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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 169 159 201
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 91 80 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.94% 0.95% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.02% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 60 17
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£350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £259 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £437 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+16.43% -7.00%
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
8923 7854 8537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.05% 92.81% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5047 4183 4044
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 496 606
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 October 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 October 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 +4 37 £325 +0.38% 28
Berkshire +2 13 £350 +0.71% 12
Buckinghamshire -9 13 £363 -4.29% 9
Surrey -2 8 £325 +14.03% 12
Oxfordshire -28 8 £375 - 16
East Sussex -5 4 £356 +18.75% 3
Middlesex 0 3 £375 +17.18% 1
Kent -3 1 - - 5
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 3
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 66 (42.31%) C#
2 54 (34.62%) .NET
3 45 (28.85%) Java
3 45 (28.85%) SQL
4 44 (28.21%) HTML
4 44 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (28.21%) Software Engineering
5 40 (25.64%) SQL Server
6 38 (24.36%) JavaScript
7 35 (22.44%) Web Services
8 34 (21.79%) C++
8 34 (21.79%) C
9 33 (21.15%) XML
10 31 (19.87%) CSS
11 28 (17.95%) ASP.NET
12 26 (16.67%) Windows
12 26 (16.67%) Linux
13 25 (16.03%) UML
13 25 (16.03%) OO
14 23 (14.74%) MVC
14 23 (14.74%) Security Cleared
15 22 (14.10%) Visual Studio
16 21 (13.46%) Python
17 19 (12.18%) Oracle
17 19 (12.18%) Microsoft
18 17 (10.90%) Scrum
18 17 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
19 16 (10.26%) SC Cleared
19 16 (10.26%) TDD
20 15 (9.62%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 4 (2.56%) Apache
1 4 (2.56%) Tomcat
1 4 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.92%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (1.28%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.28%) WebSphere Process Server
3 2 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.28%) Node.js
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.64%) Lync
4 1 (0.64%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.21%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.92%) MS Project
4 1 (0.64%) MS Office
4 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.64%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.64%) Simulink
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.41%) DVB
2 5 (3.21%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.92%) NAS
3 3 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (1.92%) Network Security
3 3 (1.92%) HTTP
3 3 (1.92%) SSL
3 3 (1.92%) IPv4
3 3 (1.92%) IPv6
3 3 (1.92%) SAN
3 3 (1.92%) NGN
4 2 (1.28%) Internet
4 2 (1.28%) MQTT
4 2 (1.28%) Modbus
5 1 (0.64%) 4G
5 1 (0.64%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.64%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.64%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.64%) FTP
5 1 (0.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.69%) MySQL
3 11 (7.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.21%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.56%) Ingres
5 4 (2.56%) Big Data
6 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.92%) SQLite
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%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (14.10%) Visual Studio
2 14 (8.97%) ClearCase
3 11 (7.05%) NUnit
3 11 (7.05%) Subversion
4 7 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.85%) Eclipse
5 6 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.21%) GoogleTest
6 5 (3.21%) CppUnit
6 5 (3.21%) GDB
6 5 (3.21%) Ant
7 4 (2.56%) CruiseControl
7 4 (2.56%) ClearQuest
7 4 (2.56%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.56%) Git (software)
8 3 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.28%) Log4j
9 2 (1.28%) JUnit
9 2 (1.28%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.28%) CMake
General
1 15 (9.62%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.41%) Finance
3 5 (3.21%) Turkish Language
3 5 (3.21%) Aerospace
3 5 (3.21%) Electronics
3 5 (3.21%) Publishing
4 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.28%) Marketing
6 1 (0.64%) Military
6 1 (0.64%) Advertising
6 1 (0.64%) Automotive
6 1 (0.64%) Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Retail
6 1 (0.64%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (34.62%) .NET
2 44 (28.21%) HTML
3 35 (22.44%) Web Services
4 33 (21.15%) XML
5 31 (19.87%) CSS
6 28 (17.95%) ASP.NET
7 12 (7.69%) WCF
7 12 (7.69%) jQuery
8 11 (7.05%) HTML5
8 11 (7.05%) .NET Framework
9 10 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (5.77%) SOAP
10 9 (5.77%) Spring
11 8 (5.13%) Ajax
11 8 (5.13%) POSIX
11 8 (5.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 7 (4.49%) REST
12 7 (4.49%) WinForms
13 6 (3.85%) JSON
14 5 (3.21%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.69%) DTV
3 8 (5.13%) STB
4 6 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.21%) Learning Management System
5 5 (3.21%) Open Source
5 5 (3.21%) E-Learning
5 5 (3.21%) SCORM
6 4 (2.56%) IPTV
6 4 (2.56%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.92%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.28%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.28%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.64%) Kindle
9 1 (0.64%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.67%) Windows
1 26 (16.67%) Linux
2 13 (8.33%) UNIX
3 5 (3.21%) Android
4 3 (1.92%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.92%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.64%) Solaris
5 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
1 44 (28.21%) Software Engineering
2 25 (16.03%) UML
2 25 (16.03%) OO
3 23 (14.74%) MVC
4 17 (10.90%) Scrum
4 17 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (10.26%) TDD
6 15 (9.62%) OOD
7 14 (8.97%) Configuration Management
8 11 (7.05%) Unit Testing
9 9 (5.77%) Software Architecture
10 8 (5.13%) SOA
10 8 (5.13%) Multithreading
11 6 (3.85%) Automated Testing
11 6 (3.85%) ERP
12 5 (3.21%) Embedded Software Development
12 5 (3.21%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.21%) Web Development
13 4 (2.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 66 (42.31%) C#
2 45 (28.85%) Java
2 45 (28.85%) SQL
3 38 (24.36%) JavaScript
4 34 (21.79%) C++
4 34 (21.79%) C
5 21 (13.46%) Python
6 10 (6.41%) VB.NET
7 8 (5.13%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.85%) Perl
8 6 (3.85%) PHP
9 3 (1.92%) Golang
9 3 (1.92%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.28%) XAML
10 2 (1.28%) Fortran
10 2 (1.28%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.28%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.64%) SELCOPY
11 1 (0.64%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.64%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 23 (14.74%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.69%) Degree
4 3 (1.92%) ISEB
4 3 (1.92%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.28%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.49%) QA
2 5 (3.21%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.21%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.56%) TickIT
4 1 (0.64%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.56%) SCCM
1 4 (2.56%) Puppet
2 1 (0.64%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.64%) Control-M
Vendors
1 19 (12.18%) Oracle
1 19 (12.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.21%) Cisco
3 3 (1.92%) IBM
3 3 (1.92%) TIBCO
3 3 (1.92%) Google
4 2 (1.28%) Software AG
4 2 (1.28%) SAP
4 2 (1.28%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (0.64%) Sybase
5 1 (0.64%) Informatica
5 1 (0.64%) HP
5 1 (0.64%) Autodesk
5 1 (0.64%) QNX
5 1 (0.64%) SolidWorks
5 1 (0.64%) Telerik
5 1 (0.64%) Teradata
5 1 (0.64%) Serena