The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 318 283 292
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 313 318 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.62% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.67% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 197 171
Average daily rate
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£330 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 40
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £27.90 £22.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 283 £330 +1.53% 371
London -1 88 £394 -1.56% 71
South East -13 65 £350 +7.69% 70
East of England -18 38 £306 -4.29% 43
North West -2 28 £325 +4.00% 56
Hampshire -5 26 £333 +14.65% 12
South West -34 22 £350 - 26
Cambridgeshire -3 21 £315 +1.61% 27
Berkshire +19 20 £413 +4.76% 14
City of London 0 18 £375 +1.07% 27
Reading +21 17 £413 +4.76% 4
Cambridge 0 17 £313 +4.16% 18
East Midlands +11 16 £335 +34.00% 21
Scotland -30 16 £331 +18.83% 25
Yorkshire -2 13 £320 +15.83% 34
West Midlands -4 13 £313 -4.21% 31
Southampton -3 10 £355 - 4
Leicestershire - 10 £245 - 8
Hertfordshire +5 9 £270 -48.57% 8
West Yorkshire +3 9 £310 +30.52% 19
Wiltshire -10 9 £363 -39.58% 4
Cheshire +7 8 £325 -13.33% 13
Leeds +6 8 £300 +26.31% 11
Manchester -4 8 £350 +9.37% 27
Glasgow -10 7 £300 -12.72% 6
Lancashire -16 7 - - 7
Edinburgh -25 7 £338 +26.16% 13
Leicester - 7 £245 - 3
Preston -5 6 - - 1
Somerset -14 6 £325 - 4

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title.

1 305 (48.88%) C#
2 296 (47.44%) .NET
3 201 (32.21%) SQL Server
4 186 (29.81%) JavaScript
5 185 (29.65%) SQL
6 182 (29.17%) HTML
7 165 (26.44%) Java
8 159 (25.48%) ASP.NET
9 150 (24.04%) Agile Software Development
10 132 (21.15%) CSS
11 129 (20.67%) Software Engineering
12 124 (19.87%) MVC
13 107 (17.15%) TDD
14 99 (15.87%) OO
15 94 (15.06%) Microsoft
16 92 (14.74%) jQuery
17 84 (13.46%) Windows
18 83 (13.30%) Web Services
19 82 (13.14%) Visual Studio
20 80 (12.82%) XML
21 79 (12.66%) C++
22 75 (12.02%) Oracle
22 75 (12.02%) Linux
23 74 (11.86%) HTML5
24 68 (10.90%) Degree
24 68 (10.90%) Scrum
25 65 (10.42%) .NET Framework
26 64 (10.26%) WPF
27 62 (9.94%) WCF
28 59 (9.46%) Finance

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (3.21%) IIS
2 19 (3.04%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (1.76%) CMS
5 10 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.44%) Apache
6 9 (1.44%) WordPress
7 7 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.96%) ArcGIS
9 5 (0.80%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.80%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.64%) Apache Qpid
10 4 (0.64%) TIBCO EMS
11 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.48%) Node.js
11 3 (0.48%) Moodle
12 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.32%) Mule
12 2 (0.32%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.32%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 38 (6.09%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.72%) MS Office
3 8 (1.28%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.64%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.32%) Simulink
6 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.16%) MS Project
7 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.64%) SaaS
3 4 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.16%) Office 365
5 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.04%) Internet
2 15 (2.40%) HTTP
3 13 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.44%) DVB
5 6 (0.96%) SSL
5 6 (0.96%) SAN
5 6 (0.96%) LTE
5 6 (0.96%) AMQP
6 5 (0.80%) NAS
7 4 (0.64%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (0.64%) 4G
8 3 (0.48%) 2G
8 3 (0.48%) Network Security
8 3 (0.48%) Modbus
8 3 (0.48%) IPv4
8 3 (0.48%) IPv6
8 3 (0.48%) 3G
9 2 (0.32%) Intranet
9 2 (0.32%) DNS
9 2 (0.32%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (32.21%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.93%) MySQL
3 34 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.04%) MongoDB
6 17 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (2.56%) Oracle Database
8 14 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (1.92%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (1.28%) MS Access
14 7 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (0.96%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.96%) Big Data
16 5 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
17 4 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 82 (13.14%) Visual Studio
2 36 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (5.61%) Jenkins
4 33 (5.29%) Git (software)
5 29 (4.65%) Maven
6 28 (4.49%) NUnit
7 26 (4.17%) JUnit
8 24 (3.85%) Subversion
9 18 (2.88%) Hudson
10 14 (2.24%) JIRA
10 14 (2.24%) Eclipse
11 12 (1.92%) Selenium
12 10 (1.60%) ClearCase
13 9 (1.44%) QUnit
14 8 (1.28%) Cucumber
15 7 (1.12%) SpecFlow
15 7 (1.12%) GDB
15 7 (1.12%) Ant
16 6 (0.96%) SoapUI
16 6 (0.96%) MSTest
General
1 59 (9.46%) Finance
2 44 (7.05%) Telecoms
3 32 (5.13%) Banking
4 16 (2.56%) Retail
5 12 (1.92%) Back Office
6 11 (1.76%) Marketing
7 9 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.12%) Electronics
10 5 (0.80%) Automotive
11 4 (0.64%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.48%) Front Office
13 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.32%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) Games
14 1 (0.16%) Law
14 1 (0.16%) Legal
14 1 (0.16%) Billing
14 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (47.44%) .NET
2 182 (29.17%) HTML
3 159 (25.48%) ASP.NET
4 132 (21.15%) CSS
5 92 (14.74%) jQuery
6 83 (13.30%) Web Services
7 80 (12.82%) XML
8 74 (11.86%) HTML5
9 65 (10.42%) .NET Framework
10 64 (10.26%) WPF
11 62 (9.94%) WCF
12 54 (8.65%) ASP.NET MVC
13 52 (8.33%) Spring
14 41 (6.57%) WinForms
15 38 (6.09%) SOAP
16 33 (5.29%) Ajax
17 30 (4.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 30 (4.81%) CSS3
18 29 (4.65%) RESTful
19 28 (4.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 18 (2.88%) Mathematics
2 18 (2.88%) Open Source
3 15 (2.40%) N-Tier
4 13 (2.08%) DTV
5 11 (1.76%) Digital Media
6 10 (1.60%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.44%) RIA
7 9 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.12%) Visualisation
10 6 (0.96%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.96%) Physics
10 6 (0.96%) Streaming Video
10 6 (0.96%) STB
11 5 (0.80%) GIS
11 5 (0.80%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.80%) Kindle
12 4 (0.64%) CUDA
12 4 (0.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 84 (13.46%) Windows
2 75 (12.02%) Linux
3 18 (2.88%) UNIX
4 11 (1.76%) Android
5 7 (1.12%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.80%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.80%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.64%) Fedora
7 4 (0.64%) VxWorks
8 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.32%) CentOS
9 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.32%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (24.04%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (20.67%) Software Engineering
3 124 (19.87%) MVC
4 107 (17.15%) TDD
5 99 (15.87%) OO
6 68 (10.90%) Scrum
7 48 (7.69%) Unit Testing
8 47 (7.53%) UML
9 42 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (6.09%) OOP
11 33 (5.29%) SOA
12 30 (4.81%) BDD
13 27 (4.33%) OOD
14 26 (4.17%) Web Development
15 23 (3.69%) E-Commerce
16 20 (3.21%) Configuration Management
17 19 (3.04%) Workflow
17 19 (3.04%) MVVM
18 16 (2.56%) Pair Programming
19 15 (2.40%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 305 (48.88%) C#
2 186 (29.81%) JavaScript
3 185 (29.65%) SQL
4 165 (26.44%) Java
5 79 (12.66%) C++
6 55 (8.81%) C
7 51 (8.17%) Python
8 44 (7.05%) PHP
9 35 (5.61%) VB.NET
10 29 (4.65%) Perl
11 28 (4.49%) T-SQL
12 24 (3.85%) VBA
13 23 (3.69%) VB
14 20 (3.21%) PL/SQL
15 18 (2.88%) Ruby
16 16 (2.56%) Groovy
17 11 (1.76%) VB6
18 9 (1.44%) XAML
19 7 (1.12%) VBScript
20 6 (0.96%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 68 (10.90%) Degree
2 56 (8.97%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.01%) DV Cleared
3 25 (4.01%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.64%) MCTS
6 2 (0.32%) MCSD
6 2 (0.32%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) ISEB
7 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.72%) QA
2 5 (0.80%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.48%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.32%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (0.80%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.80%) Docker
2 4 (0.64%) Varnish
3 1 (0.16%) vCloud
3 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.16%) NDS
Systems Management
1 6 (0.96%) SCCM
2 4 (0.64%) Puppet
2 4 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.32%) Nagios
4 1 (0.16%) HP NNM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.16%) Oozie
4 1 (0.16%) SCOM
4 1 (0.16%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 94 (15.06%) Microsoft
2 75 (12.02%) Oracle
3 13 (2.08%) Sybase
4 12 (1.92%) JBoss
5 11 (1.76%) Adobe
6 8 (1.28%) TIBCO
7 7 (1.12%) Telerik
7 7 (1.12%) Cisco
8 5 (0.80%) SAP
9 4 (0.64%) Google
9 4 (0.64%) ESRI
9 4 (0.64%) IBM
9 4 (0.64%) Akamai
10 3 (0.48%) Zend
10 3 (0.48%) Software AG
10 3 (0.48%) HP
10 3 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.32%) Borland
11 2 (0.32%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.32%) Perforce
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