The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 3 months to 28 June 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 110 -
Rank change year-on-year +65 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 1 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.26% 0.77% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.87% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £375 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +12.85% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% +2.56%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. 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
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 358 1258 592
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 93.47% 88.28% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 807 372
Median daily rate £363 £320 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.28% -11.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 84 64
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Tyne and Wear

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Tyne and Wear

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Tyne and Wear

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +70 1 £375 -2.59% 3
Software Developer
North East

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Tyne and Wear region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) .NET
3 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
4 4 (50.00%) SOA
4 4 (50.00%) SDLC
5 3 (37.50%) GeoServer
5 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (37.50%) SignalR
5 3 (37.50%) User Stories
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 3 (37.50%) HTML
5 3 (37.50%) Java
5 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (37.50%) UML
5 3 (37.50%) GIS
5 3 (37.50%) MVC
5 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (37.50%) Scala
5 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 3 (37.50%) Project Management
5 3 (37.50%) Java EE
5 3 (37.50%) Use Case
6 2 (25.00%) Spring MVC
6 2 (25.00%) WPF

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (37.50%) GeoServer
2 2 (25.00%) NServiceBus
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) GIS
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) Java EE
2 3 (37.50%) SignalR
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (25.00%) Play Framework
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (25.00%) Spring
3 2 (25.00%) Spring MVC
3 2 (25.00%) WPF
4 1 (12.50%) Ajax
4 1 (12.50%) Django
4 1 (12.50%) Guice
4 1 (12.50%) J2EE
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) SDLC
3 4 (50.00%) SOA
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) UML
4 3 (37.50%) Use Case
4 3 (37.50%) User Stories
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) Open Source
5 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) Scala
4 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (25.00%) Ruby
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Python
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle