Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 78 82 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 18.71% 17.08% 15.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.50% 17.83% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 41 61
Southampton median daily rate £410 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £269
90th Percentile £518 £438 £438
Hampshire median daily rate £410 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +2.50% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Southampton median hourly rate - £42.50 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.77% -18.13%
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%

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 400 460 486
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 95.83% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 279 326
Southampton median daily rate £425 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% -9.09%
10th Percentile £301 £183 £206
90th Percentile £575 £626 £509
Hampshire median daily rate £424 £400 £384
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.23% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 37
Southampton median hourly rate £18.75 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.31% -3.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.23 £10.37 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £20.15 £34.88
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -8.89% +29.03%

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 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 2018, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Southampton region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 28 (35.90%) JavaScript
2 26 (33.33%) SQL
3 24 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (28.21%) Oracle
4 22 (28.21%) SQL Server
5 20 (25.64%) .NET
5 20 (25.64%) Java
6 17 (21.79%) C#
7 16 (20.51%) HTML
7 16 (20.51%) CSS
7 16 (20.51%) TDD
8 14 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 13 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
11 10 (12.82%) JSON
11 10 (12.82%) Scrum
11 10 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (11.54%) ETL
12 9 (11.54%) XML
12 9 (11.54%) Finance
13 8 (10.26%) Spring
13 8 (10.26%) Web Services
13 8 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (10.26%) Adobe
13 8 (10.26%) WPF
13 8 (10.26%) Git (software)
13 8 (10.26%) LiveCycle
13 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (8.97%) REST

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 8 (10.26%) LiveCycle
2 5 (6.41%) Apache
3 3 (3.85%) Apache Pig
3 3 (3.85%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (3.85%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.56%) CMS
4 2 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.56%) IIS
4 2 (2.56%) JBoss
4 2 (2.56%) Jetty
5 1 (1.28%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.28%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.85%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (1.28%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.28%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.13%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (3.85%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
4 2 (2.56%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (2.56%) GitHub
5 1 (1.28%) Bluemix
5 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.28%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) Network Security
1 1 (1.28%) SMS
1 1 (1.28%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 13 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (8.97%) Big Data
5 5 (6.41%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.41%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (5.13%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (5.13%) MongoDB
6 4 (5.13%) MySQL
7 3 (3.85%) Apache Hive
7 3 (3.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (3.85%) Data Lake
7 3 (3.85%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (3.85%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.85%) Impala
7 3 (3.85%) Neo4j
7 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.13%) JUnit
4 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.28%) gulp
5 1 (1.28%) Maven
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.28%) PostCSS
5 1 (1.28%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (1.28%) Selenium
5 1 (1.28%) Subversion
5 1 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.28%) webpack
General
1 9 (11.54%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Retail
3 3 (3.85%) Automotive
3 3 (3.85%) Marketing
4 2 (2.56%) Legal
4 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Advertising
5 1 (1.28%) Back Office
5 1 (1.28%) Electronics
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.64%) .NET
2 16 (20.51%) CSS
2 16 (20.51%) HTML
3 10 (12.82%) JSON
4 9 (11.54%) XML
5 8 (10.26%) Spring
5 8 (10.26%) Web Services
5 8 (10.26%) WPF
6 7 (8.97%) REST
7 6 (7.69%) ASP.NET
7 6 (7.69%) GWT
7 6 (7.69%) Sass
7 6 (7.69%) WinForms
8 5 (6.41%) .NET Framework
8 5 (6.41%) Hibernate
8 5 (6.41%) HTML5
8 5 (6.41%) jQuery
8 5 (6.41%) JSP
8 5 (6.41%) React
9 4 (5.13%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) User Experience
2 3 (3.85%) EPoS
2 3 (3.85%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.28%) Animation
4 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.28%) Fintech
4 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.28%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.28%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.56%) Linux
1 2 (2.56%) Ubuntu
1 2 (2.56%) Windows
2 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.51%) TDD
3 14 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (12.82%) Scrum
5 9 (11.54%) ETL
6 7 (8.97%) Front End Development
7 6 (7.69%) DevOps
7 6 (7.69%) MVC
7 6 (7.69%) Web Development
8 5 (6.41%) Analytics
8 5 (6.41%) Coaching
8 5 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (6.41%) CRM
8 5 (6.41%) Functional Programming
8 5 (6.41%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.41%) Migration
8 5 (6.41%) OO
9 4 (5.13%) OOD
9 4 (5.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.90%) JavaScript
2 26 (33.33%) SQL
3 20 (25.64%) Java
4 17 (21.79%) C#
5 6 (7.69%) ES6
6 5 (6.41%) TypeScript
7 4 (5.13%) XQuery
8 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.56%) C++
9 2 (2.56%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.56%) Python
10 1 (1.28%) Ada
10 1 (1.28%) C
10 1 (1.28%) Java 8
10 1 (1.28%) PHP
10 1 (1.28%) PHP 5
10 1 (1.28%) PHP 7
10 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) MCSA
3 2 (2.56%) MCSE
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Ansible
1 3 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.85%) Puppet
1 3 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (3.85%) Terraform
2 1 (1.28%) Kibana
Vendors
1 22 (28.21%) Oracle
2 13 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.26%) Adobe
4 6 (7.69%) SAP
5 4 (5.13%) hybris
6 3 (3.85%) Google
6 3 (3.85%) Informatica
6 3 (3.85%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.56%) ATG
7 2 (2.56%) Databricks
8 1 (1.28%) Capita
8 1 (1.28%) ILOG
8 1 (1.28%) Remedy
8 1 (1.28%) Telerik