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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 310 344 323
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 401 318 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.58% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.62% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 176 188
Median daily rate £384 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.28% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 11 14
Median hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% +6.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.85 £23.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £47.50 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +8.33%

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +64 368 £400 +21.21% 391
London +28 109 £425 +21.42% 97
South East +16 89 £425 +28.78% 86
South West +7 53 £350 -6.66% 34
North West +5 29 £388 +19.23% 51
Yorkshire +5 28 £325 +1.56% 38
Hampshire +5 27 £335 +1.51% 28
West Yorkshire -7 20 £323 +0.78% 27
West Midlands -7 19 £350 -1.75% 21
Wales +9 18 £275 -7.94% 3
South Wales -2 17 £275 -7.94% 3
Devon +7 15 £450 +5.88% 1
City of London +37 14 £450 +16.12% 14
Cardiff -6 14 £275 -7.94% 1
East of England +4 13 £371 +14.23% 42
Scotland -20 13 £325 -13.62% 14
Leeds -6 12 £325 +1.56% 17
Manchester -9 12 £331 +1.92% 25
Surrey - 12 £450 - 13
East Midlands +12 11 £356 +11.32% 12
North East -33 11 £355 +29.09% 11
Somerset +13 10 £325 +4.00% 8
Kent -5 10 £550 +52.77% 3
Tyne and Wear - 10 £355 - 10
Oxfordshire +11 9 £463 +8.82% 9
Exeter +3 9 £356 -16.17%
West Sussex -20 9 £441 +37.81% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £385 - 7
Worthing - 9 £441 -
Oxford +7 8 £463 +8.82% 2

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 358 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
2 343 (40.98%) C#
3 299 (35.72%) JavaScript
4 282 (33.69%) Java
5 280 (33.45%) .NET
6 255 (30.47%) HTML
7 251 (29.99%) Software Engineering
8 230 (27.48%) SQL
9 220 (26.28%) CSS
10 185 (22.10%) MVC
11 183 (21.86%) SQL Server
12 171 (20.43%) TDD
13 166 (19.83%) Linux
14 162 (19.35%) ASP.NET
15 154 (18.40%) C++
16 141 (16.85%) Scrum
17 131 (15.65%) HTML5
18 127 (15.17%) jQuery
19 119 (14.22%) OO
20 114 (13.62%) Windows
21 108 (12.90%) Microsoft
22 106 (12.66%) AngularJS
23 103 (12.31%) C
24 102 (12.19%) Security Cleared
25 101 (12.07%) Finance
26 98 (11.71%) ASP.NET MVC
27 96 (11.47%) .NET Framework
28 94 (11.23%) Python
28 94 (11.23%) REST
29 91 (10.87%) Web Services

