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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Development Consultant
Rank 579 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Consultant 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% - -
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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Artifactory
2 4 (80.00%) Confluence
2 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (80.00%) Service Management
2 4 (80.00%) Workflow
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Release Management
2 4 (80.00%) Groovy
2 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (80.00%) BMC
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) SSH
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) NFS
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) SSL
4 1 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (20.00%) MySQL
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (20.00%) XML

Software Development Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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%) Confluence
1 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (20.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SSH
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Artifactory
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) XSLT
1 1 (20.00%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
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
2 1 (20.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Groovy
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) XPath
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) BMC
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle