Period
to 19 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 3 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 168 70 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 35.82% 15.49% 14.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 37.33% 16.79% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 51 48
Southampton median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - +11.94%
10th Percentile £375 £313 £284
90th Percentile £538 £510 £559
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Southampton median hourly rate - £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.33%
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £41.61 £42.50
% change year-on-year +8.15% -2.09% +13.33%

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 450 417 450
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 92.26% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 270 291
Southampton median daily rate £425 £381 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.48% -0.33% +5.52%
10th Percentile £233 £170 £185
90th Percentile £573 £575 £550
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 44
Southampton median hourly rate £15.08 £44.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.73% +214.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.50 £14.83 £10.43
90th Percentile £33.25 £50.49 £25.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -17.27%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019, 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 90 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (48.21%) TDD
3 62 (36.90%) BDD
4 61 (36.31%) Java
5 59 (35.12%) MVC
6 57 (33.93%) MongoDB
7 55 (32.74%) Hibernate
8 53 (31.55%) Spring
8 53 (31.55%) NoSQL
9 50 (29.76%) JavaScript
9 50 (29.76%) C#
10 49 (29.17%) Git (software)
11 48 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
12 47 (27.98%) Web Services
13 44 (26.19%) RESTful
14 41 (24.40%) Microservices
14 41 (24.40%) Java 8
15 40 (23.81%) .NET
16 38 (22.62%) HTML
16 38 (22.62%) Jenkins
17 37 (22.02%) Docker
17 37 (22.02%) CSS
18 36 (21.43%) Spring Boot
19 35 (20.83%) JMS
19 35 (20.83%) Apache Cassandra
19 35 (20.83%) REST
20 34 (20.24%) Maven
21 33 (19.64%) SQL
22 32 (19.05%) SQL Server
22 32 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure

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 31 (18.45%) MQSeries
2 16 (9.52%) JBoss
3 14 (8.33%) Jetty
3 14 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.98%) CMS
4 5 (2.98%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.79%) Apache
5 3 (1.79%) Apache Pig
5 3 (1.79%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.79%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.79%) IIS
5 3 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.19%) Alfresco
6 2 (1.19%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.60%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
Cloud Services
1 32 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (14.88%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (7.74%) Serverless
4 4 (2.38%) npm
4 4 (2.38%) PaaS
5 3 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.79%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
5 3 (1.79%) GitHub
6 2 (1.19%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.19%) AWS Fargate
6 2 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.19%) SaaS
7 1 (0.60%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (33.93%) MongoDB
2 53 (31.55%) NoSQL
3 35 (20.83%) Apache Cassandra
4 32 (19.05%) SQL Server
5 31 (18.45%) Couchbase
6 17 (10.12%) Hadoop
7 11 (6.55%) Relational Database
8 8 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.79%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.79%) Big Data
10 3 (1.79%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (1.79%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.79%) Geospatial Data
10 3 (1.79%) Impala
10 3 (1.79%) Neo4j
10 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 49 (29.17%) Git (software)
2 38 (22.62%) Jenkins
3 34 (20.24%) Maven
4 10 (5.95%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.38%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.38%) JIRA
5 4 (2.38%) JUnit
6 3 (1.79%) Mockito
6 3 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.79%) Protractor
6 3 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.79%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.79%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.79%) webpack
7 1 (0.60%) GitLab
7 1 (0.60%) Selenium
7 1 (0.60%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.60%) Subversion
7 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (18.45%) Games
2 10 (5.95%) Automotive
3 1 (0.60%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (32.74%) Hibernate
2 53 (31.55%) Spring
3 47 (27.98%) Web Services
4 44 (26.19%) RESTful
5 40 (23.81%) .NET
6 38 (22.62%) HTML
7 37 (22.02%) CSS
8 36 (21.43%) Spring Boot
9 35 (20.83%) JMS
9 35 (20.83%) REST
10 31 (18.45%) Play Framework
10 31 (18.45%) Spring MVC
11 20 (11.90%) React
12 19 (11.31%) ASP.NET
13 17 (10.12%) Sass
14 16 (9.52%) HTML5
15 13 (7.74%) AngularJS
15 13 (7.74%) Entity Framework
15 13 (7.74%) jQuery
15 13 (7.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.95%) User Experience
4 4 (2.38%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.79%) Life Science
6 1 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.60%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.57%) Windows
2 4 (2.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.19%) Android
3 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.60%) Unix
4 1 (0.60%) VMS
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (48.21%) TDD
3 62 (36.90%) BDD
4 59 (35.12%) MVC
5 41 (24.40%) Microservices
6 20 (11.90%) Multithreading
6 20 (11.90%) OO
7 19 (11.31%) Software Engineering
8 18 (10.71%) Front End Development
9 16 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 12 (7.14%) ETL
12 11 (6.55%) Scrum
13 10 (5.95%) Migration
13 10 (5.95%) Web Development
14 9 (5.36%) Test Automation
15 8 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (4.76%) DevOps
16 6 (3.57%) OOP
17 5 (2.98%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 61 (36.31%) Java
2 50 (29.76%) C#
2 50 (29.76%) JavaScript
3 41 (24.40%) Java 8
4 33 (19.64%) SQL
5 31 (18.45%) Java 9
5 31 (18.45%) Scala
6 19 (11.31%) TypeScript
7 12 (7.14%) ES6
8 9 (5.36%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.19%) Delphi
10 2 (1.19%) PHP
10 2 (1.19%) Python
11 1 (0.60%) C
11 1 (0.60%) C++
11 1 (0.60%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.60%) VBScript
11 1 (0.60%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (1.79%) DBS Check
2 3 (1.79%) Degree
2 3 (1.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 37 (22.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (11.90%) Opscode Chef
1 20 (11.90%) Puppet
2 19 (11.31%) Ansible
3 14 (8.33%) Cobbler
4 3 (1.79%) Terraform
5 2 (1.19%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (6.55%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.76%) Oracle
3 3 (1.79%) Databricks
3 3 (1.79%) Talend
4 2 (1.19%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.19%) Thunderhead
5 1 (0.60%) Citrix
5 1 (0.60%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.60%) Xamarin