The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 50 47
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.74% 0.67% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.69% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +13.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 383 433 441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 93.87% 96.65% 97.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 233 235
Median daily rate £350 £368 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +13.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 49 53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.12% -52.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Essex

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Developer in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Essex

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Essex

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Saffron Walden - 2 - - 6
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Essex region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Bioinformatics
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Informatics
3 1 (20.00%) Robotics
3 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (20.00%) Physics
3 1 (20.00%) Biology
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Haskell
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (20.00%) Image Processing
3 1 (20.00%) Qt
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) R
3 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (20.00%) Go
3 1 (20.00%) SABSA
3 1 (20.00%) KVM
3 1 (20.00%) Docker
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (20.00%) OpenStack
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) POSIX
1 1 (20.00%) Qt
1 1 (20.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) BeagleBone
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) e-Health
1 1 (20.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Bioinformatics
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Biology
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (20.00%) Image Processing
3 1 (20.00%) Informatics
3 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Physics
3 1 (20.00%) SABSA
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Go
3 1 (20.00%) Haskell
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) R
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) CISA
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) GSEC
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
1 1 (20.00%) KVM
1 1 (20.00%) LXC
1 1 (20.00%) Slurm Workload Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Pegasus
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