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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 75 57 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 20.95% 17.07% 22.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.32% 17.43% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 29 26
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £292 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £428 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
336 327 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 93.85% 97.90% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 216 147
Average daily rate £350 £360 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £178 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 43 40
Average hourly rate £13.75 £12.46 £14.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -11.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £18.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014, 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 73 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 49 (31.41%) TDD
4 48 (30.77%) Scrum
5 45 (28.85%) Java
6 44 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (27.56%) HTML
8 41 (26.28%) CSS
9 37 (23.72%) Web Services
10 33 (21.15%) C#
11 32 (20.51%) RESTful
12 29 (18.59%) Git (software)
12 29 (18.59%) SQL
12 29 (18.59%) .NET
12 29 (18.59%) SOAP
12 29 (18.59%) Jenkins
13 28 (17.95%) Cucumber
14 24 (15.38%) BDD
14 24 (15.38%) Puppet
14 24 (15.38%) HTML5
15 22 (14.10%) Spring
16 21 (13.46%) Vagrant
17 20 (12.82%) iOS Development
17 20 (12.82%) jQuery
17 20 (12.82%) Apple iOS
17 20 (12.82%) Objective-C
17 20 (12.82%) Configuration Management
17 20 (12.82%) MVC
18 19 (12.18%) SQL Server
18 19 (12.18%) Security Cleared

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 17 (10.90%) Node.js
2 15 (9.62%) CMS
3 8 (5.13%) Apache
3 8 (5.13%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.85%) TeamSite
5 5 (3.21%) WordPress
5 5 (3.21%) SAS
6 3 (1.92%) Joomla!
6 3 (1.92%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.28%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.28%) JBoss
7 2 (1.28%) Drupal
7 2 (1.28%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.64%) Kentico
8 1 (0.64%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.41%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (6.41%) Amazon S3
1 10 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.26%) HTTP
2 8 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.13%) Modbus
2 8 (5.13%) MQTT
3 6 (3.85%) Internet
4 5 (3.21%) Intranet
5 2 (1.28%) SSL
6 1 (0.64%) DSL
6 1 (0.64%) Firewall
6 1 (0.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.41%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.77%) Redis
4 7 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.21%) Base SAS
6 5 (3.21%) MySQL
6 5 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.56%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.56%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.92%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.92%) QlikView
9 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.64%) SQLite
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 29 (18.59%) Git (software)
1 29 (18.59%) Jenkins
2 28 (17.95%) Cucumber
3 17 (10.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 17 (10.90%) Subversion
4 12 (7.69%) Maven
5 11 (7.05%) JUnit
5 11 (7.05%) Selenium
5 11 (7.05%) Mockito
6 7 (4.49%) QUnit
6 7 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.85%) Grunt
8 5 (3.21%) Jasmine
9 4 (2.56%) RSpec
9 4 (2.56%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.92%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.92%) JSUnit
11 2 (1.28%) Ant
11 2 (1.28%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.28%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (5.13%) Finance
2 4 (2.56%) Turkish Language
3 3 (1.92%) Back Office
4 2 (1.28%) Games
4 2 (1.28%) Retail
4 2 (1.28%) Marketing
5 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.64%) Front Office
5 1 (0.64%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (27.56%) HTML
2 41 (26.28%) CSS
3 37 (23.72%) Web Services
4 32 (20.51%) RESTful
5 29 (18.59%) .NET
5 29 (18.59%) SOAP
6 24 (15.38%) HTML5
7 22 (14.10%) Spring
8 20 (12.82%) jQuery
9 19 (12.18%) AngularJS
9 19 (12.18%) JSON
10 18 (11.54%) Cocoa
10 18 (11.54%) Cocoa Touch
11 15 (9.62%) CSS3
12 14 (8.97%) JPA
13 13 (8.33%) ASP.NET
13 13 (8.33%) Hibernate
14 12 (7.69%) Ajax
15 11 (7.05%) Spring MVC
15 11 (7.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.90%) iPhone
1 17 (10.90%) iPad
2 12 (7.69%) Open Source
3 9 (5.77%) Data Structures
3 9 (5.77%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.49%) Wiki
4 7 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.49%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.56%) User Experience
6 3 (1.92%) Linked Data
7 2 (1.28%) W3C
8 1 (0.64%) Replication
8 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.64%) FMCG
8 1 (0.64%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.82%) Apple iOS
2 9 (5.77%) Windows
2 9 (5.77%) Linux
3 8 (5.13%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.21%) CentOS
5 3 (1.92%) Android
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.64%) UNIX
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (31.41%) TDD
3 48 (30.77%) Scrum
4 44 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (15.38%) BDD
6 20 (12.82%) iOS Development
6 20 (12.82%) Configuration Management
6 20 (12.82%) MVC
7 18 (11.54%) DevOps
8 15 (9.62%) Kanban
9 13 (8.33%) Web Development
9 13 (8.33%) Unit Testing
10 9 (5.77%) Automated Testing
10 9 (5.77%) Software Engineering
10 9 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (5.77%) Responsive Web Design
10 9 (5.77%) Web Application Development
11 8 (5.13%) SOA
11 8 (5.13%) OO
12 7 (4.49%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 60 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 45 (28.85%) Java
3 33 (21.15%) C#
4 29 (18.59%) SQL
5 20 (12.82%) Objective-C
6 9 (5.77%) Python
7 8 (5.13%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.85%) ActionScript
8 6 (3.85%) PHP
8 6 (3.85%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (1.28%) Perl
9 2 (1.28%) C
9 2 (1.28%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.28%) Ruby
10 1 (0.64%) PHP5
10 1 (0.64%) Groovy
10 1 (0.64%) VB
10 1 (0.64%) C++
10 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.64%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 19 (12.18%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.85%) Degree
4 5 (3.21%) BC Cleared
5 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.56%) MCTS
6 3 (1.92%) MCSA
7 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.90%) QA
2 4 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.92%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (4.49%) VirtualBox
2 4 (2.56%) Docker
3 3 (1.92%) vCloud
3 3 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 24 (15.38%) Puppet
2 21 (13.46%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 15 (9.62%) Apple
2 11 (7.05%) Oracle
3 6 (3.85%) Google
4 3 (1.92%) Sun
4 3 (1.92%) EMC
4 3 (1.92%) VMware
5 2 (1.28%) Interwoven
5 2 (1.28%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.28%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.28%) Facebook
6 1 (0.64%) Twitter
6 1 (0.64%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.64%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.64%) Appcelerator
6 1 (0.64%) Pegasus
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.64%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.64%) webMethods
6 1 (0.64%) BT
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