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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 335 305 309
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 275 308 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.60% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.65% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 173 163
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£335 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 19
Average hourly rate £34.50 £36.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.47% -2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £21.35 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.25 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.96%
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
46773 47492 40766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.43% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28857 29311 23960
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1929 2115
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
South East -19 82 £328 -6.42% 84
London -18 68 £335 -15.72% 81
South West +16 38 £375 +33.33% 34
West Midlands -21 24 £375 +29.31% 38
Yorkshire -14 20 £350 +21.73% 37
North West -23 17 £325 -10.34% 54
East of England +2 12 £323 -2.27% 42
East Midlands +5 11 £325 +40.54% 31
North East +5 3 £270 - 12
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 240 (44.78%) C#
2 224 (41.79%) .NET
3 175 (32.65%) JavaScript
3 175 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
4 174 (32.46%) SQL
5 162 (30.22%) HTML
6 128 (23.88%) CSS
6 128 (23.88%) Software Engineering
7 121 (22.57%) SQL Server
8 119 (22.20%) Java
9 110 (20.52%) Linux
10 109 (20.34%) C++
11 107 (19.96%) MVC
12 98 (18.28%) ASP.NET
13 94 (17.54%) XML
14 93 (17.35%) TDD
15 92 (17.16%) Python
16 86 (16.04%) Security Cleared
17 77 (14.37%) Windows
18 76 (14.18%) .NET Framework
19 75 (13.99%) Web Services
20 73 (13.62%) OO
21 71 (13.25%) C
22 65 (12.13%) HTML5
23 61 (11.38%) Microsoft
23 61 (11.38%) jQuery
24 58 (10.82%) SC Cleared
25 54 (10.07%) Unit Testing
25 54 (10.07%) Scrum
26 53 (9.89%) Visual Studio

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (3.73%) IIS
1 20 (3.73%) Node.js
2 18 (3.36%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.68%) WebLogic
3 9 (1.68%) JBoss
3 9 (1.68%) Apache
3 9 (1.68%) CMS
4 8 (1.49%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.31%) MQSeries
6 5 (0.93%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.56%) nginx
8 3 (0.56%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.37%) Documentum
9 2 (0.37%) Apache Qpid
9 2 (0.37%) Jetty
Applications
1 21 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.49%) MS Office
3 5 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.56%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.37%) Maya
6 1 (0.19%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.19%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.56%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.19%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.56%) GitHub
5 2 (0.37%) SaaS
5 2 (0.37%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.37%) Heroku
6 1 (0.19%) Yammer
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.19%) PaaS
6 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.29%) TCP/IP
2 17 (3.17%) HTTP
3 16 (2.99%) Internet
4 12 (2.24%) FTP
5 8 (1.49%) SSL
6 7 (1.31%) Ethernet
7 6 (1.12%) Network Security
8 5 (0.93%) SNMP
8 5 (0.93%) SAN
8 5 (0.93%) Modbus
9 4 (0.75%) ZigBee
9 4 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (0.75%) Intranet
9 4 (0.75%) SMTP
9 4 (0.75%) NAS
9 4 (0.75%) SSH
9 4 (0.75%) Telnet
10 3 (0.56%) 802.15
10 3 (0.56%) DVB
10 3 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (22.57%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.78%) Relational Database
3 29 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (5.22%) MySQL
5 26 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (4.29%) MongoDB
7 14 (2.61%) RDBMS
8 13 (2.43%) NoSQL
8 13 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (2.05%) Ingres
11 10 (1.87%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (1.31%) SQLite
14 6 (1.12%) Big Data
15 5 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (0.93%) DTS
16 4 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 53 (9.89%) Visual Studio
2 37 (6.90%) Subversion
2 37 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 32 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (4.29%) NUnit
5 22 (4.10%) JUnit
5 22 (4.10%) Eclipse
6 20 (3.73%) Ant
7 19 (3.54%) Jenkins
8 15 (2.80%) Selenium
9 14 (2.61%) TeamCity
9 14 (2.61%) GoogleTest
10 13 (2.43%) JIRA
11 11 (2.05%) CppUnit
11 11 (2.05%) ClearCase
11 11 (2.05%) CruiseControl
11 11 (2.05%) ClearQuest
12 9 (1.68%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 9 (1.68%) MSBuild
13 7 (1.31%) Maven
General
1 45 (8.40%) Finance
2 22 (4.10%) Electronics
3 17 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.05%) Automotive
5 9 (1.68%) Banking
6 6 (1.12%) Retail
7 5 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.93%) Back Office
7 5 (0.93%) Marketing
7 5 (0.93%) German Language
8 4 (0.75%) Turkish Language
8 4 (0.75%) Games
8 4 (0.75%) Military
8 4 (0.75%) Law
9 3 (0.56%) Advertising
9 3 (0.56%) Front Office
9 3 (0.56%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.37%) Publishing
10 2 (0.37%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (41.79%) .NET
2 162 (30.22%) HTML
3 128 (23.88%) CSS
4 98 (18.28%) ASP.NET
5 94 (17.54%) XML
6 76 (14.18%) .NET Framework
7 75 (13.99%) Web Services
8 65 (12.13%) HTML5
9 61 (11.38%) jQuery
10 53 (9.89%) WCF
11 49 (9.14%) CSS3
12 42 (7.84%) Entity Framework
13 41 (7.65%) ASP.NET MVC
14 35 (6.53%) AngularJS
14 35 (6.53%) XSLT
15 30 (5.60%) RESTful
16 28 (5.22%) JSON
17 25 (4.66%) Ajax
18 23 (4.29%) WinForms
19 21 (3.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 21 (3.92%) Open Source
4 18 (3.36%) Algorithms
5 12 (2.24%) User Experience
5 12 (2.24%) Visualisation
6 11 (2.05%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.87%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.49%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.49%) Device Driver
9 7 (1.31%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.31%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.12%) DTV
11 5 (0.93%) IPTV
11 5 (0.93%) Life Science
11 5 (0.93%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.93%) Chemistry
12 4 (0.75%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 110 (20.52%) Linux
2 77 (14.37%) Windows
3 42 (7.84%) UNIX
4 15 (2.80%) Ubuntu
5 7 (1.31%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (0.93%) Windows CE
7 4 (0.75%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.75%) CentOS
8 3 (0.56%) zOS
8 3 (0.56%) MVS
8 3 (0.56%) Android
8 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.37%) AIX
9 2 (0.37%) HPUX
9 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.19%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (23.88%) Software Engineering
3 107 (19.96%) MVC
4 93 (17.35%) TDD
5 73 (13.62%) OO
6 54 (10.07%) Scrum
6 54 (10.07%) Unit Testing
7 49 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (7.46%) Multithreading
9 37 (6.90%) OOD
10 35 (6.53%) OOP
11 33 (6.16%) UML
12 27 (5.04%) Web Development
13 26 (4.85%) SOA
14 21 (3.92%) Configuration Management
15 18 (3.36%) BDD
16 15 (2.80%) Mentoring
17 14 (2.61%) Validation
17 14 (2.61%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (2.61%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 240 (44.78%) C#
2 175 (32.65%) JavaScript
3 174 (32.46%) SQL
4 119 (22.20%) Java
5 109 (20.34%) C++
6 92 (17.16%) Python
7 71 (13.25%) C
8 51 (9.51%) T-SQL
9 34 (6.34%) VB.NET
10 29 (5.41%) Perl
11 25 (4.66%) PHP
12 20 (3.73%) Ruby
13 17 (3.17%) VB
14 15 (2.80%) VBA
15 14 (2.61%) VBScript
16 11 (2.05%) Embedded C
16 11 (2.05%) Scala
17 10 (1.87%) Groovy
17 10 (1.87%) PL/SQL
18 8 (1.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 86 (16.04%) Security Cleared
2 58 (10.82%) SC Cleared
3 41 (7.65%) Degree
4 18 (3.36%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.93%) HND
6 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.56%) ISEB
7 3 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.37%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.19%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.19%) MCSD
9 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.19%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.80%) QA
2 5 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.37%) HL7
3 2 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.37%) TickIT
4 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
System Software
1 8 (1.49%) Firmware
2 3 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.37%) vSphere
3 2 (0.37%) vCloud
3 2 (0.37%) Docker
4 1 (0.19%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (0.56%) Puppet
1 3 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (0.56%) Ansible
1 3 (0.56%) Control-M
2 2 (0.37%) Nagios
3 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.19%) logstash
3 1 (0.19%) Kibana
3 1 (0.19%) Graylog
Vendors
1 61 (11.38%) Microsoft
2 48 (8.96%) Oracle
3 7 (1.31%) Google
3 7 (1.31%) IBM
4 5 (0.93%) Twitter
4 5 (0.93%) VMware
5 4 (0.75%) Perforce
5 4 (0.75%) CA
5 4 (0.75%) Talend
6 3 (0.56%) Assembla
6 3 (0.56%) Business Objects
6 3 (0.56%) Serena
6 3 (0.56%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.37%) webMethods
7 2 (0.37%) Coverity
7 2 (0.37%) Splunk
7 2 (0.37%) SAP
7 2 (0.37%) Progress
7 2 (0.37%) Informatica
7 2 (0.37%) HP
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