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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 692 554 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.18% 23.48% 23.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.54% 25.64% 24.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 385 402
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 £297 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 18
Average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £31.50 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.87% -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
3070 2161 2484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.97% 91.61% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1999 1348 1407
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 184 197
Average hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.51% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.43 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 0 205 £375 +15.38% 81
Gloucestershire +3 158 £400 +29.03% 42
Somerset 0 113 £325 +0.77% 27
Wiltshire -3 89 £375 +7.14% 35
Dorset +5 51 £363 +7.40% 52
Devon -10 33 £313 +1.62% 16
Cornwall +3 1 - - 3
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 515 (35.99%) SQL
2 466 (32.56%) JavaScript
3 415 (29.00%) .NET
4 412 (28.79%) HTML
5 394 (27.53%) Agile Software Development
6 360 (25.16%) C#
7 349 (24.39%) Java
8 335 (23.41%) CSS
9 287 (20.06%) Security Cleared
10 272 (19.01%) SQL Server
11 254 (17.75%) jQuery
12 229 (16.00%) ASP.NET
13 223 (15.58%) HTML5
14 218 (15.23%) MVC
15 213 (14.88%) PHP
16 163 (11.39%) Oracle
17 162 (11.32%) MySQL
17 162 (11.32%) SC Cleared
18 161 (11.25%) Scrum
19 158 (11.04%) Finance
19 158 (11.04%) Microsoft
20 157 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
21 156 (10.90%) Linux
22 150 (10.48%) Web Services
23 145 (10.13%) Spring
24 142 (9.92%) OO
25 141 (9.85%) CSS3
26 129 (9.01%) XML
27 128 (8.94%) Unit Testing
28 124 (8.67%) Business Intelligence

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 70 (4.89%) Apache
2 68 (4.75%) CMS
3 58 (4.05%) SharePoint
4 38 (2.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 32 (2.24%) SAS
6 31 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 29 (2.03%) Node.js
8 28 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
9 24 (1.68%) JBoss
10 23 (1.61%) Umbraco
11 18 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
12 17 (1.19%) Drupal
12 17 (1.19%) WebSphere
12 17 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (1.12%) IIS
14 14 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
15 11 (0.77%) ColdFusion
16 10 (0.70%) StreamWeaver
16 10 (0.70%) K2 blackpearl
16 10 (0.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 42 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.89%) MS Office
3 25 (1.75%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.56%) Fireworks
7 5 (0.35%) MS Project
8 3 (0.21%) Mathematica
8 3 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.21%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.14%) Edge Animate
10 1 (0.070%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.070%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.070%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.070%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 9 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.49%) BASE24
4 7 (0.49%) Summit
4 7 (0.49%) Exstream
5 6 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.21%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.21%) Magento
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.14%) SAP ECC
9 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.070%) Oracle ASCP
10 1 (0.070%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.070%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (0.91%) GitHub
3 6 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.35%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.28%) SaaS
5 4 (0.28%) Heroku
5 4 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.21%) Office 365
7 1 (0.070%) Force.com
7 1 (0.070%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.070%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.98%) HTTP
2 12 (0.84%) TCP/IP
2 12 (0.84%) Internet
3 9 (0.63%) SSH
4 7 (0.49%) ATM
5 6 (0.42%) DNS
6 5 (0.35%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.35%) WAN
6 5 (0.35%) SAN
6 5 (0.35%) AMQP
7 4 (0.28%) Multicast
7 4 (0.28%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.28%) LAN
8 3 (0.21%) SDH
8 3 (0.21%) IPv4
8 3 (0.21%) IPv6
8 3 (0.21%) 3G
8 3 (0.21%) PuTTY
8 3 (0.21%) Intranet
8 3 (0.21%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (19.01%) SQL Server
2 162 (11.32%) MySQL
3 94 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 83 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 72 (5.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 66 (4.61%) Oracle Database
7 65 (4.54%) Data Warehouse
8 61 (4.26%) Relational Database
9 42 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 38 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 38 (2.66%) RDBMS
11 37 (2.59%) MongoDB
12 34 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
13 25 (1.75%) MS Access
14 24 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
15 23 (1.61%) NoSQL
16 20 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
17 19 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
17 19 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
18 17 (1.19%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 123 (8.60%) Git (software)
2 104 (7.27%) Visual Studio
3 82 (5.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 52 (3.63%) Subversion
5 50 (3.49%) PHPUnit
6 49 (3.42%) Maven
7 44 (3.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 38 (2.66%) ClearCase
8 38 (2.66%) Jenkins
9 34 (2.38%) Ant
10 32 (2.24%) JUnit
10 32 (2.24%) Eclipse
