Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 121 123
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 33 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.25% 0.91% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 0.95% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 19
East Midlands median daily rate £450 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +13.79% +3.57%
10th Percentile £310 £370 £328
90th Percentile £488 £533 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - £47.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £46.25
90th Percentile £47.50 - £48.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.20 £41.50
% change year-on-year +9.22% -0.72% +3.75%

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 2,521 3,043 3,141
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.28% 95.21% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,628 1,878 1,961
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -0.65% +3.33%
10th Percentile £236 £220 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £560
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 167 134
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +11.11% +3.85%
10th Percentile £9.52 £9.75 £9.30
90th Percentile £26.50 £45.00 £42.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 +18 21 £450 - 18
Northamptonshire -8 6 £331 -41.11% 4
Leicestershire +7 2 £363 -3.33% 12
Lincolnshire +6 1 - - 8
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 20 (60.61%) C#
1 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) Test Automation
3 15 (45.45%) SQL
4 14 (42.42%) Java
5 13 (39.39%) .NET
6 12 (36.36%) Jenkins
6 12 (36.36%) SDET
7 11 (33.33%) Docker
7 11 (33.33%) Python
7 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
8 10 (30.30%) Selenium
8 10 (30.30%) Web Services
9 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
9 9 (27.27%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (24.24%) Degree
10 8 (24.24%) OO
10 8 (24.24%) Finance
10 8 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (21.21%) Mentoring
11 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
11 7 (21.21%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio
13 5 (15.15%) HTML
13 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
13 5 (15.15%) UML
13 5 (15.15%) Spring
13 5 (15.15%) TDD
13 5 (15.15%) V-Model

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 3 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon Glacier
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon S3
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon Aurora
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.03%) GIS
3 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 10 (30.30%) Selenium
3 8 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio
5 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
6 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 3 (9.09%) Gradle
6 3 (9.09%) JIRA
6 3 (9.09%) JUnit
6 3 (9.09%) Maven
6 3 (9.09%) Spock
6 3 (9.09%) Travis CI
7 2 (6.06%) Protractor
8 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
8 1 (3.03%) Gatling
8 1 (3.03%) RSpec
8 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.03%) SOAtest
8 1 (3.03%) SonarQube
8 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.03%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) .NET
2 10 (30.30%) Web Services
3 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 5 (15.15%) HTML
4 5 (15.15%) Spring
5 4 (12.12%) CSS
5 4 (12.12%) RESTful
6 3 (9.09%) Node.js
6 3 (9.09%) Spring Boot
7 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
7 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
7 2 (6.06%) HTML5
7 2 (6.06%) React
7 2 (6.06%) SOAP
8 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
8 1 (3.03%) jQuery
8 1 (3.03%) JSF
8 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (3.03%) REST
8 1 (3.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) GPGPU
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) Test Automation
3 12 (36.36%) SDET
4 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 8 (24.24%) OO
6 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
6 7 (21.21%) Mentoring
7 5 (15.15%) Microservices
7 5 (15.15%) TDD
7 5 (15.15%) UML
7 5 (15.15%) V-Model
8 4 (12.12%) High Availability
8 4 (12.12%) Open Source
8 4 (12.12%) Scrum
8 4 (12.12%) User Stories
8 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
9 3 (9.09%) BDD
9 3 (9.09%) DevOps
10 2 (6.06%) System Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) C#
2 15 (45.45%) SQL
3 14 (42.42%) Java
4 11 (33.33%) Python
5 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.03%) C
6 1 (3.03%) C++
6 1 (3.03%) COBOL
6 1 (3.03%) GLSL
6 1 (3.03%) Kotlin
6 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.03%) Ruby
6 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.03%) VB
6 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
2 7 (21.21%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 11 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Ansible
1 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) HP
2 2 (6.06%) Splunk
3 1 (3.03%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) Xamarin