The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 3 months to 29 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.

Software Developer
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 12 19
Rank change year-on-year -11 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 4 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 2.41% 7.21% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 7.69% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.50 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 155 104 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 93.37% 93.69% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 61 48
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 £230 £200 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £480 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 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 £47.00 £47.63 £44.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Portsmouth

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Portsmouth

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Portsmouth

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Portsmouth region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Telerik
2 6 (85.71%) JIRA
2 6 (85.71%) WCF
2 6 (85.71%) MVC
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) C++
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) Validation
2 6 (85.71%) XML Messaging
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 6 (85.71%) Replication
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) MFC
2 6 (85.71%) MySQL
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
2 6 (85.71%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (85.71%) Client/Server
2 6 (85.71%) Data Modelling
2 6 (85.71%) Eclipse
2 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Code Coverage
2 6 (85.71%) Configuration Management
2 6 (85.71%) Data Transformation

Software 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:

Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) MySQL
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Eclipse
1 6 (85.71%) JIRA
1 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) MFC
1 6 (85.71%) WCF
1 6 (85.71%) XML
1 6 (85.71%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Client/Server
1 6 (85.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Code Coverage
2 6 (85.71%) Configuration Management
2 6 (85.71%) Customer Requirements
2 6 (85.71%) Data Modelling
2 6 (85.71%) Data Transformation
2 6 (85.71%) MVC
2 6 (85.71%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 6 (85.71%) SDLC
2 6 (85.71%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Complex Event Processing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) C++
2 6 (85.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) Telerik