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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 734 686 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.41% 23.15% 22.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.02% 24.99% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 506 309
Average daily rate
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£363 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £240 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 14
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £55.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
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
2821 2745 1926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.81% 92.64% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1795 1799 1164
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £225 £225
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 180 183 139
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £15.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £42.50 £40.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -1 209 £375 +7.14% 114
Gloucestershire 0 151 £400 +14.28% 45
Somerset +5 123 £345 +6.97% 56
Wiltshire -1 74 £350 - 45
Devon 0 59 £375 +2.73% 33
Dorset +1 43 £310 -11.42% 30
Cornwall +6 7 £325 +51.16% 4
Avon 0 2 £210 -30.00%
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 493 (33.88%) SQL
2 477 (32.78%) JavaScript
3 451 (31.00%) .NET
4 427 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
5 403 (27.70%) HTML
6 393 (27.01%) C#
7 379 (26.05%) Java
8 358 (24.60%) SQL Server
9 338 (23.23%) CSS
10 286 (19.66%) MVC
11 276 (18.97%) Security Cleared
12 263 (18.08%) ASP.NET
13 210 (14.43%) jQuery
14 207 (14.23%) Web Services
15 188 (12.92%) Oracle
16 186 (12.78%) Microsoft
17 162 (11.13%) HTML5
18 152 (10.45%) Scrum
19 149 (10.24%) Finance
20 146 (10.03%) Business Intelligence
21 141 (9.69%) PHP
21 141 (9.69%) XML
22 134 (9.21%) Git (software)
23 131 (9.00%) SC Cleared
23 131 (9.00%) TDD
24 129 (8.87%) DV Cleared
24 129 (8.87%) ASP.NET MVC
25 117 (8.04%) Unit Testing
25 117 (8.04%) Spring
26 111 (7.63%) SQL Server Integration Services

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 61 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 57 (3.92%) CMS
3 40 (2.75%) Drupal
4 39 (2.68%) Node.js
5 31 (2.13%) Apache
6 30 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
7 29 (1.99%) Umbraco
7 29 (1.99%) JBoss
7 29 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
8 26 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 24 (1.65%) IIS
9 24 (1.65%) Liferay
10 21 (1.44%) Mule
11 20 (1.37%) SAS
12 19 (1.31%) Tomcat
12 19 (1.31%) WebLogic
13 18 (1.24%) WordPress
14 16 (1.10%) K2 blackpearl
15 14 (0.96%) Mule ESB
16 11 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 49 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.10%) MS Office
3 9 (0.62%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.55%) MS Project
5 6 (0.41%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.21%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.069%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 34 (2.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 23 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.96%) Summit
5 9 (0.62%) Magento
6 5 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (0.21%) BASE24
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle AGIS
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
10 1 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.069%) Agresso
10 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.69%) Office 365
4 6 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.41%) SaaS
5 4 (0.27%) Force.com
5 4 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.14%) GitHub
7 1 (0.069%) IaaS
7 1 (0.069%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.069%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.069%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.47%) HTTP
2 16 (1.10%) Internet
3 15 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.89%) Wireshark
4 13 (0.89%) SDH
5 12 (0.82%) 3G
5 12 (0.82%) 2G
5 12 (0.82%) 2.5G
6 11 (0.76%) 4G
7 7 (0.48%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.34%) Intranet
9 3 (0.21%) ATM
10 1 (0.069%) SAN
10 1 (0.069%) Extranet
10 1 (0.069%) Wireless
10 1 (0.069%) Firewall
10 1 (0.069%) X.509
10 1 (0.069%) LAN
10 1 (0.069%) WAN
10 1 (0.069%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (24.60%) SQL Server
2 111 (7.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 106 (7.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 105 (7.22%) MySQL
5 90 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
6 82 (5.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 70 (4.81%) MongoDB
8 67 (4.60%) Oracle Database
9 54 (3.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 46 (3.16%) Relational Database
11 36 (2.47%) NoSQL
12 29 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
12 29 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
13 27 (1.86%) Oracle Database 10g
14 23 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
15 18 (1.24%) MS Access
16 17 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
17 15 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
18 12 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
19 11 (0.76%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 134 (9.21%) Git (software)
2 102 (7.01%) Visual Studio
3 81 (5.57%) Subversion
4 59 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 55 (3.78%) Maven
6 50 (3.44%) JUnit
7 39 (2.68%) JIRA
8 36 (2.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 33 (2.27%) ClearCase
10 28 (1.92%) Eclipse
11 26 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
11 26 (1.79%) Selenium
12 21 (1.44%) Jenkins
13 20 (1.37%) Ant
13 20 (1.37%) NUnit
14 19 (1.31%) MSTest
15 18 (1.24%) Apache Ivy
16 16 (1.10%) SoapUI
17 15 (1.03%) Cucumber
18 11 (0.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 149 (10.24%) Finance
2 52 (3.57%) Marketing
3 39 (2.68%) Electronics
3 39 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 37 (2.54%) Manufacturing
5 33 (2.27%) Retail
6 28 (1.92%) Banking
7 25 (1.72%) Back Office
8 7 (0.48%) Games
8 7 (0.48%) Military
9 5 (0.34%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.34%) Publishing
10 4 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.27%) Advertising
10 4 (0.27%) Legal
11 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.14%) Automotive
12 2 (0.14%) Law
12 2 (0.14%) Local Government
13 1 (0.069%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 451 (31.00%) .NET
2 403 (27.70%) HTML
3 338 (23.23%) CSS
4 263 (18.08%) ASP.NET
5 210 (14.43%) jQuery
6 207 (14.23%) Web Services
7 162 (11.13%) HTML5
8 141 (9.69%) XML
9 129 (8.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 117 (8.04%) Spring
11 105 (7.22%) .NET Framework
12 104 (7.15%) CSS3
13 87 (5.98%) AngularJS
14 86 (5.91%) Hibernate
15 85 (5.84%) J2EE
16 84 (5.77%) WCF
17 72 (4.95%) REST
18 67 (4.60%) SOAP
19 59 (4.05%) RESTful
20 53 (3.64%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 54 (3.71%) Mobile App
2 41 (2.82%) NHS
3 34 (2.34%) DTV
4 33 (2.27%) User Experience
4 33 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (1.72%) Visualisation
6 19 (1.31%) Computer Science
7 14 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (0.96%) Client/Server
8 12 (0.82%) Digital Media
8 12 (0.82%) GIS
9 10 (0.69%) Linked Data
9 10 (0.69%) Mainframe
10 9 (0.62%) Data Structures
11 8 (0.55%) Algorithms
11 8 (0.55%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.48%) Data Integration
13 6 (0.41%) iPad
14 4 (0.27%) FMCG
14 4 (0.27%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 93 (6.39%) Linux
2 83 (5.70%) Windows
3 57 (3.92%) UNIX
4 55 (3.78%) Apple iOS
5 44 (3.02%) Android
6 16 (1.10%) CentOS
7 10 (0.69%) Windows Phone
8 8 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
9 7 (0.48%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.48%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.48%) Windows CE
10 6 (0.41%) AIX
11 3 (0.21%) Fedora
11 3 (0.21%) Solaris
11 3 (0.21%) Windows Phone 7
12 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.069%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.069%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (19.66%) MVC
3 152 (10.45%) Scrum
4 146 (10.03%) Business Intelligence
5 131 (9.00%) TDD
6 117 (8.04%) Unit Testing
7 104 (7.15%) OO
8 84 (5.77%) BDD
9 78 (5.36%) ETL
10 74 (5.09%) E-Commerce
11 72 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
12 70 (4.81%) Web Development
13 64 (4.40%) Migration
14 55 (3.78%) Software Engineering
15 53 (3.64%) Responsive Web Design
16 50 (3.44%) OOD
17 39 (2.68%) CRM
18 38 (2.61%) Web Design
18 38 (2.61%) Digital Marketing
19 37 (2.54%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 493 (33.88%) SQL
2 477 (32.78%) JavaScript
3 393 (27.01%) C#
4 379 (26.05%) Java
5 141 (9.69%) PHP
6 94 (6.46%) T-SQL
7 88 (6.05%) Python
7 88 (6.05%) PL/SQL
8 68 (4.67%) C++
9 61 (4.19%) Ruby
10 57 (3.92%) VB.NET
11 47 (3.23%) C
12 41 (2.82%) VB
13 38 (2.61%) Perl
13 38 (2.61%) VBA
14 31 (2.13%) Bash Shell
15 28 (1.92%) PHP5
16 26 (1.79%) Objective-C
17 17 (1.17%) Lua
18 14 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 276 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 131 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 129 (8.87%) DV Cleared
4 27 (1.86%) Degree
5 12 (0.82%) Sun Certification
6 8 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.55%) OCPJP
7 6 (0.41%) MCP
8 5 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (0.34%) BC Cleared
9 4 (0.27%) ISEB
10 3 (0.21%) HND
10 3 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.14%) MCSD
12 1 (0.069%) MCITP
12 1 (0.069%) CCA
12 1 (0.069%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.069%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.72%) QA
2 14 (0.96%) ISO 9001
2 14 (0.96%) ISO 14001
3 6 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.21%) SLA
5 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.14%) Basel II
5 2 (0.14%) WAI
6 1 (0.069%) WCAG
6 1 (0.069%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.069%) HL7
6 1 (0.069%) JTAG
6 1 (0.069%) DO-178B
System Software
1 6 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.27%) Varnish
3 1 (0.069%) Firmware
3 1 (0.069%) NFS
3 1 (0.069%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 14 (0.96%) Puppet
2 6 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (0.34%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.14%) yum
6 1 (0.069%) Nagios
6 1 (0.069%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 188 (12.92%) Oracle
2 186 (12.78%) Microsoft
3 45 (3.09%) SAP
4 38 (2.61%) Zend
5 26 (1.79%) Business Objects
6 20 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (1.03%) Sitecore
8 14 (0.96%) hybris
9 13 (0.89%) ESRI
10 12 (0.82%) Cognos
10 12 (0.82%) Sun
11 11 (0.76%) IBM
12 9 (0.62%) Google
12 9 (0.62%) TIBCO
12 9 (0.62%) Informatica
13 8 (0.55%) Tableau
14 7 (0.48%) Teradata
14 7 (0.48%) Apple
14 7 (0.48%) Appcelerator
15 6 (0.41%) Xamarin
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £281 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £445 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago