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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 742 698 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.43% 22.01% 23.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.61% 22.97% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 467 398
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 8 13
Average hourly rate £42.19 £43.13 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +12.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.92 £32.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £49.00 £49.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.18 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+13.71% +6.59%
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
2788 3039 2489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.54% 95.84% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1868 1922 1504
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 172 159
Average hourly rate £31.50 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 222 £350 -6.66% 125
Wiltshire +14 142 £375 +5.63% 44
Devon +1 112 £390 +16.41% 17
Gloucestershire 0 100 £415 +2.46% 42
Somerset 0 90 £400 +14.28% 38
Dorset -3 26 £375 +17.18% 54
Cornwall +2 4 £325 +8.33% 6
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 589 (37.47%) JavaScript
2 581 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
3 559 (35.56%) HTML
4 527 (33.52%) SQL
5 471 (29.96%) CSS
6 455 (28.94%) .NET
7 391 (24.87%) SQL Server
8 390 (24.81%) C#
9 389 (24.75%) Java
10 284 (18.07%) Security Cleared
11 283 (18.00%) MVC
12 269 (17.11%) Scrum
13 231 (14.69%) ASP.NET
14 213 (13.55%) Microsoft
15 207 (13.17%) Finance
16 202 (12.85%) AngularJS
17 200 (12.72%) Oracle
18 199 (12.66%) HTML5
19 184 (11.70%) jQuery
20 178 (11.32%) Web Services
21 173 (11.01%) Git (software)
22 162 (10.31%) TDD
23 154 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
24 142 (9.03%) OO
25 139 (8.84%) Unit Testing
26 136 (8.65%) Front End Development
27 133 (8.46%) SC Cleared
27 133 (8.46%) ETL
28 120 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
28 120 (7.63%) Web Development

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 67 (4.26%) IIS
2 65 (4.13%) Node.js
3 61 (3.88%) SharePoint
4 60 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
5 48 (3.05%) BizTalk Server
5 48 (3.05%) CMS
6 46 (2.93%) WebSphere
7 42 (2.67%) Apache
8 38 (2.42%) Tomcat
9 36 (2.29%) JBoss
10 24 (1.53%) SAS
11 21 (1.34%) WebLogic
12 19 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
13 18 (1.15%) Umbraco
14 17 (1.08%) WebSphere Portal
15 13 (0.83%) Drupal
15 13 (0.83%) WordPress
16 12 (0.76%) Confluence
17 11 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
18 10 (0.64%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 55 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.83%) MS Office
3 11 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.70%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) CATIA
8 1 (0.064%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.064%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (2.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 22 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.95%) Magento
3 15 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.32%) BigMachines
6 5 (0.32%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.25%) Documaker
7 4 (0.25%) FastStats
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.064%) Exstream
10 1 (0.064%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.064%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.064%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 47 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.40%) GitHub
4 16 (1.02%) SaaS
5 10 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
5 10 (0.64%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.19%) IaaS
7 3 (0.19%) PaaS
8 1 (0.064%) Office 365
8 1 (0.064%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.35%) HTTP
2 14 (0.89%) Internet
3 10 (0.64%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.57%) LDAP
5 5 (0.32%) Intranet
6 4 (0.25%) RS-232
7 3 (0.19%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.19%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.19%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.19%) SSL
8 2 (0.13%) Broadband
8 2 (0.13%) DVB
8 2 (0.13%) HbbTV
8 2 (0.13%) Network Security
8 2 (0.13%) RFID
8 2 (0.13%) Skype
9 1 (0.064%) AMQP
9 1 (0.064%) Firewall
9 1 (0.064%) RS-485
9 1 (0.064%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (24.87%) SQL Server
2 120 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
3 110 (7.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 100 (6.36%) Relational Database
5 83 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
6 68 (4.33%) MySQL
6 68 (4.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 63 (4.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 62 (3.94%) MongoDB
9 59 (3.75%) Oracle Database
10 57 (3.63%) NoSQL
11 51 (3.24%) BusinessObjects
12 39 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
13 33 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 32 (2.04%) Big Data
15 31 (1.97%) MS Access
15 31 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
16 29 (1.84%) RDBMS
17 25 (1.59%) DB2
18 20 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 173 (11.01%) Git (software)
2 87 (5.53%) Subversion
3 75 (4.77%) Jenkins
3 75 (4.77%) JIRA
4 66 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 59 (3.75%) Visual Studio
6 48 (3.05%) Selenium
7 46 (2.93%) Maven
8 44 (2.80%) Cucumber
8 44 (2.80%) Eclipse
9 41 (2.61%) JUnit
10 36 (2.29%) SpecFlow
11 27 (1.72%) Grunt
12 26 (1.65%) IntelliJ
13 22 (1.40%) Toad
14 21 (1.34%) gulp
15 16 (1.02%) Capybara
16 15 (0.95%) RSpec
