The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 24 June 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 of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 112 125
Rank change year-on-year -4 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 17 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.74% 0.67% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.70% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 10
Median daily rate £423 £343 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.35% +5.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £460 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +10.35% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% +2.56%  

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 2158 2438 2915
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.83% 96.21% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1391 1728
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 193 261
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -1.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Essex -8 9 £515 +58.30% 1
Hertfordshire -1 3 £338 - 12
Cambridgeshire -2 3 - - 26
Suffolk +16 2 £420 -16.00% 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 19 (41.30%) C#
2 16 (34.78%) .NET
3 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (30.43%) Java
5 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
5 12 (26.09%) Windows
6 11 (23.91%) Degree
7 10 (21.74%) SQL
8 9 (19.57%) MVC
9 8 (17.39%) Finance
9 8 (17.39%) AngularJS
10 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
10 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
10 7 (15.22%) TDD
10 7 (15.22%) .NET Framework
10 7 (15.22%) Python
10 7 (15.22%) C++
10 7 (15.22%) XML
10 7 (15.22%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (13.04%) HTML
11 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
11 6 (13.04%) Linux
11 6 (13.04%) Mobile App
12 5 (10.87%) Mobile Application Development
12 5 (10.87%) Health Informatics
12 5 (10.87%) Microservices
12 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
12 5 (10.87%) WPF
12 5 (10.87%) Node.js
12 5 (10.87%) RESTful

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 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.17%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) VoIP
1 4 (8.70%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.17%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.17%) RS-232
3 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) Big Data
3 3 (6.52%) MySQL
4 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.17%) Redis
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.52%) JIRA
3 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.35%) Maven
4 2 (4.35%) NUnit
4 2 (4.35%) Xcode
5 1 (2.17%) Ant
5 1 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.17%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.17%) Checkstyle
5 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.17%) GCC
5 1 (2.17%) JUnit
5 1 (2.17%) Protractor
5 1 (2.17%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.17%) TestNG
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Games
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) .NET
2 8 (17.39%) AngularJS
3 7 (15.22%) .NET Framework
3 7 (15.22%) XML
4 6 (13.04%) HTML
5 5 (10.87%) CSS
5 5 (10.87%) Node.js
5 5 (10.87%) RESTful
5 5 (10.87%) WPF
6 4 (8.70%) Android SDK
6 4 (8.70%) iOS SDK
6 4 (8.70%) Middleware
6 4 (8.70%) WCF
7 3 (6.52%) Entity Framework
7 3 (6.52%) jQuery
7 3 (6.52%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (4.35%) HTML5
8 2 (4.35%) Java EE
8 2 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.04%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.35%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.17%) CAN bus
4 1 (2.17%) e-Health
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.17%) Robotics
4 1 (2.17%) SCADA
4 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Windows
2 6 (13.04%) Linux
3 4 (8.70%) Android
3 4 (8.70%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.52%) Unix
5 2 (4.35%) HPUX
6 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (19.57%) MVC
3 7 (15.22%) TDD
3 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
4 5 (10.87%) Health Informatics
4 5 (10.87%) Informatics
4 5 (10.87%) Microservices
4 5 (10.87%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (8.70%) Android Development
5 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (8.70%) Front End Development
5 4 (8.70%) iOS Development
5 4 (8.70%) OO
5 4 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (8.70%) SOA
5 4 (8.70%) Wireframes
6 3 (6.52%) OOP
6 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (41.30%) C#
2 14 (30.43%) Java
3 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 10 (21.74%) SQL
5 7 (15.22%) C++
5 7 (15.22%) Python
6 4 (8.70%) Objective-C
6 4 (8.70%) Perl
7 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.35%) C
8 2 (4.35%) PHP
8 2 (4.35%) Ruby
8 2 (4.35%) VB
8 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
8 2 (4.35%) VB6
9 1 (2.17%) Go
9 1 (2.17%) Haskell
9 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.17%) R
9 1 (2.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Degree
2 7 (15.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) Master's Degree
5 1 (2.17%) CISA
5 1 (2.17%) CISM
5 1 (2.17%) CISSP
5 1 (2.17%) GSEC
5 1 (2.17%) MCP
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Docker
2 2 (4.35%) Firmware
3 1 (2.17%) KVM
3 1 (2.17%) LXC
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.17%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 1 (2.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Ansible
2 1 (2.17%) Mesos
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Apple
2 2 (4.35%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.35%) HP
2 2 (4.35%) IBM
2 2 (4.35%) Intel
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Pegasus
3 1 (2.17%) Sonatype
3 1 (2.17%) Zend
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