71%) Cucumber
13 13 (1.71%) gulp
14 12 (1.58%) IntelliJ
14 12 (1.58%) SpecFlow
15 11 (1.45%) WiX
General
1 99 (13.04%) Finance
2 48 (6.32%) Banking
3 25 (3.29%) Marketing
3 25 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.03%) Electronics
5 19 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.84%) Back Office
6 14 (1.84%) Games
7 11 (1.45%) Legal
8 9 (1.19%) Aerospace
9 7 (0.92%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.92%) Retail
10 5 (0.66%) Advertising
11 4 (0.53%) Avionics
12 3 (0.40%) Military
13 2 (0.26%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.26%) Publishing
14 1 (0.13%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (33.33%) .NET
2 238 (31.36%) HTML
3 197 (25.96%) CSS
4 145 (19.10%) ASP.NET
5 113 (14.89%) jQuery
6 106 (13.97%) HTML5
7 95 (12.52%) Web Services
8 90 (11.86%) AngularJS
8 90 (11.86%) REST
8 90 (11.86%) XML
9 86 (11.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 81 (10.67%) Spring
11 72 (9.49%) .NET Framework
12 66 (8.70%) JSON
13 60 (7.91%) RESTful
14 54 (7.11%) CSS3
15 43 (5.67%) Ajax
16 42 (5.53%) Entity Framework
17 37 (4.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 37 (4.87%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (5.53%) User Experience
2 39 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (2.90%) Mobile App
4 21 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.50%) N-Tier
6 17 (2.24%) Algorithms
6 17 (2.24%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (1.45%) DTV
7 11 (1.45%) STB
8 10 (1.32%) MPEG
8 10 (1.32%) Visualisation
9 8 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.05%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.05%) Interactive TV
9 8 (1.05%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.05%) Thin Client
10 7 (0.92%) Derivative
10 7 (0.92%) IPTV
11 6 (0.79%) NHS
12 5 (0.66%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 156 (20.55%) Linux
2 80 (10.54%) Windows
3 53 (6.98%) Unix
4 12 (1.58%) Android
4 12 (1.58%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.79%) CentOS
5 6 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (0.79%) Mac OS X
5 6 (0.79%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.53%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.53%) VMS
7 4 (0.53%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.13%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.13%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (43.74%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (30.04%) Software Engineering
3 167 (22.00%) TDD
4 159 (20.95%) MVC
5 142 (18.71%) Scrum
6 104 (13.70%) OO
7 97 (12.78%) Web Development
8 81 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
9 69 (9.09%) BDD
10 61 (8.04%) Unit Testing
11 46 (6.06%) DevOps
11 46 (6.06%) OOP
12 39 (5.14%) Automated Testing
12 39 (5.14%) Configuration Management
13 38 (5.01%) OOD
13 38 (5.01%) Open Source
13 38 (5.01%) SDLC
14 33 (4.35%) Microservices
15 30 (3.95%) High Availability
15 30 (3.95%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 303 (39.92%) C#
2 287 (37.81%) JavaScript
3 257 (33.86%) Java
4 228 (30.04%) SQL
5 145 (19.10%) C++
6 98 (12.91%) C
7 96 (12.65%) Python
8 76 (10.01%) Ruby
9 64 (8.43%) Scala
10 54 (7.11%) PHP
11 42 (5.53%) VB.NET
12 37 (4.87%) T-SQL
13 24 (3.16%) Perl
14 22 (2.90%) PL/SQL
15 20 (2.64%) Go
16 19 (2.50%) Embedded C
17 15 (1.98%) Objective-C
18 14 (1.84%) Bash Shell
18 14 (1.84%) VBScript
19 11 (1.45%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 88 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 54 (7.11%) Degree
3 41 (5.40%) SC Cleared
4 40 (5.27%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.40%) PhD
7 2 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.26%) ISEB
7 2 (0.26%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.13%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.13%) HND
8 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.13%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.77%) QA
2 4 (0.53%) JTAG
3 3 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.40%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.26%) FedRAMP
4 2 (0.26%) MISRA
4 2 (0.26%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.26%) OIPF
4 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.26%) SLA
5 1 (0.13%) HL7
5 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (1.84%) Docker
2 11 (1.45%) vSphere
3 2 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.26%) Firmware
3 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.13%) iptables
4 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (1.45%) Puppet
2 5 (0.66%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.40%) Nagios
3 3 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (0.26%) Kibana
4 2 (0.26%) logstash
4 2 (0.26%) MOM
4 2 (0.26%) Opsview
4 2 (0.26%) WMI
5 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.13%) Grafana
5 1 (0.13%) Graphite
5 1 (0.13%) Netcool
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.13%) StatsD
5 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.13%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 93 (12.25%) Microsoft
2 76 (10.01%) Oracle
3 23 (3.03%) Google
4 15 (1.98%) Apple
5 13 (1.71%) Sybase
6 10 (1.32%) Adobe
6 10 (1.32%) IBM
6 10 (1.32%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.19%) webMethods
8 8 (1.05%) OpenTV
8 8 (1.05%) SAP
9 6 (0.79%) BEA
9 6 (0.79%) DevExpress
9 6 (0.79%) Informatica
9 6 (0.79%) Sitecore
9 6 (0.79%) Telerik
9 6 (0.79%) VMware
10 5 (0.66%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.53%) Facebook
11 4 (0.53%) Perforce
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