Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 27 11
Rank change year-on-year -8 -16 +17
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 11 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 3.53% 4.78% 9.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.58% 6.11% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Portsmouth median daily rate £400 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +35.71% -
10th Percentile £313 £438 £318
90th Percentile £413 £513 £375
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +6.25% +17.65% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 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 £40.55 £33.84
90th Percentile £45.62 £47.55 £61.25
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Portsmouth
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 240 262 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 76.92% 78.21% 80.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 143 112
Portsmouth median daily rate £388 £382 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.44% +1.19% +7.86%
10th Percentile £248 £220 £263
90th Percentile £503 £538 £536
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 34
Portsmouth median hourly rate £43.00 £43.25 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +55.86% +8.82%
10th Percentile £17.26 £23.15 £14.00
90th Percentile £55.17 £50.37 £49.35
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +17.96%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth.

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

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Portsmouth over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 6 (54.55%) C#
1 6 (54.55%) Visual Studio
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
1 6 (54.55%) Continuous Improvement
1 6 (54.55%) SDLC
2 5 (45.45%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (45.45%) Requirements Management
2 5 (45.45%) Degree
2 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Wireshark
3 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
3 4 (36.36%) Lua
3 4 (36.36%) StarTeam
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Driving Licence
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (36.36%) NetBeans
3 4 (36.36%) Eclipse
3 4 (36.36%) SNMP
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (36.36%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) C++
5 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) VxWorks

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:

Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SNMP
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
1 4 (36.36%) Wireshark
2 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Visual Studio
2 5 (45.45%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (36.36%) Eclipse
3 4 (36.36%) NetBeans
3 4 (36.36%) StarTeam
4 2 (18.18%) LabVIEW
4 2 (18.18%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Software Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) C# Developer
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) ASP Developer
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Systems Test Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
1 2 (18.18%) jQuery
1 2 (18.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
1 4 (36.36%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Continuous Improvement
1 6 (54.55%) SDLC
2 5 (45.45%) Requirements Management
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) MVC
3 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Validation
3 2 (18.18%) Web Development
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Lua
3 3 (27.27%) C++
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Telerik