The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 710 728 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.57% 22.20% 22.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.00% 23.24% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 526 489
Median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 8
Median hourly rate £32.50 £41.24 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.19% +17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £30.10 £24.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £53.27 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.76% +6.41%
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
2731 3132 3020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.50% 95.49% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1784 1991 1933
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 223 173
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Developer in the job title.

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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +1 244 £363 -0.68% 74
Gloucestershire 0 106 £375 -6.25% 21
Devon +1 88 £300 -18.64% 20
Dorset +4 82 £325 -1.51% 54
Wiltshire -1 78 £339 -1.45% 21
Somerset 0 44 £375 +3.44% 29
Cornwall -1 3 £350 +75.00% 1
Developer
England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 505 (35.64%) JavaScript
2 500 (35.29%) HTML
3 429 (30.28%) .NET
4 420 (29.64%) Agile Software Development
5 405 (28.58%) CSS
6 397 (28.02%) SQL
7 379 (26.75%) C#
8 367 (25.90%) Java
9 334 (23.57%) SQL Server
10 265 (18.70%) MVC
11 254 (17.93%) AngularJS
12 252 (17.78%) Security Cleared
13 215 (15.17%) jQuery
14 205 (14.47%) Finance
15 203 (14.33%) Microsoft
16 201 (14.18%) ASP.NET
17 177 (12.49%) TDD
18 163 (11.50%) HTML5
19 157 (11.08%) Scrum
20 155 (10.94%) Oracle
20 155 (10.94%) SharePoint
21 152 (10.73%) Web Services
22 150 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
23 144 (10.16%) Spring
24 131 (9.24%) Web Development
25 126 (8.89%) SC Cleared
26 118 (8.33%) C++
27 116 (8.19%) Git (software)
28 112 (7.90%) JSON
29 105 (7.41%) XML

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 155 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 53 (3.74%) IIS
3 52 (3.67%) CMS
4 40 (2.82%) Apache
4 40 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 37 (2.61%) Apache Spark
6 36 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 33 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
7 33 (2.33%) JBoss
7 33 (2.33%) WebLogic
8 26 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
8 26 (1.83%) WebSphere
9 25 (1.76%) Tomcat
10 23 (1.62%) Umbraco
11 20 (1.41%) Mule
12 18 (1.27%) SAS
13 17 (1.20%) Drupal
13 17 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
14 16 (1.13%) WordPress
15 15 (1.06%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 66 (4.66%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.20%) MS Office
3 14 (0.99%) InfoPath
4 10 (0.71%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.21%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.071%) Revit
8 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.071%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 46 (3.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 40 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 29 (2.05%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.56%) Magento
6 6 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
7 5 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle Payroll
8 4 (0.28%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.28%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 69 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (1.06%) GitHub
5 9 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (0.49%) Google Play
6 7 (0.49%) Office 365
6 7 (0.49%) SaaS
7 5 (0.35%) TestFlight
8 4 (0.28%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.14%) Heroku
10 1 (0.071%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.071%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.071%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.071%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.071%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.071%) Boomi
10 1 (0.071%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.071%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.83%) HTTP
2 21 (1.48%) LDAP
3 14 (0.99%) Internet
4 10 (0.71%) Intranet
5 9 (0.64%) SSL
6 7 (0.49%) DNS
6 7 (0.49%) DSL
7 6 (0.42%) FCAPS
7 6 (0.42%) Kerberos
7 6 (0.42%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.28%) MQTT
9 3 (0.21%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.21%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.21%) Network Security
10 2 (0.14%) ASN.1
10 2 (0.14%) SSH
11 1 (0.071%) Extranet
11 1 (0.071%) NFC
11 1 (0.071%) OFDM
11 1 (0.071%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (23.57%) SQL Server
2 96 (6.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 78 (5.50%) MySQL
4 69 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
5 63 (4.45%) Oracle Database
6 62 (4.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 58 (4.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 51 (3.60%) Relational Database
9 43 (3.03%) Big Data
9 43 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 39 (2.75%) Hadoop
10 39 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 38 (2.68%) MongoDB
12 30 (2.12%) Oracle BI EE
13 25 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
14 24 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
15 23 (1.62%) NoSQL
15 23 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
16 22 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
17 20 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 116 (8.19%) Git (software)
2 97 (6.85%) Visual Studio
3 75 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (3.03%) Subversion
5 41 (2.89%) Maven
6 36 (2.54%) Jenkins
7 35 (2.47%) TeamCity
8 34 (2.40%) JUnit
9 33 (2.33%) Cucumber
9 33 (2.33%) JIRA
10 30 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
11 21 (1.48%) Eclipse
12 20 (1.41%) Mockito
12 20 (1.41%) Selenium
13 19 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 17 (1.20%) NUnit
15 15 (1.06%) Grunt
16 13 (0.92%) Bitbucket
16 13 (0.92%) Eclipse RCP
17 11 (0.78%) ClearCase
General
1 205 (14.47%) Finance
2 65 (4.59%) Telecoms
3 63 (4.45%) Marketing
4 50 (3.53%) Electronics
