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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 191 158 179
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 63 73 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.68% 0.87% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.95% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 41 24
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£338 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 £38.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +1.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.20% -
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
8442 7709 6942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.42% 91.49% 91.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4567 4029 3349
Average daily rate £375 £356 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 459 601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -19 23 £315 -13.10% 18
Surrey +1 12 £438 +20.68% 21
Buckinghamshire -5 9 £410 +26.15% 5
Berkshire -12 6 £575 +84.00% 18
East Sussex -5 4 - - 7
Oxfordshire -20 4 £350 +16.66% 14
Kent -9 2 - - 6
West Sussex - 1 £260 - 9
Middlesex - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 62 (39.74%) C#
2 51 (32.69%) SQL
3 49 (31.41%) .NET
4 47 (30.13%) C++
5 45 (28.85%) Java
6 44 (28.21%) Software Engineering
7 43 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (27.56%) JavaScript
7 43 (27.56%) HTML
8 38 (24.36%) Python
9 37 (23.72%) C
10 33 (21.15%) CSS
11 32 (20.51%) UML
12 30 (19.23%) XML
12 30 (19.23%) Security Cleared
13 27 (17.31%) Windows
14 26 (16.67%) Linux
14 26 (16.67%) Web Services
15 25 (16.03%) OO
16 24 (15.38%) SQL Server
16 24 (15.38%) Visual Studio
17 23 (14.74%) MVC
18 22 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (14.10%) Configuration Management
18 22 (14.10%) OOD
18 22 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (13.46%) SC Cleared
19 21 (13.46%) ASP.NET
20 20 (12.82%) UNIX
21 19 (12.18%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (1.92%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.28%) IIS
3 2 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.28%) Documentum
3 2 (1.28%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (0.64%) Node.js
4 1 (0.64%) Lync
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.64%) Apache
4 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.85%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.56%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.28%) MS Project
4 1 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.13%) DVB
2 7 (4.49%) Network Security
3 6 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.56%) Ethernet
4 4 (2.56%) NGN
4 4 (2.56%) Modbus
4 4 (2.56%) MQTT
5 3 (1.92%) Internet
6 2 (1.28%) Intranet
6 2 (1.28%) SSL
6 2 (1.28%) FTP
6 2 (1.28%) HTTP
7 1 (0.64%) 4G
7 1 (0.64%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.64%) VLAN
7 1 (0.64%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.64%) Firewall
7 1 (0.64%) DNS
7 1 (0.64%) SNMP
7 1 (0.64%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (7.05%) Ingres
4 8 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (4.49%) MySQL
6 6 (3.85%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.21%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.92%) Big Data
9 3 (1.92%) SQLite
10 2 (1.28%) DTS
10 2 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.28%) JasperReports
10 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 19 (12.18%) Subversion
3 17 (10.90%) NUnit
3 17 (10.90%) ClearCase
4 12 (7.69%) Ant
4 12 (7.69%) CppUnit
4 12 (7.69%) GoogleTest
5 11 (7.05%) CruiseControl
5 11 (7.05%) ClearQuest
6 9 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (4.49%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.21%) JUnit
9 4 (2.56%) CMake
9 4 (2.56%) Git (software)
10 3 (1.92%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.92%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (1.28%) Log4j
12 1 (0.64%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 14 (8.97%) Finance
2 10 (6.41%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.13%) Electronics
4 6 (3.85%) Publishing
4 6 (3.85%) Turkish Language
5 5 (3.21%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.28%) Military
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.64%) Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (31.41%) .NET
2 43 (27.56%) HTML
3 33 (21.15%) CSS
4 30 (19.23%) XML
5 26 (16.67%) Web Services
6 21 (13.46%) ASP.NET
7 15 (9.62%) jQuery
7 15 (9.62%) .NET Framework
8 13 (8.33%) Motif
9 11 (7.05%) wxWidgets
10 10 (6.41%) HTML5
10 10 (6.41%) AngularJS
11 9 (5.77%) WCF
12 7 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (4.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 6 (3.85%) Drools
14 5 (3.21%) Yii
14 5 (3.21%) Razor View Engine
14 5 (3.21%) Laravel
14 5 (3.21%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.77%) DTV
3 6 (3.85%) STB
4 5 (3.21%) Learning Management System
4 5 (3.21%) IPTV
4 5 (3.21%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.21%) E-Learning
4 5 (3.21%) SCORM
5 4 (2.56%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.56%) Open Source
6 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.28%) MPEG
7 2 (1.28%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.28%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.64%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.64%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.64%) User Experience
8 1 (0.64%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 27 (17.31%) Windows
2 26 (16.67%) Linux
3 20 (12.82%) UNIX
4 4 (2.56%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.56%) Android
5 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (28.21%) Software Engineering
2 43 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (20.51%) UML
4 25 (16.03%) OO
5 23 (14.74%) MVC
6 22 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (14.10%) Configuration Management
6 22 (14.10%) OOD
7 17 (10.90%) Scrum
8 15 (9.62%) TDD
9 11 (7.05%) Multithreading
10 10 (6.41%) Unit Testing
11 8 (5.13%) Project Management
11 8 (5.13%) Automated Testing
11 8 (5.13%) Web Development
12 7 (4.49%) Embedded Software Development
12 7 (4.49%) SOA
13 6 (3.85%) ERP
13 6 (3.85%) ICONIX
14 5 (3.21%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 62 (39.74%) C#
2 51 (32.69%) SQL
3 47 (30.13%) C++
4 45 (28.85%) Java
5 43 (27.56%) JavaScript
6 38 (24.36%) Python
7 37 (23.72%) C
8 12 (7.69%) VB.NET
9 8 (5.13%) T-SQL
10 7 (4.49%) PHP
11 6 (3.85%) Perl
12 4 (2.56%) IronPython
13 3 (1.92%) Golang
13 3 (1.92%) Delphi
14 2 (1.28%) VC++
14 2 (1.28%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.28%) VBScript
14 2 (1.28%) Ruby
15 1 (0.64%) ActionScript 3.0
15 1 (0.64%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 30 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 21 (13.46%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.13%) Degree
4 3 (1.92%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.92%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.92%) ISEB
5 2 (1.28%) HND
6 1 (0.64%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.64%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.49%) QA
2 6 (3.85%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.56%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.56%) TickIT
4 1 (0.64%) HL7
Systems Management
1 4 (2.56%) SCCM
2 3 (1.92%) Puppet
3 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.64%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (10.90%) Oracle
2 15 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.56%) Google
4 2 (1.28%) Software AG
4 2 (1.28%) IBM
4 2 (1.28%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (0.64%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.64%) Facebook
5 1 (0.64%) Twitter
5 1 (0.64%) Greenplum
5 1 (0.64%) Teradata
5 1 (0.64%) Serena
5 1 (0.64%) QNX
5 1 (0.64%) Perforce
5 1 (0.64%) Telerik
5 1 (0.64%) HP
5 1 (0.64%) Informatica
5 1 (0.64%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.64%) Sybase
5 1 (0.64%) SAP
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