The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £450 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
Software Engineer
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 17 - 17
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 10 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 6.25% - 3.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.71% - 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +1.17% +8.97%  

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%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

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

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Portsmouth

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) Ada
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (40.00%) C#
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) CSS
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) Military
4 6 (40.00%) MCTS
4 6 (40.00%) Ada 83
4 6 (40.00%) Ada 95
5 5 (33.33%) Complex Event Processing
6 4 (26.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (26.67%) Programme Management
6 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
7 3 (20.00%) RIA
8 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
9 1 (6.67%) Release Management
9 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (6.67%) Degree
9 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
9 1 (6.67%) Jython
9 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Google
9 1 (6.67%) Scrum
9 1 (6.67%) Client/Server

Software Engineer 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Bluetooth
1 1 (6.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Android Studio
1 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Gradle
General
1 6 (40.00%) Military
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) ATL
2 1 (6.67%) Qt
2 1 (6.67%) RESTful
2 1 (6.67%) STL
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) RIA
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Software Engineering
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Complex Event Processing
4 4 (26.67%) Programme Management
4 4 (26.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Android Development
5 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
5 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (6.67%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) Open Source
5 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Release Management
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Ada
2 6 (40.00%) Ada 83
2 6 (40.00%) Ada 95
2 6 (40.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Jython
3 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) MCTS
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Google
1 1 (6.67%) Jaspersoft