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 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 333 290 296
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 275 301 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.63% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.67% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 185 166
Average daily rate
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£335 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £491 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 31
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £24.00 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £49.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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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
46480 44650 49322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.83% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28690 27138 28354
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1959 2460
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 August 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 28 August 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
London -21 80 £400 - 66
South East +3 79 £363 +11.53% 56
East of England -17 36 £293 +40.96% 35
North West +4 28 £325 +2.36% 62
East Midlands +5 16 £330 +32.00% 16
South West -42 15 £345 -10.96% 22
Yorkshire -10 12 £320 +16.36% 34
West Midlands -6 7 £294 -2.48% 23
North East - - - - 15
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Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 265 (47.41%) C#
2 252 (45.08%) .NET
3 169 (30.23%) SQL Server
4 167 (29.87%) SQL
5 163 (29.16%) HTML
6 159 (28.44%) JavaScript
7 153 (27.37%) Java
8 135 (24.15%) Agile Software Development
9 127 (22.72%) ASP.NET
10 122 (21.82%) Software Engineering
11 118 (21.11%) CSS
12 106 (18.96%) MVC
13 104 (18.60%) TDD
14 95 (16.99%) OO
15 91 (16.28%) Web Services
16 84 (15.03%) Microsoft
17 81 (14.49%) XML
18 80 (14.31%) jQuery
19 76 (13.60%) HTML5
20 75 (13.42%) C++
21 74 (13.24%) Oracle
22 73 (13.06%) Windows
23 69 (12.34%) Linux
23 69 (12.34%) Scrum
24 64 (11.45%) .NET Framework
25 63 (11.27%) WCF
25 63 (11.27%) Finance
26 61 (10.91%) Visual Studio
26 61 (10.91%) Degree
27 56 (10.02%) C

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (2.50%) IIS
4 11 (1.97%) WordPress
5 9 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (1.61%) CMS
6 8 (1.43%) Apache
6 8 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.07%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.89%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.89%) ArcGIS
8 5 (0.89%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.72%) TIBCO EMS
9 4 (0.72%) WebSphere Process Server
10 3 (0.54%) Moodle
10 3 (0.54%) Node.js
11 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.36%) ArcSDE
11 2 (0.36%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 38 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.15%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.43%) MS Office
4 6 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.54%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.36%) Simulink
6 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.18%) MS Project
7 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.18%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.36%) SaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Office 365
5 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.22%) HTTP
2 16 (2.86%) Internet
3 13 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 12 (2.15%) DVB
5 6 (1.07%) SAN
5 6 (1.07%) SSL
5 6 (1.07%) LTE
6 5 (0.89%) NAS
7 4 (0.72%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (0.72%) Modbus
8 3 (0.54%) Network Security
8 3 (0.54%) IPv4
8 3 (0.54%) IPv6
8 3 (0.54%) DNS
8 3 (0.54%) Intranet
9 2 (0.36%) 3G
9 2 (0.36%) 2G
9 2 (0.36%) MQTT
9 2 (0.36%) 4G
9 2 (0.36%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.44%) MySQL
3 32 (5.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (4.47%) Relational Database
5 18 (3.22%) Oracle Database
6 12 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (1.79%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.79%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (1.61%) Big Data
9 8 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.25%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 61 (10.91%) Visual Studio
2 33 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (5.72%) Git (software)
4 29 (5.19%) Jenkins
5 26 (4.65%) NUnit
6 21 (3.76%) JUnit
7 20 (3.58%) Subversion
8 18 (3.22%) Maven
9 12 (2.15%) Selenium
9 12 (2.15%) Hudson
10 11 (1.97%) Cucumber
