The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 177 173 170
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 65 57 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.71% 0.67% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.73% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 35 32
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£350 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £383 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 19
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8449 7860 9074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.79% 92.72% 91.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4107 4138
Average daily rate £350 £355 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 529 640
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
Hampshire -1 27 £335 +15.51% 11
Berkshire +10 20 £413 +4.76% 11
Oxfordshire +7 5 £313 - 5
East Sussex -2 4 £160 -54.28% 3
Surrey -8 4 £325 - 22
Kent -1 2 - - 4
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £350 +7.69% 2
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 3
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 75 (52.45%) C#
2 73 (51.05%) .NET
3 52 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 47 (32.87%) SQL
5 42 (29.37%) ASP.NET
5 42 (29.37%) Software Engineering
6 31 (21.68%) Microsoft
7 29 (20.28%) Visual Studio
7 29 (20.28%) HTML
8 28 (19.58%) C
9 26 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (18.18%) WCF
10 25 (17.48%) JavaScript
11 24 (16.78%) Windows
11 24 (16.78%) Scrum
12 23 (16.08%) TDD
12 23 (16.08%) Linux
12 23 (16.08%) XML
13 22 (15.38%) Java
13 22 (15.38%) Web Services
14 20 (13.99%) C++
15 19 (13.29%) OO
16 18 (12.59%) MVC
17 17 (11.89%) NUnit
17 17 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (10.49%) ASP.NET MVC
18 15 (10.49%) Python
19 14 (9.79%) SOA
19 14 (9.79%) CSS
19 14 (9.79%) Security Cleared

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (5.59%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (4.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.10%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.10%) Apache
3 3 (2.10%) CMS
3 3 (2.10%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.70%) Node.js
4 1 (0.70%) OpenROAD
4 1 (0.70%) IIS
4 1 (0.70%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.20%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.70%) Simulink
3 1 (0.70%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.70%) MS Project
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.70%) SaaS
3 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.20%) SAN
1 6 (4.20%) DVB
2 5 (3.50%) NAS
3 4 (2.80%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (2.10%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.10%) IPv4
4 3 (2.10%) IPv6
4 3 (2.10%) SSL
5 2 (1.40%) Modbus
6 1 (0.70%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.70%) 4G
6 1 (0.70%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.70%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.70%) DNS
6 1 (0.70%) Internet
6 1 (0.70%) Telnet
6 1 (0.70%) 3G
6 1 (0.70%) 2G
6 1 (0.70%) FTP
6 1 (0.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.99%) MySQL
4 7 (4.90%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.10%) Big Data
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.70%) DB2
7 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.70%) Ingres
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.70%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 29 (20.28%) Visual Studio
2 17 (11.89%) NUnit
3 12 (8.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (4.90%) GDB
4 7 (4.90%) Git (software)
4 7 (4.90%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.90%) Subversion
5 6 (4.20%) ClearCase
5 6 (4.20%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.80%) JUnit
6 4 (2.80%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.10%) Hudson
7 3 (2.10%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.10%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.40%) MSTest
8 2 (1.40%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.70%) Mocha
9 1 (0.70%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.70%) Grunt
9 1 (0.70%) GoogleTest
General
1 10 (6.99%) Finance
2 8 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.10%) Automotive
4 2 (1.40%) Banking
4 2 (1.40%) Retail
4 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) Electronics
5 1 (0.70%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.70%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (51.05%) .NET
2 42 (29.37%) ASP.NET
3 29 (20.28%) HTML
4 26 (18.18%) WCF
5 23 (16.08%) XML
6 22 (15.38%) Web Services
7 15 (10.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (9.79%) CSS
9 13 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 12 (8.39%) jQuery
10 12 (8.39%) WPF
11 10 (6.99%) LINQ
11 10 (6.99%) .NET Framework
11 10 (6.99%) SOAP
11 10 (6.99%) HTML5
12 8 (5.59%) Spring
12 8 (5.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 7 (4.90%) Ajax
14 6 (4.20%) WinForms
14 6 (4.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.90%) Client/Server
2 6 (4.20%) N-Tier
2 6 (4.20%) DTV
3 5 (3.50%) STB
4 4 (2.80%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.10%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.40%) IPTV
6 2 (1.40%) APACS
6 2 (1.40%) EFT
6 2 (1.40%) Open Source
7 1 (0.70%) Kindle
7 1 (0.70%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.70%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.70%) VSAM
7 1 (0.70%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.70%) Physics
7 1 (0.70%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.78%) Windows
2 23 (16.08%) Linux
3 8 (5.59%) UNIX
4 5 (3.50%) Android
4 5 (3.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.10%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.40%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (29.37%) Software Engineering
2 26 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (16.78%) Scrum
4 23 (16.08%) TDD
5 19 (13.29%) OO
6 18 (12.59%) MVC
7 17 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (9.79%) SOA
9 13 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 13 (9.09%) UML
10 10 (6.99%) Configuration Management
10 10 (6.99%) Dependency Injection
10 10 (6.99%) Software Architecture
11 9 (6.29%) OOD
11 9 (6.29%) Multithreading
11 9 (6.29%) Pair Programming
12 7 (4.90%) E-Commerce
12 7 (4.90%) Automated Testing
13 5 (3.50%) BDD
13 5 (3.50%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 75 (52.45%) C#
2 47 (32.87%) SQL
3 28 (19.58%) C
4 25 (17.48%) JavaScript
5 22 (15.38%) Java
6 20 (13.99%) C++
7 15 (10.49%) Python
8 13 (9.09%) VB.NET
9 9 (6.29%) T-SQL
10 7 (4.90%) Perl
11 4 (2.80%) Embedded C
12 3 (2.10%) Fortran
13 2 (1.40%) VB
13 2 (1.40%) ActionScript
13 2 (1.40%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.70%) ActionScript 3.0
14 1 (0.70%) ActionScript 2.0
14 1 (0.70%) Golang
14 1 (0.70%) SELCOPY
14 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (9.79%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.99%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.29%) Degree
4 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) ISEB
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.40%) QA
1 2 (1.40%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.20%) SCCM
2 3 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.40%) Puppet
4 1 (0.70%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 31 (21.68%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.39%) Oracle
3 7 (4.90%) Cisco
4 3 (2.10%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.70%) Red Gate
5 1 (0.70%) Ektron
5 1 (0.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (0.70%) Twitter
5 1 (0.70%) Nortel
5 1 (0.70%) IBM
5 1 (0.70%) Ericsson
5 1 (0.70%) Borland
5 1 (0.70%) MathWorks
5 1 (0.70%) Autodesk
5 1 (0.70%) SAP
5 1 (0.70%) Telerik
5 1 (0.70%) SolidWorks
5 1 (0.70%) Huawei
5 1 (0.70%) Google
5 1 (0.70%) Greenplum
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