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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 86 113 122
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 63 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.07% 0.97% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 1.01% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 10
Median daily rate £330 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £446 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £324
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +6.25%
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
2890 3061 2844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.85% 95.51% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 1948 1859
Median daily rate £365 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 203 170
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.03 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.50% -4.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.90 £49.19 £38.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 July 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 +19 16 £330 -22.35% 2
Wiltshire +7 16 £300 -21.31% 5
Bristol +1 10 £320 -11.72% 8
Somerset +17 3 - - 10
Gloucestershire -4 2 £325 -7.14% 5
Dorset - 1 £450 - 5
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 60 (54.05%) HTML
2 57 (51.35%) C#
3 49 (44.14%) CSS
4 47 (42.34%) JavaScript
5 43 (38.74%) AngularJS
6 42 (37.84%) Java
6 42 (37.84%) .NET
7 41 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (35.14%) SQL
9 34 (30.63%) C++
9 34 (30.63%) ASP.NET
9 34 (30.63%) Scrum
10 31 (27.93%) OO
11 29 (26.13%) SQL Server
12 28 (25.23%) MVC
13 25 (22.52%) Microsoft
14 22 (19.82%) Software Engineering
15 21 (18.92%) Security Cleared
15 21 (18.92%) ASP.NET MVC
15 21 (18.92%) Visual Studio
16 19 (17.12%) HTML5
16 19 (17.12%) REST
17 18 (16.22%) jQuery
17 18 (16.22%) JSON
18 17 (15.32%) Web Development
18 17 (15.32%) Degree
18 17 (15.32%) Finance
18 17 (15.32%) OOD
19 16 (14.41%) Web Services
19 16 (14.41%) SC Cleared

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 11 (9.91%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.21%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (6.31%) SAS
4 6 (5.41%) WebLogic
5 5 (4.50%) Apache
5 5 (4.50%) Apache Spark
5 5 (4.50%) JBoss
5 5 (4.50%) WebSphere
6 4 (3.60%) CMS
7 3 (2.70%) Liferay
8 2 (1.80%) IIS
9 1 (0.90%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.90%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.90%) Confluence
9 1 (0.90%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.90%) Moodle
9 1 (0.90%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.80%) MS Office
2 1 (0.90%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (10.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.90%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.80%) Heroku
4 1 (0.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) DNS
1 4 (3.60%) DSL
1 4 (3.60%) FCAPS
1 4 (3.60%) LDAP
2 2 (1.80%) ASN.1
2 2 (1.80%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.80%) HTTP
2 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.90%) Broadband
3 1 (0.90%) DAB
3 1 (0.90%) DVB
3 1 (0.90%) HbbTV
3 1 (0.90%) Intranet
3 1 (0.90%) NFC
3 1 (0.90%) OFDM
3 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (26.13%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.81%) Oracle Database
3 8 (7.21%) MySQL
4 5 (4.50%) Big Data
5 4 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.60%) CouchDB
5 4 (3.60%) HBase
5 4 (3.60%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.60%) Neo4j
5 4 (3.60%) Parquet
5 4 (3.60%) Redis
5 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.90%) GIS
7 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.90%) MS Access
7 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (18.92%) Visual Studio
2 8 (7.21%) JIRA
3 7 (6.31%) Subversion
4 4 (3.60%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.60%) NUnit
5 2 (1.80%) GCC
5 2 (1.80%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.90%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.90%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.90%) FinalBuilder
6 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.90%) Maven
6 1 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (15.32%) Finance
2 15 (13.51%) Electronics
2 15 (13.51%) Telecoms
3 13 (11.71%) Marketing
4 12 (10.81%) Manufacturing
5 6 (5.41%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.80%) Back Office
6 2 (1.80%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.90%) Avionics
7 1 (0.90%) Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Games
7 1 (0.90%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (54.05%) HTML
2 49 (44.14%) CSS
3 43 (38.74%) AngularJS
4 42 (37.84%) .NET
5 34 (30.63%) ASP.NET
6 21 (18.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 19 (17.12%) HTML5
7 19 (17.12%) REST
8 18 (16.22%) jQuery
8 18 (16.22%) JSON
9 16 (14.41%) WCF
9 16 (14.41%) Web Services
10 15 (13.51%) SOAP
11 14 (12.61%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (10.81%) CSS3
12 12 (10.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 11 (9.91%) Hibernate
13 11 (9.91%) Spring
14 9 (8.11%) Dojo
15 8 (7.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.21%) User Experience
2 6 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.50%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.80%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (1.80%) NHS
5 2 (1.80%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.80%) Video Editing
6 1 (0.90%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.90%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.90%) IPTV
6 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.90%) MPEG
6 1 (0.90%) Replication
6 1 (0.90%) Robotics
6 1 (0.90%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.21%) Linux
2 5 (4.50%) Windows
3 4 (3.60%) Mesosphere
4 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (30.63%) Scrum
3 31 (27.93%) OO
4 28 (25.23%) MVC
5 22 (19.82%) Software Engineering
6 17 (15.32%) OOD
6 17 (15.32%) Web Development
7 14 (12.61%) Mentoring
8 13 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (10.81%) DevOps
9 12 (10.81%) Digital Marketing
9 12 (10.81%) Programme Management
10 11 (9.91%) UML
11 9 (8.11%) Open Source
11 9 (8.11%) TDD
12 8 (7.21%) Unit Testing
13 7 (6.31%) BDD
14 6 (5.41%) Analytics
14 6 (5.41%) Exploratory Testing
14 6 (5.41%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (51.35%) C#
2 47 (42.34%) JavaScript
3 42 (37.84%) Java
4 39 (35.14%) SQL
5 34 (30.63%) C++
6 14 (12.61%) Python
7 13 (11.71%) C
8 10 (9.01%) Ruby
9 9 (8.11%) MATLAB
10 7 (6.31%) Objective-C
10 7 (6.31%) R
10 7 (6.31%) Scala
11 6 (5.41%) PHP
12 4 (3.60%) TypeScript
13 3 (2.70%) VC++
14 2 (1.80%) Perl
14 2 (1.80%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.80%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.80%) VB
15 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.32%) Degree
3 16 (14.41%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.60%) BC Cleared
5 3 (2.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.21%) QA
2 6 (5.41%) ISO 14001
2 6 (5.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.90%) OIPF
3 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.60%) Docker
2 1 (0.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) Ansible
1 4 (3.60%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.90%) Oozie
2 1 (0.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (22.52%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.61%) Oracle
3 12 (10.81%) SAP
4 6 (5.41%) Apple
5 5 (4.50%) Google
6 4 (3.60%) Nokia
7 1 (0.90%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.90%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.90%) Splunk
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