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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 131 88 93
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 17 16 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.51% 0.72% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.77% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 31
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£350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £563 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -18.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
3111 2078 2873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.48% 92.93% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2018 1324 1678
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 166 244
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 19 September 2014. 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
Somerset -7 7 £363 - 4
Wiltshire -6 6 £350 +7.69% 5
Bristol -14 2 £310 -0.80% 6
Devon -20 1 - - 4
Gloucestershire -23 1 £350 - 3
Dorset - - - - 7
Cornwall - - - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 20 (46.51%) C#
2 18 (41.86%) .NET
3 16 (37.21%) Software Engineering
4 15 (34.88%) Java
5 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
5 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
6 13 (30.23%) SQL
6 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (23.26%) C++
7 10 (23.26%) HTML
7 10 (23.26%) ASP.NET
8 9 (20.93%) CSS
8 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
8 9 (20.93%) MVC
8 9 (20.93%) DV Cleared
9 8 (18.60%) Degree
10 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
10 7 (16.28%) OO
10 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
10 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
10 7 (16.28%) REST
11 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
11 6 (13.95%) Windows
11 6 (13.95%) Linux
11 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
11 6 (13.95%) Python
12 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
12 5 (11.63%) Internet
12 5 (11.63%) DTV
12 5 (11.63%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.33%) Alfresco
2 1 (2.33%) Drupal
2 1 (2.33%) Apache
2 1 (2.33%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.33%) IIS
2 1 (2.33%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Internet
2 2 (4.65%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.33%) MySQL
4 1 (2.33%) Big Data
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.98%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.65%) Hudson
3 2 (4.65%) QUnit
3 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.65%) ClearCase
3 2 (4.65%) Maven
4 1 (2.33%) Subversion
4 1 (2.33%) JUnit
4 1 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.33%) MSTest
4 1 (2.33%) PHPUnit
4 1 (2.33%) Moq
4 1 (2.33%) Valgrind
General
1 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
2 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Electronics
3 3 (6.98%) Marketing
3 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (41.86%) .NET
2 10 (23.26%) HTML
2 10 (23.26%) ASP.NET
3 9 (20.93%) CSS
4 7 (16.28%) REST
5 5 (11.63%) Web Services
6 4 (9.30%) HTML5
6 4 (9.30%) XML
6 4 (9.30%) J2EE
6 4 (9.30%) jQuery
7 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
7 3 (6.98%) Spring
7 3 (6.98%) Ajax
7 3 (6.98%) Spring MVC
7 3 (6.98%) WCF
7 3 (6.98%) Silverlight
7 3 (6.98%) DOM
7 3 (6.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (4.65%) RESTful
8 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
1 5 (11.63%) DTV
2 3 (6.98%) RIA
2 3 (6.98%) Mathematics
2 3 (6.98%) Streaming Video
3 2 (4.65%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.65%) Open Source
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.65%) MPEG
3 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.65%) IPTV
4 1 (2.33%) PKI
4 1 (2.33%) CCTV
4 1 (2.33%) Firmware
4 1 (2.33%) GIS
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Windows
1 6 (13.95%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) Android
3 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.33%) VxWorks
4 1 (2.33%) UNIX
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Software Engineering
2 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.93%) MVC
4 7 (16.28%) OO
5 4 (9.30%) UML
5 4 (9.30%) TDD
5 4 (9.30%) Validation
5 4 (9.30%) Integration Testing
5 4 (9.30%) Business Analysis
5 4 (9.30%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (6.98%) Programme Management
6 3 (6.98%) Scrum
6 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.98%) OOP
6 3 (6.98%) Change Control
6 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (4.65%) Performance Testing
7 2 (4.65%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) C#
2 15 (34.88%) Java
3 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
4 13 (30.23%) SQL
5 10 (23.26%) C++
6 6 (13.95%) Python
7 4 (9.30%) VBA
8 3 (6.98%) C
8 3 (6.98%) Perl
8 3 (6.98%) PHP
9 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.33%) Ruby
10 1 (2.33%) Fortran
10 1 (2.33%) Assembly Language
10 1 (2.33%) Pascal
10 1 (2.33%) Prolog
10 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.93%) DV Cleared
3 8 (18.60%) Degree
4 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) SAP
3 1 (2.33%) IBM
3 1 (2.33%) QNX
3 1 (2.33%) ESRI
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Coverity
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