10 11 (1.97%) ClearCase
11 10 (1.79%) Eclipse
12 9 (1.61%) JIRA
13 8 (1.43%) GDB
14 7 (1.25%) SoapUI
14 7 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
15 6 (1.07%) WebDriver
15 6 (1.07%) MSTest
16 5 (0.89%) Ant
General
1 63 (11.27%) Finance
2 34 (6.08%) Banking
3 33 (5.90%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.68%) Back Office
5 12 (2.15%) Retail
5 12 (2.15%) Marketing
6 9 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.25%) Electronics
8 6 (1.07%) Automotive
9 5 (0.89%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.72%) Publishing
11 3 (0.54%) Front Office
12 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.18%) Law
13 1 (0.18%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Games
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (45.08%) .NET
2 163 (29.16%) HTML
3 127 (22.72%) ASP.NET
4 118 (21.11%) CSS
5 91 (16.28%) Web Services
6 81 (14.49%) XML
7 80 (14.31%) jQuery
8 76 (13.60%) HTML5
9 64 (11.45%) .NET Framework
10 63 (11.27%) WCF
11 55 (9.84%) WPF
12 47 (8.41%) Spring
12 47 (8.41%) ASP.NET MVC
13 44 (7.87%) SOAP
14 36 (6.44%) WinForms
15 35 (6.26%) REST
16 32 (5.72%) AngularJS
16 32 (5.72%) Ajax
17 31 (5.55%) CSS3
17 31 (5.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.83%) Computer Science
2 23 (4.11%) Mathematics
3 19 (3.40%) N-Tier
4 17 (3.04%) DTV
5 13 (2.33%) Open Source
6 11 (1.97%) Digital Media
7 8 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (1.43%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.43%) STB
8 7 (1.25%) E-Learning
8 7 (1.25%) Physics
9 6 (1.07%) Streaming Video
9 6 (1.07%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.07%) Learning Management System
9 6 (1.07%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.89%) RIA
10 5 (0.89%) Hedge funds
10 5 (0.89%) SCORM
10 5 (0.89%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 73 (13.06%) Windows
2 69 (12.34%) Linux
3 15 (2.68%) UNIX
4 12 (2.15%) Android
5 6 (1.07%) Ubuntu
5 6 (1.07%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.72%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.72%) VxWorks
6 4 (0.72%) Fedora
7 3 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.36%) CentOS
8 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.18%) OpenWrt
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (24.15%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (21.82%) Software Engineering
3 106 (18.96%) MVC
4 104 (18.60%) TDD
5 95 (16.99%) OO
6 69 (12.34%) Scrum
7 48 (8.59%) Unit Testing
8 41 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (6.98%) UML
10 36 (6.44%) SOA
11 31 (5.55%) OOP
12 29 (5.19%) BDD
13 26 (4.65%) OOD
14 23 (4.11%) E-Commerce
15 21 (3.76%) Configuration Management
15 21 (3.76%) Web Development
15 21 (3.76%) MVVM
16 18 (3.22%) Test Automation
17 16 (2.86%) DevOps
17 16 (2.86%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 265 (47.41%) C#
2 167 (29.87%) SQL
3 159 (28.44%) JavaScript
4 153 (27.37%) Java
5 75 (13.42%) C++
6 56 (10.02%) C
7 55 (9.84%) Python
8 47 (8.41%) PHP
9 38 (6.80%) VB.NET
10 25 (4.47%) T-SQL
11 23 (4.11%) VB
11 23 (4.11%) PL/SQL
11 23 (4.11%) Perl
12 18 (3.22%) VBA
13 16 (2.86%) Ruby
14 15 (2.68%) Groovy
15 10 (1.79%) XAML
16 9 (1.61%) VB6
17 7 (1.25%) ActionScript
18 6 (1.07%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 61 (10.91%) Degree
2 40 (7.16%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.15%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.36%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (0.36%) MCSD
6 2 (0.36%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.18%) PhD
7 1 (0.18%) ISEB
7 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.22%) QA
2 4 (0.72%) ISO 8583
2 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.36%) HL7
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.07%) Active Directory
1 6 (1.07%) Docker
2 4 (0.72%) Varnish
3 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.18%) vCloud
4 1 (0.18%) NDS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.43%) SCCM
2 6 (1.07%) Puppet
3 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.36%) Nagios
5 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.18%) Oozie
5 1 (0.18%) SCOM
5 1 (0.18%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.18%) Control-M
Vendors
1 84 (15.03%) Microsoft
2 74 (13.24%) Oracle
3 13 (2.33%) Sybase
4 9 (1.61%) TIBCO
4 9 (1.61%) Telerik
5 7 (1.25%) Adobe
5 7 (1.25%) Cisco
5 7 (1.25%) IBM
6 6 (1.07%) Software AG
6 6 (1.07%) SAP
6 6 (1.07%) Zend
7 5 (0.89%) JBoss
8 4 (0.72%) Akamai
9 3 (0.54%) Jaspersoft
9 3 (0.54%) Google
9 3 (0.54%) VMware
9 3 (0.54%) ESRI
9 3 (0.54%) Mercator
10 2 (0.36%) Perforce
10 2 (0.36%) ION Trading
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