The median contractor rate for a Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Developer
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 49 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 31.21% 21.19% 15.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.03% 21.77% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 13
Median daily rate £363 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £31.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.73% -33.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

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 153 147 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 97.45% 97.35% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 82 56
Median daily rate £415 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +28.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £596 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 17
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.15 £49.46 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Portsmouth

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 42 (52.50%) SQL Server
1 42 (52.50%) MVC
1 42 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (50.00%) .NET
3 38 (47.50%) C#
4 35 (43.75%) SQL
5 32 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 31 (38.75%) CSS
7 29 (36.25%) HTML
8 26 (32.50%) Visual Studio
9 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
10 22 (27.50%) ASP.NET
11 21 (26.25%) XML
11 21 (26.25%) jQuery
12 19 (23.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (23.75%) ASP.NET Web API
12 19 (23.75%) Web Services
13 18 (22.50%) SDLC
14 16 (20.00%) Windows
14 16 (20.00%) Scrum
15 15 (18.75%) Ajax
15 15 (18.75%) Unit Testing
16 14 (17.50%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (17.50%) Web Development
16 14 (17.50%) Telerik
17 13 (16.25%) MySQL
17 13 (16.25%) Java
18 12 (15.00%) C++
19 11 (13.75%) Eclipse
19 11 (13.75%) .NET Framework

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (2.50%) CICS
2 1 (1.25%) Apache
2 1 (1.25%) CMS
2 1 (1.25%) ColdFusion
2 1 (1.25%) IIS
2 1 (1.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.25%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Google Play
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.25%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) LAN
2 3 (3.75%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.25%) DNS
3 1 (1.25%) IMAP
3 1 (1.25%) Internet
3 1 (1.25%) SMTP
3 1 (1.25%) SNMP
3 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (52.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (16.25%) MySQL
3 9 (11.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (7.50%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.25%) DB2
6 4 (5.00%) SAP BW
7 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (2.50%) Data Mart
8 2 (2.50%) OLAP
8 2 (2.50%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (2.50%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.25%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 26 (32.50%) Visual Studio
2 19 (23.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (13.75%) Eclipse
4 6 (7.50%) Gradle
5 5 (6.25%) Android Studio
5 5 (6.25%) JIRA
6 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (2.50%) QUnit
8 1 (1.25%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.25%) Mocha
8 1 (1.25%) PHPUnit
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Back Office
3 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.25%) Billing
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (50.00%) .NET
2 31 (38.75%) CSS
3 29 (36.25%) HTML
4 22 (27.50%) ASP.NET
5 21 (26.25%) jQuery
5 21 (26.25%) XML
6 19 (23.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 19 (23.75%) Web Services
7 15 (18.75%) Ajax
8 14 (17.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (13.75%) .NET Framework
9 11 (13.75%) WCF
10 10 (12.50%) MFC
10 10 (12.50%) XML Messaging
11 9 (11.25%) RequireJS
11 9 (11.25%) REST
12 8 (10.00%) AngularJS
12 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 8 (10.00%) Entity Framework
12 8 (10.00%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Client/Server
2 8 (10.00%) W3C
3 5 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 5 (6.25%) User Experience
4 4 (5.00%) Replication
5 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.75%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.00%) Windows
2 9 (11.25%) Linux
3 7 (8.75%) Android
4 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.25%) Unix
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
1 42 (52.50%) MVC
2 18 (22.50%) SDLC
3 16 (20.00%) Scrum
4 15 (18.75%) Unit Testing
5 14 (17.50%) Web Development
6 10 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
7 9 (11.25%) Software Engineering
8 8 (10.00%) OOP
9 7 (8.75%) Android Development
9 7 (8.75%) Wireframes
10 6 (7.50%) API Development
10 6 (7.50%) Test Strategy
11 5 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
11 5 (6.25%) Data Modelling
11 5 (6.25%) Front End Development
11 5 (6.25%) Release Management
11 5 (6.25%) Validation
12 4 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 38 (47.50%) C#
2 35 (43.75%) SQL
3 32 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 13 (16.25%) Java
5 12 (15.00%) C++
6 7 (8.75%) TypeScript
7 6 (7.50%) VB.NET
8 5 (6.25%) COBOL
9 3 (3.75%) CoffeeScript
9 3 (3.75%) JCL
9 3 (3.75%) PHP
9 3 (3.75%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.50%) ABAP
10 2 (2.50%) C
10 2 (2.50%) SAPscript
10 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.25%) Jython
11 1 (1.25%) Python
11 1 (1.25%) Ruby
11 1 (1.25%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 8 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.75%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) Degree
4 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Docker
Vendors
1 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.50%) Telerik
3 9 (11.25%) SAP
4 5 (6.25%) Google
5 4 (5.00%) Oracle
6 3 (3.75%) IBM
7 1 (1.25%) Xamarin
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