Period
to 22 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 124 117
Rank change year-on-year +27 -7 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 28 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.24% 0.70% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 0.74% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 14
East Midlands median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £145 £300 £321
90th Percentile £475 £475 £484
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% -

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 2,148 2,840 2,971
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.34% 95.14% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,376 1,740 1,793
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £209 £220 £210
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 142 133
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £15.33 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.94% +7.96% +0.71%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.29 £10.40
90th Percentile £19.00 £47.50 £42.00
England median hourly rate £18.88 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.94% -1.58% -

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 22 April 2019.

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 22 April 2019. 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 +15 13 £450 +18.03% 15
Derbyshire +17 6 £158 -60.63% 10
Northamptonshire +1 6 £340 +13.33% 7
Leicestershire +6 2 £363 +13.28% 28
Lincolnshire - 1 £350 - 4
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 14 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 14 (50.00%) Scrum
3 14 (50.00%) C#
4 12 (42.86%) Java
4 12 (42.86%) Docker
4 12 (42.86%) Git (software)
5 11 (39.29%) TDD
6 10 (35.71%) Microservices
7 9 (32.14%) .NET
8 8 (28.57%) Python
8 8 (28.57%) SDET
9 7 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (25.00%) Selenium
9 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
10 6 (21.43%) Web Services
10 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
10 6 (21.43%) OO
10 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (21.43%) User Stories
10 6 (21.43%) Travis CI
11 5 (17.86%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (17.86%) Acceptance Criteria
11 5 (17.86%) User Experience
11 5 (17.86%) Spring Boot
11 5 (17.86%) Spock

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 4 (14.29%) Appian
1 4 (14.29%) CMS
1 4 (14.29%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) GitHub
3 1 (3.57%) IaaS
3 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
4 2 (7.14%) Couchbase
4 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 12 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 7 (25.00%) Selenium
3 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 6 (21.43%) Travis CI
5 5 (17.86%) JIRA
5 5 (17.86%) JUnit
5 5 (17.86%) Mercurial
5 5 (17.86%) Spock
5 5 (17.86%) TeamCity
6 4 (14.29%) Gradle
6 4 (14.29%) Maven
7 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
7 2 (7.14%) MbUnit
7 2 (7.14%) MSTest
7 2 (7.14%) NUnit
7 2 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
8 1 (3.57%) Moq
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
2 7 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (21.43%) Web Services
4 5 (17.86%) Spring
4 5 (17.86%) Spring Boot
5 4 (14.29%) jQuery
6 3 (10.71%) CSS
6 3 (10.71%) HTML
7 2 (7.14%) .NET Core
7 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (7.14%) CSS3
7 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
7 2 (7.14%) HTML5
7 2 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (7.14%) OAuth
7 2 (7.14%) OAuth2
7 2 (7.14%) RESTful
7 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (7.14%) WCF
7 2 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Greenfield Project
1 5 (17.86%) User Experience
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Android
1 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 14 (50.00%) Scrum
4 11 (39.29%) TDD
5 10 (35.71%) Microservices
6 8 (28.57%) SDET
7 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (21.43%) OO
7 6 (21.43%) User Stories
8 5 (17.86%) Acceptance Criteria
8 5 (17.86%) ATDD
8 5 (17.86%) BDD
8 5 (17.86%) Test-First Development
9 4 (14.29%) DevOps
9 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Practice Management
10 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
10 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (10.71%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) C#
2 12 (42.86%) Java
3 8 (28.57%) Python
4 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 5 (17.86%) C++
5 5 (17.86%) SQL
6 4 (14.29%) VB
6 4 (14.29%) XAML
7 2 (7.14%) TypeScript
8 1 (3.57%) C
8 1 (3.57%) Java 8
8 1 (3.57%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (7.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (7.14%) Xamarin