Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 16 October 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 Engineer
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 102 134
Rank change year-on-year -12 +32 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 60 56 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.63% 1.60% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.67% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 24
Hampshire median daily rate £350 £394 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -4.60% +23.67%
10th Percentile £300 £348 £313
90th Percentile £559 £454 £513
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 9
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% -
10th Percentile £36.33 £37.50 £40.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.53 £49.50
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% +1.22%

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 3,451 3,347 3,563
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.90% 95.44% 93.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,059 2,007 2,232
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £228
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 169 244
Hampshire median hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.80% +2.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.90 £47.50 £55.50
South East median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +11.79% -7.38% +7.97%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Hampshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Hampshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Hampshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Hampshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Hampshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Hampshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineer in Hampshire

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 16 October 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 -7 16 £350 - 5
Basingstoke +17 8 £350 - 18
Southampton -26 7 - - 12
Hook +11 6 £300 - 1
Eastleigh +4 5 £338 - 2
Farnborough -7 5 £475 +26.67% 8
Fareham -3 1 £500 +5.26% 10
Fleet - 1 - -
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 60 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 28 (46.67%) Linux
3 22 (36.67%) Java
4 20 (33.33%) C++
5 16 (26.67%) C#
6 15 (25.00%) SQL
6 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (23.33%) Degree
7 14 (23.33%) C
7 14 (23.33%) Python
8 12 (20.00%) Unix
9 11 (18.33%) Oracle
9 11 (18.33%) Embedded C
9 11 (18.33%) Git (software)
10 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 10 (16.67%) UML
10 10 (16.67%) Visual Studio
10 10 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (15.00%) Windows
12 8 (13.33%) SysML
12 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
12 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
12 8 (13.33%) .NET
13 7 (11.67%) Qt
13 7 (11.67%) Multithreading
13 7 (11.67%) Spring
13 7 (11.67%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (10.00%) Apache Camel
14 6 (10.00%) Apache ServiceMix
14 6 (10.00%) Problem-Solving

Software Engineer 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 6 (10.00%) Apache
1 6 (10.00%) Apache ServiceMix
1 6 (10.00%) JBoss
2 2 (3.33%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.33%) SAS
2 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.67%) IIS
3 1 (1.67%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Remedy AR System
1 6 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) SNMP
2 4 (6.67%) Ethernet
2 4 (6.67%) Internet
2 4 (6.67%) Intranet
3 3 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.33%) 4G
4 2 (3.33%) AMQP
4 2 (3.33%) PPP
5 1 (1.67%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.67%) 5G
5 1 (1.67%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.67%) GSM
5 1 (1.67%) HTTP
5 1 (1.67%) LTE
5 1 (1.67%) NFC
5 1 (1.67%) UMTS
5 1 (1.67%) WiMAX
5 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) DTS
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.33%) Apache Hive
4 2 (3.33%) Big Data
4 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.33%) Impala
4 2 (3.33%) SQLite
5 1 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.67%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (18.33%) Git (software)
2 10 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 7 (11.67%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 6 (10.00%) Subversion
5 5 (8.33%) NetBeans
6 4 (6.67%) LabVIEW
6 4 (6.67%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (5.00%) Bitbucket
7 3 (5.00%) IntelliJ
7 3 (5.00%) JIRA
8 2 (3.33%) GDB
8 2 (3.33%) GitLab
9 1 (1.67%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (10.00%) Aerospace
2 4 (6.67%) Electronics
3 3 (5.00%) Finance
3 3 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Games
4 1 (1.67%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) .NET
2 7 (11.67%) Qt
2 7 (11.67%) Spring
3 6 (10.00%) Apache Camel
3 6 (10.00%) RESTful
3 6 (10.00%) SOAP
3 6 (10.00%) Web Services
4 4 (6.67%) .NET Core
4 4 (6.67%) HTML
4 4 (6.67%) HTML5
4 4 (6.67%) WPF
5 3 (5.00%) JavaFX
5 3 (5.00%) Redux
6 2 (3.33%) Yocto
7 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.67%) CSS3
7 1 (1.67%) MEAN Stack
7 1 (1.67%) REST
7 1 (1.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.33%) Device Driver
4 3 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.33%) PKI
5 2 (3.33%) Robotics
6 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.67%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.67%) User Experience
6 1 (1.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (46.67%) Linux
2 12 (20.00%) Unix
3 9 (15.00%) Windows
4 5 (8.33%) VxWorks
5 4 (6.67%) Android
6 2 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.67%) UML
4 8 (13.33%) SysML
5 7 (11.67%) Multithreading
6 6 (10.00%) ITSM
6 6 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
7 5 (8.33%) MVC
8 4 (6.67%) Android Development
8 4 (6.67%) Time Management
9 3 (5.00%) Critical Thinking
9 3 (5.00%) Image Processing
9 3 (5.00%) Multithreaded Programming
9 3 (5.00%) Programme Management
9 3 (5.00%) TDD
9 3 (5.00%) Validation
10 2 (3.33%) Software Testing
10 2 (3.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) Java
2 20 (33.33%) C++
3 16 (26.67%) C#
4 15 (25.00%) SQL
5 14 (23.33%) C
5 14 (23.33%) Python
6 11 (18.33%) Embedded C
7 6 (10.00%) Embedded C++
7 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (10.00%) PL/SQL
8 4 (6.67%) Java 8
8 4 (6.67%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.33%) R
9 2 (3.33%) Scala
10 1 (1.67%) Perl
10 1 (1.67%) VBA
10 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (23.33%) Degree
2 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) MISRA
2 1 (1.67%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.67%) MISRA C
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Firmware
2 2 (3.33%) HDFS
3 1 (1.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) Oracle
2 6 (10.00%) BMC
2 6 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (10.00%) Remedy
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.00%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.00%) IBM
4 3 (5.00%) Telerik
5 2 (3.33%) Ariba
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco
5 2 (3.33%) Cloudera
5 2 (3.33%) Freescale
5 2 (3.33%) Renesas
6 1 (1.67%) Adobe
6 1 (1.67%) Blue Prism