The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 18 5
Rank change year-on-year -8 -13  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 5 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 3.21% 7.33% 12.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 9.32% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 2
Median daily rate £325 £463 £327
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.72% +41.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £38.25 - £39.78
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.85 - £34.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 - £46.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.73% +5.62%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 127 118 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 81.41% 78.67% 86.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 67 56
Median daily rate £425 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 16
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.83 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.91% +21.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £52.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Portsmouth

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Portsmouth

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) C#
4 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) Android
5 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) CSS
5 5 (25.00%) Complex Event Processing
5 5 (25.00%) Android Development
6 4 (20.00%) Gradle
6 4 (20.00%) Google Play
6 4 (20.00%) RESTful
6 4 (20.00%) Telematics
6 4 (20.00%) Google
7 3 (15.00%) MCTS
7 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (15.00%) Release Management
7 3 (15.00%) RIA
7 3 (15.00%) Ada
7 3 (15.00%) .NET
7 3 (15.00%) Military
7 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
7 3 (15.00%) Bluetooth
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (15.00%) MVC
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing

Software Engineering
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 4 (20.00%) Google Play
2 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (5.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Gradle
2 3 (15.00%) Android Studio
2 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (10.00%) LabVIEW
4 1 (5.00%) JIRA
4 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
1 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (15.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Android Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Ada Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Ada Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) ASP Developer
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Android Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Android Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Mobile Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) CSS
2 4 (20.00%) RESTful
3 3 (15.00%) .NET
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (10.00%) jQuery
4 2 (10.00%) WPF
5 1 (5.00%) MFC
5 1 (5.00%) XML
5 1 (5.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (15.00%) RIA
2 1 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Android
2 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Android Development
2 5 (25.00%) Complex Event Processing
3 4 (20.00%) Telematics
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.00%) iOS Development
4 3 (15.00%) MVC
4 3 (15.00%) Process Improvement
4 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (15.00%) Release Management
4 3 (15.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
5 2 (10.00%) Web Development
6 1 (5.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) Ada
3 3 (15.00%) Ada 83
3 3 (15.00%) Ada 95
4 2 (10.00%) C++
4 2 (10.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Jython
5 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) MCTS
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Google
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Telerik
3 1 (5.00%) Jaspersoft