The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Software Development Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Development Consultant
Rank 648 654 631
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Consultant 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.002% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £725 £500 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £700 £500 -
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Software Development Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Software Development Consultant in the job title.

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 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -5 2 £725 +45.00%
Nottingham - 1 £700 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £700 -
London - 1 £750 -
East Midlands - 1 £700 -

Software Development Consultant Skill Set
Top 10 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, Software Development Consultant 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 Development Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe

Software Development Consultant 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:

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Credit Risk
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Low Latency
1 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java