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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 318 302 306
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 299 301 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.60% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.65% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 186 166
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 39
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £29.58 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +5.63%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48693 46426 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.61% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29668 27020 29360
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2159 2630
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%

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 11 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 11 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 11 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 -6 265 £330 -0.37% 389
London -11 78 £400 - 75
South East 0 63 £363 +11.53% 85
East of England -3 38 £313 -3.10% 64
North West -9 23 £325 +4.41% 49
South West -28 23 £350 -6.66% 20
Berkshire +15 22 £425 +13.33% 13
Scotland -4 22 £356 +33.17% 26
Hampshire -6 22 £340 +17.24% 18
Reading +19 19 £425 - 5
Cambridgeshire -4 19 £315 +1.61% 39
Yorkshire -2 15 £320 +15.31% 32
Cambridge -2 15 £313 +4.16% 25
West Midlands -6 15 £313 -28.57% 20
City of London +11 13 £388 -3.12% 28
Glasgow +7 13 £375 +30.43% 7
East Midlands +7 11 £335 +34.00% 17
Hertfordshire +6 10 £270 -48.57% 10
West Yorkshire +3 10 £310 +12.72% 18
Edinburgh -14 10 £381 +43.86% 11
Leeds +2 9 £300 +9.09% 11
Southampton +2 8 £375 - 4
Surrey -4 8 £420 +20.00% 23
Wiltshire -10 8 £363 -35.55% 5
Manchester -1 7 £375 +21.45% 24
Cheshire +5 6 £325 -13.33% 9
Lancashire -21 6 - - 9
Oxfordshire +4 5 £313 -26.47% 7
Swindon -3 5 £295 -43.80% 1
Preston -5 5 - - 2

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 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.

1 297 (47.52%) C#
2 291 (46.56%) .NET
3 198 (31.68%) SQL Server
4 189 (30.24%) SQL
5 179 (28.64%) JavaScript
6 176 (28.16%) HTML
7 166 (26.56%) Java
8 156 (24.96%) ASP.NET
9 143 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
10 133 (21.28%) Software Engineering
11 125 (20.00%) CSS
12 117 (18.72%) MVC
13 106 (16.96%) TDD
14 96 (15.36%) OO
15 92 (14.72%) Microsoft
16 88 (14.08%) jQuery
17 84 (13.44%) XML
18 81 (12.96%) Windows
19 79 (12.64%) Web Services
20 76 (12.16%) Visual Studio
21 73 (11.68%) C++
22 72 (11.52%) Linux
23 71 (11.36%) Oracle
24 70 (11.20%) HTML5
25 68 (10.88%) Scrum
26 62 (9.92%) Degree
27 61 (9.76%) WPF
28 60 (9.60%) .NET Framework
29 58 (9.28%) Security Cleared
30 57 (9.12%) WCF

