Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 187 87 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 35.82% 19.04% 15.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 36.81% 19.73% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 48 54
Southampton median daily rate £475 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £338 £289 £259
90th Percentile £550 £510 £434
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate £46.62 - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £43.75 £43.00 £44.75
% change year-on-year +1.74% -3.91% +11.88%

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 508 441 471
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.32% 96.50% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 277 331
Southampton median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
10th Percentile £300 £161 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £488
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £387
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.49% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 32
Southampton median hourly rate £17.50 £15.26 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.68% +13.04% +8.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.66 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £26.48 £18.63
Hampshire median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +42.86%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 85 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (39.04%) Java
3 69 (36.90%) JavaScript
3 69 (36.90%) MongoDB
4 66 (35.29%) TDD
5 64 (34.22%) NoSQL
6 62 (33.16%) Spring
7 59 (31.55%) Hibernate
8 58 (31.02%) BDD
9 56 (29.95%) Greenfield Project
10 48 (25.67%) MVC
10 48 (25.67%) C#
11 41 (21.93%) .NET
12 40 (21.39%) Git (software)
13 39 (20.86%) HTML
13 39 (20.86%) CSS
14 38 (20.32%) Web Services
15 37 (19.79%) Amazon AWS
16 36 (19.25%) Docker
17 35 (18.72%) Microservices
18 34 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
18 34 (18.18%) Apache Cassandra
19 33 (17.65%) RESTful
20 32 (17.11%) SQL
20 32 (17.11%) Jenkins
21 31 (16.58%) React
21 31 (16.58%) REST
22 30 (16.04%) Maven
22 30 (16.04%) Spring Boot
22 30 (16.04%) Ansible

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 28 (14.97%) JBoss
2 26 (13.90%) Jetty
3 24 (12.83%) MQSeries
3 24 (12.83%) Tomcat
4 12 (6.42%) CMS
5 6 (3.21%) Umbraco
6 5 (2.67%) Apache
7 4 (2.14%) Apache Solr
7 4 (2.14%) Apache Spark
7 4 (2.14%) EPiServer
8 3 (1.60%) Apache Pig
8 3 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.07%) Alfresco
9 2 (1.07%) IIS
9 2 (1.07%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.07%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (1.07%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.07%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.07%) SAP Hybris
1 2 (1.07%) SAP MM
1 2 (1.07%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 37 (19.79%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (8.02%) Serverless
4 6 (3.21%) Amazon S3
4 6 (3.21%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (3.21%) AWS Fargate
4 6 (3.21%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (2.67%) npm
6 3 (1.60%) Azure Functions
6 3 (1.60%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 3 (1.60%) SaaS
7 2 (1.07%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.53%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.53%) GitHub
8 1 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.53%) Network Security
1 1 (0.53%) SNMP
1 1 (0.53%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (36.90%) MongoDB
2 64 (34.22%) NoSQL
3 34 (18.18%) Apache Cassandra
4 27 (14.44%) Hadoop
5 24 (12.83%) Couchbase
5 24 (12.83%) SQL Server
6 11 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (4.81%) Big Data
7 9 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.21%) Redis
9 5 (2.67%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (2.67%) Riak
10 4 (2.14%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.60%) Data Lake
11 3 (1.60%) Geospatial Data
11 3 (1.60%) Impala
11 3 (1.60%) Neo4j
11 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 40 (21.39%) Git (software)
2 32 (17.11%) Jenkins
3 30 (16.04%) Maven
4 8 (4.28%) TeamCity
5 7 (3.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (3.21%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.60%) JUnit
8 2 (1.07%) GitLab
8 2 (1.07%) JIRA
8 2 (1.07%) Selenium
8 2 (1.07%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.53%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.53%) NSubstitute
9 1 (0.53%) NUnit
9 1 (0.53%) Rational Team Concert
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.53%) Subversion
General
1 24 (12.83%) Games
2 7 (3.74%) Finance
3 4 (2.14%) Retail
4 3 (1.60%) Advertising
4 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.07%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
6 1 (0.53%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (33.16%) Spring
2 59 (31.55%) Hibernate
3 41 (21.93%) .NET
4 39 (20.86%) CSS
4 39 (20.86%) HTML
5 38 (20.32%) Web Services
6 33 (17.65%) RESTful
7 31 (16.58%) React
7 31 (16.58%) REST
8 30 (16.04%) Spring Boot
9 27 (14.44%) JMS
10 24 (12.83%) Play Framework
10 24 (12.83%) Spring MVC
11 16 (8.56%) ASP.NET
12 15 (8.02%) JSON
13 14 (7.49%) Sass
14 13 (6.95%) HTML5
15 12 (6.42%) CSS3
16 11 (5.88%) .NET Framework
16 11 (5.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 56 (29.95%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (5.88%) User Experience
3 4 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.07%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.53%) Animation
6 1 (0.53%) Fintech
6 1 (0.53%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.53%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (0.53%) Social Media
6 1 (0.53%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.53%) Video Editing
6 1 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.67%) Windows
2 3 (1.60%) Linux
3 2 (1.07%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.53%) Android
4 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (35.29%) TDD
3 58 (31.02%) BDD
4 48 (25.67%) MVC
5 35 (18.72%) Microservices
6 25 (13.37%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 25 (13.37%) Software Engineering
7 24 (12.83%) Multithreading
8 18 (9.63%) DevOps
8 18 (9.63%) Front End Development
9 14 (7.49%) Web Development
10 11 (5.88%) Functional Programming
10 11 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.81%) ETL
12 8 (4.28%) Analytics
12 8 (4.28%) Wireframes
13 7 (3.74%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (3.74%) Scrum
13 7 (3.74%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 73 (39.04%) Java
2 69 (36.90%) JavaScript
3 48 (25.67%) C#
4 32 (17.11%) SQL
5 30 (16.04%) Java 8
6 24 (12.83%) Java 9
6 24 (12.83%) Scala
7 16 (8.56%) ES6
7 16 (8.56%) TypeScript
8 11 (5.88%) Python
9 5 (2.67%) C++
10 4 (2.14%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.60%) Embedded C++
11 3 (1.60%) XQuery
12 2 (1.07%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.07%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.53%) Ada
13 1 (0.53%) C
13 1 (0.53%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 18 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.14%) Degree
3 4 (2.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) MCSA
4 1 (0.53%) MCSE
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.07%) QA
System Software
1 36 (19.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 30 (16.04%) Ansible
2 27 (14.44%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (14.44%) Puppet
3 24 (12.83%) Cobbler
4 8 (4.28%) Terraform
5 6 (3.21%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.53%) Kibana
6 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (8.02%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.42%) Oracle
3 5 (2.67%) SAP
4 4 (2.14%) Google
5 3 (1.60%) hybris
5 3 (1.60%) Informatica
6 2 (1.07%) Citrix
6 2 (1.07%) Databricks
6 2 (1.07%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.53%) Adobe
7 1 (0.53%) ATG
7 1 (0.53%) Capita
7 1 (0.53%) DoubleClick
7 1 (0.53%) Epicor
7 1 (0.53%) ILOG
7 1 (0.53%) Progress
7 1 (0.53%) Remedy