The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 40 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 8 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.76% 3.91% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 4.05% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 2
Average daily rate £520 £400 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +25.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.59 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+15.64% -5.88%
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 Gloucestershire 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
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
426 494 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 93.63% 96.67% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 299 137
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 31
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +161.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £10.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £45.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheltenham +6 1 - - 4
Software Developer
South West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
2 11 (68.75%) DV Cleared
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (62.50%) Linux
3 10 (62.50%) Java
3 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
4 8 (50.00%) Eclipse
4 8 (50.00%) Maven
4 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (43.75%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
5 7 (43.75%) TDD
5 7 (43.75%) JBoss
6 6 (37.50%) IntelliJ
6 6 (37.50%) C
6 6 (37.50%) JUnit
6 6 (37.50%) YAML
6 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
6 6 (37.50%) BDD
6 6 (37.50%) Web Application Development
6 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
6 6 (37.50%) RESTEasy
6 6 (37.50%) Protractor
7 5 (31.25%) C#
8 4 (25.00%) C++
9 3 (18.75%) HTML
9 3 (18.75%) SQL
9 3 (18.75%) Oracle
9 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
9 3 (18.75%) Python

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 7 (43.75%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (43.75%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) RFID
3 1 (6.25%) AMQP
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) RS-232
3 1 (6.25%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) Big Data
2 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) OrientDB
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 8 (50.00%) Maven
2 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
3 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 6 (37.50%) IntelliJ
3 6 (37.50%) JUnit
3 6 (37.50%) Protractor
4 2 (12.50%) Ant
4 2 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (6.25%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
5 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
5 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
1 6 (37.50%) RESTEasy
1 6 (37.50%) YAML
2 3 (18.75%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (12.50%) HTML5
3 2 (12.50%) Java EE
3 2 (12.50%) Middleware
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) CSS3
4 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
4 1 (6.25%) GWT
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) JSF
4 1 (6.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (6.25%) WCF
4 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Smartcard
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) TDD
3 6 (37.50%) BDD
3 6 (37.50%) Web Application Development
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps
6 1 (6.25%) MVC
6 1 (6.25%) MVVM
6 1 (6.25%) OO
6 1 (6.25%) Open Source
6 1 (6.25%) Release Management
6 1 (6.25%) SDLC
6 1 (6.25%) System Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
1 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) C
3 5 (31.25%) C#
4 4 (25.00%) C++
5 3 (18.75%) Python
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) Perl
6 2 (12.50%) Ruby
6 2 (12.50%) Scala
7 1 (6.25%) Lua
7 1 (6.25%) PHP
7 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
2 11 (68.75%) DV Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) MCPD
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Freescale
3 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.25%) ESRI
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Sun