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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
UK
Rank 283 265 371
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +106
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 355 444 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.87% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.91% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 246 161
Median daily rate £375 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 44 28
Median hourly rate £43.00 £44.00 £37.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +17.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £37.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.35 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.13 £37.59
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +14.73%

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
42939 48598 48934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28014 31275 30245
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1573 1632 1895
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -15 330 £375 -2.53% 403
London +4 112 £475 +4.16% 88
South East +39 78 £350 +6.06% 98
East of England +10 29 £365 +9.36% 34
South West -26 29 £306 -18.33% 34
Hampshire +9 26 £350 +6.06% 34
City of London +4 26 £500 +5.98% 25
North West -11 24 £350 -15.15% 50
Oxfordshire - 23 £420 - 18
Oxford - 17 £450 - 7
Yorkshire -23 16 £313 -2.34% 43
East Midlands +14 15 £413 +14.58% 16
Devon +4 14 £275 -21.42% 3
West Yorkshire -5 14 £363 +13.28% 31
North East -8 14 £345 +2.98% 12
West Midlands -8 14 £285 -38.04% 30
Manchester -10 14 £375 -11.76% 19
Berkshire +22 13 £325 -13.33% 7
Nottinghamshire +16 13 £450 - 8
Nottingham +13 12 £338 - 5
Tyne and Wear -8 12 £350 +4.47% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 12 £350 +9.37% 8
Leeds -12 12 £375 +16.27% 18
Hertfordshire +8 11 £425 +21.42% 8
Scotland +21 10 £315 -21.25% 12
Buckinghamshire - 10 £275 - 14
Plymouth +15 9 £220 -37.14%
Somerset -5 7 £313 -27.11% 7
Bedfordshire - 7 £365 - 3
Cambridge +12 6 £350 - 13

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 387 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (46.19%) C#
3 329 (41.07%) .NET
4 308 (38.45%) JavaScript
5 273 (34.08%) Java
6 229 (28.59%) SQL
7 209 (26.09%) HTML
8 190 (23.72%) MVC
9 184 (22.97%) TDD
10 166 (20.72%) ASP.NET
11 162 (20.22%) Software Engineering
12 157 (19.60%) CSS
13 155 (19.35%) Scrum
14 153 (19.10%) SQL Server
15 140 (17.48%) Web Services
16 122 (15.23%) AngularJS
17 111 (13.86%) Microsoft
18 108 (13.48%) ASP.NET MVC
19 100 (12.48%) OO
20 98 (12.23%) XML
21 97 (12.11%) BDD
22 96 (11.99%) Finance
23 95 (11.86%) .NET Framework
24 92 (11.49%) jQuery
25 89 (11.11%) C++
26 88 (10.99%) Python
27 85 (10.61%) Git (software)
27 85 (10.61%) Linux
28 83 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
29 81 (10.11%) RESTful

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 21 (2.62%) Tomcat
2 19 (2.37%) WebSphere
3 18 (2.25%) Apache
4 16 (2.00%) Confluence
5 14 (1.75%) CMS
5 14 (1.75%) JBoss
5 14 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.62%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (1.50%) WebSphere Process Server
8 11 (1.37%) Apache Spark
9 10 (1.25%) Alfresco
10 9 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.12%) OpenStack
11 8 (1.00%) Drupal
12 7 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.87%) NServiceBus
13 6 (0.75%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.75%) IIS
14 5 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.87%) MS Office
3 2 (0.25%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) Primavera
3 1 (0.12%) RMDS
3 1 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 55 (6.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (4.87%) GitHub
4 20 (2.50%) PaaS
5 10 (1.25%) SaaS
6 6 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (0.62%) Heroku
7 5 (0.62%) IaaS
7 5 (0.62%) iTunes
8 4 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.37%) Data Lake Analytics
9 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.25%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.50%) HTTP
2 11 (1.37%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.00%) Internet
4 5 (0.62%) Intranet
4 5 (0.62%) LAN
4 5 (0.62%) VoIP
5 4 (0.50%) AMQP
5 4 (0.50%) Firewall
5 4 (0.50%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.37%) Extranet
6 3 (0.37%) MQTT
6 3 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.25%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.25%) RTSP
7 2 (0.25%) SSL
7 2 (0.25%) UPnP
7 2 (0.25%) Wireless
8 1 (0.12%) FCAPS
8 1 (0.12%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (19.10%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.87%) MySQL
3 33 (4.12%) NoSQL
4 27 (3.37%) Relational Database
4 27 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (3.12%) Oracle Database
6 23 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (2.62%) MongoDB
7 21 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (1.62%) Big Data
11 12 (1.50%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.00%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.87%) GIS
14 6 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.75%) Redis
14 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
15 5 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 85 (10.61%) Git (software)
2 73 (9.11%) Visual Studio
3 66 (8.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 55 (6.87%) Selenium
5 54 (6.74%) Jenkins
5 54 (6.74%) WebDriver
6 46 (5.74%) Cucumber
7 41 (5.12%) Maven
8 40 (4.99%) Mockito
9 37 (4.62%) JIRA
10 35 (4.37%) JUnit
11 29 (3.62%) Moq
12 20 (2.50%) Subversion
13 18 (2.25%) MSTest
14 17 (2.12%) Eclipse
15 16 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 15 (1.87%) NUnit
17 14 (1.75%) Jasmine
17 14 (1.75%) SoapUI
18 10 (1.25%) Ant
General
1 96 (11.99%) Finance
2 31 (3.87%) Banking
3 25 (3.12%) Electronics
4 22 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.00%) Marketing
7 15 (1.87%) Publishing
8 14 (1.75%) Retail
9 12 (1.50%) Games
10 11 (1.37%) Investment Banking
11 10 (1.25%) Advertising
12 7 (0.87%) Back Office
13 6 (0.75%) Legal
14 5 (0.62%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.62%) Front Office
15 4 (0.50%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.25%) Automotive
17 2 (0.25%) Dutch Language
17 2 (0.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (41.07%) .NET
2 209 (26.09%) HTML
3 166 (20.72%) ASP.NET
4 157 (19.60%) CSS
5 140 (17.48%) Web Services
6 122 (15.23%) AngularJS
7 108 (13.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 98 (12.23%) XML
9 95 (11.86%) .NET Framework
10 92 (11.49%) jQuery
11 81 (10.11%) RESTful
12 80 (9.99%) REST
13 70 (8.74%) Spring
14 69 (8.61%) WCF
15 62 (7.74%) ASP.NET Web API
16 60 (7.49%) HTML5
17 59 (7.37%) WPF
18 57 (7.12%) Entity Framework
19 53 (6.62%) SOAP
20 48 (5.99%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.25%) Computer Science
2 26 (3.25%) Mobile App
3 20 (2.50%) User Experience
4 16 (2.00%) Algorithms
5 9 (1.12%) Client/Server
5 9 (1.12%) Virtual Team
6 7 (0.87%) iPad
6 7 (0.87%) iPhone
7 6 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (0.75%) NHS
8 5 (0.62%) Derivative
8 5 (0.62%) e-Learning
8 5 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.62%) Fixed Income
8 5 (0.62%) Replication
9 4 (0.50%) Fintech
9 4 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.50%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.37%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 85 (10.61%) Linux
2 71 (8.86%) Windows
3 35 (4.37%) Android
4 31 (3.87%) Unix
5 27 (3.37%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.12%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 4 (0.50%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.37%) CentOS
9 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.37%) Solaris
9 3 (0.37%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.25%) HPUX
10 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.12%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.12%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (23.72%) MVC
3 184 (22.97%) TDD
4 162 (20.22%) Software Engineering
5 155 (19.35%) Scrum
6 100 (12.48%) OO
7 97 (12.11%) BDD
8 83 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
9 78 (9.74%) Unit Testing
10 64 (7.99%) SDLC
11 59 (7.37%) OOP
12 57 (7.12%) Web Development
13 51 (6.37%) Pair Programming
14 48 (5.99%) Test Automation
15 45 (5.62%) DevOps
16 41 (5.12%) Automated Testing
17 40 (4.99%) E-Commerce
18 39 (4.87%) Continuous Delivery
18 39 (4.87%) Microservices
19 34 (4.24%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 370 (46.19%) C#
2 308 (38.45%) JavaScript
3 273 (34.08%) Java
4 229 (28.59%) SQL
5 89 (11.11%) C++
6 88 (10.99%) Python
7 48 (5.99%) Ruby
8 47 (5.87%) C
9 44 (5.49%) Scala
10 43 (5.37%) PHP
11 39 (4.87%) T-SQL
12 21 (2.62%) VB
12 21 (2.62%) VB.NET
13 20 (2.50%) Perl
14 19 (2.37%) Objective-C
15 18 (2.25%) Go
16 15 (1.87%) PL/SQL
17 13 (1.62%) PowerShell
18 11 (1.37%) Apple Swift
19 10 (1.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 71 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 53 (6.62%) Degree
2 53 (6.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (0.62%) DV Cleared
4 4 (0.50%) HNC
4 4 (0.50%) HND
4 4 (0.50%) ISEB
4 4 (0.50%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.25%) MBA
6 2 (0.25%) MCAD
6 2 (0.25%) MCSD
6 2 (0.25%) MCTS
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.24%) SDET
2 47 (5.87%) QA
3 4 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.50%) ISO13485
4 2 (0.25%) WCAG
5 1 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.12%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.12%) EMIR
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.12%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.12%) MiFID
5 1 (0.12%) MISRA
5 1 (0.12%) MISRA C
System Software
1 49 (6.12%) Docker
2 4 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (0.50%) vSphere
3 3 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (1.87%) Puppet
2 14 (1.75%) Kubernetes
3 13 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.12%) Ansible
5 7 (0.87%) Terraform
6 2 (0.25%) SCOM
7 1 (0.12%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (0.12%) Graphite
7 1 (0.12%) Kibana
7 1 (0.12%) logstash
7 1 (0.12%) Marathon
7 1 (0.12%) Mesos
7 1 (0.12%) Nagios
7 1 (0.12%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 111 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 76 (9.49%) Oracle
3 16 (2.00%) IBM
4 15 (1.87%) SAP
5 10 (1.25%) Google
5 10 (1.25%) Telerik
5 10 (1.25%) VMware
6 9 (1.12%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.00%) Xamarin
8 7 (0.87%) Sitecore
9 6 (0.75%) hybris
9 6 (0.75%) Red Hat
9 6 (0.75%) Sybase
10 4 (0.50%) Apple
10 4 (0.50%) Canon
11 3 (0.37%) Blue Prism
11 3 (0.37%) CA Agile Central
11 3 (0.37%) DevExpress
11 3 (0.37%) MapR
11 3 (0.37%) Tableau
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