Period
to 21 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 33 136 208
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Southampton 15.35% 24.16% 39.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.94% 25.28% 40.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 92 166
Median daily rate £425 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% +41.84%
10th Percentile £325 £331 £375
90th Percentile £525 £566 £544
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £46.62
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +11.11% +1.69%

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 207 538 518
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.28% 95.56% 97.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 334 354
Median daily rate £455 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £195 £275 £300
90th Percentile £623 £625 £575
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 33
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.61% +48.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £12.97 £13.44 £10.63
90th Percentile £36.50 £50.00 £43.25
Median hourly rate £31.39 £32.50 £22.63
% change year-on-year -3.42% +43.65% -6.00%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Southampton

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in Southampton.

Daily rate trend for Developer in Southampton

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in Southampton over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in Southampton

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in Southampton.

Hourly rate trend for Developer in Southampton

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, 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 19 (57.58%) C#
1 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) .NET
3 15 (45.45%) Azure
4 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
5 11 (33.33%) TDD
6 9 (27.27%) MVC
6 9 (27.27%) .NET Core
7 8 (24.24%) HTML
7 8 (24.24%) BDD
8 7 (21.21%) AngularJS
8 7 (21.21%) Java
8 7 (21.21%) Oracle
8 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
8 7 (21.21%) CSS
9 6 (18.18%) React
10 5 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (15.15%) Iteration Planning
10 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
10 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
10 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
11 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Umbraco
11 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
11 4 (12.12%) TeamCity
11 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
11 4 (12.12%) QA
11 4 (12.12%) SpecFlow
11 4 (12.12%) SQL

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 (12.12%) Umbraco
2 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.03%) CMS
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) JBoss
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 15 (45.45%) Azure
2 3 (9.09%) AWS
2 3 (9.09%) Logic Apps
2 3 (9.09%) PaaS
2 3 (9.09%) Serverless
3 1 (3.03%) Azure Data Factory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) Redis
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Zeppelin
3 1 (3.03%) Big Data
3 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.03%) Data Lake
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.12%) Babel
2 4 (12.12%) gulp
2 4 (12.12%) SpecFlow
2 4 (12.12%) TeamCity
2 4 (12.12%) webpack
3 3 (9.09%) Jasmine
3 3 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.03%) JMeter
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (12.12%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (48.48%) .NET
2 9 (27.27%) .NET Core
3 8 (24.24%) HTML
4 7 (21.21%) AngularJS
4 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
4 7 (21.21%) CSS
5 6 (18.18%) React
6 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (9.09%) Blazor
7 3 (9.09%) Redux
7 3 (9.09%) RESTful
7 3 (9.09%) Swagger
7 3 (9.09%) WCF
8 2 (6.06%) GraphQL
8 2 (6.06%) JSON
8 2 (6.06%) NgRx
8 2 (6.06%) Node.js
8 2 (6.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.06%) Robotics
2 2 (6.06%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) AIX
3 1 (3.03%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) TDD
3 9 (27.27%) MVC
4 8 (24.24%) BDD
5 5 (15.15%) Iteration Planning
5 5 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (12.12%) SDLC
6 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.09%) CRM
7 3 (9.09%) Fintech
8 2 (6.06%) DevOps
8 2 (6.06%) Front End Development
8 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.06%) Robotic Process Automation
8 2 (6.06%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) C#
2 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.21%) Java
4 4 (12.12%) SQL
5 2 (6.06%) Python
5 2 (6.06%) TypeScript
6 1 (3.03%) Delphi
6 1 (3.03%) ES6
6 1 (3.03%) Groovy
6 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) Ambari
2 1 (3.03%) Ansible
2 1 (3.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) SAP
3 2 (6.06%) Xamarin
4 1 (3.03%) Ariba
4 1 (3.03%) Borland
4 1 (3.03%) Databricks
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) Talend