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 57 (6.81%) Node.js
2 35 (4.18%) Apache
3 28 (3.35%) JBoss
4 24 (2.87%) Confluence
5 23 (2.75%) WebLogic
6 20 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (2.27%) CMS
8 17 (2.03%) SharePoint
8 17 (2.03%) Tomcat
9 15 (1.79%) IIS
10 14 (1.67%) Moodle
11 13 (1.55%) Cloud Foundry
12 12 (1.43%) GlassFish
13 11 (1.31%) OpenStack
14 10 (1.19%) Apache Spark
14 10 (1.19%) WebSphere
15 9 (1.08%) SAS
16 6 (0.72%) ColdFusion
16 6 (0.72%) Jetty
16 6 (0.72%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (2.39%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.72%) LaTeX
2 6 (0.72%) MS Office
2 6 (0.72%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.12%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) PaintShop Pro
4 1 (0.12%) Revit
4 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.36%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 43 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.55%) Heroku
4 12 (1.43%) PaaS
5 10 (1.19%) SaaS
6 6 (0.72%) IaaS
7 5 (0.60%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (0.48%) GitHub
9 3 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.36%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.24%) Office 365
11 1 (0.12%) Force.com
11 1 (0.12%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.81%) HTTP
2 29 (3.46%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.79%) DVB
4 14 (1.67%) Internet
5 13 (1.55%) Intranet
6 12 (1.43%) LDAP
7 11 (1.31%) SSL
8 7 (0.84%) Ethernet
8 7 (0.84%) SAN
9 6 (0.72%) Modbus
9 6 (0.72%) SNMP
10 5 (0.60%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.48%) VoIP
12 3 (0.36%) AMQP
12 3 (0.36%) GSM
12 3 (0.36%) RS-422
12 3 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.36%) Wireless
13 2 (0.24%) H.323
13 2 (0.24%) HbbTV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (21.86%) SQL Server
2 66 (7.89%) MySQL
3 50 (5.97%) NoSQL
4 39 (4.66%) Relational Database
5 29 (3.46%) MongoDB
6 27 (3.23%) Oracle Database
7 23 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 22 (2.63%) Hadoop
9 15 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.55%) RDBMS
10 13 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (1.31%) Redis
12 11 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (0.96%) Big Data
14 7 (0.84%) MS Access
14 7 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.72%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 81 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 65 (7.77%) Git (software)
3 57 (6.81%) Jenkins
4 53 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 51 (6.09%) JUnit
6 48 (5.73%) Subversion
7 38 (4.54%) JIRA
7 38 (4.54%) Selenium
8 30 (3.58%) Eclipse
9 26 (3.11%) Maven
9 26 (3.11%) NUnit
10 21 (2.51%) Grunt
11 20 (2.39%) ClearCase
12 18 (2.15%) gulp
12 18 (2.15%) Mockito
13 15 (1.79%) MSTest
14 13 (1.55%) Ant
14 13 (1.55%) Gradle
15 12 (1.43%) Cucumber
15 12 (1.43%) IntelliJ
General
1 101 (12.07%) Finance
2 53 (6.33%) Banking
3 29 (3.46%) Telecoms
4 26 (3.11%) Electronics
4 26 (3.11%) Marketing
5 25 (2.99%) Back Office
6 22 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.91%) Games
8 12 (1.43%) Legal
9 11 (1.31%) Aerospace
10 8 (0.96%) Retail
11 7 (0.84%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.60%) Advertising
12 5 (0.60%) Automotive
13 4 (0.48%) Avionics
13 4 (0.48%) Law
14 3 (0.36%) Military
15 2 (0.24%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (33.45%) .NET
2 255 (30.47%) HTML
3 220 (26.28%) CSS
4 162 (19.35%) ASP.NET
5 131 (15.65%) HTML5
6 127 (15.17%) jQuery
7 106 (12.66%) AngularJS
8 98 (11.71%) ASP.NET MVC
9 96 (11.47%) .NET Framework
10 94 (11.23%) REST
11 91 (10.87%) Web Services
12 88 (10.51%) Spring
12 88 (10.51%) XML
13 71 (8.48%) CSS3
14 69 (8.24%) JSON
15 68 (8.12%) RESTful
16 56 (6.69%) Entity Framework
17 50 (5.97%) WCF
18 49 (5.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 45 (5.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.02%) User Experience
3 24 (2.87%) Computer Science
3 24 (2.87%) Mobile App
4 19 (2.27%) NHS
5 18 (2.15%) N-Tier
6 17 (2.03%) Algorithms
6 17 (2.03%) Embedded Systems
7 13 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.31%) e-Learning
9 10 (1.19%) STB
10 9 (1.08%) DTV
10 9 (1.08%) Mathematics
11 8 (0.96%) Data Centre
11 8 (0.96%) Derivative
11 8 (0.96%) MPEG
11 8 (0.96%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.84%) Fat Client
12 7 (0.84%) Interactive TV
12 7 (0.84%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 166 (19.83%) Linux
2 114 (13.62%) Windows
3 61 (7.29%) Unix
4 11 (1.31%) Android
5 10 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (0.60%) AIX
10 4 (0.48%) CentOS
10 4 (0.48%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.48%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.36%) VMS
12 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.24%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.24%) zOS
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (29.99%) Software Engineering
3 185 (22.10%) MVC
4 171 (20.43%) TDD
5 141 (16.85%) Scrum
6 119 (14.22%) OO
7 88 (10.51%) Continuous Integration
7 88 (10.51%) Web Development
8 87 (10.39%) Unit Testing
9 69 (8.24%) BDD
10 61 (7.29%) OOP
11 57 (6.81%) DevOps
12 54 (6.45%) Configuration Management
13 45 (5.38%) OOD
14 43 (5.14%) SDLC
15 39 (4.66%) Open Source
16 38 (4.54%) UML
17 37 (4.42%) Automated Testing
18 36 (4.30%) Microservices
19 33 (3.94%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 343 (40.98%) C#
2 299 (35.72%) JavaScript
3 282 (33.69%) Java
4 230 (27.48%) SQL
5 154 (18.40%) C++
6 103 (12.31%) C
7 94 (11.23%) Python
8 84 (10.04%) Ruby
9 70 (8.36%) Scala
10 68 (8.12%) PHP
11 34 (4.06%) VB.NET
12 32 (3.82%) PL/SQL
12 32 (3.82%) T-SQL
13 28 (3.35%) Perl
14 22 (2.63%) Embedded C
15 21 (2.51%) Go
16 17 (2.03%) Objective-C
17 14 (1.67%) Shell Script
18 12 (1.43%) Embedded C++
18 12 (1.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 102 (12.19%) Security Cleared
2 56 (6.69%) Degree
3 55 (6.57%) SC Cleared
4 38 (4.54%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.36%) PhD
8 2 (0.24%) HND
9 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.12%) HNC
9 1 (0.12%) ISEB
9 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.63%) QA
2 13 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.60%) DO-178B
3 5 (0.60%) MISRA
3 5 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.48%) JTAG
5 3 (0.36%) HL7
5 3 (0.36%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.36%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.24%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.24%) OIPF
6 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.24%) SDET
6 2 (0.24%) SLA
7 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (1.91%) Docker
2 15 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.31%) vSphere
4 5 (0.60%) Firmware
5 3 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.24%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.12%) etcd
Systems Management
1 13 (1.55%) Puppet
2 5 (0.60%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.48%) Ansible
3 4 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.36%) Grafana
4 3 (0.36%) Kibana
5 2 (0.24%) logstash
5 2 (0.24%) Nagios
5 2 (0.24%) WMI
5 2 (0.24%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.12%) Graphite
6 1 (0.12%) Netcool
6 1 (0.12%) Oozie
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.12%) SELinux
6 1 (0.12%) StatsD
6 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 108 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 87 (10.39%) Oracle
3 27 (3.23%) Google
4 15 (1.79%) Apple
5 14 (1.67%) Sybase
6 13 (1.55%) IBM
6 13 (1.55%) Red Hat
7 11 (1.31%) Adobe
7 11 (1.31%) webMethods
8 10 (1.19%) SAP
8 10 (1.19%) VMware
9 8 (0.96%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.84%) DevExpress
10 7 (0.84%) OpenTV
10 7 (0.84%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.72%) BEA
11 6 (0.72%) Informatica
12 5 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.48%) Coverity
13 4 (0.48%) Serena
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Camden Council
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London Victoria
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Rate: £30,595 - £31,582 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £NEG
Posted: 19 hours ago
Herefordshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £33,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: Up to £500 per day or up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Andover
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Guildford
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Essex
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £30 - £32 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Yeovil
aap3
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago