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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 314 308 284
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 265 251 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 0.55% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.59% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 158 159
Average daily rate
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£330 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.37% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £525 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 36
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.85 £29.16 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +5.63%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44116 42244 48390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.58% 92.72% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27385 25207 27560
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 1836 2011 2466
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Software Developer
UK

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 11 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 11 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 11 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 -11 78 £400 - 69
South East 0 63 £363 +11.53% 85
East of England -3 38 £313 -3.10% 64
North West -9 23 £325 +4.41% 50
South West -28 23 £350 -6.66% 21
Yorkshire -2 15 £320 +15.31% 34
West Midlands -6 15 £313 -28.57% 21
East Midlands +7 11 £335 +34.00% 16
North East - - - - 27
Software Developer
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Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 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.

1 261 (46.11%) C#
2 254 (44.88%) .NET
3 170 (30.04%) SQL
4 169 (29.86%) SQL Server
5 160 (28.27%) JavaScript
6 159 (28.09%) HTML
7 154 (27.21%) Java
8 136 (24.03%) Agile Software Development
9 134 (23.67%) ASP.NET
10 126 (22.26%) Software Engineering
11 112 (19.79%) CSS
12 102 (18.02%) TDD
13 96 (16.96%) MVC
14 92 (16.25%) OO
15 80 (14.13%) XML
16 79 (13.96%) Microsoft
17 76 (13.43%) Web Services
17 76 (13.43%) jQuery
18 73 (12.90%) Windows
19 72 (12.72%) C++
20 69 (12.19%) Linux
21 65 (11.48%) Oracle
21 65 (11.48%) HTML5
22 64 (11.31%) Visual Studio
22 64 (11.31%) Scrum
23 61 (10.78%) WPF
24 56 (9.89%) Degree
25 55 (9.72%) WCF
26 54 (9.54%) Security Cleared
27 52 (9.19%) Finance

