Period
to 20 August 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 20 August 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 East > Hampshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 130 146
Rank change year-on-year +18 +16 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 47 45 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.32% 1.09% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.15% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 25
Hampshire median daily rate £340 £343 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.80% +3.79% -0.75%
10th Percentile £230 £301 £302
90th Percentile £488 £476 £407
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year - +13.64% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 1
Hampshire median hourly rate £36.75 £42.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.53% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £29.93 £40.10 £46.25
90th Percentile £40.98 £44.80 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £41.75 £42.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +7.59% -7.06%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. 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
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3375 3902 4068
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 94.83% 94.23% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2010 2501 2536
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £249 £255 £256
90th Percentile £538 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 242 275
Hampshire median hourly rate £24.07 £25.00 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.72% +43.88% -25.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £49.46 £42.95
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.15% +14.29% +2.94%

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 20 August 2017.

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 20 August 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
Fareham +7 13 £425 +22.30% 4
Southampton +14 12 £325 -7.80% 8
Portsmouth -6 6 - - 3
Basingstoke -16 4 £342 - 1
Havant - 3 £313 - 1
Winchester +20 2 - - 4
Software Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 Hampshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 24 (51.06%) SQL Server
2 23 (48.94%) .NET
3 20 (42.55%) C#
3 20 (42.55%) JavaScript
4 19 (40.43%) HTML
4 19 (40.43%) Windows
5 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (34.04%) CSS
6 16 (34.04%) Web Services
6 16 (34.04%) SDLC
7 15 (31.91%) SQL
8 14 (29.79%) XML
9 12 (25.53%) Software Engineering
10 11 (23.40%) .NET Framework
10 11 (23.40%) C++
11 10 (21.28%) Entity Framework
11 10 (21.28%) MVC
11 10 (21.28%) WCF
11 10 (21.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
12 9 (19.15%) LINQ
12 9 (19.15%) TDD
12 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
12 9 (19.15%) Java
12 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
12 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET
12 9 (19.15%) OO
12 9 (19.15%) MongoDB
13 8 (17.02%) jQuery
13 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration

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 2 (4.26%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) ColdFusion
2 1 (2.13%) EPiServer
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) AutoCAD
1 1 (2.13%) LaTeX
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) DNS
1 2 (4.26%) IMAP
1 2 (4.26%) Internet
1 2 (4.26%) SMTP
2 1 (2.13%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.13%) DVB
2 1 (2.13%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) LAN
2 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (51.06%) SQL Server
2 9 (19.15%) MongoDB
3 6 (12.77%) Relational Database
4 5 (10.64%) NoSQL
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (6.38%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.13%) Big Data
7 1 (2.13%) DocumentDB
7 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
3 4 (8.51%) Eclipse
3 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.51%) Subversion
4 3 (6.38%) JUnit
5 2 (4.26%) JIRA
5 2 (4.26%) NUnit
6 1 (2.13%) Babel
6 1 (2.13%) QUnit
6 1 (2.13%) Robot Framework
General
1 3 (6.38%) Electronics
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Automotive
2 1 (2.13%) Billing
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (48.94%) .NET
2 19 (40.43%) HTML
3 16 (34.04%) CSS
3 16 (34.04%) Web Services
4 14 (29.79%) XML
5 11 (23.40%) .NET Framework
6 10 (21.28%) Entity Framework
6 10 (21.28%) WCF
7 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET
7 9 (19.15%) LINQ
8 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (17.02%) jQuery
9 7 (14.89%) AngularJS
9 7 (14.89%) HTML5
9 7 (14.89%) LINQ to SQL
10 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (12.77%) Node.js
10 6 (12.77%) Qt
10 6 (12.77%) REST
11 5 (10.64%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.13%) Digital TV
2 1 (2.13%) Infotainment
2 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.13%) MPEG
2 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.13%) Replication
2 1 (2.13%) STB
2 1 (2.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (40.43%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) SDLC
3 12 (25.53%) Software Engineering
4 10 (21.28%) MVC
5 9 (19.15%) OO
5 9 (19.15%) TDD
6 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (12.77%) Refactoring
8 5 (10.64%) BDD
8 5 (10.64%) SOA
9 4 (8.51%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (8.51%) Scrum
10 3 (6.38%) API Development
10 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.38%) Microservices
10 3 (6.38%) OOD
10 3 (6.38%) OOP
10 3 (6.38%) System Integration Testing
11 2 (4.26%) SOLID
11 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (42.55%) C#
1 20 (42.55%) JavaScript
2 15 (31.91%) SQL
3 11 (23.40%) C++
4 9 (19.15%) Java
5 7 (14.89%) VB.NET
6 4 (8.51%) Python
7 3 (6.38%) C
8 1 (2.13%) COBOL
8 1 (2.13%) F#
8 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.13%) Perl
8 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Software AG
2 3 (6.38%) webMethods
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) Telerik
4 1 (2.13%) Xamarin