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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 188 167 198
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 77 68 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.78% 0.75% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.82% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 41 18
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£345 £338 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £375 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 2
Average hourly rate £34.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -15.86%
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
9003 8266 7349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.46% 91.37% 92.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4878 4452 3572
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 471 590
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.40 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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
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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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 -13 21 £350 +12.00% 15
Berkshire -6 13 £125 -62.96% 13
East Sussex +1 12 £275 -3.50% 5
Buckinghamshire +4 11 £328 -13.81% 3
Surrey -2 8 £400 +6.66% 19
Oxfordshire -17 4 £306 +9.37% 16
West Sussex - 2 £325 - 3
Middlesex - 2 £325 - 1
Kent - 1 - - 5
Isle of Wight - - - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 61 (39.61%) C#
2 58 (37.66%) C++
2 58 (37.66%) .NET
3 51 (33.12%) SQL
4 45 (29.22%) Software Engineering
5 44 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 43 (27.92%) Python
7 39 (25.32%) C
8 36 (23.38%) HTML
8 36 (23.38%) Linux
9 35 (22.73%) Java
9 35 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (22.73%) Security Cleared
10 32 (20.78%) CSS
11 31 (20.13%) Visual Studio
12 29 (18.83%) Windows
12 29 (18.83%) SC Cleared
13 25 (16.23%) SQL Server
14 24 (15.58%) UML
15 23 (14.94%) ASP.NET
15 23 (14.94%) XML
16 22 (14.29%) Subversion
17 21 (13.64%) UNIX
17 21 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
18 20 (12.99%) .NET Framework
19 19 (12.34%) OOD
20 18 (11.69%) OO
20 18 (11.69%) Multithreading
20 18 (11.69%) NUnit

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (4.55%) IIS
2 4 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.30%) Documentum
3 2 (1.30%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.30%) Apache
4 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.65%) Lync
4 1 (0.65%) Node.js
4 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.65%) CMS
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.65%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (1.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.30%) MS Project
3 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.30%) SaaS
3 1 (0.65%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.90%) TCP/IP
1 6 (3.90%) Internet
2 4 (2.60%) SAN
2 4 (2.60%) Network Security
2 4 (2.60%) NAS
2 4 (2.60%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (1.95%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.95%) Modbus
3 3 (1.95%) MQTT
4 2 (1.30%) DVB
5 1 (0.65%) Firewall
5 1 (0.65%) VLAN
5 1 (0.65%) NGN
5 1 (0.65%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.65%) 4G
5 1 (0.65%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.65%) FTP
5 1 (0.65%) SNMP
5 1 (0.65%) DNS
5 1 (0.65%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.44%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (7.79%) Ingres
4 8 (5.19%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.25%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.60%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.60%) MySQL
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.30%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.30%) Data Mart
8 2 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.30%) Big Data
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (20.13%) Visual Studio
2 22 (14.29%) Subversion
3 18 (11.69%) NUnit
4 14 (9.09%) ClearCase
5 13 (8.44%) Ant
5 13 (8.44%) CppUnit
5 13 (8.44%) GoogleTest
6 12 (7.79%) CruiseControl
6 12 (7.79%) ClearQuest
7 9 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (3.90%) Git (software)
9 5 (3.25%) JUnit
10 4 (2.60%) CMake
10 4 (2.60%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (1.95%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.30%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.30%) JIRA
12 2 (1.30%) Moq
13 1 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
General
1 16 (10.39%) Finance
2 11 (7.14%) Electronics
3 5 (3.25%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.60%) Military
4 4 (2.60%) Turkish Language
5 2 (1.30%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Publishing
6 1 (0.65%) Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Retail
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (37.66%) .NET
2 36 (23.38%) HTML
3 32 (20.78%) CSS
4 23 (14.94%) ASP.NET
4 23 (14.94%) XML
5 20 (12.99%) .NET Framework
6 14 (9.09%) Motif
6 14 (9.09%) jQuery
7 13 (8.44%) Web Services
8 12 (7.79%) wxWidgets
9 8 (5.19%) Sass
9 8 (5.19%) AngularJS
9 8 (5.19%) WCF
10 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (4.55%) HTML5
10 7 (4.55%) Django
11 6 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (3.90%) CSS3
11 6 (3.90%) WPF
11 6 (3.90%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.25%) Open Source
4 4 (2.60%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.60%) User Experience
5 2 (1.30%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.30%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.30%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.30%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.30%) MPEG
5 2 (1.30%) DTV
5 2 (1.30%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.30%) STB
5 2 (1.30%) IPTV
6 1 (0.65%) Robotics
6 1 (0.65%) Mechatronics
6 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.65%) Physics
6 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 36 (23.38%) Linux
2 29 (18.83%) Windows
3 21 (13.64%) UNIX
4 4 (2.60%) CentOS
4 4 (2.60%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.65%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.65%) SUSE
5 1 (0.65%) Fedora
5 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.65%) Android
5 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (29.22%) Software Engineering
2 35 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (15.58%) UML
4 20 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (12.34%) OOD
6 18 (11.69%) OO
6 18 (11.69%) Multithreading
7 16 (10.39%) MVC
7 16 (10.39%) Configuration Management
8 15 (9.74%) Scrum
9 14 (9.09%) TDD
10 12 (7.79%) Web Development
11 9 (5.84%) Project Management
12 7 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (4.55%) Use Case
12 7 (4.55%) Unit Testing
13 6 (3.90%) Embedded Software Development
14 5 (3.25%) Service Delivery
14 5 (3.25%) ETL
14 5 (3.25%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (39.61%) C#
2 58 (37.66%) C++
3 51 (33.12%) SQL
4 44 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 43 (27.92%) Python
6 39 (25.32%) C
7 35 (22.73%) Java
8 17 (11.04%) VB.NET
9 14 (9.09%) T-SQL
10 12 (7.79%) Perl
11 6 (3.90%) PHP
12 4 (2.60%) Ruby
12 4 (2.60%) IronPython
13 3 (1.95%) Delphi
13 3 (1.95%) VBScript
13 3 (1.95%) VB
14 2 (1.30%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.30%) Embedded C
14 2 (1.30%) Embedded C++
14 2 (1.30%) VC++
Qualifications
1 35 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 29 (18.83%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.55%) Degree
4 2 (1.30%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.30%) HND
4 2 (1.30%) ISEB
4 2 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.65%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.25%) QA
2 4 (2.60%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.60%) TickIT
2 4 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.65%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (1.30%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.84%) Oracle
3 2 (1.30%) Business Objects
3 2 (1.30%) Coverity
3 2 (1.30%) Serena
4 1 (0.65%) Telerik
4 1 (0.65%) Google
4 1 (0.65%) Greenplum
4 1 (0.65%) Informatica
4 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.65%) Infragistics
4 1 (0.65%) Perforce
4 1 (0.65%) Facebook
4 1 (0.65%) Twitter
4 1 (0.65%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.65%) Sybase
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