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 20 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.65%) CMS
3 13 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (2.12%) Tomcat
4 12 (2.12%) IIS
5 8 (1.41%) Apache
6 6 (1.06%) ArcGIS
6 6 (1.06%) WordPress
6 6 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.71%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.71%) Apache Qpid
8 4 (0.71%) Node.js
8 4 (0.71%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.53%) Liferay
9 3 (0.53%) Moodle
9 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.53%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (0.53%) Joomla!
Applications
1 31 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.36%) MS Office
3 8 (1.41%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.88%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.35%) Simulink
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Global One
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.06%) SaaS
3 5 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.18%) Office 365
6 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.36%) Internet
2 14 (2.47%) HTTP
3 9 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.24%) DVB
5 6 (1.06%) SAN
5 6 (1.06%) LTE
5 6 (1.06%) AMQP
6 5 (0.88%) NAS
6 5 (0.88%) SSL
7 4 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (0.71%) 4G
8 3 (0.53%) 2G
8 3 (0.53%) IPv4
8 3 (0.53%) IPv6
8 3 (0.53%) 3G
9 2 (0.35%) Intranet
9 2 (0.35%) DNS
9 2 (0.35%) LDAP
9 2 (0.35%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (29.86%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.01%) MySQL
3 25 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (3.36%) MongoDB
4 19 (3.36%) Oracle Database
4 19 (3.36%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.12%) NoSQL
5 12 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.06%) Big Data
8 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.71%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.71%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.53%) Redis
10 3 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 64 (11.31%) Visual Studio
2 33 (5.83%) Git (software)
3 31 (5.48%) Jenkins
4 29 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (4.59%) NUnit
6 25 (4.42%) Subversion
7 24 (4.24%) Maven
8 22 (3.89%) JUnit
9 19 (3.36%) Hudson
10 14 (2.47%) Eclipse
11 13 (2.30%) JIRA
12 10 (1.77%) Selenium
13 9 (1.59%) QUnit
14 8 (1.41%) Cucumber
15 7 (1.24%) GDB
15 7 (1.24%) SpecFlow
15 7 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (1.24%) Ant
15 7 (1.24%) ClearCase
16 6 (1.06%) SoapUI
General
1 52 (9.19%) Finance
2 41 (7.24%) Telecoms
3 28 (4.95%) Banking
4 21 (3.71%) Retail
5 10 (1.77%) Back Office
6 7 (1.24%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.24%) Marketing
7 6 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.06%) Electronics
8 5 (0.88%) Automotive
9 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.35%) Front Office
10 2 (0.35%) Advertising
10 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.18%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) Games
11 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.18%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Legal
11 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (44.88%) .NET
2 159 (28.09%) HTML
3 134 (23.67%) ASP.NET
4 112 (19.79%) CSS
5 80 (14.13%) XML
6 76 (13.43%) Web Services
6 76 (13.43%) jQuery
7 65 (11.48%) HTML5
8 61 (10.78%) WPF
9 55 (9.72%) WCF
10 48 (8.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 46 (8.13%) Spring
12 45 (7.95%) .NET Framework
13 37 (6.54%) SOAP
14 34 (6.01%) WinForms
15 30 (5.30%) Ajax
15 30 (5.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 28 (4.95%) RESTful
17 27 (4.77%) REST
18 26 (4.59%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.53%) Computer Science
2 16 (2.83%) Mathematics
3 13 (2.30%) Open Source
4 11 (1.94%) Digital Media
4 11 (1.94%) Client/Server
4 11 (1.94%) N-Tier
5 9 (1.59%) DTV
5 9 (1.59%) RIA
5 9 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (1.24%) Visualisation
6 7 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.06%) Streaming Video
8 5 (0.88%) GIS
8 5 (0.88%) Physics
8 5 (0.88%) Hedge funds
8 5 (0.88%) Kindle
9 4 (0.71%) CUDA
9 4 (0.71%) STB
9 4 (0.71%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 73 (12.90%) Windows
2 69 (12.19%) Linux
3 18 (3.18%) UNIX
4 10 (1.77%) Android
5 6 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.88%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.71%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.71%) VxWorks
7 4 (0.71%) Fedora
7 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.35%) CentOS
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.18%) Solaris
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (24.03%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (22.26%) Software Engineering
3 102 (18.02%) TDD
4 96 (16.96%) MVC
5 92 (16.25%) OO
6 64 (11.31%) Scrum
7 39 (6.89%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (6.71%) UML
9 36 (6.36%) Unit Testing
10 32 (5.65%) OOP
11 29 (5.12%) BDD
12 26 (4.59%) SOA
13 23 (4.06%) OOD
14 19 (3.36%) E-Commerce
14 19 (3.36%) Web Development
15 17 (3.00%) Configuration Management
15 17 (3.00%) Workflow
16 16 (2.83%) Pair Programming
17 15 (2.65%) Multithreading
17 15 (2.65%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 261 (46.11%) C#
2 170 (30.04%) SQL
3 160 (28.27%) JavaScript
4 154 (27.21%) Java
5 72 (12.72%) C++
6 49 (8.66%) C
7 48 (8.48%) Python
8 43 (7.60%) PHP
9 33 (5.83%) VB.NET
10 30 (5.30%) Perl
11 24 (4.24%) T-SQL
12 23 (4.06%) VBA
13 22 (3.89%) VB
14 20 (3.53%) Ruby
15 18 (3.18%) Groovy
16 16 (2.83%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.94%) VB6
18 7 (1.24%) Shell Script
18 7 (1.24%) Scala
19 6 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (9.89%) Degree
2 54 (9.54%) Security Cleared
3 27 (4.77%) DV Cleared
4 26 (4.59%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.35%) MCSD
7 1 (0.18%) ISEB
7 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.30%) QA
2 5 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.53%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.18%) SLA
4 1 (0.18%) HL7
4 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (0.88%) Docker
2 4 (0.71%) Varnish
2 4 (0.71%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.18%) vSphere
3 1 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (0.88%) SCCM
2 4 (0.71%) Puppet
2 4 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.35%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.35%) Nagios
4 1 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.18%) Oozie
4 1 (0.18%) SCOM
4 1 (0.18%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 79 (13.96%) Microsoft
2 65 (11.48%) Oracle
3 12 (2.12%) Sybase
4 11 (1.94%) Adobe
5 10 (1.77%) JBoss
6 7 (1.24%) Cisco
7 5 (0.88%) TIBCO
7 5 (0.88%) Ektron
8 4 (0.71%) Akamai
8 4 (0.71%) ESRI
8 4 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.71%) IBM
8 4 (0.71%) Software AG
9 3 (0.53%) HP
9 3 (0.53%) SAP
9 3 (0.53%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.53%) VMware
9 3 (0.53%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.35%) Zend
10 2 (0.35%) Infor
London
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Rate: £200.00 - £230.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: On Application
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hertfordshire
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Rate: £200 to £250 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
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SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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London
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Loughborough
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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City, London
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Rate: £325 - £375 per day
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