The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 3 months to 28 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.

Software Engineer
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 28 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 5 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 3.03% 0.68% 7.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.11% 0.70% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £350 £327
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £383 £343
% change year-on-year +2.61% +11.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £39.78
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.85 - £32.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% +5.00%  

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 161 143 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 97.58% 96.62% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 331 209
Median daily rate £406 £463 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.16% +36.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £281 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £1,000 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 85 47
Median hourly rate £44.25 £36.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.91% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.15 £49.46 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Portsmouth

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Portsmouth

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Portsmouth

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Portsmouth over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineer in Portsmouth

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Portsmouth region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (93.33%) Software Engineering
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) Complex Event Processing
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) Programme Management
4 4 (26.67%) C#
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (20.00%) C++
5 3 (20.00%) Ada
5 3 (20.00%) CSS
5 3 (20.00%) Military
5 3 (20.00%) Ada 83
5 3 (20.00%) Ada 95
5 3 (20.00%) MCTS
5 3 (20.00%) RIA
6 2 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
6 2 (13.33%) VxWorks
6 2 (13.33%) Validation
6 2 (13.33%) LabVIEW
7 1 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) Java
7 1 (6.67%) DTS
7 1 (6.67%) Eclipse

Software Engineer 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Bluetooth
1 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) LabVIEW
1 2 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) Android Studio
2 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Gradle
2 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
1 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
2 3 (20.00%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) RIA
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) VxWorks
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Complex Event Processing
3 4 (26.67%) Programme Management
4 2 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Validation
5 1 (6.67%) Android Development
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
5 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Release Management
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Management
5 1 (6.67%) Telematics
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) Ada
3 3 (20.00%) Ada 83
3 3 (20.00%) Ada 95
3 3 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) Jython
4 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) MCTS
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Google
1 1 (6.67%) Jaspersoft