17 13 (0.83%) Bitbucket
17 13 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 207 (13.17%) Finance
2 55 (3.50%) Marketing
3 50 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 45 (2.86%) Banking
5 44 (2.80%) Manufacturing
6 41 (2.61%) Electronics
7 30 (1.91%) Retail
8 23 (1.46%) Back Office
9 19 (1.21%) Advertising
10 12 (0.76%) Games
11 10 (0.64%) Aerospace
12 8 (0.51%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.32%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.19%) Billing
16 2 (0.13%) Automotive
16 2 (0.13%) Local Government
16 2 (0.13%) Military
16 2 (0.13%) Publishing
16 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 559 (35.56%) HTML
2 471 (29.96%) CSS
3 455 (28.94%) .NET
4 231 (14.69%) ASP.NET
5 202 (12.85%) AngularJS
6 199 (12.66%) HTML5
7 184 (11.70%) jQuery
8 178 (11.32%) Web Services
9 118 (7.51%) .NET Framework
10 113 (7.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 112 (7.12%) XML
12 110 (7.00%) CSS3
13 108 (6.87%) Spring
14 90 (5.73%) WCF
15 89 (5.66%) Hibernate
16 75 (4.77%) Entity Framework
17 71 (4.52%) Ajax
18 70 (4.45%) RESTful
19 69 (4.39%) REST
20 62 (3.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 111 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (4.71%) User Experience
3 38 (2.42%) Mobile App
4 24 (1.53%) Computer Science
5 23 (1.46%) Data Structures
5 23 (1.46%) Visualisation
6 20 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (1.21%) NHS
8 18 (1.15%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.08%) Replication
10 15 (0.95%) Data Extraction
10 15 (0.95%) iPad
11 13 (0.83%) Mainframe
12 12 (0.76%) Data Integration
12 12 (0.76%) Digital Media
12 12 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
13 9 (0.57%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.57%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.57%) VHDL
14 8 (0.51%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 108 (6.87%) Windows
2 106 (6.74%) Unix
3 102 (6.49%) Linux
4 35 (2.23%) Android
5 34 (2.16%) Mac OS X
6 31 (1.97%) Apple iOS
7 28 (1.78%) Windows Server
8 21 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.51%) Windows CE
9 8 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.45%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.32%) AIX
12 4 (0.25%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.19%) zOS
14 2 (0.13%) CentOS
14 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.064%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.064%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (18.00%) MVC
3 269 (17.11%) Scrum
4 162 (10.31%) TDD
5 154 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
6 142 (9.03%) OO
7 139 (8.84%) Unit Testing
8 136 (8.65%) Front End Development
9 133 (8.46%) ETL
10 120 (7.63%) Web Development
11 103 (6.55%) BDD
12 95 (6.04%) Software Engineering
13 77 (4.90%) UML
14 74 (4.71%) Open Source
15 71 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
15 71 (4.52%) Data Modelling
16 61 (3.88%) OOD
17 60 (3.82%) Migration
17 60 (3.82%) Responsive Web Design
18 57 (3.63%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 589 (37.47%) JavaScript
2 527 (33.52%) SQL
3 390 (24.81%) C#
4 389 (24.75%) Java
5 106 (6.74%) C++
6 97 (6.17%) T-SQL
7 95 (6.04%) Python
8 91 (5.79%) PHP
9 74 (4.71%) PL/SQL
10 70 (4.45%) C
11 62 (3.94%) Ruby
12 41 (2.61%) VBA
13 37 (2.35%) VB.NET
14 34 (2.16%) Perl
15 30 (1.91%) TypeScript
16 29 (1.84%) VB
17 23 (1.46%) Scala
18 20 (1.27%) Shell Script
19 18 (1.15%) COBOL
20 15 (0.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 284 (18.07%) Security Cleared
2 133 (8.46%) SC Cleared
3 113 (7.19%) DV Cleared
4 56 (3.56%) Degree
5 12 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.45%) Sun Certification
7 5 (0.32%) HNC
7 5 (0.32%) HND
8 4 (0.25%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.19%) ISEB
9 3 (0.19%) MCTS
10 2 (0.13%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.13%) MCPD
11 1 (0.064%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.064%) MCAD
11 1 (0.064%) MCITP
11 1 (0.064%) MCP
11 1 (0.064%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (2.99%) QA
2 37 (2.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 19 (1.21%) ISO 14001
3 19 (1.21%) ISO 9001
4 16 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.25%) Basel II
7 2 (0.13%) OIPF
7 2 (0.13%) WAI
7 2 (0.13%) WCAG
8 1 (0.064%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.064%) MISRA
8 1 (0.064%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.064%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (0.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.51%) Firmware
3 4 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.13%) Docker
5 2 (0.13%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.064%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.064%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 14 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (0.83%) yum
3 8 (0.51%) Fluentd
4 6 (0.38%) Kibana
4 6 (0.38%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.19%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.19%) Puppet
6 3 (0.19%) SCCM
7 2 (0.13%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.064%) DBAmp
8 1 (0.064%) Oozie
8 1 (0.064%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 213 (13.55%) Microsoft
2 200 (12.72%) Oracle
3 56 (3.56%) SAP
4 43 (2.74%) IBM
5 29 (1.84%) Siebel
6 20 (1.27%) Teradata
7 19 (1.21%) Informatica
8 18 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.08%) Tableau
10 16 (1.02%) EPiServer
11 15 (0.95%) Zend
12 13 (0.83%) Xamarin
13 11 (0.70%) Apple
13 11 (0.70%) Sitecore
13 11 (0.70%) Telerik
14 10 (0.64%) Sybase
15 9 (0.57%) Cognos
16 8 (0.51%) Adobe
16 8 (0.51%) Google
16 8 (0.51%) Sencha
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