The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 323 370 341
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 337 262 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.52% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.54% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 162 159
Median daily rate £375 £335 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -1.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £300 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 9 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £30.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
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
46717 48225 45605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.87% 94.81% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 30823 30939 28425
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1834 1871
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 June 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 29 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +15 92 £438 -2.77% 81
South East +10 66 £400 +21.28% 94
South West +12 54 £350 -6.66% 42
North West +5 28 £350 +7.69% 37
Yorkshire -3 28 £325 +0.77% 25
West Midlands -9 24 £350 -12.50% 20
East of England +16 17 £363 +11.53% 39
North East -43 12 £350 +7.69% 12
East Midlands +5 10 £350 +9.37% 19
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 333 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (39.46%) C#
3 279 (37.70%) JavaScript
4 271 (36.62%) Java
5 235 (31.76%) .NET
6 232 (31.35%) Software Engineering
7 221 (29.86%) HTML
8 197 (26.62%) CSS
9 196 (26.49%) SQL
10 166 (22.43%) MVC
11 160 (21.62%) TDD
12 151 (20.41%) Linux
13 138 (18.65%) C++
14 134 (18.11%) ASP.NET
14 134 (18.11%) Scrum
15 131 (17.70%) SQL Server
16 124 (16.76%) jQuery
17 122 (16.49%) HTML5
18 106 (14.32%) AngularJS
19 96 (12.97%) C
19 96 (12.97%) OO
20 90 (12.16%) Python
20 90 (12.16%) Microsoft
20 90 (12.16%) Finance
21 88 (11.89%) Security Cleared
22 86 (11.62%) REST
23 84 (11.35%) ASP.NET MVC
23 84 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
23 84 (11.35%) Ruby
23 84 (11.35%) Web Services

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (3.38%) JBoss
2 23 (3.11%) Confluence
3 22 (2.97%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.97%) WebLogic
4 20 (2.70%) Apache
4 20 (2.70%) CMS
5 19 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (2.30%) Tomcat
7 14 (1.89%) IIS
8 13 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
9 12 (1.62%) Apache Spark
9 12 (1.62%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.49%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.35%) GlassFish
12 8 (1.08%) SAS
13 6 (0.81%) Jetty
14 5 (0.68%) Liferay
14 5 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.68%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.54%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 17 (2.30%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.81%) MS Office
2 6 (0.81%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.54%) LaTeX
4 3 (0.41%) Simulink
5 2 (0.27%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.14%) Revit
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 12 (1.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.14%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 40 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.89%) Heroku
4 10 (1.35%) PaaS
5 6 (0.81%) Amazon Kinesis
5 6 (0.81%) GitHub
5 6 (0.81%) SaaS
6 4 (0.54%) IaaS
7 3 (0.41%) Bluemix
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.27%) Office 365
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.14%) Force.com
9 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.14%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (6.62%) HTTP
2 21 (2.84%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.89%) Internet
4 11 (1.49%) DVB
5 8 (1.08%) Ethernet
6 7 (0.95%) SAN
6 7 (0.95%) SSL
7 6 (0.81%) Intranet
8 5 (0.68%) Modbus
9 4 (0.54%) LDAP
10 3 (0.41%) AMQP
10 3 (0.41%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.41%) RS-422
10 3 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.41%) Wireless
11 2 (0.27%) ASN.1
11 2 (0.27%) Broadband
11 2 (0.27%) DSL
11 2 (0.27%) HbbTV
11 2 (0.27%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (17.70%) SQL Server
2 52 (7.03%) MySQL
3 40 (5.41%) NoSQL
4 33 (4.46%) Relational Database
5 28 (3.78%) MongoDB
6 23 (3.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 22 (2.97%) Hadoop
8 19 (2.57%) Oracle Database
9 14 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (1.49%) Redis
11 10 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.22%) Big Data
13 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (0.68%) Neo4j
15 5 (0.68%) Pentaho
16 4 (0.54%) MS Access
16 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 64 (8.65%) Visual Studio
2 63 (8.51%) Git (software)
3 48 (6.49%) Jenkins
4 46 (6.22%) Subversion
5 42 (5.68%) JUnit
6 37 (5.00%) Selenium
6 37 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 34 (4.59%) JIRA
8 24 (3.24%) Eclipse
8 24 (3.24%) NUnit
9 20 (2.70%) ClearCase
10 19 (2.57%) Grunt
11 18 (2.43%) Maven
12 16 (2.16%) gulp
13 14 (1.89%) Mockito
14 13 (1.76%) Ant
15 11 (1.49%) Cucumber
16 10 (1.35%) Gradle
17 9 (1.22%) GoogleTest
17 9 (1.22%) WiX
General
1 90 (12.16%) Finance
2 43 (5.81%) Banking
3 31 (4.19%) Telecoms
4 27 (3.65%) Electronics
