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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 12 19 15
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 15 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 9.26% 0.98% 3.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.40% 1.18% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +21.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +10.38%  

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 121 85 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 74.69% 83.33% 84.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 49 43
Median daily rate £425 £365 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.43% +17.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 10 19
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.05 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.00% +15.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.25 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Portsmouth

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 (43.48%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) CSS
3 8 (34.78%) Ada
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) MCTS
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (30.43%) Military
4 7 (30.43%) Ada 83
4 7 (30.43%) Ada 95
5 5 (21.74%) Complex Event Processing
5 5 (21.74%) Android Development
5 5 (21.74%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (21.74%) Android
6 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
6 4 (17.39%) Telematics
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (17.39%) Google
6 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
6 4 (17.39%) Programme Management
6 4 (17.39%) Finance
6 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
6 4 (17.39%) RESTful
6 4 (17.39%) Gradle
6 4 (17.39%) Google Play
7 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
7 3 (13.04%) Process Improvement
7 3 (13.04%) iOS Development

Software Engineering
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 4 (17.39%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Bluetooth
2 1 (4.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
1 4 (17.39%) Gradle
2 3 (13.04%) Android Studio
3 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
3 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.35%) git-flow
4 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (30.43%) Military
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Software Engineer
2 9 (39.13%) Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Ada Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Ada Software Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Android Developer
5 4 (17.39%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Android Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Android Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# WPF Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C++ Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C++/Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Mobile Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Mobile Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Python Developer
6 1 (4.35%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) CSS
2 4 (17.39%) RESTful
3 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.35%) ATL
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) jQuery
4 1 (4.35%) MFC
4 1 (4.35%) Qt
4 1 (4.35%) STL
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) WPF
4 1 (4.35%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) RIA
3 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Android
2 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.70%) Windows
4 1 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) Android Development
2 5 (21.74%) Complex Event Processing
2 5 (21.74%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (17.39%) Programme Management
3 4 (17.39%) Telematics
4 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
4 3 (13.04%) iOS Development
4 3 (13.04%) Process Improvement
4 3 (13.04%) Release Management
5 2 (8.70%) MVC
6 1 (4.35%) Analytics
6 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
6 1 (4.35%) OO
6 1 (4.35%) Scrum
6 1 (4.35%) SDLC
6 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.35%) UML
6 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) Ada
4 7 (30.43%) Ada 83
4 7 (30.43%) Ada 95
5 2 (8.70%) C++
5 2 (8.70%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) C
6 1 (4.35%) Jython
6 1 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) MCTS
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Google
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco
2 1 (4.35%) Jaspersoft
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) VMware