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 January 2017 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
UK
Rank 294 275 344
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +69
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 334 407 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.81% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.86% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 218 167
Median daily rate £384 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £297 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 35 23
Median hourly rate £43.00 £44.00 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +25.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £37.00 £23.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +13.71%

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
42518 47379 47264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.78% 94.76% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27667 30205 29656
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1737 1864
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

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 January 2017. 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 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 -31 307 £400 +6.66% 376
London +16 116 £488 +7.61% 62
South East +20 68 £400 +21.21% 87
South West -16 25 £313 -20.63% 41
East of England +4 23 £363 +7.40% 37
Oxfordshire - 22 £600 - 13
City of London +4 21 £425 -12.82% 11
North West -16 20 £350 -12.50% 47
East Midlands +4 18 £375 +4.23% 20
Hampshire -7 17 £475 +48.43% 35
Oxford - 17 £600 - 7
Yorkshire -5 16 £319 -0.39% 46
West Yorkshire +3 13 £340 +6.25% 32
West Midlands -12 13 £325 -15.03% 26
Scotland +26 12 £315 -30.00% 15
Berkshire +17 11 £325 -20.73% 14
Nottinghamshire +8 11 £450 +9.09% 8
Nottingham +9 10 £338 -18.18% 7
Leeds +3 10 £369 +15.23% 14
Devon +10 9 £248 -26.66% 3
Cambridgeshire +1 9 £350 - 18
Cambridge 0 9 £350 - 14
Buckinghamshire +9 8 £275 - 7
Wales +5 8 £189 -35.65% 11
North East -17 7 £350 - 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 7 £350 - 4
Tyne and Wear -22 7 £350 - 5
Manchester -23 7 £250 -37.50% 17
Merseyside +5 6 £225 - 5
Leicestershire 0 6 £375 +5.70% 2

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 366 (46.62%) Agile Software Development
2 358 (45.61%) C#
3 323 (41.15%) .NET
4 297 (37.83%) JavaScript
5 263 (33.50%) Java
6 225 (28.66%) SQL
7 210 (26.75%) HTML
8 183 (23.31%) MVC
9 170 (21.66%) TDD
10 157 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 157 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 154 (19.62%) Software Engineering
12 153 (19.49%) Scrum
13 152 (19.36%) CSS
14 141 (17.96%) Web Services
15 126 (16.05%) Microsoft
16 122 (15.54%) AngularJS
17 103 (13.12%) BDD
18 102 (12.99%) XML
18 102 (12.99%) OO
19 101 (12.87%) ASP.NET MVC
20 100 (12.74%) jQuery
21 93 (11.85%) Linux
21 93 (11.85%) C++
22 90 (11.46%) Finance
23 88 (11.21%) Python
23 88 (11.21%) REST
24 87 (11.08%) .NET Framework
25 82 (10.45%) Unit Testing
26 81 (10.32%) Oracle

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 22 (2.80%) Apache
2 20 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.29%) Tomcat
4 16 (2.04%) WebSphere
5 14 (1.78%) JBoss
6 13 (1.66%) Confluence
7 12 (1.53%) Apache Spark
7 12 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (1.53%) WebSphere Process Server
8 11 (1.40%) CMS
9 10 (1.27%) Alfresco
9 10 (1.27%) IIS
10 9 (1.15%) Drupal
10 9 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.15%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.64%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.64%) NServiceBus
14 4 (0.51%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 43 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (1.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.25%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.13%) Primavera
3 1 (0.13%) RMDS
3 1 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 53 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (4.97%) GitHub
4 20 (2.55%) PaaS
5 9 (1.15%) SaaS
6 6 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (0.64%) Heroku
7 5 (0.64%) IaaS
7 5 (0.64%) iTunes
8 3 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.38%) Data Lake Analytics
9 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.25%) Office 365
9 2 (0.25%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.82%) HTTP
2 10 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.89%) Internet
4 5 (0.64%) AMQP
4 5 (0.64%) LAN
5 4 (0.51%) Intranet
5 4 (0.51%) MQTT
6 3 (0.38%) Extranet
6 3 (0.38%) Firewall
6 3 (0.38%) LDAP
6 3 (0.38%) RTSP
6 3 (0.38%) VoIP
7 2 (0.25%) DNS
7 2 (0.25%) DSL
7 2 (0.25%) FCAPS
7 2 (0.25%) Softphone
7 2 (0.25%) SSL
7 2 (0.25%) Wireless
8 1 (0.13%) 2G
8 1 (0.13%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.35%) MySQL
3 35 (4.46%) NoSQL
4 29 (3.69%) Oracle Database
4 29 (3.69%) Relational Database
5 28 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (3.18%) MongoDB
7 24 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
10 17 (2.17%) Big Data
11 12 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.27%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.15%) Hadoop
14 8 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.89%) Redis
16 6 (0.76%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 77 (9.81%) Visual Studio
2 73 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 65 (8.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 57 (7.26%) Selenium
5 53 (6.75%) Jenkins
6 52 (6.62%) WebDriver
7 50 (6.37%) Cucumber
8 39 (4.97%) Maven
9 36 (4.59%) JIRA
10 35 (4.46%) Mockito
11 34 (4.33%) JUnit
12 27 (3.44%) Moq
13 21 (2.68%) Subversion
14 17 (2.17%) MSTest
14 17 (2.17%) NUnit
15 16 (2.04%) Eclipse
16 14 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 13 (1.66%) SoapUI
18 12 (1.53%) Jasmine
19 10 (1.27%) Ant
General
1 90 (11.46%) Finance
2 34 (4.33%) Banking
3 28 (3.57%) Electronics
4 26 (3.31%) Manufacturing
5 24 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.80%) Marketing
7 17 (2.17%) Retail
8 14 (1.78%) Games
8 14 (1.78%) Publishing
9 11 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.27%) Advertising
11 8 (1.02%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.89%) Back Office
12 7 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.76%) Legal
14 4 (0.51%) Law
15 3 (0.38%) French Language
15 3 (0.38%) Front Office
15 3 (0.38%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.25%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (41.15%) .NET
2 210 (26.75%) HTML
3 157 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 152 (19.36%) CSS
5 141 (17.96%) Web Services
6 122 (15.54%) AngularJS
7 102 (12.99%) XML
8 101 (12.87%) ASP.NET MVC
9 100 (12.74%) jQuery
10 88 (11.21%) REST
11 87 (11.08%) .NET Framework
12 73 (9.30%) WCF
13 71 (9.04%) Spring
14 66 (8.41%) HTML5
14 66 (8.41%) RESTful
15 60 (7.64%) SOAP
16 57 (7.26%) ASP.NET Web API
16 57 (7.26%) JSON
17 51 (6.50%) Node.js
18 49 (6.24%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.71%) Computer Science
2 28 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (2.93%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.17%) Algorithms
4 17 (2.17%) User Experience
5 13 (1.66%) Client/Server
5 13 (1.66%) Mathematics
6 8 (1.02%) iPhone
6 8 (1.02%) Physics
6 8 (1.02%) Virtual Team
7 7 (0.89%) Artificial Intelligence
7 7 (0.89%) iPad
7 7 (0.89%) LIMS
7 7 (0.89%) Management Information System
7 7 (0.89%) NHS
8 6 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
8 6 (0.76%) Replication
9 5 (0.64%) Applied Mathematics
9 5 (0.64%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 93 (11.85%) Linux
2 69 (8.79%) Windows
3 38 (4.84%) Unix
4 24 (3.06%) Android
5 21 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.89%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.64%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.51%) Windows CE
9 3 (0.38%) CentOS
9 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.38%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.25%) HPUX
10 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.25%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.13%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.13%) MVS
11 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (46.62%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (23.31%) MVC
3 170 (21.66%) TDD
4 154 (19.62%) Software Engineering
5 153 (19.49%) Scrum
6 103 (13.12%) BDD
7 102 (12.99%) OO
8 82 (10.45%) Unit Testing
9 72 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
10 62 (7.90%) SDLC
11 60 (7.64%) Web Development
12 55 (7.01%) OOP
13 51 (6.50%) Pair Programming
14 49 (6.24%) Test Automation
15 44 (5.61%) DevOps
16 42 (5.35%) Automated Testing
17 39 (4.97%) Continuous Delivery
18 38 (4.84%) OOD
19 37 (4.71%) E-Commerce
20 35 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 358 (45.61%) C#
2 297 (37.83%) JavaScript
3 263 (33.50%) Java
4 225 (28.66%) SQL
5 93 (11.85%) C++
6 88 (11.21%) Python
7 51 (6.50%) Scala
8 50 (6.37%) C
9 49 (6.24%) Ruby
10 48 (6.11%) PHP
11 38 (4.84%) T-SQL
12 31 (3.95%) VB.NET
13 21 (2.68%) VB
14 19 (2.42%) Go
15 18 (2.29%) PL/SQL
16 16 (2.04%) Perl
17 15 (1.91%) Objective-C
18 12 (1.53%) Bash Shell
18 12 (1.53%) PowerShell
19 11 (1.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 72 (9.17%) Security Cleared
2 68 (8.66%) Degree
3 51 (6.50%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.51%) HNC
5 4 (0.51%) HND
5 4 (0.51%) ISEB
5 4 (0.51%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.25%) MCAD
7 2 (0.25%) MCSD
7 2 (0.25%) MCTS
8 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
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 54 (6.88%) SDET
2 41 (5.22%) QA
3 5 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.64%) ISO13485
4 3 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.25%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.25%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.25%) MISRA
5 2 (0.25%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.13%) EMIR
6 1 (0.13%) HL7
6 1 (0.13%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.13%) MiFID
6 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (5.86%) Docker
2 4 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (0.51%) vSphere
3 3 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (2.29%) Kubernetes
2 17 (2.17%) Puppet
3 13 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.89%) Terraform
5 6 (0.76%) Ansible
6 2 (0.25%) SCOM
7 1 (0.13%) Marathon
7 1 (0.13%) Mesos
7 1 (0.13%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 126 (16.05%) Microsoft
2 81 (10.32%) Oracle
3 18 (2.29%) SAP
4 14 (1.78%) IBM
5 11 (1.40%) VMware
6 10 (1.27%) Google
6 10 (1.27%) Telerik
7 6 (0.76%) Atlassian
7 6 (0.76%) hybris
7 6 (0.76%) Red Hat
7 6 (0.76%) Sitecore
8 5 (0.64%) Canon
8 5 (0.64%) Sybase
8 5 (0.64%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.51%) DevExpress
9 4 (0.51%) Intel
10 3 (0.38%) CA Agile Central
10 3 (0.38%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.38%) HP
10 3 (0.38%) Perforce
Southampton
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 21 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Reed Technology
Rate: £210 - £230 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Oscar
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Networkers
Rate: £315 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: £350 - £360 per day, Benefits Home based
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £335.76 - £419.70 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 350 per day + (this is open to negotiation and subject to exper
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
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Rate: £350 - £360 per day
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