The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Southampton region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 33 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 11 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.12% 1.29% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.31% 1.35% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 5
Average daily rate
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£375 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +1.35%
Job Titles Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
332 296 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 94.05% 95.18% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 180 123
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 47 66
Average hourly rate £27.63 £14.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.32% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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%) Software Engineering
1 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) Java
3 6 (37.50%) SOAP
3 6 (37.50%) XML
3 6 (37.50%) Degree
4 5 (31.25%) Web Services
4 5 (31.25%) CSS
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
4 5 (31.25%) HTML
5 4 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (25.00%) MySQL
5 4 (25.00%) Python
5 4 (25.00%) Ajax
5 4 (25.00%) Spring
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
6 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) Apache
6 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
6 3 (18.75%) Flash
6 3 (18.75%) SSL
6 3 (18.75%) JSP
6 3 (18.75%) Servlets
6 3 (18.75%) Struts

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) OmniGraffle
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) SSL
2 2 (12.50%) Modbus
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) MySQL
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Big Data
4 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
1 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.25%) Axure RP
3 1 (6.25%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) NUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1 (6.25%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) XML
1 6 (37.50%) SOAP
2 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) CSS
3 4 (25.00%) Spring
3 4 (25.00%) Ajax
4 3 (18.75%) JSP
4 3 (18.75%) Servlets
4 3 (18.75%) .NET
4 3 (18.75%) Flash
4 3 (18.75%) Struts
4 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
5 2 (12.50%) REST
5 2 (12.50%) WebSockets
5 2 (12.50%) jQuery
6 1 (6.25%) JPA
6 1 (6.25%) Qt
6 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (6.25%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (18.75%) Scrum
2 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) UML
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) MVC
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) AOP
4 1 (6.25%) SysML
4 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Usability Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.25%) OOD
4 1 (6.25%) SOA
4 1 (6.25%) OOP
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) C#
4 4 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) C++
5 2 (12.50%) C
6 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 1 (6.25%) PHP
6 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Twitter