The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 122 83 95
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 21 26 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 1.22% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 1.30% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 28
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £242 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £700 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2844 1999 2857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.03% 93.89% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1859 1236 1721
Average daily rate £360 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 136 192
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Developer
England

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
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 29 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Wiltshire -5 9 £363 -39.58% 4
Somerset -13 6 £325 - 5
Gloucestershire -19 4 £345 - 2
Bristol -18 3 - - 4
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - - 3
Dorset - - - - 5
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 27 (51.92%) Security Cleared
2 26 (50.00%) Java
3 22 (42.31%) DV Cleared
4 21 (40.38%) JavaScript
4 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (38.46%) Telecoms
6 18 (34.62%) Software Engineering
6 18 (34.62%) C#
7 17 (32.69%) .NET
8 16 (30.77%) HTML
8 16 (30.77%) CSS
9 13 (25.00%) MongoDB
10 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET
11 11 (21.15%) Linux
11 11 (21.15%) Internet
11 11 (21.15%) jQuery
12 10 (19.23%) OO
12 10 (19.23%) C++
12 10 (19.23%) SQL
13 9 (17.31%) RIA
13 9 (17.31%) HTML5
14 8 (15.38%) RESTful
14 8 (15.38%) Hudson
14 8 (15.38%) QUnit
14 8 (15.38%) Jenkins
14 8 (15.38%) Java EE
14 8 (15.38%) Degree
14 8 (15.38%) Maven
14 8 (15.38%) MVC
14 8 (15.38%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.69%) Apache Qpid
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.92%) CMS
3 1 (1.92%) Drupal
3 1 (1.92%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.92%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.15%) Internet
2 4 (7.69%) AMQP
3 2 (3.85%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.92%) Big Data
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Maven
1 8 (15.38%) Hudson
1 8 (15.38%) QUnit
1 8 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.62%) JUnit
2 5 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (7.69%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.77%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (3.85%) ClearCase
5 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.92%) Subversion
6 1 (1.92%) MSTest
6 1 (1.92%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.92%) Moq
6 1 (1.92%) Valgrind
General
1 20 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.69%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
2 4 (7.69%) Electronics
3 3 (5.77%) Marketing
3 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.69%) .NET
2 16 (30.77%) CSS
2 16 (30.77%) HTML
3 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET
4 11 (21.15%) jQuery
5 9 (17.31%) HTML5
6 8 (15.38%) RESTful
6 8 (15.38%) Java EE
6 8 (15.38%) J2EE
6 8 (15.38%) SVG
7 5 (9.62%) Spring
7 5 (9.62%) Web Services
7 5 (9.62%) REST
8 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (7.69%) WCF
8 4 (7.69%) XML
8 4 (7.69%) Apache Camel
9 3 (5.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (5.77%) DOM
9 3 (5.77%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) RIA
2 5 (9.62%) DTV
3 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.77%) Streaming Video
4 3 (5.77%) Clustering
5 2 (3.85%) IPTV
5 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.85%) MPEG
5 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.85%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.85%) Open Source
6 1 (1.92%) Firmware
6 1 (1.92%) GIS
6 1 (1.92%) CCTV
6 1 (1.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Linux
2 6 (11.54%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) UNIX
3 1 (1.92%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.92%) Android
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (34.62%) Software Engineering
3 10 (19.23%) OO
4 8 (15.38%) MVC
5 7 (13.46%) UML
5 7 (13.46%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (9.62%) Software Testing
6 5 (9.62%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (9.62%) Workflow
7 4 (7.69%) Validation
7 4 (7.69%) TDD
7 4 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 4 (7.69%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.77%) Programme Management
8 3 (5.77%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (5.77%) Change Control
8 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.77%) OOP
9 2 (3.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.00%) Java
2 21 (40.38%) JavaScript
3 18 (34.62%) C#
4 10 (19.23%) C++
4 10 (19.23%) SQL
5 6 (11.54%) Python
6 4 (7.69%) VBA
7 3 (5.77%) C
7 3 (5.77%) Perl
8 2 (3.85%) PHP
8 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.92%) Fortran
9 1 (1.92%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.92%) Pascal
9 1 (1.92%) Prolog
9 1 (1.92%) Ruby
9 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (51.92%) Security Cleared
2 22 (42.31%) DV Cleared
3 8 (15.38%) Degree
4 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.77%) SAP
2 3 (5.77%) JBoss
3 1 (1.92%) IBM
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) QNX
3 1 (1.92%) ESRI
3 1 (1.92%) Coverity
Somerset
People Source
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Negotioable DOE
Posted: 6 days ago