Period
to 17 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

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 East > Hampshire
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 111 111
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 43 57 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.21% 1.56% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.68% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 51
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% +3.45%
10th Percentile £325 £227 £288
90th Percentile £475 £488 £406
South East median daily rate £400 £383 £330
% change year-on-year +4.58% +15.91% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.25 £46.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.69% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £41.03 £42.05 £36.25
90th Percentile £49.68 £50.95 £51.25
South East median hourly rate £46.00 £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +8.24% -10.53% +18.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. 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
Hampshire
Contract vacancies in Hampshire with a recognized job title 3,354 3,384 4,046
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.00% 92.36% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,955 2,091 2,507
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £213 £238 £250
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 244 238
Hampshire median hourly rate £19.00 £22.38 £21.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.08% +3.47% +29.41%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.02 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.46 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% -10.23% +20.64%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Hampshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Hampshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Hampshire over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in Hampshire

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Hampshire

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 6 months to 17 February 2018. 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
Basingstoke -4 16 £400 -8.57% 14
Fareham +8 8 £450 -
Southampton -2 4 £383 -0.65% 13
Andover - 2 £400 -
Winchester +4 1 - - 1
Farnborough - 1 £425 - 4
Fleet - 1 - - 2
Eastleigh - 1 - - 3
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (58.14%) SQL
3 19 (44.19%) Web Services
3 19 (44.19%) Linux
4 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
4 18 (41.86%) Windows
5 17 (39.53%) SOAP
5 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
6 16 (37.21%) C
6 16 (37.21%) SQL Server
7 15 (34.88%) MySQL
7 15 (34.88%) T-SQL
7 15 (34.88%) Unix
8 14 (32.56%) Derivative
8 14 (32.56%) User Stories
9 9 (20.93%) CSS
10 8 (18.60%) HTML
10 8 (18.60%) .NET
10 8 (18.60%) TDD
11 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
11 7 (16.28%) C#
11 7 (16.28%) AngularJS
12 6 (13.95%) C++
12 6 (13.95%) Java
12 6 (13.95%) jQuery
13 4 (9.30%) MVC
13 4 (9.30%) Python
13 4 (9.30%) Django
13 4 (9.30%) Degree
13 4 (9.30%) JIRA

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 (2.33%) Captiva
1 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Bluemix
2 1 (2.33%) Boomi
2 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.33%) GitHub
2 1 (2.33%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) CTI
2 1 (2.33%) Network Security
2 1 (2.33%) RS-232
2 1 (2.33%) RS-485
2 1 (2.33%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (37.21%) SQL Server
2 15 (34.88%) MySQL
3 4 (9.30%) Big Data
4 3 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.30%) JIRA
3 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.65%) JUnit
4 2 (4.65%) Maven
4 2 (4.65%) Selenium
4 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.33%) Ant
5 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.33%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (2.33%) Protractor
5 1 (2.33%) VectorCAST
5 1 (2.33%) WiX
General
1 2 (4.65%) Electronics
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Games
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (44.19%) Web Services
2 17 (39.53%) SOAP
3 9 (20.93%) CSS
4 8 (18.60%) .NET
4 8 (18.60%) HTML
5 7 (16.28%) AngularJS
6 6 (13.95%) jQuery
7 4 (9.30%) Django
7 4 (9.30%) NumPy
8 3 (6.98%) Angular 2
8 3 (6.98%) LESS
8 3 (6.98%) RESTful
9 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
9 2 (4.65%) HTML5
9 2 (4.65%) Java EE
9 2 (4.65%) JSF
9 2 (4.65%) Node.js
9 2 (4.65%) React
9 2 (4.65%) REST
9 2 (4.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Derivative
2 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 19 (44.19%) Linux
2 18 (41.86%) Windows
3 15 (34.88%) Unix
4 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (32.56%) User Stories
3 8 (18.60%) TDD
4 4 (9.30%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (9.30%) Analytics
4 4 (9.30%) Big Data Analytics
4 4 (9.30%) Data Analysis
4 4 (9.30%) Data Analytics
4 4 (9.30%) Multithreading
4 4 (9.30%) MVC
4 4 (9.30%) Web Development
5 3 (6.98%) Scrum
6 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.65%) Front End Development
6 2 (4.65%) OOD
6 2 (4.65%) Physics
6 2 (4.65%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.65%) Test Automation
6 2 (4.65%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (58.14%) SQL
2 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
3 16 (37.21%) C
4 15 (34.88%) T-SQL
5 7 (16.28%) C#
6 6 (13.95%) C++
6 6 (13.95%) Java
7 4 (9.30%) Python
8 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.33%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.33%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.33%) Go
9 1 (2.33%) Ruby
9 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.33%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) MISRA
1 2 (4.65%) MISRA C
2 1 (2.33%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.33%) IEC 62304
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 26262
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Citrix
3 1 (2.33%) Dell
3 1 (2.33%) EMC
3 1 (2.33%) hybris
3 1 (2.33%) Kofax
3 1 (2.33%) Northgate
3 1 (2.33%) Telerik
3 1 (2.33%) Xamarin