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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 54 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.47% 1.05% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 1.15% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £438 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
619 433 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 95.97% 90.59% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 215 198
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 59 63
Average hourly rate £29.50 £24.12 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.30% +50.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £41.95 £38.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) C
3 4 (44.44%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (33.33%) Embedded C
5 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 2 (22.22%) Electronics
5 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
5 2 (22.22%) Embedded C++
5 2 (22.22%) VC++
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
5 2 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) Datomic
6 1 (11.11%) Functional Programming
6 1 (11.11%) Neo4j
6 1 (11.11%) Scala

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Datomic
2 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 1 (11.11%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (11.11%) GDB
General
1 2 (22.22%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
1 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
1 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
1 2 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Biology
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Life Science
1 1 (11.11%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) MVC
2 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Programming
3 1 (11.11%) Bioinformatics
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) OOD
3 1 (11.11%) RDF
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C
1 4 (44.44%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 2 (22.22%) Embedded C++
3 2 (22.22%) VC++
3 2 (22.22%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) Ada
4 1 (11.11%) Scala
4 1 (11.11%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Serena