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 20 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.40%) CMS
3 14 (2.24%) IIS
4 13 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (1.92%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.28%) Apache
7 6 (0.96%) ArcGIS
7 6 (0.96%) WordPress
7 6 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.80%) Apache Qpid
8 5 (0.80%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.64%) Node.js
9 4 (0.64%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.64%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.48%) Liferay
10 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.48%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (0.48%) Joomla!
10 3 (0.48%) Moodle
Applications
1 33 (5.28%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.04%) MS Office
3 8 (1.28%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.80%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.32%) Simulink
6 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Global One
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.96%) SaaS
3 5 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.16%) Office 365
6 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.04%) Internet
2 14 (2.24%) HTTP
3 9 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.12%) DVB
4 7 (1.12%) AMQP
5 6 (0.96%) LTE
5 6 (0.96%) SSL
5 6 (0.96%) SAN
6 5 (0.80%) NAS
7 4 (0.64%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (0.64%) 4G
8 3 (0.48%) 2G
8 3 (0.48%) IPv4
8 3 (0.48%) IPv6
8 3 (0.48%) 3G
9 2 (0.32%) Intranet
9 2 (0.32%) DNS
9 2 (0.32%) LDAP
9 2 (0.32%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (0.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (31.68%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.76%) MySQL
2 36 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (3.52%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.20%) MongoDB
4 20 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (3.04%) Oracle Database
6 14 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (2.08%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.96%) MS Access
11 6 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (0.96%) Big Data
12 4 (0.64%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.64%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 76 (12.16%) Visual Studio
2 37 (5.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (5.60%) Git (software)
4 33 (5.28%) Jenkins
5 28 (4.48%) NUnit
6 27 (4.32%) Subversion
7 26 (4.16%) Maven
8 23 (3.68%) JUnit
9 19 (3.04%) Hudson
10 15 (2.40%) Eclipse
11 13 (2.08%) JIRA
12 10 (1.60%) Selenium
13 9 (1.44%) QUnit
14 8 (1.28%) Cucumber
15 7 (1.12%) GDB
15 7 (1.12%) SpecFlow
15 7 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (1.12%) Ant
15 7 (1.12%) ClearCase
16 6 (0.96%) SoapUI
General
1 52 (8.32%) Finance
2 43 (6.88%) Telecoms
3 28 (4.48%) Banking
4 21 (3.36%) Retail
5 10 (1.60%) Back Office
6 7 (1.12%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.12%) Marketing
7 6 (0.96%) Electronics
7 6 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.80%) Automotive
9 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.32%) Front Office
10 2 (0.32%) Advertising
10 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.16%) Billing
11 1 (0.16%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) Law
11 1 (0.16%) Legal
11 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (46.56%) .NET
2 176 (28.16%) HTML
3 156 (24.96%) ASP.NET
4 125 (20.00%) CSS
5 88 (14.08%) jQuery
6 84 (13.44%) XML
7 79 (12.64%) Web Services
8 70 (11.20%) HTML5
9 61 (9.76%) WPF
10 60 (9.60%) .NET Framework
11 57 (9.12%) WCF
12 52 (8.32%) ASP.NET MVC
13 49 (7.84%) Spring
14 39 (6.24%) SOAP
15 37 (5.92%) WinForms
16 33 (5.28%) Ajax
17 32 (5.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 31 (4.96%) RESTful
19 27 (4.32%) LINQ
19 27 (4.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 16 (2.56%) Mathematics
3 14 (2.24%) Open Source
4 11 (1.76%) Digital Media
4 11 (1.76%) Client/Server
4 11 (1.76%) N-Tier
5 9 (1.44%) DTV
5 9 (1.44%) RIA
5 9 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.12%) Visualisation
8 6 (0.96%) Streaming Video
9 5 (0.80%) GIS
9 5 (0.80%) Physics
9 5 (0.80%) Hedge funds
9 5 (0.80%) Kindle
10 4 (0.64%) CUDA
10 4 (0.64%) STB
10 4 (0.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 81 (12.96%) Windows
2 72 (11.52%) Linux
3 19 (3.04%) UNIX
4 11 (1.76%) Android
5 7 (1.12%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.80%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.64%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.64%) Fedora
7 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.64%) VxWorks
7 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.32%) CentOS
9 2 (0.32%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (21.28%) Software Engineering
3 117 (18.72%) MVC
4 106 (16.96%) TDD
5 96 (15.36%) OO
6 68 (10.88%) Scrum
7 43 (6.88%) Unit Testing
7 43 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (6.56%) UML
9 39 (6.24%) OOP
10 29 (4.64%) BDD
11 28 (4.48%) SOA
12 23 (3.68%) OOD
13 22 (3.52%) Web Development
14 19 (3.04%) E-Commerce
15 18 (2.88%) Workflow
15 18 (2.88%) Configuration Management
16 16 (2.56%) Pair Programming
17 15 (2.40%) Test Automation
17 15 (2.40%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 297 (47.52%) C#
2 189 (30.24%) SQL
3 179 (28.64%) JavaScript
4 166 (26.56%) Java
5 73 (11.68%) C++
6 49 (7.84%) C
6 49 (7.84%) Python
7 43 (6.88%) PHP
8 34 (5.44%) VB.NET
9 31 (4.96%) Perl
10 26 (4.16%) T-SQL
11 25 (4.00%) VB
12 23 (3.68%) VBA
13 20 (3.20%) Ruby
14 18 (2.88%) Groovy
15 17 (2.72%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.92%) VB6
17 9 (1.44%) VBScript
18 7 (1.12%) Shell Script
18 7 (1.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 62 (9.92%) Degree
2 58 (9.28%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.64%) SC Cleared
4 27 (4.32%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.28%) MCTS
7 2 (0.32%) MCSD
8 1 (0.16%) ISEB
8 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.08%) QA
2 5 (0.80%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.48%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.32%) HL7
5 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.80%) Docker
2 4 (0.64%) Varnish
2 4 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.16%) vSphere
4 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (0.80%) SCCM
2 4 (0.64%) Puppet
2 4 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.32%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.32%) Nagios
4 1 (0.16%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (0.16%) HP NNM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.16%) Oozie
4 1 (0.16%) SCOM
4 1 (0.16%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 92 (14.72%) Microsoft
2 71 (11.36%) Oracle
3 13 (2.08%) JBoss
4 12 (1.92%) Sybase
5 11 (1.76%) Adobe
6 7 (1.12%) Cisco
7 5 (0.80%) TIBCO
7 5 (0.80%) Ektron
8 4 (0.64%) Akamai
8 4 (0.64%) ESRI
8 4 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.64%) VMware
8 4 (0.64%) IBM
8 4 (0.64%) Software AG
8 4 (0.64%) HP
9 3 (0.48%) SAP
9 3 (0.48%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.48%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.32%) Zend
10 2 (0.32%) Infor
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Rate: £200.00 - £230.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: On Application
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Hertfordshire
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Rate: £200 to £250 per annum
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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London
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Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
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Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
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Rate: £280
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Brighton, East Sussex
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London
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Bourne End, Buckinghamshire
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London
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Rate: Unspecified
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