Period
to 27 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 1 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 102 166 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 21.25% 34.66% 15.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.77% 36.09% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 138 49
Southampton median daily rate £431 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £375 £313
90th Percentile £524 £538 £505
Hampshire median daily rate £449 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -0.28% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Southampton median hourly rate £45.00 - £45.00
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.61
% change year-on-year -5.56% +8.15% -2.09%

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 448 460 409
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.33% 96.03% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 301 265
Southampton median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -1.27%
10th Percentile £313 £230 £175
90th Percentile £618 £575 £575
Hampshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 23
Southampton median hourly rate £16.68 £15.08 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.61% -65.73% +211.39%
10th Percentile £13.14 £10.50 £14.83
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.25 £50.49
Hampshire median hourly rate £32.75 £24.71 £19.34
% change year-on-year +32.56% +27.74% -3.30%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 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 57 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (51.96%) .NET
3 49 (48.04%) C#
4 48 (47.06%) Azure
5 35 (34.31%) JavaScript
6 31 (30.39%) HTML
7 29 (28.43%) SQL Server
8 28 (27.45%) ASP.NET
9 26 (25.49%) MVC
10 25 (24.51%) .NET Core
11 24 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
11 24 (23.53%) CSS
12 23 (22.55%) BDD
13 21 (20.59%) TDD
13 21 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (20.59%) QA
14 20 (19.61%) Test Automation
14 20 (19.61%) SQL
15 19 (18.63%) Git (software)
15 19 (18.63%) Redis
16 18 (17.65%) PaaS
17 17 (16.67%) Microsoft
17 17 (16.67%) React
18 16 (15.69%) SpecFlow
18 16 (15.69%) AngularJS
18 16 (15.69%) Java
18 16 (15.69%) TeamCity
19 14 (13.73%) RESTful
19 14 (13.73%) Umbraco
19 14 (13.73%) XML

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 14 (13.73%) Umbraco
2 8 (7.84%) EPiServer
3 3 (2.94%) ArcGIS
3 3 (2.94%) CMS
3 3 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.98%) Apache
4 1 (0.98%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.98%) DNN
4 1 (0.98%) Immediacy CMS
4 1 (0.98%) JBoss
4 1 (0.98%) Kentico
4 1 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.98%) Sitefinity
Cloud Services
1 48 (47.06%) Azure
2 18 (17.65%) PaaS
3 6 (5.88%) AWS
4 5 (4.90%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.94%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.96%) IaaS
6 2 (1.96%) Loggly
7 1 (0.98%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.98%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.98%) GitHub
7 1 (0.98%) npm
7 1 (0.98%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (28.43%) SQL Server
2 19 (18.63%) Redis
3 8 (7.84%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (7.84%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.88%) MySQL
4 6 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.90%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.90%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.90%) Power BI
5 5 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.92%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.94%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.98%) Big Data
9 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 19 (18.63%) Git (software)
2 16 (15.69%) SpecFlow
2 16 (15.69%) TeamCity
3 11 (10.78%) Babel
3 11 (10.78%) gulp
3 11 (10.78%) Jasmine
3 11 (10.78%) Octopus Deploy
3 11 (10.78%) webpack
4 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.96%) JIRA
5 2 (1.96%) JMeter
5 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (6.86%) Finance
2 1 (0.98%) Automotive
2 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
2 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.98%) Public Sector
2 1 (0.98%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (51.96%) .NET
2 31 (30.39%) HTML
3 28 (27.45%) ASP.NET
4 25 (24.51%) .NET Core
5 24 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
5 24 (23.53%) CSS
6 21 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (16.67%) React
8 16 (15.69%) AngularJS
9 14 (13.73%) RESTful
9 14 (13.73%) XML
10 11 (10.78%) Swagger
11 10 (9.80%) REST
12 9 (8.82%) .NET Framework
12 9 (8.82%) HTML5
13 8 (7.84%) Web Services
14 7 (6.86%) Node.js
14 7 (6.86%) Spring
15 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 5 (4.90%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.96%) Cloud Native
3 2 (1.96%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.96%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (0.98%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.98%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.98%) Robotics
4 1 (0.98%) Tandem
4 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.96%) VMS
2 1 (0.98%) Android
2 1 (0.98%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (25.49%) MVC
3 23 (22.55%) BDD
4 21 (20.59%) TDD
5 20 (19.61%) Test Automation
6 14 (13.73%) Front End Development
6 14 (13.73%) Scrum
7 13 (12.75%) OO
8 12 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (10.78%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (9.80%) DevOps
11 9 (8.82%) Mentoring
11 9 (8.82%) Unit Testing
12 7 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (6.86%) SDLC
13 6 (5.88%) Continuous Deployment
14 5 (4.90%) Coaching
14 5 (4.90%) Microservices
14 5 (4.90%) Sprint Planning
14 5 (4.90%) Sprint Retrospective
Programming Languages
1 49 (48.04%) C#
2 35 (34.31%) JavaScript
3 20 (19.61%) SQL
4 16 (15.69%) Java
5 6 (5.88%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.90%) Python
7 4 (3.92%) Ruby
8 3 (2.94%) F#
8 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.96%) C++
9 2 (1.96%) Java 8
9 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.96%) VB
10 1 (0.98%) ES6
10 1 (0.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (1.96%) Degree
2 1 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (20.59%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.94%) Ansible
3 1 (0.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.86%) Oracle
3 6 (5.88%) Xamarin
4 3 (2.94%) ESRI
5 2 (1.96%) New Relic
6 1 (0.98%) Alterian
6 1 (0.98%) Databricks
6 1 (0.98%) Google
6 1 (0.98%) IBM
6 1 (0.98%) Mapbox
6 1 (0.98%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.98%) Thunderhead