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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 195 163 187
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 62 77 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.66% 0.84% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.91% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 47 32
Average daily rate
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£330 £375 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +8.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £34.00 £37.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.08% -2.00%
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
8589 8433 7582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.89% 91.87% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4862 4653 3861
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £210
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 410 443 589
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £39.00
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 28 May 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 28 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 20 £330 +3.12% 7
Berkshire -1 13 £331 -11.66% 9
Oxfordshire -13 7 £413 +39.24% 19
Buckinghamshire -2 6 £405 +6.57% 1
East Sussex -12 4 £275 +1.85% 10
West Sussex - 4 £320 - 3
Kent - 3 £360 - 2
Middlesex - 3 £300 -
Surrey -4 1 £150 -61.78% 6
Sussex - 1 - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 59 (43.38%) .NET
2 57 (41.91%) C#
3 44 (32.35%) SQL
4 43 (31.62%) C++
5 42 (30.88%) Software Engineering
6 40 (29.41%) Linux
7 38 (27.94%) JavaScript
8 33 (24.26%) HTML
9 32 (23.53%) C
9 32 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (21.32%) Python
11 26 (19.12%) CSS
12 25 (18.38%) Security Cleared
13 23 (16.91%) Visual Studio
14 22 (16.18%) ASP.NET
14 22 (16.18%) OO
15 21 (15.44%) Windows
15 21 (15.44%) SQL Server
16 20 (14.71%) XML
16 20 (14.71%) SC Cleared
17 19 (13.97%) Java
18 18 (13.24%) Microsoft
18 18 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
19 17 (12.50%) Multithreading
19 17 (12.50%) .NET Framework
19 17 (12.50%) UML
19 17 (12.50%) OOD
20 15 (11.03%) MVC
20 15 (11.03%) Subversion
21 14 (10.29%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (5.15%) IIS
2 5 (3.68%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.47%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.74%) Node.js
4 1 (0.74%) Lync
4 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.74%) Drupal
4 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.74%) CMS
4 1 (0.74%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Visualfiles
2 2 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.47%) SaaS
3 1 (0.74%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.41%) Internet
3 5 (3.68%) SAN
4 4 (2.94%) Ethernet
4 4 (2.94%) NAS
4 4 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (2.21%) Modbus
5 3 (2.21%) MQTT
6 2 (1.47%) 3G
6 2 (1.47%) LTE
6 2 (1.47%) 4G
7 1 (0.74%) VLAN
7 1 (0.74%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.74%) WiMAX
7 1 (0.74%) Network Security
7 1 (0.74%) FTP
7 1 (0.74%) SNMP
7 1 (0.74%) DNS
7 1 (0.74%) IPv4
7 1 (0.74%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.44%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.35%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (5.15%) Ingres
4 4 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.94%) MySQL
4 4 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.21%) MS Access
6 2 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.47%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.47%) Big Data
7 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (16.91%) Visual Studio
2 15 (11.03%) Subversion
3 12 (8.82%) NUnit
4 7 (5.15%) GoogleTest
4 7 (5.15%) CruiseControl
4 7 (5.15%) CppUnit
4 7 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.15%) ClearQuest
4 7 (5.15%) Ant
4 7 (5.15%) ClearCase
5 4 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.94%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.47%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.47%) JIRA
7 2 (1.47%) Moq
8 1 (0.74%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.74%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.74%) Selenium
General
1 10 (7.35%) Electronics
1 10 (7.35%) Finance
2 4 (2.94%) Military
3 3 (2.21%) Legal
4 1 (0.74%) Banking
4 1 (0.74%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Law
4 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (43.38%) .NET
2 33 (24.26%) HTML
3 26 (19.12%) CSS
4 22 (16.18%) ASP.NET
5 20 (14.71%) XML
6 17 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 14 (10.29%) Web Services
8 12 (8.82%) AngularJS
9 10 (7.35%) jQuery
9 10 (7.35%) WCF
10 9 (6.62%) WPF
10 9 (6.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (5.88%) Motif
11 8 (5.88%) HTML5
12 7 (5.15%) CSS3
12 7 (5.15%) Sass
12 7 (5.15%) WinForms
12 7 (5.15%) wxWidgets
13 6 (4.41%) Django
13 6 (4.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.56%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.15%) User Experience
4 4 (2.94%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.21%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.47%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.47%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.47%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.47%) Robotics
6 2 (1.47%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.74%) Social Media
7 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.74%) PKI
7 1 (0.74%) Mechatronics
7 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.74%) Physics
7 1 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (29.41%) Linux
2 21 (15.44%) Windows
3 14 (10.29%) UNIX
4 4 (2.94%) CentOS
5 2 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.74%) Android
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.74%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.74%) Fedora
6 1 (0.74%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.88%) Software Engineering
2 32 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (16.18%) OO
4 18 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 17 (12.50%) UML
5 17 (12.50%) OOD
6 15 (11.03%) MVC
7 13 (9.56%) TDD
8 11 (8.09%) Scrum
9 10 (7.35%) Configuration Management
9 10 (7.35%) Web Development
10 7 (5.15%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.41%) ETL
11 6 (4.41%) OOP
11 6 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (4.41%) Open Source
12 5 (3.68%) Migration
13 4 (2.94%) Service Delivery
13 4 (2.94%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 57 (41.91%) C#
2 44 (32.35%) SQL
3 43 (31.62%) C++
4 38 (27.94%) JavaScript
5 32 (23.53%) C
6 29 (21.32%) Python
7 19 (13.97%) Java
8 14 (10.29%) T-SQL
8 14 (10.29%) VB.NET
9 9 (6.62%) Perl
10 6 (4.41%) PHP
10 6 (4.41%) VB
10 6 (4.41%) Embedded C
11 4 (2.94%) Ruby
11 4 (2.94%) IronPython
12 3 (2.21%) Embedded C++
12 3 (2.21%) VBScript
13 2 (1.47%) VC++
13 2 (1.47%) Delphi
13 2 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (18.38%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.88%) Degree
4 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (1.47%) HL7
1 2 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.21%) Docker
2 1 (0.74%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (1.47%) Control-M
2 1 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 18 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.68%) Oracle
3 2 (1.47%) Perforce
3 2 (1.47%) Serena
3 2 (1.47%) Infragistics
3 2 (1.47%) Coverity
4 1 (0.74%) Facebook
4 1 (0.74%) Twitter
4 1 (0.74%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.74%) Apigee
4 1 (0.74%) Google
4 1 (0.74%) IBM
4 1 (0.74%) EMC
4 1 (0.74%) Informatica
4 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.74%) QNX
4 1 (0.74%) VMware
4 1 (0.74%) Telelogic
4 1 (0.74%) Business Objects
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