Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Developer
England > East Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 129 112
Rank change year-on-year +11 -17 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 31 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.98% 0.79% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.82% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 20
East Midlands median daily rate £413 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% +3.57% +0.72%
10th Percentile £370 £313 £297
90th Percentile £544 £475 £390
England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - £47.50 -
England median hourly rate £41.15 £40.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year +0.98% +5.84% +0.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 3018 3169 3093
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.83% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1863 1978 1860
East Midlands median daily rate £390 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £215
90th Percentile £550 £555 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 130 182
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.76 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £42.50 £28.68
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the East Midlands

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Developer in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in the East Midlands

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in the East Midlands

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in the East Midlands

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +9 12 £450 +35.85% 5
Leicestershire -10 8 £375 +3.45% 5
Northamptonshire +14 6 £563 - 2
Lincolnshire -1 2 - -
Derbyshire -11 1 - - 3
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 across the East Midlands region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 19 (61.29%) JavaScript
2 15 (48.39%) Java
3 14 (45.16%) C#
3 14 (45.16%) .NET
4 13 (41.94%) MVC
4 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
5 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (35.48%) SQL
7 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
7 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
9 8 (25.81%) CSS
10 7 (22.58%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
11 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (19.35%) RESTful
11 6 (19.35%) Linux
12 5 (16.13%) Unix
12 5 (16.13%) Advertising
12 5 (16.13%) Finance
12 5 (16.13%) Lucene
12 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
12 5 (16.13%) Apache Solr
12 5 (16.13%) Android
12 5 (16.13%) Grails
12 5 (16.13%) B2C
12 5 (16.13%) JSON
12 5 (16.13%) Android SDK
12 5 (16.13%) Android Development
12 5 (16.13%) Calabash

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 5 (16.13%) Apache Solr
2 2 (6.45%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) CoreMedia CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) MQTT
1 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.23%) Wireless
1 1 (3.23%) ZigBee
1 1 (3.23%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
3 5 (16.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Calabash
2 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.23%) Grunt
3 1 (3.23%) gulp
3 1 (3.23%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) JMeter
3 1 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (3.23%) Protractor
3 1 (3.23%) RSpec
3 1 (3.23%) Selenium
General
1 5 (16.13%) Advertising
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) .NET
2 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
2 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (25.81%) CSS
4 7 (22.58%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (19.35%) RESTful
6 5 (16.13%) Android SDK
6 5 (16.13%) Grails
6 5 (16.13%) JSON
6 5 (16.13%) Lucene
7 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
7 4 (12.90%) jQuery
8 3 (9.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (9.68%) WPF
9 2 (6.45%) HTML
10 1 (3.23%) Classic ASP
10 1 (3.23%) J2EE
10 1 (3.23%) Spring
10 1 (3.23%) Web Services
10 1 (3.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) Android
2 5 (16.13%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) MVC
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (16.13%) Android Development
4 5 (16.13%) B2C
4 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
5 4 (12.90%) TDD
6 3 (9.68%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
6 3 (9.68%) Microservices
6 3 (9.68%) MVVM
6 3 (9.68%) OO
6 3 (9.68%) Project Management
6 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.68%) Web Development
7 2 (6.45%) Kanban
7 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.45%) SDET
7 2 (6.45%) SOLID
8 1 (3.23%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) JavaScript
2 15 (48.39%) Java
3 14 (45.16%) C#
4 11 (35.48%) SQL
5 4 (12.90%) Apple Swift
5 4 (12.90%) Objective-C
6 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
6 3 (9.68%) XAML
7 2 (6.45%) PHP
8 1 (3.23%) C
8 1 (3.23%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.23%) ES6
8 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Xamarin