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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 317 364 323
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 380 305 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.54% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.57% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 175 184
Median daily rate £370 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £324
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 12 17
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £29.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +6.25%

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
51263 53972 50323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33277 34146 30521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1541 2015 2042
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +68 350 £375 +8.69% 381
London +34 103 £425 -5.55% 77
South West +33 64 £330 -12.00% 40
South East +5 59 £388 +17.42% 79
Yorkshire -3 32 £321 -0.62% 36
West Yorkshire 0 28 £321 -1.38% 25
East of England +22 24 £485 +46.96% 48
City of London +37 23 £475 -5.00% 22
North West +4 23 £363 +12.40% 40
West Midlands -11 21 £400 +2.56% 30
Hampshire +4 18 £335 +1.51% 37
Leeds -2 18 £321 +0.15% 14
Wiltshire +8 17 £300 -21.31% 6
Devon +16 16 £330 -22.35% 2
Wales +19 15 £275 -14.72% 2
South Wales +17 15 £275 -14.72% 2
Manchester -6 14 £350 +9.37% 24
Cambridgeshire +23 12 £325 - 35
Exeter +10 12 £356 -16.17%
Cambridge +19 11 £325 - 29
Scotland -6 11 £325 -7.14% 13
North East -34 11 £413 +26.92% 11
Tyne and Wear -37 11 £413 +26.92% 11
Bristol +1 10 £320 -11.72% 9
East Midlands -3 10 £344 +7.42% 18
Edinburgh -10 9 £350 - 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -43 9 £508 +56.15% 6
Oxfordshire +8 8 £463 +15.62% 7
Surrey 0 8 £450 +89.47% 10
Cardiff +17 7 £275 -15.38% 1

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 334 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
2 333 (41.83%) C#
3 279 (35.05%) JavaScript
4 267 (33.54%) Java
5 265 (33.29%) .NET
6 242 (30.40%) HTML
7 222 (27.89%) Software Engineering
8 212 (26.63%) SQL
9 209 (26.26%) CSS
10 181 (22.74%) MVC
11 166 (20.85%) SQL Server
12 159 (19.97%) C++
12 159 (19.97%) TDD
13 156 (19.60%) ASP.NET
14 151 (18.97%) Linux
15 139 (17.46%) HTML5
16 131 (16.46%) jQuery
17 124 (15.58%) Scrum
18 120 (15.08%) AngularJS
19 112 (14.07%) OO
20 107 (13.44%) C
21 102 (12.81%) Microsoft
21 102 (12.81%) Security Cleared
22 99 (12.44%) Windows
23 98 (12.31%) Python
24 97 (12.19%) ASP.NET MVC
25 92 (11.56%) Finance
26 89 (11.18%) Web Services
27 87 (10.93%) REST
28 82 (10.30%) Web Development

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 35 (4.40%) Apache
2 25 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (3.14%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.76%) CMS
3 22 (2.76%) JBoss
4 20 (2.51%) Confluence
5 17 (2.14%) Apache Spark
5 17 (2.14%) WebLogic
6 15 (1.88%) IIS
6 15 (1.88%) Tomcat
7 14 (1.76%) Moodle
8 12 (1.51%) GlassFish
9 11 (1.38%) Cloud Foundry
9 11 (1.38%) OpenStack
10 8 (1.01%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.88%) SAS
12 5 (0.63%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.63%) Liferay
13 4 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
14 3 (0.38%) Jetty
Applications
1 21 (2.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.75%) MS Office
3 5 (0.63%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.38%) LaTeX
4 3 (0.38%) Simulink
5 1 (0.13%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) PaintShop Pro
5 1 (0.13%) Revit
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 14 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.25%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 40 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.51%) GitHub
4 11 (1.38%) PaaS
5 9 (1.13%) Heroku
6 6 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
6 6 (0.75%) SaaS
7 4 (0.50%) IaaS
8 3 (0.38%) Bluemix
8 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.25%) iTunes
10 1 (0.13%) AdWords
10 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.13%) Google Play
10 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.13%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.65%) HTTP
2 28 (3.52%) TCP/IP
3 16 (2.01%) LDAP
4 11 (1.38%) SNMP
5 10 (1.26%) Internet
5 10 (1.26%) VoIP
6 9 (1.13%) SSL
7 8 (1.01%) DVB
8 7 (0.88%) SAN
9 6 (0.75%) DNS
9 6 (0.75%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.63%) DSL
10 5 (0.63%) Modbus
10 5 (0.63%) Wireless
11 4 (0.50%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.50%) FCAPS
11 4 (0.50%) Intranet
12 3 (0.38%) AMQP
12 3 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.25%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (20.85%) SQL Server
2 64 (8.04%) MySQL
3 39 (4.90%) Relational Database
4 36 (4.52%) NoSQL
5 27 (3.39%) MongoDB
6 23 (2.89%) Oracle Database
7 22 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 21 (2.64%) Hadoop
9 19 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (1.88%) Big Data
11 13 (1.63%) Redis
12 11 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
14 8 (1.01%) Neo4j
14 8 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (1.01%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.75%) CouchDB
15 6 (0.75%) HBase
15 6 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 80 (10.05%) Visual Studio
2 68 (8.54%) Git (software)
3 51 (6.41%) Jenkins
4 48 (6.03%) Subversion
5 44 (5.53%) JUnit
6 43 (5.40%) Selenium
7 40 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 34 (4.27%) JIRA
9 32 (4.02%) Eclipse
10 23 (2.89%) Grunt
11 22 (2.76%) NUnit
12 20 (2.51%) gulp
12 20 (2.51%) Maven
13 15 (1.88%) Ant
14 13 (1.63%) Cucumber
15 12 (1.51%) SpecFlow
16 11 (1.38%) ClearCase
16 11 (1.38%) Jasmine
16 11 (1.38%) Mockito
16 11 (1.38%) MSTest
General
1 92 (11.56%) Finance
2 40 (5.03%) Banking
3 31 (3.89%) Telecoms
4 30 (3.77%) Electronics
5 26 (3.27%) Marketing
6 22 (2.76%) Back Office
7 20 (2.51%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.76%) Aerospace
8 14 (1.76%) Retail
9 13 (1.63%) Games
10 9 (1.13%) Legal
11 7 (0.88%) Automotive
12 6 (0.75%) Front Office
12 6 (0.75%) Law
13 5 (0.63%) Advertising
14 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.25%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.25%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (33.29%) .NET
2 242 (30.40%) HTML
3 209 (26.26%) CSS
4 156 (19.60%) ASP.NET
5 139 (17.46%) HTML5
6 131 (16.46%) jQuery
7 120 (15.08%) AngularJS
8 97 (12.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 89 (11.18%) Web Services
10 87 (10.93%) REST
11 80 (10.05%) Spring
12 78 (9.80%) .NET Framework
13 75 (9.42%) XML
14 74 (9.30%) CSS3
15 68 (8.54%) JSON
16 61 (7.66%) RESTful
17 59 (7.41%) Node.js
18 58 (7.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 53 (6.66%) WCF
20 47 (5.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.65%) User Experience
2 40 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.39%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.02%) Mobile App
5 18 (2.26%) NHS
6 17 (2.14%) Embedded Systems
7 16 (2.01%) Algorithms
8 14 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.38%) e-Learning
10 10 (1.26%) Derivative
11 9 (1.13%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.01%) Data Centre
13 7 (0.88%) Mathematics
13 7 (0.88%) Visualisation
14 6 (0.75%) Biology
14 6 (0.75%) Fat Client
14 6 (0.75%) Interactive TV
14 6 (0.75%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 151 (18.97%) Linux
2 99 (12.44%) Windows
3 56 (7.04%) Unix
4 14 (1.76%) Android
5 13 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.63%) AIX
7 5 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (0.63%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.63%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.50%) Mesosphere
8 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.38%) CentOS
10 2 (0.25%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.25%) zOS
11 1 (0.13%) Debian
11 1 (0.13%) Fedora
11 1 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (27.89%) Software Engineering
3 181 (22.74%) MVC
4 159 (19.97%) TDD
5 124 (15.58%) Scrum
6 112 (14.07%) OO
7 82 (10.30%) Web Development
8 77 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
8 77 (9.67%) Unit Testing
9 66 (8.29%) BDD
10 58 (7.29%) DevOps
11 56 (7.04%) Open Source
12 53 (6.66%) OOP
13 49 (6.16%) Configuration Management
14 45 (5.65%) UML
15 43 (5.40%) OOD
16 37 (4.65%) Automated Testing
16 37 (4.65%) Multithreading
16 37 (4.65%) SDLC
17 35 (4.40%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 333 (41.83%) C#
2 279 (35.05%) JavaScript
3 267 (33.54%) Java
4 212 (26.63%) SQL
5 159 (19.97%) C++
6 107 (13.44%) C
7 98 (12.31%) Python
8 78 (9.80%) Ruby
9 69 (8.67%) Scala
10 61 (7.66%) PHP
11 34 (4.27%) Perl
12 29 (3.64%) T-SQL
13 20 (2.51%) PL/SQL
13 20 (2.51%) VB.NET
14 19 (2.39%) Embedded C
14 19 (2.39%) Go
15 18 (2.26%) Objective-C
16 15 (1.88%) VB
17 14 (1.76%) MATLAB
18 12 (1.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 102 (12.81%) Security Cleared
2 66 (8.29%) SC Cleared
3 64 (8.04%) Degree
4 26 (3.27%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.50%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.38%) HNC
6 3 (0.38%) HND
6 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.13%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.13%) MCSE
7 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.77%) QA
2 13 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (1.63%) SDET
3 6 (0.75%) ISO 14001
3 6 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.50%) MISRA
6 3 (0.38%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.38%) HL7
7 2 (0.25%) JTAG
7 2 (0.25%) SLA
8 1 (0.13%) ECSS
8 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.13%) OIPF
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 25 (3.14%) Docker
2 14 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.13%) vSphere
4 5 (0.63%) Firmware
5 3 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.25%) Ceph
6 2 (0.25%) etcd
7 1 (0.13%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.13%) flannel
7 1 (0.13%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (2.14%) Puppet
2 10 (1.26%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.01%) Ansible
4 3 (0.38%) Grafana
4 3 (0.38%) Kibana
5 2 (0.25%) logstash
5 2 (0.25%) Nagios
5 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.25%) WMI
5 2 (0.25%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.13%) Graphite
6 1 (0.13%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.13%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.13%) Mesos
6 1 (0.13%) Netcool
6 1 (0.13%) Oozie
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.13%) SELinux
6 1 (0.13%) StatsD
Vendors
1 102 (12.81%) Microsoft
2 67 (8.42%) Oracle
3 24 (3.02%) Google
4 17 (2.14%) Red Hat
5 14 (1.76%) SAP
6 13 (1.63%) Apple
7 12 (1.51%) Adobe
8 11 (1.38%) VMware
9 9 (1.13%) IBM
10 8 (1.01%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.01%) Coverity
10 8 (1.01%) webMethods
11 6 (0.75%) EPiServer
11 6 (0.75%) OpenTV
11 6 (0.75%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.75%) Sybase
12 5 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.50%) DevExpress
13 4 (0.50%) Nokia
14 2 (0.25%) Splunk
Plymouth
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £449 - £501 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Jambo Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500 - £560 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 25 days ago