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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 271 285 335
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 404 385 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.88% 0.76% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.80% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 201 173
Median daily rate £404 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £499 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 13
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £37.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £72.40 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.34
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.07%
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
43243 48091 49053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.58% 94.95% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28473 31109 31489
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1507 1878 2039
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +4 131 £450 +8.43% 76
South East +46 102 £425 +26.86% 69
South West +4 41 £339 -11.14% 34
Yorkshire +15 32 £425 +32.81% 32
North West +2 23 £400 -4.76% 45
West Midlands 0 20 £325 +15.04% 21
East Midlands -5 19 £363 +3.57% 20
East of England +12 18 £350 +12.90% 42
North East -28 15 £475 +35.71% 7
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 327 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (40.84%) C#
3 268 (36.36%) .NET
4 267 (36.23%) JavaScript
5 248 (33.65%) Java
6 216 (29.31%) SQL
7 200 (27.14%) HTML
8 154 (20.90%) MVC
9 152 (20.62%) TDD
10 143 (19.40%) Scrum
11 142 (19.27%) CSS
11 142 (19.27%) Software Engineering
12 138 (18.72%) ASP.NET
13 137 (18.59%) SQL Server
14 130 (17.64%) AngularJS
15 116 (15.74%) Web Services
16 112 (15.20%) Microsoft
17 105 (14.25%) Linux
17 105 (14.25%) C++
18 101 (13.70%) XML
19 98 (13.30%) Python
20 93 (12.62%) jQuery
21 92 (12.48%) BDD
22 83 (11.26%) ASP.NET MVC
22 83 (11.26%) REST
23 82 (11.13%) Visual Studio
24 80 (10.85%) OO
25 78 (10.58%) HTML5
26 77 (10.45%) Security Cleared
27 76 (10.31%) Finance

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 27 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.53%) Apache
3 20 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (2.58%) Apache Spark
5 16 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 16 (2.17%) WebSphere
6 14 (1.90%) JBoss
7 13 (1.76%) IIS
8 12 (1.63%) CMS
8 12 (1.63%) Confluence
9 11 (1.49%) OpenStack
10 9 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (1.22%) WebSphere Process Server
11 8 (1.09%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.95%) Alfresco
12 7 (0.95%) Drupal
13 6 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.54%) NServiceBus
15 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.09%) MS Office
3 2 (0.27%) Simulink
4 1 (0.14%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 15 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.54%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Primavera
4 1 (0.14%) RMDS
4 1 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 49 (6.65%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (5.70%) GitHub
4 20 (2.71%) PaaS
5 7 (0.95%) SaaS
6 6 (0.81%) Heroku
7 5 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (0.68%) IaaS
8 3 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.41%) Data Lake Analytics
8 3 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.27%) Office 365
9 2 (0.27%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.27%) Slack
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.14%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.85%) HTTP
2 9 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.09%) LDAP
4 7 (0.95%) DSL
5 6 (0.81%) DNS
5 6 (0.81%) FCAPS
6 5 (0.68%) AMQP
6 5 (0.68%) Internet
6 5 (0.68%) LAN
7 4 (0.54%) MQTT
7 4 (0.54%) Softphone
7 4 (0.54%) VoIP
7 4 (0.54%) Wireless
8 3 (0.41%) RTSP
9 2 (0.27%) DVB
9 2 (0.27%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.27%) Firewall
9 2 (0.27%) Multicast
10 1 (0.14%) Profibus
10 1 (0.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (18.59%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.56%) MySQL
3 36 (4.88%) NoSQL
4 32 (4.34%) MongoDB
5 25 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 25 (3.39%) Big Data
5 25 (3.39%) Relational Database
6 24 (3.26%) Oracle Database
7 21 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.63%) Redis
11 12 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.22%) Hadoop
14 8 (1.09%) CouchDB
14 8 (1.09%) HBase
14 8 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 82 (11.13%) Visual Studio
2 71 (9.63%) Git (software)
3 55 (7.46%) Selenium
4 46 (6.24%) Jenkins
5 45 (6.11%) Cucumber
6 43 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 40 (5.43%) WebDriver
8 36 (4.88%) Maven
9 34 (4.61%) JUnit
10 29 (3.93%) JIRA
10 29 (3.93%) Subversion
11 18 (2.44%) Eclipse
12 17 (2.31%) Jasmine
12 17 (2.31%) Mockito
13 16 (2.17%) NUnit
14 15 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 13 (1.76%) Ant
15 13 (1.76%) SoapUI
16 11 (1.49%) Grunt
16 11 (1.49%) Moq
General
1 76 (10.31%) Finance
2 31 (4.21%) Banking
3 25 (3.39%) Retail
4 24 (3.26%) Electronics
5 23 (3.12%) Manufacturing
