The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 3 months to 28 March 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
South West / Dorset
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 26 31
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset - 0.85% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.88% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 92 226 220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 96.84% 96.58% 96.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 138 123
Median daily rate £353 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.87% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 26 24
Median hourly rate £12.60 £17.77 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.09% -44.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £8.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.25 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Dorset

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Dorset

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Dorset

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 8 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Dorset region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Signal Processing
2 1 (50.00%) Threading Building Blocks
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (50.00%) Intel
2 1 (50.00%) C

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Threading Building Blocks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Signal Processing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Intel