Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Developer
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 98 155
Rank change year-on-year -26 +57 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 74 117 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.32% 2.01% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 2.12% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 78 38
South West median daily rate £363 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.21% -10.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £222 £301
90th Percentile £475 £400 £465
England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 8
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £35.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.92% -7.19% +9.29%
10th Percentile £29.25 £18.64 £30.35
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.63 £44.58
England median hourly rate £41.15 £40.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year +0.98% +5.84% +0.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5349 5511 6320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.19% 94.90% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3349 3576 4111
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 347 395
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.00% -9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £45.65
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the South West

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Developer in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in the South West

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in the South West

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in the South West

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Developer in the South West

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the South West region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -5 25 £350 +7.69% 5
Devon -18 16 £450 +56.52%
Somerset -3 13 £363 +18.85% 5
Dorset +16 11 £360 -26.15% 3
Gloucestershire +16 5 £350 +7.69% 3
Wiltshire -23 3 - - 4
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 36 (48.65%) JavaScript
2 34 (45.95%) C#
2 34 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (36.49%) .NET
3 27 (36.49%) Java
3 27 (36.49%) AngularJS
4 26 (35.14%) SQL Server
4 26 (35.14%) HTML
5 25 (33.78%) Visual Studio
5 25 (33.78%) CSS
5 25 (33.78%) Scrum
6 23 (31.08%) MVC
6 23 (31.08%) ASP.NET
6 23 (31.08%) JSON
6 23 (31.08%) jQuery
7 22 (29.73%) OO
7 22 (29.73%) Microsoft
7 22 (29.73%) REST
8 21 (28.38%) Software Engineering
9 20 (27.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (24.32%) Linux
11 17 (22.97%) SOAP
11 17 (22.97%) Oracle
11 17 (22.97%) C++
12 16 (21.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 16 (21.62%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (21.62%) SQL
12 16 (21.62%) OOD
13 15 (20.27%) Finance
13 15 (20.27%) SC Cleared

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.35%) EPiServer
1 1 (1.35%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (1.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.70%) SMS
3 1 (1.35%) HTTP
3 1 (1.35%) LTE
3 1 (1.35%) Skype
3 1 (1.35%) Wireless
3 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 15 (20.27%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.70%) Firebird
3 2 (2.70%) MySQL
3 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (33.78%) Visual Studio
2 12 (16.22%) Git (software)
3 10 (13.51%) Jenkins
4 8 (10.81%) Eclipse
5 7 (9.46%) Maven
5 7 (9.46%) NetBeans
6 6 (8.11%) Gradle
7 5 (6.76%) TeamCity
8 4 (5.41%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (4.05%) JIRA
9 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (4.05%) Vagrant
10 1 (1.35%) Appium
10 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.35%) GDB
10 1 (1.35%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.35%) JUnit
10 1 (1.35%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.35%) Selenium
10 1 (1.35%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (20.27%) Finance
2 11 (14.86%) Manufacturing
2 11 (14.86%) Marketing
2 11 (14.86%) Telecoms
3 10 (13.51%) Electronics
4 2 (2.70%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Advertising
5 1 (1.35%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.49%) .NET
1 27 (36.49%) AngularJS
2 26 (35.14%) HTML
3 25 (33.78%) CSS
4 23 (31.08%) ASP.NET
4 23 (31.08%) jQuery
4 23 (31.08%) JSON
5 22 (29.73%) REST
6 20 (27.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (22.97%) SOAP
8 16 (21.62%) ASP.NET Web API
8 16 (21.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (14.86%) Spring
10 8 (10.81%) React
10 8 (10.81%) Web Services
11 7 (9.46%) RESTful
12 6 (8.11%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (6.76%) D3.js
13 5 (6.76%) J2EE
13 5 (6.76%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.76%) Cloud Native
3 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.32%) Linux
2 11 (14.86%) Windows
3 3 (4.05%) Mac OS
3 3 (4.05%) Unix
4 1 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (33.78%) Scrum
3 23 (31.08%) MVC
4 22 (29.73%) OO
5 21 (28.38%) Software Engineering
6 16 (21.62%) OOD
7 13 (17.57%) Test Automation
8 10 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (13.51%) Digital Marketing
8 10 (13.51%) Programme Management
9 7 (9.46%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (9.46%) Data Extraction
9 7 (9.46%) Open Source
9 7 (9.46%) UML
10 6 (8.11%) Build Automation
10 6 (8.11%) Microservices
10 6 (8.11%) SDLC
10 6 (8.11%) Unit Testing
11 5 (6.76%) Configuration Management
11 5 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 36 (48.65%) JavaScript
2 34 (45.95%) C#
3 27 (36.49%) Java
4 17 (22.97%) C++
5 16 (21.62%) SQL
6 13 (17.57%) Python
7 5 (6.76%) Bash Shell
7 5 (6.76%) Delphi
7 5 (6.76%) Groovy
7 5 (6.76%) Kotlin
8 3 (4.05%) C
9 1 (1.35%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.35%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.35%) Ruby
9 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (20.27%) SC Cleared
1 15 (20.27%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.86%) Degree
3 3 (4.05%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 11 (14.86%) Docker
2 3 (4.05%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) Ansible
1 5 (6.76%) Kubernetes
1 5 (6.76%) Rancher
Vendors
1 22 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.97%) Oracle
3 10 (13.51%) SAP
4 3 (4.05%) Sencha
5 2 (2.70%) Luciad
5 2 (2.70%) Sitecore