The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 102 109 86
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 37 12 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.18% 0.48% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 0.52% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 23
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£388 £281 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £318 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.44% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £31.92 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -2.00%
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
2954 2300 2345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.99% 92.37% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1921 1414 1396
Average daily rate £383 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.42% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 163 196
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 29 January 2015.

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
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 Software Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 January 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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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
Gloucestershire +4 23 £393 +23.62% 4
Wiltshire 0 5 £356 +18.75% 7
Somerset +3 4 - - 7
Dorset - 2 £325 - 3
Bristol - 1 - - 15
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 33 (53.23%) JavaScript
2 32 (51.61%) C#
3 31 (50.00%) HTML
4 28 (45.16%) .NET
4 28 (45.16%) CSS
5 23 (37.10%) Security Cleared
6 21 (33.87%) HTML5
7 18 (29.03%) CSS3
7 18 (29.03%) SC Cleared
8 17 (27.42%) Linux
9 15 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (20.97%) MVC
10 13 (20.97%) SQL
11 12 (19.35%) jQuery
12 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
12 11 (17.74%) Node.js
13 10 (16.13%) C++
13 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET
13 10 (16.13%) Ubuntu
14 9 (14.52%) Python
15 8 (12.90%) Java
15 8 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (12.90%) MongoDB
16 7 (11.29%) Computer Science
16 7 (11.29%) Software Engineering
17 6 (9.68%) Ajax
17 6 (9.68%) Degree
17 6 (9.68%) JSON
17 6 (9.68%) Mathematics
17 6 (9.68%) DV Cleared

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (17.74%) Node.js
2 4 (6.45%) CMS
3 2 (3.23%) GlassFish
3 2 (3.23%) Apache Qpid
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) Apache
4 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (3.23%) Summit
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) Internet
1 3 (4.84%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.23%) Wireless
2 2 (3.23%) DVB
2 2 (3.23%) IPv4
2 2 (3.23%) IPv6
3 1 (1.61%) Modbus
3 1 (1.61%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.84%) MySQL
3 3 (4.84%) SQLite
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) GoogleTest
1 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.84%) Eclipse
1 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.23%) JUnit
2 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.61%) GCC
3 1 (1.61%) GDB
General
1 3 (4.84%) Electronics
1 3 (4.84%) Finance
1 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (50.00%) HTML
2 28 (45.16%) .NET
2 28 (45.16%) CSS
3 21 (33.87%) HTML5
4 18 (29.03%) CSS3
5 12 (19.35%) jQuery
6 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET
7 6 (9.68%) Ajax
7 6 (9.68%) JSON
7 6 (9.68%) XML
8 4 (6.45%) Spring
8 4 (6.45%) Spring MVC
8 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (4.84%) Qt
9 3 (4.84%) QML
9 3 (4.84%) AngularJS
9 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (4.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (4.84%) OpenGL
9 3 (4.84%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.68%) Mathematics
3 4 (6.45%) DTV
4 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.23%) Device Driver
5 2 (3.23%) Streaming Video
5 2 (3.23%) Physics
5 2 (3.23%) MPEG
5 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.61%) Biometrics
6 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.42%) Linux
2 10 (16.13%) Ubuntu
3 4 (6.45%) Windows
4 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.23%) Android
5 1 (1.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.97%) MVC
3 8 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (11.29%) Software Engineering
5 5 (8.06%) OOD
5 5 (8.06%) Multithreading
5 5 (8.06%) TDD
6 4 (6.45%) Scrum
6 4 (6.45%) OO
6 4 (6.45%) CRM
6 4 (6.45%) Test Scripting
7 3 (4.84%) Test Automation
7 3 (4.84%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (4.84%) Project Management
7 3 (4.84%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (4.84%) Time Management
8 2 (3.23%) Web Design
8 2 (3.23%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (3.23%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (53.23%) JavaScript
2 32 (51.61%) C#
3 13 (20.97%) SQL
4 10 (16.13%) C++
5 9 (14.52%) Python
6 8 (12.90%) Java
7 6 (9.68%) Bash Shell
8 4 (6.45%) C
9 3 (4.84%) PHP
10 1 (1.61%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (37.10%) Security Cleared
2 18 (29.03%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.68%) Degree
3 6 (9.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.23%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.84%) Progress
2 3 (4.84%) Google
3 2 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (1.61%) Twitter
4 1 (1.61%) VMware
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