Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 153 158
Rank change year-on-year -22 +5 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 38 42 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.74% 0.86% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.90% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 13
East of England median daily rate £381 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.93% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £263 £264 £250
90th Percentile £475 £463 £396
England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £34.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.06% -9.33% -
10th Percentile £40.75 £31.55 £36.25
90th Percentile £42.25 £36.45 £38.75
England median hourly rate £41.15 £41.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -0.84% +7.79% +2.67%

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 4851 4659 5596
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.01% 95.59% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2788 2689 3270
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 378 535
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.38 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.55% +6.88% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.23 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -17 13 £350 +3.70% 49
Suffolk +21 11 £388 +8.77% 1
Hertfordshire -14 6 £275 -21.43% 5
Bedfordshire -11 5 £450 +1.69% 3
Essex -16 2 £350 - 5
Norfolk -5 1 £375 +36.36% 4
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (50.00%) C#
2 16 (42.11%) C++
3 13 (34.21%) Linux
4 12 (31.58%) SQL
4 12 (31.58%) Python
5 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (28.95%) TDD
6 10 (26.32%) WPF
6 10 (26.32%) .NET
7 8 (21.05%) C
7 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
7 8 (21.05%) MVVM
8 7 (18.42%) BDD
8 7 (18.42%) JIRA
8 7 (18.42%) Degree
8 7 (18.42%) Java
8 7 (18.42%) Windows
8 7 (18.42%) Embedded C
8 7 (18.42%) Wireless
8 7 (18.42%) XAML
9 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
9 6 (15.79%) Atlassian
9 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.79%) AngularJS
9 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
10 5 (13.16%) ATDD
10 5 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (13.16%) SDET
10 5 (13.16%) JBehave
10 5 (13.16%) WebDriver

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 5 (13.16%) Confluence
2 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) Wireless
2 3 (7.89%) Bluetooth
3 2 (5.26%) 3G
3 2 (5.26%) 3GPP
3 2 (5.26%) LTE
3 2 (5.26%) NAS
3 2 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.63%) MQTT
4 1 (2.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.26%) Big Data
3 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.26%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.63%) HBase
4 1 (2.63%) MySQL
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 7 (18.42%) JIRA
3 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
4 5 (13.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
4 5 (13.16%) JBehave
4 5 (13.16%) JUnit
4 5 (13.16%) Maven
4 5 (13.16%) Selenium
4 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
4 5 (13.16%) TeamCity
4 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
5 4 (10.53%) Ant
5 4 (10.53%) SpecFlow
5 4 (10.53%) TestNG
6 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.63%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.63%) GCC
7 1 (2.63%) JMeter
7 1 (2.63%) NUnit
General
1 5 (13.16%) Retail
1 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Games
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) .NET
1 10 (26.32%) WPF
2 6 (15.79%) AngularJS
3 5 (13.16%) CSS
3 5 (13.16%) HTML
3 5 (13.16%) HTML5
3 5 (13.16%) Middleware
4 4 (10.53%) Node.js
5 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.89%) REST
5 3 (7.89%) WCF
6 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.26%) JSON
6 2 (5.26%) RESTful
6 2 (5.26%) Silverlight
6 2 (5.26%) Web Services
7 1 (2.63%) Express
7 1 (2.63%) Flask
7 1 (2.63%) Kafka
7 1 (2.63%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) RIA
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.63%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Linux
2 7 (18.42%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Android
3 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (28.95%) TDD
2 8 (21.05%) MVVM
3 7 (18.42%) BDD
4 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
4 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
5 5 (13.16%) ATDD
5 5 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (13.16%) SDET
6 4 (10.53%) Defect Management
6 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.53%) Feature Driven Development
6 4 (10.53%) MVC
6 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.89%) Multithreading
7 3 (7.89%) Web Development
8 2 (5.26%) Kanban
8 2 (5.26%) Scrum
8 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) C#
2 16 (42.11%) C++
3 12 (31.58%) Python
3 12 (31.58%) SQL
4 8 (21.05%) C
5 7 (18.42%) Embedded C
5 7 (18.42%) Java
5 7 (18.42%) XAML
6 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
7 4 (10.53%) Perl
7 4 (10.53%) Ruby
8 3 (7.89%) Assembly Language
8 3 (7.89%) VB
9 2 (5.26%) Embedded C++
9 2 (5.26%) Scala
9 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
9 2 (5.26%) VB6
10 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.63%) MCP
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Apache Flume
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Mesos
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Atlassian
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) Sybase
4 1 (2.63%) Cloudera