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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 87 112 117
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 57 37 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.91% 1.15% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 1.20% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 19 6
Average daily rate £388 £388 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £345 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £430 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £44.00 - £31.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.59 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+15.64% -5.88%
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
2846 3089 2451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.54% 95.81% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1906 1957 1481
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 174 162
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +17 18 £355 - 23
Somerset +8 11 £425 - 4
Devon +5 9 £350 - 2
Gloucestershire -1 8 £520 +30.00% 8
Wiltshire -1 7 £388 - 6
Dorset +3 1 - - 8
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 56 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (51.04%) JavaScript
3 45 (46.88%) C#
3 45 (46.88%) HTML
4 36 (37.50%) Java
4 36 (37.50%) .NET
5 34 (35.42%) Scrum
6 32 (33.33%) CSS
7 29 (30.21%) TDD
8 28 (29.17%) SQL Server
8 28 (29.17%) OO
9 26 (27.08%) SQL
9 26 (27.08%) Security Cleared
10 25 (26.04%) BDD
11 22 (22.92%) C++
11 22 (22.92%) Microsoft
11 22 (22.92%) Software Engineering
12 21 (21.88%) jQuery
12 21 (21.88%) Python
12 21 (21.88%) MVC
13 19 (19.79%) ASP.NET
13 19 (19.79%) Unit Testing
14 18 (18.75%) Web Services
15 16 (16.67%) Linux
15 16 (16.67%) Entity Framework
15 16 (16.67%) .NET Framework
16 15 (15.63%) OOD
16 15 (15.63%) Visual Studio
17 14 (14.58%) Finance
18 13 (13.54%) C

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 11 (11.46%) JBoss
2 9 (9.38%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (6.25%) Node.js
4 5 (5.21%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.17%) WebSphere
6 3 (3.13%) Apache
6 3 (3.13%) CMS
6 3 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (3.13%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.13%) Umbraco
7 2 (2.08%) SAS
8 1 (1.04%) Apache Pig
8 1 (1.04%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.04%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.04%) Confluence
8 1 (1.04%) IIS
8 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (5.21%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.04%) GitHub
3 1 (1.04%) IaaS
3 1 (1.04%) PaaS
3 1 (1.04%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.13%) Bluetooth
3 2 (2.08%) Broadband
3 2 (2.08%) DVB
3 2 (2.08%) HbbTV
3 2 (2.08%) RFID
4 1 (1.04%) AMQP
4 1 (1.04%) HTTP
4 1 (1.04%) Internet
4 1 (1.04%) RS-232
4 1 (1.04%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.13%) Big Data
4 3 (3.13%) MySQL
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.08%) Apache Accumulo
5 2 (2.08%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.08%) MS Access
5 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.04%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.04%) GIS
6 1 (1.04%) Impala
6 1 (1.04%) OrientDB
6 1 (1.04%) QGIS
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (15.63%) Visual Studio
2 11 (11.46%) SpecFlow
3 10 (10.42%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.42%) Jenkins
3 10 (10.42%) Maven
4 9 (9.38%) Cucumber
5 8 (8.33%) Eclipse
5 8 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (6.25%) IntelliJ
6 6 (6.25%) JUnit
6 6 (6.25%) Protractor
7 5 (5.21%) Subversion
8 4 (4.17%) Ant
8 4 (4.17%) JIRA
9 3 (3.13%) Selenium
10 2 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.08%) JBehave
11 1 (1.04%) ClearCase
11 1 (1.04%) Mercurial
11 1 (1.04%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (14.58%) Finance
2 12 (12.50%) Electronics
3 8 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 8 (8.33%) Marketing
3 8 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.08%) Games
5 1 (1.04%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.04%) Avionics
5 1 (1.04%) Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (46.88%) HTML
2 36 (37.50%) .NET
3 32 (33.33%) CSS
4 21 (21.88%) jQuery
5 19 (19.79%) ASP.NET
6 18 (18.75%) Web Services
7 16 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 16 (16.67%) Entity Framework
8 13 (13.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (13.54%) HTML5
9 11 (11.46%) AngularJS
10 9 (9.38%) JSON
11 8 (8.33%) WPF
12 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 6 (6.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 6 (6.25%) RESTEasy
12 6 (6.25%) XML
12 6 (6.25%) YAML
13 5 (5.21%) .NET Compact Framework
13 5 (5.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.29%) User Experience
2 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.13%) DTV
5 2 (2.08%) IPTV
5 2 (2.08%) MPEG
5 2 (2.08%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.08%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.04%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.04%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.67%) Linux
2 11 (11.46%) Windows
3 7 (7.29%) Unix
4 5 (5.21%) Windows CE
5 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.04%) Android
6 1 (1.04%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (35.42%) Scrum
3 29 (30.21%) TDD
4 28 (29.17%) OO
5 25 (26.04%) BDD
6 22 (22.92%) Software Engineering
7 21 (21.88%) MVC
8 19 (19.79%) Unit Testing
9 15 (15.63%) OOD
10 8 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
10 8 (8.33%) E-Commerce
10 8 (8.33%) High Availability
10 8 (8.33%) Programme Management
11 7 (7.29%) MVVM
11 7 (7.29%) OOA/OOD
11 7 (7.29%) Web Application Development
12 6 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (6.25%) System Testing
12 6 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 49 (51.04%) JavaScript
2 45 (46.88%) C#
3 36 (37.50%) Java
4 26 (27.08%) SQL
5 22 (22.92%) C++
6 21 (21.88%) Python
7 13 (13.54%) C
8 12 (12.50%) Ruby
9 10 (10.42%) Perl
10 3 (3.13%) Embedded C
10 3 (3.13%) Embedded C++
10 3 (3.13%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.13%) Scala
11 2 (2.08%) MATLAB
11 2 (2.08%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.08%) R
11 2 (2.08%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.08%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.08%) VC++
12 1 (1.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (27.08%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.46%) DV Cleared
3 9 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.29%) Degree
5 2 (2.08%) ISEB
5 2 (2.08%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.04%) MCPD
6 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.04%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.29%) QA
2 2 (2.08%) OIPF
3 1 (1.04%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.04%) MISRA
3 1 (1.04%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.04%) Oozie
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 22 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.50%) Oracle
3 8 (8.33%) SAP
4 5 (5.21%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (5.21%) Telerik
5 4 (4.17%) Google
5 4 (4.17%) Sybase
6 3 (3.13%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.08%) Apple
7 2 (2.08%) Freescale
7 2 (2.08%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.04%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.04%) ESRI
8 1 (1.04%) Sun
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