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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 169 199 160
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 81 38 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.84% 0.45% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.49% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 24 24
Average daily rate £350 £288 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 22
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +12.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £37.50 £26.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +15.38%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8899 7717 9795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.87% 92.21% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4907 3849 4446
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 603 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +6 21 £316 +12.44% 13
Surrey +7 20 £375 +17.18% 14
Berkshire -2 17 £350 +169.23% 18
Buckinghamshire -10 9 £380 -10.58% 2
East Sussex -4 6 £285 -28.75% 4
Oxfordshire - 6 £280 - 13
West Sussex - - - - 5
Isle of Wight - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 87 (57.62%) C#
1 87 (57.62%) .NET
2 66 (43.71%) SQL
3 57 (37.75%) SQL Server
4 45 (29.80%) ASP.NET
5 39 (25.83%) Microsoft
6 37 (24.50%) HTML
6 37 (24.50%) JavaScript
7 33 (21.85%) Visual Studio
7 33 (21.85%) Scrum
8 30 (19.87%) Software Engineering
9 28 (18.54%) TDD
10 27 (17.88%) WCF
10 27 (17.88%) Windows
11 25 (16.56%) XML
11 25 (16.56%) MVC
11 25 (16.56%) jQuery
12 24 (15.89%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (15.23%) C++
14 22 (14.57%) NUnit
15 20 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (13.25%) OO
16 18 (11.92%) Java
16 18 (11.92%) LINQ
17 17 (11.26%) Linux
18 16 (10.60%) Web Services
19 15 (9.93%) ASP.NET MVC
20 14 (9.27%) WPF
20 14 (9.27%) MS Office
20 14 (9.27%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (5.96%) CMS
2 7 (4.64%) IIS
3 5 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.99%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.99%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.99%) Joomla!
4 3 (1.99%) Node.js
5 2 (1.32%) Apache
6 1 (0.66%) OpenROAD
6 1 (0.66%) JCAPS
Applications
1 14 (9.27%) MS Office
2 9 (5.96%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.31%) Network Security
2 4 (2.65%) NGN
3 3 (1.99%) HTTP
3 3 (1.99%) SAN
3 3 (1.99%) Internet
4 2 (1.32%) NAS
4 2 (1.32%) SSL
5 1 (0.66%) FTP
5 1 (0.66%) VoIP
5 1 (0.66%) SNMP
5 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.66%) DNS
5 1 (0.66%) DVB
5 1 (0.66%) TELNET
5 1 (0.66%) 3G
5 1 (0.66%) CTI
5 1 (0.66%) 2G
5 1 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.66%) 4G
5 1 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (37.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.64%) MySQL
4 6 (3.97%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.97%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.31%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.31%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.99%) PowerCenter
7 2 (1.32%) Big Data
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.66%) Ingres
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 33 (21.85%) Visual Studio
2 22 (14.57%) NUnit
3 13 (8.61%) Subversion
4 11 (7.28%) SpecFlow
4 11 (7.28%) Jenkins
4 11 (7.28%) Hudson
4 11 (7.28%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (7.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.31%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.65%) JUnit
7 3 (1.99%) MSTest
7 3 (1.99%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.99%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.32%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.32%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.66%) Ant
9 1 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.66%) Xcode
9 1 (0.66%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.66%) CppUnit
General
1 11 (7.28%) Finance
2 5 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.99%) Automotive
3 3 (1.99%) Retail
4 2 (1.32%) Banking
4 2 (1.32%) Games
5 1 (0.66%) Advertising
5 1 (0.66%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (57.62%) .NET
2 45 (29.80%) ASP.NET
3 37 (24.50%) HTML
4 27 (17.88%) WCF
5 25 (16.56%) XML
5 25 (16.56%) jQuery
6 18 (11.92%) LINQ
7 16 (10.60%) Web Services
8 15 (9.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (9.27%) WPF
10 12 (7.95%) WinForms
10 12 (7.95%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (6.62%) RESTful
11 10 (6.62%) .NET Framework
11 10 (6.62%) Ajax
11 10 (6.62%) CSS
11 10 (6.62%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 9 (5.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 9 (5.96%) HTML5
12 9 (5.96%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.62%) Computer Science
1 10 (6.62%) Client/Server
2 5 (3.31%) N-Tier
2 5 (3.31%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (1.99%) Visualisation
3 3 (1.99%) Informatics
3 3 (1.99%) Biology
4 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.32%) APACS
4 2 (1.32%) EFT
5 1 (0.66%) NHS
5 1 (0.66%) Open Source
5 1 (0.66%) Telematics
5 1 (0.66%) iPhone
5 1 (0.66%) CCTV
5 1 (0.66%) Derivative
5 1 (0.66%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.66%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 27 (17.88%) Windows
2 17 (11.26%) Linux
3 6 (3.97%) UNIX
4 5 (3.31%) Android
5 4 (2.65%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.85%) Scrum
2 30 (19.87%) Software Engineering
3 28 (18.54%) TDD
4 25 (16.56%) MVC
5 24 (15.89%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (13.25%) OO
7 13 (8.61%) OOD
8 12 (7.95%) E-Commerce
9 11 (7.28%) Unit Testing
10 10 (6.62%) SOA
11 9 (5.96%) UML
11 9 (5.96%) Automated Testing
11 9 (5.96%) Pair Programming
11 9 (5.96%) Dependency Injection
11 9 (5.96%) Time Management
12 8 (5.30%) Multithreading
13 7 (4.64%) Configuration Management
14 6 (3.97%) Web Development
15 5 (3.31%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 87 (57.62%) C#
2 66 (43.71%) SQL
3 37 (24.50%) JavaScript
4 23 (15.23%) C++
5 18 (11.92%) Java
6 14 (9.27%) Python
7 13 (8.61%) T-SQL
7 13 (8.61%) C
8 11 (7.28%) VB.NET
9 6 (3.97%) VB
9 6 (3.97%) Perl
10 5 (3.31%) Ruby
11 4 (2.65%) VB6
11 4 (2.65%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.99%) PHP
13 2 (1.32%) PHP5
13 2 (1.32%) Fortran
14 1 (0.66%) VBA
14 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.66%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (7.95%) Degree
1 12 (7.95%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.66%) ISEB
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.66%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.66%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.66%) HL7
2 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.31%) SCCM
2 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.66%) Control-M
Vendors
1 39 (25.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.28%) Oracle
3 7 (4.64%) Ektron
4 5 (3.31%) Sybase
5 3 (1.99%) Perforce
5 3 (1.99%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.32%) Zend
7 1 (0.66%) MathWorks
7 1 (0.66%) Borland
7 1 (0.66%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.66%) Informatica
7 1 (0.66%) Nortel
7 1 (0.66%) Greenplum
7 1 (0.66%) Google
7 1 (0.66%) Huawei
7 1 (0.66%) Telerik
7 1 (0.66%) Twitter
7 1 (0.66%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (0.66%) Red Gate
Newbury, Berkshire
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