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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 322 246 246
Rank change year-on-year
-76 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 295 372 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.79% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.85% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 226 165
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 24
Average hourly rate £38.25 £36.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.79% -2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.97 £32.27 £27.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -35 82 £425 +6.25% 57
South East -23 76 £325 - 67
East of England 0 46 £355 +13.60% 49
South West -1 41 £385 +22.22% 28
North West -17 16 £275 -15.38% 35
West Midlands -28 14 £333 +20.90% 23
Yorkshire -27 12 £325 +8.33% 39
East Midlands -22 9 £360 +20.00% 7
North East - 1 £250 - 8
Midlands - - - -
Software Developer
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Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 282 (48.45%) C#
2 262 (45.02%) .NET
3 203 (34.88%) SQL
4 180 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
5 178 (30.58%) HTML
6 169 (29.04%) JavaScript
7 159 (27.32%) SQL Server
8 143 (24.57%) Java
9 137 (23.54%) Software Engineering
10 136 (23.37%) ASP.NET
11 132 (22.68%) CSS
12 120 (20.62%) MVC
13 112 (19.24%) C++
14 102 (17.53%) Linux
15 97 (16.67%) XML
15 97 (16.67%) OO
16 94 (16.15%) Windows
17 92 (15.81%) TDD
18 84 (14.43%) Microsoft
19 83 (14.26%) Web Services
20 81 (13.92%) Python
21 80 (13.75%) jQuery
22 72 (12.37%) Oracle
22 72 (12.37%) .NET Framework
23 68 (11.68%) HTML5
24 65 (11.17%) C
25 62 (10.65%) Security Cleared
26 61 (10.48%) Visual Studio
27 60 (10.31%) Scrum
28 55 (9.45%) Continuous Integration

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (3.26%) IIS
2 17 (2.92%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.75%) Node.js
4 12 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (1.89%) CMS
6 6 (1.03%) WordPress
6 6 (1.03%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.86%) WebSphere Process Server
7 5 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (0.86%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.69%) TIBCO EMS
8 4 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.52%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.52%) Apache
9 3 (0.52%) JBoss
10 2 (0.34%) Documentum
10 2 (0.34%) Mule
10 2 (0.34%) GlassFish
Applications
1 31 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.37%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (1.20%) MS Office
4 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.52%) MS Project
5 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.17%) Maya
6 1 (0.17%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
1 4 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.34%) Summit
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.17%) CA Clarity
4 1 (0.17%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.52%) GitHub
4 3 (0.52%) Heroku
5 2 (0.34%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.17%) SaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.95%) TCP/IP
2 16 (2.75%) HTTP
3 15 (2.58%) DVB
4 13 (2.23%) Internet
5 11 (1.89%) SSL
6 9 (1.55%) FTP
7 7 (1.20%) Modbus
7 7 (1.20%) Network Security
7 7 (1.20%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.69%) SNMP
8 4 (0.69%) DNS
8 4 (0.69%) 3G
8 4 (0.69%) NGN
8 4 (0.69%) 4G
8 4 (0.69%) MQTT
8 4 (0.69%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.52%) LTE
9 3 (0.52%) SSH
9 3 (0.52%) Firewall
9 3 (0.52%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (27.32%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (4.98%) MySQL
4 24 (4.12%) Relational Database
5 18 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (2.92%) MongoDB
7 15 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (2.41%) Oracle Database
9 13 (2.23%) NoSQL
10 12 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.89%) Big Data
11 11 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (1.72%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
13 9 (1.55%) Ingres
14 8 (1.37%) DTS
15 7 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 61 (10.48%) Visual Studio
2 36 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (5.50%) Git (software)
4 31 (5.33%) NUnit
5 27 (4.64%) Subversion
6 26 (4.47%) Jenkins
7 22 (3.78%) Eclipse
8 20 (3.44%) ClearCase
9 19 (3.26%) JUnit
10 14 (2.41%) Selenium
11 13 (2.23%) GoogleTest
12 11 (1.89%) Ant
13 10 (1.72%) CppUnit
14 9 (1.55%) Cucumber
14 9 (1.55%) JIRA
14 9 (1.55%) CruiseControl
14 9 (1.55%) Maven
14 9 (1.55%) ClearQuest
15 8 (1.37%) Jasmine
16 7 (1.20%) MSTest
General
1 53 (9.11%) Finance