11 23 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
12 22 (1.54%) Apache Ivy
12 22 (1.54%) Cucumber
13 19 (1.33%) JIRA
14 11 (0.77%) Selenium
15 10 (0.70%) FitNesse
15 10 (0.70%) Hudson
16 9 (0.63%) Grunt
General
1 158 (11.04%) Finance
2 57 (3.98%) Banking
3 43 (3.00%) Retail
4 40 (2.80%) Marketing
5 36 (2.52%) Manufacturing
6 34 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.89%) Electronics
8 24 (1.68%) Back Office
9 12 (0.84%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.28%) Advertising
10 4 (0.28%) Publishing
10 4 (0.28%) Legal
10 4 (0.28%) Military
11 3 (0.21%) Law
11 3 (0.21%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.14%) Local Government
12 2 (0.14%) Games
13 1 (0.070%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.070%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.070%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 415 (29.00%) .NET
2 412 (28.79%) HTML
3 335 (23.41%) CSS
4 254 (17.75%) jQuery
5 229 (16.00%) ASP.NET
6 223 (15.58%) HTML5
7 150 (10.48%) Web Services
8 145 (10.13%) Spring
9 141 (9.85%) CSS3
10 129 (9.01%) XML
11 111 (7.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 102 (7.13%) Hibernate
13 82 (5.73%) J2EE
14 71 (4.96%) Doctrine
15 68 (4.75%) AngularJS
16 64 (4.47%) .NET Framework
17 59 (4.12%) WCF
18 58 (4.05%) Ajax
19 57 (3.98%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 57 (3.98%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 48 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (2.94%) User Experience
3 31 (2.17%) Open Source
3 31 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 27 (1.89%) DTV
5 22 (1.54%) Computer Science
6 20 (1.40%) NHS
7 16 (1.12%) Mainframe
8 12 (0.84%) Client/Server
8 12 (0.84%) Management Information System
8 12 (0.84%) Digital Media
9 11 (0.77%) Mathematics
9 11 (0.77%) Data Integration
9 11 (0.77%) N-Tier
10 9 (0.63%) Clustering
11 7 (0.49%) Cryptography
11 7 (0.49%) Tandem
11 7 (0.49%) GIS
11 7 (0.49%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.42%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 156 (10.90%) Linux
2 86 (6.01%) UNIX
3 71 (4.96%) Windows
4 48 (3.35%) CentOS
5 32 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 29 (2.03%) Android
7 8 (0.56%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.49%) Solaris
9 5 (0.35%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.28%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.28%) VMS
10 4 (0.28%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.21%) Fedora
11 3 (0.21%) Windows CE
11 3 (0.21%) MVS
12 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.070%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.070%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.070%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (27.53%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (15.23%) MVC
3 161 (11.25%) Scrum
4 157 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
5 142 (9.92%) OO
6 128 (8.94%) Unit Testing
7 124 (8.67%) Business Intelligence
8 123 (8.60%) TDD
9 86 (6.01%) Software Engineering
10 80 (5.59%) Automated Testing
11 69 (4.82%) ETL
12 57 (3.98%) Migration
13 51 (3.56%) E-Commerce
14 50 (3.49%) Web Development
15 44 (3.07%) Release Management
16 41 (2.87%) OOP
17 39 (2.73%) OOD
18 38 (2.66%) BDD
19 36 (2.52%) SOA
19 36 (2.52%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 515 (35.99%) SQL
2 466 (32.56%) JavaScript
3 360 (25.16%) C#
4 349 (24.39%) Java
5 213 (14.88%) PHP
6 121 (8.46%) T-SQL
7 98 (6.85%) C++
8 95 (6.64%) PL/SQL
9 70 (4.89%) Python
10 58 (4.05%) VB.NET
11 57 (3.98%) Bash Shell
12 52 (3.63%) Perl
13 43 (3.00%) VBA
14 39 (2.73%) Ruby
15 37 (2.59%) PHP5
16 34 (2.38%) VB
17 31 (2.17%) C
18 15 (1.05%) Shell Script
18 15 (1.05%) Lua
19 14 (0.98%) Scala
Qualifications
1 287 (20.06%) Security Cleared
2 162 (11.32%) SC Cleared
3 113 (7.90%) DV Cleared
4 27 (1.89%) Degree
5 12 (0.84%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.35%) OCPJP
7 4 (0.28%) HND
8 3 (0.21%) ISEB
9 2 (0.14%) HNC
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.14%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.070%) MCITP
10 1 (0.070%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.070%) ACCA
10 1 (0.070%) SSCP
10 1 (0.070%) CIMA
10 1 (0.070%) CCNA
10 1 (0.070%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.05%) QA
2 10 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.49%) ISO 14001
4 5 (0.35%) SLA
4 5 (0.35%) HL7
4 5 (0.35%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.35%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.21%) Basel II
5 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.21%) WCAG
5 3 (0.21%) WAI
6 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.070%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.070%) FINREP
System Software
1 14 (0.98%) Shibboleth
2 8 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (0.35%) NFS
3 5 (0.35%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (0.14%) Firmware
7 1 (0.070%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.070%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (0.28%) Puppet
3 3 (0.21%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.21%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.14%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.070%) Nagios
Vendors
1 163 (11.39%) Oracle
2 158 (11.04%) Microsoft
3 86 (6.01%) Zend
4 48 (3.35%) Business Objects
5 44 (3.07%) SAP
6 24 (1.68%) Sitecore
7 18 (1.26%) IBM
8 17 (1.19%) Google
9 15 (1.05%) Cognos
10 13 (0.91%) Sun
11 12 (0.84%) HP
12 11 (0.77%) Sencha
13 10 (0.70%) Teradata
14 9 (0.63%) Informatica
15 8 (0.56%) Infoflex
15 8 (0.56%) EPiServer
16 7 (0.49%) hybris
17 6 (0.42%) Telerik
17 6 (0.42%) VMware
17 6 (0.42%) Hyperion
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £230 - £260 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago