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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 38 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 9 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.56% 0.31% 3.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.72% 0.31% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£335 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+16.43% -8.75%
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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
331 320 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 94.03% 97.86% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 212 147
Average daily rate £350 £355 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £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 42 40
Average hourly rate £13.75 £12.00 £14.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -15.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £18.30 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 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 23 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 10 (55.56%) Java
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) Web Services
3 8 (44.44%) C#
4 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 7 (38.89%) .NET
5 6 (33.33%) SOAP
5 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
6 5 (27.78%) T-SQL
6 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
7 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (22.22%) Puppet
7 4 (22.22%) PCI DSS
7 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
7 4 (22.22%) HTML
7 4 (22.22%) CSS
7 4 (22.22%) XML
7 4 (22.22%) ERP
7 4 (22.22%) Turkish Language
7 4 (22.22%) Degree
7 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
7 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (22.22%) Spring
8 3 (16.67%) Scrum
8 3 (16.67%) QA
8 3 (16.67%) Ajax
8 3 (16.67%) Apache

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (16.67%) Apache
1 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.11%) Modbus
1 2 (11.11%) MQTT
2 1 (5.56%) SSL
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 3 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.56%) JUnit
5 1 (5.56%) NUnit
5 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 4 (22.22%) Turkish Language
2 1 (5.56%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) Web Services
2 7 (38.89%) .NET
3 6 (33.33%) SOAP
4 4 (22.22%) HTML
4 4 (22.22%) CSS
4 4 (22.22%) Spring
4 4 (22.22%) XML
5 3 (16.67%) Flash
5 3 (16.67%) Ajax
5 3 (16.67%) JSP
5 3 (16.67%) Servlets
5 3 (16.67%) Struts
6 2 (11.11%) REST
6 2 (11.11%) WebSockets
6 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
7 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
7 1 (5.56%) WCF
7 1 (5.56%) jQuery
7 1 (5.56%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) ERP
3 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) DevOps
5 2 (11.11%) UML
5 2 (11.11%) OO
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (5.56%) OOP
6 1 (5.56%) OOD
6 1 (5.56%) SOA
6 1 (5.56%) TDD
6 1 (5.56%) Pair Programming
6 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.56%) AOP
6 1 (5.56%) SysML
6 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) C#
4 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
5 5 (27.78%) T-SQL
6 3 (16.67%) Python
7 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) PCI DSS
2 3 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft