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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 78 70 67
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 9 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.80% 0.39% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.42% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
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£410 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% -14.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.44% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -2.00%
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
1061 956 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.48% 92.64% 91.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 503 296
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 62 90
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £35.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -7 3 £410 +31.20% 2
High Wycombe - 3 £450 -
Aylesbury - - - -
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 9 (40.91%) C#
1 9 (40.91%) C++
2 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 6 (27.27%) Java
3 6 (27.27%) OO
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) WCF
4 5 (22.73%) TDD
4 5 (22.73%) Finance
4 5 (22.73%) MVC
4 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
4 5 (22.73%) Python
4 5 (22.73%) C
4 5 (22.73%) HTML
4 5 (22.73%) Perl
4 5 (22.73%) Oracle
4 5 (22.73%) CSS
5 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 4 (18.18%) Linux
5 4 (18.18%) .NET
5 4 (18.18%) SOA
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (18.18%) jQuery
5 4 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
6 3 (13.64%) Coaching
6 3 (13.64%) QA
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle SOA Suite

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (13.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (4.55%) Network Security
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) PowerCenter
3 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) NUnit
3 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 2 (9.09%) Subversion
4 1 (4.55%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (4.55%) Toad
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) WCF
2 5 (22.73%) HTML
2 5 (22.73%) CSS
3 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 4 (18.18%) .NET
3 4 (18.18%) jQuery
3 4 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.55%) Kendo UI
5 1 (4.55%) Apache Flex
5 1 (4.55%) HTML5
5 1 (4.55%) REST
5 1 (4.55%) CSS3
5 1 (4.55%) JSLint
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 1 (4.55%) Backbone.js
5 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (4.55%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) N-Tier
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) UNIX
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) OO
1 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) TDD
2 5 (22.73%) MVC
3 4 (18.18%) SOA
4 3 (13.64%) Coaching
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.64%) Scrum
4 3 (13.64%) UML
5 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
5 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Analytics
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) MVVM
6 1 (4.55%) Signal Processing
6 1 (4.55%) Image Processing
6 1 (4.55%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) C#
1 9 (40.91%) C++
2 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 6 (27.27%) Java
4 5 (22.73%) Python
4 5 (22.73%) C
4 5 (22.73%) Perl
5 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 1 (4.55%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (4.55%) Ruby
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded C++
6 1 (4.55%) ActionScript
6 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Greenplum
3 1 (4.55%) QNX
3 1 (4.55%) Informatica
3 1 (4.55%) Telerik
3 1 (4.55%) Sybase
3 1 (4.55%) Business Objects