2 27 (4.64%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.12%) Banking
4 11 (1.89%) Marketing
4 11 (1.89%) Electronics
5 10 (1.72%) Back Office
6 9 (1.55%) Retail
7 7 (1.20%) Automotive
8 6 (1.03%) Turkish Language
8 6 (1.03%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.86%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.86%) Publishing
9 5 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.69%) Advertising
10 4 (0.69%) Front Office
11 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Games
12 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (45.02%) .NET
2 178 (30.58%) HTML
3 136 (23.37%) ASP.NET
4 132 (22.68%) CSS
5 97 (16.67%) XML
6 83 (14.26%) Web Services
7 80 (13.75%) jQuery
8 72 (12.37%) .NET Framework
9 68 (11.68%) HTML5
10 55 (9.45%) WCF
11 50 (8.59%) ASP.NET MVC
12 40 (6.87%) CSS3
13 39 (6.70%) Spring
14 35 (6.01%) WPF
15 34 (5.84%) WinForms
16 32 (5.50%) AngularJS
17 31 (5.33%) REST
18 30 (5.15%) JSON
19 28 (4.81%) Ajax
19 28 (4.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.15%) Computer Science
3 23 (3.95%) Open Source
3 23 (3.95%) Mathematics
4 20 (3.44%) DTV
5 17 (2.92%) User Experience
6 16 (2.75%) Algorithms
7 13 (2.23%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.06%) STB
9 11 (1.89%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.89%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.55%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.37%) IPTV
12 7 (1.20%) Informatics
13 6 (1.03%) Physics
13 6 (1.03%) Statistics
13 6 (1.03%) E-Learning
13 6 (1.03%) Learning Management System
13 6 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 102 (17.53%) Linux
2 94 (16.15%) Windows
3 41 (7.04%) UNIX
4 15 (2.58%) Ubuntu
5 11 (1.89%) Android
6 5 (0.86%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.86%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.52%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.52%) Solaris
8 2 (0.34%) AIX
8 2 (0.34%) HPUX
8 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (23.54%) Software Engineering
3 120 (20.62%) MVC
4 97 (16.67%) OO
5 92 (15.81%) TDD
6 60 (10.31%) Scrum
7 55 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (8.08%) UML
8 47 (8.08%) Unit Testing
9 42 (7.22%) OOD
10 33 (5.67%) SOA
11 31 (5.33%) OOP
12 30 (5.15%) BDD
13 26 (4.47%) Web Development
14 25 (4.30%) Multithreading
14 25 (4.30%) Configuration Management
15 20 (3.44%) E-Commerce
16 18 (3.09%) Workflow
16 18 (3.09%) MVVM
17 15 (2.58%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 282 (48.45%) C#
2 203 (34.88%) SQL
3 169 (29.04%) JavaScript
4 143 (24.57%) Java
5 112 (19.24%) C++
6 81 (13.92%) Python
7 65 (11.17%) C
8 42 (7.22%) T-SQL
9 36 (6.19%) VB.NET
10 31 (5.33%) PHP
11 24 (4.12%) VB
12 21 (3.61%) PL/SQL
13 20 (3.44%) Perl
14 19 (3.26%) Ruby
15 17 (2.92%) VBScript
16 13 (2.23%) VBA
17 10 (1.72%) VB6
18 9 (1.55%) XAML
19 7 (1.20%) TypeScript
19 7 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (10.65%) Security Cleared
2 53 (9.11%) Degree
3 43 (7.39%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.23%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.86%) ISEB
6 4 (0.69%) HND
7 3 (0.52%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.52%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.52%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.34%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.61%) QA
2 11 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.03%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.69%) TickIT
5 2 (0.34%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.34%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.17%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.86%) Docker
3 4 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.52%) vCloud
4 3 (0.52%) Firmware
5 2 (0.34%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (1.20%) Puppet
2 4 (0.69%) SCCM
2 4 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.34%) Nagios
3 2 (0.34%) Control-M
3 2 (0.34%) Ansible
3 2 (0.34%) Oozie
4 1 (0.17%) Graphite
4 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 84 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 72 (12.37%) Oracle
3 11 (1.89%) Google
4 9 (1.55%) TIBCO
5 8 (1.37%) Telerik
6 7 (1.20%) IBM
7 6 (1.03%) Sybase
7 6 (1.03%) Software AG
8 5 (0.86%) VMware
8 5 (0.86%) Perforce
8 5 (0.86%) Adobe
9 4 (0.69%) SAP
9 4 (0.69%) Zend
9 4 (0.69%) Jaspersoft
9 4 (0.69%) Twitter
10 3 (0.52%) FatWire
10 3 (0.52%) Cognizant
10 3 (0.52%) Progress
11 2 (0.34%) CA
11 2 (0.34%) Ericsson
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Rate: £485 - £500 per day
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Rate: £220 - £300 per day
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
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