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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 83 102 115
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 55 40 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.87% 1.29% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 1.35% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 9
Median daily rate £350 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £434 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £328
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £39.70 £36.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.48% +4.00%
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
2813 2971 2847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.39% 95.84% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1818 1920 1850
Median daily rate £365 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 199 183
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +13 17 £356 -16.17% 2
Bristol +11 10 £320 -11.72% 14
Wiltshire -9 6 £348 -7.33% 5
Somerset +7 4 - - 5
Gloucestershire -8 2 £325 -18.75% 5
Dorset - 2 £450 - 6
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 55 (48.67%) HTML
2 53 (46.90%) C#
3 52 (46.02%) Java
4 51 (45.13%) CSS
5 50 (44.25%) JavaScript
6 47 (41.59%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (31.86%) Scrum
8 35 (30.97%) .NET
9 34 (30.09%) OO
10 32 (28.32%) SQL
11 31 (27.43%) C++
12 30 (26.55%) AngularJS
13 29 (25.66%) MVC
14 27 (23.89%) Software Engineering
14 27 (23.89%) SQL Server
15 24 (21.24%) ASP.NET
15 24 (21.24%) Microsoft
16 20 (17.70%) jQuery
16 20 (17.70%) Degree
17 19 (16.81%) ASP.NET MVC
18 18 (15.93%) Security Cleared
19 17 (15.04%) JSON
19 17 (15.04%) Python
19 17 (15.04%) Mentoring
20 16 (14.16%) C
21 15 (13.27%) Oracle
21 15 (13.27%) Web Services
21 15 (13.27%) OOD
21 15 (13.27%) Finance
21 15 (13.27%) REST

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 9 (7.96%) JBoss
1 9 (7.96%) SAS
1 9 (7.96%) WebLogic
2 8 (7.08%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.08%) WebSphere
3 6 (5.31%) CMS
3 6 (5.31%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.65%) Liferay
4 3 (2.65%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.77%) Apache
5 2 (1.77%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.77%) IIS
5 2 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.88%) Confluence
6 1 (0.88%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.88%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) MS Office
2 1 (0.88%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (8.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.77%) Heroku
3 1 (0.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.77%) ASN.1
2 2 (1.77%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.77%) Broadband
2 2 (1.77%) DVB
2 2 (1.77%) HbbTV
2 2 (1.77%) HTTP
3 1 (0.88%) DAB
3 1 (0.88%) DNS
3 1 (0.88%) DSL
3 1 (0.88%) FCAPS
3 1 (0.88%) Intranet
3 1 (0.88%) LDAP
3 1 (0.88%) NFC
3 1 (0.88%) OFDM
3 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (23.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.96%) MySQL
2 9 (7.96%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.54%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.77%) Big Data
4 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.88%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) GIS
5 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.88%) HBase
5 1 (0.88%) MS Access
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.88%) Redis
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (11.50%) Visual Studio
2 10 (8.85%) JIRA
3 5 (4.42%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.54%) NUnit
5 2 (1.77%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.77%) GCC
5 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.77%) Maven
5 2 (1.77%) Subversion
5 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.88%) FinalBuilder
6 1 (0.88%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.88%) JUnit
6 1 (0.88%) Protractor
6 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (13.27%) Finance
2 13 (11.50%) Electronics
2 13 (11.50%) Telecoms
3 11 (9.73%) Marketing
4 10 (8.85%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.42%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.77%) Avionics
6 2 (1.77%) Back Office
7 1 (0.88%) Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Games
7 1 (0.88%) Military
7 1 (0.88%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (48.67%) HTML
2 51 (45.13%) CSS
3 35 (30.97%) .NET
4 30 (26.55%) AngularJS
5 24 (21.24%) ASP.NET
6 20 (17.70%) jQuery
7 19 (16.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (15.04%) JSON
9 15 (13.27%) REST
9 15 (13.27%) Web Services
10 13 (11.50%) WCF
11 12 (10.62%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (10.62%) Hibernate
11 12 (10.62%) Spring
12 10 (8.85%) HTML5
12 10 (8.85%) SOAP
13 9 (7.96%) CSS3
13 9 (7.96%) Dojo
13 9 (7.96%) J2EE
13 9 (7.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) User Experience
2 9 (7.96%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.65%) DTV
5 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.77%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.77%) IPTV
5 2 (1.77%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (1.77%) MPEG
5 2 (1.77%) NHS
5 2 (1.77%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.88%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.88%) Replication
6 1 (0.88%) Robotics
6 1 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.85%) Linux
2 4 (3.54%) Unix
2 4 (3.54%) Windows
3 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.88%) Android
4 1 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.88%) Mesosphere
4 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (41.59%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (31.86%) Scrum
3 34 (30.09%) OO
4 29 (25.66%) MVC
5 27 (23.89%) Software Engineering
6 17 (15.04%) Mentoring
7 15 (13.27%) OOD
8 13 (11.50%) TDD
9 12 (10.62%) Unit Testing
9 12 (10.62%) Web Development
10 11 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (9.73%) DevOps
11 10 (8.85%) Digital Marketing
11 10 (8.85%) Programme Management
11 10 (8.85%) UML
12 9 (7.96%) BDD
12 9 (7.96%) Open Source
13 8 (7.08%) Data Analysis
13 8 (7.08%) Line Management
13 8 (7.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (46.90%) C#
2 52 (46.02%) Java
3 50 (44.25%) JavaScript
4 32 (28.32%) SQL
5 31 (27.43%) C++
6 17 (15.04%) Python
7 16 (14.16%) C
8 13 (11.50%) Ruby
9 10 (8.85%) MATLAB
10 9 (7.96%) Objective-C
10 9 (7.96%) R
11 6 (5.31%) PHP
12 4 (3.54%) Scala
12 4 (3.54%) VC++
13 3 (2.65%) Perl
14 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.88%) VB
15 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (17.70%) Degree
2 18 (15.93%) Security Cleared
3 10 (8.85%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.54%) BC Cleared
4 4 (3.54%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.85%) QA
2 6 (5.31%) ISO 14001
2 6 (5.31%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.77%) OIPF
4 1 (0.88%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.88%) MISRA
4 1 (0.88%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Docker
1 1 (0.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Ansible
1 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.88%) Oozie
1 1 (0.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (21.24%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.27%) Oracle
3 10 (8.85%) SAP
4 8 (7.08%) Apple
4 8 (7.08%) Google
5 3 (2.65%) Sybase
6 2 (1.77%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.88%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.88%) Nokia
7 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.88%) Splunk
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