Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 17 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 113 115
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 68 43 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.84% 1.20% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.26% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 27
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £334 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.44% -0.45% +2.29%
10th Percentile £308 £238 £227
90th Percentile £475 £475 £480
South East median daily rate £425 £398 £400
% change year-on-year +6.92% -0.63% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% -8.11%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.82%

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 3,485 3,407 3,603
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.11% 95.41% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,165 2,025 2,238
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £285 £213 £237
90th Percentile £575 £537 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 161 251
Hampshire median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.91% -8.00% +28.21%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £55.20 £47.50 £52.50
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +13.89% -7.38% +7.97%

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 November 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 November 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
Portsmouth +6 28 £350 - 18
Southampton -16 13 £400 +23.08% 8
Fareham -6 8 £375 -16.67% 7
Basingstoke +1 4 £309 -5.10% 15
Winchester - 3 £350 - 3
Farnborough - 1 £450 - 7
Hook - 1 £365 -
Romsey - 1 £450 - 1
Software Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 34 (50.00%) .NET
2 31 (45.59%) C#
3 26 (38.24%) SQL Server
4 24 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 23 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (29.41%) Java
7 19 (27.94%) Microsoft
7 19 (27.94%) TDD
8 17 (25.00%) SOAP
8 17 (25.00%) Web Services
9 16 (23.53%) WCF
9 16 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
10 15 (22.06%) Visual Studio
11 14 (20.59%) .NET Framework
11 14 (20.59%) Unit Testing
11 14 (20.59%) SC Cleared
12 13 (19.12%) .NET Core
12 13 (19.12%) MVC
12 13 (19.12%) Linux
12 13 (19.12%) OO
12 13 (19.12%) HTML
13 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET
13 12 (17.65%) CSS
13 12 (17.65%) API Development
13 12 (17.65%) AngularJS
14 11 (16.18%) Inversion of Control
14 11 (16.18%) OOA/OOD
15 10 (14.71%) UML
15 10 (14.71%) Python

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 4 (5.88%) IIS
2 2 (2.94%) CMS
2 2 (2.94%) EPiServer
2 2 (2.94%) JBoss
3 1 (1.47%) Apache
3 1 (1.47%) Confluence
3 1 (1.47%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.47%) Jetty
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.47%) AWS Fargate
2 1 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.47%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.47%) npm
2 1 (1.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) Internet
2 3 (4.41%) SNMP
3 2 (2.94%) DNS
3 2 (2.94%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.94%) IMAP
3 2 (2.94%) RFID
3 2 (2.94%) SMTP
3 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.41%) SQLite
3 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.47%) MySQL
4 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (22.06%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.41%) JIRA
4 2 (2.94%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.94%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.94%) InstallShield
4 2 (2.94%) IntelliJ
4 2 (2.94%) NUnit
4 2 (2.94%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.94%) Subversion
4 2 (2.94%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.47%) Ant
5 1 (1.47%) Babel
5 1 (1.47%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.47%) CppUnit
5 1 (1.47%) GoogleTest
5 1 (1.47%) NSubstitute
5 1 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Electronics
2 1 (1.47%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (50.00%) .NET
2 17 (25.00%) SOAP
2 17 (25.00%) Web Services
3 16 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
3 16 (23.53%) WCF
4 14 (20.59%) .NET Framework
5 13 (19.12%) .NET Core
5 13 (19.12%) HTML
6 12 (17.65%) AngularJS
6 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET
6 12 (17.65%) CSS
7 9 (13.24%) jQuery
7 9 (13.24%) Node.js
8 8 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (11.76%) XML
9 5 (7.35%) Entity Framework
9 5 (7.35%) Hibernate
9 5 (7.35%) React
9 5 (7.35%) REST
10 4 (5.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.94%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.94%) CUDA
3 2 (2.94%) iPhone
3 2 (2.94%) Life Science
3 2 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.94%) Social Media
3 2 (2.94%) User Experience
3 2 (2.94%) VHDL
4 1 (1.47%) Derivative
4 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.12%) Linux
2 6 (8.82%) Windows
3 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.94%) Unix
3 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.47%) Android
4 1 (1.47%) FreeRTOS
4 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.94%) TDD
3 14 (20.59%) Unit Testing
4 13 (19.12%) MVC
4 13 (19.12%) OO
5 12 (17.65%) API Development
6 11 (16.18%) Inversion of Control
6 11 (16.18%) OOA/OOD
7 10 (14.71%) UML
8 9 (13.24%) Software Engineering
9 7 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (10.29%) SDLC
10 5 (7.35%) BDD
10 5 (7.35%) Scrum
11 4 (5.88%) Network Management
11 4 (5.88%) OOD
12 3 (4.41%) Analytics
12 3 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (4.41%) Multithreading
12 3 (4.41%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (45.59%) C#
2 24 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 20 (29.41%) Java
4 10 (14.71%) Python
5 9 (13.24%) C++
5 9 (13.24%) SQL
6 7 (10.29%) TypeScript
7 6 (8.82%) C
8 4 (5.88%) Embedded C++
8 4 (5.88%) Jython
8 4 (5.88%) VB.NET
9 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.94%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.94%) Java 8
10 2 (2.94%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.47%) VB
11 1 (1.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) Degree
4 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) Docker
2 3 (4.41%) Firmware
3 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (27.94%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.94%) IBM
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (1.47%) Ariba
3 1 (1.47%) Google
3 1 (1.47%) Software AG
3 1 (1.47%) webMethods
3 1 (1.47%) Xamarin