The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
England / East of England
Rank 97 108 115
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 29 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.34% 0.61% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 0.64% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 5
Median daily rate £300 £334 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.11% -4.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £294 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £381 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +13.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £37.50 £41.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £47.50 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2077 2353 2495
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.63% 96.36% 96.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1264 1373 1408
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 169 237
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.15% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire - 10 £350 - 1
Hertfordshire +10 9 £275 -15.38% 4
Cambridgeshire +5 5 £290 -16.24% 19
Essex -9 3 - - 9
Suffolk -3 2 £413 - 2
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 of England region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 21 (42.86%) C#
2 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (26.53%) TDD
3 13 (26.53%) .NET
4 12 (24.49%) Java
5 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
6 10 (20.41%) MVC
6 10 (20.41%) Software Engineering
7 9 (18.37%) AngularJS
7 9 (18.37%) Node.js
7 9 (18.37%) SQL
7 9 (18.37%) Windows
8 7 (14.29%) BDD
8 7 (14.29%) RESTful
8 7 (14.29%) Linux
8 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 7 (14.29%) Oracle
9 6 (12.24%) XML
9 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
9 6 (12.24%) IBM
9 6 (12.24%) QA
9 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
9 6 (12.24%) Apple iOS
10 5 (10.20%) iOS Development
10 5 (10.20%) Android Development
10 5 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (10.20%) MVVM
10 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (10.20%) Android
10 5 (10.20%) .NET Framework

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.04%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.04%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) VoIP
1 4 (8.16%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.04%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.04%) RS-232
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.04%) Redis
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Selenium
2 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.08%) JIRA
3 2 (4.08%) JMeter
3 2 (4.08%) JUnit
3 2 (4.08%) Maven
3 2 (4.08%) Subversion
3 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.08%) Xcode
4 1 (2.04%) Ant
4 1 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.04%) Protractor
4 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.04%) TestNG
4 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Games
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) .NET
2 9 (18.37%) AngularJS
2 9 (18.37%) Node.js
3 7 (14.29%) RESTful
4 6 (12.24%) XML
5 5 (10.20%) .NET Framework
6 4 (8.16%) Android SDK
6 4 (8.16%) HTML
6 4 (8.16%) iOS SDK
6 4 (8.16%) WPF
7 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (6.12%) Entity Framework
7 3 (6.12%) jQuery
7 3 (6.12%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (6.12%) WCF
7 3 (6.12%) Web Services
8 2 (4.08%) CSS
8 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
8 2 (4.08%) Java EE
8 2 (4.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.08%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) BeagleBone
2 1 (2.04%) CAN bus
2 1 (2.04%) e-Health
2 1 (2.04%) iPad
2 1 (2.04%) Robotics
2 1 (2.04%) SCADA
2 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) Linux
3 6 (12.24%) Apple iOS
4 5 (10.20%) Android
5 2 (4.08%) HPUX
6 1 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.53%) TDD
3 10 (20.41%) MVC
3 10 (20.41%) Software Engineering
4 7 (14.29%) BDD
5 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
6 5 (10.20%) Android Development
6 5 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (10.20%) iOS Development
6 5 (10.20%) MVVM
7 4 (8.16%) Front End Development
7 4 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (8.16%) Scrum
7 4 (8.16%) Wireframes
8 3 (6.12%) ATDD
8 3 (6.12%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.12%) OOP
8 3 (6.12%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) C#
2 12 (24.49%) Java
3 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
4 9 (18.37%) SQL
5 5 (10.20%) C++
5 5 (10.20%) Objective-C
5 5 (10.20%) Python
6 4 (8.16%) Perl
7 3 (6.12%) PHP
7 3 (6.12%) XAML
8 2 (4.08%) C
8 2 (4.08%) Ruby
9 1 (2.04%) Apple Swift
9 1 (2.04%) Go
9 1 (2.04%) Haskell
9 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.04%) R
9 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.04%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) CISA
3 1 (2.04%) CISM
3 1 (2.04%) CISSP
3 1 (2.04%) GSEC
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) SDET
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Docker
2 2 (4.08%) Firmware
3 1 (2.04%) KVM
3 1 (2.04%) LXC
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.04%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 1 (2.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Ansible
2 1 (2.04%) Mesos
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle
2 6 (12.24%) IBM
3 2 (4.08%) Apple
3 2 (4.08%) HP
3 2 (4.08%) Intel
4 1 (2.04%) Pegasus
Luton, Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 14 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 20 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 9 days ago