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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 122 127 88
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 26 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.78% 0.49% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.53% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 10
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £350 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
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
3119 3033 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.72% 93.41% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1981 1955 1274
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.88% +4.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 172 167
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
Bristol 0 7 £369 +18.95% 12
Wiltshire +3 4 £304 -13.21% 9
Gloucestershire -8 4 £350 +1.44% 7
Dorset - 4 - - 2
Somerset +2 1 £350 +4.47% 13
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 34 (53.13%) C#
2 32 (50.00%) .NET
3 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (32.81%) HTML
5 20 (31.25%) ASP.NET
6 19 (29.69%) .NET Framework
7 17 (26.56%) MVC
8 16 (25.00%) Java
8 16 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 16 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
10 14 (21.88%) CSS
11 13 (20.31%) C++
11 13 (20.31%) Unit Testing
12 12 (18.75%) SpecFlow
12 12 (18.75%) C
13 11 (17.19%) Windows
13 11 (17.19%) Web Services
14 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
14 10 (15.63%) Software Engineering
14 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
14 10 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (14.06%) BDD
15 9 (14.06%) Scrum
15 9 (14.06%) TDD
15 9 (14.06%) Linux
15 9 (14.06%) SQL
16 8 (12.50%) Visual Studio
16 8 (12.50%) OOD
16 8 (12.50%) Entity Framework

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 1 (1.56%) Apache
1 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.56%) CMS
1 1 (1.56%) Umbraco
1 1 (1.56%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.56%) SaaS
2 1 (1.56%) PaaS
2 1 (1.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.56%) Big Data
6 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (18.75%) SpecFlow
2 10 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 7 (10.94%) Selenium
5 4 (6.25%) Eclipse
6 3 (4.69%) NUnit
6 3 (4.69%) MSTest
6 3 (4.69%) JUnit
6 3 (4.69%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.13%) NetBeans
8 1 (1.56%) Subversion
8 1 (1.56%) JIRA
8 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.56%) Behat
8 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.56%) PhpStorm
8 1 (1.56%) GitLab
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Electronics
3 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Avionics
4 1 (1.56%) Billing
4 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (50.00%) .NET
2 21 (32.81%) HTML
3 20 (31.25%) ASP.NET
4 19 (29.69%) .NET Framework
5 14 (21.88%) CSS
6 11 (17.19%) Web Services
7 8 (12.50%) Entity Framework
8 7 (10.94%) CSS3
8 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (10.94%) HTML5
8 7 (10.94%) Ajax
9 6 (9.38%) WPF
9 6 (9.38%) XML
10 5 (7.81%) .NET Compact Framework
11 4 (6.25%) AngularJS
11 4 (6.25%) JSP
11 4 (6.25%) jQuery
12 3 (4.69%) Dojo
12 3 (4.69%) Spring MVC
12 3 (4.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Economics
1 4 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.13%) DTV
3 1 (1.56%) GIS
3 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.56%) SystemC
3 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Windows
2 9 (14.06%) Linux
3 7 (10.94%) Windows CE
4 3 (4.69%) UNIX
5 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.13%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.56%) Android
6 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.56%) MVC
3 13 (20.31%) Unit Testing
4 10 (15.63%) Software Engineering
5 9 (14.06%) BDD
5 9 (14.06%) Scrum
5 9 (14.06%) TDD
6 8 (12.50%) OOD
7 7 (10.94%) OO
8 5 (7.81%) Web Development
9 4 (6.25%) System Testing
10 3 (4.69%) Automated Testing
10 3 (4.69%) UML
10 3 (4.69%) OOA/OOD
11 2 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (3.13%) Workflow
11 2 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
11 2 (3.13%) Programme Management
11 2 (3.13%) Change Control
11 2 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 34 (53.13%) C#
2 16 (25.00%) Java
2 16 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 13 (20.31%) C++
4 12 (18.75%) C
5 9 (14.06%) SQL
6 5 (7.81%) VB.NET
7 4 (6.25%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.69%) Python
9 2 (3.13%) Ada
9 2 (3.13%) Embedded C
9 2 (3.13%) VBScript
9 2 (3.13%) VB
9 2 (3.13%) Perl
10 1 (1.56%) PHP
10 1 (1.56%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.56%) Ruby
10 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 16 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) SLA
1 2 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) JTAG
2 1 (1.56%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle
2 2 (3.13%) SAP
2 2 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.56%) QNX
3 1 (1.56%) ESRI
3 1 (1.56%) Telerik
3 1 (1.56%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
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