The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North East region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 90 86 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 21 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.54% 0.73% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 0.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 0
Median daily rate £475 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
Software Developer
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 North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1265 1048 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.47% 95.36% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 667 422
Median daily rate £375 £430 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% +22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 49 47
Median hourly rate £26.50 £15.86 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.08% +17.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.00 £32.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Tyne and Wear -8 20 £475 +10.46% 16
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 North East region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) TDD
2 12 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 12 (37.50%) C++
2 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 12 (37.50%) SQL
3 10 (31.25%) BDD
3 10 (31.25%) Node.js
4 8 (25.00%) Data Management
4 8 (25.00%) C#
4 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (21.88%) Microservices
5 7 (21.88%) QA
5 7 (21.88%) Java
5 7 (21.88%) .NET
5 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
5 7 (21.88%) Unix
5 7 (21.88%) Quality Management
6 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Project Planning
6 6 (18.75%) XML
6 6 (18.75%) Client/Server
6 6 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (15.63%) CSS
8 4 (12.50%) Visualfiles
8 4 (12.50%) Law
8 4 (12.50%) VB.NET
8 4 (12.50%) HTML

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) nginx
2 1 (3.13%) OpenROAD
2 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.13%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.25%) JIRA
2 2 (6.25%) Subversion
2 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.13%) IntelliJ
3 1 (3.13%) NetBeans
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) Node.js
2 7 (21.88%) .NET
3 6 (18.75%) XML
4 5 (15.63%) CSS
5 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 4 (12.50%) HTML
6 3 (9.38%) Spring
6 3 (9.38%) WCF
6 3 (9.38%) Web Services
7 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
8 1 (3.13%) Ajax
8 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
8 1 (3.13%) CSS3
8 1 (3.13%) D3.js
8 1 (3.13%) HTML5
8 1 (3.13%) jQuery
8 1 (3.13%) MFC
8 1 (3.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (18.75%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 12 (37.50%) TDD
3 10 (31.25%) BDD
4 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (25.00%) Data Management
4 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 7 (21.88%) Microservices
5 7 (21.88%) Quality Management
6 6 (18.75%) Project Planning
6 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.50%) Case Management
8 3 (9.38%) Front End Development
8 3 (9.38%) OO
8 3 (9.38%) Scrum
9 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (6.25%) Pair Programming
9 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
10 1 (3.13%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) C++
1 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) C#
3 7 (21.88%) Java
4 4 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 3 (9.38%) C
6 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.13%) Python
7 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.13%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) LexisNexis
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) Rally