The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Essex region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 51 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.05% 0.46% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £325 £335 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
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
467 632 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.70% 97.53% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 382 264
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 49 67
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £44.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Essex region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Basildon - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 £325 -
Chelmsford - 1 - - 1
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Essex region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) C++
2 5 (62.50%) C
3 4 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (37.50%) CAN bus
4 3 (37.50%) ANSI C
4 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
4 3 (37.50%) Device Driver
4 3 (37.50%) Requirements Management
4 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) JTAG
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) Linux
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) VMS
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
6 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
6 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) J2EE
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) PVCS
6 1 (12.50%) SOAP

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) AccuRev
1 1 (12.50%) PVCS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Automotive
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
1 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) JSF
1 1 (12.50%) PrimeFaces
1 1 (12.50%) REST
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) TopLink
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (37.50%) CAN bus
2 3 (37.50%) Device Driver
3 1 (12.50%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) VMS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
1 3 (37.50%) Requirements Management
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Cross-Platform Development
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C++
2 5 (62.50%) C
3 3 (37.50%) ANSI C
4 2 (25.00%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) COBOL
5 1 (12.50%) DCL
5 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
5 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
5 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) JTAG
2 1 (12.50%) MISRA
2 1 (12.50%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle