Top 12 Most In Demand Software Developer Contract roles in 2016

IT ContractorWith all the talk about the ‘gig economy’ many more people in permanent roles are looking towards IT contractor roles to see how they can benefit from this potential revolution in the way that people are working. At the same time many people in IT contractor roles may be concerned about the effects of more competition for places in their current work environment.

There could be cause for concern because if you can manage the uncertainty of working as a contractor there are many benefits of working in this manner, the higher rate of pay is just one. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of working as an IT contractor:

Advantages:

  • Increased earnings
  • Great variety and interest
  • Flexibility
  • Holidays
  • Training
  • No office politics
  • Improved work/life balance

Disadvantages:

  • Staying in contracts
  • Downtime between contracts
  • Skills and development
  • Safety net
  • Holidays
  • Time spent running your business
  • Tax issues

Contract Developers

Developers are currently a huge part of the IT contractor scene in the UK and are almost a quarter (23.12%) of all IT contractor jobs. The world of software development is vast with many skills and programming languages for individuals to master. Are your software skills in demand? With 13126 IT contractor jobs for developers over the last three months in the UK, there may be an opening for you and your skills in the ‘gig economy’.

Here are the 12 most in demand IT contractor roles in the UK over the last three months:

1.Java Developer

Average daily wage: £454

Daily rate change year on year: +6.76%

Number of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 2519

Percentage of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 4.44%

2.NET Developer

Average daily wage: £363

Daily rate change year on year: +3.57%

Number of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 1573

Percentage of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 2.77%

3.Senior Developer

Average daily wage: £475

Daily rate change year on year: +5.55%

Number of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 1450

Percentage of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 2.55%

4.C# Developer

Average daily wage: £400

Daily rate change year on year: +8.10%

Number of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 1325

Percentage of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 2.33%

5.JavaScript Developer

Average daily wage: £400

Daily rate change year on year: +8.10%

Number of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 1179

Percentage of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 2.08%

6.SQL Developer

Average daily wage: £388

Daily rate change year on year: +10.71

Number of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 1098

Percentage of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 1.93%

7.Front End Developer

Average daily wage: £375

Daily rate change year on year: +7.14%

Number of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 1031

Percentage of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 1.82%

8.C# .NET Developer

Average daily wage: £370

Daily rate change year on year: +12.12%

Number of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 795

Percentage of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 1.40%

9.Agile Developer

Average daily wage: £500

Daily rate change year on year: +17.64

Number of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 655

Percentage of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 1.15%

10.Web Developer

Average daily wage: £350

Daily rate change year on year: +3.70

Number of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 604

Percentage of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 1.06%

11.Senior Java Developer

Average daily wage: £525

Daily rate change year on year: +16.66

Number of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 523

Percentage of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months:0.92%

12.HTML Developer

Average daily wage: £350

Daily rate change year on year: -3.44%

Number of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 507

Percentage of mentions in job adverts for IT contractors over the last three months: 0.89%

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February 1, 2017

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