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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
UK / England
Rank 288 273 341
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +68
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 311 389 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.84% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.88% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 202 142
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 34 19
Median hourly rate £42.75 £42.00 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.15 £37.00 £30.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £54.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
39324 44183 43166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.67% 94.94% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25796 28458 27636
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1618 1747
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +23 117 £488 +8.33% 61
South East +31 69 £413 +30.43% 76
South West -19 26 £325 -16.12% 28
East of England +5 23 £366 +12.46% 37
North West -20 19 £350 -14.63% 50
East Midlands +9 18 £375 +4.23% 25
Yorkshire -16 17 £330 +4.34% 39
West Midlands -7 11 £325 -15.03% 43
North East -18 10 £350 - 10
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 335 (46.72%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (44.07%) C#
3 279 (38.91%) .NET
4 278 (38.77%) JavaScript
5 239 (33.33%) Java
6 200 (27.89%) HTML
7 198 (27.62%) SQL
8 165 (23.01%) MVC
9 164 (22.87%) TDD
10 144 (20.08%) SQL Server
11 143 (19.94%) CSS
11 143 (19.94%) Scrum
12 142 (19.80%) Software Engineering
13 139 (19.39%) ASP.NET
14 128 (17.85%) Web Services
15 114 (15.90%) Microsoft
16 113 (15.76%) AngularJS
17 98 (13.67%) BDD
17 98 (13.67%) XML
18 93 (12.97%) ASP.NET MVC
19 91 (12.69%) OO
20 90 (12.55%) jQuery
21 87 (12.13%) Linux
22 86 (11.99%) C++
23 84 (11.72%) Python
23 84 (11.72%) REST
24 79 (11.02%) Finance
25 76 (10.60%) Unit Testing
26 71 (9.90%) Visual Studio
27 70 (9.76%) Oracle

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 21 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.65%) Apache
3 16 (2.23%) WebSphere
4 14 (1.95%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.81%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.81%) JBoss
6 12 (1.67%) Confluence
6 12 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 12 (1.67%) WebSphere Process Server
7 10 (1.39%) Alfresco
7 10 (1.39%) CMS
7 10 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.39%) IIS
8 9 (1.26%) Drupal
8 9 (1.26%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.84%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (0.70%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.56%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 35 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (2.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.28%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) Primavera
3 1 (0.14%) RMDS
3 1 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 47 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (5.44%) GitHub
4 21 (2.93%) PaaS
5 9 (1.26%) SaaS
6 5 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (0.70%) Heroku
6 5 (0.70%) IaaS
7 4 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.42%) Data Lake Analytics
8 3 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.28%) Office 365
9 2 (0.28%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.14%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.14%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.21%) HTTP
2 9 (1.26%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.70%) AMQP
3 5 (0.70%) Internet
3 5 (0.70%) LAN
3 5 (0.70%) VoIP
4 4 (0.56%) MQTT
4 4 (0.56%) Softphone
5 3 (0.42%) Extranet
5 3 (0.42%) Intranet
5 3 (0.42%) LDAP
5 3 (0.42%) RTSP
6 2 (0.28%) DNS
6 2 (0.28%) DSL
6 2 (0.28%) FCAPS
6 2 (0.28%) Firewall
6 2 (0.28%) Wireless
7 1 (0.14%) DVB
7 1 (0.14%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (20.08%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.02%) MySQL
3 33 (4.60%) NoSQL
4 27 (3.77%) MongoDB
4 27 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (3.35%) Oracle Database
6 22 (3.07%) Relational Database
7 20 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (2.51%) Big Data
10 17 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.12%) Hadoop
14 8 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.98%) Redis
16 6 (0.84%) Power BI
16 6 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 71 (9.90%) Visual Studio
2 64 (8.93%) Git (software)
3 54 (7.53%) Selenium
4 52 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 50 (6.97%) Jenkins
5 50 (6.97%) WebDriver
6 48 (6.69%) Cucumber
7 37 (5.16%) Maven
8 34 (4.74%) Mockito
9 32 (4.46%) JIRA
9 32 (4.46%) JUnit
10 25 (3.49%) Moq
11 19 (2.65%) Subversion
12 14 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (1.95%) Eclipse
13 13 (1.81%) MSTest
14 12 (1.67%) Jasmine
14 12 (1.67%) NUnit
14 12 (1.67%) SoapUI
15 9 (1.26%) Ant
General
1 79 (11.02%) Finance
2 34 (4.74%) Banking
3 27 (3.77%) Electronics
4 23 (3.21%) Manufacturing
4 23 (3.21%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.07%) Marketing
6 19 (2.65%) Retail
7 16 (2.23%) Games
8 11 (1.53%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.53%) Publishing
9 10 (1.39%) Advertising
10 9 (1.26%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.98%) Back Office
12 6 (0.84%) Legal
13 4 (0.56%) Law
14 3 (0.42%) French Language
14 3 (0.42%) Front Office
15 2 (0.28%) German Language
15 2 (0.28%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (38.91%) .NET
2 200 (27.89%) HTML
3 143 (19.94%) CSS
4 139 (19.39%) ASP.NET
5 128 (17.85%) Web Services
6 113 (15.76%) AngularJS
7 98 (13.67%) XML
8 93 (12.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 90 (12.55%) jQuery
10 84 (11.72%) REST
11 70 (9.76%) .NET Framework
11 70 (9.76%) WCF
12 65 (9.07%) HTML5
12 65 (9.07%) Spring
13 59 (8.23%) SOAP
14 58 (8.09%) JSON
15 57 (7.95%) RESTful
16 52 (7.25%) ASP.NET Web API
17 51 (7.11%) Node.js
18 41 (5.72%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.16%) Computer Science
2 24 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.65%) Mobile App
3 19 (2.65%) User Experience
4 13 (1.81%) Client/Server
5 11 (1.53%) Algorithms
6 10 (1.39%) Mathematics
7 8 (1.12%) Virtual Team
8 7 (0.98%) Artificial Intelligence
8 7 (0.98%) Replication
9 6 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (0.84%) NHS
10 5 (0.70%) Device Driver
10 5 (0.70%) e-Learning
10 5 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.42%) Derivative
11 3 (0.42%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.42%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.42%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.42%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 87 (12.13%) Linux
2 66 (9.21%) Windows
3 38 (5.30%) Unix
4 20 (2.79%) Android
5 18 (2.51%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.98%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.56%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.56%) Windows CE
8 3 (0.42%) CentOS
8 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.42%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.28%) HPUX
9 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.28%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.14%) MVS
10 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (46.72%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (23.01%) MVC
3 164 (22.87%) TDD
4 143 (19.94%) Scrum
5 142 (19.80%) Software Engineering
6 98 (13.67%) BDD
7 91 (12.69%) OO
8 76 (10.60%) Unit Testing
9 68 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
10 53 (7.39%) Web Development
11 51 (7.11%) Pair Programming
12 50 (6.97%) OOP
13 49 (6.83%) SDLC
14 45 (6.28%) Test Automation
15 43 (6.00%) DevOps
16 41 (5.72%) Automated Testing
17 38 (5.30%) Continuous Delivery
18 36 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
18 36 (5.02%) E-Commerce
19 35 (4.88%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 316 (44.07%) C#
2 278 (38.77%) JavaScript
3 239 (33.33%) Java
4 198 (27.62%) SQL
5 86 (11.99%) C++
6 84 (11.72%) Python
7 52 (7.25%) Scala
8 51 (7.11%) C
9 48 (6.69%) PHP
10 45 (6.28%) Ruby
11 34 (4.74%) T-SQL
12 26 (3.63%) VB.NET
13 19 (2.65%) Go
13 19 (2.65%) VB
14 15 (2.09%) Perl
14 15 (2.09%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.67%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.53%) Objective-C
16 11 (1.53%) PowerShell
16 11 (1.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 67 (9.34%) Security Cleared
2 62 (8.65%) Degree
3 47 (6.56%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.70%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.56%) HNC
5 4 (0.56%) HND
5 4 (0.56%) ISEB
5 4 (0.56%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.14%) CCNP
8 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.14%) MCAD
8 1 (0.14%) MCSD
8 1 (0.14%) MCSE
8 1 (0.14%) MCTS
8 1 (0.14%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.39%) SDET
2 37 (5.16%) QA
3 5 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.28%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.28%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.28%) ISO13485
5 2 (0.28%) MISRA
5 2 (0.28%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.14%) EMIR
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
6 1 (0.14%) MiFID
6 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (6.69%) Docker
2 4 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (0.56%) vSphere
3 3 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (2.79%) Kubernetes
2 18 (2.51%) Puppet
3 12 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.98%) Terraform
5 5 (0.70%) Ansible
6 2 (0.28%) SCOM
7 1 (0.14%) Marathon
7 1 (0.14%) Mesos
7 1 (0.14%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 114 (15.90%) Microsoft
2 70 (9.76%) Oracle
3 18 (2.51%) SAP
4 13 (1.81%) IBM
5 12 (1.67%) VMware
6 11 (1.53%) Google
7 8 (1.12%) Telerik
8 6 (0.84%) Atlassian
8 6 (0.84%) hybris
8 6 (0.84%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.70%) Canon
9 5 (0.70%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.56%) Intel
10 4 (0.56%) Sybase
10 4 (0.56%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.42%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.42%) MapR
11 3 (0.42%) Tableau
12 2 (0.28%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.28%) Cloudera
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