6 22 (2.99%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.58%) Marketing
8 16 (2.17%) Games
9 11 (1.49%) Aerospace
10 9 (1.22%) Advertising
10 9 (1.22%) Investment Banking
11 8 (1.09%) Back Office
11 8 (1.09%) Front Office
11 8 (1.09%) Publishing
12 6 (0.81%) Legal
13 5 (0.68%) Law
14 4 (0.54%) French Language
15 3 (0.41%) Automotive
16 2 (0.27%) German Language
16 2 (0.27%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (36.36%) .NET
2 200 (27.14%) HTML
3 142 (19.27%) CSS
4 138 (18.72%) ASP.NET
5 130 (17.64%) AngularJS
6 116 (15.74%) Web Services
7 101 (13.70%) XML
8 93 (12.62%) jQuery
9 83 (11.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 83 (11.26%) REST
10 78 (10.58%) HTML5
11 68 (9.23%) .NET Framework
12 64 (8.68%) WCF
13 62 (8.41%) Spring
14 58 (7.87%) JSON
15 55 (7.46%) SOAP
16 52 (7.06%) Node.js
17 50 (6.78%) RESTful
18 48 (6.51%) ASP.NET Web API
19 44 (5.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.43%) Computer Science
2 29 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (2.71%) Client/Server
3 20 (2.71%) User Experience
4 16 (2.17%) Algorithms
5 14 (1.90%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.49%) Mathematics
7 8 (1.09%) Replication
7 8 (1.09%) Virtual Team
8 7 (0.95%) Artificial Intelligence
8 7 (0.95%) Derivative
8 7 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.81%) Biology
9 6 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.68%) e-Learning
10 5 (0.68%) Informatics
10 5 (0.68%) NHS
11 4 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.54%) Physics
12 3 (0.41%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 105 (14.25%) Linux
2 58 (7.87%) Windows
3 55 (7.46%) Unix
4 18 (2.44%) Android
5 16 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.81%) Mesosphere
7 4 (0.54%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.41%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.41%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.41%) Windows CE
8 3 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.27%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.14%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.14%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.14%) MVS
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (20.90%) MVC
3 152 (20.62%) TDD
4 143 (19.40%) Scrum
5 142 (19.27%) Software Engineering
6 92 (12.48%) BDD
7 80 (10.85%) OO
8 70 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
9 63 (8.55%) Unit Testing
9 63 (8.55%) Web Development
10 50 (6.78%) Test Automation
11 49 (6.65%) Open Source
12 44 (5.97%) SDLC
13 40 (5.43%) Pair Programming
14 39 (5.29%) DevOps
14 39 (5.29%) OOD
15 35 (4.75%) Continuous Delivery
15 35 (4.75%) E-Commerce
15 35 (4.75%) OOP
16 30 (4.07%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 301 (40.84%) C#
2 267 (36.23%) JavaScript
3 248 (33.65%) Java
4 216 (29.31%) SQL
5 105 (14.25%) C++
6 98 (13.30%) Python
7 63 (8.55%) C
8 60 (8.14%) Scala
9 49 (6.65%) Ruby
10 48 (6.51%) PHP
11 33 (4.48%) T-SQL
12 28 (3.80%) VB.NET
13 24 (3.26%) Go
14 22 (2.99%) Perl
15 20 (2.71%) VB
16 15 (2.04%) TypeScript
17 12 (1.63%) Bash Shell
17 12 (1.63%) PowerShell
18 11 (1.49%) PL/SQL
19 9 (1.22%) F#
Qualifications
1 77 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 72 (9.77%) Degree
3 58 (7.87%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.95%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.54%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.41%) ISEB
6 3 (0.41%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.27%) HNC
7 2 (0.27%) HND
7 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.14%) CCNP
8 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
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 57 (7.73%) SDET
2 39 (5.29%) QA
3 5 (0.68%) ISO 14001
3 5 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.27%) MISRA
6 2 (0.27%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.14%) EMIR
7 1 (0.14%) HL7
7 1 (0.14%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.14%) MiFID
7 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (7.19%) Docker
2 4 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (0.54%) vSphere
3 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.27%) Ceph
5 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.14%) etcd
5 1 (0.14%) Firmware
5 1 (0.14%) flannel
5 1 (0.14%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 26 (3.53%) Kubernetes
2 19 (2.58%) Puppet
3 12 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.22%) Ansible
5 7 (0.95%) Terraform
6 2 (0.27%) SCOM
7 1 (0.14%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.14%) Mesos
7 1 (0.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.14%) rkt
7 1 (0.14%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 112 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 59 (8.01%) Oracle
3 17 (2.31%) SAP
4 14 (1.90%) VMware
5 12 (1.63%) Google
6 9 (1.22%) IBM
7 7 (0.95%) Red Hat
7 7 (0.95%) Telerik
8 6 (0.81%) Atlassian
8 6 (0.81%) hybris
8 6 (0.81%) Nokia
9 5 (0.68%) Canon
9 5 (0.68%) EPiServer
9 5 (0.68%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.68%) Sybase
10 4 (0.54%) LexisNexis
11 3 (0.41%) Intel
11 3 (0.41%) MapR
11 3 (0.41%) Tableau
11 3 (0.41%) Xamarin
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