5 47 (3.32%) Manufacturing
6 46 (3.25%) Banking
7 31 (2.19%) Retail
8 14 (0.99%) Back Office
9 9 (0.64%) Advertising
9 9 (0.64%) Games
10 6 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.28%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.21%) Automotive
12 3 (0.21%) Military
12 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.14%) Avionics
13 2 (0.14%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.14%) Local Government
13 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.071%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 500 (35.29%) HTML
2 429 (30.28%) .NET
3 405 (28.58%) CSS
4 254 (17.93%) AngularJS
5 215 (15.17%) jQuery
6 201 (14.18%) ASP.NET
7 163 (11.50%) HTML5
8 152 (10.73%) Web Services
9 144 (10.16%) Spring
10 112 (7.90%) JSON
11 105 (7.41%) XML
12 103 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC
13 102 (7.20%) ASP.NET Web API
14 100 (7.06%) SOAP
15 92 (6.49%) CSS3
16 91 (6.42%) REST
17 81 (5.72%) Hibernate
18 77 (5.43%) RESTful
19 73 (5.15%) WCF
20 69 (4.87%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 55 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
1 55 (3.88%) User Experience
2 43 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 39 (2.75%) Visualisation
4 18 (1.27%) Blockchain
5 16 (1.13%) Digital Media
6 15 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.06%) NHS
7 11 (0.78%) iPhone
8 10 (0.71%) W3C
9 9 (0.64%) iPad
9 9 (0.64%) N-Tier
10 8 (0.56%) Client/Server
10 8 (0.56%) Data Extraction
10 8 (0.56%) Mainframe
10 8 (0.56%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.56%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.49%) Clustering
11 7 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.42%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 80 (5.65%) Unix
2 71 (5.01%) Linux
3 65 (4.59%) Windows
4 37 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 27 (1.91%) Android
6 15 (1.06%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.56%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.49%) Mesosphere
9 5 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.21%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.14%) AIX
11 2 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.14%) Solaris
11 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.071%) Debian
12 1 (0.071%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.071%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.071%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (29.64%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (18.70%) MVC
3 177 (12.49%) TDD
4 157 (11.08%) Scrum
5 150 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
6 131 (9.24%) Web Development
7 104 (7.34%) OO
8 99 (6.99%) Front End Development
9 72 (5.08%) Unit Testing
10 63 (4.45%) BDD
11 62 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
12 61 (4.30%) E-Commerce
13 55 (3.88%) SDLC
14 52 (3.67%) CRM
14 52 (3.67%) DevOps
15 51 (3.60%) Digital Marketing
15 51 (3.60%) Software Engineering
16 50 (3.53%) ETL
16 50 (3.53%) Migration
17 46 (3.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 505 (35.64%) JavaScript
2 397 (28.02%) SQL
3 379 (26.75%) C#
4 367 (25.90%) Java
5 118 (8.33%) C++
6 79 (5.58%) Python
7 78 (5.50%) PHP
8 57 (4.02%) Ruby
8 57 (4.02%) T-SQL
9 54 (3.81%) C
10 50 (3.53%) VB.NET
11 44 (3.11%) PL/SQL
12 41 (2.89%) Perl
13 30 (2.12%) Objective-C
14 26 (1.83%) PowerShell
15 25 (1.76%) Scala
16 24 (1.69%) VBA
17 23 (1.62%) VB
18 20 (1.41%) Bash Shell
19 16 (1.13%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 252 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 126 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 104 (7.34%) DV Cleared
4 44 (3.11%) Degree
5 13 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (0.85%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.14%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.14%) ISEB
9 2 (0.14%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.14%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.071%) MCAD
10 1 (0.071%) MCITP
10 1 (0.071%) MCSD
10 1 (0.071%) MCSE
10 1 (0.071%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.68%) QA
2 17 (1.20%) ISO 14001
2 17 (1.20%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.71%) SLA
4 7 (0.49%) Solvency II
5 6 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.071%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.071%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.071%) WCAG
System Software
1 27 (1.91%) Docker
2 2 (0.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.071%) Firmware
3 1 (0.071%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (1.06%) Puppet
3 13 (0.92%) Ansible
4 9 (0.64%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.21%) Oozie
6 2 (0.14%) Kibana
7 1 (0.071%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.071%) Graylog
7 1 (0.071%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.071%) Salt
7 1 (0.071%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 203 (14.33%) Microsoft
2 155 (10.94%) Oracle
3 58 (4.09%) SAP
4 55 (3.88%) Sitecore
5 16 (1.13%) Google
5 16 (1.13%) Nintex
6 13 (0.92%) Sybase
7 11 (0.78%) Red Hat
7 11 (0.78%) Tableau
8 10 (0.71%) webMethods
9 9 (0.64%) Apple
9 9 (0.64%) Cognos
10 8 (0.56%) IBM
10 8 (0.56%) Twitter
11 7 (0.49%) RedGate
12 6 (0.42%) Adobe
12 6 (0.42%) Nokia
12 6 (0.42%) Teradata
12 6 (0.42%) Zend
13 5 (0.35%) Unisys
Bournemouth
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day + Long term contracts
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Austin Fraser
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Reed Technology
Rate: £185 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Fuse
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £16 - £26 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Reed Technology
Rate: £26 - £29 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £428 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £370 to £494 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorchester, Dorset
Yoh
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £320 - £360 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates.
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Old Street, London
Gorkana
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Bournemouth
iKas International
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago