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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 109 116 96
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 34 22 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.09% 0.76% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.82% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 24
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £275 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -15.86%
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
2914 2668 2281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.58% 92.35% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1821 1579 1382
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 155 160
Average hourly rate £20.25 £17.00 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.11% +11.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Gloucestershire -8 10 £415 - 8
Devon +6 7 - - 4
Somerset +4 5 £345 - 7
Wiltshire +9 4 £388 - 5
Bristol +2 4 £320 +16.36% 8
Dorset - 3 £325 - 12
Cornwall - - - - 1
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 40 (52.63%) JavaScript
2 38 (50.00%) C#
3 37 (48.68%) HTML
4 35 (46.05%) CSS
5 31 (40.79%) .NET
5 31 (40.79%) Security Cleared
6 26 (34.21%) SC Cleared
7 25 (32.89%) HTML5
8 24 (31.58%) CSS3
9 22 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (26.32%) Linux
11 16 (21.05%) MVC
12 14 (18.42%) Java
13 13 (17.11%) SQL
14 12 (15.79%) ASP.NET
15 11 (14.47%) C++
15 11 (14.47%) Node.js
16 10 (13.16%) jQuery
16 10 (13.16%) Python
16 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
16 10 (13.16%) Ubuntu
17 9 (11.84%) XML
17 9 (11.84%) Windows
18 8 (10.53%) OO
18 8 (10.53%) OOD
18 8 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
18 8 (10.53%) MongoDB
18 8 (10.53%) AngularJS
19 7 (9.21%) TDD
19 7 (9.21%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (14.47%) Node.js
2 4 (5.26%) CMS
3 2 (2.63%) GlassFish
3 2 (2.63%) Apache Qpid
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.32%) Apache
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Summit
1 2 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) Ethernet
1 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.63%) IPv4
2 2 (2.63%) IPv6
2 2 (2.63%) Internet
2 2 (2.63%) DVB
3 1 (1.32%) Wireless
3 1 (1.32%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.32%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.95%) MySQL
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.95%) SQLite
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.26%) JUnit
3 3 (3.95%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.95%) GoogleTest
3 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.32%) GCC
4 1 (1.32%) GDB
General
1 4 (5.26%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Electronics
2 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.63%) Marketing
3 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.32%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (48.68%) HTML
2 35 (46.05%) CSS
3 31 (40.79%) .NET
4 25 (32.89%) HTML5
5 24 (31.58%) CSS3
6 12 (15.79%) ASP.NET
7 10 (13.16%) jQuery
8 9 (11.84%) XML
9 8 (10.53%) AngularJS
10 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (7.89%) Web Services
10 6 (7.89%) Ajax
10 6 (7.89%) JSON
11 4 (5.26%) Dojo
11 4 (5.26%) Spring MVC
11 4 (5.26%) Spring
11 4 (5.26%) XSLT
11 4 (5.26%) JDBC
11 4 (5.26%) JSP
11 4 (5.26%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.26%) DTV
3 2 (2.63%) MPEG
3 2 (2.63%) Streaming Video
3 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.63%) Physics
3 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.32%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.32%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 20 (26.32%) Linux
2 10 (13.16%) Ubuntu
3 9 (11.84%) Windows
4 2 (2.63%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.32%) UNIX
5 1 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.05%) MVC
3 8 (10.53%) OO
3 8 (10.53%) OOD
3 8 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (9.21%) TDD
5 6 (7.89%) Software Engineering
6 5 (6.58%) Multithreading
7 4 (5.26%) Test Scripting
7 4 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (3.95%) Scrum
8 3 (3.95%) CRM
8 3 (3.95%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.95%) UML
8 3 (3.95%) Test Automation
8 3 (3.95%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.63%) Time Management
9 2 (2.63%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (2.63%) Business Development
9 2 (2.63%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 40 (52.63%) JavaScript
2 38 (50.00%) C#
3 14 (18.42%) Java
4 13 (17.11%) SQL
5 11 (14.47%) C++
6 10 (13.16%) Python
7 6 (7.89%) Bash Shell
7 6 (7.89%) C
8 2 (2.63%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.32%) XAML
9 1 (1.32%) Ruby
9 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.32%) Perl
9 1 (1.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (40.79%) Security Cleared
2 26 (34.21%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.89%) DV Cleared
3 6 (7.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.63%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.32%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.95%) Google
2 3 (3.95%) Progress
3 2 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle
4 1 (1.32%) VMware
4 1 (1.32%) Twitter
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