Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 20 November 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 Engineer
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 121 115
Rank change year-on-year +16 -6 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 53 46 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.50% 1.20% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 1.29% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 32
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +18.22% +7.31%
10th Percentile £351 £309 £258
90th Percentile £450 £513 £438
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +10.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 25
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £37.50 £40.75 £38.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.38 £57.25
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £41.75
% change year-on-year +9.09% -1.20% -0.60%

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 3356 3556 4247
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.21% 92.44% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1989 2216 2603
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £388 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +2.65% +7.86%
10th Percentile £213 £235 £258
90th Percentile £536 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 245 281
Hampshire median hourly rate £23.07 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.72% +25.00% +11.86%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.68 £53.25 £47.83
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

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 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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 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 +21 16 £388 -18.42% 8
Fareham +5 6 £475 +2.70% 2
Portsmouth -10 5 - - 1
Winchester +14 3 £425 -6.80% 1
Eastleigh 0 3 - -
Hook +5 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 - - 1
Farnborough +5 1 £375 -6.25% 2
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 52 (98.11%) Software Engineering
2 29 (54.72%) C++
3 21 (39.62%) Security Cleared
4 18 (33.96%) SC Cleared
5 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (30.19%) C#
5 16 (30.19%) Linux
6 15 (28.30%) C
7 14 (26.42%) UML
8 12 (22.64%) Visual Studio
8 12 (22.64%) Windows
9 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
10 10 (18.87%) SQL
10 10 (18.87%) .NET
11 9 (16.98%) Oracle
11 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
11 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
11 9 (16.98%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (15.09%) XML
13 7 (13.21%) Java
13 7 (13.21%) Internet
13 7 (13.21%) Configuration Management
13 7 (13.21%) SDLC
14 6 (11.32%) Jenkins
14 6 (11.32%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (11.32%) Maven
14 6 (11.32%) WCF
14 6 (11.32%) Test Automation
14 6 (11.32%) Multithreading
14 6 (11.32%) Network Security

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 (11.32%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (7.55%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) Internet
2 6 (11.32%) Network Security
2 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
3 5 (9.43%) CTI
4 4 (7.55%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (7.55%) Wireless
5 2 (3.77%) HTTP
5 2 (3.77%) Link 11
5 2 (3.77%) Link 16
5 2 (3.77%) SNMP
5 2 (3.77%) VoIP
6 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.89%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) MySQL
2 4 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.77%) Redis
3 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.89%) DTS
4 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (22.64%) Visual Studio
2 9 (16.98%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (11.32%) Jenkins
3 6 (11.32%) Maven
4 5 (9.43%) JUnit
4 5 (9.43%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (9.43%) WiX
5 4 (7.55%) Ant
5 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.55%) Eclipse
5 4 (7.55%) Selenium
5 4 (7.55%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (5.66%) FishEye
6 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.66%) JIRA
7 2 (3.77%) LabVIEW
7 2 (3.77%) VectorCAST
8 1 (1.89%) ClearCase
8 1 (1.89%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.89%) Rational Rose
General
1 2 (3.77%) Finance
1 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
1 2 (3.77%) Military
2 1 (1.89%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) .NET
2 8 (15.09%) XML
3 6 (11.32%) WCF
4 5 (9.43%) HTML
5 4 (7.55%) AngularJS
5 4 (7.55%) JSF
5 4 (7.55%) JSON
5 4 (7.55%) Node.js
5 4 (7.55%) PrimeFaces
6 3 (5.66%) CSS
6 3 (5.66%) Express
6 3 (5.66%) Spring
6 3 (5.66%) STL
6 3 (5.66%) Web Services
7 2 (3.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (3.77%) MFC
7 2 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (3.77%) SOAP
7 2 (3.77%) WebSockets
7 2 (3.77%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Internet of Things
3 3 (5.66%) User Experience
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) Derivative
5 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.19%) Linux
2 12 (22.64%) Windows
3 5 (9.43%) Unix
4 4 (7.55%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (7.55%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (98.11%) Software Engineering
2 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (26.42%) UML
4 7 (13.21%) Configuration Management
4 7 (13.21%) SDLC
5 6 (11.32%) Multithreading
5 6 (11.32%) OOD
5 6 (11.32%) OWASP
5 6 (11.32%) Test Automation
6 5 (9.43%) Change Control
6 5 (9.43%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (7.55%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (7.55%) Requirements Engineering
7 4 (7.55%) Requirements Management
7 4 (7.55%) Use Case
7 4 (7.55%) User Stories
8 3 (5.66%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.66%) Validation
8 3 (5.66%) Web Development
9 2 (3.77%) OO
Programming Languages
1 29 (54.72%) C++
2 16 (30.19%) C#
3 15 (28.30%) C
4 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
5 10 (18.87%) SQL
6 7 (13.21%) Java
7 6 (11.32%) Ada
8 5 (9.43%) Python
9 4 (7.55%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.77%) Perl
10 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.89%) VB
11 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (39.62%) Security Cleared
2 18 (33.96%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) Degree
4 2 (3.77%) BC Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) DO-178B
1 2 (3.77%) MIL-STD-1553
2 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) zsh
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) logstash
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
1 9 (16.98%) Oracle
2 4 (7.55%) Talend
3 1 (1.89%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.89%) IBM