The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Southampton region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 29 35 29
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.37% 2.65% 4.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 2.74% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 11
Median daily rate £475 £372 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.60% +10.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £336
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +10.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Software Engineer
Hampshire

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
201 329 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 91.78% 97.05% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 225 248
Median daily rate £388 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 14
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -41.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £47.58 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Southampton region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Software Engineer 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 Southampton region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) OO
3 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) Scala
4 2 (40.00%) Open Source
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Kanban
4 2 (40.00%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) Perl
5 1 (20.00%) PHP
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) XML
5 1 (20.00%) XSLT
5 1 (20.00%) WinForms
5 1 (20.00%) STB
5 1 (20.00%) Subversion
5 1 (20.00%) C
5 1 (20.00%) Java

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (40.00%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DVB
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) GoogleTest
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) Node.js
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (20.00%) Digital TV
1 1 (20.00%) MPEG
1 1 (20.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) OO
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Kanban
4 2 (40.00%) Open Source
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (20.00%) SOA
5 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Scala
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat