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 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
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 733 681 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.54% 23.57% 24.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.15% 25.52% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 452 382
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £242 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 19
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £32.50 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £175.00 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
2914 2668 2281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.58% 92.35% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1821 1579 1382
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 155 160
Average hourly rate £20.25 £17.00 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.11% +11.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 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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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 -1 193 £375 +15.38% 133
Gloucestershire +4 175 £400 +23.07% 58
Somerset +3 105 £330 - 63
Devon 0 74 £355 +18.33% 26
Wiltshire -10 74 £355 +1.42% 46
Dorset +3 51 £305 -12.85% 73
Cornwall +7 12 £300 +39.53% 5
Avon -1 1 - -
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 511 (36.04%) SQL
2 480 (33.85%) JavaScript
3 442 (31.17%) .NET
4 399 (28.14%) HTML
5 397 (28.00%) C#
5 397 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
6 364 (25.67%) Java
7 326 (22.99%) SQL Server
8 322 (22.71%) CSS
9 299 (21.09%) Security Cleared
10 255 (17.98%) ASP.NET
10 255 (17.98%) MVC
11 219 (15.44%) jQuery
12 191 (13.47%) HTML5
13 184 (12.98%) Microsoft
14 183 (12.91%) Oracle
15 176 (12.41%) Web Services
16 163 (11.50%) PHP
17 155 (10.93%) Scrum
18 154 (10.86%) XML
19 153 (10.79%) SC Cleared
20 141 (9.94%) Business Intelligence
21 140 (9.87%) Finance
21 140 (9.87%) Git (software)
22 130 (9.17%) DV Cleared
23 129 (9.10%) MySQL
24 125 (8.82%) Unit Testing
25 124 (8.74%) Visual Studio
26 123 (8.67%) TDD
27 122 (8.60%) OO

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 57 (4.02%) CMS
2 49 (3.46%) SharePoint
3 45 (3.17%) Apache
4 41 (2.89%) Node.js
5 32 (2.26%) Drupal
6 28 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 26 (1.83%) JBoss
8 25 (1.76%) SAS
9 22 (1.55%) IIS
9 22 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (1.41%) Mule
11 19 (1.34%) Umbraco
12 18 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
13 17 (1.20%) WordPress
13 17 (1.20%) K2 blackpearl
14 13 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
15 12 (0.85%) Tomcat
16 11 (0.78%) StreamWeaver
16 11 (0.78%) WebSphere
17 10 (0.71%) GlassFish
Applications
1 46 (3.24%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.34%) MS Office
3 9 (0.63%) MS Project
4 8 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.21%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.071%) Edge Animate
7 1 (0.071%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.071%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.071%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.071%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.071%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 24 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.85%) Summit
5 9 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.63%) Magento
6 5 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (0.21%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.21%) BASE24
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.14%) SAP ECC
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.28%) SaaS
4 4 (0.28%) GitHub
4 4 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.21%) Force.com
6 2 (0.14%) Office 365
7 1 (0.071%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.071%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.19%) HTTP
2 14 (0.99%) TCP/IP
3 11 (0.78%) SDH
3 11 (0.78%) Wireshark
4 10 (0.71%) 2G
4 10 (0.71%) 2.5G
4 10 (0.71%) 3G
5 9 (0.63%) 4G
6 8 (0.56%) Internet
7 4 (0.28%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.21%) IPv4
8 3 (0.21%) IPv6
8 3 (0.21%) ATM
8 3 (0.21%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.21%) Intranet
9 2 (0.14%) DVB
9 2 (0.14%) AMQP
10 1 (0.071%) Extranet
10 1 (0.071%) SSH
10 1 (0.071%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (22.99%) SQL Server
2 129 (9.10%) MySQL
3 119 (8.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 110 (7.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 97 (6.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 81 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
7 76 (5.36%) Oracle Database
8 60 (4.23%) MongoDB
9 55 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 49 (3.46%) Relational Database
11 34 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
11 34 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
12 29 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
13 28 (1.97%) NoSQL
14 24 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (1.20%) MS Access
17 16 (1.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
18 15 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
18 15 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 140 (9.87%) Git (software)
2 124 (8.74%) Visual Studio
3 87 (6.14%) Subversion
4 83 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 58 (4.09%) Maven
6 44 (3.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 43 (3.03%) JUnit
8 39 (2.75%) ClearCase
9 38 (2.68%) JIRA
10 35 (2.47%) Eclipse
11 32 (2.26%) Jenkins
12 30 (2.12%) PHPUnit
13 25 (1.76%) Ant
14 20 (1.41%) Apache Ivy
15 19 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
16 18 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
17 17 (1.20%) NUnit
18 16 (1.13%) Selenium
19 14 (0.99%) MSTest
19 14 (0.99%) SoapUI
General
1 140 (9.87%) Finance
2 43 (3.03%) Marketing
3 36 (2.54%) Banking
4 32 (2.26%) Manufacturing
4 32 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.05%) Retail
6 28 (1.97%) Back Office
7 25 (1.76%) Electronics
8 8 (0.56%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.35%) Publishing
10 4 (0.28%) Games
10 4 (0.28%) Military
10 4 (0.28%) Advertising
11 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.21%) Legal
12 2 (0.14%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.071%) Automotive
13 1 (0.071%) Law
13 1 (0.071%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 442 (31.17%) .NET
2 399 (28.14%) HTML
3 322 (22.71%) CSS
4 255 (17.98%) ASP.NET
5 219 (15.44%) jQuery
6 191 (13.47%) HTML5
7 176 (12.41%) Web Services
8 154 (10.86%) XML
9 118 (8.32%) Spring
9 118 (8.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 111 (7.83%) CSS3
11 100 (7.05%) .NET Framework
12 82 (5.78%) Hibernate
13 79 (5.57%) J2EE
14 70 (4.94%) WCF
15 65 (4.58%) AngularJS
16 61 (4.30%) RESTful
17 60 (4.23%) REST
18 57 (4.02%) Ajax
19 50 (3.53%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 47 (3.31%) Mobile App
2 38 (2.68%) NHS
3 32 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (1.83%) DTV
5 25 (1.76%) Open Source
6 24 (1.69%) Visualisation
7 23 (1.62%) User Experience
8 20 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 18 (1.27%) Computer Science
10 14 (0.99%) Digital Media
11 13 (0.92%) Mainframe
12 10 (0.71%) GIS
12 10 (0.71%) N-Tier
12 10 (0.71%) Linked Data
12 10 (0.71%) Data Integration
13 9 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.49%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.49%) Mathematics
15 6 (0.42%) Graphic Design
16 5 (0.35%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 118 (8.32%) Linux
2 90 (6.35%) Windows
3 60 (4.23%) UNIX
4 45 (3.17%) Apple iOS
5 39 (2.75%) Android
6 32 (2.26%) CentOS
7 10 (0.71%) Windows CE
7 10 (0.71%) Ubuntu
7 10 (0.71%) Windows Phone
8 7 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
9 6 (0.42%) AIX
10 5 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.21%) Fedora
11 3 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.21%) Windows Phone 7
12 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.071%) VMS
13 1 (0.071%) Solaris
13 1 (0.071%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (17.98%) MVC
3 155 (10.93%) Scrum
4 141 (9.94%) Business Intelligence
5 125 (8.82%) Unit Testing
6 123 (8.67%) TDD
7 122 (8.60%) OO
8 112 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
9 77 (5.43%) BDD
10 71 (5.01%) ETL
11 64 (4.51%) E-Commerce
12 59 (4.16%) Software Engineering
13 56 (3.95%) Migration
14 54 (3.81%) Responsive Web Design
15 53 (3.74%) Web Development
16 50 (3.53%) OOD
17 47 (3.31%) Automated Testing
18 41 (2.89%) Web Design
19 36 (2.54%) SOA
20 35 (2.47%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 511 (36.04%) SQL
2 480 (33.85%) JavaScript
3 397 (28.00%) C#
4 364 (25.67%) Java
5 163 (11.50%) PHP
6 108 (7.62%) T-SQL
7 99 (6.98%) PL/SQL
8 94 (6.63%) C++
9 89 (6.28%) Python
10 63 (4.44%) Ruby
11 58 (4.09%) VB.NET
12 53 (3.74%) Bash Shell
13 46 (3.24%) VB
13 46 (3.24%) Perl
14 35 (2.47%) C
15 31 (2.19%) VBA
16 27 (1.90%) PHP5
17 17 (1.20%) Objective-C
17 17 (1.20%) Lua
18 12 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 299 (21.09%) Security Cleared
2 153 (10.79%) SC Cleared
3 130 (9.17%) DV Cleared
4 30 (2.12%) Degree
5 12 (0.85%) Sun Certification
6 10 (0.71%) OCPJP
7 5 (0.35%) BC Cleared
7 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.35%) MCP
7 5 (0.35%) ISEB
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.28%) HND
9 2 (0.14%) MCSD
10 1 (0.071%) CCA
10 1 (0.071%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.071%) SSCP
10 1 (0.071%) MCITP
10 1 (0.071%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.20%) QA
2 15 (1.06%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.85%) ISO 14001
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%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.071%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.071%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (0.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.28%) Varnish
3 2 (0.14%) Shibboleth
3 2 (0.14%) Firmware
4 1 (0.071%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.071%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.071%) NFS
4 1 (0.071%) iptables
Systems Management
1 15 (1.06%) Puppet
2 6 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.21%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.14%) Nagios
5 1 (0.071%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.071%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 184 (12.98%) Microsoft
2 183 (12.91%) Oracle
3 48 (3.39%) Zend
4 37 (2.61%) SAP
5 30 (2.12%) Business Objects
6 20 (1.41%) Google
7 16 (1.13%) Sitecore
8 14 (0.99%) hybris
9 12 (0.85%) ESRI
9 12 (0.85%) IBM
9 12 (0.85%) Cognos
9 12 (0.85%) Sun
10 11 (0.78%) Sencha
11 10 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.63%) Tableau
13 8 (0.56%) Informatica
14 6 (0.42%) Apple
14 6 (0.42%) TIBCO
14 6 (0.42%) Teradata
14 6 (0.42%) Telerik
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