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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 213 186 180
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 48 65 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.50% 0.71% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.77% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 31 34
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £425 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +11.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
8806 8448 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.37% 91.86% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5200 4616 4096
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 400 542
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.48 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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 -22 12 £330 -1.49% 19
Berkshire -6 9 £338 -18.18% 13
Oxfordshire -21 7 £400 +28.00% 19
East Sussex -4 6 £270 +68.75% 6
Surrey -1 5 £238 -26.92% 14
Middlesex +2 4 £350 -6.66%
Buckinghamshire +1 3 £380 +8.57% 3
West Sussex - 2 £325 -
Kent -5 1 £415 - 2
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 54 (41.54%) .NET
2 50 (38.46%) C#
3 42 (32.31%) SQL
4 39 (30.00%) C++
5 37 (28.46%) JavaScript
6 36 (27.69%) Linux
6 36 (27.69%) Software Engineering
7 32 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (24.62%) HTML
8 29 (22.31%) SQL Server
9 27 (20.77%) ASP.NET
9 27 (20.77%) CSS
10 24 (18.46%) C
11 23 (17.69%) Visual Studio
12 21 (16.15%) OO
13 20 (15.38%) Microsoft
14 19 (14.62%) Multithreading
14 19 (14.62%) Security Cleared
15 18 (13.85%) MVC
15 18 (13.85%) XML
15 18 (13.85%) Java
16 17 (13.08%) Windows
17 16 (12.31%) Python
17 16 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (12.31%) .NET Framework
17 16 (12.31%) Computer Science
18 15 (11.54%) SC Cleared
19 14 (10.77%) WCF
19 14 (10.77%) WPF
19 14 (10.77%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (4.62%) IIS
2 4 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.54%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.54%) Apache
4 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.77%) Lync
4 1 (0.77%) Node.js
4 1 (0.77%) SAS
4 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.77%) CMS
4 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.77%) Drupal
4 1 (0.77%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.77%) JBoss
4 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Visualfiles
2 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.54%) SaaS
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 5 (3.85%) SAN
1 5 (3.85%) Internet
2 4 (3.08%) NAS
2 4 (3.08%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (2.31%) LTE
4 2 (1.54%) HTTP
4 2 (1.54%) 4G
4 2 (1.54%) 3G
4 2 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.54%) Wireless
5 1 (0.77%) 2G
5 1 (0.77%) WiMAX
5 1 (0.77%) IPv4
5 1 (0.77%) IPv6
5 1 (0.77%) UMTS
5 1 (0.77%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (22.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.15%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.08%) MS Access
3 4 (3.08%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.08%) MySQL
4 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.31%) Data Mart
4 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.31%) Big Data
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.77%) Ingres
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (17.69%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.62%) Subversion
3 6 (4.62%) NUnit
4 4 (3.08%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.31%) Moq
5 3 (2.31%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.31%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.54%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.77%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.77%) NetAdvantage
7 1 (0.77%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.77%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.77%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.77%) NCover
7 1 (0.77%) MSTest
7 1 (0.77%) JIRA
7 1 (0.77%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.77%) Selenium
General
1 10 (7.69%) Finance
2 7 (5.38%) Electronics
3 5 (3.85%) Legal
4 3 (2.31%) Military
5 2 (1.54%) Banking
5 2 (1.54%) Law
6 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.77%) Retail
6 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (41.54%) .NET
2 32 (24.62%) HTML
3 27 (20.77%) CSS
3 27 (20.77%) ASP.NET
4 18 (13.85%) XML
5 16 (12.31%) .NET Framework
6 14 (10.77%) WCF
6 14 (10.77%) WPF
7 13 (10.00%) Web Services
8 11 (8.46%) Ajax
8 11 (8.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (7.69%) WinForms
9 10 (7.69%) JSON
10 9 (6.92%) jQuery
11 8 (6.15%) STL
12 7 (5.38%) AngularJS
12 7 (5.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (4.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 6 (4.62%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.31%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.62%) User Experience
3 5 (3.85%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.31%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.31%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.31%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.31%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.54%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.54%) Robotics
5 2 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.77%) Social Media
6 1 (0.77%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.77%) Mechatronics
6 1 (0.77%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.77%) Physics
6 1 (0.77%) PKI
6 1 (0.77%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 36 (27.69%) Linux
2 17 (13.08%) Windows
3 9 (6.92%) UNIX
4 4 (3.08%) CentOS
5 2 (1.54%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.77%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.77%) SUSE
6 1 (0.77%) Fedora
6 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.77%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.77%) Android
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.69%) Software Engineering
2 32 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (16.15%) OO
4 19 (14.62%) Multithreading
5 18 (13.85%) MVC
6 16 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (10.77%) Web Development
8 13 (10.00%) Scrum
8 13 (10.00%) OOD
9 12 (9.23%) TDD
10 10 (7.69%) UML
11 8 (6.15%) ETL
12 7 (5.38%) Migration
12 7 (5.38%) OOP
12 7 (5.38%) Unit Testing
13 6 (4.62%) Open Source
13 6 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (3.85%) Risk Management
14 5 (3.85%) Rapid Prototyping
15 4 (3.08%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 50 (38.46%) C#
2 42 (32.31%) SQL
3 39 (30.00%) C++
4 37 (28.46%) JavaScript
5 24 (18.46%) C
6 18 (13.85%) Java
7 16 (12.31%) Python
8 13 (10.00%) T-SQL
9 12 (9.23%) Perl
10 7 (5.38%) VB.NET
11 6 (4.62%) Embedded C
11 6 (4.62%) PHP
12 5 (3.85%) VB
13 4 (3.08%) C++/CLI
14 3 (2.31%) Embedded C++
15 2 (1.54%) Ruby
15 2 (1.54%) VBScript
15 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 19 (14.62%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.69%) Degree
4 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) HL7
2 2 (1.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Docker
2 1 (0.77%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) Control-M
2 1 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (1.54%) Infragistics
3 2 (1.54%) Perforce
3 2 (1.54%) Coverity
4 1 (0.77%) Apigee
4 1 (0.77%) VMware
4 1 (0.77%) Serena
4 1 (0.77%) Telelogic
4 1 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (0.77%) IBM
4 1 (0.77%) EMC
4 1 (0.77%) Citrix
4 1 (0.77%) Informatica
4 1 (0.77%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.77%) QNX
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