The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Dorset region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 35 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.42% 0.83% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.66% -
Software Developer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset 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
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
225 225 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 95.34% 92.98% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 108 128
Median daily rate £375 £345 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £120 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 35 32
Median hourly rate £22.00 £38.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% +192.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Dorset region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 Dorset region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (25.00%) DAB
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) NFC
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (25.00%) DAB
1 1 (25.00%) NFC
1 1 (25.00%) OFDM
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (25.00%) Avionics
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (25.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) API Integration
2 1 (25.00%) MVVM
2 1 (25.00%) Product Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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