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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 329 378 353
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 357 307 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.53% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.55% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 184 193
Median daily rate £375 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £334 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 14
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £29.30 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £39.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.66% -

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
51261 55415 53407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33404 35221 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2084 2091
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +54 325 £375 +7.14% 379
London +19 101 £425 -10.52% 73
South East +22 54 £375 +7.14% 73
South West +33 53 £325 -11.86% 52
East of England +24 26 £388 +10.71% 42
North West +18 25 £350 +7.69% 48
West Midlands -15 24 £350 +14.28% 26
City of London +15 23 £425 -15.00% 15
Yorkshire -13 23 £320 -1.46% 33
Hampshire +13 19 £415 +10.66% 31
West Yorkshire 0 19 £321 -1.38% 28
Scotland +12 18 £335 -4.28% 13
Wiltshire +17 15 £280 -7.81% 6
Manchester 0 15 £350 +12.44% 27
Leeds -5 14 £321 -5.73% 15
Devon +18 12 £288 - 12
Berkshire +7 12 £388 +3.33% 16
Cambridgeshire +30 11 £338 -6.89% 27
North East -17 11 £413 +26.92% 10
Tyne and Wear -18 10 £413 +26.92% 8
Cambridge +23 9 £325 -18.75% 24
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 9 £475 +46.15% 5
Edinburgh +2 8 £335 -4.28% 9
Bristol -3 8 £320 -13.22% 12
East Midlands -8 8 £338 +6.29% 26
South Wales +22 7 £425 +165.62% 7
Buckinghamshire +20 7 £391 +2.82% 1
Wales +20 7 £425 +41.66% 11
Hertfordshire +14 7 - - 6
Staffordshire +6 7 £350 +12.00% 8

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 307 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (40.75%) C#
3 263 (35.02%) Java
4 260 (34.62%) JavaScript
5 248 (33.02%) .NET
6 221 (29.43%) HTML
7 194 (25.83%) SQL
7 194 (25.83%) Software Engineering
8 189 (25.17%) CSS
9 157 (20.91%) C++
10 155 (20.64%) MVC
11 154 (20.51%) SQL Server
12 153 (20.37%) TDD
13 141 (18.77%) Linux
14 135 (17.98%) ASP.NET
14 135 (17.98%) HTML5
15 122 (16.25%) Scrum
16 117 (15.58%) jQuery
17 114 (15.18%) AngularJS
18 102 (13.58%) C
19 99 (13.18%) Microsoft
20 95 (12.65%) Windows
21 94 (12.52%) Python
22 93 (12.38%) Security Cleared
23 92 (12.25%) Web Services
23 92 (12.25%) OO
24 87 (11.58%) Visual Studio
24 87 (11.58%) Finance
25 83 (11.05%) REST
26 82 (10.92%) Degree

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 33 (4.39%) Apache
1 33 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (2.53%) CMS
4 17 (2.26%) IIS
4 17 (2.26%) Tomcat
5 16 (2.13%) JBoss
6 15 (2.00%) Apache Spark
6 15 (2.00%) Confluence
7 14 (1.86%) Moodle
8 12 (1.60%) GlassFish
9 11 (1.46%) WebLogic
10 10 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
10 10 (1.33%) OpenStack
11 8 (1.07%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.80%) SAS
13 5 (0.67%) Drupal
13 5 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.53%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.53%) Liferay
Applications
1 28 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.93%) MS Office
3 4 (0.53%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.27%) Simulink
5 1 (0.13%) Doxygen
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 15 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.53%) Visualfiles
3 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 38 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.13%) GitHub
4 12 (1.60%) PaaS
5 7 (0.93%) Heroku
5 7 (0.93%) SaaS
6 6 (0.80%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (0.40%) Bluemix
7 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (0.40%) Office 365
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.27%) Force.com
8 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.27%) IaaS
8 2 (0.27%) iTunes
8 2 (0.27%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.27%) Slack
9 1 (0.13%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.93%) HTTP
2 21 (2.80%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.46%) LDAP
4 10 (1.33%) Internet
4 10 (1.33%) VoIP
5 9 (1.20%) SNMP
6 6 (0.80%) DNS
6 6 (0.80%) DSL
6 6 (0.80%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.67%) DVB
7 5 (0.67%) FCAPS
7 5 (0.67%) Modbus
7 5 (0.67%) Wireless
8 4 (0.53%) AMQP
8 4 (0.53%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.53%) Softphone
8 4 (0.53%) SSL
9 3 (0.40%) SAN
10 2 (0.27%) Intranet
10 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 68 (9.05%) MySQL
3 33 (4.39%) NoSQL
4 31 (4.13%) Relational Database
5 26 (3.46%) MongoDB
6 22 (2.93%) Oracle Database
7 21 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (2.40%) Big Data
9 18 (2.40%) Hadoop
10 13 (1.73%) Redis
11 12 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
13 9 (1.20%) Neo4j
14 7 (0.93%) CouchDB
14 7 (0.93%) HBase
15 6 (0.80%) Parquet
15 6 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 87 (11.58%) Visual Studio
2 56 (7.46%) Git (software)
3 47 (6.26%) Jenkins
4 44 (5.86%) Selenium
5 43 (5.73%) Subversion
6 38 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (4.66%) JIRA
7 35 (4.66%) JUnit
8 25 (3.33%) Eclipse
9 23 (3.06%) NUnit
10 22 (2.93%) Cucumber
11 20 (2.66%) Maven
12 18 (2.40%) Grunt
12 18 (2.40%) gulp
13 15 (2.00%) Ant
14 14 (1.86%) WebDriver
15 11 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (1.46%) Jasmine
15 11 (1.46%) SpecFlow
16 10 (1.33%) ClearCase
General
1 87 (11.58%) Finance
2 39 (5.19%) Banking
3 29 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 28 (3.73%) Electronics
5 27 (3.60%) Manufacturing
5 27 (3.60%) Marketing
6 19 (2.53%) Retail
7 15 (2.00%) Aerospace
8 14 (1.86%) Games
9 9 (1.20%) Back Office
9 9 (1.20%) Legal
9 9 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.07%) Law
11 7 (0.93%) Automotive
11 7 (0.93%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.80%) Front Office
13 4 (0.53%) Advertising
14 3 (0.40%) French Language
15 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (33.02%) .NET
2 221 (29.43%) HTML
3 189 (25.17%) CSS
4 135 (17.98%) ASP.NET
4 135 (17.98%) HTML5
5 117 (15.58%) jQuery
6 114 (15.18%) AngularJS
7 92 (12.25%) Web Services
8 83 (11.05%) REST
9 80 (10.65%) XML
10 75 (9.99%) ASP.NET MVC
11 71 (9.45%) CSS3
12 70 (9.32%) Spring
13 64 (8.52%) Node.js
14 63 (8.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 62 (8.26%) JSON
16 58 (7.72%) .NET Framework
17 55 (7.32%) WCF
18 51 (6.79%) RESTful
19 49 (6.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.33%) User Experience
2 39 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (5.06%) Computer Science
4 22 (2.93%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.26%) Embedded Systems
6 14 (1.86%) Algorithms
6 14 (1.86%) Client/Server
7 13 (1.73%) e-Learning
8 11 (1.46%) Mathematics
8 11 (1.46%) NHS
9 10 (1.33%) Derivative
9 10 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.20%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.07%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.07%) Replication
12 7 (0.93%) LIMS
13 6 (0.80%) Biology
13 6 (0.80%) Physics
14 5 (0.67%) Informatics
14 5 (0.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 141 (18.77%) Linux
2 95 (12.65%) Windows
3 55 (7.32%) Unix
4 15 (2.00%) Android
5 13 (1.73%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.93%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.67%) AIX
8 5 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (0.67%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.67%) Mesosphere
9 4 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.40%) VxWorks
10 3 (0.40%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.27%) CentOS
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.27%) zOS
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (25.83%) Software Engineering
3 155 (20.64%) MVC
4 153 (20.37%) TDD
5 122 (16.25%) Scrum
6 92 (12.25%) OO
7 79 (10.52%) BDD
8 73 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
8 73 (9.72%) Web Development
9 68 (9.05%) Unit Testing
10 53 (7.06%) Open Source
11 47 (6.26%) DevOps
12 46 (6.13%) SDLC
13 43 (5.73%) OOD
14 41 (5.46%) Configuration Management
15 38 (5.06%) UML
16 36 (4.79%) Automated Testing
17 34 (4.53%) Front End Development
17 34 (4.53%) Multithreading
18 32 (4.26%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 306 (40.75%) C#
2 263 (35.02%) Java
3 260 (34.62%) JavaScript
4 194 (25.83%) SQL
5 157 (20.91%) C++
6 102 (13.58%) C
7 94 (12.52%) Python
8 66 (8.79%) PHP
8 66 (8.79%) Ruby
9 63 (8.39%) Scala
10 30 (3.99%) Perl
11 29 (3.86%) VB.NET
12 26 (3.46%) T-SQL
13 18 (2.40%) Go
13 18 (2.40%) VB
14 16 (2.13%) Objective-C
15 15 (2.00%) Embedded C
15 15 (2.00%) PL/SQL
16 14 (1.86%) PowerShell
17 13 (1.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 93 (12.38%) Security Cleared
2 82 (10.92%) Degree
3 65 (8.66%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.66%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.53%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.40%) HNC
6 3 (0.40%) HND
6 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.27%) MCSE
8 1 (0.13%) CCNP
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.13%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.13%) PhD
8 1 (0.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.99%) QA
2 26 (3.46%) SDET
3 9 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.07%) ISO 14001
4 8 (1.07%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.67%) MISRA
5 5 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.40%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.40%) ISO13485
7 2 (0.27%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.27%) SLA
8 1 (0.13%) ECSS
8 1 (0.13%) HL7
8 1 (0.13%) JTAG
System Software
1 26 (3.46%) Docker
2 7 (0.93%) vSphere
3 6 (0.80%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.53%) Firmware
5 2 (0.27%) Ceph
5 2 (0.27%) etcd
5 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.13%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.13%) flannel
6 1 (0.13%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (2.00%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.73%) Puppet
3 9 (1.20%) Ansible
4 3 (0.40%) Grafana
4 3 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.27%) Kibana
5 2 (0.27%) Nagios
5 2 (0.27%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.13%) Consul
6 1 (0.13%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.13%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.13%) logstash
6 1 (0.13%) Mesos
6 1 (0.13%) Netcool
6 1 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.13%) rkt
6 1 (0.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 99 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 67 (8.92%) Oracle
3 21 (2.80%) Google
4 16 (2.13%) SAP
5 15 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.33%) VMware
7 8 (1.07%) Apple
8 7 (0.93%) Atlassian
8 7 (0.93%) IBM
9 6 (0.80%) Adobe
9 6 (0.80%) Coverity
9 6 (0.80%) Sitecore
10 5 (0.67%) EPiServer
10 5 (0.67%) Nokia
10 5 (0.67%) OpenTV
10 5 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.53%) DevExpress
11 4 (0.53%) LexisNexis
11 4 (0.53%) Sybase
12 3 (0.40%) Intel
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