The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 37 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 29.84% 23.33% 44.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.62% 24.14% 53.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 10 12
Average daily rate
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£333 £330 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -4.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £294 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £364 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 Taunton 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
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
117 58 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 94.35% 96.67% 83.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 37 22
Average daily rate £375 £319 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £249 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.30 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.27% +103.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton region that cited 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 Developer in their job title.

1 57 (67.86%) C#
2 55 (65.48%) SQL
2 55 (65.48%) Security Cleared
3 54 (64.29%) .NET
4 53 (63.10%) SC Cleared
5 50 (59.52%) Scrum
6 49 (58.33%) Unit Testing
7 40 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (45.24%) ASP.NET
9 31 (36.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (23.81%) T-SQL
11 19 (22.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 18 (21.43%) TDD
12 18 (21.43%) .NET Framework
13 17 (20.24%) MVC
13 17 (20.24%) SOA
13 17 (20.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 16 (19.05%) SAP
14 16 (19.05%) ABAP
15 15 (17.86%) Code Coverage
15 15 (17.86%) K2 blackpearl
15 15 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (16.67%) Automated Testing
16 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
17 13 (15.48%) Back Office
18 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
19 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
20 8 (9.52%) HTML
20 8 (9.52%) CSS

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton region that cited 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (17.86%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) SAP SD
1 1 (1.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.57%) Big Data
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (3.57%) DB2
3 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) DTS
5 1 (1.19%) Ingres
5 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 13 (15.48%) Back Office
2 2 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.19%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (64.29%) .NET
2 38 (45.24%) ASP.NET
3 31 (36.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (22.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 18 (21.43%) .NET Framework
6 17 (20.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 8 (9.52%) HTML
7 8 (9.52%) CSS
8 7 (8.33%) WCF
9 6 (7.14%) jQuery
10 5 (5.95%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 5 (5.95%) Task Parallel Library
10 5 (5.95%) WPF
10 5 (5.95%) WF
10 5 (5.95%) XML
11 4 (4.76%) LINQ
11 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (2.38%) LINQ to SQL
13 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) GIS
2 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.57%) UNIX
2 1 (1.19%) Windows
2 1 (1.19%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.19%) Android
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (59.52%) Scrum
2 49 (58.33%) Unit Testing
3 40 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (21.43%) TDD
5 17 (20.24%) SOA
5 17 (20.24%) MVC
6 15 (17.86%) Code Coverage
7 14 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 14 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (7.14%) Test Scripting
8 6 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 6 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.38%) Time Management
9 2 (2.38%) Rapid Prototyping
10 1 (1.19%) Android Development
10 1 (1.19%) Release Management
10 1 (1.19%) Systems Analysis
10 1 (1.19%) Regression Testing
10 1 (1.19%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 57 (67.86%) C#
2 55 (65.48%) SQL
3 20 (23.81%) T-SQL
4 16 (19.05%) ABAP
5 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.14%) C++
7 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.19%) Java
8 1 (1.19%) VBA
8 1 (1.19%) VB6
8 1 (1.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (65.48%) Security Cleared
2 53 (63.10%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.95%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.19%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 16 (19.05%) SAP
2 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.57%) Netezza
3 3 (3.57%) Greenplum
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle