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 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 184 191 177
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 62 72 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.72% 0.75% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.80% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 32 35
Average daily rate £330 £324 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 2
Average hourly rate £48.00 £34.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -16.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £15.75 £36.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £43.50 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.59 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+15.64% -5.88%
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
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 11 February 2016.

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 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
Hampshire +11 30 £330 +4.76% 22
Berkshire +9 11 £400 -30.43% 17
Kent -5 4 £318 - 1
Middlesex - 4 £413 - 1
West Sussex +9 3 £375 +44.23% 2
Surrey -16 2 - - 19
East Sussex +2 1 - - 3
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 58 (39.73%) Linux
2 56 (38.36%) C#
3 55 (37.67%) C++
4 47 (32.19%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (31.51%) .NET
6 45 (30.82%) Software Engineering
7 40 (27.40%) JavaScript
8 35 (23.97%) SQL
9 34 (23.29%) SQL Server
10 30 (20.55%) C
10 30 (20.55%) Java
10 30 (20.55%) Python
11 29 (19.86%) HTML
12 24 (16.44%) Scrum
12 24 (16.44%) CSS
13 21 (14.38%) ASP.NET
13 21 (14.38%) Windows
14 20 (13.70%) MVC
14 20 (13.70%) Git (software)
15 19 (13.01%) Visual Studio
16 18 (12.33%) Microsoft
17 16 (10.96%) jQuery
17 16 (10.96%) Multithreading
17 16 (10.96%) Team Foundation Server
17 16 (10.96%) Security Cleared
17 16 (10.96%) Automated Testing
17 16 (10.96%) Ajax
17 16 (10.96%) XML
17 16 (10.96%) Unix
18 15 (10.27%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (5.48%) IIS
2 7 (4.79%) Node.js
3 5 (3.42%) JBoss
3 5 (3.42%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.37%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.68%) Confluence
6 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.05%) IaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.68%) Bluemix
4 1 (0.68%) Heroku
4 1 (0.68%) Office 365
4 1 (0.68%) PaaS
4 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.22%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.48%) Internet
3 7 (4.79%) FTP
4 6 (4.11%) H.323
5 4 (2.74%) DVB
5 4 (2.74%) HTTP
5 4 (2.74%) Modbus
5 4 (2.74%) Network Security
6 3 (2.05%) SAN
6 3 (2.05%) SSH
6 3 (2.05%) SSL
7 1 (0.68%) CTI
7 1 (0.68%) Telepresence
7 1 (0.68%) UPnP
7 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (23.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (6.16%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.48%) NoSQL
5 7 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (4.11%) MySQL
7 5 (3.42%) Ingres
8 4 (2.74%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.05%) DTS
9 3 (2.05%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.37%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.68%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (13.70%) Git (software)
2 19 (13.01%) Visual Studio
3 16 (10.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (7.53%) Subversion
5 10 (6.85%) ClearCase
5 10 (6.85%) Jenkins
5 10 (6.85%) NUnit
6 8 (5.48%) JIRA
7 6 (4.11%) Ant
7 6 (4.11%) Bugzilla
7 6 (4.11%) CppUnit
7 6 (4.11%) GoogleTest
8 5 (3.42%) ClearQuest
8 5 (3.42%) CruiseControl
8 5 (3.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (2.74%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.74%) Jasmine
9 4 (2.74%) Moq
10 3 (2.05%) WiX
11 2 (1.37%) Gerrit
General
1 10 (6.85%) Finance
2 9 (6.16%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.79%) Electronics
4 4 (2.74%) Games
4 4 (2.74%) Legal
5 3 (2.05%) Retail
6 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (31.51%) .NET
2 29 (19.86%) HTML
3 24 (16.44%) CSS
4 21 (14.38%) ASP.NET
5 16 (10.96%) Ajax
5 16 (10.96%) jQuery
5 16 (10.96%) XML
6 15 (10.27%) AngularJS
6 15 (10.27%) Web Services
7 14 (9.59%) .NET Framework
8 10 (6.85%) WCF
8 10 (6.85%) WPF
9 9 (6.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (6.16%) RESTful
10 8 (5.48%) STL
10 8 (5.48%) Twisted
11 7 (4.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 7 (4.79%) Middleware
11 7 (4.79%) WinForms
12 6 (4.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.11%) User Experience
3 5 (3.42%) STB
4 4 (2.74%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.74%) Device Driver
4 4 (2.74%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.05%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.05%) DataPower
5 3 (2.05%) DTV
5 3 (2.05%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.68%) Derivative
6 1 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.68%) Life Science
6 1 (0.68%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) Physics
6 1 (0.68%) PKI
6 1 (0.68%) Social Media
6 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 58 (39.73%) Linux
2 21 (14.38%) Windows
3 16 (10.96%) Unix
4 4 (2.74%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.37%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) Android
6 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (32.19%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (30.82%) Software Engineering
3 24 (16.44%) Scrum
4 20 (13.70%) MVC
5 16 (10.96%) Automated Testing
5 16 (10.96%) Multithreading
6 15 (10.27%) UML
7 14 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (8.90%) TDD
9 11 (7.53%) OOD
9 11 (7.53%) Web Development
10 10 (6.85%) Configuration Management
11 9 (6.16%) Unit Testing
12 8 (5.48%) Open Source
13 7 (4.79%) Kanban
13 7 (4.79%) OO
13 7 (4.79%) SDLC
14 6 (4.11%) Refactoring
15 5 (3.42%) Manual Testing
15 5 (3.42%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 56 (38.36%) C#
2 55 (37.67%) C++
3 40 (27.40%) JavaScript
4 35 (23.97%) SQL
5 30 (20.55%) C
5 30 (20.55%) Java
5 30 (20.55%) Python
6 13 (8.90%) Perl
7 12 (8.22%) Embedded C
7 12 (8.22%) PHP
7 12 (8.22%) VB.NET
8 11 (7.53%) Ruby
9 7 (4.79%) Embedded C++
10 6 (4.11%) VB
11 5 (3.42%) Erlang
11 5 (3.42%) VBScript
12 4 (2.74%) VB6
13 3 (2.05%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.37%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.79%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.42%) Degree
3 5 (3.42%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.11%) FedRAMP
2 4 (2.74%) QA
3 3 (2.05%) SDET
4 2 (1.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.05%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 18 (12.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.85%) Oracle
3 9 (6.16%) IBM
4 3 (2.05%) CA
5 2 (1.37%) VMware
6 1 (0.68%) Cadence
6 1 (0.68%) Embarcadero
6 1 (0.68%) Google
6 1 (0.68%) Lumension
6 1 (0.68%) NICE Systems
6 1 (0.68%) Perforce
6 1 (0.68%) PTC
6 1 (0.68%) SAP
6 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
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