Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 17 August 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 of England
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 160 159
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 40 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.80% 0.73% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.77% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 8
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £314 £252 £309
90th Percentile £556 £532 £490
England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +9.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.33% +15.38% -13.33%
10th Percentile £42.90 £36.25 £30.65
90th Percentile £51.90 £39.35 £45.75
England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year +9.38% -5.33% +12.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4,739 4,394 4,930
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 94.05% 96.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,727 2,598 2,830
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £194 £210 £200
90th Percentile £581 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 350 368
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.43% -12.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.96 £11.23
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.05 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.01% -2.63% +6.83%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the East of England

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in the East of England

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in the East of England

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in the East of England

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
Cambridgeshire +7 11 £325 +8.33% 73
Hertfordshire -4 11 £400 +45.45% 17
Suffolk -9 11 £400 -4.76% 14
Essex 0 4 £600 +16.62% 10
Norfolk - 3 £350 - 8
Bedfordshire -6 1 £400 +14.29% 6
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 of England region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 21 (52.50%) C#
2 19 (47.50%) SQL
3 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.00%) Software Engineering
3 14 (35.00%) HTML
4 13 (32.50%) CSS
5 12 (30.00%) C++
6 10 (25.00%) Java
7 9 (22.50%) .NET
7 9 (22.50%) Python
7 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (22.50%) Customer Requirements
7 9 (22.50%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 7 (17.50%) Linux
9 7 (17.50%) R
10 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
10 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
10 5 (12.50%) MySQL
10 5 (12.50%) Scrum
11 4 (10.00%) JIRA
11 4 (10.00%) Web Development
11 4 (10.00%) .NET Framework
11 4 (10.00%) Degree
11 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
11 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
11 4 (10.00%) C
11 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
11 4 (10.00%) Microservices

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (7.50%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.50%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) MySQL
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.50%) Hadoop
3 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.50%) Pentaho
4 2 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.00%) JIRA
3 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.50%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.50%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.50%) Protractor
4 1 (2.50%) Selenium
General
1 3 (7.50%) Retail
2 2 (5.00%) Automotive
2 2 (5.00%) Law
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Billing
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.00%) HTML
2 13 (32.50%) CSS
3 9 (22.50%) .NET
3 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 4 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.00%) CSS3
6 2 (5.00%) Ember.js
6 2 (5.00%) Entity Framework
6 2 (5.00%) Hibernate
6 2 (5.00%) HTML5
6 2 (5.00%) Node.js
6 2 (5.00%) React
6 2 (5.00%) REST
6 2 (5.00%) RESTful
6 2 (5.00%) Spring
6 2 (5.00%) Spring MVC
6 2 (5.00%) Web Services
6 2 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (7.50%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) CentOS
2 1 (2.50%) FreeRTOS
2 1 (2.50%) Nucleus RTOS
2 1 (2.50%) ThreadX
2 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.50%) VxWorks
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (35.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (22.50%) Customer Requirements
2 9 (22.50%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (12.50%) Scrum
4 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (10.00%) Microservices
4 4 (10.00%) Web Development
5 3 (7.50%) BDD
5 3 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (7.50%) MVC
5 3 (7.50%) Software Delivery
5 3 (7.50%) TDD
5 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.00%) API Development
6 2 (5.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (5.00%) MVVM
6 2 (5.00%) SDLC
6 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) C#
2 19 (47.50%) SQL
3 12 (30.00%) C++
4 10 (25.00%) Java
5 9 (22.50%) Python
6 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (17.50%) R
8 4 (10.00%) C
9 3 (7.50%) Embedded C
9 3 (7.50%) Groovy
9 3 (7.50%) Java 8
9 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
10 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
10 2 (5.00%) Perl
10 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
11 1 (2.50%) Embedded C++
11 1 (2.50%) ES6
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) IEC 62304
1 1 (2.50%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
1 1 (2.50%) Firmware
1 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) Telerik
2 1 (2.50%) SAP