Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 18 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 of England
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 148 140
Rank change year-on-year -13 -8 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 43 47 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.87% 0.93% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.98% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 20
East of England median daily rate £375 £370 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +3.42% +2.21%
10th Percentile £250 £271 £268
90th Percentile £555 £475 £442
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +16.90% -5.33%
10th Percentile £40.65 £40.75 £34.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £42.25 £36.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.20 £41.50
% change year-on-year +9.22% -0.72% +5.73%

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 4,614 4,776 4,572
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.48% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,723 2,767 2,621
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £462 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 352 373
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.18% -2.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.13 £11.01
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.60
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.05% +3.89% -

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 18 December 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 18 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
Cambridgeshire +19 16 £338 -3.57% 59
Hertfordshire +5 15 £325 -10.96% 18
Essex -8 8 £550 +57.14% 6
Suffolk -13 2 £363 -6.45% 3
Norfolk +13 1 £350 -6.67% 5
Bedfordshire +4 1 £400 -11.11% 5
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 of England region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 13 (30.23%) Software Engineering
2 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) C#
2 12 (27.91%) SQL
3 11 (25.58%) Java
4 10 (23.26%) C++
4 10 (23.26%) .NET
4 10 (23.26%) C
5 9 (20.93%) Linux
5 9 (20.93%) Visual Studio
6 8 (18.60%) OO
6 8 (18.60%) Python
7 7 (16.28%) Windows
7 7 (16.28%) Law
7 7 (16.28%) Algorithms
8 6 (13.95%) Computational Biology
8 6 (13.95%) Data Science
8 6 (13.95%) Bioinformatics
8 6 (13.95%) Statistical Analysis
8 6 (13.95%) Data Analysis
8 6 (13.95%) Statistics
8 6 (13.95%) DNA
8 6 (13.95%) Perl
8 6 (13.95%) SNMP
9 5 (11.63%) HTML
9 5 (11.63%) XML
9 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
9 5 (11.63%) Unit Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
9 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server

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 (6.98%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.33%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) SNMP
2 4 (9.30%) DHCP
2 4 (9.30%) HTTP
2 4 (9.30%) IGMP
2 4 (9.30%) Internet
2 4 (9.30%) PBX
2 4 (9.30%) RTCP
2 4 (9.30%) RTP
2 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.30%) VLAN
2 4 (9.30%) VoIP
2 4 (9.30%) Wireshark
3 2 (4.65%) SpaceWire
4 1 (2.33%) 3GPP
4 1 (2.33%) Extranet
4 1 (2.33%) LAN
4 1 (2.33%) LTE
4 1 (2.33%) WAN
4 1 (2.33%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) MySQL
2 3 (6.98%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.98%) Pentaho
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.33%) Big Data
4 1 (2.33%) MariaDB
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (9.30%) GDB
3 4 (9.30%) Subversion
3 4 (9.30%) Valgrind
4 3 (6.98%) JIRA
5 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.65%) Eclipse RCP
5 2 (4.65%) gulp
5 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.33%) Bower
6 1 (2.33%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.33%) JUnit
6 1 (2.33%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.33%) PhantomJS
General
1 7 (16.28%) Law
2 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.98%) Finance
4 2 (4.65%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.65%) Automotive
4 2 (4.65%) Avionics
5 1 (2.33%) Billing
5 1 (2.33%) Electronics
5 1 (2.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) .NET
2 5 (11.63%) HTML
2 5 (11.63%) XML
3 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
3 4 (9.30%) FreeSWITCH
3 4 (9.30%) WPF
4 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.98%) CSS
4 3 (6.98%) jQuery
5 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.65%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.65%) Node.js
5 2 (4.65%) Sass
5 2 (4.65%) Spring
6 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.33%) CSS3
6 1 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.33%) Play Framework
6 1 (2.33%) React
6 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.65%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Linux
2 7 (16.28%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) FreeRTOS
3 1 (2.33%) Nucleus RTOS
3 1 (2.33%) ThreadX
3 1 (2.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Software Engineering
2 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.60%) OO
4 6 (13.95%) Bioinformatics
4 6 (13.95%) Computational Biology
4 6 (13.95%) Data Analysis
4 6 (13.95%) Data Science
4 6 (13.95%) DNA
4 6 (13.95%) Statistical Analysis
4 6 (13.95%) Statistics
5 5 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (11.63%) Unit Testing
6 4 (9.30%) MVVM
6 4 (9.30%) Scrum
6 4 (9.30%) UML
7 3 (6.98%) Front End Development
7 3 (6.98%) Multithreading
7 3 (6.98%) Software Architecture
7 3 (6.98%) Software Delivery
7 3 (6.98%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) C#
1 12 (27.91%) SQL
2 11 (25.58%) Java
3 10 (23.26%) C
3 10 (23.26%) C++
4 8 (18.60%) Python
5 6 (13.95%) Perl
6 4 (9.30%) Embedded C
7 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.33%) ES6
9 1 (2.33%) Groovy
9 1 (2.33%) Java 8
9 1 (2.33%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.33%) PHP
9 1 (2.33%) R
9 1 (2.33%) Scala
9 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) ECSS
1 2 (4.65%) MIL-STD-1553
2 1 (2.33%) IEC 62304
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Hyper-V
1 4 (9.30%) KVM
1 4 (9.30%) VirtualBox
2 2 (4.65%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Cacti
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) JDA
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle
2 1 (2.33%) CA
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) NetQoS
2 1 (2.33%) SAP