Period
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The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 115 95 111
Rank change year-on-year -20 +16 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 25 18 22
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.00% 1.02% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.11% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 14
10th Percentile £375 £278 £319
25th Percentile £388 £303 £416
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £481
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -1.30% +13.24%
75th Percentile £588 £513 £538
90th Percentile £633 £590 £564
England median daily rate £525 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +11.70% +4.44% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
10th Percentile - £38.54 -
25th Percentile £46.25 £38.79 -
Median hourly rate £47.50 £39.19 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.20% -12.91% -18.18%
75th Percentile £51.88 £39.60 -
90th Percentile £53.75 £39.84 -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £38.38 £45.50
% change year-on-year +23.76% -15.65% +2.82%

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 2,275 1,628 2,303
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.71% 91.82% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,340 933 1,405
10th Percentile £165 £147 £163
25th Percentile £313 £250 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £465 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +12.73% -2.94% -3.41%
75th Percentile £550 £515 £504
90th Percentile £669 £588 £575
England median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 236 161
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £12.13
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.56% -8.57% +12.90%
75th Percentile £45.78 £25.58 £25.56
90th Percentile £60.00 £46.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.40 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.14% +12.63% +2.70%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Developer in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Software Developer in the East of England

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Software Developer in the East of England

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Developer in the East of England.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Suffolk -1 8 £525 +5.00% 4
Cambridgeshire -25 7 £550 +38.36% 15
Hertfordshire -8 6 £400 - 14
Essex -3 4 £573 - 12
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Software Developer contract jobs required the following 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 15 (60.00%) Agile
2 11 (44.00%) Java
3 9 (36.00%) Python
4 8 (32.00%) SQL
4 8 (32.00%) C
5 6 (24.00%) C#
5 6 (24.00%) C++
5 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (24.00%) .NET
5 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
5 6 (24.00%) Spring
5 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (24.00%) Validation
5 6 (24.00%) JIRA
6 5 (20.00%) WPF
6 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 5 (20.00%) Degree
6 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 5 (20.00%) Windows
6 5 (20.00%) MVC
7 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (16.00%) VBA
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle
7 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
7 4 (16.00%) Statistical Analysis
7 4 (16.00%) Visualisation
7 4 (16.00%) AWS
7 4 (16.00%) Informatics

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 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) AWS
2 3 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (8.00%) Apigee
3 2 (8.00%) Azure
4 1 (4.00%) GCP
4 1 (4.00%) GitHub
4 1 (4.00%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.00%) Modbus
1 1 (4.00%) RS-232
1 1 (4.00%) RS-422
1 1 (4.00%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) Spotfire
3 3 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) JIRA
1 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) GitLab
3 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) Moq
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (16.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (8.00%) Electronics
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Social Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) .NET
1 6 (24.00%) Spring
2 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (20.00%) WPF
3 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Core
3 4 (16.00%) Entity Framework
3 4 (16.00%) Node.js
3 4 (16.00%) Shiny
4 3 (12.00%) JPA
4 3 (12.00%) REST
4 3 (12.00%) Swagger
5 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
5 2 (8.00%) J2EE
5 2 (8.00%) React
5 2 (8.00%) React Native
5 2 (8.00%) Spring Boot
6 1 (4.00%) Ajax
6 1 (4.00%) CSS
6 1 (4.00%) JSON
6 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Algorithms
1 2 (8.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) IoT
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Agile
2 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (24.00%) Validation
3 5 (20.00%) MVC
4 4 (16.00%) Biostatistics
4 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (16.00%) Data Visualisation
4 4 (16.00%) Decision-Making
4 4 (16.00%) Informatics
4 4 (16.00%) Machine Learning
4 4 (16.00%) Mathematics
4 4 (16.00%) Matrix Organization
4 4 (16.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 4 (16.00%) Statistical Modelling
4 4 (16.00%) Visualisation
5 3 (12.00%) CI/CD
5 3 (12.00%) Coaching
5 3 (12.00%) Critical Thinking
5 3 (12.00%) Event-Driven
5 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) Java
2 9 (36.00%) Python
3 8 (32.00%) C
3 8 (32.00%) SQL
4 6 (24.00%) C#
4 6 (24.00%) C++
4 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
5 4 (16.00%) R
5 4 (16.00%) VBA
6 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.00%) TypeScript
6 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Google
2 1 (4.00%) Siemens
2 1 (4.00%) Teradata