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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 37 34 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 8 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.36% 2.01% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 2.08% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.34 £36.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-0.44% +0.68%
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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
318 288 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 93.81% 96.32% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 189 86
Average daily rate £350 £350 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 39 29
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.13 £32.85 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
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 24 December 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 12 (80.00%) C#
2 8 (53.33%) .NET
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) T-SQL
4 6 (40.00%) Java
4 6 (40.00%) Web Services
4 6 (40.00%) ERP
4 6 (40.00%) Turkish Language
4 6 (40.00%) PCI DSS
4 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
6 4 (26.67%) Python
6 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (26.67%) MQTT
6 4 (26.67%) WebSockets
6 4 (26.67%) Modbus
6 4 (26.67%) AngularJS
7 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 3 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (20.00%) Puppet
7 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (20.00%) DevOps
7 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
7 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) QA
7 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (20.00%) Windows

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (26.67%) Modbus
1 4 (26.67%) MQTT
2 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) NUnit
General
1 6 (40.00%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) Web Services
3 4 (26.67%) WebSockets
3 4 (26.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) XHTML
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) WCF
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ERP
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) DevOps
3 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
4 1 (6.67%) OOD
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) AOP
4 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) BDD
4 1 (6.67%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) T-SQL
3 6 (40.00%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (26.67%) Python
6 2 (13.33%) IronPython
7 1 (6.67%) VC++
7 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft