Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 178 148
Rank change year-on-year 0 -30 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 37 30 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.73% 0.60% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.64% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 7
East of England median daily rate £400 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% +8.93% +4.09%
10th Percentile £319 £263 £288
90th Percentile £556 £492 £485
England median daily rate £450 £425 £386
% change year-on-year +5.88% +10.10% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +30.71% -15.33%
10th Percentile £43.05 £37.15 £30.58
90th Percentile £51.75 £42.25 £33.53
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%

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 4,783 4,707 4,660
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.01% 94.20% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,814 2,711 2,658
East of England median daily rate £425 £418 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +7.74% +3.33%
10th Percentile £192 £213 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 367 379
East of England median hourly rate £17.33 £18.00 £20.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.72% -11.42% -4.38%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.13 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.25 £47.35 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.06 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.44% +1.08% +2.89%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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
Hertfordshire +7 11 £400 +45.45% 26
Cambridgeshire +5 10 £350 -12.50% 64
Essex -1 8 £550 +6.90% 5
Suffolk -21 5 £363 -6.45% 10
Norfolk - 3 £350 - 9
Bedfordshire +7 1 £400 +6.67% 7
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) C#
2 16 (43.24%) SQL
3 15 (40.54%) Software Engineering
4 12 (32.43%) Java
5 11 (29.73%) .NET
6 10 (27.03%) HTML
7 8 (21.62%) CSS
8 7 (18.92%) Python
8 7 (18.92%) C++
9 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
9 6 (16.22%) Scrum
9 6 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (13.51%) Microservices
10 5 (13.51%) MySQL
10 5 (13.51%) .NET Framework
10 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
11 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
11 4 (10.81%) Degree
11 4 (10.81%) JIRA
11 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
11 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
11 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
11 4 (10.81%) C
11 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
11 4 (10.81%) Linux
11 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
11 4 (10.81%) Jenkins

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 (8.11%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Extranet
1 1 (2.70%) LAN
1 1 (2.70%) SNMP
1 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) MySQL
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.11%) Hadoop
3 3 (8.11%) Pentaho
4 2 (5.41%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.70%) Big Data
5 1 (2.70%) MariaDB
5 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.81%) JIRA
2 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.41%) gulp
4 1 (2.70%) Bower
4 1 (2.70%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.70%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.70%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.70%) PhantomJS
4 1 (2.70%) Selenium
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
1 3 (8.11%) Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Automotive
2 2 (5.41%) Law
3 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Billing
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) .NET
2 10 (27.03%) HTML
3 8 (21.62%) CSS
4 5 (13.51%) .NET Framework
5 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
5 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
5 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (8.11%) jQuery
6 3 (8.11%) React
6 3 (8.11%) Sass
6 3 (8.11%) WPF
7 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.41%) CSS3
7 2 (5.41%) Ember.js
7 2 (5.41%) Entity Framework
7 2 (5.41%) Hibernate
7 2 (5.41%) HTML5
7 2 (5.41%) Node.js
7 2 (5.41%) Spring
7 2 (5.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (8.11%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) FreeRTOS
2 1 (2.70%) Nucleus RTOS
2 1 (2.70%) ThreadX
2 1 (2.70%) VxWorks
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (40.54%) Software Engineering
3 6 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (16.22%) Scrum
4 5 (13.51%) Microservices
5 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
5 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.11%) BDD
6 3 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (8.11%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (8.11%) Front End Development
6 3 (8.11%) MVVM
6 3 (8.11%) OO
6 3 (8.11%) Software Delivery
6 3 (8.11%) TDD
7 2 (5.41%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (5.41%) Analytics
7 2 (5.41%) API Development
7 2 (5.41%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) C#
1 16 (43.24%) SQL
2 12 (32.43%) Java
3 7 (18.92%) C++
3 7 (18.92%) Python
4 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.81%) C
6 3 (8.11%) Embedded C
6 3 (8.11%) Groovy
6 3 (8.11%) Java 8
6 3 (8.11%) R
6 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.41%) ES6
7 2 (5.41%) Perl
8 1 (2.70%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.70%) PHP
8 1 (2.70%) Scala
8 1 (2.70%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) IEC 62304
1 1 (2.70%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Firmware
2 1 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Cacti
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) JDA
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle
1 2 (5.41%) Telerik
2 1 (2.70%) CA
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) NetQoS
2 1 (2.70%) SAP