Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 20 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.

Developer
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 74 73 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 15.64% 14.66% 19.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.70% 15.57% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 51 105
Southampton median daily rate £363 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +10.29% -7.48%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £250
90th Percentile £510 £513 £400
Hampshire median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Southampton median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +3.87%
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year - +14.86% -1.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton. 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
Southampton
Contract vacancies in Southampton with a recognized job title 443 469 678
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.66% 94.18% 97.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 327 460
Southampton median daily rate £375 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +5.52% +3.57%
10th Percentile £170 £206 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £507
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £388 £378
% change year-on-year +3.23% +2.65% +7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 67
Southampton median hourly rate £25.50 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.14% -12.50% -4.31%
10th Percentile £12.85 £10.90 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.84 £28.00 £46.00
Hampshire median hourly rate £23.07 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.72% +25.00% +11.86%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Southampton

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Southampton

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Southampton over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Southampton

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Southampton

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Developer 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 Southampton region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 34 (45.95%) C#
1 34 (45.95%) .NET
2 29 (39.19%) SQL Server
3 28 (37.84%) HTML
4 24 (32.43%) JavaScript
4 24 (32.43%) CSS
5 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (24.32%) MVC
7 15 (20.27%) SQL
8 14 (18.92%) Windows
9 12 (16.22%) Git (software)
10 11 (14.86%) TypeScript
10 11 (14.86%) User Experience
10 11 (14.86%) Front End Development
10 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
11 10 (13.51%) VB.NET
11 10 (13.51%) TDD
11 10 (13.51%) React
11 10 (13.51%) Sass
12 9 (12.16%) REST
12 9 (12.16%) Wireframes
12 9 (12.16%) ASP.NET
13 8 (10.81%) XML
13 8 (10.81%) WCF
13 8 (10.81%) jQuery
13 8 (10.81%) Multithreading
13 8 (10.81%) Prototyping
13 8 (10.81%) ES6
13 8 (10.81%) HTML5
14 7 (9.46%) AngularJS

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.41%) Apache
2 3 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.70%) CMS
3 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.35%) Commerce Server
4 1 (1.35%) Drupal
4 1 (1.35%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.35%) IIS
4 1 (1.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.05%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (4.05%) Serverless
4 2 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.35%) GitHub
5 1 (1.35%) SaaS
5 1 (1.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.05%) Network Security
3 2 (2.70%) SMS
4 1 (1.35%) CTI
4 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (39.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) MySQL
3 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.35%) Power BI
5 1 (1.35%) QlikView
5 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.35%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.35%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.76%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.41%) Subversion
4 3 (4.05%) WiX
5 2 (2.70%) JIRA
5 2 (2.70%) Moq
5 2 (2.70%) NuGet
5 2 (2.70%) NUnit
5 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.35%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.35%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.35%) Protractor
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (1.35%) Back Office
3 1 (1.35%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (45.95%) .NET
2 28 (37.84%) HTML
3 24 (32.43%) CSS
4 10 (13.51%) React
4 10 (13.51%) Sass
5 9 (12.16%) ASP.NET
5 9 (12.16%) REST
6 8 (10.81%) HTML5
6 8 (10.81%) jQuery
6 8 (10.81%) WCF
6 8 (10.81%) XML
7 7 (9.46%) AngularJS
7 7 (9.46%) Leaflet
7 7 (9.46%) OpenLayers
7 7 (9.46%) Web Services
8 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (8.11%) RESTful
9 5 (6.76%) .NET Framework
9 5 (6.76%) Ajax
9 5 (6.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) User Experience
2 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (2.70%) Smart City
3 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.35%) Fintech
3 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.92%) Windows
2 4 (5.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.32%) MVC
3 11 (14.86%) Front End Development
4 10 (13.51%) TDD
5 9 (12.16%) Wireframes
6 8 (10.81%) Multithreading
6 8 (10.81%) Prototyping
7 7 (9.46%) Refactoring
7 7 (9.46%) SDLC
7 7 (9.46%) Web Development
8 6 (8.11%) BDD
8 6 (8.11%) Microservices
8 6 (8.11%) Migration
8 6 (8.11%) Test Automation
8 6 (8.11%) Workflow
9 5 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.76%) Multithreaded Programming
9 5 (6.76%) Scrum
10 4 (5.41%) OOD
10 4 (5.41%) Post-Production
Programming Languages
1 34 (45.95%) C#
2 24 (32.43%) JavaScript
3 15 (20.27%) SQL
4 11 (14.86%) TypeScript
5 10 (13.51%) VB.NET
6 8 (10.81%) ES6
7 5 (6.76%) PHP
8 3 (4.05%) Java
9 2 (2.70%) C++
10 1 (1.35%) ABAP
10 1 (1.35%) F#
10 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.35%) VB
10 1 (1.35%) VB6
10 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (4.05%) Degree
2 2 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.76%) SAP
3 2 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.70%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.70%) Telerik
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle