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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 103 119 101
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 38 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.19% 0.78% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.85% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 22
Average daily rate
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£375 £281 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -43.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £276 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £286 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £38.75 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.96%
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
2977 3062 2254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.41% 92.31% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1868 1850 1342
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 186 153
Average hourly rate £20.19 £19.31 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.53% +27.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -1 10 £415 - 4
Devon +10 7 - - 2
Somerset +6 7 £345 - 7
Wiltshire +11 5 £375 - 3
Bristol -1 4 £320 +13.77% 7
Dorset - 3 £325 - 10
Cornwall - - - - 1
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 38 (51.35%) C#
1 38 (51.35%) JavaScript
2 36 (48.65%) HTML
3 35 (47.30%) CSS
4 31 (41.89%) .NET
4 31 (41.89%) Security Cleared
5 25 (33.78%) SC Cleared
6 23 (31.08%) HTML5
6 23 (31.08%) CSS3
6 23 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (28.38%) Linux
8 17 (22.97%) MVC
9 14 (18.92%) ASP.NET
10 13 (17.57%) Java
11 11 (14.86%) C++
11 11 (14.86%) Ubuntu
11 11 (14.86%) Node.js
12 10 (13.51%) MongoDB
12 10 (13.51%) jQuery
12 10 (13.51%) SQL
12 10 (13.51%) Python
13 9 (12.16%) OO
13 9 (12.16%) OOD
13 9 (12.16%) C
13 9 (12.16%) Web Services
13 9 (12.16%) Windows
14 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
15 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
15 7 (9.46%) Ajax
15 7 (9.46%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (14.86%) Node.js
2 3 (4.05%) CMS
3 2 (2.70%) Apache
3 2 (2.70%) Apache Qpid
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.35%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.35%) PaaS
1 1 (1.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.70%) IPv4
2 2 (2.70%) IPv6
2 2 (2.70%) Internet
2 2 (2.70%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.35%) DVB
3 1 (1.35%) Wireless
3 1 (1.35%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.35%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) MongoDB
2 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.70%) SQLite
5 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.35%) Big Data
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) JUnit
1 5 (6.76%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.41%) Eclipse
2 4 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.70%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.70%) GoogleTest
3 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.35%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.35%) GCC
4 1 (1.35%) GDB
4 1 (1.35%) Subversion
4 1 (1.35%) Selenium
4 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (5.41%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Electronics
2 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.70%) Marketing
3 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.35%) Avionics
4 1 (1.35%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (48.65%) HTML
2 35 (47.30%) CSS
3 31 (41.89%) .NET
4 23 (31.08%) HTML5
4 23 (31.08%) CSS3
5 14 (18.92%) ASP.NET
6 10 (13.51%) jQuery
7 9 (12.16%) Web Services
8 7 (9.46%) Ajax
8 7 (9.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (8.11%) AngularJS
9 6 (8.11%) XML
9 6 (8.11%) JSP
10 5 (6.76%) JDBC
10 5 (6.76%) XSLT
10 5 (6.76%) Spring
10 5 (6.76%) Spring MVC
11 4 (5.41%) WPF
11 4 (5.41%) JSON
11 4 (5.41%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.05%) DTV
2 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.35%) Open Source
3 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.35%) MPEG
3 1 (1.35%) GIS
3 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.35%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.35%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.38%) Linux
2 11 (14.86%) Ubuntu
3 9 (12.16%) Windows
4 2 (2.70%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.35%) UNIX
5 1 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.97%) MVC
3 9 (12.16%) OO
3 9 (12.16%) OOD
4 7 (9.46%) TDD
4 7 (9.46%) Software Engineering
5 6 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.76%) Scrum
6 5 (6.76%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (5.41%) Multithreading
7 4 (5.41%) Unit Testing
8 3 (4.05%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.05%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.05%) UML
9 2 (2.70%) CRM
9 2 (2.70%) SOA
9 2 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.70%) Programme Management
9 2 (2.70%) Test Automation
9 2 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (51.35%) C#
1 38 (51.35%) JavaScript
2 13 (17.57%) Java
3 11 (14.86%) C++
4 10 (13.51%) SQL
4 10 (13.51%) Python
5 9 (12.16%) C
6 5 (6.76%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.05%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.35%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.35%) XAML
8 1 (1.35%) Ruby
8 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.35%) Perl
8 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (41.89%) Security Cleared
2 25 (33.78%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.11%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.70%) SAP
2 2 (2.70%) Progress
2 2 (2.70%) Google
3 1 (1.35%) Twitter
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle
3 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.35%) VMware
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