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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 313 381 330
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 350 252 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.70% 0.49% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.52% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 156 164
Median daily rate £375 £345 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £324
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 16
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £33.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +6.25%
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
47342 48920 45504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.83% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31086 31590 28112
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1402 1847 1880
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +34 103 £425 -5.55% 76
South West +33 64 £330 -12.00% 40
South East +5 59 £388 +17.42% 79
Yorkshire -3 32 £321 -0.62% 36
East of England +22 24 £485 +46.96% 48
North West +4 23 £363 +12.40% 40
West Midlands -11 21 £400 +2.56% 30
North East -34 11 £413 +26.92% 11
East Midlands -3 10 £344 +7.42% 18
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 322 (44.60%) Agile Software Development
2 294 (40.72%) C#
3 274 (37.95%) JavaScript
4 260 (36.01%) Java
5 237 (32.83%) .NET
6 235 (32.55%) HTML
7 204 (28.25%) Software Engineering
8 202 (27.98%) CSS
9 191 (26.45%) SQL
10 165 (22.85%) MVC
11 155 (21.47%) TDD
12 145 (20.08%) Linux
13 140 (19.39%) ASP.NET
13 140 (19.39%) C++
14 135 (18.70%) SQL Server
14 135 (18.70%) HTML5
15 125 (17.31%) jQuery
16 123 (17.04%) Scrum
17 118 (16.34%) AngularJS
18 96 (13.30%) C
19 94 (13.02%) Python
20 89 (12.33%) OO
21 88 (12.19%) Microsoft
22 87 (12.05%) Finance
22 87 (12.05%) REST
23 86 (11.91%) ASP.NET MVC
23 86 (11.91%) Web Services
24 85 (11.77%) Security Cleared
25 80 (11.08%) Spring
25 80 (11.08%) Web Development

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 25 (3.46%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (3.05%) CMS
3 22 (3.05%) JBoss
4 21 (2.91%) Apache
5 20 (2.77%) Confluence
6 17 (2.35%) Apache Spark
6 17 (2.35%) WebLogic
7 15 (2.08%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.94%) IIS
9 12 (1.66%) GlassFish
10 11 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (1.39%) OpenStack
12 8 (1.11%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.97%) SAS
14 5 (0.69%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.69%) Liferay
15 4 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
16 3 (0.42%) EPiServer CMS
16 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.83%) MS Office
3 5 (0.69%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.42%) LaTeX
4 3 (0.42%) Simulink
5 1 (0.14%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
5 1 (0.14%) Revit
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 14 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.28%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 38 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.66%) GitHub
4 9 (1.25%) Heroku
4 9 (1.25%) PaaS
5 6 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (0.42%) Bluemix
6 3 (0.42%) SaaS
7 2 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.28%) IaaS
8 1 (0.14%) AdWords
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.14%) Force.com
8 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.14%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.14%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.82%) HTTP
2 20 (2.77%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.39%) Internet
4 8 (1.11%) DVB
4 8 (1.11%) LDAP
5 7 (0.97%) SAN
5 7 (0.97%) SSL
6 6 (0.83%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.69%) DNS
7 5 (0.69%) DSL
7 5 (0.69%) Modbus
7 5 (0.69%) Wireless
8 4 (0.55%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.55%) FCAPS
8 4 (0.55%) Intranet
9 3 (0.42%) AMQP
9 3 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.28%) ASN.1
10 2 (0.28%) SNMP
10 2 (0.28%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (18.70%) SQL Server
2 51 (7.06%) MySQL
3 35 (4.85%) NoSQL
4 34 (4.71%) Relational Database
5 27 (3.74%) MongoDB
6 22 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
7 19 (2.63%) Hadoop
8 18 (2.49%) Oracle Database
9 15 (2.08%) Big Data
10 13 (1.80%) Redis
11 11 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (1.11%) Neo4j
12 8 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.83%) CouchDB
13 6 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (0.83%) HBase
13 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.69%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 66 (9.14%) Visual Studio
2 64 (8.86%) Git (software)
3 49 (6.79%) Jenkins
4 47 (6.51%) Subversion
5 43 (5.96%) Selenium
6 42 (5.82%) JUnit
7 32 (4.43%) JIRA
7 32 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (3.32%) Eclipse
9 23 (3.19%) Grunt
10 22 (3.05%) NUnit
11 20 (2.77%) gulp
12 18 (2.49%) Maven
13 13 (1.80%) Ant
13 13 (1.80%) Cucumber
14 12 (1.66%) SpecFlow
15 11 (1.52%) ClearCase
15 11 (1.52%) Jasmine
15 11 (1.52%) Mockito
15 11 (1.52%) MSTest
General
1 87 (12.05%) Finance
2 37 (5.12%) Banking
3 31 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 28 (3.88%) Electronics
5 26 (3.60%) Marketing
6 19 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.94%) Aerospace
7 14 (1.94%) Retail
8 12 (1.66%) Back Office
8 12 (1.66%) Games
9 9 (1.25%) Legal
10 7 (0.97%) Automotive
11 6 (0.83%) Front Office
11 6 (0.83%) Law
12 5 (0.69%) Advertising
13 3 (0.42%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.28%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (32.83%) .NET
2 235 (32.55%) HTML
3 202 (27.98%) CSS
4 140 (19.39%) ASP.NET
5 135 (18.70%) HTML5
6 125 (17.31%) jQuery
7 118 (16.34%) AngularJS
8 87 (12.05%) REST
9 86 (11.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 86 (11.91%) Web Services
10 80 (11.08%) Spring
11 72 (9.97%) CSS3
11 72 (9.97%) XML
12 67 (9.28%) JSON
13 62 (8.59%) .NET Framework
14 59 (8.17%) Node.js
15 57 (7.89%) RESTful
16 56 (7.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 49 (6.79%) WCF
18 46 (6.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.23%) User Experience
2 38 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.74%) Computer Science
4 22 (3.05%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
6 14 (1.94%) Algorithms
6 14 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.39%) Derivative
8 8 (1.11%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.11%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.11%) N-Tier
9 7 (0.97%) Visualisation
10 6 (0.83%) Biology
10 6 (0.83%) Fat Client
10 6 (0.83%) Interactive TV
10 6 (0.83%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.69%) Informatics
11 5 (0.69%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.69%) SCADA
11 5 (0.69%) STB
Operating Systems
1 145 (20.08%) Linux
2 70 (9.70%) Windows
3 53 (7.34%) Unix
4 11 (1.52%) Android
4 11 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.69%) AIX
6 5 (0.69%) Mac OS X
6 5 (0.69%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.55%) Mesosphere
7 4 (0.55%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.55%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.42%) CentOS
9 2 (0.28%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.14%) Fedora
10 1 (0.14%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.14%) VMS
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (44.60%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (28.25%) Software Engineering
3 165 (22.85%) MVC
4 155 (21.47%) TDD
5 123 (17.04%) Scrum
6 89 (12.33%) OO
7 80 (11.08%) Web Development
8 76 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 64 (8.86%) BDD
10 61 (8.45%) Unit Testing
11 56 (7.76%) DevOps
11 56 (7.76%) Open Source
12 46 (6.37%) Configuration Management
13 40 (5.54%) OOD
14 39 (5.40%) OOP
15 37 (5.12%) Automated Testing
15 37 (5.12%) Multithreading
16 35 (4.85%) Microservices
16 35 (4.85%) SDLC
17 33 (4.57%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 294 (40.72%) C#
2 274 (37.95%) JavaScript
3 260 (36.01%) Java
4 191 (26.45%) SQL
5 140 (19.39%) C++
6 96 (13.30%) C
7 94 (13.02%) Python
8 76 (10.53%) Ruby
9 69 (9.56%) Scala
10 46 (6.37%) PHP
11 33 (4.57%) Perl
12 26 (3.60%) T-SQL
13 20 (2.77%) VB.NET
14 19 (2.63%) Go
15 18 (2.49%) Embedded C
16 16 (2.22%) Objective-C
17 15 (2.08%) PL/SQL
18 14 (1.94%) MATLAB
19 13 (1.80%) VB
20 11 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 85 (11.77%) Security Cleared
2 63 (8.73%) Degree
3 53 (7.34%) SC Cleared
4 26 (3.60%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.55%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.42%) HNC
6 3 (0.42%) HND
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.02%) QA
2 13 (1.80%) SDET
3 6 (0.83%) ISO 14001
3 6 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.42%) DO-178B
5 3 (0.42%) MISRA
6 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.28%) JTAG
6 2 (0.28%) SLA
7 1 (0.14%) ECSS
7 1 (0.14%) HL7
7 1 (0.14%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.14%) OIPF
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 25 (3.46%) Docker
2 9 (1.25%) vSphere
3 5 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.69%) Firmware
4 2 (0.28%) Ceph
4 2 (0.28%) etcd
5 1 (0.14%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.14%) flannel
5 1 (0.14%) GlusterFS
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (2.22%) Puppet
2 10 (1.39%) Kubernetes
3 7 (0.97%) Ansible
4 3 (0.42%) Grafana
4 3 (0.42%) Kibana
5 2 (0.28%) logstash
5 2 (0.28%) Nagios
5 2 (0.28%) WMI
5 2 (0.28%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.14%) Graphite
6 1 (0.14%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.14%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.14%) Mesos
6 1 (0.14%) Netcool
6 1 (0.14%) Oozie
6 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.14%) StatsD
Vendors
1 88 (12.19%) Microsoft
2 61 (8.45%) Oracle
3 24 (3.32%) Google
4 16 (2.22%) Red Hat
5 14 (1.94%) SAP
6 13 (1.80%) Apple
7 12 (1.66%) Adobe
8 9 (1.25%) VMware
9 8 (1.11%) webMethods
10 7 (0.97%) IBM
11 6 (0.83%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.83%) EPiServer
11 6 (0.83%) OpenTV
11 6 (0.83%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.83%) Sybase
12 4 (0.55%) Nokia
13 3 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
14 2 (0.28%) Perforce
14 2 (0.28%) Serena
14 2 (0.28%) TIBCO
Plymouth
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £300 per day
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Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £449 - £501 per day
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City of London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
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London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day
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Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
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South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Jambo Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
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London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500 - £560 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
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London
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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