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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 179 166 197
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 82 76 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.81% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.89% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 51 30
Average daily rate
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£330 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -16.00%
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
9125 8569 7745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.48% 91.87% 92.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5036 4744 3880
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 448 606
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £11.63 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 27 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 April 2015. 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 23 £350 +10.67% 23
Berkshire +3 14 £250 -28.57% 12
Buckinghamshire -1 12 £315 -17.10% 3
East Sussex -2 9 £275 -3.50% 7
West Sussex - 6 £320 - 2
Surrey -16 5 £375 - 17
Oxfordshire -18 4 £375 +29.31% 15
Kent - 3 £360 - 7
Middlesex - 3 £300 -
Sussex - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 56 (38.10%) C#
2 55 (37.41%) .NET
3 50 (34.01%) C++
3 50 (34.01%) SQL
4 41 (27.89%) Software Engineering
5 39 (26.53%) JavaScript
5 39 (26.53%) Python
6 37 (25.17%) Linux
7 35 (23.81%) C
7 35 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (22.45%) HTML
9 29 (19.73%) Security Cleared
10 28 (19.05%) Java
11 26 (17.69%) CSS
12 25 (17.01%) Visual Studio
12 25 (17.01%) Windows
13 22 (14.97%) XML
13 22 (14.97%) SC Cleared
14 21 (14.29%) ASP.NET
15 20 (13.61%) SQL Server
16 19 (12.93%) UML
16 19 (12.93%) .NET Framework
17 18 (12.24%) OO
17 18 (12.24%) UNIX
17 18 (12.24%) MVC
18 17 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (11.56%) Multithreading
18 17 (11.56%) Subversion
19 16 (10.88%) OOD
20 15 (10.20%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 7 (4.76%) IIS
2 3 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.36%) Documentum
3 2 (1.36%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.68%) Lync
4 1 (0.68%) Node.js
4 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.68%) CMS
4 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.68%) Drupal
4 1 (0.68%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Visualfiles
2 2 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.36%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.08%) Internet
3 5 (3.40%) SAN
4 4 (2.72%) Ethernet
4 4 (2.72%) NAS
4 4 (2.72%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (2.72%) Network Security
5 3 (2.04%) Modbus
5 3 (2.04%) MQTT
6 2 (1.36%) DVB
7 1 (0.68%) Firewall
7 1 (0.68%) 2G
7 1 (0.68%) VLAN
7 1 (0.68%) NGN
7 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.68%) 4G
7 1 (0.68%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.68%) FTP
7 1 (0.68%) SNMP
7 1 (0.68%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.80%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (6.12%) Ingres
4 8 (5.44%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.72%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.72%) MySQL
6 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.36%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.36%) MS Access
8 2 (1.36%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.36%) Data Mart
8 2 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.36%) Big Data
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.68%) DTS
Development Applications
1 25 (17.01%) Visual Studio
2 17 (11.56%) Subversion
3 14 (9.52%) NUnit
4 9 (6.12%) CruiseControl
4 9 (6.12%) CppUnit
4 9 (6.12%) Ant
4 9 (6.12%) ClearCase
4 9 (6.12%) ClearQuest
4 9 (6.12%) GoogleTest
5 7 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.40%) JUnit
7 4 (2.72%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.72%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.04%) CMake
8 3 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.36%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.36%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.36%) JIRA
9 2 (1.36%) Moq
10 1 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (10.20%) Finance
2 11 (7.48%) Electronics
3 4 (2.72%) Military
4 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.36%) Legal
4 2 (1.36%) Turkish Language
5 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Publishing
5 1 (0.68%) Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (37.41%) .NET
2 33 (22.45%) HTML
3 26 (17.69%) CSS
4 22 (14.97%) XML
5 21 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 19 (12.93%) .NET Framework
7 11 (7.48%) Web Services
7 11 (7.48%) AngularJS
8 10 (6.80%) Motif
9 9 (6.12%) WCF
9 9 (6.12%) jQuery
9 9 (6.12%) wxWidgets
9 9 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (5.44%) Sass
11 7 (4.76%) Django
11 7 (4.76%) WPF
11 7 (4.76%) Ajax
12 6 (4.08%) WinForms
12 6 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 5 (3.40%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.16%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.76%) User Experience
4 4 (2.72%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.72%) Open Source
5 2 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.36%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.36%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.36%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.36%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.36%) MPEG
5 2 (1.36%) DTV
5 2 (1.36%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.36%) STB
5 2 (1.36%) IPTV
5 2 (1.36%) Robotics
5 2 (1.36%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.68%) Mechatronics
6 1 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 37 (25.17%) Linux
2 25 (17.01%) Windows
3 18 (12.24%) UNIX
4 4 (2.72%) CentOS
5 3 (2.04%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.68%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.68%) SUSE
6 1 (0.68%) Fedora
6 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Android
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.89%) Software Engineering
2 35 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (12.93%) UML
4 18 (12.24%) OO
4 18 (12.24%) MVC
5 17 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (11.56%) Multithreading
6 16 (10.88%) OOD
7 12 (8.16%) Configuration Management
7 12 (8.16%) Scrum
7 12 (8.16%) Web Development
8 11 (7.48%) TDD
9 8 (5.44%) Unit Testing
10 7 (4.76%) Project Management
10 7 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (4.08%) ETL
12 5 (3.40%) Service Delivery
12 5 (3.40%) Automated Testing
12 5 (3.40%) Use Case
12 5 (3.40%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 56 (38.10%) C#
2 50 (34.01%) C++
2 50 (34.01%) SQL
3 39 (26.53%) Python
3 39 (26.53%) JavaScript
4 35 (23.81%) C
5 28 (19.05%) Java
6 15 (10.20%) VB.NET
7 14 (9.52%) T-SQL
8 10 (6.80%) Perl
9 7 (4.76%) PHP
10 6 (4.08%) VB
11 4 (2.72%) Embedded C
11 4 (2.72%) Ruby
11 4 (2.72%) IronPython
12 3 (2.04%) Delphi
12 3 (2.04%) VBScript
13 2 (1.36%) Embedded C++
13 2 (1.36%) VC++
14 1 (0.68%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 29 (19.73%) Security Cleared
2 22 (14.97%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.44%) Degree
4 4 (2.72%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.36%) HND
6 1 (0.68%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (1.36%) QA
1 2 (1.36%) HL7
1 2 (1.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Varnish
1 1 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.36%) Control-M
2 1 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.08%) Oracle
3 2 (1.36%) Business Objects
3 2 (1.36%) Serena
3 2 (1.36%) Coverity
4 1 (0.68%) Facebook
4 1 (0.68%) Twitter
4 1 (0.68%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.68%) Apigee
4 1 (0.68%) Google
4 1 (0.68%) Greenplum
4 1 (0.68%) EMC
4 1 (0.68%) Informatica
4 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.68%) Infragistics
4 1 (0.68%) Perforce
4 1 (0.68%) VMware
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