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 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 90 122 135
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 52 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.77% 0.85% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 0.89% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 10
Median daily rate £325 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £464 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 £38.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.03% +9.28%
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
2781 3145 2976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.82% 95.13% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1805 2003 1917
Median daily rate £375 £370 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 218 166
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +0.60%

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 August 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
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 August 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
Wiltshire +15 15 £280 -7.81% 8
Devon +11 10 £304 -19.00% 9
Bristol -3 9 £316 -14.23% 11
Gloucestershire +6 2 £425 +17.24% 7
Somerset +13 1 £400 +14.28% 4
Dorset -3 1 - - 10
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 56 (53.85%) C#
2 53 (50.96%) HTML
3 45 (43.27%) CSS
4 42 (40.38%) JavaScript
5 41 (39.42%) AngularJS
6 40 (38.46%) .NET
7 39 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (35.58%) Java
9 35 (33.65%) SQL
10 34 (32.69%) C++
11 33 (31.73%) Scrum
12 32 (30.77%) ASP.NET
13 29 (27.88%) SQL Server
14 27 (25.96%) OO
15 23 (22.12%) MVC
16 21 (20.19%) Security Cleared
16 21 (20.19%) Visual Studio
17 20 (19.23%) REST
18 19 (18.27%) ASP.NET MVC
18 19 (18.27%) HTML5
18 19 (18.27%) Software Engineering
18 19 (18.27%) Microsoft
19 18 (17.31%) SOAP
19 18 (17.31%) JSON
20 17 (16.35%) Web Development
20 17 (16.35%) SC Cleared
20 17 (16.35%) Finance
21 16 (15.38%) Electronics
21 16 (15.38%) jQuery
21 16 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API

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 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.73%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (6.73%) SAS
3 6 (5.77%) Apache
3 6 (5.77%) WebLogic
4 5 (4.81%) Apache Spark
4 5 (4.81%) JBoss
4 5 (4.81%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.85%) CMS
6 3 (2.88%) IIS
6 3 (2.88%) Liferay
7 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.96%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.96%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.96%) Moodle
7 1 (0.96%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) MS Office
1 1 (0.96%) Revit
Business Applications
1 13 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.92%) Heroku
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) DNS
1 5 (4.81%) DSL
1 5 (4.81%) FCAPS
1 5 (4.81%) LDAP
2 2 (1.92%) ASN.1
2 2 (1.92%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.96%) DAB
3 1 (0.96%) HTTP
3 1 (0.96%) Intranet
3 1 (0.96%) NFC
3 1 (0.96%) OFDM
3 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (27.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.77%) MySQL
4 5 (4.81%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (4.81%) Big Data
4 5 (4.81%) CouchDB
4 5 (4.81%) HBase
4 5 (4.81%) Neo4j
4 5 (4.81%) Parquet
4 5 (4.81%) Redis
5 4 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.96%) MS Access
7 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (20.19%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.73%) JIRA
2 7 (6.73%) NUnit
3 6 (5.77%) Subversion
4 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.92%) GCC
5 2 (1.92%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.96%) FinalBuilder
6 1 (0.96%) Maven
6 1 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (16.35%) Finance
2 16 (15.38%) Electronics
3 15 (14.42%) Telecoms
4 14 (13.46%) Marketing
5 13 (12.50%) Manufacturing
6 5 (4.81%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.92%) Back Office
7 2 (1.92%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.96%) Avionics
8 1 (0.96%) Games
8 1 (0.96%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (50.96%) HTML
2 45 (43.27%) CSS
3 41 (39.42%) AngularJS
4 40 (38.46%) .NET
5 32 (30.77%) ASP.NET
6 20 (19.23%) REST
7 19 (18.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 19 (18.27%) HTML5
8 18 (17.31%) JSON
8 18 (17.31%) SOAP
9 16 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 16 (15.38%) jQuery
10 15 (14.42%) WCF
11 14 (13.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (12.50%) CSS3
13 12 (11.54%) Web Services
14 11 (10.58%) Hibernate
14 11 (10.58%) Spring
15 8 (7.69%) Dojo
15 8 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.73%) User Experience
2 6 (5.77%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.81%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.92%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (1.92%) NHS
4 2 (1.92%) Streaming Video
4 2 (1.92%) Video Editing
5 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.96%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.96%) Replication
5 1 (0.96%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.65%) Linux
2 5 (4.81%) Mesosphere
3 4 (3.85%) Windows
4 1 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (31.73%) Scrum
3 27 (25.96%) OO
4 23 (22.12%) MVC
5 19 (18.27%) Software Engineering
6 17 (16.35%) Web Development
7 14 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (13.46%) Mentoring
7 14 (13.46%) OOD
8 13 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
8 13 (12.50%) Programme Management
9 12 (11.54%) DevOps
10 11 (10.58%) Unit Testing
11 10 (9.62%) TDD
11 10 (9.62%) UML
12 8 (7.69%) BDD
12 8 (7.69%) Open Source
13 7 (6.73%) Analytics
13 7 (6.73%) Use Case
14 6 (5.77%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 56 (53.85%) C#
2 42 (40.38%) JavaScript
3 37 (35.58%) Java
4 35 (33.65%) SQL
5 34 (32.69%) C++
6 14 (13.46%) C
7 9 (8.65%) MATLAB
8 8 (7.69%) Python
9 7 (6.73%) Objective-C
9 7 (6.73%) R
9 7 (6.73%) Ruby
10 6 (5.77%) PHP
10 6 (5.77%) Scala
11 5 (4.81%) TypeScript
12 3 (2.88%) VC++
13 2 (1.92%) VB
14 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (20.19%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.35%) SC Cleared
3 15 (14.42%) Degree
4 4 (3.85%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.69%) ISO 14001
1 8 (7.69%) ISO 9001
1 8 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.81%) Docker
2 1 (0.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) Ansible
1 5 (4.81%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (18.27%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.42%) Oracle
3 13 (12.50%) SAP
4 6 (5.77%) Apple
5 5 (4.81%) Google
5 5 (4.81%) Nokia
6 1 (0.96%) Autodesk
6 1 (0.96%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.96%) Splunk
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