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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 221 175 175
Rank change year-on-year
-46 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 54 80 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.54% 0.86% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.93% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 43 52
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£350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £41.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £42.50 £39.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £42.50 £44.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
9275 8573 8245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.51% 92.20% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5602 4800 4366
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
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 424 427 503
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -8 15 £350 - 26
Middlesex +7 9 £350 -6.66%
Surrey -7 8 £315 +5.00% 13
Berkshire -10 8 £375 -6.25% 17
Oxfordshire -21 5 £400 +6.66% 12
East Sussex -2 4 £270 +8.00% 8
Buckinghamshire -14 3 £425 +6.58% 4
West Sussex - 2 £325 -
Kent 0 1 £415 - 1
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 49 (44.14%) C#
2 48 (43.24%) .NET
3 40 (36.04%) SQL
4 35 (31.53%) C++
5 34 (30.63%) HTML
5 34 (30.63%) JavaScript
6 30 (27.03%) SQL Server
6 30 (27.03%) Linux
6 30 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (26.13%) Software Engineering
8 27 (24.32%) ASP.NET
9 25 (22.52%) CSS
10 24 (21.62%) C
11 22 (19.82%) Microsoft
12 20 (18.02%) Windows
13 19 (17.12%) OO
13 19 (17.12%) Visual Studio
14 18 (16.22%) MVC
15 16 (14.41%) .NET Framework
16 15 (13.51%) Multithreading
16 15 (13.51%) XML
16 15 (13.51%) Java
17 14 (12.61%) WPF
17 14 (12.61%) Ajax
18 13 (11.71%) Web Development
18 13 (11.71%) jQuery
18 13 (11.71%) Security Cleared
18 13 (11.71%) Oracle
18 13 (11.71%) UNIX
19 12 (10.81%) OOD

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (4.50%) IIS
2 4 (3.60%) JBoss
3 3 (2.70%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.80%) Node.js
4 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.90%) SAS
5 1 (0.90%) CMS
5 1 (0.90%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.90%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.90%) Apache
5 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.80%) SaaS
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.50%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.60%) FTP
3 3 (2.70%) HTTP
3 3 (2.70%) Wireless
3 3 (2.70%) Internet
3 3 (2.70%) LTE
4 2 (1.80%) 4G
4 2 (1.80%) 3G
4 2 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.90%) 2G
5 1 (0.90%) WiMAX
5 1 (0.90%) SSH
5 1 (0.90%) UMTS
5 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.90%) SSL
5 1 (0.90%) IPv4
5 1 (0.90%) IPv6
5 1 (0.90%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.11%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.60%) MySQL
4 4 (3.60%) MS Access
5 3 (2.70%) DTS
5 3 (2.70%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.80%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.80%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.90%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (17.12%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (3.60%) Subversion
4 4 (3.60%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.70%) NUnit
6 2 (1.80%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.90%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.90%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.90%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.90%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.90%) Selenium
7 1 (0.90%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.90%) CppUnit
7 1 (0.90%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.90%) NCover
7 1 (0.90%) MSTest
7 1 (0.90%) Moq
7 1 (0.90%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.90%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (6.31%) Finance
2 5 (4.50%) Electronics
3 3 (2.70%) Legal
4 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.80%) Law
4 2 (1.80%) Games
5 1 (0.90%) Military
5 1 (0.90%) Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Retail
5 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (43.24%) .NET
2 34 (30.63%) HTML
3 27 (24.32%) ASP.NET
4 25 (22.52%) CSS
5 16 (14.41%) .NET Framework
6 15 (13.51%) XML
7 14 (12.61%) Ajax
7 14 (12.61%) WPF
8 13 (11.71%) jQuery
9 12 (10.81%) WinForms
9 12 (10.81%) WCF
10 11 (9.91%) STL
10 11 (9.91%) Web Services
11 10 (9.01%) JSON
12 9 (8.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 8 (7.21%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (7.21%) AngularJS
14 6 (5.41%) RESTful
14 6 (5.41%) Middleware
15 5 (4.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.21%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.50%) User Experience
3 4 (3.60%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.80%) Robotics
5 2 (1.80%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.80%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.90%) DataPower
6 1 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.90%) Mechatronics
6 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.90%) Physics
6 1 (0.90%) PKI
6 1 (0.90%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.90%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (27.03%) Linux
2 20 (18.02%) Windows
3 13 (11.71%) UNIX
4 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.90%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.90%) Android
6 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (26.13%) Software Engineering
3 19 (17.12%) OO
4 18 (16.22%) MVC
5 15 (13.51%) Multithreading
6 13 (11.71%) Web Development
7 12 (10.81%) OOD
8 11 (9.91%) Scrum
9 10 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (8.11%) TDD
11 8 (7.21%) Migration
11 8 (7.21%) UML
12 7 (6.31%) OOP
12 7 (6.31%) Unit Testing
13 5 (4.50%) Rapid Prototyping
13 5 (4.50%) Open Source
13 5 (4.50%) ETL
13 5 (4.50%) Refactoring
14 4 (3.60%) Risk Management
14 4 (3.60%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (44.14%) C#
2 40 (36.04%) SQL
3 35 (31.53%) C++
4 34 (30.63%) JavaScript
5 24 (21.62%) C
6 15 (13.51%) Java
7 11 (9.91%) Perl
7 11 (9.91%) T-SQL
8 7 (6.31%) Python
8 7 (6.31%) VB.NET
9 6 (5.41%) Embedded C
10 5 (4.50%) VBScript
10 5 (4.50%) VB
10 5 (4.50%) PHP
11 4 (3.60%) C++/CLI
12 3 (2.70%) Embedded C++
13 2 (1.80%) Ruby
13 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 13 (11.71%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.91%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.21%) Degree
4 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (1.80%) QA
1 2 (1.80%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (3.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (0.90%) Control-M
1 1 (0.90%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (19.82%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.71%) Oracle
3 3 (2.70%) IBM
4 2 (1.80%) Perforce
5 1 (0.90%) VMware
5 1 (0.90%) Cadence
5 1 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.90%) EMC
5 1 (0.90%) Citrix
5 1 (0.90%) CA
5 1 (0.90%) QNX
5 1 (0.90%) Infragistics
5 1 (0.90%) Telelogic
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