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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 92 99 124
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 51 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.73% 1.23% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.28% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 7
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 £303 £313 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 2
Median hourly rate £42.25 £38.75 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% +14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.75 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.75 £36.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.25 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.08%
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
2821 2960 2863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.63% 95.70% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1810 1879 1869
Median daily rate £365 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 182 189
Median hourly rate £34.00 £19.23 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.83% +6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.41 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +2 15 £450 +5.88% 2
Somerset +12 8 £325 +4.00% 7
Bristol +1 6 £313 -3.84% 7
Gloucestershire -1 5 £325 -19.25% 8
Wiltshire -6 5 £375 - 2
Dorset -8 2 £450 - 4
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 50 (48.08%) HTML
2 48 (46.15%) Java
2 48 (46.15%) C#
2 48 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (43.27%) CSS
4 42 (40.38%) JavaScript
5 36 (34.62%) SQL
5 36 (34.62%) Scrum
6 35 (33.65%) OO
7 33 (31.73%) C++
8 32 (30.77%) .NET
9 28 (26.92%) Software Engineering
10 27 (25.96%) SQL Server
11 25 (24.04%) MVC
12 24 (23.08%) Microsoft
13 22 (21.15%) AngularJS
14 20 (19.23%) ASP.NET
15 18 (17.31%) Degree
15 18 (17.31%) C
15 18 (17.31%) Python
16 17 (16.35%) jQuery
16 17 (16.35%) Security Cleared
17 16 (15.38%) Oracle
18 15 (14.42%) Finance
18 15 (14.42%) ASP.NET MVC
19 14 (13.46%) TDD
19 14 (13.46%) OOD
19 14 (13.46%) Web Services
19 14 (13.46%) Mentoring
20 13 (12.50%) Ruby

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 10 (9.62%) JBoss
2 9 (8.65%) SAS
2 9 (8.65%) WebLogic
3 7 (6.73%) CMS
3 7 (6.73%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.77%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.85%) Umbraco
6 3 (2.88%) Node.js
6 3 (2.88%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.92%) Apache
7 2 (1.92%) IIS
8 1 (0.96%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.96%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.96%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.96%) Confluence
8 1 (0.96%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.96%) Moodle
8 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Office
2 1 (0.96%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (8.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.96%) GitHub
3 1 (0.96%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.92%) ASN.1
2 2 (1.92%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.92%) Broadband
2 2 (1.92%) DVB
2 2 (1.92%) HbbTV
2 2 (1.92%) HTTP
3 1 (0.96%) DAB
3 1 (0.96%) Intranet
3 1 (0.96%) NFC
3 1 (0.96%) OFDM
3 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.96%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.65%) MySQL
3 8 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.81%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.88%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.88%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.96%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (0.96%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.96%) Big Data
7 1 (0.96%) GIS
7 1 (0.96%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.96%) Impala
7 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.96%) QGIS
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (10.58%) Visual Studio
2 10 (9.62%) JIRA
3 7 (6.73%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.81%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.81%) Maven
5 4 (3.85%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.85%) Subversion
6 3 (2.88%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.88%) IntelliJ
6 3 (2.88%) JUnit
6 3 (2.88%) Protractor
7 2 (1.92%) GCC
7 2 (1.92%) NUnit
8 1 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.96%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.96%) FinalBuilder
8 1 (0.96%) JBehave
8 1 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (14.42%) Finance
2 12 (11.54%) Electronics
2 12 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 10 (9.62%) Marketing
4 9 (8.65%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.81%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.92%) Avionics
6 2 (1.92%) Back Office
6 2 (1.92%) Games
7 1 (0.96%) Banking
7 1 (0.96%) Military
7 1 (0.96%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (48.08%) HTML
2 45 (43.27%) CSS
3 32 (30.77%) .NET
4 22 (21.15%) AngularJS
5 20 (19.23%) ASP.NET
6 17 (16.35%) jQuery
7 15 (14.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (13.46%) Web Services
9 13 (12.50%) JSON
10 11 (10.58%) REST
10 11 (10.58%) WCF
11 10 (9.62%) Spring
12 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (7.69%) Hibernate
12 8 (7.69%) J2EE
13 7 (6.73%) GWT
13 7 (6.73%) SOAP
14 6 (5.77%) Dojo
14 6 (5.77%) HTML5
14 6 (5.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.58%) User Experience
2 9 (8.65%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.88%) DTV
5 2 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.92%) IPTV
5 2 (1.92%) MPEG
5 2 (1.92%) NHS
5 2 (1.92%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.96%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.96%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.96%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.96%) Replication
6 1 (0.96%) Robotics
6 1 (0.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.54%) Linux
2 5 (4.81%) Unix
2 5 (4.81%) Windows
3 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.96%) Android
4 1 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (34.62%) Scrum
3 35 (33.65%) OO
4 28 (26.92%) Software Engineering
5 25 (24.04%) MVC
6 14 (13.46%) Mentoring
6 14 (13.46%) OOD
6 14 (13.46%) TDD
7 12 (11.54%) Unit Testing
7 12 (11.54%) Web Development
8 10 (9.62%) BDD
8 10 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (9.62%) DevOps
8 10 (9.62%) UML
9 9 (8.65%) Digital Marketing
9 9 (8.65%) Programme Management
9 9 (8.65%) Time Management
10 8 (7.69%) Data Analysis
10 8 (7.69%) Line Management
10 8 (7.69%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 48 (46.15%) C#
1 48 (46.15%) Java
2 42 (40.38%) JavaScript
3 36 (34.62%) SQL
4 33 (31.73%) C++
5 18 (17.31%) C
5 18 (17.31%) Python
6 13 (12.50%) Ruby
7 10 (9.62%) MATLAB
8 9 (8.65%) Objective-C
8 9 (8.65%) R
9 5 (4.81%) PHP
9 5 (4.81%) VC++
10 4 (3.85%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.88%) Perl
11 3 (2.88%) Scala
11 3 (2.88%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.96%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.96%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.96%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (17.31%) Degree
2 17 (16.35%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.77%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) ISEB
5 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.58%) QA
2 3 (2.88%) ISO 14001
2 3 (2.88%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.92%) OIPF
4 1 (0.96%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.96%) MISRA
4 1 (0.96%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.96%) Oozie
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.38%) Oracle
3 9 (8.65%) SAP
4 8 (7.69%) Apple
5 7 (6.73%) Google
6 4 (3.85%) Sybase
7 3 (2.88%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.96%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.96%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.96%) Splunk
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £33,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Yeovil
aap3
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago