The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 36 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 8 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.27% 0.31% 3.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 0.32% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -14.37%
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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
329 310 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 93.47% 96.88% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 215 155
Average daily rate £350 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 37 56
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.21% -16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £17.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 8 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Web Services
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) SOAP
3 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 5 (31.25%) C#
4 5 (31.25%) XML
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
5 4 (25.00%) Puppet
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (25.00%) .NET
5 4 (25.00%) MySQL
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (25.00%) Spring
5 4 (25.00%) Degree
5 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) QA
6 3 (18.75%) Ajax
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) Struts
6 3 (18.75%) CSS
6 3 (18.75%) JSP
6 3 (18.75%) Servlets
6 3 (18.75%) HTML
6 3 (18.75%) T-SQL

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 3 (18.75%) Apache
1 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) MQTT
1 2 (12.50%) Modbus
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MySQL
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
2 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (6.25%) NUnit
5 1 (6.25%) Maven
5 1 (6.25%) JUnit
5 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (12.50%) Turkish Language
2 1 (6.25%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Web Services
2 6 (37.50%) SOAP
3 5 (31.25%) XML
4 4 (25.00%) .NET
4 4 (25.00%) Spring
5 3 (18.75%) Ajax
5 3 (18.75%) Struts
5 3 (18.75%) CSS
5 3 (18.75%) JSP
5 3 (18.75%) Servlets
5 3 (18.75%) HTML
5 3 (18.75%) Flash
6 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 2 (12.50%) REST
6 2 (12.50%) WebSockets
7 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
7 1 (6.25%) WCF
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (6.25%) WSDL
7 1 (6.25%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) ERP
5 2 (12.50%) OO
5 2 (12.50%) UML
6 1 (6.25%) OOP
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Pair Programming
6 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
6 1 (6.25%) SysML
6 1 (6.25%) AOP
6 1 (6.25%) OOD
6 1 (6.25%) SOA
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (6.25%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (31.25%) C#
5 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 3 (18.75%) Python
6 1 (6.25%) Ruby
6 1 (6.25%) C
6 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft