The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Shropshire region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 27 43 30
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 2 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 1.18% 3.67% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 3.80% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 3
Median daily rate - £460 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.88 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.13% +9.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Shropshire 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
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
166 368 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 97.65% 96.59% 96.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 114 77
Median daily rate £450 £460 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Median hourly rate £34.38 - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

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 Shropshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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
Telford +18 2 - - 2
Software Developer
West Midlands

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 Shropshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Kanban
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) J2EE
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (40.00%) MS Access
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) Service Design
4 1 (20.00%) Dropwizard
4 1 (20.00%) Spring Boot
4 1 (20.00%) Riak
4 1 (20.00%) Play Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (20.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) Scala

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MS Access
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (20.00%) CouchDB
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (20.00%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) IntelliJ
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) CSS3
2 1 (20.00%) Dropwizard
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) Play Framework
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) Spring Boot
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Service Design
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Scala
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle