The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 3 months to 26 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
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 76 53
Rank change year-on-year +22 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.80% 0.41% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.41% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Median daily rate £338 £441 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.46% +37.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +10.71% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.52% +4.48%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 479 723 532
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 95.61% 98.77% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 442 348
Median daily rate £420 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £279 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £520 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 20
Median hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.23% +103.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in West Sussex

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in West Sussex

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in West Sussex

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 3 months to 26 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
Crawley - 2 £325 -
Worthing +12 1 £438 -0.79%
Gatwick - 1 £325 - 1
Software Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Sussex region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 3 (50.00%) Content Management
1 3 (50.00%) QA
1 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) WPF
2 2 (33.33%) Release Management
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) Back Office
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) OpenText
2 2 (33.33%) Maximo
2 2 (33.33%) WinForms
2 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Documentum
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 2 (33.33%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Protractor
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) WinForms
1 2 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 3 (50.00%) Content Management
1 3 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Release Management
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) API Testing
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) SDET
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) OpenText