The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 49 64 43
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.24% 0.39% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 0.42% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate
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- £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.96%
Software Developer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
456 712 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 94.21% 93.68% 91.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 412 186
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £200 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 46 73
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.75 £37.50
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 Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the Essex region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the Essex region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex 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
Basildon - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Chigwell - - - - 1
Colchester - - - - 2
Saffron Walden - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - - 1
Witham - - - -
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 7 (46.67%) C++
2 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (33.33%) XML
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Embedded C++
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) C#
5 3 (20.00%) Windows
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
6 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
6 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
6 2 (13.33%) Network Security
6 2 (13.33%) C
6 2 (13.33%) IIS
6 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (13.33%) STL
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (13.33%) Citrix
6 2 (13.33%) Python
6 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (6.67%) OOD
7 1 (6.67%) SOA

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 2 (13.33%) IIS
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
1 2 (13.33%) Network Security
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) SNMP
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Intranet
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (13.33%) STL
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) DHTML
4 1 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) J2EE
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) XSD
4 1 (6.67%) XSL
4 1 (6.67%) JAXB
4 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
4 1 (6.67%) PhoneGap
4 1 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.67%) Web Design
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Web Development
3 1 (6.67%) OO
3 1 (6.67%) OOD
3 1 (6.67%) SOA
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C++
2 4 (26.67%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Embedded C++
3 3 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) C
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
5 1 (6.67%) VC++
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (6.67%) Golang
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) Software AG
2 1 (6.67%) webMethods
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Sun
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