The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank - 14 34
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 0 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 5.19% 3.98%
As % of the Job Titles category - 5.34% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 3
Average daily rate
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- £278 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.34 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +1.42%
Software Developer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
112 131 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 94.12% 97.04% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 71 116
Average daily rate £313 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £13.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +22.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.00 £9.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £24.50 £20.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Rugeley - - - -
Stafford - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Tamworth - - - -
Software Developer
West Midlands

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) WinForms
2 2 (50.00%) Back Office
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) BBC
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) MVVM
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (25.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) WinForms
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (25.00%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
1 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (25.00%) MVVM
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (25.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared