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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 305 289 303
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 311 313 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.61% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.66% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 193 170
Average daily rate
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£330 £319 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £497 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 39
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £27.90 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +2.73%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
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 £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 23 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 23 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 23 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 0 276 £330 +1.53% 392
London -8 87 £388 +3.33% 80
South East +6 63 £350 +7.69% 76
East of England -9 37 £306 -4.29% 55
North West -4 25 £325 +6.12% 48
Hampshire -12 24 £330 +13.79% 18
Berkshire +18 21 £425 +7.93% 13
Scotland -20 21 £350 +25.56% 23
South West -33 21 £350 -3.44% 23
Cambridgeshire +6 20 £315 +1.61% 31
Reading +25 18 £425 +7.93% 4
City of London +19 17 £375 +10.29% 28
Cambridge +5 16 £313 +4.16% 23
East Midlands +13 14 £335 +34.00% 20
Yorkshire +3 14 £320 +15.83% 39
West Midlands -11 14 £306 -6.13% 28
West Yorkshire +1 10 £300 +26.31% 23
Glasgow 0 10 £350 +1.81% 6
Hertfordshire +8 9 £270 -48.57% 9
Leeds +7 9 £300 +26.31% 13
Wiltshire +2 9 £350 -41.66% 2
Southampton -3 9 £375 - 7
Edinburgh -25 9 £350 +30.84% 12
Manchester +2 8 £350 +9.37% 27
Leicestershire - 8 £245 - 7
Cheshire +10 7 £325 -13.33% 8
Lancashire -16 7 - - 4
Preston -4 6 - -
Surrey -8 6 £363 +20.83% 18
Wales -36 6 £375 +36.36% 3

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 315 (49.37%) C#
2 308 (48.28%) .NET
3 210 (32.92%) SQL Server
4 193 (30.25%) SQL
5 189 (29.62%) JavaScript
6 185 (29.00%) HTML
7 166 (26.02%) ASP.NET
8 165 (25.86%) Java
9 150 (23.51%) Agile Software Development
10 134 (21.00%) CSS
11 131 (20.53%) Software Engineering
12 129 (20.22%) MVC
13 108 (16.93%) TDD
14 101 (15.83%) OO
15 94 (14.73%) Microsoft
16 91 (14.26%) jQuery
17 89 (13.95%) Windows
18 83 (13.01%) XML
19 82 (12.85%) Visual Studio
20 81 (12.70%) Web Services
21 80 (12.54%) C++
22 76 (11.91%) Linux
22 76 (11.91%) HTML5
23 72 (11.29%) Oracle
24 69 (10.82%) .NET Framework
24 69 (10.82%) Scrum
25 66 (10.34%) WPF
26 65 (10.19%) Degree
27 64 (10.03%) WCF
28 58 (9.09%) Finance

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 19 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.82%) IIS
3 13 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (2.04%) CMS
4 11 (1.72%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.41%) Apache
5 9 (1.41%) WordPress
6 6 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (0.94%) ArcGIS
7 5 (0.78%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.78%) Apache Qpid
8 4 (0.63%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.47%) Moodle
9 3 (0.47%) Node.js
9 3 (0.47%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.47%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.47%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (0.31%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.31%) Mule
Applications
1 38 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.82%) MS Office
3 8 (1.25%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.78%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.31%) Simulink
6 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.16%) MS Project
7 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.78%) SaaS
3 4 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.16%) Office 365
5 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.98%) Internet
2 15 (2.35%) HTTP
3 12 (1.88%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.10%) DVB
4 7 (1.10%) AMQP
5 6 (0.94%) LTE
5 6 (0.94%) SSL
5 6 (0.94%) SAN
6 5 (0.78%) NAS
7 4 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (0.63%) 4G
8 3 (0.47%) 2G
8 3 (0.47%) IPv4
8 3 (0.47%) IPv6
8 3 (0.47%) 3G
9 2 (0.31%) Intranet
9 2 (0.31%) DNS
9 2 (0.31%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (0.31%) Modbus
9 2 (0.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (32.92%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (5.96%) MySQL
4 24 (3.76%) Relational Database
5 20 (3.13%) MongoDB
6 18 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (2.66%) Oracle Database
8 14 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (2.04%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (1.25%) MS Access
14 7 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
15 6 (0.94%) Big Data
16 5 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
16 5 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
17 4 (0.63%) RDBMS
17 4 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 82 (12.85%) Visual Studio
2 36 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (5.49%) Git (software)
3 35 (5.49%) Jenkins
4 29 (4.55%) Maven
5 27 (4.23%) NUnit
6 26 (4.08%) JUnit
6 26 (4.08%) Subversion
7 19 (2.98%) Hudson
8 16 (2.51%) Eclipse
9 14 (2.19%) JIRA
10 11 (1.72%) Selenium
11 9 (1.41%) QUnit
12 8 (1.25%) Cucumber
12 8 (1.25%) ClearCase
13 7 (1.10%) Ant
13 7 (1.10%) GDB
14 6 (0.94%) SoapUI
14 6 (0.94%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.94%) MSTest
General
1 58 (9.09%) Finance
2 43 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 31 (4.86%) Banking
4 19 (2.98%) Retail
5 12 (1.88%) Back Office
6 10 (1.57%) Marketing
7 8 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.10%) Electronics
9 5 (0.78%) Automotive
10 3 (0.47%) Front Office
11 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.31%) Advertising
11 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Law
12 1 (0.16%) Legal
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 308 (48.28%) .NET
2 185 (29.00%) HTML
3 166 (26.02%) ASP.NET
4 134 (21.00%) CSS
5 91 (14.26%) jQuery
6 83 (13.01%) XML
7 81 (12.70%) Web Services
8 76 (11.91%) HTML5
9 69 (10.82%) .NET Framework
10 66 (10.34%) WPF
11 64 (10.03%) WCF
12 56 (8.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 50 (7.84%) Spring
14 43 (6.74%) WinForms
15 38 (5.96%) SOAP
16 33 (5.17%) Ajax
17 32 (5.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 30 (4.70%) CSS3
19 29 (4.55%) RESTful
20 28 (4.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (3.92%) Computer Science
2 18 (2.82%) Open Source
3 17 (2.66%) Mathematics
4 13 (2.04%) N-Tier
5 11 (1.72%) Digital Media
6 10 (1.57%) DTV
6 10 (1.57%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.41%) RIA
7 9 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (1.10%) Visualisation
10 6 (0.94%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.94%) Streaming Video
11 5 (0.78%) Physics
11 5 (0.78%) GIS
11 5 (0.78%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.78%) Kindle
12 4 (0.63%) CUDA
12 4 (0.63%) Clustering
12 4 (0.63%) STB
Operating Systems
1 89 (13.95%) Windows
2 76 (11.91%) Linux
3 19 (2.98%) UNIX
4 11 (1.72%) Android
5 7 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.78%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.63%) Fedora
7 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.63%) VxWorks
7 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.31%) CentOS
9 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (23.51%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (20.53%) Software Engineering
3 129 (20.22%) MVC
4 108 (16.93%) TDD
5 101 (15.83%) OO
6 69 (10.82%) Scrum
7 48 (7.52%) Unit Testing
8 44 (6.90%) UML
9 43 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (6.11%) OOP
11 34 (5.33%) SOA
12 31 (4.86%) BDD
13 26 (4.08%) OOD
14 24 (3.76%) Web Development
15 22 (3.45%) E-Commerce
16 19 (2.98%) Workflow
17 18 (2.82%) Configuration Management
17 18 (2.82%) MVVM
18 16 (2.51%) Test Automation
18 16 (2.51%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 315 (49.37%) C#
2 193 (30.25%) SQL
3 189 (29.62%) JavaScript
4 165 (25.86%) Java
5 80 (12.54%) C++
6 53 (8.31%) C
7 50 (7.84%) Python
8 47 (7.37%) PHP
9 38 (5.96%) VB.NET
10 29 (4.55%) T-SQL
10 29 (4.55%) Perl
11 26 (4.08%) VBA
12 25 (3.92%) VB
13 19 (2.98%) PL/SQL
14 18 (2.82%) Ruby
15 16 (2.51%) Groovy
16 12 (1.88%) VB6
17 9 (1.41%) VBScript
18 7 (1.10%) XAML
19 6 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 65 (10.19%) Degree
2 56 (8.78%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.08%) DV Cleared
3 26 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.78%) MCTS
6 2 (0.31%) MCSD
7 1 (0.16%) ISEB
7 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.51%) QA
2 5 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.47%) ISO 8583
3 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.31%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (0.78%) Docker
2 4 (0.63%) Varnish
2 4 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.16%) vSphere
4 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (0.78%) SCCM
2 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.47%) Puppet
4 2 (0.31%) Nagios
5 1 (0.16%) HP NNM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.16%) Oozie
5 1 (0.16%) SCOM
5 1 (0.16%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 94 (14.73%) Microsoft
2 72 (11.29%) Oracle
3 13 (2.04%) Sybase
3 13 (2.04%) JBoss
4 11 (1.72%) Adobe
5 7 (1.10%) Cisco
6 5 (0.78%) TIBCO
6 5 (0.78%) Telerik
7 4 (0.63%) VMware
7 4 (0.63%) SAP
7 4 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.63%) ESRI
7 4 (0.63%) IBM
7 4 (0.63%) Software AG
7 4 (0.63%) HP
7 4 (0.63%) Akamai
8 3 (0.47%) Ektron
8 3 (0.47%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.47%) Zend
8 3 (0.47%) Google
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