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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 183 150 186
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 76 79 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.77% 0.93% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.01% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 51 27
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£325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £260 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -34.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.34 £36.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-0.44% +0.68%
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
8981 7849 7624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.31% 91.97% 92.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4988 4174 3698
Average daily rate £375 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 442 656
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +1 35 £315 -11.57% 20
Buckinghamshire -11 12 £350 +3.70% 4
Surrey -2 10 £338 -3.57% 15
Berkshire -19 10 £575 +76.92% 12
Oxfordshire -28 3 £413 +37.50% 8
Middlesex -2 1 £335 -6.94%
West Sussex - 1 £260 - 6
Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 3
Kent - - - - 4
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 67 (41.88%) C#
2 52 (32.50%) SQL
2 52 (32.50%) .NET
3 45 (28.13%) Software Engineering
4 44 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (26.25%) HTML
6 41 (25.63%) JavaScript
7 40 (25.00%) Java
8 39 (24.38%) C++
9 35 (21.88%) C
9 35 (21.88%) Python
10 34 (21.25%) UML
11 32 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 31 (19.38%) CSS
12 31 (19.38%) XML
13 29 (18.13%) Windows
13 29 (18.13%) Web Services
13 29 (18.13%) Linux
14 28 (17.50%) Security Cleared
15 26 (16.25%) MVC
16 25 (15.63%) ASP.NET
17 24 (15.00%) Visual Studio
18 23 (14.38%) OO
19 22 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
19 22 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
20 21 (13.13%) OOD
21 20 (12.50%) ClearCase
21 20 (12.50%) SC Cleared
22 19 (11.88%) UNIX
22 19 (11.88%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (1.88%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.88%) TIBCO EMS
2 3 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.25%) Documentum
3 2 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.25%) WebSphere Process Server
3 2 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.25%) IIS
4 1 (0.63%) Apache
4 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.63%) Lync
4 1 (0.63%) Node.js
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.13%) Photoshop
1 5 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.88%) MS Project
3 1 (0.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.50%) DVB
2 7 (4.38%) Network Security
3 6 (3.75%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.50%) NGN
4 4 (2.50%) Modbus
4 4 (2.50%) MQTT
5 3 (1.88%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.25%) FTP
6 2 (1.25%) HTTP
6 2 (1.25%) SSL
6 2 (1.25%) Internet
7 1 (0.63%) 3G
7 1 (0.63%) Firewall
7 1 (0.63%) VLAN
7 1 (0.63%) DHCP
7 1 (0.63%) 4G
7 1 (0.63%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.63%) Intranet
7 1 (0.63%) DNS
7 1 (0.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.88%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (6.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.25%) Ingres
4 8 (5.00%) MySQL
5 6 (3.75%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (2.50%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.88%) Big Data
8 3 (1.88%) SQLite
8 3 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.25%) JasperReports
9 2 (1.25%) DTS
9 2 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 20 (12.50%) ClearCase
3 16 (10.00%) NUnit
3 16 (10.00%) Subversion
4 11 (6.88%) Ant
4 11 (6.88%) CppUnit
4 11 (6.88%) GoogleTest
5 10 (6.25%) ClearQuest
5 10 (6.25%) CruiseControl
6 8 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (4.38%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.13%) JUnit
9 4 (2.50%) CMake
9 4 (2.50%) Git (software)
10 3 (1.88%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.88%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (1.25%) Log4j
12 1 (0.63%) Toad
General
1 15 (9.38%) Telecoms
1 15 (9.38%) Finance
2 6 (3.75%) Electronics
2 6 (3.75%) Turkish Language
3 5 (3.13%) Aerospace
3 5 (3.13%) Publishing
4 2 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.25%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) Military
5 1 (0.63%) Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.63%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (32.50%) .NET
2 42 (26.25%) HTML
3 31 (19.38%) CSS
3 31 (19.38%) XML
4 29 (18.13%) Web Services
5 25 (15.63%) ASP.NET
6 15 (9.38%) .NET Framework
6 15 (9.38%) jQuery
7 12 (7.50%) WCF
7 12 (7.50%) Motif
8 10 (6.25%) HTML5
8 10 (6.25%) wxWidgets
9 9 (5.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (5.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 8 (5.00%) AngularJS
10 8 (5.00%) POSIX
11 7 (4.38%) WinForms
12 6 (3.75%) Drools
13 5 (3.13%) Silverlight
13 5 (3.13%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.75%) DTV
3 10 (6.25%) STB
4 6 (3.75%) IPTV
5 5 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.13%) Learning Management System
5 5 (3.13%) E-Learning
5 5 (3.13%) SCORM
5 5 (3.13%) Open Source
6 4 (2.50%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.88%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.25%) MPEG
8 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.63%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.63%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.13%) Windows
1 29 (18.13%) Linux
2 19 (11.88%) UNIX
3 5 (3.13%) Mac OS X
3 5 (3.13%) Android
4 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (28.13%) Software Engineering
2 44 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (21.25%) UML
4 26 (16.25%) MVC
5 23 (14.38%) OO
6 22 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (13.13%) OOD
8 19 (11.88%) Configuration Management
9 17 (10.63%) Scrum
10 16 (10.00%) TDD
11 11 (6.88%) Unit Testing
12 9 (5.63%) Multithreading
12 9 (5.63%) Software Architecture
12 9 (5.63%) SOA
13 8 (5.00%) Automated Testing
14 7 (4.38%) Project Management
14 7 (4.38%) Web Development
15 6 (3.75%) ICONIX
15 6 (3.75%) Use Case
15 6 (3.75%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 67 (41.88%) C#
2 52 (32.50%) SQL
3 41 (25.63%) JavaScript
4 40 (25.00%) Java
5 39 (24.38%) C++
6 35 (21.88%) C
6 35 (21.88%) Python
7 9 (5.63%) T-SQL
8 8 (5.00%) VB.NET
9 7 (4.38%) PHP
10 6 (3.75%) Perl
11 3 (1.88%) IronPython
11 3 (1.88%) Golang
12 2 (1.25%) Ruby
12 2 (1.25%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.25%) ActionScript
12 2 (1.25%) VC++
12 2 (1.25%) VBScript
13 1 (0.63%) VB
13 1 (0.63%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 28 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 20 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.38%) Degree
4 3 (1.88%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.88%) ISEB
4 3 (1.88%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.25%) HND
6 1 (0.63%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.38%) QA
2 6 (3.75%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.50%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.50%) TickIT
4 1 (0.63%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (1.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.50%) SCCM
2 3 (1.88%) Puppet
3 1 (0.63%) Control-M
3 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (11.25%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.63%) Oracle
3 4 (2.50%) Google
4 3 (1.88%) TIBCO
4 3 (1.88%) IBM
5 2 (1.25%) SAP
5 2 (1.25%) Software AG
5 2 (1.25%) Jaspersoft
6 1 (0.63%) Informatica
6 1 (0.63%) HP
6 1 (0.63%) Sybase
6 1 (0.63%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.63%) QNX
6 1 (0.63%) Serena
6 1 (0.63%) Teradata
6 1 (0.63%) Telerik
6 1 (0.63%) Greenplum
6 1 (0.63%) Facebook
6 1 (0.63%) Twitter
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