5 24 (3.24%) Marketing
6 20 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.62%) Aerospace
7 12 (1.62%) Back Office
7 12 (1.62%) Legal
7 12 (1.62%) Retail
8 10 (1.35%) Games
9 7 (0.95%) Automotive
10 6 (0.81%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.68%) Advertising
12 4 (0.54%) Front Office
12 4 (0.54%) Law
13 3 (0.41%) Avionics
14 2 (0.27%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.27%) Military
14 2 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (31.76%) .NET
2 221 (29.86%) HTML
3 197 (26.62%) CSS
4 134 (18.11%) ASP.NET
5 124 (16.76%) jQuery
6 122 (16.49%) HTML5
7 106 (14.32%) AngularJS
8 86 (11.62%) REST
9 84 (11.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 84 (11.35%) Web Services
10 77 (10.41%) Spring
11 75 (10.14%) XML
12 68 (9.19%) .NET Framework
13 65 (8.78%) JSON
14 64 (8.65%) CSS3
15 58 (7.84%) RESTful
16 55 (7.43%) Node.js
17 49 (6.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 46 (6.22%) WCF
19 44 (5.95%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 43 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
1 43 (5.81%) User Experience
2 23 (3.11%) Computer Science
3 21 (2.84%) Mobile App
4 19 (2.57%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (2.30%) Algorithms
6 15 (2.03%) N-Tier
7 13 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.49%) Derivative
9 8 (1.08%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.08%) MPEG
10 7 (0.95%) Fat Client
10 7 (0.95%) Interactive TV
10 7 (0.95%) STB
10 7 (0.95%) Thin Client
10 7 (0.95%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.81%) NHS
12 5 (0.68%) DTV
12 5 (0.68%) Mobile Games
12 5 (0.68%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 151 (20.41%) Linux
2 75 (10.14%) Windows
3 59 (7.97%) Unix
4 9 (1.22%) Android
4 9 (1.22%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.81%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.68%) AIX
7 5 (0.68%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.54%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.41%) CentOS
9 3 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.27%) VMS
10 2 (0.27%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.14%) Fedora
11 1 (0.14%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (31.35%) Software Engineering
3 166 (22.43%) MVC
4 160 (21.62%) TDD
5 134 (18.11%) Scrum
6 96 (12.97%) OO
7 84 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
8 78 (10.54%) Web Development
9 70 (9.46%) Unit Testing
10 61 (8.24%) BDD
11 56 (7.57%) DevOps
12 55 (7.43%) Configuration Management
13 49 (6.62%) Open Source
14 46 (6.22%) OOD
15 43 (5.81%) OOP
16 38 (5.14%) Automated Testing
16 38 (5.14%) SDLC
17 34 (4.59%) Microservices
18 33 (4.46%) Multithreading
19 32 (4.32%) UML
Programming Languages
1 292 (39.46%) C#
2 279 (37.70%) JavaScript
3 271 (36.62%) Java
4 196 (26.49%) SQL
5 138 (18.65%) C++
6 96 (12.97%) C
7 90 (12.16%) Python
8 84 (11.35%) Ruby
9 65 (8.78%) Scala
10 51 (6.89%) PHP
11 29 (3.92%) Perl
12 28 (3.78%) T-SQL
13 27 (3.65%) VB.NET
14 20 (2.70%) Go
15 19 (2.57%) Embedded C
16 18 (2.43%) PL/SQL
17 16 (2.16%) Objective-C
18 14 (1.89%) MATLAB
19 13 (1.76%) Shell Script
20 11 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 88 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 58 (7.84%) Degree
3 51 (6.89%) SC Cleared
4 30 (4.05%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.54%) BC Cleared
5 4 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.27%) HND
6 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.14%) HNC
7 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.24%) QA
2 7 (0.95%) SDET
3 6 (0.81%) ISO 14001
3 6 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.54%) DO-178B
5 4 (0.54%) JTAG
5 4 (0.54%) MISRA
6 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.27%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.27%) OIPF
6 2 (0.27%) SLA
7 1 (0.14%) ECSS
7 1 (0.14%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.14%) HL7
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (2.16%) Docker
2 11 (1.49%) vSphere
3 5 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.68%) Firmware
4 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.27%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.14%) Ceph
5 1 (0.14%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.14%) etcd
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (1.62%) Puppet
2 4 (0.54%) Ansible
2 4 (0.54%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.41%) Grafana
3 3 (0.41%) Kibana
4 2 (0.27%) logstash
4 2 (0.27%) Nagios
4 2 (0.27%) WMI
4 2 (0.27%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.14%) Consul
5 1 (0.14%) Graphite
5 1 (0.14%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.14%) Mesos
5 1 (0.14%) Netcool
5 1 (0.14%) Oozie
5 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.14%) StatsD
Vendors
1 90 (12.16%) Microsoft
2 68 (9.19%) Oracle
3 25 (3.38%) Google
4 16 (2.16%) Red Hat
5 14 (1.89%) Apple
6 12 (1.62%) Adobe
6 12 (1.62%) SAP
7 11 (1.49%) Sybase
8 10 (1.35%) webMethods
9 9 (1.22%) IBM
10 8 (1.08%) VMware
11 7 (0.95%) OpenTV
11 7 (0.95%) Sitecore
12 6 (0.81%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.81%) DevExpress
13 5 (0.68%) Informatica
14 4 (0.54%) Serena
15 3 (0.41%) Cloudera
15 3 (0.41%) EPiServer
15 3 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
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