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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 79 131 129
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 59 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.09% 0.58% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 0.61% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 11 11
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £276 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £19.75 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.66% -
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
2668 3103 3228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.34% 95.13% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1719 1964 2079
Median daily rate £363 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 224 182
Median hourly rate £24.50 £25.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% +34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Devon - 17 £254 - 3
Wiltshire +25 16 £280 -8.94% 7
Somerset +23 7 £305 -15.86% 5
Bristol +4 5 £440 +10.00% 15
Dorset +4 3 £525 - 8
Gloucestershire 0 2 £425 +21.42% 10
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 61 (53.51%) C#
1 61 (53.51%) HTML
2 57 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 54 (47.37%) .NET
4 52 (45.61%) CSS
5 49 (42.98%) AngularJS
6 45 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (35.09%) ASP.NET
8 33 (28.95%) SQL Server
9 32 (28.07%) SQL
10 31 (27.19%) Java
11 30 (26.32%) Scrum
11 30 (26.32%) MVC
11 30 (26.32%) REST
12 28 (24.56%) OO
12 28 (24.56%) ASP.NET MVC
13 26 (22.81%) Visual Studio
14 24 (21.05%) OOD
14 24 (21.05%) Microsoft
14 24 (21.05%) Security Cleared
15 23 (20.18%) ASP.NET Web API
16 22 (19.30%) C++
17 20 (17.54%) SOAP
17 20 (17.54%) HTML5
17 20 (17.54%) WCF
18 19 (16.67%) SC Cleared
18 19 (16.67%) JSON
19 17 (14.91%) Telecoms
19 17 (14.91%) Web Services
19 17 (14.91%) Oracle

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 13 (11.40%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.02%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (6.14%) Apache
4 6 (5.26%) Apache Spark
4 6 (5.26%) WebLogic
5 5 (4.39%) IIS
5 5 (4.39%) JBoss
5 5 (4.39%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.63%) CMS
6 3 (2.63%) Liferay
6 3 (2.63%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.75%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.75%) SAS
8 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.88%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.88%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.88%) Moodle
8 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.88%) MS Office
1 1 (0.88%) Revit
Business Applications
1 15 (13.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.75%) Heroku
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.26%) DNS
1 6 (5.26%) DSL
1 6 (5.26%) FCAPS
1 6 (5.26%) LDAP
2 2 (1.75%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.75%) Internet
3 1 (0.88%) DAB
3 1 (0.88%) Intranet
3 1 (0.88%) NFC
3 1 (0.88%) OFDM
3 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.28%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (5.26%) Big Data
3 6 (5.26%) CouchDB
3 6 (5.26%) HBase
3 6 (5.26%) Neo4j
3 6 (5.26%) Parquet
3 6 (5.26%) Redis
4 4 (3.51%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.63%) MySQL
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.88%) MS Access
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (22.81%) Visual Studio
2 12 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.14%) NUnit
4 6 (5.26%) Subversion
5 4 (3.51%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.63%) JIRA
7 2 (1.75%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.75%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.75%) Selenium
8 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.88%) Maven
8 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
General
1 17 (14.91%) Telecoms
2 16 (14.04%) Electronics
2 16 (14.04%) Finance
2 16 (14.04%) Marketing
3 15 (13.16%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.51%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.75%) Back Office
5 2 (1.75%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.88%) Avionics
6 1 (0.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (53.51%) HTML
2 54 (47.37%) .NET
3 52 (45.61%) CSS
4 49 (42.98%) AngularJS
5 40 (35.09%) ASP.NET
6 30 (26.32%) REST
7 28 (24.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 23 (20.18%) ASP.NET Web API
9 20 (17.54%) HTML5
9 20 (17.54%) SOAP
9 20 (17.54%) WCF
10 19 (16.67%) JSON
11 17 (14.91%) Web Services
12 16 (14.04%) jQuery
13 15 (13.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 14 (12.28%) CSS3
14 14 (12.28%) Hibernate
15 13 (11.40%) Spring
16 12 (10.53%) .NET Framework
16 12 (10.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.39%) Client/Server
1 5 (4.39%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.51%) User Experience
3 3 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.63%) NHS
4 2 (1.75%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (1.75%) Streaming Video
4 2 (1.75%) Video Editing
5 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.88%) CAN bus
5 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.88%) Robotics
5 1 (0.88%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.40%) Linux
2 6 (5.26%) Mesosphere
3 4 (3.51%) Windows
4 2 (1.75%) Unix
5 1 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (26.32%) MVC
2 30 (26.32%) Scrum
3 28 (24.56%) OO
4 24 (21.05%) OOD
5 17 (14.91%) Software Engineering
5 17 (14.91%) Web Development
6 16 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (13.16%) Digital Marketing
7 15 (13.16%) Programme Management
7 15 (13.16%) Unit Testing
8 13 (11.40%) TDD
9 11 (9.65%) SDLC
10 10 (8.77%) Analytics
10 10 (8.77%) Mentoring
11 9 (7.89%) DevOps
11 9 (7.89%) Open Source
12 8 (7.02%) BDD
12 8 (7.02%) Use Case
13 6 (5.26%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 61 (53.51%) C#
2 57 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 32 (28.07%) SQL
4 31 (27.19%) Java
5 22 (19.30%) C++
6 8 (7.02%) C
6 8 (7.02%) Python
6 8 (7.02%) TypeScript
7 7 (6.14%) Scala
8 5 (4.39%) PHP
9 4 (3.51%) MATLAB
10 3 (2.63%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.63%) Ruby
11 2 (1.75%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.75%) R
11 2 (1.75%) VBA
12 1 (0.88%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.88%) VB
12 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.77%) Degree
4 4 (3.51%) BC Cleared
4 4 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) ISO 14001
1 8 (7.02%) ISO 9001
2 5 (4.39%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (6.14%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (6.14%) Ansible
2 6 (5.26%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.91%) Oracle
3 15 (13.16%) SAP
4 6 (5.26%) Nokia
5 5 (4.39%) Google
6 2 (1.75%) Apple
7 1 (0.88%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.88%) Remedy
7 1 (0.88%) Splunk
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