Period
to 11 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 126 134
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 40 48 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.13% 1.26% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.37% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 37
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £355 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +7.58% +1.54%
10th Percentile £300 £226 £281
90th Percentile £475 £488 £393
South East median daily rate £400 £406 £330
% change year-on-year -1.54% +23.11% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Hampshire median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.53% -8.11% +8.82%
10th Percentile £40.10 £40.75 £36.25
90th Percentile £48.90 £44.80 £51.25
South East median hourly rate £46.25 £42.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +10.12% -2.33% +1.18%

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 3358 3516 4194
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 92.31% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1993 2190 2575
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £230 £258
90th Percentile £538 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 236 282
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.38 £21.44 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.39% +7.18% +20.41%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £54.38 £47.83
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.89
% change year-on-year -5.26% +6.23% +11.78%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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
Southampton +12 10 £300 -33.33% 14
Fareham +13 9 £450 +34.33% 1
Basingstoke -12 9 £400 -8.57% 11
Portsmouth -6 3 - - 3
Eastleigh -3 1 - -
Andover - 1 £400 - 3
Software Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 20 (50.00%) Windows
1 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) SQL
3 17 (42.50%) SQL Server
4 16 (40.00%) .NET
4 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 16 (40.00%) Web Services
5 11 (27.50%) Linux
5 11 (27.50%) HTML
6 10 (25.00%) C#
6 10 (25.00%) CSS
7 9 (22.50%) C++
8 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (20.00%) TDD
9 7 (17.50%) jQuery
9 7 (17.50%) C
9 7 (17.50%) VB.NET
10 6 (15.00%) SOAP
10 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
10 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
10 6 (15.00%) Refactoring
10 6 (15.00%) AngularJS
11 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
11 5 (12.50%) Degree
11 5 (12.50%) WCF
11 5 (12.50%) XML
11 5 (12.50%) Python
11 5 (12.50%) Java
11 5 (12.50%) Unix
12 4 (10.00%) MVC

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 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.50%) npm
1 1 (2.50%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) DNS
1 2 (5.00%) IMAP
1 2 (5.00%) Internet
1 2 (5.00%) SMTP
1 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.50%) CTI
2 1 (2.50%) Network Security
2 1 (2.50%) RS-232
2 1 (2.50%) RS-485
2 1 (2.50%) RTP
2 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (42.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) Big Data
2 4 (10.00%) MySQL
3 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) DocumentDB
5 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.00%) JIRA
2 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.50%) JUnit
4 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.00%) Subversion
5 1 (2.50%) Ant
5 1 (2.50%) Babel
5 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.50%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.50%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (2.50%) Maven
5 1 (2.50%) Protractor
5 1 (2.50%) Selenium
5 1 (2.50%) VectorCAST
5 1 (2.50%) WiX
General
1 4 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) .NET
1 16 (40.00%) Web Services
2 11 (27.50%) HTML
3 10 (25.00%) CSS
4 7 (17.50%) jQuery
5 6 (15.00%) AngularJS
5 6 (15.00%) SOAP
6 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 5 (12.50%) WCF
6 5 (12.50%) XML
7 4 (10.00%) Angular 2
7 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (10.00%) Django
7 4 (10.00%) Entity Framework
7 4 (10.00%) LINQ
7 4 (10.00%) LINQ to SQL
7 4 (10.00%) NumPy
8 3 (7.50%) LESS
8 3 (7.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (10.00%) Derivative
2 2 (5.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Linux
3 5 (12.50%) Unix
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.00%) TDD
3 6 (15.00%) Refactoring
4 4 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (10.00%) Analytics
4 4 (10.00%) Big Data Analytics
4 4 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 4 (10.00%) Data Analytics
4 4 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 4 (10.00%) MVC
4 4 (10.00%) SDLC
4 4 (10.00%) User Stories
5 3 (7.50%) OOD
5 3 (7.50%) Scrum
5 3 (7.50%) SOA
5 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.50%) Web Development
6 2 (5.00%) Physics
6 2 (5.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) SQL
2 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (25.00%) C#
4 9 (22.50%) C++
5 7 (17.50%) C
5 7 (17.50%) VB.NET
6 5 (12.50%) Java
6 5 (12.50%) Python
7 4 (10.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.50%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.50%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.50%) F#
8 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) MISRA
1 2 (5.00%) MISRA C
2 1 (2.50%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.50%) IEC 62304
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 26262
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
2 2 (5.00%) Software AG
2 2 (5.00%) webMethods
3 1 (2.50%) IBM
3 1 (2.50%) Xamarin