The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Developer
Rank 127 136 119
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 13 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.27% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 4
Average daily rate
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£368 £323 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.95% -18.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £306 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £323 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £303 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.70% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.98%
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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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2942 2977 2209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.63% 92.25% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1824 1810 1306
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 181 149
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.05 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Applications Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Developer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Applications Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Developer across the South West region.

Applications Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Applications Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Developer across the South West region.

Applications Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Applications Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Gloucestershire -10 4 £360 +20.00%
Wiltshire +10 2 £440 +36.43% 1
Somerset - 2 £300 - 4
Bristol - 1 £375 - 1
Applications Developer
England

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Applications 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 Applications Developer in their job title.

1 20 (68.97%) SQL Server
1 20 (68.97%) .NET
2 15 (51.72%) C#
3 14 (48.28%) SQL
4 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
5 9 (31.03%) .NET Framework
5 9 (31.03%) WCF
6 8 (27.59%) Apple iOS
6 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
6 8 (27.59%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (24.14%) MVC
7 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio
8 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
8 6 (20.69%) jQuery
9 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
9 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
9 5 (17.24%) Workflow
9 5 (17.24%) Finance
9 5 (17.24%) CSS
9 5 (17.24%) Web Services
9 5 (17.24%) Windows
9 5 (17.24%) HTML
10 4 (13.79%) PHP
10 4 (13.79%) MySQL
10 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
10 4 (13.79%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (13.79%) Project Management
10 4 (13.79%) Android
10 4 (13.79%) Time Management
10 4 (13.79%) 3D Rendering

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Applications 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 Applications Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (27.59%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.45%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.45%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.45%) CMS
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.45%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.45%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (68.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) MySQL
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.45%) DB2
4 1 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) Hudson
3 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Retail Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.45%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (68.97%) .NET
2 9 (31.03%) .NET Framework
2 9 (31.03%) WCF
3 6 (20.69%) jQuery
4 5 (17.24%) CSS
4 5 (17.24%) Web Services
4 5 (17.24%) HTML
5 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
5 4 (13.79%) HTML5
6 3 (10.34%) WPF
7 2 (6.90%) XML
7 2 (6.90%) WinForms
7 2 (6.90%) RESTful
7 2 (6.90%) iOS SDK
7 2 (6.90%) REST
7 2 (6.90%) PhoneGap
7 2 (6.90%) Sencha Touch
7 2 (6.90%) Apache Cordova
8 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (3.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) 3D Graphics
1 4 (13.79%) Graphic Design
2 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.90%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.45%) DataPower
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Apple iOS
2 5 (17.24%) Windows
3 4 (13.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) MVC
2 5 (17.24%) Workflow
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
3 4 (13.79%) Time Management
3 4 (13.79%) 3D Rendering
3 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.79%) Android Development
3 4 (13.79%) iOS Development
4 3 (10.34%) Scrum
4 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.90%) OO
5 2 (6.90%) Change Management
5 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (3.45%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) C#
2 14 (48.28%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.79%) PHP
5 2 (6.90%) VB
5 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.90%) Java
6 1 (3.45%) JCL
6 1 (3.45%) C++
6 1 (3.45%) COBOL
6 1 (3.45%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) MCITP
2 1 (3.45%) SSCP
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) IBM
3 2 (6.90%) Sencha
4 1 (3.45%) EPiServer
4 1 (3.45%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Business Objects