The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 4 1 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 31 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 19.38% 30.77% 14.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.81% 32.99% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 11
Median daily rate £375 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £474 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 2
Median hourly rate £43.00 - £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth. 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
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 149 97 86
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 93.13% 93.27% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 56 47
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 10 22
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.45 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.30% -28.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £47.63 £44.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth that featured Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Portsmouth

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Portsmouth.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Portsmouth

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Portsmouth over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Portsmouth

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Portsmouth

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Portsmouth region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 27 (50.94%) SQL
2 26 (49.06%) C#
3 24 (45.28%) .NET
3 24 (45.28%) SQL Server
4 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (41.51%) MVC
6 18 (33.96%) HTML
7 17 (32.08%) JavaScript
7 17 (32.08%) Visual Studio
7 17 (32.08%) CSS
7 17 (32.08%) Windows
8 16 (30.19%) XML
9 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
10 14 (26.42%) Java
11 13 (24.53%) C++
11 13 (24.53%) Linux
12 12 (22.64%) MySQL
12 12 (22.64%) Eclipse
12 12 (22.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
13 11 (20.75%) Telerik
14 10 (18.87%) Scrum
14 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
14 10 (18.87%) Android
14 10 (18.87%) Android Development
15 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
15 9 (16.98%) SDLC
15 9 (16.98%) Web Services
15 9 (16.98%) Client/Server
15 9 (16.98%) MFC

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 (3.77%) CICS
1 2 (3.77%) GlassFish
1 2 (3.77%) JBoss
1 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.89%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Google Play
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) LAN
2 3 (5.66%) Bluetooth
2 3 (5.66%) SNMP
3 2 (3.77%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (45.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (22.64%) MySQL
3 5 (9.43%) DB2
4 3 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.66%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.89%) Big Data
6 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.89%) HBase
6 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.89%) OLAP
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 17 (32.08%) Visual Studio
2 12 (22.64%) Eclipse
2 12 (22.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (13.21%) JIRA
4 6 (11.32%) Gradle
5 5 (9.43%) Android Studio
6 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.77%) JUnit
7 2 (3.77%) NetBeans
7 2 (3.77%) Subversion
8 1 (1.89%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.89%) git-flow
8 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.89%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.89%) Selenium
General
1 4 (7.55%) Marketing
2 3 (5.66%) Advertising
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.89%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Finance
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (45.28%) .NET
2 18 (33.96%) HTML
3 17 (32.08%) CSS
4 16 (30.19%) XML
5 9 (16.98%) MFC
5 9 (16.98%) Web Services
5 9 (16.98%) XML Messaging
6 8 (15.09%) Ajax
7 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET
7 7 (13.21%) RESTful
8 6 (11.32%) WCF
9 5 (9.43%) HTML5
9 5 (9.43%) jQuery
9 5 (9.43%) Kendo UI
10 4 (7.55%) AngularJS
10 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (5.66%) ADO.NET
11 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 3 (5.66%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Client/Server
2 6 (11.32%) Replication
3 5 (9.43%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.66%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.08%) Windows
2 13 (24.53%) Linux
3 10 (18.87%) Android
4 6 (11.32%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.66%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.77%) Unix
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (41.51%) MVC
3 10 (18.87%) Android Development
3 10 (18.87%) Scrum
4 9 (16.98%) SDLC
4 9 (16.98%) Software Engineering
5 8 (15.09%) Web Development
6 7 (13.21%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (13.21%) Data Modelling
6 7 (13.21%) Dependency Injection
7 6 (11.32%) Code Coverage
7 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
7 6 (11.32%) Data Transformation
7 6 (11.32%) iOS Development
7 6 (11.32%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (11.32%) Test Strategy
7 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
7 6 (11.32%) Validation
7 6 (11.32%) Wireframes
8 5 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.94%) SQL
2 26 (49.06%) C#
3 17 (32.08%) JavaScript
4 14 (26.42%) Java
5 13 (24.53%) C++
6 5 (9.43%) COBOL
6 5 (9.43%) VB.NET
7 4 (7.55%) Python
8 3 (5.66%) JCL
8 3 (5.66%) TypeScript
9 2 (3.77%) Ruby
9 2 (3.77%) Tcl
10 1 (1.89%) C
10 1 (1.89%) Go
10 1 (1.89%) Jython
10 1 (1.89%) PHP
10 1 (1.89%) Scala
10 1 (1.89%) Smalltalk
10 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) Degree
3 4 (7.55%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) HDFS
1 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.75%) Telerik
3 5 (9.43%) Google
4 3 (5.66%) Adobe
4 3 (5.66%) IBM
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco
5 1 (1.89%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.89%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.89%) SAP
5 1 (1.89%) VMware