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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
England / South West
Rank 109 90 114
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 25 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.97% 1.70% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.77% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 19
Median daily rate £313 £394 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £325 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £520 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
- +13.71%

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
2472 2764 2949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.44% 95.64% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1607 1872 1891
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £248 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 161 180
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 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 +13 9 £248 -26.66% 2
Bristol -4 5 £350 -2.77% 16
Somerset -5 4 £277 -35.45% 5
Wiltshire -2 2 £375 -3.22% 3
Gloucestershire -4 2 - - 7
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 58 (68.24%) C#
2 51 (60.00%) .NET
3 46 (54.12%) JavaScript
4 43 (50.59%) HTML
4 43 (50.59%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (47.06%) CSS
6 38 (44.71%) ASP.NET
7 36 (42.35%) MVC
8 32 (37.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (34.12%) ASP.NET Web API
10 28 (32.94%) REST
10 28 (32.94%) Scrum
10 28 (32.94%) SQL Server
11 27 (31.76%) OO
11 27 (31.76%) AngularJS
12 24 (28.24%) OOD
13 21 (24.71%) Microsoft
14 19 (22.35%) Electronics
14 19 (22.35%) SOAP
14 19 (22.35%) Visual Studio
14 19 (22.35%) SQL
14 19 (22.35%) WPF
15 18 (21.18%) Web Services
16 17 (20.00%) Software Engineering
16 17 (20.00%) WCF
17 16 (18.82%) jQuery
17 16 (18.82%) Oracle
17 16 (18.82%) C++
17 16 (18.82%) Telecoms
17 16 (18.82%) 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 4 (4.71%) IIS
1 4 (4.71%) NServiceBus
1 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.53%) Apache
2 3 (3.53%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.35%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.18%) CMS
4 1 (1.18%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (17.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.18%) Dropbox
3 1 (1.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) DNS
1 2 (2.35%) DSL
1 2 (2.35%) FCAPS
1 2 (2.35%) Internet
1 2 (2.35%) LDAP
2 1 (1.18%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (32.94%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.29%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.35%) Big Data
4 2 (2.35%) CouchDB
4 2 (2.35%) HBase
4 2 (2.35%) Neo4j
4 2 (2.35%) Parquet
4 2 (2.35%) Redis
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.18%) MS Access
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (22.35%) Visual Studio
2 14 (16.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.53%) NUnit
3 3 (3.53%) Selenium
4 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.18%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.18%) Ant
5 1 (1.18%) JBehave
5 1 (1.18%) Maven
5 1 (1.18%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.18%) Subversion
General
1 19 (22.35%) Electronics
2 16 (18.82%) Telecoms
3 15 (17.65%) Finance
3 15 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 15 (17.65%) Marketing
4 2 (2.35%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.18%) Advertising
5 1 (1.18%) Games
5 1 (1.18%) Legal
5 1 (1.18%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (60.00%) .NET
2 43 (50.59%) HTML
3 40 (47.06%) CSS
4 38 (44.71%) ASP.NET
5 32 (37.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 29 (34.12%) ASP.NET Web API
7 28 (32.94%) REST
8 27 (31.76%) AngularJS
9 19 (22.35%) SOAP
9 19 (22.35%) WPF
10 18 (21.18%) Web Services
11 17 (20.00%) WCF
12 16 (18.82%) jQuery
13 15 (17.65%) JSON
14 14 (16.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 13 (15.29%) .NET Framework
16 5 (5.88%) HTML5
17 4 (4.71%) Entity Framework
17 4 (4.71%) Hibernate
17 4 (4.71%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
1 3 (3.53%) User Experience
2 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.18%) CAN bus
2 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.18%) NHS
2 1 (1.18%) Telematics
2 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.41%) Linux
2 3 (3.53%) Android
2 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.35%) Mesosphere
3 2 (2.35%) Unix
4 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (50.59%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (42.35%) MVC
3 28 (32.94%) Scrum
4 27 (31.76%) OO
5 24 (28.24%) OOD
6 17 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 16 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
8 15 (17.65%) Programme Management
9 13 (15.29%) SDLC
10 10 (11.76%) TDD
11 9 (10.59%) Unit Testing
12 6 (7.06%) BDD
12 6 (7.06%) Web Development
13 5 (5.88%) Automated Testing
13 5 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (5.88%) Kanban
13 5 (5.88%) Pair Programming
14 4 (4.71%) ITIL
14 4 (4.71%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 58 (68.24%) C#
2 46 (54.12%) JavaScript
3 19 (22.35%) SQL
4 16 (18.82%) C++
5 15 (17.65%) Java
6 7 (8.24%) Python
7 6 (7.06%) C
8 5 (5.88%) TypeScript
9 3 (3.53%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.53%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.35%) Embedded C++
10 2 (2.35%) PHP
10 2 (2.35%) Scala
10 2 (2.35%) VC++
11 1 (1.18%) Ada
11 1 (1.18%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.18%) Ruby
11 1 (1.18%) Tcl
11 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.35%) Degree
5 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) ISEB
5 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) ISO 14001
2 2 (2.35%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.18%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) Docker
2 1 (1.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) Ansible
2 2 (2.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (24.71%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.82%) Oracle
3 15 (17.65%) SAP
4 2 (2.35%) Nokia
5 1 (1.18%) Google
5 1 (1.18%) Intel
5 1 (1.18%) Luciad
5 1 (1.18%) Remedy
5 1 (1.18%) Xamarin
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