The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 155 176 194
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 88 72 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 0.82% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.89% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 55 17
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 12
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.88 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% +11.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Software Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8534 8116 9138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.96% 92.91% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4759 4311 4248
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 505 599
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 0 33 £343 +18.10% 14
Berkshire +14 17 £288 -26.98% 11
Oxfordshire -5 10 £375 -16.66% 12
Buckinghamshire -3 9 £400 +20.30% 4
East Sussex -8 8 £255 -27.14% 5
Middlesex +5 7 £375 +17.18% 1
Surrey -4 7 £300 -14.28% 21
Kent -3 1 - - 4
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
Isle of Wight - - - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 71 (45.51%) C#
2 61 (39.10%) .NET
3 57 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (30.13%) Software Engineering
5 46 (29.49%) SQL Server
6 42 (26.92%) SQL
7 37 (23.72%) HTML
7 37 (23.72%) Java
8 35 (22.44%) Web Services
9 32 (20.51%) XML
10 31 (19.87%) ASP.NET
11 30 (19.23%) JavaScript
11 30 (19.23%) OO
12 28 (17.95%) C
13 26 (16.67%) MVC
13 26 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 26 (16.67%) Scrum
14 25 (16.03%) TDD
15 24 (15.38%) Visual Studio
15 24 (15.38%) Linux
16 23 (14.74%) WCF
17 22 (14.10%) CSS
18 21 (13.46%) UML
18 21 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (12.82%) Windows
19 20 (12.82%) Python
20 19 (12.18%) Oracle
20 19 (12.18%) C++
21 17 (10.90%) Unit Testing
22 16 (10.26%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (5.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.92%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.92%) Apache
4 2 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.28%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.28%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.64%) Node.js
5 1 (0.64%) CMS
5 1 (0.64%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.21%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.28%) MS Office
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) MS Project
4 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.64%) Simulink
4 1 (0.64%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.64%) Office 365
3 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.05%) DVB
2 5 (3.21%) SAN
3 4 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.56%) NAS
3 4 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (1.92%) Network Security
4 3 (1.92%) NGN
4 3 (1.92%) HTTP
4 3 (1.92%) IPv4
4 3 (1.92%) IPv6
4 3 (1.92%) SSL
5 2 (1.28%) Internet
5 2 (1.28%) Modbus
5 2 (1.28%) MQTT
6 1 (0.64%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.64%) Intranet
6 1 (0.64%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.64%) FTP
6 1 (0.64%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.64%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (29.49%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.97%) MySQL
3 12 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (5.13%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.21%) Big Data
6 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.92%) SQLite
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.28%) JasperReports
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 15 (9.62%) NUnit
3 14 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.13%) ClearCase
5 7 (4.49%) GDB
6 6 (3.85%) Eclipse
6 6 (3.85%) Git (software)
6 6 (3.85%) SoapUI
6 6 (3.85%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.21%) Subversion
8 4 (2.56%) JUnit
8 4 (2.56%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.28%) Log4j
10 2 (1.28%) MSTest
11 1 (0.64%) Grunt
11 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.64%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.64%) Mocha
11 1 (0.64%) Maven
General
1 11 (7.05%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.77%) Finance
3 5 (3.21%) Publishing
4 3 (1.92%) Automotive
4 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.28%) Electronics
5 2 (1.28%) Marketing
5 2 (1.28%) Banking
6 1 (0.64%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.64%) Advertising
6 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.64%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (39.10%) .NET
2 37 (23.72%) HTML
3 35 (22.44%) Web Services
4 32 (20.51%) XML
5 31 (19.87%) ASP.NET
6 23 (14.74%) WCF
7 22 (14.10%) CSS
8 15 (9.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 13 (8.33%) SOAP
9 13 (8.33%) .NET Framework
9 13 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (7.05%) Spring
10 11 (7.05%) HTML5
11 10 (6.41%) REST
12 9 (5.77%) WPF
13 8 (5.13%) POSIX
14 7 (4.49%) WinForms
14 7 (4.49%) jQuery
14 7 (4.49%) Ajax
15 6 (3.85%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.69%) DTV
2 8 (5.13%) N-Tier
2 8 (5.13%) STB
3 6 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.21%) Learning Management System
4 5 (3.21%) E-Learning
4 5 (3.21%) SCORM
5 4 (2.56%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.56%) IPTV
5 4 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.64%) Open Source
7 1 (0.64%) Kindle
7 1 (0.64%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.64%) VSAM
7 1 (0.64%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.64%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.38%) Linux
2 20 (12.82%) Windows
3 8 (5.13%) UNIX
4 5 (3.21%) Android
5 3 (1.92%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.28%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.64%) Solaris
7 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (30.13%) Software Engineering
3 30 (19.23%) OO
4 26 (16.67%) MVC
4 26 (16.67%) Scrum
5 25 (16.03%) TDD
6 21 (13.46%) UML
6 21 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (10.90%) Unit Testing
8 16 (10.26%) SOA
9 13 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 13 (8.33%) OOD
9 13 (8.33%) Software Architecture
10 11 (7.05%) Automated Testing
11 10 (6.41%) Dependency Injection
12 9 (5.77%) Pair Programming
13 8 (5.13%) Multithreading
13 8 (5.13%) Coaching
13 8 (5.13%) BDD
14 6 (3.85%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 71 (45.51%) C#
2 42 (26.92%) SQL
3 37 (23.72%) Java
4 30 (19.23%) JavaScript
5 28 (17.95%) C
6 20 (12.82%) Python
7 19 (12.18%) C++
8 11 (7.05%) VB.NET
9 8 (5.13%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.85%) Perl
10 6 (3.85%) PHP
11 4 (2.56%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.92%) Golang
12 3 (1.92%) Fortran
13 2 (1.28%) XAML
13 2 (1.28%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.28%) VB
13 2 (1.28%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.64%) SELCOPY
14 1 (0.64%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 13 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.05%) Degree
3 7 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.92%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.64%) ISEB
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.64%) HL7
2 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (5.13%) SCCM
2 4 (2.56%) Puppet
3 3 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.64%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.64%) Control-M
Vendors
1 26 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.18%) Oracle
3 7 (4.49%) Cisco
4 3 (1.92%) Google
4 3 (1.92%) IBM
4 3 (1.92%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.28%) Software AG
5 2 (1.28%) SAP
5 2 (1.28%) Jaspersoft
6 1 (0.64%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.64%) Telerik
6 1 (0.64%) Teradata
6 1 (0.64%) SolidWorks
6 1 (0.64%) Informatica
6 1 (0.64%) Borland
6 1 (0.64%) QNX
6 1 (0.64%) Autodesk
6 1 (0.64%) MathWorks
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