The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 104 103 104
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 37 49 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.32% 1.53% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.60% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 23
Median daily rate £349 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £520 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.75 £43.25 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.78% +10.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.34
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.07%
Software 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
2655 3063 3146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.03% 95.84% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1745 2070 2023
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 154 230
Median hourly rate £20.13 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Software 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 Software Developer across the South West region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the South West region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Software 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 Software Developer across the South West region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the South West region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Software 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 Software Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 9 December 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 +2 10 £350 -6.66% 7
Devon +7 6 £220 -24.78% 1
Wiltshire -1 5 £345 -10.96% 3
Somerset +15 4 £310 -25.74% 6
Gloucestershire -2 4 £325 -37.50% 12
Dorset - 2 £450 - 8
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 59 (59.00%) C#
2 54 (54.00%) HTML
2 54 (54.00%) .NET
3 49 (49.00%) JavaScript
4 43 (43.00%) CSS
4 43 (43.00%) AngularJS
5 40 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 38 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (29.00%) REST
7 29 (29.00%) MVC
7 29 (29.00%) SQL Server
8 27 (27.00%) SQL
8 27 (27.00%) Visual Studio
8 27 (27.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 25 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 25 (25.00%) OO
10 24 (24.00%) OOD
10 24 (24.00%) Microsoft
10 24 (24.00%) Scrum
11 22 (22.00%) Java
11 22 (22.00%) C++
11 22 (22.00%) Security Cleared
12 21 (21.00%) SOAP
13 19 (19.00%) Web Services
13 19 (19.00%) SC Cleared
14 18 (18.00%) HTML5
14 18 (18.00%) Electronics
15 16 (16.00%) Telecoms
15 16 (16.00%) Software Engineering
15 16 (16.00%) Business Intelligence

Software 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 7 (7.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.00%) Apache
2 6 (6.00%) Apache Spark
2 6 (6.00%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.00%) IIS
4 3 (3.00%) Liferay
4 3 (3.00%) NServiceBus
4 3 (3.00%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.00%) JBoss
5 1 (1.00%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (1.00%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (15.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.00%) Dropbox
3 1 (1.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.00%) DNS
1 6 (6.00%) DSL
1 6 (6.00%) FCAPS
1 6 (6.00%) LDAP
2 2 (2.00%) Internet
3 1 (1.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (29.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.00%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (6.00%) Big Data
3 6 (6.00%) CouchDB
3 6 (6.00%) HBase
3 6 (6.00%) Neo4j
3 6 (6.00%) Parquet
3 6 (6.00%) Redis
4 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.00%) MS Access
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (27.00%) Visual Studio
2 11 (11.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.00%) Subversion
4 4 (4.00%) NUnit
5 3 (3.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.00%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.00%) Selenium
7 1 (1.00%) Android Studio
7 1 (1.00%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.00%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 18 (18.00%) Electronics
2 16 (16.00%) Telecoms
3 15 (15.00%) Finance
3 15 (15.00%) Manufacturing
3 15 (15.00%) Marketing
4 3 (3.00%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.00%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.00%) Advertising
6 1 (1.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (54.00%) .NET
1 54 (54.00%) HTML
2 43 (43.00%) AngularJS
2 43 (43.00%) CSS
3 40 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 29 (29.00%) REST
5 27 (27.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 25 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 21 (21.00%) SOAP
8 19 (19.00%) Web Services
9 18 (18.00%) HTML5
10 16 (16.00%) JSON
11 15 (15.00%) jQuery
11 15 (15.00%) WCF
12 14 (14.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 13 (13.00%) WPF
14 12 (12.00%) .NET Framework
15 10 (10.00%) CSS3
16 8 (8.00%) Hibernate
17 7 (7.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.00%) Streaming Video
3 2 (2.00%) User Experience
3 2 (2.00%) Video Editing
4 1 (1.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.00%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.00%) NHS
4 1 (1.00%) Telematics
4 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.00%) Linux
2 6 (6.00%) Mesosphere
3 3 (3.00%) Android
3 3 (3.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.00%) Windows
4 2 (2.00%) Unix
5 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (29.00%) MVC
3 25 (25.00%) OO
4 24 (24.00%) OOD
4 24 (24.00%) Scrum
5 16 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 15 (15.00%) Digital Marketing
6 15 (15.00%) Programme Management
7 13 (13.00%) Web Development
8 12 (12.00%) SDLC
9 10 (10.00%) TDD
10 9 (9.00%) Unit Testing
11 8 (8.00%) Analytics
12 7 (7.00%) DevOps
13 6 (6.00%) Big Data Analytics
13 6 (6.00%) Data Analytics
13 6 (6.00%) Use Case
14 5 (5.00%) BDD
14 5 (5.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 59 (59.00%) C#
2 49 (49.00%) JavaScript
3 27 (27.00%) SQL
4 22 (22.00%) C++
4 22 (22.00%) Java
5 9 (9.00%) TypeScript
6 8 (8.00%) Python
7 6 (6.00%) C
7 6 (6.00%) Scala
8 2 (2.00%) Embedded C++
8 2 (2.00%) PHP
8 2 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.00%) VC++
9 1 (1.00%) Ada
9 1 (1.00%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.00%) Ruby
9 1 (1.00%) Tcl
9 1 (1.00%) VB
9 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (19.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.00%) Degree
4 3 (3.00%) BC Cleared
4 3 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) ISO 14001
1 4 (4.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.00%) QA
3 1 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (7.00%) Docker
2 1 (1.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) Ansible
2 6 (6.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 24 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.00%) Oracle
2 15 (15.00%) SAP
3 6 (6.00%) Nokia
4 2 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (1.00%) Intel
5 1 (1.00%) Luciad
5 1 (1.00%) Remedy
5 1 (1.00%) Xamarin
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