Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Development Consultant was £515 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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 Development Consultant
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 874 878 884
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Consultant 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.003% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.003% 0.003% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
UK median daily rate £515 £725 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.97% +45.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £508 £675 £360
90th Percentile £523 £815 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate - £700 £425
% change year-on-year - +64.71% -19.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Software Development Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Software Development Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Consultant in the UK

Software Development Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Development Consultant in the UK

Software Development Consultant
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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
England +15 2 £515 -28.97%
London -19 2 £515 -31.33%
UK excluding London +18 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Software Development Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Software Development Consultant 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 featuring Software Development Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (33.33%) SMTP
2 1 (33.33%) FTP
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) SSH
2 1 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Scala

Software Development Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
1 1 (33.33%) SMTP
1 1 (33.33%) SSH
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) CouchDB
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (33.33%) Redis
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) Dropwizard
1 1 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Microservices
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Scala
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle