Period
to 25 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £381 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 132 138
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 52 47 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.13% 1.06% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.11% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 14
East of England median daily rate £381 £350 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.93% +4.87% -4.64%
10th Percentile £319 £225 £259
90th Percentile £475 £438 £409
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £39.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.06% +5.33% -9.64%
10th Percentile £40.75 £35.25 £34.00
90th Percentile £42.25 £41.88 £48.75
England median hourly rate £41.15 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.18% - +11.11%

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 4,356 4,246 4,876
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 95.63% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,509 2,463 2,857
East of England median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £219
90th Percentile £583 £550 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 331 467
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.10% -8.38% +11.88%
10th Percentile £10.66 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.69% -0.59% +11.06%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -1 22 £350 - 78
Suffolk +17 11 £388 +10.71% 8
Bedfordshire -13 9 £450 +23.12% 6
Hertfordshire -19 6 £365 +4.29% 15
Essex +1 3 £345 - 10
Norfolk -13 1 £375 +36.36% 7
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 24 (46.15%) Python
2 23 (44.23%) C++
3 21 (40.38%) C#
4 20 (38.46%) Linux
5 18 (34.62%) TDD
6 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (25.00%) Degree
7 13 (25.00%) C
7 13 (25.00%) SQL
7 13 (25.00%) Java
8 12 (23.08%) Jenkins
9 11 (21.15%) Windows
9 11 (21.15%) Embedded C
9 11 (21.15%) Wireless
9 11 (21.15%) Telecoms
10 10 (19.23%) Perl
10 10 (19.23%) JIRA
10 10 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (19.23%) BDD
11 9 (17.31%) SoapUI
11 9 (17.31%) ATDD
11 9 (17.31%) TeamCity
11 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
11 9 (17.31%) JBehave
11 9 (17.31%) WebDriver
11 9 (17.31%) Confluence
11 9 (17.31%) Cucumber
11 9 (17.31%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (17.31%) SDET
11 9 (17.31%) Atlassian Bamboo

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 9 (17.31%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.92%) CMS
2 1 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) Smallworld
2 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.85%) GitHub
3 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.15%) Wireless
2 7 (13.46%) Bluetooth
3 2 (3.85%) 3G
3 2 (3.85%) 3GPP
3 2 (3.85%) LTE
3 2 (3.85%) NAS
3 2 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.92%) Internet
4 1 (1.92%) MQTT
4 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.77%) Big Data
3 3 (5.77%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.77%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.85%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.92%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.92%) GIS
5 1 (1.92%) HBase
5 1 (1.92%) MySQL
5 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 10 (19.23%) JIRA
3 9 (17.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (17.31%) Cucumber
3 9 (17.31%) JBehave
3 9 (17.31%) JUnit
3 9 (17.31%) Maven
3 9 (17.31%) Selenium
3 9 (17.31%) SoapUI
3 9 (17.31%) TeamCity
3 9 (17.31%) WebDriver
4 8 (15.38%) Ant
4 8 (15.38%) Git (software)
4 8 (15.38%) SpecFlow
4 8 (15.38%) TestNG
5 1 (1.92%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.92%) JMeter
5 1 (1.92%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (21.15%) Telecoms
2 8 (15.38%) Retail
3 3 (5.77%) Games
4 2 (3.85%) Finance
5 1 (1.92%) Electronics
5 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) Middleware
1 9 (17.31%) WPF
2 7 (13.46%) .NET
2 7 (13.46%) AngularJS
3 5 (9.62%) CSS
3 5 (9.62%) HTML
4 4 (7.69%) HTML5
4 4 (7.69%) Node.js
4 4 (7.69%) REST
5 3 (5.77%) Django
5 3 (5.77%) Spring
5 3 (5.77%) Web Services
6 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (3.85%) Flask
6 2 (3.85%) JSON
6 2 (3.85%) RESTful
7 1 (1.92%) JSON Schema
7 1 (1.92%) Spring Boot
7 1 (1.92%) Swagger
7 1 (1.92%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) RIA
2 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) CAN bus
3 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (38.46%) Linux
2 11 (21.15%) Windows
3 4 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) TDD
2 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (19.23%) BDD
3 10 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (17.31%) ATDD
4 9 (17.31%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (17.31%) SDET
4 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
5 8 (15.38%) Defect Management
5 8 (15.38%) Feature Driven Development
5 8 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 7 (13.46%) E-Commerce
6 7 (13.46%) Software Engineering
7 6 (11.54%) MVVM
8 4 (7.69%) Multithreading
8 4 (7.69%) OO
9 3 (5.77%) MVC
9 3 (5.77%) Open Source
10 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (3.85%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (46.15%) Python
2 23 (44.23%) C++
3 21 (40.38%) C#
4 13 (25.00%) C
4 13 (25.00%) Java
4 13 (25.00%) SQL
5 11 (21.15%) Embedded C
6 10 (19.23%) Perl
7 8 (15.38%) Ruby
8 7 (13.46%) Assembly Language
9 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
9 6 (11.54%) XAML
10 3 (5.77%) Scala
11 2 (3.85%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.92%) Clojure
12 1 (1.92%) Dart
12 1 (1.92%) Elixir
12 1 (1.92%) Kotlin
12 1 (1.92%) R
12 1 (1.92%) Rust
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Docker
2 1 (1.92%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Mesos
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.85%) Sybase
3 1 (1.92%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft