Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 6 months to 22 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
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 34 17
Rank change year-on-year -5 -17 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 5 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 1.58% 3.52% 7.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 3.70% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Portsmouth median daily rate - £475 -
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £425 £370
% change year-on-year -8.82% +14.86% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Portsmouth median hourly rate £40.35 £44.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +4.12% -5.56%
10th Percentile £33.47 £40.75 £33.84
90th Percentile £45.62 £48.65 £61.25
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth. 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
Portsmouth
Contract vacancies in Portsmouth with a recognized job title 311 324 226
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.42% 95.01% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 178 116
Portsmouth median daily rate £388 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.71% +1.60% +7.14%
10th Percentile £201 £211 £263
90th Percentile £517 £521 £521
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 60 45
Portsmouth median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +50.00% +40.00%
10th Percentile £14.05 £15.74 £13.10
90th Percentile £50.93 £49.76 £47.83
Hampshire median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.00% +25.00% +14.29%

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineer in Portsmouth

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 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 Portsmouth region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) VxWorks
3 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 2 (40.00%) LabVIEW
3 2 (40.00%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) DTS
4 1 (20.00%) Ethernet

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) LabVIEW
1 2 (40.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared