The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 269 292 326
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 432 421 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.77% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.81% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 223 206
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 14
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £37.50 £29.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £72.40 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.34
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 5 December 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
England +22 406 £401 +14.42% 339
London +9 131 £450 +12.50% 74
South East +33 103 £425 +26.86% 69
South West +2 42 £348 -10.32% 32
Yorkshire +6 33 £425 +32.81% 32
Hampshire +12 30 £309 -3.43% 32
North West +3 23 £400 +0.62% 45
West Yorkshire +6 21 £425 +32.81% 23
Leeds +14 20 £425 +28.78% 13
East Midlands -7 19 £363 +3.57% 19
West Midlands -10 19 £325 +15.04% 21
Oxfordshire - 19 £600 - 9
East of England +8 18 £350 +12.90% 41
City of London +2 18 £469 +4.16% 20
Surrey +32 16 £463 +65.17% 10
Scotland +5 16 £356 -5.00% 15
North East -32 15 £475 +35.71% 6
Tyne and Wear -35 15 £475 +35.71% 3
Leicestershire -3 14 £363 +3.57% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 14 £475 +35.71% 2
Berkshire +4 13 £340 -15.00% 5
Oxford - 13 £600 - 3
Leicester +4 12 £363 +3.57% 1
Bristol -1 10 £350 -6.66% 7
Manchester -7 10 £388 +23.01% 25
South Yorkshire -7 10 £425 +41.66% 3
Farnham - 10 - -
Buckinghamshire +16 8 £388 +10.71% 4
Edinburgh +13 8 £369 -18.05% 6
Devon +6 8 £220 -24.78%

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 345 (43.67%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (42.78%) C#
3 303 (38.35%) .NET
4 282 (35.70%) JavaScript
5 257 (32.53%) Java
6 237 (30.00%) SQL
7 206 (26.08%) HTML
8 170 (21.52%) MVC
9 154 (19.49%) TDD
10 151 (19.11%) Software Engineering
11 150 (18.99%) ASP.NET
12 149 (18.86%) CSS
13 147 (18.61%) Scrum
14 146 (18.48%) SQL Server
15 139 (17.59%) AngularJS
16 123 (15.57%) Web Services
17 121 (15.32%) Microsoft
18 113 (14.30%) C++
19 107 (13.54%) Linux
20 105 (13.29%) XML
21 102 (12.91%) Python
22 99 (12.53%) jQuery
23 94 (11.90%) BDD
24 92 (11.65%) OO
25 88 (11.14%) Visual Studio
25 88 (11.14%) ASP.NET MVC
26 86 (10.89%) REST
27 83 (10.51%) Security Cleared
28 82 (10.38%) .NET Framework
29 80 (10.13%) Finance

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 28 (3.54%) Apache
2 25 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (2.41%) Apache Spark
5 18 (2.28%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.90%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.65%) IIS
7 13 (1.65%) JBoss
8 12 (1.52%) CMS
8 12 (1.52%) Confluence
9 11 (1.39%) OpenStack
10 9 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (1.14%) WebSphere Process Server
11 8 (1.01%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.89%) Alfresco
12 7 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.89%) Drupal
13 6 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.51%) NServiceBus
15 3 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.39%) MS Office
3 2 (0.25%) Simulink
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 15 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.51%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) Primavera
4 1 (0.13%) RMDS
4 1 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 54 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (5.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (5.32%) GitHub
4 20 (2.53%) PaaS
5 7 (0.89%) SaaS
6 6 (0.76%) Heroku
7 5 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (0.63%) IaaS
8 3 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.38%) Data Lake Analytics
8 3 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.38%) iTunes
9 2 (0.25%) Office 365
9 2 (0.25%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.25%) Slack
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.42%) HTTP
2 12 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.01%) LDAP
4 7 (0.89%) DSL
4 7 (0.89%) VoIP
5 6 (0.76%) DNS
5 6 (0.76%) FCAPS
6 5 (0.63%) AMQP
6 5 (0.63%) Internet
6 5 (0.63%) LAN
7 4 (0.51%) MQTT
7 4 (0.51%) SNMP
7 4 (0.51%) Softphone
7 4 (0.51%) Wireless
8 3 (0.38%) RTSP
9 2 (0.25%) DVB
9 2 (0.25%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.25%) Firewall
9 2 (0.25%) Multicast
10 1 (0.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 43 (5.44%) MySQL
3 37 (4.68%) NoSQL
4 32 (4.05%) MongoDB
5 27 (3.42%) Oracle Database
5 27 (3.42%) Relational Database
6 26 (3.29%) Apache Cassandra
7 25 (3.16%) Big Data
8 21 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 21 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.52%) Redis
11 12 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.27%) Hadoop
14 9 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
15 8 (1.01%) CouchDB
15 8 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 88 (11.14%) Visual Studio
2 78 (9.87%) Git (software)
3 56 (7.09%) Selenium
4 51 (6.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 47 (5.95%) Jenkins
6 45 (5.70%) Cucumber
7 40 (5.06%) WebDriver
8 36 (4.56%) Maven
9 34 (4.30%) JUnit
10 30 (3.80%) JIRA
11 29 (3.67%) Subversion
12 21 (2.66%) Eclipse
13 17 (2.15%) Jasmine
13 17 (2.15%) Mockito
13 17 (2.15%) NUnit
14 15 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 14 (1.77%) SoapUI
16 13 (1.65%) Ant
17 12 (1.52%) Moq
18 11 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 80 (10.13%) Finance
2 32 (4.05%) Banking
3 25 (3.16%) Manufacturing
3 25 (3.16%) Retail
4 24 (3.04%) Electronics
5 22 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.53%) Marketing
7 16 (2.03%) Games
8 11 (1.39%) Aerospace
8 11 (1.39%) Publishing
9 9 (1.14%) Advertising
9 9 (1.14%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.01%) Back Office
10 8 (1.01%) Front Office
11 7 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.76%) Legal
13 5 (0.63%) Law
14 4 (0.51%) French Language
15 3 (0.38%) Automotive
16 2 (0.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (38.35%) .NET
2 206 (26.08%) HTML
3 150 (18.99%) ASP.NET
4 149 (18.86%) CSS
5 139 (17.59%) AngularJS
6 123 (15.57%) Web Services
7 105 (13.29%) XML
8 99 (12.53%) jQuery
9 88 (11.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 86 (10.89%) REST
11 82 (10.38%) .NET Framework
12 77 (9.75%) HTML5
13 68 (8.61%) WCF
14 64 (8.10%) Spring
15 58 (7.34%) RESTful
16 57 (7.22%) JSON
17 56 (7.09%) SOAP
18 54 (6.84%) ASP.NET Web API
19 52 (6.58%) Node.js
20 48 (6.08%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 39 (4.94%) Computer Science
2 30 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (2.66%) User Experience
4 20 (2.53%) Algorithms
4 20 (2.53%) Client/Server
5 18 (2.28%) Mobile App
6 14 (1.77%) Mathematics
7 8 (1.01%) Replication
7 8 (1.01%) Virtual Team
8 7 (0.89%) Artificial Intelligence
8 7 (0.89%) Derivative
8 7 (0.89%) LIMS
8 7 (0.89%) Physics
9 6 (0.76%) Biology
9 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (0.76%) iPhone
9 6 (0.76%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 107 (13.54%) Linux
2 62 (7.85%) Windows
3 54 (6.84%) Unix
4 22 (2.78%) Android
5 19 (2.41%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.76%) Mesosphere
7 4 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.51%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.38%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.38%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.38%) Windows CE
8 3 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.25%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.13%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.13%) MVS
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (43.67%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (21.52%) MVC
3 154 (19.49%) TDD
4 151 (19.11%) Software Engineering
5 147 (18.61%) Scrum
6 94 (11.90%) BDD
7 92 (11.65%) OO
8 73 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
9 70 (8.86%) Web Development
10 63 (7.97%) Unit Testing
11 54 (6.84%) SDLC
12 50 (6.33%) Open Source
12 50 (6.33%) Test Automation
13 44 (5.57%) OOD
14 40 (5.06%) Pair Programming
15 39 (4.94%) DevOps
16 36 (4.56%) Continuous Delivery
16 36 (4.56%) E-Commerce
16 36 (4.56%) OOP
17 32 (4.05%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 338 (42.78%) C#
2 282 (35.70%) JavaScript
3 257 (32.53%) Java
4 237 (30.00%) SQL
5 113 (14.30%) C++
6 102 (12.91%) Python
7 68 (8.61%) C
8 62 (7.85%) Scala
9 52 (6.58%) Ruby
10 48 (6.08%) PHP
11 36 (4.56%) T-SQL
12 33 (4.18%) VB.NET
13 25 (3.16%) VB
14 24 (3.04%) Go
15 21 (2.66%) Perl
16 15 (1.90%) TypeScript
17 13 (1.65%) PL/SQL
18 12 (1.52%) Bash Shell
18 12 (1.52%) Objective-C
19 11 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 83 (10.51%) Security Cleared
2 77 (9.75%) Degree
3 64 (8.10%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.89%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.51%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.38%) ISEB
6 3 (0.38%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.25%) HNC
7 2 (0.25%) HND
7 2 (0.25%) MCAD
7 2 (0.25%) MCSD
7 2 (0.25%) MCTS
8 1 (0.13%) CCNP
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.13%) MCSE
8 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (7.22%) SDET
2 40 (5.06%) QA
3 5 (0.63%) ISO 14001
3 5 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.51%) ISO13485
5 3 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.38%) MISRA
5 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.25%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.25%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.13%) EMIR
7 1 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.13%) MiFID
7 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (6.84%) Docker
2 4 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (0.51%) vSphere
3 3 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.25%) Ceph
5 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.13%) etcd
5 1 (0.13%) Firmware
5 1 (0.13%) flannel
5 1 (0.13%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 26 (3.29%) Kubernetes
2 19 (2.41%) Puppet
3 12 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.27%) Ansible
5 7 (0.89%) Terraform
6 2 (0.25%) SCOM
7 1 (0.13%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.13%) Mesos
7 1 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.13%) rkt
7 1 (0.13%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 121 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 64 (8.10%) Oracle
3 17 (2.15%) SAP
4 14 (1.77%) VMware
5 11 (1.39%) Google
6 9 (1.14%) IBM
7 8 (1.01%) Telerik
8 7 (0.89%) Sitecore
9 6 (0.76%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.76%) hybris
9 6 (0.76%) Nokia
9 6 (0.76%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.63%) Canon
10 5 (0.63%) EPiServer
10 5 (0.63%) Sybase
11 4 (0.51%) DevExpress
11 4 (0.51%) LexisNexis
12 3 (0.38%) Coverity
12 3 (0.38%) Tableau
12 3 (0.38%) Xamarin
Hertfordshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
TEKsystems
Rate: £110 - £140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 25 days ago