Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 23 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 > North East
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 119 100
Rank change year-on-year +33 -19 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 15 30 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.18% 1.31% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.41% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 6
North East median daily rate £380 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% +40.00%
10th Percentile £321 £275 £335
90th Percentile £438 £500 £390
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.33 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.76% - +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1,204 2,134 1,815
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 93.43% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 1,474 1,145
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +7.74%
10th Percentile £240 £263 £255
90th Percentile £554 £531 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 98 85
North East median hourly rate £16.48 £21.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.35% +20.99% +18.47%
10th Percentile £9.70 £10.00 £10.13
90th Percentile £46.25 £36.83 £28.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +11.16%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the North East

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in the North East

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in the North East

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 23 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
Tyne and Wear +39 10 £425 +3.03% 24
Durham -1 4 £358 +14.40% 3
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 10 (66.67%) C#
1 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 8 (53.33%) .NET
2 8 (53.33%) CSS
2 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
2 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 6 (40.00%) Open Source
3 6 (40.00%) Confluence
3 6 (40.00%) REST
3 6 (40.00%) JIRA
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) HTML
4 5 (33.33%) MVC
4 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (26.67%) TDD
5 4 (26.67%) Subversion
5 4 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) MySQL
5 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
5 4 (26.67%) BDD
5 4 (26.67%) MongoDB
5 4 (26.67%) NoSQL
5 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
5 4 (26.67%) User Stories
5 4 (26.67%) Node.js

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 6 (40.00%) Confluence
2 2 (13.33%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Slack
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MongoDB
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
1 4 (26.67%) NoSQL
1 4 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (40.00%) JIRA
3 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (26.67%) Subversion
4 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (13.33%) JUnit
4 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.67%) NUnit
5 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
1 8 (53.33%) CSS
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (40.00%) REST
3 5 (33.33%) HTML
4 4 (26.67%) Node.js
5 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (20.00%) HTML5
5 3 (20.00%) jQuery
6 2 (13.33%) Ajax
6 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
6 2 (13.33%) CSS3
6 2 (13.33%) Django
6 2 (13.33%) Guice
6 2 (13.33%) JSON
6 2 (13.33%) RESTful
6 2 (13.33%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (13.33%) Spring
6 2 (13.33%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 6 (40.00%) Open Source
2 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (33.33%) MVC
4 4 (26.67%) BDD
4 4 (26.67%) Coaching
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (26.67%) Microservices
4 4 (26.67%) SDLC
4 4 (26.67%) SFIA
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
4 4 (26.67%) User Stories
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Progressive Enhancement
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) OWASP
6 2 (13.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) C#
1 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (13.33%) Ruby
5 2 (13.33%) Scala
5 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (6.67%) PHP
6 1 (6.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Google