The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 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
Developer
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 661 598 596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.26% 24.39% 24.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.64% 26.48% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 400 388
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 24
Average hourly rate £43.13 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.21% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.92 £31.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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 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
2920 2258 2320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.92% 92.09% 93.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1898 1393 1378
Average daily rate £380 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £476 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 168 196
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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 Developer across the South West region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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 Developer across the South West region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

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 Developer within the South West 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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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
Bristol 0 209 £400 +23.07% 138
Gloucestershire +3 156 £400 +28.00% 72
Somerset 0 101 £330 +1.53% 50
Wiltshire -10 54 £350 - 31
Dorset +4 48 £375 -6.25% 70
Devon -4 44 £319 +3.65% 23
Cornwall 0 5 - - 1
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited 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 Developer in their job title.

1 529 (36.86%) SQL
2 492 (34.29%) JavaScript
3 415 (28.92%) HTML
4 407 (28.36%) .NET
5 406 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
6 372 (25.92%) Java
7 357 (24.88%) C#
8 335 (23.34%) CSS
9 294 (20.49%) Security Cleared
10 269 (18.75%) SQL Server
11 257 (17.91%) jQuery
12 234 (16.31%) MVC
13 226 (15.75%) ASP.NET
14 223 (15.54%) PHP
15 222 (15.47%) HTML5
16 178 (12.40%) Oracle
17 170 (11.85%) Microsoft
18 169 (11.78%) MySQL
19 165 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
20 162 (11.29%) Web Services
21 159 (11.08%) Linux
22 158 (11.01%) Scrum
23 154 (10.73%) SC Cleared
24 149 (10.38%) Spring
25 147 (10.24%) Git (software)
26 143 (9.97%) Finance
27 140 (9.76%) OO
28 139 (9.69%) XML
29 137 (9.55%) CSS3
30 127 (8.85%) DV Cleared

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 77 (5.37%) Apache
2 61 (4.25%) CMS
3 48 (3.34%) SharePoint
4 34 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 32 (2.23%) Node.js
6 31 (2.16%) SAS
7 29 (2.02%) Tomcat
8 28 (1.95%) Drupal
9 27 (1.88%) JBoss
10 23 (1.60%) Umbraco
11 21 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
12 20 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
13 17 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
13 17 (1.18%) WebSphere
14 14 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
15 13 (0.91%) IIS
16 11 (0.77%) WordPress
16 11 (0.77%) StreamWeaver
16 11 (0.77%) ColdFusion
17 9 (0.63%) Railo
Applications
1 43 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.67%) MS Office
3 17 (1.18%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (0.49%) MS Project
6 6 (0.42%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.21%) Mathematica
7 3 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.14%) Edge Animate
9 1 (0.070%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.070%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.070%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.070%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.070%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (1.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.63%) Summit
4 7 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (0.49%) Magento
4 7 (0.49%) BASE24
4 7 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.28%) Exstream
7 3 (0.21%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.14%) SAP ECC
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.070%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.070%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.070%) Oracle ASCP
9 1 (0.070%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.63%) GitHub
3 7 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.35%) SaaS
6 4 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.070%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.070%) Force.com
7 1 (0.070%) Office 365
7 1 (0.070%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.67%) HTTP
2 13 (0.91%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.56%) Internet
4 7 (0.49%) ATM
5 5 (0.35%) SSH
5 5 (0.35%) DNS
5 5 (0.35%) SAN
6 4 (0.28%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.28%) 3G
6 4 (0.28%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.28%) SDH
6 4 (0.28%) WAN
6 4 (0.28%) 2G
6 4 (0.28%) 2.5G
6 4 (0.28%) 4G
6 4 (0.28%) AMQP
6 4 (0.28%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.21%) PuTTY
7 3 (0.21%) Multicast
7 3 (0.21%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 169 (11.78%) MySQL
3 98 (6.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 94 (6.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 84 (5.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 68 (4.74%) Oracle Database
7 67 (4.67%) Relational Database
8 64 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
9 45 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 36 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
10 36 (2.51%) MongoDB
10 36 (2.51%) RDBMS
11 34 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
12 27 (1.88%) Oracle Database 10g
13 24 (1.67%) MS Access
13 24 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
14 23 (1.60%) NoSQL
15 18 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (0.91%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 13 (0.91%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 147 (10.24%) Git (software)
2 96 (6.69%) Visual Studio
3 88 (6.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 68 (4.74%) Subversion
5 53 (3.69%) Maven
6 51 (3.55%) PHPUnit
7 43 (3.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 43 (3.00%) Jenkins
8 38 (2.65%) ClearCase
9 36 (2.51%) JUnit
10 34 (2.37%) Ant
10 34 (2.37%) Eclipse
11 25 (1.74%) JIRA
12 23 (1.60%) Apache Ivy
13 21 (1.46%) Cucumber
13 21 (1.46%) Oracle APEX
14 17 (1.18%) Selenium
15 12 (0.84%) Toad
16 11 (0.77%) SoapUI
17 10 (0.70%) Hudson
General
1 143 (9.97%) Finance
2 56 (3.90%) Banking
3 49 (3.41%) Retail
4 41 (2.86%) Marketing
5 38 (2.65%) Manufacturing
6 35 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 28 (1.95%) Electronics
8 23 (1.60%) Back Office
9 12 (0.84%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.28%) Military
10 4 (0.28%) Legal
10 4 (0.28%) Advertising
11 3 (0.21%) Publishing
11 3 (0.21%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.14%) Local Government
12 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.14%) Law
12 2 (0.14%) Games
13 1 (0.070%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.070%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 415 (28.92%) HTML
2 407 (28.36%) .NET
3 335 (23.34%) CSS
4 257 (17.91%) jQuery
5 226 (15.75%) ASP.NET
6 222 (15.47%) HTML5
7 162 (11.29%) Web Services
8 149 (10.38%) Spring
9 139 (9.69%) XML
10 137 (9.55%) CSS3
11 115 (8.01%) ASP.NET MVC
12 109 (7.60%) Hibernate
13 86 (5.99%) J2EE
14 67 (4.67%) WCF
15 66 (4.60%) Doctrine
16 65 (4.53%) .NET Framework
17 64 (4.46%) RESTful
18 63 (4.39%) AngularJS
18 63 (4.39%) Ajax
19 61 (4.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 45 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (2.65%) User Experience
3 29 (2.02%) Mobile App
4 28 (1.95%) DTV
5 27 (1.88%) Open Source
6 24 (1.67%) NHS
7 22 (1.53%) Computer Science
8 21 (1.46%) Visualisation
9 15 (1.05%) Mainframe
10 13 (0.91%) Data Integration
11 12 (0.84%) GIS
11 12 (0.84%) Client/Server
11 12 (0.84%) N-Tier
11 12 (0.84%) Digital Media
12 11 (0.77%) Mathematics
13 9 (0.63%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.56%) Algorithms
15 7 (0.49%) Clustering
15 7 (0.49%) Cryptography
16 5 (0.35%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 159 (11.08%) Linux
2 86 (5.99%) UNIX
3 74 (5.16%) Windows
4 51 (3.55%) CentOS
5 34 (2.37%) Apple iOS
6 29 (2.02%) Android
7 10 (0.70%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.56%) Windows Phone
9 6 (0.42%) Solaris
10 5 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.35%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.28%) AIX
11 4 (0.28%) VMS
11 4 (0.28%) Fedora
12 3 (0.21%) MVS
12 3 (0.21%) Windows CE
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone 7
13 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.070%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (16.31%) MVC
3 165 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
4 158 (11.01%) Scrum
5 140 (9.76%) OO
6 126 (8.78%) Unit Testing
7 122 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
8 119 (8.29%) TDD
9 87 (6.06%) Software Engineering
10 75 (5.23%) Automated Testing
11 61 (4.25%) ETL
12 59 (4.11%) E-Commerce
13 56 (3.90%) Migration
14 52 (3.62%) Web Development
15 48 (3.34%) BDD
16 44 (3.07%) Responsive Web Design
16 44 (3.07%) OOD
17 42 (2.93%) Release Management
18 39 (2.72%) Web Design
19 38 (2.65%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 529 (36.86%) SQL
2 492 (34.29%) JavaScript
3 372 (25.92%) Java
4 357 (24.88%) C#
5 223 (15.54%) PHP
6 125 (8.71%) T-SQL
7 97 (6.76%) PL/SQL
8 96 (6.69%) C++
9 79 (5.51%) Python
10 56 (3.90%) Bash Shell
11 55 (3.83%) VB.NET
12 51 (3.55%) Perl
13 50 (3.48%) Ruby
14 42 (2.93%) VB
15 41 (2.86%) VBA
16 39 (2.72%) PHP5
17 38 (2.65%) C
18 17 (1.18%) Lua
19 15 (1.05%) Scala
19 15 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 294 (20.49%) Security Cleared
2 154 (10.73%) SC Cleared
3 127 (8.85%) DV Cleared
4 29 (2.02%) Degree
5 13 (0.91%) Sun Certification
6 7 (0.49%) OCPJP
7 5 (0.35%) HND
8 4 (0.28%) ISEB
9 3 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.14%) HNC
10 2 (0.14%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.070%) MCITP
11 1 (0.070%) SSCP
11 1 (0.070%) CCNA
11 1 (0.070%) CCA
11 1 (0.070%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.070%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.11%) QA
2 12 (0.84%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.63%) ISO 14001
4 5 (0.35%) HL7
4 5 (0.35%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.35%) SLA
5 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.21%) WCAG
5 3 (0.21%) WAI
5 3 (0.21%) Basel II
6 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.070%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.070%) FINREP
7 1 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (0.91%) Shibboleth
2 7 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.35%) NFS
4 4 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.21%) Varnish
5 3 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.14%) Firmware
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.070%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (0.28%) Puppet
3 3 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.21%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.14%) Nagios
4 2 (0.14%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.070%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 178 (12.40%) Oracle
2 170 (11.85%) Microsoft
3 84 (5.85%) Zend
4 44 (3.07%) Business Objects
5 40 (2.79%) SAP
6 21 (1.46%) Sitecore
7 18 (1.25%) Google
8 15 (1.05%) IBM
9 14 (0.98%) Sun
10 11 (0.77%) Sencha
10 11 (0.77%) Teradata
11 10 (0.70%) Cognos
11 10 (0.70%) hybris
12 8 (0.56%) HP
12 8 (0.56%) Infoflex
13 7 (0.49%) Tableau
13 7 (0.49%) Informatica
14 6 (0.42%) Telerik
14 6 (0.42%) VMware
14 6 (0.42%) EPiServer
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