The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 105 64 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 30.88% 23.36% 20.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.55% 24.52% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 44 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -7.14%
Developer
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
313 261 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 92.06% 95.26% 90.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 176 83
Average daily rate £360 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 37
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.13 £40.00 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the Southampton region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer across the Southampton region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region that cited 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 Developer in their job title.

1 98 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (43.41%) Continuous Integration
3 73 (40.11%) Java
4 65 (35.71%) Jenkins
5 64 (35.16%) Scrum
6 61 (33.52%) Web Services
7 55 (30.22%) JavaScript
7 55 (30.22%) TDD
8 52 (28.57%) Git (software)
9 49 (26.92%) RESTful
10 47 (25.82%) JSON
11 46 (25.27%) Puppet
11 46 (25.27%) Linux
12 41 (22.53%) Subversion
13 39 (21.43%) CSS
13 39 (21.43%) HTML
14 37 (20.33%) Cucumber
15 35 (19.23%) Configuration Management
16 33 (18.13%) MVC
17 32 (17.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 31 (17.03%) Vagrant
19 30 (16.48%) OO
20 29 (15.93%) C#
20 29 (15.93%) Spring
20 29 (15.93%) BDD
21 27 (14.84%) Maven
22 26 (14.29%) JUnit
22 26 (14.29%) REST
22 26 (14.29%) Mockito
23 25 (13.74%) Apple iOS

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region that cited 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (10.44%) Apache
2 12 (6.59%) Tomcat
2 12 (6.59%) CMS
3 7 (3.85%) TeamSite
4 6 (3.30%) Drupal
4 6 (3.30%) Node.js
5 5 (2.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (2.75%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.65%) WordPress
7 2 (1.10%) JBoss
7 2 (1.10%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.55%) Kentico
8 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 4 (2.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.64%) Amazon EC2
2 20 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (6.59%) Amazon S3
3 12 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.20%) Heroku
4 4 (2.20%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.55%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.44%) Internet
2 15 (8.24%) HTTP
3 6 (3.30%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.30%) Network Security
3 6 (3.30%) Modbus
3 6 (3.30%) MQTT
4 4 (2.20%) SSL
4 4 (2.20%) Firewall
4 4 (2.20%) DSL
5 3 (1.65%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.10%) NGN
7 1 (0.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.04%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.20%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.10%) MySQL
5 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.55%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 65 (35.71%) Jenkins
2 52 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 41 (22.53%) Subversion
4 37 (20.33%) Cucumber
5 32 (17.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 27 (14.84%) Maven
7 26 (14.29%) JUnit
7 26 (14.29%) Mockito
8 24 (13.19%) Selenium
9 13 (7.14%) Ant
10 9 (4.95%) Visual Studio
11 8 (4.40%) QUnit
12 7 (3.85%) RSpec
13 6 (3.30%) Eclipse
14 5 (2.75%) Grunt
14 5 (2.75%) Artifactory
14 5 (2.75%) Appium
14 5 (2.75%) Robotium
15 4 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (2.20%) Gradle
General
1 6 (3.30%) Publishing
1 6 (3.30%) Turkish Language
2 5 (2.75%) Marketing
3 3 (1.65%) Finance
4 2 (1.10%) Retail
4 2 (1.10%) Games
5 1 (0.55%) Advertising
5 1 (0.55%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (33.52%) Web Services
2 49 (26.92%) RESTful
3 47 (25.82%) JSON
4 39 (21.43%) CSS
4 39 (21.43%) HTML
5 29 (15.93%) Spring
6 26 (14.29%) REST
7 25 (13.74%) HTML5
7 25 (13.74%) XML
8 24 (13.19%) SOAP
9 23 (12.64%) jQuery
10 21 (11.54%) Spring MVC
11 20 (10.99%) Cocoa
11 20 (10.99%) Hibernate
11 20 (10.99%) Cocoa Touch
12 19 (10.44%) .NET
12 19 (10.44%) CSS3
13 18 (9.89%) JPA
14 15 (8.24%) Ajax
15 14 (7.69%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.69%) iPhone
1 14 (7.69%) iPad
2 9 (4.95%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.30%) Open Source
5 6 (3.30%) User Experience
6 5 (2.75%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.75%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.10%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.10%) W3C
8 1 (0.55%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.55%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 46 (25.27%) Linux
2 25 (13.74%) Apple iOS
3 20 (10.99%) Windows
4 14 (7.69%) Android
5 10 (5.49%) UNIX
6 8 (4.40%) Mac OS X
7 5 (2.75%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (2.75%) CentOS
8 3 (1.65%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.55%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (43.41%) Continuous Integration
3 64 (35.16%) Scrum
4 55 (30.22%) TDD
5 35 (19.23%) Configuration Management
6 33 (18.13%) MVC
7 30 (16.48%) OO
8 29 (15.93%) BDD
9 25 (13.74%) Unit Testing
10 24 (13.19%) iOS Development
11 22 (12.09%) DevOps
12 18 (9.89%) Kanban
13 17 (9.34%) Web Development
14 14 (7.69%) Android Development
15 12 (6.59%) Automated Testing
15 12 (6.59%) Dependency Injection
16 11 (6.04%) Change Control
16 11 (6.04%) SOA
17 10 (5.49%) OOP
17 10 (5.49%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 73 (40.11%) Java
2 55 (30.22%) JavaScript
3 29 (15.93%) C#
4 22 (12.09%) Python
5 21 (11.54%) SQL
5 21 (11.54%) Objective-C
6 20 (10.99%) PHP
7 16 (8.79%) Ruby
8 10 (5.49%) PowerShell
9 9 (4.95%) PHP5
10 8 (4.40%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.30%) T-SQL
11 6 (3.30%) IronPython
12 5 (2.75%) ActionScript 3.0
12 5 (2.75%) ActionScript
13 4 (2.20%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.10%) VC++
14 2 (1.10%) C++
15 1 (0.55%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.55%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 11 (6.04%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.75%) Degree
3 3 (1.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.65%) BC Cleared
3 3 (1.65%) MCTS
3 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.65%) MCSA
4 1 (0.55%) HNC
4 1 (0.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.89%) QA
2 6 (3.30%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.10%) WCAG
4 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (6.04%) VirtualBox
2 6 (3.30%) Docker
3 5 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 46 (25.27%) Puppet
2 31 (17.03%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (8.79%) Apple
2 10 (5.49%) Google
3 8 (4.40%) Oracle
4 3 (1.65%) Facebook
4 3 (1.65%) Appcelerator
4 3 (1.65%) Sun
4 3 (1.65%) HP
5 2 (1.10%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.55%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.55%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.55%) Telerik
6 1 (0.55%) SAP
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.55%) WSO2
6 1 (0.55%) ServiceNow
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