The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Development Consultant 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 Development Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Development Consultant
Rank 596 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Consultant 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Software Development Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Development Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Development Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Development Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Development Consultant within the UK.

Software Development Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Development Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Development Consultant within the UK.

Software Development Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Development Consultant
Top 21 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software Development Consultant 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 Development Consultant in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Artifactory
1 4 (80.00%) BMC
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Data Analysis
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
1 4 (80.00%) Release Management
1 4 (80.00%) Groovy
1 4 (80.00%) Confluence
1 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
1 4 (80.00%) Service Management
1 4 (80.00%) Workflow
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) BDD

Software Development Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software Development Consultant 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 Development Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (80.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
1 4 (80.00%) Artifactory
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Service Management
1 4 (80.00%) Workflow
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Data Analysis
1 4 (80.00%) Release Management
1 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) Groovy
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) BMC
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft