The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 81 81 76
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.24% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
Software Developer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1181 1205 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.94% 93.12% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 695 458
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 57 79
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £20.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the Buckinghamshire region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -2 2 £380 +8.57% 2
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title.

1 7 (46.67%) C++
1 7 (46.67%) Computer Science
2 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 6 (40.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) OO
3 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) C
4 4 (26.67%) ETL
4 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
5 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Web Development
5 3 (20.00%) LINQ
5 3 (20.00%) HL7
5 3 (20.00%) jQuery
5 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 3 (20.00%) Data Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (20.00%) OOD
5 3 (20.00%) MSMQ
5 3 (20.00%) Windows
5 3 (20.00%) CSS
5 3 (20.00%) HTML

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Solr
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) 3G
2 1 (6.67%) 2G
2 1 (6.67%) LTE
2 1 (6.67%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Data Mart
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.67%) QlikView
2 1 (6.67%) SQLite
2 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) NUnit
2 2 (13.33%) Subversion
2 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
2 2 (13.33%) Moq
3 1 (6.67%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Electronics
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
3 3 (20.00%) MSMQ
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (20.00%) CSS
3 3 (20.00%) LINQ
3 3 (20.00%) jQuery
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (13.33%) REST
4 2 (13.33%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) XSL
4 2 (13.33%) MFC
4 2 (13.33%) CGI
4 2 (13.33%) JSON
4 2 (13.33%) WCF
4 2 (13.33%) WPF
5 1 (6.67%) OLE DB
5 1 (6.67%) Ajax
5 1 (6.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (20.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) UNIX
4 1 (6.67%) SUSE
4 1 (6.67%) Fedora
4 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (33.33%) OO
3 4 (26.67%) ETL
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (20.00%) Web Development
4 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 3 (20.00%) OOD
5 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) MVVM
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) System Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C++
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (26.67%) C
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (13.33%) Perl
6 1 (6.67%) PHP
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
6 1 (6.67%) C++/CLI
6 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Coverity
4 1 (6.67%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) EMC
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) QNX
4 1 (6.67%) Telelogic